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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.

Chicago Firefighters Union Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election

Sat, Jan 17, 2015

The Chicago firefighters union has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a second term.

Frank Mortl, III Joins AFSA Staff

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Christians Rally to Defend Fired Atlanta Fire Chief

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

CFSI Accepting Nominations for Fire Service Leadership Award

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute is accepting nominations for the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired in Wake of Book Controversy

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated, according to news reports.

Dallas Firefighters Injured in Apparatus Crash

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

Four Dallas (TX) Fire Rescue firefighters were injured when Ladder Truck 24 collided with a cement mixer and a pickup truck Tuesday.

USFA Coffee Break Training: What is the Insurance Services Office?

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Learning Objective: The student will be able to understand the history of the Insurance Services Office and community fire risk management. 

Managing Appearance

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

When you are lucky enough to have the monthly job of writing a column in the hit parade fire service trade journal, you must select something that you hope is relevant; slightly interesting; and, once in a while, entertaining.

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.

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