January 28, 2020

SVI Launches Website for Refurb Division

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SVI Refurb, a trusted partner in apparatus refurbishment, fire truck repair and emergency vehicle maintenance, has announced the launch of its own website.

AEV Vehicles Certified Green by TRA Certification

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

American Emergency Vehicles (AEV) has announced its vehicles are now Certified Green by TRA Certification, the first ambulance manufacturer to receive this certification.

NY Fire Department Cancels Coyote Hunt after Backlash

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials called off the fundraising tournament after Hancock firefighters received threats and harassment from “organizations and individuals for the protection of animal rights.”

Australian Firefighter on Burnover: ‘It was Quite Chaotic’

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Australian firefighters who survived a dangerous burnover that engulfed their apparatus while battling a New South Wales bushfire explain how they escaped.

Australian Firefighter on Burnover: ‘It was Quite Chaotic’

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Australian firefighters who survived a dangerous burnover that engulfed their apparatus while battling a New South Wales bushfire explain how they escaped.

FDNY Firefighter Seriously Injured in High-Rise Blaze

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four other FDNY firefighters and a civilian suffered minor injuries in the two-alarm fire that broke out on the 14th floor of a Manhattan apartment building.

More Than 30 Animals Killed in German Zoo Fire

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The devastating New Year's blaze at the Krefeld Zoo in Dusseldorf burned down the Great Ape House and other enclousres.

Cape May Court House, NJ, Platform Aerial

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Middle Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 in Cape May Court House, NJ, has put in service a 101-foot rear-mount platform aerial from Rosenbauer.

NC Firefighter Injured in Massive House Blaze

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The homeowner's dog alerted neighbors to the large fire that broke out at the house in Raleigh early New Year's Day.

FDNY: Fire Fatalities Down, Medical Calls Up in 2019

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Although the number of fire victims dropped by 25 percent last year, the FDNY saw the second-highest number of medical emergencies in the department's histroy.

MA Firefighters Rescue Woman in 5-Alarm Blaze

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Crews from 12 communities were called in to battle the large fire that broke out in a multi-family home in Rockland early Thursday, displacing 20 residents.

FF Killed After Blast Collapses Warehouse In India

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two other firefighters and a worker were rescued after a battery warehouse in Delhi caught fire and exploded early Thursday, collapsing the building.

Sculpture Honors CA Firefighters in Wake of Tubbs Fire

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I saw the concrete fire station sign and thought, I could put a sculpture on the concrete," said artist Adrian Litman about his sculpture for the Santa Rosa Fire Department.

IL Firefighter Injured in Fall During House Blaze

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A resident also was hurt and taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a 1½-story brick home in Peoria on Wednesday.

Group Photo at Burning Home Under Investigation by Detroit Fire Commissioner

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said his office is investigating a photo of firefighters in front of the blazing home.

Suit: Station Made AL Firefighter Sick

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The firefighter said he suffers from sinus infections and chest congestion after working at Birmingham Fire Station 27.

AR Firefighter Recalls Being Trapped in Burning Warehouse

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Springdale Capt. James Kehrli was rescued by a rookie firefighter after he got trapped during a Dec. 27 warehouse fire.

Vandal Arrested for Damaging Memorial to Fallen CA Firefighter

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police arrested an intoxicated man who damaged the memorial for Ventura County firefighter Ryan Osler.

Marijuana Grow Operation Eyed in Cause of CA Strip Mall Fire

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least five businesses were destroyed by fire at the Anaheim strip mall and officials say code violations from a strip mall may have caused the fire.

Woman Who Lost Husband, Children to Fire Thanks CA Firefighters

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hemet firefighters lined up to hug the woman who lost her husband and three children in an apartment fire.

Former WV Skating Rink Destroyed by Fire

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two-alarm fire in Wheeling ripped through the former West Viriginia State Fair expo hall that was being used for storage.

Watch Australian FFs Shelter in Place During Bushfire Burnover

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The New South Wales firefighters put protective coverings up as flames raged around the apparatus.

Hot Shots 1/20

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

January Hot Shots include Los Angeles County firefighters responding to a report of a commercial building fire.

MA Firefighters Union Criticizes Blackout Policy Again

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The latest criticism from the New Bedford fire union over the department's blackout policy comes in the wake of the second fatal fire in two months.

ME Firefighters Move Ahead after Tragic Explosion

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"We are all sad, but we all have a job to do," said one of the six Farmington firefighters injured in the Sept. 16 propane explosion that also killed Capt. Michael Bell.

Officials: OH Department Needs Fourth Ambulance Unit

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In 2016, the Hamilton Fire Department hired nine more firefighters to staff a fourth ambulance unit, but staffing issues have prevented that from working.

MI Crews Stop Sulfuric Acid Spill from Turning Deadly

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Quick action by Muskegon Heights firefighters and a private cleanup company prevented a 90-gallon spill of the highly corrosive acid from becoming a threat to residents.

IN Fire Territory’s Move to Career FFs Stirs Debate

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It’s a nasty mess," said the head of Owen Valley Volunteer Firefighters Inc., about the fire territory board's plan to replace volunteers with career firefighters.

Bellingham, MA, Custom Pumper

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Bellingham, MA, Fire Department has put in service a new custom pumper from KME.

Fire Tornado Lifted Apparatus, Killing Australian FF

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New South Wales Rural Fire Service said collapsed pyro convective column created cyclonic winds, causing a 12-ton vehicle to flip over and kill firefighter Samuel McPaul.

Report: Leadership Issues in Blaze Killing IL Firefighter

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Illinois Occupational Safety and Health report points to a failure in leadership by commanders during a March house fire that killed Godfrey Fire Capt. Jacob Ringering.

FFs Help MA Woman Fearful of Being Shot by Boyfriend

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Millbury firefighters confronted an allegedly drunken boyfriend after a 34-year-old woman and her two dogs fled to the town's fire department headquarters.

TX Firefighter Struck by Vehicle at Crash Scene

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fort Worth firefighter was seriously injured after she was struck while responding to the scene of another accident early Monday.

TX Firefighter Struck by Vehicle at Crash Scene

Posted on December 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fort Worth firefighter was seriously injured after she was struck while responding to the scene of another accident early Tuesday.

Two More IN Departments Add Safe Haven Baby Boxes

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The New Haven-Adam Township Fire Department held a ceremony Sunday unveiling its newborn drop-off box, and Columbia City is set to open the 23rd box in Indiana.

Nearly 50 Firefighters Added to FL Fire Department

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This year, Marion County Fire Rescue graduated its largest training class—46—in the department's history, and officials say they're moving aggressively to add the another 14.

Former ME Chief, Fire Service Veteran Dies

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Retired Bangor Fire Chief Cammack, who led the Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association after retirement, had joined the department in 1979 and was chief from 1996 to 2012.

Wrecks Involving SC Emergency Vehicles Down in 2019

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

South Carolina fire, EMS and police vehicles were involved in 1,901 crashes last year, but that number has trended down in 2019.

OH Fire Department Unveils New Fallen FFs Memorial

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"A lot of those people on the wall, none of us have ever met. … But they’re still part of our fire department family," said a Newark firefighter about the memorial.

Pain, Tension Remain Years after OH Firefighter’s Death

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman died after falling through the floor while battling a blaze in 2015, and the union has been upset about the report of the incident.

Pain, Tension Remain Years after OH Firefighter’s Death

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman died after falling through the floor while battling a blaze in 2015, and the union has been upset about the report of the incident.

Corsicana, TX, Pumper/Tanker

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

287 R/C Fire and Rescue in Corsicana, TX, has put in service a brand new pumper/tanker from Toyne Inc.

Corsicana, TX, Pumper/Tanker

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

287 R/C Fire and Rescue in Corsicana, TX, has put in service a brand new pumper/tanker from Toyne Inc.

Australian Firefighter Killed in Rollover Crash

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two other firefighters suffered burns in the accudebt while battling bushfires near Jingellic in New South Wales on Monday.

Danish Firefighters Attacked with Fireworks

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One firefighter was struck in the eye by fireworks while crews were battling a blaze on a beach in the suburbs of Copenhagen.

MD Firefighter Falls from Ladder During Post Office Blaze

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Crews from three counties responded to the fire at the Burkittsville post office, and firefighters had to use ponds and other water sources because of a lack of fire hydrants.

One Dead when Small Plane Crashes into MD Home

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Prince George's County fire officials said debris from the single-engine plane was spread throughout the area.

First All-Female Firefighting Crew Protects MA City

Posted on December 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The firefighters working Brockton Ladder 2 made history Friday night when it became the department's first all-female crew.

Police Chase Man who Stole WA Ambulance

Posted on December 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Cowlitz 2 firefighters were inside a home with a patient when the 31-year-old man stole the ambulance and led police on a chase.

TX Firefighters Respond to Deadly Church Shooting

Posted on December 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Churchgoers fatally shot a man who opened fire at a church in White Settlement Sunday morning.

Grant Helps IN Department Purchase New PPE

Posted on December 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The $2,500 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant will help the Kouts purchase replacement gear.

Failed Inspections Leave ND City Without Aerial Ladder

Posted on December 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The state-owned aerial ladder operated by the Jamestown Fire Department has failed inspections and there is no money to replace it.

Firefighters Deliver Teddy Bears to MA Hospital

Posted on December 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gardner firefighters delivered over 400 teddy bears to UMass Worcester after they collected donations for young patients.

Hazing at OH Fire Department Uncovered

Posted on December 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Columbus firefighter was told not to be "emotional" during a meeting to address complaints of hazing.

NY Firefighters Respond to Fire Days Before Department Closes

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Union Hill Fire Department will close its doors after 76 years of service to several communities.

Three PA Homes Destroyed after Pickup Hits Gas Meter

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Several people escaped after a wild crash ignited a fire that destroyed three East Deer homes.

Heat Wave Add to Australian Bushfire Threat

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Extreme conditions, including temperatures reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit, is creating extreme conditions where 70 major fires have devastated Australia.

Blaze Similar to Ghost Ship Fire Tackled by CA Crews

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Oakland fire marshal said the building has been tagged several times and firefighters knew what challenges they faced at the Warehouse fire.

Fire Captain

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fire Captain for the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority performs management, supervisory and technical duties.

Battalion Chief

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority is seeking a battalion chief charged with the command of an assigned fire suppression shift.

MD Firefighter Injured in Townhouse Blaze

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 45 firefighters from Anne Arundel County and other departments responded to the blaze that broke out at a group of townhomes in Severn early Friday.

Chicago FFs Rescue Eight Kids from Burning Building

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago crews used ladders to bring down trapped children—including two kids hanging from the third floor—in a burning apartment building in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Watch MA Firefighters Battle Massive Mansion Blaze

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Concord crews needed to call in tankers to help put out the large residential fire that had multiple departments responding.

WI Division Chief: Home Visit Program ‘Greatly Needed’

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In its first year, the Racine Fire Department's home visit program sends specially trained paramedics to check on cardiac patients recently discharged from the hospital.

IN Department Could Lose Majority of FFs by Year’s End

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The reduction of about 20 Owen Valley volunteer firefighters after the fire department and the board that oversees it could not agree on a new contract.

Fire, Propane Leak Sparked NH Hotel Blast that Hurt FFs

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An electrical fire in the mechanical room and a leaky propane piper set off the Christmas Eve explosion at the Element Hotel that injured two Lebanon firefighters, officials said.

MA Fire Chief Backs Hiring Two EMTs Despite No Grant

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two additional hires would bring the Brewster Fire Department to 19 members, and Chief Robert Moran said he would like to eventually get to 21 staffers.

AL Firefighters Rescue Workers after Floor Collapse

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Construction workers at a site near the University of Alabama fell 20 to 25 feet in the collapse, and Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue's confined spaces rescue team was called in.

RI Town Officials Divided over Fire Chief’s Pay Raise

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Although some members called it a "bad precedent," Tiverton's Town Council voted to amend Fire Chief Joseph Mollo's contract after his six-month probationary period.

Suicide Spurs FL Firefighters Union’s Mental Health Push

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Boyton Beach's fire union head has proposed a program with the city to make a doctor available for firefighters experiencing trauma or suffering symptoms of mental illness.

Frisco, TX, Custom Aerial

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Frisco Fire Department has taken delivery of a Pierce 100-foot Ascendant aerial with custom body detailing celebrating the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

PA Fire Chief Accused of DUI Crash in Emergency Vehicle

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Before the crash, police had stopped the North Hampton fire chief and another fire chief and brought them home instead of arresting them.

MI Crews Battle Xmas Night Warehouse Fire for 12 Hours

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 40 Dearborn firefighters worked from Wednesday night and into late Thursday morning to put out the blaze that broke out in a 40,000-square-foot warehouse.

ME Firefighter to Join Rose Bowl Parade

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two firefighters from the Farmington Fire Department, which suffered a tragic loss in a September building blast, were invited to the event, and one will even be riding on a float.

Investigators: Speed Caused Crash of ME Fire Apparatus

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two firefighters were injured in the Oct. 17 accident between apparatus from the St. George and Owl's Head fire departments, which were responding to a blaze.

NY Firefighters Give Retired Colleague Xmas Surprise

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Syracuse firefighters spent Christmas Eve with hero firefighter Andy Whipple, whose bravery was recognized after he helped save a man in a 1956 apartment fire.

CA Firefighters Rescue Driver from Submerged SUV

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Woodbridge firefighters borrowed a homeowner's row boat to reach a man whose vehicle was almost completely underwater after crashing into an embankment.

Pleasant Valley, NY, Custom Pumper

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Pleasant Valley Fire Protection District has taken delivery of a custom pumper from Rosenbauer built on a Commander chassis with an extended cab.

Four FDNY Firefighters Hurt Battling Xmas Blaze

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FDNY crews battled a fifth-story apartment blaze in the Lenox Hill section of upper Manhattan that injured four firefighters on Christmas Day.

KY Firefighter Seriously Injured in Rollover Accident

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Richland firefighter was airlifted from the scene after the tanker he was in overturned while responding to a fire call on Christmas Day.

FFs from 20 Companies Battle Massive 5-Alarm NJ Blaze

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire companies from Bergen County and Rockland County in New York responded to the blaze at a commercial building in Mahwah on Christmas.

ATV Driver Killed in Collision with Atlanta Fire Apparatus

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Atlanta firefighters were responding to a fire emergency on Christmas when the fatal head-on crash with the four-wheeler happened.

OH Firefighters Injured in Ambulance Crash

Posted on December 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Columbus firefighters were among four people taken to the hospital in stable condition after a car ran a red light and struck an ambulance transporting a patient.

Major Downtown Minneapolis Fire Displaces 200

Posted on December 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three people were injured in the four-alarm fire at a hotel for homeless people in Minneapolis Christmas morning.

Christmas Blaze Destroys NY Fire Station, Three Apparatus

Posted on December 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police officer called in the fire at the North Massapequa Fire Department early Christmas morning.

Christmas Blaze Destroys NY Fire Station, Three Apparatus

Posted on December 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police officer called in the fire at the North Massapequa Fire Department early Christmas morning.

Postal Worker Saves Christmas for Many as Truck Burns

Posted on December 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mail carrier pulled packages as the U.S. Mail truck burned on the side of the road in Osawatomie.

Firefighters Pull Two from MO Apartment Fire

Posted on December 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kansas City firefighters responded to a fire on the ninth-floor of a 10-story residential apartment building Christmas Eve.

Boston Firefighter Sustains Minor Injuries at Fire

Posted on December 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four people were displaced by the late-night fire in East Boston.

Athletes Back FFs Group Helping IL Kids with Cancer

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An NFL lineman and an Olympic gold medalist are supporting Oak Forest's Project Fire Buddies, which tries to bring cheer to children battling cancer by hanging out with them.

NH Firefighters Injured in Hotel Explosion

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Lebanon firefighters were among 10 people who were injured following two blasts that set off a three-alarm fire at the 150-room Element Hotel on Tuesday.

San Diego Crews Rescue Five from Flooded Drain Pipe

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three men and two women were pulled out of the water and taken to the hospital after they entered the drainage system from a culvert on the Mexican side of the border.

WI City, Town Reach EMS Deal as Rescue Squad Disbands

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Assets for the Burlington Rescue Squad will be distributed to various area fire agencies as part of the EMS agreement between the City and the Town of Burlington.

GA City Names Interim Fire Chief

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thomasville Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Tim Connell will begin in his new role after current Chief Chris Bowman retires at the end of the year.

Willows, CA, Custom Pumper

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Willows Fire Department has put in service a brand new custom pumper from HME Ahrens-Fox.

In Quarters: Austin, TX, Onion Creek Fire & EMS Station

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For this new joint fire department and EMS station in the Onion Creek neighborhood of Austin, it was important from the beginning for the community to embrace their new civic facility.

Ex-NY Firefighter Sentenced over Lewd Act

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former Utica firefighter Richard Forte was convicted In a September bench trial on charges stemming from harassment of a female colleague in 2018.

NH Firefighter who Helped at Ground Zero Dies

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

John Sapienza, a former Stratham volunteer firefighter, suffered from pancreatic and liver cancer caused from exposure during 9/11 rescue efforts.

Ultrasound Tool Can Better ID Injuries for VA Firefighters

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Newport News Fire Department is one of about 30 in the country using portable ultrasound devices on EMS calls.

London Firefighters Honor Embattled Chief on Last Day

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton—the first woman to hold that post—was forced to step down following criticism over the 2017 Grenfell Tower blaze.

Actor’s Deposition over Blaze Killing FDNY Firefighter Set

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Edward Norton was filming "Motherless Brooklyn" when a fire erupted at a former Harlem jazz club-turned-movie set in 2018, killing FDNY firefighter Michael Davidson.

Actor’s Deposition over Blaze Killing FDNY Firefighter Set

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Edward Norton was filming "Motherless Brooklyn" when a fire erupted at a former Harlem jazz club-turned-movie set in 2018, killing FDNY firefighter Michael Davidson.

FL Crews Save Family’s Christmas Tree, Gifts from Fire

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Polk County firefighters not only extinguished a second-story house blaze in Mulberry, but they also were able to rescue the family's Christmas tree and presents.

Displaced NY Family to Give FFs Part of Donated $20K

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A family displaced by a house fire says it will share a portion of the money raised from a GoFundMe campaign with the responding Lowville and New Bremen fire departments.

Displaced NY Family to Give FFs Part of Donated $20K

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A family displaced by a house fire says it will share a portion of the money raised from a GoFundMe campaign with the responding Lowville and New Bremen fire departments.

Off-Duty PA Deputy Fire Chief Killed in Crash

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"His service was something you would read about in books," said the Wyoming Fire Department about Deputy Chief Andrew Jones, who also was a Swoyersville cop.

OH Crews Rescue Boys, Granddad who Fell Through Ice

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One of the young boys wasn't breathing when he was pulled from the frigid pond by East Wayne firefighters, and he was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition.

MN Firefighters Put on Flashy Holiday Apparatus Display

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Savage Fire Department participated in the holiday tradition of departments choreographing musical holiday light displays with their pieces of apparatus.

VFDs Upset over WV Highway Department’s Response

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It’s almost like you have people fighting over who’s going to do something," said Cassville's fire chief about the Division of Highways response to road-related issues.

Christmas Tree Stand Injures FF in CA House Blaze

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Reedley firefighter was taken to the hospital after his foot was impaled on a Christmas tree stand while battling a massive house fire Sunday night.

RI City Delays Vote on Firefighters Contract

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Warwick firefighters will have to wait for the new year for city officials to vote on their new contract after a procedural glitch caused a postponement.

Standoff over IN Firefighters’ Shifts Might Go into 2020

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

East Chicago's mayor is asking a court to declare he has sole authority to make firefighters work swing shifts they argue deprive crews of sleep.

Houston, TX, Platform Aerial

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Houston Fire Department has put in service a rear-mount 100-foot platform aerial from Spartan built on a Gladiator chassis.

In Quarters: White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, Baltimore, MD

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company's new station relocates the department from an aging nearby facility that suffered from unpredictable response delays due to an adjacent freight rail line.

In Quarters: Round Rock, TX Public Safety Training Center

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Round Rock Public Safety Training Center provides critical classroom instruction and training for fire and police personnel from Round Rock and numerous other municipalities.

In Quarters: Setauket, NY, Fire Department HQ

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The renovation of the Setauket Fire Department’s headquarters, first built in the 1930s, sought to overcome spatial limitations, safety concerns and deterioration.

Large 3-Alarm Fire Collapses Three-Story NJ Building

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Netcong firefighters were hampered by cold temperatures and low water pressure while battling a blaze at a commercial building early Sunday.

Innovative Knee Treatment Returns MA Firefighter to Job

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After Franklin firefighter Mike Berthiaume suffered a severe knee injury, doctors used his cells to repair cartilage damage instead of using metal or plastic devices.

FF’s Video Captures Devastating Australian Wildfires

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bushfires continue to threaten homes and ravage eastern Australia as firefighters are seeing little respite despite the milder weather conditions.

NC Firefighters Blast Gawking Motorists at Crash Scene

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In social media posts following an interstate accident, Matthews Fire & EMS called rubbernecking and video-taking by motorists "extremely dangerous for you and for us."

MA Firefighter Injured in 2-Alarm Duplex Blaze

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hyannis firefighters responded to the burning, two-story duplex after receiving a call about a "flickering glow" at the residence Saturday night.

Firing of Boston FF Accused of Racial Slur Upheld

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission voted to back the termination of a 14-year veteran Boston firefighter who allegedly used the “n-word” against a black colleague.

Los Angeles Firefighters Put Out Airport Blaze

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw video captures crews quickly extinguishing flames that engulfed two empty passenger buses late Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport.

MA Fire Apparatus Damaged in Collision

Posted on December 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Lynn Fire Department maintenance vehicle was struck in traffic by a car following an argument between a couple Friday.

Six Killed in 2-Alarm Las Vegas Apartment Fire

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When Las Vegas firefighters arrived at the three-story Alpine Motel Apartments, “multiple people were hanging from windows on the second floor."

CO Firefighter Injured in Apartment Blaze

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A South Metro firefighter was among two people taken to the hospital after a fire engulfed a Littleton apartment building early Saturday.

MI Firefighters, Police Rescue Kids from House Blaze

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Muskegon firefighters saved two children from the roof of the burning home, while a police officer caught another who jumped from a second-story window.

CA Fire Officials Narrowly Pass on Electric Apparatus

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Menlo Park Fire District's board of directors voted 3-2 not to hold one of ten slots for a $1.1 million all-electric apparatus that would've been used for rescues.

OH Board Tires to Halt FD from Cutting Battalion Chiefs

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The State Employee Relations Board is asking a judge to issue a restraining order to stop the city from reducing the number of battalion chiefs in the Youngstown Fire Department.

OH Board Tires to Halt FD from Cutting Battalion Chiefs

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The State Employee Relations Board is asking a judge to issue a restraining order to stop the city from reducing the number of battalion chiefs in the Youngstown Fire Department.

OH Board Tries to Halt FD from Cutting Battalion Chiefs

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The State Employee Relations Board is asking a judge to issue a restraining order to stop the city from reducing the number of battalion chiefs in the Youngstown Fire Department.

MN Department to Add Nine Full-Time FFs In 2020

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The additions are part of a move started in the spring by the Brooklyn Park Fire Department to eliminate paid on-call firefighters and switch to a full-time model.

MN Department to Add Nine Full-Time FFs In 2020

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The additions are part of a move started in the spring by the Brooklyn Park Fire Department to eliminate paid on-call firefighters and switch to a full-time model.

PA Firefighters Rescue Man Lost in Sewers

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Scranton fire crews used a gas-powered rotary saw to cut through a grate to fish out the man, who drifted to a sewer basin after falling into the freezing Lackawanna River.

New Contract Gives IL Firefighters 2.5% Raise

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agreement with Elgin firefighters, which is retroactive to January 2018, was negotiated over two years, and salary hikes are included yearly through December 2021.

MA Fire Chief Announces Retirement for Second Time

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bourne Fire Chief Norman Sylvester Jr., who will retire in January, had planned to retire in July but changed his mind after the fire union voted no confidence in his leadership.

CT Driver Taken into Custody after Nearly Hitting FFs

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Crews from Broad Brook, Warehouse Point, South Walton, and Enfield were battling a first-floor apartment blaze that sent one person to the hospital with severe burns.

IL Firefighters Union Donates $19K to City Schools

Posted on December 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Aurora Professional Firefighters Local 99 raised $19,776 through an annual charity golf outing for Communities In Schools of Aurora.

NH Fire Department Launches New Alert System

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Lebanon Fire Department has launched a new automated alert system aimed at improving response times and freeing dispatchers for additional tasks.

Fallen MA Firefighter’s Mortgage Paid by Foundation

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage on the home of fallen Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard in full.

NY Firefighter Dies Following Crash Response

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

East Farmingdale firefighter Michael Cardinale Sr. responded to a vehicle crash Wednesday and was later found unresponsive at the fire station.

Coxreels Introduces Hi-Vis Hose to Increase Scene Safety

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hi-Vis from Coxreels provides a high visibility hose to raise awareness and visibility and increase scene safety.

Lewin Appointed CEO of The Will-Burt Company

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Richard J. Lewin has worked at Will-Burt for 10 years and will begin his new role on Jan. 1.

Pelham, AL, Haz-Mat 1

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Pelham Fire Department took delivery of a new hazardous materials unit built on a Pierce Velocity chassis.

MA Firefighters to Join Denis Leary on Rachael Ray Show

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Worcester firefighters whose fathers died 20 years ago in the Cold Storage Fire will appear with actor Denis Leary on the Rachael Ray show on Monday.

CA Girl Saves Family from Xmas Tree Blaze

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An 11-year-old San Jose girl saved her family when their Christmas tree apparently sparked a fire, and firefighters rallied to replace the family's destroyed gifts.

PA County Approves $16M Comms Upgrade

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cambria County commissioners have voted unanimously to approve a $16.9 million contract for upgrades to the county’s public safety radio system.

2019 EVT of the Year Announced

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Brian Marek from the Muskegon, MI, Fire Department has been named 2019 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year.

VA Deputy Chief Tapped to Lead Department

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fredericksburg Deputy Chief Michael Jones has been tapped to succeed Fire Chief Eddie Allen when he retires next year.

Stephen King Gives $10K to ME Fire Department

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Best-selling author Stephen King's foundation has given $10,000 to the Norway Fire Department to upgrade communications equipment.

Two Aussie Firefighters Die During Wildfires

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Australian volunteer firefighters were killed during the nation's current wildfire emergency when their apparatus struck a tree and rolled off the road.

Six AL Firefighters Become Dads Within Months

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Six firefighters assigned to the same station in Opelika have all welcomed babies within just a few months, with five of them becoming first-time fathers.

CA Firefighters Save Man after Ravine Plummet

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighters worked for several hours Thursday rescuing a man in the San Jose foothills after he drove off a hillside and landed in a creek 100 feet below.

Center for Public Safety Excellence Appoves New Accreditation Model

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 10th edition of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International Model will be used starting in 2021.

PA Crews Save Mom, Two Kids From House Fire

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vandergrift firefighters rescued a mother and her two young children from their burning home early Thursday morning in Armstrong County.

Philly Crews Battle Row House Fire after Explosion

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighters were battling a massive blaze along a section of row houses in South Philadelphia after reports of an explosion Thursday morning.

Mount Prospect, IL, Pumper

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Mount Prospect, IL, Fire Department has taken delivery of a brand new custom pumper from Pierce.

Country Legend Raising Money for Fallen FFs

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait is taking part in a charity auction to benefit the families of fallen first responders in the San Antonio area.

Country Legend Raising Money for Fallen FFs

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait is taking part in a charity auction to benefit the families of fallen first responders in the San Antonio area.

Aussie FFs Injured amid Wildfire Emergency

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Amid a state of emergency in New South Wales, three firefighters were injured Thursday after being overrun by a wildfire in the southwest of Sydney.

FL Crews Called to Blaze on Singer’s Yacht

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The smoke on the water Wednesday night in Miami was from a fire on a 120-foot yacht reportedly owned by singer and entertainer Marc Anthony.

Dallas FFs Union Offers Jobs to Houston Colleagues

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Dallas firefighters union sent out an invitation via Twitter to Houston firefighters to join their ranks after the re-election of Mayor Sylvester Turner.

UT Firefighters Post Stunning Rescue Photos

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Salt Lake City firefighters rescued the driver of a van who suffered only minor injuries after driving off the second story of a parking structure Wednesday.

Shane Ray Appointed to CFSI Board of Directors

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dr. William F. Jenaway, President of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, has announced the appointment of Shane Ray to the CSFI Board of Directors.

AK Senator Murkowski Named CFSI Legislator of Year

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has presented Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski with its 2019 Legislator of the Year Award.

Rosenbauer FOX Pump Hits 20K Deliveries

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Rosenbauer FOX portable pump, which has been on the market since 1987 and is in its fourth generation, recently eclipsed a total of 20,000 units delivered.

CAL FIRE Partners with RadioMobile on AVL tech

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CAL FIRE has partnered with RadioMobile to equip all frontline vehicles with automatic vehicle location (AVL) technology that functions wherever vehicles travel.

Final Recipients Announced in MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire departments in NY, MS, and TX will each receive four new sets of turnout gear as part of MSA's Globe Gear Giveaway.

NVFC Accepting Proposals for R&R Event

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The National Volunteer Fire Council is accepting presentation proposals for its inaugural Recruitment and Retention Experience being held Sept. 25-26 in Cleveland.

VA Fire Station Designated State Landmark

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Norfolk Fire Station No. 12, built along with four others in 1923 and one of two still standing, has been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.

RI Supreme Court Rules on FF Cancer Law

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Rhode Island Supreme Court says state law does not contain a "conclusive presumption" that all cancer that afflicts firefighters is job-related.

Atlanta Crews Battle Massive Apartment Blazes

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A massive fire simultaneously engulfed two buildings in a vacant Atlanta apartment complex Wednesday morning, with two people being taken into custody.

Atlanta Crews Battle Massive Apartment Blazes

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A massive fire simultaneously engulfed two buildings in a vacant Atlanta apartment complex Wednesday morning, with two people being taken into custody.

Atlanta Crews Battle Massive Apartment Blazes

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two massive "suspicious" fires simultaneously engulfed two buildings in a vacant Atlanta apartment complex Wednesday morning.

Atlanta Crews Battle Massive Apartment Blazes

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two massive "suspicious" fires simultaneously engulfed two buildings in a vacant Atlanta apartment complex Wednesday morning.

Staffing Plan Riles Pols at KS Meeting

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A plan to staff a Topeka fire station by closing one in another district and relocating its personnel sparked controversy at a city council meeting Tuesday.

DeKalb County, GA, Hazmat Unit

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The DeKalb County, GA, Fire Rescue Department has put in service a brand new hazmat unit from SVI Trucks built on a Sutphen chassis.

NY House Fire Claims Life of 9-Year-Old Boy

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 9-year-old boy died early Wednesday after his Remsen home caught fire, and two adult family members were severely burned trying to rescue him.

Cancer Coverage Approved for AL Firefighters

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Decatur City Council unanimously voted this week to fully provide supplemental insurance coverage for firefighters diagnosed with cancer.

Watch FDNY Crews Battle Commercial Blaze

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw video shows FDNY crews battling a two-story commercial structure fire in College Point, Queens, that extended to the roof of the building.

Veteran OH Firefighter in Need of Kidney Donor

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Veteran Green Township firefighter/paramedic Mike Weissmann is currently hospitalized on dialysis and in desperate need of a kidney donor match.

IN Mayor Sues over FD Swing Shifts

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mayor of East Chicago is suing to block a city council ordinance that prevents a new swing shift he imposed this month on firefighters.

Ex-IN Firefighters Allege Bullying, Harassment

Posted on December 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former members of the Georgetown Fire Department attended a special meeting Tuesday to address what they call a culture of bullying and harassment.

FF’s Video Gives Up-Close View of Raging CA House Fire

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Body camera footage from the San Bernardino County Fire Department shows firefighters in the thick of battling a residential blaze in Hesperia in September.

Ex-CO Assistant Fire Chief Dies of Rare Cancer

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Troy Jackson, a former assistant chief of operations with South Metro Fire Rescue, was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2013.

Pierce and Fotokite Establish Exclusive Alliance

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pierce Manufacturing and Fotokite have established an exclusive alliance to provide situational awareness systems to firefighters and first responders.

RIBCRAFT Announces 5-Year Contract with Navy

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

RIBCRAFT, a leading manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), has announced that the Navy has awarded the company a five-year indefinite quantity contract.

All-American Hose Names Jeff Schad CEO

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

All-American Hose has announced the retirement of CEO Ron Stanley along with the promotion of Jeff Schad to the position of CEO.

Cal Water Utility Announces $160K in FD Grants

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

California Water Service has announced the 10 winners of its first Firefighter Grant Program, created this year to support the needs of fire departments in the utility’s service areas.

Storms in Deep South Kill at Least 3, Injure Dozens More

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Residents in parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi are recovering from the destruction caused by suspected tornadoes that tore through the South on Monday.

Watch FDNY Crews Help People Trapped on Fire Escape

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw video of a three-story apartment building blaze Monday shows FDNY firefighters working to rescue residents on a fire escape as thick clouds of smoke pour out.

College Student Killed in Crash with LA Fire Apparatus

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Louisiana State University student fatally struck a Baton Rouge fire apparatus that was responding to a semitractor-trailer stopped on the shoulder of the road.

Colonie, NY, Rescue Pumper

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Boght Community Fire District in Colonie, NY, has taken delivery of a custom rescue pumper from Marion built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis.

Audit: VA Presumptive Cancer Law Not Working

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A law to help Virginia firefighters suffering from work-related cancer has become more stringent than it was intended to be, a state audit and review determined.

MN Rural EMTs Keep Running on Bad Pay and Goodwill

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Minnesota lawmaker and EMT is sitting down with volunteer first responders to try to find ways of helping the state's struggling rural emergency medical services.

WV City, Union Deadlocked over FF Holiday Pay

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"They’re underpaying firefighters to a significant annual loss to every firefighter in Morgantown," said a lawyer for the fire union, which is suing the city over holiday wages.

WV City, Union Deadlocked over FF Holiday Pay

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"They’re underpaying firefighters to a significant annual loss to every firefighter in Morgantown," said a lawyer for the fire union, which is suing the city over holiday wages.

PA Fire Chief Steps Down for Job in Other Field

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Appointed as Scranton's fire chief in 2014, Patrick DeSarno joined the department in 1989, and his last day will be Jan. 3.

PA Fire Chief Steps Down for Job in Other Field

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Appointed as Scranton's fire chief in 2014, Patrick DeSarno joined the department in 1989, and his last day will be Jan. 3.

Philly FFs Keep Fuel from Igniting in 2-Alarm Blaze

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Philadelphia fire crews braved flames reaching 1,000 degrees to shut off a valve and stop 1.5 million gallons of ethanol from catching fire at an industrial plant Monday night.

Philly FFs Keep Fuel from Igniting in 2-Alarm Blaze

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Philadelphia fire crews braved flames reaching 1,000 degrees to shut off a valve and stop 1.5 million gallons of ethanol from catching fire at an industrial plant Monday night.

IA Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty to 2017 Arson

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 25-year-old former volunteer firefighter in Newell also is accused of starting a blaze in rural Nemaha in August so that he could help put it out.

RI Town, Firefighters Union Clash over Mutual Aid Calls

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The need for more staff is the reason for the discrepancy in mutual aid calls, as well as the main obstacle in agreeing on a new contract, according to Middletown firefighters.

CA County Fire Agencies Navigate Tricky Merger Plans

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Sonoma County is trying to consolidate its fire services network, but while the moves might be beneficial for firefighting, they could be tough for the agencies involved.

Major Fire Erupts at NJ Recyling Plant

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Smoke was visible for miles as a major fire erupted at a recycling plant Monday in Woodbridge, with some reports saying an eighth alarm was struck.

MA Addiction Center Would Have First Responders Wing

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ARK Behavioral Health's proposed addiction treatment and recovery facility in Canton would dedicate space for 40 to 50 firefighters, EMTs and other first responders.

CA Fire Department Unveils Paramedic Wall of Fame

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Burbank Fire Department's new wall of fame plaque pays tribute to the department's 120 paramedics over the years, with the oldest names dating back to 1975.

Impending Firefighter Layoffs Trouble Outgoing NY Chief

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As 14 firefighters face layoffs, acting Newburgh Fire Chief Terry Ahlers, who retires Jan. 2, says he feels the department is being set up "to fail again … and I don't understand it."

NJ Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze on Docked Yachts

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two yachts at the Seaview Harbor Marina in Egg Harbor Township sank after catching fire and leaking diesel fuel into the water early Monday.

Minotola, NJ, Fire District Aerial

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Minotola Fire Company District 2 in Minotola, NJ, has taken delivery of a brand new 100-foot aerial from E-ONE with a striking all-black finish.

Man in Custody Following Houston Mercury Spill

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Houston firefighters cleaned an intersection overnight after a “concerned citizen” in the chemical industry reported a white silvery substance on the ground Sunday.

Man Charged over Houston Mercury Spill

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Houston firefighters cleaned an intersection overnight after a “concerned citizen” in the chemical industry reported a white silvery substance on the ground Sunday.

Watch Nearly 50 Los Angeles FFs Battle Large House Fire

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two people were injured in the blaze at a home in the city's Shadow Hills area, and it took crews a little less than an hour to get the flames under control.

Training/Health & Safety Officer

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Harrisonburg, VA, Fire Department is accepting applications for a Training/Health & Safety Officer.

CA Rescue Volunteer Dies in Search for Missing Hiker

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tim Staples, a nine-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department's volunteer search-and-rescue team, died after apparently falling down an ice chute.

NY Firefighter Hospitalized after Ladder Fall

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"He just appeared out of the smoke and fell to the ground," a Rochester fire official said about the firefighter who was injured while battling a Sunday night house blaze.

Online Fire Leadership Training Academy Launches

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A former fire chief and and professional human resources coach have lauched this online leadership academy.

KY Response Team to Combat Decline in Volunteer FFs

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Daviess County's Advanced Large Incident Response, which will launch Jan. 1, is "a short-term fix" to try to increase firefighters at big emergencies, officials say.

NC Firefighter to Compete in TV’s ‘Man Vs. Bear’

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Greensboro firefighter Hannah Johnson will be one of three human contestants who will face off against three bear opponents on Wednesday's episode of the Discovery series.

Virtual Reality Preps CA Firefighters for the Real Thing

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Cosumnes Fire Department is one of the few departments in the world to use the immersive technology to train cadets on how to handle dangerous emergencies.

MA Town’s New Fire Chief Takes Position Full Time

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A veteran firefighter for nearly 40 years, new Groveland Fire Chief Robert Valentine replaces Robert Lay, who had held the role in a part-time capacity before retiring.

MI Firefighters’ Autism Kits Inspired by 5-Year-Old

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Saginaw Fire Department was one of five agencies to receive the new sensory kits designed to help soothe children with autism spectrum disorder in emergency situations.

Three D.C. Firefighters Injured in Senior Living Blaze

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw video shows D.C. Fire and EMS crews climbing through a smoke-filled, second-story window to battle a two-alarm fire at a senior living community.

TX Fire Department Opens Sixth Station

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"We are thrilled to be here," said Lake Travis Lt. David Clark about the department's new firehouse, which has room for 12 firefighters and four vehicles.

WA Firefighters Swim to Rescue Couple in Sinking Vehicle

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Poulsbo firefighters were treated for hypothermia after diving into Liberty Bay to save two people who were trapped upside-down in their crashed vehicle.

PA Volunteer Firefighters Propose Merger

Posted on December 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Youngstown Borough and Whitney-Hostetter volunteer fire departments want to merge to provide the best service to residents while trying to avoid duplicating resources.

OR Hires New Chief as FD Awaits Safety Probe Findings

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Brian Alsbury becomes Warrenton's new fire chief and replaces Tim Demers, who resigned in October amid a state investigation into unsafe firefighting practices.

Watch Ex-IA Firefighter Use Exoskeleton to Walk Again

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As a Davenport firefighter, Robert Juarez suffered a spinal cord injury after falling from a ladder during a fire in 2008. But an exoskeleton now has him taking his first public steps.

Health Board Targets Possible Risks at MA Fire Stations

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Plymouth Board of Health issued a resolution to compel officials to evacuate fire stations that have been plagued by mold, asbestos and other safety issues.

MO City Hires 22-Year Veteran Firefighter as New Chief

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Columbia Fire Chief Andy Woody, who currently runs the fire department in Searcy, AR, takes over for Randy White, who retired in October.

College Offers Free Tuition to IN Volunteer Firefighters

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ivy Tech Community College's scholarship fund starts in the 2020 spring semester and is "kind of like the G.I. Bill" for Indiana volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.

Driver Dies after Collision with FL Fire Apparatus

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The driver of the Honda Accord told Hollywood firefighters he was having chest pains after his car struck the side of a fire apparatus, which had its emergency lights on.

Off-Duty OR Firefighter Helps Homeowner Douse Blaze

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Portland firefighter Maggie Blackwood was walking by the burning residence when saw the owner trying to put out the flames with a garden hose.

Collapsing Ceiling Injures CA Firefighter

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fresno crews responded to a blaze at a Mexican restaurant in a southeast part of the city that extensively damaged the building's roof, ceiling and electrical wiring.

MA Fire Department Looks at Replacing 1994 Apparatus

Posted on December 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Weymouth Fire Department is asking for more than $666,000 to go toward purchasing a new vehicle to replace Engine 2.

Fire-Dex Recognized with Weatherhead 100 Award

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire-Dex has announced its recognition as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio with the 2019 Weatherhead 100 award.

ZistosHD Rescue Systems

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The ZistosHD Rescue Systems offer state-of-the-art, wireless video inspection tools for technical search teams involved in victim location operations.

ZistosHD Rescue Systems

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The ZistosHD Rescue Systems offer state-of-the-art, wireless video inspection tools for technical search teams involved in victim location operations.

DE Woman Sentenced to 30 Years for Fire that Killed FFs

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The WIlmington woman admitted to being drunk on anxiety medication when she started a blaze at her father's house that killed three firefighters in 2016.

MI Fire Chief: Ambulance, not Uber, Will Help Responses

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ann Arbor firefighters are trained EMTs, but they need a transport-capable ambulance added to the department's fleet to better serve residents, the city's fire chief says.

NC Firefighters Use Cutting Tool to Free Cat Stuck in Can

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The crew from a Clayton heavy rescue apparatus broke open the "paw-sta" can, freeing the feline and avoiding a "cat-tastrophe."

Houston Firefighter in Key Workers Comp Case Dies

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Capt. Kevin Leago forced City Hall to pay workers compensation benefits for his cancer, setting a precedent for dozens of current and retired Houston firefighters.

Banner Elk, NC, Heavy Rescue

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Foscoe Volunteer Fire Department in Banner Elk, NC, has put in service a heavy rescue unit from Toyne Inc. built on a Freightliner chassis.

Banner Elk, NC, Heavy Rescue

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Foscoe Volunteer Fire Department in Banner Elk, NC, has put in service a heavy rescue unit from Toyne Inc. built on a Freightliner chassis.

MN City Contracts with Nearby Community for Fire Chief

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Falcon Heights terminated its previous fire chief in the spring after clashes with city lawmakers. Now neighboring Roseville will be taking over leadership duties.

Court Docs: TN Firefighter Had Station Sex with Minor

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Court documents in a Nashville firefighter's divorce proceeding allege he had sex with a 15-year-old girl at a fire department facility.

Series of PA Blazes Taking Toll on Coal-Region Crews

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A series of emergency calls, aging volunteer firefighters and an already busy holiday season is taxing fire crews, as well as their equipment, in the Shamokin area.

PA Crews Rescue Driver Trapped Down Embankment

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw video shows McAdoo and Hazle Township firefighters rescuing a driver whose SUV struck a tree, went airborne and plummeted 50 feet down an embankment Thursday.

St. Louis FF Rescues Unconscious Colleague from Blaze

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The injured St. Louis firefighter was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition after crews responded to a building fire in the Baden neighborhood Thursday night.

Product of the Day: Ventry PPV Fans

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ventry PPV Fans are known for their all-terrain capabilities due to the three independently adjustable legs.

MA Fire Chief to Retire Next Summer

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Orleans Fire Chief Anthony Pike, who joined the department in 1979 and has been its leader since 2014, will retire in June, before the busy summer months.

OR Rural Fire Protection District Names New Chief

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I love what I do, but I’m ready for the next stage of my life," said Marc Reckmann, who will become the new chief for the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District.

CA Fire District Unveils First-Ever All-Electric Apparatus

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Electric vehicles are not new. It’s only new to the fire service," said Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman about the electric-powered unit.

FD Doesn’t Keep Non-Emergency TN Callers Hanging

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chattanooga Fire Department's new program connects non-emergency 9-1-1 callers with the appropriate social services they need before they become actual emergencies.

Continental Girbau Introduces Touch-Screen PPE Dryer

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Continental Girbau has introduced the ExpressDry Gear Dryer with touch-screen control for laundering and decon of firefighter turnout gear.

CA Fire Department Unveils First-Ever Explorer Program

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hanford Fire Department's new initiative targets high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 in an effort to recruit teens interested in becoming firefighters.

PA Firefighter Dies after Feeling Ill Following Call

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Morton-Rutledge Lt. Capt. Michael Malinowski had said he wasn't feeling well after responding to a call involving downed wires and trees last week.

PA Firefighter Dies after Feeling Ill Following Call

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Morton-Rutledge Capt. Michael Christopher Malinowski Sr., 41, had said he wasn’t feeling well after responding to a call involving downed wires and trees last week.

Dorchester County, SC, Pumper-Tanker

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dorchester County, SC, Fire & Rescue has taken delivery of a brand new pumper/tanker from Midwest Fire built on a Freightliner chassis.

Phoenix Fire Chief Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a post on social media, Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner announced she had breast cancer and would be undergoing a double mastectomy Friday.

MD Medic Unit in Rollover Crash with Other Vehicle

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two people were taken to the hospital for evaluation following an accident involving a Frederick County Fire & Rescue medic unit Wednesday afternoon.

Ex-PA Firefighter Sentenced for Starting Porch Fires

Posted on December 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former Munhall volunteer firefighter admitted to intentionally setting two porch fires in December 2018 because he was bored.

New Deal Gives CA Firefighters Raises, Homebuying Perk

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Under the contract approved by city officials, Sacramento firefighters would receive a 10% salary increase, as well as a $10,000 incentive toward buying a home in the city.

Feds Investigating 4-Alarm MA Blaze That Killed FF

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officials confirmed they' are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that killed Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard.

Pelican Reveals First ‘Portraits of Protection’ Winner

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pelican has shared the first winning images in its "Portraits of Protection" photo competition, selecting photos of US Forest Service firefighter Zachary Hanson and his crew in action.

IL Court to Decide if FF’s Family Can Keep Death Benefits

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Buffalo Grove firefighter Kevin Hauber died of colon cancer in 2018, and his family received full line-of-duty-death pension benefits, which the village is trying to overturn.

Atlanta Firefighters to Get Nearly 20% Pay Hike in 2020

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This pay raise represents the single largest pay enhancement to firefighters in this city in my 29 year career," said Atlanta Fire Chief Randall B. Slaughter.

MA Fire Department Buys New Ambulance

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The purchase of the new vehicle marks the first time the Somerset Fire Department will have two ambulances that are less than five years old.

Cleveland Firefighter Suffers Head Injury Battling Blaze

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Cleveland firefighter was taken to the hospital in stable condition after being hit on the head by debris while battling a house fire.

Emergency Reporting, FirstForward Announce Integration

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tracking exposures just got easier for public safety agencies thanks to an integration between the FirstForward training platform and Emergency Reporting Records Management Software.

Laramie County, WY, Wildland Pumper

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Laramie County, WY, Fire District has put in service a Type III wildland pumper from HME Ahrens-Fox built on a Freightliner chassis.

FDs Across MA Receive $920K for Cancer Prevention Gear

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Grants were given to 174 Massachusetts fire departments, allowing them to replace turnout gear and buy equipment designed to limit firefighters' exposure to carcinogens.

Ex-Firefighter Sues MA Department over Discrimination

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to the lawsuit, the former Rockland firefighter claims he was discriminated against for decades and his civil rights were violated when he was fired in 2017.

Roof Collapse Injures Three AL Firefighters

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Birmingham firefighters were taken to the hospital in stable condition with injuries they suffered while battling a two-alarm residential blaze Tuesday night.

NY Firefighters Union: Layoff Structure Unfair

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Newburgh fire union was given two lists of layoffs: one with firefighters who took the Spanish-speaking fire service exam and another with those who didn't.

Zoom Rescue System

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Zoom Rescue System from Zistos can provide more detailed, higher resolution images — better than standard fixed focus systems.

Product of the Day: Super Vac Class 1 Group D Rated Ventilation Fans

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As a one-stop shop for ventilation equipment, Super Vac offers a wide array of products rated for Class 1 Group D environments.

Cop, Others Killed in NJ Shootout with Armed Couple

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man and woman armed with long rifles exchanged gunfire with police along a Jersey City sidewalk, killing at least one officer and wounding multiple other people Tuesday.

IN Fire Department Dedicates Apparatus to Late FF

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Evansville Fire Department paid tribute to Capt. Jim Pauli Jr., who died earlier this year, by adding the veteran firefighter's name to the department's newest apparatus.

Chicago FD Donates Apparatus to Puerto Rico

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Chicago Fire Department held a ceremony Tuesday to announce the donation of an engine and ambulance to the city of Manati in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

City, NY Fire Union Still Waiting to Resume Contract Talks

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Watertown firefighters and the city ended a five-year dispute over minimum staffing last month, but both sides haven't set a time to return to the bargaining table.

Agility Technologies Establishing Europe Operations

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agility Technologies Corporation has announced a partnership with Vogt-CTE to establish operations in Europe.

City to Appeal NY Arbitrator’s Order to Hire More FFs

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Lockport is trying to overturn an arbitrator's ruling in September that the fire department must increase its minimum staffing from six to nine firefighters per shift.

FDs to Get $18K from PA Man who Lost Home in Blaze

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Upper Nazareth Township businessman raised the money as a thank you to the nine fire departments who responded to the blaze at his home in September.

PA Firefighter: ‘We Were Suspended Without Cause’

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Seven firefighters at Latrobe Fire Department’s Goodwill Hose Company No. 1 were suspended recently, but it's unclear why, a captain affected by the decision said.

Grenora, ND, Pumper-Tanker

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Grenora, ND, Fire Department has taken delivery of a Midwest Fire pumper-tanker built on a Peterbilt 348 chassis.

Memorial for Fallen MA Firefighter Unveiled on Year Anniversary

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bronze sculpture honors Worcester firefighter Christoper Roy, and Monday's ceremony was another reminder of the toll December has taken on the city over the years.

IN Firefighters Return to 24-Hour Shifts

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Although East Chicago lawmakers approved the new schedule of 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off for firefighters, the mayor is expected to veto the measure.

Humorous Video Shows Importance of Learning CPR

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This humorous video posted to the Fire Department Chronicles Facebook page provides plenty of strong reasons why everyone should learn CPR.

OH Firefighters Terminated after Harassment Probe

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Orange Township firings followed a three-month investigation into hazing and bullying allegations concerning a part-time firefighter who wanted to become full time.

Not Guilty Pleas Entered in FL Firefighter’s Murder

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two men accused of robbing and fatally shooting off-duty Coral Springs firefighter Christopher Randazzo in the head in October pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

OH Firefighter Injured in Collision with Car

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The accident happened when a driver reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel and struck a Uniontown fire apparatus over the weekend, according to authorities.

Kate Propp

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Northcentral Technical College

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For over 100 years, Northcentral Technical College has been changing lives in central Wisconsin.

Bryx Raising Money for Disaster-Affected Responders

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Bryx "Disaster Relief for First Responders" campaign is raising money for first responders and their families who have lost their homes to the very disasters they are fighting.

Report: PA County Groups Key to Hurting EMS Companies

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

County authorities designed to coordinate Pennsylvania's emergency medical services, especially at the fiscal level, could help those agencies, a new report says.

Event Honors MA Firefighter Nearly Decade after Death

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Family members and colleagues attended a memorial ceremony Sunday for Worcester firefighter Jon Davies Sr., who died battling a three-alarm blaze Dec. 8, 2011.

Hempfield Township, PA, Aerials

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hempfield Township, PA, Bureau of Fire has taken delivery of two SL75 aerial ladders from Sutphen.

EMS Providers: ME’s System on Brink of Collapse

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"We're in crisis. Most of our EMS services in the state of Maine are barely staying alive," the executive director of a state resource agency for emergency medical services warns.

FDNY: Fatal Fire That Injured FFs Intentionally Set

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

No arrests have been made in connection with a blaze at an abandoned house in Queens late last month that killed three squatters and injured four FDNy firefighters.

CA Firefighters Want Help Against Vandalism, Threats

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department is asking residents for assistance after vandals hit department fire stations and threats were made against firefighters.

New Test Consortium Aims to Help Future CT Firefighters

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighter hopefuls who use the State of Connecticut Firefighter Testing Consortium will take one test for multiple departments.

Overtimes Costs for CA Firefighters Soars by 65% Over Decade

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The salaries of more than 200 Los Angeles county and city firefighters rose above $300,000 because of overtime in 2018.

Former CA Battalion Chief Charged with Bogus Overtime Claims

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators checked the Contra Costa County battalion chief's GPS and found he did not attend the events that he claimed overtime for.

Factory Fire in India Leaves 43 Dead

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said most of those killed who died were sleeping on floors and were overcome by smoke at the New Delhi factory.

IN Firefighters Unhappy with Loss of 24-Hour Shifts

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Some say the new 8-hour shifts are retalation against East Chicago firefighters, who were only given three days notice.

Fire Destroys Home of New Orleans EMS Director

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Orleans firefighters found EMS Director Dr. Emily Nichols' home well involved when they arrived.

Boats Helps Contain Blaze that Destroyed CT Beachfront Homes

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fireboats were called as flames ripped through two Old Saybrook homes Friday evening.

Car Crashes into OR Apartment, Traps Occupant

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gresham firefighters rescued the occupant who was trapped after a car crashed through the wall.

Arson Confirmed for Five Baltimore Blazes

Posted on December 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore firefighters have been battled 17 fires in the last two weeks and investigators confirmed that five of them are intentional.

Class Project Sparks Fire at NY University

Posted on December 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An electric current ignited a piece of steel wool after the University of Buffalo student left for dinner.

Firefighters Rescue Driver from Overturned Car in MA Pond

Posted on December 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Shrewsbury firefighters found the car partially submerged and used a winch to pull it out to rescue the driver.

CO Firefighter Dies in Fall

Posted on December 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Summit firefighter Ken Jones went to the roof of the five-story condo building to investigate a fire when he fell.

Zistos

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Since 2001, Zistos has been designing and manufacturing portable video systems for collapse rescue, tactical surveillance, physical and vehicle search, and inspection. Our products increase the safety and effectiveness of trained personnel by enabling...

Koehler Brightstar Announces Vision Flood Headlamp

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Koehler Brightstar has announced its Vision Flood headlamp, utilizing a super bright COB emitter with one central flood beam and high and low modes.

Koehler BrightStar

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Koehler Bright Star manufactures tough lights that help professionals who work in dark places stay safe and get the job done. Our flashlights, lanterns and headlamps serve the mining, marine, industrial, fire, and manufacturing industries. We develop and...

FFs Credit App Alert after Woman Hit Near CA Station

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thanks to PulsePoint, Five Cities firefighters were with the woman, who had been struck by a car in front of the department's station, before a traditional alert went off.

Patriots Owner Expected at Fallen MA Firefighter Tribute

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, plans to attend a memorial marking the one-year anniversary of Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy's death.

GA Firefighter Dies from Heart Attack

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Arcade firefighter George "Johnny" Childs, 64, was found unresponsive outside his vehicle at a local business the morning after his shift, the U.S. Fire Administration said.

OH Crews Evacuate Area over ‘Nuclear Device’ Scare

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Columbus' hazmat and bomb squads were deployed after a man called 9-1-1 about suffering radio-frequency burns while working on a quantum physics generator.

Campbell County, WY, Pumpers

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Campbell County, WY, Fire Rescue has put in service two type 3 wildland pumpers from SVI built on Freightliner chassis.

MD Firefighter Injured in Fall Through Floor

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A New Market District firefighter suffered a puncture wound after he and two other volunteers fell 8 feet through a weakened floor while battling a house fire.

Three Dead, Including Gunman, in FL Navy Base Shooting

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least 11 people also were wounded when a shooter opened fire at the at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday.

Four Dead, Including Gunman, in FL Navy Base Shooting

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least 11 people also were wounded when a Saudi national in the U.S. for military training opened fire at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday.

Four Dead, Including Gunman, in FL Navy Base Shooting

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least 11 people also were wounded when a Saudi national in the U.S. for military training opened fire at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday.

Amsterdam FD Testing Rosenbauer’s Hybrid Apparatus

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rosenbauer and Brandweer Amsterdam Amstelland will be working on the ongoing development of a new range-extended electrical fire truck over the next two years.

Amsterdam FD Testing Rosenbauer’s Hybrid Apparatus

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rosenbauer and Brandweer Amsterdam Amstelland will be working on the ongoing development of a new range-extended electrical fire truck over the next two years.

WA Crews Use Aerial, Ropes to Rescue Man from River

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Spokane firefighters pulled up the man to a bridge after he had become trapped 80 feet below at the edge of the Spokane River.

NY Fire Chief Dies after Collapsing at House Blaze

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

West Stockholm Chief Robert White Jr. suffered a medical emergency when he responded to a fire a few doors down from his home Thursday night.

CT Ambulance Workers Injured in Rollover Crash

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Rocky Hill ambulance was on its way to a medical emergency Thursday night when the accident with another vehicle happened.

PA City Mum on Suspensions of Several Firefighters

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"At no time was public safety at risk," said Latrobe's mayor, who wouldn't specify why firefighters from Goodwill Hose Company No. 1 were suspended.

TX City to Share FF Response with County Agencies

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Austin Fire Department now will be sharing responses with Williamson County agencies, the firefighters union is wary of the agreement.

Seagrave Names Parmeziani President and CEO

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Seagrave Fire Apparatus is pleased to announce the appointment of Ulisses D. Parmeziani to President and Chief Executive Officer.

Memorial Planned for Late CA Firefighter

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A memorial is scheduled next week for 31-year veteran Sacramento firefighter Tamara Thacher, who died late last month of occupational cancer.

EMS Volunteers Ask PA Lawmakers to ‘Slow the Bleeding’

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It's a crisis, to the point where we don't know if you call 9-1-1, if we'll be there," said Union City's fire chief about volunteer ambulance services ask state legislators for help.

FL Firefighter Injured in Apartment Fire

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Gainesville firefighter suffered a minor burn to his ear while battling a blaze at a three-story apartment building.

OH Firefighters Pack Meeting over Staffing, LODD Report

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The head of Hamilton's fire union, as well as other firefighters, voiced their concerns over reduced staffing and emergency response times.

FL Firefighters Respond to Elf on the Shelf Emergency

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Firefighters rescued the elf and provided critical care," Ocala Fire Rescue's humorous social media post about the incident stated.

For 50 Years, Group Keeps Helping Small MA Town’s FFs

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Gordon E. Erickson Memorial Fire/Rescue Foundation has donated more than $217,000 for a half century to help pay for gear for Ashburnham firefighters.

Burlington Township, NJ, Heavy Rescue

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Burlington Township, NJ, Fire Company has taken delivery of a Marion heavy rescue unit built on a Freightliner chassis.

TX Fire Union Slams How FD Handles Sexual Harassment

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I'm trying to do what I can do to enhance and make the culture of the Austin Fire Department better for all of us," said the fire chief about improving harassment policies.

AL Group Wants to Ignite Volunteer Firefighting Interest

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cullman County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments has teamed with the county school board to create a new training program for high school students.

IN Firefighters Accused of Cheating on Training Exam

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Probationary firefighters for the South Bend and Mishawaka fire departments allegedly cheated on a test for an emergency medical technician course.

CA Crews Save Anna Faris, Family from CO Exposure

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

North Tahoe firefighters were called to the "Mom" actress' Lake Tahoe rental home on Thanksgiving after family members became sick from carbon monoxide.

First Female Chief Hired for MI County, Fire Department

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sarah Bushee was chosen to be chief for the Almira Township Fire & EMS Department, becoming the first woman to hold that position in the department.

First Female Chief Hired for MI County, Fire Department

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sarah Bushee was chosen to be chief for the Almira Township Fire & EMS Department, becoming the first woman to hold that position in the department.

WI Village Backs Closest-Unit Dispatch for EMS

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Waterford officials passed a resolution urging the Racine County Communications Center to adopt a practice of dispatching the nearest available emergency medical unit.

WV Fire Department Orders Two Pierce Arrow XT Pumpers

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Finley Fire Equipment, the exclusive Pierce dealer for Ohio, Kentucky, and part of West Virginia, has secured an order for two Arrow XT pumpers for the Charleston, WV, Fire Department.

IL Fire Department Profits Fixing Other FD Vehicles

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Rockford Fire Department has opened its vehicle repair shop to area departments, and the move is modestly paying off.

OR Fire Union: Station’s Staffing Puts Public at Risk

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I feel like the city of Portland is kind of playing roulette with the people that live there," the vice president of the city's firefighters union said.

Grant to Help FL College Develop Sensors for Firefighters

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

University of Central Florida researchers will work with a Belgian-based company to create cost-effective, portable detection systems that analyze toxic fumes quickly.

PA Rescue Squad Helps Ex-Chief Injured in House Fire

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad chief suffered first-degree burns when his Middletown home was damaged in a blaze over the weekend.

NASA Kennedy Space Center Platform Aerial

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, has taken delivery of a Sutphen 125-foot platform aerial built on a Monarch heavy-duty chassis.

Watch FL Firefighters Battle Shrimp Boat Blaze

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department crews responded to a Mayport dock fire that damaged one boat and sunk another.

Driver Sought in WA Firefighter Hit-and-Run Turns Self In

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Yakima County Fire District 5 firefighter Terry L. Carter, 62, was struck over the weekend while working at the scene of a previous traffic accident.

Watch Firefighters Honor Memory of Worcester 6

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hundreds of firefighters gathered in Worcester Tuesday night to pay tribute to the six firefighters who died battling the five-alarm Worcester Cold Storage blaze in 1999.

Los Angeles County FFs to Ask Voters for More Money

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials approved putting a proposed parcel tax to help the "overstretched" Los Angeles County Fire Department on the March ballot.

MA Firefighters Free Man Stuck in Snowblower

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After getting the man's hand unstuck, the Lawrence firefighters not only reassembled his snowblower, but also shoveled his driveway.

Denis Leary Debuts Worcester 6 Documentary

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The "Rescue Me" actor's cousin and childhood friend were two of the six firefighters who died in the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. blaze.

Milwaukee EMTs Giving Patient CPR Injured in Crash

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Another vehicle struck the Milwaukee Fire Department ambulance as EMTs were in the back trying to revive a patient who had no pulse and wasn't breathing.

PA Firefighter Injured Battling 2-Alarm House Fire

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The injured firefighter was taken to the hospital, and crews from five fire companies were needed to get the residential blaze in Donora under control.

Groves/Ready Rack Expands PPE Drying Products Line

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Groves/Ready Rack has announced changes to its PPE drying products line with the FH2G and FH6G drying cabinets.

Houston FFs Pull Man Under Debris from Burning Home

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man was trapped beneath the debris when Houston crews arrived at the scene of the house fire in the city's Acres Home neighborhood.

Geyserville, CA, Custom Pumper

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Geyserville, CA, Fire Protection District has taken delivery of a custom pumper from Toyne built on a Spartan chassis.

NE Firefighter Injured in Unusual Car Explosion

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bennet crews responded to a car fire when the vehicle exploded, and the force of the blast sent a volunteer firefighter to the ground.

New FL Fire Chief’s Vision: Diverse, Inclusive Department

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During his swearing-in ceremony, Orlando Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale also pledged to keep department workers “both mentally and physically" healthy.

New FL Fire Chief’s Vision: Diverse, Inclusive Department

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During his swearing-in ceremony, Orlando Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale also pledged to keep department workers “both mentally and physically" healthy.

Baltimore City FD Investigating 11 Fires in 24-Hour Span

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore City firefighters have responded to nearly a dozen vacant building fires in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood that officials say "could be arson."

Elaine Maddox

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chaplain Elaine Maddox has been involved in caring for the firefighters, retirees and their families with Dallas Fire-Rescue since 1981. She first got involved with the fire department after two firefighters died in the line of duty on Aug. 21,...

Elaine Maddox

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chaplain Elaine Maddox has been involved in caring for the firefighters, retirees and their families with Dallas Fire-Rescue since 1981. She first got involved with the fire department after two firefighters died in the line of duty on Aug. 21,...

Lauren Johnson

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lauren Johnson is an Executive Fire Officer and has worked for Dallas Fire-Rescue for the past 20 years. She is currently the Deputy Chief over Safety & Performance.

Lauren Johnson

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lauren Johnson is an Executive Fire Officer and has worked for Dallas Fire-Rescue for the past 20 years. She is currently the Deputy Chief over Safety & Performance.

Cristian Hinojosa

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cristian Hinojosa has served the Dallas community as a public servant for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining the Dallas Fire Department, Cristian worked asan investment banker in New York City and Dallas. He currently serves the northeast Dallas area as a...

Cristian Hinojosa

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cristian Hinojosa has served the Dallas community as a public servant for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining the Dallas Fire Department, Cristian worked asan investment banker in New York City and Dallas. He currently serves the northeast Dallas area as a...

Eric Epley

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Eric Epley is the Executive Director of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC) in San Antonio, TX. STRAC serves 22 counties that stretch over 26,000 square miles, whose membership includes 55 hospitals, 75 EMS agencies and 14...

Eric Epley

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Eric Epley is the Executive Director of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC) in San Antonio, TX. STRAC serves 22 counties that stretch over 26,000 square miles, whose membership includes 55 hospitals, 75 EMS agencies and 14...

Dominique Artis

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dominique Artis became Chief of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department on December 28, 2018. He has 24 years of experience in public safety and has served in a variety of positions during his career. Prior to his appointment, he was the Assistant Chief of the...

Dominique Artis

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dominique Artis became Chief of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department on December 28, 2018. He has 24 years of experience in public safety and has served in a variety of positions during his career. Prior to his appointment, he was the Assistant Chief of the...

WA Firefighter Injured in Hit-and-Run at Crash Scene

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities are searching for the driver who struck a Yakima County Fire District #5 firefighter who was working at the scene of a rollover accident.

Noose in FF’s Locker Stirs Controversy at MS Department

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Hattiesburg firefighter was demoted and suspended without pay for a month after two colleagues saw a noose hanging in his fire station locker.

New OH Fire Station to Create Speedier Response

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"We are estimating over 9,000 people will see a direct impact of reduced response times," said Battalion Chief Steve Martin about the new facility, which will open in January.

Rosenbauer Expands FANERGY Series with B16 Fan

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rosenbauer's new high-performance FANERGY B16 fan is powered by an environmentally friendly and very efficient electric motor that causes no exhaust emissions.

Fires in Older Buildings Create Challenges for SD Crews

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Void spaces in older residential and business buildings where fire can hide or travel from the basement to the attic can cause issues for firefighters, Aberdeen fire officials say.

Delmar, DE, Fire Company Pumper

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Delmar, DE, Fire Company has recently put in service a new Seagrave pumper built on a Capitol chassis.

Over 100 FDNY Firefighters Battle Fatal 2-Alarm Blaze

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One person died after jumping to escape the flames of the burning apartment building in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood early Monday.

French Firefighter, Two Rescuers Die in Helicopter Crash

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The civilian fire service helicopter was headed to Le Luc to for a reconnaissance and rescue mission in the flooded region when radio contact was lost.

Cancer Awareness & Prevention 2019

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 2019 Firehouse Cancer Awareness & Prevention supplement reviews national and local efforts taken to decrease firefighter exposure to carcinogens.

In the Fight: Tim Bush

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Maple Grove, MN, Fire Chief Tim Bush shares his experience fighting malignant melanoma.

Cancer Survivor Story: Chris Macias

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Arlington Fire Department Apparatus Operator Chris Macias advises firefighters about the dangers of dirty gear.

A Widow’s Story: Lillian Carney

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lillian Carney, widow of Battalion Chief Josh Carney, talks about her late husband and his cancer journey.

In the Fight: Troy Clark

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth, TX, Fire Department veteran firefighter Troy Clark recounts his journey with prostate cancer.

2019 Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firehouse presents an in-depth look at national and local efforts being made to reduce firefighter exposure to carcinogens, delivered in a media-rich platform.

Santa Operates Aerial at CT Chimney Fire

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A firefighter dressed as Santa responded from a Christmas parade to a fire in a historic inn and restaurant.

Career Firefighters Occupy CA Station after Protest, Debate

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Diego County firefighters moved into the station after the county dissolved the volunteer fire department in Julian-Cuyamaca.

Watch CA Firefighters Tackle Burning Garbage Haulers

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four garbage trucks were destroyed by the early morning fire in San Marcos.

MA Firefighters Return to Station after Mold Cleaned Up

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighters had been living in a trailer at Plymouth fire headquarters since mold and debris felling from the ceiling during repairs.

Blaze Engulfs CA Mattress, Furniture Warehouse

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

About Fresno firefighters were summoned to the 5 a.m. fire in a warehouse filled with furniture and mattresses.

Canadian Man Says Stealing Fire Truck was on His Bucket List

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man behind the wheel of the Winnipeg pumper led police on a chase for 15 minutes and left a path of destruction.

Children Jump to Neighbors to Escape MO Apartment Fire

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three children jumped to safety and firefighters rescued two men as fire spread through the East St. Louis apartment building.

Crews Wind Down after Slow CA Wildfire Season

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cal Fire pilots at one of three air bases that are still staffed are handling maintenance duties as the fire season comes to an end.

CT Firefighters Rescue Woman from House Fire

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

North Branford firefighters said a closed door helped saved the life of a woman trapped in the basement.

OR Fire Chief was Teacher Before Career Change

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone had a chance conversation with a fire inspector that led her to leave teaching for the fire service.

OR Fire Chief was Teacher Before Career Change

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone had a chance conversation with a fire inspector that led her to leave teaching for the fire service.

Border Patrol, Firefighters Rescue 20 from Flooded Drainage Pipes

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Heavy rain brought flooding to underground storage pipes and San Diego County firefighters and Border Patrol officers performed several rescues.

Fire Damages Classroom Building at Harvard University

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cambridge firefighters battled a shaft fire in Emerson Hall, a three-story classroom building.

Men Who Stole from Unoccupied NJ Firehouse Captured on Camera

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Surveillance cameras captured the four men who stole firefighters belongings

City Settles Discrimination Suit with Retired OH Firefighter

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Retired Toledo Firefighter Geraldine McCalland received a $70,000 settlement in a suit against former chiefs and deputy chiefs.

City Settles Discrimination Suit with Retired OH Firefighter

Posted on November 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Retired Toledo Firefighter Geraldine McCalland received a $70,000 settlement in a suit against former chiefs and deputy chiefs.

Watch Phoenix Firefighters Rescue Teen from Chimney

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A teenger who got home late ended up stuck in a chimney until Phoenix firefighters pulled her to safety.

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Fires in Los Angeles High-Rise

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles Fire officials say the possibly homeless man set several fires in a downtown condominium building.

Off-duty VA Firefighter Killed in Thanksgiving Shooting

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Richmond Fire lieutenant Ashley Berry, a mother of three, was shot Thursday night.

PA EMS Agency Asking for Funds to Hire Staff

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Snow Shoe EMS is asking for donations to pay off building and ambulance loans to afford daytime staffing.

Pop-up Museum to Honor ‘Worcester 6’ as Anniversary Nears

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The temporary exhibit includes photos, videos, a model of the warehouse and notes to remember the fallen Worcester firefighters.

MI Firefighter’s Daughter Remembered with Name on Pumper

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The sticker placed on the Saugatick apparatus calls Capt. Mike Betts' daughter, Avery, a superhero.

Royersford, PA, Fire Department Pumper

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Royersford, PA, Fire Department recently took delivery of a Pierce Saber pumper featuring a New York-style hose bed and HiViz scene lighting.

Exotic Animals Killed in Wildlife Park Blaze

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A barn fire at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Danbury Township claimed 10 animals, including three giraffes.

Watch NJ Crews Battle Grocery Store Blaze

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw footage shows Paterson firefighters cutting through a security gate to tackle a blaze that broke out at a small grocery store Thursday night.

Suit: TX Firefighter was Raped, Harassed by Officers

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former Fort Worth firefighter says she was raped at the station and at home by supervisors.

Investigators Seek Cause of PA Church Fire

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MILTON — A state police fire marshal could not determine the cause of Tuesday's fire that heavily damaged the 139-year-old Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton Deputy Fire Chief Joe Lupo said on Wednesday.The three-alarm fire that started just...

Investigators Seek Cause of PA Church Fire

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MILTON — A state police fire marshal could not determine the cause of Tuesday's fire that heavily damaged the 139-year-old Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton Deputy Fire Chief Joe Lupo said on Wednesday.The three-alarm fire that started just...

Vote to Remove Sprinkler Ordinance from MD Mobile Homes Postponed

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Aberdeen City Council wants to discuss the proposal to remove sprinklers from mobile homes with fire officials before voting.

Watch: Fire Surrounds CA Crew Responding to Wildfire

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Santa Barbara County firefighters encountered fire on both sides of the road while battling the Cave Fire.

Fire Damages Historic Atlanta Antique Shop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two-alarm fire spread through the antique shop near Ponce City Market.

Fire Damages Historic Atlanta Antique Shop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two-alarm fire spread through the antique shop near Ponce City Market.

Fire Damages Historic Atlanta Antique Shop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two-alarm fire spread through the antique shop near Ponce City Market.

Fire at NM Boarding Home Leaves Two Dead

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Albuquerque firefighters pulled two men from the home for men with mental health issues, but they were deceased

NH Paramedic Killed in Crash Leaves Caregiving Legacy

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A first responder for more than 30 years, AMR paramedic Daniel Murphy was dedicated to helping his community and also served as Marlow's assistant fire chief until 2018.

ME Firefighter Family Thankful Fire Service ‘in the Blood’

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This family has committed their life and energy to the town and residents," South Berwick's fire chief about the Leach family, whose service began in 1974.

MA Firefighter Saved by Colleague Leaves Hospital

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester firefighter Chris Pace, who was pushed out of a top floor window of a burning three-decker by Lt. Jason Menard, was released from the hospital in time for Thanksgiving.

Watch TX Plant Blast Light Up Night Sky, Shake House

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Security camera footage from a nearby home captured the instant that the Port Neches chemical facility exploded Wednesday and shows how forceful the blast was.

Fire Officials Urge Caution with Thanksgiving Cooking

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Watch Sarasota firefighters demonstrate how not to deep fry a turkey, as well as give tips on the proper way to cook a bird without burning down the house.

FL Man Accused in FD Truck Theft Tries Set Self on Fire

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 43-year-old man allegedly set two garbage fires before stealing a Cocoa Fire Department district chief's Ford F-250 over the weekend.

Lawyer: No Charges for OH Fire Chief in Union Complaint

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The firefighters union had asked for Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo to be criminally charged for collecting signatures for Mayor Frank Jackson’s re-election campaign.

FDNY EMT Who Had Massive Stroke On Duty Goes Home

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I'm back in the game. I've got another shot at life," said FDNY EMT Liam Glinane as he left the hospital to the sound of applause and bagpipes Wednesday.

CA Firefighter Dies of ‘Occupational Cancer,’ FD Says

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sacramento firefighter Tamara Thacher "was a role model to many female firefighters who followed her in the last three decades," said the city's mayor.

Volunteer FF Accused of Starting Australian Bushfires

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 19-year-old, who works Australia's New South Wales Rural Fire Service, has been charged in connection with allegedly lighting seven fires since October.

Minneapolis High-Rise Fire Kills Five, Injures Four

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When crews reached the scene, they found flames shooting from a window on the 14th floor of the south Minneapolis building early Wednesday.

Woman Sues City of Phoenix over Spinning Air Rescue

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The $2 million lawsuit claims the woman suffered physical, emotional and psychological injuries during an airlift by Phoenix firefighters that had her spinning above the ground.

Readington, NJ, Heavy Rescue

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Whitehouse Rescue Squad in Readington, NJ, has put in service a heavy rescue from KME built on a Predator chassis.

TX Firefighters Rescue Five Homeless People from Blaze

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When they reached the scene, Fort Worth firefighters found five homeless people trapped on the second floor of the burning abandoned church building.

Massive TX Chemical Plant Explosion Injures Three

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The company that owns the Port Neches facility has requested help from Port Neches Fire Department and the Sabine Neches Chiefs Association to deal with the ensuing fire.

MA City Agrees to Replace Fire Station Roof

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Haverhill's mayor and city council agreed to add a new roof and windows to the fire department's 92-year-old Central Fire Station.

MN Volunteer Firefighter Rescues Two on Way to Work

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I knew 100% that I shouldn't be going in. But … there was a guy yelling, and he sounded close, and I was going to try and get him out," said the Normanna Township firefighter.

Fallen MA Firefighter Awarded Medal of Honor

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy was posthumously given the Medal of Honor at the state's annual Firefighter of the Year Awards Ceremony.

MO Fire District Tests Civilian Driver Alert System

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Eureka Fire Protection District is trying out MakeWay, a system that alerts drivers on their phones when emergency apparatus are traveling in the vicinity.

FlowMSP

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FlowMSP is a digital software as a service company serving the fire service in the pre-incident planning task. Our entire goal is to reduce every potential obstacle that prevents fire departments from creating, and using, pre-incident plans. To achieve...

m-u-t and Rosenbauer Brandschutz Present IGNIS3D

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

m-u-t GmbH and Rosenbauer Brandschutz have gotten off to a flying start with the market launch of IGNIS3D, a highly innovative infrared camera system for early fire detection.

FDSOA Will Host HSO Academy at Annual Conference

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A two-day Health and Safety Officer Academy will be offered as a pre-conference session during the 2020 FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, in January.

Emergency Reporting Names Software Sales Vet to Board

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Emergency Reporting has appointed Lance Clark, founder and CEO of Ident Solutions, to its board of directors.

Polaris Off-Road, Diesel Brothers Announce ‘United We Ride’

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Polaris Off Road has partnered with the Diesel Brothers to honor the military, police and fire departments with the "United We Ride" fundraising campaign.

Veridian Names New Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Veridian Fire Protective Gear has announced that David Grislis has joined the company as Northeast Regional Sales Manager.

Orlando, FL, Fire Department Puts New SVI Hazmat Unit in Service

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Orlando, FL, Fire Department has expanded coverage with the addition of Hazmat 1, a technical response unit built by SVI Trucks.

CT Lawmakers Consider PTSD Benefits for EMS Workers

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Connecticut state senators plan to introduce legislation that would expand workers’ compensation coverage for PTSD to include EMS workers and dispatchers.

Albanian Quake Kills at Least 20, Injures Hundreds

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 6.4-magnitude earthquake, the country’s strongest in decades, brought down buildings, and rescue workers are searching the rubble for missing persons.

AL Firefighters Extricate Infant, Women in Flipped Car

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Birmingham crews rescued two women and an infant boy after their vehicle ran off the road, traveled down a 20-foot embankment, hit a tree and overturned.

AL Firefighters Extricate Infant, Women in Flipped Car

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Birmingham crews rescued two women and an infant boy after their vehicle ran off the road, traveled down a 20-foot embankment, hit a tree and overturned.

Stolen MI Ambulance Crashes after Police Chase

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The STAT EMS ambulance was stolen from an emergency room bay at a Flint hospital, and several law enforcement agencies were involved in the chase.

Port Authority of NY & NJ Pumper/Tanker

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has placed a Spartan Gladiator pumper/tanker in service at the George Washington Bridge spanning the Hudson River.

VA Department, Fire Group Team Up for Gear Study

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The study by Fairfax Fire and Rescue and the National Fire Protection Association Research Foundation is trying to limit carcinogen exposure in firefighter equipment.

VA Department, Fire Group Team Up for Gear Study

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The study by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the National Fire Protection Association Research Foundation is trying to limit carcinogen exposure in firefighter gear.

In Quarters: Beachwood, OH, Public Safety Center

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Beachwood, OH, Public Safety Center is a mixed-use facility combining the four-bay Fire Station 2 with a 9-1-1 dispatch center, police office, EOC/training room and firefighter training facility.

In Quarters: Peekskill, NY, Fire Headquarters

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new fire headquarters for Peekskill, NY, is designed to meet the needs of an historic community and a department with a 200-year history.

In Quarters: Garden Grove, CA, Fire Station 6

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The design and construction of Fire Station 6 in Garden Grove, CA, was driven by the need to replace an outdated and inadequate existing fire station.

In Quarters: Roaring Fork Fire Rescue Station 45

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Roaring Fork Fire Rescue Station 45 in Snowmass Village, CO, was designed to sustainably address firefighter health and compliment the surrounding architectural vernacular.

Watch Los Angeles Firefighters Free Woman after Crash

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles crews extricated a woman who was trapped in her car following a collision with a flatbed tow truck over the weekend.

Watch Los Angeles City FFs Free Woman after Crash

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles City crews extricated a woman who was trapped in her car following a collision with a flatbed tow truck over the weekend.

IN City’s First Paramedic Leaves Legacy for EMS Workers

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"He was the face of Mishawaka’s EMS system," said the city's EMS division chief about Michael Hargreaves, who died following an illness at 73.

Baltimore Mural Honors Fallen Firefighter’s Memory

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mural in Baltimore's Boyd-Booth neighborhood was developed with the artist and the children of Racheal Wilson, a firefighter who died nearly 12 years ago.

CA Firefighters Save Cute Sea Lion in Parking Garage

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Redwood City firefighters were able to leash the lost sea lion, and an adorable video shows the animal trying hard to stay awake at the fire station.

Firefighter/EMT

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Pelham, AL, Fire Department will begin accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT.

Flames Seen in Heater Before MA Fire that Killed FF

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the four-alarm, three-decker blaze that killed Worcester fire Lt. Jason Menard earlier this month.

Detroit FF Burns Feet in Fall Through Roof During Blaze

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detroit crews were responding to a fire at a vacant house when a firefighter suffered second-degree burns to his feet following a fall.

Detroit FF Burns Feet in Fall Through Hole During Blaze

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detroit crews were responding to a fire at a vacant house when a firefighter suffered second-degree burns to his feet following a fall.

CAL FIRE Sues Burger Chain over 2017 Wildfire

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to CAL FIRE's lawsuit, a tractor mowing grass on an Arroyo Grande property owned by the In-and-Out fast food chain started the September 2017 blaze.

Two NC Firefighters Injured after Apparatus Overturns

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Ferrells volunteer firefighters were taken to the hospital after the apparatus they were in hit a ditch and overturned while responding to a call.

MN Firefighters Rescue Pilot from Plane in Power Lines

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A pilot escaped electrocution after his airplane became tangled in live wires in Scott County that likely saved him from a deadly crash on the ground.

Police: Bad Brakes on Chicago Apparatus Caused Crash

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four Chicago firefighters were hurt and a woman was critically injured after an apparatus with its emergency lights on struck another vehicle.

Fallen MA Firefighter’s Widow Pens Heartfelt Plea

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kathy Spencer, the widow of a Worcester firefighter killed in the 1999 Cold Storage Fire, has penned a heartfelt op-ed on the need for safety changes.

Fort Gratiot, MI, Custom Aerial

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fort Gratiot, MI, Fire Department has taken delivery of a custom aerial from Rosenbauer built on an RBM Commander chassis.

MD Firefighter Killed in Pickup Crash

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Anne Arundel County firefighter Brent Monroe Hahn, 24, died Sunday morning when his pickup crashed into a tree in Carroll County.

CA City Allocates $850K to Public Safety Tech Upgrades

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Barstow City Council has allocated up to $850,000 for the fire and police departments to replace aging technology and improve community safety.

NY Rollover Crash Spills 7K Gallons of Milk

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An injured driver had to be cut from a tractor trailer Sunday after the truck rolled over, spilling 7,200 gallons of milk onto Interstate 81 in Sandy Creek.

Watch CA Crew Stop Vehicle Fire from Spreading

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw video shows firefighters quickly dousing a vehicle fire before it was able to spread any further into an adjacent car dealership in Oxnard on Sunday.

Firefighters Find Man Inside Burning TX Apartment

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth firefighters searching an apartment during a kitchen fire found a 60-year-old male inside and brought him outside for treatment.

Squatter Dies in MA House Fire

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Neighbors told firefighters a squatter lived in a vacant Springfield home, but they were unable to rescue him because of advanced fire conditions.

Paramedic Collapses at WI House Fire

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The paramedic was airlifted to the hospital after being treated at the scene of a house fire in Sparta.

Counselors Help MA Firefighters Following LODD

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Critical Incident Stress Management is working with Worcester firefighter to cope with the emotional toll of Lt. Jason Menard's death.

Watch CA Firefighters Tackle Big Rig Fire on Busy Freeway

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles firefighters found the trailer fully engulfed on a busy freeway Friday afternoon.

Father and Son Chip in to Battle CA Wildfires

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While Cal Fire air tanker pilot Bob Valette combats wildfires from above, his chef son Dustin helps provide meals for victims and crews on the ground.

NY Fire District Audit Finds ‘Abuse of Taxpayer Funds’

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Leaders of a Town of Tonawanda fire district approved tens of thousands of dollars in inappropriate expenses over several years, according to an audit.

MA Fire Officials Plan Safety Task Force after LODDs

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester fire officials plan to name a task force to look at firefighter safety after the city's second line-of-duty death in less than a year.

One Injured after Pickup Strikes WV Apparatus

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One person was hospitalized Friday night when a pickup struck a Green Valley-Glenwood VFD vehicle that was blocking traffic at a crash scene in Bluefield.

CA Fire Station, Training Center Faces $15M Shortfall

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The original estimate for the joint venture between Hayward and the the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District was $57 million, but that left out spin-off costs.

CA Firefighter Injured Battling 2-Alarm Blaze

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The residential fire broke out in Sacramento's in Hagginwood section, and the noise from it might have accidentally set off the police department's ShotSpotter system.

TX Apparatus Catches Fire after Oiler Truck Blast

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Midland crews responded to an explosion involving a hot oiler truck when a hose disconnected, spilling fluid and setting a fire underneath an apparatus at the scene.

CO Fire District Hiring FFs for First Time in Five Years

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District hopes to add as many 12 new firefighters by the middle of next year thanks to a newly passed ballot measure.

Dayton, OH, Fire Department Aerial

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Dayton, OH, Fire Department has taken delivery of a brand new 137-foot aerial from E-ONE.

Community Helps OH Medic in Ambulance Crash

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"He got dealt a bad deal out of this accident," said a colleague about Mad River Township/Enon firefighter John Clark Jr., who was seriously injured earlier this month.

AL Fire Chief Resigns for Position in Home State

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Decautr Fire Chief Tony Grande will be leaving the department to become the executive director of Tennessee’s Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education Commission.

OH Fire Station Honors Late Firefighter

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A plaque memorializing Canton firefighter Joe Carbenia was unveiled at the department's station No. 4, more than a decade after he died of prostate cancer.

Four FDNY Firefighters Injured in Fatal 2-Alarm Blaze

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

About 200 FDNY firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out at an abandoned house in Queens, killing three people believed to be squatters.

NY City to Cut 14 Firefighters as Part of Steep Layoffs

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"They just set us up to fail again next year," Newburgh's acting Fire Chief Terry Ahlers said about the layoffs, which are part of a budget that eliminates 35 public-safety positions.

Product of the Day: Chinook Life Kit Basic

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The LIFE Kit Basic includes the crucial medical supplies you need to quickly control moderate to severe bleeding.

New SC Program Helps Train Next Generation of FFs

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Anderson Institute of Technology has begun offering high school students firefighter training, and it just received a donated fire apparatus to help its program.

IA Researchers Improving Basic Firefighter Gear: Gloves

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

By studying firefighters' gloves, a three-year project at Iowa State University hopes to build the foundation for the development of the next generation of equipment.

Seagrave to Appear on ‘World’s Greatest’ TV Show

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Seagrave Fire Apparatus based in Clintonville, WI, will soon be featured on "World’s Greatest," a 30-minute TV show showcasing companies, products, places, and people.

goTenna Pro Receives ASTORS Homeland Security Award

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

goTenna Pro, a tactical-grade mesh networking comms system, has won a homeland security award for Best Mobile Technology for Public Safety Communications.

Report Recommends New Station for KS Fire District

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Reno County Fire District 3 station in Nickerson was originally built as a gas station in 1965, and it's now too small to accommodate modern apparatus.

Watch Pittsburgh FFs Battle 4-Alarm Restaurant Blaze

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least one Pittsburgh firefighter was injured as flames tore through the roof of a Market Square building complex in the city's downtown Thursday.

Emergency Reporting Announces Army Contract

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Emergency Reporting has announced further expansion into federal and defense department markets with U.S. Army contract.

Ready Rack/Groves, Solutions Safety Products Announce Partnership

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ready Rack/Groves and Solutions Safety Products & Services have announced a distribution agreement for products addressing occupational illness and disease.

NJ Fines EMS Squad over $180K for Ambulances, EMTs

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sommerville Rescue Squad was fined by the state for operating three unlicensed ambulances and not carrying the minimum number of EMTs on more than 100 calls.

PA Firefighters to Get Body Armor after Shootings

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jeannette's 18 paid and volunteer firefighters will be outfitted with the protective vests following two fatal shootings in which crews arrived at the scene before police.

Lakewood Township, NJ, Aerial

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Lakewood Township, NJ, Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2019 Pierce Enforcer 107-foot Ascendant.

Off-Duty PA Firefighter Fatally Struck at Crash Scene

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lloyd Musick, a volunteer firefighter from Summit Hill, died after a minivan hit him while he was trying to help those involved in a previous accident in New Tripoli.

Motion to Move TX Trial in Fire that Killed FF Denied

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lawyers for the man accused of setting the 2017 blaze that killed San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem argued publicity in Bexar County keeps their client from getting a fair trial.

NJ Lawsuit: Ex-FFs Target of Chief’s, Peers’ Racism

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In their lawsuit against the city, two former Linden firefighters claim they suffered through years of racist behavior from a now-retired chief and their colleagues.

Asbestos Discovery Forces MA Fire Station Lock Down

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two weeks after Plymouth's Fire Station 7 was evacuated because of concrete fissures in the apparatus bay, asbestos is now keeping anyone from entering the firehouse.

Product of the Day: Online Training and Operations Management System

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

TargetSolutions delivers the fire service’s premier training management system for operational readiness.

Reports: NY Fire Company Chief Dies Suddenly

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Daryl Rollins, the chief of department for the North Amityville Fire Company on Long Island, died after responding to a call early Wednesday, according to reports.

NY Fire Company Chief Dies after Heart Attack

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Darryl Rollins, the chief of department for the North Amityville Fire Company on Long Island, was found unresponsive at his home the morning after responding to a fire.

Interim MO Fire Chief Named to Post Permanently

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Donna Maize had been serving as Kansas City's interim fire chief and as the assistant city manager for public safety since September.

Interim MO Fire Chief Named to Post Permanently

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Donna Maize had been serving as Kansas City's interim fire chief and as the assistant city manager for public safety since September.

MI Firefighters’ ‘Emergency’ Equipment Purchase OK’d

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hillsdale Fire Department will be able to replace its breathing air fill station compressor system, which unexpectedly broke down after a fire call last week.

MI Firefighters’ ‘Emergency’ Equipment Purchase OK’d

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hillsdale Fire Department will be able to replace its breathing air fill station compressor system, which unexpectedly broke down after a fire call last week.

NC Pilot Program to Let FFs Leave Scene of Certain Calls

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charlotte's fire department and EMS agency will test a new policy that would allow firefighters to respond to more serious calls if a patient said it was OK for them to leave.

NC Pilot Program to Let FFs Leave Scene of Certain Calls

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charlotte's fire department and EMS agency will test a new policy that would allow firefighters to respond to more serious calls if a patient said it was OK for them to leave.

CT Firefighter Seriously Injured in Crash En Route to Fire

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hebron Fire Lt. Eric Saunders was driving his personal pickup truck to his station as part of a mutual aid response in Lebanon when the accident happened.

NYPD Officers Injured Evacuating Burning Building

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 100 FDNY firefighters battled the two-alarm apartment blaze in the Bronx that sent 14 police officers to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

Laurel Springs, NJ, Rescue Engine

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Borough of Laurel Springs, NJ, Volunteer Fire Department has put in service a brand new Pierce Impel rescue engine.

NJ Eagle Scout Creates First Responder Memorial

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The high school junior's initiation project honors a Cinnaminson firefighter and a state trooper, both past graduates who recently died in the line of duty.

OH Program to Pay Candidates in EMT Training

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sponsored by a national medical transportation company, the new initiative hopes to curb a shortage of emergency medical technicians in the Dayton area.

Lake Assault Boats Unveiling New Patrol Craft

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A brand-new patrol craft from Lake Assault Boats will be on display at the International Work Boat Show from Dec. 4-6 in New Orleans.

Petzl Set to Host RopeTrip Series in Salt Lake City

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Petzl America will host the 2020 Petzl RopeTrip US & Canada Series in Salt Lake City from Jan. 27-30, 2020.

NYC Female, Jewish EMTs Denied Ambulance Application

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Running its own ambulance, Ezras Nashim would fill a “significant void” in emergency medical coverage for Orthodox Jewish women in Brooklyn, the paramedic group said.

MI Firefighter Hospitalized after Ladder Fall

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The injury happened while crews from the Prairieville and Delton fire departments battled the house blaze in rural southern Barry Township.

MO, NC Fire Departments Win Globe Gear Giveaway

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MSA, DuPont and the NVFC have awarded four new sets of turnout gear to two fire departments in MO and NC through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway.

NVFC Announces Recruitment & Retention Conference

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The National Volunteer Fire Council will hold its inaugural Recruitment and Retention Experience conference Sept. 25-26, 2020, in Cleveland.

FL Department Expanding Dog Therapy Program

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue officials are expanding a program that helps firefighters cope with job-related stress through interaction with therapy dogs.

Rosenbauer Touts WFCA-Sourcewell Partnership

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rosenbauer says a Western Fire Chief Association-Sourcewell partnership will support WFCA‘s initiatives and provide quality services to fire chiefs and their departments.

DRONERESPONDERS Building City-Focused Outreach

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

DRONERESPONDERS has formed a Major Cities Working Group designed to unite and assist public safety agencies operating drones in urban and large metropolitan areas.

OH Summit Aims to Help FFs Handle Stress

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The inaugural First Responder Mental Health Awareness Summit touched on helping firefighters and police better handle job-related stress and PTSD.

Philly FD Hires 100 Firefighters, Reopens Companies

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Philadelphia Fire Department has hired 100 firefighters and reopened engine companies that were shut down during the 2009 recession.

FDSOA Seeking Responses for Cardiac Health Survey

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FDSOA is calling on friends and family of fire service members to respond to a survey aimed at assessing the cardiovascular health of firefighters.

Spring Lake Heights, NJ, Quint

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Independent Fire Company #1 in Spring Lake Heights, NJ, has put in service a Ferrara Cinder HD77 rear-mount Quint.

Court: Corporations Can Be Liable in CA Wildfires

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A California court has ruled that corporations can be held legally responsible for the state’s costs for fires carelessly started or spread by employees.

CT Mayor Chips in During Residential Blaze

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Norwich Mayor Peter Nystrom was putting up lawn signs last weekend when he noticed a fire and started alerting residents before firefighters arrived.

NH Fire Station Receives WTC Piece

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Londonderry firefighters recently received a piece of the World Trade Center to be displayed in front of the newly renovated Central Fire Station.

Lawsuit: OH Chief Raised Racial Concerns

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Records filed in a former Toledo Fire recruit’s racial discrimination lawsuit allege that Chief Brian Byrd himself has raised similar complaints in private.

NC Explosion Report Recommends More FFs

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A recent report on the Durham Fire Department’s response to an April 10 gas explosion could bolster the department’s request for 75 more firefighters.

Groves/Ready Rack Unveils Heavy Duty Extractor

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Extractor 30 follows current NFPA-1851 guidelines, and its front load capability and 30 pound drum make it a great option for washing three to four sets of turnout gear.

Pierce’s New England Dealer Acquired by Allegiance

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pierce has announced that its exclusive dealer for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, has been acquired by Allegiance Fire and Rescue.

Retiring NM Fire Chief: FD in Good Hands with Successor

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It’s bittersweet, but I’m very happy to be able to retire," said outgoing Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols, who says training rookies was his favorite part of his career.

Mourners Weep for MA Firefighter as Final Bell Tolls

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"He loved his work without hiding it," said Father Walter Riley at Monday's funeral for Worcester Lt. Jason Menard, who died battling a four-alarm blaze last week.

IN University Center Offering CPAT Testing

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vincennes University's Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch is helping aspiring firefighters by offering CPAT testing.

2019 State of Fire Service Survey Results

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hundreds of firefighters weighed in for Firehouse's State of the Fire Service survey on topics ranging from health & wellness to department morale and training status.

Small-Engine Plane Bursts into Flames at FL Airport

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The pilot and passenger were able to escape as Venice and Sarasota County firefighters extinguished the burning airplane, which caught fire on the runway before takeoff.

Feds Accuse Cleveland FD of Discrimination

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Black, Hispanic and female applicants were discriminated against when it came to hirings and promotions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found.

Scarsdale, NY, Fire Department Quint

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Scarsdale, NY, Fire Department has put in service a Seagrave quint built on a Marauder stainless steel chassis.

NY Crews Put Out Massive Blaze Displacing 21 Residents

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

No injuries were reported, and Hornell firefighters needed a few hours to control the blaze that burned through seven apartment homes.

NFFF Stresses Apparatus Driver Training in Latest Video

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

IFSTA Executive Director Mike Wieder stresses the importance of apparatus operator training in the NFFF's latest "Everyone Goes Home" video.

FFs Save NV Couple’s Rings and Their Wedding Plans

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Neighbors captured Henderson crews recovering a couple's wedding and engagement rings, as well as the woman's wedding dress, following a weekend house fire.

Watch MA Firefighters Show Support for Fallen Colleague

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It absolutely is a brotherhood. There’s no other way to describe it," said Worcester Lt. Ed Boruillet following a memorial for fallen fire Lt. Jason Menard.

TX Apparatus to Get Computer Upgrades

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new computers and accessories will be installed in Potter County Fire and Rescue apparatus and will allow firefighters to better communicate with other agencies.

At Least Four Killed in CA Backyard Shooting

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police were still looking for “unknown suspects” involved in a fatal shooting in the backyard of a southeast Fresno home Sunday night that also wounded six people.

NY Fire Association Receives Anonymous $10K Donation

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The donation, which was used to pay for a fit test machine, is the second time a family has anonymously donated to Bushnell's Basin Fire Association.

PA Firefighter Recovers from Rooftop Fall

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw video captures Harrisburg crews battling a blaze that damaged five homes and injured a firefighter following a first-floor fall.

OH Mental Health Summit Brings FFs, Police Together

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

About 130 first responders met for Central Ohio Technical College's inaugural summit aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and wellness.

NV Fire Department Names New Chief

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Clark County Deputy Fire Chief John Steinbeck will take over the department after current Chief Greg Cassell retires early next year.

MI Crews Deal with Broken Hydrant, Two House Fires

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Area fire departments, including Detroit, helped extinguish two houses in Grosse Pointe Shores that caught fire minutes apart and only blocks away from each other.

Documentary Highlights NY Volunteer Firefighters

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Ithaca College student's class project shows the commitment among central New York State's volunteer firefighters and the challenges those departments face.

FL Firefighter Suing over Denied Cancer Benefits

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A loophole in a recent Florida law is keeping Reedy Creek firefighter Paul Grasso from receiving the health benefits he deserves, the first responder's lawyer claims.

IL Firefighters Could Move Into New Station by December

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Decatur Fire Department's new five-bedroom, multimillion-dollar station replaces a 1962 firehouse and is part of a series of facility upgrades designed to improve response times.

Attempted Murder Charges in Stabbing of FL Firefighters

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 38-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the upgraded charges after he allegedly attacked two Jacksonville firefighters with a box cutter during a call last month.

CA Firefighter Honored for Saving 10 Surfers

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Central Fire Protection District firefighter Dustin Marty was given a letter of commendation for rescuing 10 people who were stranded in a beach cove.

CA Firefighter Honored for Saving 10 Surfers

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Central Fire Protection District firefighter Dustin Marty was given a letter of commendation for rescuing 10 people who were stranded in a beach cove.

More Than 60 FL Firefighters Battle $20M Yacht Blaze

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It took Broward County crews about four hours to put out the flames that engulfed two luxury yachts at Fort Lauderdale's Universal Marine Center.

CA Residents Thank Fire Services by Funding Future FFs

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the wake of the Kincade wildfire, Windsor residents created a scholarship fund for aspiring firefighters in the Santa Rosa Junior College Fire Technology Program.

Off-Duty FDNY Firefighter Critically Injured in Fatal Crash

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty NYPD officer was killed when the Lexus he was driving hit a median and ejected his passenger, an off-duty FDNY firefighter, from the vehicle early Saturday.

NYC Charity to Pay for Fallen MA Firefighter’s Mortgage

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation hopes to pay off the mortgage of fallen Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard by Christmas.

Report: Atlanta Ambulances Not Fixed Years after Recalls

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than two dozen ambulance providers around Atlanta continue to operate vehicles with defects that could put patients and personnel at risk, an investigation found.

Report: Atlanta Ambulances Not Fixed Years after Recalls

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than two dozen ambulance providers around Atlanta continue to operate vehicles with defects that could put patients and personnel at risk, an investigation found.

Recruit Becomes Oldest Milwaukee Firefighter at 51

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Age is just a number. It’s all in your head. I feel like I am a 20-year-old," said Hernan Galarza, Milwaukee's newest—and oldest—firefighter.

CT Deputy Chief Helps with Plane Medical Emergency

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Danbury Deputy Fire Chief Bill Lounsbury assisted a passenger who suffered an anaphylactic reaction during his flight home from a work conference in Las Vegas.

NM Couple Accused Embezzling from FD via Fuel Cards

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A former and a current San Juan County volunteer firefighter face felony charges for allegedly trying to use county fuel cards to funnel about $7,700 for personal use.

St. Louis FFs Punched for Slow Response to Car Fire

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man attacked two St. Louis firefighters because he felt they were taking too long to put out a vehicle that caught fire following an accident, according to police

SD Firefighters, City Reach New Agreement

Posted on November 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The deal between the Spearfish Volunteer Firefighters’ Association, the fire protection district and the city ends a two-year legal fight.

ME Fire Department Fined for Violations after LODD

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Berwick Fire Department was fined $3,500 for five work safety violations stemming from a state review following the death of Capt. Joel Barnes in March.

Harrison Hydra-Gen Releases hPower Idle Reduction System

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Harrison Hydra-Gen has released the second-generation hPower battery-powered Idle Control System, specifically engineered for the Fire and Emergency segment.

MI Firefighter Bitten Rescuing Dog Near Icy Lake

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The beagle "nipped" the Chelsea Area Fire Authority firefighter on the neck as the first responder stopped the canine from running across the frozen lake and nearby road.

FFs Face Discipline for Missed Body in OH Garage Fire

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hearings loom for three Dayton firefighters accused of not thoroughly searching a burning garage in September after a 53-year-old man's body was found the following day.

Groves/Ready Rack Unveils New Washer-Extractor

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Groves/Ready Rack has released the new Extractor 22, a great tool to help departments of various sizes clean and care for PPE.

MA Town Tries to Safeguard FFs as Stations Deteriorate

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

From leaking roofs to mice in kitchens, Plymouth's firehouses struggle with conditions that are potentially creating health hazards for firefighters staffing those facilities.

Nashville, TN, Fire Department Pumper

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Nashville, TN, Fire Department is putting into service a brand new Spartan Metro Star pumper customized by Toyne.

FL Woman Relies on FFs, Not Jewelers, for Ring Removal

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When a woman couldn't take off her wedding and engagement rings, Delray Beach firefighters used a special tool to remove the bands before they cut off her circulation.

Rich Dzierwa

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

TX Fire Department Introduces New Apparatus

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"We are very excited about getting it in service," said Royse City 's deputy fire marshal about the department's new vehicle, which was unveiled to the public last week.

OH Fire Chief Warned Against Using Uncertified FFs

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department is accused of illegally allowing six firefighters—including a convicted felon—to respond to fire calls despite lacking state certification.

OH Fire Chief Warned Against Using Uncertified FFs

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department is accused of illegally allowing six firefighters—including a convicted felon—to respond to fire calls despite lacking state certification.

Eight FDNY Firefighters Injured in Staten Island Blaze

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two of the firefighters were a seriously hurt battling a fire that broke out on the second floor of a house early Thursday.

MN Department Names First Female Chief-Level Officer

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Duluth firefighter for 32 years, Marnie Grondahl was appointed to deputy chief of life safety and administration, becoming the department's first woman in a chief-level role.

Spartan Building Seven New Trucks for Edmonton Fire Rescue

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Spartan Emergency Response has received an order to build seven new Smeal-branded fire apparatus for Edmonton, Alberta, Fire Rescue Services.

OH City Council Cuts FD’s Battalion Chiefs by Half

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Youngstown's mayor also said the city would still be closing one of its fire stations despite opposition to the shuttering by residents and firefighters.

NC City to Help FFs, Other First Responders Buy Home

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A new program for Charlotte firefighters, paramedics, police officers and public school teachers provide up to $30,000 toward the down payment on a house.

Clean Air Concepts Announces Staff Additions

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Clean Air Concepts, parent company to MagneGrip Group, has announced several new additions to its organization.

One Killed, At Least Four Wounded in CA School Shooting

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Paramedics and law enforcement officers descended on Saugus High School in Santa Clarita after a teenage boy opened fire on campus Thursday.

Two Students Killed, Three Injured in CA School Shooting

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Paramedics and law enforcement officers descended on Saugus High School in Santa Clarita after a 16-year-old boy opened fire on campus Thursday.

Judge Dismisses Case Against ‘Yelling’ VA Fire Official

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chesapeake Fire Department's top medical officer was accused of yelling at a firefighter during training, but a judge ruled that the incident didn’t rise to the level of an assault.

MA Chief: FF Saved by Fallen Colleague Still in ICU

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Worcester firefighter who was rescued by Lt. Jason Menard is recovering from the second- and third-degree burns he suffered in the fatal four-alarm blaze.

GA Chief Retires after Nearly 40 Years in Fire Service

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thomasville Fire Chief Chris Bowman has led the department since 2013, and an interim chief will be named closer to his Dec. 31 retirement date.

GA Chief Retires after Nearly 40 Years in Fire Service

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thomasville Fire Chief Chris Bowman has led the department since 2013, and an interim chief will be named closer to his Dec. 31 retirement date.

Provincetown, MA, Custom Pumper

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Provincetown, MA, Fire Department has put in service a new custom pumper from Ferrara.

Provincetown, MA, Custom Pumper

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Provincetown, MA, Fire Department has put in service a new custom pumper from Ferrara.

WA Fire Department Breaks Ground on New Station

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Budgeted at around $5.3 million, the new 16,000-square-foot facility for the Chelan County Fire District 1 will include modernized offices, a training room and living quarters.

WA Fire Department Breaks Ground on New Station

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Budgeted at around $5.3 million, the new 16,000-square-foot facility for the Chelan County Fire District 1 will include modernized offices, a training room and living quarters.

NY Firefighters Reach Tentative Deal with City

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The proposed contract agreement between the Watertown firefighters union and the city ends a contentious five-year dispute surrounding minimum staffing.

Press Photog Group Pushing Drone Safety

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The National Press Photographers Association has partnered with DRONERESPONDERS to help promote safety and communication between the media and first responders operating drones.

IL Firefighter Injured in Fall During House Blaze

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Decatur firefighter hurt his ankle after falling though a hole in the floor of a burning house that took crews about 40 minutes to get under control.

‘Glitches’ Persist for PA Counties’ Consolidated Dispatch

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The problems facing the new Central Susquehanna Regional 9-1-1 system remain a source of frustration for officials in Snyder and Union counties.

Code 3 Upgrading Worklight, Utility Bar Lines

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Code 3 has announced upgrades and additions to its line of worklights and utility bars to give customers a range of white lighting options.

Instructor Coordinator

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is seeking an Instructor Coordinator to conduct firefighter training and instruction across the state.

Bronx Woman Accused of Making 24K Fake 9-1-1 Calls

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Since June, the 38-year-old woman used an unregistered pre-paid cellphone to tie up dispatchers, as well as FDNY firefighters and NYPD officers, with the phony calls.

How ‘Mindfulness’ Lets CA Firefighters Ease Job Stress

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Researchers and CAL FIRE support staff are encouraging firefighters to learn meditation, yoga and other methods to reduce stress and give their nervous systems "a break."

H.O. Bostrom Announces New President, Sales VP

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

H.O. Bostrom has announced the promotion of industry veteran Paul Bostrom to President and COO, and Tim Schoenecker joining the company as VP of Sales.

Watch Wind Vortex Spiral Within Aussie Brush Fire

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A volunteer firefighter recorded the chaotic conditions in Queensland as wind gusts tossed around debris while one of the area's many brush fires continued to burn.

Fallen FF’s Family Hires Law Firm to Investigate ME Blast

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The family of Farmington Fire Capt. Michael Bell is asking a Lewiston law firm to look into the cause of the Sept. 16 propane explosion that killed the veteran firefighter.

FDNY, Ex-Probationary FF Settle over Alleged Hazing

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former probationary FDNY firefighter received an $80,000 settlement from the city involving a discrimination lawsuit accusing colleagues of sexually charged harassment.

Beaman, IA, Brush Truck

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Beaman, IA, Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery of a Midwest Fire flatbed brush truck built on a Ford F-550 chassis.

MA Firefighter Dies in 4-Alarm Blaze During Frigid Night

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard died trying to rescue a baby trapped on the third floor of a burning three-decker during one of the coldest nights of the year.

MA Doctor Worries about FFs’ Health Due to Station Mold

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A medical screening of Plymouth firefighters over the summer highlighted health concerns stemming from mold found in the department's Cedarville firehouse

MA Firefighters Vote ‘No Confidence’ in Chief

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It is time for Andover to strongly consider a new fire chief to lead this department," the union stated in a letter accompanying the vote against Chief Michael Mansfield.

Change Clears Way for ‘Too Old’ Navy SEAL to Join FDNY

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New legislation approved by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo now allows Shaun Donovan from becoming an FDNY firefighter after the old rules deemed him too old.

MedixSafe Announces New Website Launch

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MedixSafe, a leader in the access control cabinet market, has announced the launch of its new website showcasing its diverse access and key control solutions.

FIRST iZ Team Exhibits at Commercial UAV Expo

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FIRST iZ team traveled to Las Vegas to exhibit in and attend the Commercial UAV Expo Americas conference the last week of October.

Chrissy Teigen Defends CA Firefighters vs. Online Trolls

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The model and "Lip Sync Battle" TV host stood up to the haters on social media who left snarky comments under a photo she posted of her kids hugging a firefighter in uniform.

Firefighter

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Round Rock, TX, is accepting applications for the position of firefighter

Firefighter

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Round Rock, TX, is accepting applications for the position of firefighter

Atlanta Mayor Promises Pay Raises for Firefighters

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“I can’t say that all of the details have been worked out. But it will happen, and it will happen soon," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said about the salary increases.

Massive Fatal House Blaze Injures Three NY Firefighters

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 100 firefighters from seven departments helped Bayville crews put out the large house fire that killed one occupant and critically injured another.

CA Firefighters Christen, Rename Fire Boat Upgrade

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A donation from a local nonprofit firefighter assistance group, the 34-foot vessel is a welcome addition to San Rafael's fledgling marine response program.

Petzl Introduces Maestro Rope Rescue Device

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Petzl has announced the release of the MAESTRO, an an intuitive and reliable mechanical belay device or rope and technical rescues.

Customizable Hoods Now Available from TheFireStore

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Don't get your hoods mixed up. Whether on-scene or back at the station, identification is key. TheFireStore now offers customizable hoods in both carbon fiber and Nomex®️ materials. Show off your station number and make it your own. Take the next step...

Longtime NE Fire Chief Dies after Heart Attack

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Boys Town Fire Chief John Sing, 67, suffered the medical emergency early Monday when he returned to the station following a call.

Hurffville, NJ, Heavy Rescue

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hurffville Fire Company in Washington Township, NJ, has taken delivery of a Spartan heavy rescue rig.

CA Firefighter Falls, Injures Leg in Vacant House Blaze

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bakersfield and Kern County crews put out the fire at an abandoned house on the city's northeast side that has had past troubles with squatters.

MO Firefighter Among Injured in Back-to-Back Crashes

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Spanish Lake apparatus at a two-car accident scene was hit by a pickup truck towing lumber that reportedly lost control on the icy road before striking the original crash.

Acela Expands Sales to Federal Government

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Acela Truck Company's line of Monterra extreme-duty, high-mobility trucks have been approved by the GSA for listing on the Federal Supply Service Schedule.

Apparatus Issue Among Problems During ’18 CA Wildfire

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A private fire crew's broken-down apparatus was one of several snags in the early battle against the Woolsey fire, the most destructive fire in modern Los Angeles County history.

DeWalt Industrial Tools

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Founded in 1924, DeWalt continues to design and optimize professional workhorse solutions—tools, accessories and service—to ensure absolute confidence for the toughest job site conditions.

MA Fire Station Site Raises Response Time Concerns

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Response time issues connected to the possible location for a new Bourne fire station have led to a former fire chief to resign from a committee involved in selecting the site.

Acres Emergency Vehicles

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Acres Emergency Vehicles, sold exclusively by Seahawk, leads the emergency vehicle industry in quality and value.

Bryx Lands Military Fire Station Alerting Contract

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bryx, a leading provider of first responder technology, has been awarded a contract for fire station alerting at the Active US Army Installation, Presidio of Monterey.

Streamlight Launches Enduro Pro USB Headlamp

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Streamlight introduces the Enduro Pro USB, a headlamp with a 48-hour run time on low and two power LEDs and six output modes.

Streamlight Launches Syclone Compact Work Light

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Streamlight has launched the Syclone, a compact work light featuring both spot and flood beams with a total of six output modes with USB rechargeability.

IL Firefighter Layoffs, Station Closing Postponed

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The layoffs of nine East St. Louis firefighters, as well as the temporary closure of a firehouse, have been delayed as talks between the city and the fire union continue.

Increased Traffic Growing Challenge for TX Firefighters

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As Austin's population increases, so does street congestion, and firefighters are finding it difficult to respond to emergencies in eight minutes or less.

Australian Wildfires Force State of Emergency

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least three people have died and 100 more, including 20 firefighters, have been injured by the brush fires that have ravaged New South Wales since last week.

Australian Wildfires Force State of Emergency

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least three people have died and 100 more, including 20 firefighters, have been injured by the brush fires that have ravaged New South Wales since last week.

OH Firefighters Face Hoarding Challenges

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“Over the years we have all had hoarding types of fires. It is very much a problem,” said Geneva's fire chief about the dangers area firefighters face from hoarding.

OH Firefighters Face Hoarding Challenges

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“Over the years we have all had hoarding types of fires. It is very much a problem,” said Geneva's fire chief about the dangers area firefighters face from hoarding.

Freehold Township, NJ, Pumper/Tanker

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Freehold Township, NJ, Fire District 1 has put in service a brand new Pierce Velocity pumper/tanker.

Freehold Township, NJ, Pumper/Tanker

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Freehold Township, NJ, Fire District 1 has put in service a brand new Pierce Velocity pumper/tanker.

CA Paramedics Among Four Injured in Hit-and-Run

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fiery crash in Fullerton involved an SUV and a CARE ambulance that was carrying two Orange County paramedics and a boy.

CA Paramedics Among Four Injured in Hit-and-Run

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fiery crash in Fullerton involved an SUV and a CARE ambulance that was carrying two Orange County paramedics and a boy.

New FL Fire Apparatus Design Honors Veterans

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A design featuring armed forces members and the symbols of the U.S. military branches now adorn an Orange County fire apparatus in time for Veterans Day.

Two Detroit FD Vehicles, One Stolen, In Crashes

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A stolen Detroit ambulance was driven through a station door before flipping on its side, and a fire apparatus was involved in a routine accident Sunday.

Product of the Day: LION ATTACK Digital Fire Training System

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The LION ATTACK Digital Fire Training System combines digital flames, sound and smoke to create a range of fire conditions that respond directly to hoseline application.

Two Dead after Porsche Flies into NJ Building

Posted on November 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The speeding sports car hit a median and went airborne, flying into the second floor of a building in Toms River on Sunday morning and killing two people.

Rookie Wildland FF Recovering from Burns

Posted on November 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rookie wildland firefighter Titan Cheatham is recovering from second- and third-degree burns he suffered battling the Kincade Fire in California.

PA Township Assessing Status of Shuttered VFD

Posted on November 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Supervisors say they need more time and a closer look after one of Vernon Township's fire chiefs requested that his department be fully returned to service.

Fire Department Part of New IN Task Force

Posted on November 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Valparaiso Fire Department has joined two other public safety agencies to form a Rescue Task Force for responses to active shooter and terror events.

PA Fire Departments Implement Smooth Merger

Posted on November 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The merger represents almost seven years of negotiations to merge Community Volunteer Fire Company of Lilly with Cresson Volunteer Fire Company.

Embattled CA Fire Chief On Leave Retires

Posted on November 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Embattled La Verne Fire Chief Pete Jankowski, who has been on medical leave the last 11 months, has retired after 20 years with the department.

Veteran CA Fire Chief Announces Retirement

Posted on November 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Rafael Fire Chief Christopher Gray, who has dedicated 41 years to the fire service, says he is set to retire early in December.

Veteran CA Fire Chief Announces Retirement

Posted on November 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Rafael Fire Chief Christopher Gray, who has dedicated 41 years to the fire service, says he is set to retire early in December.

Three Dead amid ‘Unprecedented’ Aussie Wildfires

Posted on November 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least three people have died and more than 150 homes destroyed as an "unprecedented" wildfire emergency devastates a vast area in eastern Australia.

Insurance Scam Killed Three Italian Firefighters

Posted on November 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police have arrested the owner of a farmhouse in northern Italy four days after three firefighters were killed in an explosion that was part of an insurance scam.

Wildfires Stressing CA Mutual Aid System

Posted on November 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As catastrophic wildfires strike with more frequency, California's system of mutual aid is under stress due to limited resources and communications.

NFHC President Pens Book on Astronaut Rescue Teams

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

William Killen, National Fire Heritage Center President/CEO and former IAFC president, has authored and published "The History of the Apollo and Skylab Astronaut Rescue Teams."

CA Firefighters Learn How to Put Out Hollywood Fires

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CAL FIRE helped train dozens of aspiring TV and movie set fire safety officers with its annual, three-day training program that shows how to put out a fiery stunt man.

Australian Crews Battling Nearly 100 Wildfires

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 1,000 firefighters have been tackling the out-of-control brush fires throughout large areas of the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland.

TX City’s Paid, Volunteer FDs’ Close Ties May be Undone

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Palo Pinto County’s Emergency Services District No. 1 is restructuring countywide fire service, and that could affect the relationship between Mineral Wells’ two departments.

MA Firefighters Forced Out of Second Station

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For the second time in less than a month, Plymouth firefighters needed to leave a fire station because of the building's deteriorating conditions.

Adorable Video Shows FL Toddler Training to Be FF

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Boyton Beach firefighter created a mini-training course for his 3-year-old son, complete with a CPR dummy and an actual fire.

Tinicum Township, PA, Marauder Pumper

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Tinicum Township Fire Department in Delaware County, PA, has put in service a brand new Seagrave Marauder pumper.

Naked Man Greets PA Crews at 2-Alarm Fire

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It was a chaotic scene." said Lehigh Township's fire chief whose crews were warned not to begin dousing the burning house until the naked man was in police custody.

Test 123

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Watch NC Firefighter Corral Out-of-Control Hose

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raleigh firefighters were battling a blaze that broke out at home Friday when the hose was dropped and began flailing about.

PA Firefighter to Be Charged in Brawl with Trooper

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The York Township volunteer fire lieutenant also has been relieved of his duties stemming from an altercation with a Pennsylvania state trooper at a crash scene.

PA Volunteer Firefighters Eye New Aerial

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department hope to sell its 1971 aerial and a 1996 pumper to help pay for the estimated $1.4 million price of a new apparatus.

TX Firefighter Dislocates Shoulder in House Blaze

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Adeline firefighter was injured trying to catch a colleague who had slipped off a ladder while battling a house fire in northeast Harris County.

TX Firefighter Dislocates Shoulder in House Blaze

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Adeline firefighter was injured trying to catch a colleague who had slipped off a ladder while battling a house fire in northeast Harris County.

TX Firefighter Dislocates Shoulder in House Blaze

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Adeline firefighter was injured trying to catch a colleague who had slipped off a ladder while battling a house fire in northeast Harris County.

NY Police, FFs Save Man in Rapids Just Before Falls

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dramatic video shows Niagara Falls crews and police working to pull a man out of the swift-moving water before he reached the waterfall.

NY Police, FFs Save Man in Rapids Just Before Falls

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dramatic video shows Niagara Falls crews and police working to pull a man out of the swift-moving water before he reached the waterfall.

Program Coordinators

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The South Carolina Fire Academy is seeking applicants to fill two Program Coordinator positions.

Product of the Day: Chinook Life Pack Basic

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Chinook LIFE Pack Basic holds five vacuum-sealed Basic LIFE Kits in a unique dispensing system allowing for rapid access to critical lifesaving medical supplies.

Study: Health, Safety Issues at MO Fire Stations

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Kansas City-based architecture company's assessment of Moberly's two fire stations found a variety of firefighter health and safety deficiencies.

NJ Firefighter, Police Officer Injured in 3-Alarm Blaze

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The firefighter received an electric shock and the police officer suffered smoke inhalation responding to a Bloomfield apartment blaze that left seven families displaced.

Small Plane Crash Sparks CA House Fire

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Bernardino County firefighters responded to the blaze after a single-engine airplane reportedly crashed into an Upland home, engulfing it in flames.

FDs Struggle in Tax-Adverse, Wildfire-Prone Rural CA

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For years, rural California fire departments have dealt with poor staffing and lack of equipment, but voters in these communities have balked at raising taxes to help.

IL Fire Department Wins Command Light Giveaway

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Swansea, IL, Fire Department has won Command Light's "See the Difference Tower Giveaway" and a Shadow Series SL442D-FX light tower.

Super Vac’s New 18″ Battery Fan Now in Production

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Super Vac’s much-anticipated Milwaukee 18” battery fan is now in full production with the first batch of customer orders hitting the streets in November.

Super Vac Introduces Dealer Marketing Hub

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Super Vac has introduced a Marketing Hub for its dealers through an online platform that centralizes all of its brands’ marketing collateral in one location.

Metal Shark Expanding Presence in Fireboat Market

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Metal Shark is significantly expanding its presence in the fireboat market with a diverse range of fireboats currently in production for multiple customers.

Streamlight Unveils Latest Area Lighting Tech

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Streamlight has unveiled the FlipMate, a USB rechargeable light with a blade that rotates 270 degrees on its body to provide area lighting.

CO Firefighters Test Prototype Gear as Part of Contest

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Teams of developers from across the country let West Metro crews try out new equipment and technology to navigate smoke-filled structures as part of a competition.

Ellen DeGeneres Thanks CA Wildfire Crews on Show

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighters from CAL FIRE, Riverside, Santa Barbara County and other organizations appeared on the program as a show of appreciation for battling the Getty and Maria fires.

San Ramon Valley, CA, Fire Protection District Pumper

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District in Contra Costa County, CA, has put in service a new pumper from Pierce.

IL Firefighters Use Spreader to Rescue Man in Tree

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Belleville crews freed the man with the rescue tool after he was chased up the tree by a dog, and he became trapped 4 feet above the ground.

IL Fire District Lands No-Interest Loan for Apparatus

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Replacing aged equipment is a high priority, and this will be a great addition," said Oregon's fire chief about the new 3,500-gallon pumper-tender.

NY Firefighters Resist Security Plan after Drug Scandal

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Middletown's fire union filed an improper practice charge against the city over soon-to-be-installed security video cameras at the main firehouse, which was used in a drug ring.

Off Duty IN Firefighter Rescues Two from House Blaze

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bloomington firefighter Gregory Bare also helped connect the water supply line to a nearby hydrant and made sure the house occupants were safe and the fire put out.

Dispatch Supervisor

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

American Medical Response is seeking a Dispatch Supervisor to lead its Sonoma County operations based in Santa Rosa, CA.

Dispatch Supervisor

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

American Medical Response is seeking a Dispatch Supervisor to lead its Sonoma County operations based in Santa Rosa, CA.

Executive Director

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

American Medical Response is seeking a Executive Director to lead its Sonoma County operations based in Santa Rosa, CA.

MA Fire Department Announces New Chief

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Monson Fire Chief Laurent McDonald, who has 38 years of experience in the fire service, has been named the new fire chief in Oxford.

MA Fire Department Announces New Chief

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Monson Fire Chief Laurent McDonald, who has 38 years of experience in the fire service, has been named the new fire chief in Oxford.

Seven Hospitalized in MA Chemical Spill

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A chemical spill at a Braintree medical office resulted in a hazmat response and sent seven people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Flurry of Bills Aim to Help PA Firefighter Recruitment

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rushing to the aid of Pennsylvania towns needing more volunteer firefighters, state legislators have passed 16 bills in two weeks in support of their efforts.

Flurry of Bills Aim to Help PA Firefighter Recruitment

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rushing to the aid of Pennsylvania towns needing more volunteer firefighters, state legislators have passed 16 bills in two weeks in support of their efforts.

Flurry of Bills Aim to Help PA Firefighter Recruitment

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rushing to the aid of Pennsylvania towns needing more volunteer firefighters, state legislators have passed 16 bills in two weeks in support of their efforts.

IAFC, Envisage Partner on Near Miss Reporting

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The International Association of Fire Chiefs and Envisage Technologies have partnered to support the IAFC’s Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System.

IAFC, Envisage Partner on Near Miss Reporting

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The International Association of Fire Chiefs and Envisage Technologies have partnered to support the IAFC’s Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System.

Terrace, British Columbia, Rescue Pumper

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Terrace Fire Department in British Columbia has taken delivery of a custom rescue pumper from E-ONE.

Terrace, British Columbia, Rescue Pumper

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Terrace Fire Department in British Columbia has taken delivery of a custom rescue pumper from E-ONE.

FL Firefighter Dies after Being Struck at Scene

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An unidentified Escambia County firefighter has died after he was struck by a vehicle at the scene of a fatal wreck on the Florida-Alabama border.

Off-Duty TX Firefighter Pulls Woman from Flaming Wreck

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Waller fire Capt. Michael Mathes is being hailed as a hero after rushing to pull a woman from a burning vehicle wreck while he was off duty Monday.

Off-Duty TX Firefighter Pulls Woman from Flaming Wreck

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Waller fire Capt. Michael Mathes is being hailed as a hero after rushing to pull a woman from a burning vehicle wreck while he was off duty Monday.

VA Firefighters Sound Alarm on Staffing

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The union representing Portsmouth's firefighters and paramedics took to Facebook over the weekend issuing a warning about dangerous staffing levels.

VA Firefighters Sound Alarm on Staffing

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The union representing Portsmouth's firefighters and paramedics took to Facebook over the weekend issuing a warning about dangerous staffing levels.

Station Repairs Costly in NY Apparatus Mishap

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Repair costs will be around $100,000 after a Schenectady firefighter backing an apparatus into the city’s oldest fire station accidentally clipped the building.

MI Voters Reject Fire Station, Apparatus Tax

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Voters on Tuesday narrowly defeated a special tax to pay for a new fire station and apparatus for the White Lake Fire Authority in Whitehall.

MI Voters Reject Fire Station, Apparatus Tax

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Voters on Tuesday narrowly defeated a special tax to pay for a new fire station and apparatus for the White Lake Fire Authority in Whitehall.

MI Voters Reject Fire Station, Apparatus Tax

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Voters on Tuesday narrowly defeated a special tax to pay for a new fire station and apparatus for the White Lake Fire Authority in Whitehall.

MI Voters Reject Fire Station, Apparatus Tax

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Voters on Tuesday narrowly defeated a special tax to pay for a new fire station and apparatus for the White Lake Fire Authority in Whitehall.

WA Man Pulls Knife on Responding Firefighters

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Blaine man reportedly set fire to an RV in an attempt to kill a woman, then drew a knife on firefighters who responded before fighting with police.

WA Man Pulls Knife on Responding Firefighters

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Blaine man reportedly set fire to an RV in an attempt to kill a woman, then drew a knife on firefighters who responded before fighting with police.

CA Crews Near Full Containment on Wildfire

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As of Tuesday evening, the massive Kincade Fire in northern Sonoma County was 86% percent contained after consuming nearly 78,000 acres.

Firefighter Cadet

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Corpus Christi, TX, Fire Department is seeking motivated individuals to pursue a career as a firefighter/paramedic.

Firefighter Cadet

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Corpus Christi, TX, Fire Department is seeking motivated individuals to pursue a career as a firefighter/paramedic.

Firefighter Cadet

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Corpus Christi, TX, Fire Department is seeking motivated individuals to pursue a career as a firefighter/paramedic.

CA Fire Union: Trump’s Relief Threats ‘Cruel, Dangerous’

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The president of California Professional Firefighters criticized President Trump for threatening to withhold disaster relief assistance for residents affected by wildfires.

CA Fire Union: Trump’s Relief Threats ‘Cruel, Dangerous’

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The president of California Professional Firefighters criticized President Trump for threatening to withhold disaster relief assistance for residents affected by wildfires.

FFs Find Heirloom Ring that Survived Two CA Wildfires

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The diamond ring was discovered by Los Angeles firefighters battling the Getty fire and returned it to its owner, whose mother passed it down to her.

GA Officials Consider Changes to EMS Rules

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“There is a big need for change in how emergency medical services in our state is handled,” said Palmetto's fire chief about the proposed changes.

Valor Award Sponsor – Ready Rack

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

FirstForward

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Therapy Horses Help IN Firefighters with Stress

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jeffersonville firefighters walked with and petted two miniature horses from an equine therapy organization to help ease the tensions they face on a regular basis.

MI Crews Help Save Suicidal Teen Who Drove into Lake

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 16-year-old boy had stolen his parents' 2018 GMC Terrain while threatening suicide and led Chesterfield Township police on a high-speed chase before driving into a lake.

FLIR Unveils New Explosives Trace Detector

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FLIR has announces the launch of the new Fido X4, the most advanced version of the company's premium handheld explosives trace detector.

MT Firefighters’ Gear Stolen Returning from CA Wildfires

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"It doesn’t only hurt us, our department, but it hurts everybody else," a Park County Rural firefighter said about the more than $1,500 in equipment taken from a department truck.

DRONERESPONDERS

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

DRONERESPONDERS is the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS. The DRONERESPONDERS mission is to facilitate preparedness, response and resilience using unmanned aircraft systems and related technologies operated by...

Drone Safety Agency Highlights Top Challenges

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A lack of training and certification standards ranked as the top challenges facing public safety drone operations, according to DRONERESPONDERS.

Geyserville, CA, Fire District Pumper

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Geyserville, CA, Fire Protection District has taken delivery of a custom pumper from Toyne, Inc.

IN Firefighters Shave Heads for Colleague with Cancer

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 100 firefighters went bald as part of an event to raise money for Elkhart firefighter Travis Mahoney, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

Veteran Firefighter Named NC Fire Chief

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Jacksonville Fire Chief Edward B. "Tee" Tallman III, who had been a battalion chief, takes over Jerry Hardison who left for the Winston Salem Fire Department.

Baltimore City Firefighters Injured in 2-Alarm Blaze

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The southwest Baltimore building suffered a partial collapse while crews battled the fire that injured two city firefighters.

Three Italian Firefighters Killed in Farmhouse Explosion

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two firefighters and a police officer also were injured in the blast in northern Italy that investigators believe was deliberately caused.

Product of the Day: PPE Competent Person

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Become a PPE Competent Person with Petzl's three day personal protective equipment training course.

Wheeled Coach Debuts New Type II Transit Van

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wheeled Coach, part of REV Group, has debuted a new Type II Transit Van at the American Ambulance Association Conference in Nashville.

Wheeled Coach Debuts New Type II Transit Van

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wheeled Coach, part of REV Group, has debuted a new Type II Transit Van at the American Ambulance Association Conference in Nashville.

REV Group Unveils Latest Ambulances

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

REV Group has unveiled its new line of Firstar ambulances engineered and purpose-built for affordability, durability and low maintenance.

PA Firefighter, Resident Hurt in Shop Fire

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A firefighter suffered an electric shock while battling a building blaze in Lititz that broke out in a utility closet inside a storage area.

FDNY Firefighters Injured in Bronx Building Blaze

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Twelve FDNY units responded to the fire that broke out on the sixth floor of a seven-story Bronx building and also injured two residents, one seriously.

MA Town Consider Second Fire Station

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The idea would be to build a fire station that not only meets the current need, but also meets to future needs of the community," said Hanover's fire chief.

MA Town Consider Second Fire Station

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The idea would be to build a fire station that not only meets the current need, but also meets to future needs of the community," said Hanover's fire chief.

MI Firefighter Injured by Collapsing Wall

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Alpena firefighter needed foot surgery after he was injured when part of a wall fell on him while battling a blaze at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore building.

Report Questions IA Fire Department’s PSO Program

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New details concerning firefighters' response to a 2018 fatal steam tunnel incident has fueled debate over Cedar Falls' program involving cross-trained public safety officers.

MD Volunteer FFs Ask for Public Support for Renovations

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The 140 of us that are here, we give our all. It’s not enough," said an English Consul volunteer firefighter about the department's need for more public donations.

Lower Paxton Township, PA, Rescue Pumper

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Colonial Park Fire Company in Lower Paxton Township, PA, has taken delivery of a rescue pumper from KME Fire Apparatus.

Car Hits TX Aerial, Injuring Firefighter, Two Civilians

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Plano firefighters were responding to an accident when another vehicle crashed into the apparatus, which was blocking traffic at the scene.

Car Hits TX Aerial, Injuring Firefighter, Two Civilians

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Plano firefighters were responding to an accident when another vehicle crashed into the apparatus, which was blocking traffic at the scene.

Five MA Firefighters Injured at 2-Alarm Blaze

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Lawrence firefighters suffered burns and other injuries while battling a house fire that was started by old electrical wiring in the structure.

WI Firefighter Dies Weeks after On-Call Heart Attack

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Union Grove-Yorkville firefighter Brian Serdynski, 38, suffered a heart attack late last month, but he had been cleared to return to work when he died suddenly Saturday.

WI Firefighter Dies Weeks after On-Call Heart Attack

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Union Grove-Yorkville firefighter Brian Serdynski, 38, suffered a heart attack late last month, but he had been cleared to return to work when he died suddenly Saturday.

Product of the Day: LION MedPro EMS

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

LION’s MedPro EMS coat and pant combination features advanced construction and optional enhancements that ensure on-the-job comfort, safety and mobility.

Product of the Day: LION MedPro EMS

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

LION’s MedPro EMS coat and pant combination features advanced construction and optional enhancements that ensure on-the-job comfort, safety and mobility.

Ex-Exec, Los Angeles County FFs Team Up for Heliport

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Known as 69 Bravo, the facility gives Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters a quick and easy base to refill water while battling wildfires.

Trump Threatens Again to Cut CA Wildfire Funding

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In tweets, President Donald Trump slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom's forest management, despite more than half of the state's forested land falling under federal control.

Trump Threatens Again to Cut CA Wildfire Funding

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In tweets, President Donald Trump slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom's forest management, despite more than half of the state's forested land falling under federal control.

Trump Threatens Again to Cut CA Wildfire Funding

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In tweets, President Donald Trump slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom's forest management, despite more than half of the state's forested land falling under federal control.

Trump Threatens Again to Cut CA Wildfire Funding

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In tweets, President Donald Trump slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom's forest management, despite more than half of the state's forested land falling under federal control.

NM Ambulance Service, FD in Transport Fight

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Albuquerque Fire and Rescue and privately owned Albuquerque Ambulance Service are in legal fight over who will transport patients to the hospital.

Retired MA Firefighters Work to Save Historic Apparatus

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four retired Scituate firefighters recently bought one of the fire department's original motorized trucks—a 1924 White Motor Company firetruck—and are working to restore it.

Ex-NY Fire Chief Who Helped at Ground Zero Dies

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 29-year veteran firefighter, former Getzville Fire Chief Irving Isenberg was diagnosed with multiple myeloma—a cancer common for 9/11 responders—three years ago.

Residents: NC Community Needs Own EMS Team

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Currently, the small community of Harlowe relies on nearby Havelock EMS for ambulance calls, and response times average nearly 20 minutes.

Residents: NC Community Needs Own EMS Team

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Currently, the small community of Harlowe relies on nearby Havelock EMS for ambulance calls, and response times average nearly 20 minutes.

Residents: NC Community Needs Own EMS Team

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Currently, the small community of Harlowe relies on nearby Havelock EMS for ambulance calls, and response times average nearly 20 minutes.

Toronto Firefighters Seriously Injured in High-Rise Fall

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A veteran fire captain was critically injured and another broke a leg following a three-story fall while battling a blaze in an abandoned high-rise building.

Toronto Firefighters Seriously Injured in High-Rise Fall

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A veteran fire captain was critically injured and another broke a leg following a three-story fall while battling a blaze in an abandoned high-rise building.

Toronto Firefighters Seriously Injured in High-Rise Fall

Posted on November 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A veteran fire captain was critically injured and another broke a leg following a three-story fall while battling a blaze in an abandoned high-rise building.