Fire Department Management Tips

  • Enforcing the rules

    By Dave MurphyAre safety rules actually enforced in your department? Do some officers/companies/shifts take them seriously while others blow them off completely? In private industry where safety is...

  • How to make your open house successful

    By the NFPAOne of the most successful ways to spread community awareness during Fire Prevention Week is through open house events. Tips to ensure their success include: The date Your open house can...

  • Key considerations for diversity recruitment and retention

    There are several key considerations when it comes to diversity recruitment and retention. The first is to form a diverse recruitment team — if there's not enough diversity in your organization for...

  • Be aware of the cancer threat

    Firefighters are a high-risk demographic for contracting cancer and should be on the lookout for signs and symptoms. Encourage the firefighters in your department to get screened annually for speci...

  • Encourage behavioral health in fire departments

    There are several things you can do with your department to keep members' mental health in check. Perhaps one of the most important is that department members need to be reminded that it's OK seek ...

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