The 21st Century Fire and Emergency Services

In July of 2020, the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and the Center for Public Safety Excellence(CPSE) released the 21st Century Fire and Emergency Services Report. I had the honor of co-chairing that report with Pat Martel, …

I Picked A Bad Week to Stop

You may recognize this line from the 1980 comedy “Airplane!” when Lloyd Bridge’s character used it several different times about a bad habit; he quit “that week.” He said it each time after another stressful event occurred while trying to solve the pro…

EMS Workforce Capacity Survey

As the nation continues responding to COVID-19, it is important that we continuously assess the impact that the virus is having on our own workforce. The IAFC, along with other national EMS organizations, are requesting fire chiefs complete a survey to…