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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fire Chief Newsletter

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This month's issue of Fire Chief breaks down the importance of engaging and educating firefighters. Linda Willing offers six tips for firefighter motivation, while Will Wyatt discusses what firefighters can learn from flawed response to a fatal 1908 school fire.

Also, Robert Rielage explains how to safely handle CNG vehicle fires and Sharon McDonough discusses the Tuscon Fire Department's community paramedicine pilot program, and why departments should consider doing the same.
— FireRescue1 & Fire Chief Team
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FIRE CHIEF EXCLUSIVE
Fatal school fires remind us of sacrifice, progress
By Will Wyatt, FR1 Columnist
When you visit schools this month, pause for a moment to remember those caught in the Collinwood tragedy.
Hard lessons 
FIRE CHIEF EXCLUSIVE
How to prep for CNG vehicle fires
By Robert Rielage, FR1 Columnist
More common than you may think, natural gas-powered vehicles are a serious fire and explosion threat that fire chiefs must plan for.
Avoid accidents 
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FIRE CHIEF EXCLUSIVE
Formal education needs in the fire service
By Greg Barton, FR1 Contributor
The fire and emergency service is a dynamic profession, and it’s up to each member to continue to improve.
Don't be static 
FIRE CHIEF EXCLUSIVE
Can metro fire departments afford community health programs?
By Sharon McDonough, FR1 Contributor
Tucson's pilot program is pulling habitual 911 callers out of the system, here's how.
How it works 
FIRECHIEF NEWS
Off-duty fire chief spots station fire, saves equipment
Texas fire union blames poor morale on chief
Fla. fire chief: Body armor a necessity for firefighters
NH fire chief beats stage 4 cancer, returns to work
5 fire service questions for the next U.S. president
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