A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending the Fire and Emergency Services Professional Development Leadership summit, held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Many firefighting organizations will transition to paid in-station personnel. This organizational transition will be tough due to numerous changes.
As Hurricane Dorian approaches the coast of the Carolinas, a large-scale response is underway to deliver services. But what aid do teams provide?
EMS Roadway Safety Dilemma: If traffic is stopped ahead of a full-speed driver on the highway because of an accident, could another serious accident occur?
To make our organizations more effective, we must first identify those performance metrics which we desire to measure and develop reports or dashboards.
As firefighters, we are in control of the physical fitness of our organization. Be sure that you are a model of what you want your organization to become.
Fire Service Standards: Like most activities in the fire service, we are not too proactive. We usually need an impetus in order to make the change.
Many facilities need 24/7 coverage and the ability to recall personnel for surge capacity. But is surge capacity possible in the summer months?
Now that warm summer weather is here, it is a good time to practice basic skills. These basic skills will be important throughout a firefighter’s career.