PA Fire Departments Merge over FF Shortage

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

The merger between West Hills Regional Fire Department and the Westwood Volunteer Fire Company was prompted by a shortage of volunteer firefighters.

Wilson Electronics Announces Release of New Vehicular Cellular Signal Booster

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

Compatible with all mobile phones and wireless carriers in North America, it allows users to enjoy strong call quality, fewer dead zones and faster data upload/download speeds while on the road.

Parents, Kids Pull Out of OH Fire Cadets Program

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

The resignations from the Mad River Township Fire and EMS cadet program are part of the fallout over the department's hiring practices, which led to firefighter walkouts.

Safe Fleet Fire EMS and Industrial Announces Promotions

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

Each individual will continue to focus on the Safe Fleet Fire, EMS, and Industrial Market brands; FRC, Elkhart Brass, FoamPro, and R•O•M.

Lake Assault Boats Names Exclusive Service Center for NC

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

Ed Watkins Marine of Denver, North Carolina is now the service center for Lake Assault Boats vessels in North Carolina.

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

The City of Bowling Green, KY, is accepting applications for the position of firefighter.

CT Firefighter, Paramedic Save Woman in Compactor

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The woman is in critical condition after she was almost crushed in a store trash compactor before she was rescued by a New London firefighter and hospital paramedic.

MI Firefighter Wins NHL’s Community Service Award

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

Flint firefighter Rico Phillips received the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award on Wednesday for founding the Flint Inner City Youth Hockey Program in 2010.

Cardiac Events Again Top NFPA Fatalities Report

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

The National Fire Protection Association has released its annual report on firefighter fatalities, and cardiac events were again the leading cause of LODDs.

OK Firefighters Ask for Chief’s Firing

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

All 31 Altus firefighters have given Fire Chief Kyle Davis a vote of no confidence, and they have accused him of creating toxic working conditions in the department.

Seattle FFs Move Out of Station Known as ‘Cancer House’

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

City officials say the move is a temporary precaution while testing is done at Station 31, a firehouse that Seattle firefighters have expressed concerns about over the years.

WY Firefighter Dies in Off-Duty Accident

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

"He’s certainly gonna be missed," Casper's fire chief said about Capt. Scott Low, 50, who had been with the department for 22 years and headed Engine 6.

Barlow Vol. Fire Dept., Cumberland Township, PA, Gets Big Water Tender

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

Barlow Volunteer Fire Company, Cumberland Township, Adams County, PA, has taken delivery of a 2019 Pierce water tender built on a Freightliner SD cab and chassis.

RI Firefighter Hurts Shoulder Battling 2-Alarm Blaze

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

More than 50 Providence firefighters were needed to put out Wednesday night's building fire, which sent one firefighter to the hospital.

GA Transgender Fire Chief Demands Job Back in Letter

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

"The reasons the city has cited for its termination of (Byron Chief Rachel Mosby) are both inaccurate and wholly inadequate reasons," a letter from her lawyer states.

Product of the Day: Kochek — PVC Suction Hose

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

Kochek's PVC suction hose is specifically designed for the firefighting market and meets the company's proprietary fire grade specifications.

TX Firefighter Suspended for Home Stop During Call

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

A San Antonio fire engineer was suspended 90 days after he was accused of going home to pick up a stethoscope before responding to an emergency call.

MI Firefighter, 71, Ends Nearly 50-Year Career

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

"Fifty years is a long time to serve in this profession," said Zeeland firefighter Jason Wolters, who will retire from the department at the end of the month.

Man Opens Fire as Houston Firefighters Try to Help

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

No one was hurt after Houston paramedics wrestled away the gun from the man after they were called to check on him Wednesday.

At Least Two Killed by Semi Explosion on WI Interstate

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

A semi-tractor trailer explosion in Racine County on Wednesday has shut down a stretch of Interstate 41/94, and it's expected to be closed for more than two hours.

Phenix Technology Creates Custom Leather Helmet in Memory of the Charleston 9

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

The exclusive helmet features a unique Charleston 9 logo on the rear brim that was created in memory the 9 Charleston firefighters that were lost on June 18, 2007, in the Sofa Super Store Fire.

Tyler Technologies Acquires MobileEyes

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

As one of the fastest-growing fire prevention solutions in the U.S., MobileEyes serves 240 clients, including the City of Indianapolis Fire Department in Indiana, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District in California, and Palm Beach County, Florida.

Chief: Fallen AL Firefighter ‘Had a True Servant’s Heart’

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

"He’s touched many, many lives, even in the short time he was with us," said the Springville fire chief about Jared Wayne Echols, who died after a training drill this week.

Chief: Fallen AL Firefighter ‘Had a True Servant’s Heart’

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

"He’s touched many, many lives, even in the short time he was with us," said the Springville fire chief about Jared Wayne Echols, who died after a training drill this week.

Chief: Fallen AL Firefighter ‘Had a True Servant’s Heart’

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

"He’s touched many, many lives, even in the short time he was with us," said the Springville fire chief about Jared Wayne Echols, who died after a training drill this week.

Firefighter Hurt in ‘Massive’ FL Panhandle Condo Blaze

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

A resident also suffered minor injuries from the fire in Perdido Key, near the Florida-Alabama border, that 14 of 20 condominium units early Wednesday.

Firefighter Hurt in ‘Massive’ FL Panhandle Condo Blaze

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

A resident also suffered minor injuries from the fire in Perdido Key, near the Florida-Alabama border, that destroyed 14 of 20 condominium units early Wednesday.

Police: Los Angeles Fire Official Used City Car in Dispute

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

The Los Angeles Fire Department's spokesman is accused of using his city car's lights and sirens to chase down an Uber driver who argued with his wife, a police report states.

FDNY: Firefighter Wasn’t Hooked in Basket When He Fell

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

FDNY firefighter William Tolley "may have removed his safety belt" before falling five-stories to his death while fighting a 2017 apartment fire, an internal probe determined.

FDNY: Firefighter Wasn’t Hooked in Bucket When He Fell

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

FDNY firefighter William Tolley "may have removed his safety belt" before falling five-stories to his death while fighting a 2017 apartment fire, an internal probe determined.

Curt Isakson to Deliver Firehouse Expo 2019 Keynote

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

Curt Isakson will deliver the Firehouse Expo 2019 keynote address with the message “It’s Worth the Risk.”

Container Led to Arson Probe in MA Firefighter’s LODD

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

An unsealed search warrant reveals that a plastic container and signs of gasoline were found at the scene of the fire that killed Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.

Container Led to Arson Probe in MA Firefighter’s LODD

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

An unsealed search warrant reveals that a plastic container and signs of gasoline were found at the scene of the fire that killed Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.

MI Fire Station Open Since 1889 Earns World Record

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

The Manistee Fire Department, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary, received the Guiness World Record for having the world's oldest continuously staffed fire station.

Black Forest, CO, Fire Rescue Gets 4×4 Rescue-Pumper

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

Black Forest, CO Fire Rescue has taken delivery of a rescue-pumper built by SVI Trucks on a Spartan cab and chassis. The Metro Star cab and chassis is powered by a Cummins L9 450-hp engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. For incident responses, it...

Product of the Day: Idex Fire & Safety — SAM Flows

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

The innovative SAM system makes complex pump operations simple by managing the water flow so the operator can focus on the fireground.

CAL FIRE: Farming Equipment Sparked McMillan Wildfire

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

Machinery used to harvest hay accidentally started the fire last week, and the blaze burned through more than 1,700 acres near Shandon, fire officials said.

MO Crews Save 93-Year-Old Driver Who Crashed into Pool

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

Swimmers kept the woman's car in the shallow end of the pool so it wouldn't fill up with water before Gravois Fire Protection District firefighters arrived.

Verizon Connect Redefines Workforce Management for Government Customers

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

Verizon Connect Government is designed to meet the specific workforce management needs of government customers, including vehicle inspection automation, asset visibility and management.

PA Department to Hire 10 to 12 More Firefighters

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

The Wilkes-Barre fire chief and city officials will start interviewing candidates next week to increase staffing following 16 retirements last year and a resignation this year.

FL Crews Help Rescue Three after Chopper Ocean Crash

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

Key West and Monroe County firefighters, as well as police and sheriff's deputies, pulled the helicopter pilot and two passengers from the water following an emergency landing.

Metro Chiefs Meet in Alberta, Canada, Select New Officers

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

More than 110 Metro chiefs from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference.

Acting MS Fire Captain Dies of Heart Attack

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

Todd Lathrip, a 53-year-old acting captain with the Mathiston Volunteer Fire Department, suffered the medical emergency at home after he had responded to a car crash.

Spartan ER Displayed New Rescue-Pumper at NY Chiefs’ Show

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

The Spartan rescue pumper, “Engine 32,” featuring a safety-first design, has been recently added to the Moyers Corners, NY, Fire Department’s emergency response fleet.

GA Fire Chief Sworn In: ‘I Accept with a Servant’s Heart’

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

"This is a position I accept with a servant's heart and humility," said Savannah Fire Rescue Chief Derik Minard, who officially became the department's 35th chief Monday.

OH Crews Need 27K Gallons of Water to Extinguish Fire

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

Lightning is being blamed for setting a house ablaze Monday night in Jefferson Township and drawing firefighters from nearly 20 neighboring departments.

WA Firefighters Bring Down Roof to Put Out Fire

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

Crews from Benton County Fire District 4 and several other fire departments used a backhoe in order to knock down the home's roof in order to extinguish the blaze.

AL Firefighter Who Died in Training Identified

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

Springville firefighter-paramedic Jared Echols, 35, became ill while participating in a recruit training drill Monday at the Anniston Regional Training Center.

Tarkio, MO, Rural Fire Dept. Gets Flatbed Brush Truck

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

The Tarkio, MO,  Rural Fire Department has taken delivery of a Midwest Fire brush truck built on a Ford F-550 SuperCab diesel chassis with a 6.7 L 4V OHV Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel B20 engine and a TorqShift 6-Speed automatic...

Off-Duty CA Firefighters Called to Battle 4-Alarm Fire

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

The Fresno Fire Department needed 11 pieces of apparatus and extra firefighters to extinguish a blaze that broke out in a furniture store Monday night.

FL Firefighters Need Aerial for Yacht Rescue

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

A 33-year-old worker dislocated his knee, and Broward County Sheriff Fire Rescue crews safely lowered him from the upper deck of a 100-foot yacht Monday.

KY Crews Make ‘Miracle’ Rescue of Woman in Mudslide

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

Firefighters from several departments pulled out the woman, 90, from "under layers that included a floor and brick wall" after her Stanton house was knocked off its foundation.

Product of the Day: Hale Products — Qmax-XS Pump

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

The Qmax-XS pump’s exceptional high-water delivery rate knocks down large fires.

AL Firefighter Dies During Training Exercise

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

An unidentified Springville firefighter is believed to have suffered a medical incident while training Monday in Anniston, and the death is under investigation, the fire chief said.

AK Firefighters Cautiously Let Wildfire Burn

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

Fire lines and other precautions have been set up to prevent the 13,000-acre blaze in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Soldotna from spreading to homes and infrastructure.

AK Firefighters Cautiously Let Wildfire Burn

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

Fire lines and other precautions have been set up to prevent the 13,000-acre blaze in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling from spreading to homes and infrastructure.

Chief: Las Vegas Fire May Have Gone Unnoticed for Hours

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

Around 100 firefighters battled a two-story office building blaze on the Las Vegas Strip for more than seven hours early Monday.

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

Janelle Foskett

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

Janelle Foskett served as editorial director of Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com, overseeing the editorial operations for the print edition along with working closely with the Web team.

MO Crews Rescue Worker Hit by Object from Crane

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

Kansas City firefighters needed their own crane to get the injured construction worker to ground safely after he had been hit in the head Monday morning.

Firehouse Expo 2020 Dates Announced

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

Firefighters will return to Nashville for Firehouse Expo 2020, but it will be held during the summer.

CAL FIRE Union TV Ads Urge Hiring More Firefighters

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

As California's wildfire season begins, commercials by CAL FIRE Local 2881 highlight the low firefighter staffing levels around the state.

Storms Damage Vacant Dallas Fire Station

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

No one was hurt when severe weather Sunday put a hole in the roof of a Dallas Fire-Rescue firehouse that had been closed for renovations.

Super Vac Battery Fan Accessories Includes Mister

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

Just when you thought Super Vac’s new battery fan couldn’t be more versatile, they added six accessories, including the Mountain Mister. Not only does the V16-BD and V18-BD work with your DeWalt battery-powered tools, but this fan rehabs...

IA Firefighters Show off New Apparatus

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

Waterloo Fire Rescue's new pumper, which holds 250 more gallons of water than the vehicle it replaces, began responding to calls late last week.

Pearl River, NY, Hook and Ladder Puts 78-foot Quint in Service

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

Pearl River, NY, Fire District, Hook and Ladder has placed into service a Rosenbauer Commander Viper 78-foot, rear-mount quint.

Two FDNY Firefighters Hurt In 3-Alarm Fire

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

No residents were injured in the early Sunday blaze in Coney Island that started at a multi-family home and spread to two neighboring houses.

About 100 San Antonio Firefighters Battle Apartment Fire

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

No one was hurt in Sunday's three-story building blaze in the Monte Vista neighborhood that had more than 40 San Antonio fire units responding.

Rural MN Firefighters Turn to Each Other for Help

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

Facing staffing shortages, four Minnesota volunteer departments—Olivia, Bird Island, Hector and Danube—are using training sessions to learn how to work together.

Powerful Scheduling Software Built by Firefighters for Firefighters

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

When an emergency strikes, the public isn’t thinking about their fire department’s staffing levels.

Product of the Day: Weis Fire & Safety — The Draft Commander 3000 Mobile Fire Pump Testing and Training Unit

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

The Draft Commander 3000 Mobile Fire Pump Testing and Training Unit allows you to perform a true pump test from draft with clean water.

Longtime CA Firefighter, Chief Dies at 91

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

Becoming Sacramento fire chief in 1973, William Powell created the department's first hazmat and swift-water rescue teams during his 13-year tenure.

Two-Alarm Fire Causes $1M in Damage to PA Houses

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

Around 50 firefighters from eight different fire companies responded to the blaze Saturday night and were able to contain it in about 15 minutes

Illegal Fireworks Spark Multi-Alarm CA Fire

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

Contra Costa County firefighters contained the vegetation blaze Saturday in Antioch that threatened 10 houses but was limited to damaging one home.

OH Firefighters Need Workplace while New Station Built

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

West Chester Township will replace Station 73, but the fire department will need to find a rental space for the year to 18 months it will take to build the new firehouse.

U.S. Rep Calls FDNY Coat ‘Fashion with a Purpose’

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

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) took to wearing a custom FDNY turnout coat during recent hearings to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent.

Three in CA Small Plane Crash Escape with Minor Injuries

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

After Saturday's crash in Upland, the airplane's occupants were sitting on a park bench when San Bernardino County firefighters arrived at the scene.

Passenger Jet Skids off NJ Airport Runway

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

Firefighters responded to the incident at Newark's airport Saturday, and while a few of the 166 passengers had bumps and bruises, no one needed medical attention.

Seven Boston Firefighters Injured in 9-Alarm Blaze

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

A Boston firefighter was hurt jumping out a window during a large fire in the Mattapan neighborhood that spread to eight homes and had about 150 firefighters responding.

Watch Canadian Firefighters Rescue Big Bear in Tree

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

Abbottsford, British Columbia, crews helped lowered the large, tranquilized bear to the ground after it was cornered by conservation officers Friday morning.

ID Firefighters Prepare for Hot Wildfire Season

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

More than 80 firefighters recently ran through the Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District Fire Management's training program to prepare for fire season.

GA Firefighter Hospitalized after Battling House Fire

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

An East Point firefighter suffered heat exhaustion following a blaze early Saturday that also sent a resident to the hospital and left two dogs dead.

Atlanta Firefighter Who Lost Leg in Crash Goes Home

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

Sgt. Darrow Harden, 47, was greeted Friday by his colleagues in the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department as he left the rehabilitation center he had been at for more than a month.

AL Department Considers Four Fire Chief Candidates

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

Birmingham Chief Charles Gordon will retire at the end of the year. Two candidates up for the position are from Alabama, and two are from Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Crews Across WI to Staff Fallen Firefighter’s Department

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

Firefighters from 19 departments will staff Madison fire stations during a memorial Sunday for firefighter Todd Mahoney, who died this week while competing in a triathlon.

WI Police Cleared in Shooting that Killed Firefighter

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

Prosecutors determined two police officers were justified in fatally shooting a suspect who shot and killed an Appleton Mitch Lundgaard firefighter in the line of duty in May.

WI Police Cleared in Shooting that Killed Firefighter

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

Prosecutors determined two police officers were justified in fatally shooting a suspect who shot and killed an Appleton Mitch Lundgaard firefighter in the line of duty in May.

MO Firefighter Injured in Fatal 2-Alarm Fire

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

A man in his 60s was found dead in his Wildwood house, which caught fire early Friday. The hurt firefighter was taken to the hospital with "minor injuries."

Hoarding Conditions Hampered OH Firefighters

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

Dayton crews were responding to reports of downed utility wires when they noticed smoke coming from a nearby house Friday morning.

MA Fire Department to Merge with Ambulance Service

Posted on June 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

“It streamlines the delivery of the system,” Fire Chief Jeffrey Legendre said about the merger of the Bolton Fire Department and the city’s ambulance department.

CA Fire Officials Worry about Wildfire Season

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

On the heels of California's deadliest fire season, experts warn that the heavy rains produced an excess of vegetation, which over a hot summer will become dry fuel.

MS Firefighters Receive Oxygen Masks for Dogs

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

A fundraiser raised $800, which was enough to buy 18 masks and put one at each of the fire stations in Tupelo and all the volunteer fire departments in Lee County.

CA City Partially Closes Fire Station to Balance Budget

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

The Turlock Fire Department will need to close one of its four fire stations one third to one half of the time because of two fewer firefighters and less overtime money.

New MI Fire Department Introduces Firefighters

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

The new firefighters and recruits for the Grand Blanc City Fire Department were introduced this week, along with two of the department's response vehicles.

Firerfighters to Appear on ‘CBS This Morning’ Sunday to Talk about Cancer

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

Boston Fire Chief Joseph Finn and Baytown, TX, firefighter Patrick Mahoney will appear on a report for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, June 16 (9:00 AM, ET).

RI Town Residents Call for More Funding for VFD

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

Officials have already tentatively approved $170,540 for the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department—a slight increase over last year—but residents say more is needed.

Firefighter Hurt Battling Fire at OH Winery

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

A firefighter was hospitalized from fighting a blaze that destroyed a Manchester winery and needed crews from several departments to put out the flames.

Highway Stretch Dedicated to Fallen SC Assistant Chief

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

Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Assistant Fire Chief Dennis C. Straight was killed when he was hit by vehicle while directing traffic at a crash scene in November.

TX Firefighters Hurt Saving Disabled Man in House Fire

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

Harris County crews were setting up to fight a mobile home fire Thursday night when they discovered an elderly disabled man was in nearby house that started to catch fire.

‘Everyone Goes Home Speak Up’ Looks at FF Training

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

In the new episode, Oneida, NY, Deputy Fire Chief Tim Cowan talks about how firefighter safety hinges on a solid foundation of training and education.

Brookville, IN, Fire Dept. Puts Tanker-Pumper in Service

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

Brookville, IN, Fire Dept. has taken delivery of a Midwest Fire side-control tanker-pumper built on a Kenworth T370 chassis.

No NJ Salary Cap Turns FF Contract Talks ‘Aggressive’

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

New Jersey's 2-percent salary cap expired 18 months ago, and local officials say the tone of contract negotiations with police and firefighter unions has changed.

Product of the Day: Waterax — MARK-3 Portable Fire Pump

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

The MARK-3 fire pump is designed to withstand the rigors of firefighting and it is at the core of most water delivery system in wildland operations.

Report: Ex-MT Chief Displayed ‘Unprofessional Behavior’

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

Helena officials also claimed that Chief Mark Emert, who resigned in March, showed a "lack of departmental leadership" while he was in charge.

PA Fire Department Spends $2.6M on Apparatus, Boat

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

The Spotsylvania County Fire Department is buying two new tanker-pumpers and a pumper to replace vehicles from the '80s and '90s, as well as a 24-foot, twin-engine boat.

ME Firefighters Rescue 155-Pound St. Bernard on Roof

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

South Portland crews helped get the large dog, Bear, to the ground after the canine broke through a second-floor window and got stuck on the roof.

Appeals Court Sends Houston FFs, City Back to Mediation

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

The ruling by Texas' 14th Court of Appeals requires both parties to hold talks within 60 days and comes a day after the city officially reversed 220 Houston firefighter layoffs.

CA Crews Save Two Trapped in Elevator for Three Hours

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

The two women suffered minor injuries Wednesday after their elevator dropped several stories, and San Diego firefighters were needed to rescue the women from the car.

The FLIR K2 – Save much more than lives.

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

FLIR is on a mission to ensure a TIC is standard issue equipment for every firefighter. The FLIR K2 makes that possible by providing capability, ruggedness, and reliability at an affordable price. With easy-to-use buttons and operability in ...

The FLIR K2

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

FLIR is on a mission to ensure a TIC is standard issue equipment for every firefighter. The FLIR K2 makes that possible by providing capability, ruggedness, and reliability at an affordable price. With easy to use buttons and operability in temperatures...

Federal Report Sheds Light on Deaths of PA Firefighters

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

An investigation found that five factors led to the death of the two York firefighters who were killed last year by a building collapse the day after a three-alarm fire.

Group to Look at MD County FFs’ Work Conditions

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

The committee created by the Frederick County Council will conduct research on firefighters' issues, such as collective bargaining, mediation and other areas.

Firefighters Cancer Registry to Get $900K Boost

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

The funding to the Centers for Disease Control that was approved by federal lawmakers will put the financial backing for the voluntary database at $2.5 million.

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, The Dalles, Or, Gets Custom Pumper

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

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, The Dalles, OR, have taken delivery of a custom pumper built by Rosenbauer.

VFD Sues IN Fire District over Breach of Contract

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

The Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department is suing the Tri-Township Fire District after the district's board voted to end its decades-long relationship with the department.

Four NY Firefighters Hurt in Barbecue Grill Blaze

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

It took seven fire departments, including West Islip, an hour to control Wednesday's house fire, which started from a barbecue grill on the back deck.

Product of the Day: W.S. Darley & Co. — Darley Fire Hydrant Pressure Gauge

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

Darley Fire Hydrant Pressure Gauge allows for testing pressure in the main or hydrant.

TX Fire Chief Abruptly Resigns

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

Donna Fire Chief Cesario “Cesar” Araguz surprised city lawmakers with his resignation Tuesday as the department faces staffing issues.

CA Firefighters Hurt Battling Season’s Biggest Wildfire

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

The Sand Fire in Yolo County, which ignited near Guinda over the weekend, was about 80 percent contained as of Wednesday after burning 2,512 acres.

Houston City Council Reverses Pay Parity FF Layoffs

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

Lawmakers officially rescinded the layoffs of 220 Houston firefighters, as well as hundreds of demotions, following last month's ruling that Prop B was unconstitutional.

TX Crews Recover More Drowning Victims

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

The death toll stands at seven people who have possibly drowned in El Paso area canals since Saturday after two more bodies were found Tuesday.

9/11 Compensation Fund Heads to House for Full Vote

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

A Congressional committee passed the bill extending the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, which gives financial aid to ailing survivors and first responders, to 2090.

Watchdog: Los Angeles Firefighters Post High OT Pay

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

Transparent California released overtime pay information Tuesday for the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

MI Firefighters Rescue Pregnant Woman in Burning Car

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

Flint Township firefighters and police responded to a call of a car that caught on fire, slammed into a tree and flipped over.

Soboba Fire Department, San Jacinto, CA, Gets 107-Foot Tiller Aerial

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

The Soboba Fire Department in San Jacinto, CA, has taken delivery of a Pierce 107-foot Ascendant heavy-duty tiller.

MA Firefighter Accused of Nude Dare to Retire

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

Lynnfield Capt. John H. Walsh will return from administrative leave and retire in July following an investigation into claims he walked into a Rhode Island 7-Eleven naked.

‘First Responders Live’ Features FFs, Emergency Workers

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

The unscripted TV series, which is hosted by Josh Elliot and follows first responders in several cities around the country, debuts Wednesday night on Fox

Eight Volunteer Firefighters Resign from OH Department

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

More resignations could be on the horizon for the Greenville Township Fire Department, which saw multiple firefighters and an assistant chief leave over the weekend.

Eight Volunteer Firefighters Resign from OH Department

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

More resignations could be on the horizon for the Greenville Township Fire Department, which saw multiple firefighters and an assistant chief leave over the weekend.

FF’s Family Grieves as NYC Chopper Crash Investigated

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

"He perished in his endeavors. … My brother was a hero," said the brother of longtime East Clinton firefighter Tim McCormack, who was piloting the helicopter.

Product of the Day: Syntex Industries — Portable Water Tank

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

Syntex manufactures products such as portable water tanks, custom crosslay and hosebed covers with reflective numbers, letters and chevron.

HI Firefighters Rescue Man atop Dormant Volcano

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

Hawaii County firefighters rescued the man, who broke his leg while taking photos at the 12,500-foot level of Mauna Kea, by rotating carrying the rescue stretcher he was on.

DetectaChem Joins Government Training Institute’s Asset Trading Program

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

The program allows all Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies to trade in unused or old equipment for new products and technologies such as DetectaChem’s drug and explosive detection products.

WI Firefighter Dies after Water Rescue at Ironman Event

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

Madison engineer Todd Mahoney was pulled from Lake Monona during the swimming portion of the Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin competition over the weekend.

Firefighters Thank Teary Jon Stewart Before 9/11 Hearing

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

The comedian and former "Daily Show" host was in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to fight to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent during a Congressional hearing.

LA Firefighters Pelted with Water Balloons, Insults

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

Police are investigating an incident in which Shreveport firefighters were harassed during a medical emergency call over the weekend.

LA Firefighters Pelted with Water Balloons, Insults

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

Police are investigating an incident in which Shreveport firefighters were harassed during a medical emergency call over the weekend.

Idex/Hale Products

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

NC Firefighters Rescue Worker in Collapsed Trench

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

The construction worker's legs were trapped by the collapsing trench at a site at North Carolina Central University's at O’Kelly–Riddick Stadium on Tuesday morning.

NC Firefighters Rescue Worker in Collapsed Trench

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

The construction worker's legs were trapped by the collapsing trench at a site at North Carolina Central University's at O’Kelly–Riddick Stadium on Tuesday morning.

Fire Chief

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

The city of Hanford, CA, is accepting applications for the position of fire chief.

NC Crews Rescue Teen from River after Flooding

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

Gaston County firefighters and emergency workers are still searching for the teen's friend Tuesday. The boys had been swimming in the river the night before.

Apparatus Dedicated to SD Firefighter’s Late Children

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

Dante Fire Department's new brush truck honors firefighter Mike Van Duysen's 4-year-old son, Mikey, and 2-year-old daughter, Josie, who were killed in a car crash last year.

Seriously Injured NM Firefighter Receives Skin Grafts

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

Roswell firefighter Hoby Bonham is up and walking after undergoing surgery Monday following a fireworks explosion last week.

New OH Fire Chief Making Changes to Department

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

Kingsville Township Chief Jesse Sopko is replacing the department's turnout gear and providing preventative maintenance for its apparatus fleet.

Bedford Hills, NY, Rescue Co. Rolls with Walk-In Rescue

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Bedford Hills, NY, Rescue Co. has placed in service Rescue 10 a Seagrave apparatus with a walk-in box used strictly for transportation of equipment and personnel.

State Safety Agency Investigating WA Fire Department

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

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is looking at the actions of the Pullman Fire Department's actions during severe flooding in April.

Four Firefighters Injured in Silo Blaze Near Houston

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

Crews from several Texas fire departments, including Houston, Crosby, Channelview and Baytown, responded to the multi-alarm fire, which was caused by mechanical failure.

Product of the Day: Niedner — DRAFTEX

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

NIEDNER DRAFTEX is an extremely lightweight suction hose.

Pilot Killed in NYC Chopper Crash Was Firefighter

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

The pilot who was killed in a helicopter crash atop a Midtown skyscraper Monday was longtime East Clinton volunteer firefighter Tim McCormack.

MA Firefighter Claims Gender Discrimination

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

One of Methuen's three female firefighters says in a complaint that city officials passed over her for a promotion because of gender and favoritism.

MA Firefighter Claims Gender Discrimination

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

One of Methuen's three female firefighters says in a complaint that city officials passed over her for a promotion because of gender and favoritism.

FL City Unveiling New Public Safety Complex

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

The Tavares fire and police departments are moving into a new state-of-the-art Public Safety Complex after years being housed in cramped quarters.

NY Legislators Push Sick Leave for 9/11 Illnesses

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

As part of a three-bill package, New York State legislators want to give unlimited sick leave to New York City employees with 9/11-related illnesses.

Watch NY Crews Quickly Tackle Raging House Fire

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

Raw video posted to Facebook shows Albany firefighters arriving and quickly getting water on a raging house fire Sunday afternoon.

Chopper Crash Lands atop NYC Hi-Rise

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

A pilot was killed when a helicopter crash landed atop the roof of a 54-story Midtown skyscraper near Times Square on Monday.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Announce Addition of New Board Members

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

The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada recently announced the addition of two new members to their executive board.

Trapped NY Firefighters Escape Through Window

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

Syracuse firefighters who became trapped while rescuing two people from a fire had to exit a third-story window onto a second-floor roof to escape.

Stefan Svensson

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

Stefan Svensson started his career as a firefighter in the Swedish Air Force in 1986.

CA Utility Cuts Power to Prevent Wildfire

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

PG&E's new power shutoff rules left more than 20,500 customers in Butte and Yuba counties without power this weekend amid high wildfire risk.

At Least One Killed in Dallas Crane Collapse

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

One person was killed and several others badly injured when a crane collapsed onto an apartment complex in Dallas on Sunday amid heavy winds.

Pilots Express Fear of Hitting Drones During Wildfires

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

Two recent incidents involving drones flying near fire suppression aircraft have prompted stern warnings from Forest Service officials.

OH Fire Department Starts Ambulance Service

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

Emergency Medical Transport remains Alliance's primary ambulance provider, but the city's fire department can now fill in during emergencies.

Blaze Burns on Edge of CA Theme Park

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

A fast-moving brush fire broke out Sunday near Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, spurring evacuation of the famed amusement park.

Southern NV Regional Recruitment

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

The fire departments in Clark County, Mount Charleston, North Las Vegas, and Pahrump have firefighter positions available in a joint recruitment effort.

Hundreds Evacuate Fast-Moving CA Wildfire

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

More than 300 residences were asked to evacuate while the Sand Fire scorched 2,220 acres in parts of Yolo County over the weekend.

PA Chemical Facility Incident Causes Evac

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

About a dozen people were sheltered at the Shoemakersville Fire Company late Sunday night following the hazmat incident in Perry Township.

Hope Vol. Fire Co., Northern Cambria, PA, Gets Do-it-All Apparatus

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

Hope Volunteer Fire Company, in Northern Cambria, PA, has put a. 2019 Sutphen Monarch heavy duty rescue-engine-tender in service.

Audio/CAD Dispatch to Wireless Devices

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

Audio/CAD dispatch to mobile devices/landlines without dispatch involvement, including streaming audio as well as availability & response selections.

Product of the Day: Key Hose — TRU-ID 225 Hose

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

Name * Tony Iadanza Email * tony.iadanza@theartgroupinc.com Company Name * The Art Group Inc. on behalf of Key HoseMonth * June — Drafting/Water SupplyProduct Title * TRU-ID 225 — New Size for High-Rise, High Caliber Attack and Stretch Bed Hose...

Audio/CAD Dispatch to Wireless Devices

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

Audio/CAD dispatch to mobile devices/landlines without dispatch involvement including streaming audio as well as availability & response selections.

Making the Push: The Foundations of a Flowing-While-Advancing Fire Attack – Part 2

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

Jonathan Brumley and Joe Ficarelli discuss proper hose handling, advancing the handline and the importance of the backup firefighter during a flow-and-move attack.

MO Firefighter Dies of Medical Emergency After End of Shift

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

The Maryland Heights firefighter died Saturday after suffering a medical emergency. He fought fires on Thursday and Friday before his shift ended.

MO Firefighter Dies of Medical Emergency After End of Shift

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

The Maryland Heights firefighter died Saturday after suffering a medical emergency. He fought fires on Thursday and Friday before his shift ended.

Four Confirmed Dead in NC Plane Crash

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

A small private airplane crashed in rural Nash County, killing four residents of Naples, Florida.

Wildland Fires Are Growing in Northern CA

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

The Sand Fire is the largest; the vegetation fire in western Yolo County grew to 1,800 acres overnight and was at zero percent containment.

Concerns of WWII Artillery Prompts Use of New Firefighting Drone in AZ

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

Coconino National Forest officials asked to use the drone for the lightning-caused Maroon fire, citing concerns for the possibility of unexploded bombs.

One Dead, Others Injured in Wreck with AL Ambulance

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

The three vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 65 near mile marker 322 in Falkville.

CAL FIRE Mourns the Death of Captain Killed in Off-Duty Wreck

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

Capt. Stacy Hamilton, who worked out of Tuolumne County, died when his 2004 Subaru went off the road in a remote area between Merced and the community of Snelling.

CAL FIRE Mourns Captain Killed in Wreck

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

Capt. Stacy Hamilton, who worked out of Tuolumne County, died after his vehicle left the road in a remote area between Merced and Snelling.

NC Fire Dept. Faces National Crisis; Volunteer Shortage

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

Bolivia Volunteer Fire Chief Marcus Crisco said, over time, the number of those willing to give their time has steadily declined, but said it's now the worst its ever been.

NC Chief Sounds Alarm on Volunteer Shortage

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

Bolivia Volunteer Fire Chief Marcus Crisco says the steady decrease in those willing to volunteer their time is now the worst its ever been.

Two Killed When Car Slams into Divider, Bursts into Flames in NYC

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

Horrified witnesses braved the fire as they tried to rescue the car's occupants. They pulled out the driver, but were unable to remove the passenger.

Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Five Businesses in CA Strip Mall

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

The blaze gutted Jay's Trophy Shop, Clawz nail salon, Shen's Acupuncture, King Cuts barbershop and the Asian Market at the shopping center in Modesto.

Hawaii Island Rescuers Retrieve Woman Who Fell into Rainbow Falls

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

An HFD helicopter dropped off a rescue specialist who swam toward the woman to conduct a patient assessment.

Firefighter Hurt at PA Cement Plant Fire

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

A Forks Township firefighter was treated for exertion after battling a fire caused by an overheated kiln at a Northampton County cement plant.

Chicago Building Fire Badly Injures Five Occupants

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

Five adults were rushed to area hospitals in serious to critical condition, after the fire in the Northwest Side building broke out, but they have been stabilized.

Two Dead in Small Plane Crash on NY’s Long Island

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

The plane went down in Southold Town, some 95 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It caught fire as it crashed, making it almost impossible for the occupants to escape.

Intoxicated KY Man Allegedly Sets His Home on Fire, Argued with Firefighters

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

The "extremely intoxicated" Manchester man allegedly became "belligerent" with firefighters as they worked to put out a fire he set in his home.

Hammer Driving Stake Sparked Largest Fire in CA History

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

Authorities announced nearly a year after the Ranch Fire began, the cause was determined to be from "a spark or hot metal fragment landing in a receptive fuel bed."

Nitrogen Leak at FL Ice Cream Shop Sickens Firefighter, Two Others

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

A Weston firefighter was treated at the scene from the effects of a nitrogen leak at a specialty ice cream shop. An employee collapsed and another was sickened during the ice cream emergency.

CA Utility Mulls Cutting Power During Region’s First Red Flag Warning

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

The National Weather Service on Friday morning warned that high-risk fire weather would return to Wine Country starting Friday night and last through Sunday afternoon.

Raging TX House Fire Claims Elderly Mother, Son

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

Firefighters found the bodies as they sifted through debris of a Tarrant County, near Benbrook Lake, destroyed by a fire.

Man Accused of Trying to Torch NY’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral Pleads Not Guilty

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

Marc Lamparello was carrying canisters of gasoline, lighter fluid and lighters into the church's foyer just days after fire ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Fire Destroys Popular WI Eatery

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

An Elkhart Lake business was destroyed by fire early Friday morning.

Transgender GA Chief Fired, Lawyer Says ‘It Was Discriminatory’

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

Rachel Mosby was fired on Tuesday after 12 years as fire chief for the city of Byron. Her termination came just a few months after she transitioned to female and announced her new identity publically.

WY Fire Department Will Stay Intact

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

Mills firefighters were set to lose their jobs in July, but the fire department and the town agreed to a new one-year contract, which was announced Friday.

EMT Continues Slain Sister’s FDNY Legacy

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

Joel Rosado, who graduated Thursday from the FDNY EMS Academy, has been assigned to the station and given the badge number of Yadira Arroyo, an EMT killed in 2017.

Massive Fire Guts Historic Chicago Department Store

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

The blaze collapsed the roof of the former Gately’s Peoples Store in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, and it took more than 100 firefighters to put out the flames Friday.

FDNY Apparatus in Crash with School Bus, Two Cars

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

Firefighters extricated a man trapped in his car and five people were taken to the hospital following the four-way accident in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Photos: 4-Alarm Baltimore Fire Takes 12 Hours to Put Out

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

Baltimore City and County firefighters, as well as crews from Anne Arundel and Howard counties, spent Thursday night and early Friday battling the warehouse blaze.

Stipend for IA Volunteer Firefighters Increased

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

Beginning in July, West Burlington volunteer firefighters will average between $100 and $250 monthly, depending on the amount of calls.

Report: RI Firefighter’s Injury Blamed on Broken Aerial

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

An out-of-service apparatus was among four factors that led to the amputation of a Pawtucket firefighter's foot following an on-call injury, a department report states.

Pierce, MAXIMETAL, Begins Apparatus Order Fulfillment for City of Montreal

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

Pierce Manufacturing, in collaboration with MAXIMETAL, has delivered seven pumpers built on the Pierce Saber custom chassis mounted on MAXIMETAL’s firefighting body configuration to the city of Montreal Fire Department.

‘Severely Injured’ NM Firefighters Still Hospitalized

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

Veteran Roswell firefighters Jeff Stroble, 46, and Robert “Hoby” Bonham, 36, remain in critical condition after an accidental fireworks explosion Wednesday.

Paterson, NJ, Fire Dept. Receives Heavy Rescue

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

Paterson, NJ, Fire Department has put Rescue Co. 2, a 2019 Ferrara Igniter heavy rescue in service.

First Female Asian-American Firefighter Joins Boston FD

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

"It was a lot of pressure," said May Ho, who was one of the more than 60 firefighters to graduate from the Boston Fire Department’s training academy Thursday.

Product of the Day: Husky Portable Containment — Folding Frame Tanks

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

Husky Portable Containment offers both steel or alum folding frame tanks. Our exclusive Easy Lift Handles on the floor of all of our liners (US Patent No. 8,746,478 and other patents pending) making our Folding Frame Tank the easiest and...

CAL FIRE: Spark off Hammer Ignited CA’s Largest Wildfire

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

An investigation of last year's Ranch Fire found it was started by a spark created when a Mendocino County property owner was hammering a metal stake into the ground.

TX Firefighters Awarded $345K in Leave Time Lawsuit

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

A judge agreed with Austin's firefighters union that a lawsuit accusing the city of paying union members for activities outside of their jobs was frivolous.

Watch Louisiana Firefighters Save Woman in Flooded Car

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

Raw video shows two Baton Rouge firefighters pulling a woman who was trapped in her car as it was caught in fast-moving floodwaters Thursday.

Watch Los Angeles County Crews Pull Teen from Chimney

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

The girl had become trapped in a two-story apartment complex's chimney, and Los Angeles County firefighters had to remove bricks to safely reach her.

FL Crews Help Trapped Driver Escape Burning Car

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

An Ocala firefighter used a pike pole to help a driver climb out the rear window of a car that caught fire after hitting a cement electrical pole early Thursday.

TX Firefighter: ‘Divine Intervention’ with Plane Rescue

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

The pilot of the single-engine Cessna calls it a miracle that he was saved by off-duty Austin and Lake Travis firefighters who happened to witness the plane crash in March.

FL Fire, Police Chiefs Want Faulty Radio System Changed

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

After issues with emergency radio communication during the Parkland school shooting, Broward County fire and police officials want control of the system to shift.

Pioneering Missouri Female Firefighter Earns National Scholarship

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

Firefighter Dana Osborne of Nixa, MO, was recently awarded a scholarship to pursue a degree from Columbia Southern University.

QR911 Announces Program to Help Communications During Emergencies

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

QR911 signs place around homes enable emergency medical responders access to sensitive, personal, medical information and home details.

MA Firefighters’ New Helmets Break with Tradition

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

The Amherst Fire Department is replacing its iconic, wide-brim helmets with modern, ergonomic headgear that has been used around the world for more than a decade.

La Grange, NC, Fire Dept. Puts a Tanker-Pumper in Service

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

The La Grange, NC, Fire Department has taken delivery of a Midwest Fire side control tanker-pumper built on a Freightliner M2 106 chassis.

NFPA Stressing Escape Plan for Fire Prevention Week

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

The NFPA's theme for Fire Prevention Week, which is October 6-12, is "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape."

At Least One Dead in Crash Near West Point Academy

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

At least 20 cadets were injured in an accident involving an armored personnel carrier near the U.S. Military Academy in New York early Thursday.

PA Firefighters Injured in House Fire

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

West Ridge and West Lake crews battled a blaze at Millcreek Township home early Thursday that sent two firefighters to the hospital with eye injuries.

CA Firefighters Hurt in Fatal Motorcycle-Apparatus Crash

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

The three Orange firefighters suffered moderate injuries after a motorcycle collided with a fire apparatus Wednesday, killing the motorcyclist.

Product of the Day: CET Fire Pumps — Intimidator UTV CET Skid Unit

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

We build our Skid Units with only the best components available on the market.

FFs Seriously Injured in NM Fireworks Blast

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

At least 12 firefighters were hurt, two of them suffering critical injuries, in an explosion at a fireworks storage facility near Roswell.

CA County Breaks into VFD Station, Finds Apparatus

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

"The missing fire engine has mysteriously reappeared," San Diego County officials said after finally taking over Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District with Sunday's break-in.

Three CT Firefighters Hurt Fighting 3-Alarm Blaze

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

Two New Haven firefighters were injured in separate falls and another firefighter suffered minor burns battling the fire at the 2.5-story building early Wednesday.

NC Man on Lawn Mower Accused of Attacking FF on Call

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

Gastonia crews were battling a fire over the weekend when a man on a riding lawn mower allegedly tried to run down one of the firefighters, court documents state.

Four Hurt in Riot at CA Prison Firefighting Camp

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

The incident involved 40 inmates at Alder Creek Conservation Camp in Klamath, and California corrections officers used pepper spray to break up the rioters.

Move to Disband NC County’s FD Gains Steam

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

If officials break up the Vance County Fire Department, staffers would be used to bulk up volunteer fire departments around the area, while still adding paid part-timers.

Rescued Hiker Spins on Stretcher During Phoenix Airlift

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

Video of the helicopter rescue by Phoenix firefighters Tuesday shows the woman's stretcher rapidly spinning high above the ground as the aircraft flies away.

OH Firefighters, Business Groups Clash over PTSD Claims

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

State lawmakers are considering whether first responders can file post-traumatic stress disorder claims without a physical injury, something Ohio business leaders oppose.

GA Firefighter Rehired after 2016 Improper Hydrant Use

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

The veteran Whitfield County firefighter was let go when workers for his pressure washing business were caught wrongly taking water from a Dalton Utilities hydrant.

Penfield, PA, Vol. Fire Co. Gets Heavy-Duty Pumper-Tanker

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

Penfield, PA, Volunteer Fire Company has taken delivery of a 2019 tanker-pumper built by Rosenbauer on a Freightliner severe duty cab and chassis.

Tony Awards to Honor FDNY’s Broadway Firefighters

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

The department's Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9—which sits at the center of New York City's Theater District—will receive a special award during Sunday's ceremony.

Off-Duty MD Firefighter Dies in Tractor Accident

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

Drue Jones, 60, was found with his overturned tractor on an embankment at his home Tuesday when the 14-year veteran Frederick County firefighter didn't show up for work.

Cradlepoint Donates to Help Children of First Responders and Equip Firefighters

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

Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect first responder charity contribution is administered under its CradlepointCares community involvement initiative.

First Due to the Trench Rescue

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

Michael Daley takes an in-depth look into trench rescues and how firefighters can prepare for safe and efficient responses to these incidents.

AL Fire Station Closed over Possible Health Concerns

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

The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department shut down one of its stations in order to investigate firefighters' claims that mold and asbestos were found in the facility.

Boat Catches Fire in MA Harbor; 13 People Injured

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

Eight first responders and others helping out were hurt while fighting a blaze that erupted when a family of five's boat was refueling Tuesday afternoon in Scituate.

Montana Hotshots to Help Fight Canadian Wildfires

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

The 80 firefighters from central and western Montana will be deployed on a 14-day assignment this week to battle the large wildfires affecting Alberta.

Product of the Day: Armored Textiles Inc.– Viper Blue Devil Nozzle

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

Manufactured with highest quality anodized aluminum and a long lasting protective surface to provide protection against corrosion.

San Diego FFs Save Workers in Stalled Lift 42 Floors Up

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

Two construction workers were trapped in a broken window washing lift Tuesday, and San Diego's technical rescue team lowered themselves from the roof to reach the men.

San Diego FFs Save Workers in Stalled Lift 42 Floors Up

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

Two construction workers were trapped in a broken window washing lift Tuesday, and San Diego's technical rescue team lowered themselves from the roof to reach the men.

CA Firefighters Airlift Two after Car Plunges off Cliff

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

The car fell 500 feet off the side of Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest, and Los Angeles County firefighters needed a helicopter to reach the two people.

CA Firefighters Airlift Two after Car Plunges off Cliff

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

The car fell 500 feet off the side of Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest, and Los Angeles County firefighters needed a helicopter to reach the two people.

Tom Harbour

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

Tom Harbour is a recognized expert in wildland fire and aviation management policy and operations.

Tom Harbour

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

Tom Harbour is a recognized expert in wildland fire and aviation management policy and operations.

Defense Department Honors MA Fire Chief

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

Marblehead Fire Chief Jason Gilliland received two awards from the federal government for his support of the veterans and National Guard reservists under his command.

IAFF Joins with AT&T to Educate Firefighters on FirstNet Mobile Broadband Services

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

FirstNet is a critical tool to keep firefighters and paramedics safe and ensure effective emergency and disaster response

Pierce Dealer Opens New Facility in North Dakota

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

MacQueen Emergency, a Pierce fire apparatus dealer, recently opened a new service facility in Minot, North Dakota.

FDNY Firefighters Rescue Woman who Fell from Pier

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

Video shows the quick response from FDNY crews who pulled the woman from the cold, rough Atlantic Ocean following her plunge from a Coney Island pier.

First Due Announced the Full Release of Community Connect

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

Residents in First Due supported districts will gain access to a robust and straightforward online portal to share critical information directly with their local public safety agencies.

First Due

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

The team at First Due are passionate about helping first responders, fire service organizations and local governments streamline their information management and respond more safely and efficiently to both emergency and non-emergency incidents. By...

NFPA Announces Theme for Fire Prevention Week

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

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week.

WV Firefighters Evacuate Block of Houses

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

Fire broke out among three houses in Charleston early Tuesday, and residents were forced out of their homes while crews battled the blaze.

OnScene Solutions Launches Redesigned Website

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

The company has launched a website redesign (www.onscenesolutions.com) to showcase the company’s versatile product lineup.

Buck Knives Introduces New Series of Everyday Carry Knives

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

With a dedication to providing high performance products of uncompromising quality, Buck Knives is excited to introduce a new series of everyday carry knives featuring a ball bearing pivot system.

Watch TX Crews Fight House Blaze that Hurt Firefighter

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

Four people were injured during a house fire Monday night in Cypress, and raw video shows Cypress Creek and Cy-Fair firefighters battling the flames.

Forks Fire Department, Cheektowaga, NY, Picks a Pair of Pumpers

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

Toyne recently delivered two customized pumpers to the Forks Fire Department, stationed in the town of Cheektowaga, NY.

PA Firefighter Suffers Eye Injury Battling House Fire

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

The blaze sent a Forest Hills firefighter to the hospital Monday night after flames started in the back of one house and spread to two other residences.

Police: NY Firefighter Set Blaze for Job Experience

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

A Brentwood probationary firefighter faces arson charges after he was accused of intentionally setting fire to an unoccupied house in order to train on an actual call.

NY Department Gets Loaner after Apparatus Loses Axle

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

Ogdensburg firefighters will be using a pumper from the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Fire Department while its recently damaged 23-year-old vehicle is repaired.

San Diego FD Unveils 10 New Pieces of Apparatus

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

The new additions to San Diego's Fire-Rescue fleet—eight fire engines and two bush rigs—are part of the city's year-round battle against wildfires and cost more than $7 million.

MI Department May Lose Dozens of FFs with Grant

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

Unless it receives more than $1 million from the city, the Flint Fire Department might be forced to shut down or "brown out" some of its fire stations once grant funding expires.

MI Department May Lose Dozens of FFs with Grant

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

Unless it receives more than $1 million from the city, the Flint Fire Department might be forced to shut down or "brown out" some of its fire stations once grant funding expires.

Fire Captain

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

The York, NE, Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Fire Captain.

Minneapolis Crews Rescue Worker from Construction Site

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

Firefighters used an aerial device and stretcher to pull the worker from below ground level at a downtown Minneapolis construction site Monday.

CT Firefighter Suffers Minor Injury in Building Blaze

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

No residents were hurt, and Derby crews spent around an hour extinguishing the fire that broke out on the second floor of the building early Monday.

Watch Chicago Crews Rescue Tree Trimmer 75 Feet Up

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

The contractor broke his leg and became pinned between branches while trimming a tree at a home in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood over the weekend.

Off-Duty Philadelphia Firefighter Dies During Triathlon

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

Veteran Philadelphia firefighter Dennis "Denny" McDaniels, 36, was competing Sunday in a triathlon along the New Jersey shore when he suffered an apparent heart attack.

About 80 CA Firefighters Battle Fire from Jet Fuel Blast

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

One person was hurt in the blaze at a Carson oil and chemical storage facility that was sparked by an explosion caused when a truck was either loading or unloading jet fuel.

NC Firefighter Dad Saves Daughter in Shark Attack

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

Havelock firefighter Charlie Winter was called "heroic" by medical officals for saving his 17-year-old daughter's life after she was bitten by a shark off the coast of Atlantic Beach.

NC Fire Department Swears in New Chief

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

Chief Eric Withers will run the Stanley Fire Department on a part-time basis while he continues to work full time for the Charlotte Fire Department.

ID Senior Firefighter Found Dead at Station

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

Boise firefighter Charles Ruffing, 53, had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder before taking his own life in late May, according to the USFA.

Japan’s First Firefighting Robots Deployed at Oil Refinery

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

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp.’s "Scrum Force" at a Chiba refinery consists of four robots that can monitor the air, as well as deploy a hose and fire a water cannon.

Woman with Taser Survives Jump into IL River

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

Peoria rescue divers pulled a woman from the Illinois River on Sunday after firefighters tried to negotiate with her for more than three hours underneath a steel bridge.

Woman with Taser Survives Jump into IL River

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

Peoria rescue divers pulled a woman from the Illinois River on Sunday after firefighters tried to negotiate with her for more than three hours underneath a steel bridge.

FL Firefighters Pull Two People from 2-Alarm House Fire

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

Two people were critically injured in an early morning blaze that burned through the roof and gutted a Jacksonville house Monday.

NY Crews Thankful for New Boat as River Season Begins

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

""It was scary in the old boat," Newburgh's training officer said about the fire department's sophisticated water vehicle, which replaced a 1998 fireboat about three years ago.

Seneca Nation, NY, Fire Dept.Gets Articulating Boom Platform

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

Seneca Nation, NY, Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2019 Rosenbauer T-Rex 115-foot articulating boom platform.

OH Firefighter, Paramedic Ends Seven-Decade Career

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

Canton Township Deputy Chief Jack Liberator retires after helping develop the emergency medical response field in his community and across Ohio, peers say.

OH Firefighter, Paramedic Ends Seven-Decade Career

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

Canton Township Deputy Chief Jack Liberator retires after helping develop the emergency medical response field in his community and across Ohio, peers say.

Product of the Day: A.H. Stock Mfg. Corp. — Newton Kwik Dump Valve with Aluminum Swivel System

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

Introducing the new aluminum 6012SW Swivel System and aluminum 4036 Telescopic Chute.

NY Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Arson

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

A volunteer firefighter in Brentwood on Long Island was caught on a surveillance camera approaching a home shortly before it went up in flames.

TX Crews Use Shop Vac to Rescue Kittens

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

Leon Valley firefighters got creative Saturday as they worked to rescue two kittens, using a shop vac to safely remove them from a drainage hole.

Report Digs into OH Sex Assault Claims

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

Two people say they told Mad River fire leadership that a person being considered for a job had been accused of sexual misconduct in another fire district.

CT Crews Handle Two Fires in One Hour

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

Firefighters in New Haven were busy on Saturday night, tackling two separate fires about an hour apart.

CT Crews Handle Two Fires in One Hour

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

Firefighters in New Haven were busy on Saturday night, tackling two separate fires about an hour apart.

Judge Orders CA Firefighters to End Protest

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

Julian firefighters who locked themselves inside a station to protest a county takeover were ordered to leave by a judge but quickly appealed the ruling.

Judge Orders CA Firefighters to End Protest

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

Julian firefighters who locked themselves inside a station to protest a county takeover were ordered to leave by a judge but quickly appealed the ruling.

ID Firefighter Memorial Shines Light on PTSI

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

A memorial for Boise firefighter Charlie Ruffing, who took his own life at his station last week, shined a light on mental health in the fire service.

ID Firefighter Memorial Shines Light on PTSI

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

A memorial for Boise firefighter Charlie Ruffing, who took his own life at his station last week, shined a light on mental health in the fire service.

PA Firefighters Mourn Beloved State Instructor

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bratton "Whitey" Williams Jr., who spent 56 years in the fire service and was a beloved Pennsylvania state fire instructor, died Thursday at age 81.

Propelled Spike Narrowly Misses CT Children

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two toddlers in the back seat of a car were nearly struck when a lawnmower picked up and propelled a 10-inch metal spike into the passing vehicle.

VA Shooter Was Disgruntled City Employee

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials have identified the shooter who killed 12 people at a Virginia Beach public works building as DeWayne Craddock, a disgruntled city engineer.

Scuttlebutt 6/19

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

REV Group Announces Tribute to First Responders; Pierce Announces Dates for 2019 Road Rally; Registration Open for Pierce 9/11 Stair Climb at Lambeau Field

CA Firefighters Save Home from Brush Fire

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw footage shows East Contra Costa County firefighters saving a home during a brush fire that destroyed two barns Friday in Brentwood.

OH Firefighters Save Farmer in Grain Silo

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ross Township firefighters rescued a 70-year-old farmer who was stuck in a grain silo and beginning to suffocate Thursday afternoon.

Watch CA Crews Battle Massive Commercial Blaze

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw chopper footage shows firefighters battling a massive blaze at a commercial structure in South Los Angeles on Friday morning.

CA Firefighters Tame Mattress Recycling Blaze

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A fire broke out Friday night at a Fresno mattress recycling facility, sending up a large plume of smoke that could be seen from miles away.

TX Legislature Passes Firefighter Cancer Bill

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A bill has been passed by the Texas Legislature that will ensure firefighters diagnosed with certain cancers receive the health benefits they need.

University of Extrication: Ratchet Tie-Down Unit WLL

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ron Moore and the rescue team conduct destructive testing to compare the working load limit of older 2-inch-wide tie-down ratchet units compared to brand-new units.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 2018 National Run Survey—Part 1

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For the 38th year, Firehouse shares and compares statistics about company and department levels, funding, staffing and pay for the career fire service.

Fire Dispatch: 20 Critical Questions About Computer-Aided Dispatch

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Barry Furey provides the questions you need to ask before making purchasing a CAD system.

Traditional vs European

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ed Hartin and Jerry Helm compare traditional helmets with new European-style head gear. Plus, Jason Caughey explains why choosing a helmet should be a personal choice.

EMS: Good Customer Service is Essential

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bruce Evans explains how good customer service can pay off in the long run.

Fire Technology: Public Safety Drone Update

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charles Werner explains how recent catastrophic events plus new innovations have led to increased usage of drones in the public safety sector.

Health & Fitness: Firefighter Nutrition: Understanding Nutrition Labels

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dana Harrison explains what we can learn from a nutrition label, ingredients to watch out for, and how to simplify nutrition through your food-shopping list.

Close Calls: The Emotional Close Calls

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Billy Goldfeder explains why size-ups don’t only apply to burning buildings.

Do it the Same Way, Differently

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Devon Wells explains how rural volunteer fire agencies operate similar, but differently, from their suburban and urban counterparts.

For the Record 6/19

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Anheuser-Busch Teams with NVFC to Keep Volunteer Firefighters HydratedAnheuser-Busch is expanding its emergency drinking water program in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to deliver critical hydration to volunteer...

The Fire Scene: Time Is Not on Their Side

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

I attended a conference recently in Portland, OR, and had the pleasure of sitting through a presentation that enlightened me on several issues. All the presentations were interesting, but the one topic I’m going to talk about here is “time.” We...

Hot Shots 6/19

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firehouse shares recent fires from around the country.

As Firehouse Sees It: Moving Forward, Looking Back

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firehouse Editor-in-Chief Peter Matthews explains how using technology and data, attendees at the Truman Conference are updating findings from the original 1947 fire report.

Off Duty: Operation Warm

Posted on June 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colin Oglesbee describes how Twin Cities Firefighters Operation Warm provides coats for underprivileged local children.

Eleven Killed, Six Wounded in VA Shooting

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

Eleven people were killed and six injured by a shooter at the Municipal Center in the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach on Friday.

MA Firefighters Break in New $1.3M Apparatus

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

Hingham firefighters received the quint in April, and they have been training on the vehicle's advanced hydraulics and ladder system for the past few weeks.

GA Firefighters Support Teen in 4th Battle with Cancer

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

Fire departments from Cobb and Cherokee counties have been providing meals and raising money for Logan Droke, 17, who graduated from high school this week.

Product of the Day: All-American Hose — Maxi-Flex

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

Maxi-Flex is the original lightweight PVC suction-only hose.

Kochek Company LLC

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

Tel: 860-963-3377Fax: 800-772-0255sales@kochek.comFor marketing & branding material requests contact:marketing@kochek.com75 Highland DrivePutnam, CT 

PA Students Pitch Recruiting Drive to VFD

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

The Slippery Rock University students developed a public relations campaign to help the Butler Volunteer Fire District attract new, younger members to the department.

NY Fire Apparatus Loses Axle on Way to Meth Lab

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

"This very easily could have been catastrophic," the Ogdensburg firefighters union stated in an online update describing how the vehicle lost its rear axle while on a call.

FL Firefighters’ Facebook Case Reaches Federal Court

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

In their lawsuit, two Palm Beach County fire captains contend that the department's social media policy violates their First Amendment rights.

MA Chiefs Back Phased Closing of Polluted Academy

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

The Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association proposes using the PFAS-contaminated Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy for classroom training.

CT Lawmakers Pass PTSD Bill for Firefighters

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

The measure provides benefits to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from witnessing the death of a minor and other incidents.

WY Town Will Keep Negotiating with Firefighters

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

But Mills' mayor will be able to hire private contractors to provide emergency services for the town after officials voted to lay off the community's nine full-time firefighters in July.

In Quarters: Johnson County, MO, Ambulance District HQ

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

Johnson County’s Ambulance District recently announced the opening of a new 16,814 square-foot headquarters in Warrensburg, MO.

Driver Hits PA Volunteer Firefighter Directing Traffic

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

A Pottsville man was arrested after he allegedly drove by emergency vehicles and struck a 54-year-old firefighter directing traffic around flooded areas.

Ashville, PA, Vol. Fire Co. Puts a Unique Rescue Pumper Tender in Service

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

Ashville, PA, Volunteer Fire Company, has put in service a 2019 4Guys rescue-engine tander.

Watch GA Firefighters Dedicate New ‘High-Tech’ Aerials

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

The two additions to Albany's fleet cost the department about $2.4 million and come with remote controls that can operate the ladder and hose up to a half-mile away.

OH Firefighters Help Grant Sick Teen’s Wishes

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

A boy with a rare seizure disorder became an honorary firefighter and got to ride on a fire apparatus thanks to the Tallmadge Fire Department and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

MA Firefighters Help Contain 300-Gallon Chemical Spill

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

Springfield fire crews were called in when a tanker truck accidentally spilled the hundreds of gallons of a dangerous flammable liquid it was carrying.

Our Customers are our Focus

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

Marion strives to make the customer experience the most important part of purchasing your next apparatus. The attention to detail and the time Marion takes to understand your department's needs is second to none.

NM Fire Department’s ‘Cost Recovery’ Fee Passes

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

The measure lets Albuquerque Fire Rescue bill for extinguishing car fires or performing hazardous material cleanup at crash scenes costing more than $1,500 in fees.

Finley Fire Equipment to Open New Western Ohio Service Center

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

Finley Fire Equipment, the exclusive Pierce dealer for Ohio, Kentucky, and part of West Virginia, has secured a location for the company’s new Western Ohio service center in Findlay, OH.

OH City, Firefighters Tentatively Agree on Pay Hike

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

Under the proposed three-year contract between the city and the fire union, Norwalk firefighters would receive 2½ percent salary increases.

CA Department Cuts May Close Firehouse a Third of Time

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

The Turlock Fire Department potentially faces staff and overtime reductions that could lead to closing one of its four fire stations about 30 percent to 40 percent of the time.

Holmatro is now the Official Rescue Equipment for Road America

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

Holmatro is now the Official Rescue Equipment provider for America's National Park of Speed.

OK Firefighters Mourn Loss of Rescue Dog

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

Cali, who joined the Oklahoma City Fire Department as a search and rescue K-9 in 2016, died from heart failure because of bacterial lesions that attached to her aortic valve.

Missing Apparatus Returns CA County-VFD Feud to Court

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

San Diego County officials asked for a temporary restraining order to force Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District to produce the $300,000 vehicle.

Franklin Vol. Fire Dept. Puts Custom Pumper in Service

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

The Borough of Franklin, NJ, Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2019 Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty custom pumper.

Franklin, NJ, Vol. Fire Dept. Puts Custom Pumper in Service

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

The Borough of Franklin, NJ, Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2019 Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty custom pumper.

FDNY Promotes 30, Including First Asian Woman Officer

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

Sarinya Srisakul of Engine Company 5 was among the firefighters to become lieutenants Wednesday, marking the first time two women were promoted at the same ceremony.

IL Fire Department Christens New Apparatus

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

Firefighters from the Lincoln City Fire Department welcomed the newest addition to the fleet with bagpipe music and other traditions this week.

Pet Oxygen Masks Donated to FL Fire Department

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

Miramar Fire Rescue received five of the masks, which are specially designed to fit dogs, cats and other animals suffering from smoke inhalation during a fire.

Posthumous Honor Sought for Veteran PA Firefighter

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

"My grandfather was the type of person who was willing to help everyone or anything," said the granddaughter of Oakmont firefighter Dale E. Peoples, who died of cancer in '08.

Gas Leak Leads to ‘Spectacular’ FL Burn-Off

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

A Fort Lauderdale battalion chief called the burn-off "spectacular" after crews safely responded to an underground propane leak at a condo complex.

Weis Fire & Safety Equipment Company, Inc.

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

Our family owned and operated business is one of America’s leading fire equipment companies. At Weis Fire & Safety, we manufacture top-of-the-line fire rescue trucks — but we don’t consider our job finished at the end of the production line. We...

PA Volunteer FFs Use Fundraisers after Fire Fee Axed

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

The North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department also is looking at cutting back on expenses following the elimination of a controversial fire tax earlier this month.

Baltimore County Firefighter Hurt in Apartment Blaze

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

Nearly 100 Baltimore County firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze in Randallstown, which also injured four residents of the apartment complex.

Emergencies Declared in OH Counties after Tornadoes

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

One man was killed and more than 130 people injured by the tornadoes that tore through Dayton and the Miami Valley on Monday night. But officials say the damage could've been worse.

Anheuser-Busch Delivers Emergency Drinking Water to Volunteer Firefighters Nationwide

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

The deliveries will help fire departments nationwide to prepare for wildfire season.

MN Fire Officials Investigating 10 Arsons in Six Hours

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

The St. Paul Fire Department is trying to determine if nearly a dozen of intentionally set fires in the city over the holiday weekend are connected.

NH Fire Chief Retires for Second Time

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

Veteran Dover firefighter Eric Hagman, 52, had retired in 2012, but he returned to become the department's chief, a position he's held since September 2015.

SC Fire Department to Build $3.5M Station, Ops Center

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

The new Bluffton Township station is expected to improve response times, and the operations center will be a command center for large emergencies such as hurricanes.

CA Station Catches Fire While Firefighters on Call

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

No one was hurt when a blaze broke out in the second floor living area of an Oceanside firehouse Tuesday while crews were responding to another call.

Kennard, TX, Vol. Fire Dept. Gets New Tanker-Pumper

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

Kennard, TX, Vol. Fire Department has taken delivery of a Midwest Fire side-control, tanker-pumper built on a Freightliner M2 106 cab and chassis

Notre Dame Fire: NFPA Standards are History Books

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

Daniel Byrne says the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral is yet another incident firefighters should learn from to prevent catastrophic fires around the world.

Dog Statue Dedicated to Fallen Chicago Rescue Diver

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

Chicago firefighter Juan Bucio died during a rescue attempt in the Chicago River last year. The department commemorate his service with a ceremony Tuesday.

Fire Code Compliance Officer

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

The Alameda County, CA, Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Fire Code Compliance Officer.

Judge Dismisses Arson Case Against Ex-NY Firefighters

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

The dismissal of charges against two former Central Islip firefighters came after a joint request by the defense lawyers and prosecution

IN Firefighter Hospitalized from House Fire

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

No one was home when South Bend crews battled the blaze that broke out at the two-story residence early Tuesday.

Man Accused of Shooting at GA Firefighters

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

The man was arrested by police after he allegedly fired on DeKalb County crews as they responded to a fire at a second-story apartment over the weekend.

Stephen Solomon

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

Dr. Stephen Solomon, an optometrist, has been a long-term active firefighter, serving as an engine captain for 17 years and a fire commissioner for 17 years.

OH Fire Department Wants Levy Renewal for Upgrades

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

The levy generates $522,275 for Ross Township's fire and paramedic services. While it could use more people, the fire department's budget is in "good shape," the chief says.

OH Firefighters Rescue Overturned Kayaker

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

Other boaters helped the man reach a tree stump in Stillwater River, and he clung to it while Butler Township firefighters used a boat to save him Monday afternoon.

TX Firefighter Dies of Cancer from Heat, Smoke Exposure

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

Fort Worth Fire Capt. Keven Teague, a 24-year veteran with the department, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two weeks ago.

NY Firefighters Deliver Baby

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

"My training chief said, 'You'll see a lot of things on this job. You'll probably never deliver a baby'," said one of the Niagara Falls firefighters who helped deliver the newborn.

FL Firefighters Save Woman Who Ran Into Burning Home

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

Hillsborough County crews knocked through the front door of the house to save the woman, who re-entered the two-alarm fire to retrieve her medication.

X2 All-Natural Energy Drink Partners with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

X2 All-Natural Energy Drink has announced a partnership with NFFF to host stair-climbs in all 50 states and to donate proceeds from product sales.

IL City Takes First Steps for New Fire Station

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

The Effingham City Council purchased property for a new firehouse, and the city will begin the process of renovating the building on the site.

More Than 100 Dallas FFs Battle 4-Alarm Hotel Fire

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

No injuries were reported as the massive blaze gutted and collapsed the 114-year vacant building—Dallas' oldest hotel—early Tuesday.

In Quarters: South Montgomery County, TX, ESD No. 8 – Station 11-6

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

Fire Station 11-6 in South Montgomery County features two fully secured drive-through apparatus bays and housing for five full-time personnel.

Hartland, WI, Fire Department Puts Engine 4361 in Service

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

The Hartland, WI, Fire Department has taken delivery of 2019 Rosenbauer FX pumper. It is built on a Rosenbauer RBM Commander cab and chassis. It is powered by a Cummins 500-hp engine and an Allison transmission. To fight fire, it has a Rosenbauer 8FGF...

In Quarters: Little Elm, TX, Fire Station No. 3

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

Little Elm Fire Station No. 3 is situated on 2.0 acres of cleared land with three drive-through apparatus bays, administrative spaces and living quarters.

In Quarters: Leander, TX, Fire Station No. 4

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

With the goal of responsibly using taxpayer money as a driving force, Leander Fire Station No. 4 meets a high standard both functionally and aesthetically.

NY Fire Chief’s Vehicle Stolen During Call

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

The battalion vehicle for Buffalo's fire chief was parked outside a hotel during a call when a man allegedly drove away in it before crashing into a parked Camaro.

NY Fire Chief’s Vehicle Stolen During Call

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

The battalion vehicle for Buffalo was parked outside a hotel during a call when a man allegedly drove away in it before crashing into a parked Camaro.

In Quarters: Beaufort, NC, Fire Station No. 1

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

Beaufort Fire Station No. 1 was designed to last 50-plus years, and can expand to add bays or sleep rooms as needed.

Product of the Day: Powermoon Enterprises Ltd — POWERMOON LED 600

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

POWERMOON LED balloon lights are highly portably and guarantee much better lighting conditions than provided by conventional lighttowers or worklights.

NY Town Eyes Prioritizing Firefighter Housing

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

Officials in the Long Island town of Southold are considering giving top priority to local volunteer firefighters who are seeking affordable housing.

MT Responders in Dire Need of New Radios

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

Portable communication issues between firefighters, police and other first responders in urban Butte are getting worse and becoming more frequent.

CO Man Sets Fire by Crashing into Ex’s Home

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

Lafayette police say a man drove a pickup filled with burning logs into his ex-girlfriend’s house Sunday afternoon, setting the house on fire.

CO Man Sets Fire by Crashing into Ex’s Home

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

Lafayette police say a man drove a pickup filled with burning logs into his ex-girlfriend’s house Sunday afternoon, setting the house on fire.

Non-Emergency Calls Overwhelming TN Firefighters

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

Recent spikes in "non-emergency" calls, including from fully staffed senior living facilities, have fire departments across Hamilton County scrambling.

Non-Emergency Calls Overwhelming TN Firefighters

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

Recent spikes in "non-emergency" calls, including from fully staffed senior living facilities, have fire departments across Hamilton County scrambling.

Non-Emergencies Hamper TN Firefighters

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

Recent spikes in "non-emergency" calls, including from fully staffed senior living facilities, have fire departments across Hamilton County scrambling.

Watch CA Firefighters Battle Fatal House Fire

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

Raw video shows San Miguel Fire and Rescue crews battling a residential blaze that claimed the life of a man in his 50s on Saturday morning.

Watch CA Firefighters Battle Fatal House Fire

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

Raw video shows San Miguel Fire and Rescue crews battling a residential blaze that claimed the life of a man in his 50s on Saturday morning.

NY Crews Save Woman Trapped Beneath Jeep

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

Lyncourt volunteer firefighters responded Sunday when a woman became trapped and badly injured beneath a vehicle she had been working on.

NY Crews Save Woman Trapped Beneath Jeep

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

Lyncourt volunteer firefighters responded Sunday when a woman became trapped and badly injured beneath a vehicle she had been working on.

Pilot Killed in Fiery GA Plane Crash

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

Twisted and scattered shards were all that remained Saturday after a small plane plunged into the woods on St. Simons Island, killing the pilot.

Pilot Killed in Fiery GA Plane Crash

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

Twisted and scattered shards were all that remained Saturday after a small plane plunged into the woods on St. Simons Island, killing the pilot.

Attorney Leaves After Billing NY Community for $850K in Fire Dept. Legal Battle

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

Watertown has been locked in a long, drawn-out contract dispute with the firefighters' union.

LeDuc Named Chief Strategy Officer of Life Scan Wellness Centers

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

Former Broward County Assistant Chief Todd LeDuc will educate the fire service on preventing LODDs in his role at Life Scan Wellness Centers.

Canoeist Dies, Seven Others Rescued from WI River

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

Lifesaving efforts were administered to the 14-year-old canoeist who was pinned under a submerged log in the Yahara River, but the girl died at a local hospital.

CO Firefighter Injured Fighting Vehicle Fire Saturday

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

The Berthoud firefighter was transported to a local hospital and was released having sustained no serious injuries.

CO Firefighter Injured Fighting Vehicle Fire

Posted on May 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Berthoud firefighter was transported to a local hospital and was released having sustained no serious injuries.

Lessons from 2017 Northern California Wildfires Spur New Approach to Public Warnings

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

Warning plans built on outmoded landline telephone calls and voluntary alert programs proved little help to most of the more than 100,000 people in the North Bay.

OH Firefighter Hurt Fighting Fire at a Hoarder Home

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

A Dayton firefighter suffered minor injuries in a home that was filled with belongings making it difficult to get to the seat of the fire.

Three NH Firefighters Hospitalized During Three-Alarm House Fire

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

Fire officials say three Pembroke firefighters were suffering from heat exhaustion.

Log Ride Overturns at CA Amusement Park Injuring Three

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

When paramedics arrived, Castle Park emergency medical technicians had removed the victims from the water and were treating three for injuries.

MD House Fire Sends Firefighter to Burn Center

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

A Glen Burnie firefighter was taken to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bay View hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries he suffered fighting a townhouse fire.

Chicago Bus Collision Injures 10 People

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

An EMS Plan One alert was called at the scene, meaning at least six ambulances were sent out to the scene on the south side of Chicago after a sedan hit the bus and fled the scene.

Phoenix Firefighters Find Body While Fighting House Fire

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

It was not immediately determined whether the person died as a result of the fire.

PA Man Assaults Public Safety Officer

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

A Sunbury man faces aggravated assault charges after he drunkenly struck a fire police officer during an active fire at his home Friday.

Chicago Firefighter Killed in CA Wreck

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

Nathaniel Ervin, a 47-year-old member of the Chicago Fire Department, was killed early Friday when he crashed into a tree on a curvy road in Beverly Hills.

MO Fire Chief Retiring after Four Decades

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

Warrensburg Fire Chief Jim Kushner, who has spent 39 years serving the city as a firefighter, is planning to retire at the end of the Month.

DC Firefighter Sues after Life-Altering Accident

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

Dane Smothers Jr. was a Washington DC rookie firefighter when he was pinned between two pieces of apparatus in 2017, shattering his future career.

OR Firefighter Mows Lawn after EMS Run

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

Gresham firefighter-paramedic Erik Olson finished mowing a couple's lawn after the husband suffered a medical emergency while working outside.

Drunk Driver Gives GA Firefighters Wakeup Call

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

Glynn County Fire Department personnel didn't have to go far to aid a drunk driver early Friday after he crashed his vehicle into their fire station.

OH Town Hires New FFs Following Walkout

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

Twelve new firefighters were hired by Mad River Township trustees Friday after a dozen Fire and EMS personnel resigned this week in a leadership dispute.

TX Crews Save Historic Buildings During Wildfire

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

Firefighters saved most of the buildings in a historic area of Big Bend National Park this week after a wildfire spread across the Rio Grande.

Watch Close Call During TX Restaurant Blaze

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

Facebook video shows a very close call as a firefighter narrowly escapes serious injury when a section of roof collapses during a restaurant fire Colleyville.

TX Volunteer FFs Getting Weekend Stipends

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

San Diego Fire Chief Juan Soliz has proposed offering a weekend stipend to volunteer firefighters, which was approved by the city this month.

Dismissal Sought in CA Firefighter Free Speech Suit

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

Santa Maria has filed a response to a federal lawsuit filed by the city's firefighters union alleging the free speech rights of union leaders were violated.

NC Fire Department Names New Chief

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

Michael Hill is the new chief of the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department, taking over a staff of 331 with a $29 million budget.

Skippack, PA, Vol. Fire Co. Puts 107-foot Ladder in Service

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

Skippack, PA, Volunteer Fire Company has taken delivery of a 2019 Ferrara Inferno MVP 107-foot rescue ladder.

Late-Season Rains Mask Looming CA Fire Risk

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

California's wet winter is set to extend well into May, but fire experts and climatologists say the extra moisture is likely to worsen the wildfire outlook.

Watch PA Crews Tackle 3-Alarm House Fire

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

Raw video shows firefighters dealing with heavy smoke during a three-alarm residential fire in Rankin on Thursday.

NM Firefighter Panty Theft Case Heading to Court

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

A firefighter accused of stealing a female coworker's underwear has been cleared for duty by a review board, but the city is taking that decision to court.

HI Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Wreck

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

David Mahon, who was recently promoted to captain in the Hawaii Fire Department after 18 years of service, died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday.

Confronting Personal Loss While On Duty

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

Baraboo, WI, Capt. Tyler Greenwood shares how joining the fire and EMS services impacted his family and what happened after he arrived first-due to a crash that killed his wife.

Man Chases NC Crews On Skid Steer

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

A man is in custody after he allegedly attempted to run over New Hope firefighters with a Bobcat skid steer Thursday at a crash scene.

WY Town Considers Private Firefighters

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

Mills Town Council is considering ways to maintain firefighter staffing levels, one of which involves contracting with a private company.

NM Fire Department Rewrites Fee Proposal

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

The city of Albuquerque has revised proposed legislation that would allow the city fire department to bill for its response to certain vehicle crashes.

MD County Chief Retiring after 50 Years

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

Frederick County Fire Chief Tom Owens, who has dedicated 50 years to the fire service, announced his retirement effective June 30.

NM City Fights Return of FF in Stolen Underwear Case

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

Albuquerque officials are challenging the reinstatement of a firefighter who was accused of stealing a female colleague's underwear from the station.

The Only Barrier Hood That Feels Barrier-Less

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

COBRA™ BarriAire™ Gold Hoods feature an outer layer of proprietary PGI gold FR fabric with meta, para-aramid and anti-stat fibers for exceptional wash, wear and durability. DWR finish reduces/releases soil and contaminates while an inner layer of...

OH Town Could Vote on Hiring New FFs after Walkouts

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

Mad River Township officials called a special meeting Friday to discuss hiring after a dozen department employees resigned this week.

Teen Arrested in Off-Duty FDNY Firefighter Attack

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

The 17-year-old boy was charged with assault, and he's accused of punching from behind an off-duty FDNY firefighter who tried to stop a group of teens to stop taunting a couple.

First new diameter hose line in decades TRU-ID 225

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

TRU-ID 2.25" combines robust construction with an exclusive true internal diameter of 2.25" and a smaller outside diameter for a more ergonomic grip to easily maneuver and guide the hose. The exclusive tru-tuned diameter washes out kinks and delivers...

San Diego Considers Joint FF, Police Training Center

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

The proposed compound would replace San Diego's current training facility, where some of the buildings have been found to have exposed asbestos.

Pierce Manufacturing Opens Newly Expanded Training Center

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

The Pierce Training Center supports continued investments in production process efficiencies, technology advancements, product innovation, and quality control.

MA Firefighters Train in Specially Designed Trailer

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

The trailer from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services gave Boxford firefighters the opportunity to practice putting out interior blazes in residential settings.

Tyler Greenwood

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

Tyler Greenwood currently serves as a captain with the Baraboo, WI, Fire Department and paramedic with Dells-Delton EMS. He is the father of two, Julia and Jacob. Tyler is an avid fan of adventures and building memories. Tyler is a two-time Ironman...

Portsmouth, NH, Fire Department Gets Inflatable Fire-Rescue Boat

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

The new RIBCRAFT expands the department’s firefighting and rescue capabilities while providing a safe and reliable vessel for their firefighters.

MI Fire Department to Adopt Environmentally Safe Foam

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

The Monroe Fire Department has proposed switching to a new firefighting foam without per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as part of upgrades it pitched to city officials.

More Arson Charges for Ex-PA Firefighter

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

Former Northampton firefighter Justin Anthony Emmons, who is already accused of starting several barn fires, faces additional charges stemming from two vehicle fires.

NY City Officials Nix New $1.3M Aerial for Fire Department

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

The Watertown Fire Department will refurbish a 2004 apparatus for $220,000 after the city council decided it couldn't afford to accumulate any more debt.

FoxFury Introduces the Breakthrough BTS Right Angle Light

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

New ultra-durable right angle light has 400 lumens, a smoke cutting beam, and a low profile design.

MA Firefighters Save Boaters who Capsized

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

Two men and a woman were pulled from cold water by Tiverton firefighters after choppy waves flipped over their 17-foot powerboat Wednesday.

MA Firefighters Save Boaters who Capsized

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

Two men and a woman were pulled from cold water by Tiverton firefighters after choppy waves flipped over their 17-foot powerboat Wednesday.

FL Firefighters Train with Self-Driving Shuttles

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

Orlando and Orange County firefighters, as well as Orlando police, participated in a demonstration on how to handle emergency situations involving automated shuttles.

Product of the Day: Koehler Bright Star — Razor 2 Flashlight

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

This intrinsically safe flashlight has a Class I, Div. 1, safety rating, and is ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip.

Country Singer Gives Concert for FL Firefighters

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

The special concert by singer/songwriter Shane Owens was done as a thank you to Panama City firefighters for their efforts during Hurricane Michael in October.

Coxreel Introduces Improvements to Spring-Driven Reel

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

Coxreels is proud to introduce a product enhancement to the spring-driven 1¼-inch and 1½-inch SLPL models.

MilPro Marine to Represent Lake Assault Boats Across a Wide Section of the U.S.

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

Lake Assault Boats has names MilPro Marine as its newest U.S. dealership.

Phoenix FFs Worry about Cancer Trend after Death

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

The recent death of Phoenix firefighter Brian Beck Jr. has some in the department concerned about the disease becoming an "epidemic" among members.

FL Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack after Training Drill

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

Plantation Lt. Barry Boulton, 67, collapsed following a Rapid Intervention Team training exercise earlier this month.

Product of the Day: Advanced Lighting Systems — LED Work Lights

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

The Advanced Lighting Systems line of high-quality LED work lights includes 20 innovative spot lights.

Advanced Lighting Systems — North America

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

The ALS range is all-new, but it's built on very extensive experience - and an unwavering dedication to making the best work lights in the business. Created by AEC in close collaboration with SCANGRIP, the ALS range combines the best of two worlds:...

Phoenix FF: Fighting ‘Snake House’ Fire ‘Like a Movie’

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

A burning house filled with hundreds of snakes and reptiles surprised Phoenix firefighters who worked to put out the blaze and save the animals.

CA Firefighters: $13M Budget Isn’t Enough

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

The Sacramento Fire Department needs more money to buy additional ambulances and make improvements to open a fire station that has been closed more than 20 years.

Calls Could Take Longer after OH Firefighter Walkouts

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

Since last year, more than 25 Mad River Township Fire and EMS employees have quit the department, with 12 resignations happening within a 24-hour period this week.

Watch OK Man, FFs Make Fast-Moving Water Rescues

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

A good Samaritan used a rope to help pull a woman clinging to a tree in floodwaters in Oklahoma City on Tuesday before needing a rescue from firefighters.

New CT Fire Station Put on Hold

Posted on May 22, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Willington officials asked for more information concerning Willington Hill Fire Department’s request for $60,000 to help buy and maintain the property for the new firehouse.

IA Fire Departments Land Surprise Grants

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

The Lorimor, Creston and Alton fire departments received the $2,500 grants from the South Central Iowa Community Foundation.

Potential Merger Between FL Fire Departments Approved

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

The merging of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department cleared a hurdle as the Jacksonville Beach City Council OK'd the move.

Witmer Vol. Fire Co., East Lampeter Township, PA, Gets 4×4 Engine

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

The Witmer Volunteer Fire Company's pumper equipped with EZ Trac 4x4, a hydraulically-driven system that is activated at the push of a button.

Houston Mayor Rejects Firefighters’ Arbitration Request

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

"The city of Houston is willing to return to the table for collective bargaining, which would be the regular course of business," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Tuesday.

Product of the Day: Feniex — AI Series Lightbars

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

Popular for scene lighting, the Feniex AI Series offers up to 50,000 lumens of bright, powerful light.

VA Firefighter Hospitalized Battling House Fire

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

The Norfolk firefighter was breathing and conscious when he was taken to the hospital after fighting a house fire Monday afternoon.

VA Firefighter Hospitalized Battling House Fire

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

The Norfolk firefighter was breathing and conscious when he was taken to the hospital after fighting a house fire Monday afternoon.

Police Release Video of Off-Duty FDNY Firefighter Attack

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

Six teens are being sought in connection with an assault on an off-duty FDNY firefighter who had five teeth broken after he tried to stop the group from taunting a couple.

Emergency Reporting Partners with First Arriving to Provide Dynamic Digital Dashboards

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

With the new integration, users will be able to display key Emergency Reporting features and data plus real time incident alerts, easy-to-update information, critical messaging, and more.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Break Ground on Fallen Firefighter Memorial

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

Construction is expected to start on the new memorial in June.

Koehler Bright Star Lighthawk Gen II Flashlight is Lightweight and Powerful

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

Used by some of the toughest, most demanding firefighters in the US, the intrinsically safe Koehler Bright Star Lighthawk LED Gen II lantern carries a beam distance of 447 meters.

IN Fire Departments Split $524K Grant for Breathing Gear

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

New Haven-Adams Township, Huntertown and Washington Township fire departments will use the grant to update their SCBA equipment.

OH Firefighters Walk Out Following Investigation

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

Dozens of veteran Mad River Township firefighters and paramedics resigned after a report on the hiring practices of the emergency services department's leadership.

Rome Fire District, Sullivan, WI, Puts Big Tanker in Service

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

Rome Fire District, Sullivan, WI, has taken delivery of a 3,000-gallon tanker built on a Freightliner M2-106 cab and chassis.

NY Volunteer FFs Could See State Income Tax Exemption

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

If passed, the measure would be available to New York volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel in good standing who meet certain requirements, such as serving for a year.

On the Job: Pilot Rescued from Plane Crashed into ID Treetop

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

Members of the McCall Fire and EMS Department recently responded when the pilot of a small plane experienced mechanical problems and crashed into a treetop.

A Place for Everything and Everything in Place

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

Rescue rigs are filled with tools for a variety of missions, and thoughtful planning goes into making sure they're easily accessible and balanced to keep vehicles safe and stable.

A Place for Everything and Everything in Place

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

Rescue rigs are filled with tools for a variety of missions, and thoughtful planning goes into making sure they're easily accessible and balanced to keep vehicles safe and stable.

Paris Firefighters Talk Down Eiffel Tower Climber

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

A man scaled nearly half of the monument Monday, hanging more than 880 feet off the ground before crews were able to talk him to safety.

Man Accused of Harassing PA Firefighter at Crash

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

A passenger in a two-vehicle accident allegedly yelled at a Nanty Glo firefighter and began moving toward the first responder before being detained by police.

Jeff Riechmann

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

Detroit’s Firefighters Union Blasts EMS Dispatch Memo

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

The union called an internal memo that advises dispatchers not to automatically send EMS rigs to fire scenes as an "ignorant policy deviation" that could endanger lives.

CA Crews Rescue Man from Flood-Control Channel

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

Fullerton firefighters were shocked when they received a call about a man who fell into three feet of fast-moving water during heavy rainfall Sunday night.

FL Union Questions Study Downplaying FFs’ Low Morale

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

The head of the firefighters union disagrees with an official report about Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. "We have a serious morale issue at fire rescue."

MN Woman Donates Kidney to FF who Helped Daughter

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

"I thought that was a way I could certainly say thank you," the Cook resident said about donating a kidney to now-retired Bearsville Township firefighter Bill Cox.

Trump to Cut Millions from CA Fire Departments

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

Slashing firefighting assistance to California after a disagreement between state and federal fire officials over billing for services through a partnership that expires next year.

Rev Group Honors First Responders with Travel Trailer Giveaway

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

The maker of specialty vehicles, including fire apparatus, has announced an exclusive First Responders sweepstakes to win an ultra-light travel trailer.

FL Firefighters Take First Place at FDNY EMS Competition

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

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue's team won the FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference EMS competition, and two other Florida departments placed second and third.

U.S. House Bill Improves Benefits for Injured Firefighters

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

The bipartisan measure—the Protecting America's First Responders Act—would eliminate delays and help secure financial support for first responders hurt in the line of duty.

Watch Massive Fire Destroy KY Marina

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

The blaze had engulfed three buildings at the Conley Bottom Resort on Lake Cumberland by the time firefighters arrived early Monday.

Calls Up, Response Time Down for ND Fire Department

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

Three years ago, the Grand Forks Fire Department built a new $4.3 million station and added 12 firefighters, the first time staffing had been increased in 44 years.

Beaver Lane Vol. Rescue and Fire Dept., Marshville, NC, Gets New Heavy Rescue

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

The Beaver Lane Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department, Mashville, NC, has taken delivery of a SVI Trucks heavy rescue built on a Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis.

Off-Duty FDNY Firefighter Beat Up Defending Couple

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

Five teenagers punched and stomped the off-duty firefighter who stepped in to stop the group of youths from taunting a couple Saturday night.

Pastor Thanks FDNY Firefighters for Saving Life at Altar

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

"I am eternally grateful for the people in the church and for the first responders," Queens Pastor Jeffrey Thompson said after collapsing in church from a heart attack last year.

New TX Fire Station Improves Response Time

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

Since the $4.5 million firehouse opened at the end of April, the Sam Bass Fire Department has seen a four- to six-minute response time decrease.

TX Fund Helps County Firefighters in Need

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

"We’re here for the people who can’t support their families," said a Weatherford firefighter about the Parker County Firefighter Benevolent Fund.

NM Mayor Wants Fees for Excessive Crash Responses

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

The proposed fees would apply to automobile fires and car accidents that require hazardous material cleanup or extractions by Albuquerque firefighters.

AR Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 50 Years

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

Current and former Vilonia firefighters—including several of the department's first members—gathered at the fire station for a ceremony to honor five decades in service.

WI Bill Could Give Tax Credits to Volunteer FFs, EMTs

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

Under the measure, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians could use the refundable credits for equipment and education-related activities and travel.

FDNY Firefighter Sues over Color Guard Exclusion

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

In his lawsuit, Lt. Daniel McWilliams, who is white, claims he couldn't be flag bearer at a 2017 memorial Mass for the Vulcan Society, a group of black FDNY firefighters.

WI Lawmakers, FFs Talk Penalties for Distracted Driving

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

Wisconsin legislators, Department of Transportation officials and Endeavor/Moundville firefighters discussed highway dangers and how to better protect first responders.

San Diego FFs File Documents over Asbestos Exposure

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

For nearly 20 years, hundreds of San Diego firefighters were unknowingly exposed to the cancer-causing material while at the city's fire training facility.

NFL Star Donates $10K to Slain WI Firefighter’s Family

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

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, whose dad is a retired firefighter, gave to the GoFundMe campaign for the family of fallen Appleton firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard.

OK Fire Captain’s Reprimand Letter Removed

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

"It feels good that the letter’s gone, but it doesn’t feel good to have had to show this off today,” Muskogee Capt. Brian Fuller said after the hearing over alleged harassment.

New Alerts Help MI Department Avoid Apparatus Crashes

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

In order to prevent emergency vehicle accidents, Rochester Hills firefighters have adopted a new system that works in conjunction with the Waze GPS navigation app.

TX Department Adds Brush Apparatus to Fleet

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

Pursley Volunteer Fire Department's new vehicle will be used to fight grass fires as well as carry equipment for medical first aid and traffic control.

CT Firefighters Follow up with Drug Overdose Victims

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

"Right now it’s in its infancy. But it seems like it’s going to be well-received," New London's fire chief said about the program to visit residents who have had drug overdoses.

Houston Firefighters Hurt Battling 4-Alarm Blaze

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

At least one Houston firefighter was hospitalized for heat exhaustion and two others were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation fighting the apartment fire Friday.

PA Firefighter Dies After Stroke

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

Willow Street Fire Company firefighter William N. Franck, 81, suffered the medical emergency will working scene safety at an accident Sunday.

Old TX Apparatus Get New Job as ‘Blockers’

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

Programs in Irving and Dallas are repurposing aging vehicles in order to protect firefighters and other first responders at high-traffic emergency scenes.

Aging TX Apparatus Find Success as ‘Blockers’

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

New programs in Irving and Dallas that re-purpose aging fire apparatus to serve as "blockers" at high-traffic emergency scenes are finding success.

CA Chief Stands by Ghost Ship Actions

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

The Oakland battalion chief who oversaw the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse firefight told jurors Thursday there was nothing he would have done differently.

ExxonMobil, Texas A&M to Establish Emergency Response Training Course for Firefighters

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

It includes two-day, hands-on training to focus on liquid pipeline and storage tank emergencies. ExxonMobil’s $200,000 grant will fund program design and scholarships for 150 firefighters.

NFPA and mySidewalk to develop Community Risk Assessment Tool

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

This project will combine NFPA codes and standards and related information with mySidewalk’s innovative Community Intelligence Platform to create a user-friendly tool to assist communities with the risk assessment process.

Super Vac and Command Light Hires New Southeast Sales Manager

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

Gary Wilkins now represents Super Vac’s expansive lineup of ventilation equipment, as well as Command Light’s array of scene lighting products.

Houston Cadets Sworn in after Prob B Ruling

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

The city of Houston has sworn in 66 fire cadets after the mayor rescinded the pink slips they received under his plan to implement a pay parity measure.

SVI Trucks Adds Oklahoma Fire Apparatus Dealer

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

SVI Trucks has added Oklahoma apparatus dealer Heartland Fire Trucks to SVI’s highly selective dealer network.

WI Departments Update Policies after Fatal Shooting

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

Milwaukee and Greenfield firefighters will now start checking patients for weapons following the shooting death of an Appleton firefighter during a call earlier this week.

MA Fire Chiefs Group Swears in New President

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

Needham Fire Chief Dennis Condon is the new head of the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts. He had previously been the group's first vice president.

ATV, Life-Saving Gear Donated to NC Firefighters

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

The Atlantic Beach Fire Department received more than $22,000 in new equipment—including a set of radios and an automated CPR device—from a local nonprofit group.

Ex-TX Firefighter Sues for Alleged Civil Service Violations

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

In his lawsuit, the former Haltom City battalion chief accuses the city of not following the proper procedures when he appealed his firing from the department last August.

Neosho, MO, Fire Dept. Puts 111-foot Aerial in Service

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

The Neosho, MO, Fire Department has taken delivery of a 111-foot rear-mount aerial built by HME Ahrens-Fox.

Ten PA Firefighters Sent to Hospital after Chemical Fire

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

A hazmat team responded to the chemical plant fire early Friday in Chester, and the firefighters, as well as three workers, were decontaminated before going to the hospital.

UTV-Based Apparatus: A Little Rig for Big Jobs

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

The use of UTV-based fire apparatus in the fire service and EMS has grown exponentially as the vehicles become more robust and users realize their versatility.

VA Firefighters Rescue Girl, 11, Dad from Condo Fire

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

The father and daughter were taken to the hospital after Norfolk fire crews saved them from a burning condominium complex early Friday.

FFs to PA Fire Official: More Money, Training Needed

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

Pennsylvania's fire commissioner heard concerns from about three dozen firefighters from volunteer fire companies around Cresson during a two-hour meeting Thursday.

CA City Split on Public Safety Staffing

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

A sales tax increase in Chula Vista will fund 70 new public safety jobs for police and firefighters, but those numbers won't solve a city staffing shortage.

FL Battalion Chief Saves Two from Burning Home

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

A Polk County Fire Rescue battalion chief pulled two people from their burning home Wednesday night in Polk City, according to the department.

KS Firefighters Bring Home Vintage Apparatus

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

The McPherson Fire Department has brought home a 1928 American LaFrance fire truck with the intention of fully restoring the antique vehicle.

Watch FDNY Respond to Hotel Basement Blaze

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

Raw video shows FDNY crews responding early Thursday to a basement fire at the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which is being renovated.

AZ Apparatus Mechanic Retiring after 32 Years

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

Charlie Miller is planning to retire after spending the last 32 years working on the apparatus feet for the Tempe Fire Department.

The Rabun County, GA, Fire Services Puts Fireboat in Service

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

The Rabun County Fire Services, located in the northeast corner of Georgia, has placed a Lake Assault Boats fireboat into service on Lake Rabun.

Station Design: The Modern Apparatus Bay

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

Rob Manns spoke to Station Design Conference attendees about how how today's fire departments accommodate the vehicles at their stations.

Station Design: The Modern Apparatus Bay

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

Rob Manns spoke to Station Design Conference attendees about how how today's fire departments accommodate the vehicles at their stations.

WI Firefighter Shot and Killed at EMS Scene

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

A 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department was killed during the call. A police officer and two people were also shot during the incident.

WI Firefighter Shot and Killed On EMS Run

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

Mitch Lundgaard, a 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department, was killed when a man opened fire during an EMS response Wednesday night.

Electrical Transmission Lines Caused Deadliest Wildfire in CA History

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

Investigators say the lethal Camp Fire that torched nearly 14,000 homes and roared through Butte County in November 2018 was caused by PG&E uility equipment.

Houston FF Pay Parity Plan Ruled Unconstitutional

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

The court ruling says firefighter pay and police officer pay cannot be based on parity according to the Texas constitution.

Houston FF Pay Parity Plan Ruled Unconstitutional

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

The court ruling says firefighter pay and police officer pay cannot be based on parity according to the Texas constitution.

Fire Truck Crashes into SC Wendy’s Restaurant

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

Horry County Fire Rescue say it wasn't one of their apparatus that backed into the fast food restaurant and it was not immediately clear who owns the pumper.

Station Design: Guns, Hoses and FF&E

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

Jason Estes and Raegan Porter offer tips to Station Design Conference attendees on how to keep public safety construction projects from becoming overwhelming.

OH First Responder Finishes Mowing Injured Man’s Lawn

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

After responding to an emergency and treating an older man who was injured while mowing his lawn, a Cuyahoga Falls firefighter/paramedic finished cutting the grass.

Fire Destroys MI Church

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

Kalamazoo firefighters are trying to determine what cause a fire that destroyed the Open Door Church of God in Christ.

Smelly Urine Sample Prompts Hazmat Response to Veteran Medical Center in VA

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

Two people who had contact with the sample at the center in Hampton were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

KS Fire Dept. Plans to Offer Advanced Life Support

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

About 80 percent of the calls the Topeka Fire Department makes involve providing emergency medical services.

FDNY Responds to Helicopter Crash in Hudson River

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

The pilot, a 34-year-old man, was the only person on board. He and a dock worker were injured in the crash.

Spokane, WA, Lays Off 10 Dispatchers, Plans to Join New Communications Center

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

Once operations begin at the new dispatch center on July 1, Spokane will only need eight of its 18 fire dispatchers.

Station Design: Guns, Hoses and FF&E

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

Jason Estes and Raegan Porter offer tips to Station Design Conference attendees on how to keep public safety construction projects from becoming overwhelming.

OK Firefighters Rescue Workers from Lift on Downtown Tower

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

Two people were hurt when a lift mallfunctioned on a downtown Oklahoma City building.

RI Firefighter, Two Women Hurt in Structure Fire

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

Two occupants of a building in Pawtucket suffered smoke inhalation during the blaze. A firefighter suffered a leg injury as he helped the women escape the blaze.

Station Design: LEED, Green and Sustainability

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

Lynn Reda of Hughes Group Architects spoke at the Station Design Conference about LEED certification and creating environmentally friendly and sustainable fire stations.

Station Design: Building a Powerhouse Fitness Room

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

A firefighting fitness expert teamed up with an architect to educate Station Design Conference attendees on incorporating powerhouse fitness rooms into fire station design.

Station Design: Build a Powerhouse Fitness Room

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

A firefighting fitness expert teamed up with an architect to educate Station Design Conference attendees on incorporating powerhouse fitness rooms into fire station design.

Body Cam Video Shows San Diego Firefighters Caught in Police Shoot Out

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

Newly released body cam video shows the moment San Diego firefighters forced a door to a home on June 23, 2018, and the suspect opened fire. Two officers were hit, but survived.

Friendship Fire Company, Harpers Ferry, WV, Gets Custom Pumper-Tanker

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

Friendship Fire Company, Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, Jefferson County, WV, has taken delivery of a 2019 Pierce Arrow XT pumper-tanker.

Station Design: Why Go Vertical?

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

Architect Christopher Kehde spoke to Station Design Conference attendees about how building upward can maximize the potential for a station project when site space is limited.

CA Fire Capt. Told No One Lived in Ghost Ship Warehouse Before Fire

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

An Oakland captain said in court testimony he was told no one lived in the warehouse. Therefore, he did not follow up on many violations he found. The building burned two years later killing 36 people.

FL Fire Dept. Launches Contest to Name Gender-Neutral Cartoon Mascot

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

Lakeland Fire Department launched a Facebook contest to name the new swan mascot. Ten pre-screened names, including, Bunker, Smoke, Gasket, and Blaze, are among the choices.

NY Investigators Explain Evidence Against Firefighters Accused of Arson

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

A series of fires in vacant Central Islip houses were deemed suspicious and investigators claim firefighters set them to gain credibility for quick responses.

CT Mosque Fire Under Investigation by State and Federal Agencies

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

New Haven officials say there's evidence that a fire at Diyanet Mosque on the first day of Ramadan was intentionally set.

Station Design: Why Go Vertical?

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

Architect Christopher Kehde spoke to Station Design Conference attendees about how building upward can maximize the potential for a station project when site space is limited.

Four-Alarm Fire Hits CA Almond Factory

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

The Blue Diamond almond factory in Sacramento was damaged by fire Monday night.

Responding CT Fire Truck Involved in Four-Vehicle Intersection Crash

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

According to police on the scene, the crash involved a Subaru Crosstrek, box truck, taxi and a Middletown fire truck. One driver was hospitalized for injuries received in the collision.

Hundreds of Houston Firefighters Did Not Receive Expected Raises

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

Houston firefighters were expecting retroactive pay, back to Jan. 1, as voters granted firefighters the same pay as police of corresponding rank and seniority.

Beloved SC Firefighter/EMT Student Given Posthumous Degree

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

Horry-Georgetown Technical College honored an EMT student and firefighter with Midway Fire Rescue who died two months short of paramedic school graduation from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.

Beer Truck Crashes into FL Diner

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

A Miller Lite beer truck crashed into Zellwood Country Kitchen, north of Orlando. The driver, who was unloading the vehicle chased it as it rolled away and into the building.

OR Walmart Fire Creates Toxic Smoke, Closes Businesses

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

The fire, which started in an aisle of the Lebanon store where pool-cleaning chemicals were stored, created toxic smoke. Several nearby businesses had to be evacuated as well.

CA Firefighters Face Second Massive Lumberyard Fire

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

All of Stockton's fire units responded to the five-alarm blaze early Tuesday, just three weeks after tackling a six-alarm fire at another industrial lumberyard in the city.

Navy SEAL Rejected by FDNY Fielding Other FF Offers

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

More than a dozen fire departments across the country have reached out with job opportunities to Shaun Donovan, who was ruled too old for the FDNY.

Sea Machines and Hike Metal Demonstrate Marine Autonomy for Search-and-Rescue Missions

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

The collaboration will help develop and demonstrate the capabilities of autonomous marine technology for the purposes of increasing the productivity and safety of SAR operations.

Station Design: Getting Your Station Project Started

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

Ken Newell opened the 2019 Station Design Conference with an overview of fire station projects, including site selection, budgets, design flow and a look at the latest trends.

CA Firefighters Design T-Shirt to Honor Military

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

It's the third year the Redlands Fire Department has worn military appreciation shirts. Two captains with military service are responsible for this year's design.

Judge: Retired Baltimore FFs Entitled to Lost Benefits

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

A circuit judge ruled that retired Baltimore City firefighters can claim damages from a long contract dispute, but the city can extend years of service for pension benefits.

Securonet Used at Special Inter-Agency Event in IL

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

Securonet’s ability to deliver critical information was on full display a few weeks ago when the Village of Oak Lawn, a community of approximately 60,000 residents southwest of Chicago.

Brian Head, UT, Fire Department Gets Urban Interface Rig

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

 The Brian Head, UT, Fire Department has taken delivery of a commercial urban interface apparatus built by Rosenbauer America. It is built on an International cab and chassis, powered by a Cummins 380-hp engine and an Allison transmission. To fight...

SC Fire Chief Faces Ethics Complaint in Wife’s Arrest

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

Because of a state ethics complaint filed in July 2018, Sheldon Fire District Chief Buddy Jones is being investigated over accusations that he used his position for personal gain.

Mold, Sewer Backup at MA Station Worries Firefighters

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

Basement mold at a Cohasset firehouse caused allergic-reaction type symptoms in many firefighters, said the department member responsible for cleaning up the problem.

CT Firefighters Celebrate 50 Years Volunteering at FD

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

Chief Don Antigiovanni and Stephen Jones joined the Farmington Fire Department right out of high school in 1969, and firefighting runs in their families.

Wildfire Response Earns CA Dispatcher National Honor

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

Sonoma County dispatcher KT McNulty was named Dispatcher of the Year for giving "life-saving instructions" to callers during the Sonoma-Napa firestorms of 2017.

Wildfire Response Earns CA Dispatcher National Honor

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

Sonoma County dispatcher KT McNulty was named Dispatcher of the Year for giving "life-saving instructions" to callers during the Sonoma-Napa firestorms of 2017.

FL Firefighter’s Lawsuit: Spat with Cop Led to Firing

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

A Marion County firefighter claims a Daytona Beach police officer made false accusations following a 2017 arrest that led to the firefighter losing his job.

FL Firefighter’s Lawsuit: Spat with Cop Led to Firing

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

A Martin County firefighter claims a Daytona Beach police officer made false accusations following a 2017 arrest that led to the firefighter losing his job.

FL Firefighters Injured in Fatal Apparatus Crash

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

One person was killed in the accident involving a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue apparatus and another vehicle that sent two firefighters to the hospital.

Dallas Widow Fights for Better FF Survivor Benefits

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

The widow of a Dallas firefighter is working to improve survivor benefits provided by the city for first responders who die while still on active duty.

Reward for Tips on Arson That Hurt Cleveland Firefighter

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

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest stemming from the vacant house fire last month in which a Cleveland firefighter broke his leg.

Fire-Dex Hires New Territory Sales Manager

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

Fire-Dex announced the addition of Jeff Paul as a Territory Sales Representative for Omaha, NE; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, IA; and Sioux Falls, SD.

Watch Ladder Pipe Fail Los Angeles County Firefighters

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

Raw video captured the equipment malfunction as Los Angeles County crews battled the massive blaze at a South El Monte commercial building.

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and NFPA Offer Resources for Sprinkler Week

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

For many years, HFSC’s kit for people living in homes protected with home fire sprinklers has been widely used by fire departments, sprinkler contractors and home builders.

Turn On Your Lights for ‘We Remember’

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

The Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance is calling on all firefighters to light up their rigs Friday night to remember those who have taken their own lives.

New Station Will Have IA Firefighters’ Health in Mind

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

Marion Fire Rescue's new firehouse will have decontamination areas, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows and patios to help firefighters de-stress.

MA Firefighter Reunites With Woman He Rescued in 1986

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

"It felt great talking to her," said recently retired Quincy firefighter Dan Sullivan about meeting with the woman he rescued from a two-alarm fire when she was 3 weeks old.

Roxbury, NY, Fire Dept. Gets New Tanker-Pumper

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

The Roxbury, NY, Fire Dept. has taken delivery of a tanker-pumper built by Midwest Fire on a Mack Granite cab and chassis.

New Orleans Firefighters Battle Four-Alarm Hotel Fire

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

More than 80 New Orleans firefighters and at least a half-dozen fire apparatus and other emergency vehicles responded to the Sunday night blaze and helped evacuate the hotel.

Atlanta Firefighter Struck at Scene, Critically Injured

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

The 47-year-old fire sergeant suffered critical injuries to his lower extremities when he was hit by a car while working on an interstate.

WY Homeowners Worry as End of Fire Dept. Looms

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

The Mills Town Council voted at its April 24 meeting to lay off nine firefighters and eliminate the department's ability to respond to emergencies in the area, effective July 1.

GA Fire Department Accused of Conspiracy Against Ambulance Service

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

The Decatur fire chief denied allegations his department is attempting to force the private ambulance service to leave the city or go out of business.

MA Stabbing Victim Files Suit Over Alleged Delayed Response

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

An East Taunton woman waited at least 20 minutes before emergency responders realized she and her mother were inside a home bleeding from multiple stab wounds.

VA Gas Station Explosion Kills Three, Injures Four

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

A massive explosion at a Rockbridge County, Virginia gas station killed three people and injured four others Saturday morning.

IN Fire Chief Demoted for Misuse of City-Owned Vehicle

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

Elwood Mayor Todd Jones said he found out the fire chief had been driving his EFD command against city policy.

SC Firefighters Rescue ‘Happy Birthday’-Singing Parrot from Roof

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

A 19-year-old parrot named Sammi escaped from her cage in the City of Beaufort and later getting stuck on the roof of an adjacent building.

Costs for Room and Board for Displaced WA Fire Dept. Increase

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

In September, Chehalis Fire Department entered any agreement with the Lewis County Fire District for temporary cohabitation. That cost is set to increase significantly.

NC Fire Department Christens New Platform Aerial

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

Friday marked the last call for Wilson Fire/Rescue's old ladder truck and the start of an era with the department's newest rig that includes a 100-foot aerial platform.

New Orleans Crews Battle Five-Alarm Blaze

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

New Orleans firefighters were called to the French Quarter on Saturday morning as a five-alarm fire sparked at a three-story building on Bourbon St.

Firefighter Joins FD That Saved His Life

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

Firefighter Zack Jones has joined the Hendersonville Fire Department 18 years after its personnel saved his life when he was choking as a toddler.

Watch Helmet Cam Footage from OH Shed Fire

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

This raw helmet cam footage shows Newark Fire Department crews responding to a backyard shed fire.

Gawkers Slow ND Fire Department Response

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

Rubberneckers and gawkers slowed the Jamestown Fire Department's response to a backyard shed fire Friday, according to the city's police chief.

TX Firefighter’s Widow Battles for Benefits

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

The widow of a late Dallas firefighter is pushing the city to improve survivor benefits for first responders who die while they are not on duty.

CA Firefighters Under Fire for Offensive Card

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

A racially insensitive greeting card that Alameda County firefighters created to mark the Chinese New Year has prompted an internal investigation.

WA Official: Severe Fire Season Upon Us

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

Washington state's public lands commissioner is offering a grim prognosis for the 2019 wildfire season after 54 fires broke out in one week in March.

CO Fire Department Marks 50th Anniversary

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

Although it didn't start out like an old-time bucket brigade, the Pueblo West Fire Department has deep roots in the district's 50-year history.

CA Firefighters Investigated over Inappropriate Card

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

A group of Alameda County firefighters are accused of sending an "unacceptable" Lunar New Year card to other stations within the county.

WV Firefighter Hospitalized Fighting Structure Fire

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

Firefighters from four Raleigh County fire departments responded to the blaze that broke out Wednesday affternoon at a strucutre in Lester.

WY Town Residents Plead to Keep Fire Department

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

The Mills Fire Department and its nine firefighters who face layoffs found support from residents who tried for two hours to convince town officials to reverse their decision.

Making the Push: The Foundations of a Flowing-While-Advancing Fire Attack

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

Jonathan Brumley and Joe Ficarelli discuss several key study findings from a recent three-part UL study that support a flowing-while-advancing fire attack.

NY Fire Union Head Asks for More Turnout Gear

Posted on May 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The president of Troy’s firefighters union is asking for a second set of turnout gear for crews following two massive fires that broke out in a single day.

CA Firefighters, County Continue Overtime Standoff

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

The Kern County firefighters union nearly unanimously voted to reject a proposed contract, and county officials will ask that impasse be declared later this month.

Safety Components Hires New Head of European Sales

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

Safety Components is pleased to announce the addition of Marta Doménech Catarina to its Protective Fabrics team.

Safety Components Hires New Head of European Sales

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

Safety Components is pleased to announce the addition of Marta Doménech Catarina to its Protective Fabrics team.

Massive Fire Burns Down NY Filming Site for HBO Series

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

No one was hurt as Ellenville firefighters battled the fast-spreading blaze at a used car dealership that was being used for a TV production starring Mark Ruffalo.

Massive Fire Burns Down NY Filming Site for HBO Series

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

No one was hurt as Ellenville firefighters battled the fast-spreading blaze at a used car dealership that was being used for a TV production starring Mark Ruffalo.

Houston Firefighters Rescue Motorist in Submerged Car

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

The occupant had been in a flooded ditch for an unknown length of time after the vehicle flipped upside down and became submerged in a ditch.

Houston Firefighters Rescue Motorist in Submerged Car

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

The occupant had been in a flooded ditch for an unknown length of time after the vehicle flipped upside down and became submerged in a ditch.

FL Man Accused of Impersonating Firefighter

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

The 30-year-old man allegedly said he was an off-duty Holt firefighter when he used a personal radio to contact sheriff's dispatch about a fight.

Court: NY City Can’t Avoid Arbitration with Firefighters

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

The New York Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling to allow an arbitrator to determine if “minimum manning” can continue in the Watertown firefighters’ contract.

NC Chiefs Eye Fire Training Center Options

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

A federal grant could give Chapel Hill firefighters a new flexible training center, but the four-story facility would need to be delivered and installed by September.

Middway, WV, Puts 3,000-Gallon Tanker in Service

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

The Middleway, WV, Volunteer Fire Department, in Jefferson County, has taken delivery of a 3,000-gallon tanker built by ITI Trailers and Truck Bodies on a 2018 Peterbilt cab and chassis.

RI General Assembly Passes Firefighter Overtime Bill

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

The measure, which requires time-and-a-half pay for firefighters, now goes before Rhode Island's governor, who says she's still undecided on whether she'll sign the bill.

ID Firefighters Without Boat as Float Season Nears

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

The Boise Fire Department's jet boat and Jet Ski have both been damaged recently, and firefighters might be forced to lean on shore-based rescue techniques.

SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet Officially Recommended by U.S. Department of Defense

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

SAM Medical announced its SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet (SAM XT) has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Defense's Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC).

5.11 Announces Newest Quiet Warrior in Conjunction with 5.11 Days 2019 Celebration

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

On Saturday, May 11, celebratory events will be held at each of the 45 retail stores across the United States.

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Partners with National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

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

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is partnering with the NPS-DDP (National Public Safety Drone Donation Program) in an effort to bring UAV/UAS technology to public safety agencies in need across the country.

Detroit Firefighters to Wear Body Armor on Certain Calls

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

But the president of Detroit's firefighters union questions the new policy decision. "What’s next. Tasers and guns? Body cams?"

FDSOA Offers New Incident Safety Officers Program

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

The 5 Reads course is an 8-hour class and covers the Five Critical Factors in fireground reads: reading buildings, smoke, hazardous energy, risk and firefighters.

RI Firefighters Reject Two-Year Contract

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

The nearly 170 members of Warwick's firefighters union "voiced their concern" over the proposed contract, the group's president said.

Responder Wipes Introduces a New Option for Firefighters to Remove the Risk

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

The line-up now includes the Captain’s Wipes, an 8” x 12” individually packaged wipe, with 16 in a carton.

Watch NY Crews Brave Flashover in Three-Alarm Fire

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

Raw video shows Troy firefighters tackling a massive blaze at a historic Lansingburgh bowling alley as flames and smoke pour out of the building Wednesday.

Watch NY Crews Brave Flashover in Three-Alarm Fire

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

Raw video shows Troy firefighters tackling a massive blaze at a historic Lansingburgh bowling alley as flames and smoke pour out of the building Wednesday.

Officials Reconsider Water Shutoff at MA Fire Academy

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

Water use during training exercises at Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy had been suspended on the PFAS-contaminated property.

Officials Reconsider Water Shutoff at MA Fire Academy

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

Water use during training exercises at Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy had been suspended on the PFAS-contaminated property.

NY Prosecutors: FFs Set Fires to Be First on Scene

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

But defense attorneys claim two Central Islip firefighters were wrongly accused of intentionally setting fire to abandoned houses from October 2017 to January 2018.

Embattled FL Fire Department Names Interim Chief

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

Deputy Chief Robert Weech will temporarily take over Polk County Fire Rescue after Chief Tony Stravino announced his retirement following a critical report on a 2018 fatal fire.

Narcan Used on Two FL Firefighters Exposed to Fentanyl

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

A hazmat team decontaminated the Lake County firefighters, as well as a sheriff's deputy and a suspect, after they were exposed to the powerful narcotic during a traffic stop.

Philadelphia Fire Dept. Puts Engine 52 in Service

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

The Philadelphia Fire Department.has taken delivery of a 2019 Spartan ERV pumper.

Product of the Day: Whelen Engineering — Pioneer Summit Series

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

Designed to deliver maximum light intensity, Whelen’s low-profile Pioneer Summit Series is available in multiple preconfigured spot, flood, and scene optic combinations with optional Amber clearance and warning lights for optimal visibility.

Suburban PA Ambulance Services Struggling to Survive

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

A recently released statewide report declared a "public safety crisis" as Pennsylvania ambulance providers are having trouble staying afloat financially.

Officials: Massive CA Hay Fire Could Burn for Days

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

The main priority for Chino Valley firefighters will be to keep the blaze, which started at a Chino dairy farm Tuesday night, from spreading.

Chicago Paramedic on Baby in Trash: We Were Lucky

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

The newborn baby was found in a garbage can Tuesday and brought in critical condition to a Chicago fire station, where CPR was performed.

OK Firefighters Rescue Motorists from High Water

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

A number of vehicles became stalled throughout Oklahoma City Wednesday following flooding caused by heavy rainfall that moved through the area overnight.

Two IN Firefighters Injured When Apparatus Flips Over

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

One of the Salem Township firefighters required surgery for the severe injuries he suffered when he was trapped for 45 minutes following the accident.

PA Volunteer Firefighter Charged in Home Arson

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

The 43-year-old Harleysville firefighter is accused of intentionally setting his house on fire in April in order to collect the insurance money, according to prosecutors.

Family Of Six Killed In Harlem Apartment Fire

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

Four children were among those who died in the blaze at the three-bedroom unit that took around 100 FDNY firefighters about an hour to get under control early Wednesday.

Trapped TX Firefighters Rescued from Burning Home

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

The Keller firefighters became disoriented while battling a house fire from the inside early Wednesday and needed help from their colleagues to get to safety.

FLIR Offers Inside Look at Chernobyl Disaster Site

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

In this brief documentary, you'll tour the Chernobyl disaster site using the FLIR identiFINDER R440 to measure radiation levels at various locations.

Injured IA Firefighter to Return to Light Duty

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

Clinton firefighter Adam Cain was hospitalized for 20 days with serious injuries from battling a fatal fire at an Archer Daniels Midland grain facility in January.

Hudson, WI, Fire Dept. Gets 101-Foot Platform Aerial

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

The Hudson, WI, Fire Department has taken delivery of a 101-foot platform aerial built by Rosenbauer America.

Car Slams into NYC Building, Causing Partial Collapse

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

"It sounded like a bomb went off," a witness said about the accident that involved an allegedly drunken driver who is accused of fleeing the scene.

CT Firefighter Seeks Pay for 30 Years of Volunteer Hours

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

The Quaker Hill Fire Co. firefighter, who has volunteered since 1979 and worked part-time shifts since the early 1980s, cited potential Fair Labor Standards Act violations.

FL Fire Chief Retires amid Fatal Fire Report

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

Polk County Fire Chief Tony Stravino said he plans to step down in the next 30 days following a critical report on a 2018 fire that killed a 76-year-old woman.

Product of the Day: Ventry Solutions, Inc.– Lentry Scene Lighting System 2SPECX

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

LENTRY LIGHTING SYSTEMS provide portable light and power to nearly any emergency scene with their all-terrain legs and telescoping lights.

Pierce Mfg. Opens Registration for Seventh Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field

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

Co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and Pierce Manufacturing, registration is now open for the seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Firefighter’s Death in CA Wildfire Ruled ‘Serious Accident’

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

The National Park Service report into the death of Arrowhead Hotshot Capt. Brian Hughes during last year's Ferguson Fire recommended new training and procedures.

SC Fire Department Breaks Ground on Second Station

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

Fort Mill officials have been working on plans around building a new station for the fire department for the past five years.

NJ Firefighter Found Not Guilty over Taking City Car

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

But the judge in the case blasted the Jersey City arson investigator who took home a city vehicle, saying being a firefighter requires being more than average.

Streamlight Launches New Telescoping, Portable Scene Light

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

The new EXT scene light features an 84-inch telescoping pole and rotating head for improved visibility.

Zico’s New EZ-MOUNT Tool Boards Improve the Compartment Mounting Process

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

This new system combines the power and durability of EZ-MOUNT adhesive with all-new, pre-sized tool boards for a superior tool mounting experience.

Retiring Rock ‘n’ Roll OR Firefighter Called ‘Great Mentor’

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

"I wanted to serve the community," said Capt. Stan Grove about why he joined the La Grande Fire Department, which he calls his second family.

IL Department, City Mourns Fallen Firefighter

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

Funeral services have been set for Christopher firefighter Kody Vanfossan, who died battling a multi-alarm fire at a commercial building over the weekend.

Fatal Fire Report: FL Crews Didn’t Get Details of Scene

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

A computer used by firefighters to receive vital information from 9-1-1 dispatchers was not working during a house blaze that killed Loretta Pickard, 76, last year.

Kinzer Vol. Fire Co., Paradise Township, PA, Puts Pumper-Tanker in Service

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

Kinzer Volunteer Fire Company, Paradise Township, PA, has taken delivery of a 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper-tanker.

Evidence Issue Delays NY Firefighters’ Arson Trial

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

A New York state Supreme Court justice ordered Suffolk County prosecutors to turn over withheld evidence favorable to the defense of two Central Islip firefighters.

GA Firefighters Save Man Dangling from Cell Tower

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

Gwinett County Fire and Emergency Services crews rescued an injured worker who was suspended 100 feet in the air on a cell tower Monday.

PA Department’s Bloodhound Team Celebrates 50 Years

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

Founded in 1969, the Greensburg Fire Department Bloodhound Team began with a dozen volunteer firefighters and two dogs.

Product of the Day: Tomar Electronics — Multifunction Revolution Series

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

The RevolutionT MultiFunction Series (mfR) fuses award winning warning and award winning illumination into one easy-to-install lighthead.

The UL’s FSRI Release Heat Transfer Online Training Course

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

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has released a new online training course, “Introduction to Heat Transfer and Fire Measurement."

Firefighter/Paramedic

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

The City of Reading, PA, is accepting applications for the full-time position of firefighter/paramedic.

ME Apparatus Finds Home in Replica 1917 Fire Station

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

The Old Town Garford fire truck—the oldest one in New England—will soon be housed in the building that is being constructed by a group of University of Maine students.

ME Apparatus Finds Home in Replica 1917 Fire Station

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

The Old Town Garford fire truck—the oldest one in New England—will soon be housed in the building that is being constructed by a group of University of Maine students.

Four CT Firefighters Injured in Fatal House Fire

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

The New Haven firefighters suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation in the two-alarm blaze that killed two people early Sunday.

Eagle Scout Builds Lockers for PA Firefighters

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

"It feels so rewarding to be able to give back to my fire company like this," the junior firefighter said about the 36 gear lockers he made for the Richlandtown Fire Company.

Upside Biotechnologies Announces New Skin Growth Technology for Burn Victims

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

Dr. Robert Feldman, CEO of the New Zealand-based regenerative tissue developer was a special guest at the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI’s) 31st Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.

Volunteer Decline Hurts Rural OH Ambulance Service

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

Increased training requirements are creating a volunteer shortage for Dover-based Smith Ambulance. "Rural EMS is in crisis," the company's president says.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central IL Creates First Responder Room

Posted on May 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Peoria Ronald McDonald House Dax Wing announces creation of a First Responders Hero Room.

Texas A&M Students Learn at Largest Live-Fueled Fire Training Facility in US

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

Students enrolled in the “SENG 422 / 677 Fire Protection Engineering Concepts for Industrial Facilities” course get a chance to be a firefighter for a day – donning bunker gear and fighting a fire at Brayton Fire Training Field.

ID Fire District Hires New Chief

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

Aaron Zent, a battalion chief from Wyoming, will become Rock Creek Rural Fire District's new chief at the end of May. He takes over for Chief Jason Keller, who resigned last year.

ID Fire District Hires New Chief

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

Aaron Zent, a battalion chief from Wyoming, will become Rock Creek Rural Fire District's new chief at the end of May. He takes over for Chief Jason Keller, who resigned last year.

Judge: Damages Jury Awarded NE Firefighter Excessive

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

A judge ruled that a Lincoln firefighter must choose between a new damages trial or a reduction in the amount the city must pay him for retaliation in reporting discrimination.

Watch NJ Firefighters Battle Massive Three-Alarm Fire

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

No one was hurt in the early Monday blaze, which caused the partial collapse of a three-story commercial and residential building.

Holmatro Becomes Official Supplier to International Auto Racing Circuits

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

Holmatro has become a FIA Official Supplier and will provide its latest hydraulic cutting and spreading equipment to FIA sanctioned auto racing circuits worldwide.

OR Fire Chief Unexpectedly Retires

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

Eugene Springfield Chief Joseph Zaludek, who has been in the position since February 2017, said he was stepping down in order to spend more time with his family.

Houston Firefighters to Get First Pay Parity Raises

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

This week's checks for Houston firefighters will include pay hikes from Proposition B. The increases come after an impasse was declared between the city and the fire union.

Arson Awareness Week Focuses on Construction Fires

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

For this year's Arson Awareness Week, the USFA focuses on construction sites fires, one of which claimed the lives of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988.

Photo Gallery: Fast-Moving House Fire Keeps NC Crews Running

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

Photos by Nash County fire photographer Bob Bartosz show crews working a fast-moving house fire on April 29.

IL Firefighter Dies Battling Multi-Alarm Building Blaze

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

Christopher firefighter Kody Vanfossan lost his life in the vacant furniture store fire, which he had been fighting with his father early Sunday.

South Berkeley, WV, Puts Heavy Rescue, With a Pump and Tank, in Service

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

The South Berkeley, WV, Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2019 SVI heavy rescue built on a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis.

CA Firefighter Hurt in Fall During Mobile Home Fire

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

A Folsom firefighter fell 2 to 3 feet through the floor after entering a burning mobile home Sunday afternoon.

KS Firefighters Save Girl on Log in Middle of River

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

Emporia crews rescued the girl after finding her standing on a log that had floated against a highway bridge in the Cottonwood River on Sunday.

Product of the Day: Petzl America — DUO S Headlamp 1100 Lumens

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

Rugged. Reliable. Rechargeable. The DUO headlamp line features a robust construction with an IP67 rating and up to 1100 lumens of power. The design incorporates FACE2FACE functionality that automatically dims the headlamp brightness when users...

Massive NC Blaze Destroys Former School

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

A former high school building near Lillington in Harnett County was destroyed by a huge fire that burned from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

FDNY’s New EMS Chief Breaks Down Barriers

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

Lillian Bonsignore will break down barriers as the FDNY's new EMS Chief, becoming the highest-ranked woman and openly gay member of the department.

NJ Gov May Divert $33M Away From Firefighters

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

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wants to divert $33 million from a fund that helps pay for fallen firefighter burials and assists first responders with medical bills.

MN Legislature Weighs Liability Law Changes

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

Efforts to change a Minnesota law concerning liability when emergency personnel administer complex medication is just a vote away from becoming a reality.

FL Recruiting Program Helping Expand Diversity

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

Polk County Fire Rescue is finding success with a program designed to help bring the economically disadvantaged and minorities into the fire service.

CA Driver’s Forehead Impaled by Metal Object

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

A driver was seriously injured Friday in Santa Barbara County when a metal object came through his windshield and became impaled in his forehead.

Watch FDNY Rescue Man from Train Station Tracks

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

Raw footage shows FDNY rescue crews removing an injured man from the tracks at Grand Central Station on Friday.

MA Chief Rebukes Union for No-Confidence Vote

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

Provoked by a vote of no confidence from the local firefighters union, Bourne Fire Chief Norman Sylvester says he may not retire this summer as planned.

Hockey-Playing MI Firefighter Up For NHL Award

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

Flint Fire Department quartermaster Rico Phillips, the founder of a youth hockey league, is up for the Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award from the NHL

IL Plant Blast Leaves One Dead, Two Missing

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

At least one person was killed and two others remain missing as the result of an explosion at a silicone plant in Waukegan on Friday night.

Airliner Skids into River at FL Airport

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

A passenger airplane carrying 143 people slid off the end of a runway Friday night and into the St. Johns River at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Watch CA Crews Battle Junkyard Inferno

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

Lengthy raw footage shows San Diego Fire Rescue crews battling a massive inferno at a junkyard early Friday evening.

Excellent Drone Footage of Massive MI Blaze

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

Raw footage taken by an aerial drone shows firefighters battling a massive fire that broke out at an America Best Value Inn in Petoskey on Friday.

WA Hazmat Crews Face Radioactive Spill

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

A Seattle hazmat team responded when 13 people were exposed to radioactive material that spilled on a loading dock at a university research center.

Disconnected Hydrants Hampered LA Crews

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

St. George investigators are looking into a fire hydrant problem that hampered emergency response during a massive apartment complex fire Thursday night.

Tourists Flee Flaming GA Tour Trolley

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

Fire crews responded when an Old Savannah Tours sightseeing trolley caught fire near Forsyth Park in Savannah on Friday morning with passengers aboard.

Fate of OH Fire Station in Voters’ Hands

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

Streetsboro voters will get to weigh in on a 0.8-mill tax levy to raise about $5 million to fund construction of a new fire station.

CA Local Firefighters’ Union Files Suit in Labor Case

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

Santa Maria firefighters claim several current and former city officials retaliated against union members for lawful union-related activity.

CT Firefighter Hurt Battling House Fire

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

A firefigher from the Attawaugan Fire Department was transported to be checked out at a local hospital, due to exertion in battling Pomfret house fire.

IL Firefighters Discover Early Morning Fire by Coincidence

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

While responding to a medical call on the East Bluff, Peoria firefighters smelled smoke in the neighborhood while on a medical call and found a car on fire in a garage.

Fire Hits Los Angeles Refinery Second Time in Two Months

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

Firefighters scrambled to put out another blaze at Houston-based Phillips 66 refinery in Carson late Thursday.

Mini-Pumper Delivered to Edgecomb, ME, Fire Dept.

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

The Edgecomb, ME, Fire Department has taken delivery of an HME Ahrens-Fox mini-pumper built on a Ford F-550 cab and chassis. It is powered by a 6.7L V-8 engine and a SelectShift transmission. To fight fire, it has a Hale DSD 1,500-gpm pump and a...

‘It’s not Fair,’ Miami Beach Firefighters Cite Nepotism in Selecting Recruits

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

Of the 21 recruits ultimately selected for fire department training six are related to current employees including Chief Virgil Fernandez, two division chiefs, a lieutenant and the local union president.

OH Firefighter Gender Discrimination Trial Rescheduled

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

The lawsuit involves three female Toledo firefighters who claim they were discriminated against and are accusing the city of Toledo and the fire department of creating a hostile work environment.

First iZ

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

What if we could shave just 1 minute off each 911 call? The FCCestimates more than 10,000 lives could be saved each year if emergency responders were able to quickly locate and reach 911 callers.What if there was a way for first responders...

OH Barn Fire Badly Injures Three Workers, Kills 180 Pigs

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

In all, 57 firefighters from nine departments responded to the scene at the Wayne County swine farm. The three workers were airlifted to hospitals for burn treatment.

WA Bounce House Flips Injuring Five Students, One Gets CPR

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

One person had to be airlifted from Zillah High School after being critically injured in the incident.

Retired PA Firefighter Dies in Mobile Home Fire

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

The 70-year-old victim was a long-time firefighter and fire police officer with the Monarch Fire Company in Amity Township. He perished in a fire that broke out in his Exeter Township home.

RI Firefighters OK Contract that Will Reduce Overtime Costs

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

East Greenwich firefighters agreed to reduce minimum staffing to eight per shift but reinstate "floaters," firefighters who fill in for any absent colleagues at the straight pay rate.

No Injuries When TX Fire Truck Overturns on Rain-Slick Road

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

The Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department apparatus landed on the driver's side on Borgfeld Road during the 8 a.m. crash.

Family of Four Found Dead in OH Home, CO Poisoning Suspected

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

Genoa Township police and fire found elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the Delaware County home when they entered.

Once Disciplined, CA Fire Chief Hailed for Saving Family on His Way to Work

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

CAL FIRE Division Chief Paul Melendrez entered a burning building in October 2017 without gear and rescued a family of four. He was honored Thursday for his actions.

PA Firefighter Burned at House Fire, Two People Rescued

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

A Kingston firefighter suffered burns battling a double-block residence where one person from each side was rescued.

Product of the Day: Nightstick — FORGE Helmet-Mounted Multi-Function Flashlight

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

The Nightstick NSP-4640B Helmet-Mounted Multi-Function Flashlight is the most versatile choice for helmet-mounted hands-free lighting. The 4640 outshines the competition with its powerful 360-lumen tightly-focused flashlight and a beam ...

Product of the Day: Nightstick — FORGE Helmet-Mounted Multi-Function Flashlight

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

The Nightstick NSP-4640B Helmet-Mounted Multi-Function Flashlight is the most versatile choice for helmet-mounted hands-free lighting. The 4640 outshines the competition with its powerful 360-lumen tightly-focused flashlight and a beam ...

Ex-OH Fire Officials Stole More Than $110K from VFD

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

A former chief and a former assistant chief with the Rome Volunteer Fire Department were indicted in connection with the theft of the money over a four-year period.

Mission Critical Partners Announces New Leadership Appointments

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

Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team.

PSA on CT Volunteer Firefighter Shortage Up for Emmy

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

“See You Out There” spotlights 85 Connecticut volunteer firefighters from 16 departments and was shot by a member of the Hebron Fire Department.

Streamlight Introduces Bank Charger for USB Rechargeable Batteries

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

The new Bank Charger features an eight-bay design, allowing users to charge up to eight 2600 mAh Streamlight 18650 USB batteries in 5.25 hours.

‘Little House on the Prairie’ CA Set Destroyed

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

Lightning ignited the Ventura County blaze that burned down the 6,500-acre Big Sky Movie Ranch, which was the home for the TV series in the '70s and '80s.

Noonlight’s Platform Gives First Responders Access to Critical Data in Case of a Fire

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

Noonlight has partnered with Nest Protect and other smart home devices to bring the fire department straight to residents' doors in case of heavy smoke or high carbon monoxide levels within their homes.

TargetSolutions and IAFC VCOS Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Training Officer Recognition Award

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

This is the sixth consecutive year the VCOS and TargetSolutions have joined forces to acknowledge an exceptional training officer with this prestigious award.

Watch Sprinkler System Douse WY Grease Fire

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

Security camera video captured a sprinkler quickly extinguishing a cooking fire that broke out in a shared kitchen area of employee housing in Jackson Hole.

Interim TX Fire Chief: ‘It Is a Nice Vote of Confidence’

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

Doug Adams will serve as interim chief of The Woodlands Fire Department for the next four to six months as the township searches for a new chief.

WA Firefighters Rescue Teen Stuck on Cliff

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

Vancouver and Clark County crews were needed when the teen refused to climb down on his own after becoming trapped 35 feet above the ground early Thursday.

NM Fire Chief Says Goodbye to ‘Great Adventure’

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

"It’s just time to transition to something new," Santa Fe County Fire Chief David Sperling, who leaves the department after 20 years for his wife’s employee benefits firm.

Port St. Joe, FL, Fire Dept. Gets Stainless Steel Pumper

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

The Port St. Joe, FL, Fire Departmenthas taken delivery of it's first Toyne pumper built on a Kenworth T370 2-door cab and chassis.

CA Prof: App Could Help Firefighters Track Wildfires

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

An app accessing available satellite images would let crews spot, follow and predict massive wildfires, according to a University of California-Berkeley professor.

Lawsuit: TX Firefighters Union Head Abused Leave Time

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

According to the complaint, poor oversight let the president of the Austin Firefighters Association to allegedly spend about a quarter of his work time on private matters.

Vintage Fire Apparatus Returns to TX City

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

The 1926 ladder apparatus has been restored, and it returns to Brownsville after it was sold to a Pennsylvania truck dealer in the late 1970s.

Product of the Day: Command Light — Shadow Series SL442D-FS Light Tower

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

The Shadow Series offers Command Light’s most compact units with a reach of more than four feet from its base.

NH Crews Save Man Stuck in Tree Retrieving Drone

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Manchester firefighters rescued a man who became stuck in a tree 60 feet above the ground when he tried to climb after a drone.

Layoffs Begin for Houston Firefighters

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The head of Houston's firefighters union said he was disappointed that Chief Samuel Peña allowed the city "to willingly execute mass layoffs and demotions of firefighters."

OK Law Lets Retired Paid Firefighters Volunteer

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials hope the new measure will help rural fire departments around Oklahoma attract more qualified volunteer firefighters.

OK Law Lets Retired Paid Firefighters Volunteer

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials hope the new measure will help rural fire departments around Oklahoma attract more qualified volunteer firefighters.

Age Keeps Navy SEAL from Becoming FDNY Firefighter

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Is 37 too old to become a New York City firefighter? That seems to be the case for a decorated Navy SEAL who passed all of the department's requirements except age.

New Module from Responder Safety Focuses on Connected Vehicles

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rapid advancements in technology are making connected vehicles more and more commonplace on the roadways.

New Fire Station Shows Pledge to Growing FL Area

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Orange County's new fire station is a temporary, modular building, but it will be staffed around-the-clock by firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

OH Firefighter Suffers Smoke Inhalation in House Blaze

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vandalia crews quickly put out a house fire early Wednesday that displaced two people and caused significant damage to the residence.

Close Calls: “I Needed Noise to Orient Myself”

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Billy Goldfeder offers Part 2 of a series about a captain who lost contact with his team while trying to exit a complex structure.

Proposed Fund Would Pay Stipends for ME Firefighters

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

York and York Beach fire chiefs hope a ballot measure passes that would allow the departments to pay minimum wages to volunteer firefighters who respond to calls.

St. Andrews, SC, Fire Dept.Gets Heavy Rescue

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

St Andrews Rescue Co. 301, part of the St. Andrews, SC, Fire Department, has taken delivery of a combination heavy rescue built by Pierce MFG.

FL Firefighter Dies after Major Stroke

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

DeSoto County firefighter Brad Gregrich, 30, began feeling ill and suffered a stroke more than two weeks ago. He died Saturday, and a memorial service is set for next week.

Trump Attacks Firefighters Union for Endorsing Biden

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The Dues Sucking firefighters leadership will always support Democrats, even though the membership wants me," the president wrote over Twitter.

Fire-Dex Hires New Metro Sales Manager

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lauren Burke DeVere is the oldest daughter of Bill Burke, Fire-Dex's owner and CEO. In her new position, she will build and maintain relations with metro fire departments and assist the sales team with large accounts.

RI Firefighters, City Agree to Tentative Contract

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Next week, the executive board for Warwick's firefighters union will vote to ratify the proposed agreement, which covers two years.

Detection Detail

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dennis Merrigan and Daniel Cowden explain how gas detection tools help mitigate potentially deadly hazards at “fumes” calls.

Health & Wellness: Difficult Conversations

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

David Wiklanski offers advice for helping a firefighter who comes to you seeking help.

Command Post: Excitement for the Future

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dr. Harry Carter offers simple tips for effective leaders looking to find excitement in life.

Embracing Immersive Design

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Paul Erickson describes a design concept that focuses on mental and emotional well-being.

10 Points for a Safer Station

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jeff Humphreys and Brett Hanson share tips for designing a secure facility to protect firefighters.

Hazmat Studies: Inside Milwaukee’s Hazmat Team

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Robert Burke covers the Milwaukee Hazmat Team, serving a Midwestern hub with several response area hazards.

Technical Rescue: Raker Cut Review

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mark McCabe reviews how to cut rakers for shoring at structural collapse incidents.

Fire Politics: What’s Next?

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Shane Ray shares his story and asks readers to consider whether they will also find themselves in the world of fire politics.

A Case Study in Decontamination

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Robert Krzyzanowski shares how one department design focuses on revitalizing a contaminating site and decontaminating firefighters.

The Fire Scene: Did You Know … ?

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

John Salka encourages readers to get to know the industry with some fire service facts.

EMS: Assaults: A Major Stressor

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Richart Bossert shares tips for avoiding and dealing with assaults on the job.

Hot Shots 5/19

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firehouse presents recent fires from around the country.

Building Codes, the ADA & Your Fire Station

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Brian Harris and Forest Hooker share a brief history of building codes and how they apply to station design.

Higher Education from the 30,000-Foot View

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Glenn James shares how education impacts higher-order thinking, communication and reflection.

University of Extrication: Dash & Instrument Panel Entrapment: Part 2

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ron Moore and the rescue team complete the final two steps of the F-I-A-T procedure on an acquired vehicle to accomplish a successful dash rolling or dash jacking evolution.

For the Record 5/19

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Barry Brickey 2019 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year..

As Firehouse Sees It: Keeping Up with Changes

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It’s a great time to be involved in the fire service as technology evolves and research validates some thoughts and debunks other ideas that could threaten a firefighter’s life on the fireground. While all this information is being released in a...

Scuttlebutt 5/19

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firehouse is seeking entries for its sixth-annual Station Design Awards.

The Truck Company Roof Report

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gibby Gorman details what the incident commander needs in a complete report from firefighters assigned to the roof.

IA FD Uses Microsoft Power BI to Analyze and Display Data Collected with Emergency Reporting Software

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The ability to collect and analyze accurate data has long been a need for the fire service, but modern tools and integrations are now making it easier than ever before.

Product of the Day: Code 3 — Focus360 Series Heavy-Duty Spotlight

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Focus360 3010 Series offers full 360 degree continuous rotation, a 135-degree tilt range and features an optional hardwired in-dash joystick controller.

AR Firefighter Dies after Heart Attack

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

Michael Watkins, a driver and engineer with the Northeast Lakeside Fire Department, was responding to a brush fire when he had the medical emergency last week.

New VA Station Adds Classic Feature: the Firehouse Pole

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

When Stafford County's Station 14 opens in July, the two-story facility will be the only one in the county with a pole giving crews quick access from sleeping quarters to street level.

Pure Safety Group Introduces Checkmate TR3 Tripod

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

It is the first Checkmate product to be launched in North America.

Veteran Firefighter Sworn In as MA Chief

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

Chicopee Fire Chief Daniel Stamborski is a second-generation firefighter with more than two decades of service. He takes over for Chief Dean Desmarais, who retired in March.

Panasonic Delivers FirstNet Ready TOUGHBOOK Devices for First Responders on FirstNet

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

Leading rugged mobile device manufacturer demonstrates commitment to public safety sector with mobility solutions tested and approved for use on FirstNet

CT Firefighters Defer Raises for Two Years

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

The "unheard of" move by West Shore's firefighters union to forgo contractual raises will save West Haven taxpayers around $270,000 over the next two years.

Watch Milwaukee FFs Make Window-Ledge Rescue

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

Video captures members of Milwaukee's Heavy Urban Rescue Team dramatically saving a person from falling from an eighth-story window.

RI Firefighter Accused of Public Nudity: I’m Not Guilty

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

“The bulk of the allegation is untrue,” said a 60-year-old veteran Lynnfield fire captain on paid leave after he allegedly walked naked into a 7-Eleven earlier this month.

Detroit Firefighters Save Baby Born