Fire Commentary Roundup: Reputation, Public Expectations, and Weed Use in the Fire Service

Check out some recent commentary pieces from Fire Engineering featured contributors that ran on the site in March 2019.

Nick Salameh

Building a Reputation to Be Proud Of

It’s not just about the probationary firefighters, says Nick Salameh. 

Billy Greenwood

Applications from FDIC 2019

John Lightly offers some takeaways from last week’s FDIC International 2019.

John K. Murphy

Up in Smoke

John K. Murphy discusses substance abuse testing and possibly terminating firefighters within the confines of zero-tolerance department policies.


Clay Magee

Discipleship in the Fire Service

Clay Magee on how a passion for the fire service can motivate firefighters to be ambassadors for the craft.

Addressing Public Expectations

Obligation to the public is part of what justifies the risks firefighter face. In this commentary, Mark Cotter examines the implications of this for safer fireground operations.


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