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In this month's edition of Fire Chief eNews, Steven Knight discusses filling fire department vacancies, while Robert Rielage talks about how to decide between overtime pay or increasing staff.

In addition, FireRescue1 Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor explains seven traits of transparent leaders, Linda Willing discusses the issue of bullying in the fire service, while Chief Shawn Burns and Dr. Harry Hueston lay out the lessons learned from an active shooter exercise.
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Full time, part time, overtime: How to fill fire department vacancies
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Fire staffing: Overtime vs. hiring
Why relying on overtime rather than adding staff is a penny-wise, pound-foolish idea
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Military-style staffing: Be combat ready
Prepping can help career and volunteer departments end staffing shortages while reducing costs and pension burdens
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spacer.gif TRANSPARENT TRUTH
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7 leadership traits for honest guidance
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By Marc Bashoor, FR1 Executive Editor
Trust, honor and ethics are core values that shape transparent leadership.
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spacer.gif LEADING THE TEAM
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Bullying by subordinates
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By Linda Willing, FR1 Columnist
Firefighter training and an organizational culture evaluation are needed to prevent bullying and harassment in the fire house.
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spacer.gif COMMUNITY SAFETY
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3 approaches to combat the opioid epidemic
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By Linda Willing, FR1 Columnist
Resiliency training, real-time data and safe stations are helping firefighters and the communities they serve combat the opioid epidemic.
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spacer.gif COLLABORATIVE RESPONSE
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Lessons learned from an active shooter exercise
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By Chief Shawn Burns & Dr. Harry Hueston, FR1 Contributors
Planning active shooter response training with police, fire, EMS and medivac helicopters is a complex and challenging task.
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PNL-rect-gray-bullet-spaced-2.jpg Mo. fire chief announces retirement after 30 years of service
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PNL-rect-gray-bullet-spaced-2.jpg SC firefighters threaten to quit after chief not given paid job
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PNL-rect-gray-bullet-spaced-2.jpg Top city administrator to lead Orlando Fire Department after chief resigns
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PNL-rect-gray-bullet-spaced-2.jpg Cleveland firefighters give chief vote of no confidence
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