Fire Chief » Firefighter http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:12:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Ill. fire chief’s contract not renewed http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/01/ill-fire-chiefs-contract-renewed/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/01/ill-fire-chiefs-contract-renewed/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:51:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2334
There were no disciplinary issues that prompted the board's decision; firefighters and medics have started a petition.
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4 steps to successful firefighter recruiting http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/10/4-steps-successful-firefighter-recruiting/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/10/4-steps-successful-firefighter-recruiting/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:01:24 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2073
It is counterintuitive that fire departments would have a recruiting problem now, yet we do; here are ways to attract the best candidates.
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Fire chief makes court appearance in slaying of girlfriend http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/21/fire-chief-makes-court-appearance-slaying-girlfriend/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/21/fire-chief-makes-court-appearance-slaying-girlfriend/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 20:55:29 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1812
Police said when they arrested Fleming he had minor injuries; detectives believed there were indications that he had attempted to kill himself.
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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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Former battalion chief admits setting fire in Calif. station http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/former-battalion-chief-admits-setting-fire-calif-station/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/former-battalion-chief-admits-setting-fire-calif-station/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:51:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1356
Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a fire to cover up the theft.
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Lawsuits: 3 questions to ask when insurance carriers do not have your back http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/lawsuits-3-questions-ask-insurance-carriers-back/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/lawsuits-3-questions-ask-insurance-carriers-back/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:59:51 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1188
Here's how and why to protect your department when the insurance company's interest conflict with the fire department's.
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Video: Thousands honor fallen Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/03/video-thousands-honor-fallen-boston-firefighter-michael-kennedy/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/03/video-thousands-honor-fallen-boston-firefighter-michael-kennedy/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:01:21 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1138
Firefighter Kennedy was called a "good soul" and a "free-wheeling spirit" today as he was mourned at a church by his family, friends, and comrades.
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Why sugar is killing firefighters http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/31/sugar-killing-firefighters/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/31/sugar-killing-firefighters/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:26:06 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1082
Given that sugar elevates the risk of cancer and heart attack, no fire department should be sugary food and drinks.
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Truck repair shop: How would you attack this fire? http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/27/truck-repair-shop-attack-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/27/truck-repair-shop-attack-fire/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:45:43 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1016
Factor environmental considerations into planning a defensive attack on a fully involved light industrial structure.
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How to refuel the firefighter machine http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/27/refuel-firefighter-machine/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/27/refuel-firefighter-machine/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:40:33 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1013
Here are the negative effects of exercise and heat on the body during firefighting, and how to counter those effects.
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