September 19, 2019

Ephraim, UT, Fire & Rescue Hits New Heights with 109-foot Aerial

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

Ephraim, UT, Fire & Rescue, in the Sanpete County Fire District, has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer 109-foot Viper aerial.

RI Town, Firefighters ‘Far from’ New Labor Deal

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

Arbitration is the next step for the Middletown firefighters union and the town, and officials don't expect a resolution until after the end of the year.

MI Fire Department Unveils New Central Station

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

City officials and the public were given tours of Monroe Fire Department's 15,700-square-foot station during the dedication ceremony for the multi-million facility.

FDNY Evacuates Three Hospital Floors for Chemical Spill

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

Around 150 people were moved from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a precaution after the spill of a hazardous and flammable substance used in chemical testing

RingRescue Helps Responders Remove Rings Without Cutting

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

The RingRescue is designed to be a smooth, effortless and practical tool that can be used by any staff to safely remove rings from swollen fingers.

Otto Frei

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

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FirstNet Authority Board Advances Investments to Expand Network Coverage, Upgrade Core for 5G

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

Expanding deployable assets, upgrading the FirstNet core to be 5G Ready are focus of first investments aligned with public safety priorities in FirstNet Authority Roadmap.

MI Firefighters Rescue Driver who Crashed Car into Pond

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

Grand Rapids crews saved the man after an “underlying medical condition” might have caused him to veer off the road and into the water Wednesday.

IA Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty in Corn Crib Fire

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

The 25-year-old Nemaha volunteer firefighter faces second-degree arson and other charges after allegedly starting the blaze so that he could help put it out.

Fallen ME Captain Followed Family’s Firefighting Legacy

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

Serving for 30 years, Capt. Michael Bell was part of a family tradition with the Farmington Fire Department that included his father, Jack, and brother, Terry.

Accused Arsonist Reignites Blaze in Front of IN Crews

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

Investigators are searching for a man who allegedly started a street fire and then returned to the scene to re-light the blaze in front of Wayne Township firefighters.

NC Fire Department Faces Probe for Lost Benefit Funds

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

North Carolina authorities are investigating the Vance County Fire Department after funds raised for the family of a 10-year-old cancer patient went missing.

Chatham, GA, Emergency Services Put Engine 5 in Service

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

Chatham, GA, Emergency Services has put Engine 5, an HME Ahrens-Fox rescue pumper. It is built on an HME 1871 SFO cab and chassis, powered by a Cummins L9 engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. To fight fire, it has a Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump, a...

Firefighters, Researchers Run Fire Experiments in OH

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

Underwriters Laboratories and fire departments from around the country have been using vacant buildings in Fairborn to study fire and fire safety.

Firefighter

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

The Campbell County, WY, Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of firefighter.

Three Sent to Hospital after Strong Odor at TX School

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

Fort Worth firefighters found nothing harmful from a sewer gas leak that forced about 20 adults and children out of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Watch NJ Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Produce Plant Fire

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

The massive blaze in Deerfield Township had firefighters from dozens of departments around the area responding to the F&S Produce Company's facility Tuesday.

Pierce Mfg. Stair Climb Nets Over $115K for NFFF

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

Nearly 2,200 members of the fire service, their families, friends, and community members climbed the steps of historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 7.

Seven FDs Battle PA Fire Started by Using Gas to Kill Bees

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

A Paxtonville house caught fire when the owner tried killing bees by pouring gasoline into an in-ground hive, causing flames to ignite a corner of the two-story residence.

Scabies Strikes 20 Firefighters in MD Department

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

The highly contagious condition was found among Prince George's County firefighters working in more than a dozen stations throughout the county.

One Killed in Blaze that Guts FL Mobile Home

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

Crews battled the fire that broke out at a mobile home in Jacksonville, and the flames were so intense that they melted the headlight and grill of a Honda parked nearby.

CT Firefighters, City Agree to Six-Year Contract

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

New Haven firefighters will receive an 11 percent salary increase over the span of the new deal, which has been sent to the Board of Alders.

Wyeth Bowdoin

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

Arrests Made in Fatal Shooting of MN Firefighter

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

Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the death of St. Paul firefighter and paramedic Thomas Harrigan, who was shot and killed in his home earlier this month.

Arrests Made in Fatal Shooting of MN Firefighter

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

Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the death of St. Paul firefighter and paramedic Thomas Harrigan, who was shot and killed in his home earlier this month.

Ex-TX Fire Chief’s Trial over Alleged Security Breach

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

Former Brownsville Fire Chief Carlos Elizondo has pleaded not guilty to six counts of computer security breach stemming from the department's emergency reporting system.

Union: Council Should Join Fight vs. Cleveland Fire Chief

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

In a letter to Cleveland's City Council president, an attorney for the firefighters union claims that the group's case asking for the firing of Chief Angelo Calvillo is being ignored.

Delmar, DE, Vol. Fire Co. Has Taken Delivery of a Custom Pumper

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

Delmar, DE, Volunteer Fire Company, in Sussex County, has taken delivery of a 2019 Seagrave Marauder pumper. It is built on a Seagrave four-door, six-occupant, climate controlled cab and chassis with a flat roof and H.O. Bostrom seats. It is powered by...

Product of the Day: Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corporation — KMIII Rope

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

KM-III is an exceptional static rope for rappelling, caving, rescue, top roping, fixed rope applications, hauling, and life safety applications – a true jack-of-all-trades.

FFs Hurt in Possible Arson at Adult Business

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

Authorities are investigating the three-alarm fire at the closed San Jose business after crews discovered a body in the basement of the building.

Private FFs Feel Slow Burn on Pay in Quiet OR Fire Season

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

This year's lack of large wildfires in Oregon has meant reduced workloads—and paychecks—for firefighters contracted to help state and federal fire agencies.

FFs Save Man Pinned by CA Subway Train, Platform

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

San Francisco crews rescued a man using a walker after he fell on the tracks and became wedged by a train against the platform at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station.

FFs Save Man Pinned by CA Subway Train, Platform

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

San Francisco crews rescued a man using a walker after he fell on the tracks and became wedged by a train against the platform at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station.

Braun and Crestline Announce New Ambulance Sales and Service Locations in LA, TX, NM, OK and AR

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

Nexus Emergency Group will now service customers in five southwestern states and customer are urged to contact them direct for inquires related to new ambulance sales and service.

Nightstick Offers New LED Rechargeable Area/Scene Light

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

The powerful, waterproof portable area light features long-lasting lithium-ion power and hands-free rare-earth magnet or tripod base.

FL Fire Captain Seriously Injured in Apparatus Crash

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

Veteran Jacksonville Fire Capt. Daniel Arms was taken to the hospital in stable condition with "very serious injuries" after the apparatus he was driving overturned.

New GORE Particulate Hood GEN2 Improves Comfort Without Compromising Performance

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

The GORE Particulate Hood GEN2 delivers increased comfort due to higher breathability, enabling you to wear the hood on the scene longer.

ME Firefighter Killed in Propane Explosion

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

At least six firefighters also were injured in the blast, which destroyed the newly constructed building for a nonprofit group in Farmington on Monday morning.

Heavy Rescue Delivered to Toms River, NJ, Vol. Fire Co. #2

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

Toms River, NJ, Volunteer Fire Company #2, Fire District #1, in Ocean County, has taken delivery of a Pierce Arrow XT heavy rescue it is built on a Pierce Arrow XT cab and chassis.

Arbitrator: NY Department’s Six-Firefighter Shifts Unsafe

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

The Lockport Fire Department must return to shifts of nine firefighters after an arbitrator determined that the city wrongly reduced the department's minimum staffing levels.

Hydrants Offline as Detroit Crews Battled House Blaze

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

"(Firefighters) kept going from hydrant to hydrant, and there was no hydrant water in the area," a Detroit firefighter said of the scene in which a person was found dead.

‘Very Long Road Ahead’ for Severely Hurt WA Firefighter

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

Okanogan County Assistant Chief Christian Johnson remains in a medically induced coma after suffered burns to 60% of his body while battling the Spring Coulee wildfire.

Product of the Day: Pigeon Mountain Industries — PMI UNICORE Rope

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

PMI Unicore rope uses an astonishing process, bonding rope sheath and core without affecting the rope’s suppleness.

Man Spots Firefighter, Angel in Clouds on 9/11

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

A viral Facebook photo taken on Sept. 11 shows cloud formations that some say look like a firefighter moving toward an angel.

NY Firefighter Saves Man at Football Game

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

The Fairmount firefighter watching Clemson play Syracuse on Saturday noticed a fellow fan losing consciousness in the middle of the second quarter.

Rebuild of Tornado-Struck AL Station Begins

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

Construction work has started on the rebuild of Eufaula’s Northside Fire Station after a tornado crumpled the building back in March.

Watch NJ Crews Battle Fast-Moving Blaze

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

Raw video shows Newark firefighters battling a fast-moving fire at a three-story residence early Sunday morning.

WA Firefighter Marks 50 Years of Service

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

Jim Krouse, 74, retired as Colfax fire chief in 2010 but continues volunteering as a firefighter and EMT, saying he still loves helping people he knows.

PA Fire Company Marks 130th Anniversary

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

The Diamond Fire Company in Hazleton is still going strong and recently marked its 130th anniversary.

CO Firefighters Getting Raises in New CBA

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

Pueblo Fire Department workers will be getting raises for the next three years after the city and the firefighters union agreed on a new multiyear CBA.

Decks Collapse at NJ Home During FF Weekend

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

Over a dozen people may have been injured when multiple decks collapsed at a Wildwood house during the annual firefighters weekend at the resort town.

Would-Be Car Thieves Shoot at Phoenix FFs

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

Police are searching for two suspects after they fired a gun at Phoenix firefighters who found the two individuals breaking into a car at Station 58.

Suspect Arrested in MN Synagogue Blaze

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

A suspect has been arrested and faces felony first-degree arson charges for a blaze that destroyed a synagogue in Duluth earlier this week.

OH Mayor: Fire Chief on Leave Doing Well

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

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan says Fire Chief John Soisson is doing well since going on leave June 17 for an undisclosed medical issue.

Developer May Finance New CA Fire Station

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

A real estate developer will pay $11 million to build a new Brentwood fire station if the city's western boundary is extended for new home construction.

OH City Seeks Dismissal of FF Discrimination Suit

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

The city of Toledo has filed a motion in federal court to dismiss a racial discrimination case brought by a fire department recruit who was fired in 2018.

Man Breaks into SC Fire Station, Steals Equipment on 9/11

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

Authories are looking for information on who might have broken into the Youngs Fire Department in Laurens County.

CA Utility Co. Reaches $11B Settlement with Insurers in Wildfire Claims

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

The tentative settlement covers all of the insurance claims against PG&E, partially reimbursing them for payouts they made to policyholders for the October 2017 wine country fires and last November's Camp Fire.

OK Firefighter Killed in Off-Duty Collision with Semi-Truck

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

A 21-year-old Grady County Fire Department firefighter was killed when he hit a semi truck that ran a stop sign.

Chemical Fire Sparks Blast at GA Plant

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

A hazardous chemical fire sparked an explosion at a manufacturing plant early Friday, forcing school closures and evacuations across Calhoun County.

Fire Chief/EMA Coordinator

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

The City of Galesburg, IL, has launched a nationwide search to fill the role of Fire Chief/Emergency Management Agency Coordinator.

Somers Point, NJ, Vol. Fire Co. Puts Brush Truck in Service

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

The Somers Point, NJ, Volunteer Fire Company #1, in Atlantic County, has taken delivery of a 2019 Ford F550 / Reading / CET brush truck.

TX Fire Chief Arrested for ‘Interfering’ at Scene

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

The Dimmit County fire chief allegedly tried to stop a neighboring fire department from extinguishing an oil well fire in his jursidiction.

Crew Slept as CA Dive Boat Burned and Tragedy Unfolded

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

Crew members of the Conception were allegedly asleep when fire broke out on the vessel resulting in the worst maritime disaster in modern California history.

Battle to Save PA Vol. Fire Dept. Rages On

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

Sep. 12--PLYMOUTH TWP. -- Despite a decisive vote from township supervisors that decertified Plymouth Township's only volunteer fire company, the battle to save it rages on, with a town hall meeting at the firehouse on Thursday. It's been about two...

OR Community Faces Spending Big Bucks to Fix 911 System

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

Voters will decide in November whether to spend $28 million on a new radio system for the Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatch center.

OR Community Faces Spending Big Bucks to Fix 9-1-1 System

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

Voters will decide in November whether to spend $28 million on a new radio system for the Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatch center.

OH City Opens Two New Fire Stations for Firefighter Safety

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

Akron opened two new facilities Thursday. Station 2 cost about $5.6 million and Station 4 cost about $9 million

TN Conference Focuses on Firefighter Suicide Prevention

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

A main objective of the conference in Hixson was to remove the stigma of talking about personal struggles in an industry that is focused on helping others first.

OH Chief’s Medical Absence Prompts Move to Create Assistant Chief’s Position

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

Norwalk's fire chief has been on medical leave since June and city officials are realizing that the department might need an assistant chief to handle such situations.

Detroit House Fire Injures Toddler and Five Others

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

A candle may have caused a house fire that sent six people to the hospital.

Probe of FL Chief Proves ‘Inconclusive’ and ‘Moot’

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

Apopka’s internal administrative investigation of retired fire chief Chuck Carnesale and other alleged misconduct in the Fire Department concluded with findings that “are inconclusive and generally moot,” according to a packet of documents the city...

Product of the Day: Sterling Rope Company — FDNY Large Area Search Kit

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

The FDNY Search Kit was built to the exacting specifications of FDNY, and comes with conical distance indicators every 25 feet to indicate distance and direction to the exit.

Watch CO Firefighters Rappel Down Cliff to Save Dog

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

The sheepdog fell 60 feet after slipping off a creek, and she needed Colorado firefighters to fetch her from the 2-foot-wide ledge where she landed.

UT Researchers Studying Wildfire Patterns to Help FFs

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

The project by Brigham Young University's Chemical Engineering Department is looking at how wildfires burn in order to give firefighters another tool in the field.

FDNY Firefighter Shares Screen with J.Lo in ‘Hustlers’

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

A 20-year veteran firefighter, Lt. Mario Polit, who works at Engine 268/Ladder 137 in Rockaway Park, plays an NYPD detective in the movie, which opens Friday.

Firefighters Union Sues NY City over Discipline Policy

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

In its lawsuit, Syracuse's firefighters union disputes the city's application of a century-old law that says discipline for police and firefighters can't be part of contract negotiations.

Plane Crashes on MD Highway, Hitting Car

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

Four people were injured by the crashing plane, which happened along Route 50 near Freeway Airport in Bowie, Prince George's County Fire said.

Widow of UT Firefighter Killed in Air Drop Sues CAL FIRE

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

Draper City Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett “suffered fatal crushing injuries" after nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant was dropped while he fought the Ranch wildfire.

Multiple FL Fire Departments Battle Garbage Blaze

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

Crews from Longwood, Sanford, Lake Mary and Seminole County fire departments responded to the flaming pile of trash at a Seminole County transfer station.

Multiple FL Fire Departments Battle Garbage Blaze

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

Crews from Longwood, Sanford, Lake Mary and Seminole County fire departments responded to the flaming pile of trash at a Seminole County transfer station.

Photo Backing OH Fire Chief Appears on Union Website

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

"That's rogue,” Toledo firefighters union president said about the unauthorized online post supporting Fire Chief Brian Byrd, who faces discrimination allegations.

FDNY Firefighter Testifies that 2015 Blaze Ended Career

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

Retired Battalion Chief Edward Tierney, a 9/11 hero, was injured while battling a fatal fire in the East Village. "It was a complete life-changer for me," he said at the trial.

Ready Rack Announces Partnership with Responder Wipes

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

The decontamination wipes add to the company's cancer reduction product line-up.

Newly Started MI Fire Department Hires Assistant Chief

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

Grand Blanc firefighter Charles Farley, who was promoted to assistant fire chief, has 20 years of fire service experience between three different municipalities.

Newly Started MI Fire Department Hires Assistant Chief

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

Grand Blanc firefighter Charles Farley, who was promoted to assistant fire chief, has 20 years of fire service experience between three different municipalities.

Miami Firefighters Sent to Bahamas after Dorian Return

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

The Miami and Miami-Dade rescue squads were deployed for five days to Grand Bahama Island to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Lake Assault Boats Joins The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Buying Cooperative

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

SUPERIOR, WI – Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards and a leading manufacturer of purpose-built, mission-specific fire and rescue boats, announced that a wide array of the company’s craft is now available for purchase through...

Fallen MA Firefighter Added to Boston Memorial

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

"It's a tribute to his bravery and the sacrifice he made for the Worcester community," said the firefighters union head about Christopher Roy, who died in a five-alarm fire last year.

Hudson, NH, Fire Dept. Gets 100-foot Rear-Mount Aerial

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

Hudson, NH, Fire Department has taken delivery of a 100-foot, non-quint rear-mount aerial built by Seagrave. It is built on a Seagrave Marauder stainless steel cab and chassis powered by a Cummins ISX 12 500-hp engine and an Allison 4000EVS...

Cops: Crash Victim Stole PA Firefighter’s Pickup Truck

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

The man took off with the Daugherty Township firefighter's vehicle, and police found him at an area bar, where he fought with officers before being subdued with a stun gun.

Product of the Day: Seek Thermal — Reveal FirePRO Personal TIC

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

FirePRO was built for firefighters to conduct a faster primary search, locate victims sooner when every second counts, find their way out in zero visibility conditions and reduce rekindles.

Firefighter

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

The Signal Mountain, TN, Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of firefighter.

FDNY Joins Families at 9/11 Memorial Service

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

Firefighters again joined with families of those who lost loved ones during the annual 9/11 memorial service in lower Manhattan on Wednesday morning.

WA Cities Await Report on Possible FD Merger

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

Aberdeen and Hoquiam will soon receive a long-awaited study on the possibility of merging fire departments into a regional fire authority.

WA Cities Await Report on Possible FD Merger

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

Aberdeen and Hoquiam will soon receive a long-awaited study on the possibility of merging fire departments into a regional fire authority.

HI Paramedic Hurt in Crash Makes Plea to Drivers

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

Honolulu EMS paramedic Jeff Zuckernick was seriously injured Sunday when a drunk driver ran a red light and hit an ambulance transporting a patient.

Watch NJ Crews Extricate Driver after MVA

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

Raw footage shows Paterson firefighters arriving on scene and extricating an injured driver after his vehicle crashed into a pole on Tuesday.

KY City Narrows Search for New Fire Chief

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

Owensboro officials have narrowed the field to six candidates as they search for a new chief to take over the city's fire department.

Aging CT Station Getting $500K Overhaul

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

The New Britain Fire Department’s Station 4, which was built 70 years ago, is about to undergo a $500,000 renovation that will take five to six months.

CA County Prioritizing Responder Mental Health

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

San Diego County officials are backing the creation of a behavioral health program to provide confidential mental health services to all first responders.

CA County Backs Mental Health Program

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

San Diego County officials are backing the creation of a behavioral health program to provide confidential mental health services to all first responders.

9/11 Responders Continue Battling Illnesses

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

Eighteen years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders continue dealing with serious illnesses brought on by exposure to dust and chemicals at Ground Zero.

Secaucus, NJ, Fire Dept. Places Firefighting and Rescue Craft in Service

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

The Secaucus Fire Department, located in Hudson County, New Jersey, placed a 28-foot Lake Assault Boats firefighting and rescue craft into service earlier this summer.

IL Crews Tackle Fiery Train Derailment

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

Firefighters evacuated schools and some residents in Dupo after a railroad tank car containing a flammable liquid caught fire following a derailment.

NY Study to Look at EMS Workers’ Eating Habits

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

Two University of Buffalo researchers—both former first responders—plan to study the nutrition practices of western New York EMS clinicians.

NY Study to Look at EMS Workers’ Eating Habits

Posted on September 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Two University of Buffalo researchers—both former first responders—plan to study the nutrition practices of western New York EMS clinicians.

PA Township Reopens Fire Company with Stipulations

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

Haverford Township and Bon Air Fire Company officials reached an agreement to reinstate the department as long as it makes certain changes.

FL First Responder Suicide Prevention Effort Unveiled

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

Hillsborough County's "First to Respond, Last to Ask for Help" initiative is designed to urge firefighters and other first responders to call for anonymous psychological help.

DuPont Announces Winners of the 2019 Kevlar Glove Innovation Awards

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

Personal protective equipment manufacturers honored for innovative usage of DuPont Kevlar in glove designs.

Product of the Day: Rescom Sales Inc. — Rescom Modular

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

Rescom Modular is a high-performance, hard-lined system that meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration confined space entry standards.

LENOX Industrial Tools

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

LENOX has developed premium -performance tools for over 100 years. Our unique depth of experience gives us a command of cutting science and cutting performance that's second to none. We put it to work for you, developing tools that make your job easier....

LENOX Industrial Tools

Posted on September 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

LENOX has developed premium -performance tools for over 100 years. Our unique depth of experience gives us a command of cutting science and cutting performance that’s second to none. We put it to work for you, developing tools that make your job easier….

3M Scott Safety Announces the ‘As Long As You Own It’ Air-Pak SCBA Warranty

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

Monroe, NC  – 3M Scott Fire & Safety, a global leader in respiratory protection and imaging solutions, announces a new warranty for its latest Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA, compliant to the NFFA 1981, 2018 Edition standard (approvals pending).The Air-Pak X3...

New MO Interim Fire Chief Embraces Being Role Model

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

Donna Maize, the first woman to lead the Kansas City Fire Department since it started more than 150 years ago, wants to encourage more women to pursue firefighting.

LENOX Partners with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

The partnership, which includes assistance in professional firefighter training, funding and awareness events, is the next step in the evolution of the brand’s efforts to provide support to first-responders.

LENOX Partners with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

The partnership, which includes assistance in professional firefighter training, funding and awareness events, is the next step in the evolution of the brand’s efforts to provide support to first-responders.

The Badge Life Launches First Responder-Themed Fitness Apparel Line

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

The Badge Life, a new e-commerce company owned and operated by an active member of law enforcement, has launched a new fitness apparel line geared First Responders.

Tragedy Strikes at OH Firefighter’s Funeral Service

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

Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from an apparatus during an honor ride following the funeral for a Short Creek Joint Fire District assistant chief.

Logan’s Roadhouse Honors First Responders with Free Meals on September 11

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

This September 11, first responders, including firefighters, law enforcement officers and Emergency Medical Technicians, are invited to enjoy a free meal at any of the company-owned and California franchise Logan’s Roadhouse locations.

Logan’s Roadhouse Honors First Responders with Free Meals on September 11

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

This September 11, first responders, including firefighters, law enforcement officers and Emergency Medical Technicians, are invited to enjoy a free meal at any of the company-owned and California franchise Logan’s Roadhouse locations.

FL Firefighters Rescue Man from Apartment Fire

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

Seminole County firefighters rushed into the burning building in Casselberry to save a 60-year-old man who was found in his kitchen hallway.

Midwest Fire Named Winner in 50 Best Places to Work 2019 Contest

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

Prairie Business Magazine’s (Prairie Business) included the apparatus builder on its “50 Best Places to Work 2019" list.

Salka to be Inducted into Firehouse Hall of Fame

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

John J. Salka, Jr. will be inducted into the Firehouse Hall of Fame during the Firehouse Expo opening ceremonies in Nashville on Oct. 10.

FDNY Union Head Asks for Reflection on 9/11

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

"Take a moment. Think about it. Say a prayer," said the president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association about how people can observe the anniversary of the attacks.

Center for Public Safety Excellence Releases Fire Industry Survey

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

Fire service and local government professionals are invited to provide important insight on CPSE’s programs.

Four-Alarm Church Fire Sends Pittsburgh FF to Hospital

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

The blaze at the 111-year-old Sheraden United Methodist Church collapsed the building's roof and took 60 firefighters more than two hours to get under control.

OH High Court Asked to Help in Cleveland Fire Chief Case

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

A municipal judge has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to appoint a visiting judge to assist with the Cleveland's firefighters union's complaint against Chief Angelo Calvillo.

Metal Shark Expands into Peru with Multi-Vessel Patrol Boat Order and Co-Production Agreement

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

Production of 45-foot Defiant-class patrol boats for the Peruvian Navy recently commenced at Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility.

Montgomery County, MD, Fire & Rescue Put New 4×4 Pumper in Place

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

Montgomery County, MD, Fire & Rescue has taken delivery of a  2019 pumper built by Rosenbauer on a 4x4 Freightliner M2-106 four-door, five-occupant cab and chassis. It is powered by a Cummins 350-hp engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. To fight...

Product of the Day: Petzl America — I’D Descender Line

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

The updated line features an AUTO-LOCK system, which immediately returns the handle to a locked position when released, and stainless steel wear plates on heavy rope-wear zones for improved durability.

More Than 800 Firefighters Battling CA’s Largest Wildfire

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

The burn area for the Walker fire in the Plumas National Forest, east of Taylorsville, grew to 44,000 acres thanks to strong winds and dry timber and brush.

Pittsburgh FFs Rescue Man Trapped in Garbage Truck

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

The man suffered minor injuries when he was stuck in the back of a garbage truck after he fell asleep inside a dumpster in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood.

Van Used to Steal Fuel Causes Evacuations in Baltimore

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

Baltimore firefighters and police found that the leaking vehicle found in a downtown parking garage wasn't carrying a bomb and didn't pose a danger.

MI Firefighter Killed in Off-Duty Tractor Crash

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

Reading volunteer Robert Berger, 50, was using a tractor with a backhoe attachment to dig a hole when he became pinned by the implement.

WA Fire Chief Quits over Event at City’s Only Station

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

Michael Keohi resigned as the DuPont Fire Department's chief to protest city officials insisting on holding a fundraising auction in the station's apparatus bay.

FF Hit by Debris Rescued from MN Synagogue Fire

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

Video footage shows Duluth crews battling a blaze that broke out at a 117-year-old synagogue, collapsing the roof and walls and destroying the building early Monday.

Philly Firefighters Union Honors Workers in Refinery Fire

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

The four Philadelphia Energy Solutions employees were recognized at the union's annual “Recognition Day," which honors firefighters, paramedics and citizens for heroism.

Los Angeles Warehouse Fire Injures Three Firefighters

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

More than 180 firefighters were able to get the downtown Los Angeles warehouse blaze under control and keep the flames from spreading to nearby buildings.

Two-Alarm Blaze Injures MD Firefighters

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

Fifteen residents were displaced when a row house in Severn caught fire and spread to a nearby home. Anne Arundel County firefighters credit smoke alarms with saving lives.

FDNY Evacuates 600 Commuters after Smoke in Subway

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

A breakdown caused a New York City subway train to become stuck near Brooklyn’s High Street station, with firefighters entering the tunnel as smoke billowed out.

Custom Pumper Delivered to Boulder, CO, Fire Department

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

Boulder, CO, Fire Department has taken delivery of a custom pumper built by SVI Trucks on a Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis. The rig has a 10-inch raised roof and is powered by a Cummins L9 450-hp engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. To fight...

FL House Fire Hospitalizes Two Residents, Three FFs

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

Flames engulfed the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea home, and it took firefighters about three hours to extinguish the blaze, according to a witness.

Product of the Day: Pelican Products — 3415/M Flashlight

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

The Pelican 3415/M flashlight is designed with an integrated clip and a 90 degree articulating head that converts the light from a handheld position to a variable right-angle light.

KY Volunteer FD to Celebrate Centennial

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

The Cave City Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary in October. “I think it's pretty good to have been going that long," the fire chief says.

CA Fire Districts Prepare for Merger

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

The Russian River Fire District is set to join Sonoma County Fire District by next spring, and officials say both districts will see benefits from the move.

GA Crews Aid Rescue Efforts for Capsized Ship

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

Glynn County firefighters joined the U.S. Coast Guard and other local agencies in a search-and-rescue operation after a 665-foot went on its side near Brunswick.

IL Fire Department’s New Apparatus Request Denied

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

East Peoria's fire chief pitched buying a demo model instead of repairing the rusty frames on two older vehicles. But his proposal was shot down by the City Council.

Legal Options Running Out for CA FFs to Save VFD

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

In November, the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District will have a hearing date for a final lawsuit aimed at blocking the voter-approved takeover of the agency.

Judge: ME Town Legally Terminated Fire Chief

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

Ex-Ogunquit Fire Chief Mark O'Brien had filed a lawsuit claiming there was no evidence of "just cause" presented, and he wasn't afforded due process when he was fired.

PA Fire Department Receives Free Rescue Boat

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

"The boat's free. We just have to maintain it and fuel it," said Erie's fire chief about the 2005 boat the department received from the Glade Volunteer Fire Department.

PA Fire Department Receives Free Rescue Boat

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

"The boat's free. We just have to maintain it and fuel it," said Erie's fire chief about the 2005 boat the department received from the Glade Volunteer Fire Department.

FFs, Coast Guard Rescue MA Teen Swept Out to Sea

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

Video captured Gloucester firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard saving a 13-year-old boy who fell while taking photos of waves and was swept away from land.

PA Official: Trying to Resolve Fire Company’s Shuttering

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

Haverford Township commissioners will speak publicly about the closing of the Bon Air Fire Company over the refusal to dismiss a volunteer who tried to join the Proud Boys.

Residents Evacuated as CA Red Bank Wildfire Grows

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

Nearly 2,500 CAL FIRE personnel, along with 158 pieces of apparatus and 18 helicopters, are fighting California's second-largest wildfire in rural Tehama County.

GA Crews Help Those with Medical Needs after Dorian

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

Glynn County firefighters and volunteers spent long hours helped residents with special medical needs return to their homes following Hurricane Dorian evacuations.

Alderman: IA Fire Department Must Plan for Growth

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

Parents of a man who died of an asthma attack last month have been critical of the Bettendorf Fire Department because the closest station wasn't staffed that night.

Stretch of Road Might be Renamed for MI Firefighter

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

Clio firefighter Mike Wager, 49, was killed by a drunken driver in 2016. A state bill proposes naming part of a Genesee County road after him.

Merger Between FL Fire Departments Moves Closer

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

The city of Jacksonville could soon take over fire service in Jacksonville Beach, and it's a move some officials say should have happened decades ago.

Merger Between FL Fire Departments Moves Closer

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

The city of Jacksonville could soon take over fire service in Jacksonville Beach, and it's a move some officials say should have happened decades ago.

OH Fire Department Replacing Aging Apparatus

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

The Parma Fire Department will spend more than $800,000 to buy two new pumpers that will take over for apparatus from 1990 and 1995.

OH Fire Department Replacing Aging Apparatus

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

The Parma Fire Department will spend more than $800,000 to buy two new pumpers that will take over for apparatus from 1990 and 1995.

Drone Vital ‘Eye in the Sky’ for TN Firefighters

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

"We can have that drone up at all times and giving us a view from above without calling in a helicopter," Columbia Fire Chief Ty Cobb says.

CT Town Increases Tax Cut for Volunteer Firefighters

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

The tax abatement for the volunteer firefighters in East Haven's four fire companies will be raised from $1,000 to $1,500 — and eventually to $2,000.

OH Fire Chief: Discrimination Not a Department Problem

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

"I’ve been a huge proponent of diversity," said Toledo Fire Chief Brian Byrd, touting his department's recent graduating class as one of the most diverse classes in decades.

Retired MI Fire Chief Accused of Embezzling from FD

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

The retired Ann Arbor chief faces a felony count of embezzlement stemming from a Michigan State Police investigation that is still in its beginnings stages.

MN Fire Chief Resigns after Probe Cites Poor Judgment

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

Hastings Fire Chief Mike Schutt stepped down after an investigation determined he lacked "professional judgment" by having firefighters remove a heavy generator.

LODD Report: No Seat Belts Among Factors in WV Crash

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

The report looks at the contributing factors involved in an apparatus rollover accident that killed two Pratt firefighters and injured three other in March 2018.

Watch CA Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped on Billboard

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

Menlo Park firefighters got the man down after he scaled the billboard, then threw things at passers-by because he wanted to come down but was feeling “thirsty and weak.”

Webcast: What Fire Service Data is Telling Us This Year

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

Bill Gardner will discuss the ESO Fire Trends Report and how it can help reduce community risk, improve responder safety, and ultimately, transform fire departments.

FDNY to Add 22 Names to 9/11 Memorial Wall

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

The additions to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall are FDNY members who died of 9/11-related illnesses, and the department will hold a ceremony for their families.

NC Firefighter Injured by Falling Tree Driving to Station

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

The Northwood firefighter was heading to the station as part of the department's Hurricane Dorian response when his personal pickup truck was hit by a tree.

Baltimore City to Combine Recruitment for FFs, Medics

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

The change will begin with next year's recruitment, and it will try to address the Baltimore City Fire Department's staffing shortage amid increasing emergency medical calls.

PA VFD Shut Down over Political Controversy

Posted on September 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Bon Air Fire Company has been closed indefinitely after the department refused to dismiss a volunteer who admitted he was joining a far-right men’s group.

PA VFD Shut Down over Political Controversy

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

The Bon Air Fire Company has been closed indefinitely after the department refused to dismiss a volunteer who admitted he was joining a far-right men's group.

Miami Skirts Feds to Send FFs to Ravaged Bahamas

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

"We just felt a moral obligation … to do everything we can do," Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said about deploying firefighter-paramedics to the island hit by Hurricane Dorian.

Highway Patrol Investigating CAL Fire Apparatus Crash

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

The California Highway Partol said the apparatus veered to the right for an undetermined reason, then overcorrected before hitting an embankment near Ducor.

East Liverpool, OH, Fire Dept. Puts Commercial Rescue Pumper in Service

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

The East Liverpool, OH, Fire Department has put in service a commercial rescue pumper built by HME Ahrens-Fox on an International cab and chassis.

CA Ghost Ship Fire Trial Ends in Acquittal, Hung Jury

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

Jurors deliberated for six days before reaching their verdicts in the case involving an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people in December 2016.

PA Fire Company Backs Firefighter after Shutdown

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

The closed Bon Air Fire Company says the volunteer disassociated himself from a far-right men's group over a year ago and "has broken no law and committed no crime."

NFFF and the FDNY to Host 6th Annual National Stair Climb at Belmont Park

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

The event begins with a brief ceremony at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Sept. 15, featuring the FDNY Pipes and Drum Band.

NFFF, FDNY to Host 6th Annual National Stair Climb at Belmont Park

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

The event begins with a brief ceremony at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Sept. 15, featuring the FDNY Pipes and Drum Band.

Product of the Day: Marsars Water Rescue Systems — Reach Pole Rescue System

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

Safer rescues are now within reach Boat Hook w/Handle is used to fend boat away from danger.

Product of the Day: Marsars Water Rescue Systems — Reach Pole Rescue System

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

Safer rescues are now within reach Boat Hook w/Handle is used to fend boat away from danger.

NY Firefighters Attacked by Man, Woman During Call

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

The Rush firefighters were punched, scratched and bitten after waking up a man and woman who were found unconscious inside a car.

TX Categorizes 9-1-1 Dispatchers as First Responders

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

Texas' definition of a first responder now includes “an emergency responder, operator or emergency services dispatcher, who provides communication support services.”

More Remains of 9/11 FDNY Firefighter Found

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

FDNY firefighter Michael Haub will receive a second memorial service after New York City's medical examiner identified additional remains of the fallen first responder.

Zico Introduces New SURE-GRIP Tool Mount System

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

SURE-GRIP utilizes a wider, heavy-duty, all-weather hook & loop strap to provide more surface area and a more precise, more “true” grip on every tool, regardless of handle shape.

MI Fire Chief’s ‘Rant’: Don’t Drive Through Crash Scenes

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

Mount Morris Fire Chief James Young berated drivers online for trying to get through a fatal crash scene that firefighters blocked off with apparatus, flares and orange cones.

MI Fire Chief’s ‘Rant’: Don’t Drive Through Crash Scenes

Posted on September 5, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Mount Morris Fire Chief James Young berated drivers online for trying to get through a fatal crash scene that firefighters blocked off with apparatus, flares and orange cones.

NJ Volunteer FD to Spend $800K on Career Firefighters

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

An all-volunteer fire department for more than 200 years, Princeton plans to hire six career firefighters as a way to combat a shortage of members.

New Pumpers Arrive for TX Fire Department

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

"We’re really excited to have these in service," said Brownville's fire chief about the new apparatus, which the department is planning to unveil later this month.

LION RedZone Turnout Gear Gets UL Verification for Particulate Blocking

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

As verified by UL, RedZone is now the only particulate blocking firefighter turnout gear proven to have no ingress at the turnout coat, pant, glove, boot interfaces and closure points.

Streamlight Hires New Regional Sales Manager for Industrial/Fire Division

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

Scott Wert has joined Streamlight as Regional Sales Manager for the Industrial/Fire Division.

Future Uncertain for NM Volunteer Fire Department

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

Faced with decreased volunteers and a probationary period over reporting requirements, the Loving Fire Department could be consolidated with Eddy County Fire Services.

PA VFD Shut Down over Political Controversy

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

The Bon Air Fire Company has been closed indefinitely after the department refused to dismiss a volunteer who admitted he was joining a far-right men's group.

CAL FIRE Firefighters Injured in Apparatus Rollover Crash

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

The San Diego County crew was on a strike team assignment in Tulare County to help backfill fire stations as firefighters there fought the Creek fire.

Long Beach, CA, Fire Department Gets Custom Stainless Steel Pumper

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

Seagrave has built a custom stainless steel pumper, with a 1,500-gpm pump, for Long Beach.

Cleveland FFs Union: Don’t Let Chief’s Criminal Charge Sit

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

A lawyer for Cleveland's firefighters union asked a judge to make sure the complaint against Chief Angelo Calvillo "is followed up with and taken out of the clerk’s office."

Product of the Day: JW Fishers Mfg., Inc.– SCAN-650 Sector Scanning Sonar

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

Sector Scanning Sonar is an ideal tool for underwater search because it produces a "picture" of the underwater environment regardless of the water visibility.

FFs Trapped as CA Wildfire Burned Over Apparatus

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

Two Garden Valley firefighters suffered minor injuries after they deployed their personal safety device shelters to protect them from the flames while battling the Country fire.

Teen Saves Child in 5-Alarm Fire that Hurt Pittsburgh FFs

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

The 17-year-old boy caught a toddler who slid down the roof of a burning home in Pittsburgh's Knoxville neighborhood. The fire injured three firefighters.

IN Firefighter Hurt by Collapsing Ceiling in Fire

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

A house in Clarksville caught fire Tuesday, displacing a mother of two. Firefighters are collecting school supplies for her children to replace those lost in the blaze.

FDNY Crews Battle Fire While Cops, Tenants Clash

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

More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze at a Bronx apartment building where a confrontation erupted between New York City police and residents.

Cordico Apps Target Stress and Trauma in the Fire Service

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

CordicoFire Apps gives firefighters powerful, on-demand tools targeting critical incidents, depression, insomnia, marital problems, trauma, suicide risk, and much more.

NH Bans PFAS in Firefighting Foam

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

"Constant exposure over time is a real risk and it has an incredible detriment to health," Gov. Chris Sununu said on signing the ban on the carcinogenic chemicals.

Two NJ Firefighters Injured in 2-Alarm House Fire

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

The fire broke out at a two-story, wood-framed home in Trenton, and flames spread to neighboring houses on both sides.

5.11 Tactical Announces National Preparedness Month Lineup

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

5.11 is celebrating National Preparedness Month with a series of activations spanning the brand’s reach across retail, online, partnerships, a nine-part web series, and giveaways.

Flames Overcame WA Firefighter after Leaving Truck

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

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for Okanogan County Christian Johnson, who suffered second- and third-degree burns over 50% to 60% of his body.

MN Firefighter Fatally Shot at Home

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

Police are trying to identify a suspect in the shooting of St. Paul firefighter and paramedic Tom Harrigan, who was at his east side home when he was killed.

Butler, NJ, Fire Department Puts Tower 343 in Service

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

TL 343 is a Pierce 110-foot Ascendent built on an Enforcer cab and chassis.

OK Video Shows Out-of-Control Trailer Crashing into FFs

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

The graphic dashboard camera footage capture a U-Haul trailer skidding on a slick highway and hitting two Stringtown fighters, who miraculously survived the experience.

Three RI Firefighters Injured in House Fire

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

At least 80 firefighters from four departments responded to the fast-moving blaze, which was fed by gas, in a two-story house in East Greenwich.

Product of the Day: Bullard — QXT Therrmal Imager

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

Equipped with Bullard’s X Factor image clarity technology and the industry’s longest battery run time of more than eight hours of continuous use, the QXT is purpose-built for today’s fire service.

Longtime CT Firefighter, Fire District Commissioner Dies

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

Anthony "Tony D" Dimastrantonio, 84, was a 56-year member of the Warehouse Point Fire Department. He also worked 11 years in the Warehouse Point Fire District.

NY Firefighter Dies Suddenly after Bee Sting

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

Joseph Manuse, a Gates Fire District fire prevention officer, was a Gates-Chili volunteer firefighter for nearly three decades.

MN City Could Add Three Firefighters Next Year

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

Additional Roseville firefighters and police officers are being considered as a response to the increasing number of calls in the city.

Falling Wall Hurts IL Firefighter at Apartment Blaze

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

The Spring Valley firefighter injured in the collapse while battling a fire in Depue that had more than 15 departments responding to the blaze.

WY Wildfire Burns Seven Structures, About 20K Acres

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

More than 400 firefighters and three dozen vehicles were working to contain the Pedro Mountain fire near Pathfinder Reservoir, which was ignited by lightning late last month.

Baltimore FFs Union Wants Response Policy Dropped

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

Baltimore Firefighters, Local 734, is urging city lawmakers to retract the new reduced fire response policy because it "puts citizens and firefighters lives in jeopardy."

North Park, IL, Fire Dept. Gets Rear-Mount Pumper

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

North Park, IL, Fire Department has taken delivery of a custom rear-mount pumper built by Rosenbauer. It is built on a Rosenbauer RBM Commander cab and chassis, powered by a Cummins 380-hp engine and an Allison transmission. To fight fire, it has a...

Official: CA Dive Boat Fire ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

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

Only five crew members were able to escape a fire that erupted Monday aboard a 75-foot dive boat the Conception near Santa Cruz Island.

Airlifted WA Firefighter Suffered Burns over 50% of Body

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

Okanogan County Assistant Chief Christian Johnson is in a medically induced coma while he's stabilized for skin graft surgery after battling the Spring Coulee fire Sunday.

Two NY Firefighters Hurt in House Fire

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

One firefighter was injured in a fall and another suffered heat exhaustion while battling an early Tuesday blaze in Grand Island.

Grant for Cardiac Gear ‘Godsend’ to NY Fire Department

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

A $137,000 federal grant will let the Hornell Fire Department purchase four much-needed cardiac monitor defibrillators. "We are ecstatic about this," said Hornell's fire chief.

More than 100 Philly Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze

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

The fire broke out in a vacant building that was under construction near Temple University in North Philadelphia, and no injuries were reported.

Fatal 3-Alarm Fire Injures MA Firefighter

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

Two women were killed in a three-family house fire Monday in Everett that displaced six people. "It’s a very sad day to lose people in a house fire like this," Everett's fire chief said.

Clean Cab

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

Firehouse proudly presents this guide to help you minimize your exposure to dangerous contaminants.

Product of the Day: Agility Technologies Corp. — FirstLook360 – Wireless 360° Spherical Search and Rescue Camera

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

Leveraging high definition wide angle imaging technologies, FirstLook360 completely removes the necessity for delicate mechanics to articulate and move a camera head.

Product of the Day: Agility Technologies Corp. — FirstLook360 – Wireless 360° Spherical Search and Rescue Camera

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

Leveraging high definition wide angle imaging technologies, FirstLook360 completely removes the necessity for delicate mechanics to articulate and move a camera head.

Industry Insights: Cancer Reduction Training Aids Charity

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

TargetSolutions is offering complimentary access to its dynamic firefighter cancer awareness course to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Industry Insights: Cancer Reduction Training Aids Charity

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

TargetSolutions is offering complimentary access to its dynamic firefighter cancer awareness course to benefit the American Cancer Society.

WA Firefighter Airlifted after Battling Brush Fire

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

The Okanogan firefighter was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries suffered while fighting the wildfire, which burned 142 acres.

WA Firefighter Airlifted after Battling Brush Fire

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

The Okanogan firefighter was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries suffered while fighting the wildfire, which burned 142 acres.

OK Firefighters Use Grass Rig for Medical Calls, Lift Assists

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

Enid Fire Chief Joe Jackson and Fire Marshal Ken Helms said the switch was made to reduce the amounts, and cost, of maintenance on the engines and rescue trucks.

Garden City Vol. Fire Co., Nether Providence Township, PA, Gets Custom Pumper

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

The Pierce pumper has a 2,000-gpm pump and a 750-gallon tank.

CA Dive Boat Fire Feared to Have Claimed 34 People

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

An early morning boat fire erupted off the Santa Cruz Island on Monday. Ventura County fire authorities report 34 people have perished.

More than 30 People Missing after CA Boat Fire

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

Some 34 people are unaccounted for and feared dead after a boat fire off Santa Cruz Island, off the Ventura County coast line.

CA Firefighters Airlifted after Suffering Burns in Vegetation Fire

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

It's unclear how many firefighters were injured in the in a rural Monterey County fire. Their conditions were not released.

AR Police Chief Says ‘Callous’ Dispatcher is a ‘Good and Decent’ Human Being

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

Fort Smith's interim police chief says the dispatcher who was allegedly uncaring and callous toward a woman who drown in flood water knew she 'messed up.'

AR Police Chief Says ‘Callous’ Dispatcher is a ‘Good and Decent’ Human Being

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

Fort Smith's interim police chief says the dispatcher who was allegedly uncaring and callous toward a woman who drown in flood water knew she "messed up."

IL Firefighter Advances to National Finals on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

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

Aurora Firefighter Dan Polizzi wanted a new challenge that would help him stay fit as a firefighter.

NY State Auditors Find Fire District Over Taxed Community

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

Most of the erroneous expenses for the Mount Sinai Fire District were for unused vehicle repair contracts, overestimated fuel costs and unattended training conferences, the report said.

Confusion about Location of CT House Fire Delays Response

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

A Waterford house was well involved before neighbors spotted the fire in the structure which was well off the road and hidden. Residents could see the smoke, but unable to detect where it originated.

PA Firefighters Battle Stubborn Silo Fire

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

Eastern Berks firefighters spent four hours battling the silo fire guided by an expert who directed operations.

Dorian Pounds the Bahamas, Heads Toward US as Cat 5 Hurricane

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

The slow-moving, Category 5 storm has crept over the country for the past day, knocking out some power and communications, as it crawls northward toward the mainland United States.

Firefighters in Rome Rescue Pope Francis from Stuck Elevator

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

The 82-year-old pope is known for being very punctual, prompting people in St. Peter's Square to glance nervously at their watches when he did not show up for prayers.

More than Two Dozen Injured in Collapse at Seattle Concert

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

About 25 people were evaluated for injuries after the 4-foot-high steel barricade crumbled at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival at the Seattle Center.

CA Apartment Building Fire Displaces 15 Residents

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

Six fire companies reported to the scene in Daly City to help extinguish the fire.

OH Apartment Fire Leaves 30 Homeless

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

Fire, smoke and water damage, combined with the loss of electrical power, forced 30 Reynoldsburg residents to seek temporary housing.

OH EMS Officials Defend Ambulance Diversion Program

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

Columbus EMS providers, doctors and hospitals say the practice of diverting ambulances, based on patient condition and emergency room loads, works for them.

For the Record 9/19

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

Markel Named NFFF Board Chairman as Compton Retires

MD Firefighters Hurt in Bar and Grill Blaze

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

Three alarms were called for a fire in Loafers Sports Bar and Grill in Catonsville. Reports say three firefighters were hurt at the scene.

Unknown Chemical Kills Woman, Injures Nine in CA Hotel

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

San Jose authorities have deemed the incident suicide. A 'rotten egg' type odor was noticed on the 19th floor of the downtown hotel.

Five FDNY Firefighters Injured in Apartment Fire

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

The injures were reported to be minor as firefighters battled the Washington Heights building fire.

Woman Killed, Four Injured after SUV Slams into Chicago Pizzeria

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

The driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle and hit five people in the Kelvin Park neighborhood store. The 84-year-old woman killed was trapped under the vehicle.

SC Deputy Sheriff Seriously Hurt in Cruiser Crash

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

The Chester County deputy was injured in an on-duty crash with a nearly head-on collision with a tree truck.

SC Deputy Sheriff Seriously Hurt in Cruiser Crash

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

The Chester County deputy was injured in an on-duty crash with a nearly head-on collision with a tree truck.

75-Year-Old Man Arrested in CA Arson Fires

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

The man is accused of starting grass fires in Alta apparently after setting illegal camp fires.

Connecting with Your Community

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

Joseph Manuse explains how community risk reduction programs are mutually beneficial.

2019 Fire Service Health & Safety Report

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

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has once again partnered with Firehouse Magazine to present the 2019 Fire Service Health and Safety Report.

The Fire Scene: The Most Versatile Tools on the Rig

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

The axe and Halligan can be utilized in many situations

EMS: Tactical Worksheets

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

An invaluable resource during emergency situations

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 2018 National Run Survey—Part 4

Posted on September 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.

Leadership Lessons: Give Praise with Poise

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

Improve morale and productivity with this simple act

Health & Wellness: A Nutritional Cultural Shift

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

A healthy game plan needs to be a lifestyle, not a diet

As Firehouse Sees It: Have We Forgotten?

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

Does the fire service make enough of an effort to remember the fallen by just honoring them?

On the Heels of Change

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

Jim Reidy details how updates to NFPA 1851-2020 clarify definitions and outline proper cleaning procedures to increase firefighter health and safety.

Hot Shots 9/19

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

This month's Hot Shots features the Chicago Fire Department responding to a report of a truck on fire on the Stevenson Expressway.

The Importance of Embracing Social Media in Your Fire Department

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

A layperson’s guide to using CRR’s secret weapon

Scuttlebutt 9/19

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

Whitner Receives VCOS Training Officer Award

Close Calls: North Carolina Live-Fire Drill

Posted on September 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Online video captures an apparent close call

School Bus Extrication Tactics and Techniques

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

Paul Hasenmeier says knowing the right tools (and how to use them) may save a life.

University of Extrication: Dig Deep into Steel

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

A comparison of different steel tensile strengths

The Apparatus Architect: It’s the Little Things that Count

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

Maximizing the compartment space on your apparatus

Off Duty: Q&A with Chef Manny

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

Firefighter and competitive chef Manny Washington Jr. shares how he combines two passions both on and off duty.

Hazmatology: LPG Water Injection

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

The Richmond, IN, Hazmat Team trains on a new way to combat liquid petroleum gas leaks

Firehouse Expo 2019 Preview

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

Firehouse offers an inside look at the exceptional training and education opportunities in Nashville this October.

Connecting with Your Community

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

Joseph Manuse explains how community risk reduction programs are mutually beneficial.

Five Dead, More than 20 Injured in TX Mass Shooting

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

A 17-month-old who was shot in the face was among the victims in the incident in Odessa. Three law enforecement officers were also shot.

AK 911 Dispatcher Under Fire for Telling Dying Woman to Shut Up

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

Debra Stevens’ SUV was caught in a flash flood in Fort Smith when she called 911.

AR 911 Dispatcher Under Fire for Telling Dying Woman to Shut Up

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

Debra Stevens’ SUV was caught in a flash flood in Fort Smith when she called 911.

MI Boat Fire Injures Two Occupants

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

Frenchtown Township firefighters were called to the water rescue on Lake Erie that injured a man and a woman and stranded three others.

Nashville Firefighter Gets UGA Flag for Back of Rescue Truck

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

The engineer that drives Nashville's Rescue 2 got a flag from a fellow Georgia Bulldog's fan so he could show his support for the team while he was on shift in the city.

GA FF’s Truck Stolen While Wife Gets Chemo, Momentos from Firefighting Dad Lost

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

A Ford F-250, belonging to a third-generation firefighter with Forsyth County Fire, was stolen from a parking lot at a cancer treatment center .

GA FF’s Truck Stolen While Wife Gets Chemo, Momentos from Firefighting Dad Lost

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

A Ford F-250, belonging to a third-generation firefighter with Forsyth County Fire, was stolen from a parking lot at a cancer treatment center .

FL First Responders Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

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

Chief Robert Weech of Polk County Fire Rescue said fire stations across the county will have two shifts working simultaneously from shortly before Dorian arrives through the storm event.

FL First Responders Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

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

Chief Robert Weech of Polk County Fire Rescue said fire stations across the county will have two shifts working simultaneously from shortly before Dorian arrives through the storm event.

WV Responders Challenged by SUV 135 Feet Over Embankment

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

A male driver, whose identity was not released at this time, drove over the East River Mountain Overlook in Bluefield.

WV Responders Challenged by SUV 135 Feet Over Embankment

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

A male driver, whose identity was not released at this time, drove over the East River Mountain Overlook in Bluefield.

Fire Damages Three Upstate NY Buildings

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

Two buildings in Niagara Falls were extensively damaged by an overnight fire and a third sustained some fire and water damage.

ME Deputy Sheriff Makes Dramatic Rescue from Fiery Wreck

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

York County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Collins pulled a teenager from a burning wreck after he noticed speeding on a winding road in Waterboro.

ME Deputy Sheriff Makes Dramatic Rescue from Fiery Wreck

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

York County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Collins pulled a teenager from a burning wreck after he noticed speeding on a winding road in Waterboro.

Two MA Firefighters Injured Battling 3-Alarm Blaze

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

The firefighters suffered heat exhaustion tackling the blaze at a Catonsville bar and grill in Baltimore County on Friday.

Late FF’s Son Starts School with Send-off from MA Crews

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

Logan Franco walked into kindergarten as he was cheered on by Fall River firefighters who worked with the 5-year-old's dad before he died of cancer in 2015.

Detroit Firefighter Hurt in 2-Alarm Fire Rescue

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

Crews used a ladder to save two people trapped in the massive fire that spread to three southwest Detroit buildings, causing one of the structures to collapse.

Ambulances Let TX Firefighters Handle Off-Road Calls

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

Brownville's new all-terrain response units will be used for emergencies in challenging places, such as river areas and trails, where standard ambulances can't go.

Fire-Prone CA County Rejects Tax to Pay for More FFs

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

The defeated measure would have generated $2.6 million annually for more firefighters in the El Dorado County Fire Protection District, one of California's most fire-prone areas.

FL Volunteer FD Still Recovering after Hurricane Michael

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

As Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian, Mossy Pond firefighters are struggling to get back on their feet after their fire station was destroyed by the hurricane last year.

FL Volunteer FD Still Recovering after Hurricane Michael

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

As Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian, Mossy Pond firefighters are struggling to get back on their feet after their fire station was destroyed by the hurricane last year.

Mom of 11 Among PA Department’s First Female FFs

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

"I wanted to be able to help people in the community around me," said new Wilkes-Barre firefighter Jessica Crawford, whose husband has served the department for 20 years.

Roxana, DE, Vol. Fire Co. Put 75-foot Aerial in Service

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

Roxana, DE, Volunteer Fire Company, in Sussex County, has taken delivery of a 2019 Pierce Enforcer 75-foot rear-mount aerial.

Roxana, DE, Vol. Fire Co. Put 75-foot Aerial in Service

Posted on August 30, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Roxana, DE, Volunteer Fire Company, in Sussex County, has taken delivery of a 2019 Pierce Enforcer 75-foot rear-mount aerial.

LA Parish Wants Firefighter Pay Dispute in Federal Court

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

Lawyers for Houma firefighters, who are suing Terrebonne Parish over unexpected Social Security deductions, argue that the lawsuit should stay in the local court.

CT Junior FFs Needed at Former Meat Packing Plant Fire

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

High school officials let five Beacon Hose Company junior firefighters miss the start of classes in order to help around 50 firefighters at the massive blaze.

CT Junior FFs Needed at Former Meat Packing Plant Fire

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

High school officials let five Beacon Hose Company junior firefighters miss the start of classes in order to help around 50 firefighters at the massive blaze.

FL Firefighters to Receive 3% Pay Hike in October

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

The salary increase for Milton firefighters was unanimously approved by city officials, and it came with a thank you from the mayor. "We love our firefighters," she said.

FL Firefighters to Receive 3% Pay Hike in October

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

The salary increase for Milton firefighters was unanimously approved by city officials, and it came with a thank you from the mayor. "We love our firefighters," she said.

Nomination Period Open for Annual EVT Award

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

Chief officers are encouraged to submit an emergency vehicle technician for Firehouse's annual EVT award for service that goes above and beyond.

Nomination Period Open for Annual EVT Award

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

Chief officers are encouraged to submit an emergency vehicle technician for Firehouse's annual EVT award for service that goes above and beyond.

Watch Cars Avoid Flames Driving Through AK Wildfire

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

Raw video gives a dramatic view of the thick smoke and flames shooting over the treeline as drivers navigate through the Swan Lake fire near Sterling.

JW Fishers Mfg., Inc.

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

JW Fishers are specialists in the design and manufacture of underwater search systems.

Apparatus Repairs Taxing IA Fire Department’s Budget

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

Maintenance issues with an aerial and utility vehicle have been described by Newton's fire chief as "a black cloud over you that you know the rain just won’t quit."

MA Fire Union: Understaffing ‘a Risk to Public Safety’

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

"We need people," said the chief of the Amherst Fire Department, one of several in Massachusetts experiencing historic levels of understaffing.

Distracted Driver Crashes into San Diego Fire Apparatus

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

A driver whose car collided with a San Diego fire apparatus from behind admitted he was responding to a friend's text message before the accident happened early Thursday.

Distracted Driver Crashes into San Diego Fire Apparatus

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

A driver whose car collided with a San Diego fire apparatus from behind admitted he was responding to a friend's text message before the accident happened early Thursday.

Distracted Driver Crashes into Apparatus on CA Highway

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

A driver whose car collided with a fire apparatus on a San Diego highway admitted he was responding to a friend's text message before the accident happened.

No Rest for OH Fire Apparatus Retiring to Caribbean

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

The Middletown Division of Fire donated the vehicle to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which has no modern apparatus and uses a pickup truck with a water tank to fight fires.

No Rest for OH Fire Apparatus Retiring to Caribbean

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

The Middletown Division of Fire donated the vehicle to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which has no modern apparatus and uses a pickup truck with a water tank to fight fires.

Watch OR Crews Contain 2-Alarm Fourplex Fire

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

Raw video shows Tualatin Valley firefighters battling the Beaverton apartment blaze, which destroyed the building but was stopped from spreading to neighboring structures.

Miami-Dade, FL, Fire Rescue Gets Pumper to Protect Airport

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

Miami-Dade FL, Fire Rescue has put a Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty pumper in service to help protect the Miami-Dade International Airport. It is built on a Sutphen Monarch cab and chassis with a 62-inch extended cab and a 10-inch raised roof. It is powered...

FL Fire Chief Retires amid EMS Billing Probe

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

"My part in that … investigation is very little and was not the reason to retire," said Apopka Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale, who is leaving the department after 30 years.

Dry Cleaners’ Collapsing Roof Injures CA Firefighter

Posted on August 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Escondido firefighter suffered the injury while working with crews to put out the blaze broke out at the business in a strip mall Wednesday afternoon.

NY Firefighters Help Colleague’s Son in Health Battles

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

The North Patchogue firefighter's son was cheered by his firehouse family coming out of the hospital after his latest bout with a potentially fatal intestinal condition.

RI Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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

Johnston firefighter Richard Gemma, 45, suffered a traumatic head injury when he was thrown from his motorcycle after his front tire struck the roadway's curbing.

UT Firefighters Turn Tent into Temporary Station

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

Calling it "glamping"—short for "glamorized camping"—Provo firefighters will be working out of the heavy-duty structure while the department's Station 22 is rebuilt.

CA Voters Keep FD Open, Unofficial Results Show

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

A special property tax to fund financially struggling Templeton Fire and Emergency Services was approved, according to the unofficial tally of a vote-by-mail election.

MA Firefighter Hurt In Triple-Decker House Fire

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

The large, fast-moving blaze at a Lawrence home forced crews outside to battle the flames, which burned through the roof and collapsed the building's front side.

5.11 Tactical Appoints Senior Vice President and General Manager of Omni-Channel Retail

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

The new role is necessitated from the brand’s growing direct to consumer success.

CA Man Accused of Starting Fires to Burglarize Stations

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

A former San Bernardino County Explorer faces nine felony counts of arson and burglary stemming from the 2016 fires, which caused more than $5 million in damage.

CA City’s Oldest Retired FF Celebrates 100th Birthday

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

A party for San Jose Fire Capt. Sam Seibert, who spent 30 years with the department, was held at the firefighter's old station, which is now home to the city's fire museum.

Middletown Township, PA, Vol. Fire Co. Puts 78-foot Aerial in Service

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

Middletown Township, PA, Volunteer Fire Company has taken delivery of a 2019 E-One Typhoon HP78 aerial. It is powered by a Cummins L9 450-hp engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. To fight fire, it  has a Hale Qmax200-23L single-stage pump, a...

OH Peer Group Tries to Reduce Firefighter Suicide Rates

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

Lakewood's Fire Peer Support Initiative was created "to build resilient firefighters and provide a support network for the first responder and everyone in their lives."

Don’t Miss Your Spot at Firehouse Expo’s HOT Training

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

Firehouse Expo features several new hands-on classes this year, including lifting and stabilizing big rigs, truck company operations and forcible entry skills, and much more.

Three Detained in Search for Missing CA Firefighter

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

Bloody clothing and gloves were found in the 2017 Honda Civic of West Covina firefighter John Brian Mananghaya Aguila, who was reported missing last week.

Dates for NVFC Training Summit Set for June 2020

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

The training will take place June 26-27, 2020, in Orlando, FL.

Watch Houston FFs Rescue Driver from Overturned Truck

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

Raw video shows Houston crews pulling out the man from his pickup truck, but authorities aren't sure how the vehicle ended upside down on a roadside embankment.

Two More Departments Awarded Free Turnout Gear in MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway

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

Departments in AK and ME will each receive four new sets of gear.

Car Running Red Light Hits HI Ambulance, Injuring Three

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

An American Medical Response ambulance had been taking a patient from a Honolulu hospital in "non-emergency" mode when it was struck in the side by another vehicle.

Watch Philly Crews Tackle Multi-Alarm Church Fire

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

Between 75 to 100 firefighters responded to Tuesday's massive blaze at the Great Bible Way Temple, and crews are expected to stay on the scene into the night.

Accreditation Manager

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

The city of Winston-Salem, NC, is accepting applications for the position of Accreditation Manager.

MD County’s Career Firefighters Get Nearly 8% Pay Hike

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

The increases for Frederick County career firefighters and EMTs are a way to keep the department competitive for recruitment and retention, officials say.

FDNY: Partial Bronx Building Collapse Kills One Person

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

At least five other people also were injured—two seriously—when the second floor of a six-story New York City building that was under construction gave way Tuesday.

Trapped Mom, Child Rescued from Burning NY Apartment

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

Rochester fire investigators believe a malfunctioning air conditioner on the building's eighth floor started the two-alarm blaze early Tuesday.

Safe Fleet Fire, EMS, and Industrial Hires New Regional Sales Manager

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

Michael Cesarz has joined Safe Fleet as a Regional Manager.

GA Firefighters Injured in Roof Collapse to Recover

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

Three Chatham firefighters—including one who had surgery for third-degree burns—were released from the hospital after battling an apartment complex fire over the weekend.

New Brunswick, NJ, Fire Dept. Takes Delivery of a Custom Pumper

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

Engine 1, a 2019 Ferrara Cinder pumper, has been delivered to the New Brunswick, NJ, Fire Department. It is powered by a Cummins L9 engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. To fight fire, it has a Waterous 1,750-gpm CMU two-stage pump and a 750-gallon...

Fallen Utility Pole Sparks 4-Alarm Dallas Apartment Fire

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

Around 100 Dallas firefighters needed to knock down walls and ceilings to reach the blaze, which spread to all the floors of a three-story apartment complex.

PA Crews Rescue Driver from Overturned Recycling Truck

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

The man suffered head injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital after Hazle Township firefighters pulled him from a recycling collection truck that had flipped on its side.

In Quarters: Basalt, CO, Fire Station #41

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

Basalt Fire Station #41 consists of an addition and renovation of a 40-year old structure resulting in a 9,301 square-foot facility, completed under budget at just over $1.7 million.

FL Firefighters Prepare as Part of Storm Task Force

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

About 20 firefighters from Miami and other South Florida fire departments are prepared to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian.

Building a New Station: a Primer for Small Fire Departments

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

Scott Garner of Garner & Brown Architects, PA, offers a rundown of things small fire departments need to consider when planning to build a new station.

Building a New Station: A Primer for Small Fire Departments

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

Scott Garner of Garner & Brown Architects, PA, offers a rundown of things small fire departments need to consider when planning to build a new station.

Kitchen Tables Can Be the Heart of Your Station

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

Janet Wilmoth spoke with firefighters in Glendale, AZ, and Houston whose custom kitchen tables create a sense of identity are are the beating heart of their stations.

OR Grass Fire Grows into Large 4-Alarm Blaze

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

The fast-spreading fire in northeast Portland on Monday damaged at least one business and one home, forcing evacuations around the area.

CA Test Flight Shows Risks Fighting Wildfires from Above

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

Video of a CAL FIRE air tanker practice run shows the potential dangers on the ground when nearly 5 tons of flame retardant is dropped from the sky to put out a wildfire.

Scott Garner

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

Garner & Brown Architects, PA

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

Garner & Brown Architects, PA, is a well-experienced architectural firm with a specialty in fire station design located in Charlotte, NC.

Those Liable in PA Emergencies Could be Billed by VFDs

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

A proposed Pennsylvania measure would let volunteer fire departments charge insurance companies whose policies cover vehicles or facilities involved in the response.

TN Fire Chief: New Hybrid Apparatus ‘Fits Our Needs’

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

"It has everything we need, from EMS equipment to the tools we use to battle fires," Mount Pleasant's fire chief said about the department's new $218,000 vehicle.

For NC Water Rescuers, Best Feeling Comes after ‘Saves’

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

More than 20 years ago, a group of firefighters saw a need and formed Oak Island Water Rescue. This past summer, the volunteers have saved five lives.

Code 3 Offers New Innovative Lighting and Warning Solutions

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

The rugged CT0010 Roadside Warning Kits come equipped with four rechargeable beacons that emit nine flash patterns with 360° coverage.

CO-Based Air Tanker Sent to Fight Amazon Wildfires

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

Although it calls Colorado Springs home, the B747-400 Global SuperTanker was sent to Brazil to help battle the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest.

Apparatus Crash Might Save OH Township Nearly $100K

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

A $600,000 Ross Township apparatus was totaled after driving into a ditch in June, but replacing the vehicle might save the fire department money thanks to the timing.

Apparatus Crash Might Save OH Township Nearly $100K

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

A $600,000 Ross Township apparatus was totaled after driving into a ditch in June, but replacing the vehicle might save the fire department money thanks to the timing.

TX Crews Struggle with Heat Battling 4-Alarm Blaze

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

Intense flames and a triple-digit heat index sent two firefighters to the hospital with heat exhaustion while putting out a fire at an Arlington apartment complex Sunday.

Gilbert, AZ, Fire & Rescue Pick a Pair of Custom Pumper

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

Gilbert, AZ, Fire & Rescue has taken delivery of twin Pierce pumpers.

Gilbert, AZ, Fire & Rescue Pick a Pair of Custom Pumpers

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

Gilbert, AZ, Fire & Rescue has taken delivery of twin Pierce pumpers.

MI Fire Station Goes into Record Books

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

Guinness recently recognized the Manistee Fire Department's station, which opened in 1889, as the world's oldest continuously manned and operating fire station.

KY Fire Department Begins Search for New Chief

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

"I think what they need to be looking for is someone who has experience with a growing community," said Owensboro Fire Chief Steve Mitchell, who will retire by year's end.

Firefighter Injured in Fatal 2-Alarm House Fire in NJ

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

The 75-year-old widow of a retired West Deptford Township police officer was found dead in the kitchen of the burning home early Monday.

Raleigh-Area Volunteer is NC Firefighter of Year

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

Lauren Deere, a member of the Northern Wake (County) Fire Department, has been selected as North Carolina Firefighter of the Year.

Raleigh-Area Volunteer is NC Firefighter of Year

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

Lauren Deere, a member of the Northern Wake (County) Fire Department, has been selected as North Carolina Firefighter of the Year.

MD Shopping Complex Evacuated Before Blast

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

Howard County emergency responders evacuated a Columbia shopping center about 30 minutes before a gas explosion destroyed part of the complex.

Massive Blaze Destroys NJ Rehab Center

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

Crews worked for five hours Saturday to contain a massive fire at the Straight & Narrow rehab facility in Paterson that displaced hundreds of residents.

Officials: IN Fire District Merger Worth Taxes

Posted on August 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Monroe Fire Protection District officials say the higher taxes resulting from a planned merger of Bloomington and Van Buren townships will increase services.

WA Warehouse Blaze Destroys 500 Fruit Bins

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

Yakima fire investigators are looking into the cause of a warehouse fire that destroyed 500 produce bins Friday night.

MI Township Selects New Fire Chief

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

John Lovins was selected this week by the Grand Rapids Township Board to replace retiring Fire Chief Bob Versluys.

Fire Season Has Been CA’s Mildest in 20 Years

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

As of this week, fewer acres have burned in California this year than in any year since 1998, according to an analysis by the Mercury News.

NY Man Surrenders in Firefighter Hit-and-Run

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

A Lockport man has turned himself in to police for a hit-and-run incident last weekend that seriously injured a firefighter who was directing traffic.

Familes of Missing FFs Not Giving Up

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

The family of Jacksonville firefighter Brian McCluney remain hopeful that he and Justin Walker, a Virginia firefighter, will be found after going missing nine days ago.

Familes of Missing Firefighters Not Giving Up

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

The family of Jacksonville firefighter Brian McCluney remain hopeful that he and Justin Walker, a Virginia firefighter, will be found after going missing nine days ago.

CA Wildfire Destroys Homes, Evacs in Place

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

Fourteen buildings, including seven homes, have been destroyed by the Mountain Fire in Shasta County near Redding as of Saturday.

Low Staffing Hurting ID Dispatch Center

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

Twin Falls will soon have only eight dispatchers on staff, and the call center's director says any less than that will make operations impossible.

NY Department Marks 10 Years Since LODDs

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

Saturday marks 10 years since Buffalo Fire Lt. Charles McCarthy and firefighter Jonathan Croom perished in a floor collapse during a building fire.

Inferno Tears Through Five NY Homes

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

A fast-moving fire tore through five row houses in Albany early Friday in the second inferno since May to consume a cluster of homes in the city.

Smoker Using Oxygen Sparks NY Blaze

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

A fire that gutted a Syracuse home Friday morning was started by a resident who was smoking while using oxygen, firefighters said.

MN Chief Cites Lack of Support in Resignation

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

Savage Fire Chief Andrain Roach has resigned after only three months, citing unrealistic expectations from city leaders and a general lack of support.

Watch CA Crews Battle Mobile Home Fires

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

East Contra Costa County crews were on scene Friday afternoon when several abandoned mobile homes in Brentwood went up in flames.

Study to Look at How Crews Fight San Diego Bay Fires

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

San Diego fire officials hope a new consultant can enhance how future San Diego Bay incidents are handled by looking at the way firefighters responded to a 2017 boat blaze.

Fatal ’18 Crash: Cocaine in IL Ambulance Driver’s System

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

An Illinois State Police probe found cocaine in a private ambulance driver's system and other irregularities stemming from a 2018 crash that killed three people in Bellwood.

The Benefits of Flame Resistant (FR) Station Wear

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

Do you know the benefits of Flame Resistant Station Wear under your firefighting turnout gear? Take our quiz.

Six OH Firefighters on Administrative Leave Reinstated

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

"We feel … that it was prudent to bring those people back," a Sullivan Township trustee said about reinstating the firefighters after mutual aid departments expressed concerns.

CA Light-Rail Train Collision Injures 27 People

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

More than 40 firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the crash between a light-rail train and a maintenance train Thursday night in Sacramento.

IA Police: Corn Crib Blaze Started for FF to Extinguish

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

A firefighter who recently joined the Nemaha Fire Department is one of three people accused of intentionally causing a fire earlier this week.

FF Seriously Hurt in Crash Released from NJ Hospital

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

Well-wishers greeted West Orange Capt. Will Holder as he was moved to a rehab center this week. He was injured last month in a multi-vehicle accident.

NV City Equips Type I Engine with TOMAR Lighting

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

The City of Elko, NV, recently equipped its Type I Engine with the TOMAR Revolution lighting system to help improve safety for both first responders and the public.

In Quarters: Lincoln, NE, Public Safety Center

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

The brand new Public Safety Center in Lincoln, NE, will be shared by the Fire & Rescue and Police departments to serve the city's southeast side.

MO Home Destroyed by Blaze that Injures Firefighter

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

The West County firefighter's injuries weren't considered life-threatening, and the Ellisville residents were able to safely escape the burning home.

Mobile Computer Tech Can Keep Responders Safer

Posted on August 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Ed Ballam spoke with mobile computer device makers who say use of technology on scene can help responders make informed decisions to keep the public and personnel safer.

Mobile Computer Tech Can Keep Responders Safer

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

Ed Ballam spoke with mobile computer device makers who say use of technology on scene can help responders make informed decisions to keep the public and personnel safer.

Cleveland FFs Sue City, Ask for Court to Remove Chief

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

The lawsuit by Cleveland's firefighters union requests that the mayor dismiss Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo for violating the city's charter and civil service rules.

Poudre Fire Authority, Fort Collins, CO, Gets Custom Pumper

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

Poudre Fire Authority, Fort Collins, CO, has put in service a 2019 custom pumper built by Rosenbauer.

Product of the Day: Dome Technology Fire Stations

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

With a free-spanning interior, fast and cost-effective construction, and building methods that withstand the test of time, your community can rely on a Dome Technology fire station for generations.

Summer’s First Major CA Wildfire Forces Evacuations

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

The Mountain Fire, which began Thursday east of Redding in Shasta County, has destroyed at least one home and threatened about 1,100 more Thursday.

Memo: Initial Fire Alarms to See Fewer Baltimore FFs

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

In order to handle a spike in medical calls, the Baltimore City Fire Department will be reducing its responses to full box alarm assignments, according to a department memo.

Memo: Fire Emergencies to See Fewer Baltimore FFs

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

In order to handle a spike in medical calls, the Baltimore City Fire Department will be reducing its responses to full box alarm assignments, according to a department memo.

CT Station Welcomes Back 1915 ‘Fire Truck’

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

The modified Cadillac touring car had been on display at the Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society, but a Taftville Fire Co. #2 captain has brought the vehicle home.

CT Station Welcomes Back 1915 ‘Fire Truck’

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

The modified Cadillac touring car had been on display at the Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society, but a Taftville Fire Co. #2 captain has brought the vehicle home.

MD Firefighters in Ambulance Hurt in Rear-End Crash

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

The Prince George's County firefighters were taken to the hospital with after their ambulance was hit from behind by another vehicle Thursday near Oxon Hill.

Dome Technology

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

Dependable, efficient, capable, strength. Firefighters are known for these qualities, and so are the fire stations built by Dome Technology. Free-span and energy efficient with the ability to make the entire fire station FEMA rated by Dome Technology.

Cameron High

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

FL Search for Missing Firefighters to Be Suspended

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

The U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities plan to discontinue search efforts for two missing firefighters who went boating off Port Canaveral nearly a week ago.

Ex-IL Fire Captain Makes Pitch to Keep Station Open

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

The former Edwardsville fire official argued that Montclaire Fire Station's prime location allows crews to quickly respond to emergencies throughout the city.

TX Firefighters Suffer Burns in 3-Alarm Blaze

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

Two people in the burning home in The Colony were injured while trying to put out the flames before calling 9-1-1 early Thursday.

NY Sheriff to Driver who Hit Firefighter: Turn Yourself in

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

Niagara County's sheriff wrote an open letter to the hit-and-run motorist who seriously injured a Rapids Volunteer Fire Company firefighter directing traffic over the weekend.

CA Crews Rescue Woman from Gap after 30-Foot Fall

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

San Diego firefighters needed more than an hour to pull out the woman who fell into a narrow crevice between walls outside an apartment complex Wednesday night.

NY Firefighters to Earn Nearly $1M in Back Pay

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

"It’s definitely a significant amount of money," a Watertown official said of the payout to firefighters stemming from a five-year contract dispute with the city.

Two-Alarm Blaze Sends CT Firefighters to Hospital

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

Bridgeport crews used a ground ladder to rescue an occupant hanging from the third-floor window of a house that caught fire late Wednesday afternoon.

Salem Township, MI, Fire Dept. Takes Delivery of a Wildland Urban Interface Engine

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

Salem Township, MI, Fire Department has taken delivery of a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) built by HME Ahrens-Fox.

NY Firefighter in Hit-and-Run Out of Hospital

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

The Rapids Volunteer Fire Company firefighter who was struck in a hit-and-run on a call Sunday in Lockport has been released from the hospital.

PA Volunteer Departments Continue Struggling

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

Volunteer fire departments in the Penn Hills area are experiencing yearly increases in call volumes amid a steady decrease in volunteerism.

PA Volunteer Departments Continue Struggling

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

Volunteer fire departments in the Penn Hills area are experiencing yearly increases in call volumes amid a steady decrease in volunteerism.

FL Search Continues for Missing Firefighters

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

Officials and volunteers have continued a massive search Wednesday for two firefighters who went missing Friday during a fishing trip off Port Canaveral.

FL Search Continues for Missing Firefighters

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

Officials and volunteers have continued a massive search Wednesday for two firefighters who went missing Friday during a fishing trip off Port Canaveral.

MI City Breaking Ground on New Station

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

Construction is set to begin Wednesday to replace the oldest fire station in Portage with a new $6 million facility that will be ready in 13 months.

FL Chief Retiring after 44 Years in Fire Service

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

Willie Morgan, who’s been leading the Groveland Fire Department for 44 years, will soon relinquish his position and officially retire next year.

New Station Opens amid KY City’s Growth

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

The Lexington Fire Department on Tuesday opened its first new station in over a decade to help serve the city's fast-growing northwest side.

TN Fire Stations Becoming ‘Safe Havens’

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

The Chattanooga Fire Department is making all its stations available as "safe havens" to help residents struggling with opioid addiction.

Cleveland FF Union’s Chief Deadline Passes

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

A deadline laid down by Cleveland's firefighter union for Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo to be fired came and went Tuesday with Calvillo still in the job.

CT Fire Captain Arrested in $15K Theft

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

A Bridgeport fire captain has been arrested and placed on leave after he allegedly stole more than $15,000 from a minority firefighters organization.

Slain Researcher’s First Responder Study Published

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

Colleagues have completed and published a study into assaults on Philadelphia first responders begun by a researcher who was murdered in 2015.

KS Paramedic Shortage Sparks New Program

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

The Kansas City Fire Department is responding to a paramedic shortage with a program that includes paying for paramedic training for EMTs.

MA Crews Tame Recycling Plant Blaze

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

North Andover firefighters were joined by crews from numerous communities to battle a four-alarm blaze at a recycling plant Tuesday night.

Hedgesville, WV, Vol. Fire Co. Puts 3,000-Gallon Elliptical Tanker in Service

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

Hedgesville, WV, Volunteer Fire Company, in Berkeley County, has taken delivery of a 3,000-gallon elliptical tanker built by Pierce Mfg. on a Kenworth cab and chassis.

Falling Ceiling Temporarily Knocks Out CT Firefighter

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

Norwalk firefighters pulled out their injured colleague from the burning house after lightning struck the residence and started it on fire.

Watch Chicago Crews Rescue Stranded Window Washer

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

Raw video shows firefighters helping a worker to safety after he was stuck on the side of a 58-story building in a steady rain when one of his scaffold's ropes snapped.

EMT Dies after Crash at MT Demolition Derby

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

DaryLynne Day, a 36-year-old EMT with Powell County EMS, was on duty at the event in Deer Lodge when she was hit by an out-of-control car.

TX Firefighters Hurt in Wreck Out of Hospital

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

All three Huntsville firefighters are out of the hospital after a wreck Sunday that resulted in their apparatus rolling several times during a response.

Watch NC Bus Catch Fire, Explode

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

Fayetteville firefighters put out the blaze that destroyed a bus after the driver smelled smoke and was able to get the passengers out of the vehicle in time.

Injured FF Wants WA Law to Let Him Collect Damages

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

Firefighter Daniel Lyon Jr. was badly burned in the 2015 Twisp River fire, but state law stops him from filing a claim against the electric cooperative blamed for the blaze.

CA Fire Protection District Converts to TOMAR Lighting

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

The Antelope Valley Volunteer Fire Protection District in Mono County, CA, has converted the lighting on its entire fleet to TOMAR’s award-winning Revolution series.

New American Fire Equipment Co. Nozzle Designed to Save Lives

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

Firefighter Craig Hillinger started the American Fire Equipment Co. to create a nozzle with significant reach capabilities and that could apply water or foam from exterior locations.

American Fire Equipment Company

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

American Fire Equipment Company's tools and equipment are designed and developed for firefighters, by firefighters.

New MD Fire Station Offers More Protection for Crews

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

Howard County's Station 14, which held a grand opening ceremony Monday, will be staffed by six career firefighters across three shifts.

New MD Fire Station Offers More Protection for Crews

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

Howard County's Station 14, which held a grand opening ceremony Monday, will be staffed by six career firefighters across three shifts.

TN ‘HoverPiper’ Shows the Pipes, the Pipes are Rolling

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

Watch—and listen to—Nashville firefighter Time Mathes put a new spin on a long fire service tradition by playing the bagpipes while hoverboarding.

Gaithersburg Washington Grove, MD, Vol. Fire Dept. Puts Canteen Truck in Service

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

Gaithersburg Washington Grove, MD, Vol. Fire Dept. in Montgomery County, has taken delivery of a 2019 canteen truck built by EVI on a Freightliner cab and chassis.

JACOBS Kit Initiative Needs Your Votes

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

The JACOBS Kit Initiative has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 Finalist and needs your votes to attain a $25,000 grant.

Watch CA Crews Fight ‘Very Challenging’ 3-Alarm Blaze

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

A Fresno firefighter's helmet camera captured efforts to put out the large fire at an apartment complex near Fresno State that caused $2.5 million in damage.

FF Directing Traffic Seriously Hurt in NY Hit-and-Run

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

A Rapids Volunteer Fire Company firefighter was handling traffic control for a crash in Lockport when he was struck by a pickup truck that fled the scene.

Firefighter Health & Wellness Conference Coming to OH

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

Brothers Helping Brothers and Firefighter Cancer Consultants will present the 2nd Annual Firefighter Health & Wellness Conference in Beavercreek, OH, from Oct. 24-26.

CA Man Pleads No Contest in Fatal Shooting of Firefighter

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

Newly graduated Oakland firefighter Jake Walter was shot and killed and another off-duty firefighter was wounded in an unprovoked attack at an event in San Jose in 2017.

HI Crews Save Two Women from Burning Townhouse

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

The women were trapped on the second floor of the townhouse when Honolulu firefighters rescued them from the fire early Monday.

‘Bored’ PA Volunteer Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Arsons

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

A security camera caught Munhall volunteer firefighter Ryan Laubham setting two fires late last year, and he admitted to police that he did it because he was bored.

Relief Fund Set Up for Injured MO Volunteer Firefighters

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

Six Vienna firefighters are recovering from second- and third-degree burns they suffered following a fire and subsequent explosion at a home last week.

Injured NY Firefighter Trapped in Attic Fire Sues FD

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

In his lawsuit against the Buffalo Fire Department, Eric Whitehead claims he was left behind in a burning attic when a fellow firefighter evacuated the house.

FL Search Continues for Missing FFs Who Went Boating

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

Agencies and volunteers have searched nearly 25,000 square miles off Port Canaveral for Jacksonville firefighter Brian McCluney and Virginia firefighter Justin Walker

CO Firefighters Tackle Arson Suspect Allegedly in the Act

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

Longmont crews were responding to a blaze at a home supply store when they discovered the man allegedly setting more fires while inside the burning building.

Why Make the Switch to SURE-GRIP?

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

Zico SURE-GRIP Tool Mounts utilize time-tested, all-weather hook & loop straps for a greater surface area and a stronger, tighter, and more “true” grip on all of your tools, no matter the handle shape. Operation is simple—just loose the strap...

Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries in 3-Alarm NH Blaze

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

A resident was treated at the scene for minor burns, and Nashau crews rescued a cat during a large house fire Sunday.

NY Volunteer Firefighter in Two-Vehicle Crash

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

Seneca Falls police said a Junius volunteer firefighter hit another vehicle while responding to a call, but his apparatus wasn't properly equipped at the time.

New 70-Foot Quint Delivered to Rome, GA, Fire Dept.

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

Rome, GA, Fire Department has taken delivery of a 70-foot quint built by Sutphen Fire.

Firefighters Face New Health Risks Battling CA Wildfires

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

As development hits California’s mountains and forests, wildfire crews not equipped with bulky protective gear are dealing with carcinogens common in urban blazes.

Eight PA Firefighters Hurt in 3-Alarm House Fire

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

Two people who were trapped inside the burning Washington Township home Sunday night also were injured and taken to the hospital.

Multi-Casualty Incident Worksheet

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

TX Firefighter Critically Injured in Apparatus Rollover

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

The Huntsville firefighter's head and hand were stuck under the apparatus following a rear-end crash that also trapped two other firefighters.

KS Blast in 1959 Killing MO Firefighters Spurred Changes

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

The Kansas City gasoline tank explosion that killed six people, including five Missouri firefighters, led to safety improvements to better protect the public and future crews.

IL Fire Station May Close over FFs Union’s Objections

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

Edwardsville officials are considering closing the fire department's Montclair station, as well as eliminating two firefighter/paramedic positions.

Watch DC Crews Make Kennedy Center Elevator Rescue

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

Two adults and a child were pulled up to safety by the District of Columbia's technical rescue team after the elevator they were in stalled 30 feet below the entrance.

NY Twin-Engine Plane Crash Kills Two

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

The aircraft, which was headed to Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, crashed into a LaGrangeville house, killing the pilot and an occupant in the home.

Watch OH Firefighter Rescue Cat from House Fire

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

Three cats were pulled from a burning home by Lancaster crews, and one firefighter's helmet camera captured the smoke-filled scene inside the residence.

Fire & EMS Chief

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

Almira Township Fire & EMS in Lake Ann, MI, is accepting applications for a department chief.

FL Firefighters Learn Basics of Driverless Shuttles

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

Members of the Jacksonville Fire Department were shown the ins and outs of the autonomous vehicles, as well as finding out how to deal with them in emergencies.

Labor Board Sides with IL Firefighters Against City

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

Peoria's firefighters union accused the city of unfair labor practices stemming from "brownouts" in 2017 that were conducted to make up for budgetary shortfall.

FL Agencies Searching for Firefighters Who Went Fishing

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

Jacksonville firefighter Brian McCluney and Virginia firefighter Justin Walker set off in a boat Friday afternoon in Port Canaveral and did not return.

Pittsburgh Firefighters Injured Battling 5-Alarm Blaze

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

A massive apartment complex fire in Pittsburgh's West Oakland neighborhood displaced nearly 75 residents, and it took crews close to three hours to get under control.

Possible Health Benefits Cuts Alarm CA Firefighters

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

Sacramento's fire union is worried a new contract with the city, set for binding arbitration in November, could reduce or eliminate health benefits for current and retired firefighters.

CA Fire District to Add Two-Member Rescue Squads

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

The squads would help the stretched-thin East Contra Costa Fire Protection District address Brentwood's growth and assist firefighters on calls as needed.

FDNY Crews Rescue Resident from Bronx Fire

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

Two people were taken to the hospital with severe burns from a blaze that spread through a three-story house early Saturday.

Six OH Firefighters Put on Administrative Leave

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

The Sullivan firefighters are accused of offenses such as "derogatory" online comments and "insubordination." But a city official said the move "crippled" the department.

FL Firefighter Suing over Denied Cancer Benefits

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

St. Petersburg Fire Lt. Jason Francis says his benefits claim was wrongly rejected by the city after he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year.

Special Act Lets MA Fire Chief Stay Past Retirement Age

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

The state legislative measure allows Plymouth Fire Chief Ed Bradley to keep running the department until he turns 67 in April 2022.

No Charges Expected Against Ex-OH Firefighter

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

The former Mad River Township fire lieutenant faced two sexual misconduct complaints while working at the Bethel Township Fire Department.

OH Firefighters Battle Multi-Alarm Cabinet Company Fire

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

The blaze at the Mil Tech building in Columbus and quickly burned through the roof of the structure Friday night, but no injuries were reported.

LA Firefighter Killed in Crash on Way to Work

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

Zachary firefighter Douglas Glass suffered fatal injuries after hitting a tree limb hanging across the road. "It's a terrible loss for the Zachary Fire Department," his chief said.

Six MO Firefighters Injured after House Blast

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

The injured Vienna firefighters suffered second- and third-degree burns while they were responding to a residential fire that resulted in an explosion Friday.

Salem Township, MI, Fire Dept. Takes Delivery of an Wildland Urban Interface Engine

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

Salem Township, MI, Fire Department has taken delivery of a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) built by HME Ahrens-Fox.

NJ Union: Cash-Strapped FD Needs More Air Tanks

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

Trenton firefighters are down to five spare tanks on their air and lights apparatus. "It affects our overall readiness," a fire union official said.

New Fire Apparatus, Gear Approved for KY Department

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

The London Fire Department will replace a 33-year-old vehicle, as well as 15-year-old air tanks and improved turnout gear.

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Now Provide a Visual Hands-Free Assistant for DJI Drones

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

The Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses enabling enterprise, first responders, security officials and consumers to fly DJI drones without the aid of a spotter, smartphone or tablet.

FirstNet Authority Board Approves FY20 Budget

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

The $82 million FY20 budget focuses on public safety engagement, network deployment and investments.

MD Medic Unit Carrying Injured Man Crashes

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

The Anne Arundel County unit was taking a man who was seriously injured in an earlier accident to a shock trauma center in Baltimore when the crash happened.

Study: Critical Public Equals Less Proactive FFs, Police

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

A University of Texas and University of Pittsburgh study found that first responders who felt misunderstood by the public were less likely to be rated as "proactive" by supervisors.

Pierce Dealer, Reliant Fire Apparatus, Marks 25th Year with New Service Center

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

The exclusive Pierce dealer for southern Wisconsin and Iowa, is commemorating the company’s 25th anniversary in business and as a Pierce dealer, with the grand opening of a new 10,000 square foot service center.

CA Man Threatened to Shoot Down Firefighting Choppers

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

Pilots helping to put out the Delta Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest last year changed flight paths after the Dunsmuir man confronted a U.S. Forest Service employee.

Winchester, VA, Fire and Rescue Dept. Puts 105-foot Aerial in Service

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

Winchester, VA, Fire and Rescue Department has taken delivery of a 105-foot rear-mount aerial built by Pierce Mfg.

Canadian FFs, Police Hospitalized after Gas Explosion

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

London, Ontario, crews were responding to a car crash, but after arriving at the scene, they discovered a natural gas line had been cut in the accident.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Family Escape Fiery TN Plane Crash

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

No one was seriously hurt when the plane the retried NASCAR driver was in skidded off a Elizabethton runway. Officials praised the quick response by firefighters and EMS.

Police: KS Firefighter at Fault in Apparatus Crash

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

No one was injured in the accident involving a Wichita Fire Department vehicle and a dump truck along Interstate 235 on Thursday.

MA Firefighters Rescue Four in 4-Alarm Blaze

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

Around 60 Worcester firefighters were needed to control the fast-moving blaze that broke out in a three-story building Thursday night.

Product of the Day: US Digital Designs — Phoenix G2 Fire Station Alerting

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

The Phoenix G2 system integrates crystal-clear text-to-speech technology, mobile app, and high-contrast message signs.

St. Louis Crews Save Four Children in Burning Apartment

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

Three of the children who were pulled out of the fire were in cardiac arrest, but all four eventually were breathing on their own and in stable condition at the hospital.

AL Woman Who Stole $640K from VFDs Sentenced

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

Andrea Payne, treasurer of the Talladega County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments from 2012 to 2018, used the embezzled funds on bills and cruises.

Union: Cleveland Chief Wrongly Had FF Sign Petition

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

"How could an employee refuse the request of his chief?" stated a fire union letter about allegations Chief Angelo Calvillo sought a firefighter's support for the mayor's re-election.

FF’s Helmet Camera Shows Fatal NC Blast’s Aftermath

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

Durham Fire Department released footage showing the destruction caused by an April 11 gas explosion that killed one person and injured 25 others, including nine firefighters.

Phalanx Defense Systems to Focus on Fire/EMS Designs

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

Phalanx equips agencies with specialty systems that aren’t police hand-me-downs.

MI Firefighter Suffers Burns in House Fire

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

"The training kicked in, and that’s what helped in this case," Saginaw's fire chief said about how the crews handled the incident early Thursday.

Two IL FFs Compete Together on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

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

Known as the Towers of Power, Streamwood firefighter Brandon Mears and Aurora firefighter Dan Polizzi will compete in the NBC show's city finals next week.

About 100 FFs Battle 2-Alarm AZ Construction Site Fire

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

"As soon as this thing kicked out, we saw it, and I gotta tell you our heart dropped a little bit," a Tempe fire official said about the huge blaze.

Firefighter Suffers Dehydration Battling WA Wildfire

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

The firefighter was taken from the scene of the Wiser Lake Fire south of Lynden and transferred to a medical unit, according to emergency broadcasts.

Firefighter Suffers Dehydration Battling WA Wildfire

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

The firefighter was taken from the scene of the Wiser Lake Fire south of Lynden and transferred to a medical unit, according to emergency broadcasts.

Roswell, GA, Fire Dept. Puts Heavy Rescue in Service

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

Roswell, GA, Fire Department has put in service a new 22-foot heavy rescue, built by SVI Trucks on a Sutphen cab and chassis.

Ex-FF Files Workers Comp Lawsuit Against OK City

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

Former Ardmore firefighter Brian McDaniel, who retired in January after being diagnosed with prostate cancer nearly a year earlier, had two workers compensation claims denied.

Six Philadelphia Cops Wounded in Standoff with Gunman

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

"It’s nothing short of a miracle that we don’t have multiple officers killed today," Philadelphia's police chief said of the shootout that ended with the shooter surrendering.

SC Department’s Fully Staffed Apparatus May be Brief

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

Five Columbia-Richland apparatus are now properly staffed, but the department must convince county officials to restore some of its budget for that to continue.

Product of the Day: Ready Rack by Groves Incorporated — Wall Mounted Red Rack

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

The Wall Mounted Red Rack by Groves Incorporated is a robust locker system that is time tested and designed to withstand the beatings given to storage systems in the fire and safety industry.

Watch House Collapse as CA Crews Battle Blaze

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

A Fresno firefighter's helmet camera captured dramatic video of crews tackling a challenging two-alarm house fire.

FFs Dedicate CA Memorial for Fallen UT Battalion Chief

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

Draper City Battallion Chief Matthew Burchett died last year fighting California’s largest-ever wildfire burning in Lake and Mendocino counties.

FFs Dedicate CA Memorial for Fallen UT Battalion Chief

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

Draper City Battallion Chief Matthew Burchett died last year fighting California’s largest-ever wildfire burning in Lake and Mendocino counties.

FDNY: Crews Didn’t Leak Jeffrey Epstein’s Death

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

“The FDNY reviewed the alleged information and determined it did not come from the Department,” a spokesman said after details of Epstein's suicide leaked online.

AL Firefighters Start Demolition of Own Station

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

Mobile firefighters swung hammers to begin bringing down the aging and inadequate Fire Station No. 18, which was built in the 1960s.

Biking IA Firefighter Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

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

Grandview firefighter Devin Estabrook was bicycling in Muscatine when an unknown vehicle going the same direction struck him and then fled the scene.

CA County’s FDs Face Money Issues, Disbanding

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

Templeton Fire and Emergency Services is among the San Luis Obispo County departments struggling financially, forcing officials to consider stopping service.

New OH Dispatcher Standards Target Better Treatment

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

"I believe this added service from our 9-1-1 center greatly enhances our fire/EMS response …, " Vandalia's fire chief said about Ohio's new requirements for dispatchers.

FFs Say PA Fire Company’s Closing Blindsided Them

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

The chief of the now-shuttered Tilbury Fire Company wants to fight to reinstate it, and he hopes Plymouth Township residents will rally behind that effort.

OH Fire Department Want Firm for Diversity Push

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

Toledo Fire & Rescue officials have proposed hiring a minority-owned creative firm to produce a recruitment campaign to increase diversity in the department.

TX Firefighter Seriously Injured in Apparatus Rollover

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

Motley County firefighter Logan Jones was riding in an apparatus that was responding to lightning fires in the area when the vehicle rolled over several times.

PA Assistant Chief Who Fell from Apparatus Dies

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

Walter Wagman, a 32-year veteran of the Buchanan Valley Fire Department, was severely injured when he fell from an apparatus while responding to a call earlier this month.

Crookston, MN, Firefighters Association Has Taken Delivery of a Custom Pumper

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

The Crookston, MN, Firefighters Association has taken delivery of a 2019 custom pumper built by Rosenbauer.

Product of the Day: Ram Air Gear Dryer — Ram Air TG-Series Turnout Gear Dryers – 4, 6 or 8-Unit Models

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

Ram Air’s new TG-Series Gear Dryers have the same great quality you expect from Ram Air but feature a smaller footprint than their predecessors.

LA Audit: Ex-Fire Department Head Skimmed $56K

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

The former Vacherie Volunteer Fire Department president allegedly used $56,600 of department funds to on phone bills, loans and other personal expenses.

LA Audit: Ex-Fire Department Head Skimmed $56K

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The former Vacherie Volunteer Fire Department president allegedly used $56,600 of department funds to on phone bills, loans and other personal expenses.

No A/C in Houston Fire Apparatus Amid Triple-Digit Heat

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

Houston's firefighters union is calling for the city to repair an aging fleet of about two dozen fire apparatus without air conditioning.

Off-Duty FF Uses Water Truck to Douse OH Pickup Fire

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The firefighter used the water he was carrying to an asphalt company to extinguish a burning pickup truck in Tuscarawas Township.

FDNY Firefighter Suffers Fatal Heart Attack after Call

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

Lt. Brian J. Sullivan, a 27-year veteran FDNY firefighter who was in Squad 41 in the Bronx, was feeling pain and discomfort on his shift, but kept responding to calls.

FirstNet Authority Releases Public Safety-Driven Roadmap for Future of Network

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

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) marked a significant milestone with release of a new Roadmap for the future of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network.

DRONERESPONDERS Unveils Technical Experts Program, Adds Advisors

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

Speaking at the North Carolina Drone Summit, DRONERESPONDERS director Charles Werner announced the creation of the Technical Experts Program to a crowd of public safety and drone industry professionals.

L3Harris Technologies’ XL Radios Now Compatible with MSA’s SCBAs

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

With a simple software update, the L3Harris XL-200P and XL-185P radios can use Bluetooth technology to route audio to and from SCBA units.

About 100 San Antonio FFs Battle Shopping Center Fire

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

San Antonio crews took heat precautions as they tackled the blaze, which broke out at a nail salon in the plaza Monday night before spreading to other nearby businesses.

VFIS Introduces ResponderHelp.com, an Emergency Responders One-Stop Free Resource

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

The website was developed to serve as a gift to the emergency service community in celebration of VFIS’ 50th anniversary – and, as is customary of a true gift, using ResponderHelp.com is free.

MI Volunteer Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack after Call

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

East Tawas firefighter Norman Edward Klenow, who had served in the fire service for more than 50 years, felt sick on a call and suffered cardiac arrest at his home hours later.

Lake Shore, MD, Vol. Fire Dept. Gets Custom Pumper

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

The Lake Shore, MD, Volunteer Fire Department, in Anne Arundel County, has taken delivery of a 2019 KME Predator pumper.

New Pumper Approved for TX Firefighters

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

"I don’t have a dependable engine in the city," Windcrest's fire chief told the city council about the department's need for a new apparatus.

Court Backs Cleveland FFs’ Demand to Oust Chief

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

Two legal decisions support the Cleveland fire union's claim that Chief Angelo Calvillo violated the city's charter involving civil service employees and elections.

Skyfire, Darley and DroneSense Team Up to Give Away Drone Program to Oklahoma City FD

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

The donation was the result of the companies’ Spring 2019 contest giveaway, which includes two days of on-site training, a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual aircraft, FAA consulting, and a year-long subscription to DroneSense.

Product of the Day: PURVIS Systems — The PURVIS Fire Station Alerting System (PURVIS FSAS)

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

The PURVIS FSAS is used by agencies throughout the U.S., including the fire departments of NYC, Washington DC, and Boston.

OH Firefighter Suffers Back Injury in House Fire

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

A resident of the Columbus home was taken to a local hospital in critical condition with burns following the Monday afternoon blaze.

CT Firefighters in Band Pen Tribute to Fallen Colleagues

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

Two Bridgeport firefighters in the band Indestructible Noise Command wrote the song in memory of Lt. Steven Velasquez and firefighter Michel Baik, who died in a 2010 fire.

NJ Fire Chief in Crash That Killed Couple

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

The East Brunswick chief was responding to a call—his SUV's emergency lights and siren on—when the fatal accident happened Sunday night.

Cordico

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

Cordico designs customized mobile wellness apps for fire organizations of all types and sizes. As the world leader in wellness technology for high-stress professions, Cordico apps provide firefighters with confidential, in-hand, on-demand 24/7 ...

Acela Truck Company

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

When it comes to the toughest jobs in the harshest environments, nothing is more capable than the Monterra extreme-duty line of trucks. Originally designed for Army combat conditions anywhere in the world, Acela Truck Company's severe-duty Monterra...

New CA Memorial Honors Fallen 2002 Air Tanker Crew

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

The dedication for the three-man crew was unveiled near the crash site of Air Tanker 130, which was fighting the Cannon Fire in Walker, Mono County.

Firefighter’s Kids Among Those Dead in PA Day Care Fire

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

The Lawrence volunteer firefighter did not know his children were at the Erie day care when he responded to another blaze a few blocks away over the weekend.

Firefighter’s Kids among Dead in PA Day Care Fire

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

The Lawrence Park volunteer firefighter did not know his three children were at the Erie day care when he responded to another blaze a few blocks away over the weekend.

FFs Worry Promotions Change to Help NY Mayor’s Friends

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

The Cohoes firefighters union is protesting the proposed lowering of the promotional requirements for captains, a change the union claims will help those close to the mayor.

Two Belgian Firefighters Die in Building Blaze

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

Crews from the south-west Limburg zone in Beringen found the firefighters' bodies in the wreckage of the building after part of it collapsed early Sunday.

FDNY Ambulances Collide, Injuring Four EMTs

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

Dramatic security camera video shows the Bronx crash, which overturned one ambulance and sent it skidding into a parked vehicle.

FAMA Awards 2019 Turner Scholarship to University of MD Student

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

William Calcagno was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his commitment to research and steadfast focus towards the improvement of fire safety.

Ex-GA Firefighter, ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Dies of Cancer

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

Dango Nguyen had been a firefighter with the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department for nearly 20 years. "He was an aggressive and tenacious firefighter," the department said.

Swanton, VT, Fire Dept. Puts 80-Foot Rear-Mount Aerial in Service

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

The Swanton, VT, Fire Department has taken delivery of an 80-foot, rear-mount aerial ladder built by HME Ahrens-Fox. It's built on a HME 1871-Spectr MFDxl-12 cab and chassis with a roof notch for the aerial. It is powered by a Cummins X12 engine and an...

TX Firefighter Hurt Battling 3-Alarm House Blaze

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

Crews from multiple departments—including Westlake, Austin, Oak Hill and CE-Bar—responded to the fire early Sunday.

Two EMTs Killed in WV Ambulance Crash

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

The Jan-Care Ambulance Service EMTs had just finished a hospital-to-hospital transfer and were headed back to their station when the accident happened in Nicholas County.

MT Fire Lab Gives Firefighters Tools to Battle Wildfires

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

The scientists and engineers at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory research ways to make it safer for crews in the state fighting wildfires.

NY Firefighter Honored 25 Years after LODD

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

Hundreds gathered in Hudson Falls on Saturday to honor fallen firefighter Paul MacMurray, who died battling a hotel fire 25 years ago this month.

Five Children Dead in PA House Fire

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

Erie firefighters were able to remove the five children from the burning home Sunday morning, but they all died from their injuries.

CA Stations Reopen after Volunteer Influx

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

Two fire stations in El Dorado County that were closed for years have been reopened thanks to an influx of volunteer firefighters and several grants.

SC Apparatus Rolls Over During Training

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

A new ladder truck belonging to the St. Andrews Fire Department rolled onto its side during a training exercise Saturday, but there were no injuries.

Study: KY County Comms Need Upgrade

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

A recent study shows that emergency communications in Daviess County are obsolete in places and badly in need of upgrades or replacement.

AL Deannexation Plan Threatens FF Pensions

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

A deannexation proposal that would greatly cut Anniston's population could be a disaster for the city's pension fund for retired firefighters and police.

MN Chiefs Worrying About Staffing Levels

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

Fire chiefs in south-central Minnesota are growing concerned about staffing levels as new volunteers become harder and harder to find.

IL Crews Battle Commercial Lumber Blaze

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

Raw video shows firefighters battling a massive fire that broke out at a commercial lumber business Friday in the small village of Union Hill.

TX Blaze Started by Boy Playing with Lighter

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

An overnight fire that destroyed 12 apartments early Saturday in Dallas was started by a 7-year-old boy playing with a lighter in an outdoor closet.

TX Firefighter Killed in Wreck With Big Rig

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

The Atascocita Fire Department announced on Facebook that Lt. Jared Snell was killed Friday night when his vehicle collided head-on with a big rig.

OH Man Sets Property Ablaze, Finds Out Its Illegal

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

A Norwalk man learned it is illegal to burn his outbuilding, even though he notified dispatchers he was conducting a "controlled" burn.

Firefighters Injured in MA Ambulance Wreck

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

Two firefighter-paramedics were among four people injured when a Mashpee ambulance rolled onto its side in a three-vehicle crash Friday.

CA Crews Battle Large Warehouse Blaze

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

About 50 firefighters responded Friday when a large fire broke out at an East Oakland warehouse, sending a cloud of black smoke across the sky.

TX Firefighter Wins Cancer Benefits Appeal

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

Houston Fire Capt. Kevin Leago, who is battling neuroendocrine cancer, has won his workers comp appeal more than a year after the city denied his claim.

New MI Live Fire Training Center to Debut

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

The Saugatuck facility—the first of its kind in Allegan County—will be shared between eight fire departments, allowing them to train in a hotter, more realistic environment.

New MI Live Fire Training Center to Debut

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

The Saugatuck facility—the first of its kind in Allegan County—will be shared between seven fire departments, allowing them to train in a hotter, more realistic environment.

Watch Los Angeles Fire Helicopter Rescue Horse

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

Los Angeles City firefighters converted a chopper normally deployed against wildfires to hoist a 30-year-old, half-ton horse from a ravine Friday.

New Research Shows Public Safety Drone Programs Growing Rapidly

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

Data-driven insights from non-profit group DRONERESPONDERS provide insights as to how first responders are using UAS for public safety.

Sinkhole Opens Under SC Fire Apparatus

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

City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal firefighters were parked in a store lot Thursday when the hole opened up beneath their apparatus as they were getting out.

TX Fire Department Evolves Its Emergency Responses

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

Travis County Emergency Services District 10, still known as the CE-Bar Fire Department, is changing how tit handles fires, EMS calls and active shooter situations.

OPUS Bank

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

Building your business took inspiration. Growing it requires the right relationship. Learn how we’re supporting business growthup and down the West Coast.

First Responder Technologies Inc.

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

Developing groundbreaking technologies to prevent and safely defuse public attacks involving concealed weapons.

Veteran IN Firefighter Dies from Brain Cancer

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

South Bend Fire Capt. David "Dutch" Koehler, who was with the department for more than 30 years, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016 and had a recurrence earlier this year.

IA Fire Department Unveils New Fire Boat

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

Ottumwa firefighters tested their new $53,000 river rescue boat Thursday. "Having these guys come out and get used to the boat was necessary,” Chief Tony Miller said.

TX Crews Cut Out Armed Man Stuck Between School Walls

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

Paradise firefighters used power tools to extricate a man trapped between the concrete walls of a high school gym. He was accused of walking on campus with a rifle.

Sutphen Corporation Receives a Six Apparatus Order from Miami-Dade, FL, Fire Rescue

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

The six recently ordered apparatus include three custom pumpers, one SPH 100 mid-mount aerial platform, one hazardous material (HazMat) apparatus and one heavy rescue apparatus.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fire Rescue Gets 95-Foot Aerial Platform

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

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fire Rescue has taken delivery of a 95-foot aerial platform built by Sutphen Corporation.

Three Children Younger Than 5 Die in DE House Fire

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

Firefighters underwent stress debriefing after the children were found dead inside the burned out home in Long Neck. A mother and another child escaped the blaze.

FDNY Firefighter Saves 4-Year-Old Boy in Sweltering Car

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

The firefighter used a hammer to break the locked vehicle's window after spotting the crying child sitting in a car seat in a Queens shopping center parking lot Thursday.

Off-Duty Firefighter Detains Armed Man at MO Walmart

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

A man with a loaded “tactical rifle," body armor and more than 100 rounds of ammo was held at gunpoint by the firefighter at the Springfield superstore until police arrived.

Product of the Day: Martinez Architects – Fire Station Design Experts

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

Martinez Architects is a Texas-based, award-winning architectural design firm formed in 2014, with the firm’s founders bringing experience spanning more than 15 years and 50+ Fire/EMS facilities. Facilities for Emergency Response...

Ambulance Haven for KY Woman, Kids Chased by Shooter

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

"It’s just a stroke of luck that they were here on the other call," police said about Lexington firefighters helping a woman and two children who were chased and shot at.

CA Reforms Reducing Inmate Firefighter Pool

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

"They're like the infantry of CAL FIRE," a district commander said about the role of the state's inmate firefighters, who assist crews during wildfire season.

HURST Jaws of Life Adds New Combi to Battery-powered eDRAULIC Line

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

Fast opening and closing action on the SC 758E2 ensure speed during time-critical rescues, and the cutting blade surface is taken to the end of the blade for more aggressive blade geometry.

Fire-Dex Acquires Gear Wash, a PPE Cleaning and Repair Service

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

This acquisition will allow Fire-Dex to provide NFPA 1851 clean and repair maintenance for protective gear.

IN Fire Services Settle Breach of Contract Dispute

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

Officials from the Tri-Township Fire Protection District and the Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department called the agreement a compromise that works for both parties.

New FL Fire Chief Juggles Duties of Running Busy FD

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

"Time management … has probably been the toughest challenge I’ve faced so far," says Orange County Chief James Fitzgerald about his first two months on the job.

Actor Danny Trejo Plays FF to Save Boy in CA Crash

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

The "Machete" star witnessed a two-car collision in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sylmar, and he helped rescue a special-needs child trapped in the wreckage.

Jersey City, NJ, Fire Department Gets First Three-Stage Pumper in the State

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

Located opposite lower Manhattan, with significant mass transit connections, the redevelopment of Jersey City, NJ, waterfront has made the city one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the U.S. The waterfront area consists mostly of...

Spartan Motors to Unveil Enhanced Clean Cab at Atlanta Trade Show

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

Spartan advance protection system expands solution set with addition of contaminant containment and management.

Off-Duty Baltimore FF Helps Save Burning PA House

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

The off-duty firefighter spotted flames coming from the Dover Township townhouse and used a neighbor's garden hose "to help keep the fire in check," a fire official said.

FAA to See if ‘Unqualified’ Chicago FFs Used Airport Rigs

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

The federal probe is looking at how the Chicago Fire Department and the Department of Aviation staffed specialized fire equipment at O’Hare and Midway airports.

FL Fire Chief Dies in Motorcycle Crash after Meeting

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

James E. Sommers, Suwannee County's fire chief and public safety director, was hit and killed by an SUV while driving home Tuesday night.

More than 100 San Antonio Firefighters Battle Attic Fire

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

Two firefighters were evaluated by paramedics at the scene of the blaze, which broke out at a one-story building on San Antonio's east side early Thursday.

Cleveland Firefighters Want Chief Out for Backing Mayor

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

Firefighters are demanding Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo be fired and criminally charged for campaigning for Mayor Frank Jackson in 2017.

Product of the Day: GearGrid Corporation — Fire Station Wall Mount Lockers

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

GearGrid’s Fire Station Wall Mount Lockers are the perfect addition to any station for drying and storing turnout gear.

FL Firefighters Help Hobbled Dog on Roadside

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

A Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crew was returning to the station when the firefighters spotted an injured dog with an apparent broken leg on the side of the road.

AZ Study Hopes to Reduce Firefighters’ Cancer Risks

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

Results of the University of Arizona three-year study, which received help from the Tucson Fire Department, now will receive a peer review before the findings are published.

Simulation Preps FFs for MA Fair Mass-Casualty Event

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

Topsfield's fire chief organized the tabletop training drill for first responders around the region, simulating an emergency at the city's annual county fair.

Free Grant Assistance Now Available for Polaris Commercial and Government Vehicles

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

Minneapolis, MN – Polaris Commercial and Polaris Government and Defense, divisions of Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), are expanding customer support services through a partnership that provides grant funding assistance to customers requiring Polaris utility...

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force with Addition of Frank Relou in The Netherlands

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

In his new role as European business development manager, Frank Relou will lead the transformation of Europe’s hard-working commercial fleets with technology that empowers operators with enhanced on-water productivity.

goTenna Releases goTenna Pro X, an Open Platform, Interoperable Tactical Mesh Networking Device

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

goTenna Pro X extends situational awareness capabilities for the professional sector.

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

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Kussmaul Offers New Auto Power 2000W and 3000W, Inverter Charger

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

The AP 2000 is an advanced high capacity inverter charger with 100 Amp charge power and an integrated 2000 Watt continuous (4,000 watt surge) pure sine wave inverter. The AP 3000 has a 150 amp charge power and a 3,000-watt capacity (6,000-watt...

RescueBlox Introduces a New One-Step Chock and Stable Cribbing Platform

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

RescueBlox can be used alone as a step chock or with 2x4, 4x4, 4x6 dimensional lumber to support increase load heights.

RescueBlox / Red Rescue LLC

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

FL Motorcycle Club Donates $2K for FF Body Armor

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

Flagler County's fire chief said the donation from the Knights of the Inferno Motorcycle Club will go toward eventually buying four sets of gear, which cost about $6,000 apiece.

Pierce Exhibit in Atlanta Features Latest Innovations

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

Pierce will host a booth featuring the company’s extensive breadth of apparatus, service capabilities, and the latest technology innovations at the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Fire Rescue International conference and expo.

Grant Will Pay for MT Wildfire’s Volunteer Firefighters

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

The federal money will go toward compensating mutual aid volunteer firefighters who helped battle the 5,000-acre North Hills wildfire near Helena for nearly a week.

WA Voters Approve Fire Department Merger

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

"We’ve been planning … for over a year now,” Spokane County Fire District 3 Chief Cody Rohrbach said of the merger with the 115-year-old Medical Lake Fire Department.

IAFC, in Partnership with Pierce, Announce 2019 Volunteer and Career Fire Chiefs of the Year

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

Volunteer Fire Chief, John Morrison, of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department in Vienna, Virginia, and career Fire Chief, James Clack, of the Ankeny Fire Department in Ankeny, Iowa, are this year’s honorees.

OH House Explosion Investigated as Hate Crime

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

The state fire marshal, as well as the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the FBI, are investigating the incident after firefighters found racial slurs painted on the garage.

South Davis Metro Fire, Bountiful, UT, Gets 115-Foot Aerial

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

South Davis Metro Fire, Bountiful, UT, has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer 115-foot T-Rex aerial.

Dallas’ Ambulance Response Times Lag Behind Nation

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

Dallas Fire-Rescue officials point to a lack of resources and an increase in call volumes for emergency response times dropping well below the national standard.

San Diego Restores Firefighter Death, Disability Benefits

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

Firefighters had lost the benefits when a voter-approved ballot measure replaced pensions with a 401(k)-style retirement plan for city employees hired after July 2012.

CA Prosecutors: Wildfire Protection Spray Doesn’t Work

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

In a joint filing, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County are suing the company responsible for a fire-defense spray, claiming that it doesn't work as advertised.

Product of the Day: Fire Station Outftitters — Unit 155 Leather Rocker Recliner

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

The Unit 155 rocker recliner is a premium leather top grain cowhide leather rocker recliner that is elegant and comfortable.

Watch IN Firefighters Use Ladders to Save Raccoons

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

Two South Bend firefighters devised the raccoon fire escape after noticing the two animals were trapped on the roof of a burning warehouse.

Parking Garage Collapses Under Chicago Fire Apparatus

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

A Chicago firefighter in Engine No. 126 was injured when a two-story parking garage partially collapsed, leaving the front of the apparatus teetering over the hole.

NM Fire Station Upgrades Enhance Rapid Call Responses

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

"It is going to be top notch and much needed after 40 years working out of there," Ruidoso's fire chief said about the improvements to the department's Fire Station No. 2.

Support Group Helps MI Dispatchers Cope with Trauma

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

The first peer support group for Ottawa County 9-1-1 dispatchers allows participants to talk through their experiences on the job, both good and bad.

Sixteen Hurt in MA Bus Attack that Caused Crash

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

A 24-year-old Boston man is accused of punching the driver of a Randolph bus, which then rear-ended a car before striking a utility pole Monday night.

CT Officials, Firefighters Debate Townwide FD Proposal

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

The ordinance would put Waterford's volunteer five fire companies under "one cohesive department," but critics argue it would strip those companies of their independence.

AZ Firefighter’s Death Spurs Anti-Tobacco Video

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

Tucson Fire Capt. Glenn Fleck died last year of oral cancer. Before his death, he and the department made a video on tobacco use dangers aimed at first responders.

TX Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Arson

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

El Cenizo fire chief says the firefighter who was arrested will be terminated from the department according to the outcome of the sheriff's investigation.

Canadian FF Dies after Medical Emergency in Wildfire

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

Isaiah Nottaway, a 32-year-old Kitigan Zibi firefighter, lost consciousness while battling a forest fire in Quebec's Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette on Sunday.

Union: Understaffed Apparatus Puts SC Areas in Danger

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

Columbia's fire chief says he's staffed apparatus with one fewer firefighter because he “didn’t want to go over the budgeted amount” he received from the Richland County.

Union: Understaffed Apparatus Puts SC Areas in Danger

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

Columbia's fire chief says he's staffed apparatus with one fewer firefighter because he “didn’t want to go over the budgeted amount” he received from the Richland County.

Product of the Day: Extreme Portable Buildings — EXTREME Fire / Ambulance Stations & Decon Facilities

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

Fully equipped, complete stations designed, built and installed usually in under six months.

Bayonne, NJ, Fire Dept. Gets New Pumper

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

Bayonne, NJ, Fire Department, Engine Co. 4 has been assigned a 2019 Spartan Metro Star MFD model pumper.

Missing VA Firefighter Found Dead in NC

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

Richmond firefighter Daniel Lewis was reported missing last week after police conducted a welfare check at his Newport News home.

Northern NM Forests Looking for Female Firefighters

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

The Santa Fe National Forest will be holding its first-ever boot camps in an attempt to help more women find their way into wildland firefighting.

MI Interim Fire Chief Named in Wake of Retirement

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

Interim Burton Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson takes over for Marvin Epperson, who stepped down last week as the head of the department after five years.

Two AZ Firefighters Hurt in Mobile Home Fire

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

The firefighters were taken to the hospital after battling a Tempe mobile home fire Sunday night that displaced 12 residents.

MT Wildfire in ’49 Haunted Smokejumpers Until They Died

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

Seventy years ago, Montana's Mann Gulch fire blowup killed 13 firefighters. That tragedy stayed with the three surviving jumpers for the rest of their lives.

MT Wildfire in ’49 Haunted Smokejumpers Until They Died

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

Seventy years ago, Montana's Mann Gulch fire blowup killed 13 firefighters. That tragedy stayed with the three surviving jumpers for the rest of their lives.

PGI Appoints New Managing Director to Launch its International Operations from the UK

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

Andy Slater – former UK Managing Director of ISG thermal imaging and previously, Vice President of Sales at Avon Protection, has been enrolled to the PGI position.

Ambulance Service Returns to MO Fire Department

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

The University City Fire Department has hired a dozen firefighter/paramedics to handle ambulance emergency calls after the city had outsourced the service for four years.

Injured MA Firefighter Faults City for Pension Cuts

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

Hurt in a gas explosion, a retired Springfield firefighter is caught in a dispute with the city's Retirement Board over a legal settlement stemming from the blast.

Suffield, CT, Fire Rescue Takes Delivery of New Heavy Rescue

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

Suffield, CT, Fire Rescue has taken delivery of an E-ONE Quest heavy rescue.

Deputy Fire Chief

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

Sublette County Unified Fire in Wyoming is hiring for the full-time position of Deputy Fire Chief

LA Volunteer Firefighter Wins National Seafood Cook-Off

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

Chef and Thibodaux firefighter Nathan Richards was crowned the 2019 King of American Seafood after winning the Great American Seafood Cook-Off over the weekend.

LA Volunteer Firefighter Wins National Seafood Cook-Off

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

Chef and Thibodaux firefighter Nathan Richards was crowned the 2019 King of American Seafood after winning the Great American Seafood Cook-Off over the weekend.

FDNY Firefighters, Baby Injured in 7-Alarm Bronx Blaze

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

Two more FDNY firefighters and a civilian also were injured in a three-alarm fire that broke out at a three-story house in the borough's Morrisania neighborhood early Monday.

FDNY Firefighters, Baby Injured in 7-Alarm Bronx Blaze

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

Two more FDNY firefighters and a civilian also were injured in a three-alarm fire that broke out at a three-story house in the borough's Morrisania neighborhood early Monday.

NJ Community Rallies Around FF after House Fire

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

An online fundraiser has raised more than $12,000 to help a Hamilton Township firefighter and his father replace the belongings they lost when their house caught fire.

LA Firefighters, Police Train for Mass Shootings

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

First responders from Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes participated in a simulated active shooter event to learn how to work together when responding to such an incident.

Exhaustion Sends MA Firefighters to Hospital

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

Crews from multiple fire departments battled the intense, two-alarm house blaze in Yarmouth early Sunday.

Product of the Day: Continental Girbau — ExpressDry Gear Dryer

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

The new ExpressDry Gear Dryer offers a user-friendly touch-screen control; optional heated- or ambient air flow.

One Dead After Box Truck Slams in to Rear of CA Fire Truck

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

The Palo Alto fire engine was parked in the slow lanes of Highway 101 blocking a previous crash when the box truck hit the back of the apparatus fatally injuring the driver.

Two Firefighters Hurt in MA Blaze, Eight Displaced

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

Two firefighters were injured while battling the blaze in Springfield. One was treated at the scene for dehydration and a second was brought to the hospital for treatment for an unknown injury.

PA Ambulance Crashes at Intersection

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

No injuries were reported after an ambulance and two other vehicles collided at an intersection in Erie.

PA Firefighter Serious Hurt, Falls/Ejected from Moving Apparatus

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

The Buchannan Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief suffered severe injuries after he fell, or was ejected, from a responding apparatus.

Gunman Kills Nine People, Wounds Dozens in OH Shooting

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

Police shot and killed the suspect who opened fire in front of a bar in Dayton early Sunday morning.

Death Toll in TX Shooting Rises to 20, 26 Injured, Some Critically

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

A gunman with alleged racist sentiments opened fire in El Paso, killing 20 people in a shopping center and leaving blood and bullet casings scattered in aisles where families were searching for back- to- school bargains.

MA Ambulance Service is Mired in Turmoil

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

Controversy has centered on the West Brookfield Rescue Squad's president who has has his EMT license suspended more than once and his tenure tumultuous.

PA Firefighters Chip in Own Funds to Buy New Fire Truck

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

Aug. 3--The Tahlequah Fire Department is doing some upgrades on its own and is reaping the benefits. Despite budget cuts TFD took, Fire Chief Ray Hammonds said his crew is working to meet needs. TFD ended up taking a loss of $60,000 from last year, but...

OK Firefighters Chip in Own Funds to Buy New Fire Truck

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

Despite budget cuts the Tahlequah Fire Departmen took, Fire Chief Ray Hammonds said his crew is working to meet needs.

Fire Blackens More than 1,100 Acres in WA

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

Firefighters in Franklin County protected the homes, but changing winds and challenging terrain hampered the efforts to douse the blaze.

Fire Heavily Damages NC Church

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

Aug. 3--RALEIGH -- Fire broke out at a North Raleigh church Friday night, causing extensive smoke and water damage but leaving no one injured. The blaze broke out at Crossroads Fellowship on East Millbrook Road at about 11 p.m., Raleigh fire officials...

‘Multiple Shooters’ Kill Several People in TX Mall Shooting

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

Police said at least two suspects were under arrest at the Cielo Vista Mall and many people have been killed in a mall shooting.

‘Multiple Shooters’ Kill Several People in TX Mall Shooting

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

Police said at least two suspects were under arrest at the Cielo Vista Mall and many people have been killed in a mass shooting.

Police Search for Missing VA Firefighter

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

The 30-year-old Richmond firefighter has not been seen or heard from since July 29 when he was supposed to show up for work.

Blast at CT Water Treatment Plant Injures Three Workers

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

Some roll-up garage doors and windows were damaged at the Stamford plant. Authorities said the blast may have been a dust explosion.

NJ Fire Capt. Accused of Embezzling Nearly $100K

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

More than $48,000 was allegedly taken from the Elmwood Park Volunteer Fire Department Defender Company No. 2’s accounts and $50,000 from the borough’s Fireman’s Relief Association’s accounts.

Firefighting Aircraft Crashes in France Killing Pilot

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

The accident took place as more than 500 firefighters tried to get three separate fires under control in the southern Gard department.

Chicago Firefighter Seriously Hurt in Roof Collapse

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

The firefighter was reportedly in stable condition after being taken to the hospital.

Man Dies, Several Firefighters Burned in MO House Fire

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

Several Kansas City firefighters suffered minor burns fighting a house fire that killed a 65-year-old man.

Man Dies, Several Firefighters Burned in MO House Fire

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

Several Kansas City firefighters suffered minor burns fighting a house fire that killed a 65-year-old man.

LA City Firefighters Rescue Kitten Stuck in Car Engine

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

Firefighters took about ten minutes to free the kitten -- which decided to take a nap in the most precarious place.

GA Fire Damages 12 Apartments, Displaces 30 People

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

Atlanta Fire Rescue extinguished the fire, and no one was hurt during the incident which occurred near College Park.

FL Fire Department to Build $1.9M Training Tower

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

The modular, four-story, state-of-the-art facility for Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue will be the only one of its kind in the county and should be complete by next spring.

New CO Fire Chief Named City’s First Woman in that Role

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

Barbara Huber, who has been a Pueblo firefighter since 1998, was one of six candidate considered for the position following Chief Shawn Shelton's retirement in April.

FL County’s FFs Using Uncertified Breathing Equipment

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

Escambia County will spend close to $2.9 million to replace the equipment after officials decided it wasn't cost-effective to repair the gear after the warranty expired last year.

TX Crews Face Water Issues, Bullets ‘Going Off’ at Fire

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

A lack of nearby hydrants and ammunition in a gun safe were some of the challenges for Huffman firefighters battling a two-alarm house fire early Friday.

TankVision Gauge

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

TankVision Gauge

NH Chief: Vacationing FFs Needed for Understaffed Call

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

Off-duty Hampton firefighters were called in to help battle a recent fire, demonstrating the department's need for more staffing, the chief and town officials say.

NC Firefighters Train for Aircraft Rescues

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

A 50-hour specialty course let Asheboro, Ulah and Westside fire crews run through drills on how to handle emergencies at the regional airport in the area.

NC Firefighters Train for Aircraft Rescues

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

A 50-hour specialty course let Asheboro, Ulah and Westside fire crews run through drills on how to handle emergencies at the regional airport in the area.

Williamsburg, IA, Fire Dept. Gets New Pumper-Tanker

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

Toyne built the apparatus on a Spartan Metro Star LFD cab and chassis and it replaces an older Toyne that served the community for more than 20 years.

Still No Pay Deal Between Houston Firefighters, City

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

A court-ordered mediator declared another impasse Thursday in the talks between the firefighters union and the mayor's office to resolve their long-running contract dispute.

Bruce Springsteen’s Son Hired as NJ Firefighter

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

An online post by Sam Springsteen's mom congratulated the rock legend's youngest son on joining the Jersey City Fire Department. "You followed your dreams...JC firefighter."

New Tower Will Expand OH Firefighters’ Training Options

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

From live fire drills to victim rescues, Avon Fire Department's new facility—to be ready by spring 2020—will let firefighters hone their skills in a variety of practice scenarios.

New Tower Will Expand OH Firefighters’ Training Options

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

From live fire drills to victim rescues, Avon Fire Department's new facility—to be ready by spring 2020—will let firefighters hone their skills in a variety of practice scenarios.

Veteran FF’s New Challenge: Leading NC Fire Department

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

Woody Thomas retired as a Gastonia firefighter in June. Now, he'll head Crowders Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue, where he's worked part time for eight years.

Product of the Day: Brown Reynolds Watford Architects — BRW Architects Specialists in Firehouse Design

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

With over 200 designed firehouses, Brown Reynolds Watford Architects (BRW) is a 120+ person, full-service architecture firm with highly experienced staff.

Director of Emergency Services

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

Hanover Township, IL, is currently accepting applications to fill a full-time Director of Emergency Services position.

Watch MA Crews Battle Two Boat Fires at the Same Time

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

Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills firefighters needed to tow both boats to a nearby ramp on Wequaquet Lake before they could put out the flames Thursday.

Photos: MN Crews Rescue Teen after River Bluff Fall

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

"He was fortunate enough to land on a ledge," said a St. Paul fire official after firefighters used ropes to pull up a teen who fell 15 to 20 feet down a Mississippi River bluff.

Product of the Day: Perlman Architects — Public Safety Division

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

Perlman Architects is a 19-year-old, diverse architectural firm with a Public Safety Division that has earned a reputation for quality, cost effective design, and service throughout the Western United States.

New Tools to Help MA Crews Free People in Crashes

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

Essex firefighters recently completed training on the $25,000 rescue cutter and spreader, battery-powered equipment that replaces the department's hydraulic extraction tools.

Canadian FF Seriously Injured Trying to Rescue Hikers

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

The Hamilton, Ontario, firefighter suffered head and face injuries when he lost his footing and fell 15 to 20 feet at Albion Falls while trying to rescue stranded hikers.

Communities Chosen for Town/Gown Fire Safety Projects

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

Sponsored by Campus Firewatch, First Alert and the Michael H. Minger Foundation, the program teams up firefighters and students in 25 areas for home fire safety visits.

Global Traffic Technologies to Exhibit Traffic Solutions at Atlanta Trade Show

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

GTT will be an exhibitor at Fire-Rescue International conference and expo in Atlanta with details about the latest Opticom PCaaS solution.

One Dead, Others Hospitalized in KY Gas Explosion

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

Crews battled a fire that erupted in Lincoln County after a massive blast from a ruptured pipeline destroyed train tracks and forced the evacuation of a mobile home park.

FDNY Firefighters Hurt Battling 4-Alarm Warehouse Blaze

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

Aerial footage from the scene shows FDNY crews tackling the multi-alarm fire at a two-story restaurant supply warehouse in Brooklyn early Thursday.

ZOLL Announces Recipients of the 2019 ZOLL EMT Scholarship

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

The intent of the ZOLL EMT Scholarship Program is to award medical education grants annually to qualifying caregivers who demonstrate a career commitment to the profession.

Union: More FFs Needed for Safety as MA City Grows

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

Haverhill has the fewest number of firefighters in Massachusetts, and the head of the fire union is calling on the city to add four firefighters over the next six years.

Take Our 2019 State of the Fire Service Survey

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

We'd like to invite you to participate in our 2019 State of the Fire Service Survey!Endeavor Research, in partnership with Firehouse, is conducting a short survey to understand the morale of the industry and the factors which have the most impact on it....

Compton Retiring as the Chairman of the NFFF Board of Directors

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

At a recent National Fallen Firefighter Foundation board meeting, Chief Dennis 'Deny' Compton announced that he is stepping down as the Board Chairman effective August 18, 2019.

Widowed CAL FIRE FF Gets New ‘Extreme Makeover’ Home

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

Nick Reeder, a Fresno fire captain whose wife died after giving birth to twins in 2018, will be receiving a newly built home as part of HGTV's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Contract Mediation to Resume Between Houston FFs, City

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

The latest session is the third attempt by Houston's firefighters union and the mayor's office to agree on a new contract amid a continuing pay-parity dispute.

Roswell, NM, Fire Dept. Takes Delivery of a 101-Foot Platform Aerial

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

The Roswell, NM, Fire Dept. has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer 101-foot Cobra, rear-mount platform aerial.

Report: Badly Burned DE Firefighter Wore Improper Gear

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

Crews disobeying orders to exit a burning home were among issues with the response to a Mill Creek fire that injured a Minquas firefighter in March, an investigation found.

Nearly 400 CAL FIRE FFs to Be Hired for Wildfire Season

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

Adding 393 more seasonal firefighters comes as California faces a wildfire season that could be more dangerous than last year's, which killed more than 100 people.

NY Law to Let Firefighters Remove Pets from Vehicles

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

Under the measure, New York first responders could remove unattended animals from vehicles during conditions of exterme heat or cold.

For the Record 8/19

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

Th NFPA has released its annual report on firefighter fatalities.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 2018 National Run Survey—Part 3

Posted on August 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.

Industry News 8/19

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

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is looking for proposals for its Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL in 2020.

Scuttlebutt 8/19

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

FDSOA Safety Officer Scholarship Applications OpenThe Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) is accepting applications for scholarships to the 30th annual Health & Safety Conference. The scholarships are available to current uniformed...

The Varied Needs of Those We Lead

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

Understand the motivations and expectations of your crew and the community you serve.

Hot Shots August 2019

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

This month's Hot Shots features Houston, TX, firefighters exiting the roof after completing vertical ventilation operations that allowed the crew from Engine 67 to find the fire and knock it down.

Behavioral Health: Does Chronic Stress Promote the Growth of Cancer in Firefighters?

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

Research into factors contributing to firefighter cancer is far from complete.

Can You See the Light?

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

Don’t overlook one of your most important assets on scene.

University of Extrication: Use the Pie Cut Technique to Accomplish Total B-Pillar Removal

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

This age-old rescue technique involves making cuts from multiple directions.

8 Ways to Keep Cab Interiors Clean

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

A list of key areas to keep clean in order to stay safe.

Command Post: Good Leaders Must Find and Nurture the Next Generation

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

If you don’t share your experiences with those moving up the ranks, who will?

Apparatus Makers, Fire Chief Share Practical Tips for Keeping Cabs Clean

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

How fire departments and manufacturers are pioneering the clean cab concept

The Fire Scene: What Is Your Radio Identity?

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

An uncomplicated system is critical to effective and safe fire department operations.

Close Calls: A Fire Chief’s Worst Nightmare, Part 2

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

Responders recount events from a fire at an occupied townhouse with trapped victims.

Clean Cab Concept is Alive and Well

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

Health concerns about contaminated gear drive the movement

Higher Education: Much More Than Checking the Box

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

How collegiate learning can prepare a more well-rounded firefighter.

As Firehouse Sees It: Knowledge and Strength

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

A message written on the wall at the fire academy serves as a reminder

Apparatus Makers, Fire Chief Share Practical Tips for Keeping Cabs Clean

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

How fire departments and manufacturers are pioneering the clean cab concept

Product of the Day: Air Vacuum — Protect First Responders with Innovative Engine Exhaust Removal

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

The AIRVAC 911 Engine Exhaust Removal System protects 100 percent of your apparatus bay area.

Pierce Secures Order for Five Ascendant 100-foot Heavy-Duty Aerial Towers for City of Montreal

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

Pierce Manufacturing, in partnership with its Quebec, Canada exclusive Pierce dealer, L’Arsenal, has secured an order for five Ascendant 100-foot heavy-duty aerial towers for the City of Montreal Fire Department.

WA County FD Awaiting Two New Stations

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

Two new fire stations being built for Cowlitz County 2 Fire & Rescue are part of a voter-approved $11 million project that will lower response times.

Blast Sparks Massive Blaze at TX Oil Plant

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

An explosion was heard just before a massive fire broke out at an ExxonMobil plant in Baytown, with some reports saying nearly 40 people were injured.

PA Man Dies after Fallen Tree Rescue

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

An elderly Penn Township man rescued from his home after a fallen tree trapped him inside died from his injuries about two hours after being freed.

Fire Breaks Out at CA Airport Facility

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

A fire broke out Wednesday morning at maintenance facility at San Francisco International Airport, sending a large plume of smoke into the air.

NM Neighborhood Cleared amid Hazmat Scare

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

A North Valley neighborhood was safely evacuated Tuesday night over a suspected hazmat spill, but Bernalillo County firefighters found no danger.

Coxreels Announces New Shipping Program

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

The new shipping program called, “Coxreels Ship Ready," is designed to make sure orders are confirmed the next business day and if possible, the order can be shipped the same day, Coxreels will do its best to make it happen.

Smoke Detectors Save NY Family from Fire

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

A family of four escaped a fire in Salina on Tuesday night after their smoke detectors woke them up, according to Liverpool Fire Chief Jerry Payne.

KY Apparatus Struck by Semi and Overturned

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

A Munfordville Fire Department rig was overturned at a crash scene when a semi-truck rear-ended the responding apparatus in Bonnieville.

KY Apparatus Struck by Semi and Overturned

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

A Munfordville Fire Department rig was overturned at a crash scene when a semi-truck rear-ended the responding apparatus in Bonnieville.

Fort Morgan, CO, Fire Department Gets 4×4 Heavy Rescue

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

Fort Morgan, CO, Fire Department, a repeat customer, is replacing its 20-year-old SVI-built truck with a new heavy rescue, also built by SVI Trucks.

Remains Found Three Days after NC Blaze

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

Human remains were discovered by an insurance adjuster on Tuesday at a house where Charlotte firefighters doused a major fire on Saturday.

TX Firefighter Injured by Electric Shock

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

An Austin firefighter was hospitalized early Wednesday with injuries from an electrical shock after a fire broke out in a vacant South Austin building.

AZ Firefighter a Contestant on ‘Press Your Luck’

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

Tucson firefighter Jason Collins, who joined the fire service in 2006, recently appeared on an episode of the revived game show "Press Your Luck."

MMA-Trained MD Firefighter Thwarts Ambulance Theft

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

A knife-wielding man who tried to steal an ambulance at a hospital was taken down by a Montgomery County firefighter trained in mixed martial arts.

PA Firefighters Trapped Battling Commercial Fire

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

Raw footage shows a commercial blaze in Penn Hills that trapped several firefighters, resulting in RIT operations but luckily no serious injuries.

RI Auto Shop Blaze Hospitalizes Three Firefighters

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

The blaze at an auto detailing shop in Pawtucket on Tuesday forced the evacuation of nearby residences and sent three firefighters to the hospital.

Firefighters Help Retired GA Captain with Rare Disorder

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

Johnnie Martin, a DeKalb County firefighter for 30 years who works part-time at the Roswell Fire Department, was recently diagnosed with Devic's disease.

Watch MD Firefighters Battle Burning Tractor-Trailer

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

It took 20 Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company firefighters nearly a half hour to put out the flames from the vehicle early Tuesday at a truck stop near Hagerstown.

5.11 Tactical Opens 50th Company Owned Retail Store

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

5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, is celebrating the grand opening of its 50th company-owned retail store in Fort Bliss, TX, this week.

Car Crash at CA Work Site Knocks Man into 20-Foot Hole

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

Anaheim and Orange County firefighters rescued the worker Monday night after a car hit construction site equipment and caused the man to fall into the hole.

First Recipients Announced for MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway

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

Departments in AZ and NJ will each receive four sets of new turnout gear.

NVFC, Cabot Creamery Honor MD Volunteer Firefighter with All-Expense Paid Cruise

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

Todd McKinney, a volunteer firefighter with the Bel Air, MD, Vol. Fire Co. will join more than 60 other hard-working volunteers and their guests on an all-expense-paid cruise courtesy of Cabot Creamery Co-operative.

NJ Fire Apparatus in Interstate Chain-Reaction Crash

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

A stretch of Interstate 280 was shut down after a dump truck barreled into an accident investigation scene, hitting two New Jersey state troopers out of their cruisers.

Attacks Spur Self-Defense Classes for Boston FFs, EMTs

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

"This topic definitely has come to the fore," said an official for Armstrong Ambulance Service, which is teaching self-defense to first responders after two recent incidents.

Attacks Spur Self-Defense Classes for Boston FFs, EMTs

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

"This topic definitely has come to the fore," said an official for Armstrong Ambulance Service, which is teaching self-defense to first responders after two recent incidents.

Target Solution, IAFC’s VCOS Announce 2019 Training Officer Recognition Award Winner

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

Lee Whitner of South Adams County (Colorado) Fire Department, is the recipient of the 2019 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

Felony Charges Dropped Against Ex-Miami FF in Prank

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

Former Miami firefighter Alejandro Sese still faces misdemeanor charges in connection with a racist prank against a colleague in 2017.

Montgomery County, MD, Fire & Rescue Gets Custom Pumper

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

Montgomery County, MD,Fire & Rescue has put into service a Pierce 2019 Enforcer pumper.

Rolling Debris from Wildfire Injures OR Firefighter

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

Seven other firefighters also suffered minor injuries while battling the 11,668-acre blaze near Canyonville, Oregon's largest wildfire so far this season.

TX Firefighters Fired for Cheating on Hazmat Exam

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

Two Austin firefighters were indefinitely suspended after they allegedly stole and photographed the final exam for the hazardous materials training course

PA Firefighters Injured in Natural Gas Explosion

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

Penn Hills officials were critical of the response by Peoples Gas to a ruptured line that led to a fire that destroyed a shopping center and injured several firefighters.

Woman Killed in GA Fire Station Parking Lot

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

A man surrendered to Dawson County firefighters after he allegedly shot and killed his wife in front of their children in a fire station parking lot Monday night.

Arena Football Player Finds New Career as FL Firefighter

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

After nine seasons as a linebacker and fullback with the Orlando Predators, Marlon Moye-Moore turned to another physically demanding job: Orange County firefighter.

Senior Fire Prevention Officer

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

The City of Clovis, CA, is accepting applications for the position of Senior Fire Prevention Officer.

CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies of Medical Emergency

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

Yaroslav Katkov, a 29-year-old CAL FIRE/San Diego County firefighter, was on a training hike with his engine crew when he suffered the medical issue Monday.

Station Design Conference & Awards

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

The Station Design Conference offers presentations by award-winning architects and project managers of fire stations and public safety facilities to guide you through the journey to your new fire station.

CA Festival Shooting: Slain Gunman, 19, Identified

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

Police are trying to determine a motive for why Santino William Legan opened fire Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing three, including a 6-year-old boy.

MN Firefighters Free Worker Trapped in Trench

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

Minneapolis and St. Paul crews worked for three hours to rescue the construction worker following a trench collapse at his work site Monday.

MN Firefighters Free Worker Trapped in Trench

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

Minneapolis and St. Paul crews worked for three hours to rescue the construction worker following a trench collapse at his work site Monday.

Trump Signs $10.2B 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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

"Our nation owes you a profound debt that no nation can ever pay, but we will keep our promise to you," President Donald Trump said before signing the bill into law Monday.

Trump Signs $10.2B 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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

"Our nation owes you a profound debt that no nation can ever pay, but we will keep our promise to you," President Donald Trump said before signing the bill into law Monday.

Houston Construction Workers Saved after Floor Collapse

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

Firefighters pulled out as many as nine workers who were hurt when the top floor of a hotel under construction collapsed as they were pouring concrete Monday.

Houston Construction Workers Saved after Floor Collapse

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

Firefighters pulled out as many as nine workers who were hurt when the top floor of a hotel under construction collapsed as they were pouring concrete Monday.

NY Fire Department to Close at Year’s End

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

The Union Hill Fire Department will cease operations Dec. 31, and its 10 active members are encouraged to join Ontario Fire District #1, which will handle the fire company's calls.

Greenwood, NY, Lake Fire Dept. Receives New Mini Pumper

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

The Greenwood Lake, NY, Fire Department has taken delivery of a new mini-pumper built by HME Ahrens-Fox on a Dodge 5500 RAM truck.

CT Community Sets Hearings to Create Town-Wide FD

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