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Charlotte Johnson Joins AFSA Staff

Mon, Jul 6, 2015

Charlotte Johnson has joined the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) staff as Communications Coordinator effective June 2015. Johnson has assumed the communications duties previously held by Nicole Duvall, who has been promoted to Director of Communications.

AFSA Executive Awarded Prestigious Designation

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Frank Mortl III, executive vice president of the Dallas-based American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), has been awarded the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE), the highest professional credential in the association industry. 

Has Fire Service Leadership Changed in the Past Five Years?

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

The fire service has overwhelmingly recognized the importance of leadership. Yet, it does not seem that much has changed in actually applying leadership concepts over the past five years, writes Dane Carley and Craig Nelson.

STIHL Inc. President Fred Whyte to Retire

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

STIHL Inc. announced today that president Fred Whyte will retire at the end of this year.  Whyte has been part of the STIHL group for 44 years, and president of STIHL Inc. for 23 years.  Under Whyte's presidential tenure, the company experienced record growth and achieved the status as the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America.*

NFPA Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today elected new members to its Board of Directors at the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago. The three-year terms for new members took effect upon the close of the annual meeting. 

Organizational Empowerment

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Organizational empowerment is a lofty goal. The process takes time and effort to implement and realize all of the benefits both organizationally and individually.

Cummins Supports National Rulemaking to Improve Fuel Efficiency and Reduce GHG Emissions

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today expressed support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) second phase of national fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. 

Thirty Minutes for Life

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Most companies should be able to create a 30-minute time slot into which ideas and policies critical to firefighter safety and survival may be discussed or practiced,writes David DeStefano.

McNeil & Co. First to Offer Cardiac Care and Critical Burn Patient Advocacy and Case Management Services to Fire Industry

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Specialized insurance leader is the first to offer cardiac care and critical burn patient advocacy and case management services to fire industry as part of enhancements to emergency services insurance program.

Training Officer's Toolbox: Influence

Mon, Jun 1, 2015

As an officer, of any rank, there are several ways you influence your team members. Discuss this week's topic with your team and see where your team members land on their strengths and weaknesses.

Celebrate the Emergency Medical Services with National EMS Week

Tue, May 19, 2015

It's National EMS Week, and the NVFC thanks all emergency medical services providers for the critical work you do to save lives and serve your community.

Illinois Fire Service Institute and Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Host Special Presentation on Leadership

Mon, May 18, 2015

The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association will host Brigadier General (BGen) Julian D. Alford, USMC for a special presentation.

Training Officer's Toolbox: Assertiveness vs. Aggressiveness

Mon, May 18, 2015

We want aggressive officers and firefighters on the fireground, but have you ever thought about how that translates into the leadership role off of the fireground? In this new series, Brian Ward takes a look at issues facing the training officer.

Report: FDNY to Lower Physical Standards

Thu, May 14, 2015

Cummins Announces New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Mon, May 11, 2015

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) today announced two new environmental sustainability goals, for its products in-use and the logistics of the Company's managed freight.


Fire Wrecks New Jersey Fire Chief's Home

Mon, May 11, 2015

On Friday, a fire destroyed the home of Pompton Lakes (NJ) Fire Chief Ron Fusaro, but the chief found his community eager to help him in the wake of the incident, according to a report.

IAFC Wins 2015 Gold Circle Award for Association Marketing Excellenc

Sun, May 3, 2015

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced it has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a 2015 Gold Circle Award in the membership recruitment category for its "We are the IAFC" campaign.

San Francisco Fire Chief Considers London Job

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, the longest serving fire chief in the U.S., is contemplating applying for the same position in London

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.

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