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Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

Cal Fire officials said two employees have lost their jobs and 13 others were suspended and demoted over acts discovered during a investigation sparked by a homicide, a report says.

Charlotte (NC) Deputy Chief Retires After Facebook Flap

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

A Charlotte (NC) deputy chief who posted an image to his private Facebook account that stirred up some controversy retired Friday, according to news accounts.

Former Seattle Chief to Helm D.C. Fire and EMS

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Gregory Dean, former chief of the Seattle (WA) Fire Department, has been named the new chief of D.C. Fire and EMS, according to news reports.

Mayor Announces Seattle Fire Chief Nominee

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Deadline Approaching for National Fire Service Leadership Award Nominations

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

The deadline for submitting nominations for both the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award and the CFSI/NFFF Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leader Award isFriday, February 27th. All nominations must be submitted to CFSI by mail or electronically by the close of business.

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Open to Students of Fallen Firefighters

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

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 2015-2016 academic year at or click here to view the full application.

L.A. County Fire Officials Shared Test Questions Used in Hiring

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

An audit probing allegations of cheating in the Los Angeles County Fire Department's hiring process found that high-ranking officials improperly shared job interview questions and answers that were supposed to be confidential.

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Files Federal Lawsuit Against Mayor

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

i-Women Past President Laura Baker to Retire

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (i-Women) is saying farewell to a past and well respected President, Laura Baker. 

i-Women Welcomes New President Angela Hughes

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (i-Women) is welcoming a new President, Angela Hughes.

Report Calls for Overhaul in LAFD Hiring

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

A new study calls for the hiring process of firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department needing another overhaul.

Chicago Firefighters Union Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election

Sat, Jan 17, 2015

The Chicago firefighters union has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a second term.

Frank Mortl, III Joins AFSA Staff

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Christians Rally to Defend Fired Atlanta Fire Chief

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

CFSI Accepting Nominations for Fire Service Leadership Award

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute is accepting nominations for the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired in Wake of Book Controversy

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated, according to news reports.

Dallas Firefighters Injured in Apparatus Crash

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

Four Dallas (TX) Fire Rescue firefighters were injured when Ladder Truck 24 collided with a cement mixer and a pickup truck Tuesday.

USFA Coffee Break Training: What is the Insurance Services Office?

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Learning Objective: The student will be able to understand the history of the Insurance Services Office and community fire risk management. 

Managing Appearance

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

When you are lucky enough to have the monthly job of writing a column in the hit parade fire service trade journal, you must select something that you hope is relevant; slightly interesting; and, once in a while, entertaining.

Massachusetts Governor Patrick and Life Sciences Center Announce Grant to Research Ebola

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today announced a $1 million challenge grant to support a partnership of life sciences companies, NGO's and academic institutions, led by Diagnostics For All, that is working to develop an improved, fast and accurate diagnostic test for Ebola. 

NFPA Appoints Michele Steinberg New Manager of Wildland Fire Operations Division

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations Division, and announced that Thomas Welle and Faith Berry have also joined the Division staff as senior project manager and associate project manager, respectively.

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