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Montclair (NJ) Investigates Racism Charge in Exams, Council Requests Hold on Fire Department Promotions

The Montclair Township Council has hired a lawyer to investigate charges by two black firefighters that recent promotional exams were designed to reward white firefighters over black candidates.
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell and Bobby Halton

Interview: U.S. Fire Administrator Lori Moore-Merrell

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton speaks with recently appointed U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell.

Latrobe (PA) Ends Practice of Firefighters Electing Chief, City Manager to Select Next Leader

The Latrobe city council has ended the tradition of firefighters voting to select the volunteer department's chief.

Petaluma (CA) Fire Chief Placed on Administrative Leave

Petaluma Fire Chief Leonard Thompson was placed on administrative leave Wednesday.

USFA: Montana On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Kenneth Michael Lemanski, Jr., 37, of the Cascade (MT) Farmer Rancher City Volunteer Fire Department on October 20, 2021.

… Divided We Fall

Division among public safety agencies and personnel is a cancer that will kill even the healthiest departments.

Promotional Prep: Improving Your Speaking and Interview Skills

Public speaking in any form can be intimidating; however, there are ways to combat those nerves and set yourself up for better success.

Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search: A New Approach

The tactic of VEIS has been around for decades. It's important to understand how to apply this tactic and the thought process behind it.

Madison (WI) Fire Chief Opposes Increased Funding for Mental Health Response

It may not be often that a fire chief lobbies against increasing funding for his department, but that’s what happened in Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell

Lori Moore-Merrell Named U.S. Fire Administrator

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell has been named the new U.S. Fire Administrator and was set to be sworn in during a ceremony this morning.


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