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West Experiences Myriad of Changes in Past Year

The West Fire Department has new members and three new trucks.

Tenn. Crews Rescue Man After Fall from Cliff

The seriously injured man fell about 150 yards down the bluff.

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W.Va. Fire Chief Stricken Clearing Culvert

Lake Fire Chief George Underwood, 64, died of an apparent heart attack.

USFA On-Duty Deaths: 2014 - 34 2013-101

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Cynthia Mills

Mills: A Talk With His Battalion Chief: Words I've Never Heard Before

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Last shift, my firefighter was acting battalion chief because his BC, along with much of the...

Todd J. LeDuc

LeDuc: Consolidation for Efficiencies and Service Synergies

Thursday March 20, 2014

Global economic realities have driven communities to examine opportunities to leverage public...

Dr. Harry Carter

Carter: Where is the Next Generation?

Tuesday March 11, 2014

As I sit here in my hotel room in Las Vegas I am pondering the relative worth of all that I...

Ed Ballam

Ballam: Pierce Gives Sneak Peek of New Cab at Factory

Wednesday March 5, 2014

Sometimes, this job has its perks like traveling to Wisconsin in February on a minus 16...

Cynthia Mills

Fire Wives Meet at Firehouse World

Sunday March 2, 2014

Wow…Firehouse World.  What a week!  “What?” some of you might ask.  “You’re...

Les Karpluk

Karpluk: Leadership Styles for Your Fire Department

Monday February 24, 2014

I like to read about leadership research and theories with the hope that I can learn...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: What Can Emergency! Teach Us Today?

Thursday February 13, 2014

Excitement would be an understatement of the emotion that this jumpseater is feeling today. I...

John J. Salka, Jr.

Salka: Hydrant Work

Wednesday February 12, 2014

It’s the middle of the winter and we are facing another major snow storm. Sometimes we (all...

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