Fire Engineering Magazine Partners With Russell Johns to Launch an Online Career Center for Fire and Emergency Services Personnel

Tulsa, OK, July 8th, 2014 – Fire Engineering magazine has announced that it is partnering with Russell Johns Associates ( to launch a new digital employment resource named Fire Engineering CareerCenter. The target date for the launch is mid-July. The URL is

As a publication, Fire Engineering ( has served the needs of Fire and Emergency Services Personnel for 137 years. Russell Johns will provide FE with an innovative, customizable, state-of-the-art online platform developed specifically to meet the needs of its highly specialized audience.

The goal is to provide an online recruitment environment that is both efficient and effective for employers and job seekers alike. This full-service job board is part of FE’s continued commitment to be a complete and comprehensive resource to Fire and Emergency Services Personnel, connecting qualified job seekers with available jobs—and at the same time maintain the high level of integrity for which FE is known and respected.

“Fire Engineering is the most trusted voice in the industry—and it has earned it,” said Chief Bobby Halton (ret.), editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

A native New Yorker, Halton began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque, NM, Fire Department and rose through the ranks to achieve the status of chief of training. He was chief of operations until his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department, before leaving to assume his current duties at Fire Engineering magazine.

Halton has watched the industry change and become ever more sophisticated, with younger, better-trained individuals—both men and women—entering the profession, many with military background, who enjoy the Espirit de Corps they encounter.

And another thing: Whereas people used to join a department and spent their entire career in that one location, today’s professionals are more mobile and the industry itself more fluid than ever before, making the Internet—with its real-time updates and global outreach—an appropriate outlet for job-seekers and recruiters alike.

For that reason, Russell Johns helps trusted publications with a loyal following like Fire Engineering leverage the power of the Net to create and implement online platforms spotlighting job opportunities for highly targeted audiences.

“Employers and recruiters with career opportunities can post jobs, upgrade their account status, advertise online banners and integrate with print advertising for cross-channel promotion,” said RJA’s CEO Blaire Fanning.

“This is a completely free service for Job Seekers,” Fanning said, adding that participants will be able to post resumes, receive job updates via email, save and track jobs, and apply online. In addition, individuals can search the regularly updated jobs database by category and geographical location. Keyword search and additional advanced options will also be available.

Employers and recruiters will be able to use to:

  • Post job openings
  • Track and manage applications
  • Organize communications with candidates

Featured Employers will get exclusive benefits including:

  • Unlimited Featured Job Postings
  • Logo in Rotation on the Homepage
  • Customized Company Profile Page
  • Resume Database Access
  • Enhanced Account Management Tools
  • Applicant Pre-Screening Options

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Russell Johns Associates, founded in 1968, is the country’s leading publisher’s representative for recruitment and direct response advertising in both print and online media. Fire Engineering magazine is part of PennWell Corporation, a family-owned, diversified business-to-business publisher founded in 1910 and based in Tulsa, OK.
About PennWell

PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:  Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental.  Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services.  In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England, Campbell, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China.

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