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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.

Humpday Hangout: Helping Firefighters Get Back to Work After COVID-19

Hosts Rick Lasky and Terry McGrath will talk to their guests about helping first responders get back to work after the virus.

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.

PPE Evaluations: From Risk Assessment to Selection

March 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMTThis webcast is based on five successful firefighter evaluations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from risk assessment through evaluation and selection. It explores the nuances and time lengths (which differed because of fiscal time constrictions) of the processes for the items typically associated with firefighter PPE: helmet, hood, gloves, coat and pant, and boots. The presentation includes pilot programs, evaluation solicitations, evaluation forms, requests for proposal, and language suggestions for requirements. Successful personnel engagement strategies and practices are also discussed.

What Lessons Has EMS Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

February 18, 2021 1 PM EST / 12 PM CST / 10 AM PST / 6 PM GMTPlease join Jonathan Washko and Matt Zavadsky as they discuss what we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus has changed EMS forever – from our role in the communities we serve, how we care for our workforce and in our approach to patient care. Both presenters offer realistic, humorous and controversial discussion that will help you understand how we can shape the future of EMS delivery in a positive way.
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CT Fire Chiefs Promote Volunteer Tax Breaks

Area fire chiefs spoke on Tuesday about the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act, which they said would assist them in recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters.
Women in Fire

Podcast: Women in Fire: Diversity in the Fire Service

Members of Women in Fire discuss the value of diversity in the fire service.
Politics and Tactics

Podcast: Politics and Tactics

Frank Ricci, David Polikoff, and Sam Villani discuss the issue of teachers during the pandemic and letting firefighters make decisions so they can develop.
Fire chief screaming at firefighter

Drawn by Fire: Preparation Compensation

A calm and well-delivered radio transmission from the first-arriving company will always drown out a screamer.
Hoses running from a fire truck

Fire and Police Unions Step Up to Help CA Robbery Victim’s Family

On Saturday, the Solano Napa Firefighters Foundation presented Quidet with a check for $1,186, to match the union's "Local 1186" title.
Tailboard Talk podcast

Podcast: Tailboard Talk: The Firefighter 3 Project

Jeff Wallin and Craig Nelson welcome guests Matt Hennessy, Andrew Beck and Ben Willey to discuss the Firefighter 3 Project.

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