In this episode, host Joe Pronesti talks to St. Louis (MO) Fire Captain Bob Fields about his recent Fire Engineering article on big city tactics for small fire departments.
Your department may not be able to copy exactly the way the FDNY operates, but you can borrow ideas and adapt them in a way that works for you, writes Bob Fields.
Nicholas DeLia has advice for smaller departments to compensate for lack of resources through improved tactics, strategies, and outside assistance.
Craig A. Haigh lays out a strategy for managing a volunteer, combination, or small career department that begins with recruiting members to formulating a successful strategic plan for guiding the organization’s growth and welfare for the future.
"Small volunteer fire departments need to consider not only the financials, but also the operational, administrative, and cultural changes that adding ambulance service to their mission will bring," writes Joseph V. Maruca.
Organizational competence is a great achievement, but don’t we owe it to our communities and our firefighters to be more than competent?
Volunteer firefighters are a vital and sometimes overlooked resource within the communities they protect.
Art Bloomer discusses the need to teach all departments the importance of special operations.
The chairman of the Orangeburg County Fire Advisory Board says training that enables firefighters to enter a burning residence or structure should be required for all Orangeburg County firefighters.