Fire Department Leadership: Mrs. Smith’s Favorite Fire Chief

This week’s Humpday Hangout will remember fire service leader and icon Alan Brunacini.

New Electric Cots for Chicago Fire Department Ambulances

Field test from three years ago concludes with purchase of 75 cots.

High-Tech SCBA Masks Aid Illinois Firefighters

Federal grant helps Carpentersville firefighters receive 36 new SCBA packs.

Virginia County Unveils New Firehouse

Prince William County officials hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new 17,960-square-foot firehouse.

Firefighter Job Swap: St. Louis & Switzerland

Two firefighters from each department switch roles.

Oakland Names New Fire Chief

Interim chief Darin White is appointed to the post following Teresa Deloah-Reed.

North Dakota Firefighter’s Associate Begins Volunteer Campaign

Federal grant funds media effort to recruit more volunteers.

Family of Late FDNY Firefighter Seek Official LODD Designation

Thomas O’Brien died in 1935 a day after fighting a fire in Manhattan.

Tennessee County Breaks Ground on Largest Fire Station

Knox County and Rural Metro break ground on a new $1.3M fire station.

Illinois County Begins Using Drone for Public Safety

Franklin County officials now using drone for various public safety tasks.

UK Air Ambulance Service Begins Trial Tests of U.S. Pre-Hospital Treatments

Great North Air Ambulance Service looks at how U.S. deals with torso bleeding.

Illinois Firefighters Gain Raise in New Contract

Buffalo Grove board approves new contract with two percent pay increase.

911 User Fee Increase Proposed in North Dakota County

Proposed increase in Burleigh County is based on 911 system outgrowing its current facility.

New Ambulance Signals Change for EMS in South Carolina County

It has been more than a decade since Berkeley County put a new ambulance and crew in service.

New York Residents Annoyed with Firehouse Siren

Williamsville residents say siren is loud and bothersome.

Detroit Deputy Chief Investigated for Department Vehicle at Bar

Investigation looks into why a deputy chief’s vehicle was parks at a bar in Dearborn.

Management Vs. Leadership

Bradley M. Pinsky looks at management techniques for the modern emergency service organization. 

Fire Department Issues: Dichotomy of Attitudes, Behaviors, and Culture

John Dixon presents how to improve cultures and attitudes by being the change in ourselves.

New Mexico Ambulance Company Sued Over Patient Death

Superior Ambulance blamed for alleged delay in response.

IBM Deploys AI, Analytics to Enhance Public Safety

IBM partners with APCO to improve 911 call evaluation.

Volume 12, Issue 10

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