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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.
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.

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
Guido Calcagno

Podcast: In Their Own Words: Guido Calcagno

Joe Pronesti talks with Guido Calcagno about high-rise firefighting and his recent article on high-rise stairwells.
Tyler Warfield of Clear Spring Fire-Rescue SC

Firefighter Killed in SC Motorcycle Crash Mourned by Colleagues

Tyler Warfield of Fountain Inn was killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday morning in Spartanburg County. He was 23.
Sean Brown and Guy Newbery

New Chief Named to Concord (NH) Fire Department

Sean Brown has been with the Concord Fire Department since 1995, when he started as a firefighter/EMT.
Rick Lasky and John Salka

Podcast: The Command Post: Your Fire Service Idols

Rick Lasky and John Salka ask: If you had the chance to go back and work with one of your fire service idols, who would it be?
Firefighter facing away with turnout gear

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.

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