Lead from the Front

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

March 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why.

Wildland Fire Preplan

A Technology-Based Approach to Preplanning Your Community for the Wildland Event

March 30, 2021 at 1 PM EDT / 12 PM CDT / 10 AM PDT / 5 PM GMT

Preplan your community for a wildland fire: identify target hazards, accurately create an incident action plan, and create an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, ensuring their involvement with hazard mitigation techniques.

Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

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Two rescued from ice floating down river in Downtown Rockford, Illinois

IL Firefighters Rescue Two from Slab of Ice Floating Down River

Rockford Fire Department rescued two men Monday who were stranded on a slab of ice floating down the Rock River.
Chicago firefighters at fire scene

Fatal Chicago (IL) House Fire Now Investigated as Double Homicide

Police and fire investigators believe the fire that killed a mother and daughter and left four others injured was intentionally set.

Ex-Minneapolis (MN) Fire Cadet Sues for Discrimination

A one-time Minneapolis firefighter recruit is suing his former bosses, alleging that his path to becoming the city's first Somali-American firefighter was derailed because of a racially hostile environment that eventually resulted in his firing.

Firefighters Battle Frigid Temperatures at Salem (MA) House Fire

An early-morning fire in a home on Broadway could have been worse were it not for a person who ran to the nearest fire station to report the fire.
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New Moberly (MO) Fire Department Chief Named

Donald Ryan was formally hired March 1 by the Moberly City Council to become the new fire department chief.

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