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Astronauts, Firefighters, EMTs, and Interpersonal Conflict

Fri, Aug 9, 2013

A computer program to help astronauts with conflicts is now being tested by firefighters and EMTs nationwide.

Leadership in the Real World

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

Every chief knows that effective leadership is a key ingredient for a well-run department.

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

Every now and then, you get a letter from a friend that makes you stop and reflect on how good you really have it and how much others are struggling every day just to get by, just to make ends meet.

CSB Chairperson on Executive Order Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

Detroit Cuts Pay for Some Police and Firefighters

Thu, Aug 1, 2013

About 1,200 Detroit police lieutenants and sergeants and about 400 Detroit firefighters will see a 10 percent pay cut in their paychecks on September 16.

A Better Awareness of Our History, Our Future, and Each Other

Thu, Aug 1, 2013

Tim Hyden offers some thoughts on fire service education, quality control, and our remembrance of history.

Cleveland Fire Chief Receives Reprimand for Threatening Language

Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Cleveland Fire Chief Daryl McGinnis received a verbal reprimand for threatening to stab a firefighter in the neck for not wearing his fatigue shirt on duty, a dress code violation.

9/11 Families Demand Criminal Investigation of Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Mon, Jul 22, 2013

An assistant to the chief medical examiner was apparently recovering souvenirs rather than recovering the thousands of human remains of the victims of 9/11.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 6: Officer Development

Thu, Jul 18, 2013

When a volunteer firefighter is elected or appointed to the position of fire officer, it is the department’s duty and obligation to provide some type of officer and leadership development training, Tom Merrill writes.

Directives on My Watch

Mon, Jul 8, 2013

Frank L. Frievalt discusses the distinction between a leader's expectations and intentions and the directives he came up with for those serving under him.

Honeywell Chariman and CEO Selected as 'CEO of the Year' by Chief Executive Magazine

Wed, Jul 3, 2013

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced Chief Executive Magazine named Chairman and CEO Dave Cote "2013 CEO of the Year," an honor that recognizes an outstanding corporate leader nominated and selected by peers.

New Firefighter Leadership and Management Training Programs Available

Tue, Jul 2, 2013

The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released its two newest free video programs, Leadership Principles for Public Safety Agencies, and Management Principles for Public Safety Agencies.

Pump Panel Leadership

Mon, Jul 1, 2013

Pump panel leader (PPL) relates to the position of the new company lieutenant or junior officer and even the senior firefighter.

New York State Assembly Passes Bill Protecting Firefighters and Tenants from Illegal Modifications

Wed, Jun 19, 2013

The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is pleased to announce that the State Assembly has overwhelmingly passed a bill that will levy fines on landlords who illegally alter a building and block means of egress.

Charleston's ABC News 4 to air NFFF Documentary on Sixth Anniversary of Fire

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) announced that ABC News 4 in Charleston, SC (WCIV-TV) will air the documentary Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm.

Taking Ownership: From Culture Change to Tradition

Wed, Jun 5, 2013

Changing an organization's culture also involves developing the people who need to deal with those changes, David Howell writes.

Embattled Boston Fire Chief Resigns

Mon, Jun 3, 2013

Boston (MA) Chief of Department Steve E. Abraira has resigned as fire chief effective Friday June 7, 2013.

Boston Fire Chief Threatens to Sue Deputies

Sat, Jun 1, 2013

Boston Fire Chief Steve E. Abraira, facing criticism from his command staff over his management style and his response to the Boston Marathon bombings, is threatening to sue his deputy chiefs.

Boston Fire Chief Threatens to Sue in Dispute

Fri, May 31, 2013

Boston Fire Chief Steve Abraira has threatened to sue command staff after a letter signed by numerous deputy chiefs criticized his management during the Boston Marathon bombings in April.

Professionalizing the Fire Service

Fri, May 31, 2013

Tom Warren outlines some of the obstacles that must be overcome for fire departments and firefighters to professionalize the fire service.

Thoughts on Memorial Day

Fri, May 24, 2013

The freedoms we Americans enjoy are often underappreciated and taken for granted. Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton reflects on the importance of Memorial Day.

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