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Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction areas.

Water Supply: The Great Debate

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Dealing with limited water supply situations is tough; we are trying to box with one hand tied behind our backs, writes Brian Zaitz.

Getting It Just Right: Don't Micromanage

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Chuck French-Some subordinates accuse managers of "micromanaging" when they are simply managing. Learn the subtle differences among management, micromanagement, and undermanagement to better prepare you for being the manager or the one being managed.

Humpday Hangout: Tactics, Training, and FDIC

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk training and firefighting tactics with a number of well-known fire service instructors.

Construction Concerns: Adhesives in Manufactured Lumber

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks into the history and combustibility of adhesives in manufactured lumber.

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importance of Life Safety Firestop Systems and Effective Compartmentation to interested parties all over the world. The first step to widespread implementation begins with the education of the specialized Firestop Containment Workers performing this work.

Humpday Hangout: UL and NIST on Fire Research

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

In today's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Steve Kerber of UL and Dan Madrzykowski of NIST about fire research and fire dynamics.

Coffee Break Training: Challenges for Instructors of Adult Learners

Sun, Nov 9, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, in this one the student will be able to identify five challenges of adult learning.

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 NVFC-CSU Scholarships: Joseph Ondrasek, Jr. and Marc Veilleux. 

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

The simple closing of a door may have significantly impacted a recent fire in Washington state that injured a firefighter and civilian.

IFSI's Randy Schlichter Named Instructor of the Month

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base.  Randy Schlichter is IFSI's October Instructor of the Month.

IFSI's Steve Williams Honored at St. Louis Firefighter's Ball

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Steve Williams, long-time field instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), was honored at the 7thAnnual St. Louis & Metropolitan Firefighters’ Appreciation Ball.

Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice working in light smoke conditions.

Humpday Hangout: Firefighting Coast to Coast

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

So what are the real differences between East Coast and West Coast firefighting? In this week's Humpday Hangout, hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to guests Anthony Avillo of California and Anthony Kastros of New Jersey on some of the differences in firefighter operations in their two locales.

Why You Should Attend FDIC

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and manufacturers to keep up with the latest developments, tactics, and equipment in the firefighting industry. Frank Viscuso has some reasons why firefighters should be sure never to miss attending.

We Will Always Remember 9/11/2001

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

An overview of the many events scheduled to commemorate Thursday, September 11, 2014, the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks involving the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania, confirms that the nation "will always remember."

We Will Always Remember 9/11/2001

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

An overview of the many events scheduled to commemorate Thursday, September 11, 2014, the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks involving the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania, confirms that the nation "will always remember."

The Spectrum Model of Organizational Change, Part 1

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Mark Wallace discusses some of the problems fire departments face when trying to implement change and introduces the acronym SPECTRUM to help identify the various aspects of organizational change.

ISFSI Debuts Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

In a new video, International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) Past President and Hanover (VA) Division Chief Eddie Buchanan discusses fire attack and the SLICERS acronym.

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn in as IAFC President

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department, as president and chairman of the board for 2014-2015. He was sworn in at the general session of Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Dallas.

IFSI Recognizes Joe Jay as Instructor of the Month

Tue, Aug 12, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base. Joe Jay is IFSI's August Instructor of the Month.

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