September 19, 2019

Remembering paramedic educator, fitness advocate, Bryan Fass

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

EMS1 contributors acknowledge Bryan’s legacy and encourage all in EMS to continue his mission to improve wellness

Over 2K people participate in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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

The Seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair climb raised over $115,000, with all proceeds going to the NFFF

San Diego approves mental health program for first responders

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

The program, named after CAL FIRE Capt. Ryan Mitchell, will connect first responders with a mental health specialist via a website, phone or app

Conn. city’s new 6-year contract increases firefighter wages by 11%

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

New Haven firefighters will first see a 1% increase retroactive in fiscal 2019 and 2% retroactive for fiscal 2020 under a new contract

Ill. Fire Pension Board votes to seize $2.3M owed by city

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

The East St. Louis Fire Pension Board voted unanimously to recover nearly $2.3 million in mandated payments from the city through an “intercept procedure"

Philadelphia fire department reporting practices impacts response times

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

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel's efforts to align how fire and EMS responses are measured includes "pot of meat" fires, dispatch time

Texas FF union: Beto’s debate comment on shooting response unfair to first responders

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

O'Rourke's campaign said the candidate shared the story not to criticize the first responders, but to criticize the weapons used in the killing

Breaking the “brass ceiling”: Women face unique obstacles in the fire service

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

Study examines why there are so few women in positions of leadership in the fire service, as compared to women in law enforcement and the military

Breaking the “brass ceiling”: Women face unique obstacles in the fire service

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

Study examines why there are so few women in positions of leadership in the fire service, as compared to women in law enforcement and the military

UL FSRI conducts fire experiments in Ohio

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

Researchers are using vacant commercial structure to study fire behavior in effort to improve firefighter safety

Eyes in the sky: How firefighters can use drones during all-hazards incidents

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

Reviewing the sUAS tactical and strategic applications on at fire and emergency scenes

Eyes in the sky: How firefighters can use drones during all-hazards incidents

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

Reviewing the sUAS tactical and strategic applications on at fire and emergency scenes

Dallas FF-paramedic starts coffee company

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

Fire Grounds Coffee donates a bag of coffee to first responders for every five bags sold, just one of several ways the company gives back to the community

20 Md. firefighters affected by scabies outbreak

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

The highly contagious condition causes severe itching and rash outbreaks due to mites burrowing under the skin

New algorithm to predict final fire size at ‘moment of ignition’ developed

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

Scientists used a new technique to predict if the size of the wildfire from the moment it starts

Honor Flag in Utah to honor fallen first responders

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

State troopers escorted the U.S. Honor Flag to eight locations around the state in memory of fallen firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel

Charges filed in fatal shooting of off-duty Minn. firefighter-paramedic

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

Thomas R. Harrigan was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the chest and later died at the hospital

2 Mass. firefighters injured in 3-alarm fire

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

Firefighters requested mutual aid support from surrounding towns due to the challenges posed by the newly constructed additions to the home

Maine fire captain identified in fatal propane explosion

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

The blast killed Fire Capt. Michael Bell and injured his brother, Fire Chief Terry Bell, five other firefighters, a LEAP worker and an ambulance professional

Tubbs Fire civil lawsuit against PG&E set for 2020 in San Francisco

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

CAL FIRE investigators have blamed PG&E power equipment for igniting most of the catastrophic Northern California wildfires in the past two years

Second-life fire trucks: Know the risks

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

Repurposing rigs for fire-service duty can be a great cost savings, but they require great care to make sure they are safe for firefighting

Are driverless fire truck in our future?

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

Couple the fast pace of technological developments with the hazards of driving a fire apparatus, and the idea may not be so crazy

Are American fire trucks too big?

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

Congestion and street width are just two of the factors that force us to consider the right size for our rigs

How to safely operate firefighting tenders

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

These unwieldy beasts make up a large percentage of apparatus crashes; follow these sound safety procedures to tame that beast and keep firefighters safe

Paramedic educator, fitness advocate Bryan Fass dies

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

Fass leaves a legacy of contributions to EMS health and fitness, safety and readiness

Dallas FF-paramedic starts coffee company

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

Fire Grounds Coffee donates a bag of coffee to first responders for every five bags sold, just one of several ways the company gives back to the community

20 Md. firefighters affected by scabies outbreak

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

The highly contagious condition causes severe itching and rash outbreaks due to mites burrowing under the skin

New algorithm to predict final fire size at ‘moment of ignition’ developed

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

Scientists used a new technique to predict if the size of the wildfire from the moment it starts

Honor Flag in Utah to honor fallen first responders

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

State troopers escorted the U.S. Honor Flag to eight locations around the state in memory of fallen firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel

Charges filed in fatal shooting of off-duty Minn. firefighter-paramedic

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

Thomas R. Harrigan was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the chest and later died at the hospital

2 Mass. firefighters injured in 3-alarm fire

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

Firefighters requested mutual aid support from surrounding towns due to the challenges posed by the newly constructed additions to the home

Maine fire captain identified in fatal propane explosion

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

The blast killed Fire Capt. Michael Bell and injured his brother, Fire Chief Terry Bell, five other firefighters, a LEAP worker and an ambulance professional

Tubbs Fire civil lawsuit against PG&E set for 2020 in San Francisco

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

CAL FIRE investigators have blamed PG&E power equipment for igniting most of the catastrophic Northern California wildfires in the past two years

Practicing on the deceased: ‘I get it’

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

The human body is an ideal training tool, but fire/EMS training protocols and the law must be followed

5 things you can do right now to improve operational firefighter safety

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

Firefighter safety doesn’t preclude efficiency, and it is the responsibility of every emergency responder on scene

Cop who spent weeks digging at Ground Zero for FDNY brother killed by 9/11-related cancer

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

NYPD detective Joe Paolillo succumbed last week at age 55 to a rare form of cancer

Cop who spent weeks digging at Ground Zero for FDNY brother killed by 9/11-related cancer

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

NYPD detective Joe Paolillo succumbed last week at age 55 to a rare form of cancer

Heeding on-scene evacuation orders

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

Following an evacuation order is about saving lives, not concluding interior “play time”

Heeding on-scene evacuation orders

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

Following an evacuation order is about saving lives, not concluding interior “play time”

Ore. 2019 fire season slow, private firefighters pay affected

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

A wet spring, mild summer and few thunderstorms all contributed to a lack of large wildfires in the state

$2.3M FEMA grants awarded to Ga. agencies for generators

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

Fifty-nine generators will serve as backup power for counties along the Georgia coastline to ensure that critical facilities stay running during a natural disaster

Report: 43% of fire stations are 40-plus years old

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

NFPA report on the fire service's aging infrastructure reveals it would cost an estimated $70-$100 billion to replace the fire stations

Phoenix dispatchers to get a “quiet room”

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

The Phoenix Police Department announced that they would dedicate a new "quiet room" for dispatchers to help them deal with the stress of the job

Fla. fire captain injured when fire truck overturns in crash

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

Capt. Daniel Arms was hospitalized with serious injuries after the fire truck he was driving hydroplaned amid heavy rain and ran off the interstate

Off-duty NY FF saves college football fan in cardiac arrest

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

Firefighter Greg Popps was attending his first game at the Carrier Dome when he saw a fan slump over and jumped into action

Propane explosion in Maine kills firefighter, injures 6 others

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

The building, which serves people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities, was only a couple of weeks old when a smell of gas was reported

5 ways firefighters can manage heat stress

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

Understanding the role of PPE and overall health in combating heat stress

Injured NJ fire chief recounts deck collapse

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

Branchville Hose Company No. 1 Chief Jonathan Frato said they had just finished dinner when "everything pancaked" and the decks collapsed, injuring over 20 people

Decks collapse during NJ firefighter event; at least 22 injured

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

During the New Jersey Firemen's Convention multiple levels of decking attached to a building collapsed trapping people and injuring several others

Fla. firefighter and his family injured in multi-vehicle crash

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

Firefighter Hunter Garcia, his wife and daughter were transported to the hospital with serious injuries and their daughter was admitted with life-threatening injuries

Suspect arrested in fire at historic Minn. synagogue

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

A preliminary investigation has found no signs of accelerants at the fire that destroyed the historic synagogue in northern Minnesota

Arbitrator: NY city needs to return to nine-member firefighter shifts

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

The former mayor dropped the FD's ambulance service amid the city's financial distress and cut the department's minimum staffing levels to six members per shift

Conn. fire department awarded over $200K in FEMA grants

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

The fire department will use the funds to replace power stretchers and stretcher hoists in its ambulance fleet

Conn. fire department awarded over $200K in FEMA grants

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

The fire department will use the funds to replace power stretchers and stretcher hoists in its ambulance fleet

Ohio city asks court to dismiss former fire recruit’s lawsuit

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

Major Smith III filed the lawsuit alleging that racial discrimination led to his termination from the department while he was a fire recruit in 2018

Okla. firefighter dies in collision with semi-truck

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

Jeffrey Blaine Alexander, 21, hit a semi-truck that ran a stop sign and was thrown from the pickup and pinned under the vehicle

Who’s working on your fire apparatus?

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

Relying on emergency vehicle techs will improve a department's bottom line, response capability and overall safety

Firefighter mental health and crime: What’s the correlation?

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

A firefighter-turned-psychologist breaks down what strategies fire departments can put into place to prevent firefighter-specific crimes

Complex rescue lifts: 3 rules to get them right

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

Use these rules to safely analyze and perform complex and heavy lifts such as a school bus flipped on a car

Study: 8% of Va. first responders have suicidal thoughts

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

Of the 5,000 first responders surveyed, nearly 60% talked about depression, trauma, alcohol use and suicidal thoughts

New tech in ambulances gives real-time monitoring capabilities to Ark. first responders

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

The Bella Vista Fire and EMS Department among first in the nation to launch cerebral oximetry machines in two of its ambulances

Ore. voters to decide on $28M upgrade to radio system for 911 dispatch center

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

The current analog-based system would be upgraded to an all-digital radio system

Shots fired at Phoenix FFs who tried to stop suspect from stealing fire engine

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

Police are searching for two suspects, one of whom allegedly fired shots at firefighters as they attempted to steal a fire engine

Firefighters respond to Greenpeace protest in Houston

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

Firefighters rappelled to protesters suspended from bridge, safely lowering them to boats below

2 NY firefighters injured in house fire

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

The two-alarm house fire required additional reinforcements from seven other fire departments to put out the blaze

Bill would stop Ohio firefighters from training with PFAS-based foam

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

Ohio rep. introduces legislation that would require firefighters to stop training with foam believed to cause health problems

Photo of the Week: Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department responds to silo fire

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

This week’s photo of the week comes to us from Deputy Chief Chad Singleton, who snapped this shot of the Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department’s Ladder 51 responding to a silo fire in Greenville, North Carolina.

NC firefighters join study to analyze chemical exposure

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

Firefighters from the Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham Fire Departments are wearing wristbands that will collect data on what firefighters are exposed to every day

NC firefighters join study to analyze chemical exposure

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

Firefighters from the Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham Fire Departments are wearing wristbands that will collect data on what firefighters are exposed to every day

Firefighter’s widow files lawsuit against CAL FIRE

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

A supertanker dropped a load of retardant, knocking a Douglas fir onto Matthew Burchett and three other firefighters

Firefighter’s widow files lawsuit against CAL FIRE

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

A supertanker dropped a load of retardant, knocking a Douglas fir onto Matthew Burchett and three other firefighters

NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire started

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

Boats like the Conception are required to have a crewmember keep watch at night

NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire started

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

Boats like the Conception are required to have a crewmember keep watch at night

NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire started

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

Boats like the Conception are required to have a crewmember keep watch at night

102 patients from health center evacuated after tornadoes hit SD city

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

An EF-2 tornado hit a behavioral health center at a Sioux Falls hospital, prompting the evacuations of 102 patients, including 39 adolescents

Structural collapse: How to integrate timber and mechanical raker systems

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

Building and combining various types of raker systems during structural collapse incidents

‘Rogue’ photo supporting embattled Ohio chief posted to union’s social media account

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

The image comes on the heels of an accused culture of gender and racial discrimination at the fire department under Chief Brian Byrd’s reign

FEMA GO: The new system for managing fire grant programs

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

The new system is designed to be user-friendly and streamline the fire grant application process

Pa. FD accepts FF resignation amidst far-right group controversy

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

The Bon Fire Company has officially reopened, and officials agreed to reshape its leadership board, institute sensitivity training and revise its bylaws

Preliminary NTSB report expected in fatal Calif. boat fire

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

The report would likely not address the fire's cause, but the agency may issue urgent safety recommendations

Facebook calls Miss. dispatchers with victim’s coordinates in emergency

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

Authorities were searching in vain for Jada Strong before her live stream alerted Facebook to her medical emergency

Why fire truck dash cams improve safety

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

For the company officer, having a dashcam in the rig can provide proof of wrongdoing, serve as a training tool and change driver behavior

A faded lesson from 9/11

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

When we say, "Never forget," we need to remember, and live the too-soon-forgotten aftereffects of the Sept. 11 attacks

Fire and EMS agencies honor 9/11 with social media tributes

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

Agencies around the country are honoring the 18th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks with remembrance posts

Fla. program promotes suicide awareness for first responders

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

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay teamed up with ChappellRoberts to start a program geared towards first responders' mental health called "First to Respond, Last to Ask for Help"

9/11 firefighter’s remains identified after 18 years

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

Family members and loved ones gathered to honor Firefighter Michael Haub, whose remains were recently identified by a medical examiner

5 ways to commemorate 9/11 as a first responder

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

Honor the sacrifices and the legacy left by 9/11 responders by marking the anniversary with community service, education and self-care

1 dead, 8 children injured in Miss. school bus crash

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

Authorities believe the bus driver suffered a medical emergency before the bus crashed and ended up on its side in a ditch

Miami rescue squads return from 5-day deployment in Bahamas after Dorian

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

The team delivered relief supplies and evacuation options to residents on the outskirts of a ravaged Grand Bahama

Firefighter sleep: 7 ways to improve your crews’ sleep and safety

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

With sleep deprivation being directly linked to poor decision making, physical ability and communication, firefighters must be well rested

Pa. dispatcher’s story featured in new 9/11 book

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

John Shaw's 78-second call with United Airlines Flight 93 passenger, Edward Felt, is part of a new book titled “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11”

Deaths of 9/11 first responders from Ground Zero-related illnesses are on the rise

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

Doctors who study pulmonary fibrosis are just beginning to focus on 9/11 victims as the long-term effects of exposure are emerging

9/11 remembered: A son in harm’s way

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

The most profound loss on that fateful day in 2001 was the loss of family

How 9/11 shaped the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

Executive Director Ron reflects on the NFFF’s role to support the FDNY, and how tragedy ultimately expanded the Foundation’s mission

Study: 9/11 first responders with PTSD at higher risk for early-onset dementia

Posted on September 10, 2019 by in Uncategorized

A significant portion of first responders had new onset cognitive impairment years after their first initial cognitive test

Nonprofit uses Times Square billboard for 9/11 charity fundraising

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

For people who donate $25 or more, Charity Share Times Square will place a photo of the donor with a sign reading "I Haven't Forgotten" on the iconic Times Square billboard

Ill. train derailment prompts evacuations

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

Video showed more than 10 train cars derailed and flames shooting from the wreckage

NC 911 dispatchers criticized for video parody of sign language interpreter

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

Lumberton officials acknowledged their employees were in the video and called the incident a “serious error in judgment”

Mich. firefighter killed in tractor accident

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

Reading Firefighter Robert Louis Berger was operating a tractor with a backhoe attachment and was digging a hole when he became pinned

Video: Ohio police cruiser engulfed in flames outside school

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

The fire caused ammunition stored inside the cruiser to explode, so students were moved into the middle school’s gymnasium as a precaution

FDNY fire union president calls for reflection as 9/11 anniversary nears

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

President Gerard Fitzgerald and other union officials held a press conference to help make sure the city lives up to its promise to “Never Forget”

September 11 Remembrance Day signed into law for New York

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

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the legislation, which is meant to ensure future generations understand the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their place in history

September 11 Remembrance Day signed into law for New York

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

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the legislation, which is meant to ensure future generations understand the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their place in history

Va. city first responders oppose raising mandatory retirement age

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

Virginia's police chief wants to raise the retirement age, but survey results of about 1,000 public safety employees show first responders are against the idea

Ohio Supreme Court to help with fire union’s complaint against chief

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

The union filed a complaint alleging that Chief Angelo Calvillo had committed a misdemeanor crime by violating provisions in the city’s charter

Sharing the lessons of 9/11 with the newest generation

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

Some of our newest members had not yet been born when the fire service suffered its darkest day

Interim chief is first female to lead Mo. FD in its 150-year history

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

Donna Maize's appointment marks a major milestone for a department that at one time was known for blatant sexual harassment and abusive treatment

Fuel mix-up renders Va. county fire, EMS vehicles inoperable

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

The county's fueling contract company inadvertently filled up the tanks with the wrong fuel, putting diesel in the regular gasoline tanks and gasoline in diesel tanks

NC first responders return after Hurricane Dorian

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

A swift water rescue team made up of Burke County EMS and Oak Hill Fire & Rescue returned home after being deployed to help with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Gordon Graham receives 2018 Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award

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

Fire Services Training Institute honors Lexipol co-founder for his commitment and dedication to the fire service and public safety community

NM fire chief-EMT responded to fatal crash that killed his daughter

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

Fire Chief Pedro Cruz responded to the vehicle crash that killed country singer Kylie Rae Harris and his 16-year-old daughter

“Just doing what we’re supposed to do”: Fire department helps refugees

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

How one N.M. fire department handled its sudden involvement in the southern border immigration crisis

‘Just doing what we’re supposed to do’: Fire department helps refugees

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

How one N.M. fire department handled its sudden involvement in the southern border immigration crisis

3 firefighters injured in Los Angeles warehouse fire

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

Nearly 200 firefighters worked for three hours to knock down the flames in a wholesale fabric warehouse

Fire destroys synagogue in Minn. city

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

Fire officials have not provided information about the cause of the blaze in the 117-year-old Adas Israel Congregation

Fire destroys synagogue in Duluth, Minn.

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

Fire officials have not provided information about the cause of the blaze in the 117-year-old Adas Israel Congregation

Wash. fire department awarded almost $1M in FEMA grants

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

The funds will be used to replace 107 outdated SCBAs and provide specialized training in responding to hazardous incidents

Returning the Ground Zero flag: How detectives solved the mystery of the missing Stars and Stripes

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

The American flag, raised by New York City firefighters at Ground Zero shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, was discovered years later in Wash.

Study: 9/11 firefighters at higher risk of heart disease

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

The study found that the risk was 44% greater among firefighters who arrived on the morning of 9/11 compared to those who arrived later

NY Stair Climb honors 9/11 first responders for 5th straight year

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

More than 400 first responders climbed a total of 110 flights of stairs in honor those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001

2 dead, 3 injured in small plane crash at Nev. airport

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

A single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane took off from the runway, had a mechanical issue and turned around in an attempt to land when it crashed

Multi-agency rescue effort successful after Mass. teen was swept out to sea

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

When first responders arrived on the scene, the boy had been swept out approximately 50 to 75 feet offshore

Ohio FD faces discrimination complaint after firing recruit

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

Sierra Adebisi filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission alleging she was discriminated against based on her race and gender

Minn. fire chief resigns after investigation finds he showed poor judgement

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

The city will pay Mike Schutt $11,107.17 per month through May 2020 and continue to provide his health insurance to that point, according to the terms of separation

NC firefighter injured when tree hits vehicle

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

A North Carolina firefighter was responding to a Hurricane Dorian emergency call when a tree fell and hit his car

How to extinguish volunteer firefighter burnout

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

Fire chiefs can stimulate inner motivation through affirmation and frequent reminders to volunteers that their service is valued

Is Narcan turning firefighters from helpers to haters?

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

Firefighters, EMTs and paramedics have an obligation to respond regardless of their opinions about addiction and Narcan

Is Narcan turning firefighters from helpers to haters?

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

Firefighters, EMTs and paramedics have an obligation to respond regardless of their opinions about addiction and Narcan

Pa. FD defends FF who tried to join far-right group

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

Haverford Township officials shut down the Bon Air Fire Company after it refused to part ways with a firefighter with ties to Proud Boys group

Ind. city 911 center funding leads to protest march by library supporters

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

Hundreds of supporters of the library took to the streets to oppose a funding change that would take away income tax revenue from libraries and transportation agencies

Firefighters mixed on call for Pa. funding reform

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

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s proposed legislation would reduce restrictions on how firefighters spend state aid money

How to manage staffing for a crisis or disaster more efficiently (white paper)

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

Automated scheduling technology can help public safety agencies with employee notification and cost recovery for emergency staffing

22 FDNY members who died of 9/11-related illness to be added to memorial wall

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

More than 200 FDNY members have died of 9/11-related illnesses since the 2001 terror attacks and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero

22 FDNY members who died of 9/11-related illness to be added to memorial wall

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

More than 200 FDNY members have died of 9/11-related illnesses since the 2001 terror attacks and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero

Baltimore fire chief adjusts recruiting practices amidst staffing shortages

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

Chief Niles Ford said the city will recruit firefighter-EMTs, eliminating separate recruitment tracks

Miami bypasses feds to deploy search and rescue crews to the Bahamas

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

The City of Miami and the Bahamian government are working out an agreement to send Miami's urban search and rescue team rather than wait for federal approval

Miami bypasses feds to deploy search and rescue crews to the Bahamas

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

The City of Miami and the Bahamian government are working out an agreement to send Miami's urban search and rescue team rather than wait for federal approval

Verdicts reached in deadly “Ghost Ship” fire that killed 36

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

The building's acting manager was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, but jury deadlocks on same charge against artists' commune leader

Search dog teams deploy to assist in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

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

Each unit, comprised of handler and canine, is FEMA-certified and has specialized training for disaster response events

Photo of the Week: Fire Behavior Training in North Carolina

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

This week’s photo of the week comes to use from Ashley Bridge, who captured this shot of a training burn conducted by the Town of Dallas (North Carolina) Fire Department. The training was designed to improve members’ knowledge of fire behavior and to allow for practical application of reading smoke techniques in a controlled environment. Calling all fire photographers: FireRescue1...

Buffalo Fire Department awarded FEMA grant for more training, equipment

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

The $322,000 grant also will be used to send 55 firefighters and 10 officers to EMT and mass casualty incident response training

IAFC delivers search and rescue tool to help with hurricane response

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

The Search & Rescue Data Collector Tool allows first responders to capture real-time information, enabling command leadership to see where resources are needed

Motorcycle group of NYC firefighters visits community college’s 9/11 memorial

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

The pilgrimage has become an annual tradition for the current and retired FDNY members who comprised the group known as the Fire Riders

Texas now recognizes 911 dispatchers as first responders

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

Texas lawmakers passed a bill changing the definition of a first responder to include operator or emergency services dispatcher

4 CAL FIRE firefighters injured in roll-over crash

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

Three of the firefighters were released from the hospital, and the fire captain who had been driving the fire engine remained hospitalized overnight

Never forget: Firefighters commemorate 9/11 with tattoos

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

Firefighters around the world use tattoos to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Firefighter threat: the chemical suicide responses

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

Analysts believe these cases are drastically underreported in the United States

FFs feed emergency crews during Hurricane Dorian

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

Florida firefighters are making an estimated 1,300 meals to feed more than 500 people a day

Video: U-Haul trailer hits two Okla. firefighters

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

Dashcam video shows two firefighters getting hit by an out-of-control U-Haul trailer

Off-duty Va. FF-paramedic detains suspect

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

Doug Stevens, 25, was celebrating his birthday with fellow first responders when he helped police detain a suspect in a robbery attempt

Miami first responders deploy to Bahamas for Dorian relief effort

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

Fire department and medical personnel will work with the U.S. Coast Guard to help with the relief effort in the Bahamas

Off-duty Minn. city FF-paramedic fatally shot at his home

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

Thomas R. Harrigan was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the stomach and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead

Ohio firefighters detail their actions during July warehouse fire

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

Lt. Bryan Hanna said when the fire crew pulled up, they could see flames shooting about 50 or 60 feet into the air

Calif. hotel death investigated as chemical suicide

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

A hazmat incident at a California hotel left one person dead and nine people hospitalized when guests reported smelling a chemical odor

NTSB: Tesla on Autopilot when it hit Calif. fire truck

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

The fire truck had stopped in the high-occupancy vehicle lane with its emergency lights flashing as it responded to another crash when it was hit by the Tesla

NY firefighter dies from complications from bee sting

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

Joseph Manuse, 48, served with the Gates-Chili Fire Department since 1989 and was considered a leader in fire prevention education

NY fire district being criticized for raising taxes after overestimating its expenditures

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

A state auditor's report revealed that Mount Sinai Fire District officials raised taxes more than 4% after overestimating expenditures by more than $300,000

Officials suspend search, 34 presumed dead after fire on Calif. scuba diving boat

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

Only five crew members sleeping on the top deck were able to escape by jumping off and taking a small boat to safety

San Diego FFs, Red Cross volunteers to assist in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

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

The San Diego task force specialty is dealing with "confined space search and rescue" scenarios within collapsed structures

NC firefighter-EMT dies in vehicle crash

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

Midland Fire and Rescue Firefighter-EMT Leann Gray passed away from injuries incurred from a vehicle crash with a motorcycle

NC firefighter-EMT dies in vehicle crash

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

Midland Fire and Rescue Firefighter-EMT Leann Gray passed away from injuries incurred from a vehicle crash with a motorcycle

Q&A: The fire department role in identifying and mitigating community hazards

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

Chief Michael O’Brian describes the biggest risk management issues facing the fire service – and where progress can be made

Q&A: The importance of interagency coordination for active shooter readiness

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

Chief David Hall explains the how agencies can use NPFA 3000 to manage response efforts

Okla. fire department is using grass rigs for medical calls

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

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

Mo. first responders stationed in Fla. ahead of Hurricane Dorian

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

Missouri Task Force 1 sent 52 members, including firefighters, doctors, engineers and others, to help with water rescues

Wash. firefighter suffers burns to at least 50% of his body

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

Asst. Chief Christian Johnson of Okanogan County Fire District 3 was placed in a medically induced coma to stabilize him before skin graft surgery

At least 25 confirmed dead in Calif. boat fire

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

The dive-boat Conception became fully engulfed in flames as 30 passengers on a recreational scuba diving trip slept below deck

Study shows transitional attack may reduce toxic fireground exposures

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

Researchers compared firefighters’ exposure to toxins during different fireground tasks and attack types

Firefighters rescue Pope stuck in Vatican elevator

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

Pope Francis credited firefighters from rescuing him after being stuck in the Vatican elevator for about 25 minutes

Firefighter boots that fit are boots that work

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

How to ensure proper fit for station boots and wildland firefighting boots

First responders poised to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

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

CDEMA has an 18-person Rapid Needs Assessment Team stationed in Nassau, ready to be deployed to impacted areas as soon as the storm passes

Some deaths, 34 missing after Calif. boat fire

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

Thirty-four people are still unaccounted for, and five people have been rescued from a fire on a dive boat near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard: 4 bodies found; 29 people missing after Calif. boat fire

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

Thirty-four people are still unaccounted for, and five people have been rescued from a fire on a dive boat near Santa Cruz Island

Motorist crashes into Calif. fire station twice

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

Firefighters returned from an emergency call to a motorist ramming into the fire station twice and narrowly missing several firefighters

Odessa police chief: 21 shot, 5 killed in Texas shooting

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

The shooting began with an interstate traffic stop where a man opened fire on police with one of two troopers inside a patrol car struck by gunfire

The evolution of fireground communications systems

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

Modern communication systems help prepare departments for the increasingly dynamic all-hazards environment

1 dead, 8 sick in hazmat incident at Calif. hotel

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

Guests of the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose reported smelling a chemical odor and feeling faint, light-headed and short of breath

Texas sends emergency task force to Fla. as it prepares for Hurricane Dorian

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

The Texas Task Force I includes specialized water rescue responders from several Texas cities

Death toll in West Texas shooting rampage rises to 7

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

Odessa police spokesman Steve LeSueur said that at least one of the shooting victims remained in life-threatening condition

Ohio county first responders deployed to Fla. before Hurricane Dorian makes landfall

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

The IMT team will deploy for a 16-day mission to help assist with Hurricane Dorian response efforts

Ark. police probe 911 dispatcher after caller drowns

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

Police released audio of a former 911 dispatcher scolding a frantic newspaper delivery woman for driving into floodwaters

Utah wildfire prompts hundreds to evacuate, only 10% contained

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

The fire heavily damaged five more homes and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in two Salt Lake City suburbs

Odessa police chief: 21 shot, 5 killed in Texas shooting

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

Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke says that at least 21 people have been injured by gunfire and five killed in a shooting in West Texas

Ohio FF-paramedics finish mowing lawn for owner taken to ER

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

Medic 2 crew returned to the scene of an earlier medical call to finish up mowing for the owner

FDNY team to be deployed to Fla. to help during Hurricane Dorian

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

Incident Management Team (IMT) members will help responders there with logistics, planning and personnel coordination

Virginia task force on standby to help with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

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

The VA-TF2 team already has 14 first responders in Puerto Rico assisting in relief efforts

Photo of the Week: USAR equipment loaded and ready

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

This week’s photo of the week shows Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s urban search and rescue (USAR) cache being loaded up for transport to Puerto Rico, where the USAR team – FL Task Force 1 – deployed to provide support to those affected by Tropical Storm Dorian, which has since been upgraded to a hurricane, now headed toward Florida. A group of approximately 45 members from...

NY 9/11 stone memorial vandalized

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

Police received a criminal mischief report and found a vandalized 9/11 stone memorial covered with spray paint

Training Day: Fireground communications

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

Few things are as important when responding to a call than the ability to communicate with other firefighters at the scene

Ky. county now classifies 911 dispatchers as first responders

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

Knox County Judge and Executive Mike Mitchell said this resolution is being adopted across the Commonwealth

Fire chief describes unprecedented preparations for “Storm Area 51” event

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

Teams are working on multiple contingency plans in anticipation of thousands descending on rural Nevada

Fire chief describes unprecedented preparations for “Storm Area 51” event

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

Teams are working on multiple contingency plans in anticipation of thousands descending on rural Nevada

Second county near ‘Storm Area 51’ event OK’s emergency order

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

Officials are unsure how many or where people will show up for the events

Junior FFs respond to massive Conn. fire

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

Woodland High School student volunteers relieved exhausted adult firefighters after almost six hours into battling the fire

Junior FFs respond to massive Conn. fire

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

Woodland High School student volunteers relieved exhausted adult firefighters after almost six hours into battling the fire

New Minn. city budget would transfer funds from police to FD mental health program

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

The fire department would use the funds to implement new response protocols to more appropriately respond to mental health emergencies

Your first year as a probationary firefighter: 4 keys to success

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

Make a good impression and launch your firefighter career on the right foot with these tips for probationary firefighters

Nev. county officials concerned over potential Area 51 gathering

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

An untold, large number of people may be coming to Lincoln County, Nev. in late September, with some perhaps unhinged enough to try and take on the military

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

NIOSH launches first Respiratory Protection Week

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

Respiratory Protection Week will he held the first week of September and will be observing a historical timeline of 100 years of respiratory protection

Texas fire department purchases off-road ambulances through state grants

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

The all-terrain response units will also be used at the 9/11 Memorial Bicycle Ride

Video: Cars avoid flames of massive Alaskan wildfire

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

A video showed flames and smoke creeping by passing cars driving on a highway in the middle of the Swan Lake Fire in Alaska

Iowa fire chief dies at 42 from stroke

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

Ty Arp is remembered as a great person, a good man and an excellent chief

Calif. firefighter injured by roof collapse

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

An Escondido firefighter was injured and transported to the hospital after a roof collapse at a burning dry cleaning business

Firefighter safety after the flood waters recede

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

Proper PPE and cleaning measures are necessary to protect firefighters wading through chemicals, biological biohazards and disease-causing microorganisms

Fla. fire chief retires, requests probe of EMS billing company

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

The city of Apopka has also filed a lawsuit against National EMS Billing alleging fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment

NFPA standards reorg: Evaluating the reasoning and potential problems ahead

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

Questioning the process involved in the reorganization as well as some of the standard grouping choices

1 dead, 5 injured in NY building collapse

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

An FDNY official said there were “serious concerns” about the stability of the building as firefighters tried to rescue a worker trapped on the second floor

Calif. police arrest 3 in connection to missing firefighter

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

Police discovered blood-covered clothing inside West Covina Firefighter John Brian Mananghaya Aguila’s vehicle

Former Calif. Fire Explorer charged with arson, burglary

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

Detectives conducted a two-year, multi-agency investigation that tied Christian David Saddler to a series of arson and burglary cases totaling $5 million in damages

RI firefighter dies in motorcycle crash

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

Richard Gemma, 45, suffered a traumatic head injury and was pronounced dead at the hospital

Ohio city fire department launches paramedicine program

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

The Akron Fire Department is launching a paramedicine program to offer free, in-home consultations to help residents and reduce non-emergency calls

Ohio firefighters create peer support program

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

The Fire Peer Support Initiative provides an upstream approach to a holistic lifestyle aimed at reducing the negative effects the job has on first responders

Report: Fire agencies in Calif. counties face crisis fueled by funding, labor shortfalls

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

A recent government study of 15 agencies found they struggle with too few firefighters, not enough money and ambulance services that are stretched thin

NC county awarded $2.2M state grant for new emergency call center

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

The money will help fund renovation, hardware, equipment and associated technology costs for the call center

Authorities: Destructive 4-alarm grass fire in Ore. was arson

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

A 4-alarm grass fire destroyed five buildings, burned 50 cars and prompted evacuations in northeast Portland

NJ to open first responder-exclusive health center

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

The First Responders Partnership Health Center will provide same-day-appointment primary care, labs, x-rays and prescriptions

NJ to open first responder-exclusive health center

Posted on August 27, 2019 by in Uncategorized

The First Responders Partnership Health Center will provide same-day-appointment primary care, labs, x-rays and prescriptions

5 debate-worthy questions for fire and EMS members

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

Debating key issues helps ensure evolution and relevance

Utah FFs describe their makeshift fire station as ‘glamorized camping’

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

The new fire station will be built using funds from a $70 million bond to address the mold, flooding and structural concerns

Video: CAL FIRE demos low drop with S-2 aircraft

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

The aircraft drops 9,000 pounds of fire retardant on an SUV, causing the roof and trunk to collapse

Video: CAL FIRE demos low drop with S-2 aircraft

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

The aircraft drops 9,000 pounds of fire retardant on an SUV, causing the roof and trunk to collapse

Body armor: The new firefighter PPE

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

Assessing levels of protection, situations in which to don body armor, and active shooter policies and procedures

Md. county to give 7.9% pay raise to career firefighters, EMTs

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

County executive says the raise will help the county remain competitive with other jurisdictions

3 tips for treating a fellow firefighter experiencing a medical emergency

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

Prepared to treat your own? Lessons learned from a problematic incident

SC city firefighters now equipped with naloxone

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

Firefighters will be carrying two doses of naloxone after the department administered the drug on 223 calls in one year

Fla. task force to deploy to the Caribbean for Tropical Storm Dorian

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

A team of firefighters, medical crews, and hazmat specialists will provide search and rescue support, medical support, communications and damage assessment

10 keys to electrical fires and emergencies

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

What firefighters need to know about mitigating electrical emergencies

WUI incident near miss: Crew narrowly escapes burnover

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

Wildland/urban interface hazards and how to train for them

Stripping down strip mall fires

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

Reviewing building construction, unique hazards, and mistakes and lessons learned from fires in these dangerous occupancies

SuperTanker that fought Calif. fires flies now battling blazes in Bolivia

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

The converted Boeing 747 can drop up to 19,000 gallons of water or fire retardant

SuperTanker that fought Calif. fires now battling blazes in Bolivia

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

The converted Boeing 747 can drop up to 19,000 gallons of water or fire retardant

Va. first responders encouraged to use ‘Heads Up’ program

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

The goal of the Heads Up program is to decrease the unknowns while responding to an emergency call

3 Ga. firefighters injured battling apartment complex fire

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

One FF sustained first and second-degree burns, another FF sustained third-degree wounds, while the third FF received injuries when the roof collapsed on him

Lifting assistance: Carrying bariatric patients over the gap in today’s healthcare

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

Community paramedicine communication with patients, their family members and the local crews can eliminate obstacles and improve patient care for bariatric patients

Firefighters injured after falling on “ash pits” fighting Alaskan fires

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

Firefighters fell on ash pits and sustained minor injuries while fighting the Deshka Landing and McKinley fires

Firefighter injured in fatal 2-alarm house fire

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

Firefighters found the widow, Jacqueline Truss, of retired West Deptford Township police officer dead in the kitchen area

Halligan basics for firefighter forcible entry training

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

Three tried-and-true forcible entry techniques using the Halligan will save time and create less damage to the structure

Va. city adds two medic units to meet advanced life support goal

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

Fredericksburg’s City Council set a priority in 2014 to establish around-the-clock advanced medical service to address the burden of increased medical calls

From routine to rescue: Takeaways from the St. Louis house fire rescues

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

St. Louis FD fire chief shares how recent firefighter training was put to the test during a chaotic situation

Gas explosion destroys Md. office, shopping complex

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

Fire crews were investigating a report of a gas leak and evacuated the area before the explosion occurred

Search for missing first responders off Fla. coast to continue by volunteers

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

Volunteers including numerous JFRD and Fairfax County first responders will continue looking for the men

6 injured after lightning strikes during PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta

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

All of those injured were alert while being transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries

Federal lawsuit filed against Wash. city, FD over dead man’s intubation

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

Jai Ginn, wife of Bradley Ginn Sr., filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the parties violated her civil rights to due process

Federal lawsuit filed against Wash. city, FD over dead man’s intubation

Posted on August 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Jai Ginn, wife of Bradley Ginn Sr., filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the parties violated her civil rights to due process

FF-paramedic heads new Pa. school club to connect students to public service careers

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

The organization will introduce students to careers like volunteer firefighting, police work, emergency management, EMS and 911 dispatchers

51 homes, 3 businesses lost in Alaska wildfire

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

About 100 firefighters, 20 engine crews and three helicopters were fighting the fire and another 100 firefighters are expected to arrive Sunday

FF-paramedic heads new Pa. school club to connect students to public service careers

Posted on August 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The organization will introduce students to careers like volunteer firefighting, police work, emergency management, EMS and 911 dispatchers

Minn. city fire chief resigns three months into the job

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

In his resignation letter, Savage Fire Chief Andrain Roach criticized the on-call model and recommended transitioning toward a full-time duty crew

Private fire crews are helping with Calif. wildfire prevention

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

Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc., firefighters are helping to clear brushes, conduct controlled burns and fight wildland fires

Fishing boat blaze prompts new evaluation of firefighting on San Diego Bay

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

The study will focus primarily on large-scale fire and emergency medical risks, the resources available and the agreements that may be needed

Baltimore FD sees uptick in EMS calls, reduces number of FFs responding to fire alarms

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

BFD responded to an average 154,800 EMS calls compared to 34,900 fire calls over the last three years, prompting changes to the how the FD responds to calls

Fire union sues city of Cleveland, demands dismissal of fire chief

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

Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo allegedly participated in political activity by helping to circulate candidate nominating petitions for the 2017 mayor re-election campaign

Pa. firefighter dies after tree limb falls on him

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

Randy Syphrit, 52, was transported to an area hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries a day later

Pa. firefighter dies after tree limb falls on him

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

Randy Syphrit, 52, was transported to an area hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries a day later

27 people injured in Calif. light rail train derailment

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

More than 40 firefighters and 15 ambulance crews responded to the incident

10 years later: Reflecting on the loss of two Buffalo firefighters

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

Buffalo fire commissioner and division chief share what’s changed in the 10 years since the deaths of McCarthy and Croom

Chaplaincy service started for Wash. first responders

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

The goal of the service is to lower suicide rates, divorce rates and job burnout that many first responders experience

Search for missing first responders suspended after 7 days

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

Officials said they have reached a point they no longer can search with any degree of success now

Ga. first responders form new rescue task force

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

This week, 40 first responders from multiple agencies gathered for the first nine-week training session

Engineers build first responder-exclusive search engine for use during emergencies

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

The tool will be able to give first responders real-time text and visuals from social media, as well as from surveillance cameras and sensors

NY firefighters will be paid nearly $1M in back pay

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

The nearly $1 million doesn’t include retro pay for the past three years and the city and the union still have to negotiate contracts for 2016 and the years beyond

3 Conn. firefighters, 1 resident hospitalized after 2-alarm house fire

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

The second floor of the home collapsed and a second-alarm was struck because of the volume of the fire and the humidity

Stopping the trifecta of fire service occupational death

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

Prevention and early detection are critical to helping firefighters manage cardiovascular, cancer and mental health issues

Human Dignity: Fire and emergency services in the 21st century

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

The IAFC’s statement regarding human dignity points to three issues the fire service must improve regarding diversity

Kan. FD tackles medic shortage by providing course reimbursement, stipend

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

KCKFD will refund up to $5,000 for students taking a paramedic course, as well as provide a monthly stipend of $2,300

Md. court rules in favor of medics in 2011 gross negligence suit

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

A court ruled that Paramedics Joseph Stracke and Stephanie Cisneros did not act in a grossly negligent way when they “inaccurately diagnosed and treated” Kerry Butler Jr.

The Notre-Dame fire: Battling “something bigger than life”

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

Key takeaways from the in-depth New York Times article detailing the risky firefighting efforts at the beloved monument

Conn. firefighter injured after lightning sets house on fire

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

Firefighters grappled with a 120-gallon propane tank against the rear of the home that was blowing off pressure with a 40-foot fireball while battling the blaze

3 ways artificial intelligence is changing public safety

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

AI has the potential to transform the way firefighters respond to incidents on the fireground

Tenn. city fire departments will become safe havens for residents with opioid addiction

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

The initiative launches at the end of the month and will provide 24-hour assistance for those seeking to be connected with treatment and recovery options

Pa. area has third-fewest occupational firefighters of metro regions in the country

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

Pennsylvania has more fire companies that any other state, but they are comprised primarily of volunteers

Search intensifies for missing FF, master tech off Fla. coast

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

Firefighter Brian McCluney and Master Technician Justin Walker have been missing since heading out in a boat on Friday

Drexel University scientists complete study of assaults on first responders

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

First responders who have been assaulted need more counseling on what they can expect from the legal system, study says

Fire that injured 6 Mo. firefighters ruled to be arson

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

An explosion caused six firefighters to sustain moderate to severe burns and cuts from flying debris while battling a house fire

How fire chiefs can manage political risks

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

How to understand, analyze, mitigate and respond to newsworthy fire department incidents

“Ride with your eyes”: Envision the path for fire department change

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

Achieving a vision requires the ability to see in both the short and long term

7 ways drones could help first responders save more lives

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

Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the solution to challenges first responders face during deadly scenarios

How to put out a grease fire

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

An informative article on how to put out a grease fire to share with your community

How to conduct firefighter primary search training

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

Tips for conducting search training at an acquired structure or at the station

1970 Huey helicopter to be refurbished to fight Wash. wildfires

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

While the helicopter never actually flew in the Vietnam war, mechanics say it will be ready to fight wildfires next summer

Video: FDNY firefighter gives his daughter pedicure

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

New York Firefighter Jimmy Howell posted a video of him giving his 9-month old daughter a pedicure that has now gone viral

One year later: The loss of Sen. John McCain, friend of the fire service

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

His passing marks the end of a long tenure as an advocate for the fire service and federal funding in the industry

IAFC CEO and Executive Director Mark Light announces retirement

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

The deputy director will assume the vacated position on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is found

IAFC CEO and Executive Director Mark Light announces retirement

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

The deputy director will assume the vacated position on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is found

Operation Adopt A Soldier building destroyed by fire

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

The fire damaged the inside of the building, including more than 260 packages that were ready to be mailed to U.S. troops

21 injured in Va. crash between bus and minivan

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

Of the 21 injured, 16 people were taken to the hospital and one person was transported with serious injuries

NY volunteer firefighter seriously injured in hit-and-run incident

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

A Rapids Volunteer Fire Company firefighter was transported to the hospital after being hit by a car while directing traffic

Code 3 Podcast: What structural firefighters need to know about WUI fires

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

Chief Tom Aurnhammer addresses the unique challenges encountered during wildland/urban interface incidents

Lightning sparks fire in historic NY church where Harriet Tubman once worshiped

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

Auburn Assistant Fire Chief Bill DiFabio said firefighters used an aggressive interior fire attack and were able to save the church and part of the nation's history

Tenn. firefighter-paramedic dies while off-duty

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

Grant Langer, 23, served with the Memphis Fire Department for two years

Firefighter sues Buffalo Fire Department, saying he was left behind in burning attic

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

Eric Whitehead sued the fire department for "negligence, carelessness and recklessness" and violating its procedures and practices when fighting the fire

9 injured in Pa. after tree falls on tent due to lightning strike

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

Nine people, including children, were transported to the hospital with back and head injuries, as well as cuts and bruises

Search continues off Fla. coast for 2 missing firefighters

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

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies searched about 24,000 square miles looking for the missing boaters

Vehicle fire dangers: Burning pickup rolls into fire apparatus

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

Video underscores the importance of proper apparatus positioning and wheel chocking

Excessive 911 calls to Tenn. fire department shows gap in resources

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

Jeffery Henson, 57, lives with a genetic neurodegenerative disease and called the fire department more than 90 times in one month

3 Texas firefighters injured in fire apparatus rollover crash

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

Two firefighters were rescued by civilians but a third suffered critical injuries from being stuck under the apparatus

Small plane crashes into NY home, causing massive fire

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

Authorities said two people are dead, three are injured and one is still missing following the Cessna’s crash into the home

Grant applications struggles: How to describe our department and area coverage

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

When struggling to find the words, think about how you talk to fellow firefighters and focus on the basics

8 firefighters, 2 residents hospitalized after garage fire spreads into Pa. home

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

Firefighters entered the home “with virtually no firefighting equipment available at the time” to save a resident trapped inside the home

Ill. state labor board sides with firefighters in lawsuit

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

The Illinois Labor Relations Board upheld a decision that found City Hall didn't respond in time to the union's unfair labor practice accusations

Ill. state labor board sides with firefighters in lawsuit

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

The Illinois Labor Relations Board upheld a decision that found City Hall didn't respond in time to the union's unfair labor practice accusations

Search and rescue efforts underway for missing Fla. FFs who went fishing

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

JFRD's Brian McCluney and Norfolk's Justin Walker were last seen leaving the boat ramp Friday in a 24-foot center console boat

Search and rescue efforts underway for missing Fla. FFs who went fishing

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

JFRD's Brian McCluney and Norfolk's Justin Walker were last seen leaving the boat ramp Friday in a 24-foot center console boat

2 Pittsburgh firefighters injured in 5-alarm apartment fire

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

Two firefighters were transported to the hospital after sustaining injuries battling a five-alarm apartment fire in Pittsburgh

Huge wildfires in the Arctic and far North send a planetary warning

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

Researchers are finding that wildfires are too frequent, intense and severe, and are pouring more carbon into the atmosphere

La. firefighter dies in vehicle crash on his way to work

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

Zachary Fire Chief Danny Kimble said the firefighter was on his way to work, driving his normal route when his personal vehicle struck a tree limb

Huge wildfires in the Arctic and far North send a planetary warning

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

Researchers are finding that wildfires are too frequent, intense and severe, and are pouring more carbon into the atmosphere

Md. medic unit involved in crash while transporting patient

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

An Anne Arundel County medic unit was transporting a patient with serious injuries sustained in an earlier vehicle crash

CAL FIRE pilots train on Zeus aircraft

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

The C-130 Zeus aircraft requires three crew members to operate and can stay in the air for four to five hours depending on the weight and load the aircraft

17 injured in Ky. crash between truck and Greyhound bus

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

First responders have cleared the scene where 17 people were injured in a two-vehicle collision between a commercial truck and a Greyhound bus

17 hospitalized in NC multi-passenger van crash

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

Officials say one victim was found trapped inside the van and responders used hydraulic rescue cutters and saws to remove them

Police: Kan. firefighter at fault in fire truck crash with dump truck

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

The dump truck sustained minor damage in a two-vehicle crash involving a Kansas fire truck

4 residents rescued from third floor of Mass. house fire

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

Sixty Worcester firefighters worked to control the fast-moving blaze; some were treated for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation

Code 3 Podcast: Are you ready to fight fire in the wildland/urban interface?

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

Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy talks about the “new normal” of structural and wildland firefighting crossover

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., family rescued from fiery plane crash

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

Officials credited the quick response by area EMS and firefighters for helping the passengers and mitigating any potential environmental problems with fuel runoff

Fighting fire from an ambulance: A difficult but rewarding job

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

Firefighter/paramedics assigned to the ambulance face unique challenges but also gain unparalleled experience

6 officers shot in Philly; 2 LEOs trapped in active scene

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

Other officers are being treated for non-gunshot injuries

A look back at the most important changes to NFPA 1851 that every firefighter should know

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

This crash course has everything you need to know on how the standard has evolved since 2001

First responders sign Texas flag in the aftermath of El Paso shooting

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

Texas first responders are signing and passing a pair of Texas flags around the state to show support for their fellow first responders after the El Paso Shooting

First responders sign Texas flag in the aftermath of El Paso shooting

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

Texas first responders are signing and passing a pair of Texas flags around the state to show support for their fellow first responders after the El Paso Shooting

Texas firefighter hospitalized after fire truck rolls over

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

Volunteer Firefighter Logan Jones suffered several broken bones after the fire truck he was riding in rolled over several times while responding to a call

Video: NC city releases firefighters’ bodycam footage of April explosion

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

City of Durham officials released bodycam footage documenting the aftermath of the April 10 explosion that left one dead and 17 injured

6 officers shot in Philly; gunman in custody after hourslong standoff

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

Many officers "had to escape through windows and doors to get (away) from a barrage of bullets"

Off-duty Ohio firefighter helps extinguish vehicle fire

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

North Lawrence Fire Department officials said the fire was out by the time they arrived, and another good Samaritan was directing traffic at the scene

Former Okla. firefighter files workers’ comp lawsuit against city

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

Brian McDaniel retired after being diagnosed with prostate cancer and was previously denied workers compensation twice

6 officers shot in Philly; 2 LEOs in building with gunman freed

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

An hourslong standoff with a gunman barricaded inside a northern Philadelphia home is continuing into the night

Fla. city to address 911 deficiencies over a year after Parkland shooting

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

911 callers were put on hold and transferred, and the emergency radio system froze due to excessive traffic during the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Photo of the Week: Firefighter takes in patient’s dog

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

This week’s photo comes from Mark Heller, the EMS coordinator with Chatham Fire Rescue in Massachusetts. Pictured is Michael Lopriore and his new foster dog. A local resident was in need of rehabilitation for a severe medical condition but would not agree to the admission due to concerns for her dog. The dog is the only family she has and provides the resident emotional support. Healthcare...

Study reveals Houston FD issues with resource allocation

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

Rice University conducted an in-depth analysis of 911 calls, determining fire trucks were responding to 25% of calls where an ambulance was required

Detecting a fire with a compact thermal drone solution

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

Joshua Fire Department deploys the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual for firefighting missions

Rapid Response: Lack of smoke alarms contributes to multiple fatality structure

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

How firefighters can work with childcare facilities to help underscore fire safety

Rapid Response: Lack of smoke alarms contributes to multiple fatality structure fire

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

How firefighters can work with childcare facilities to help underscore fire safety

NASA scientists fly through Wash. wildfire-triggered thunderstorm for research

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

The research could improve climate models and help determine what happens to the chemistry of smoke in the stratosphere

NASA scientists fly through Wash. wildfire-triggered thunderstorm for research

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

The research could improve climate models and help determine what happens to the chemistry of smoke in the stratosphere

11 Life-saving benefits of CAD-to-CAD interoperability

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

Don't make the mistake of slowing your first responders down by overlooking CAD interoperability

Social media training: Getting firefighters to take it seriously

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

Combat hurdles to social media training by focusing on the right topics

Ore. wildfire caused by butane hash oil lab blast

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

Investigators determined that the East Evans Fire started in a shack where Michael Cashmareck was running an illegal butane hash oil lab

Ky. judge orders 911 dispatch center study

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

Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly requested a study be conducted on the feasibility of consolidating regional 911 dispatch centers into one center

Have you forgotten? A call to chiefs to remember who they serve

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

Show your firefighters that you haven’t forgotten them, their sacrifices or the love of the job

Chief: Smoke detectors lacking at Pa. childcare center where 5 died

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

One state senator said he plans to introduce a bill that would require DHS to inspect all smoke detectors during their annual inspection of childcare facilities

3 keys to enhancing PowerPoint programs for fire service professionals

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

Focusing on preparation, delivery and troubleshooting will help ensure a smooth and effective presentation

Pa. assistant chief dies 2 weeks after being thrown from truck

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

Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman succumbed to injuries sustained after being ejected from the firetruck when responding to a call

What’s new in fire department apparatus bay design and technology

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Several new technologies are being integrated into apparatus bays to optimize firefighter safety and department efficiency

What’s new in fire department apparatus bay design and technology

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

Several new technologies are being integrated into apparatus bays to optimize firefighter safety and department efficiency

The Notre-Dame fire: Battling “something bigger than life”

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

Key takeaways from the in-depth New York Times article detailing the risky firefighting efforts at the beloved monument

FRI 2019 Quick Take: Updates on federal legislation that impacts the fire service

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

LaSala offers update on funding being considered by the 116th Congress and the impact on local fire departments

FirstNet Authority releases roadmap for future network

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

FirstNet officials attended individual engagements, workshops and summits with first responders to ensure the roadmap meets responders’ communication needs

Ohio city upgrades ambulance equipment and implements notification system

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

The newest ambulance cot will increase patient handling safety, and the EMS-to-hospital notification system aims to improve patient care

LODD: Mich. firefighter dies after responding to call

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

Norman Edward Klenow, 78, suffered from cardiac arrest after providing traffic control at the scene of a crash

Spotlight: Heat Straps’ glove strap allows firefighters to operate safely, quickly in hazardous environments

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

New Jersey-based firefighter Jordan Lang recognized the need for a glove strap after his own gloves fell between a stairwell during a fire academy drill

FRI 2019: Chief Bashoor highlights FireRescue1.com special coverage

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

FireRescue1.com executive editor talks hot topics, editorial board expansion and merger news

FDNY Lt. Brian Sullivan suffered a fatal heart attack after shift

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

Lieutenant Sullivan was a veteran fire officer and a member of FDNY's Special Operations Command who served the department for nearly three decades

Mass. firefighter admits to OUI in crash with police cruiser

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

Jay Frisbee, 37, was sentenced to a driver alcohol education program and his license will be suspended for 45 days

New Ohio requirement mandates dispatchers be certified

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

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services gave all dispatch centers a deadline to either be EMD certified or to submit a timeline for compliance

2-alarm fire breaks out at Google’s planned NY campus

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

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries; standpipe problem required firefighters to stretch a line up some of the building’s stairs

Former Ga. firefighter and ‘Walking Dead’ actor dies of cancer

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

Dango Nguyen was a member of the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services for almost 20 years

What is the right way to observe Memorial Day?

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

People have the right to do whatever it is that makes them happy, provided it does not infringe upon another's right to do the same

Calif. awarded $11.3M grant to upgrade 911 centers

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

California received the largest award in the country, totaling $11,399,076 to improve its 911 centers

Calif. awarded $11.3M grant to upgrade 911 centers

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

California received the largest award in the country, totaling $11,399,076 to improve its 911 centers

34 Idaho fire programs receive new equipment, supplies

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

BLM's Rural Fire Readiness program aims to provide local fire programs surplus fire equipment to help fight rural wildland fires

Phoenix firefighters escort daughter of fallen FF to first day of school

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

Phoenix Fire Department members gathered to see Emery Beck off to her first day of kindergarten

5 ways to incorporate CRR into your volunteer fire department

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

Key steps for volunteer and combination departments to implement a community risk reduction program

Firefighter dad to 3 of 5 kids killed in Pa. daycare fire

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

Lawrence Park Township Volunteer Fire Chief Joe Crotty said Luther Jones' two daughters and a son were killed in the fire

7 ways to prepare your fire department for the next recession

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

Now is the time to take action, before reduced revenues and budget cuts tighten their grip on the balance sheet

Mont. lab provides firefighters with insights and tools to battle wildfires

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

Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory researchers are studying the properties of fire to make fighting wildfires safer

FRI 2019 Quick Take: Initial incident command for special operations

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

10 response considerations for high-risk/low-frequency events

5 children killed in fire at Pa. daycare center

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

The victims of the fire, ranging in ages from 8 months to 7 years, were staying overnight in a residential house converted into a daycare center

Study: Ky. county emergency communication system is obsolete

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

The study found some of the system's equipment to send and boost radio signals is no longer being manufactured or supported by manufacturers

Texas firefighter dies in a head-on collision with 18-wheeler

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

Lt. Jared Snell was driving home when authorities said he tried to pass a vehicle in his eastbound lane and crashed head-on into an 18-wheeler

Fire Dept.: Gas explosion that leveled building was accident

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

The Durham Fire Department issued a report on the explosion that killed two people and injured 25 while leveling a downtown building and damaging others

Houston firefighter wins workers compensation lawsuit

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

Kevin Leago is due about $60,000 in back pay for workdays he missed because of his illness and can seek treatment at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

2 Maine FD personnel honored for saving woman trying to jump off bridge

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

Town officials and the fire chief praised the firefighter and paramedic's empathy in handling the situation

Mass. firefighter charged with assaulting young girls

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

Firefighter Abraham Rodas, 45, pleaded not guilty in court to three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14

4 people injured head-on crash involving Mass. ambulance

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

Two firefighter-paramedics, the patient they were transporting and driver of the Jeep were taken to the hospital

4 people injured in head-on crash involving Mass. ambulance

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

Two firefighter-paramedics, the patient they were transporting and driver of the Jeep were taken to the hospital

2 Calif. first responders injured in rig crash

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

Two EMS providers, as well as the patient inside and the driver of the other vehicle, were treated with non-life-threatening injuries and transported to the hospital

FRI 2019 General Session highlights: “Leadership Never Stops”

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

Chief Chats focus on emerging issues; fire service leaders honored with prestigious awards

Ohio FD awarded grant for protective hoods and gloves

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

The goal is to provide each of the 42 Seven Hills firefighters with two sets of hoods and gloves

Philadelphia ranked as busiest ambulance service in the nation

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

Engine 25 Medic 8 in Philadelphia topped a recently released list with 10,096 runs

NAEMSP announces CPR video challenge winner

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

EMS agencies across the nation submitted educational music videos that featured a song that can help bystanders maintain the ideal rate for chest compressions

FDNY firefighter saves boy, 4, from locked hot car

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

Firefighter Matthew Clinton, 29, broke the window with a hammer to get the four-year-old out of the car

Charges against Ohio firefighter dismissed

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

Gilbert Frew, 42, was indicted by a grand jury in August of last year on two counts of gross sexual imposition

Forest Fire prevention icon Smokey Bear turns 75

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

The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S. is being honored with birthday parties around the country this week

Mom seeks refuge in Ky. ambulance with kids after shots fired

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

The LFD ambulance was in the area responding to a call when a woman and her children asked the firefighters for help after her car was hit by bullets

Off-duty FF detains armed suspect at gunpoint at Mo. Walmart

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

An armed white male in his twenties was detained by an armed off-duty firefighter until officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody

Former FF detains armed suspect at gunpoint at Mo. Walmart

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

An armed white male in his 20s was detained by an armed former firefighter until officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody

FRI 2019 Quick Take: How to deal with an 8-second attention span

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

Fire departments need a new approach for recruiting and retaining Gen Z recruits

Video: Ariz. FD launches anti-tobacco campaign after FF death

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

Tucson Fire Department Capt. Glenn Fleck detailed in a video, taped before his death, his struggles with cancer caused by the use of tobacco

Fla. fire chief dies in vehicle collision

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

James E. Sommers was a 19-year fire service veteran and served as public safety director for the last seven years

Mass. fire chief to face discipline for texting and driving citation after crash

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

Police said that Fire Chief T. Andrew Reardon crashed his town-registered Chevy Tahoe into the back of a box truck, causing a chain reaction crash of vehicles

FRI 2019 Quick Take: Understanding how to find and evaluate fire service research

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

Jahnke and Miller offer tips for locating applicable research and determining if it’s from reputable sources

FRI 2019 Quick Take: Successfully transitioning from firefighter to company officer

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

New company officers must focus more on risk management than keeping everyone happy

FAA launches Chicago Fire Department probe

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

The FAA launched an investigation into allegations of “unqualified CFD personnel manning” specialized rigs that are mandated at airports

Cleveland firefighters demand chief be removed

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

The firefighters say Chief Angelo Calvillo violated the city’s charter, which bars civil-service employees from political activity, and should be fired

Ala. man arrested after pulling knife on FF, hijacking fire truck

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

Jesiah Rain Cady threatened a firefighter with a knife and hijacked a fire truck after being offered a ride into town

NFPA 3000: Preparing and training firefighters for active shooter incidents

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

Download the eBook for a closer look at active shooter response efforts in the context of this first-of-its-kind standard

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. demonstrates Situational Awareness System at FRI

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

The tethered aerial device can be hard-wired into the vehicle system and does not require a piloting license or certificate of authorization

Retired Texas FF-EMT starts nonprofit to help injured first responders

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

The Hurt and Fall Foundation is a nonprofit organization geared towards helping first responders care and maintain their property after suffering injury or death

Colo. FD swears in 2 service dogs to assist with mental health

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

MFR's Emergency Responder Service Dogs program aims to reduce stress to emergency responders

FRI 2019 Quick Take: The fire chief’s role as an inspirational politician

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

Bashoor underscores the need for fire chiefs to be more politically astute in order to best serve the community

FEMA grant to help pay volunteer FFs that fought Mont. fire

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

Each of the departments that responded to a mutual aid request put in early in the battle against the blaze will be receiving reimbursement

You crashed the fire truck: Now what?

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

Nobody wants to crash the department rig, but it happens; here's a plan for what to do before and after a crash

Firefighter injured when Ill. parking garage collapses underneath fire engine

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

As the surface underneath the fire engine collapsed, the engine’s protruding front bumper prevented the vehicle from falling to the ground level of the garage

San Diego restores firefighter death, disability benefits

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

The benefits were eliminated following the passage of a voter-approved ballot measure that replaced pensions with a 401(k)-style retirement plan

Saving lives in the desert: How drones made Mesa Fire and Medical Department’s search and rescue efforts more effective

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

Learn how this department better serves its community with new drone technology

Dallas ambulance response times lag behind national standard

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

The Dallas Fire-Rescue department added a full-time ambulance and will implement a long-planned new tiered EMS dispatch software to improve response times

Police: FDNY captain found dead in his home

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

FDNY spokesman Myles Miller provided no details about the captain’s death but shared suicide prevention tips to its members

Ill. FD program allows first responders to leave Narcan with patients

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

The Dixon Fire Department partnered with the Safe Passage Initiative to prevent overdoses in the event a patient refuses treatment

IAFC announces volunteer, career fire chief of the year

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

The International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the 2019 winners of the annual “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year” awards at the Fire-Rescue International conference

IAFC announces volunteer, career fire chief of the year

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

The International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the 2019 winners of the annual “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year” awards at the Fire-Rescue International conference

Texas volunteer firefighter accused of arson

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

El Cenizo Volunteer Fire Department Chief Josue Garza said the firefighter will be terminated from the department based on the outcome of the sheriff's investigation

Fire academy life for a young woman looking toward a career as a firefighter/paramedic

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

Brooke DeLeon was the only woman in her 21-member recruit class

What to expect on Day 1 of your new job as a firefighter

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

Four tips for making it through the early transition into your probationary period as a firefighter

Missing Va. firefighter found dead in NC

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

A close friend of Richmond Fire Department Firefighter Daniel Lewis said that he was found deceased in a Charlotte, North Carolina, hotel room

Sept. 11 victim fund to end award reductions and restore previously reduced awards

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

DoJ officials said the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund will take steps to notify nearly 1,700 claimants of their unreduced payments by Sept. 11 of this year

16 injured in Mass. crash after man attacks bus driver

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

The 16 people injured in the crash were all transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries

Plane returns to honor Montana firefighters killed in 1949

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

The C-47 dropped 13 wreaths commemorating the 12 smokejumpers and a fire guard who died fighting the Mann Gulch Fire 70 years ago

How to respond to a denial of service at a restaurant or coffee shop

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

EMS, police and fire personnel need to prepare for being asked to leave a restaurant, coffee shop or grocery store

Chief Dennis Compton to retire as chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

Compton served as NFFF chairman for 11 years, now turning over role to Troy Markel

FirstNet: Fire service connectivity in action

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

This special edition offer insights into what fire chiefs need to know about adopting FirstNet, including budget implications, training, mutual aid and other essential information

5 firefighters, 1 infant hurt in 8-alarm NY fire

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

One firefighter fell down a flight of stairs and was taken away on a stretcher

Therapy dogs sent to comfort El Paso victims, first responders

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

Rudy and Channel are in El Paso to deliver “unconditional love and support" to first responders and victims affected by the mass shooting

Mann Gulch revisited: A world turned upside-down

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

Reflecting on a 70-year-old tragedy that took the lives of 13 firefighters

Active shooter resources for firefighters

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

Considering the increasing frequency of these complex and chaotic incidents, fire departments need a formalized response plan

2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22

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

Speaking at the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump condemned the two attacks

Northern NM forests looking to recruit female firefighters

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

The Santa Fe and Carson national forests are helping women find their way into wildland firefighting

USFS recruiting female firefighters for 2 NM national forests

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

The U.S. Forest Service is encouraging women to apply for wildland firefighting jobs in the Santa Fe and Carson national forests

Buckman and Ludwig: Chief to chief and president to president

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

A former IAFC president interviews the incoming president about his goals for the organization and hopes for the fire service

Police: El Paso death toll rises to 21

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

Another person has died from a weekend mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, raising the death toll in that attack to 21

NJ firefighter loses home to fire, community rallies to show support

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

The head of the local fire union organized an online fundraiser to support their friend and worker

Congratulations, you’ve been promoted to fire chief! Now what?

Posted on August 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Seven tips for newly promoted chiefs looking to be successful in their new role

1 dead after vehicle crash involving Calif. fire truck

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

Two fire trucks were blocking the slow lane when one was rear-ended by a box truck, killing the driver

Pa. ambulance involved in three-vehicle crash

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

One of the vehicles received damage on both sides and fire crews had to pry open the driver and passenger side doors to free the three occupants

Pa. ambulance involved in 3-vehicle crash

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

One of the vehicles received damage on both sides and fire crews had to pry open the driver and passenger side doors to free the three occupants

Letter from the editor-in-chief: An introduction

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

My commitment to serve you, my fire service family

9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

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

26 people were injured and transported to area hospitals, though details about their conditions have not been released

Texas governor: 20 dead in El Paso shopping-complex shooting

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

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting "a heinous and senseless act of violence"

Kan. man buys 1958 Navy plane to benefit state during wildfires

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

The 1958 U.S. Navy plane has four different drop options and compartments for the 850 gallons

Mo. city resumes using its fire department for emergency ambulance calls

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

The city hired 12 firefighters/paramedics to staff the and supplement the existing fire department workforce

At least 15 dead in Texas border town shooting

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

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting "a heinous and senseless act of violence"

Hospitals: 22 injured, 1 dead in Texas border town shooting

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

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting "a heinous and senseless act of violence"

Police: Multiple people dead, 1 in custody in Texas shooting

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

Officials say multiple people were killed in an attack at a shopping complex in El Paso

Police: NJ fire captain stole money from department

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

Robert Daubenberger misappropriated more than $48,000 from the FD's accounts and $50,000 from the borough’s Fireman’s Relief Association’s accounts

3 killed as cliff collapses on popular California beach

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

Several victims had to be dug out of a 30-foot-by-25-foot section of the bluff that gave way and dumped rock and sand onto the people below

Va. police search for missing firefighter

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

Parents of Daniel Lewis filed a missing persons report after a welfare check by police found no trace of him

Gov. Newsom and Arnold Schwarzenegger tour CAL FIRE’s latest firefighting arsenal

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

Gov. Newsom approved a $1 billion emergency preparedness budget to ensure California is ready for any disaster

Report: Disregard of orders, improper gear were significant factors at Del. house fire

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

The Delaware State Fire School released an 87-page report after a firefighter incurred serious injuries while battling a Mill Creek house fire

Wis. EMS agency to build new building as part of proposed joint facility with fire department

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

The EMS and fire department are looking at building a new joint facility to address the spatial limitations

Houston firefighters face ammunition ‘going off,’ lack of water at house fire

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

Firefighters took defensive measures, attacking the two-alarm fire from the outside due to the threat from the ammunition in a gun safe

Texas firefighters face ammunition ‘going off,’ lack of water at house fire

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

Firefighters took defensive measures, attacking the two-alarm fire from the outside due to the threat from the ammunition in a gun safe

Prosecutors drop assault charges against Cleveland firefighter

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

Lt. Rodney Harris, 51, was accused of attacking a 28-year-old man inside a boxing gym

21 people transported to Mass. hospital after multiple vehicle crash involving a school bus

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

A level-two mass casualty event was declared to free up the resources needed to address a large number of injured people

21 people transported to Mass. hospital after multiple vehicle crash

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

A level-two mass casualty event was declared to free up the resources needed to address a large number of injured people

New Jersey fire department hires Springsteen’s son as firefighter

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

Sam Springsteen is the youngest of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa’s three children

Ohio firefighters plan drill to show staffing concerns

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

The goal is to illustrate how a 16-person crew allows firefighters to simultaneously attack the fire and start a rescue operation

5 firefighters injured in NY 3-alarm warehouse fire

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

Videos of the scene shared on social media show smoke pouring from the roof and windows as firefighters sprayed down the building from tower ladders

Code 3 Podcast: A rookie’s guide to surviving the firehouse

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

Scott Orr interviews Stan Tarnowski about the do’s and don’ts for today’s firefighters

Calif. set to hire 393 firefighters for upcoming wildfire season

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

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order authorizing more seasonal firefighters to boost staffing on one-third of CAL FIRE’s 340 engines

How to achieve fire apparatus connectivity

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

Eight questions to ask to ensure the router fire departments choose offers the functionality and connectivity they need to connect apparatus to the cloud

37 injured in Texas Exxon Mobil refinery explosion and fire

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

The city of Baytown issued a shelter in place that lasted for about three hours for residents living west of the plant

3 firefighters injured in Penn. house explosion

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

Three firefighters, the homeowner and a neighbor were injured in the explosion that officials believe was caused by a gas leak

3 firefighters injured in Pa. house explosion

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

Three firefighters, the homeowner and a neighbor were injured in the explosion that officials believe was caused by a gas leak

1 dead, 5 injured, several missing in Ky. pipeline explosion

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

Some structures were consumed by the blaze, and five to seven people were unaccounted for when firefighters extinguished the flames hours later

How to overcome the challenges of starting a safety drone program

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

Lynwood Fire Department shows the value of drones for small-to-mid-sized agencies

How to overcome the challenges of starting a safety drone program

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

Lynwood Fire Department shows the value of drones for small-to-mid-sized agencies

How to overcome the challenges of starting a safety drone program

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

Lynwood Fire Department shows the value of drones for small-to-mid-sized agencies

How to overcome the challenges of starting a public safety drone program

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

Lynwood Fire Department shows the value of drones for small-to-mid-sized agencies

How Southern Manatee Fire Rescue embraced new drone technology for hazmat response

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

Using drones exchanging real-time information has never been easier before for this rescue team

5 firefighters, 3 state troopers injured in a multiple vehicle crash in NJ

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

The crash caused significant damage to an ambulance, fire truck and state police SUVs

Md. county appoints first African-American, female fire chief

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

Chief Deputy Tiffany Green will be the interim replacement for retiring Chief Benjamin Barksdale

New NY law allows first responders to remove animals left in vehicles

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

The law takes effect immediately under conditions in which the animal is in danger of death or severe injury due to exposure

Md. firefighter-paramedic takes down knife-wielding man

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

Diego De Abreu Peclat Dos Santos, who is trained in mixed martial arts, stopped a suspect from stealing an ambulance and assaulting a hospital nurse

Pa. police charge former assistant fire chief, paramedic with sexual assault

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

Parker A. Foster Jr. was serving probation for a 2016 sex assault case when he was charged with sexually assaulting a person with a mental disability

Austin firefighter hospitalized after suffering electrical shock at fire

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

Firefighters had responded to a commercial building fire when one firefighter suffered the non-life-threatening injury and was transported to the hospital

Wash. city firefighter-EMT charged with assault

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

Video shows Firefighter-EMT Sean Clayton grabbing a woman’s hair when responding to call outside a hospital ER

Woman fleeing husband killed in shooting outside Ga. fire station

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

The incident evolved so quickly that firefighters at the station were not able to do anything to help

Webinar: Helping first responders cut through the 5G hype

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

Join the discussion on how 5G mobile technology will transform public safety

Mass. ambulance company to provide self-defense classes for first responders

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

The company is providing self defense classes after two Boston EMTs were attacked while responding to an emergency call

Mass. ambulance company to provide self-defense classes for first responders

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

The company is providing self defense classes after two Boston EMTs were attacked while responding to an emergency call

Multiple emergency vehicles involved in NJ highway wreck

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

An ambulance, state trooper SUV and a fire truck were involved in a multiple vehicle wreck that left two troopers injured

Ill. suspect arrested after stealing fire department command vehicle

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

Police officers were forced to break the window to get the suspect out the car before arresting him

It’s water rescue season: Are you prepared?

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

Equipment and training requirements for firefighters engaged in water rescue operations

Off-duty firefighters disrupt vacation to help put out NH fire

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

The off-duty firefighters vacationing at Hampton Beach sprang into action to help two understaffed engines responding to the scene

Ore. FF airlifted to hospital after injury while battling Milepost 97 wildfire

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

Seven other firefighters also sustained minor injuries while battling Oregon's 11,000-acre wildfire

CAL FIRE firefighter dies after medical emergency during training hike

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

Yaroslav Katkov experienced a medical emergency during a routine training hike and was transported to the hospital where he died the next day

iCHIEFS Podcast: The 100-day plan: Succeeding as a new fire chief

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

Chiefs Butler and Yancey share their experiences and resources for navigating the early days of being a new chief

Calif. FFs honor fallen brother with dedicated work out regime

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

The Stoke workout consists of eight rounds of seven deadlifts, 26 lunges and 18 pushups, followed by a two-mile run with a 25-pound weight vest

7 firefighters injured at Pa. shopping plaza explosion

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

The blast injured two firefighters and trapped one firefighter under large portions of debris

2 Austin firefighters fired for cheating on hazmat training exam

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

Firefighters Nicholas Schroeder and Anthony Stewart admitted to obtaining and taking pictures of the hazmat training exam

Trump signs Sept. 11 victims’ compensation fund extension

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

President Trump signed into law an extension of the Sept. 11 victim fund through 2092 in front of 60 first responders from the 2001 terrorist attacks

2 Pa. firefighters, 2 residents injured in house fire

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

One Easton firefighter was seriously injured breaking the fall of a resident who jumped from a second-story house to escape the flames

3 killed, 12 injured in shooting at California festival

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

The shooting occurred during an annual garlic festival that attracts more than 100,000 people

Trailer full of firefighting equipment stolen from Ore.’s Douglas Forest Protective Association

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

The trailer was parked in a camp serving the crews fighting the Milepost 97 fire that has grown to nearly 9,000 acres

Wash. man dies after being struck by emergency vehicle

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

After transporting a patient to the hospital, Marysville Fire District firefighters struck a man that was walking through a lane of travel on the highway

Idaho FD repurposes retired ambulance to implement a tiered response approach

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

The ambulance, dubbed Aid 1, is staffed with two firefighters-EMTs that will respond to more routine or minor health emergencies

FDNY docks pay of 12 FFs and officers over ugly Bronx medal day brawl

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

Seven out of the 12 firefighters were also reassigned to other commands, including five FDNY members from the elite Rescue 3 in the Bronx’s Claremont section

FDNY docks pay of 12 FFs for fist fight after year-long probe

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

Seven out of the 12 firefighters were also reassigned to other commands, including five FDNY members from the elite Rescue 3 in the Bronx’s Claremont section

32 fires and 3,150 lighting strikes reported in one night in Wash. county

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

A primary goal was to get firefighters and volunteers home to rest so they would be prepared for future fires, but that they had been too busy on the ground to do so

Evacuated workers return to cook for fire crews trying to save Alaska’s historic lodge

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

The Rainy Pass Lodge was evacuated due to a wildfire, but workers returned the next day to start taking care of the firefighters trying to protect the lodge

Why Lenco’s BearCat MedEvac G3 is a trusted rescue, response vehicle during natural disasters

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

Responding to a natural disaster emergency doesn't mean the scene is safe from other possible hazards or dangers

4 first responders injured in Calif. ambulance crash

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

By News Staff TURLOCK, Calif. — An ambulance was hit by another vehicle while transporting a patient, injuring paramedics and firefighters in the rig. According to CBS 13 Sacramento, the ambulance was transporting a patient with major injuries at the time, along with three firefighter and two AMR paramedics. Two of the firefighters and both paramedics sustained injuries during the crash....

Video: Ga. firefighters rescue dog from burning home

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

A video of Smyrna Fire Department firefighters rescuing a small dog from a residential fire has gone viral

3 Mo. firefighters hospitalized after battling multi-structure fire

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

Two Boonville Fire Department firefighters sustained injuries and a firefighter with the Cooper County Fire Protection District was also injured

Ill. city FD switching to automated 911 system to improve response time

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

Using the automated system, operators essentially click a button and a computer voice will alert fire stations and dispatch firefighters to the scene

FDNY firefighter resigns after busted for selling pills

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

Ex-firefighter Michael Halderman, whose father, grandfather and uncle all served as firefighters, sold an opioid painkiller to an informant working with Nassau County police

Ind. county humane society donates animal rescue kits to local FDs

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

The 37 donated animal rescue kits included three sizes of pet oxygen masks, restraints, a blanket, instructions for wound care, pet CPR and rescue breathing

NH firefighters use jet ski to rescue kayaker

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

One Rye Fire Department firefighter operated the jet ski, while the other was able to rescue the man from the water and bring him back to shore

3 firefighters caught in rip tide trying to rescue swimmers

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

Two St. Pete Beach firefighters swam out to help the swimmers, but got caught in the rip tide themselves, and a third was pulled in after trying to throw a rescue line

3 Fla. firefighters caught in rip tide trying to rescue swimmers

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

Two St. Pete Beach firefighters swam out to help the swimmers, but got caught in the rip tide themselves, and a third was pulled in after trying to throw a rescue line

PG&E installs weather stations, cameras for wildfire prevention

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

The weather stations measure wind, temperature and humidity and transmit the data every 10 minutes to PG&E’s wildfire-safety operations center in San Francisco

PG&E installs weather stations, cameras for wildfire prevention

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

The weather stations measure wind, temperature and humidity and transmit the data every 10 minutes to PG&E’s wildfire-safety operations center in San Francisco

150 firefighters from 23 departments respond to 5-alarm blaze

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

Teams from 23 departments took turns working in half-hour shifts during the night after flames broke out at a large mansion in Old Brookville

150 firefighters from 23 departments respond to 5-alarm blaze in NY

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

Teams from 23 departments took turns working in half-hour shifts during the night after flames broke out at a large mansion in Old Brookville

RI fire chief dies after suffering stroke while riding a motorcycle

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

Chief Robert Dauphinais had a stroke while on a motorcycle ride with his wife

Md. Fire Lt. Nathan Flynn honored one year after his death

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

The fire department showcased a portrait of Flynn during a ceremony honoring the fallen firefighter that will hang in the public safety training center

Md. Fire Lt. Nathan Flynn honored one year after his death

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

The fire department showcased a portrait of Flynn during a ceremony honoring the fallen firefighter that will hang in the public safety training center

Fla. firefighter charged with voyeurism

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

Orange County Fire Rescue relieved Steven Brandenberger of duty after he was accused of setting up cameras in his roommate’s bathroom and bedroom

Texas man thanks first responders who saved him after heart attack

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

Brent McCartney met with the firefighters and police officers who responded when he suffered cardiac arrest while driving and crashed his car

San Diego County and utility company agree to share costs of firefighting helitanker lease

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

The utility company will pay for the first two hours of any new flight responding to a wildfire, while the county will cover the second two flight hours

3 Ill. firefighters injured during house fire

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

One firefighter fell through a hole in the floor, landing in the basement, and called a mayday

How to find firefighting products you can trust

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

“Firefighters Choice” products are recommended by firefighters for firefighters

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

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

The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it

Calif. county purchases 2 MOSES systems with state aid

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

Santa Clara is the first county in the state to purchase the technology, which will be available to other areas in the event of a natural disaster

Conn. firefighters shave head to support young girl with cancer

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

The fire department exhibited their new 'do' on a Facebook video to show support to a firefighter’s daughter who is battling cancer

Fla. text-to-911 emergency service shows promising start in the first year

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

Palm Beach County's 911 planning coordinator estimates that 18 public-safety call-center stations have received about 100 text messages each month

Ambulance crew returns to Md. fire station after bed bug infestation

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

Volunteers cleaned the station, brought in an exterminator and treated the area with high temperatures to get rid of the bed bugs

Report on Md. FF’s death spurs sweeping department changes

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

The 776-page report showed a lack of communication and organization at the scene contributed to Fire Lt. Nathan Flynn’s death

NC city’s newest fire station turns to solar panels for power

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

Durham Fire and EMS Station 17 is the first fire station in the city that can generate its own electricity from the sun

FireRescue1.com and Fire Chief announce expanded editorial advisory board

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

New members join diverse group of fire service leaders to provide direction, guidance and oversight of leading media communities for firefighters, company officers and fire chiefs

Global networking: Making fire service connections around the world

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

It is an enlightening experience to visit with firefighters when traveling, whether across the country or around the world

Burned by science: Understanding the danger of flame jetting

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

What firefighters need to understand about these unique incidents and how to prevent it in schools

Book Excerpt: Fully Involved: A Guide for Being in a Relationship with a Firefighter

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

Mynda Ohs shares advice based on her own marriage to a firefighter and her background in counseling first responders

Chiefs, don’t forget: YOU are a politician!

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

It’s time to find your platform, build your fire chief political agenda, and lead your people and your organization through the maze

Code 3 Podcast: The great helmet debate: Iconic look vs. European design

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

Jerry Helm explains why his department made the switch to the newer helmets

Calif. city holds opening ceremony on $8.3M joint fire station and library

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

The modern 10,314-square-foot facility replaces two buildings, which housed the old fire station and the community’s library branch

A firefighter’s guide to communicating via two-way portable radios

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

The five Cs of radio communications help firefighters deliver effective size-ups and status repots

9/11 victim fund faces amendment hurdles

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

Sen. Rand Paul’s amendment would offset the costs of compensation by cutting other programs, including Medicaid

Video: Colorblind Ga. firefighter sees American flag for the first time

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

Spencer Caradine, 21, didn't know he was red-green colorblind until a friend noticed his inability to see certain colors during a hiking trip

Study aims to deliver better fitting gear to female firefighters

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

Data collected will help manufacturers design firefighting gear specifically for females

Researchers: Climate change is driving factor in many California wildfires

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

Study finds that wildfires could grow exponentially in the next 40 years, as temperatures continue to rise

9 people injured in Calif. crash caused by mountain lion

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

The crash required firefighters and emergency medics from around the county, as well as four REACH and CAL STAR air ambulances, to help with the injured

How to deliver strong initial on-scene size-up reports

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

Size-up reports are an essential part of effective fireground operations – and can save firefighter lives

EMT injured after oxygen tank explodes during patient transport

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

The oxygen tank explosion left one EMT with minor injuries

NM firefighter dies from injuries incurred during June fireworks explosion

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

Jeff Stroble, 46, was one of 12 firefighters injured during a fireworks explosion while prepping for the July 4th fireworks display

6 Pa. firefighters treated for heat exhaustion, transported to hospital

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

Approximately 15 departments assisted the Strinestown Community Fire Co. at a three-alarm structure fire during heatwave

Fla. off-duty firefighter helps contain garage fire

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

Firefighter Matthew McCard, 37, immediately called 911 and started banging on the door of the home, then ran to get a garden hose to help keep the fire from spreading

Former Colo. FF-paramedic sentenced to year in jail for trading child porn online

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

Robert Stambaugh, 60, pleaded guilty in March to three child pornography counts

Mass. FD mourns death of 21-year veteran firefighter

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

The department announced his death in a statement, but did not give a cause

11 firefighters, resident hospitalized after Level 3 Hazmat in Boston building

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

Boston EMS said the 11 firefighters and one resident were taken to area hospitals as a precaution

11 Boston FFs hospitalized after Level 3 Hazmat response

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

Boston EMS said the 11 firefighters and one resident were taken to area hospitals as a precaution

Drone interrupts first responders during crash scene where medical helicopter was called

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

During the Flight for Life transport, with one helicopter on the ground and another approaching, first responders noticed a drone flying above them

Judge: SC firefighter fired over Facebook posts has valid discrimination claim

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

Former Columbia Fire Department Captain James “Jimmy” Morris was fired over making controversial Facebook posts about a 2016 Black Lives protest

DEA agent critically injured in crash with Ga. ambulance

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

The agent, who has not been identified, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition

Boy, 9, sets up lemonade stand to raise money for cancer in honor of late father

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

With the help of his community, Joey Geist, 9, set up 'Joey's Juices' as a fundraising effort to beat cancer to honor his firefighter father who died earlier this year

Ala. 911 board approves $4.35 per call response fee

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

The board voted 4-0 to authorize Chairwoman Virginia Alexander to send out contract notices detailing the increase from $3.98 to $4.35 per call

Firefighters in Fire Trucks Getting Ice Cream – Dave Emanuel

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

In Part 1, Emanuel talks fire department accreditation and data collection

Mich. proposed legislation would allow first responders to administer EpiPens

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

Senate Bill 418, would allow departments to obtain prescriptions for, purchase and distribute EpiPens to firefighters, police with training on how to administer the drug

Madison, Wis., FD crews battle power station fires

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

11,000 people are without power after fires at two power substations in Wisconsin's capital have knocked out the power

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

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

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer reached an agreement with Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul to bring up the bill with two amendments

LODD: Pa. firefighter found dead in home after returning from call

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

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff after Fire Lt. Neil Cope, 46, was found dead in his home

200th FDNY member dies of 9/11-related illness

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

Richard Driscoll, a Vietnam veteran, retired from Engine Co. 91 in East Harlem in 2002 after serving the department for 32 years

33 dead, dozens injured in possible arson at Japanese anime studio

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

A 41-year-old man has been taken into custody and told police he had scattered "fluid-like petrol" at the site

Toddler honored for FaceTiming dad during mom’s medical emergency

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

Nathan Hylek received a FaceTime call from his 20-month old daughter and when he realized his wife was having a medical emergency, he dialed 911

What’s the next “giant leap” for the fire service?

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

It’s time to focus on standardization and integration of fire and EMS systems – future milestone advancements for the fire service

The fire service equivalent of “one giant leap for mankind”

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

FireRescue1 community voices opinions on the fire service’s most significant advancement in the past few decades

Boston firefighter dies in the line of duty

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

Firefighter LeRoi Rodriguez served with Boston Fire Department’s Ladder 25

Fourth suit filed against the City of Bellingham, Wash. for medical training on deceased patient

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

The incident resulted in a scathing investigation, which revealed the fire department had been practicing medical techniques on dead bodies for at least 25 years

5 common causes of electrical fires

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

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are approximately 24,000 electrical fires per year

Ohio workers’ comp bill stripped of first responder PTSD coverage

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

A bid to save PTSD coverage for first responders fell one vote short in the conference committee

Retired NYC firefighter dies of 9/11-related cancer

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

Firefighter Kevin Nolan, 58, is the 199th person to pass away from Ground Zero-related sickness

GOP Sen. Rand Paul slows bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

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

Sen. Rand Paul questioned the bill's 70-year time frame and said any new spending should be offset by corresponding cuts

Firehouse No. 7: The firefighters who make and protect Jack Daniel’s whiskey

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

The Jack Daniel's Distillery is the only distillery in the world that has its own fire department

LAFD deploys drones to close information gap in air operations

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

Drones were a force multiplier in over 175 incident-related missions

House passes bill to reclassify 911 dispatchers as Protective Service Occupations

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

The 911 SAVES Act would reclassify dispatchers from ‘Office and Administrative Support Occupations’ to ‘Protective Service Occupations’

Okla. firefighters comfort boy, 5, during mom’s medical emergency

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

While London’s mom was being treated by paramedics, the firefighters took London’s attention and gave him a tour of the fire truck and let him play with the water hose

SC city FD first in state to provide firefighters cancer-protecting gear

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

The new gear is designed with “particulate protection technology,” which blocks smoke from going up a firefighter’s body through the arms and legs

Firefighters, what’s in your turnout gear pockets?

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

Revisiting the question reveals a wide variety and volume of tools packed into firefighter turnout gear pockets

How firefighters should handle First Amendment audits

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

Training on these scenarios can help firefighters avoid making a bad decision in the heat of the moment

ND 911 center will be built to withstand E4F tornado winds

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

Officials approved the new building due to the need for a 911 communications center that can withstand man-made and natural disasters

ND 911 center will be built to withstand EF4 tornado winds

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

Officials approved the new building due to the need for a 911 communications center that can withstand man-made and natural disasters

Q&A: Fighting fire in the ever-changing wildland/urban interface

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

Two chiefs who serve in interface areas address the unique training, planning and operational efforts related to WUI fires

Q&A: Volunteer recruitment efforts must focus on the positive

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

VCOS chair explains how existing members can serve as ambassadors for next-generation volunteers

Ind. FDs are encouraging the public to download the PulsePoint app

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

St. Joseph County is the second area in the state to use the app, made possible through a partnership between Ind. cities, townships and the 911 dispatch center

2 firefighters on administrative leave after assaulting Washington, DC police officers

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

Courtney Barnes and Kimberly Gorham allegedly got into an altercation with police officers at a local pizza shop

Famous aircraft flyover to help commemorate Mann Gulch tragedy

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

The U.S. Forest Service and its partners are planning a public event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Mann Gulch fire

Seat belts: A family affair – blood relatives and brotherhood alike

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

Dr. Burton Clark shares three seat belt stories of impact, from his immediate family to new recruits to fire service leaders

9/11 Memorial ‘Run for Richie’ honoring first responders hits its fourth year

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

Officials named the event after Richard Allen Pearlman, the youngest first responder who died during the attacks

Ky. fire station hit by lightning will take months to repair

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

The Daviess County Fire Department fire station was struck by lightning early in the month and repairs are expected to take between two to five months

Pa. city uses state grant to upgrade hydrants for faster connection

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

The new connections will allow firefighter to more quickly attach hoses to hydrants and standardizes connections among communities

Dispatcher finds a little peace during program aimed at helping first responders

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

The Bridge was founded in 2018 by first responders in response to the fatal shooting of Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering

Ohio residents voice concern about trustees’ handling of FD’s investigation results

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

Residents are claiming officials are not taking the investigation of a firefighter accused of sexual assault seriously

Jim Beam thanks firefighters who extinguished warehouse blaze

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

Jim Beam officials penned an open letter thanking firefighters for their efforts and stating regret over the environmental impact of the fire

1 dead, 15 hurt in Calif. home gas explosion

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

CalGas representatives said one gas worker was killed, a second was taken to the hospital and one person living in the home may be unaccounted for

From first call through the full incident investigation: Zebra Rugged Tablets serve and protect the public safety community with real-time data, communications

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

Successful public safety operations necessitate constant preparedness and situational awareness. Both are contingent on the availability and proper utilization of real-time data during dispatch, incident response, and investigations. All require a certain level of durability, connectivity, and true mobility. When your job is to keep police, fire, or EMS crews safe while simultaneously protecting...

5 stresses firefighters deal with that others don’t know about

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

There is always the chance that something will happen that we have no control over; it's those fears that keep us up at night

The wheels on the truck … fall off?

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

Video shows damaged engine after losing rear axle en route to call

Ala. city adds fire station, 6 EMS stations due to blocked train crossings

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

Blocked train crossings causing 10-minute wait times forced Sheffield city officials to approve a new fire station and several EMS stations on the other side of the tracks

Okla. first responders do pushups to raise awareness of veterans’ suicide rate

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

Members of the Tulsa police, fire department and EMS are joining the cause to raise veteran suicide awareness

SUV crashes into NC firetruck while FFs investigate separate crash

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

While firefighters investigated a vehicle crash, an SUV crashed into a firetruck specifically positioned to protect the crew

USFA: Wildlife biologist/wildland firefighter dies during prescribed burn in SC

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

Angela “Nicole” Chadwick-Hawkins suffered fatal injuries while conducting a prescribed burn

New emergency service district proposed in Texas county

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

Texas officials plan to create Emergency Services District No. 3, which will cover rural communities, to keep pace with rising costs for emergency services

Agency boosts efforts to help prevent wildland firefighter suicides

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

National Interagency Fire Center officials have noticed an increased in wildland firefighter suicides in recent years

Teen creates #PositivePatrol to send thank you cards to first responders

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

After being a victim of bullying, Emily began making thank you cards to law-enforcement agencies, corrections, EMS, firefighters and the military

Mass. fire union cancels fundraiser after officials allegedly invoke Ava Roy Fund improperly

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

The union never authorized the New England Patriot Fred Smerlas-led company to use the Ava Roy Fund to collect funds

FDNY: Transformer fire leaves thousands in the dark in New York City

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

The power outage affects approximately 44,000 customers along a 30-block stretch

NYC power restored; first responders help with traffic, fires and people trapped in elevators

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

The CEO of Con Edison said the blackout resulted from a 'significant disturbance on the west side of Manhattan at one of our electric transmission stations'

Jersey City firefighter charged with DWI after fleeing crash, cops say

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

In addition to DWI, Joseph Rettig was charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report the accident

Ill. firefighter files lawsuit claiming permanent disability from April ammonia spill

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

The lawsuit says Ryan Costantino has incurred medical bills as a result of the spill and will continue to do so because of a 'severe and permanent disability'

FDNY honors battalion chief who died of 9/11-related cancer with plaque

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

FDNY Battalion Chief Robert Miuccio was among the first responders who helped recover the bodies of those who lost their lives following the terrorist attacks

Video: FF reunites with toddler he saved from 2-story fall from burning building

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

Fire Investigator Mike DeFrancisco was able to catch the toddler as he fell from his second story home that was quickly filling up with smoke

Minn. FF dies in car crash

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

Will Potter, 27, had been a member of the Waterville Fire Department for six months and made a lasting impression with his fellow firefighters

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sending it to the Senate for a vote

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

The legislation, which fully funds and permanently reauthorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, was approved by a 402-12 vote

House approves 9/11 victims fund bill, heads to Senate

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

The legislation, which fully funds and permanently reauthorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, was approved by a 402-12 vote

Police: Mass. man assaults firefighter, pulls fire alarm multiple times

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

Anthony Michael Geyer, 28, was charged him with assault and battery, two counts of tampering with a fire alarm, interfering with a firefighter and disorderly conduct

Conn. town approves annual stipend for volunteer firefighters, ambulance corps

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

The action comes as fire departments and ambulance corps are finding it harder to recruit new members

Report on 9/11 VCF bill estimates it will cost more than $10B

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

The federal government will have to spend more than an estimated $10 billion by 2029 in its efforts to compensate first responders and survivors

Code 3 Podcast: How firefighters can deliver a great roof report

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

Gibby Gorman shares tips for providing incident commanders the critical information they need

Ga. fire chief files discrimination lawsuit against department

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

The city fired Fire Chief Rachel Mosby, citing failing job performance, but her attorney charged that the action was discriminatory based on her gender identity

Ind. airport brings firefighting, rescue team in-house

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

Officials state that bringing ARFF in-house means it eliminates expenses currently paid by the airport authority

Police arrest suspect in rescue squad robbery, community recoups cost

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

The county motorcycle clubs are organizing a benefit to help recover more than $230,000 worth of stolen items

San Francisco firefighters have elevated mercury levels after Tubbs Fire, study shows

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

The city’s fire chief says inadequate equipment is partly to blame for the increase in mercury and other harmful chemicals in firefighters’ blood

Video: CAL FIRE releases video of the 2018 Camp Fire

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

The video, called “Into The Fire,” shows the dramatic first few hours of the fire from the firefighter's perspective

Ill. man charged with impersonating firefighter during traffic stop

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

When stopped by police, Guy M. Landmeier, 45, showed a badge for the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District

Bridgeport, Conn., PD releases image of suspect vehicle in firefighter hit-and-run

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

Firefighter Erique McCalla, 46, was found with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle

Police: Pa. firefighter high on fentanyl when he caused wreck that injured family

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

Off-duty Scranton firefighter faces two counts of DUI, four counts of recklessly endangering another person and various traffic citations

10 steps to doffing your superheated gear safely (infographic)

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

Here’s how you can more safely remove superheated turnout gear, step by step

Memorial flag honoring Granite Mountain Hotshot stolen from mother

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

Gayemarie Ekker displays the flag, which bears his name, every year from June 25 to July 7 in memory of those who lost their lives in 2013

Body of missing Wash. firefighter recovered from lake

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

Peter Phan’s body was recovered about 50 yards offshore from where witnesses last saw him

CHEMTREC grant to fund hazmat training and equipment for volunteer departments

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

The HELP Award is jointly offered with the National Volunteer Fire Council to support volunteer departments serving small populations

12 things your department should be paying for

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

It is sometimes difficult know to what equipment, training and miscellaneous expenses our agencies should cover

12 things your department should be paying for

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

It is sometimes difficult know to what equipment, training and miscellaneous expenses our agencies should cover

12 things your fire department should be paying for

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

It is sometimes difficult know to what equipment, training and miscellaneous expenses our agencies should cover

Code 3 Podcast: What happens when you see a therapist?

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

A licensed professional counselor explains the process of counseling and how it can help firefighters

Code 3 Podcast: What happens when you see a therapist?

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

A licensed professional counselor explains the process of counseling and how it can help firefighters

Code 3 Podcast: What happens when you see a therapist?

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

A licensed professional counselor explains the process of counseling and how it can help firefighters

Lenco’s BearCat MedEvac G3 ‘lifesaving piece of equipment’ during natural disaster response

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

Unable to go through high floodwaters during Hurricane Harvey and Irma, first responders put off-road vehicles up to the test

Lenco’s BearCat MedEvac G3 ‘lifesaving piece of equipment’ during natural disaster response

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

Unable to go through high floodwaters during Hurricane Harvey and Irma, first responders put off-road vehicles up to the test

Mich. FD drone crashes after a malfunction, lost near river

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

The operator received a “motor error” message on the controller and then the drone lost contact with the pilot

Ohio firefighter responds to fire at his property

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

Fellow firefighters took over to allow their comrade to concentrate on his burning property

EMTs to fill Texas private EMS firm’s employment gap delayed for another month

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

Denison Fire Rescue officials announced they will be working with hiring firm, LifeNet Inc., to fill employment gaps in the department

Ohio firefighter released from hospital after being injured in roadside collision

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

The firefighter was helping with traffic detail when a semi crashed into the apparatus being used to block one lane

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund renewal bill to go before the House on Friday

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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged he will act on the bill before Congress

Official: Boiler explosion triggered gas blast at Nevada dorm

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

The initial explosion occurred when a contractor was working to fix mechanical issues on the boiler

The grant that saved his life

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

Volunteer fire department president signed grant application for chest compression device that later saved his life

Fire-service lessons for a successful retirement

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

From active firefighter to engaged civilian: It’s time to reflect and move forward

3 fire service myths: Data, response times and coverage equity

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

Leaders must acknowledge that some accepted “truths” do not align with reality

New Iowa law benefits families of fallen FFs, police officers

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

A new law will divert a percentage of state lottery revenues and place it in a Public Safety Survivor Benefits Fund that will allow families to keep their insurance

Search and rescue efforts continue for missing Wash. firefighter

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

Peter Phan, 34, fell off his paddle board at Cle Elum Lake while off-duty

Search and rescue efforts continue for missing Wash. firefighter

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

Peter Phan, 34, fell off his paddle board at Cle Elum Lake while off-duty

Pa. firefighter-EMT dies from complications from medical issues

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

Nick Aldinger, 36, passed away after battling complications from current medical issues

Q&A: Inside the IAFC’s National Mutual Aid System

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

Key players explain the hallmarks of the new system – and why simplicity is key

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill adds advocates’ names to the bill

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

The names of late Det. Lou Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer are being added to the new bill to restore the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill adds advocates’ names

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

The names of late Det. Lou Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer are being added to the new bill to restore the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

NJ enacts legislation aimed at helping 9/11 first responders

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

One measure permits volunteer first responders to qualify for disability pensions when they retire

Police investigate missing drugs from Ohio fire, EMS agency

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

Authorities have not named a suspect at this time and officials said it is not clear how anyone gained access to the narcotics

How to buy protective hoods (eBook)

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

Download this FireRescue1 protective hoods buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation

Ohio FD trades old stretchers for Tri-C Fire Academy tuition credits

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

Since 2010, the city and Tri-C have swapped an old ambulance, SCBA packs and old fire hose for tuition credits

What every fire officer must understand about their responsibility

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

Risk management and policy are vital to protecting your crew, department and community

What every fire officer must understand about their responsibility

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

Risk management and policy are vital to protecting your crew, department and community

NM pilot program provides overdose patients access to naloxone

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

The Santa Fe County’s new harm-reduction unit aims to provide access to treatment, education and the necessary drugs before they become a statistic

Off-duty Wash. FF goes missing while paddle boarding

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

Search and rescue efforts are underway to find the missing firefighter

Alaska fire department responds to 25 fires in 1 day

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

Anchorage remains under a total burn ban due to a sustained streak of record-breaking heat and dry weather

Wash. city relies on new regional dispatch center after dispatchers are laid off, quit

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

The city has lost so many fire dispatchers that it can no longer fully provide fire dispatch services to itself or its neighbors

Wash. city relies on new regional center after dispatchers are laid off, quit

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

The city has lost so many fire dispatchers that it can no longer fully provide fire dispatch services to itself or its neighbors

Iowa firefighters try out Euro-style fire helmets

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

The European-style has been popular with overseas fire departments offering better balance and extra protection to the side and back of the head

Emergency crews on standby after Southern California earthquake

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

There have been thousands of aftershocks after the recent 7.1 and 6.4 magnitude earthquakes

Emergency crews on standby after Calif. earthquakes

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

There have been thousands of aftershocks after the recent 7.1 and 6.4 magnitude earthquakes

21 hurt in shopping plaza blast: Gas lines found ruptured

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

The explosion hurled large pieces of concrete up to 50 yards away and sent pieces of metal scattering as far as 100 yards across the street

Wash. female FF-EMT atop ranks in fitness contest

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

April Manyon, a former competitive bodybuilder, plans to donate a portion of the prize money to organizations aiming to help first responders

Officials: Searches find nobody in blast-damaged Nevada dorm

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

A utilities explosion Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno caused the partial collapse of a dormitory building and left at least 8 people with minor injuries

Man arrested after stealing Calif. fire truck, leading police on chase

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

Early dispatch reports indicated California Highway Patrol officers chased the truck through Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties

Md. fire company gives away record $31K in scholarships

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

Students receiving the scholarships must be enrolled in an emergency program such as EMS, fire, medical or in the health or emergency field

Firefighters respond to Fla. shopping plaza explosion

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

First responders are investigating the explosion and report multiple injuries

Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake

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

There are significant reports of structure fires, mostly as a result of gas leaks or gas line breaks throughout the city

Crews responded to 73 fires within Calif. city limits on ‘daunting’ July 4 night

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

Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Capt. Keith Wade said crews responded to 73 fire-related calls to dispatch, all within city limits

Service dog changes life of NY volunteer firefighter

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

Darryl Vandermark was paired with his service dog, Patriot, and he said the canine helped dim the depression, the anxiety, the anger he had felt due to his PTSD

Ind. FDs now have respirator masks for pets

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

Respirator masks have been purchased for local firefighting personnel to use in the event of first responder pet emergencies

25 Years Later: Video highlights Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail

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

Video shows the permanent memorial markers placed where each of the 14 firefighters died

Firefighters respond to explosion at University of Nevada dormitory

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

A mechanical failure caused an explosion that injured eight people and caused the partial collapse of a mostly empty dormitory building

PPE cleaning: Avoid “downstream” contamination

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

Do your part in the cleaning process before sending PPE to someone else for cleaning

Minneapolis first responders launch mental health response team

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

Maplewood first responders teamed up to create the program in response to the escalating mental health crisis

NM fire chief found dead in fire station

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

Chief William “Casey” White was found on the apparatus bay floor the morning after working a grass fire

First responders deal with aftershocks of large Calif. earthquake

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

Emergency crews dealt with small vegetation fires, gas leaks and reports of cracked roads

First responders deal with aftermath of large Calif. earthquake

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

Emergency crews responded to small vegetation fires, gas leaks and reports of cracked roads

NY man thankful to first responders for second chance at life

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

Richard VanTroost, 66, wanted to personally thank and shake hands with the first responders who saved his life when he suffered a heart attack

Decision on extinguishing Jim Beam fire a ‘day or two’ away

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

Officials believe letting the fumes burn will have less environmental impact than spraying the fire with water

Mass. EMTs adapt to evolving rescue protocols

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

The program focuses on beach safety procedures that can be tweaked during the season to prepare for shark bites care

Fireworks explosion forces fire crews to dodge rockets

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

The blaze provided for an impressive show early Thursday as shells and rockets burst through the metal containers

SoCal firefighters respond to dozens of calls following 6.4-magnitude earthquake

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

Departments conduct surveys to identify damage; residents warned to expect aftershocks

Police: Enraged driver shouts down FDNY ladder truck driver, then hits 2 firefighters

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

The firefighters stopped on Ave. C and Victoria Sotomayor allegedly got out of her car and screamed at the truck’s driver, accusing him of nearly hitting her car

Texas city hires private EMS firm to assist fire department

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

Denison Mayor Janet Gott said the city is using this as a temporary measure to fill the employment gaps while the department can get its staffing back up to full levels

Iowa firefighter back to full active duty after January silo explosion

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

Clinton Firefighter Adam Cain was left with a bruised brain, two fractures in his back, a dislocated left elbow, a broken radius and ulna in his right arm and a majority of his ribs broken

Fla. paramedic resigns amidst fentanyl theft investigation

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

Alexander Eljabbour resigned his position when a vial of fentanyl was discovered unsecured in a rescue vehicle

Calif. FF goes into ‘dad mode’ to calm little girl dropped off at station

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

The little girl reminded Firefighter Chris Leisly of his own children and said that moments like these are why he became a firefighter

Ky. fire station struck by lightning

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

Daviess County Fire Department fire station was struck by lightning Tuesday evening and caught fire

Hundreds attend wake for fallen NYPD first responder

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

Luis Alvarez assumed the spotlight to push Congress into action to aid first responders who developed life-threatening diseases from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

Hundreds attend wake for fallen NYPD first responder

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

Luis Alvarez assumed the spotlight to push Congress into action to aid first responders who developed life-threatening diseases from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

Hundreds attend 9/11 first responder funeral

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

Luis Alvarez assumed the spotlight to push Congress into action to aid first responders who developed life-threatening diseases from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

Ky. Jim Beam warehouse filled with bourbon barrels destroyed by fire

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

The Jim Beam warehouse lost 45,000 barrels of bourbon in a massive fire that also generating so much heat that firetruck lights melted

Off-duty Conn. firefighter victim of serious hit-and-run

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

Emergency personnel responded and provided medical attention to the 46-year-old Bridgeport firefighter

Pa. firefighter charged in scuffle with boy at playground

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

A Pittsburgh firefighter is on administrative leave after police charged him in connection with an altercation with a 13-year-old boy

La. volunteer FF-paramedic dies in house fire

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

Officials found evidence that a kitchen fire started and was extinguished before firefighters arrived on scene and believe that it was a contributing factor to the house fire

Ambulance crash leaves woman in critical condition

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

LAPD officials said the ambulance was traveling at normal speed without emergency lights

Fla. bill recognizes cancer as job-related injury

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

Senate Bill 426 provides health benefits to firefighters diagnosed with cancer

Grant enables Calif. department to lease helicopters, technology for night firefighting

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

Southern California Edison officials approved a $4 million grant to lease two new helicopters, night vision goggles and associated technology for aerial night flying

Houston firefighter rescued after being trapped in burning home

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

Firefighter calls mayday after roof collapse separates interior crew

Q&A: Launching Hannover Fairs’ INTERSCHUTZ USA

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

Hannover Fairs USA CEO Larry Turner discusses the complexities involved with launching a new firefighter trade show

Fla. man allegedly threatens death to first responders

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

Jerome Anthony Burke, 52, put up a fight after mistaking one of the EMS personnel for the manager of the store who kicked him out earlier that day

Pa. volunteer firefighter laid to rest in emotional ceremony

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

Michelle Sowga, with her three children at her side, eulogized her husband, Erik Sowga

2 Somali-Americans make history by joining the St. Paul FD

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

Abdi Warsame, 28, and Mohamed Daoud, 24, will be the first Somali-American firefighters in St. Paul

Getting back to life: Retreats focus on stress relief and recovery

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

First Responder Support Network offer educational treatment programs aimed at recovery from the stress of critical incidents

Dubai firefighter dies after falling four stories

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

First Corporal Tariq Abdullah Ali Al Hawai accidentally fell from a "hole" on the fourth floor of the building and landed on the ground floor

Dubai firefighter dies after falling four stories

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

First Corporal Tariq Abdullah Ali Al Hawai accidentally fell from a "hole" on the fourth floor of the building and landed on the ground floor

How to buy turnout gear (eBook)

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

Download this FireRescue1 turnout gear buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation

Fla. FD expands to meet growing city needs

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

New responsibilities will also be coming to the beach departments as Beach and Surf Patrol responsibilities are moved to the fire department in October

NC firefighters, police officers to battle in kickball match

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

Officials planned the event to lighten up that interaction, and provide residents a way to get to know their local emergency responders on a more relaxed level.

NM firefighter released from hospital after June fireworks explosion

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

Hoby Bonham was released from the hospital after the June 5th fireworks explosion that sent two firefighters to the hospital and left 10 other firefighters with minor injuries

NM firefighter released from hospital after June fireworks explosion

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

Hoby Bonham was released from the hospital after the June 5th fireworks explosion that sent two firefighters to the hospital and left 10 other firefighters with minor injuries

Tenn. community holds fundraising event for injured EMT

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

EMT Brannon Wilkerson was in a serious car accident in April that left him on short-term disability after he suffered multiple injuries

W. Va. firefighter dies in ATV crash

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

Logan Fire Department Firefighter Ernie Logan was killed when he hit a tractor-trailer head-on while driving an ATV

Fla. FD receives new active attacker response gear

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

The new protective gear, funded by a $34,000 state EMS grant, is specifically designed for members to respond to an active attacker situation

Ind. firefighters spruce up local park

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

Gary Firefighters Union Local 359 and the Gary Fire Department partnered with the Gary Parks Department to host a park clean up Friday and Saturday at Buffington Park

Hundreds honor fallen Md. volunteer firefighter

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

Bagpipes played for Michael Powers nearby as Honor Guard members from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and surrounding counties also paid their respects

Death of Luis Alvarez hits home for Boston 9/11 responders

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

Detective Luis Alvarez was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016, which he traced to the three months spent in the rubble of the World Trade Center’s twin towers after the 2001 terrorist attacks

Ohio Senate strips PTSD coverage for first responders from Workers’ Comp budget

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

The Senate wants more time to study the issue and other provisions passed by the House as part of the workers' compensation budget

Colo. firefighter found dead inside truck

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

A cause of death was not immediately released, but among resources the sheriff’s office referred people to was suicide prevention support

Detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding dies

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

Detective Luis Alvarez appeared with comedian Jon Stewart earlier this month to plead with Congress to extend the fund

Retired Fla. firefighter trying to combat overdose epidemic with free classes and Narcan spray

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

Luis Garcia said he has visited five states over 22 months, offered 106 two-hour classes, donated 2,800 sprays to attendees and saved 122 lives.

Retired Fla. firefighter working to combat overdose epidemic

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

Luis Garcia has visited five states over 22 months, offered 106 two-hour classes and donated 2,800 Narcan sprays to attendees and saved 122 lives

Do you have a PAIP in place for when the emergency involves your own service?

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

A tragic incident in which a NY firefighter was killed by ambulance should have your department reviewing post-accident/incident plans, EVOC and safety courses

Do you have a PAIP in place for when the emergency involves your own service?

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

A tragic incident in which a NY firefighter was killed by ambulance should have your department reviewing post-accident/incident plans, EVOC and safety courses

7 fireworks safety videos, from the serious to the humorous

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

As fireworks season begins, cities and FDs are sharing safety and fire prevention tips to educate citizens and avoid disasters

Ariz. to build Granite Mountain Hotshots memorial park

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

The Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park will feature a “story wall,” an amphitheater and a centerpiece featuring the iconic photo of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

Calif. $2.5M FD upgrade complete

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

The $2.5 million upgrade – paid for by insurance – came after heavy rains flooded the firehouse in October 2017, requiring the city to gut the entire inside

Colo. firefighter goes missing during mountain outing

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

First responders are searching for Tayler Esslinger, who has not been seen since Monday after he headed out to the mountains on a recreational outing

Two Fla. firefighters injured while putting out recycling facility fire

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

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a fire breaking out at a recycling facility and while fighting the fire, two firefighters were sent to a local hospital

2 Fla. firefighters injured while putting out recycling facility fire

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

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a fire breaking out at a recycling facility and while fighting the fire, two firefighters were sent to a local hospital

How outer shell fabrics are your first line of defense

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

Discomfort used to be a price you paid for protection, but here’s how that changed

NIFC: 2019 fire season off to slow start, but increased fire activity ahead

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

Former USFS fire director cautions against complacency and underscores need to be prepared

Wis. fire, EMS agencies consider regionalization a key factor to address staffing shortages

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

The Dodge County Executive Committee understands the staffing need, but is still uncertain what the county’s role in the process should be

Wis. considers regionalization to address first responder staffing shortages

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

The Dodge County Executive Committee understands the staffing need, but is still uncertain what the county’s role in the process should be

2 Mass. firefighters receive department’s highest honor for saving man from burning building

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

Lt. William Cross and Firefighter Anthony Arone received the Thomas R. Linskey Award of Merit for going above and beyond the call of duty

2 Mass. FFs honored for saving man from burning building

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

Lt. William Cross and Firefighter Anthony Arone received the Thomas R. Linskey Award of Merit for going above and beyond the call of duty

Ill. doubles death benefit for first responders

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

A new law signed by the governor doubles the previous death benefit amount from $10,000 to $20,000

National foundation to pay off fallen firefighter’s mortgage

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

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will pay off the mortgage for the family of fallen firefighter Mitch Lundgaard

National foundation to pay off fallen firefighter’s mortgage

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

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will pay off the mortgage for the family of fallen firefighter Mitch Lundgaard

Fla. report details new information on FF-EMS captain overdose death

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

A.J. Isaacs was an EMS captain and had been with the fire department for 25 years before dying of an overdose

How to buy extrication tools (eBook)

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

Download this FireRescue1 extrication tools buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation

Md. governor lowers flags after death of firefighter

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

Firefighter Michael Powers, a longtime volunteer with the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, died Tuesday after responding to a car crash

Yarnell Hill: The human factor

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

Six years later, experts are still contemplating the crew’s actions in the context of other major LODD events

Md. volunteer firefighter dead after responding to fatal crash

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

Firefighter Michael Powers suffered from a medical emergency while responding to a call

9 sources of firefighter stress

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

Firefighting was crowned most-stressful job; understanding what makes it so is key to reducing that stress

9 sources of firefighter stress

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

Firefighting was crowned most-stressful job; understanding what makes it so is key to reducing that stress

Union honors 4 NY firefighters for heroic actions in 2018

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

The firefighters, all four are members of Syracuse Fire Fighters Local 280, were honored for their actions during two separate incidents that occurred in 2018

La. FD starts construction on $13 million project, including new fire station

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

The St. George Fire Department is getting a new station and expanded training and maintenance facilities

La. FD starts construction on $13M project, including new fire station

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

The St. George Fire Department is getting a new station and expanded training and maintenance facilities

La. FD starts construction on $13M project, including new fire station

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

The St. George Fire Department is getting a new station and expanded training and maintenance facilities

Former Ohio volunteer firefighter convicted of stealing from department

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

A former member of the Mineral City Volunteer Fire Department was ordered to pay $250 in restitution to the organization for stealing from its April 6 quarter auction

iCHIEFS Podcast: Preparing to become a fire chief

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

Two fire chiefs offer their personal experiences and advice on how to successfully climb the rank ladder

Boise FD hires first female captain in 143-year history

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

Senior firefighter Ashley Rosenbaum will be named captain in a ceremony Wednesday at Station 17 on Cole Road

McConnell commits to vote on 9/11 victim fund, advocates say

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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said the lawmaker committed to scheduling an August vote to renew the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund before it expires next year

How this engineer helps firefighters switch red lights to green without ever stopping

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

Turns out, there’s a simple and logical way to do traffic preemption without going broke

How this engineer helps firefighters switch red lights to green without ever stopping

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

Turns out, there’s a simple and logical way to do traffic preemption without going broke

Philadelphia house fire injures at least 12 people, two critically

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

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said that firefighters confronted a “chaotic” situation when they arrived with victims outside in the front and back of the building as well inside while a heavy fire raged on the first floor

How to minimize roadway hazards on residential or rural roads

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

Near-Miss Report underscores the dangers of distracted or dangerous driving on all types of roadways

Pink fire truck used for cancer awareness events is now for sale

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

Wes Hubbard, an Ames firefighter who helped to organize Story County Responders Care, said volunteers for the group have dwindled and there aren't enough funds coming in to help insure and fuel the vehicle.

Pa. city to host 116th annual Six-County Firemen’s Association Convention

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

The convention during the winter of 1903-04 to unite the firefighters into one organization that would have a larger say in the State Firemen’s Association of Pennsylvania

Port police chief: Firefighter fatally hit by ambulance likely had been drinking

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

Nicholas McKeon, a 22-year-old Port Jervis Fire Department volunteer since his teens, died after being struck by a Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance at 5:49 a.m. Sunday

Police: Firefighter fatally hit by ambulance had likely been drinking

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

Port Jervis Fire Department Firefighter Nicholas McKeon was sleeping in front of the bay doors and was killed after being struck by an ambulance responding to a call

The critical role of the volunteer fire chief

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

How volunteer fire chiefs can effectively serve their communities and value their members

US releases review on removing vegetation to stop wildfires

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

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced in 2017 it planned the review into creating so-called fuel breaks that starve fires of vegetation that can burn in the Great Basin

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders on victim fund

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

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said that it was good that McConnell agreed to meet with 9/11 responders, but that the GOP leader needs to promise to make funding permanent

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders on victim fund

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

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said that it was good that McConnell agreed to meet with 9/11 responders, but that the GOP leader needs to promise to make funding permanent

Sen. Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders on victim fund

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

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said that it was good that McConnell agreed to meet with 9/11 responders, but that the GOP leader needs to promise to make funding permanent

Advancing the mission: The value of fire service partnerships

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

Connect with organizations like UL FSRI, working to advance the fire service safety mission

Former NY volunteer firefighter convicted of arson

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

A four-day trial, the Ulster County Court jury on Thursday found Michael Watzka Jr., 30, of East Kingston, guilty of third-degree arson

LODD: SC EMT-firefighter dies after medical emergency

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in