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Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period Opens Soon

The FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period will open this coming Monday, November 3, 2014,...

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Partners with Project Paradigm

Youth across the country are taking a stand against America's #1 disaster threat: home fires. 

Former First Responder Appointed as DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Science & Technology

Global Online Voting Begins for "Firefighting Team of the Year"

Fire brigades from seven different countries are in contention for the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award.

IFSI Receives Grant to Study Firefighter Safety

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has learned that it will receive an FY2013 Department of Hom...

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives $1.3 Million Grant

The Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program has awarded $1.3 million to the...

New Grant Allows WPI to Advance Work Aimed at Safeguarding Firefighters

In a ceremony today at the Engine 33/Ladder 15 Firehouse in Boston's Back Bay, the Last Call Foundation announced tha...

ISFSI Gets AFG Grant to Develop Training on Modern Fire Research

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) announces that they are the recipients of a 2014 Depart...

Delray Beach Fire Rescue Hires Seven on SAFER Grant

On September 8, 2014, seven new firefighters started their recruit training with Delray Beach Fire-Rescue (DBFR).

Home Sprinkler Systems Promoted to Rural Canadian Residents

DuPont Protection Technologies Announces Winners of DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards

DuPont Protection Technologies today announced the winners of the 2014 DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards in con...

Northeastern University Seeks Pilot Sites to Evaluate Project

Through a federal grant, Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking pilot sites to be part of a nat...

Texas Honors Injured and Fallen Police, Firefighters

Gov. Rick Perry has honored dozens of police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or severely hurt in t...

Science and Technology Seeks Your Help

S&T is dreaming big and they need your help.

YLD Announces 2014 Scholarship Competition

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship awards competition

Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from FEMA to Address Health of Volunteer Firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Fe...

Durbin, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Announce Grant for Firefighter Suicide Prevention Initiatives

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, announced today that the Federal Emergen...

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Stepping Up

Stepping Up: So Why Are We Doing This?

Taking a moment to let your firefighters know the learning objectives of a particular training session can help them focus on its purpose, Ron Hiraki writes.

POLITICS & POLICIES

Angry Protest over Attempt to Close Albany (NY) Ladder Company

Citizens and firefighters showed up in droves to protest the attempt to eliminate a ladder truck at a fire station in the city of Albany, New York.

Michigan Ends Ban on Firefighter Two-Hatting

A bill signed earlier this week by Michigan's governor would apparently end a ban on full-time firefighters working for other departments on their days off.

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating the city's nepotism policy.

Fire Service Traditions & History

From the Fire Engineering Vault: Boston Collapse Kills Five Firefighters

The city of Boston recently paid tribute to the five firefighters who were killed in a fire scene collapse in the Trumbull Street fire of 1964.

LODD

Hartford Firefighter Jason Martinez Released From Hospital

Firefighter Jason Martinez, who was badly injured fighting a fire at 598 Blue Hills Ave. on Oct. 7 -- the same fire that claimed the life of Firefighter Kevin Bell -- has been released from Bridgeport Hospital, where he's been undergoing treatment in the burn unit since the fire,

Legal

NAFI Hires Insurance Coordinator to Assist with Launch of Professional Liability Insurance Program for Members

The National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) is pleased to welcome Paulette Braga as its new insurance program coordinator. 

Officer Development

The SPRECTRUM Model of Organizational Change, Part Two

As a fire service leader, one of the most important studies you can undertake is the exploration of organizational change, writes Mark Wallace.

Fireground Management

How to Measure Management

I recently was in a conversation with a young company officer who asked me, "How do you measure management"? My fairly predictable response was, "Beats me."

Volunteers Corner

Fire Demolishes New $12.5 Million Treatment Center in Alaska

A major fire in Bethel Monday night demolished a sorely needed $12.5 million alcohol treatment center still under construction.

Grants

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period Opens Soon

The FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period will open this coming Monday, November 3, 2014, at 8 am EST, and will close on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 5 pm EST.

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Hartford Firefighter Jason Martinez Released From Hospital

October 30, 2014 Firefighter Jason Martinez, who was badly injured fighting a fire at 598 Blue Hills Ave. on Oct. 7 -- the same fire t...

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