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NVFC Launches Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Portal

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) today launched the department portal component of its new Make Me a Firefi...

Fire Service Leadership in a World of Technology and Social Media

The vast majority of the fire service is active in technology, but most members have not considered how to use this t...

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 ...

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighter Injured in Duplex Fire

A Chattanooga (TN) firefighter was injured Sunday morning while working to extinguish a duplex fire.

Some Tennessee Fire Departments Move to Full-Time

Many Tennessee fire stations in the eastern part of the state are operated by volunteer firefighters, but the state s...

Pasadena Firefighters Return from Nepal After Earthquake Relief

In the wake of last month's devastating 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, three Pasadena firefighters traveled to the region t...

All-Seasons Intelligence

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protec...

Fire Crews Battle 3-Alarm Reading (PA) Fire

Fire crews were alerted to 937 Laurel Street just after 7 a.m. for a reported house fire in Reading, Pennsylvania.

National Initiative Invites Ems Community to Recommend Performance Measures

EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, is now solic...

IAFC Wins 2015 Gold Circle Award for Association Marketing Excellenc

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced it has been recognized by the American Society of...

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The House of Representatives passed on March 3 the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 2...

Liberty Mutual Insurance Honors Firefighters with National Firemark Award and Grants

Celebrating America's firefighters for their bravery and commitment to fire safety, Liberty Mutual Insurance today an...

Nassau and Suffolk County Executives and Firefighters Team up to Recruit Volunteers

As part of a New York statewide effort to increase volunteer firefighter numbers, Long Island’s County Executives, fi...

EMS Compass Initiative Looks to Community for Input

"EMS Compass, an initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measures, is underway and w...

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Expand Volunteer Firefighter Base

People over the age of 45 will now be allowed to volunteer as firefighters.

NVFC Unveils Recruitment Campaign and Elects Officers at 2015 Spring Board Meeting

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Board of Directors met in Alexandria, VA, on April 17-18, 2015. Representa...

Mobile Welcomes New Firefighter Recruits

For the first time since 2013, the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department appears poised to add new firefighters to its ranks

Five Firefighters Hurt After Fire Truck Rolls Over Near Belton (TX)

According to the city of Belton, all five Central Bell County Fire Rescue firefighters injured when their fire truck ...

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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

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.

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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.

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West Webster (NY) Getting Fire Equipment Upgrade

Local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said the West Webster Fire Department has received a $305,000 grant from FEMA.

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Man Charged with Arson in Connection with Large Los Angeles Fire

Authorities have arrested and charged a man in connection with a fire in downtown Los Angeles that destroyed an unfinished apartment complex late last year. The suspect, 56-year-old Dawud Abdulwali, was arrested Tuesday on an unrelated traffic charge.

Officer Development

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the responsibiities expected of this vital fire department position.

Fireground Management

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the responsibiities expected of this vital fire department position.

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NVFC Launches Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Portal

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) today launched the department portal component of its new Make Me a Firefighter volunteer recruitment campaign. Departments can now sign up at http://portal.nvfc.org to join the campaign and showcase their volunteer opportunities.

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Updated Biodetection Technologies for First Responders Product Guide Now Available

A 2015 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available. 

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