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Columbia Southern University, Chief Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Institute Present Retreat

Mon, Jan 28, 2013

The Chief Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Institute invites all first-responders and emergency service personnel to attend a leadership retreat April 12-14 at the Hilton Garden Inn in North Charleston, South Carolina.

SafetyPAD Partners with Boston Area Hospital to Allow Patient Data Sharing

Sun, Jan 27, 2013

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services, announces that Brigham and Women’s Hospital implemented its automated Web Services application programming interface (API) to receive pre-hospital patient data from Boston Emergency Medical Services.

Apply for the 2013 Fire Corps Award of Excellence

Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Honor the dedication and achievements of your volunteers by nominating your Fire Corps team for the Award of Excellence.

Selecting Firefighter Candidates: Taking the Longer View

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Jeremy Mitchell details a "big-picture" method of determining your fire department's services and the people it needs to hire to provide those services.

The Fire Chief: It's Lonely At the Top

Tue, Jan 15, 2013

Tom Warren reviews some of the challenges the modern fire chief must deal with on a daily basis.

2013 Ohio Safety Congress Event Announced

Mon, Jan 14, 2013

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, is the largest state safety and health exposition in the United States.

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.

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