The famed “marshmallow test” reminds us that delaying gratification can be a sign of strength, but be careful not to become “surrounded by marshmallows that were never eaten,” write Marshall Goldsmith and Kelly Goldsmith.
As part of CHEMTREC’s 50th anniversary celebration, a total of $50,000 will be awarded as part of this year’s Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness (HELP) Award. The application period will close on Sept. 1, 2021.
Following decades of false starts, a large county-wide hazmat team is finally up and running. Careful and deliberate planning from the start and a focus on training and interagency relationships have been key to the team’s early success.
By listener request, our hosts discuss the new law restricting ketamine use in Colorado and the Chicago sexual harassment settlement. In this episode of the Inside EMS Podcast, our co-hosts, Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson, discuss the news of the week as requested by listener emails.
Officials had no idea more than 200,000 lithium batteries were stored in an Illinois warehouse until it caught fire. At 11:45 a.m. June 29 in the small Illinois city of Morris, firefighters were dispatched to a warehouse fire. City officials say they had no idea what was in the 70,000-square-foot warehouse and that no permits …
In this edition of What’s YOUR Problem?, Chief Billy Goldfeder helps a new member deal with a lack of guidance and training from more veteran firefighters who just tell him to “Google it” or “Figure it out on your own.” Check out Goldfeder’s response.
Yes, there’s destination at which you want to arrive. Yes, the sooner you can get there the better. But as a leader your task is, by definition, helping others get there as well. Which means you may have to stop and start repeatedly.
If you are an officer who sits on a candidate review panel, here are a list of questions to help you get at each candidate’s character. If you are a candidate looking to land a job on a fire department, take notice — these and questions like them are likely coming your way. Be prepared.
Insights into the deadly Fla. condo collapse, how post-9/11 changes have improved incident command. Ludwig is fire chief of the ISO Class 1 Champaign (Illinois) Fire Department and past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Fires can occur anywhere but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. This report describes the characteristics of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017‑2019.