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Training Officer's Toolbox: Assertiveness vs. Aggressiveness

We want aggressive officers and firefighters on the fireground, but have you ever thought about how that translates i...

FDIC 2015: How Firefighters Learn: How Fire Instructors Should Teach Them.

FDIC 2015, Monday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 236-237 “Everything--from firefighter safety to the support of the p...

Knowledge and Experience: Becoming the Senior Firefighter

Every day on fire apparatus across this country, senior firefighters are relied on for decision making during inciden...

Reciprocal Rescue

Last month, we used an old-time unusual acronym POSDCORB (Planning/Organizing/ Staffing/Directing/COordinating/Report...

Hoseline Selection: 1¾- and 2½-Inch Hoselines

Anthony Rowett Jr. discusses the pros and cons of the two most commonly used hoselines used during operations.

Training Programs Matter for Today's Changing Fire Service

In case you haven't heard, the fire service is changing. It is more demanding than ever given the amount of new respo...

The "Fireground Five"

To safely and efficiently gain control of most offensive fire operations, five key elements must incorporate sufficie...

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...

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Stepping Up

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

Report: Probationary FDNY Firefighter Reluctant to Go Inside Buildings on Fire

The New York Post reported on the case of a probationary firefighter in New York City who apparently is reluctant to go inside burning buildings.

New York Firefighters Seek Expanded Medical Duties

The city of Lockport will ask the New York State Health Department this week to let city firefighters perform more emergency medical services on rescue calls, according to a report.

Firefighters Flee Insolvent California City

A report on the blog inlandpolitics.com says firefighters and police are leaving the California city of San Bernardino in record numbers.

Fire Service Traditions & History

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

LODD

Claremore (OK) Firefighter Drowns During Flood Rescue

A Claremore firefighter's body was recovered early Sunday after he was swept away while performing a water rescue, reports newson6.com.

Legal

$40,000 Delivered to Washington D.C. Home Before Murders and Fire

Law enforcement sources tell WUSA9 that an assistant dropped a package filled with $40,000 in cash before last week's murders and fire at a DC mansion.

Officer Development

Training Officer's Toolbox: Assertiveness vs. Aggressiveness

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.

Fireground Management

Cummins Announces New Environmental Sustainability Goals

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.

 

Volunteers Corner

Celebrate the Emergency Medical Services with National EMS Week

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.

Grants

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation Sends Emergency Grant to Family of Hattiesburg Police Officer

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation (NLEAFCF) has sent out a $5,000 emergency grant this week to the family of a police officer lost in the line of duty last Saturday night.

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Claremore (OK) Firefighter Drowns During Flood Rescue

May 24, 2015 A Claremore firefighter's body was recovered early Sunday after he was swept away while performing a water rescue, re...

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