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Learning and Leading

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

You begin as a learner and then become a leader-teaching others. It's "the circle of fire service life." PATRICK J. CHAMPAGNE      

Developing Leaders for the Next Generation

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Professional development should encompass education, training, experience, and self-development. DOUGLAS K. CLINE

Positive Power

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

In last month's column, we continued our discussion about how a boss personally uses the power that goes with his position. We included a fairly long list of what we called "power goofs."

Distinguished Veterans Presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles at VFW 2015 National Convention

Tue, Jul 21, 2015

VFW Commander-in-Chief John W. Stroud was presented with a Henry Repeating Arms Military Service Tribute Rifle during the Joint Opening Session of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 116th National Convention. Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, presented the rifle to thank VFW Commander-in-Chief Stroud for his service to our country and for his leadership service to our nation’s Veterans.

The Fire Officer's Guide to the Tough Community Questions, Part 1

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Mark Wallace offers the first part in a multipart series that is designed to explore the issues at hand to facilitate the best answers and approaches for your community.

National Volunteer Fire Council Call for Presentations

Sat, Jul 11, 2015

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is now accepting presentation proposals from qualified instructors to educate first responders on important recruitment and retention topics. Submit your proposal by August 10, 2015.

Training Officer's Toolbox: Generations

Fri, Jul 10, 2015

How many different generations do you have in your station? Brian Ward has a new training bulletin on learning how to strengthen your team.

Cleveland Fire Department Launches Probe After Firefighter's Social Media Stir

Wed, Jul 8, 2015

The Cleveland (OH) Fire Department has launched an investigation after one firefighter's comments caused an outcry on social media, according to reports.

Toledo Hires New Fire Chief

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Toledo resident Dave Germain started going to meetings of the Lewis County Medic One Interlocal Board in January and openly shared his opinions and ideas about the paramedic service's unstable financial situation with the board.

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.

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