“Lever Pullers”

Becoming and remaining a “good firefighter” requires continuous learning and work on technical competency.

Spokane Firefighters Accused of Bullying, Harassing Probationary Firefighters

40-page report alleges a pattern of abuse at one fire station for the last three to five years.

Connecticut Deputy’s Research Paper Calls for Change

Marcus's research showed that over a five-year period, none of the three departments met the national standard of responding to 80 percent of their calls in 14-minutes or less. 

Medical Progress to Wounded Veterans and Firefighters

Rick Lasky and terry McGrath sit down with Ryan Parrott of Sons of the Flag.

Washington Firefighters Punished for House Fire Rescue

The Camas-Washougal Fire Department said it was issued a safety violation on Thursday by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries after firefighters chose to save someone’s life earlier this year.

Focusing on Objectives

For a company officer, multitasking is a requirement, not just an art. Pulling up to a working fire with victims trapped takes that art form to an entirely new level.

Simple, Complex Fire Officer & Firefighter Leadership 2018

The presenters, Bobby Halton, Gordon Graham, and Billy Goldfeder, will discuss (and not always agree on) the challenges facing current and future fire officers. 

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Being able to tell a peer, a colleague, subordinate, or a citizen “I don’t’ know” is not a fault, weakness, or admission of guilt.

Colorado Firefighters Cover Shifts for Seven Months for Dad Awaiting Son’s Heart Transplant

Doctors told the Blanchfields that their newborn son had a few weeks to live.

Ruthless Repetitions

If you are not discussing ways to improve, you are not leading a team. In fact, if you are not focused on finding ways to prepare and improve, you are failing in the role as a team leader.

Fire Department Access Requirements

Code requirements for fire department access are a necessary part of the overall fire protection scheme in any community.

The Value of Education in the Fire Service

The first thing you have to get in your mind, is you want to learn more than just what they are teaching you at the fire department.

National Arson Awareness Week

Each year for Arson Awareness Week (AAW), the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) gathers and shares information to raise awareness of arson or youth firesetting and provide to individuals with strategies to combat these problems in their community.

Want to Promote? Check Your Baggage!

Anthony Kastros looks at the impact that unchecked baggage can have on promotion.

California Medics Accused of Falsifying Training

County audit claims Salinas paramedics fell behind in training.

NFFF Launches Survey on Suicide Prevention Efforts

Help with this needs assessment for the Everyone Goes Home program.

NVFC 2018 Fire Service Achievement Awards

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of its national awards. These awards recognize excellence and achievements in the volunteer fire service. 

Albuquerque Leaders Prepare for Firefighting

Mayor, civic leaders, and reporters get ready to participate in FireOps 101.

Roofers in Action at Pennsylvania House Fire

Time of day left volunteers shorthanded according to New Bethlehem fire chief.

Peripheral Perspective

A leader needs peripheral perspective: The ability to see beyond the obvious; to sense conditions, actions, and behaviors outside the direct line of a leader’s sight.

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