• April 17, 2018
    The life of an on-call/volunteer firefighter often becomes a balancing act. We need department cultures that recognize the importance of family and the wellbeing of our members. read more
  • April 5, 2018
    Not only is the fire service not immune from the speedy pace of retiring Baby Boomers, but given the demographics, culture and traditions, we may be at even greater risk. This article is adapted from one that ran recently in the VCOS newsletter. read more
  • April 5, 2018
    Why do people like me cherish respect? Because of my children. I want my children to be respectful of their peers, their employers, their clients and themselves. read more
  • March 16, 2018
    If your patient was the Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule, you’d be preparing to start CPR. Congress just brought us an AED and a drug box, and it’s time to get to work. read more
  • March 16, 2018
    All-hazards response isn’t a new concept, so what’s the point of talking about it yet again? It’s not about the past; it’s about scenario-planning for the future. read more
  • March 1, 2018
    While we often find comfort in our response duties, we must also focus on prevention as well, such as inspections, public education and emergency management. These CRR measures provide exponential benefit to our communities and organizations. read more
  • February 15, 2018
    It’s no longer acceptable for fire chiefs to be technology-averse. We must wake up, dig deep and begin to understand the technology that surrounds our profession more deeply than ever before. read more
  • February 15, 2018
    For many departments, their websites are places where the community can understand the department’s mission, find contact information and gather the latest news and information. Don’t you want to be accessible to every individual you serve? read more
  • February 15, 2018
    The Community Fire Service Performance Review for Structural Fire Protection is next in ISO’s continuing effort to help communities improve their fire protection services through partnerships and training, and the ESCI report is proof of that goal. read more
  • February 2, 2018
    Today’s fire service leaders must develop professional competencies to lead their organizations into the future, fully engaging in their communities, becoming certified and credentialed and embracing lifelong learning. read more
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