With long history comes great pride for Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, especially with the most recent renovation of its 1970s-era fire station. The facility now features a 3-story addition and an expansion that now includes 25,000 square feet of space....More
The tight existing site generated a compact and efficient, 12,158-square-foot 3-story design solution with dormitories on the top floor, offices, lounge, and kitchen/dining on the main floor, and gym and training classroom on the lower level....More
The Ellerslie Fire Station project designed by Johnston Davidson Architecture + Planning Inc. and Architecture | Arndt Tkalcic Bengert was awarded a gold citation for satellite station in the 2012 Station Style Design Awards competition.
The Fire Station No. 5 project designed by Jeff Bulla, AIA, LEED AP / Pro Forma Architecture, Inc. was awarded a bronze citation for satellite station in the 2012 Station Style Design Awards competition.
Bad news spreads faster than good news — and thanks to social media, it spreads in nano seconds. Whether a fire chief is accused of altering drug prescriptions, driving teens to prom on a fire truck or failing to perform during crisis response, millions know about it in the blink of an eye. But the fire and emergency service also is filled with good news and inspirational stories that I wish more people heard....More
Business literature has numerous examples of successful businesses built on the model of visionary chief executive officer who drove the organization to high performance but neglected succession as part of his or her vision and responsibilities. These companies often floundered if not outright failed....More
By Jeff Dill -- FBHA workshops encourage fire departments to “Challenge with Compassion." Here are the five most-common warning signs of depression. If you see firefighters who display these five signs, step in to help....More
A sea of navy-and-gold uniforms filled the lobby of the Washington Hilton. Fire chiefs and officers gathered small groups to prepare for their meetings on the Hill with congressional leaders. There was an amazing buzz, as chiefs checked their notes and schedules before departing in taxis or shuttles....More