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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.

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

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

POSDCORB

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.

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