Robert Callahan describes the risks that firefighters face in fires in small- and medium-sized box stores, now present in almost every community.
David DeStefano looks at the necessary requirements the modern fire officer needs to create a more successful and relevant fire service as we head into this new era.
Greg Merrell explains the importance of having pride in every facet of your fire service career as a starting point to becoming a successful, effective leader.
Lawrence Doelling guides you through the most inexpensive ways to develop your fire department’s officers of the future.
The role of an officer in the fire service is to consistently support the formal organization and to continually strive to meet the prime directive: Nothing shall interfere with the in-service and ready-to-respond status of your Command.
Dave Casey discusses the characteristics that subordinates say makes a good leader and presents a realistic profile of a leader or one aspiring to be one and suggestions for becoming an effective or a more effective leader.
On July 1, 1988, five veteran firefighters were trapped and killed under a massive pile of stored auto parts and collapsed roof, ceiling, and truss assemblies.
The more information you have prior to arriving at a fire scene, the better the odds of making the right decisions the first time, writes Jason Hoevelmann.
Illegal structure conversions can be deadly for occupants and crews. Firefighters must be aware of the signs of a structure designed for one purpose but illegally converted to another, and of the inherent dangers within.
Ronald E. Kanterman uses his 44 years of fire service experience to give this brief but vital rundown the role safety plays in the decisions every chief must make.