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.

Twenty-Seven Still Missing After Indonesia Volcanic Eruption Kills 22

Rescuers dug out the body of a 13-year-old boy with their bare hands on Monday, as improved weather condition allowed them to resume their search for bodies after the highest volcano on Java island erupted with fury, killing at least 22 people and leaving 27 others missing.

Some KY and TN Communities Assess for Damages After Severe Storms

Some communities in Kentucky and Tennessee were assessing damages Monday as a line of severe storms moved through the states.

Central CO Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted

Firefighters made progress containing a 15-acre (6-hectare) wildfire in a central Colorado mountain community as authorities lifted evacuation orders Monday for residents who were forced to leave their homes a day earlier.
Minneapolis Fire Department

Minneapolis Firefighters Rescued After Porch Collapse

Three firefighters sustained minor injuries after a partial porch collapse at a structure fire on Sunday, December 5, 2021.
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.

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