Fire Chief » Exclusives http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:18:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Myth-busting the new fire grant rules http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/myth-busting-the-new-fire-grant-rules/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/NewTurnoutGear.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/myth-busting-the-new-fire-grant-rules/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:25:58 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/myth-busting-the-new-fire-grant-rules/
News of new AFG rules are causing a great deal of undue fear in the fire service; here's what you need to know to not run afoul
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How to dress up your fire truck for the holidays http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/18/how-to-dress-up-your-fire-truck-for-the-holidays/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/RudolphEngine4-1.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/18/how-to-dress-up-your-fire-truck-for-the-holidays/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:12:21 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/18/how-to-dress-up-your-fire-truck-for-the-holidays/
Want to add some holiday bling to your fire rig? Here's a look at one department that goes all-out and how they do it
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How the public sees a fire attack http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/how-the-public-sees-a-fire-attack/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/RealitySocial.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/how-the-public-sees-a-fire-attack/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:15:33 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/how-the-public-sees-a-fire-attack/
The ubiquitous mobile camera and platforms for sharing video means a fire department's tactics and reputation are under constant, and sometimes unfair, scrutiny
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Learn unified command before disaster strikes http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/learn-unified-command-before-disaster-strikes/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/Katrina.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/learn-unified-command-before-disaster-strikes/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:13:37 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/learn-unified-command-before-disaster-strikes/
Making the leap from the incident command system to a unified command at a major incident can be smooth if you understand how it works
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How a 1942 fire changed fire safety http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/how-a-1942-fire-changed-fire-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/CoconutGrove.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/how-a-1942-fire-changed-fire-safety/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:04:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/how-a-1942-fire-changed-fire-safety/
The fast-moving Coconut Grove fire killed nearly 500 and changed fire safety and burn treatment as we know it
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Fire chiefs: Break the law, lose your career http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-chiefs-break-the-law-lose-your-career/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/Arrested.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-chiefs-break-the-law-lose-your-career/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:54:13 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-chiefs-break-the-law-lose-your-career/
Even the perception of illegal activity can be enough to bring down a fire chief; exercise good judgment and hire those with a solid character
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Fire officers: Don’t give ‘fraudulent, bogus’ performance evals http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-officers-dont-give-fraudulent-bogus-performance-evals/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/PerformEval.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-officers-dont-give-fraudulent-bogus-performance-evals/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:46:27 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-officers-dont-give-fraudulent-bogus-performance-evals/
Done wrong, the performance evaluation process can do more harm than good; and doing it right takes training
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Can the fireground be research driven? http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/slicers.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:34:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/
Evidence-based firefighting research, although new, is accepted in theory; but can we put it into practice on the fireground?
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2 efforts to clarify firefighter PPE rules http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/EbolaSuit.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:39:14 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/
There are new developments in PPE for Ebola-like viruses and efforts to make firefighting PPE standards more accessible
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Taking care of the rescued firefighter http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/RIT.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:11:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/
A complete firefighter rescue includes EMS activities; here's what on-scene commanders need to know for all downed-firefighter operations to work
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