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Fire departments are response models, not production models

You are not meant to maximize efficiencies; you are meant to be resilient. Efficiency results in fragility; resilience results in survival.<p><b>The</b> …

Fire Departments are not businesses, they are critical infrastructure

Imagine if your doctor prescribed a daily dose of cocaine to maximize the production of your heart. After concluding your heart is underperforming …

Qwake Tech's AR Helmet Helps Firefighters See Through Smoke And Get Out Of Fire Five Times Faster

Thermal imaging cameras have long enabled fire fighters the ability to see in zero visibility, but traditional thermal is slow and overloaded with information, and displayed in a way that is unnatural and hard to navigate for rapid navigation in extreme or stressful environments.<p>But by coupling …

Augmented Reality

Toddler Looks Delighted As Firefighters Try To Free Him From Locked Car

He had locked himself inside.<p>Firefighters in Cornwall, England rescued a 14-month-old from a car he had locked himself inside of on Friday.<p>The best part? The toddler looks delighted by the entire situation.<p>Kirsty Green, 27, left her son Brandon in the backseat of her car to load her recently …

Fire Fighting

Divided, the unions are falling, as right-to-work laws are gaining ground

Unions have been weakening for years, but right-to-work laws could put a really big nail in their coffin<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 17, 2017 10:09pm (UTC)<p>Right-to-work laws may soon make American union membership — which, at 10.7 percent, is already at a record low — fall to even more calamitous …

GOP’s national right to work bill is a smokescreen: The threat is what comes next

It would create a ban on the requirement that workers who are represented by a union have to pay for related costs<p>Last week, Iowa Congressman Steve King introduced the National Right to Work Act, which would create a nationwide ban on the requirement that workers who are represented by a union have …

Right to work (for less?): Missouri moving quickly toward ‘pro-business’ status

Around the Two Light apartment construction site downtown, three laborers breaking for lunch offer few kind words about something that sounds good: …

National "Right to Work" Law Would Be The Union Apocalypse

There is no doubt that Donald Trump’s presidency will be bad for the average worker. But one law would be worse than any other, and now that law is …

Right to work: Here's what you need to know

<b>JEFFERSON CITY •</b> The Missouri Legislature on Thursday sent a "right-to-work" proposal to Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican who campaigned on a promise …

Middle-class

GOP introduces national right-to-work legislation

Republicans in Congress plan to introduce legislation Wednesday that would prohibit workers nationwide from being forced to support a union.<p>The national right-to-work legislation likely would be a major blow to organized labor because it would allow millions of workers to opt out of union …

New National "Right to Work" Bill Threatens Hollywood Unions

Legislation is “a backdoor attempt at bankrupting labor unions,” say Congressional Democrats. AFM and WGA East weigh in.<p>Legislation introduced in …

With all eyes on Trump, Republicans are planning to break unions for good

Alternative facts are nothing new; politicians have been making stuff up since they first crawled out of the primordial swamp. One of the most successful lies in modern US politics has been that of “right to work” laws, which break unions under the guise of protecting workers, one of which was …

Middle-class

The Vancouver Firefighters Union (IAFF Local 452) lobbying on behalf of all firefighters in Washinton. #IAFF452 https://t.co/VOqweyKi4o

.@wsdot_sw: Fire on EB SR 14 near 192nd Avenue at mp 10 https://t.co/9zwCyKaoe5

Rise Fires

When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly faster in …

Research

Local police, firefighters, and EMS receive advanced active shooter training

Photo by Tevin StinsonAbove: (L to R) Deputy Chief of the EMS Tim Black, Third Battalion Fire Chief Jay Walsh, and Lieutenant Bart Stone show a clip …

Self Defense

IAFF Affiliate Leadership Training Summit and Human Relations Conference 2014