General News

CFAI Welcomes Ford as New Commissioner

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International has appointed Chief Terry Ford, CFO, as its newest commissioner representing Department of Defense fire and emergency services. The CPSE Board unanimously approved his appointment. Terry Ford is the Chief of the Fire...

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Side Effects of CRR

Joe Powers, FO Captain, Henrico County Division of Fire You can hear Captain Powers talking about the Side Effects of CRR on this podcast from The Vision 20/20 Project's CRR Radio. For decades, fire service agencies across the United States focused on fire...

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There is No Success Without a Successor

Reginald D. Freeman, CFO, MS, FIFireE Chief, Hartford Fire Department and CPC Chair The 21st century fire service is faced with unprecedented challenges that warrant unprecedented leadership so that organizations can accomplish their missions. These challenges...

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Fundamentals of Leadership

Steve Dongworth Chief, Calgary Fire Department and CFAI Chair One thing as leaders that we rarely talk, or even think, about are leadership traits. These are the things that make people want to follow you, an essential component of leadership. As a leader,...

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Breaking Down That Four-Letter Word: Data

Preet Bassi, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Public Safety Excellence During my travels to consortiums across the country, I often hear the refrain that data (hear date-ahhh) is the biggest obstacle for departments working towards and maintaining...

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