Trusted Voices: Ernest Mitchell

In this new episode of Trusted Voices, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton speaks to U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell.

Ontario Firefighters' 'Two-Hatter' Case Goes to Union Trial

A struggle over four Ontario firefighters joining volunteer fire departments has gone to a union trial, according to The Globe and Mail.

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

A closer look at reported firefighter fatality on the hoseline data.

Raises Proposed for California State Firefighters

Forestry and Fire Protection employees as well as paramedics should see increase.

CFSI Accepting Applications for Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

The deadline for submitting applications is February 17, 2017.

Is Big Data Analytics The Secret To Successful Fire Fighting?

Fire services, like most other public bodies, are awash with data. This data comes from sensors on equipment and fire engines and should be collected, integrated and used more effectively to give fire fighters (and the public) the information they need in real time.

A Missing Link

Matt Tobia examines strategies for supporting chief officer development.

New York Council Approves Funding for Needed SCBA

Lackawanna firefighters faced a shortage of facepieces and SCBA.

Iowa Firefighter Certifications Questioned

News of invalid certifications surprises Weldon firefighters.

South Carolina County Officials Plan EMS Overhaul

Overhauling Anderson County's delivery of emergency medical services will be a priority of county officials in 2017.

DCFD Lieutenant Criticizes Metro’s Response to Smoke Incident

Lieutenant says Metro has a history of trying to handle situations before calling 911.

DCFD Blamed for Fatal 2015 Subway Fire Response

WMATA casts blame in lawsuit on fire department response.

Union President: Chicago is No Sanctuary City for Retired Firefighters

President of IAFF Local 2 says city has left down firefighters, paramedics

New York Firefighters Lacking SCBA

Lackawana firefighters raise concern over facepieces and lack of SCBA.

FDNY Records Lowest Fire Deaths in 100 Years

New York City saw the largest decrease of civilian fire deaths since 1916.

Science for Dummies Like Me, Part 1

In part 1 of this series, David Rhodes looks at ventilation and the different scenarios that can alter fireground decisions. 

Tucson Fire, Police Seek $150M in Upgrades

Upgrades for fire and police departments will be funded through a half-cent sales tax.

Difference in Degrees

Ronny J Coleman examines whether all firefighters need to obtain a higher education.

Line of Duty Deaths: Learn, Live & Never Forget

Brian Gettemeier shares a weekly calendar of firefighter fatality investigation reports for our education and to honor the fallen.

Fire Apparatus Likely Totaled in Concord (MA) Fire Station

Early Wednesday morning, Concord firefighters had to call for help to fight a two-alarm fire that started at their own station in West Concord. 


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