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Reciprocal Rescue

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Last month, we used an old-time unusual acronym POSDCORB (Planning/Organizing/ Staffing/Directing/COordinating/Reporting/Budgeting) to describe many of the regular management functions a boss must do to support the day-to-day operation of the organization.

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) for safety violations at a previous job, according to a news report.

Will the Fire Service Court-Martial Our "Billy Mitchells"?

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

As new information, technology, and social changes develop, the fire service will have other Billy Mitchells emerge, and they will suggest changes to accepted doctrine that will better serve the mission, writes Frank Frievalt.

Casey Grant Appointed Executive Director of NFPA's Fire Protection Research Foundation

Tue, Mar 31, 2015


Mon, Mar 30, 2015

They say that a writer should select a title that intrigues the reader and makes the reader want to look at what the author has written.

Those Worthless Kids

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Every now and then, we hear someone say that the troops today are not what they were when we were young, that they lack a certain quality or that they don't have the same kind of appreciation for the job that we did.

Prairie Business Magazine Names Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company CEO Sarah Atchison to the Top 25 Women in Business

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) announced today that the company Owner and CEO Sarah Atchison was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by Prairie Business magazine in the March issue.

Leadership and Decision Making: The Vroom-Yetton Model

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

The Vroom-Yetton Contingency Model bases decision making on situational leadership that can be used by just about anyone, regardless of rank, writes Dan Kerrigan.

Dr. Denis Onieal to Be Honored at National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute's Board of Directors selected Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, as the recipient of the 2015 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.

National Fire Heritage Center Board Opens Nominations

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors has opened nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders (HLLL).

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.

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Thousands Gather for Funeral of Firefighter Steven Ackerman

April 20, 2015

Steven Ackerman died in a Brandon fire last Sunday night.

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