September 6, 2019

Building Professionalism in Your Volunteer Fire Department [Webinar]

Approximately 65% of America's firefighters are volunteers, and 91% of fire departments are partially or completely volunteer-based. Even so, the number of volunteer firefighters in the U.S. reached a low in 2019. One method for addressing this issue is by promoting professionalism within volunteer fire departments. Professionalism benefits department reputation, promotes security among the crew and attracts new recruits.

September 5, 2019

Career Tips for Emergency Medical Services Administrators

Although many EMS directors and administrators achieve their positions by working their way up the ladder, most find that they need to develop additional skills to handle of all of the facets of their new jobs. If you hold a leadership position in emergency medical services, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of succeeding in the role. Here are some of our favorite tips from those who have been in the industry and have experience in what it takes to be a great EMS administrator.

August 26, 2019

Firefighter Mental Health Resources

Like most emergency responders, firefighters are expected to be calm, level-headed and able to face even the most challenging situations with courage. Unfortunately, the culture of the fire service is often one where those expectations extend beyond the emergency and into the firehouse. Many studies have revealed the inescapable conclusion that mental health resources need to be a bigger priority among fire service leaders.