The fire service is wrought with tradition, yet it often fails to help young firefighters understand and respect these traditions. Here are ways to teach humility, respect, and knowledge to new firefighters while fostering their excitement, which ultimately helps recruit new volunteers.
The field of emergency management has changed a lot in recent years. Many current emergency managers have hands-on experience but often do not have an academic background in the field, while new or aspiring emergency managers often have an emergency and disaster management education, but not much experience. AMU student George Navarini, who recently was elected to a student leadership position within the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has a plan to bring those two groups together so they can learn from one another.
Whether you are retiring from the military, transitioning from the classroom, or simply looking to move into the public service field, identifying and communicating your military service and other skills to potential employers is essential. However, translating your skills can be a daunting task. While you may possess the necessary experience, not properly communicating what you have to offer can be detrimental to your job search. Here are some tips and advice on how to communicate your skills to employers.
By James McLaughlin
My promotion to assistant chief was effective the day after Veterans Day in November 2013. Over that holiday weekend, my wife and I went to my new office to set up for my first day. I used the back stairwell to go upstairs in a station where I had served downstairs for more than six years as a young captain and then battalion chief.