• January 2017
    We know that one of the most powerful positions has little impact on what we do daily when the bell goes off in the fire station. Now that the vote is done, it’s time to move forward and continue with our daily responsibilities as company officers. read more
  • January 2017
    Contrary to common wisdom, some value progress, unimpeded by tradition. These organizations' focus is closely associated with their leaders and their views on innovation. read more
  • December 2016
    Law-enforcement officers are under attack and becoming targets. Responding alongside law enforcement places us in areas of risk; their risk is our risk. Action must be taken to protect ourselves, but what steps can we take to do that? read more
  • December 2016
    Yes, anyone can fill the salt shaker, but as one chief pointed out, this particular, insignificant task is assigned to someone. I believe the way he said it was, “Filling the salt shaker was someone’s job.” read more
  • November 2016
    More than four years ago, the board of the IAFC’s Safety, Health & Survival Section (SHS) met in Virginia over several cold and blustery January days to create a new strategic plan. Much of the discussion during these meetings focused ... read more
  • October 2016
    Physicals in the fire department. read more
  • October 2016
    Recent threats against law enforcement across the country haven’t been limited to police, but include fire and EMS personnel. read more
  • October 2016
    Safety from fire should not be a topic for discussion during only 1 or 2 weeks of the year. It is definitely a year-round public responsibility. I believe that the highest state and municipal officials must assume greater responsibility for ... read more
  • October 2016
    The Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals is coming soon to a fire department near you. Although there are indications the environment is improving, there is still a significant gap in the provision of healthcare for firefighters. Some firefighters receive annual ... read more
  • October 15, 2016
    Cloud-based event-reporting and analysis tool access to internal and nationally-collected data to support operational changes and necessary training. read more