Drawn by Fire: A Prickly Predicament

Firefighter as a cactus
Check out the May 2021 Fire Engineering magazine illustration from Paul Combs.

New Trends in Pumper Specifications

June 22, 2021 | 1 PM EDT
The horizon is changing on pumper apparatus specifications. In this webinar, we'll discuss new trends in pumper specification, including clean cab, clean air scrubbers, SAM systems and pump panel locations. Our job at Rosenbauer is to help you save lives and protect property. A pumper fire apparatus is a key component to that. This discussion will serve as a resource to you as you specify your next pumper apparatus.

Out of Air – Air Management Then and Now

June 8, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

For many years, the “Out of Air” video, produced by the Firesmoke Coalition, has been a powerful training tool used to supplement progressive Air Management programs in fire departments across the world. The personal stories of those impacted by being “out of air” and the wisdom of fire service luminaries such as John Norman, John Mittendorf, Bobby Halton and the late Alan Brunacini spoke to the critical need of making air management a priority.

Motorola Solutions Webcast

Faster and Smarter Emergency Response with Unified Fire Technology

June 24, 2021| 1 PM EDT

As the only response for all things Fire and EMS, your department and your personnel need every useful tool that is available - AND reliable. As the leader in Public Safety communications, Motorola Solutions has provided tried and tested products to the Fire and EMS market for decades, but we don’t rest on our laurels. Join us June 24th to learn how new tools and technology, available today can help initiate a faster and smarter emergency response, improve coordination and enhance fireground safety.

Flames in the background with firefighter in the foreground

Crafting a Small Unit Vision Statement

Adopting a vision statement at the local level can spur widespread changes that will impact your firefighters when it's needed most, writes Todd Donovan.
Uniting the Brotherhood

Drawn by Fire: Unite the Brotherhood

Paul Combs and Bobby Halton on the state of the fire service brotherhood.
Commander going after subordinate

Drawn by Fire: A Disturbing Situation

For everyone out there dealing with a tyrannical leader, May the 4th be with you!
Bobby Halton

Known and Unknown

Firefighters should not work out, stair climb, or do emergency medical calls in our gear, given the “known and unknown” health risks.

Mission Deprivation: The Stress of Not Experiencing the Stress

Will “mission deprivation” become a legitimate concern in the fire service? Brett Snow considers the feelings associated with missing out on calls.
John K. Murphy

Facing the New Normal

John K. Murphy reviews some of the challenges facing the fire service as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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