Fire Grants

Fire data in action

Flying cross-country on a transcontinental flight gives you time to think (especially after two coffees). As I write this, I’m somewhere over the Great Plains but thinking about a presentation I attended last night....

Fire departments on a mission

Nearly every fire department I’ve visited proudly displays their mission statement in a prominent place in their headquarters. Although each department has unique responsibilities, all proclaim their mission is to...

Fire service inspiration from the road

Flying home from back-to-back fire service conferences, I’m reflecting on the remarkable audiences I had the opportunity to interact with. At the Ohio State Fire Chiefs’ Association conference, we spent a full day wit...

Fire service leaders talk data at NFPA workshop

Recently, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released a report on its “Today and Tomorrow’s Fire Data,” an edifying two-day workshop I attended earlier this year at the National Institute of Standards and...

Lessons on social media from the IAFC conference

I was happy to attend the Eastern Division International Association of Fire Chiefs conference on May 9. What a rewarding experience. Chief Ted Lowden and Evesham Fire Rescue were wonderful hosts, and it was a great...