• February 19, 2019
    The IAFC is a world leader in the fire service, and we are proud to present the second International Fire Operations Conference in Manama, Bahrain – the result of our vision to expand the IAFC’s reach beyond North America. read more
  • February 18, 2019
    Do you see enthusiasm waves in the people at your station? We know the ups and downs of work and life will happen, so we need to be prepared to help members ride their enthusiasm waves. read more
  • February 15, 2019
    After a thorough analysis of our systems by the FBI, the agency found no evidence that IAFC member data had been taken. read more
  • February 15, 2019
    A positive partnership between labor and management is critical and necessary aspect of leading a fire department. How do we ensure that labor and management develop and maintain a positive partnership? read more
  • February 4, 2019
    Many conferences offer multiple breakout sessions. Which session should you attend? Should you attend only one full session or session-jump and miss parts of each? FRM’s solution: the World Café model, also known as speed dating. read more
  • January 31, 2019
    Over the holidays, my dad told me the church he attends is growing. I was surprised because over the past 25 years, membership in American churches has dropped 15%. Sound familiar? In the past 30 years, volunteer firefighters have declined by 12%. read more
  • January 30, 2019
    Effective communication helps us to understand a person or situation and enables us to resolve differences, build trust and respect and create environments where creative ideas, problem solving, affection and caring can flourish. read more
  • January 18, 2019
    Scene safety involves more than following rules; it’s asking the right questions and making the right decisions. Asking if a scene is safe is not a realistic approach; scenes are inherently not safe. We must ask how we can make the scene safer. read more
  • January 18, 2019
    As I write, the U.S. federal government shutdown is in its fourth week with no end in sight. The White House and Congress are not negotiating; they're barely speaking to one another. What does this shutdown mean for the fire and emergency service? read more
  • January 17, 2019
    As the debate over requiring a degree for paramedic education heats up, I want to clarify one thing: EMS is not the same as other health fields. Stop comparing EMS to any other form of medicine. read more

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