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Fire Chief Tom Jenkins and ESCI Managing Director Chief Joe Powers engage with fire service leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing you and your agency. If you're seeking out new ideas, looking to improve your leadership skills, and wanting to make a difference within your organization, this podcast is for you.

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The topic of recruitment and retention in the fire service is top of mind for nearly every fire chief. Many departments struggle to attract a sufficient number of applicants to meet their hiring needs, while other fire departments combat high... more

A short 15-20 minute Q&A with both candidates. Learn more about their history with the IAFC and their goals for the future of the organization.

Join us as we talk with IAFC Technology Council Chair, Dan Munsey, as he outlines the importance of advancing technology in the fire service. Dan highlights major technology elements that he is seeing as a fire chief and how he... more

During this podcast explore how Oklahoma City Training Chief, Brian Brush, has handled our number one priority on the fireground. He'll discuss the project that was started by a chief officer at Oklahoma City, called the Firefighter Rescue... more

During this podcast, Ponderosa (Texas) Fire Chief, Fred Windisch, highlights the outstanding leadership program at the Symposium in the Sun 2021. The program helps to address the unique needs of volunteer leadership in departments. This... more

As we look back today on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we are honored to have Chief Joseph Pfeifer join us for this special podcast. Chief Pfeifer was the first FDNY chief on the scene as the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Chief... more

In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board member, Richard Carrizzo joins us this month. This podcast will look at the genesis of FirstNet, the history of technology for firefighters, real-life... more

During this podcast explore how Oklahoma City Fire Chief, Richard Kelley handled the fallout and attention to a personnel matter and incident that went 'nuclear'. This incident involved a child being transported by fire department... more

In February, the Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee named three individuals chosen to receive 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Awards. This year's recipients have earned the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildland fire... more

In today's world, we are realizing an incredible expanse of available data and the ever-increasing data collection points. The fire service has traditionally collected data to report the incident type and services provided, but industry experts are... more

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