The Detroit fire commissioner said the firefighters who posed in front of a burning house on New Year's Eve will be disciplined
Sometimes the travails of the job can foster and "us-vs.-them" mentality between firefighters and civilians. Mike Morse on embracing the public we are sworn to protect.
Tim Doran uses his fire department’s own experience with a political setback to inform readers of how to best handle opposition to a presumably bulletproof plan.
In Part 9 of his series, Mark Wallace asks, "How do we (or can we) keep our employees out of local political elections?"
In the third part of Mark Wallace's subseries on Part 8, he asks, "Is your department properly budgeting the salary of our shift personnel?"
Mark Wallace discusses the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and paying firefighters a regular hourly rate.
Is our department properly budgeting the salary of our shift personnel? Mark Wallace looks at another tough question fire officers might face from the community.
Mark Wallace asks, Why does the fire department have such high overtime costs and why do they exceed the amount allocated for overtime in the fire department’s approved budget?
Mark Wallace asks, “What are you going to do when a firefighter tests positive for marijuana in a world of legal, recreation, and medical marijuana use?”
In Part 5 of his series, Mark Wallace examines some answers to the questions of: When and Why Do We Need to Build Another Fire Station?