Brian P. Kazmierzak takes a sharp look at the UL/NIST studies that consider the importnace of staffing models for several types of departments.
Joining our featured bloggers this week was Adam Hansen writing about passion for firefighting and Nicholas Papa offering his take on staffing. Check out some blogs you may have missed this week.
As the flames drew closer, the fire chief called and called for help. But three other major wildfires were burning in Stevens County, Wash., and no one was left to respond.
Some firefighters working for the Navy in Hampton Roads say a staffing shortage is forcing them to work mandatory overtime that is exhausting them
The president of the firefighters' union says the current number of firefighters and recruits still in training is the bare minimum to protect the city.
The Newark firefighters union has filed a grievance with the city over the fire department's staffing policy and timely notification of changes
Keeping the officer in a role that allows him to function as a leader and not be focused on tasks will result in better situational awareness, communications, and critical decision making, writes David Rhodes.
Steve Pegram of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) joined our roster of featured bloggers this week. Check out Steve's blog and the rest of this week's featured blog posts below.
Short-staffed Minneapolis (MN) fire crews may violate the federal "two in/two out" rule, according to a new report.
The fire district will be undertaking a variety of measures including apparatus closures, reallocation of personnel, civilian layoffs, and demotions in an effort to further control costs.