Read some recent posts from our featured contributors, including new commentary on professional development from Assistant Fire Chief Nicholas Christensen of Federal Fire Ventura County, California.
Benjamin Martin considers what can be done about lousy attitudes in the firehouse.
It’s hard to measure the human factor on the fireground, and even harder to explain it. Read commentary from Dustin Martinez.
By using morale as an indicator of success, we subject ourselves to inconsistent feedback based on emotion and personal bias, writes Troy J. Bonfield.
Nick Salameh on how firefighters should try to predict the vulnerabilities a government shutdown can bring and find ways to prepare and practice for them.
Mark Cotter offers his thoughts on integrating fire dynamics research findings into tactics.
As a firefighter or public safety government employee, what are your free speech rights under the First Amendment? John K. Murphy has an overview.
In today’s ever-changing fire service, it is important more than ever before to stay engaged. Nicholas Christensen discusses career development.
In all that you do, look out for your people and remember where you came from, writes Jarrod Sergi.
Mauro Porcelli urges you to take a long, hard, honest look at yourself to determine what you can do to improve the lives of the people around you.
Yes, some folks are just in it for the T-shirt. Jeremy Perrien writes about how to factor this in when recruiting for volunteer fire departments.
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