FireRescue Magazine, a PennWell Public Safety publication, announces that Erich Roden will become editor-in-chief, effective August 1, 2014. He will lead a team of top editorial contributors to develop high-quality content in print and online at FireFighterNation.com.
Erich Roden is a 21-year veteran of the fire service and a battalion chief with the Milwaukee (WI) Fire Department assigned to the Fire Academy. He has been a H.O.T. instructor at FDIC for more than 10 years and is a lead instructor for “Urban Essentials.” He is also an instructor for the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Fire Science Program and has an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He is an online editor for Fire Engineering and is a co-founder and editor of Urban Firefighter. In 2013, he was appointed to the Underwriters Laboratories Technical Review Panel for the Effectiveness of Fire Service Ventilation and Suppression Tactics: Vertical Ventilation. He is currently conducting extensive research on socioeconomic and urban demography data to determine its impact on fire service resource deployment in urban neighborhoods with researchers from the University of Chicago and Harvard University.
“I am very excited about the opportunity and thank PennWell for the honor and opportunity to serve the fire service community in such a dynamic way,” Roden says.
FireRescue Magazine delivers “read it today, use it tomorrow” content that gives fire chiefs, company officers and firefighters the tools they need to further their individual careers and the fire service as a whole. Always on duty, FirefighterNation.com is the top source of information and resources for the fire-rescue community, as the leading online destination for fire personnel.
PennWell Public Safety produces public safety products and services including JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), FireRescue Magazine, Law Officer, EMS Today Conference and Exposition, JEMS.com, FirefighterNation.com, LawOfficer.com and other products.
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