Leadership

Today, we celebrate the first appearance of the National Fireman’s Journal.  Bobby Halton, editor-in-chief of its descendent, Fire Engineering, offers his thoughts on this anniversary. Fire department funding/staffing issues, building construction concerns, home fire hazards, and much more—they’re all here in the first issue, November 17, 1877.
Firefighting

Jed Wachlin offers suggestions for maintaining the fire service’s image and tradition as public servants and professionals who provide customer service that is second to none and for standing out as a bastion of service into the future.
Leadership

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.