Fire Chief » Fire Department Management http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:21:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Md. volunteer fire dept.’s to fight proposed closures http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/26/md-volunteer-fire-dept-s-to-fight-proposed-closures/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/26/md-volunteer-fire-dept-s-to-fight-proposed-closures/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:16:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/26/md-volunteer-fire-dept-s-to-fight-proposed-closures/
Each company is an independent corporation, so it's not clear if the association has the legal authority to close stations
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Fire chief walks off the job after heated argument http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/26/fire-chief-walks-off-the-job-after-heated-argument/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/26/fire-chief-walks-off-the-job-after-heated-argument/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:03:37 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/26/fire-chief-walks-off-the-job-after-heated-argument/
Council members questioned why the chief bought a laptop without prior approval; they said he didn't have the authority to make the decision
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Dallas fire, police pension trustees OK same-sex benefits http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/25/dallas-fire-police-pension-trustees-ok-same-sex-benefits/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/25/dallas-fire-police-pension-trustees-ok-same-sex-benefits/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:16:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/25/dallas-fire-police-pension-trustees-ok-same-sex-benefits/
The board voted 7-0 to change its definition of a spouse to reflect marriages recognized in Texas and any other state
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Ex-Atlanta fire chief sues city for religious discrimination http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-sues-city-for-religious-discrimination/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-sues-city-for-religious-discrimination/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:00:41 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-sues-city-for-religious-discrimination/
The suit says the city violated Cochran's constitutional rights by firing him because of his beliefs concerning same-sex marriage
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Fire chief defends no response to fire that killed 2 toddlers http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/fire-chief-defends-no-response-to-fire-that-killed-2-toddlers/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/fire-chief-defends-no-response-to-fire-that-killed-2-toddlers/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:03:20 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/fire-chief-defends-no-response-to-fire-that-killed-2-toddlers/
While unknown whether firefighters could have prevented the children's deaths, the tragedy highlights gaps in fire protection on reserves
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Fire chief improves volunteer recruitment, retention http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/fire-chief-improves-volunteer-recruitment-retention/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/fire-chief-improves-volunteer-recruitment-retention/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:54:45 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/fire-chief-improves-volunteer-recruitment-retention/
The chief and Capt. Gene Shealy set six specific goals; read them below to help recruit and retain volunteers at your department
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Fire chief: Improved safety will pay for rising salaries http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/fire-chief-improved-safety-will-pay-for-rising-salaries/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/fire-chief-improved-safety-will-pay-for-rising-salaries/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:03:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/fire-chief-improved-safety-will-pay-for-rising-salaries/
Fire officials argue higher payroll costs can be offset by reducing injuries and expenses tied to medical leave
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D.C. Fire: 10 of 28 aerial fire trucks in service http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/d-c-fire-10-of-28-aerial-fire-trucks-in-service/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/d-c-fire-10-of-28-aerial-fire-trucks-in-service/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/d-c-fire-10-of-28-aerial-fire-trucks-in-service/
The department will receive six new ladder trucks within the next month to offset the inoperable ones
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Future of Tenn. volunteer fire dept.’s uncertain http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/future-of-tenn-volunteer-fire-dept-s-uncertain/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/future-of-tenn-volunteer-fire-dept-s-uncertain/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:16:36 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/future-of-tenn-volunteer-fire-dept-s-uncertain/
The volunteer departments need donations and grants to survive
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Fire call: Sounding the alarm to save our vanishing volunteers http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/17/fire-call-sounding-the-alarm-to-save-our-vanishing-volunteers/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/17/fire-call-sounding-the-alarm-to-save-our-vanishing-volunteers/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:34:42 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/17/fire-call-sounding-the-alarm-to-save-our-vanishing-volunteers/
A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to benefit volunteer firefighters around the country
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