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Saturday, September 24, 2016

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September 22, 2016

Honeywell and DuPont are providing 20 scholarships for firefighters to attend FDIC 2017. Read the details and nominate that deserving firefighter.

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California Firefighter Killed Responding to Wildfire 

$subtitles.get($x)A firefighter among those battling a central California wildfire died Wednesday and another was hurt when the water truck they were in overturned on a highway miles from the fire lines. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP) 

Send a Firefighter to FDIC 2017! 

Tell us who and why your nominee is deserving of this scholarship opportunity by providing a short video or a short essay. Nominations are open until December 31, 2016. Recipients will be selected monthly through December. 

Operations: Poland’s Big Investment 

$subtitles.get($x)Among other measures, the government is aiming to raise the salaries of firefighters, purchase new gear, and build new fire stations. (Photo by State Fire Department.) 

Command and Leadership: Ethical Leadership 

$subtitles.get($x)Ethical leadership is critical to developing strong organizations that are responsive to the needs of the community and can be trusted to do the right thing. (Photo by Bill Tompkins.) 

FirefighterNation Member Video: Mayday Ready? 

$subtitles.get($x)By taking steps to pre-size your helmet, retrofitting your facepiece adjustment straps, dressing out your hood before donning, performing the "Lid Flip" technique and practicing masking up with both your gloves on (and/or taking just one off while controlling it) you will be able to dramatically improve your "Going On Air" times. See More Videos

California Apparatus Crash 

A California Highway Patrol investigator looks at the wreck of a water tender fire truck involved in a rollover crash near Vandenberg Air Force base that took the life of a Ventura County Fire Dept. firefighter and injured another firefighter Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2016, near Lompoc, Calif. (Len Wood/The Santa Maria Times via AP) See More Galleries

Keeping Firefighters Motivated for EMS 

$subtitles.get($x)A good officer will never allow his crew to take EMS for granted. Good officers (and firefighters) will embrace the opportunity that EMS creates and show, by example, how to get the most out of every call.  Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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