Daily Incident Log – 09/30/2014 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG   Elon fire chief retires     The chief of the Elon Fire Department has announced his retirement after working more than three decades fo... Read More...

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From the Editor

Thanks to everyone that visited our booth at the South Carolina Fire Rescue Conference at Myrtle Beach recently. It’s a chance to meet and talk with our readers and visit the many vendors to see what... Read More...

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Sizing up a HOARDER HOME

Stations and units respond to #1 Main Street, be advised that this is a hoarder house. Do you think that receiving a dispatch would make you take a moment to slow down, become more defensive, or choo... Read More...

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Creating an Accountability Culture

Over the years as a firefighter and even as an officer I have heard, as well as saying it myself, we need to hold “those people” accountable. As a chief officer I hear that we need to hold people acc... Read More...

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What are YOU doing for the fire service?

Recently I was doing some work and started thinking about my role at Buies Creek Fire Department in Harnett County. I am a volunteer firefighter and EMT with that organization. I have been fortunate ... Read More...

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Foolish leadership

Have you ever noticed or witnessed a foolish leader? As some of my associates say, “You just can’t fix stupid.” Have you observed how those in his or her circle of friends can lead a leader down the ... Read More...

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The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire revisited

The Beverly Hills Supper Club was located in Southgate, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. On the evening of May 28,1977 a deadly fire broke out in the club and by dawn the next mo... Read More...


Aquatic search and rescue

Incidence of drowning’s are not frequent, however they are often a dramatic event in a community. Local resources respond and operate to the best of their abilities until recovery is made. Recovery m... Read More...

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Reader Photo Submissions

Congratulations to Jennifer Gerst of Anderson Creek Emergency Services, Inc. for a winning image of a live burn for FF I & II at station Flatbranch Fire Dept. They were watching the fire build prior ... Read More...

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HEAVY vehicle rescue LIFTING

Spring is here as I write this, and summer will be here when you read this. As a matter of fact, it is already getting hotter than I wish it would be. As things have gotten warmer, more departments a... Read More...


A few guidelines to managing FEMA AGFP awards

Without a doubt, receiving a FEMA AFGP award is much more fun than managing it. Especially since most departments submit several applications under the various programs over many years until they rec... Read More...

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Daily Fire News Right Column

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Fire / EMS Job Postings

A collection of Fire / EMS job postings from around the web!

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Issue 29.1 | Summer 2014

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...