- Why do we do what we do? Coleman, Ronny J. // Fire Chief;Aug2003, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p46
Focuses on the traditional concept of fire service in the U.S. Traditional image of a fire chief; Nature of tasks that fire fighters perform; Tension between change and tradition in fire service; Challenges faced by the fire service industry.
- ADDING INSULT TO INJURY. Heagarty, Ray // Fire Safety Engineering;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p13
The article relates the author's views on issues pertaining to direct competition between government fire and rescue service with fire prevention service companies in Great Britain. He expresses opposition to the commercial operations of fire brigades for reasons of unfair competition and...
- DON'T LET THE WINDS OF CHANGE BECOME A TORNADO. Gasaway, Richard B. // Fire Engineering;Dec2004, Vol. 157 Issue 12, p12
This article discusses various issues related to the management of change in emergency services of the U.S., with specific reference to fire departments. If one doesn't manage change, it will manage one. Emergency service providers everywhere are feeling the forces of change as demands for their...
- Climbing the Ladder: From Officer to Chief. PILLSWORTH, TIM // Fire Engineering;Sep2011, Vol. 164 Issue 9, p12
In this article, the author discusses how a new officer in the U.S. fire service industry can get promotions towards the ranks of lieutenant, captain and eventually as chief. He suggests that one should have a plan to follow in order to reach his goal. He says that a fire officer should continue...
- NEAR MISS: LEARNING, NOT BLAMING. Halton, Bobby // Fire Engineering;Nov2006, Vol. 159 Issue 11, p8
The article comments on the importance of near-miss reporting in the fire service industry. Various programs are needed in the collection and analyzing the actions, decisions and outcomes of the incidents in the industry. Learning valuable lessons will help in avoiding and prevent future events...
- HOW LARGE A SLICE? Manning, Bill // Fire Engineering;Nov2004, Vol. 157 Issue 11, p6
This article discusses various issues related to funding of fire services in the period that follows forthcoming presidential election in the U.S. In four years under the Bush Administration the fire service was the recipient of more funding and more relevant legislation from Washington than in...
- A festival of firehouses. Smith Jr., H.L. // Architectural Record;Mar1988, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p110
A sampling of photographs by Lisa Clifford for a recent exhibit of firehouses built over the last century, for the grand opening of New York City's Firehouse Museum.
- Public-private partnership. Olsztynski, Jim // PHC Profit Report;1/15/96, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p8
Reports that The Naperville Fire Department accepted a delivery vehicle which allows it to respond to specialized situations that require special equipment not normally owned by fire departments. What the department has done.
- What's in a name? Sachs, Gordon M. // Fire Engineering;Aug96, Vol. 149 Issue 8, p127
Discusses the need to match the name and functions of fire departments to reflect their overall mission that has components beyond the function of fire extinction. Fire department's specialties; Disadvantages of standing by fire departments' traditional name.