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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.

Dallas Deputy Fire Chief at Fatal Fire Temporarily Been Reassigned

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The deputy chief who was in charge of a large fire where a veteran Dallas firefighter died has been temporarily reassigned.

Son of Firefighter Killed on 9/11 Makes SNL Debut

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Thirteen years after he was killed on 9/11, firefighter Scott Davidson's sense of humor lives on in his son Pete, who made his debut as a featured player on "Saturday Night Live."

Austin Firefighters Union Rejects Labor Contract

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

The Austin Firefighters Association has rejected a labor contract with the city that was proposed after approximately three months of negotiations.

San Francisco Firefighter Organizations Call for Fire Chief's Removal

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Citing a "grave crisis in direction and leadership," heads of San Francisco’s rank-and-file firefighter organizations -- including those representing women and minorities -- have penned a letter calling on Mayor Ed Lee to replace the city's first female fire chief.

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.

No-Brainer Management, Part 9: Creating a Positive Organizational Environment

Fri, Sep 5, 2014

In recent months, we have discussed the No-Brainer project I have been struggling to understand and teach.

Time to show some backbone

Fri, Sep 5, 2014

The United States fire service is built on years of high standards, strong traditions, and the hard work of countless men and women who worked diligently to uphold these standards and traditions and to pass them on to the next generations of firefighters.

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.

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Crash Kills Missouri Fire Chief Heading to Fire

October 21, 2014

A Missouri fire chief on his way to a fire call was killed in a crash Monday.

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September 2014
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