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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.

YLD Announces 2014 Scholarship Competition

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship awards competition

The Spectrum Model of Organizational Change, Part 1

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Mark Wallace discusses some of the problems fire departments face when trying to implement change and introduces the acronym SPECTRUM to help identify the various aspects of organizational change.

Ethical Decision Making: It's Everyone's Job

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Tim Hyden-What lessons are the newest members of the fire service learning early in life that will guide/shape their ethical decisions and careers, determining the future of the fire service? Parents often don't correct their children's ethical errors in judgment-and those children are our future firefighters!

The Foundation of Leadership

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Robert Burns-Demonstrating your leadership qualities on paper when you take and pass the promotional exam is the result of years of study mastering test taking/answering. Demonstrating that you are a legitimate leader in the real world requires a whole different set of skills.

Succession Planning in Volunteer and Combination Departments

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Mimicking the country's strong beliefs of self-determination, volunteer fire departments have held elections to select their leaders for centuries.

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