Training

NFPA 1500 recommends that fire departments establish an annual proficiency evaluation for all members. Many fire departments have chosen to use a Minimum Company Standards (MCS) program to comply with this requirement. In this article, Editor-in-Chief Tim Sendelbach shares how to establish an MCS program that meets or exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1500.
Training

A 2012 line-of-duty death at a Smoke Divers class revealed serious problems in the culture and structure of the curriculum. FireRescue Editor-in-Chief Tim Sendelbach uses the report as a call to all instructors and students to renew their commitment to ensuring that everyone goes home.