Main Street Memo: Collapse

Collapse and the establishment of collapse zones are not usually the first things firefighters consider when responding to a "routine" house fire but must be top of mind.
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Professional Development: Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders

December 7, 2021 | 1 PM EST

The focus is on developing a professional development model for your organization. It is based on the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development, and experience and is a critical element of being a leader. Fire service organizations must strive to provide continuing guidance to personnel through a carefully crafted professional development plan that meets the specifics of the organization.

Firefighter Heart Health in the Age of COVID

January 18, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Firefighters are more vulnerable to not only heart disease, but also to being a vulnerable firefighter that suffers a sudden heart attack while on active duty. Routine testing can miss up to 50% of at-risk firefighters. Many of these risks are also the same risks that place individuals at a higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. A firefighter-specific, research-based, heart health program is essential to reducing the numbers of Firefighters dying from heart attacks. This webinar will explore the scientific evidence, the testing and commonalities that exist between COVID-19 disease, deaths and heart disease.

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Combat Staffing Challenges with a Mobile App for Scheduling Management

December 14, 2021 | 1 PM EST
Join us for this webinar presentation to learn how Vector Scheduling helps fire departments simplify their crew's scheduling, callbacks, recalls, shift trades, and more. We'll also discuss how Guardian Tracking’s unique Early Intervention system from Vector Solutions catches trending behaviors and potential issues that may stem from triggering events to enable supervisors to act quickly and make the best decision on how to help.

Main Street Memo: Overhaul

This firefighter training bulletin reviews tips on overhaul in Main Street buildings, focusing on void spaces and hidden fire spread.
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Fire Trap in Los Angeles: Seniors ‘Trapped’ in Apartments Due to Busted Elevators

The Los Angeles Fire Department has placed the building under a fire watch, which keeps it under continuous surveillance to detect signs of fire.
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Community Involvement and Outreach for Fire Departments

Firefighters must show the public what our organizations represent, and that means directly engaging with the people we serve.
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Grenfell Report: Fire Service Needs to Be Proactive in Assessing Risks

A public report on the devastating 2017 Grenfell Tower Fire underscores the need for fire service leaders to better engage with emerging threats.
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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Teams with NFSA, TN Firefighters for Virtual Reality Video Shoot

The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) paved the way for a successful Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) live-fire video shoot on location in Ashland City, Tennessee.
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Podcast: BuildingsonFire: Taking It to the Streets: Type III Construction, Part 4

Christopher Naum is joined by a special guest for the final part of his examination of "brick 'n joist" Type III construction.

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