Dr. Dan Madrzykowski talks about an experiment early on in his career that drove home the importance of sharing information that could potentially change the outcome of an incident. He stresses the responsibility of every firefighter to be the eyes and ears of the incident commander on the...
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Future of the fire service is being driven by changes in our own environment. With new technologies, building materials, and alternative energy systems creating new challenges. Dan notes that the fire service continues to prove that it is resilient in the way they adapt to the changes in the world...
Dr. Dan Madrzykowski has used his training in fire protection engineering and experience in research engineering for over 30 years to help keep firefighters safe and effective. Since 1999, departments and other fire service organizations have embraced how research can benefit firefighters, keep...
Chief Alan Brunacini talks about how your support system is critical to your well-being.
Chief Dennis Compton talks about his first dealing with a fallen firefighters family and how it changed him.
Chief Steve Hirsch thinks the future of the fire service is bright. While the methods of learning for this generation of volunteers may be different than in years past, they level of commitment is the same.
Past Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Board of Directors, Chief Dennis Compton, talks about the evolution of the Foundation. Chief Compton was the longest serving Chairman of Board, having held that position for 12 years.
Chief Buckman discusses how patience is needed to become a leader.
Having grown up in the fire service, Janet Wilmoth talks about seen a shift of the culture in the fire service over the years. While there is still tradition, the fire service is constantly changing to meet the needs of the world around them and ways to better protect themselves.
Chief Buckman talks about a fire in 1979 that injured nine firefighters and the effects that it had on him.