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Becki White Is Eden Prairie (MN) Fire Department's First Female Assistant Chief

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

This March, Becki White, a Fire Engineering contributor and blogger and former Minnesota deputy state fire marshal, became the first female assistant chief in the history of the Eden Prairie (MN) Fire Department.

YLD Announces 2014 Scholarship Competition

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship awards competition

The Spectrum Model of Organizational Change, Part 1

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Mark Wallace discusses some of the problems fire departments face when trying to implement change and introduces the acronym SPECTRUM to help identify the various aspects of organizational change.

Ethical Decision Making: It's Everyone's Job

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Tim Hyden-What lessons are the newest members of the fire service learning early in life that will guide/shape their ethical decisions and careers, determining the future of the fire service? Parents often don't correct their children's ethical errors in judgment-and those children are our future firefighters!

The Foundation of Leadership

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Robert Burns-Demonstrating your leadership qualities on paper when you take and pass the promotional exam is the result of years of study mastering test taking/answering. Demonstrating that you are a legitimate leader in the real world requires a whole different set of skills.

Succession Planning in Volunteer and Combination Departments

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Mimicking the country's strong beliefs of self-determination, volunteer fire departments have held elections to select their leaders for centuries.

In Memoriam of the Deadliest Day in the Houston Fire Department

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The American firefighter exemplifies man's greatest aspirations, and that is to be of selfless service to others.

Hall County (GA) Fire Chief Relieved of Command Following Fire Apparatus Accident

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Emergency Management Agency director following a mishap with a fire truck last month that injured three firefighters.

Chief Ernst Piercy Named Ray Picard Award Winner

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Chief Ernst Piercy, CFO, was honored by receiving the Ray Picard Award during the Center for Public Safety Excellence's 14th annual awards ceremony held during Fire-Rescue International in Dallas, Texas.

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn in as IAFC President

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department, as president and chairman of the board for 2014-2015. He was sworn in at the general session of Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Dallas.

Indianapolis Fire Chief Brian Sanford Honored with 'Sagamore of the Wabash' Award

Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Indianapolis (IN) Fire Chief Brian Sanford was honored with the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow, the "Sagamore of the Wabash" award.

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy Receives National Award

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) recently presented the President's Award to Texas State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy at the NASFM annual conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Veteran FDNY Firefighter to Become Second in Command

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

The FDNY's new first deputy commissioner is a veteran firefighter who has responded to nearly every type of emergency -- including three that claimed lives of New York firefighters.

Introducing U.S. National Response Team (NRT) Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike.

National Fire Academy Announces New Managing Officer Program

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

The United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (NFA) announces a new training program aimed at improving the professional skills of America's fire and emergency medical services first responders.

LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new, executive-style MSc aimed at professionals working in the field of cardiovascular sciences.

Who Are Your Role Models?

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

There is no better way to acquire and maintain credibility than through role modeling.

The Kudzu Principles: Six Essentials to Grow Your Career

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

These six principles are building blocks to your successful career.

Sizing Up the Fireground Leader: How Do You Measure Up?

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

All the right leadership traits are meaningless if a leader cannot lead personnel in all challenging situations. How do you measure up?

No-Brainer Management, Part 7: Organizational Alignment

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

I am more than lucky because I still get to attend fire service conferences, seminars, and workshops where I interact with firefighters from virtually everywhere.

Practice Empathetic Listening for a Better Firehouse

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

How good is your radio? In all emergency services, there is the need for excellent communications.

Fire Engineering

August 2014
Volume 167, Issue 8

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