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Dear FireChief Member,
In this month's edition of Fire Chief eNews, Linda Willing discusses confronting workplace bullying in the fire service, while Robert Rielage talks about how to remain a visible and relevant fire service, as well as automatic and mutual aid.

In addition, Fitch & Associates gives you 10 tips for managing EMS billing compliance issues and John Buckman III lays out 10 strategies for minimizing fire service leadership stress.
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CHIEF'S TRAFFIC
10 strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety in fire service leadership
By John Buckman III, FR1 Columnist
Follow this map to resiliency to overcome challenges and find satisfaction in leading your fire department.
Don't expect people to be nice
BILLING AND ADMINISTRATION
10 tips for managing EMS billing compliance issues in the fire service
By Anthony Minge, FR1 Columnist
Charting, internal audits and following OIG/Medicare rules and exclusions can prevent a costly audit.
Identify your compliance resource
COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Remaining a visible and relevant fire service
By Robert Rielage, FR1 Columnist
Fire departments need to value community involvement, education and community paramedicine, over a low profile.
Community paramedicine and outreach
VOLUNTEER VOICE
Automatic and mutual aid: The response conundrum
By Robert Rielage, FR1 Columnist
In theory, automatic aid sounds like it would benefit all departments and jurisdictions involved, but that may not always be the case.
Why automatic aid?
FIRECHIEF NEWS
Video: Fire chief discusses saving lives in opioid crisis in TED Talk
Calif. firefighter union endorses chief to head state fire dept.
Pa. fire chief stresses need for volunteer firefighters
Md. county names first female fire chief in its history
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