Wildland Firefighting Apparatus
Dan Cimini Firefighting apparatus have advanced throughout the last four centuries allowing fire departments to purchase equipment more specialized and designed to fit certain applications.
Forestry Commission Wildland Fire
Douglas E. Wood Any forest fire, brush fire, grass fire, or any other outdoor fire that is not controlled and supervised is considered a wildfire. These
Wildland — Fires, Friends, Forestry, Fuel, and Foes
David Greene Part of the allure of the fire service is that, as the definition implies, we are often powerfully and mysteriously attracted or fascinated
Is Your Community Wildfire Ready?
Applying the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy at the Local Level Josh Van Vlack In western states, wildland fires have become part of the culture
Ken Farmer You probably never give a lot of thought to the famous popcorn snack. Instead, you reach into the cabinet for a bag of
Allow Us to Re-Introduce the North Carolina Firefighter Cancer Alliance
Angie Bell The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) made a splash in August when they announced, “Recent studies have shown all three layers of
Fire Retardant — Evolving to Meet the Challenges Presented by Longer, More Intense Wildfire Seasons
Melissa Kim, Director of Research & Development, Perimeter Solutions Wildfire season has increased in length and intensity over recent decades, burning more structures and acres
Stations Need Storage
Ken Newell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Have you ever heard anyone say, “We just have too much storage space?” I haven’t, either. Whether at home,
Strong Relationships with First Responders Are An Investment in R&D
In recent years, our nation has witnessed several of the worst wildfire seasons in history, public health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, mass casualty events,
Compromise and Conciliation Amid Imperfection
Tim Bradley, Executive Director, North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association When many benefits seem to be taken away from public workers and responders, the North Carolina
Why Do We Publicly Crucify Each Other?
Aaron Dix In a remote area, nearly 60 miles from a trauma center, a child sustained what should have been an unsurvivable traumatic injury. Part
The Guatemala Connection: Back Again
David Pease The door was opened for what we hoped would be future trips. Everyone came back excited beyond belief. We were not accustomed to
Beware SCBA Life-Extension Offers
Safety equipment industry warns against going outside the official SCBA supply chain Dan Glucksman Firefighters rely on their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to work properly
So What Does It Take to Have Success?
Doug Cline Determination Determination is a positive emotional feeling that involves persevering towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles. Determination occurs prior to goal
Medical Director Update 2022
Dr. James Winslow, Medical Director, NC Office of EMS I want to give a brief update on EMS in North Carolina. Right now, there are some
Risk Management for Your Own Sanity
Beth Krah As I am writing this, the Queen is being laid to rest, the disastrous effects of September 11th are still fresh on our
Timing is Everything
Dale R. Folwell, CPA | State Treasurer of North Carolina Having chosen to serve and protect our communities, you have a natural understanding of how
Generations in the Workforce
Mark A. Rivero Ed.D As we have discussed in previous articles, today, we may be faced with multiple generations working together. What is an interesting
Who’s Willing to be Our Future Leaders?
Bill Webb In 1993, I became unemployed the day Bill Clinton was inaugurated as our 42nd president. For the previous three years, I had the