Leadership & Command News

  • MD Fire Chief Hospitalized With Rare Disorder

    Hagerstown's Fire Chief Gary Hawbaker is hospitalized with a rare immune system disorder.

    News • January 3rd, 2003

  • NFPA Names Regional Manager

    Robert Duval of Wauregan, Conn., has been named New England regional manager for NFPA.

    News • January 3rd, 2003

  • Foster Takes GA Fire, Rescue Post

    David Foster will take charge of DeKalb's Fire and Rescue Services Department today.

    News • January 2nd, 2003

  • The Explosion

    A Buffalo captain relflects on an explosion 19 years ago that killed five firefighters, two civilians and injured scores of others.

    News • December 27th, 2002

  • New Battalion Fire Chief Elected in Secaucus, NJ

    A new chief takes over every two years in Secaucus. Each battalion chief learns the ropes over a four-year process, and eventually takes over.

    News • December 22nd, 2002

  • Bellevue, Neb. Needs Paid Firefighters, Official Says

    It's time to look at adding full-time firefighters to Bellevue's volunteer firefighting contingent, a Bellevue City Council member said Friday.

    News • December 15th, 2002

  • VFD Protecting Bush's Home Town Gets Flood Of Assistance

    Firefighters in Crawford, Texas are about to receive a fire engine, a rescue truck, an ambulance and an array of equipment donated by fire departments and manufacturers around the country in an effort to help the small department provide better...

    News • December 13th, 2002

  • Volunteer Fire Responders – Don’t Overlook the Older Volunteer

    Unique group of first responders helps Florida community.

    News • December 11th, 2002

  • Tragedies Like the Coos Bay Fire Cause Us to Think ... As They Should

    Ee need to take the information we currently have and use it to get our members to THINK.

    News • November 26th, 2002

  • Tanker Catches Fire in Chinese Waters

    High winds and rough seas hampered attempts to put out a fire aboard a tanker carrying 20,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas.

    News • November 25th, 2002

  • The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

    The NFFF is proud to sponsor various programs and services that lead a nationwide effort to honor America's fallen firefighters.

    News • November 18th, 2002

  • Better Training Sought for Georgia Volunteer Firefighters

    If GA faces a security threat, its first line of defense could be unpaid volunteer firefighters.

    News • November 15th, 2002

  • Emergency Response To Terrorism For Chiefs

    Over the last couple of decades I have noticed a trend taking place within the fire service. The chief officer has become more of an administrator, staff officer, and less of a line officer.

    News • October 16th, 2002

  • Bravery Is Never Enough

    As we approach the first anniversary of the murderous attacks upon our nation, I believe the time has come to reflect upon some of the important lessons that have been identified in the past year. You may all remember that I refused to second-guess the...

    News • September 9th, 2002

  • Where Is Our Protection?

    Terrorism seems to be the buzzword in the fire service, and this is as it should be. We think of the World Trade Center incidents of 9/11 and in 1993. We think of Oklahoma City. As Americans we are prime targets of many extremist groups.

    News • September 1st, 2002