Tell Congress to ACT!

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On behalf of the IAFC Board of Directors, I am calling on all U.S. IAFC members to contact their congressional representatives and tell them to help you fight the COVID-…

Because We Are Still Here

I remember this feeling of uncertainty quite well. Our kids were in grade school when 9/11 occurred. Like many, I spent the drive home trying to make sense of what was happening. Is this the end? Is this the new normal? Will li…

What Does it Take to Become a Fire Chief?

Very few people entering the fire-rescue profession aspire to become a fire chief. I certainly didn’t. I joined a volunteer fire department when I was 14 because I always wanted to be a firefighter. I had no desire to be promoted. After high school, I …

A Case Study on First Due

When the fire service leaders look to acquire and adopt new technologies, we need to ensure we lead through the technology we implement – not be led by it. This concept is something I have witnessed again and again as fire agencies implement new techno…