- FIREFIGHTERS' "BROKEN WINDOWS" // Fire Engineering;May2005, Vol. 158 Issue 5, p144
In this article, the author presents suggestions related to routine and overlooked tasks of everyday tours of duty of fire fighters that really have paid off in serious operations. Always preplan buildings when you see them and have the time. It is the key to: variations for usual strategic...
- Command Safety. BRUNACINI, ALAN // Fire Engineering;Feb2011, Vol. 164 Issue 2, p60
The article explores the responsibility of the incident commander (IC) during a fire response. Accordingly, IC is accountable for assessing the ability of the safety system in protecting the firefighters from the hazards they are facing. Likewise, the IC is also responsible for coordinating the...
- Familiarizing the Unfamiliar. Maushake, Detlef // Wildfire;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p24
The article reports on the initiative of @fire, a disaster response team, which uses the time-tested mix of classroom and live-training to help fire departments better understand wildland response in Germany. It notes that the group, which was formed after the devastating wildfires of 2000, was...
- Make Basic Rule to Never Forget. Linstrom, John // Fire Chief;Jul2005, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p26
Presents safety rules for fire fighters to avoid line-of-duty deaths. Enforcement of the seatbelt policy; Importance of a methodical structural assessment; Use of appropriate respiratory protection.
- Work Horse or Show Horse? Gasaway, Richard B. // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p38
The article offers several recommendations to ensure the functionality of a fire chief. A fire chief must serve as an example to fire fighters. Being a loyal leader imitates the same behavior to subordinates. Ideal fire chiefs know how to be good leaders.
- Darwin and the volunteer fire service. Coleman, Ronny // Fire Chief Expert Blog;9/15/2013, p1
The article presents information on volunteer fire chiefs in the U.S. It states that, though, volunteer fire chiefs are not paid for their services, but their duties are no less than the fire chiefs who receive compensation. However, volunteer fire chiefs have to spend limited time period in...
- Fire Chief -- Ross Valley Fire Department (San Anselmo, Calif.). // Fire Chief Expert Blog;10/ 2/2013, p1
The article announces that the Ross Valley Fire Department Board of Directors is conducting a national search for a committed fire professional to serve as the next Fire Chief to supervise a staff of 32 firefighters and 15 volunteers with an operating budget of 8,347,188 U.S. dollars annually.
- How to get the right person for the right job. Sells, Peter // Fire Engineering;Jan1999, Vol. 152 Issue 1, p62
Gives advice on hiring qualified people in the fire department. Establishment of the job description, which applicants are expected to meet; Assessment of the candidates based on required competencies; Conduction of an information session; Interview panel assembly; Conduction of interviews;...
- Officer Development: Leaders Teach. VISCUSO, FRANK // Fire Engineering;Mar2014, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p117
The article defines 13 leadership traits and qualities that firefighters and the public look for in a fire service leader. These include loyalty, education, adaptability, determination, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, selflessness, toughness, empathy, assertiveness, courage, honor, and willingness...