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Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometime...

The SPRECTRUM Model of Organizational Change, Part Two

As a fire service leader, one of the most important studies you can undertake is the exploration of organizational ch...

The Fire Department Administrative-Operational Gap

Trying to understand the vantage point of your colleagues can make the difference in overcoming the disconnect betwee...

The Seniors Must Teach the Juniors

Academy training is the foundation on which junior firefighters will build their skills, but after its completion, th...

The Job: Goals and Obstacles

What goals do you have as a firefighter, and what obstacles are out there that you have to overcome to achieve those ...

Preparing for the Role of Company Officer

How well will you be prepared for the new role that will rapidly become a reality? Know your SOPs and gain as much ex...

The Job: Effort at the Station

How does a leader deal with team members who are aren't putting forth solid effort in the firehouse? P.J. Norwood sha...

Quick Drills for the Chief Officer

One of the most important responsibilities a chief officer has is ensuring their personnel are properly trained for a...

Officer Development: Filling the New Officer's Toolbox

How can a new officer with little time in the field fulfill his duties as a first-line trainer? Miami-Dade (FL) Fire-...

The Job: Communicating Expectations

As officers, how do you communicate your expectations to probies or covering firefighters? P.J. Norwood says that if ...

The Job: Issues for New Officers

In this new video, P.J. Norwood and Cobb County (GA) Lieutenant Sean Gray discuss some of the issues new officers may...

FDIC 2014: The Qualities of a Good Officer

Dave Casey and Chris Niebling presented "Company Officer Development: Lead from the Right Seat" at FDIC 201...
Lead from the Right Seat at FDIC 2014.

Casey, Niebling Discuss Leadership at FDIC 2014

Dave Casey and Chris Niebling presented "Company Officer Development: Lead from the Right Seat" at FDIC 201...

FDIC 2014: Riley, Schultz on Fireground Red Flags

Students in Monday’s FDIC 2014 workshop “Company Officer Development: Red Flags on the Fireground,” were taught how t...

FDIC 2014 Preview: Intelligent Firefighting

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Captain Bill Gustin will be teaching the workshop "Intelligent Firefighting" at this y...

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Stepping Up: So Why Are We Doing This?

Taking a moment to let your firefighters know the learning objectives of a particular training session can help them focus on its purpose, Ron Hiraki writes.

POLITICS & POLICIES

Cal Fire Scandal Widens

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.

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

New York Firefighter Fired for 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A Brooklyn (NY) firefighter who got in trouble for wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts has been fire from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Fire Service Traditions & History

Humpday Hangout: Who Are the F.O.O.L.S.?

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan of the FDNY talk to Rob Fisher and Rusty Ricker and the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) International.

LODD

Report: Chaos in Dallas Firefighter's Fatal Fall

A Dallas firefighter's 2014 death while responding to a traffic accident on an icy overpass in Mountain Creek was accidental but preventable, a pair of investigative reports shows

Legal

Congress Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Funding Bill

The House passed H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, bringing an end to a lengthy battle between Congress and the White House that threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

Officer Development

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki.

Fireground Management

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

Learning Objective: The student will understand the Treatment Unit Leader's responsibilities. 

Volunteers Corner

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 48-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter passed away after suffering a heart attack on the fireground last year.

Grants

CFSI Announces New Co-Sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. 

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Report: Chaos in Dallas Firefighter's Fatal Fall

March 4, 2015 A Dallas firefighter's 2014 death while responding to a traffic accident on an icy overpass in Mountain Cre...

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