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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.

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Investigation Continues Into Mobile Home Fire That Killed Elderly Opelousas (LA) Woman

State fire investigators are still determining the cause of a house fire that killed an elderly Opelousas woman.

Aledo (OH) Fire Chief of 20 Years Announces Retirement

The Trustees of the Aledo Fire Protection District have announced the retirement of Fire Chief Dennis Litwiler.

Lancaster (OH) Man in Critical Condition After Crashing Into Building

A Lancaster man remains in critical condition at Ohio Health's Grant Medical Center in Columbus after the truck he was driving Tuesday crashed head-on into a concrete building at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds.

Raging House Fire in Clay (NY) Ruled Accidental

A massive fire that destroyed a home in Clay Tuesday night has been ruled accidental.

Vancouver (OR) House Fire Kills Woman

Two people escaped from a Vancouver house fire Thursday morning, but a third person died.
Augusta firefighters operate on the fireground in October 2021.

GA Fire Department Changes Forcible Entry Policy After Fatal Incident

Augusta Fire Department has changed its forced-entry policy after a Hephzibah-area woman died waiting for first responders to break into her house.

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