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National Fire Academy’s: Managing Officer Program

Managing Officer Program The National Fire Academy’s (NFA’s) Managing Officer Program is a multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and adaptive leadership. Acceptance into the program is the first step in your professional development as a career or volunteer fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) […]

IAFC Foundation Scholarships to Support Education

Pursuing Your Degree and in Need of Funding Support? Check Out the IAFC Foundation Scholarships Application Deadline: June 1, 2015 The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation is now accepting applications for its educational scholarships from qualified first responders.   Scholarships provided by the IAFC Foundation help improve the fire service by assisting first responders […]

Rethinking Learning and Fire Service Training

Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. […]

In the Streets; On the Air

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Taking it to the Streets had its premier July 21st on Firefighter Netcast.com with a lively and provoking discussion on “WhatÂ’s on YOUR Radar Screen?” The program theme aligned with a recent posting on the same topic. Join me on the program were two prominent and nationally recognized fire service leaders, who IÂ’m honored to […]

Credentialing and Qualifications Resources

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The recent insights related to fire officer credentialing and qualifications gave way to some questions posed on resources, opportunities and guidance. In both the posting and the links there are a number of avenues for further research and exploration. With obvious reason start by looking at the offerings and requirements established within your home state […]