What Fire Chiefs Can Do

An explosion caused by leaking propylene at a manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas, last January revealed the challenges that fire chiefs face in cities with no zoning laws. With no zoning, residential communities share space with facilities that u…

What Fire Chiefs Can Do

An explosion caused by leaking propylene at a manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas, last January revealed the challenges that fire chiefs face in cities with no zoning laws. With no zoning, residential communities share space with facilities that u…

Social Media and the Fire Department

Given our love of new tools, the fire and emergency service community’s overall reluctance to explore the potential of social media at first seems puzzling. As a profession, we are very tradition bound — especially baby-boomers — and changing to a new …

Social Media and the Fire Department

Given our love of new tools, the fire and emergency service community’s overall reluctance to explore the potential of social media at first seems puzzling. As a profession, we are very tradition bound — especially baby-boomers — and changing to a new …

COVID-19 and Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

On September 9, 1965, Vice Admiral Jim Stockdale (1923-2005) launched from the USS Oriskany to deliver bombs over a target in North Vietnam. On this bombing run, Stockdale’s aircraft sustained extensive damage from enemy antiaircraft fire. Stockdale ej…

COVID-19 and Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

On September 9, 1965, Vice Admiral Jim Stockdale (1923-2005) launched from the USS Oriskany to deliver bombs over a target in North Vietnam. On this bombing run, Stockdale’s aircraft sustained extensive damage from enemy antiaircraft fire. Stockdale ej…

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Nominations Open

Wildfire mitigation is imperative to improving community resiliency to wildfire. Right now, across the country, communities and property owners are implementing successful wildfire preparedness efforts resulting in on-the-ground risk reduction. The I…

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Nominations Open

Wildfire mitigation is imperative to improving community resiliency to wildfire. Right now, across the country, communities and property owners are implementing successful wildfire preparedness efforts resulting in on-the-ground risk reduction. The I…

We Are Not Your Enemy

Chantilly, Va. – The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today issued the following statement from Chief Gary Ludwig, President and Chairman of the Board: “We are here to help. That is what firefighters, paramedics and EMTs do. Especially i…