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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...
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: The Qualities of a Good Officer

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...

And the Band Played On

There is an interesting conversation that some think is sacrilegious to question: the role of the first-arriving comp...

FDIC 2014: Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Company Officers

Trenton (NJ) Battalion Chief Leonard Carmichael Jr. will be presenting "Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Co...

Surviving the Tour

Make conscious choices based on solid facts that you have contemplated long before an incident, writes David DeStefano.

Practical Fire Service Succession Planning

Effective succession planning in any fire service organization will require focus and discipline on the part of the c...

The Job: Leadership

Frank Ricci discusses how company officers shouldn't be afraid to get their hands and learn from their mistakes when ...

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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

Meridian (MS) Firefighters Shot with Taser Gun

Two Meridian (MS) firefighters were shocked by a Taser gun in an incident earlier this month, according to the fire chief.

Los Angeles Mayor Names First Latino Fire Chief

Assistant Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, a Los Angeles native, has been named chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He is the first Latino to hold the position.

Report: More Memphis (TN) Firefighters Calling Out Sick

News reports say that more Memphis (TN) firefighters calling out sick to work recently.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Josiah's Angel Remembers the Fallen of 9/11

A routine firehouse chore inspires a firefighter’s inner artist to pay homage to the FDNY firefighters lost on 9/11.

Legal

Cleveland Supervisors Disciplined in Shift-Trading Case

Cleveland Fire Chief Patrick Kelley has announced the results of disciplinary actions taken against 17 Cleveland Division of Fire supervisors for their role in a shift-trading abuse case

Officer Development

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 experience as you can.

Fireground Management

Video: WA's Watermelon Hill Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Volunteers Corner

IAFC's VCOS and TargetSolutions Announce Winner of 2014 Training Officer Recognition Award

Every year TargetSolutions attends Fire-Rescue International, it is special. The annual conference, scheduled Aug. 13-16 in Dallas, is one of the most important and well-attended events on the fire service's calendar.

 

Grants

FEMA Grants Nearly $210,000 to NY Fire Department

FEMA has approved a $209,562 grant request from the Weedsport (NY) Fire Department.

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Cleveland Supervisors Disciplined in Shift-Trading Case

July 31, 2014 Cleveland Fire Chief Patrick Kelley has announced the results of disciplinary actions taken against 17 Cleveland Divi...

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