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.

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Talladega Forest (AL) Wildfires 90% Contained, Trails Reopen

Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen.
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Baltimore (MD) Firefighters Extinguish Five Fires in Roughly 24 Hours

Baltimore firefighters extinguished five fires in a little more than 24 hours Thursday and Friday, with two people and one firefighter injured.
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Fire Claims a Life in Chester (PA), Damages Several Rowhouses

A rowhouse fire on Friday in Chester claimed the life of a woman, and damaged several adjacent houses on the 300 block of Clayton Street.

Peoria (IL) Man Dies in Thanksgiving House Fire

Telesha Slaughter was planning to bring her father a plate of food for Thanksgiving, but instead she found herself standing outside his smoldering home late Thursday night, waiting to hear if he was OK.
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West Salem (OH) House Displaces Four Adults, Four Children and Four Dogs

Polk Jackson Perry Fire District responded Wednesday morning to a residential structure fire with flames showing along Township Road 580 near West Salem.

Russia Names 51 People Presumed Dead in Coal Mine Accident

Russian authorities on Friday released the names of 51 people presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion in a coal mine in Siberia, believed to be the deadliest since 2010.

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