Leadership

Doing the Right Thing

Stephen Marsar examines whether we do the right things because they are right or because we are firefighters.

Ride along with Probationary Firefighter Stensvad

Firefighter Profile: South Metro Probationary Firefighter

Join Probationary Firefighter Stensvad on her first day working on Tower 32.

Private school is subject to annual inspection by fire marshal

No Record of Fire Inspections at Home of Captive California Children

Officials say there are no records that fire officials in the California city of Perris conducted required annual inspections at the home that served as a private school where authorities say 13 children were tortured by their parents.

Make Your Mission Meet Your Market

Join your hosts Rick Lasky and Terry McGrath, along with their guests, as they discuss making your mission meet your market. 

 

Veteran Fire Service Leaders to be Recognized at 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

During their professional careers, both have assumed positions that have enabled them to make significant contributions to firefighter health and safety.

Veteran Fire Service Leaders to be Recognized at 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

During their professional careers, both have assumed positions that have enabled them to make significant contributions to firefighter health and safety.

You Are a Hero, Act Like One

These same kids grow up and do one of two things, become a firefighter themselves or continue to hold a place in their heart for the fire department. The trust of firefighters that is instilled in the young innocent mind of a child carries on into adulthood.

FDIC 2018 Preview: Through Tragedy Comes Change

The focus is on past fires that have laid a foundation of information, a "blueprint," from which we can build and grow so that we do not repeat these tragedies. Students are guided into how to read this blueprint so the fire service can move forward in the direction of continuous improvement and greater safety.

Ghosts

Today’s fire service has many avenues to help cope with mental health.  From organized Firefighter Assistance Teams (FAST) to employer based Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).  We all must seek these avenues of help if life or our job is just too much to take.

Eliminating Write-Offs

How many more videos will we watch and wonder why more isn't being done on the fireground. Is the fire service writing off more fires as losing propositions then necessary? If so, why is that?

Winning and Losing vs. Experience

Do you seek challenges or avoid them? Whether you choose to avoid or engage in a battle, the outcome can influence department culture and environment.

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never Forget, 2018

The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire Service promised we would never forget.

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never Forget, 2018

The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire Service promised we would never forget.

Hawaii Missile-Alert Mistake Feeds Doubts About Real Emergency

The blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government's ability to keep them informed in a real emergency. 

You Bet We're Aggressive

What does aggressive mean? A look at the different uses and interpretations of the word aggressive in fireground tactics.

Hawaii Officials Mistakenly Warn of Inbound Ballistic Missile

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted there was no threat about 10 minutes after the initial alert, but that didn't reach people who aren't on the social media platform. A revised alert informing of the "false alarm" didn't reach cellphones until 38 minutes later, according to the time stamp on images people shared on social media.

Reigniting the Personal Flame

Nozzlehead looks at when the fire is under control but the IC is not.

Fire EMS Casualties of War

We have the resources to develop, condition and maintain a state of healthy well-being in emergency services personnel. It’s not rocket science. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it must be comprehensive.

Buffalo Names New Fire Commissioner

Vincent Muscarella, a 27-year veteran of fire service, has served 21 years with the Buffalo Fire Department. He has served as Deputy Commissioner of Buffalo Fire Operations since July 2016.

Organization Transformational Leadership

Reginald D. Freeman looks at strategies for making critical decisions that impact the fire service’s climate and culture.

12/01/2017
Volume 12, Issue 12

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