Fire Chief » Disaster management http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:22:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Learn unified command before disaster strikes http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/learn-unified-command-before-disaster-strikes/ 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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Massive wildfire empties another Wash. town http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/massive-wildfire-empties-another-wash-town/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/massive-wildfire-empties-another-wash-town/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:49:56 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/massive-wildfire-empties-another-wash-town/
Fire chief says 'Mother Nature is winning,' after three towns were evacuated and 100 homes destroyed
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The Command Post Podcast: Does the fire service have a cover-up culture? http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/the-command-post-podcast-does-the-fire-service-have-a-cover-up-culture/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/the-command-post-podcast-does-the-fire-service-have-a-cover-up-culture/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/the-command-post-podcast-does-the-fire-service-have-a-cover-up-culture/ Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also talk about what happens in those critical first few moments on arrival at a motor vehicle accident]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/the-command-post-podcast-does-the-fire-service-have-a-cover-up-culture/feed/ 0 Conn. volunteers not included in hurricane response exercise http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/25/conn-volunteers-included-hurricane-response-exercise/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/25/conn-volunteers-included-hurricane-response-exercise/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:45:57 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2272
Fire Chief Peter Brown said it was not his intention to snub the volunteers; others see it as a slap in the face.
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Oil train wreck heightens fire chiefs’ concerns http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/02/oil-train-wreck-heightens-fire-chiefs-concerns/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/02/oil-train-wreck-heightens-fire-chiefs-concerns/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 17:15:33 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1593
Chief William Dent said his crews don't have the means to put out such fires and training for them doesn't "always make the highest priority."
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Fire officials say rail safety proposal will not work http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/28/fire-officials-say-rail-safety-proposal-will-work/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/28/fire-officials-say-rail-safety-proposal-will-work/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:51:47 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1529
The plan would require rail companies to notify responders when transporting a hazardous material through their jurisdictions.
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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/24/rail-safety-effort-marred-squabbling/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/24/rail-safety-effort-marred-squabbling/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:45:38 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1465
NTSB chairwoman Deborah Hersman said the government needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents.
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Fire chief to testify before Senate on Quebec train disaster http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/09/fire-chief-testify-senate-quebec-train-disaster/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/09/fire-chief-testify-senate-quebec-train-disaster/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:02:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1254
Chief Tim Pellerin will testify on behalf of a bill that would appropriate funds to train firefighters to handle large-scale petroleum fires in trains and other transports.
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Minn. firefighters train for train disasters http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/21/minn-firefighters-train-train-disasters/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/21/minn-firefighters-train-train-disasters/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:31:55 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=911
At the end of the training, Fire Chief Paul Nemes said he was convinced his department could handle a disaster like rail and oil fires.
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