Detroit Fire Department apparatus

Detroit Fire Officials Examine Policies After Drunk Driving Incidents

Two incidents of drunk driving while on duty have prompted city leaders to reflect on the department's policies and resources.
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Report: IN City Seeks to Terminate Firefighter at Center of Noose...

An effort to fire a Hammond firefighter accused of displaying a noose and sexually explicit drawings at a city office likely will begin Thursday at Hammond's Board of Works meeting, sources close to the investigation say.
San Bernardino County fire truck with firefighters at the scene of a January 2020 fire

New Automatic Aid Agreement Between CA Fire Departments

New automatic aid agreement between the Victorville Fire and San Bernardino County Fire departments approved.
New Fairfield CT Fire Department

New Fairfield (CT) Firefighter Suspended Over Social Media Posts

A firefighter has been suspended after allegedly posting "inappropriate and offensive items" on social media, according to fire officials.
Lead from the Front

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

March 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why.

Wildland Fire Preplan

A Technology-Based Approach to Preplanning Your Community for the Wildland Event

March 30, 2021 at 1 PM EDT / 12 PM CDT / 10 AM PDT / 5 PM GMT

Preplan your community for a wildland fire: identify target hazards, accurately create an incident action plan, and create an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, ensuring their involvement with hazard mitigation techniques.

Health and Wellness for Women in the Fire Service

March 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT

This webcast is based on the U.S. Fire Administration study “Emerging Issues for Women in the Fire Service.” Topics include cardiac health, cancer, and behavioral and mental health. You will be presented with the results of recent studies by the Women’s Biomonitoring Collaborative, including attention-grabbing resources meant to inspire firefighters about the importance of post-incident decon.

Fire Engineering news

New Moberly (MO) Fire Department Chief Named

Donald Ryan was formally hired March 1 by the Moberly City Council to become the new fire department chief.
Fire Engineering podcasts

Podcast: In Their Own Words: Tony Correia: What Makes a Good Firefighter?

Host Joe Pronesti talks with Tony Correia about his recent article, "Character, Attitudes, and Values: Defining the ‘Good’ Firefighter."
Two fire apparatus

Detroit Battalion Chief Investigated for Drunk Driving

A battalion chief with the Detroit Fire Department is under investigation for driving a department vehicle while intoxicated early Monday.
Greeley (CO) Fire Chief Dale Lyman

Greeley (CO) Fire Chief Retires

After five years overseeing new stations, new vehicles and a new initiative, Greeley Fire Chief Dale Lyman has retired.
Anthony Avillo and Jim Duffy

Podcast: Fireground Strategies: Truck Tasks

Anthony Avillo and Jim Duffy discuss how to account for truck functions even if you don't have a truck.
Firefighters on a hoseline

Brattleboro (VT) Fire Chief Stepping Down After 43 Years of Service

After serving the Brattleboro Fire Department "his entire adult life," Chief Michael Bucossi plans to retire, and Assistant Chief Leonard Howard will succeed him

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