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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.

Construction Concerns: Fire Extinguisher Testing

Mon, Aug 11, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the use of portable fire extinguishers as well as the results from an Underwriters Laboratories ratings test.

Four IFSI Instructors Deployed for Idaho and California Wildfires

Thu, Aug 7, 2014

Three Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Wildlland Program firefighting instructors have been deployed to the Upper Micah Complex Fire outside St. Maries, Idaho. The instructors are part of a Type II Initial Attack Hand Crew.

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy Receives National Award

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) recently presented the President's Award to Texas State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy at the NASFM annual conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Mentoring for Success

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A mentoring program can help prepare your team for victory and encourage new recruits and leaders to step up.

"Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach."

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Since George Bernard Shaw scripted those words more than 60 years ago, the quote has been used to imply that people who are unable to succeed in the real world will instead get a job instructing others in how to do the job they cannot do themselves.

FireRescue Magazine Announces Erich Roden as Editor-in-Chief

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Lt. Gregory Pickard's widow accepts Ray Downey Courage and Valor award at FDIC

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department (BFD), who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the recipient of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award at the Opening Ceremony of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis in April. Lt. Pickard was part of the rapid intervention team.


Mon, Jun 23, 2014

We are learning new concepts related to initial fire operations because of the Underwriters Laboratories and National Institute of Standards and Technology studies.

Effective Teaching Strategies

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

I have served as an officer in the fire service for five years.

Names in the News

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

DAVE BLETSCHER, a second-generation firefighter and captain with the Gifford (IL) Fire Protection District (GFPD), received a Special Service Award for his "Extraordinary Commitment to Fire Service Training" as an FDIC volunteer staff member at the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Safety and Health Week: The Safety Officer

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

The safety officer, or anyone designated to fill this role on the fireground, has a lot more to consider on the fireground than a single company officer, or even the incident commander (IC) himself.

ISFSI to Unveil New Training Program 'Principles of Modern Fire Attack'

Fri, Jun 6, 2014

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is releasing a training program soon, "Principles of Modern Fire Attack," that aims to incorporate many of the findings of modern fire dynamics research.

Evacuating medical facilities

Fri, May 23, 2014

I enjoyed "Fires in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Be Prepared for the Unexpected" by Dan Sheridan (Fire Engineering, February 2014).

Ten Steps to Creating a Successful E-Learning Course

Tue, May 20, 2014

Freddie Diaz-Batista returns to discuss the best and most proper ways to construct your e-learning fire service course.

Construction Concerns: Remodeling Older Buildings

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Under fire conditions, firefighters should not assume that remodeling has used materials similar to the original construction materials, Greg Havel writes.

IFSI Recognizes Instructors for LARA

Sun, Apr 27, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base.

Names in the News

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

CHIEF DAVE CASEY was appointed as Director of Louisiana State University's Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute.

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