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Fire Departments in North Carolina, Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announc...

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners...

Dr. John L. Bryan, Fire Protection Pioneer, Passes Away

Dr. John L. Bryan, a pioneer in the field of fire protection, recently passed away.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department: Get the Word Out

A well-informed firefighter can also enhance the department's professional image, and that means leaders need to keep...

Seymour (TN) Firefighters Deliver Pizzas For Fire Prevention Week

The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) of Seymour, Tennessee, partnered together with Dominos Pizza and the NFP...

Sexual Violence: Is It a Problem in the Fire Service?

It is the goal of iWomen to provide resources for fire service members who have suffered from sexual violence and har...

NVFC Adopts Position on Freelancing and Self-Dispatching

The National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Health, Safety, and Training Committee, working with the Department of J...

New York Firefighter Found Dead Following Call

A Long Island firefighter was found dead after responding to a call the night before.

Fire Has Special Meaning to Wood River Valley Firefighters

At approximately 01:09 AM a structure fire was reported in Hailey by a Hailey firefighter. The fire was located in a ...

Shrinking Number of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities at Risk

NPR examines the shrinking number of volunteer firefighters.

Departments in Maine and Missouri are Latest Winners in Globe Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announc...

Fallen North Carolina Firefighter Laid to Rest

Funeral service for Firefighter John Derek Gupton of the Justice (NC) Volunteer Fire Department was held on Sunday Se...

Firefighters Battle Rutherford (NJ) House Fire

Flames blew out of the second-floor windows of a Rutherford (NJ) dwelling on September 21st, shattering this qui...

Niagra Falls Mill Fire Described as Out of Control

The Niagara Falls Fire Department was called to battle a large fire at Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls on Saturday.

Funeral Arrangements Set for Fallen North Carolina Firefighter

Funeral arrangements have been set for a North Carolina firefighter who was killed in an fire apparatus accident this...

NVFC Staff Accepts Challenge and Donates to Firefighter Support Fund

The staff of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was recently challenged by the staff of the International Ass...

Kenneth Pienkowski of Onondaga County Elected As 1st Vice President of FASNY

Kenneth Pienkowski, of the Taunton Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County has been elected 1st Vice President o...

Long Island's Bob McConville Elected as President of Firemen's Association of the State of New York

Robert (Bob) McConville, veteran Suffolk County Fire Official and EMT, was installed as President of the Firemen's As...

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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

Angry Protest over Attempt to Close Albany (NY) Ladder Company

Citizens and firefighters showed up in droves to protest the attempt to eliminate a ladder truck at a fire station in the city of Albany, New York.

Michigan Ends Ban on Firefighter Two-Hatting

A bill signed earlier this week by Michigan's governor would apparently end a ban on full-time firefighters working for other departments on their days off.

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating the city's nepotism policy.

Fire Service Traditions & History

From the Fire Engineering Vault: Boston Collapse Kills Five Firefighters

The city of Boston recently paid tribute to the five firefighters who were killed in a fire scene collapse in the Trumbull Street fire of 1964.

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Crash Kills Missouri Fire Chief Heading to Fire

A Missouri fire chief on his way to a fire call was killed in a crash Monday.

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Los Angeles Officials Reach Deal with Firefighters Union

Los Angeles officials have reached a tentative salary agreement with the city's firefighters union that provides no raises in the current fiscal year and a 2% boost next summer.

Officer Development

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 change, writes Mark Wallace.

Fireground Management

Detroit Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire at Vacant Apartment Building

On Friday, October 17, 2014, at about 1500 hours, Detroit 5th Battalion companies responded to a reported building fire at W. Chicago & Nardin Dr.

Volunteers Corner

Fire Departments in North Carolina, Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

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Los Angeles Officials Reach Deal with Firefighters Union

October 21, 2014 Los Angeles officials have reached a tentative salary agreement with the city's firefighters union that provides no r...

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