Douglas Cline

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.

Smoldering Debris, Mud Hinder Indonesia Volcano Rescue

Rescuers were sifting through smoldering debris and thick mud in search of survivors a day after the highest volcano on Java island erupted with fury, killing at least 14 people with searing gas and ash.
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Sterling (IL) Fire Lieutenant Dies in House Fire

Sterling Fire Lieutenant Garrett Ramos was inside a house fire when the floor collapsed beneath him.
Hoses running from a fire truck

Man Found Dead After Fire Engulfs PA Home

A 70-year-old man was found dead Friday night after a three-alarm fire overtook four homes in York.

Ten Displaced in West Baltimore (MD) After Vacant Rowhouse Fire Spreads

Ten people were displaced after a fire in a vacant rowhouse in West Baltimore Friday afternoon spread to three neighboring homes.

Officials: MI Suspect’s Parents Found Hiding in Building

The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at Oxford High School were found hiding in a Detroit building early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them.

Settlement Approved Over Woman’s Rescue Ordeal in AZ

The Phoenix City Council has approved a settlement of up to $450,000 for a woman whose rescue basket spun uncontrollably while she was being airlifted off a mountain hiking area.

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