California captain launches “Firefighters in Fire Trucks Getting Ice Cream” video series

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

Video series will feature Quinalty interviewing fire service leaders about hot topics in the industry

HFUSA launches US-based firefighting trade show event

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

The five-day event will highlight the latest strategies and operations, cutting edge technology and advances in safety

55-crewmember response required for NY apartment building fire

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

Ten firefighters were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after battling the two-alarm fire

Wash. volunteer FF breaks world record for running one mile in full turnout gear

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

South Whatcom Fire Authority Firefighter James Jasperson ran a mile in full firefighting gear in 6:33.28 seconds to raise money for charity

NFPA releases annual firefighters fatalities report for 2018

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

The report breaks down the year’s fatalities to 34 volunteer firefighters, 25 career firefighters, four state or federal contractors or employees and one prison inmate

Alabama governor lowers flags to honor fallen Springville FF-paramedicJared Echols

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

The governor said the flags will remain lowered until sunset on Friday, June 21

Alabama governor lowers flags to honor fallen Springville FF-paramedic Jared Echols

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

The governor said the flags will remain lowered until sunset on Friday, June 21

Firefighters in Fire Trucks Getting Ice Cream – Chief Peter Van Dorpe

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

Van Dorpe relays a riveting story about one of his most memorable fires

9/11 memorial at Riverfront Park complete after years of planning

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

The dedication of the monument was initially planned on Sept. 11, 2018, marking the 17th anniversary of the attacks, but organizers decided that more time was needed to complete the project

Houston man shoots at first responders trying to help him

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

The paramedics immediately radioed for help from police but wrestled the gun away from the man on their own

Be prepared for anything with a multi-tool built for the fire service

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

Channellock’s compact and light rescue tools combine the cutting tool head of an electrical lineman’s pliers with five other tools in one

RI FD celebrates helping 100th person in fight of drug addiction through ‘Safe Stations’ program

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

Fire Capt. Zachariah Kenyon modeled the program after those at fire departments in Manchester and Nashua, New Hampshire, and said he hopes to see the program spread throughout the state and region

NY ambulance network opposes bill to allow FDs to charge for services

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

The United New York Ambulance Network fears the bill will hurt the ambulance industry, while fire departments are looking to recoup the costs of medical calls

Veteran Texas firefighter sentenced for intoxicated crash that injured two children in March 2018

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

Eddie Ehrenzweig, 46, pleaded guilty to intoxication assault a few weeks ago before 111th District Judge Monica Z. Notzon

Former Texas firefighter sentenced for DWI crash that injured 2 children

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

Eddie Ehrenzweig, 46, pleaded guilty to intoxication assault a few weeks ago before 111th District Judge Monica Z. Notzon

FF not attached by safety harness to bucket when he fell to his death in April 2017

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

William Tolley, 42, of Bethpage, plummeted to the ground fighting a Ridgewood, Queens, apartment fire on April 20, 2017

NY firefighter not attached to bucket during fatal April 2017 fall

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

William Tolley, 42, of Bethpage, plummeted to the ground fighting a Ridgewood, Queens, apartment fire on April 20, 2017

Off-duty Idaho FF-EMT dies in motorcycle crash

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

Hyrum Nielsen was driving a black 1982 Suzuki motorcycle when he hit a tree and was ejected from his vehicle

Ore. volunteer firefighter dies in boating incident

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

Janice Arsenault, 44, of Umatilla, was remembered for her positive outlook on life, contagious laugh and desire to live life to its fullest

Book Excerpt: Fully Involved Leadership

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

Chief Gary Ludwig

PFAS exposure and risks: Your questions answered

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

Older bunker gear may exposure firefighters to harmful chemicals

Secure in the bucket: Master stream slams firefighters

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

Video of powerful master stream striking firefighters in aerial bucket underscores importance of safety belt

When should a firefighter retire?

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

It is a very personal question with no easy answer, as our top responses show

Community to gather for Charleston Nine Memorial remembrance ceremony

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

Firefighters, family and members of the community will gather at the Charleston Nine Memorial Park to pay respects to the nine firefighters that lost their lives 12 years ago

27K gallons of water used to extinguish Ohio house fire

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

Firefighters from 17 neighboring jurisdictions responded to the fire

Firehouse security will increase at 3 NY Middletown FDs

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

Amping up security at the firehouses comes in the aftermath of the "Operation Bread, White and Blues" drug-rings case, in which former Middletown fire Lt. Paul G. Smith, of Deerpark, pleaded guilty as a drug trafficker

8 questions to ask apparatus vendors at a trade show or conference

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

Apparatus manufacturer representatives offer tips for maximizing your time at fire service trade shows

8 questions to ask apparatus vendors at a trade show or conference

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

Apparatus manufacturer representatives offer tips for maximizing your time at fire service trade shows

Alabama FD releases name of FF-paramedic killed in training event

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

Springville Fire Department Firefighter-Paramedic Jared Echols died while participating in an off-site training exercise

Alabama FD IDs FF-medic killed in training exercise

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

Springville Fire Department Firefighter-Paramedic Jared Echols died while participating in an off-site training exercise

Alabama FD IDs FF-medic killed in training exercise

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

Springville Fire Department Firefighter-Paramedic Jared Echols died while participating in an off-site training exercise

How to improve fire department visibility and convey relevance to the community

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

Employ visual cues, citizen education and engagement, and media to highlight department activities

Ohio county’s active shooter training encompasses 200 people

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

This will be a complex, coordinated event that will include multiple first responders, community partners, county, and state agencies in addition to the participating school districts

6 challenges for firefighters at railway disasters

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

Rail disasters are growing more frequent and more severe and can happen in just about any community

Ore. county emergency communication tower destroyed

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

The emergency communication tower necessary for loggers, fire personnel and ham radio operators was cut down over the weekend, causing more than $60,000 in damage

Ore. county emergency communication tower destroyed

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

The emergency communication tower necessary for loggers, fire personnel and ham radio operators was cut down over the weekend, causing more than $60,000 in damage

Va. church hosts first barbecue to thank first responders

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

The church planned on serving members of the police department, fire and emergency services

Va. church hosts barbecue to thank first responders

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

The church planned on serving members of the police department, fire and emergency services

Sacramento FD honors innovative longtime fire chief

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

William R. Powell created the organization’s first hazmat and swift-water rescue teams, bought three fire trucks with ladders reaching 150 feet and started hiring female firefighters

Sacramento FD honors forward-thinking fire chief

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

William R. Powell created the organization’s first hazmat and swift-water rescue teams, bought three fire trucks with ladders reaching 150 feet and started hiring female firefighters

NC firefighter, police officer inspired to follow father’s footsteps

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

The Union Road Volunteer Fire Department alone has had at least 11 father and son/daughter pairings in its history

CAL FIRE union launches TV ads pressuring officials to hire more firefighters

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

The 30- and 60-second spots are meant to be informative, but Cal Fire Local 2881 President Tim Edwards said more aggressive commercials could follow if fire conditions worsen

CAL FIRE launches TV ads pressuring officials to hire more firefighters

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

The 30- and 60-second spots are meant to be informative, but Cal Fire Local 2881 President Tim Edwards said more aggressive commercials could follow if fire conditions worsen

Alabama firefighter dies during training exercise

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

Fire Chief Richard Harvey said they believe he died from a medical incident but said the death is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshals Office

Fire department preparation for fireworks season

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

Firefighters should be familiar with fireworks-focused standards and state regulations

5 steps for gross decon post-fire

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

Myrtle Beach company officers share their departments simple steps for reducing exposure to carcinogens

MCC Expo Quick Take: Planning First Responder Incident Preparedness and Recovery Training

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

Philip D. White, master fire service instructor, addressed planning effective first responder incident preparedness and recovery training sessions at the recent California Mobile Command Center Expo

Fire service stress: Firefighters reflect on the impact of the job

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

Study reveals firefighters’ feelings about the trauma witnessed on the job and its impact on homelife and emotions

Ohio fire captain death ruled LODD after 4 years

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

Townsend Township Fire Capt. Charles Horning died on Oct. 13, 2015, from a heart attack related to a fire earlier that morning

Fire foam used for training in Conn. could pose serious health, environmental risks

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

State Fire Administrator Jeff Morrissette said there is “no way of knowing” how much of the chemical foam is being used

Georgia Pacific announces grant opening and offers educational materials

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

The grant is open to departments located within a 30-mile radius of a Georgia Pacific facility

Q&A: Taking a stand against firefighter occupational cancer

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

Chief Trauernicht is looking for "firefighters brave enough to be champions of the cause”

RI island residents call for more volunteer fire department funding

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

The Town Council has already provisionally approved $170,540 for the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department in the fiscal 2020 budget, a 1.03% increase over last year

Pa. city family inspired five generations of firefighters

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

Robert F. MacCallum remains active with the fire company handling the finances, working events and fundraisers, and heads down to the firehouse anytime there’s a call

Nine-alarm Boston fire sends 9 to hospital including 7 firefighters

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

About 150 firefighters battled the blaze, which presented problems because of the “heavy fire,” the “hot night” and the proximity of the affected houses

Wis. FDs, EMS units will cover Madison fire stations during services for firefighter Todd Mahoney

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

Firefighters from 19 departments across Wisconsin will staff Madison fire stations and ambulances on Sunday so Madison firefighters can attend a memorial service for firefighter Todd Mahoney

19 FDs across Wis. to cover Madison stations during fallen FF service

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

Firefighters from 19 departments across Wisconsin will staff Madison fire stations and ambulances on Sunday so Madison firefighters can attend a memorial service for firefighter Todd Mahoney

State legislation would let Navy SEAL join FDNY after he was rejected because of age

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

The department rejected Special Operations Chief Shaun Donovan’s application because the son of Staten Island parents was deemed too old by the current state rules by 6 months and 25 days

Prosecutor: Police justified in gunfight that killed Wis. FF in crossfire

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

The prosecutor described a scene that quickly changed from a routine medical call to a chaotic, dangerous situation with multiple shots being fired by Houston and by officers trying to deal with the threat he posed

Video: Bodycam footage of Wis. firefighter shooting released

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

Police bodycam footage shows gunfire exchange that led to the death of Wisconsin Firefigher Mitchell Lundgaard

IAFF’s president blasts White House for lack of 9/11 fund support

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

“It would also be helpful if the administration would kind of weigh in and I haven’t really seen any specific indication from them on where they stand,” IAFF President Harold Schaitberger said

La. passes bill giving first responders workers’ comp PTSD benefits

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

Louisiana first responders diagnosed with PTSD can now apply for workers’ comp benefits

La. passes bill giving first responders workers’ comp PTSD benefits

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

Louisiana first responders diagnosed with PTSD can now apply for workers’ comp benefits

Retired firefighter develops decon kit to battle occupational cancer

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

The Rehnke Decon Kit is designed to completely detoxify contaminated gear

Retired firefighter develops decon kit to battle occupational cancer

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

The Rehnke Decon Kit is designed to completely detoxify contaminated gear

Fire, ambulance services to merge in Mass. town

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

The merger will start in July and be complete with all paperwork by Jan. 1, 2020

Fire, ambulance services to merge in Mass. town

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

The merger will start in July and be complete with all paperwork by Jan. 1, 2020

Judge grants firefighters $345K in ‘frivolous’ leave time suit

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

Austin Firefighters Association President Bob Nicks was targeted in a lawsuit that accused the city of paying him and union members for duties outside of work

Judge grants firefighters $345K in ‘frivolous’ leave time suit

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

Austin Firefighters Association President Bob Nicks was targeted in a lawsuit that accused the city of paying him and union members for duties outside of work

Charge against Tiverton fire captain dismissed in court

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

The Tiverton fire captain had an alleged physical altercation with an 18-year-old tow truck company worker at the scene of a motorcycle accident

Tips for securing water and managing pump pressure

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

A back-to-basics drill to ensure crews know how to secure water from various sources

Lancaster fire chief killed directing traffic honored by naming highway after him

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

Part of S.C. 5 from the Catawba River bridge bordering York County to U.S. 521 is now named the “Dennis C. Straight Memorial Highway”

Fallen SC fire chief honored with highway dedication

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

Dennis C. Straight, 59, was struck by a vehicle while working a wreck near a S.C. highway intersection

Bridgeport Fire Department offers second chances to firefighters with criminal records

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

Program seeks to represent the full diversity of the community while giving qualified applicants a good job opportunity

Exploding vehicle struts: A hidden hazard

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

Five Near-Miss reports highlight unique danger present during vehicle fires

Exploding vehicle struts: A hidden hazard

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

Five Near-Miss reports highlight unique danger present during vehicle fires

Mass. firefighter accused of walking naked into store will retire

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

The firefighter was charged with disorderly conduct after an employee at the Middletown store reported the nude customer

Pa. VFD upgrades station safety with FEMA federal grant

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

The department was selected to receive $48,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to eye air quality improvements at the fire hall

Ohio fire, EMS agencies rally to support boy with cancer

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

The Fayette Volunteer Fire Department and the Concerned Citizens of Burlington organized the community event to show support and raise funds

Texas firefighters reunite with victim after life-saving actions

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

The firefighters deployed two tourniquets to stop the bleeding, while at the same time working to free the victim from his vehicle

Neb. firefighter-paramedic dies unexpectedly

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

Omaha Fire Department firefighters were called to fellow Firefighter-Paramedic Jeremy Knott’s home, but were unable to resuscitate him

Firefighters gather to honor Mass. fire captain for dedication to family, profession

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

Capt. Thomas Kenney was a fire service instructor and leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue Task Force

NC water rescue team saves boy, 8, on unicorn float half-mile out to sea

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

Rescue Chief Tony Young credited the young man for staying on the raft otherwise he may have drowned

W. Va. volunteer FFs, EMTs advocate for benefit protection, legislation

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

Volunteers want benefits like job protection, tax write-offs, scholarships and student loan debt forgiveness

Report: 5 factors contributed to 2 Pa. firefighters’ deaths

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

A 57-page report released by NIOSH details how inactive sprinklers, previous structure collapses and other factors led to the 2018 death of two York City Fire Department firefighters

‘First Responders Live’ TV show debuts on Fox

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

"First Responders Live," produced by Dick Wolf of "Law & Order" fame, will offer live coverage of fire, police, EMTs and other first responders as they react to calls throughout the country

Jacksonville firefighter suspended after indecent exposure arrest

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

The police department alleges Brandon Patrick Conn exposed himself to a young girl when he got out of his car without clothes

Understanding the fire service role in disaster preparedness, response and mitigation efforts

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

Outlining the response responsibilities helps departments better prepare and train for large-scale incidents

Safety agency reviewing Pullman Fire Department

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

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries launched the investigation in May, after receiving an anonymous complaint

Wis. firefighter dies during swim portion of triathlon

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

An impromptu procession to honor Mahoney took place as firefighters and police officers escorted him from the hospital to the medical examiner’s office

Training Day: Residential fireground tactics

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

A review of basic fire development, tactical approaches and residential building construction

Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 first responders fund

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

"I can't help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is...”

Volunteer EMT, firefighter tie the knot at firehouse

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

After convincing city officials to allow the ceremony, Evansdale Community Response Center was the perfect location for the union

FDNY firefighter under investigation for road rage incident

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

Firefighter Brauley De La Rosa is under internal investigation with the fire department after a video surfaced showing Brauley pushing a cyclist with his car

Helicopter pilot killed in skyscraper crash is former volunteer fire chief

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

The NYPD believe a bird may have caused the pilot to make an emergency landing 11 minutes after takeoff

Cal Fire grant aims to minimize fire risk

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

Cal Fire is awarding a billion dollars in grant funding over the next few years, officials said

Pa. FD sells its social hall for $150,000

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

The fire department was spending $13,000 to $14,000 a year to operate the hall

Hundreds of calls flood Ohio 911 call centers after earthquake

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

All of the calls that department received was from people wondering what happened, rather than reporting an emergency

Q&A: Understanding the impact climate change has on the fire service, communities they serve

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

Deputy Chief Rich Elliot details the IAFC’s Wildland Fire Policy Committee efforts to connect resources in preventing and mitigating wildland risk reduction

How to buy technology for major events

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

Shoring up your incident management capabilities for extreme weather events

Preparing for the effects of changing weather patterns

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

Key considerations related to disaster response, training, infrastructure, policy and recovery efforts

Revisiting the 4 roles of firefighters in disasters

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

Extreme weather events prompt a fresh look at the roles of firefighters in preparation, response, mitigation and recovery

Prioritizing disaster planning supports first responders

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

Understanding the impact of extreme weather on first responders can help departments better prepare for major incidents

Alabama tornados: Lessons learned from response efforts

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

Lee County, Alabama, emergency management director addresses how fire departments can prepare for the increased severity of tornado events

Prioritizing disaster planning supports first responders

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

Understanding the impact of extreme weather on first responders can help departments better prepare for major incidents

How to buy technology for major events

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

Shoring up your incident management capabilities for extreme weather events

Crossing that bridge: Leadership requires action

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

Problem-solving is crippled when leaders fail to take bold and decisive action

Examining the role of culture in firefighter deaths

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

Can NIOSH capture the impact of department culture rooted in unsafe actions?

FDNY: Pilot dead after helicopter crashes on skyscraper rooftop

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

The Fire Department says the helicopter crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square

Ohio FD to start ambulance services

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

The fire department got its medical emergency first-response authority in 2006 and will respond to medical emergencies providing limited treatment

Ambulance crashes into car while transporting critical patient

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

The Seattle Fire Department used extrication tools to open the jammed doors of the car in order to reach the victim

Fallen Okla. firefighter honored during procession

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

Battalion Chief Marty Osborne worked for the Claremore Fire Department for over three decades

Texas FD does calendar photoshoot to help overcrowded shelter

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

In a fundraising and awareness campaign, the Spring Fire Department has partnered with the Harris County Animal Shelter to produce the department’s first calendar

Texas FDs raise funds for animal shelter with calendar photoshoot

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

In a fundraising and awareness campaign, the Spring Fire Department has partnered with the Harris County Animal Shelter to produce the department’s first calendar

FDNY firefighter accused of hitting motorist in parking space fight

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

Firefighter Gilberto Martinez, 34, is facing misdemeanor assault, weapons possession and harassment charges for allegedly punching a man

Mo. firefighter-paramedic dies after medical emergency

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

Maryland Heights Fire Department Firefighter-Paramedic Chris Moore was a 20-year veteran and leaves behind a son and daughter

Emergency first responders get treated to appreciation picnic

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

The first responders invited were firefighters, police officers, ambulance personnel, paramedics, and dispatchers and others

Pa. county treats first responders to appreciation picnic

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

The first responders invited were firefighters, police officers, ambulance personnel, paramedics, and dispatchers and others

Oxymoron no more: yes, comfortable, flame-resistant station wear is out there

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

Discomfort used to be a price you paid for protection, but here’s how that changed

Firefighters remember their fallen brothers, sisters

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

The memorial is designed to pay tribute to those eight Gloucester firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty

Mass. firefighters to honor fallen in annual ceremony

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

The memorial is designed to pay tribute to those eight Gloucester firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty

Wash. county requests 911 study of the potential regionalization of emergency dispatch services

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

The information contained in a feasibility study done last year to determine if and how the Twin Cities could run their own 911 service would likely be offered up for use in the Lewis County-TCOMM study

Wash. county 911 study could lead to EMS dispatch regionalization

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

The information contained in a feasibility study done last year to determine if and how the Twin Cities could run their own 911 service would likely be offered up for use in the Lewis County-TCOMM study

First reponders fear close encounters with drones when fighting wildfires

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

Twice this spring, the Forest Service has encountered drones while its aircraft have been flying over wildfires

Ky. man allegedly got high, set his own home on fire, then argued with the firefighters

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

The Clay County sheriff’s office said Timothy Stewart, 43, “became extremely intoxicated and set fire to the residence”

Ky. man argues with firefighters after setting own home on fire

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

The Clay County sheriff’s office said Timothy Stewart, 43, “became extremely intoxicated and set fire to the residence”

Mass. FD named EMS service, trauma department of the year

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

The Seabrook Fire Department was awarded EMS service of the year jointly with the Hampton Fire Department

NH fire department named EMS service, trauma department of the year

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

The Seabrook Fire Department was awarded EMS service of the year jointly with the Hampton Fire Department

Portions of W. Va highway to be named after long time Keyser fire chief

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

Chief Robert Edward Dorsey also served in the Army in World War II and saw action in Normandy, the Rhineland, the Ardennes, Northern France and Central Europe

Video: La. city firefighters praised for swift water rescue

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

The firefighters rushed to smash open the window of the vehicle as a woman was being carried away by flood waters

Wash. FD mental health campaign for first responders goes national

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

The Castle Rock-based campaign has attracted attention from other departments who have donned their own versions of the shirt

Finding adaptive solutions: Birmingham C.A.R.E.S. treats “frequent fliers”

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

Birmingham community paramedicine program identifies individuals with needs in order to reduce unnecessary future calls taxing the system

State honors Wash. FD with firehouse of the year award

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

The fire department was among the first to get the Jaws of Life to extract individuals from wrecked vehicles in 1976

Ala. city program partners doctors with paramedics in ambulances

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

In the second year of the program, physicians will respond to 911 calls on a rotational basis

Mass. city to hold annual ceremony honoring firefighters

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

The ceremony is part of an annual nationwide day to remember all firefighters, from those who died in the line of duty to those whose life extended beyond retirement

2 firefighters in critical condition after NM fireworks explosion

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

The firefighters were inside a storage warehouse packaging fireworks for the Fourth of July display when the explosion happened

2 FFs in critical condition after NM fireworks explosion

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

The firefighters were inside a storage warehouse packaging fireworks for the Fourth of July display when the explosion happened

California’s largest wildfire was caused by a hammer, Cal Fire says

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

The fire burned a total of 640 square miles, much of it in the Mendocino National Forest, making it the largest wildland fire, in state history

Cal Fire: State’s largest wildfire caused by hammer

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

The fire burned a total of 640 square miles, much of it in the Mendocino National Forest, making it the largest wildland fire, in state history

Mass. FD recruits aid injured police officer during exercise

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

The firefighter recruits help an officer that was trapped in an unmarked Worcester police cruiser involved in a three-car crash

Wash. city names firefighter of the year a 32-year veteran firefighter and EMT

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

Aberdeen Fire Chief Tom Hubbard said Pauley stands out as a firefighter due to his knowledge of the area, as well as his dedication to the citizens he’s served for so many years

New app provides emergency response vehicles with faster, safer paths to incident scenes

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

The app can warn first responders of hazards along routes as well as leverage additional data to allow greater flexibility in timely situations

NY DEC is now accepting grants from rural fire departments

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

Eligible fire departments include those that serve a single town with a population under 10,000

First responders participate in largest-ever search-and-rescue exercise

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

FEMA-run Shaken Fury gives emergency responders the opportunity to build relationships and improve their actions in a real emergency

Disney World fire department is understaffed, union warns

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

Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows

1 cadet killed, 20 injured in multi-vehicle accident at West Point

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

West Point spokeswoman Katie Felder said the accident Thursday morning was in an area where cadet summer training takes place

1 cadet killed, 22 injured in multi-vehicle accident at West Point

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

West Point spokeswoman Katie Felder said the accident Thursday morning was in an area where cadet summer training takes place

12 firefighters injured in fireworks explosion in New Mexico

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

Police say two of the firefighters suffered critical injuries and were taken via air ambulance to a trauma center

How to implement a fire-EMS fitness program

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

5 keys to jump-starting a fitness program that will serve members “from hire to retire”

Video: Phoenix FD rescue of injured 74-year-old hiker spins out of control

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

Phoenix Fire Department officials say the woman was treated for dizziness and nausea but suffered no other ill effects

Ohio city FD looks for additional first responders in funding request

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

The fire department is looking at also remounting ambulances and putting the medical bay from an old ambulance onto a new chassis

FD makes case for additional first responders staff in funding request

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

The fire department is looking at also remounting ambulances and putting the medical bay from an old ambulance onto a new chassis

Ohio FD looks to increase staff with funding request

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

The fire department is looking at also remounting ambulances and putting the medical bay from an old ambulance onto a new chassis

4 steps to using CAD to improve patient outcomes

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

When every moment matters, Tyler Technologies’ New World CAD gets critical information where it needs to go

New 3D tool assists firefighters to predict fire behavior

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

3D models can give firefighters the safest approach choice that meets burning objectives, while at the same time predicting smoke conditions

New 3D tool assists firefighters in predicting fire behavior

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

3D models can give firefighters the safest approach choice that meets burning objectives, while at the same time predicting smoke conditions

Former EMT pens letter to family of fallen firefighter

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

After Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard died in a shooting last month, former EMT Chad Weston felt compelled to honor his memory in a tribute

Ohio business groups oppose workers’ comp PTSD coverage for first responders

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

First responders say that requiring a physical injury is inconsistent with the definition of PTSD, which says a physical injury is not needed for a diagnosis

Ohio businesses oppose workers’ comp PTSD coverage for first responders

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

First responders say that requiring a physical injury is inconsistent with the definition of PTSD, which says a physical injury is not needed for a diagnosis

Knife-wielding Md. volunteer FF dies from police gunshot wound

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

Prince George County Volunteer Firefighter Allen Goodier allegedly threatened first responders with a knife and failed to follow police instructions

How mentoring can foster officer development

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

Two officers offer their insights into the benefits of mentorship

RI fire captain suspended after altercation with tow truck company employee

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

After an exchange of words at the scene of a motorcycle accident, Tiverton Fire Department Capt. Craig Committo allegedly choked the tow truck employee

RI fire captain suspended after altercation with tow company employee

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

After an exchange of words at the scene of a motorcycle accident, Tiverton Fire Department Capt. Craig Committo allegedly choked the tow truck employee

Off-duty Md. county firefighter dies in tractor accident

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

Drue Jones, a 14-year veteran of the fire department, was found by first responders after a welfare check was requested when Jones didn't arrive for work

NY city to build new fire, EMS training facility

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

The new training complex will feature a three-story, multifunction fire training simulator scenario, a modern classroom building and smoke maze building

High-potential employees: Emerging leaders on the move

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

Help your high-performers grow into their leadership potential while avoiding disillusionment or burnout

NY FD loans its truck out to another department

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

The loaner fire truck became necessary after the rear axle of the department’s 1996 Ford pumper became detached while it was being driven to a call last week

NY city FD loans fire truck to neighboring FD

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

The loaner fire truck became necessary after the rear axle of the department’s 1996 Ford pumper became detached while it was being driven to a call last week

Firefighters clean yard of WWII veteran

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

After responding to a call nearby, Gainesville Fire Department firefighters stepped in to help a World War II veteran by clearing his yard, driveway and roof of leaves

Study: Female firefighters more at risk for PTSD, suicide

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

Out of the 2,639 firefighters surveyed, only 75 responses were from females and 20% scored positive for PTSD and 30% will consider suicide throughout her life

Tattoo shop geared to first responders turns into TV show

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

Customers who come into the shop might actually end up with a tattoo artist who is still an active first responder

First responder-run, themed tattoo shop to become TV show

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

Customers who come into the shop might actually end up with a tattoo artist who is still an active first responder

DoD honors Mass. fire chief for support to veterans

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

Fire Chief Jason Gilliland was presented with two awards based on a letter written by Firefighter Kraig Hill

911 failures during Calif. wildfires prompt changes

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

An analysis showed that 56% of the 4,272 emergency alert calls in the first hours of the Paradise fire failed

Mass. town apologizes to former firefighter almost 10 years after racial incident

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

Brookline Select Board Member Raul Fernandez said of "Mr. Alston, I'm sorry that we let you down. I'm sorry that our actions brought you pain and damaged your reputation"

Mass. town apologizes to former firefighter almost 10 years after racial incident

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

Brookline Select Board Member Raul Fernandez said of "Mr. Alston, I'm sorry that we let you down. I'm sorry that our actions brought you pain and damaged your reputation"

Off-duty firefighter dies during NJ triathlon

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

A Philadelphia Fire Department firefighter died during the swimming portion of a triathlon from an apparent cardiac arrest, according to a spokesman

Firefighters rally behind son of firefighter battling leukemia

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

When the son of a Georgia firefighter was diagnosed with cancer, firefighters around the world began sending videos to lift his spirits

NY fire department christens new emergency dock

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

The new dock will give firefighters radio technology and fire department gear ready to be dispatched from the fire house to respond

Mich. FD requests ambulance study for possible expansion

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

Rescue and emergency medical calls already make up for 2,431 out of 3,164 in 2018 of the fire department runs

Calif. wildfire concerns prompt officials to take steps to avoid future 911 communication failures

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

An analysis by the Bay Area News Group showed that about 56 percent of the 4,272 emergency alert calls in first hours of Paradise blaze failed

911 failures during Calif. wildfires prompt changes

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

An analysis by the Bay Area News Group showed that 56 percent of the 4,272 emergency alert calls in first hours of Paradise blaze failed

Ohio fire, EMS, police agencies will receive new emergency vehicles

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

Departments across the county are in the process of ordering or receiving new ambulances, police cruisers and fire engines as old equipment breaks down, wears out or becomes unsafe

Ohio fire, EMS, police agencies will receive new emergency vehicles

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

Departments across the county are in the process of ordering or receiving new ambulances, police cruisers and fire engines as old equipment breaks down, wears out or becomes unsafe

Community gathers for memorial to celebrate Boise firefighter

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

Charlie Ruffing, who had been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), leaves behind a wife, five daughters and seven grandchildren

10,000 first responders to get special thanks in Baltimore area

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

Hundreds of volunteers gathered at B&O Railroad Museum to fill 10,000 goodie pouches for Baltimore’s first responders

12 people killed in Va. shooting, suspect dead

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

One of the people shot was a police officer, who was saved by his vest

13 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Virginia Beach Municipal Center

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

In the U.S., it is the deadliest attack since the November 2018 shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in California, when 12 people were killed

Firefighter injured in 2-alarm fire aboard ship docked at New Orleans Bywater wharf

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

New Orleans firefighters were forced to remove gear and crawl one by one through a small access space to reach the fire

Firefighter injured in fire aboard ship docked at New Orleans Bywater wharf

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

New Orleans firefighters were forced to remove gear and crawl one by one through a small access space to reach the fire

Conn. bill to provide PTSD coverage for police, firefighters moves to governor’s desk

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

While the measure drew almost universal praise, some faulted the bill for failing to including emergency medical technicians

Conn. first responder PTSD bill needs governor signature, excludes EMS

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

While the measure drew almost universal praise, some faulted the bill for failing to including emergency medical technicians

11 people killed, 6 injured in shooting at Va. municipal center; suspect dead

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

One of the people shot was a police officer, who was saved by his vest

Va. EMTs, firefighters honored in response efforts to a fatal drowning last summer

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

The Hampton and Seabrook fire departments were jointly awarded EMS Service of the Year by PRH's Seabrook emergency room

Va. city first responders honored for drowning response

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

The Hampton and Seabrook fire departments were jointly awarded EMS Service of the Year by PRH's Seabrook emergency room

First responder program starts in Tenn. county since first consideration in 2011

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

Cumberland County’s first-responder team includes 32 trained emergency medical responders from the Cumberland County and Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Departments

Tenn. county first responder program launches after eight-year wait

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

Cumberland County’s first-responder team includes 32 trained emergency medical responders from the Cumberland County and Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Departments

New memorial area dedicated at World Trade Center site

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

The 9/11 Memorial Glade honors rescue and recovery workers who were sickened or died after responding to the Sept. 11 attacks.

New 9/11 memorial honors rescue and recovery workers

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

The 9/11 Memorial Glade honors rescue and recovery workers who were sickened or died after responding to the Sept. 11 attacks

Off-duty paramedic, nurse thanked by bagpiper after rescue

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

Raymond Wasson collapsed after a performance with the Breezy Point Bagpipers in August of last year

New app lets firefighters track data to protect against occupational cancer

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

The NFORS Exposure Tracker can log work-related exposures and the data will help determine researchers how firefighter occupational cancer is contracted

New 911 communications center prepares Denver to meet increasing need

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

The communication center’s call volume increased 10% between 2015 and 2018 with 1,103,407 incoming calls in 2018

Denver opens new 911 center due to demand

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

The communication center’s call volume increased 10% between 2015 and 2018 with 1,103,407 incoming calls in 2018

Ohio firefighters have potential to get annual raises

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

Proposed new legislation between the city and the IAFF Local No. 1199 calls for a 2 1/2 % increase annually for three years

Ohio city to vote on annual firefighter raises

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

Proposed new legislation between the city and the IAFF Local No. 1199 calls for a 2 1/2 % increase annually for three years

Texas fire department applies for grant to replace 1995 fire truck

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

Fire Chief Russell Marshall said the city has filed an application for a Federal grant to replace one of its reserve fire trucks.

NM bill allows fire department to charge for certain emergency services

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

The ordinance grants AFR authority to bill the “responsible party” after a qualifying accident – which includes individuals

FDNY promotes 30, including first Asian woman to become a fire officer

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

Daily News Staff New York Daily News NEW YORK — Thirty city firefighters became lieutenants Wednesday in a promotion ceremony presided over by Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, who welcomed the department’s first Asian woman to the fire officer ranks. Lt. Sarinya Srisakul celebrated her new position along with another woman, Lt. Shkendi Demiri. It was the first time two women got...

Ohio fire department helps boy’s Make-A-Wish dream come true

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

Tallmadge Fire Department firefighters helped grant 14-year-old Ian Alaniz's wish with a ride home on the last day of school

Ohio officials want new fire, police station at optimal location

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

The Laurel Avenue fire station was built in 1910 and the city now is bolstering its flooring so it can bear the weight of modern fire trucks

Fla. church gives thanks to first responders

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

The Palm Coast United Methodist Church saluted first responders by dedicating a service to say thank you

Ga. FD receives new high-tech fire trucks

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

One of the two new fire trucks will replace a ladder truck that will be maintained as a reserve truck, giving the fire department one additional vehicle for regular use

Ark. city approves 1st paramedic pay raise in 10 years

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

The $10,000 pay increase will affect 47 members of the firefighting staff and will cost the city an additional $78,312 for the rest of 2019

Ambulance response times continue to lag in Ga. city

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

Dunwoody and Dekalb County signed a memorandum of understanding last fall to station more ambulances around the city

Ambulance response times continue to lag in Ga. city

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

Dunwoody and Dekalb County signed a memorandum of understanding last fall to station more ambulances around the city

Fire breaks out at Calif. fire station while firefighters are out on call

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

Firefighters from two nearby stations responded to the call and put out the flames

Ill. fire dept. names girl, 7, a hero after 911 call

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

"Your ability to stay calm and provide information and render aid to your mother goes above and beyond what we would expect from someone your age," Fire Chief Mick Humer told her

Man arrested after stealing battalion vehicle from fire scene

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

Police arrested Jakyle E. Foster, 23, after he crashed the battalion vehicle into a Chevrolet Camaro

Fire destroys 115-year-old historic Dallas hotel

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

The structure was engulfed in flames before being extinguished around early Tuesday morning

Fire destroys historic Dallas hotel

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

The 115-year-old Ambassador Hotel was a Dallas Landmark and a Texas Historic Landmark

Chicago FD honors 1-year anniversary of firefighter’s heroic death

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

A Scuba Dog was dedicated in honor and to the service of Firefighter Diver Juan Bucio

Chicago FD honors 1-year anniversary of firefighter’s death

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

A Scuba Dog was dedicated in honor and to the service of Firefighter Diver Juan Bucio

Judge dismisses arson charges against NY volunteer firefighter

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

Arson charges against Central Islip Fire Department Firefighter Stephen Hernandez were dismissed due to conflicting testimony from prosecution witnesses

Texas ambulance bus heading to US border

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

The ambus has all of the equipment found inside a traditional ambulance and can treat up to 20 patients at a time, making it a valuable asset for any type of mass response

Mass. city FD worried about medical response times after hospital closes

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

Ambulance turnaround and arrival time, which has already been impacted, is likely to become more an issue when Union Hospital and its emergency room closes next spring

NY town proposal would give firefighters housing priority

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

If the proposal is approved, firefighters would get top priority to those seeking affordable housing solutions

Fla. firefighters rescue woman who re-entered burning home

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

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters determined the homeowner's wife had gone back in to retrieve medication and had not yet returned

NH city first responders honored for saving life of cardiac arrest victim

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

The Portsmouth Regional Hospital honored the agencies at its annual EMS appreciation banquet Thursday, May 23 at the Jarvis Center

FDNY ambulance rammed by car, crashes into streetlight

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

The two medics inside the rig were unharmed but the driver of the vehicle — who cops said was driving without a license — was transported to the hospital with a leg injury

Increased non-emergency 911 calls to Tenn. fire department are pushing officials to find other solutions

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

One solution is a fire department in Lexington, Kentucky, that reduced non-emergency calls by about 30% after creating a community paramedicine program

Increase in non-emergency calls push Tenn. fire departments to seek solutions

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

Last year, the Chattanooga Fire Department received 1,320 calls for non-emergency citizen assists, which include lift assists

Increase in non-emergency calls push Tenn. fire departments to seek solutions

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

Last year, the Chattanooga Fire Department received 1,320 calls for non-emergency citizen assists, which include lift assists

PTSD treatments for firefighters

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

Summarizing the primary treatments currently being used to treat firefighters experiencing PTSD

Mont. first responders seek $1M portable radio upgrade

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

Problems with portable communications between firefighters, police and emergency services personnel are getting worse and becoming more frequent

SC firefighter killed in off-duty ATV crash

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

Kershaw County Fire Service Volunteer Stephen Campbell, 21, was killed after the ATV he was riding flipped over in a dirt bank

Program aims to reduce 911 calls, ER visits

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

The Community Resource Paramedic program is a collaborative effort between the fire department and other area organizations that aims to reduce 911 calls and hospital visits

Fla. program aims to reduce 911 calls, ER visits

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

The Community Resource Paramedic program is a collaborative effort between the fire department and other area organizations that aims to reduce 911 calls and hospital visits

Berthoud firefighter injured fighting vehicle fire Saturday

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

During the firefight, an explosion occurred sending metal pieces from the vehicle’s engine compartment outward toward firefighters. One of the pieces struck a firefighter who was treated by TVEMS paramedics on scene.

Colo. firefighter injured fighting vehicle fire Saturday

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

During the firefight, an explosion occurred, sending metal pieces from the vehicle’s engine compartment flying, striking a firefighter

Colo. firefighter injured fighting vehicle fire

Posted on May 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

During the firefight, an explosion occurred, sending metal pieces from the vehicle’s engine compartment flying, striking a firefighter

City, attorney will soon part ways in fire department case

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

Once Mr. O’Neil is out of the picture, the city’s negotiating team will take over and negotiate with the Watertown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 191

NY city, labor attorney to part ways in fire department case

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

The city’s negotiating team will take over and negotiate with the Watertown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 191 over the stipulation that 15 firefighters must be on duty at all times

Ala. fire department gets automated CPR device

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

The fire department has two of the devices and has seen an 11 percent increase in the patients restored to spontaneous circulation since they've had this tool

Conn. Preston firefighters train school staffers on emergency bleeding control techniques

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

The four-hour training session was held earlier this month, which is designated as Bleeding Control Awareness Month.

Conn. firefighters train local schools on bleeding control techniques

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

Preston Superintendent Roy Seitsinger incorporated health training into staff professional development last year, including CPR and bleeding control classes

Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero

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

Women still make up less than 1 percent of New York’s 11,000 firefighters. The city trails Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle and Miami

Norman first responders recognized

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

EMSSTAT paramedics serve as Norman, Moore and Goldsby’s first medical responders and have earned the American Heart Association’s highest level of recognition every year since 2015

Okla. first responders recognized

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

EMSSTAT paramedics serve as Norman, Moore and Goldsby’s first medical responders and have earned the American Heart Association’s highest level of recognition every year since 2015

Ohio EMS, fire agency trustees hire 12 new employees

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

Mad River Twp. Fire and EMS lost 12 experienced employees this week following the announcement that no changes in fire leadership were going to take place

Santa Maria asks court to dismiss lawsuit brought by Santa Maria firefighters’ union

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

The claim was filed by five firefighters in leadership positions with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2020

Calif. city asks court to dismiss lawsuit brought by firefighters’ union

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

The Santa Maria Firefighters Union alleges the civil rights of union leaders were violated when the city investigated them over what they contend was legally-protected speech

Ohio fire/EMS crew honored for saving skydiver who crashed at 100 mph

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

Crews have responded to the airport multiple times for “hard landings,” usually resulting in sprains and or fractures

Va. firefighters to be first in region to wear cancer-reducing turnout gear

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

The specialized gear reduces exposure to harmful carcinogens by 98%, blocking access through the wrists, ankles, neck and core

Wyo. Fire Department faces staffing shortages within town limits

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

Mills officials voted to reduce the Mills Fire Department to administrative-only roles and would lay off nine full-time firefighters and eliminate the department’s ability to respond to emergency calls

Son of fire chief joins department, gets dad’s rookie badge

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

The badge is the same that his father, Fire Chief Dale C. Herman, put on when he first became a city firefighter 33 years ago.

NYPD arrest teen suspect in attack on off-duty firefighter

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

The suspect, Damir Johnson, 17, did his perp walk while facing down a line of angry firefighters

Fla. fire lieutenant, retired police detective, dies during fire training

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

Barry Boulton, Sr. was a retired U.S. Marine colonel and retired detective with the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department

Fla. fire lieutenant, retired police detective dies during RIT training

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

Barry Boulton, Sr. was a retired U.S. Marine colonel and retired detective with the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department

Minn. community paramedicine program lowers blood pressure, diabetes levels in patients

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

Certified community paramedics are improving patient health care and reducing costs through community home visits

NM city fights fireman’s return in underwear case

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

The city is challenging the reinstatement of a male firefighter it terminated for allegedly stealing underwear from a female colleague and then lying about it

NH Sen. secures additional $10M for first ever national PFAS health study

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

PFAS are man-made chemicals that have been used in products worldwide since the 1950s, including firefighting foam

Vegan firefighter files religious discrimination lawsuit

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

A Canadian firefighter filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for religious discrimination due to a lack of vegan options while fighting fires

FL fire department merger approved

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

Supporters say the merger could save Jacksonville Beach taxpayers about $15 million over 10 years, and would provide better fire protection for the city

Fla. fire department merger approved

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

Supporters say the merger could save Jacksonville Beach taxpayers about $15 million over 10 years, and would provide better fire protection for the city

Fire captain, paramedic among 14 first responders awarded Medal of Valor

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

President Trump honored more than a dozen first responders at a White House ceremony for their bravery while protecting their communities

3 killed, dozens injured in Mo. tornado, triggering search and rescue response

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

The weather service said it had received 22 reports of tornadoes by late Wednesday

9/11 first responders from LI honored in Albany ceremony

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

Dr. Michael Guttenberg and William Ryan passed away from 9/11-related illnesses.

Detroit fire union blasts ‘ignorant’ EMS dispatch memo

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

"Do not automatic dispatch EMS to a fire scene," the memo reads, listing reasons to send a unit

Houston mayor rejects fire union request to take contract talks to arbitration

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

The union’s request came less than a week after a state district judge ruled Proposition B unconstitutional and void

Sacramento firefighters request budget increase to improve response time

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

The department needs money for more ambulances and $2 million to add improvements and staff to reopen Fire Station 9.

The more I learn about exposure to toxins, the more scared I become

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

An eye-opening book leads to uneasy reflection about past behavior on the fireground

17 people reunited with their FDNY EMS lifesavers

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

Seventeen people who came within inches of losing their lives were reunited Tuesday with the FDNY paramedics and EMTs who saved them.

U.S. Forest Service witholds Calif. wildfire payments, claims overbilling

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

The Forest Service conducted an audit of the California Fire Assistance Agreement and claims the state's reimbursement request of $72 million is inflated

12 employees have resigned from Mad River Twp. Fire and EMS

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

The tipping point that led to the resignations was the way fire leadership handled the hiring and firing of former firefighter Steve Schaefer and investigation into the department that followed.

12 first responders resign from Ohio fire, EMS agency

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

The tipping point that led to the resignations was the way fire leadership handled the hiring and firing of former firefighter Steve Schaefer and investigation into the department that followed.

5 things firefighters need to know about radiation

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

A radiation expert breaks down what firefighters need to know about radiological threats in order to avoid unnecessary fears while on scene

3 Iowa fire departments receive surprise grants

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

South Central Iowa Community Foundation awards grants to organizations from all over Union County from a distribution of gaming revenues and the Union County Endowment Fund

Phoenix firefighter dies after losing battle with occupational cancer

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

Brian Beck Jr., a third-generation firefighter, will be memorialized as a line-of-duty death

7 reasons why fire departments need rugged tablets

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

Does your department’s mobile computing solution provide the flexibility you need in the field?

Off-duty FF who defended couple suffered broken teeth and needed 25 stitches

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

When the firefighter told the teens to stop, one of the boys punched him in the back of the head

Union officials question findings of Fla. county-funded study on firefighters’ morale

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

Officials ordered the ongoing “organizational analysis” after a union survey last year showed widespread discontent in the ranks

Phoenix firefighters battle house fire while saving hundreds of reptiles

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

Firefighters were forced to take an offensive stance from inside the house to save as many reptiles as possible

Man accused of harassing firefighters at crash scene

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

A passenger involved in a car crash was arrested and charged with obstructing emergency services after he began yelling and approaching firefighters on scene

Family of firefighter killed in shooting grateful for support

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

The husband and father of three was killed Thursday in the crossfire of a gunfight between police and an armed man

Video: Fallen firefighter remembered as selfless public servant

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

The husband and father of three was killed Thursday in the crossfire of a gunfight between police and an armed man

Is a regional AFG application right for your project?

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

Four questions to help determine if your project meets the qualifications

Man in iconic 9/11 photo sues FDNY for racial discrimination

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

Lt. Daniel McWilliams, alleged he was booted from serving as a flag bearer at the memorial Mass for deceased members of the Vulcan Society — a group for black firefighters within the FDNY

Off-duty firefighter attacked, punched by teens while defending couple

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

One of the males in the group of seven teenagers harassing the couple punched the intervening firefighter in the back of his head, sending him sprawling to the ground

Off-duty firefighter defending couple, attacked, punched by teens

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

The firefighter told the kids to stop taunting a nearby couple when he was sucker-punched

NJ firefighters battle chemical plant fire

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

Kearny fire officials said the blaze at the Alden Leads chlorine plant in Hudson County was reported Friday night and burned into Saturday

How to increase scene safety with advanced incident lighting

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

Today’s emergency responder needs lighting with extended operation, portability and illumination power in a compact and rugged package

How to increase scene safety with advanced incident lighting

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

Today’s emergency responder needs lighting with extended operation, portability and illumination power in a compact and rugged package

Pa. volunteer firefighter dies after MVA response

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

Prior to joining Willow Street Fire Company, William N. Franck was a member of the Saint Michaels Fire Department in Maryland

Firefighter dies from electrocution in aerial device surrounded by children

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

An Austrian firefighter was demonstrating an aerial device by taking 3rd and 4th grade students up in the bucket when he suffered a fatal electric shock

Wis. bill would give tax credits to volunteer firefighters, EMTs

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

The bill would allow volunteer firefighters and EMS workers to receive refundable tax credits for equipment purchases and for education-related activities and travel

Understanding the critical role of company officers on department leadership and culture

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

Captain Mike Jaffa shares how company officers can expand their impact on crewmembers while enhancing their leadership potential

Q&A: Understanding the critical role of company officers on department leadership and culture

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

Captain Mike Jaffa shares how company officers can expand their impact on crewmembers while enhancing their leadership potential

NM mayor’s plan would charge for emergency costs

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

Fees would range from $400 for hazard mitigation and cleanup to $1,305 for use of "heavy rescue tools and other equipment"

FDNY celebrates 25th annual Second Chance ceremony

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

The ceremony reunites FDNY first responders with the people they have saved in the past year

Documentary focuses on trauma, emotional toll faced by first responders

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

A new documentary, "Keeping the Peace," tells the story of law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first-responders and the harrowing scenes they witness

RI firefighters save 9 lives, rescuing ducklings from storm drain

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

The mother duck ran right up to the truck like Lassie, then back to the storm drain

Rapid Response: Wis. FF’s death reinforces need to plan for violent events

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

Seemingly routine medical call turns violent, leaving firefighter and bystander dead, police officer wounded

Rapid Response: Wis. FF’s death reinforces need to plan for violent events

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

Medical call turns violent, leaving firefighter and bystander dead, police officer wounded

Spokane lays off 10 dispatchers as it considers joining new emergency communications center

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

Once operations begin at the new dispatch center on July 1, the city will only need eight of its 18 fire dispatchers

Pittsburgh planning heavy police, fire, EMS presence for Garth Brooks concert

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

There will be 32 paramedics inside the stadium during the concert along with two doctors

Unknowing microaggressions: Avoiding unintended miscommunication with our citizens

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

An incident highlighted how perception is everything in communications with community members

Appleton, Wis. LODD highlights need for situational awareness on routine calls

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

Remember any patient can turn violent, and make a patient assessment/search a part of your situational awareness approach to scene safety

66 Houston fire cadets sworn in after Prop B ruled unconstitutional

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

Many of the new firefighters will begin work at Houston fire stations as early as Saturday.

US attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails

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

A factor in the decision, officials said, was a decreasing trend in the number of annual fire shelter deployments

Pa. volunteer firefighters tell state they need money, training

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

A town hall audience of about three dozen fire company representatives opened up with questions, gripes and suggestions in a wide-ranging, two-hour exchange

10 firefighters hospitalized after fighting chemical company fire

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

The fire extended into an adjoining lab, prompting officials to call in a hazmat decontamination unit in case anyone had been exposed to potentially harmful chemicals

Fire service leaders identify 5 issues to help mitigate America’s fire problem

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

Fire Forum focused on efforts to quell the increasing number of fire deaths and improve firefighter safety

Ariz. FD receives $400K FEMA grants used to buy new cardiac monitors.

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

The cardiac monitors have new technology that sends data instantly to hospitals nearby

Cal Fire awards $250K in fire prevention grants

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

Cal Fire selected CSU Monterey Bay and Big Sur Fire for local fire prevention grants

Houston Mayor: No layoffs after Prop B ruled unconstitutional

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

The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association quickly said it would appeal the judge's ruling, and later filed a “notice of appeal” with her court

Kan. fire department plans to offer ALS in 2020

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

The Topeka Fire Department plans to transition from providing basic life support to providing advanced life support as firefighters respond to emergency medical calls

Man pulls fire alarm at Mass. apartment, felt neighbors needed a fire drill

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

John Munroe received a verbal warning from Gloucester Fire Department for activating the fire alarm that resulted in vehicles and personnel rushing to the scene

NC county fire dept. debuts state-of-the-art drone at structure blaze

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

Emergency officials said the deployment of a drone equipped with FLIR displayed vast capabilities for future response

Fire officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly Calif. fire

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

State fire officials said transmission lines owned and operated by PG&E started the fire that wiped out nearly 15,000 homes in the town of Paradise

Firefighter killed, 3 injured at Wisconsin transit station

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

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter's body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

Firefighter killed, 3 injured at Wis. transit station shooting

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

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter's body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

Helicopter crashes into Hudson River; pilot OK

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

New York City Fire Department officials said the pilot was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury after the helicopter landed in the river

Sacramento 911 dispatch still lacks a leader as restraining order against director is extended

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

Joseph Thuesen and one other unidentified employee were put on paid administrative leave April 12, while the Center’s board of governors investigates alleged “accounting irregularities”

Mass. firefighters raise concerns about sewage backup, mold

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

Mold and a surprise backup of raw sewage in the Cohasset Fire Station has the town's firefighters concerned

Company officer tips for staying motivated on the job

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

Keys to motivation include developing a vision, building a support system and changing bad behaviors

It’s not all thrills: Handling emergencies at the Grand Canyon National Park

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

Branch Chief Brandon Torres shares what it's like to work for the Grand Canyon National Park's Emergency Services program

Ohio FF/paramedic finishes mowing lawn for injured man

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

A Cuyahoga Falls firefighter/paramedic is being praised for an unexpected act of kindness

Firefighters rescue 2 from scaffold near top of 50-story Okla. tower

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

Firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it dangled from a crane, 20-30 feet (6-9 meters) above the roof

Mom runs inside burning home to rescue kids; all 3 die

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

The sheriff said running back to save the children was a great "action of love" displayed by the mother

Rhode Island firefighter OT bill to become law

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

The bill mandates overtime pay for local firefighters after they work an "average" 42-hour week — which is already the case in most, but not all, Rhode Island communities

FBI, DHS investigating suspected arson in NY mosque fire

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

Though it was brought under control within an hour, the fire, which began on the first day of Ramadan, caused significant damage to both floors

FBI, DHS investigating suspected arson in Conn. mosque fire

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

Though it was brought under control within an hour, the fire, which began on the first day of Ramadan, caused significant damage to both floors

Wyo. airport receives nearly $9M grant to renovate fire training facility

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

The grant is funded by the Federal Aviation Trust Fund, which uses taxes collected from airline tickets to support U.S. airline capital and operational costs

Firefighters’ health at heart of Iowa city’s new fire station

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

The chief said her must-haves are biophilia — or focusing the design on nature to improve mental health — and decontamination areas

Two Conn. firefighters honored for 50 years of volunteer service

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

The two paused to reflect on what the department used to be, and how things have changed in five decades

International Public Safety Association to host 2 free webinars for first responders

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

The webinars will cover security for places of worship and how to prepare for complex attacks

International Public Safety Association to host 2 free webinars for first responders

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

The webinars will cover security for places of worship and how to prepare for complex attacks

Ga. firefighter placed on unpaid leave after murder charge

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

Charles Sconyers, 28, is charged in the death of 1-year-old Lincoln William Davitte, who was weeks away from turning 2

Ga. firefighter ‘seriously’ injured in highway crash

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

An Atlanta firefighter was seriously hurt when a driver hydroplaned and hit him as he responded to a crash on an interstate

4 dead in mid-air plane crash; NTSB to investigate

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

Four people were killed in a a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes

How to improve interagency relationships in public safety

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

Focus on front-line operations, structured scalability and agency-specific enhancements

How to improve interagency relationships in public safety

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

Focus on front-line operations, structured scalability and agency-specific enhancements

Recruitment and retention efforts often need extra focus

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

Take whatever steps are necessary to recruit, retain, educate, hire, consolidate or reevaluate

Chief: Gawkers slowed fire department response

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

Traffic near the fire was a "huge hinderance" to the 23 firefighters and five units that responded to the fire

High-tech dispatch tool will help Ohio county dispatchers track mobile phone users

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

Software and hardware will be installed at dispatch centers that will give dispatchers immediate location data within 3 feet of the mobile phone being used

Closure of Wyo. city’s FD shifts burden to neighboring departments

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

On July 1 the Mills Fire Department will be reduced to administrative-only roles

Former Fla. firefighter claims cop got him fired, files lawsuit

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

Lewis Ashley Smith, a Martin County firefighter-paramedic at the time, was engaged in a heated argument with a friend outside a bar when Daytona Beach Police Officer Shawn Clark stepped in

Firefighter reunites with woman he saved 33 years ago

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

Retired firefighter Dan Sullivan recalls having to search for the baby by feeling the floor with his hands due to heavy smoke

Calif. dispatcher honored for ‘saving countless lives’ during 2017 wildfires

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

The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch named 37-year-old KT McNulty its Dispatcher of the Year for her work during the devastating fire of 2017

4 rural Ore. fire districts to form single agency

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

The new agency of about 35 firefighters and medics will cover about 450 square miles and will cost the same for people within its boundaries

Ala. councilman accuses fire dept. of conspiracy against ambulance service

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

Councilman Charles Kirby believes the conspiracy is born out of the Fire Department’s jealousy of the Police Department because it can generate revenue with traffic citations

New method to treat brain injuries could save thousands of lives a year

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

Those with severe brain injuries who were treated with the new protocol before they reached the hospital survived at twice the rate of those who didn’t get this new treatment

The fire command experiential

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

Firefighter training emphasizing experiential learning, combined with inquiry and observation can improve fireground decision making

Paramedic on newborn found on trash can: ‘We were so lucky with this one’

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

Firefighters had to perform CPR and “keep ventilating” the baby to help him survive, paramedic Melanie Howe said

‘Drop the purse!’ NYC EMS crew scares bag-snatcher into returning stolen purse

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

EMT Stuart Saladin and his rookie partner Zach Arias were driving through the West Bronx when they saw a robbery-in-progress unfold

Former firefighter sues department over termination

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

A former Horry County Fire and Rescue firefighter is suing the department on the basis that he was fired for his disabilities and filing for workers' compensation

Teen who drove around flood barriers ticketed following rescue by FFs

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

The Emporia Fire Department and Lyon County EMS were called for a water rescue

Firefighters rescue 2 dogs from house blaze

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

Paramedics placed an oxygen mask specially designed for pets over Slim's snout, and minutes later the dog opened his eyes and was glancing around

Ohio city officials may approve $3.5M fire station

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

Officials are leaning towards building a new station instead of renovating the current one

Calif. county, firefighters reach impasse on OT talks

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

The disagreement centers over paying overtime for firefighters called back to duty from vacation, who the county wants to pay as straight time, not overtime

Fla. man charged with impersonating firefighter

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

The man was charged with one felony and two misdemeanors after he allegedly used a personal radio to contact dispatch about a fight

Sacramento looks to add bike medics to fire department

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

The addition of bikes to the fire department would allow paramedics to respond more quickly and efficiently to medical emergencies

Fla. FD joins regional transport system to handle infectious patient transport

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

Two rescue units are being equipped with AeroClave decontamination units and isolation capsules for safe transport

Ind. firefighter in serious condition after rig rollover

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

The emergency response was delayed for both firefighters until downed power lines could be shut off

Houston mayor threatens FFs with discipline for badmouthing him, or campaigning at station

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

The crackdown comes two weeks after the city council approved laying off more than 300 city workers, which included firefighters

SC fire captain adopts puppy he rescued from under a rock

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

Once he managed to get the dog out from under the rock, he was greeted with puppy kisses and gratitude

Conn. city looks to modernize existing firehouses

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

Fire Chief Raul Ortiz Mayor Erin Stewart are looking to map out a long-term plan for renovating some of the city’s six firehouses and, perhaps, even replacing two

‘Beyond crisis mode’: Ambulance companies struggle in Pa. suburbs

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

With their budgets increasingly strained, fire and EMS squads across the region are reaching out to the residents, not to raise money or recruit, but to educate

Conn. city fire chief proposes doubling department staff budget to voters

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

Fire Chief Tom Casey said there are so few volunteers responding to calls in Preston that, “we’re at the point now where it’s unknown whether anyone is coming”

NY apartment fire claims 6 lives, including 4 children

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

Firefighters pushed quickly and aggressively into the flames and thick smoke and found a man and a woman, as well as two girls and two boys ages 3 to 11

Toxic stream of ‘mystery foam’ near Detroit was PFAS — but from where?

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

Now the Great Lakes Water Authority is looking at fire-fighting foam as the cause and it may be from a municipal source

Firefighter’s death in Ferguson fire ruled ‘serious accident,’ prompts safety changes

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

Capt. Brian Hughes was killed while he and his crew were removing hazardous standing dead trees to prevent the fire near Yosemite National Park from spreading

Properly fitting gear promotes safety and equality

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

Departments should proactively check with members about gear fit, not expect firefighters to complain when it doesn’t

Seattle’s new ‘Health One’ team will respond to non-emergency 911 calls

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

The team will respond to calls involving people dealing with behavioral crises, substance-abuse issues, chronic or less-acute medical issues and social-services needs

Iowa firefighter injured in silo fire in January returns to light duty

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

Clinton firefighter Adam Cain was hospitalized for 20 days after the explosion at the beginning of the year before being allowed to go home

2 Fla. firefighters recovering after fentanyl exposure

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

During a traffic stop, a deputy sheriff located narcotics and shortly thereafter began to pass out; Fire rescue personnel arrived on scene and two firefighters also began feeling ill

NC county fire tax increase may pay for more firefighters

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

The increase, 2.3 cents per $100 in valuation would amounts to a total fire tax rate of 8.7 cents per $100 in valuation

7 injured in shooting at Colo. public school, 2 suspects in custody

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

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded and are searching for a possible third suspect

From Paris to Boston, the crucial role of fire chaplains

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

Chaplains provide care to firefighters, family members and members of the public in a range of crucial ways

Pa. county’s public safety radio project delayed by technology upgrade

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

The project includes the replacement and addition of dispatching consoles, communication towers, antennas, dishes, handheld radios, and other equipment

FirstNet turns 1, announces 600K device connections, plans to expand

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

The FirstNet communications platform for first responders is being used by more than 7,250 public safety agencies to improve interagency communication

4 injured in ambulance crash that overturned rig

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

Two Baltimore City Fire Department paramedics, a bus driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Ill. cities concerned about dwindling volunteer pool of first responders

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

Several emergency volunteer agencies are operating with half of the volunteers ideally needed to fully respond to emergency situations in their coverage areas

Arson trial of NY city firefighters delayed over evidence issue

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

At issue were several facts contained in paperwork defense attorneys received Friday that they said should have been disclosed months ago

Ga. firefighters rescue injured worker dangling from cell tower

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

Gwinnett County Fire and EMS firefighters found the man suspended in the air near the top of the tower, conscious, but unable to free himself

Texas utility company adding security locks on fire hydrants

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

The Ector County Utility District is adding security features to fire hydrants in West Odessa to maintain system integrity and curb water theft

Chiefs, what is your fire department culture?

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

It may be time to revisit your Value Statement to see if it aligns with reality

Chiefs, what is your fire department culture?

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

It may be time to revisit your Value Statement to see if it aligns with reality

FDNY names first female, openly-gay EMS chief

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

Lillian Bonsignore, 50, will set two new milestones for the FDNY — becoming the highest-ranked woman in the uniformed service, and the highest-ranked openly gay member

FDNY names first female EMS chief

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

Lillian Bonsignore, a single mom barely out of her teens when she started as an emergency medical technician in 1991, becomes the first woman to hold the rank in the department’s 154-year history

Contaminated turnout gear: Testing basics and limitations

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

Understand the limitations of the testing process and how to work with labs to make a decision about gear

Code 3 Podcast: A rookie’s guide to surviving the firehouse

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

Scott Orr interviews Mauro Porcelli about real-world tips for new firefighters

LODD: Ill. firefighter killed battling commercial structure fire

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

Christopher Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter Kody Vanfossan died fighting a multi-alarm commercial fire

Eagle Scout builds new lockers for Pa. firefighters

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

Junior Firefighter Raymond Slifer built 36 new gear lockers, which provides firefighters with much-needed designated space, as part of his Eagle Scout Project

Mass. city fire-EMS department buys ballistics gear

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

Falmouth Fire Department purchased 25 armored vests and helmets, known as ballistics gear, which will be placed on fire trucks and in ambulances and provided to command staff

Mass. city fire-EMS department buys ballistics gear

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

Falmouth Fire Department purchased 25 armored vests and helmets, known as ballistics gear, which will be placed on fire trucks and in ambulances and provided to command staff

How to assess contaminated turnout clothing — Part I

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

An updated primer for determining if specialized cleaning– or even replacement – of the turnout gear is required

How to assess contaminated turnout clothing

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

An updated primer for determining if specialized cleaning – or even replacement – of the turnout gear is required

Officials: County program has increased Polk Fire Rescue diversity

Posted on May 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Proactive Diversity Recruitment and Training Program was designed to help bring economically disadvantaged and minorities into the fire services

2 dead after Ill. plant explosion

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

More than 100 firefighters from at least 30 departments responded to the scene

Bill would waive turnpike tolls for Pa. police, first responders

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

Senate Bill 45 would waive turnpike tolls for emergency vehicles responding to an urgent call or those escorting fallen first responders or service members

Disconnected fire hydrants hamper La. fire department response to blaze

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

The valve for the hydrants at the complex had been shut off, preventing crews from using any of the property's hydrants

Greeley firefighters remember fallen brother

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

The state’s band of firefighting brothers and sisters turned out in a big way to ensure Kuzik wouldn’t be alone, even in death

Colo. firefighters remember fallen brother

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

The state’s band of firefighting brothers and sisters turned out in a big way to ensure Kuzik wouldn’t be alone, even in death

Emmy-nominated PSA highlights volunteer firefighter shortage

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

Fire service leaders say finding dedicated volunteers, particularly young people, has been getting harder over the past several years

IAFF endorsement of Biden draws ire

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

The IAFF became the first union to endorse Biden, announcing it last Monday at the candidate’s first campaign stop in Pittsburgh

NY fire investigator admits to lying on resume during trial of fatal fire

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

Lt. Allen Williams made himself out to be a Certified Fire Investigator, but had not actually received certification from the IAAI

Judge reinstates Tampa Fire lieutenant suspended ‘without cause’

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

A Hillsborough County court ordered the City of Tampa to reinstate Lt. Dwanue Johnson with full back pay and restoration of seniority and benefits

Fla. city firefighters say nepotism played role in selecting new recruits

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

Of the 21 recruits ultimately selected for fire department training, six are related to current employees

Past IAFC Fire Chief of the Year winners recognize award as a team effort

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

Chiefs Richard "Smokey" Dyer and William Jenaway advise honorees to share the prestigious award with their entire department

Eight firefighters injured in energy storage system explosion, underscoring the need for ESS responder safety training

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

NFPA offers free online training to help responders keep pace with the surge in alternative energy technology

Firefighter PPE goes high performance

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

Reviewing the evolution of PPE fabrics and features

Former Pa. volunteer firefighter dies in mobile home blaze

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

Ronald Shuker, a 20-year veteran of the Monarch Fire Company and a retired police lieutenant, was killed in the fire

Texas city offers HS students basic EMT, firefighter certification options

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

Under the program, students earn nearly 60 college credits – amounting to nearly two years' worth of work – while attending high school

Mass. county suspends water use at fire training academy

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

Permanently discontinuing water use would effectively shut down the facility, a known point source for PFOS and PFAS contamination stemming from the use of firefighting foams

Mo. FD uses grant to purchase industrial washing machine and dryer

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

The washing machine — called a gear extractor — allows both full-time and volunteer firefighters to clean their gear onsite and more frequently

National Interagency Fire Center calls for busy wildfire season on West Coast

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

The center said a heavy crop of grasses and fine fuels has developed across California and should elevate fire potential as it dries through the summer

Maine chiefs: Stipends will help retain committed firefighters

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

Voters will decide on a measure that would create a $100,000 fund to pay minimum wages to volunteer firefighters who respond to calls

Scene safety: The bystander factor

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

An unsecure scene presents the potential for violence, and a risk to firefighter safety

Recognizing PTSD symptoms in firefighters

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

Four common behavioral symptoms exhibited by firefighters suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder

Inmate who escaped Calif. firefighting camp captured

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

Fernando Deras, 31, was serving a four-year sentence for willfully inflicting corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a spouse

NH chiefs: Stipends will help retain committed firefighters

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

Voters will decide on a measure that would create a $100,000 fund to pay minimum wages to volunteer firefighters who respond to calls

Firefighter cancer bill advances in NC House

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

The legislation designates nine different types of cancer as occupational injuries

Widow of fallen firefighter announces pregnancy

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

The widow of a volunteer firefighter Brett Korves found out she was pregnant two weeks after the death of her husband

2 dead, suspect arrested in NC campus shooting

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

Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect

San Diego firefighter suspended after arrest on underage sex charges

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

Justin Curtis Price was placed on unpaid leave by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department pending an internal investigation

Rapid Response: “Be prepared to go defensive”

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

Fire erupts at new Florida warehouse not yet preplanned by fire department

NC campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

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

UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown late Tuesday afternoon, saying shots had been fired

Firefighters experience near misses at marijuana grow facilities

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

More firefighter near-miss reports are expected from these facilities with unique hazards to employees and firefighters

Pa. firefighter-EMT dies in off-duty crash

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

Kyle Joseph Compton, 23, was killed in a crash after his car veered off the road and he struck several trees

Md. firefighter-EMT dies in off-duty crash

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

Kyle Joseph Compton, 23, was killed in a crash after his car veered off the road and he struck several trees

LODD: Ark. volunteer firefighter suffers heart attack during call

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

Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins, 75 was a member of the Northeast Lakeside Fire Department

3 ways the Cobra BarriAire Gold Hood offers top-notch performance and protection

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

Barrier hoods are designed to protect firefighters from particulates, but all hoods are not created equal

High school EMT students learn extrication techniques

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

Students learned several vehicle-rescue techniques, including how to safely knock out windows and how to properly use the Jaws of Life to remove doors

Third Calif. prison inmate walks away from firefighter training camp

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

Inmates train to fight fires and respond to other disasters at the camps, where they are supervised by a mix of correctional and firefighting staff

Fire captain denies alleged naked 7-Eleven visit

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

John H. Walsh, 60, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, to which he plead not guilty

IAFF formally endorses Joe Biden ahead of Pittsburgh rally

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

The union, one of the nation’s largest, represents about 316,000 firefighters in the United States and Canada

Conn. city firefighters union defers raises to help taxpayers

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

The deferment of raises will save the district some $270,000 over the next two years

Md. county fire union’s requests would raise tax rate by 7 cents

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

What the union has requested, including implementing a DROP program and improving pension and other benefits, would require a tax increase if all done in one year

SC firefighter killed in off-duty motorcycle crash; area departments mourn

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

Robert Thomas Shubert, 31, a five-year veteran of the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue, died in a single-vehicle wreck just before midnight on Friday

The opioid epidemic: How an Ohio fire department is there for addicts ready for help

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

Former addict, kept alive by firefighter/paramedics, now part of an Ohio community’s approach to stem the opioid crisis

Calif. city 911 center understaffed, overworked

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

Response times for citizens calling in to 911 for help are growing as the city experiences a shortage of dispatchers

Labor laws prevent Conn. volunteer firefighters from working paid shifts

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

Federal labor laws prevent volunteer firefighters who also work paid part-time shifts from serving the same firehouse in both paid and volunteer capacities

Movie review: “Wildland” documents contract crew from initial training to battling a major fire

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

“That they prevail as a firefighting unit is never really in doubt, but the film is more about how each of them prevails as a person”

Legislation seeks to reclassify dispatchers as first responders

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

The 911 Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services (SAVES) Act would reclassify communications officers from clerical workers to first responders

Bill seeks to classify dispatchers as first responders

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

The 911 Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services (SAVES) Act would reclassify communications officers from clerical workers to first responders

Bill seeks to classify dispatchers as first responders

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

The 911 Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services (SAVES) Act would reclassify communications officers from clerical workers to first responders

“My lieutenant didn’t come home”: Widow shares powerful story of loss

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

Melanie Clark reflects on the events following the death of her husband, Lt. Brad Clark

‘My lieutenant didn’t come home’: Widow shares powerful story of loss

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

Melanie Clark reflects on the events following the death of her husband, Lt. Brad Clark

Report: Calif. firefighters distracted by politician requests during Woolsey fire

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

“A significant number of requests by political figures to check on specific addresses of homes to ensure their protection distracted from Department leadership to accomplish priority objectives”

‘Terrifying’: 4 dead after crane falls on busy Seattle street

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

One female and three males had died by the time firefighters had arrived Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief Harold Scoggin

‘The best in us’: A fallen Marine and firefighter is honored

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

Thousands of Marines, firefighters and other responders in their dress uniforms lined both sides of Fifth Avenue for nearly a mile

Mont. firefighters ask public for help recovering stolen gear

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

Several pieces of gear were stolen out of a firefighter's personal truck while he was at his son's baseball game a few days ago

Texas city hosts stress class for first responders

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

To help teach first responders how to mitigate that stress, the city of Keene hosted “Resilience Strategies for First Responders”

Mass. fire department purchases 8 thermal imaging cameras

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

Every frontline fire apparatus will be equipped with a thermal camera

4 dead in 28-vehicle Colo. pileup; truck driver arrested

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

A semi-truck hauling lumber plowed into vehicles on a crowded section of Interstate 70 near Denver, causing a fire so intense that it melted the roadway and metal off of cars

CFSI roundup: Education, awards and Capitol Hill visits

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

Fire and Emergency Services Dinner focuses on family and recognizing difference-makers

Mass. city fire union issues no-confidence vote against fire chief

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

Raising concerns over safety and poor leadership, the union called upon the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator Thomas Guerino to suspend the chief

Mass. city fire union issues no-confidence vote against fire chief

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

Raising concerns over safety and poor leadership, the union called upon the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator Thomas Guerino to suspend the chief

Fla. college student developing device to save firefighters like his dad

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

The goal of EaseAwake, a wearable wristband device similar to a FitBit, is to help sleeping firefighters wake slowly when a call to service comes in

Julian volunteers agree to daily inspections by county

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

Volunteer firefighters protesting the closing of the last volunteer fire department in the county have locked themselves inside the station for the last three weeks

Off-duty Colo. firefighter killed in hit-and-run

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

Greeley firefighter Steven Michael Kuzik, a 21-year veteran of the department, was on his way to work at the time of the crash

11 firefighters among 37 hurt after Chicago-area gas leak

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

Eleven firefighters were among the 37 people who were hospitalized, and one of the injured firefighters was among the seven in critical but stable condition

Making performance evaluations worth it (white paper)

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

This white paper details four mistakes commonly made by public safety agencies when it comes to evaluating personnel

Fla. city plans to start city ambulance service

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

This is the third time in 15 years that the Venice Fire Department has sought to take over ambulance service within the city

Fla. county schools to connect buses to county emergency radios

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

The school district will purchase and install 690 radios on buses and equipment on 12 tower sites, all tied to the county's existing 800-megahertz emergency system

Bail set at $500K for suspect in fire that killed Mass. firefighter

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

An autopsy determined that Firefighter Christopher Roy, died from smoke inhalation and that the manner of death was homicide

Houston city council approves layoff notices for 220 firefighters

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

This is the latest round of pink slips intended to help offset the cost of implementing raises required by Proposition B

Video: Firefighter couple learn baby’s gender from a fire hose

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

Southold Fire Department Firefighter Steve Gehreng suggested the reveal idea; other firefighters had seen photos of other departments doing similar reveals on social media

Analysis: Calif. roads not designed for wildfire evacuations

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

The ratio of people to exit routes doesn't account for all the complexities of an actual evacuation

Dallas firefighters rescue man trapped under train

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

Firefighters used airbags to lift the train for enough clearance to remove the victim

‘This is for us and our families’: Iowa chief vows to protect firefighters from cancer

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

A small-town volunteer fire department makes changes to reduce exposure to carcinogens after losing one of its founders to cancer

Quiz: Check yourself, are you wearing the right station wear?

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

Take a few minutes to find your match

‘LivePD’ producers launch fire, EMS-focused reality show

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

The show “Live Rescue” follows firefighters, paramedics and EMTs from seven cities live as they respond to rescue calls

NTSB: FFs thwarted from inspecting likely source of gas leak weeks before fatal Md. explosion

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

The locks to the meter room had recently been changed and firefighters didn't have access to the correct key

Beware of the thermal runaway danger posed by lithium batteries

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

Keep up with the potential hazards of emerging technology and pre-plan for hazardous fires at energy storage systems

The biggest mistake a fire chief can make

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

Chiefs must learn to put intelligence before emotion in decision-making By Gary Ludwig

A recipe for success: How 2 chiefs earned IAFC’s Fire Chief of the Year award

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

Chiefs John Buckman and Bill Peterson talk about the importance of working hard, paying it forward, and remaining passionate and driven

How to decontaminate the apparatus: A step-by-step guide (infographic)

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

Reduce your crew’s exposure to fireground toxins with regular decon of the cabin and compartments where soiled gear is worn or stored

OT swells municipal cost of firefighters in RI

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

Overtime added 30 percent to the city's tab for firefighting services in 2018, during a period of ramped up hiring

Test results confirm PFOA, PFOS in NY city stream from firefighting foam

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

One sample taken detected PFOS and PFOA levels at 1,190 parts per trillion, well above the federal EPA health advisory limit of 70 ppt

Tests confirm PFOA, PFOS in NY city stream from firefighting foam

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

One sample taken detected PFOS and PFOA levels at 1,190 parts per trillion, well above the federal EPA health advisory limit of 70 ppt

Rapper posts video at La. fire station, using gear, and fire officials want it taken down

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

The video featured local rapper Eatem wearing department gear and, at times, sitting inside and on the front of a fire truck

Family of man killed in DC fire truck crash files $15M lawsuit

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

The crash occurred last year when the truck ran a red light and broadsided a Honda

Volunteer NJ FF dies after department training drill

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

John Leming had been an active volunteer with the Cape May Point Fire Company for six years

Private services announced for FF who died en route to SD wildfire

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

Firefighter Dwain Hudson was en route to a wildland fire on April 17, when he experienced a medical emergency

Ill. city fire chief to oversee fire, EMS, emergency management

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

Under the new position, Chief Brian Wilson will manage the fire department, the EMS department and emergency management

Photos: Firefighters honor Marine killed in Afghanistan

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

Firefighters along the way paid their respects to Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, who was a 15-year veteran of the FDNY

Pittsburgh set to spend $407K to design upgrades for fire stations

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

Unions representing fire, police and paramedics have complained for years about problems at stations, including sinkholes, leaking roofs and sewage backups

Houston mayor, fire union negotiate on Prop B but are mum on details

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

A state district judge ordered the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association and Mayor Sylvester Turner to enter mediation over the implementation of the measure

Lack of water poses ‘tricky’ challenge for rural NY firefighters

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

Rural fire departments routinely make contact with homeowners who have water sources on their land to see if an agreement can be set up in advance for access

IAFF expected to endorse Biden for 2020

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

The board of the International Association of Fire Fighters will meet this week to vote on the endorsement

Jaws of Life used to free dog’s head from cinder block

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

Officials say the 6-month-old dog named Fifi had managed to wedge her head inside one of the block's holes

Paper, plastics fuel 3-alarm fire at Port of Stockton

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

50 firefighters responded to the blaze fueled by pallets of paper, plastics and other recyclables

Man dies in Barracks Street house fire, New Orleans Fire Department says

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

Firefighters responded to find the single story, wood framed duplex home engulfed in flames and smoke

Fire officer training: 6 ways to make safer firefighters

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

The company officer plays a critical role in firefighter safety; here are steps the officer can take build a culture of safety

2018 AFG award news and 2019 grant updates

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

New information from FEMA concerning the application and award schedule

How leading organizations put firefighter health and safety first

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

The Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative and the Denver Fire Department are co-recipients of the 2019 Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

Firefighter decontamination challenges: Knowledge versus practice

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

Is the increased awareness about the risk of cancer moving firefighters to take action?

NM fire department to create EMS division

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

Each of the city's five fire stations has one or two ambulances and is staffed by at least one paramedic and one firefighter/EMT

Calif. city installs solar panels on fire department roof

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

The city of Marysville notes the installed solar systems are expected to generate more than 270,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually

Ind. legislation seeks to protect fire districts’ territory

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

The bill seeks to add more protections for fire protection districts that could have part of their territories annexed by nearby municipalities

Mo. firefighters rescue fisherman whose wheelchair got stuck

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

The Raytown Fire District tweeted a video on Friday showing three firefighters pushing the man seven blocks to his home

Mo. firefighters rescue veteran whose wheelchair got stuck

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

The Raytown Fire District tweeted a video showing three firefighters pushing the man seven blocks to his home

Conn. fire association explains need for a Rapid Intervention Team

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

In Bridgeport, he team handles any firefighter emergency that happens on scene and is made up of at least four firefighters

Storm damages roof of NC fire department

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

There were reports of trees and power lines also damaged in the area, but there was no report of a tornado at the time

NY firefighter’s Jeep stolen from station while responding to call

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

The Cicero Fire Department left the station to investigate a fire alarm and a man was caught on surveillance walking into the station and stealing a set of keys from the lockers

Firefighter’s Jeep stolen from station while crew responded to call

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

The Cicero Fire Department left the station to investigate a fire alarm and a man was caught on surveillance walking into the station and stealing a set of keys from the lockers

Firefighter’s Jeep stolen from station while crew responded to call

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

The Cicero Fire Department left the station to investigate a fire alarm and a man was caught on surveillance walking into the station and stealing a set of keys from the lockers

NY volunteer FDs seek right to send bills for EMS calls

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

Volunteer fire companies foot the bill for everything associated with an ambulance, which he estimated comes in between $160,000 and $200,000

Shortage of emergency dispatchers prompts Maine to consider improving benefits

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

A proposed bill would open up special state retirement plans that previously were available only to police, fire and EMS personnel

Shortage of dispatchers prompts Maine to consider improving benefits

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

A proposed bill would open up special state retirement plans that previously were available only to police, fire and EMS personnel

911 dispatch protections bill passes Ohio Senate

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

The bill would add 911 operators as one of the professions whose residential and familial information is exempted from public record in order to better protect them from harm and harassment

8 firefighters hospitalized after Ariz. battery facility explosion

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

Crews from both the Peoria Fire-Medical Department and the Surprise Fire Department were investigating after a bystander saw smoke when the explosion occurred

CAL FIRE announces $43M in grants to fund 66 fire prevention projects

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

Fire prevention grants will enable local organizations to fund prevention activities, such as fuel reduction, wildfire planning and fire prevention education

Calif. first responders with PTSD seek workers’ comp for mental trauma

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

A new bill would shift the burden of proof away from first responders and place it on the agencies to disprove mental trauma on the job

Wash. firefighter, mayor candidate reprimanded for conducting campaign activities on duty

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

Shawn Poole was reprimanded by the city last fall for using images of city property in campaign materials, posting information he learned through his work as a firefighter online and campaigning while on duty

Fla. cancer coverage bill gains support

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

A bill that would grant firefighters cancer coverage is being fast-tracked to clear the legislature this year

Okla. officials: Dispatchers are ‘priceless’

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

"Our dispatchers are the first line of defense for not only the people calling in, but for the officers and others who are out handling the calls in person"

Your weakest link: 6 ways to strengthen the chain

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

Weak links negatively impact our ability to properly serve our community as “superior servants”

Dispute between county and defunct Calif. FD headed to legal limbo

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

Members of the volunteer department continue to sit in their three-year-old fire station off state Route 79 to make sure the county doesn’t try to swoop in and seize the station and the equipment inside

France honors Paris firefighters with daylong tribute

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

French President Emmanuel Macron honored firefighters for the bravery and courage in fighting the fire that nearly devoured Notre Dame Cathedral

Off-duty FF-medic praised for helping man shocked by electrical line

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

Ted Bowers, a firefighter-paramedic in Lebanon, was moving in across the street when he heard the commotion

Pa. church tests water sprinklers in wake of Notre Dame fire

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

The system check showed that the church has done all it can do to protect itself from a fire similar to the one that tore through Notre Dame Cathedral

Judge: Drug-addled EMT son of FDNY chief should lose his city job

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

Robert Gala, 26, unsuccessfully argued that his oxycodone addiction was a disability that should have spared him termination after five years on the job

‘Toxic cocktail’ from Camp Fire poisoning Paradise water

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

Water officials say they believe the extreme heat of the firestorm created a “toxic cocktail” of gases in burning homes that got sucked into the water pipes when the system depressurized

Houston firefighter layoffs delayed as mayor, fire union continue to spar

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

Mayor Sylvester Turner and the fire union remain far apart on how to phase in the raises under Prop B

Lawsuit: Texas firefighter died due to malfunctioning safety device

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

The suit filed by the family of firefighter Scott Deem alleges he was killed after his Personal Alert Safety Systems, or PASS, device did not sound as intended

Notre Dame fire: Paris Fire Brigade deployed unmanned robots and drones

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

Key tactics impacted command decisions related to saving iconic bell towers

Random Acts inspires new generation of firefighters

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

Oakland nonprofit illustrates how simple actions can positively impact community and department members alike

FDIC 2019 Quick Take: 10 policies your fire department needs

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

Fire department policies go beyond liability to increase firefighter safety and reduce the risk for preventable injuries and line of duty deaths

Clean cabs: A NM fire department takes PPE out of the crew cab

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

Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue Department integrates new apparatus in comprehensive firefighter safety, health and wellness initiative

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

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

Robert Duncan, U.S. attorney for eastern Kentucky, called the doctors involved "white-coated drug dealers"

Ohio city Verizon customers without 911 access for hours

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

The Huron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) issued a notice via Everbridge shortly before 6 p.m., letting local residents know the cellular company was “experiencing an issue with 9-1-1 calls”

Ohio city Verizon customers without 911 access for hours

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

The 9-1-1 coordinator said the system is has a back-up plan when such an outage occurs

Chicago firefighter fired for sexually harassing paramedic student on ride-along

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

The student immediately complained to her parents and police after the firefighter allegedly made lewd comments and touched her during dinner at the firehouse

Ill. city fire dept. gets new chassis for old ambulance

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

The East Peoria Fire Department found a satisfying way to upgrade its ambulance fleet and save the city money at the same time

Fla. House will hear firefighters’ cancer bill after public pressure

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

The legislation would require local governments to provide full coverage for cancer to firefighters, including disability and death benefits

Is your hood the weak link in your firefighting protective ensemble?

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

Gore’s particulate-blocking firefighter hood is durable, affordable and offers increased protection from fireground particulates

NH firefighter runs Boston marathon, raises $15K for charity

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

While he was running Monday's marathon, Fire Lt. Russell Osgood thought about a local fire chief receiving cancer treatment that day and about firefighters who died in the line of duty

Firefighter runs marathon, raises $15K for firefighter cancer charity

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

While he was running the Boston marathon, Fire Lt. Russell Osgood was thinking of firefighters who are currently battling cancer or died from occupational cancer

Fire attack: Old churches, big problems

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

They don't burn often, but when they do legacy churches can hurt or kill firefighters in many ways

Rapid Response: Notre Dame fire poses unique challenges for Paris Fire Brigade

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

Firefighters face multiple hazards at cultural icon as it continues to burn

Houston mayor to open city’s financial data for fire union ahead of 220 firefighter layoffs

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

The Houston city council is scheduled to consider a measure to lay off 220 Houston firefighters

911 Emergency Dispatcher: The calm voice in the dark

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

The thin gold line represents those who aren’t ever seen, but are mostly heard; it stands for dispatchers

Firefighters, EMS rescue man trapped in mechanical bull

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

Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue tools, the Jaws of Life, to disassemble the bull and save the man

Firefighters, EMS rescue man trapped in mechanical bull

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

Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue tools, the Jaws of Life, to disassemble the bull and save the man

Smokey Bear gets digital makeover for 75th birthday

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

Now, in addition to being a burly, upright bear in a ranger hat, Smokey is an animated emoji that celebrities — including Stephen Colbert, Jeff Foxworthy and Al Roker — are speaking through

NH firefighters give custom gear to 3-year-old battling leukemia

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

After learning one of their littlest fans was battling cancer, the Professional Firefighters of Keene had custom fire gear made for him, as well as his twin sister and older brother

How one county fire department ensures the fastest response times

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

Cradlepoint’s in-vehicle networking solution offers the always-on connectivity the department needs for its new automatic vehicle location dispatching systems

NY fire department seeks approval for $10 million station

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

The original $12.3 million project, which was rejected in November, will return for a referendum on Tuesday, May 7, at a reduced price tag of $10.7 million

400 Parisian firefighters save Notre Dame structure

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

Fire Chief Jean-Claude Gallet said that the structure of the cathedral had been "saved and preserved overall" and its bell towers were safe

Rapid Response: Historic landmark fires are a tactical and emotional challenge for firefighters

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

Your jurisdiction likely does not have a building as old or as historic as the Notre Dame cathedral, but it is sure to have buildings of local importance that need preplans

Photos: Roof, spire collapse on historic Notre Dame cathedral

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

The iconic spire of the Notre Dame cathedral collapsed as a fire raged on the roof of the cathedral

FDIC 2019 product showcase

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

Check out the products the FireRescue1 team had a first-hand look at during the week-long conference in Indianapolis

First responders to be honored at inaugural REV Group Grand Prix

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

All active-duty first responders will receive free entry to the inaugural REV Group Grand Prix, an NTT IndyCar race at Road America

Historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

Posted on April 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Reports on social media of a fire at the cathedral were confirmed by Parisian firefighters

Historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

Posted on April 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Reports on social media of a fire at the cathedral were confirmed by Parisian firefighters

Historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

Posted on April 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Reports on social media of a fire at the cathedral were confirmed by Parisian firefighters

Historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

Posted on April 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Reports on social media of a fire at the cathedral were confirmed by Parisian firefighters

Historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

Posted on April 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Reports on social media of a fire at the cathedral were confirmed by Parisian firefighters

Focusing on connections in community paramedicine

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

Data analysis is important to evaluating MIH programs, but it will never show the whole picture of community paramedicine success

Ariz. firefighter writes tribute poem for neighboring city fallen firefighter

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

Glendale Fire Department Firefighter Alex Mathews paid tribute to fallen firefighter Nikki Sullivan in a poem shared by the department on social media

Ariz. firefighter-paramedic awarded $3.8M for lack of private place to pump breast milk

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

The city of Tucson was ordered to pay Carrie Clark after she says she was retaliated against for requesting a private place to pump upon returning from maternity leave

Ariz. firefighter-paramedic awarded $3.8M for lack of private breast pumping room

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

According to her attorney not all stations complied with federal law regarding pumping rooms

Using data to pinpoint Calif. houses threatened by wildfire

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

California knows how to protect homes from fires. Why did most Paradise homes burn?

8 dead after violent weekend storms

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

The National Weather Service said two EF-3 tornadoes touched down in Texas, while eight tornadoes were confirmed in Mississippi and three in Alabama

Video: Calif. firefighters rescue 13 ducklings from storm drain

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

Crews briefly located the mother duck and tried to capture her in an effort to relocate the entire family, but she flew away

Maine firefighters: Town is ‘playing with fire’ with understaffed department

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

With a 66 percent increase in calls over the last 10 years and no change in staffing since 2006, fire leaders in Brunswick are hoping for a change

Ala. business owner sues city for failing to put out fire, claimes firefighter negligence

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

A 2018 fire destroyed more than 50 golf carts and sent four firefighters to the hospital with heat exhaustion

Ala. business owner sues city for failing to put out fire, claims firefighter negligence

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

A 2018 fire destroyed more than 50 golf carts and sent four firefighters to the hospital with heat exhaustion

Dallas man accused of impersonating paramedic student

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

The man convinced members of Dallas Fire-Rescue to take him on a ride-along, after previously being arrested in 2013 for stealing a firefighter uniform

Dallas man accused of impersonating EMT student

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

The man convinced members of Dallas Fire-Rescue to take him on a ride-along, and was previously arrested in 2013 for stealing a firefighter uniform

Fate of Julian fire department in limbo as court hearing delayed

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

“They’ve turned off dispatch,” said district director and volunteer firefighter Brian Kramer. “They’re not dispatching us, but we’re there and ready to answer a call if any come in"

Houston mayor, fire union discuss pay raise phase-in to prevent layoffs

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

The meeting marked a rare sign of progress in the long-running feud over the Prop B ballot referendum

Fire at Colo. fire station injures 1, burns brush truck

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

A Commerce City firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze broke out at South Adams County Fire Station No. 8

Wash. city fire department gets health, safety upgrades

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

In an attempt to reduce the amount of diesel exhaust trapped in the station, a source-capture exhaust system is being installed to be used in the station’s five most-used bays

Ohio city schools launch firefighter career tech program

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

Graduates could enter the workforce as emergency medical technicians or continue their education in Sinclair’s Fire Academy program

Judge rules against religious firefighter, says he must shave beard

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

Alexander Smith, a born-again Christian, says his beard is an expression of his religion and was seeking a ruling that would allow him to keep it

Fire captain arrested after dared to make naked 7-11 trip

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

John Walsh, 60, walked into a convenience store to purchase a Diet Coke completely naked, on a dare from his girlfriend

FDIC 2019 Quick Take: Deploy the fire/EMS RTF to active shooter/hostile events

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

NFPA 3000 encourages fire/EMS to enter the warm zone with police, treat at the point of wounding and save more lives during a mass casualty incident

Mental health pilot program to give first responders transport flexibility

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

A new program would give fire and EMS personnel the ability to transport patients experiencing mental health distress to a specialized facility

Ind. county says ‘no’ again to request for third ambulance

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

For the second time in a month, the Floyd County Council declined to fund the purchase of a third ambulance, but EMS officials won't take no for an answer

Fla. firefighter cancer coverage bill may die in the House

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

House Speaker José Oliva said that he believes the issue should be dealt with at the local level

Polaris presents Fire and Rescue RANGER, PRO XD, GEM and Taylor-Dunn Vehicles at FDIC

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

The vehicles deliver on- and off-road, in- and outdoor, gas, diesel and electric options

HURST Jaws of Life to demonstrate eDRAULIC tools on Tesla-donated cars

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

Rescue specialists will showcase best practices and battery-powered tool performance

First responders escort 6-year-old daughter of fallen firefighter to school

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

Firefighter-EMT Nikki Sullivan died after a long battle with occupational cancer, and first responders escorted her daughter to school on the last engine her mother rode on

Ky. firefighter honored for helping save man’s life

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

Shawn Rogers, who just received the plaque, said he likes being involved in the community and helping out when the opportunity arises

Mich. city to start own fire department

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

The move comes after Grand Blanc township officials decided to end its joint relationship with the city for fire services

Wash. fire department forms in-house training program

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

Instructors tout the inaugural program as cost-effective, incorporative of department-specific techniques and convenient for recruits

Pa. city offering volunteer firefighters, EMS tax credit

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

The volunteer service tax credit program was created by state Act 172

Hero Systems announces first purchase of HERODrag System

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

The Chicago Police Department is the first owner of The HERODrag System, a victim immobilizing rescue system designed for quick, easy deployment and stabilization

Authorities: 25 injured in NC gas explosion, including 9 FFs

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

Durham Deputy Fire Chief Chris Iannuzzi said eight more firefighters were treated at a hospital, in addition to the one who underwent surgery

Super Vac introduces DeWalt fan with universal lithium ion batteries

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

The fan uses the same lithium ion batteries as those used in the Dewalt or Milwaukee lineup of power tools

FDIC 2019 Quick Take: Building a fire service legacy

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

Use your passion to inspire greatness in moments big and small to leave your mark on the fire service

FLIR Announces unveils K1 handheld thermal imaging camera

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

The product is FLIR’s most affordable TIC for first responder officers and fire investigators

FLIR unveils K1 handheld thermal imaging camera

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

The product is FLIR’s most affordable TIC for first responder officers and fire investigators

Officials: 1 dead, 17 hurt, including FF, in NC gas explosion

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

Firefighters responding to a gas leak were evacuating people from a building Wednesday morning when it exploded

First responder #LipSyncChallenge comes to television

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

CBS announced a new one-hour special competition, “Lip Sync to the Rescue,” which will pit first responders against each other in a lip sync battle showdown

FDIC 2019 Quick Take: Hazmat incidents and figure skating

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

Technical execution is only half the battle in how your hazmat incident management will be judged after the incident is mitigated

Calif. fire department dissolved; volunteers refuse to leave

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

The LAFCO vote to dissolve the district signaled the end of the last volunteer fire department in the region

Firefighter unions have spent liberally on R.I. legislative races

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

Since 2007, the R.I. State Association of Firefighters has logged more than $290,413 on political spending

Ore. firefighter charged with domestic violence against infant

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

Kevin M. Howard, Jr., 31, a 12-year firefighter veteran, is charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence against a 2-month-old child

Minn. fire department purchases first ladder truck in 25 years

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

The Bemidji Fire Department's new truck's longer ladder will allow the department to access the tops of some buildings in town they couldn't before

1 killed, firefighter injured in NC gas explosion

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

A responding firefighter was seriously injured said police officials

More hydrants requested after Ga. house fire

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

Water issues force city officials to consider adding additional fire hydrants

ESO announces partnership with NarcBox to help agencies manage narcotics

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

The collaboration will provide agencies a streamlined way of managing and tracking narcotic distribution

Harrison Hydra-Gen releases self-contained hydraulic rescue tool pump resQube

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

The customizable pump can accommodate up to four Holmato rescue tools simultaneously without using gas engines, diesel engines or electric motors

3M Scott’s Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA aims to enhance cleanability, comfort and connectivity

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

The Air-Pak X3 Pro combines high-performance material selection with an easy-to-remove harness for cleaning, decontamination and serviceability

Alaska’s Sen. Murkowski asks ‘what more can we do’ to help the fire service

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

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski sat down with FireRescue1 to discuss the needs of fire leaders, and how to ensure resources are available for wildfire prevention and disaster relief

San Antonio, firefighters union agree to mediation over contract terms

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

Talks stalled last week when the city essentially shot down the union’s proposal to provide firefighter health care through a trust funded by city taxpayers but controlled by the union

FFs rescue injured bald eagle from branch over Oswego River

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

DEC officers called the Oswego Fire Department to help with the rescue.

Pa. probie falls short in Guinness record attempt

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

Firefighter Ryan Robeson was wearing boots, helmet, gloves, turnout coat and pants and a breathing apparatus

NYC declares public health emergency due to measles outbreak

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

Following the declaration, city officials ordered mandatory vaccinations for all people in Williamsburg

Soldier killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

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

Christopher Slutman was a 15-year FDNY member who was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb Monday

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

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

Christopher Slutman was a 15-year FDNY member who was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb Monday

Investigators seek cause of fatal fire truck-pickup wreck

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

The fire truck was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash and had its lights and sirens on when the driver of the pickup made a left turn in front of the oncoming fire engine

Firefighters finish mowing yard of hospitalized patient

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

Members of the Converse Fire Department finished mowing the yard of a resident who had fallen during the task

Task Force Tips unveils 2 new Master Stream nozzles at FDIC

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

The two new nozzles added to the Task Force Tips line offer users a variety of strength and flow options

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. will feature products, technology and apparatus at FDIC

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

A broad array of Pierce Manufacturing designs will be on display at the annual event

Darley announces Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone

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

The FAA-sanctioned industrial grade drone is designed for use specifically in public safety operations

CMC to debut new rescue operations harness, anchor and SAR pack

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

The new ATOM harness, Flash.2 Escape Anchor and G11 Lifeline incorporate customer and CMC school instructors

General Truck Body to distribute the Monterra 6×6 High Water Flood Rescue Vehicle

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

Strategic partnership between Acela Truck Company and General Truck Body leads to 6x6 high water flood rescue vehicle for fire departments

Investigators seek cause of fatal Ariz. fire truck-pickup wreck

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

The crash between a fire truck and pickup killed three people, including an infant boy

First responders express desire for motorists to heed Scott’s Law

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

Formally known as the Move Over Law, it requires drivers to vacate the lane closest if there are first responders, public works employees or tow-truck operators on the shoulder

First responders: Heed Scott’s Law, move over

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

Formally known as the Move Over Law, it requires drivers to vacate the lane closest if there are first responders, public works employees or tow-truck operators on the shoulder

Ohio fire destroys historic inn, stop on Underground Railroad

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

The three-story brick Old Stagecoach Inn in North Georgetown served as a stop on the Underground Railroad used by slaves to escape to Canada

Risk management through community engagement

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

Understanding your community’s needs and creating custom community engagement plans by station

Ohio county first responders training for ‘difficult runs’

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

Butler County mental health professionals have started countywide crisis intervention training to help first responders handle situations involving suspects with mental illness

Finding the why: 4 ways fire chiefs can move the organization forward

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

Help firefighters find the ‘why’ behind what we do and coach them to serve our communities

Training for firefighter mental resilience

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

Teaching firefighters to overcome the stresses of the job is just as important than hose drills

Evolving UL standards enhance emerging smoke detectors

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

From ruling out cooking, to extended life and tamper proof batteries, smoke alarms are on the verge of a technology breakthrough

2 Mass. firefighters injured due to ladder truck crash during training

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

A lieutenant, two career firefighters and one call firefighter were conducting driver training in Ladder 1 when the truck crashed

2 Mass. firefighters injured due to ladder truck crash during training

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

A lieutenant, two career firefighters and one call firefighter were conducting driver training in Ladder 1 when the truck crashed

2 Mass. firefighters injured during driver training

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

A lieutenant, two career firefighters and one call firefighter were conducting driver training in Ladder 1 when the truck crashed

Ohio firefighters learn water techniques in grant-funded rescue boat

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

Firefighters learned proper maneuvering in a boat, shore-based operations, defensive swimming, victim pickups from the water and how to paddle

3 retired FNDY firefighters die within 48 hour period

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

Retired FDNY Lt. Timothy O’Neill died April 5, and Firefighter Kevin Lennon on April 4, both from 9/11-related cancers, and retired Fire Marshal Michael Andreachi died within the same period

Colo. firefighter arrested for allegedly filming female firefighter undressing

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

Daniel Flesner, a 27-year veteran, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for tampering with physical evidence, a felony, and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification

Firefighting aircraft ‘increasingly ineffective’ amid worsening wildfires

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

Fire officials insist that fixed-wing air tankers are too vulnerable to the blinding smoke and high winds of extreme fire conditions

Wis. city FD and volunteer rescue squad to merge

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

Facing dwindling numbers of volunteer emergency medical technicians and an increased number of calls, the two entities will work to combine operations

Driver arrested in fatal crash that killed off-duty firefighter

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

Brett Korves worked as an on-call firefighter for the Swansea Fire Department, where he was a 10-year veteran

Lack of EMTs forcing Pa. city fire engines out of service

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

Baltimore Fire Department fire trucks are being taken out of service to be on call as medic units, putting a strain on city resources

Lack of EMTs forcing Baltimore city fire engines out of service

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

City of Baltimore Fire Department fire trucks are being taken out of service to be on call as medic units, putting a strain on city resources

Firefighter accused of physically assaulting patient

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

Theodore Mobley, 26, was arguing with a female patient after transporting her to George Washington Hospital, and the argument turned physical once inside

68 Houston fire cadets issued layoff notices

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

The layoff notice from Fire Chief Sam Peña also reads: “I want to assure you that the elimination of your position was a business decision and does not reflect your work performance"

First responders find crash victims one hour after extensive search

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

Six first responder agencies responded to the scene to search for the two crash victims

911 dispatcher honored for call about dog biting baby

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

Patricia Ebinger's "calm, professional and life-preserving services" saved the child, who suffered near-fatal injuries in the January attack

Calif. firefighters embark on mission to train Honduras fire crews

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

Five Marin firefighters will be working with Firefighters Without Borders California, an organization of professional firefighters and EMS personnel who work to improve global fire operations

Firefighters rescue woman dangling from parking garage

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

Using a heavy rescue vehicle, Miami Dade Fire rescue crews stabilized the car and rescued the person inside the vehicle

Bunker gear contamination: You can’t have it both ways

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

Allowing civilians to pose in contaminated turnout gear contradicts the safety message FDs should project

6 ways to improve roadway operations safety for emergency responders

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

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Carlos Rosario shares his recovery after being struck on a roadway and promotes safety during Distracted Driver Awareness Month

911 FaceTime: New tool lets dispatchers access your phone’s camera

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

The technology establishes a link and allows dispatchers to remain connected to callers and provide more detailed and in-depth assistance

Mass. firefighter invents device to limit fire truck exhaust exposure

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

Worcester Fire Department Firefighter John Callahan designed a way to direct fire truck exhaust away from first responders on the scene, limiting exposure to harmful fumes

Injured Md. firefighters home from hospital after fatal blaze

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

Deputy Chief Stephen Stanton said firefighters were working to rescue two people trapped inside one home before it collapsed

Calif. firefighter killed in helicopter crash honored with procession

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

Daniel Laird, a Tahoe National Forest helitrack captain who was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas, was honored by the Sacramento Fire Department

NY firefighter proposes during training drill

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

Members of the Barneveld Fire Department helped Lt. Kelby Ueltschi propose to fellow firefighter Becca Pelletier during a special training drill

NH firefighter raising money for cancer awareness by running Boston Marathon

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

Fire Lt. Russell Osgood will run the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Last Call Foundation

33 Fla. counties now have text to 911 capabilities

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

Anyone who can’t call in an emergency can now send a message to request police, fire or medical assistance

22 rescue units in Pa. get over $250K in grants

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

The Office of the State Fire Commissioner awarded nearly $258,000 in grant money to 22 fire and rescue units

Fire doesn’t discriminate, but gender plays a role in firefighter safety

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

Research shows that female firefighters face different risks than their male counterparts

Va. first responders can now delivery blood to trauma patients in the field

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

FACT*R provides supplies and training to first responders so they can administer blood transfusions in the field

Va. first responders can now deliver blood to trauma patients in the field

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

FACT*R provides supplies and training to first responders so they can administer blood transfusions in the field

Tenn. fire and EMS crew tend to injured dog after collision

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

Rutherford County Fire & Rescue firefighters administered first aid and applied bandages to Pepper

Ind. chief saves a life while on family vacation

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

Battalion Chief David Porter was enjoying the sun and sand in St. Petersburg, Florida when he jumped into action

Governor signs PTSD measure for firefighters into law

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

The measure adds PTSD to the list of conditions presumed to have been caused by their jobs as firefighters

NM governor signs PTSD measure for firefighters into law

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

The measure adds PTSD to the list of conditions presumed to have been caused by their jobs as firefighters

Ohio first responder philanthropist to be honored with official firefighter funeral

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

She helped local EMTs pay for their training and continuing education courses

New ATV aids Calif. firefighters in rescue of injured mountain biker

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

With the aid of the ATV-3 Prowler, paramedics were able to get to the patient, load him onto a stretcher and deliver him to a crew waiting nearby

2nd Texas chemical fire in 2 weeks kills worker

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

The fire erupted about two weeks after a March 17 blaze at a petrochemical storage facility in Deer Park

House committee to vote on proposal to expand overtime pay for firefighters

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

Two bills would strike from R.I. state law an exemption that shields the cities and towns from having to pay firefighters overtime after 42 hours

RI to vote on proposal to expand overtime pay for firefighters

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

Two bills would strike from R.I. state law an exemption that shields the cities and towns from having to pay firefighters overtime after 42 hours

FirstNet announces new improvements for 2019

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

AT&T plans to roll out a number of improvements to FirstNet this year

Lawsuit over firefighter prank gone wrong dismissed

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

Raymond Johns was injured in November 2015 when he sat down on a toilet, heard and felt an explosion underneath him

Squad 51 rescue truck makes ‘Emergency’ stop in Conn. town

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

Danbury firefighters posted on Facebook Sunday, photos of truck along with the man who built it - Fire Chief Ron Morin of Maine

As firefighting father retires from Iowa FD, sons carry on ‘family business’

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

“I guess you could say it’s the family business,” Lucas Maas said

Video: Calif. firefighter falls waist-deep through floor while battling blaze

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

The video showcased the danger of fighting fires in vacant buildings, firefighters said

Video: Firefighters, workers help aging elephant stand up again

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

African elephant named Malaika was found lying on her side early Monday and unable to stand up

19 hospitalized after disturbance at memorial for rapper Nipsey Hussle

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

Many were treated on scene after reports of a possible shooting in Los Angeles's Hyde Park

When to use a large fire hose line for advanced conditions

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

By default, many firefighters are prone to pulling a smaller fire hose line, but sometimes a larger diameter is necessary

4 steps to achieve true fitness in fire/EMS

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

Use these techniques to build a great foundation of first responder-specific strength and become tactically fit

Anchorage FD adapts staffing for increase in EMS-related calls

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

Anchorage Fire Department plans to shift staffing next month to adapt to an ever-rising demand for emergency medical responses

Retired Conn. FF/paramedic dies from line of duty injuries

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

James “Woody” Woodman died died Friday from injuries he sustained in the line of duty more than 19 years ago

Ohio city adding full-time firefighters to rescue it from station brownouts

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

The city will convert two part-time spots into two full-time positions as a short-term solution

2 Chicago firefighters injured in fall while battling blaze

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

The two firefighters fell through a hole on the third floor of an apartment building and plunged two stories

Casualties in Sichuan forest fire rise to 30

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

30 firefighters have been killed as over 600 battle the blaze at an altitude of 3,800 meters above sea level

Two dozen city workers from Ground Zero put on unlimited sick leave

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

The workers, including paramedics and EMTs, have been granted unlimited sick leave as they fight the illnesses linked to their time at Ground Zero

N.C. volunteer firefighter dies after ATV crash

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

Brock Currens, 17, was trying to help extinguish a car fire at a motorsports park when he crashed his ATV

Mich. city fire dept. gifted drone to help during rescues

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

A new drone will assist Zeeland Township Fire Department firefighters during water rescues, ice rescues, fires and missing person searches

Ala. city first responders to train for active shooter response

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

The previous response plan called for EMS personnel to hold up outside the scene until police had made their response and wait for victims to be brought out

Ret. Conn. firefighter-medic dies from line-of-duty injuries

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

James “Woody” Woodman was critically injured in a crash on Oct. 5, 1999, while on duty

Conn. town recognized as HEARTSafe Community for EMS commitment to cardiac response

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

Mansfield was recognized for its ongoing commitment to using CPR and defibrillators to save lives

Saturday is Day 1 for Calif. city’s new fire department

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

The San Bernardino County Fire Department officially ends its fire protection services to the city on Saturday at 8 a.m.

3 scenarios where you’ll be glad you have this rugged case

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

Pelican’s newest lightweight and durable case is built specifically for EMS and fire needs

Sexual assault against fire/EMS providers: Talk about it

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

Define what behaviors are off limits and what to do if an assault against emergency responders does occur

Photos: 7 firefighters’ wives in NC department expecting

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

The wives of seven firefighters with the Salisbury Fire Department are expecting between now and September

Forest Service firefighter killed in Texas helicopter crash

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

The agency says Daniel Laird was a two-decade veteran of the U.S. Forest Service

Code 3 Podcast: Why everyone wants to work for this fire department

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

Our host, Scott Orr, interviews Chief Scott Thompson about how culture of learning trumps salary in firefighter retention

Colo. city using marijuana excise tax to fund new fire station

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

Pueblo West Fire Chief Brian Caserta requested the use of up to $90,000 of the excise tax funds from marijuana sales tax to help fund an $180,000 design plan

Houston fire chief pushes back against proposed layoffs

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

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's plan to layoff 378 firefighters would increase response time and idle fire trucks, Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said

FDNY report: Movie set a factor in fire that killed firefighter

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

FDNY firefighter Michael Davidson died from smoke inhalation in a building that was being used as a movie set

Harrison Hydra-Gen releases battery-powered Idle Control System

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

The Idle Control System is designed to power warning lights, work lights and scene lights for more than 120 minutes

BlowHard unveils 2 new fans with high flow jet technology

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

The new fans are designed to withstand the same intense environments as firefighters themselves encounter

Key Hose, Inc. introduces TRU-ID 2.25” fire hose

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

The new hose size eliminates more than 20 pounds in weight and allows firefighter more maneuverability on scene

W.Va. fire dept. pushes to protect firefighters from cancer after chief’s death, one diagnosis

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

Now that the Moundsville Fire Department has been affected by cancer twice, firefighter Wendi Wentzell-Cuc said their push to evolve is greater than ever

Ark. lowers minimum age for fire recruits

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

A new law lowers the minimum age for fire applicants from 21 to 18

Firefighters save NASA memorabilia from Challenger widow’s home

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

The Seabrook Fire Department retrieved NASA memorabilia from Challenger Astronaut Ronald Erwin McNair’s widow’s home after it went up in flames

Ill. ambulance service upset over fire dept. expansion

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

LifeStar Ambulance Service Inc. is asking for help from Madison County 911 to regain a “fair market share” of business after the fire department expanded

Conn. firefighters rescue farm animals from barn blaze

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

There were no animal casualties and animals were released from the barn, accompanied by approximately 40 firefighters who responded to the scene

Off-duty firefighter evacuates residents of burning building

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

Robert Barreda, a 12-year veteran of the Nahant Fire Department, pulled his car over after he noticed dark gray smoke coming from an apartment building

IAFC releases Wildland-Urban Interface Chief’s Guide

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

The comprehensive guide covers preparation, mitigation, response and recovery guidelines for department operation planning

Community resiliency: are your ready for the effects of climate change?

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

Preparing infrastructure and resources, engage with policy makers and understand the risks of wildfire, flooding and extreme weather events

Community resiliency: Are you ready for the effects of climate change?

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

Preparing infrastructure and resources, engage with policy makers and understand the risks of wildfire, flooding and extreme weather events

Ill. city council: Fire dept. takes too much equipment on medical calls

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

City consultants recommend reducing the number of "low-priority calls" by the fire department and overhauling the city's dispatch center

Texas fire dept. charging non-residents for rescue services

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

Fire Recovery USA, a California-based recovery service, is helping the Palestine Fire Department recoup costs from at-fault accidents of non-residents

Ill. city firefighter charged with arson

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

Brandon Cox, 21, was arrested in connection with alleged arson fires at a dumpster, a trailer and two vacant mobile homes

Ill. city firefighter charged with arson

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

Brandon Cox, 21, was arrested in connection with alleged arson fires at a dumpster, a trailer and two vacant mobile homes

Bruce Springsteen’s son tests for firefighter job in NJ

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

Sam Springsteen, 25, took a civil service exam last year, the results of which were released last weeek

Bruce Springsteen’s son tests for firefighter job in NJ

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

Sam Springsteen, 25, took a civil service exam last year, the results of which were released last weeek

Fla. fire dept. receives donation of 90 carcinogen-blocking hoods

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

The Rotary Club of Flagler County purchased the gear with the help of the nonprofit organization Hoods for Heroes

Fla. fire dept. receives donation of 90 carcinogen-blocking hoods

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

The Rotary Club of Flagler County purchased the gear with the help of the nonprofit organization Hoods for Heroes

Ill. city to receive Fitch & Associates fire, emergency response study

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

"The results will tell us if we're sending the right resources on emergency calls and if the resources being sent are appropriate," City Manager Patrick Urich said

VFIS celebrates 50 years of managing first responder insurance

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

A division of Glatfelter Insurance Group, VFIS was one of the first insurance providers that specialized in options for the unique challenges that come with being a first responder

Driving simulator helps train Idaho fire recruits

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

Situated in a long, enclosed tractor-trailer, the simulator is intended to give new recruits experience driving large emergency vehicles without any risk

LAFD: Firefighters may have sparked gas explosion

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

An investigation by the Los Angeles Fire Department determined that sparks from a firefighter’s saw may have ignited gasoline vapors, causing the fire

Los Angeles fire dept. issues 1K thermal imaging cameras

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

The devices are roughly the size of a smartphone and will be carried by all on-duty firefighters

Colo. paramedic known for bringing people ‘back from the dead’

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

Austin Pugh, a six-year firefighter and paramedic, has brought 11 people back from a flat line, an “incredible” record, according to his peers

Mo. city fire truck hits pedestrian in chain reaction crash

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

A Kansas City Fire Department pumper operating with lights and sirens struck a car that failed to yield, then hit two more vehicles and a pedestrian

Mutual aid agreements, early monitoring crucial to Deer Park response

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

Preplanning fire department involvement in a chemical industry fire, and keeping the public informed helps mutual aid partners contain a chemical fire

Mass. city mayor proposes ambulance service run by fire department

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

Mayor Donna Holaday presented the city's desire to operate its own ambulance service staffed by firefighters already trained as EMTs

N.J. firefighter, battalion chief injured fighting 2-alarm blaze

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

A Jersey City firefighter and a battalion chief were injured battling a two-alarm blaze at the second multi-alarm fire at a vacant or abandoned building in less than a week

NJ firefighter, battalion chief injured fighting 2-alarm blaze

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

A Jersey City firefighter and a battalion chief were injured battling a two-alarm blaze at the second multi-alarm fire at a vacant or abandoned building in less than a week

Ill. firefighters revive cardiac arrest victim after car crash

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

Firefighters fought to successfully revive an 81-year-old driver who went into cardiac arrest after a two-vehicle crash

Dolly Parton donates $200K to 8 volunteer fire departments

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

The award-winning singer created the My People Fund in the aftermath of a 2016 fire that killed 14 people and destroyed 2,500 homes

States eyeing changes to EMS rules on stroke response

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

Most state rules direct EMS providers to the closest hospital with a stroke unit, regardless of the attack’s severity, and some states limit providers from choosing out-of-state hospitals

SC firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

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

Daniel Roy died after he spent several day sin the intensive care following a crash on his motorcycle

Calif. governor declares state wildfire emergency

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

Citing “extreme peril” to life and property, Newsom’s executive order will fast-track the state’s tree clearing and other forest management work

Maine bill would allocate $2.5M for volunteer firefighter pensions

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

Volunteers would have to serve at least five years to become vested and would earn funds toward their pension based on time spent on fire activities

Retired FDNY firefighter becomes priest

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

Rev. Thomas Colucci, a 20-year veteran of the FDNY and 9/11 first responder, is considered the first firefighter to become a priest

Calif. FFs rescue woman, dog, after car plunges off bridge

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

Rescuers first used chains and cable to stabilize and secure the rear of the car to the bridge, and at the woman’s request, rescuers removed the dog from the car first

Judge sides with Ill. fire union, suggests restoring rescue squads

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

An administrative law judge recommended nearly a dozen firefighters be reinstated and the two rescue trucks taken off line last year be reinstated

Ala. county considers ‘smart’ 911 software

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

Citizens, at no cost, could set up a personal profile online, and when they dial 911, the dispatcher would see the personal information provided

Ala. county considers ‘smart’ 911 software

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

Citizens, at no cost, could set up a personal profile online, and when they dial 911, the dispatcher would see the personal information provided

Ill. first responders raising money to fight pediatric cancer

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

Through head-shaving tributes, donations and raffles, Naperville first-responders have a chance to surpass $1.5 million in donations for pediatric cancer research

Ohio lawmaker wants tax credits for volunteer first responders

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

The tax credit is designed with a three-tiered system, and volunteers receive a rebate based on their years of service

Mass. FD pilots new device to help drivers avoid trucks

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

The device, a small black box about four inches tall and wide, sends out alerts to drivers about the locations of the trucks to drivers using a navigation app called Waze

Mass. FD tests real-time collision prevention service to alert drivers

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

The device, a small black box about four inches tall and wide, sends out alerts to drivers about the locations of the trucks to drivers using Waze

2nd Fla. county first responder resigns over social media posts

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

Michael Ruby, a Polk County paramedic who was in a new-hire probation period, resigned after it was discovered he posted photos of work to social media

Fire chief: Fallen Pa. firefighters ‘will always’ be part of department

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

York City firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony died one year ago while putting out remaining hot spots at a structural fire

Calif. voters oust final San Diego volunteer fire dept.

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

The Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District will be disbanded and citizens will be served by the regional Fire Authority instead

Trump signs federal law requiring new wildfire technology, smoke forecasts

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

The Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act includes a variety of natural resource programs, as well as provisions related to wildfire smoke

NY firefighter survives nearly lethal infection

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

Albany International Airport firefighter Josh Woodward, who was nearly killed by an aggressive septic infection that cost him a hand and toes, was released from the hospital

Houston residents told to ‘shelter in place’ after chemical fire

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

National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected due to the chemical fire

The Secret List: Anatomy of a firefighter mayday and local reality

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

Consider your department’s staffing, resources and protocols when implementing firefighter training and policy

Pa. firefighter dies from medical emergency on duty

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

Philadelphia Fire Department firefighter died after suffering a medical emergency while on duty

La. city to upgrade to cloud-based 911 dispatch

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

Computer assisted dispatch, or CAD, helps 911 operators quickly determine which emergency responders need to be sent to a scene

Houston firefighters march on City Hall over pay, layoffs

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

May Sylvester Turner has contended the fire department should bear the costs of Prop. B, citing a city-commissioned report that recommends a reduction in firefighters

Atlanta firefighter saves American flag from American Legion fire

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

An American flag was found untouched in the veterans’ meeting room and was saved before the building was fully engulfed in flames

Texas chemical plant fire extinguished after 4 days

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

Crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to cool them and prevent reignition

Why are fire trucks red?

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

The rich history of a fire engine’s color dates back to the 1900s. Discover why fire trucks are red, and if it’s truly the best color for your rig

Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

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

The fire spread to seven storage tanks holding components of gasoline and also used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner

2 fire grants to help NH town offset tax burden

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

By NICHOLAS HANDY Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Two fire department grants will help to offset the amount to be raised by taxes in Greenfield in 2019. Town Administrator Aaron Patt said in February that the total tax impact in town, should all the warrant articles be passed in March, will be $37,973 or 1.6 percent higher than last year. “The Selectboard will weigh the use of fund balance to...

2 Texas Volunteer FDs receive new brush trucks with grants

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

GORDONVILLE, Tex. — Two new firetrucks are rolling around town in Gordonville and Sherwood Shores, after three years of the volunteer fire departments waiting for a state grant. Gordonville just got their truck a couple months ago. The Gordonville and Sherwood Shores Volunteer Fire Departments applied three years ago for state grants from the Texas A&M Forest Service. Requirements...

FDs in 3 Pa. counties awarded $425K in grants

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

The Bradford Era Fire and emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded more than $425,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer, R-Turtlepoint, announced Monday. “As our emergency response organizations continue to struggle financially, these grants are sure to be put to good use,” Causer said. “As always, I am grateful for the...

SC bill would make cancer an occupational disease for firefighters

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

If passed, the legislation would allow firefighters who die from cancer to be considered line-of-duty deaths

Accessing HUD CDBG grant money for fire prevention, protection

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

Talk to your municipality now to be a part of the action plan for Community Development Block Grant Program funds, administered by HUD

Mass. town on cutting edge of battling firefighter cancers

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

The city of Quincy is installing $1 million worth of new showers and industrial washers and dryers at fire stations to ensure first responders are able to wash thoroughly

Mass. town on cutting edge of battling firefighter cancers

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

The city of Quincy is installing $1 million worth of new showers and industrial washers and dryers at fire stations to ensure first responders are able to wash thoroughly

Report: Ohio firefighter’s radio turned off before arson death

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

An internal investigation uncovered new information regarding the death of Patrick Wolterman who died during an arson fire

Report: Several factors contributed to firefighter’s 2015 LODD

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

An internal investigation uncovered new information regarding the death of Patrick Wolterman who died during an arson fire

NY demoted fire captains reinstated

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

In 2015, eight captains were demoted to firefighters, supposedly to save money

Mont. firefighter killed helping stranded motorist

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

Marion Fire Department firefighter Tiffany Hamdan was attempting to free a vehicle stuck in the snow, when she became trapped underneath

Md. fire department using OT to fill shifts due to shortage

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

The Baltimore City Fire Department is paying overtime to fill nearly a third of its firefighter and medic shifts every day

FDNY EMT honored with emergency call box

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

New York Fire Department EMT Yadira Arroyo was killed in 2017 after a man stole her ambulance and ran her down

Fallen FDNY EMT honored with emergency call box

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

New York Fire Department EMT Yadira Arroyo was killed in 2017 after a man stole her ambulance and ran her down

Fallen FDNY EMT honored with emergency call box

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

New York Fire Department EMT Yadira Arroyo was killed in 2017 after a man stole her ambulance and ran her down

FDNY firefighter arrested for DWI, fleeing crash scene

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

Omar Juarez-Rivera crashed a vehicle in to a bush at the intersection, injuring one person, then fled the scene

Wis. paramedic honored after losing battle with cancer

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

Milwaukee Fire Department Lt. Odell Minor died after serving 24 years as a paramedic

Maine municipal fire department approved after mass volunteer resignation

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

Citizens voted to replace the town’s self-governing fire department with a municipal-run outfit after all but one member of the department quit last month

Maine municipal FD approved after mass volunteer resignation

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

Citizens voted to replace the town’s self-governing fire department with a municipal-run outfit after all but one member of the department quit last month

Colo. volunteer firefighter killed in construction incident

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

Eric Hill, a 19-year volunteer firefighter-EMT , was hit by a front end loader while working in a construction zone

NY restaurant opens as tribute to first responders

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

Buffalo Station House's wall decor features art, police and fire department memorabilia collected by the owners and donated by community members

Fallen Calif.firefighter honored with highway dedication

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

A swath of Interstate 15 was dedicated in honor of Cory Iverson, a North County Cal Fire firefighter who died battling the Thomas Fire in 2017

Off-duty firefighter evacuates 200 when building catches fire

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

An off-duty Auburn firefighter was having dinner at the town's American Legion Post helped evacuate 200 guests during a three-alarm blaze.

911 Dispatcher Family Survey seeks participants

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

A study into the critical stress issues experienced by the families of 911 operators is looking for anonymous participants for a 10-question