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  • Put a Fire Watch on ODP

    Members of the Oversight Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate need a fire watch on the activities of the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) in the Department of Homeland Security. The move of the highly successful Fire Grant...

    Article • September 22nd, 2003

  • Treat The Media The Same As You Would The Public

    Remember that we are responsible for the media’s safety just as well as the general public.Happens all the time, barricade tape is put up to keep onlookers and the media out of an emergency scene, and yet there are some from the public that get past the...

    Article • August 18th, 2003

  • PIO Interviews - Part III

    Many times if the issue is very sensitive and you believe there may be some fallout after the interview, other personnel should be present during the interview.

    Article • April 25th, 2003

  • Why Be A NORMal Leader?

    Recently, I saw a bumper sticker that read, “YB NORMal?” Wondering how this might apply to leadership, I ask, “Who wants to be NORMal?”

    Article • March 10th, 2003

  • Do You Sleep When the Wind Blows?

    Good leaders have a vision, and they use that vision to lead their organization.A city decided to establish an emergency management division and hire an emergency management director. The city administrator interviewed many candidates and found a...

    Article • January 22nd, 2003

  • We Have Permission To Use The Word Mayday

    "What do you mean we have permission to use the word Mayday- we have been using it all along! What's the big deal?"I can hear some readers now: "What do you mean we have permission to use the word Mayday- we have been using it all along! What's the big...

    Article • January 17th, 2003

  • Leadership Ethics In The Hiring Process

    Even if your department does background checks, you need to do more than just check for entry level test scores, work history and driving record.According to a recent NFPA report, "Regard for firefighters in the U.S. is at an all time high.

    Article • January 7th, 2003

  • A Lesson For Keokuk - From Air France

    Many months ago, we wrote a scathing piece of commentary about a sad situation that took place in the heartland of this great nation. I am referring to the shabby treatment of the survivors of those brave firefighters that died serving their community.

    Article • July 29th, 2000

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