Cancer in the fire service is commanding national attention, and for good reason. Various studies – including the NIOSH Firefighter Study (2013), Nordic Firefighter Study (2014) and Australian Firefighter Study (2014) – have concluded that firefighters are more exposed to certain types of cancer th
I am forty-four years old, and I have been in the fire service since I was eighteen years old where I started as a volunteer firefighter in Roan Mountain, TN; however, my fire service career began working as part-time as a dispatcher for fire, police, and EMS as well as a part-time EMT. I have been
The ISFSI is proud to announce the Alan Brunacini Lifelong Learner Scholarship for the 2018 ISFSI Fall Instructor Development Conference. Chief Brunacini joined ISFSI in 1979 and while his instructional techniques took the fire service by storm, his commitment to being a lifelong learner was equally
Our fire law review focuses on some of the many major fire law headlines between Oct. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017. Parsed by topic, you can see the trends in the issues, mistakes ad inappropriate behavior affecting fire departments and firefighters nationwide.
Summer vacation began with a five-hour day in the office of ISFSI. Ensuring that I had moved as much from the “in-box” to the “out-box” only made sense as I strategized the days I would be spending with my toes in the sand, cold beer in my hand! I made a mental note of just how productive a Saturday