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Top wildfire expert prescribes controlled burns as preventive care

Scientists testified before Congress on Tuesday to request funding for new software that predicts the behavior of ever bigger fires — to compute, for example, how a wildfire would move through a residential neighborhood. The next day, President Biden promised to provide more resources, including higher pay for federal firefighters and making those positions year-round …

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EMS Lawline: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and Its Impact On EMS Agencies

On September 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic – President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, which it deemed to be a new six-pronged approach “to combat COVID-19 and save even more lives in the months ahead, while also keeping schools safe, and protecting our economy from lockdowns and damage.” Several provisions …

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IAFC Did You Know? Apparatus Checks

The fire apparatus is a basic fire service tool that every fire department relies on to aid in accomplishing the department’s job. Through modern technology and current National Fire Protection Association standards, apparatus are now highly technical pieces of equipment with complex systems. By conducting a daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual apparatus check, we ensure …

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New York fire chief, still on force, talks of surviving 9/11 attack

Then a captain with Fire Ladder Company 6 in the Chinatown section of lower Manhattan, Jay Jonas tells a harrowing story of rescue and survival at the collapse of the World Trade Center after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. “Some days it seems like it was yesterday. Some days it feels like it …

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How to Improve Your Time Management Skills and Succeed in the Workplace

Find a time management strategy that works for you, like planning out each day ahead of time and organizing your schedule around when you work best. Use to-do lists and distraction lists to organize what you need to get done and what might throw you off track. Improve your time management skills by working in …

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Management vs. Leadership

Emergency service leaders generally lack an education in the science of management. Although the topic of leadership is commonly taught in the emergency service training regiment, true management courses are far less common. Although there is value in the topic of leadership, leadership is not “management,” nor does leadership alone foster a successful organization. Our …

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