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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.

Getting It Just Right: Don't Micromanage

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Chuck French-Some subordinates accuse managers of "micromanaging" when they are simply managing. Learn the subtle differences among management, micromanagement, and undermanagement to better prepare you for being the manager or the one being managed.

More on the Hierarchy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Last month, we started a new chase down the Unplugged rabbit hole that looks at a vertical list of activities that a boss does that defines the level of that person's capability.

Leaving a legacy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

I have been in the fire service for 25 years, have instructed in fire programs since 1996, and now teach for the Ohio State Fire Academy and the Knox County Career Center.

Fire Department Capability: How Do You Really Know?

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

You don't have to go very far to find discussions related to fireground operations, tactics, command, and control. But where can you find actual facts on these subjects? Billy Goldfeder has more.

Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended After Publication of Book Critical of Homosexuality

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran condemns homosexuality in a religious book he wrote, equating in to bestiality and sexual perversion, according to a report.

NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow piled taller than most human beings.

Phoenix Fire Department Names First Female Chief

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Phoenix native Kara Kalkbrenner has been selected to lead the Phoenix Fire Department.

Judge Orders BWI Airport Fire Department to Reinstate African-American Deputy Chief

Fri, Nov 7, 2014

A Maryland judge has determined an African-American deputy chief was terminated unfairly because of discrimination, and ordered the BWI Airport Fire Department to reinstate him.

Humpday Hangout: Decision Making and the Incident Commander

Wed, Nov 5, 2014

FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talks to Ron Kanterman and Tom Aurnhammer, the hosts of the "Backstep Boys" radio program on Fire Engineering Talk Radio, about decision making and the role of the incident commander.

Names in the News

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Former New Britain (CT) Fire Department (NBFD) Chief MARK CARR died at the age of 50 following surgery.

How to Measure Management

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

I recently was in a conversation with a young company officer who asked me, "How do you measure management"? My fairly predictable response was, "Beats me."

The SPECTRUM Model of Organizational Change, Part 3

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Part 3 of Mark Wallace's series on the SPECTRUM acronym for organizational change looks at the Resources, Ultimate Vision, and Marketing aspects of the model.

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity today at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea.

Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive for its CHEMTREC® Division.

Chief Dennis Compton Receives Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation congratulates Chief Dennis Compton, chairman of the foundation's Board of Directors, on receiving the Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research.

Fire Blog Roundup: Ebola, Leadership, and More

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Check out what members of the Fire Engineering Blogging Network were writing about this week.

Seattle Fire chief will Retire After 44 Years with Department

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean will retire at the end of the year after a 44-year, up-through-the-ranks career that began in 1970.

NVFC Adopts Position on Freelancing and Self-Dispatching

Wed, Oct 1, 2014

The National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Health, Safety, and Training Committee, working with the Department of Justice, developed the following position regarding self-dispatching and freelancing.

IFSI's Steve Williams Honored at St. Louis Firefighter's Ball

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Steve Williams, long-time field instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), was honored at the 7thAnnual St. Louis & Metropolitan Firefighters’ Appreciation Ball.

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North Carolina Fire Chief Found Dead After Calls

December 18, 2014

A 61-year-old North Carolina fire chief died recently following emergency responses.

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