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I Am Your Firefighter

Fri, May 3, 2013

Rick Lasky discusses what it means to be a firefighter and the important place they have in all American communities.

When Words Become Weapons, Part 2

Thu, May 2, 2013

Dennis Rubin describes how an administrative procedure from a previous job came under scrutiny during a reverse-discrimination trial.

Firefighter Safety: The Normalization of Deviance

Wed, May 1, 2013

The "normalization of deviance" is a dangerous phenomenon in which new and lower standards are substituted for older and stricter standard. Lance Peeples discusses how we firefighters can avoid having this phenomenon overtake their crew.

Fire Service Leadership: Fear of Education?

Tue, Apr 30, 2013

Does the fire service have a culture in which leaders are afraid of subordinates getting a secondary education? Paul Hasenmeier weighs in on the subject.

NFPA Announces New Resource for Fire Service Officers

Mon, Apr 29, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the new Company Officers Responsibility for Incident Safety (CORFIS) program.

Rube's Rules of Leadership

Wed, Apr 24, 2013

“Someone is always watching,” said Chief Dennis Rubin, at his Tuesday afternoon workshop, “Rube's Rules of Leadership.” A principal partner with D.L. Rubin & Associates, he outlined the 13 rules of leadership he developed in more than 40 years in the fire service with fire departments in Dothan, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and Norfolk, Virginia.

FDIC 2013 Keynote: Kastros: 'This Is Our Time to Step Up and Spring into Action'

Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Drawing on examples and scenarios to illustrate and enforce his points, Anthony Kastros built a case for the fire service's need to define itself by the character and conviction that lie within its members.

California Paramedics and EMTs to Receive Star of Life Awards

Mon, Apr 22, 2013

The California Ambulance Association (CAA) today announced the recipients of its annual 'Stars of Life' Awards recognizing private ambulance company employees whose efforts have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

First-Responders Learn at Leadership Retreat Hosted by CSU

Thu, Apr 18, 2013

Many of the 28 first-responders and emergency service personnel who attended the Chief Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Retreat on April 12-14 in North Charleston (SC) say they learned a very important phrase to aid them in their jobs.

Call for Nominations: The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience

Wed, Apr 10, 2013

The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience is the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) first national resilience award for superior leadership and innovation by a non-governmental individual or organization who exemplifies the qualities and achievements of Rick Rescorla, emphasizing leadership in effective preparation, response, and recovery in the face of disasters.

StreetWise CADlink Adds Investor and Partner

Wed, Apr 10, 2013

Hangar 14 Solutions accounces that that Jeff Cahill has been added to its StreetWise CADlink management team as both an investor and partner.

Let the Culture Change You

Wed, Apr 10, 2013

Vicki Schmidt explores the way changes in the culture force changes in firefighting.

Fire Service Team Building

Wed, Apr 10, 2013

How does one become a great team member? John K. Murphy has some thoughts about how firefighters can contribute to achieving their organization's goals.

The First Hundred Days: A Guide for New Chief Officers

Wed, Apr 3, 2013

Martin Rita has advice and some guiding principles for new fire chiefs.

Leadership Excellence: Communicate Your Vision

Mon, Apr 1, 2013

Part of thinking and acting strategically is consistency in how you handle your people when things go right and when things go wrong. It's most important when things go wrong.

How to Inspire and Motivate Firefighters

Mon, Apr 1, 2013

Today's American fire service is dying (in some cases literally) for strong, effective leadership.

Chief Ron Siarnicki Selected as the Recipient of 2013 CFSI/Motorola Fire Service Leadership Award

Mon, Apr 1, 2013

The Congressional Fire Services Institute's Board of Directors selected Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, as the recipient of the 2013 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.

FL Fire Department Appoints Assistant Chief

Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue proudly announces the promotion of Michael Alsup to the position of assistant chief.

Washington D.C. Union Votes "No Confidence"

Mon, Mar 25, 2013

The Washington D.C. firefighters union voted overwhelmingly to declare it has "no confidence" in Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe.

Regional Wildland-Fire Management Action Plans Now Available

Thu, Mar 21, 2013

As work within the National Cohesive Wildland-Fire Management Strategy continues, three regions--Northeast, Southeast, and West--have finalized their regional action plans.

Learning from Past Mistakes: Leadership from the Other Side of the Desk

Mon, Mar 18, 2013

The fire service has evolved and will continue to do so. Mark Goldfeder writes that understanding the fire service's history and traditions can help us avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

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