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Prepare for Impact: Possible Post-Pandemic Volunteer Separation

What do changes in the post-pandemic work environment mean for the volunteer fire service? Dr. Candice McDonald surveys the challenges.
Several fire companies are at work at this second-alarm apartment fire.

Reading the Fireground

Knowing the known and reducing the number of unknowns can help reduce the overload and provide for a higher likelihood of a successful outcome.
During training, firefighters with blacked out vision attempt to find their way

Force vs. Drag: Defining Difficult People Using Physics

When leaders are supporting those on the floor, they're expected to deal with problematic issues that can disrupt the organization's mood.
Orlando FL firefighters

Barn Boss Leadership

Leadership equals influence, says Brian Ward, and influencers learn from all aspects of life and share their knowledge.
Springfield IL firefighters at the scene of a 2018 house fire

Be Your Own Hero: Defining Your Why to Create and Develop Your How

Does your purpose, your core values and how you live your life, align with how you show up to work? Heather Moore on finding your "why."
Firefighter at the scene of a house fire in Indianapolis

Critical Thinking for the Aggressive Firefighter: The One Warrior Mindset

Aggressive firefighting and EMS delivery requires not only a solid set of skills but also the ability to make sound operational judgments.

New Changes to NFPA Thermal Imaging Technology

Manfred Kihn examines the many improvements in thermal imaging technology over the years.
White screen phenomenon and TIC

The White Screen Phenomenon

Manfred Kihn explains the "white screen phenomenon" for thermal imaging technology and why it may occur.
Frank Viscuso at FDIC

Chargers, Coasters, Complainers, and Corner Mutts

As a leader, if you cultivate the right relationship with the "hard chargers" in your organization, they will become the driving force of change.
Firefighter and fire officer at scene of structure fire

Entitlement in the Fire Service

Many fire departments have different views on entitlement and the ways that it is affecting their agencies, but what is 'entitlement'?

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