Ex-Minneapolis (MN) Fire Cadet Sues for Discrimination

A one-time Minneapolis firefighter recruit is suing his former bosses, alleging that his path to becoming the city's first Somali-American firefighter was derailed because of a racially hostile environment that eventually resulted in his firing.
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.

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Boston firefighters on tower ladder at three-alarm fire

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Seven Injured in San Francisco House Fire

San Francisco firefighters battled a one-alarm house fire Monday afternoon in the Outer Mission neighborhood that sent seven people to the hospital.
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Traverse City (MI) Tables PFAS Foam Cleanup bill

Paying to clean up firefighting foam mishaps at Cherry Capital Airport shouldn't be Traverse City's burden, or so most city commissioners believe.
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February Busy Month for Animal Ice Rescues for Swansea (MA) Firefighters

February proved to be a busy month for calls of animals falling through the ice.
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No Sign of Arson Found at Paul Newman’s Camp; Cause Undetermined

A police investigation into the fire that tore through the Hole in the Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut could not determine the cause but found no indication it was set intentionally
Firefighter passing a dog off during a Chicago fire

Photos: Chicago Firefighters Save Two Dogs from House Fire

Crews rescued two canines from a house fire last week in Chicago. See photos from Tim Olk.

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