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.

Pilot Mountain wildfire

Escaped Campfire Blamed for Pilot Mountain (NC) Wildfire

A wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 1,100 acres and was about 80% contained Thursday.
Jason Burns, Fall River MA

MA Firefighter Says Toxic Chemicals in Gear May Cause Cancer

"Think about that for a second. A PPE specialist said we should be handling our gear with rubber gloves. Isn't that a problem?"

Multiple MA Departments Respond to Four-Alarm House Fire

Four departments responded to a fire in a four-story home in Chelsea on Marginal Road at around 10:20 p.m. Thursday night.
Burned tractor

Wildfire Destroys 24 Houses in MT Town

A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town.
Las Cruces Fire Department firefighters rescue dog from fire

Firefighters Rescue Dog from NM House Fire

Firefighters were initially delayed in controlling the fire "due to a large amount of items being densely packed in the home."
San Francisco fire station holiday decorations

Holiday Decoration Contest for San Francisco (CA) Fire Stations Returns

San Francisco firehouses will light up again for the holidays, formally reviving a station decoration tradition that started in the 1940s, then was brought back last year.

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