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FDSOA Receives Grant to Support New Traffic Incident Management Technician Certification

The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) announced that a grant has been received from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) to support the Certified Traffic Incident Management Technician professional credential.
Rich Marinucci

Matching Engine Design to Operations

Fire departments and those assigned to an engine company should evaluate how their truck is designed and look to see if there are efficiencies that can be realized with some simple changes to equipment locations and hose deployment.
Rich Marinucci

Lessons Learned from Technical Rescue

There is a need for quality training and equipment for both fire operations and technical rescue operations, writes Richard Marinucci.
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What the Data Say About the Impact of COVID-19 on the Fire Service

With COVID-19 affecting all fire departments, FAMA is sharing some data to provide a larger picture.
Chris Mc Loone

We Made It

It's 2021, and there's no real return to normalcy after the pandemic. But one issue that's all-too normal is rigs getting hit at incident scenes.
Bobby and Draeger Fest

Today: Draeger Fest!

Join Chief Bobby Halton and Draeger product specialists for a live virtual event! They will be discussing Draeger's NFPA-compliant SCBA, live-fire training solutions, fireground gas detection, and more.

Chief Concerns: Use of Technology During the Pandemic and Beyond

Technological advances have dramatically changed many things in the fire service.

Out of My Mind: COVID-19 Exit Strategy

If your department has not worked up an “exit strategy” for when things get back to normal, you should start.

Rurally Speaking: “Harvest” Training Opportunities

With COVID-19 still very much alive and active, rural fire departments are struggling to find new and engaging training opportunities. Understandably, outside hands-on training programs are few and far between.

Grant to Provide Training, Connectivity for Alabama Fire Departments

A federal regional assistance grant was recently was awarded to the Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills fire departments and Rocky Ridge, North Shelby and Cahaba Valley fire districts.

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