Leadership & Personnel

IAFC Webinar on 4/16: Why Diversity Matters

April 16, 2024 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST The role of Chief Officers extends beyond recruitment and retention. It requires the ability to provide training and development opportunities that promote inclusivity and diversity in order to create unique spaces where everyone feels welcomed and supported. Let us work together to create a more inclusive […]

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Going Interior: Doing Hard Jobs and Living Well

Perception is Reality. Captain Bryson Rasmussen blends lofty ideals with common sense strategies and discusses how a positive mindset has helped him to balance family with a busy, successful career. Grand Junction Fire Department sponsors this work through our Peer Support Team, with the goal of educating and connecting our firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and leadership.

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Mixed-Use Fire Stations

This week’s guests bring their valuable insights and expertise to the table as they discuss an article featured in the Daily Dispatch, which highlights the upcoming construction of apartments atop Fire Station 15 in midtown Atlanta. Many community members are surprised by this new development, but how new is this concept and what should be

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Baltimore Black Female Fire Captains Share Mission

African-Americans comprise about eight percent of career firefighters nationwide. Women of color make up an even smaller percentage in the fire service, the National Fire Protection Association statistics show. In the Baltimore City Fire Department, data shows Black female firefighters make up about seven percent of uniformed personnel, WJZ reported.

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Why It’s Time for a Revolutionary Change in Emergency Medical Services

Let’s be clear: when we talk about abolishing aspects of the current EMS system, we don’t mean eliminating emergency medical response. Rather, it’s about dismantling outdated practices and reconstructing a system that aligns more effectively with contemporary healthcare needs.

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