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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.

Quest Specialty Chemicals Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Thu, May 23, 2013

Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leader in the specialty coatings industry, announced the appointment of Rick Martin as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Documentary Focuses on Charleston (SC) Fire Department Recovery After Sofa Super Store Fire

Wed, May 22, 2013

A new documentary produced by STATter911 Communications and Greg Guise Media for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation examines how the Charleston (SC) Fire Department is coping with changes in the wake of the death of nine firefighters at the 2007 Sofa Super Store fire.

DFW Airport's First African-American Fire Chief Transforms Training Facility

Mon, May 20, 2013

When then-Public Safety Officer Brian K. McKinney joined Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1987, the Airport's fire training program consisted of a small, portable building and once-a-year classes.

CPSE Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

Mon, May 20, 2013

The Center for Public Safety Excellence is currently accepting nominations for the following prestigious awards:

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Honors Five Fallen Firefighters with Scholarship Program

Mon, May 20, 2013

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance has recently launched a scholarship program that provides higher education financial assistance to surviving children and spouses of firefighter suicides.

Three Traits of a Leader: Preparation, Wisdom, and Effect

Fri, May 17, 2013

Michael Barakey identifies three critical traits that all fire service leaders ought to possess.

Beneficence and Risk: Is Your Organization Ethical?

Wed, May 15, 2013

Although heroic actions are to be commended and celebrated, often they come with a cost. Dr. Kevin Kupietz examines how beneficence ethics can help firefighters keep perspective when it comes to fireground risks.

Fire Officials Selected for Harvard Fellowships

Wed, May 8, 2013

Along with announcements by three other fire service partners, U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell announced today that four senior fire officials will receive fellowships to attend the Harvard University's Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program this summer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Registration Information for National EMS Advisory Council Meeting

Sun, May 5, 2013

Registration information for the National EMS Advisory Council Meeting is below.

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.

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