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You Really Want To be In Command? SERIOUSLY!?

Fri, Sep 19, 2014

When things go wrong on the fire or fire training ground, it can be life altering, writes Billy Goldfeder.

Cummins Recognized by Frost & Sullivan as 2014 Overall Best Heavy-Duty Engine Supplier

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) was recognized with the 2014 United States Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan at its North American Growth, Innovation & Leadership Gala, held in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 16.

San Francisco Official Not Pleased with Fire Department Top Brass

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Supervisor London Breed will announce that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Department, saying its inability to get ambulances to medical emergencies quickly is putting public safety at risk.

Kenneth Pienkowski of Onondaga County Elected As 1st Vice President of FASNY

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Kenneth Pienkowski, of the Taunton Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County has been elected 1st Vice President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY).

Why You Should Attend FDIC

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and manufacturers to keep up with the latest developments, tactics, and equipment in the firefighting industry. Frank Viscuso has some reasons why firefighters should be sure never to miss attending.

Fire Caucus Leadership Presents Flags to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus presented 107 American flags to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in a ceremony on the west lawn of the United States Capitol.

Harris County (TX) New Emergency Operations Center Equipped to Serve One of the Fastest Growing Regions

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

Harris County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation has a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help local governments and emergency responders serve and protect residents during disasters and emergencies.

Fire Department Mergers, Consolidations, and Annexations

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

Fire department mergers, annexations, or consolidations can be complicated, but they're not impossible. John K. Murphy on five key factors to consider for managing the transition.

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.

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Women Allege Harassment and Abuse on Forest Service Firefighting Crews

September 20, 2014 Current and former female firefighters of the United States Forest Service have filed a complaint with the Department...

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