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Professional Development: Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders

December 7, 2021 | 1 PM EST

The focus is on developing a professional development model for your organization. It is based on the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development, and experience and is a critical element of being a leader. Fire service organizations must strive to provide continuing guidance to personnel through a carefully crafted professional development plan that meets the specifics of the organization.

Firefighter Heart Health in the Age of COVID

January 18, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Firefighters are more vulnerable to not only heart disease, but also to being a vulnerable firefighter that suffers a sudden heart attack while on active duty. Routine testing can miss up to 50% of at-risk firefighters. Many of these risks are also the same risks that place individuals at a higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. A firefighter-specific, research-based, heart health program is essential to reducing the numbers of Firefighters dying from heart attacks. This webinar will explore the scientific evidence, the testing and commonalities that exist between COVID-19 disease, deaths and heart disease.

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Combat Staffing Challenges with a Mobile App for Scheduling Management

December 14, 2021 | 1 PM EST
Join us for this webinar presentation to learn how Vector Scheduling helps fire departments simplify their crew's scheduling, callbacks, recalls, shift trades, and more. We'll also discuss how Guardian Tracking’s unique Early Intervention system from Vector Solutions catches trending behaviors and potential issues that may stem from triggering events to enable supervisors to act quickly and make the best decision on how to help.

NTSB Analyzing Fractured Gas Pipeline in AZ Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on last month’s gas line explosion in Coolidge that destroyed a home and killed a man and his 14-year-old daughter.

Huge Factory Fire Sends Smoke Over England Town

A huge fire broke out at an industrial park in the central England town of Leamington Spa on Friday, sending up dramatic plumes of dark smoke that could be seen for miles.
Firefighters at the scene of a large warehouse fire in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Firefighters Wrap Up Operations at WI Warehouse Fire

Firefighters have finally extinguished a warehouse blaze in Fort Atkinson after more than four days.
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At Least Two Dead, Seven Injured After Chemical Plant Leak in La Porte, TX

The incident began at about 7:35 p.m. when "LyondellBasell La Porte requested support from La Porte EMS regarding a mass casualty incident at their facility."
Fatal explosion and fire in Germany

Little Hope for Missing Workers at German Blast Site

Rescue teams in western Germany continued searching for missing workers at an industrial park where an explosion killed at least two people.

One Dead, Four Missing at German Chemical Complex Explosion

At least 16 people were injured and four remain missing following the accident in the western city of Leverkusen.

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