The National Fire Academy is taking applications for 2nd Semester Resident Classes

The application period for the second semester of National Fire Academy resident classes opened October 15. The application period closes December 15. The second semester includes those classes scheduled from April 1 – September 30, 2017. All information about courses, applications and suggestions for successful completion of the application can be found at the following…

Firefighters Can Prevent Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Cancer

Firefighters remain a high-risk group for exposure to cancer-causing asbestos, despite a dramatic drop in its use recently that made those in the construction and other industries considerably safer. Asbestos materials were prevalent in building both commercial and residential structures throughout the 20th century, leaving firefighters vulnerable now when working in older buildings. Exposure to…

Female Fire Leaders Speak on Mentoring & Challenges with Fire Chief’s Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts

Female fire leaders speak on mentoring, challenges with Fire Chief’s Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts. Learn from female firefighters in leadership positions about how they were first introduced to the fire service as well as the challenges faced during their career. Female chief officers, captains and lieutenants discuss with Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts their…

Visual Representations of Female Firefighters by Dr. Merilyn Childs

Visual representations of female fire fighters by Dr. Merilyn Childs. This presentation was designed to share visual representations of females in relationship to fire and fire fighting with female fire fighters attending WAFA 2012. The formal stuff: Dr Merilyn Childs, A/Prof of Higher Education, Charles Sturt University. Presentation to the WAFA Conference 2012 – ‘Achieving…