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More Boundary Management

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

A timely management topic we started to discuss last month is how organizational boundaries are established, maintained, and revised-they pretty much establish the lane we all personally and occupationally "drive in" and describe what is acceptable behavior/performance as we go along in our lane. 

Flakka: a New EMS Challenge

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

It's a cool spring evening, and you have just finished the evening meal and settled in for your stint as "house watch." The bay doors are open, and you lean back in the chair to watch the passersby.

Criminologist Suggests Using MO Firefighters as Police Officers

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

University of St. Louis-Missouri criminologist Rick Rosenfeld, who is also an informal advisor to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, brought up the idea during a St. Louis Safety meeting Tuesday.

From The Jumpseat: Negotiating Hazards

Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Mark J. Cotter asks, How do we consistently integrate these dual considerations—doing the right things and avoiding the wrong things—into our fireground decision-making process?

Identification Systems Group Announces Initiative to Improve Patient Safety

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

ISG offers exclusive products to provide complete systems of thermal wristbands, labels, printers that also include on-site consultation and ongoing, on-site service support.

IFE-USA Branch's Vision 20/20 project awarded grant

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

The Institution of Fire Engineers-USA Branch’s Vision 20/20 project has been awarded a DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to expand its work in Community Risk Reduction and to promote the use of working smoke alarms.

New Proclamations for Capus Fire Safety Month

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Alabama, Mississippi and South Dakota have provided proclamations for Campus Fire Safety Month, bringing us up to 14 for this year so far. This brings the number to 14.

Construction Concerns: Job Site Fuel Storage, Part I

Mon, Aug 10, 2015

In the first part of his multipart Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at codes and regulations regarding potentially hazardous fuels stored at job sites.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 20—Safe Driving Policies

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Thomas A. Merrill follows up his previous article on apparatus driver programs with this article, which offers just a few of the many important policies, guidelines, or rules that departments should have in place to help guide their vehicle responses.

MORE Intelligence

Mon, Jul 13, 2015

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G. Bachman.

Structure Fires Involving Hoarders

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Although you may not think you have them in your fire district, hoarders can be anywhere. More than likely, we all have hoarders or hoarding situations in our districts.

Art, Reality, and Influence

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

I received the following note from a firefighter who was concerned about an advertisement's artistic depiction of firefighters who were dirty from firefighting....

Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

Fire Service CSI

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

It is imperative that fire service students take advantage of learning opportunities to improve personal and organizational readiness for future incidents, writes Eric G. Bachman.

CSB Releases Draft Investigation Report into 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Thirty Minutes for Life

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Most companies should be able to create a 30-minute time slot into which ideas and policies critical to firefighter safety and survival may be discussed or practiced,writes David DeStefano.

908 Devices Gets $11.5M to Create New Device with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Fri, Jun 5, 2015

This contract fuels development of advanced GC-HPMS devices, providing broader chemical detection capability for military personnel.

EMS Compass Announces Town Hall Format June Webinar Series

Wed, Jun 3, 2015

EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, will host a series of webinars June 15-18, 2015. The webinars are the best way for members of the EMS community and other stakeholders to provide feedback on the quality and performance measures topics under consideration for further development and testing.

A Duty to Respond: Translating Your Fire Safety Message to a Multicultural Community

Fri, May 29, 2015

We all have our reasons for being firefighters. Whether it is fulfillment of a lifelong dream or ambition, the inherent need to help people, or the calling of community service or pride, you have made a conscious decision to become part of an elite group of individuals.

Tulsa Fire Department's Bowstring Truss ID System

Fri, May 29, 2015

This Oklahoma department implemented a program that provides initial responders with critical information-about the presence of bowstring truss construction, a serious threat to firefighter safety-when they need it most.

Utility Response: What You Can Expect from Your Utility and What You Should Expect

Thu, May 28, 2015

Knowing you will arrive before the utility company in many cases should stress the importance of educating yourself in the hazards, the safety precautions, and the actions to take and not take at incidents where you need the utility company.    

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