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Detroit Names Interim Fire Commissioner

Mon, Dec 23, 2013

A Detroit firefighter hospitalized eight times battling fires in the city over his 25-year career will serve as the department's interim commissioner.


Fri, Dec 20, 2013

CRAIG ABERBACH was named the new chief of the Hailey (ID) Fire Department.

Preparing to Survive the Legal System, Part 2

Tue, Dec 17, 2013

In Part 2 of his series, Dennis L. Rubin looks at more rules a chief must follow when confronted with the reality of litigation.

North Las Vegas Professional Fire Fighters Build and Staff Firehouse for Charitable Organization's Magical Forest

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

The North Las Vegas Professional Fire Fighters are proud to announce they will be recreating the Northern Lights Firehouse for local charity, Opportunity Village's Magical Forest holiday display, with proceeds benefitting people with special needs.

The Job: Grab a Salvage Cover

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

In this week's video, Frank Ricci offers thoughts on what later-arriving companies can do if they're not involving in fire suppression operations.

National Eagle Scout Association Conducting Survey of Firefighters Who Are Eagle Scouts

Fri, Nov 22, 2013

There is now an established firefighter Eagle Scout group, the National Eagle Scout Association, that aims to promote Eagle Scouting to more children as a way to help develop well-rounded citizens and to help ensure successful outcomes for children across America.

Chat Archive: Bobby Halton and Rick Lasky

Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Bobby Halton sat down for a conversation yesterday with former Lewisville (TX) Fire Chief Rick Lasky. The two discussed books on fire service leadership, the use of social media in fire service education, and other topics.

D.C. Firefighter Receives Marathon Medal from Fellow Runner

Wed, Nov 20, 2013

A D.C. firefighter who finished the Marine Corps Marathon but was not given a medal received one from a fellow runner and former firefighter.

The Job: Customer Service

Fri, Nov 15, 2013

What's your department doing on the customer service front? Frank Ricci shares some thoughts.

Houston (TX) Fire Chief Stepping Down

Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Terry Garrison, chief of the Houston (TX) Fire Department, announced Thursday that he will be stepping down.

Hope For The Warriors® Partners With Leadership Under Fire to Provide Job Transition Training

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Former military mentored to enter fire service through Paddy Brown Program.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Construct Residential Wheelchair Ramp for Local WWII Veteran in Need

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently joined together to build a residential wheelchair ramp for a local senior veteran in need, Jerry White. The two-day project was completed on Friday morning, just in time for the Veterans Day holiday weekend.

The Job: Helping Our Veterans

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Put actions to words this Veterans Day, Frank Ricci advises. Reach out and do something for those who gave so much in protection of our country and freedoms.

The Job: Awards and Accolades

Mon, Nov 4, 2013

How does your fire department recognize excellence? P.J. Norwood offers some thoughts in this week's video.

Three Encino (CA) Firefighters Injured in Home Fire

Thu, Oct 31, 2013

A Los Angeles Fire Department captain was injured in a fall Wednesday evening as about 100 firefighters battled a huge fire raging at a home in Encino.

The Job: Sharing Knowledge

Fri, Oct 25, 2013

Justin McCarthy of the New Haven (CT) Fire Department shares some thoughts on "knowledge hoarding" and veteran firefighters passing on their experiences to younger members.

Directives on My Watch, Part 1

Wed, Oct 23, 2013

If we fail to practice sound organizational discipline on a daily basis in the firehouse, then we’ll likely fail on the fireground, especially when things get stressful, writes Frank Frievalt.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Presented to Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

In recognition of his outstanding leadership, commitment to the fire service and dedication to improving firefighter safety, Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), recently received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA).

Fire Chief and International Expert Takes Leadership Role with IFRM

Sun, Oct 20, 2013

To help meet the growing demand for firefighter aid, the International Fire Relief Mission has brought on an expert in firefighting, training, international travel and logistics to organize and oversee its teams that travel around the world on its behalf.

The Job: Family Time

Fri, Oct 18, 2013

In this week's video, P.J. Norwood offers some thoughts on achieving work-life balance and asks how you manage to keep time set aside for your family.

ICC Members Elect Board Officers, Directors

Sun, Oct 13, 2013

International Code Council Members elected board officers and directors during ICC’s 2013 Annual Conference in Atlantic City, (NJ).

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