Issue 2 and Volume 162.

>> Four students graduated from the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—OSHKOSH with bachelor’s degrees in fire and emergency response management (FERM). The FERM bachelor’s degree provides fire and emergency personnel with leadership and administrative skills necessary to advance their careers and lead public health and safety organizations. The degree is intended for individuals who already possess an associate’s degree in fire protection, fire science, paramedic technician, or emergency management from the Wisconsin Technical College System and want to take their careers to the next level, potentially including the ranks of lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, and executive chief. The degree program was launched in 2006 in response to a growing need for education to support succession planning. >> The DUNKIN’ BRANDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONhas awarded a grant to the NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL (NVFC) to support its National Juniolr Firefighter Program. In 2009, the NVFC will award $5,000 grants to 10 fire departments…

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