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USFA and NVFC Initiate Study of Emergent Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has initiated a project with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) ...

Restaurant Owner with Down Syndrome to Get Reality Show

Tim Harris, is the owner of Tim's Place restaurant, will star in "Tim's Place."

LA Fire Official Fined for State Ethics Laws Violation

Tim Thiebau, a Harvey (LA) Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 official, has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for violating stat...

"You Want Me to Do What, Chief?"

That opportunity to be there for someone else, to make a positive impact, makes the fire service a most rewarding car...

Diagnosing Brugada Syndrome

In the world of emergency medical services (EMS), avoiding complacency can often be challenging.

Volunteer Fire Department Consolidation in Pennsylvania

Approximately 73 percent of the fire departments in the United States are volunteer-based, and their members total to...

The Rhythm

Mark Twain is credited with a quote that goes something like this: "History may not repeat itself but it does rh...

NY Volunteer Succumbs to Cancer Following Honoring

Patrick Savage, 49, was battling cancer and recently discontinued his service as a member of the fire police at the M...

Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Name First Three Winners in 2014 Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered for the...

Volunteer Firefighter Shortage a Problem for Idaho

FASNY Announces Winner of Statewide Community Service Award

This coming weekend, Newfane resident and Miller Hose Fire Company member Martin (Marty) Horanburg will be presented ...

Memorial for Fallen Texas Firefighters Has No Space for New Names

Two Long Island (NY) Firefighters Injured in Crash

NVFC Calls for Resumption of Equipment Transfers to Fight Wildland Fire

In June, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) halted the transfer of excess military vehicles and equipment to state ...

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 15 - House Pride

Our people, our accomplishments, our traditions, and our heritage all can contribute to what I like to call house pri...

Fire Engineering Magazine Partners With Russell Johns to Launch an Online Career Center for Fire and Emergency Services Personnel

Fire Engineering magazine has announced that it is partnering with Russell Johns Associates (http://russelljohns.com)...

Firefighter Grants: FEMA AFGP Audits

Without a doubt, receiving a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) award is much more fun than managin...

Grinnell Mutual and NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation Show You How

Fire departments across the country have less than one month to apply for the Life Safety Achievement Award, announce...

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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.


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.


Bells to Toll for 4th Annual Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters

Whenever there's a call for help our nation’s firefighters respond without hesitation. They are our local heroes. This October, you can be a hero to the fire service by participating in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.

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

USFA and NVFC Initiate Study of Emergent Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has initiated a project with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to study firefighter occupational health and safety challenges that are occurring in the volunteer fire service and develop initiatives, programs, and strategies to reduce on-duty injuries and fatalities among volunteer firefighters and EMS responders.


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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National Fire Academy Announces New Managing Officer Program

July 30, 2014 The United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (NFA) announces a new training program aimed at improvi...

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