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Iowa Firefighters Call for Changes to Paid On-call Program

Cedar Rapids officials are concerned about costs and experience with the eight-year-old program.

Baltimore Firefighter Burned at Dwelling Fire

The firefighter was battling a fire in an occupied rowhome.

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Colo. Firefighter Dies During Search for Hiker

Richard Marchman, 66, was searching for an injured hiker in the Brainard Lake...

USFA On-Duty Deaths: 2014 - 51 2013-101


Dr. Harry Carter

Carter: Getting It All Done Requires a Bit of Time Management

Thursday July 10, 2014

One of my favorite analogies comes from the 1960 John Wayne movie, "The Alamo."  Do you...

Les Karpluk

Karpluk: Five Myths on Fire Service Leadership

Friday July 4, 2014

The role of a leader is to set others up for success and today’s fire service leaders must do...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: Training to the Tip of Perfection

Monday June 30, 2014

When I sat down at my desk a few weeks back, I discovered a speech given by Admiral William...

Ed Ballam

Ballam: Spending Quality Time in Fire Apparatus Cabs

Wednesday June 25, 2014

I spent some quality time sitting in apparatus cabs recently. I sat in cabs from at least six...

Todd J. LeDuc

LeDuc: Where Do You Stand on Effective Response & Critical Tasking?

Friday June 20, 2014

Many communities are evaluating their costs and subsequently looking at fire and emergency...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: If it Will Be, It is Up to Me

Thursday June 19, 2014

One thing about the fire service is the fact that nothing is given. From the first day you...

Dr. Harry Carter

Carter: Something You Can't Read About in a Book

Tuesday June 10, 2014

It is with a great deal of concern that I come to you with the thoughts in this commentary...

Cynthia Mills

Mills: Fire Safety at our Cabin in the Woods

Wednesday June 4, 2014

Fire safety and prevention…I was thinking about this yesterday. Yes, my good friend and fire...

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