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Fire Commentary: The Next Guy

Thu, Jan 10, 2013

Don't leave things for The Next Guy to take care of, Sam Baretich writes. Make it a point to leave things in your fire department better than you found them.

Dealing With Seriously Bad Behaviors, Part 3

Wed, Jan 9, 2013

Dennis Rubin discusses the steps fire chiefs must take when dealing with criminal investigations of fire department members.

National EMS Advisory Council to Meet in January

Mon, Jan 7, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announces a meeting of the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) to be held in the Washington, D.C. area on January 29, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and January 30, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fire Commentary: Brotherhood Demands Action

Thu, Jan 3, 2013

Why are some Fire departments so rich in brotherhood, but others just don't really seem to care? Samson J. De Sessa offers his thoughts on the concept of fire service brotherhood.

Dealing With Seriously Bad Behaviors, Part 2

Thu, Dec 20, 2012

Dennis Rubin examines how fire service leaders should proceed with handling egregious behavior. In this part of the series he discusses documenting the behavior and dealing with the media and other political situations.

Leadership Lessons from the Streets

Tue, Dec 18, 2012

P.J. Norwood discusses real-life issues that happen in firehouses across the country from which officers can learn.

ICMA RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

Tue, Dec 18, 2012

The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to the surviving children and spouses of local and state government employees, is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year

Application Procedures Announced for the Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program

Mon, Dec 10, 2012

Application procedures have been announced for the 2013 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program.

Fire Service Leadership: Rated "PG" for Parental Guidance

Mon, Dec 10, 2012

Skip Coleman likens leadership in the fire service to the parent-child relationship, in which a good company officer needs to to provide for, teach, and protect crew members.

Eagle Scout Group Seeks Fire Service Members

Fri, Dec 7, 2012

The National Eagle Scout Association, otherwise known as NESA, is seeking new members from the fire service.

The Peer Process: A Jurist Approach to Firefighter Promotions

Fri, Dec 7, 2012

The fatal flaw in this traditional process for promotion is that it lacks the essential predictors of future performance. Rusty Sullivan proposes a different evaluation approach when it comes to fire service promotions.

Revenue Change-Based Negotiations for Fire Departments

Thu, Dec 6, 2012

Peter Bryan proposes fire departments consider taking a different tack from conventional negotiations during critical fiscal times.

Letter to the Editor: On Firefighter Stagnation and Motivation

Tue, Dec 4, 2012

Jim Washko offers his thoughts on Rusty Sullivan's commentary piece, "Is Our Stagnation Hurting Us?"

LAFD Fire Chief Faces Scrutiny from City Council

Mon, Dec 3, 2012

The Los Angeles City Council, frustrated by the department's slow response times and inability to produce accurate data, has summoned Fire Chief Brian Cummings to appear Tuesday.

Tactical Safety: Leadership over Fire

Wed, Nov 28, 2012

Fire organizations need to provide leadership over fire by being tuned into the needs of the troops on the ground, Ray McCormack writes.

Public Assistance Grants for Fire Departments Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Tue, Nov 20, 2012

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) would like to encourage the fire departments and fire service leadership in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to be aware that there may be additional financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with the recovery efforts of all fire departments.

Leadership Legacy: What Will You Leave Behind?

Fri, Nov 16, 2012

If they have not already done so, now is the time for firefighters to begin considering what your own leadership legacy will be, Tim Hyden writes.

AMC Launches New Online Emergency Medical Services Administration Degree

Tue, Nov 13, 2012

Anna Maria College announces that it is launching a new, online Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Administration (EMSA) degree with classes beginning in January 2013. 

Dealing With Seriously Bad Behaviors, Part I

Wed, Nov 7, 2012

Dennis Rubin discusses dealing with serious problems in your fire department and the fact-finding phase of investigating possible abuses or criminal conduct.

Effective and Simple Performance Evaluations for Fire Service Personnel

Wed, Nov 7, 2012

Peter Bryan discusses four steps for implementing a performance evaluation program in your fire department. Includes a sample policy and personnel review form.

Emergency Medical Services Authority Announces 2012 California EMS Awards

Tue, Nov 6, 2012

Dr. Howard Backer, Director of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), has announced the recipients of California Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Awards for 2012.

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