Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1911) “Last Man” is a deplorable being who seeks only comfort and safety. The “Last Man” will not stand up for what he believes in, nor will he question authority.
Tim Doran uses his fire department’s own experience with a political setback to inform readers of how to best handle opposition to a presumably bulletproof plan.
Devon Wells discusses the best ways to transform your rural volunteer fire department into a leading light of your community.
Last Sunday, October 28, marked the anniversary of the tragic 1915 St. John's parochial school fire in Peabody, Massachusetts; 21 students perished. See the contemporary articles in Fire and Water Engineering, as well as numerous articles and news items concerning the city and its fire history. What about your local fire service history? Explore the Fire Engineering archives to find out where and when your town may have appeared in the pages of Fire Engineering.
Thomas A. Merrill returns from his daughter’s college graduation with tips on creating a sense of pride inside each and every volunteer firehouse.
Richard Stack describes his struggle with post-traumatic stress and how being strong enough to request and accept help has enabled him to regain control of his life and career.
Steven S. Greene explains how the latest generation’s lack of passion for firefighting could have harmful effects on the fire service going forward.
FDIC International 2018 was spectacular and was my 19th FDIC. It is the best fire service-related week of the year for me, reconnecting with all my brother and sister firefighters and training with the best in the world.
Dennis Merrigan uses World War I’s historic Battle of Jutland to show the dangers of adaptive culture and its effects on the fire service.
Marc S. Davidson explains why it is necessary for the fire service to establish a leadership training continuum from probie to chief officer and offers the U.S. military as the training model.