Careers Magazine Articles

  • For the Record 7/13

    Fire Officials Selected for Harvard Program U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell has announced that four senior fire officials will receive fellowships to attend the Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program...

    Article • July 1st, 2013

  • Higher Education Perspectives: Training & Education: The Trend to Combine Certifications for Credits

    W hen I joined the fire service some 20 years ago, I found it a great opportunity to put my practical training to use while providing a valuable service to my community. I didn’t know that being the only person in the department who possessed a...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Higher Education: Universities Eye the Future: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Aiding Fire-Rescue Operations

    University researchers are providing a futuristic view of what is on the horizon for fire departments nationwide – the ability to manage incidents with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The concept was introduced in “Universities Aid Soaring...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Higher Education Briefs: FESHE and TRADE Conferences Merge

    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), which for more than a decade has hosted the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Professional Development Conference and the Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) Conference, is now merging the...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Higher Education: Universities Aid Soaring Technology For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    As the fast-moving wildfire advances toward a rocky ridge entangled in bone-dry underbrush, a copse of Ponderosa Pine and a dozen homes, the incident commander looks to his operations chief and gives the order, “Launch Little Bird 1, and give me an...

    Article • January 11th, 2013

  • Scuttlebutt 12/12

    Firehouse App Wins Editorial Award The July issue of the Firehouse Limited Edition App was named Best B2B App (Editorial) at the recent min’s Editorial & Design Awards. The award committee said, “The July edition of Firehouse’s editorial app...

    Article • December 1st, 2012

  • Higher Education: Backdraft Modeling Fires College Student Research, Debunks Popular Myths

    Greg Gorbett spends unmeasured hours building scale-model rooms, complete with furniture and fixtures. He then judiciously stacks wood cribbing inside and burns his creations. More often than not, he generates a fairly rare fire phenomenon called...

    Article • November 1st, 2012

  • Community & Technical Colleges

    Obtaining a degree shows that prospective hires can take things through completion.

    Article • August 1st, 2012

  • 2011 National Run Survey: Part 1

    For the 31st year, the career fire service takes to the pages of Firehouse ® Magazine to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. A total of 216 fire departments took part in this year’s...

    Article • July 1st, 2012

  • Doing Less With Less

    I keep hearing the term “doing more with less” concerning people and organizations that are having financial difficulties these days. It’s an old saying and people just keep on saying it with little thought of the consequences or results. Now, there...

    Article • June 1st, 2012

  • Critical Thinking: A Benefit of Higher Education

      There are those today who believe there have always been degree programs with a fire service emphasis, but that is not the case. Many from my generation served in the forefront of bringing college education into the fire service. We followed the...

    Article • March 30th, 2011

  • How to Instill Some Purpose in Your People

      George Bernard Shaw once said, "Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."

    Article • March 30th, 2011

  • Tips to Smoke the Fireground Simulation Exercise

    This article reviews 14 ways to improve your score on the next fire officer promotional exam.

    Article • March 30th, 2011

  • Education Promotes Effective Emergency Management

      The problems facing public safety officials today are complex, requiring the attention of multi-faceted, highly educated leaders. The rapidly evolving profession of emergency management will require leaders who not only can apply their practical...

    Article • March 30th, 2011

  • Look How Far We've Come

    Have you ever wondered how far we have come with EMS delivery since 1966, when the National Academy of Science white paper Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society was released? If you compare the state of emergency...

    Article • February 26th, 2011