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Department of Homeland Security Releases Report For First Responders

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents is now available through the Depar...

NVFC Receives Top ASAE Honors for Share the Load Program

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) earned a 2015 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Share the Load program, a behavioral hea...

Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

Grant Helps Atlantic City Avoid 84 Firefighter Layoffs

Atlantic City firefighters set to be laid off Friday will keep their jobs for at least 2½ more months, thanks to a $3.2 million federal grant.

Howard County (MD) Receives Grant to Enhance Mass Casualty and Infectious Disease Respon

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has been awarded a $24,000 grant to enhance response during mass casualty events ...

Phoenix SOAR Supports Burn-Injured Firefighters and Their Families

The healing journey of a burn-injured firefighter can have its unique challenges – and the healing paths of the firefighter survivor and their fami...

IFSI Receives Federal Grant to Purchase Firefighter Training Gear

The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has received a grant of $413.693 from the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant.

NFPA Announces Home Fire Sprinkler Grant Awards

To further understanding and use of home fire sprinklers, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiativ...

Winners of AFSA's 2015 National Scholarship Contest Announced

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to offer assistance, through its online scholarship program, AFSAScholarship.org, to...

Updated Biodetection Technologies for First Responders Product Guide Now Available

A 2015 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available. 

West Webster (NY) Getting Fire Equipment Upgrade

Local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said the West Webster Fire Department has received a $305,000 grant from FEMA.

NVFC Launches Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Portal

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) today launched the department portal component of its new Make Me a Firefighter volunteer recruitment ca...

Improving Outcomes for a High-Frequency, Low-Risk Patient Group

Tempe (AZ) Fire Medical Rescue Department (TFMRD) is the primary emergency medical services (EMS) provider for the city's 170,000 residents.

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation Sends Emergency Grant to Family of Hattiesburg Police Officer

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation (NLEAFCF) has sent out a $5,000 emergency grant this week to the family of a p...

Situation: Ferguson

Situational awareness is paramount to success. The fire service must use Ferguson as a catalyst to look within our own departments.

Two Boston Firefighters who Died in Back Bay Fire to be Honored

Two Boston firefighters who died in a Back Bay fire last March will be posthumously awarded medals of valor Saturday at the Boston Fire Department'...

Bid on TEEX/ESTI Training in the NVFC Auction

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Emergency Services Training Institute (ETSI) have donated $3,660 worth of training to the NV...

PAUL COMBS CARTOONS

PAUL COMBS: DRAWN BY FIRE

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 Hira...

POLITICS & POLICIES

New Jersey Official Says Volunteer Firefighters, Rescue Squads Scamming Retirement System

The New Jersey state comptroller says that some volunteer fire departments and first aid squads are partaking in taxpayer-funded retirement account...

Newark (OH) Firefighters Union Files Grievance on Staffing

The Newark firefighters union has filed a grievance with the city over the fire department's staffing policy and timely notification of changes

IAFF Issues Statement on Trade Agenda and Firefighter Retirement Legislation

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger issued a statement on Congress’ plan to hold firefighte...

Fire Service Traditions & History

Port Chicago Explosion 1944

During World War II, untrained segregated personnel handling explosive armaments, the pressure to quickly load cargo, and a disregard for safety we...

LODD

Hidden in Plain Sight

A condition, feature, or facet of a building omitted during preplanning can create an operational setback. ERIC G. BACHMAN      

Legal

Spotswood (NJ) EMS Official Killed in Ambulance Accident

A Piscataway woman working with the Spotswood Emergency Services was killed in an ambulance crash Saturday morning

Officer Development

Taking the Promotion: How Becoming an Officer Changes Us

A new officer must change his technical approach to the fire, supervise his crew, and adapt to a new social role in the company . MATT MARIETTA&nbs...

Fireground Management

Taking the Promotion: How Becoming an Officer Changes Us

A new officer must change his technical approach to the fire, supervise his crew, and adapt to a new social role in the company . MATT MARIETTA&nbs...

Volunteers Corner

Leading Today's Fire Service Youth: Using History to Understand Motivation

Although two qualities of today's youth-narcissism and entitlement-may not be conducive to the fire station or the fireground, their sense of civic...

Grants

Department of Homeland Security Releases Report For First Responders

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents is now available through the Depar...

Top News

Learning and Leading

July 27, 2015 You begin as a learner and then become a leader-teaching others. It's "the circle of fire service life." PA...

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