One of the movements in the fire service over the past two decades is the movement towards community risk reduction as opposed to fire prevention.
Good fire and EMS services, especially in rural areas, are key to the survival of many people, especially to the elderly population.
Firefighters have many stages in their career and life, marked by some responsibilities and activities that either lend to or detract from leadership.
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.