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Keys to Getting Hired in Today’s Fire Service

Having what everyone else has will not be enough.

Book Review: Crucial Conversations

What do I really want for me? What do I want for the others in this conversation?

The Journey to Fire Chief: Taking a Page from the Surface Warfare Community

Future fire chiefs can plan a diversified career by ensuring they are exposed to the right experiences, training, and education.

A Plan for Managing Company Development: Starting with the Company Officer

Company success, which leads to departmental success, begins, grows, or dies with the company officer.

Using Thermal Imaging in Environmental Conditions

What kind of factors can a cold climate have on interpreting what your TI is telling you?

2020 On-Duty Firefighting Deaths in Detail

While the total of firefighter fatalities was higher, 2020 was another record low in subcategories.

The Comforts of a Challenging Occupation

When we cook for each other in the firehouse, we are extending and transferring our culture to each other.

Your First Year and Beyond

Congratulations! You have graduated from your fire academy and have been given your first assignment.


We should be handling out gear as though it is riddled with a toxic chemical that comes off on your skin until proven otherwise.

Being the Leader

This list is very comprehensive as to what I believe are desired leadership characteristics.


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