Join us on Monday, June 27 for a day-long, four-part webcast on Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure, with Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton and guests. Register now for this incredible event, sponsored by Globe. Details HERE
The 2016 Safety Stand Down Week begins Sunday. Get a jump start with this web-based training on the safety culture from the IAFC and NVFC. Details on learning individual and organizational behaviors can be found HERE.
The deadline to apply to teach at FDIC 2017 is Monday. Find all the details HERE. - Bill Carey, Online News Manager
The BFD has had its share of tragedies and has always emerged better prepared for the experience, but a recent tragedy in Boston is being approached much differently than it has in the past. It is being approached by a man who seems to subscribe to a philosophy made famous by Maya Angelou that his organization can be changed by certain events but not reduced by them, a man who has the full support from a place he’ll need it most as he leads the BFD through this tragedy: City Hall. This man is Commissioner Joe Finn.
Who in the department thinks it’s OK for a firefighter to die in the line of duty? The answer is likely no one, and the passion with which the chief speaks is compelling. What is dangerous, however, is to be unwilling to tell the truth about the potential failure of the entire program as a result of accelerating it faster than the department is ready to sustain.
Bobby Halton and Alan Brunacini go to where the majority of firehouse conversations take place - the backstep - to talk about areas of significance, service, attitude and more in the fire service. Thanks to Pierce Mfg for helping us bring this to you. See More Videos
The remains of Safety Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack were never found. But his family recently discovered two vials of blood that he had donated during a bone marrow drive for a child with cancer. On Friday, the blood vials were buried at Long Island's Calverton National Cemetery following a funeral Mass. See More Galleries
The following advice will ring true whether you’re the ol’ salt or the probationary firefighter/knowledge sponge, when making a decision ask yourself, “Is it good for your public, good for your department, or good for your shift/station?” Read More from Fire EMS Blogs