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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.

Creating a Vision for Your Fire Department

Thu, Mar 14, 2013

What's the vision for your fire department? More importantly, who develops that vision? Tom Warren presents some tips on bringing your ideas to fruition.

Retired Passaic (NJ) Fire Chief Louis Imparato, Author of FIRE Act, Passes Away

Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Retired Passaic (NJ) Fire Chief Louis Imparato passed away Monday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 68.

USFA Releases Fire Estimate Summary Series (2007-2011)

Mon, Mar 11, 2013

This series presents basic information on the size and status of the fire problem in the United States as depicted through data collected in USFA's National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

Company Rhythm: A True Band of Brothers

Thu, Mar 7, 2013

Much like a band, firefighters must learn to work together on the fireground to achieve operational harmony, Donald Wedding writes.

FL Fire Department Changes Command for Third Time Since Inception

Wed, Mar 6, 2013

Thursday February 27, 2013, began as any other within Palm Beach County (FL) Fire Rescue except for the anticipation of a change in command ceremony slated for the afternoon.

Resolve and FDNY Sign Marine Fire Response Agreement

Mon, Mar 4, 2013

RESOLVE SALVAGE & FIRE signed an agreement with Fire Department New York (FDNY) last week, allowing the vast resources of the FDNY to be included in RESOLVE's network of first responders that are available to vessel owners and operators, under the OPA90 Salvage & Marine Firefighting (SMFF) requirements.     

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