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.

Hubert NC fire truck crash

Firefighter Seriously Hurt After Fire Apparatus Tire ‘Exploded’ in NC

The truck was leaving a Christmas parade when it became “uncontrollable” and hit a pipe, according to the Hubert Volunteer Fire Department.
Fatal fire in Bangor, Maine

Three Killed, Two Rescued in Bangor (ME) Fire

The State Fire Marshal's Office said an early-morning fire at a vacant building in Bangor on Sunday resulted in the deaths of three men.

More MI Firefighters with Cancer Eligible for Benefits

A new Michigan law makes more firefighters with cancer eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
Kansas City (MO) Fire Department

Mayday, Firefighter Falls Through Floor at Kansas City Fire

Firefighters had just entered a home engulfed in flames in Kansas City's Northland when one fell through the floor and disappeared into the basement.

CA Firefighter in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Accident

Barstow Fire Protection District Engineer David Spink underwent emergency surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
East Orange NJ Fire Department HQ

NJ Fire Chief Under Investigation by Prosecutor’s Office After Harassment Complaints

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the conduct of East Orange Fire Chief Andre Williams after numerous firefighters came forward in a letter alleging harassment.

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