Fire chiefs shouldn’t look at city hall as if it’s the “lion’s den,” dreading every time that they must cross its threshold. They should consider it a place where everyone works in the best interest of the citizens and where department heads are given the support that they need, so they and their agency can …
While FDNY has been saving lives in conventionally powered vehicles for decades, the rise of all-electric vehicles presents new challenges. BEVs feature a large primary battery and high voltage wiring that may change where first responders should attempt to cut into the vehicle.
A certified trainer and sports nutritionist, is breaking down how much caffeine is actually in those energy drinks that help you get through a long shift or that give you a boost before your workout.
A national directory of behavioral health professionals who are vetted as either having firsthand experience with the fire and emergency services or who have completed a training course through the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance to educate them on the fire service and the specific challenges they face. In addition to licensed healthcare professionals, the directory also …
This Toolkit covers six key categories for psychological health and wellness: member involvement, health and safety, member growth and development, work-life balance, member recognition, and effective communication. Each category is examined along with specific actions that can be taken, special issues to consider, case studies from successful departments, and additional resources.
FDSOA Western Director Lance Vinson is talking about situational awareness in today’s Wellness Wednesday. As a safety officer, you need to watch out for all the dangers to your crew — from whatever direction they may come.
This report, What’s Happening at the IAFC, captures completed tasks directly relevant to the IAFC strategic direction. It is intended to capture the depth of the IAFC’s overarching accomplishments at a high level.
In March, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2), which was a $1.9 trillion package aim at assisting in the continued response and recovery from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
In this episode of CRR Radio we are talking with Anne Arundel County Fire Department Chief Trisha Wolford. Chief Wolford was a part of the multi-disciplinary team that wrote this paper that takes a long-term look at where the fire and emergency services needs to go to maintain its relevance and importance in providing protection …
Despite widespread recognition that treating forests and grasslands with prescribed fire can be a major step toward reducing the negative impacts of wildfires, only one primary Federal land management agency made a substantial increase in the number of hectares accomplished from 1988 to 2018 — the Bureau of Indian Affairs.