• Andrew Hasty promoted to captain in 2/26/2007

    By Andrew Hasty - Sunday March 14, 2010
    Andrew Hasty was promoted to the Captain for the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the Fort Wayne Fire Station 16 at February 26th 2007. All the firefighters came to see him getting promoted to the rank of Captain for the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the...
  • Risk versus Gain: Operations in Vacant or Abandoned Structures

    By Christopher J. Naum - Sunday March 14, 2010
    Risk versus Gain: Operations in Vacant or Abandoned Structures Fire Fighter LODD after Being Trapped in a Roof Collapse During Overhaul of a Vacant/Abandoned Building. NIOSH recently published a report on a 2008 LODD that occurred in a vacant...
  • What do you know about Building Construction?

    By Christopher J. Naum - Sunday March 14, 2010
    What do you know about Building Construction? Regardless of your rank or time in your organization or company; what do YOU know about building construction? It’s a loaded question to say the least, since the characteristic replies run the gamete of...
  • Quality and Why Who We Are Matters So Much

    By Ben May - Saturday March 13, 2010
    Last Friday I had the privilege of giving the final keynote to attendees of the CPSE-Center for Public Service Excellence- Conference in Orlando. This is the group responsible for administering accreditation to the fire service. The organization has...
  • Is it worth the Weight?

    By Ryan Pennington - Thursday March 11, 2010
    After returning from the Firehouse expo 09 I started talking about some of the HOT topics at the expo. By far, it was the vast about of Bail out System’s being sold and displayed at the expo. They had everything from a simple belt and rope to a full...
  • How Much Fire Department Do You Need?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday March 8, 2010
    Over the past several years, I have seen a certain diminution in the level of fire protection that exists in a number of areas. I have seen this in communities of every size. I have seen this in career, and combination, as well as volunteer...
  • Fire Station Design: Funding Considerations for New Stations

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday February 25, 2010
    In the never-changing environment of tight restrictions on spending, a department might consider proposing a public relations campaign and launching it, with approval from the appropriate authorities, before going public with a formal proposal for major...
  • Please Need Information

    By Leah Handville - Saturday February 20, 2010
    My husband is 25 years old and I am trying to help him find a career that he would enjoy doing. However my husband served 6 years in the Marine Corps. While serving he was injured twice he has a few injuries that I am trying to find out if he could be a...
  • A Personnel Size-Up Helps Situation Awareness

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Thursday February 18, 2010
    The issue of understaffing is a hot topic these days. Staffing reductions are one of the impacts of our struggling economy. On a number of occasions I have discussed this topic – mostly from the perspective of budgets and politics.     Now...
  • Marketing the Fire Service: The Long Burn

    By Ben May - Wednesday February 17, 2010
    Marketing for the Fire Service Today   What is it Marketing Anyway? We can’t really talk about marketing until we have a definition upon which we all agree. And before we go through that exercise we should ask ourselves if we can benefit from...