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Columbia Southern University Presents Mid-States Fire Conference

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Columbia Southern University invites firefighters, fire officers and others in the fire service to attend the Mid-States Fire Conference on July 30 through Aug. 1 at the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center in Rogers (AK).

New Indianapolis Fire Chief Named

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Ernest Malone was announced as the 42nd Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Los Angeles Mayor Names First Latino Fire Chief

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Assistant Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, a Los Angeles native, has been named chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He is the first Latino to hold the position.

National Fire Sprinkler Association Board of Directors Elects Kent Mezaros to Vice Chair

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., is pleased to announce the election of Kent Mezaros, CEO of Quick Response Fire Protection of Freehold (NJ) as the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the NFSA.

The Job: Effort at the Station

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

How does a leader deal with team members who are aren't putting forth solid effort in the firehouse? P.J. Norwood shares some ideas on how to deal with such situations.

Elkhart Brass Announces Ken Riches Promotion

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Elkhart Brass is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Riches to Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement.

Cummins Recognized by Chrysler as Supplier of the Year

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) was recognized by Chrysler Group LLC as one of the 2013 Suppliers of the Year during the company's 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony on June 24 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Drive the "Change Bus" or Get Run Over

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

Change is difficult; it is also one of the only areas of an organization that’s constant, writes David Griffin.

Report: New Boston Fire Commissioner Named

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

The Boston Globe reports that longtime Boston Deputy Chief Joseph E. Finn will succeed Roderick J. Fraser Jr. as fire commissioner.

Apply for 2014 NVFC-Columbia Southern University Scholarships

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

For the sixth year, Columbia Southern University (CSU) is offering two scholarships to National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members to help them achieve their educational goals.

The Parallels Between Great Army Leaders and Great Fire Service Leaders

Wed, Jun 25, 2014

The things that make great leaders in the military are the same things that make effective leaders in the fire service, writes Mary Jane Dittmar.

Steve Charlton to Retire from Cummins Inc

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) has announced that Steve Charlton, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer - Engine Business, plans to retire from Cummins effectiveJuly 1.

How Politics and Ethics Can Affect Change Management

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Paul J. Antonellis Jr.—Statistics show that change is only successful 25 to 35 percent of the time. To ensure your change—whether it is a change in policy, procedure, personnel, or organizational philosophy—is implemented with success, involve in the change process those individuals who will be impacted by the change and consider how fire service politics and ethics can affect the change.

Mentoring: Perspectives from the Rookie and Veteran

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Mentoring is the chance to pass on knowledge and experience that can't be found in books or classrooms, but both parties must be committed to the process.

Boston Deputy Among Finalists for Fire Commissioner

Sat, Jun 14, 2014

Three finalists have emerged in the search for a new Boston fire commissioner, including Joseph E. Finn, a long-serving Boston deputy chief hailed for his quick action during a Back Bay fire in March that killed two firefighters.

How to Inspire and Motivate Firefighters

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

In this course, discover why the fire service needs strong, effective leadership and determine certain behaviors that erode public trust in firefighters. Students will also learn that, next to communication, motivation is one of the greatest skills that a leader must understand.

Help Make Your Employees Successful

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Tips and techniques for helping firefighters navigate the maze that is their career successfully from the rookie stage through retirement.

Fire Service Management: A Renewed Perspective

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

In this course, students will determine how a management team must be assembled, describe the four common components of management, and learn methods of leading through interaction and intrinsic and extrinsic management.

You're the New Chief Now What?

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

In this course, learn what to do first when you finally achieve the Fire Chief position, how to prioritize the steps needed to leave your mark, develop a transition plan, and discover the components of meeting compliance and completeness.

Denver Fire Department: Leadership So Everyone Goes Home

Mon, Jun 9, 2014

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has released Denver Fire Department: Leadership So Everyone Goes Home, a documentary highlighting the department's efforts to make improvements after the tragic loss of three Denver firefighters over a six-year period.

New Commissioner for Philadelphia Fire Department

Wed, Jun 4, 2014

Derrick Sawyer has been chosen as the new commissioner for the Philadelphia (PA) Fire Department.

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