Smartphones and mobile apps are everywhere, including inside the turnout gear worn by firefighters. So it isn’t surprising that firefighter-specific apps aimed at helping them in life-threatening situations are available. Here are a few options available for firefighters.
The aircraft-familiarization training instructed members of the Billings Fire Department on how to shut down aircraft, unload patients and manage the craft in the event of a hard landing or crash landing.
Presenter Tom Jenkins will “Calm not Calamity: Be Ready for These Tough Questions from Your Mayor or City Manager?” The session will introduce attendees to some of the tough questions fire chief may face prepare them for defending their fire departments....More
Whenever a department writes the specifications for a new apparatus, part of the process should be to look at apparatus being delivered to other departments around the country. If your department has a new delivery you'd like to show off, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a literature review of the effects of natural lighting on building occupants, researchers found that different wavelengths of light produced by natural lighting are associated with higher productivity, lower absenteeism, positive attitudes and reduced fatigue....More
While the fire chief ultimately is responsible for his or her department’s image, a PIO or external-affairs officer can help develop relationships and more open communications with local media and the community at large....More
This week the Tampa Bay Times published a list of the 50 worst charities in America, ranked according to money blown on soliciting costs over the past decade. There are four charities related to firefighters: the Firefighters Charitable Foundation, the Association for Firefighters and Paramedics, the Firefighters Assistance Fund and Firefighters Burn Fund....More
By Harold A. Schaitberger -- While researchers at MSU might think and hope that fire and police consolidation could be the next big thing in public safety, the concept is in fact old, tired and dangerous....More
By Martha Ellis -- Common-sense legislation governing the use of fireworks seems to be in direct conflict with municipalities that are looking for promises of large revenue streams and hefty sales tax projections....More