Are we educating potential firefighter candidates about all aspects of the job? Mandy George enumerates the reasons why we ought to.
Eddie Buchanan explains some ways diversity can be used as a tool for advancing fire departments and for adapting to the changing organizational and community culture.
"I understand that you don't want to make waves, don't want to stand out, and you need to be accepted by your crews, but by accepting mistreatment, you bring the entire industry down," writes Madison Warner.
The FDNY has let its chief diversity officer go -- just 12 months after filling the court-appointed position.
According to Antonellis, “Change should not be created behind closed doors, rather, it should be a transparent process that incorporates the stakeholders that will be impacted by the proposed change.”
Mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledged Monday that Los Angeles was continuing to have trouble diversifying its ranks of firefighters, saying he did not expect much progress with the first class of recruits on his watch.
Attorney Mark Cohen’s latest bill for legal work during the past two months totaled $431,819, according to Brooklyn federal court papers filed last week.
Generations of FDNY firefighters have endured the rite of passage of training academy, but this group is different.
The Anne Arundel County (MD) Fire Department recently a new plan for improving diversity in hiring after it was criticized for having an almost all-white recruit class.
Our country's growing diversity is impacting fire prevention efforts in urban, suburban and rural fire departments across the country.