A Cyclical Look at the Firefighter's Life
- Preparing Future Officers. // Fire Engineering;Jul2008, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p40
The article highlights the steps taken by various fire departments in the U.S. to prepare future officers. Lewisville Fire Department chief Rick Lasky, Western Reserve Joint Fire District chief David Comstock Jr. and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One chief Ron Hiraki details the initiatives taken by...
- Cupid's in the Station. Stovall, Steven Austin // Fire Chief;May2004, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p84
Presents guidelines on how fire chiefs can manage romance in fire departments in the United States. Establishment of policy regarding romance between firefighters; Maintenance of professionalism; Issues involving the invasion of privacy. INSET: TIPS FOR MANAGING ROMANCES.
- Morale Boost. Cochran, Kevin J. // Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p76
The article discusses the responsibility of fire chiefs to create a workplace atmosphere that keeps firefighters satisfied and productive. Job satisfaction determines the attitude that employees have toward their job. Fire chiefs must understand each of the factors of individual differences and...
- SUPPORTING SURVIVORS DURING LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHS/INJURIES. Antonellis Jr., Paul J. // Fire Engineering;Mar2006, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p111
The article discusses the process of preparation on the part of the fire department for the task of supporting the survivors of fire fighters who die during line of duty. Guidelines on preparing for the delivery notification about the death of a co-worker, as well as on actual delivery, is...
- 12 commandments for new fire chiefs. Crawford, Brian A. // Fire Chief Expert Blog;12/13/2012, p2
The article discusses the so-called 12 commandments for newly appointed fire chiefs which include prioritizing service to the citizens, never failing to lead and accepting the fact that they cannot please everyone.
- Those who can, teach. Coleman, Ronny J. // Fire Chief;Jan2003, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p42
Explores factors to be considered by fire chiefs when teaching firefighter students in the U.S. Student focus; Knowledge expectations; Delivery of course materials.
- Do you hear what I hear? Loeb, Donald L. // Fire Chief;Feb2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p60
Explores the importance of evacuation signals to protect the lives of firefighters in the U.S. Blowing of apparatus sirens; Importance of wearing appropriate protective gear; Duty of fire chiefs to prevent fireground deaths.
- The New Battalion Chief: Establishing Personnel Expectations. PRZIBOROWSKI, STEVE // Fire Engineering;Jul2010, Vol. 163 Issue 7, p101
The article offers advice to a fire battalion chief on how to determine his expectations from his subordinates and talk to them about such. It is pointed out that it is important to evaluate their expectations to make sure that they are legal, reasonable, fair, ethical, abides by the culture of...
- Keep Your Department's Leadership Fire Burning. PARKER, KEVIN // Fire Engineering;Jan2014, Vol. 167 Issue 1, p95
The article discusses the need for fire department leaders to recognize the importance of firefighters' growth and development. Topics addressed include the targeted use of assets to maximize the motivation and efficiency of a veteran/tenured firefighter, characteristics of firefighters at...