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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.     

Growing Leaders Using E.M.P.O.W.E.R.ment

Fri, Mar 1, 2013

Even before 9/11, fire service personnel were viewed as heroes.

Succession Planning 101: Are We Doing the Best We Can for Our Personnel?

Fri, Mar 1, 2013

It is not uncommon to hear the term "succession planning" thrown around in today's fire service, but is it truly occurring or is it just lip service?

Making Fire Service Accountability Work

Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Finding an effective accountability system for your fire department begins with fostering a sense of personal accountability among your firefighters at all times, Jeff Burleson writes.

KY Fire Department Finds Hose Connectors Missing from Businesses

Mon, Feb 25, 2013

One Kentucky fire chief's casual survey of some local businesses found a number of hose connectors missing, according to a news report.

Honeywell Names Gary Lederer Leader of Americas Fire and Sensing Business

Thu, Feb 21, 2013

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that it has appointed Gary Lederer to lead Honeywell Life Safety (HLS) – Fire Solutions Americas and oversee Fire Systems and System Sensor, both part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions' Life Safety business.

FDIC 2013 Interview: Anthony Kastros

Thu, Feb 21, 2013

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros, Sacramento (CA) Metropolitan Fire District, who is keynoting during the FDIC 2013 Opening Ceremony on "This is Our Time," about the whole FDIC "experience."

Fire Records Show Inspections Out of Date in Providence RI

Thu, Feb 14, 2013

Fire records in Providence (RI) show that many bars and nightclubs in the city haven't had required fire inspections in years -- and some didn't have sprinkler systems -- despite a nightclub fire that killed 100 people a decade ago

Managing Organizational Risk

Wed, Feb 13, 2013

Tim Hyden says assessing the risks to your fire department can help you avoid potential future pain.

Mediator to Handle Yonkers NY Firefighter Contract

Wed, Feb 6, 2013

The New York Public Employment Relations Board affirmed Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano's contention that labor talks had dissolved between the two sides and that mediation is needed to end the standoff.

Rookies Don't Know How to Act Like Rookies Anymore: Mentoring to Overcome Generational Differences

Tue, Feb 5, 2013

Fire service leaders must use adaptive mentoring techniques to impart the importance of our tradition and culture to the next generation, George Goblet writes.

CFSI Accepting Nominations for Fire Service Leadership Award

Mon, Feb 4, 2013

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is accepting nominations for the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.


Fri, Feb 1, 2013

A topic that can cause huge legal concerns is driving fire apparatus.

The Future of Leadership in the Volunteer Fire Service

Fri, Feb 1, 2013

The fire service has continued to respond to more varied and complex emergencies.

Thales Appoints Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Initiatives Lead for U.S. Communications Business

Thu, Jan 31, 2013

Thales Communications, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of tactical communications products for warfighters and first responders, has appointed Todd Borkey as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

CFSI Seeks Nominations for the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Safety Leadership Award

Thu, Jan 31, 2013

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) are accepting nominations for the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Safety Leadership Award.

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