December 10, 2019

SD county lowers number of EMTs required on ambulance calls

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

Emergency management officials say the change will put less stress on resources

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

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

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

Pa. trooper shot while conducting welfare check

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

The officer was airlifted from the scene

New Jersey Officer Shot While Respond to Active Shooter Incident

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

One police officer has reportedly been shot during a response to an active shooter situation in Jersey City on Tuesday.

College Football Player Charged with Assaulting California Officer

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

A football player with the University of California at Berkeley was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of attempted assault on a police officer.

Houston police chief criticizes lawmakers, NRA over gun legislation

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

Chief Art Acevedo asked legislators to take action on laws meant to prevent gun violence

At least 18 cops opened fire during Fla. shootout that killed 4

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

The number of officers who fired shots is among the few details to become available since the shootout

Trump criticizes FBI head after Russia probe report

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

Trump expressed dissatisfaction that Christopher Wray didn't say the Trump campaign wasn't unfairly targeted

NJ LEO dead, 3 wounded in shootout

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

The shooting went on for at least an hour and shut down schools and businesses

Ohio Bill Would Require Law Enforcement Officers be Trained on Interacting With People With Dementia

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

Would-be officers would get at least two hours of instruction on how to interact with dementia patients in peace officer training school, under a bipartisan, newly introduced Ohio House bill.

4 ways EMS can respond to shifting patient expectations

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

Don’t let your agency get behind – here are steps you can take to rethink your tech strategy

4 ways EMS can respond to shifting patient expectations

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

Don’t let your agency get behind – here are steps you can take to rethink your tech strategy

Ohio bill would require cops to be trained on interacting with people with dementia

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

The bill would require police to learn effective communication techniques, alternatives to physical restraint and ways to identify and report patient abuse

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

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

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

Ambulance struck by tractor-trailer en route to crash scene

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

Officials said the ambulance crew and tractor-trailer driver sustained minor injuries in the collision

Ambulance struck by tractor-trailer en route to crash scene

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

Officials said the ambulance crew and tractor-trailer driver sustained minor injuries in the collision

Burglar strikes Fla. officer in face with pliers

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

The suspect threw a large pair of pliers at Officer Delaney Troop before attempting to evade arrest

Pa. woman arrested after allegedly punching, threatening ambulance crew

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

An EMS provider was reportedly injured after being punched in the face by the suspect

New Zealand paramedic describes ‘shocking’ scene after volcano eruption

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

The paramedic told reporters they found no survivors on the island; American tourists are among the missing

2 EMS providers hurt in DC ambulance crash

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

DC Fire and EMS said two EMS providers and one other motorist were injured

PA Firefighter: ‘We Were Suspended Without Cause’

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

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

Grenora, ND, Pumper-Tanker

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

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

Patriot One Appoints Security Industry Veteran William Maginas to Board of Directors

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

Former Johnson Controls Executive joins Company as the PATSCAN Platform continues global strategic rollout

New Hampshire Police Departments Enlisting Comfort Dogs

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

A growing number of New Hampshire police departments are taking on “comfort dogs,” which bring their unconditional love to crime victims, survivors of tragedies — and the officers themselves.

Georgia Trooper’s Cruiser Flips While Executing PIT Maneuver

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

A Georgia State Patrol trooper’s attempt to stop a fleeing vehicle ended Monday night when the suspect’s SUV and the trooper’s cruiser overturned.

Two St. Louis Police Officers Fired for Controversial Facebook Posts

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

Two St. Louis police officers were fired recently for social media posts that a watchdog group determined were racist, violent in nature or anti-Muslim, the officers’ attorney said Monday.

North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Shot and Wounded While Serving Arrest Warrant

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

A Guilford County Sheriff’s deputy was shot Tuesday morning trying to serve criminal papers

‘Drunk lab’ DWI refresher training helps La. cops recognize signs of impairment

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

Civilian volunteers drink, submit to field sobriety tests at police headquarters to refresh officers on the scale of responses in people under the influence

‘Drunk lab’ refresher training helps La. cops recognize signs of impairment

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

Civilian volunteers drink, submit to field sobriety tests at police headquarters to refresh officers on the scale of responses in people under the influence

2 Mo. police officers fired over Facebook posts

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

Both officers will appeal, saying they shouldn't be disciplined for something shared online as private citizens

Memorial for Fallen MA Firefighter Unveiled on Year Anniversary

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

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

Slain Houston police sergeant known for composure under pressure

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

Sgt. Christopher Brewster was fatally shot Saturday, radioed in a description of his shooter as he lay dying

Sculpture unveiled in honor of Worcester firefighter one year after death

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

Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy, who died in the line of duty last year, was honored Monday night at a ceremony unveiling the sculpture

IN Firefighters Return to 24-Hour Shifts

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

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

Humorous Video Shows Importance of Learning CPR

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

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

911 Dispatcher’s Role in Community Policing

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

True community policing includes working with the community and not just doing things to them. Everyone who works in public safety can keep this in mind while doing their jobs, including 911 Dispatch.

Ind. city council votes to reverse controversial firefighter shift changes

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

The city's mayor still may veto the decision and seek to enforce the eight-hour shift schedule that union members say is detrimental

NH police departments use ‘comfort dogs’ to build community connections, boost officer morale

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

A growing number of police departments are taking on dogs trained to provide comfort to crime victims and trauma survivors

NH PDs use ‘comfort dogs’ to build community connections, boost morale

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

A growing number of police departments are taking on dogs trained to provide comfort to crime victims and trauma survivors

Wounded Colorado Police Officer Recovering

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

The family of Fort Lupton Police Officer Chris Pelton, who was shot in the face, says he's doing well in his recovery.

First high school emergency operations center opens in Connecticut

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

Students will get hands-on career development experience while providing support to first responders

First high school emergency operations center opens in Connecticut

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

Students will get hands-on career development experience while providing support to first responders

LAPD Testing Non-Lethal Restraint Device

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

The Los Angeles Police Department is testing a new non-lethal device hopes they hope will reduce the need for officers to use guns.

New Jersey Police Capture Runaway Mini Horse That Escaped From Farm

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

Police in Ringwood, New Jersey, helped corral a miniature horse that ran away from home.

3 Ohio firefighters fired, accused of physically hazing colleague

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

The fired firefighters reportedly punched the other firefighter in the groin and forced him to carry a trash can around his neck

Kentucky Police Give Musical Reminder to Lock Car Doors, Remove Valuables

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

The Lexington Police Department released a festive and musical reminder over the weekend for the public to keep vehicle doors locked and to take valuables and firearms out of their cars.

Suspect Strikes Tampa Police Officer in Head With Pliers

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

A Tampa police officer responding to a break-in Monday at an Advance Auto Parts store was hospitalized after being struck in the head with a pair of pliers.

Houston Police Chief Blasts Lawmakers Over Gun Laws

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

At a press conference, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo also reiterated his challenge to lawmakers to pass key legislation that would bar abusers from owning a firearm.

Florida Sheriff: School Officer Pawned Firearm, Brought Pellet Gun to Work

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

During a recent surprise equipment check, a supervisor expected to find a Glock pistol in Hillsborough School Security Officer Leroy King’s holster.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Armed Man Attacking Wife

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

The Sarasota County Sheriff's deputy discovered 65-year-old Mark Richard Coleman on top of a screaming woman, who was later identified as his wife.

Arizona L.E. Agencies Turn to ‘Ring’ as Crime-Fighting Tool

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

At a time when Christmas online shoppers are expecting packages, Ring has become a new crime-fighting tool for Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert police.

Bullet Possibly Penetrated Slain Officer’s Vest

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

At least one round possibly penetrated Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster's ballistic vest.

19 animal rescues in 2019

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

From the many dogs rescued from burning homes to the fat rat stuck in a manhole, firefighters had their hands full with animal saves

Court reminder: When you have time, use it wisely before shooting

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

How a California officer spent his 'discretionary time' in handling a subject said to be wielding a knife was the pivotal consideration in an excessive force case

OH Firefighters Terminated after Harassment Probe

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

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

Man posing as EMT walks into Mass. home

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

Police warned residents to take precautions after a man dressed as an EMT claimed to be performing a wellness check at a residence

Not Guilty Pleas Entered in FL Firefighter’s Murder

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

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

Sheriff: FL SRO Pawned Sidearm, Brought Pellet Gun to Work

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

King allegedly gave excuses to investigators about why he did not have his service weapon, but later confessed he pawned the gun, as well as a ballistic vest assigned to him by the sheriff's office.

OH Firefighter Injured in Collision with Car

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

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

2 injured after car collides with fire truck

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

A firefighter injured in the crash tried to help free the driver of the other vehicle from the wreckage, officials say

Kate Propp

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

Northcentral Technical College

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

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

Pa. city revamps junior firefighter program

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

The program that trains teens between the ages of 14 and 17 is accepting new members after a few years of dormancy

Bryx Raising Money for Disaster-Affected Responders

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

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

Mass. towns ‘scramble’ after ambulance service pulls ALS

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

Officials say they were given two days' notice that they needed to look for a new advanced life support ambulance provider

8 holiday safety tips for 2019

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

First responders know holiday-related injuries are rampant this time of year; share this downloadable safety graphic and PDF with your community to help prevent as many as possible

Michigan State Police Trooper Donates Part of His Liver to Former Training Officer

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

Michigan State Police Troopers David Burr and Christopher Boven are back on the road after Burr volunteered to be a living donor for Boven earlier this year, donating half his liver.

8 holiday safety tips for 2019

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

First responders know holiday-related injuries are rampant this time of year; share this downloadable safety graphic and PDF with your community to help prevent as many as possible

Suspect charged with capital murder in death of Houston LEO

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

Aurturo Solis told investigators he shot Sgt. Christopher Brewster to avoid being arrested

Man claims to be God after allegedly attempting to steal ambulance

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

Police say the Ohio man also claimed he was an undercover police officer and that his wife was giving birth to Jesus Christ

Alabama Officer Murdered During Drug Investigation

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

Officer Billl Clardy of the Huntsville (AL) Police Department has died after being shot during a drug investigation

Houston Police Officer Shot and Killed Over the Weekend

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

Sergeant Christopher Brewer of the the Houston Police Department came under fire as he exited his patrol vehicle and was struck multiple times.

Fundraiser started for NY firefighter trapped for hours after falling in well

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

Volunteer Firefighter Matt VanOrden, 20, sustained serious injuries after falling into an abandoned well

Arkansas Officer Murdered in Ambush in Police Station Parking Lot

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

An officer with the Fayetteville (AK) Police Department was shot and killed as he sat in his patrol vehicle outside of the police station on Saturday night.

Dallas Officer Injured When Parked Patrol Car Struck by Passing Vehicle

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

An officer with the Dallas Police Department suffered undisclosed injuries when the patrol vehicle he was sitting in was struck by a passing vehicle.

Video: Utah High School Dance Team Performs Routine Honoring Police

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

Performers with the Syracuse (UT) High School drill team appeared on the school's basketball court during a recent halftime dressed in costumes that resembled police uniforms and presented a dance that they said was in honor of law enforcement.

Tesla on “Autopilot” Slams Into Connecticut Patrol Vehicle Alongside Road

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

A Tesla vehicle—equipped with what many called an "autopilot" function that takes the operation of the vehicle largely out of the hands of the individual behind the wheel—slammed into a patrol vehicle in Norwalk early Saturday morning.

Aspiring paramedic reunites with air ambulance pilot after car crash

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

Victoria Duran credits Flight Nurse Clint Kneuven and other first responders for saving her life after the crash eight years ago

Chief, enjoy your retirement – and leave the new chief alone!

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

Not being able to let go puts the new chief in an awkward position

The audacity of the badge: Reconciling the confidence and arrogance that comes with the job

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

Four simple tests can help you determine if your decisions uphold the badge or dishonor it

Charitable Foundation Donates New Motorcycle to Pennsylvania Department

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

The York (PA) Police Department has a brand new 2019 Harley-Davidson patrol motorcycle thanks to the generous donation of a local charitable foundation.

How to expand your department’s community outreach with strategic partnerships

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

Start by developing these three national and local relationships, which are essential to the fire service

Law Enforcement Across the Country in Mourning After 3 Officers Slain in 48 Hours

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

The slayings of officers in Huntsville, Alabama; Houston, Texas; and Fayetteville, Arkansas took occurred over a less-than 48-hour span Friday and Saturday, according to police officials.

Law Enforcement Across the Country in Mourning After 3 Officers Slain in 48 Hours

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

The slayings of officers in Huntsville, Alabama; Houston, Texas; and Fayetteville, Arkansas took occurred over a less-than 48-hour span Friday and Saturday, according to police officials.

Being chief: It’s not a popularity contest!

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

Making tough decisions – and pushing for change – is your responsibility, even when it doesn't win you any fans

Ky. police warn of car break-ins through song parody video

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

The video is a play on The Sound of Music’s ‘My Favorite Things’

Why there’s no doubt that cooler and more comfortable PPE is also the safer option

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

Compromised firefighter mobility can impact firefighter risk of injury and death

Man develops app to alert first responders to mass shootings

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

The app sends out an alert to people within a 10-mile radius when a shooting is occurring

Calif. city firefighters report threats, vandalism of stations

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

The city firefighters' association asked the public to stay vigilant for suspicious activity

What PoliceOne readers had to say in 2019

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

PoliceOne columnists are not the only writers sharing information – officers also share their hard-earned wisdom in the comment section below each article

Report: PA County Groups Key to Hurting EMS Companies

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

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

Making the most of smartphone apps and features on the job

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

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss ICE, Medical ID and other engaging uses for smartphone apps in EMS

Event Honors MA Firefighter Nearly Decade after Death

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

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

Texas firefighter killed in vehicle crash

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

Volunteer Firefighter Amber Alewine died after her SUV struck a tree Sunday morning

Rapid Response: Don’t take the flu home for the holidays

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

Austin-Travis County EMS reports influenza spike: EMS responding to 30 cases a day

Ariz. police use doorbell camera footage shared by residents to curb thefts

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

Critics claim the use of video evidence without a warrant is problematic; police say the doorbells are equivalent to a digital neighborhood watch

Hempfield Township, PA, Aerials

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

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

How a community came together to protect its most vulnerable citizens

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

Law enforcement, EMS and civic leaders joined forces to fund a valuable communication app and get it in the hands of first responders

EMS Providers: ME’s System on Brink of Collapse

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

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

NC man arrested for allegedly stealing ambulance, hitting patrol car

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

The 25-year-old man reportedly led highway patrol on a pursuit after stealing the rig from a hospital

How new smart radio features help keep officer focus where it is needed most

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

Motorola adds new interfacing options, applications and remote management features to its mission-critical radios

Police make arrest in shooting death of Va. firefighter

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

Police said a 26-year-old "person of interest" was arrested on probation violations

Fallen Worcester firefighter remembered 8 years after line-of-duty death

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

A memorial ceremony was held Sunday for Worcester Firefighter Jon Davies Sr., who died when part of a burning building collapsed in 2011

Off-duty Ga. deputy killed in hit-and-run

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

Police are searching for the driver that struck and killed Deputy Cedrean McEachin

Ohio man arrested after 10 nonemergency 911 calls

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

Police say the man was given several warnings after calling 911 to chat with dispatchers

FDNY: Fatal Fire That Injured FFs Intentionally Set

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

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

Tesla on auto-pilot collides with Conn. police vehicle

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

Connecticut State Police officers used the incident as a reminder to the public to drive safely, attentively

NYPD: Razor found in cop’s sandwich not put there on purpose

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

Managers of the deli have said they want to apologize to the officer and local law enforcement for the incident

Hundreds gather to honor slain Ala. police officer

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

Officer Billy Fred Clardy III is remembered for carrying on his father's law enforcement legacy

Calif. city could start charging nonresidents for EMS

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

The change could help the city's fire department recover more of the costs of providing fee-related EMS services

Calif. city could start charging nonresidents for EMS

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

The change could help the city's fire department recover more of the costs of providing fee-related EMS services

CA Firefighters Want Help Against Vandalism, Threats

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

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

LAPD Releases Video of Officer-Involved Shooting

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

The Los Angeles Police Department released video Friday of an October officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights.

Video Shows Man Setting Fire to California Patrol Car Outside Police HQ

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

A man is under arrest for setting a Hawthorne police SUV ablaze directly in front of the department’s headquarters early Thursday morning.

University of Maryland Police K-9 Dies Due to Cancer

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

K-9 Chief, the University of Maryland Police Department's explosive detection dog, died Friday after battling cancer.

Off-Duty Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Hit-and-Run

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

Henry County police are searching for a driver they say struck and killed a Fulton County deputy on the side of I-75 last week before speeding away from the scene.

NYPD: Razor in Cop’s Sandwich Was Not Put There on Purpose

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

The rusty razor that ended up in a cop’s sandwich purchased at a Queens deli was not put there deliberately, the NYPD’s top cop said Saturday.

Driver Claims Tesla on Autopilot After Hitting Connecticut State Police Cruiser

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

Connecticut State Police were stopped behind a disabled motor vehicle in the center lane of Interstate 95 north near Exit 15 in Norwalk early Saturday, waiting for a tow truck to arrive, when an oncoming car struck a cruiser, a release said.

Colorado Sheriff’s Office May Release Jail Inmates Early to Meet Budget

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

Inmates at the Jefferson County jail may be released early and some arrestees may be turned away after the sheriff’s office closes a floor of the facility on Jan. 1 to facilitate a $5.5 million budget cut.

Slain Detroit Police Officer Remembered as ‘An American Hero’

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

Rasheen McClain collected comic books as a child and grew to become a real-life superhero, his friends, family and coworkers said Friday at his funeral.

FBI Treating Florida Naval Air Station Shooting as Terrorism

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

The FBI said Sunday that it is treating a naval base shooting in which a Saudi airman killed three people as an act of terrorism, while it is questioning Saudi students who were training at the base in Pensacola, Florida.

Retired NYPD Chief Dies From 9/11 Cancer

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

Vincent DeMarino, a retired NYPD deputy chief who raced to Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attacks, has died of 9/11-related cancer, relatives and colleagues said.

New Test Consortium Aims to Help Future CT Firefighters

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

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

Training time: A company officer’s guide for avoiding risk

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

How company officers can focus on training in a way that underscores risk management essentials

View from the top: A career climb rooted in female empowerment

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

New York Fire Department EMS Chief Lillian Bonsignore credits the support and encouragement she received from the women in her life for her success in emergency medicine

Overtimes Costs for CA Firefighters Soars by 65% Over Decade

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

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

Former CA Battalion Chief Charged with Bogus Overtime Claims

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

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

FBI says it presumes base shooting was act of terrorism

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

Authorities believe the gunman made social media posts in which he talked about U.S. support for Israel and charged that Americans are anti-Muslim

12 tips to help you see ‘everything’

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

Suspects will exhibit the same nervous mannerisms with a stolen safe in the trunk as they would with a spare tire filled with cocaine

Portland’s first African American fire chief overcomes barriers, promotes inclusiveness

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

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone calls her role an "amazing honor" and hopes to open more doors for female and minority firefighters

Maine officials say state’s EMS system is “in crisis”

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

With increasing calls and costs, and an unraveling funding model, officials warn ambulance services across the state are in danger of closing

Colo. firefighter dies after fall from roof

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

Summit County Firefighter Ken Jones, 46, fell 60 feet from the roof of a five-story condominium

LODD: Ga. firefighter dies from cardiac arrest after structure fire

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

Volunteer Firefighter George “Johnny” Childs, 64, was found unresponsive in his vehicle the morning after fighting a residential blaze

Retired NYPD chief dies from 9/11-related cancer

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

Vincent DeMarino is remembered for his 'can-do' attitude and generosity

Hundreds mourn slain Detroit police officer, ‘an American hero’

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

Officer Rasheen McClain was remembered for his dedication to his community and family

Factory Fire in India Leaves 43 Dead

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

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

FDNY says fire that killed 3, injured 4 firefighters, was set intentionally

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

Officials said the three people killed inside the abandoned building are now being considered homicide victims

FDNY says fire that killed 3 squatters, injured 4 firefighters was set intentionally

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

Officials said the three people killed inside the abandoned building are now being considered homicide victims

Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot in Patrol Car by Suspect While Parked Behind Department

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

Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr was fatally shot inside his patrol vehicle by an armed suspect while parked behind the police department Saturday night.

Wage costs rise to $5 billion as firefighter overtime surges by 65% in Calif.

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

Unprecedented wildfires have taxed California firefighters and the state's budget as overtime increased by over half in the last decade

Ark. officer ‘ambushed and executed’ outside station

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

Officer Stephen Carr was found dead inside his patrol vehicle, hailed as a 'hero'

Fired Ga. police sergeant accused of killing paramedic seeks trial venue change

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

Lawyers for William Talley argue he cannot get a fair trial in Muscogee County due to the publicity and outrage surrounding the case

Wis. county EMS forum addresses recruitment, funding woes

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

The forum sought to gather input from officials and providers as a study is underway to assess the county's EMS challenges

Alabama Police Officer Fatally Shot

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

A Huntsville police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday night has been identified as Billy Fred Clardy III. He was a 48-year-old husband and father of five children.

Houston Police Sergeant Fatally Shot After Trying to Break Up Domestic Disturbance

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

Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster died Saturday night after he was shot in the chest.

IN Firefighters Unhappy with Loss of 24-Hour Shifts

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

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

Fire Destroys Home of New Orleans EMS Director

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

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

Md. medevac copter limited by staffing shortage, electrical issues

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

The Maryland State Police copter has been running within limited hours and at times has been out of service during emergencies

Fire official disputes Ind. city’s claims of cost savings in controversial firefighter shift changes

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

East Chicago's mayor and fire chief said similar changes were successful in Washington D.C., but a D.C. fire official said this claim was inaccurate

Boats Helps Contain Blaze that Destroyed CT Beachfront Homes

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

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

Car Crashes into OR Apartment, Traps Occupant

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

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

Ark. officer fatally shot outside station, suspect dead

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

Officers inside the station heard gunshots and found an officer shot in a parking lot, next to a cruiser

Ark. officer fatally shot outside station, suspect dead

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

Officers inside the station heard gunshots and found an officer shot in a parking lot, next to a cruiser

Flock Safety

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

Flock Safety's mission is to eliminate non-violent crime by providing city-wide coverage of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) for both public safety organizations and private citizens. When a crime occurs, Flock Safety systems are made to deliver...

Houston police officer shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance

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

Sgt. Christopher Brewster was shot in the chest

Shift Briefing Series: The tactical pause

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

A tactical pause can help a law enforcement officer get back into “control” after being involved in a stressful incident

Arson Confirmed for Five Baltimore Blazes

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

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

Class Project Sparks Fire at NY University

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

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

Firefighters Rescue Driver from Overturned Car in MA Pond

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

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

CO Firefighter Dies in Fall

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

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

Alabama officer killed in drug task force-related shooting

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

He is the sixth officer in the state slain in the line of duty this year

Alabama officer killed in drug task force-related shooting

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

The slain officer was the son of an officer killed in the line of duty in 1978

Video: Calif. man torches police SUV in front of station

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

Officers arrested Elmer Maldonado as he stood near the fully-engulfed, unoccupied vehicle

ICE investigators use ‘tiny clues’ to solve child exploitation cases

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

Investigators in ICE's Child Exploitation Investigations Lab blend old and new technology to identify children and their abusers

Still no updates in investigation into Calif. shooting that left 4 dead

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

Investigators have declined to answer questions about suspects or a motive in the Nov. 17 shooting

Book excerpt: Once Upon a Time in Compton

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

The story of two gang detectives working what many considered, in its heyday, to be some of the meanest streets in the country

Reducing risk on the road: How to keep officers safe during roadway operations

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

Join Lexipol's Gordon Graham and a panel of experts to learn how your agency can take steps to make the roads safer for cops

Zistos

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

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

App notifies firefighters of pedestrian hit right outside station

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

The California firefighters said they were able to respond immediately after the PulsePoint app alerted them to the injured woman

App notifies firefighters of pedestrian hit right outside station

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

The California firefighters said they were able to respond immediately after the PulsePoint app alerted them to the injured woman

Koehler Brightstar Announces Vision Flood Headlamp

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

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

Koehler BrightStar

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

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

Dog nearly burns down house after turning on microwave

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

A British fire department reported that a family husky activated the microwave with a pack of rolls inside, causing a small kitchen fire

NYPD Officer Cuts Mouth on Razor Blade hidden Inside Sandwich

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

The cop, a 24-year veteran of the NYPD, cut the inside of his mouth on the razor as he chomped on the cheesesteak and was taken to Nassau Community Medical Center for a minor wound.

FFs Credit App Alert after Woman Hit Near CA Station

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

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

PTSD awareness stamp unveiled by USPS

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

Net proceeds from the stamp will go toward helping Americans with post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD awareness stamp unveiled by USPS

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

Net proceeds from the stamp will go toward helping Americans with post-traumatic stress disorder

Patriots Owner Expected at Fallen MA Firefighter Tribute

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

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

Flu cases increased by 100% for Texas county EMS

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

Austin-Travis County EMS said it is responding to 30 flu cases per day

Saudi Airman Opens Fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, Killing 3

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

A member of Saudi Arabia’s Air Force opened fire with a handgun Friday at a naval base in Florida, leaving three victims dead and several people injured.

NYPD officer injured by razor blade hidden in sandwich

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

Police are trying to determine if a shop employee deliberately planted the razor or if it was an accident

Florida Deputies Shot Responding to Deadly Naval Base Attack

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

Law enforcement officials said deputies with the Sheriff’s Office “negated the threat."

GA Firefighter Dies from Heart Attack

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

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

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Followed, Fired Upon in Personal Vehicle

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

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department was followed from his police precinct while in his personally owned vehicle and fired upon in an apparent ambush attack.

Legendary Police Trainer Ed Nowicki, Founder of ILEETA, Succumbs to Illness

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

Ed Nowicki—who founded the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA) in 2003—died this week after a decade-long battle with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT).

California Officer Under Investigation for Allegedly Groping Dead Woman

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is under investigation for allegedly fondling a dead woman's breasts.

Video: Massachusetts Officer Brushes Snow from Driver’s Rooftop

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

An officer with the Wellesley (MA) Police Department was captured on cell phone video assisting an driver who had several inches of fallen snow on their car rooftop.

Policing in jurisdictions with anti-cop DAs

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

In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss policing alongside hostile prosecutors

4 Dead Following Gunfight with Armed Robbery Suspects in UPS Truck

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

Four people were killed when police with multiple agencies exchanged gunfire with two armed robbery suspects who attempted to make a getaway in a stolen UPS truck on Tuesday.

Video: Man Sets Patrol Vehicle On Fire Outside California Police Station

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

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after surveillance video showed him douse a parked patrol vehicle in an undetermined flammable liquid and set the car alight in flames in the early morning hours of Thursday.

‘Nuclear device’ report prompts hazmat, bomb squad response in Ohio

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

About 40 residences were evacuated following a 911 call about radiation exposure, but emergency teams found no hazard

Dallas On Pace for Highest Murder Rate in More Than a Decade

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

The Dallas Police Department—suffering a dearth of homicide detectives—is on pace to record more murders than the city has had in more than a decade.

San Diego Police Department Offering Home Loans as Hiring Incentives

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

The San Diego Police Department wants first-time home-buyers to join the ranks of its sworn officers, and is willing to loan those individuals $50,000 to help them settle in the Southern California city.

Michigan Police K-9 Honored for Nabbing Suspected Car Thief

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

Shelby Township Police K-9 Morpheus assisted in apprehending a suspected car thief and recovering a stolen vehicle on Dec. 3.

Woman Sentenced in DUI Death of Florida Corrections Officer

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

Jacksonville Police Officer William "Jack" Adams and wife Cathy, a corrections officer, were returning home on Dec. 9 from the a state championship high school football game when Kim Michelle Johnston's car collided with their SUV.

5 Pa. municipalities left without EMS after ambulance service closes

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

The ambulance service gave the municipalities a 90-day notice but had to close earlier than expected

Detroit sergeant retires after being suspended for lack of response to fatal shooting

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

St. Ronald Kidd's lawyer said Kidd 'suffered from an episode of post-traumatic stress disorder' the night Officer Rasheen McClain was killed

Video shows Okla. LEOs fatally shoot fugitive who drew gun

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

Officers assisting a woman in a disabled vehicle were shot at by a wanted man

Tips and Tactics for Dealing with Subjects on the Autism Spectrum

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

When you're dealing with a subject on the ASD spectrum, there may be no outward sign whatsoever of that individual's unique condition—people on the spectrum can physically look just like so-called "neurotypical" individuals. Here are some tips and tactics to keep in mind for encounters with ASD subjects.

Photo of the Week: The great outdoors

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

Mont. county to suspend hospital ambulance service over reimbursement dispute

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

Commissioners claim the Indian Health Service owes $1.8 million in reimbursements for county ambulance transports

Four Dead Including Gunman After Shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida

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

At least three people were killed and another eight injured at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday before the suspected gunman was fatally shot in a gunfire exchange with law enforcement.

4 dead, 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

4 dead, 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

4 dead, 12 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Two deputies, one of whom killed the shooter, are among the injured

4 dead, 12 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Two deputies, one of whom killed the shooter, are among the injured

Off-duty Chicago police officer followed from station, shot at

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

The officer was not injured in the attack

OH Crews Evacuate Area over ‘Nuclear Device’ Scare

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

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

Campbell County, WY, Pumpers

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

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

MD Firefighter Injured in Fall Through Floor

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

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

ALPR implementation: Lessons learned

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

A summary of a RAND report on license plate readers for law enforcement

Three Dead, Including Gunman, in FL Navy Base Shooting

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

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

Four Dead, Including Gunman, in FL Navy Base Shooting

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

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

Four Dead, Including Gunman, in FL Navy Base Shooting

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

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

35 Pa. volunteer EMS services ask legislators to ‘slow the bleeding’

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

The services called for reductions in education, training and certification requirements as they face volunteer shortages

35 Pa. volunteer EMS services ask legislators to ‘slow the bleeding’

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

The services called for reductions in education, training and certification requirements as they face volunteer shortages

Photo of the Week: High-fidelity aviation training

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

Watch: Sussex County EMS trained with neighboring EMS, fire and police departments on managing air medical patient transportation scenarios

Amsterdam FD Testing Rosenbauer’s Hybrid Apparatus

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

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

Amsterdam FD Testing Rosenbauer’s Hybrid Apparatus

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

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

Heavy Duty Police Truck Bed Glorails

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

Smart RGB Bluetooth glowing truck bed rails from Glo Rails are made with one model design smart enough to detect the user’s location via their smartphone and restrict any colors that are illegal in that state or province all depending on the user-mode...

WA Crews Use Aerial, Ropes to Rescue Man from River

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

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

NY Fire Chief Dies after Collapsing at House Blaze

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

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

Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus Has Interim Status Removed

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

The Fort Worth Police Department announced Wednesday night, City Manager David Cooke offered Interim Chief Ed Kraus the Fort Worth Chief of Police assignment to which he accepted.

NYPD Promotes Officers of Color to Key Positions

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea welcomed two minority officers to top leadership positions on Thursday.

Students Get Chance to ‘Shop With An Airport Cop’

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

Officers from the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority shopped for holiday gifts with kids from the Catasaqua School District.

10-8 HD4 In-Car Video System

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

10-8 Video's LEO In-Car Video systems feature with industry-leading customer support. Recording on up to 4 channels of audio and video, simultaneously, no more choosing which camera you want to record leaving the other area unrecorded.  With no locked...

How Digital Tablets Aid the Incarcerated to Strengthen Family

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

Part one of Securus Technologies Improving Lives From the Inside Out" series

NY fire chief dies after collapsing at fire scene

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

West Stockholm, NY, Fire Chief Robert White died Thursday night after responding to a house fire

Upstate NY police won’t enforce new law making ‘annoying, alarming or threatening’ police a crime

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

Twelve police departments said Wednesday they will not enforce the law; lawmakers call for a repeal

CT Ambulance Workers Injured in Rollover Crash

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

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

Photo of the Week: Honoring the Worcester 6

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

Maryland Police Officer Injured in Crash

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

A Baltimore County police officer and another person were injured in a crash in Windsor Mill.

Detroit Police Sergeant Accused of Failing to Act in Officer Shooting Retires

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

A Detroit police sergeant accused of failing to act after a fellow officer was killed by a gunman last month is retiring from his job.

2 dead, at least 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

3 dead, at least 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

3 dead, at least 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

3 firefighters fall through floor at Md. house fire, 1 injured

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

About 100 firefighters responded to the house fire that injured a volunteer firefighter and killed six pets

4 injured in Conn. ambulance rollover crash

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

Three EMS providers and the driver of another car sustained minor injuries when the rig rolled over Thursday night

Baltimore police investigating forceful arrest captured on video

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

Officers are not allowed to use a choke hold unless the situation calls for deadly force, according to new department regulations

NYC Homicides Up 9 Percent

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

With just four weeks to go before the end of the year, the NYPD is facing a double-digit uptick in murders, making it the first time since 2017 that the city will end the year with more than 300 homicides.

Deputies Fatally Shoot Suspect in Slaying of Bounty Hunter

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

The suspect in the slaying of a bounty hunter in Moreno Valley was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 5 in a confrontation with law enforcement in San Bernardino.

PA City Mum on Suspensions of Several Firefighters

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

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

Death Penalty Still On Table for Man Accused of Killing Trooper

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

The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office has until Feb. 6 to decide whether to pursue the death penalty against a man accused of shooting and killing Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez in April.

Four Dead in Shootout After Dramatic Florida Police Pursuit

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

Armed robbers hijacked a UPS truck after a robbery in Coral Gables, leading police cars on a harrowing chase up Interstate 75 that ended Thursday night in a dramatic and deadly shootout on a busy street in Miramar.

Explosion Kills Colorado Corrections Officer

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

Colorado Department of Corrections Sgt. Joshua Voth died in a boiler explosion at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City Wednesday afternoon.

Pursuit with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

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

Robbers stole a UPS driver’s truck and led police on a pursuit that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection

Florida Officer Dies After Apparent Medical Event in Patrol Car

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

Officer Ken Foley, 57, was found unresponsive in his patrol vehicle after dispatch was unable to contact him via radio.

‘No wrongdoing’ found in $103K deficit in Sandy Hook fund

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

The fund was created to support teachers, EMS providers and other first responders present at the shooting

San Diego launches police homebuying incentive to boost recruitment

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

A shortage of officers prompted the city to offer officers as much as $50K toward a down payment on a house in the city

NC county approves non-emergency ambulance applications

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

The CEO of one of the two ambulance companies said the approval will free the county's EMS from non-emergency calls and create jobs

TX City to Share FF Response with County Agencies

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

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

Critically Wounded Colorado Officer Was Ambushed

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

A 19-year-old man confessed Tuesday to shooting and critically injuring Fort Lupton, CO, Sgt. Christopher Pelton in an impromptu ambush.

New Mass. village fire station offers healthier workspace

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

The $6.75 million station is 4,500 square feet larger than its predecessor and has an exhaust system designed to reduce cancer risk

Passerby alerts apartment residents to fire, preventing any injuries

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

Firefighters said dozens escaped injury after being awakened by a passerby who saw the flames from his car

Seagrave Names Parmeziani President and CEO

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

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

Firefighters use burnt ‘Elf on the Shelf’ as example to teach fire safety

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

A Florida fire department took the opportunity to tell a cautionary tale after the toy was singed by a light

Memorial Planned for Late CA Firefighter

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

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

How to use ‘Street Survival II’ as a police survival tool

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

This book was written to inoculate the reader against the deadly cop killer known as complacency

Light Bar Hook Kits for Dodge Durango and Ford Ranger

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

Federal Signal's hook kits are available to mount 44", 45", 46", 51" and 53" light bars to the Dodge Durango and 44", 45", and 46" light bars to the Ford Ranger.

EMS Volunteers Ask PA Lawmakers to ‘Slow the Bleeding’

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

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

DetectaChem SEEKERe Explosive Detector Excels in Department of Defense Venue Security Evaluation

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

Test result white paper highlights SEEKERe as a solution to help prevent acts of terrorism at events, stadiums, arenas and other large-scale venues

Baron Releases Customizable User-Defined Alerts for Baron Threat Net

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

User-defined alerts can guide public safety, outdoor venue, and business logistics decisions

iNPUT-ACE Promotes ‘Video Literacy’ for Law Enforcement

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

iNPUT-ACE, the industry leading video examination software for police investigators, has partnered with a number of agencies to help build “video literacy” training programs to improve the use and effectiveness of video evidence.

Maxxess eFusion Adds Integration with OpenEye

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

Enables video verification and retrieval through OpenEye Web Services

CentralSquare Introduces Audit Proof: Public Safety Agencies Benefit from Advanced Analytics to Simplify Reporting for FBI, State and Internal Audits

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

CentralSquare Audit Proof has helped Linn County Sheriff’s Office and its public safety consortium proactively maintain transparency and accountability over sensitive data.

More Than 60 Alleged Gang Members Arrested in “Operation Throne Down’

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

Federal officials in Boston are announcing federal racketeering, drug and firearms charges against dozens of alleged Latin King members and associates on the East Coast.

Ala. county volunteer fire association plans high school training program

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

The association wants to recruit more young people to the fire service as departments across the county face a volunteer shortage

San Diego Launching Homebuying Incentive to Help With City’s Police Officer Shortage

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

San Diego’s officer shortage has prompted the city to launch a new home-buying incentive that will give officers as much as $50,000 toward a down payment if they buy a house in the city.

4 steps to freeing up resources for community policing

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

Community policing is an effective way to reduce crime and strengthen relationships with the public. The challenge is finding ways to do it within police budgets and time constraints.

Spotlight: Covert Law Enforcement specializes in outdoor long-range surveillance equipment, designed for covert law enforcement investigations

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

Covert Law provides solutions to virtually every aspect of covert criminal investigations.

Video: Cop mistakenly shoots suspect’s mom during fight

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

The suspect was fighting with the deputy when his mother attempted to intervene

Florida Department Must Clean Up Chemicals from Future Site of Headquarters

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

The Fort Myers (FL) Police Department must complete a few unanticipated steps before construction can begin on its news headquarters building, starting with the cleanup of ground found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals.

New York Officers Shovel Driveway of 99-Year-Old Woman

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

Three officers with the Albany (NY) Police Department came to the aid of a 99-year-old woman who called for help in clearing nearly 18 inches of newly fallen snow from here driveway so she could get out on Monday morning.

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Colorado Officer

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

A man accused of dragging an officer with the Colorado State University Police Department pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree in court proceedings on Wednesday and was sentenced to 16 years in jail followed by five years of parole.

Video: Texas Officer Removes Carton from Skunk’s Head, Takes Off Running

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

An officer with the White Oak (TX) Police Department can be seen on dash camera video carefully approaching a skunk that had a food container stuck on its head.

Tennessee Officer Files Discrimination Suit Against Department, City

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

An officer with the Murfreesboro (TN) Police Department is suing his agency, the chief of police, and the city alleging discrimination and harassment.

Suspects Smash Patrol Vehicle Window and Steal Patrol Rifle

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

Two people reportedly smashed the window of a Louisiana State Police patrol vehicle and stole a patrol rifle from within the squad car.

Small Wisconsin Department Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of Service

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

The Village of Kronenwetter (WI)—which was incorporated in 2002—is now celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its police department, which was founded in 2004.

Mass. state police, FBI arrest more than 60 Latin Kings

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

The five-year investigation involved law enforcement officers, correction officers and federal authorities

FL Firefighter Injured in Apartment Fire

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

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

AG Barr: Communities need to start showing more support to LEOs

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

The U.S. attorney general drew criticism for saying lack of police support could mean less protection

Man accused of attacking, biting FDNY EMT indicted on assault charges

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

FDNY EMT Nicholas Cody suffered nerve damage after being bitten on the shoulder and slammed into an ambulance door

Man accused of attacking, biting FDNY EMT indicted on assault charges

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

FDNY EMT Nicholas Cody suffered nerve damage after being bitten on the shoulder and slammed into an ambulance door

Why we need an innovation revolution in policing

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

Keeping pace with the expectations of an increasingly networked and digitized society will require police to become highly innovative

OH Firefighters Pack Meeting over Staffing, LODD Report

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

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

Ohio city FFs voice concerns over LODD report, staffing, response times

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

Hamilton firefighters packed a city council meeting Wednesday and raised questions about omissions from a report on the fire that killed Firefighter Patrick Wolterman

FL Firefighters Respond to Elf on the Shelf Emergency

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

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

Eddie Johnson Officially Retires, Days After Removal as Chicago’s Top Cop

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

Former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, fired earlier in the week for allegedly lying to Mayor Lori Lightfoot about his actions in the hours before he was found asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle, officially retired on Wednesday.

How to avoid, survive an ambulance collision

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

Ambulance collisions, which happen with frightening regularity, often result in injury and are occasionally fatal, especially for private vehicle drivers

Driver Who Struck and Killed Colorado Trooper Sentenced

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

A driver who hit and killed a state trooper on Interstate 76 near Roggen was sentenced Wednesday to jail time, probation and community service.

Critically Wounded Colorado Police Officer Was Ambushed, Shot in the Head by Gunman

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

Matthew Cotter is accused of shooting Fort Lupton Police Sgt. Christopher Pelton in an ambush in which Cotter hid behind a fence and fired at the officer who approached a home Monday.

SC hospital unveils new neonatal intensive care ambulance

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

The new apparatus can carry up to two babies at once and will replace an 11-year-old NICU ambulance

3 dead after Pearl Harbor sailor shoots civilians, himself

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

The motive behind Wednesday's shooting is still unknown

3 dead after Pearl Harbor sailor shoots civilians, himself

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

The motive behind Wednesday's shooting is still unknown

2 civilians shot by Pearl Harbor sailor die from injuries

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

A third victim was hospitalized after Wednesday's shooting

Police Officer – Dubuque, Iowa

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

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT? The Dubuque Police Department is a full service, community oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are currently seeking high-caliber women and men to take up the challenge to...

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

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

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

Burlington Township, NJ, Heavy Rescue

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

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

Fla. police officer dies after being found unresponsive in patrol vehicle

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

Officer Ken Foley served with the department for 29 years

Fla. police officer dies after being found unresponsive in patrol vehicle

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

Officer Ken Foley served with the department for 29 years

How to use design thinking to address critical issues in policing

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

Design thinking seeks to redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative solutions

NYPD K-9s help collect care packages for ‘war dogs’ overseas

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

Several department organizations collected dog toys, supplies to ship to Afghanistan ahead of the holidays

TX Fire Union Slams How FD Handles Sexual Harassment

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

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

Texas city FD criticized for handling of sexual harassment complaints

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

Austin firefighters' union representatives said harassment complaints were minimized or "swept under the rug"

Late NY detective gets attorney general’s award for MS-13 cases

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

William Maldonado worked on an FBI task force involved in prosecuting more than 40 MS-13 members

AL Group Wants to Ignite Volunteer Firefighting Interest

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

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

Ind. firefighters accused of cheating on EMT exam

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

One firefighter resigned after a total of six firefighters from two municipalities were accused of cheating

Ind. firefighters accused of cheating on EMT exam

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

One firefighter resigned after a total of six firefighters from two municipalities were accused of cheating

Man allegedly stole ambulance from hospital to go buy heroin

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

Police say Raymond Kibby stole the ambulance from outside the hospital where he was receiving treatment for heroin withdrawal

Retired NYPD Officer Gets New Support From Fellow Officers During ALS Battle

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

Retired NYPD Officer Mike Vinitsky was attacked on the job is still fighting for his life in the hospital more than a decade later. His old friends – and hundreds of strangers – are making sure he never feels alone.

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fired On in Targeted Shooting

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

Chicago police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an off-duty police officer and left his car peppered with bullet holes.

Baltimore Teens Forms Friendship With Officer Responding to Call for Distress

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

It was a routine call that led to an unlikely friendship between a Baltimore City Police officer and a young man from the southeast side of the city.

For 50 years, Mass. foundation has helped fund fire-rescue teams

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

The group has raised and donated more than $200,000 to help fire, rescue and EMS services in its small town community

For 50 years, Mass. foundation has helped fund fire-rescue teams

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

The group has raised and donated more than $200,000 to help fire, rescue and EMS services in its small town community

IN Firefighters Accused of Cheating on Training Exam

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

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

NYPD K-9 Units Help Collect Care Packages for ‘War Dogs’ Serving Overseas

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

The crime-fighting dogs of the NYPD offered a helping paw to their canine counterparts serving overseas this holiday season — collecting doggie supplies and treats for Yuletide care packages.

NYPD K-9 Units Help Collect Care Packages for ‘War Dogs’ Serving Overseas

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

The crime-fighting dogs of the NYPD offered a helping paw to their canine counterparts serving overseas this holiday season — collecting doggie supplies and treats for Yuletide care packages.

How to implement effective (and pain-free) organizational change in policing

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

A new resource from the COPS Office details lessons learned from the implementation of law enforcement best practices

Findings in Death of Missouri Police Sergeant at Odds With Forensic Exam

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

Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Sgt. Peggy Vassallo was struck and killed Aug. 24, 2015, while helping a driver she herself had just rear-ended while on the way to work in morning rush-hour traffic on Lindbergh Boulevard near the old Jamestown Mall.

Built for Counterterrorism, High-Tech Machine Now Used to Detect Fentanyl

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

The MX908, a mass spectrometer, was initially marketed as a counterterrorism tool to help military teams looking for traces from biological or chemical weapons.

New Jersey Attorney General Makes Sweeping Changes to Police Policies

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

New Jersey’s attorney general on Wednesday overhauled standards for behavior of police and prosecutors statewide, issuing five different directives targeting the use of force in arrests, internal affairs probes, evidence rules and police training.

New Jersey Attorney General Makes Sweeping Changes to Police Policies

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

New Jersey’s attorney general on Wednesday overhauled standards for behavior of police and prosecutors statewide, issuing five different directives targeting the use of force in arrests, internal affairs probes, evidence rules and police training.

Chicago Police Go Undercover on Facebook to Bust Groups Selling Guns

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

Chicago police on Tuesday announced their latest arrests for illegally selling guns and drugs through private Facebook groups — and again complained that the social media platform has not been cooperating with the department’s ongoing investigation.

Gunman Kills 2, Himself at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

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

A sailor killed himself after shooting two civilian workers to death and injuring another Wednesday at this Navy-Air Force installation on Oahu, the military said.

Florida Police Officer Dies After Suffering Medical Episode Inside His Patrol Car

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

Lakeland Police Officer Ken Foley was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive inside his patrol vehicle while on duty Wednesday.

5 options for safely securing your firearms at home

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

Taking a gun belt off at the end of your shift and storing it on the top shelf in a bedroom closet is not an acceptable or responsible way to store a firearm

Military: Sailor shoots 3 at Pearl Harbor, takes own life

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

The base has reopened following a lockdown

Military responds to reports of shooting at Pearl Harbor

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

The ongoing security incident began at about 2:30 p.m.

The Next-Generation BWC

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

Panasonic's new BWC offers a field-swappable battery for extended shift operation and an easy-to-read display.

CA Crews Save Anna Faris, Family from CO Exposure

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

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

First Female Chief Hired for MI County, Fire Department

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

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

First Female Chief Hired for MI County, Fire Department

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

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

Retired Minn. fire marshal calls high-rise fire ‘teaching moment’ on sprinklers

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

The former fire marshal said sprinklers like those installed in every high-rise unit in St. Paul could have saved lives in the Minneapolis blaze that killed five

Why making connections matters during police training

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

Taking a 'block and silo' approach to police training does not adequately prepare officers for the complexities of virtually every call for service

Company donates $10K to Okla. emergency responders

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

Koch Fertilizer gave $6,000 to the fire department and $4,000 to the emergency management department local to one of its Oklahoma locations

WI Village Backs Closest-Unit Dispatch for EMS

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

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

WV Fire Department Orders Two Pierce Arrow XT Pumpers

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

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

IL Fire Department Profits Fixing Other FD Vehicles

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

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

Calif. city FD to ramp up EMS after neighboring county cuts ambulances

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

The department plans to provide nontransport advanced life support in anticipation that their county's ambulances will be taxed responding to the next county over

Calif. city FD to ramp up EMS after neighboring county cuts ambulances

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

The department plans to provide nontransport advanced life support in anticipation that their county's ambulances will be taxed responding to the next county over

The Next Generation of High Performance Body Armor

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

PPSS Group's next generation of high-performance body armour is taking personal protection to a completely new-found level.

Mosby Flags 305 Baltimore Police Officers

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

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told a state policing commission that she has concerns about the integrity of more than 300 police officers and may not be able to put them on the witness stand.

CentralSquare Introduces Audit Proof

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

The Linn County (OR) Sheriff's Office has implemented CentralSquare Audit Proof, a cloud-hosted solution designed to help law enforcement agencies gain valuable insight into their staff's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) activity.

25 Maryland Corrections Officers Criminally Charged With Using Excessive Force, Intimidation at Jails

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

Prosecutors said Tuesday that 25 Maryland corrections tactical unit officers have been indicted on hundreds of counts related to using excessive force, intimidation, and destruction of evidence to ensure "dominance of its operational territory."

Attorney General Barr Says Communities that Disrespect Police Could Lose Protection

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

"They have to start showing more than they do – the respect and support that law enforcement deserves," Barr said. "And if communities don't give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need."

LAPD Needs More Money to Protect Officers from Communicable Diseases

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

In 2018 and 2019 a number of LAPD officers and city workers reported they'd been exposed to infectious diseases, including typhus, salmonella, and MRSA. Most of the reports were made at the Central Area police station in downtown LA.

The Traverse Overt Patrol Carrier in 1/2 Dress, 1/2 MOLLE Configuration

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

The Traverse can convert LEGACY or BRAVO concealable soft armor into a front zip-side opening system. This overt carrier offers both MOLLE and Dress configurations, along with optional features to meet departmental requirements. It is available in the...

Chicago officers go undercover online to bust secret groups selling guns

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

'Operation FaceBOOKED' succeeded despite lack of cooperation from Facebook, officials say

Chicago officers go undercover online to bust secret groups selling guns

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

'Operation FaceBOOKED' succeeded despite lack of cooperation from Facebook, officials say

Dallas Mayor Challenges Police Chief to Improve City’s Safety

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

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson sent a sternly worded note to the city manager demanding that the city leaders work with Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall to address what he sees as an increase in violent crime there.

Virginia Department Launches Program to Raise Awareness of Autism

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

The Newport News (VA) Police Department has launched a new program aimed at increasing officers' awareness of individuals in the community with autism spectrum disorder and providing those officers with information to help keep people with autism safe.

Off-Duty California Officer Beaten By Mob While Assisting Crime Victim

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

An off-duty officer with the California Highway Patrol was severely beaten by a mob of teens during an altercation at a shopping mall in a suburb of Oakland on the day after Thanksgiving.

Houston Officer Accidentally Shoots Self During Training

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

An officer with the Houston Police Department accidentally shot himself during training on Tuesday morning.

Florida Officer Shoots, Wounds Knife-Wielding Man

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

An officer with the St. Petersburg (FL) Police Department shot and wounded a man armed with a 10-inch knife who had refused repeated commands to drop the weapon.

Florida Officer Falls, Suffers Head Wound During Gunfight with Suspect

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

An officer with the Leesburg (FL) Police Department was injured during a gunfight with a suspect on Tuesday.

North Carolina Officer Suffers Broken Leg at Domestic Call

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

An officer with the Hickory (NC) Police Department suffered a broken leg when he attempted to subdue a man at a domestic dispute on Monday.

Utah coffee company donates to Okla. PD after Thanksgiving Starbucks incident

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

The donation came after the company’s CEO saw a photograph of the coffee cups labeled ‘PIG’

NJ attorney general overhauls standards for police behavior, use of force guidelines

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

The reforms will create a public database of use of force rates and ease public access to body camera videos

Balancing ‘police supervisor’ and ‘cop buddy’ roles

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

There is a balance between forming a bond with your employees and maintaining a professional relationship

Settle or try? 5 factors to help you decide when facing a public safety lawsuit

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

While our instinct is often to fight the allegations, there are serious ramifications when a case goes to trial and results in a large verdict against your agency

Tenn. EMT injured after car sideswipes ambulance

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

Three EMS providers and a 71-year-old patient were in the rig at the time of the crash

The fire chief as chief risk manager

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

Effectively reducing the risks facing your department and your personnel requires embracing this unique role

$5K reward for information on Va. firefighter’s murder

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

Police say Fire Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry, who died shielding her child from gunshots, was not the intended target of the shooting

Official: Baltimore County Police Should Release More Body Camera Footage

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

Citing the need to uphold their “transparency push,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said the county’s police department should be releasing body-worn camera footage “more frequently.”

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Struck by Car Named Trooper of the Year

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

On Dec. 3, 2018, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Mithil Patel was flying through the air after pushing a man out of harm’s way at a highway crash scene and then getting struck by an out-of-control car.

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

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

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

LAPD officer under investigation for allegedly fondling dead woman’s breasts

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

Supervisors found body camera footage of the alleged act during a random inspection of body camera footage

Two Ohio Police Officers Dragged by Suspects

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

Police are looking for two males who dragged two Dayton police officers who tried to remove the suspects from a stolen vehicle just minutes after the same suspects tried to run over two other officers.

Video Examinations for the Police Investigator Course Series

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

iNPUT-ACE has partnered with a number of agencies to help build “video literacy” training programs to improve the use and effectiveness of video evidence. “Video Examinations for the Police Investigator” is a series of hands-on courses...

Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing Honors Law Enforcement Officers

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

Attorney General William P. Barr and Justice Department leadership on Tuesday announced the recipients of the Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, recognizing the exceptional work of 19 law enforcement officers.

6 steps to prevent an oxygen tank explosion/regulator fire

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

An EMT was injured when an oxygen tank caught fire in the ambulance during a patient transport, a rare but serious threat

6 steps to prevent an oxygen tank explosion/regulator fire

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

An EMT was injured when an oxygen tank caught fire in the ambulance during a patient transport, a rare but serious threat

Fired Chicago superintendent apologizes for ‘lapse in judgment,’ denies lying

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

Eddie Johnson said he has 'no interest in fighting a battle' over his reputation

Why allowing fire crews to leave the scene for low-acuity patients may be a good thing

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

Charlotte’s MEDIC deputy director explains how a proposed leave-at-home policy will be a well-researched study into giving the patient the right treatment at the right time

Fire chief: ‘Please don’t stick your hand in a snowblower’

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

In a 48-hour period, six people in Massachusetts were taken to the hospital after sticking their hands in snowblowers

Fire chief: ‘Please don’t stick your hand in a snowblower’

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

In a 48-hour period, six people in Massachusetts were taken to the hospital after sticking their hands in snowblowers

Grant to Help FL College Develop Sensors for Firefighters

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

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

Worcester 6 honored in emotional ceremony on 20th anniversary of Cold Storage fire

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

"We feel them in our hearts and minds as they continue to guide us," said Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie at the Tuesday night ceremony

Officials: Baltimore county police should release more body camera footage

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

The county does not currently have a policy dictating when footage is released

PA Rescue Squad Helps Ex-Chief Injured in House Fire

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

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

Pittsburgh man charged after allegedly harassing black EMTs

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

The man was charged with ethnic intimidation and reckless endangering after reportedly yelling racist slurs and following the off-duty EMTs in his truck

NASA Kennedy Space Center Platform Aerial

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

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

Suspects drag 2 Ohio LEOs behind vehicle at traffic stop

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

The incident occurred minutes after the same suspects jumped a curb and tried to hit two other officers

EMS crews brought patients to the hospital with misplaced breathing tubes. None of them survived.

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

Unrecognized esophageal intubation has occurred in Rhode Island at least 11 times in the last three years, according to a report by The Public's Radio

Watch FL Firefighters Battle Shrimp Boat Blaze

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

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

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

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

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

Actress thanks FFs for helping her and 12 family members affected by carbon monoxide

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

Actress Anna Faris thanked the North Tahoe Fire Protection District for their response to the Thanksgiving incident that affected her family

Actress thanks FFs for helping her and 12 family members affected by carbon monoxide

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

Actress Anna Faris thanked the North Tahoe Fire Protection District for their response to the Thanksgiving incident that affected her family

Driver accused of injuring firefighter in hit-and-run turns himself in

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

The firefighter was struck while responding to a crash scene

Watch Firefighters Honor Memory of Worcester 6

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

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

Former Pa. county emergency squad chief injured in house fire

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

A fundraiser has been set up for former chief, who is being treated at the hospital for first-degree burns

Former Pa. county emergency squad chief injured in house fire

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

A fundraiser has been set up for former chief, who is being treated at the hospital for first-degree burns

New Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck Begins First Full Day As City’s Top Cop

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

Chicago Police Supt. Charlie Beck completed his first full day on the job after taking over for ousted Supt. Eddie Johnson. Beck says it's not the transition he'd expected, but he insisted it would be a smooth one.

New Details Released in Shooting at Wisconsin High School

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

Investigators have released new details about a shooting Monday at Waukesha South High School. Police said Sgt. Brady Esser shot an armed 17-year-old student during a confrontation in a classroom.

New Whistleblower Says Arizona Prison ‘Hiding’ Broken Doors

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

Following a major scandal over broken cell locks, a new whistleblower inside the Arizona Department of Corrections claims the prison administration is still hiding problems of more failing doors.

Colorado Deputy Disciplined for Napping While On Duty at Jail

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

Denver Sheriff's Deputy Onesimo Garcia admitted to using a supply closet in the housing pod where he worked to nap out of sight of surveillance cameras.

Chicago Police Commander Who Had Officers Babysit Son is Demoted

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

Grand Central District Cmdr. Anthony Escamilla, whom the city’s inspector general accused of lying about directing on-duty officers under him to babysit his son with special needs, was stripped of his position.

Police: Drunken College Football Fan Punched Michigan Trooper, Threw Racial Slurs

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

One man is behind bars after hurling racial slurs and punching a Michigan State Police trooper during Michigan’s blow-out loss to Ohio State on Saturday.

Houston Police Chief Blames Holster Design on Officer’s Accidental Shooting

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

A Houston police officer accidentally shot himself Tuesday as the result of his gun holster's design, Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters.

Two Escaped Teenagers Recaptured in Tennessee

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

Police said Monday that Decorrius Wright and Calvin Howse escaped from Nashville’s juvenile detention facility with two other teens who are still at large.

Wounded Colorado Police Officer Remains in Critical Condition

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

A Fort Lupton police officer who was shot in a late-night exchange of gunfire with a suspect remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, authorities said.

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Apologizes for ‘Lapse in Judgment’

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

In his first public comments since his firing, former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson issued a statement Tuesday denying he intentionally lied to the mayor or public but admitting that he made "a poor decision and had a lapse of judgment."

2019 Full Salary Survey Report

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

Results of the information we retrieved through our 2019 Salary Survey

A Law Enforcement Hero’s Tale

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

Last month a Dayton, OH, police detective was murdered serving a warrant on alleged fentanyl distributors, and all Americans need to hear his story.

Recruiting the next-gen EMT

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

Promote a paradigm shift in your recruiting practices to hire your next employee and keep them engaged

Los Angeles County FFs to Ask Voters for More Money

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

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

MA Firefighters Free Man Stuck in Snowblower

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

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

Denis Leary Debuts Worcester 6 Documentary

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

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

New Chicago police superintendent promises ‘smooth transition’

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

Superintendent Charlie Beck said he is still friends with former superintendent but 'all of us have to be accountable'

Milwaukee EMTs Giving Patient CPR Injured in Crash

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

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

Chicago’s New Top Cop Vows ‘Smooth’ Transition

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

In his first public comments since Eddie Johnson’s firing, interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck offered support for Johnson, saying Tuesday that they’re still friends "but all of us have to be accountable."

Oklahoma Police Officer Wounded, Suspect Dead in Shooting

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

An Ada police officer was wounded an the suspected gunman was shot dead as police attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a residence Tuesday morning.

Wounded Wisconsin SRO Shoots Student After “Edged Weapon” Attack

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

A 16-year-old Oshkosh (WI) West High School student stabbed a school resource officer before the officer opened fire on the teen Tuesday morning, according to Oshkosh Police Chief Dean Smith.

Nonprofit medical van seeks to cut EMS calls in San Francisco

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

The mobile health service seeks to help residents in need with basic medical care to reduce the need for emergency calls

Fla. university receives FEMA grant to study fire-detecting sensors

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

The University of Central Florida will work with a Belgium-based company to develop portable detectors that sense chemicals created in fires

Colorado Officer Critically Wounded in Gunfight

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

An officer with the Fort Lupton (CO) Police Department was critically wounded in a gunfight with a gunman who was attempting to make contact with an individual at a residence late Monday night.

Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Donates to Oklahoma Department

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

Evan Hafer, the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company, said that his company will always "back the blue."

Ohio Officer Struck by Passing Vehicle While Investigating Traffic Collision

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

An officer with the Macedonia (OH) Police Department was injured when he was struck by a passing car while investigating a traffic collision on Saturday night.

California Officers Fatally Shoot Man in Domestic Call

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

Two officers with the Concord (CA) Police Department are on paid administrative leave after fatally shooting a man after an elderly couple called 911 to report that their 60-year-old son was armed with a knife and acting erratically on Sunday morning.

Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding Accused Cop Killer After the Fact

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

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to capital murder of Biloxi police officer Robert McKeithen.

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting of Wisconsin Police Officer

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

A man accused of shooting an officer with the La Crosse (WI) Police Department has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Officer Credits “Divine Providence” in Saving Life of Heart Attack Victim

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

An officer with the Henrico (VA) Police Department said that it was "divine providence" that placed him in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to help save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

Wash. firefighter injured in hit-and-run at crash scene

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

State troopers are searching for a white Nissan Versa with Oregon plates they say left the scene after striking the firefighter

Implant that releases naloxone developed by Northwestern researcher

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

The device is implanted under the skin and automatically releases naloxone when it detects a drop in blood-oxygen level

Wisconsin Police Officer Injured in Confrontation With Armed Student at High School

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

Police shot an armed student who confronted an officer at a Wisconsin high school on Tuesday, marking the state’s second school shooting in as many days, authorities said.

PA Firefighter Injured Battling 2-Alarm House Fire

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

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

Wis. EMS chief, captain placed on leave pending financial investigation

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

An investigation was launched after the EMS board was notified of disparities in credit card statements

Navy security officer dies after civilian crashes through security gate

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

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores was struck head-on

Navy police officer dies after civilian crashes through security gate

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

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores was struck head-on

2 Milwaukee EMTs injured in FD ambulance crash

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

The EMTs were performing CPR on a patient inside the ambulance when it was struck by another vehicle

2 Milwaukee EMTs injured in FD ambulance crash

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

The EMTs were performing CPR on a patient inside the ambulance when it was struck by another vehicle

Groves/Ready Rack Expands PPE Drying Products Line

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

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

Off-duty Calif. officer attacked while assisting robbery victim

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

Two juveniles were arrested after the officer was choked unconscious while aiding a woman whose phone was stolen

Video: Off-duty Calif. officer attacked while assisting robbery victim

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

Two juveniles were arrested after the officer was choked unconscious while aiding a woman whose phone was stolen

Panasonic® Presents New Company Roadmap at Partner Summit

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

Launching new identity with a promise to help customers make critical decisions by capturing moments of truth

Student, officer injured in second Wis. high school shooting

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

A police officer confronted an armed student and both were wounded; both have been hospitalized

Off-Duty CHP Officer Attacked While Aiding Robbery Victim

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

Two boys, ages 14 and 16, were arrested Friday night after a woman trying to get her stolen phone back was attacked and an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer who came to her aid was choked unconscious, police said Monday.

Houston FFs Pull Man Under Debris from Burning Home

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

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

Geyserville, CA, Custom Pumper

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

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

Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Detroit Police Officer

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

A 28-year-old man with a history of violence has been charged with murder, nearly two weeks after police said he fatally shot a Detroit police officer and critically wounded another with a high-powered rifle in a gunfight at a west-side Detroit house.

Code 3 Podcast: Finding resources for improved training

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

Chief Jason Caughey shares ideas for cost-effective realistic training

Code 3 Podcast: Finding resources for improved training

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

Chief Jason Caughey shares ideas for cost-effective realistic training

Code 3 Podcast: Finding resources for improved training

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

Chief Jason Caughey shares ideas for cost-effective realistic training

911 wait times reduced after changes to Ariz. city dispatch system

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

Wait times for 911 callers reduced by three-fourths after the city combined its police and fire-EMS communication centers and upgraded technology

911 wait times reduced after changes to Ariz. city dispatch system

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

Wait times for 911 callers reduced by three-fourths after the city combined its police and fire-EMS communication centers and upgraded technology

Colorado Police Officer, Suspect Critically Wounded in Shooting

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

A Fort Lupton police officer and a suspect are in critical condition after a shooting Monday night.

NE Firefighter Injured in Unusual Car Explosion

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

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

LAPD Testing Device That Uses Tethers That Wrap Suspects’ Bodies

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

The tool, called the BolaWrap 100, fires a Kevlar cord that ensnares an individual’s body to restrict mobility, letting officers swarm the person without using more drastic measures.

We take care of own: Enter your agency’s safety or wellness program in the National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

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

Through the Destination Zero program, NLEOMF and DOJ help cops come together to encourage and support officer safety and wellness

We take care of our own: Enter your agency’s safety or wellness program in the National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

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

Through the Destination Zero program, NLEOMF and DOJ help cops come together to encourage and support officer safety and wellness

We take care of our own: Enter your agency’s safety or wellness program in the National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

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

Through the Destination Zero program, NLEOMF and DOJ help cops come together to encourage and support officer safety and wellness

Trauma assessment and treatment quiz: Test your knowledge

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

Show off your trauma knowledge with this quiz about trauma patient assessment and treatment

Technical rescue training hurdles and solutions

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

How to overcome challenges related to instructors, resources and funding

Technical rescue training hurdles and solutions

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

How to overcome challenges related to instructors, resources and funding

Technical rescue training hurdles and solutions

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

How to overcome challenges related to instructors, resources and funding

Man charged in fatal shooting of Detroit police officer

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

JuJuan Parks will be arraigned on 16 charges in the death of Officer Rasheen McClain

Sons of Fallen Worcester Firefighters Continue Legacy

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

Several sons of the six firefighters who died in the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage Fire spoke with Firehouse about that day and joining their fathers' department.

Sons of Worcester 6 carry on firefighting tradition

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

Seven sons of Worcester firefighters killed in the Cold Storage and Warehouse fire 20 years ago share why they joined the fire service in their fathers' footsteps

Sons of Worcester 6 carry on firefighting tradition

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

Seven sons of Worcester firefighters killed in the Cold Storage and Warehouse fire 20 years ago share why they joined the fire service in their fathers' footsteps

New Orlando fire chief sworn in, pledges ‘diverse and inclusive’ department

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

Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale replaces former Chief Roderick Williams, who resigned after the EEOC found he discriminated against a female assistant chief

LAPD tests devices that use tethers to wrap suspects’ bodies

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

The Batman-esque gadget is already in use in other Calif. counties

LAPD tests devices that use tethers to wrap suspects’ bodies

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

The Batman-esque gadget is already in use in other Calif. counties

Weather report before Alaska air ambulance crash led other company to decline flight

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

The Friday air ambulance crash killed three, including a paramedic and a registered nurse

From Lakewood to London: The lesson of the scorpion and the frog

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

Two incidents, 20 years apart, demonstrate the perils of early release of inmates

Infection control: 4 tips to embrace a clean squad culture

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

Protect your crew, your patients and yourself by limiting your infectious disease exposure risk with PPE and best practices

Infection control: 4 tips to embrace a clean squad culture

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

Protect your crew, your patients and yourself by limiting your infectious disease exposure risk with PPE and best practices

San Diego to switch ambulance providers for first time since 1997

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

City officials made the decision based on responses to a request for proposals issued in August

Colo. officer critically injured after exchanging fire with suspect

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

The suspect is also in critical condition

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOTSPOTTER’S GUNSHOT DETECTION TECHNOLOGY UNANIMOUSLY PASSES OAKLAND’S RIGOROUS SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE

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

City’s New Ordinance Sets High Bar for Law Enforcement Technology to Protect Individual Privacy Rights

Balderson, Ohio Law Enforcement Announce First Region in Country to Adopt Life-Saving Kits for First Responders

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

Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH-12) today announced that Ohio Emergency Management Services are equipping first responders with life-saving tools to assist during mass emergencies.

Woman thanks FF who saved her after ex-boyfriend set her on fire

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

The woman called Firefighter Peter Hartnett "an angel" at his recognition ceremony this week

Parrot Announces New SDK Partner Program for its Popular ANAFI drone platform

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

Kittyhawk to Bring its Air Control Drone Fleet Management Platform to ANAFI users in 2020

Axon Partners with the Halton Regional Police Service for VR Training; First Canadian Agency to Deploy Axon’s Empathy-Based Training Program

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

Axon announced the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) as the first law enforcement agency in Canada to partner with Axon for its virtual reality (VR) empathy training program through Axon Academy.

Baltimore City FD Investigating 11 Fires in 24-Hour Span

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

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

Michigan Police K-9 Rescues Hunter Lost In the Woods

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

A hunter in Clyde Township has a K-9 officer to thank after losing his way while out hunting Saturday. According to Marysville Police, the man called a friend to say he was lost deep in the woods in state game area near Abbottsford and Bryce Road.

Baltimore Police Union Calls Out Leadership In Wake of Weekend Carjackings

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

As Baltimore's homicide number continues to surpass the city's 2018 total and after several violent carjackings were reported over the weekend, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement urging city residents to take caution.

Blue Blood Drive Held In Honor of Fallen Texas Police Officer

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

Henry "Hank" Nava, Jr. was an officer with the Fort Worth Police Department when he was shot and killed in the line of duty on Dec. 1, 2005 while serving an arrest warrant. He was 39 years old, and a father.

Thief Gets Bleach, Not Money in Illinois Robbery

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

A North Peoria dollar store was robbed at gunpoint, not of money but of bleach and cleaner.

Former Michigan Trooper Sentenced for Assaulting Female Trooper

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

Huron County Circuit Judge Gerald M. Prill on Monday sentenced 26-year-old Adam S. Mullin to three terms of one year in jail, plus a fourth term of 93 days in jail.

Kansas Police Search Empty Lot for Evidence in 1999 Cold Case

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

Using ground-penetrating radar, police in Kansas City, Kansas, discovered an “anomaly” during a search for evidence related to the disappearance of a woman 20 years ago.

Supreme Court May Put Off Ruling That Could Have Expanded Second Amendment

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

Gun-rights advocates want the Supreme Court to uphold a constitutional right to carry a firearm away from home, but the justices did not sound ready on Monday to issue such a broad ruling in a New York City case.

Supreme Court May Put Off Ruling That Could Have Expanded Second Amendment

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

Gun-rights advocates want the Supreme Court to uphold a constitutional right to carry a firearm away from home, but the justices did not sound ready on Monday to issue such a broad ruling in a New York City case.

FBI Investigating Gang Hit on Rapper Who Taunted Rivals With Music

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

Cedron Doles was a controversial rapper with reputed ties to a Black P Stone gang faction called Black Mobb who earned a following in Chicago’s drill music scene by taunting gang rivals, some of them slain, with his lyrics.

Four Teens Escape From Nashville Juvenile Detention Center

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

A group of teenagers escaped from a Nashville juvenile detention center late Saturday night and are still on the run, police said.

Shooting of 3 Michigan Police Officers a ‘Sobering’ Reminder of Job’s Danger

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

Three Kalamazoo-area police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds Monday after a home invasion in Kalamazoo County that left a 22-year-old man dead.

Plague in the modern day: Public health outbreaks at home and away

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

From Mumps and Measles, to the plague and Ebola, it is critical EMS is aware of the outbreaks, syndromes and conditions on the radar of public health

Plague in the modern day: Public health outbreaks at home and away

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

From mumps and measles, to the plague and Ebola, it is critical EMS is aware of the outbreaks, syndromes and conditions on the radar of public health

Axon’s Rick Smith envisions a world where cops no longer kill

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

"The End of Killing” paints a portrait of a future where LEOs are equipped with less-lethal weapons that are more effective than deadly weapons

Wis. municipalities still waiting after 22 years for fire-EMS district

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

Heated disagreements between fire and municipal officials have left a proposed consolidation plan in limbo

Wis. municipalities still waiting after 22 years for fire-EMS district

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

Heated disagreements between fire and municipal officials have left a proposed consolidation plan in limbo

Elaine Maddox

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

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

Elaine Maddox

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

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

Lauren Johnson

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

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

Lauren Johnson

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

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

Cristian Hinojosa

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

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

Cristian Hinojosa

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

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

Eric Epley

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

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

Eric Epley

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

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

4 men arrested for trespassing at NJ fire department

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

One of the men was also charged with theft after a firefighter's jacket was stolen

Dominique Artis

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

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

Dominique Artis

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

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

The All-In Engine Company

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

Jeff Bryant touches on how personnel with a high-performing engine company—officers, drivers and firefighters—are capable of multiple key tasks on the fireground.

The All-In Engine Company

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

Jeff Bryant touches on how personnel with a high-performing engine company—officers, drivers and firefighters—are capable of multiple key tasks on the fireground.

3 Michigan Officers Shot, Wounded by Intruder During Hostage Rescue

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

Despite the suspect firing multiple rounds at the officers, law enforcement did not fire back out of concern a bullet could strike one of the innocent victims still inside the house. Sheriff Fuller said that decision allowed the suspect to be taken into custody alive.

Vacationing Utah police officer uses EMT training to save crash victim

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

The Salt Lake City Officer encountered a car crash while in Europe and used a makeshift tourniquet to prevent the victim from bleeding out

Nashville FD, medical center testing automated documentation system for ER handoffs

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

The system generates patient care records based on paramedics’ motions through wearable sensors

Nashville FD, medical center testing automated documentation system for ER handoffs

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

The system generates patient care records based on paramedics’ motions through wearable sensors

Del. paramedic in need of liver transplant receives outpouring of support

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

A GoFundMe for Paramedic Nick LaBrie and his family has received more than $25,000 in donations

10 first responder charities to donate to on #GivingTuesday

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

Even if you don't make a donation today, donations to these worthy first responder charities are always appreciated

Mayor Fires Chicago Police Superintendent Weeks Before Retirement

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson effective immediately Monday for reportedly intentionally misleading her and the public about his conduct when he was found asleep in his running vehicle at a stop sign in October.

Ill. city FD raises money repairing trucks for other FDs

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

The department staffs three mechanics and hopes to hire a fourth with funds earned through the program

NY city council delays restoration of full health benefits for retired FFs

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

Council members have cited financial concerns as a reason for delays

8 products for cops by cops to add to your LE wishlist

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

Officers across the country are inventing products that solve everyday challenges in policing

Wisconsin SRO Shoots Armed Student, Stops Threat

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

The suspect "would not remove his hands" from his pocket and ignored officers' commands, according to the police chief. Eventually, he said the student removed the handgun from his waistband and pointed it at officers.

Lawsuit: Philly PD doesn’t give women LEOs time, privacy to pump

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

The federal suit alleges women officers experience unsanitary nursing conditions and harassment

Student in custody after shooting at Wis. school

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

An officer shot a 17-year-old student in the arm after the student pointed a handgun at officers

3 Mich. officers shot responding to home invasion

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

A bullet grazed a deputy's head and two other LEOs were shot in the shoulder and leg

LAPD Officer Shot in Arm Expected to be Okay

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who was struck in the arm by gunfire on Friday evening is expected to be okay.

Michigan Officer Shot Multiple Times Listed in Stable Condition

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

An officer with the Battle Creek (MI) Police Department who was shot multiple times in the early hours of Saturday morning is now listed in stable condition.

California Man Arrested for Assaulting Officer at Domestic Dispute Call

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

An officer with the Riverside (CA) Police Department was reportedly choked nearly to the point of unconsciousness while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Oklahoma Officer’s Starbucks Cups Delivered with “Pig” Written on Label

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

An officer in Oklahoma who merely wanted to do a nice thing for the people working in the Dispatch officer of his department on Thanksgiving was met with an unpleasant surprise when the coffee he had ordered were delivered with the word "pig" on printed on them.

Georgia Officers’ “Donut Disaster” Social Media Post Goes Viral

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

Officers with the Brookhaven (GA) Police Department were called when a citizen reported that a Krispy Kreme donut delivery truck had mistakenly ejected a number of glazed donuts on the side of the road.

New Hampshire Man Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

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

A man has been charged with assaulting an officer with the Hudson (NH) Police Department on Friday evening.

Massachusetts State Police Briefly Tested Robot Dog

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

The Massachusetts State Police reportedly tested a robot dog produced by Waltham-based Boston Dynamics for three months from August to November.

Fire department response to aircraft emergencies

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

Video shows home engulfed in fire after being struck by a Cessna aircraft

7 truths about fire service retirement

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

If you think it is hard to get into the fire service, wait until you try to get out; here are things you can do now to navigate that end-of-career change

Hostage ‘Mayhem’ Leaves Young Father Dead, 3 Michigan Police Officers Wounded

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

Christopher Ryan Lee Neal was home with his wife and child around 10 p.m. Sunday when a suspect, who is now in custody, broke into the home and held the family hostage, police said.

Chicago Mayor Fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Weeks Before His Retirement

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for intentionally misleading the public and acting unethically after he was found asleep in his car after drinking in October.

Video: Bystanders praised for risking their lives to disarm London terrorist

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

Two men have been praised for jumping in to disarm and subdue the attacker

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

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

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

Entering phase 2 of EMS

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

2019 was a paradigm-shifting year for the EMS industry and profession – one that will set the pace for the next decade’s worth of ambition and work

Chicago police superintendent fired weeks before retirement

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Eddie Johnson acted unethically in relation to the night where he was found asleep in his car

All things stroke-related: Diagnosis, treatment and transportation

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

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the different types of strokes providers will encounter, how to treat each, and stroke patient transport procedures

What EMS leaders need to know about public health

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

We can both benefit from, and provide benefits to, the overall health of our community through public health partnerships

Role of EMS in preventing infectious disease transmission

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

EMS providers need to follow infection control guidelines for care and transport of patients with infectious, contagious and even deadly antibiotic-resistant organisms

Role of EMS in preventing infectious disease transmission

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

EMS providers need to follow infection control guidelines for care and transport of patients with infectious, contagious and even deadly antibiotic-resistant organisms

Noose in FF’s Locker Stirs Controversy at MS Department

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

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

It’s like immunizing your brain: Depression, PTSD and suicide prevention

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

Seven resolutions for increasing your resilience to prevent psychological and emotional trauma in emergency services

It’s like immunizing your brain: Depression, PTSD and suicide prevention

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

Seven resolutions for increasing your resilience to prevent psychological and emotional trauma in emergency services

Finally, an app that lets you livestream drone footage

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

Learn how livestreaming drone footage gives first responders better benefits beyond visibility

Finally, an app that lets you livestream drone footage

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

Learn how livestreaming drone footage gives first responders better benefits beyond visibility

First responders unite with community to deliver bikes this Christmas

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

Firefighters, EMS providers and police are working with an Ohio county children's services department to donate bicycles for Christmas

First responders unite with community to deliver bikes this Christmas

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

Firefighters, EMS providers and police are working with an Ohio county children's services department to donate bicycles for Christmas

Will current apparatus trends continue into 2020?

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

An apparatus consultant weighs in on the big question

Wash. county reduces interstate ambulance diversions

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

Hospitals in the county have become less dependent on diverting ambulances "across the river" to Oregon

New OH Fire Station to Create Speedier Response

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

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

How to avoid fentanyl exposure in 3 common scenarios

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

Protect yourself with common-sense precautions, portable detection tools and a little know-how

7 DIY fire training props for departments on a budget

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

YouTube videos showcase creativity and ingenuity of departments across the country

Q&A: The life-and-death impact of firefighter training

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

Chief Ed Rush underscores the importance of focusing on simple and relevant drills

It CAN happen here: Training for large-scale incidents

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

How fire departments can coordinate training efforts with other agencies

3 Mich. officers wounded responding to home invasion

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

Authorities say the officers were shot after entering the house to rescue other hostages

Rosenbauer Expands FANERGY Series with B16 Fan

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

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

Fires in Older Buildings Create Challenges for SD Crews

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

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

Prosecutors: Chicago police employed ‘emergency takedown’ after man spit in officer’s eye

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

A video of the incident that circulated on social media shows Bernard Kersh spitting on, licking officer's face

New NYPD commissioner preaches prevention, professionalism

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

Dermot Shea asked officers to turn their focus toward crime prevention in a department-wide email

Delmar, DE, Fire Company Pumper

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

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

Newly Sworn-In NYPD Top Cop Preaches Prevention, Professionalism on First Day

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

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, who was sworn in as the department's 44th commissioner on Saturday, asked his officers to turn their focus towards crime prevention on his first day.

Australian paramedics add Braille to ID cards to better help blind patients

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

The addition is part of a partnership between an EMS service and a non-profit that supports the blind and low vision community

Over 100 FDNY Firefighters Battle Fatal 2-Alarm Blaze

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

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

Suspect in kidnapping of 15-year-old killed in OIS

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

Police say Jordan Oliver held a female at knifepoint, stole a police SUV, attacked an officer with pepper spray

Worcester reflections 20 years after the industry-changing event

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

Fire service leaders remember that fateful day when six firefighters lost their lives at the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse fire

Ga. county’s first all-female fire crew pushes back against stereotypes

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

The three-woman crew says they have scene skepticism from both men and women about their abilities but don't let it faze them

French Firefighter, Two Rescuers Die in Helicopter Crash

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

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

New Ohio city fire station to speed response times

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

A new fire station will be opened in the hopes of remedying response time problems in Columbus' Far East Side

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

LAPD Officer Shot, Suspect in Custody

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

A 27-year-old LAPD officer suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was later transported to the hospital. The shooting was near the intersection of Malabar and Fickett Street.

LAPD Officer Shot, Suspect in Custody

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

A 27-year-old LAPD officer suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was later transported to the hospital. The shooting was near the intersection of Malabar and Fickett Street.

Chicago Police Say Crime Reached Historic Lows In November

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

Continuing a recent trend when it comes to violent crime in Chicago, police said November saw the lowest number of murders in six years.

Chicago Police Say Crime Reached Historic Lows In November

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

Continuing a recent trend when it comes to violent crime in Chicago, police said November saw the lowest number of murders in six years.

Nonprofit Treats Colorado Sheriff’s Deputies to Thanksgiving Meal

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

The nonprofit Back the Blue K9 Force treated Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputies to a Thanksgiving Meal Thursday at Golden Corral.

Nonprofit Treats Colorado Sheriff’s Deputies to Thanksgiving Meal

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

The nonprofit Back the Blue K9 Force treated Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputies to a Thanksgiving Meal Thursday at Golden Corral.

Islamic State Claims Deadly London Stabbing Attack

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

Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the stabbing attack in central London that left two people dead before the attacker was shot and killed by armed police.

Islamic State Claims Deadly London Stabbing Attack

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

Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the stabbing attack in central London that left two people dead before the attacker was shot and killed by armed police.

Starbucks Employee Fired for Serving Officer Cup With ‘PIG’ on It

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

A Starbucks employee accused of serving a Kiefer police officer a cup reading “PIG” on it has been fired.

Starbucks Employee Fired for Serving Officer Cup With ‘PIG’ on It

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

A Starbucks employee accused of serving a Kiefer police officer a cup reading “PIG” on it has been fired.

20 Dead, Including 4 Officers, in Mexico Shootout Near Texas Border

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

Twenty people have died during a gunfight between suspected drug cartel members and security forces in northern Mexico, the state government of Coahuila said.

Know Your Gun

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

Be instinctively familiar with what you carry. Your life might depend on it.

Kansas Police Officer Bitten by Sheriff’s K-9 Gets $37,500

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

A Kansas police officer nabbed a $37,500 payout after he got bitten in the testicle by a ball-busting Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy’s dog.

10 People Wounded in Mass Shooting in New Orleans’ French Quarter

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

A spasm of violence bloodied Canal Street in the early morning hours on Sunday, leaving 10 people shot in one of the worst mass shootings in New Orleans in years.

NYPD Rolls Out Its Own True Crime Podcast Narrated by the Actual Police Investigators

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

The New York Police Department's official podcast "Break in the Case," debuted in late October with a five-part series on "Baby Hope," one of the NYPD’s most chilling and memorable cases.

Cancer Awareness & Prevention 2019

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

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

Texas Fire Department Changes Operations to Reduce Carcinogenic Exposure

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

Robert Fite discusses how the Grand Prairie, TX, Fire Department is working to reduce firefighter exposure to carcinogens.

In the Fight: Tim Bush

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

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

Cancer Survivor Story: Chris Macias

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

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

15 Tips to Minimize Risk

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

Frank Leeb challenges firefights to make the commitment.

A Widow’s Story: Lillian Carney

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

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

Where We’ve Been…and Where We’re Going

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

Ed Klima takes a look at current research and initiatives that document and combat firefighter cancer.

It’s Time to Take Action—For You, Your Family & Colleagues

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

Peter Matthews introduces the Firehouse Cancer Awareness & Prevention project and emphasizes the need for firefighter action.

Combating the Cancer Emergency

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

NIOSH writes about how a new research tool and data will fight cancer.

In the Fight: Troy Clark

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

Fort Worth, TX, Fire Department veteran firefighter Troy Clark recounts his journey with prostate cancer.

The ‘5-Minute What?’: An informal training opportunity

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

How departments can incorporate informal training ideas into a more structured program

Why travel? Hold your own exercise to maximize your training budget

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

How to host your own training exercise in order to save on costs and engage all members

2019 Cancer Awareness and Prevention

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

Firehouse presents an in-depth look at national and local efforts being made to reduce firefighter exposure to carcinogens, delivered in a media-rich platform.

SD city fire chiefs discuss challenges of flames in older buildings

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

The fire chiefs explain how void spaces created during remodeling, aging timber and bricked over windows can pose challenges for firefighters

Calif. volunteer FD transitions to professional after legal fight

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

Volunteer firefighters protested the dissolution of their department last spring by locking themselves in the fire station

Santa Operates Aerial at CT Chimney Fire

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

A firefighter dressed as Santa responded from a Christmas parade to a fire in a historic inn and restaurant.

LA paramedics respond to same cruise ship twice in one week after passengers fall ill

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

Authorities say 19 passengers reported flu-like systems about a week after four passengers from the same ship were taken to the hospital

Career Firefighters Occupy CA Station after Protest, Debate

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

San Diego County firefighters moved into the station after the county dissolved the volunteer fire department in Julian-Cuyamaca.

FDNY Rescue 2 Hosts ‘Last Tour’ Before Move to New Station

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

Rescue 2 occupied the fire station on Bergen Street for 34 years and the building had been in use for 126 years.

Watch CA Firefighters Tackle Burning Garbage Haulers

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

Four garbage trucks were destroyed by the early morning fire in San Marcos.

MA Firefighters Return to Station after Mold Cleaned Up

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

Firefighters had been living in a trailer at Plymouth fire headquarters since mold and debris felling from the ceiling during repairs.

Blaze Engulfs CA Mattress, Furniture Warehouse

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

About Fresno firefighters were summoned to the 5 a.m. fire in a warehouse filled with furniture and mattresses.

Video: NY officer injured after patrol vehicle careened off road, flipped upside-down

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

A passerby and her family tried to help the officer out of the vehicle

NYPD rolls out podcast about memorable cases, as told by investigators

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

The department chose three well-known cases and invited the officers who investigated them to tell the story

Canadian Man Says Stealing Fire Truck was on His Bucket List

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

The man behind the wheel of the Winnipeg pumper led police on a chase for 15 minutes and left a path of destruction.

Police: 2 critically injured, 11 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

4 variables to remember during a melee attack

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

Keep these vital components to self-defense in mind during close-combat fighting

2 critically injured after 11 people shot in New Orleans, police say

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

The shooting took place on the edge of the city's busy French Quarter

9 killed, 3 injured in SD plane crash

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

The Idaho-bound plane carrying passengers between the ages of 7 and 81 crashed shortly after taking off in South Dakota

Are you prepared for an off-duty encounter?

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

Facing off with a criminal while off duty seldom goes as planned and can be deadly

Children Jump to Neighbors to Escape MO Apartment Fire

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

Three children jumped to safety and firefighters rescued two men as fire spread through the East St. Louis apartment building.

10 firearms training drills for off-duty carry

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

Police officers must train on the skills and abilities that can help win an off-duty or non-uniform deadly encounter

Off Duty: Bringing Fire-Prevention Learning to Life

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

Michael Furman changed how the basic talking points of home fire safety and prevention are delivered.

Fire Law: Should Firefighters Be Armed?

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

Curt Varone explains the challenges of the decision to allow members of a fire department to carry a firearm while on duty.

CLUES: Sizing Up Using Your TIC

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

Thermal-imaging instructor Joe DeVito believes that the use of the TIC should be incorporated into first size-up information.

Skills & Movements of a Tactical Athlete

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

Brandon Green tells of what is necessary to help new and veteran firefighters alike improve and maintain their performance of the various skills that are required on-scene.

The Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire: 20 Years Later

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

Gus Maynard reminds us of how two decades ago, the Worcester, MA, Fire Department lost the lives of six firefighters in a spectacular blaze.

Water-Rescue Techniques in the Cold Environment

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

Mark McCabe tells why water-rescue team leaders, safety personnel and members themselves need to ensure that personnel have adequate thermal protection, adequate buoyancy, and proper rest and rehabilitation.

For the Record 12/19

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

New classes added for Firehouse World 2020.

EMS: Normalization of Deviance

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

Bruce Evans explains why the role of each and every person on scene is to speak up and advocate for no shortcuts.

Fire Technology: AskRail: The Rail Responder App

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

Charles Werner's insight into the AskRail app for railroad incidents reflects the continual efforts to improve the app's usefulness.

20 Years: Worcester and Keokuk

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

While we prepare to enter the holiday season to enjoy time with family and friends, firefighters in Iowa and Massachusetts will pause to remember nine colleagues who perished in the line of duty. On Dec. 3, 1999, six Worcester, MA, Fire Department (WFD)...

University of Extrication: Vehicle Rescue Responder Safety

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

Ron Moore's review of two SUV accidents emphasizes the importance of paying careful attention to undeployed airbags.

First Due: ‘Tis the Season

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

Passaic, NJ, Fire Department Captain John A. Hayowyk Jr. urges preparation for the variety of calls that will come that originate from home-heating equipment.

Leadership Lessons: Discovering the Emotionally Intelligent Fire Officer

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

What about traditional leadership roles and leadership paradigms could the modern fire service learn when it comes to emotional quotient (EQ)? Kris Blume says the answer might surprise you.

The Fire Scene: The Reality of Life in the Fire Service

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

Chief John Salka looks at some new concepts and trends that are swirling around the fire service that don't contribute to our goal of serving others.

Hot Shots

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

December Hot Shots includes a house fire in the Brownsville section of West Mahanoy Township, PA, where high winds and low water pressure from the hydrant system hampered efforts to extinguish the blaze.

Fire Dispatch: Reputation Management Begins Here

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

Barry Furey says departments must equip their telecommunicators with the tools—in particular, the training—that are needed to ensure their standing.

Scuttlebutt 12/19

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

CSU Honors National Outstanding Fire Service Professionals

20 Years: Worcester and Keokuk

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

As the anniversaries of two tragedies are upon us, Firehouse Editor-in-Chief Peter Matthews says we all need to take time to focus on training and drills.

Best Practices for Setting Up and Implementing a First Responder Network

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

The key to providing the best protection to the public is by implementing the proper equipment. With first-responder networks, agencies are able to successfully communicate during emergencies. Here are the best practices to consider when implementing a first-responder network for your agency.

Conflict over noose found in Miss. FD locker

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

A Mississippi firefighter who was disciplined and later resigned after hanging a noose in his locker says he didn't have racist intentions

Neighbors caught children who jumped from burning building, Ill. FD says

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

All residents and visitors escaped the apartment building blaze without serious injuries after firefighters and neighbors helped rescue those who were trapped

Nomad GCS

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

Since 2000, Nomad Global Communication Solutions (Nomad GCS) has designed and manufactured the world’s best-connected mobile command solutions. For public safety, law enforcement, military, and other demanding missions, the company’s objective is...

Center helps Worcester FFs cope with lasting trauma

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

Worcester Fire Chief Michael J. Lavoie says the center that offered counseling after the 1999 Cold Storage & Warehouse Fire has improved its approach over the years

Crews Wind Down after Slow CA Wildfire Season

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

Cal Fire pilots at one of three air bases that are still staffed are handling maintenance duties as the fire season comes to an end.

CT Firefighters Rescue Woman from House Fire

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

North Branford firefighters said a closed door helped saved the life of a woman trapped in the basement.

Starbucks fires employee who printed ‘PIG’ on Oklahoma officer’s cup

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

The officer had bought Starbucks for 911 dispatchers working on Thanksgiving only to find the word “PIG” printed on the cups’ labels

OR Fire Chief was Teacher Before Career Change

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

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone had a chance conversation with a fire inspector that led her to leave teaching for the fire service.

OR Fire Chief was Teacher Before Career Change

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

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone had a chance conversation with a fire inspector that led her to leave teaching for the fire service.

Mass. city firefighters return to HQ after mold discovered

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

Firefighters have been bunking in a trailer in front of the station since the problem was discovered in October

NY ambulance squad revival deemed a ‘miracle’

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

On its deathbed as volunteers dwindled, new leaders and members performed a miraculous revival within months

Agency cited sprinkler need months before deadly Minneapolis high-rise fire

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

A Public Housing Authority document listed sprinklers as a future priority in the 50-year-old building

Revival of rural NY ambulance squad called a “miracle”

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

Town leaders and community members bolstered a grassroots effort to revive the squad, which nearly closed down last year

Va. firefighter shot and killed on Thanksgiving

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

Richmond Fire Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry, 33, was shot late Thursday night and pronounced dead at the hospital

Border Patrol, Firefighters Rescue 20 from Flooded Drainage Pipes

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

Heavy rain brought flooding to underground storage pipes and San Diego County firefighters and Border Patrol officers performed several rescues.

Fire Damages Classroom Building at Harvard University

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

Cambridge firefighters battled a shaft fire in Emerson Hall, a three-story classroom building.

Men Who Stole from Unoccupied NJ Firehouse Captured on Camera

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

Surveillance cameras captured the four men who stole firefighters belongings

Fears about worker shootings prompt new business tactics

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

More businesses are hardening their defenses with new techniques, and even new legal authority, to deal with growing fears about violence on the job

Baltimore’s top cop announces new use-of-force policy

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

The commissioner said the new policy focuses on 11 areas

NYPD cops buy headstone for patrolman killed in the line of duty a century ago

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

Patrolman John Flood was bludgeoned to death with his own nightstick inside an Upper East Side tenement on July 3, 1917

City Settles Discrimination Suit with Retired OH Firefighter

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

Retired Toledo Firefighter Geraldine McCalland received a $70,000 settlement in a suit against former chiefs and deputy chiefs.

City Settles Discrimination Suit with Retired OH Firefighter

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

Retired Toledo Firefighter Geraldine McCalland received a $70,000 settlement in a suit against former chiefs and deputy chiefs.

Watch Phoenix Firefighters Rescue Teen from Chimney

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

A teenger who got home late ended up stuck in a chimney until Phoenix firefighters pulled her to safety.

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Fires in Los Angeles High-Rise

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

Los Angeles Fire officials say the possibly homeless man set several fires in a downtown condominium building.

Off-duty VA Firefighter Killed in Thanksgiving Shooting

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

Richmond Fire lieutenant Ashley Berry, a mother of three, was shot Thursday night.

PA EMS Agency Asking for Funds to Hire Staff

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

Snow Shoe EMS is asking for donations to pay off building and ambulance loans to afford daytime staffing.

UK Police Shoot Man on London Bridge Following Alleged Terror Attack

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

A police officer in London shot and killed a man reportedly wearing a fake suicide vest who had reportedly stabbed several people on the London Bridge.

UK Police Shoot Man on London Bridge Following Alleged Terror Attack

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

A police officer in London shot and killed a man reportedly wearing a fake suicide vest who police say stabbed at least two people to death on the London Bridge.

Volunteer Radio Operators Help Washington Police at Lighting Ceremony

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

Officers with the Blaine (WA) Police Department will have special assistance from a group of trained and FCC-licensed radio operators when that small town on the Canadian border hosts its Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the first Saturday of December.

North Carolina Department Posts “Advice” for Criminals on Facebook

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

The Kitty Hawk Police Department posted an image of the front pocket of a pair of denim jeans on its Facebook page accompanied by some "advice" for citizens about their pants.

Man with Warrants Gives Fake Name, Arrested on Warrants for Fake Name

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

A game warden in Texas stopped a pair of men fishing without valid fishing licenses—one of the men didn't have proper identification. The man without the ID knew he had active warrants for his arrest and in an effort to deceive the law enforcement officer gave the warden the name of a friend, who also had warrants for his arrest.

Florida Man Arrested for Challenging Police Officer to Drag Race

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

A Florida man was arrested late last week after allegedly challenging an officer with the Clearwater Police Department to a late-night drag race.

Woman’s call to 911 for pizza was signal for domestic abuse

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

Dispatcher Tim Teneyck was connected to the call on Nov. 13 and at first, he thought the woman had dialed the emergency line by mistake

Woman’s call to 911 for pizza was signal for domestic abuse

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

Dispatcher Tim Teneyck was connected to the call on Nov. 13 and at first, he thought the woman had dialed the emergency line by mistake

Shootings suspect walks into police station covered in blood

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

The man was a suspect in a pair of deadly shootings hours apart

Police shoot man after reports of stabbing near London Bridge

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

Several civilians were stabbed by the suspect in an incident that sent hundreds of people running for their lives

How Citizen Volunteers and Reserve Officers Can Strengthen Policing

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

A well-managed reserve officer program can enhance an agency's ability to serve the community and to better connect with the community—the key words being "well-managed."

Pop-up Museum to Honor ‘Worcester 6’ as Anniversary Nears

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

The temporary exhibit includes photos, videos, a model of the warehouse and notes to remember the fallen Worcester firefighters.

MI Firefighter’s Daughter Remembered with Name on Pumper

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

The sticker placed on the Saugatick apparatus calls Capt. Mike Betts' daughter, Avery, a superhero.

Royersford, PA, Fire Department Pumper

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

The Royersford, PA, Fire Department recently took delivery of a Pierce Saber pumper featuring a New York-style hose bed and HiViz scene lighting.

Exotic Animals Killed in Wildlife Park Blaze

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

A barn fire at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Danbury Township claimed 10 animals, including three giraffes.

Ohio Trooper Accused of Looking Up Estranged Wife’s Acquaintances While On Duty

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

An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper faces felony charges after he used a law enforcement database to look up information about acquaintances of his estranged wife while he was on duty, according to prosecutors and court records.

Video: Turkey Crashes Traffic Stop, Saves Speeder From Ticket

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

A trash-talking turkey persuaded a cop to rip up the speeding ticket he was about to give a motorist, haranguing the officer until he simply gave up.

‘Pig’ Printed on Starbucks Cups Given to Oklahoma Police Officer

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

Starbucks is apologizing after a Kiefer police officer said he received his drinks with the word "PIG" written on the cups.

Watch NJ Crews Battle Grocery Store Blaze

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raw footage shows Paterson firefighters cutting through a security gate to tackle a blaze that broke out at a small grocery store Thursday night.

Suit: TX Firefighter was Raped, Harassed by Officers

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former Fort Worth firefighter says she was raped at the station and at home by supervisors.

NYPD Cops Buy Headstone for Officer Killed a Century Ago

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a tribute that was 102 years in the making, the grave of an NYPD cop killed in the line of duty more than a century ago finally received a headstone —courtesy of some modern-day brothers-in-blue.

New Details Emerge in Fatal Shooting of Alabama Sheriff

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A lawsuit filed, then quickly dismissed, by the family of slain Lowndes County Sheriff "Big John" Williams provided new details surrounding his fatal shooting on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Illinois Troopers Help Get Heart Transplant Team to Patient in Time

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When a car carrying a surgeon, a medical student, a transplant coordinator and a human heart stopped on the expressway on Chicago’s Southwest Side, two Illinois State Police troopers came to their rescue.

Kansas Undersheriff Shot Four Times Thankful for Actions of Good Samaritans

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy approached a car David Lee Madden was riding in on April 29 and asked him to step out, but Madden instead leaned out and opened fire.

Investigators Seek Cause of PA Church Fire

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MILTON — A state police fire marshal could not determine the cause of Tuesday's fire that heavily damaged the 139-year-old Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton Deputy Fire Chief Joe Lupo said on Wednesday.The three-alarm fire that started just...

Investigators Seek Cause of PA Church Fire

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MILTON — A state police fire marshal could not determine the cause of Tuesday's fire that heavily damaged the 139-year-old Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton Deputy Fire Chief Joe Lupo said on Wednesday.The three-alarm fire that started just...

Photo of the Week: Cold night at the Logan County Courthouse

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Policing on Black Friday

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police get thousands of calls for shoplifting, domestic violence incidents, public drunkenness, and other misbehavior that spikes for about 72 hours on either side of Thanksgiving

Vote to Remove Sprinkler Ordinance from MD Mobile Homes Postponed

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Aberdeen City Council wants to discuss the proposal to remove sprinklers from mobile homes with fire officials before voting.

Watch: Fire Surrounds CA Crew Responding to Wildfire

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Santa Barbara County firefighters encountered fire on both sides of the road while battling the Cave Fire.

The 6 best DUI excuses I’ve been given

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

'I need to get home because my wife is fertile'

Fire Damages Historic Atlanta Antique Shop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two-alarm fire spread through the antique shop near Ponce City Market.

Fire Damages Historic Atlanta Antique Shop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two-alarm fire spread through the antique shop near Ponce City Market.

Fire Damages Historic Atlanta Antique Shop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two-alarm fire spread through the antique shop near Ponce City Market.

‘No-ticket’ turkey saves speeder from Calif. cop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The turkey wanted to gobble up the ticket

Why I didn’t wait for animal control when faced with an unruly opossum

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

I thought about all of the professionalism classes where I lectured on providing citizens adequate assistance; now, it was my time to practice what I preached

How the CJNG Mexican drug cartel is infiltrating U.S. towns

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Led by drug lord 'El Mencho,' the cartel's reach has spread across the U.S. in the past five years, overwhelming cities and small towns with massive amounts of drugs

As killer fired on Kansas undersheriff, two men performed selfless acts of bravery

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Shot in the neck during a traffic stop, Undersheriff Chad Murphy was saved by two Good Samaritans who were driving by when the officer was attacked

California Sheriff’s Office Releases Thanksgiving Video Staring K-9s

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A video by the Placer County (CA) Sheriff's Office of several of its K-9s dressed in human clothing—with the animals' handlers using hand gestures to anthropomorphize the dogs as human attendees at a Thanksgiving holiday dinner—has gone viral.

Philadelphia Police Distribute Food in “Operation Thanksgiving”

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Philadelphia Police Department have resumed the annual tradition of delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need in the City of Brotherly Love.

Texas Department Narrows Chief Search to 3 Candidates

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Plano (TX) Police Department has narrowed its search for a Chief to three candidates.

Video: K-9 Helps Take Down Assailant Who Punched Officer in Face

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A resistive subject who punched a police officer in upstate New York learned the hard way that the officer he had just assaulted is also a K-9 handler.

Michigan Trooper Pulls Over Unusual Car, Slips Driver $20 in Appreciation

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to the Detroit Free Press, Trooper Bill Strouse saw a vehicle that looked like a giant banana travelling down a rural road and decided to effect a traffic stop—not for a violation, but to express appreciation for the craftsmanship of the car.

Fire at NM Boarding Home Leaves Two Dead

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Albuquerque firefighters pulled two men from the home for men with mental health issues, but they were deceased

4 Chicago officers recognized for life-saving actions after shooting

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officers acted quickly to save a 15-year-old's life he was seriously injured last week

Ga. cops hilariously mourn ‘senseless loss’ of doughnuts online

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While responding to a call about Krispy Kreme doughnuts falling from a trailer, the officers took the opportunity to wax dramatic on Facebook

Calif. K-9s sit down for Thanksgiving dinner in funny video skit

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Placer County police dog handlers made a video starring their units as a family sitting down for a holiday meal

NH Paramedic Killed in Crash Leaves Caregiving Legacy

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A first responder for more than 30 years, AMR paramedic Daniel Murphy was dedicated to helping his community and also served as Marlow's assistant fire chief until 2018.

ME Firefighter Family Thankful Fire Service ‘in the Blood’

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This family has committed their life and energy to the town and residents," South Berwick's fire chief about the Leach family, whose service began in 1974.

MA Firefighter Saved by Colleague Leaves Hospital

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester firefighter Chris Pace, who was pushed out of a top floor window of a burning three-decker by Lt. Jason Menard, was released from the hospital in time for Thanksgiving.

Watch TX Plant Blast Light Up Night Sky, Shake House

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Security camera footage from a nearby home captured the instant that the Port Neches chemical facility exploded Wednesday and shows how forceful the blast was.

Fire Officials Urge Caution with Thanksgiving Cooking

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Watch Sarasota firefighters demonstrate how not to deep fry a turkey, as well as give tips on the proper way to cook a bird without burning down the house.

5 dead, 3 hurt in ‘devastating’ Minneapolis high-rise fire

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire chief Fruetel described the scene as “an extreme environment of heat and wind-driven fire"

FL Man Accused in FD Truck Theft Tries Set Self on Fire

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 43-year-old man allegedly set two garbage fires before stealing a Cocoa Fire Department district chief's Ford F-250 over the weekend.

Lawyer: No Charges for OH Fire Chief in Union Complaint

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The firefighters union had asked for Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo to be criminally charged for collecting signatures for Mayor Frank Jackson’s re-election campaign.

FDNY EMT Who Had Massive Stroke On Duty Goes Home

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I'm back in the game. I've got another shot at life," said FDNY EMT Liam Glinane as he left the hospital to the sound of applause and bagpipes Wednesday.

CA Firefighter Dies of ‘Occupational Cancer,’ FD Says

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sacramento firefighter Tamara Thacher "was a role model to many female firefighters who followed her in the last three decades," said the city's mayor.

New film explores legacy of Boston’s Cocoanut Grove fire

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“Six Locked Doors: The Legacy of Cocoanut Grove,” features interviews with survivors in their 90s, many of whom never before talked publicly

Former Parent Company of Revision Military Announces Name Change to Galvion

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following the recent announcement of the sale of its protective eyewear business to ASGARD Partners & Co., the remaining Armor, Soldier Power and Electronics, Vehicle Platform Power and Advanced Concept divisions of Revision Military will move forward under the new corporate name Galvion.

Wisconsin Officer Reportedly Dies by Suicide at Police Station

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sergeant Joseph Ipavec was a 19-year veteran of the Elm Grove Police Department.

Texas Officer, 2 Others Wounded in Ambush at Disturbance Call

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers responding to a disturbance call came under fire from a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle on Tuesday morning in the town of Laredo.

Arizona Police K-9 Dies of Cancer

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Yuma (AZ) Police Department are mourning the loss of K-9 Bolo, who has succumbed to cancer at seven years old.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Minnesota Agency Over Arrest

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that police officers violated his rights when they arrested him in connection with the fatal shooting of an officer with the Cold Spring (MN) Police Department in 2012.

Maine Trooper Rescues Wounded Owl from Middle of Road

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A trooper with the Maine State Police is being credited with saving the life of an owl that was found in the middle of a road.

Volunteer FF Accused of Starting Australian Bushfires

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 19-year-old, who works Australia's New South Wales Rural Fire Service, has been charged in connection with allegedly lighting seven fires since October.

Okla. grand jury indicts LEO on murder charge for shooting of suspect who fired at police

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The jury alleged John Mitchell was not justified in firing about 60 shots at a road-rage suspect

Vanquish Pro Elite Hearing Protection Now Shipping

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vanquish Pro Elite muffs feature sub one-millisecond reaction times, Bluetooth capability, active noise cancellation and rechargeable lithium batteries. 

Video: FDNY EMT who survived stroke cheered while leaving hospital

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EMT Liam Glinane, 63, was released from the hospital after six weeks, just in time for Thanksgiving

Calif. deputy punched in cruiser then struck by driver during foot chase

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Dakota Palanca suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital in critical condition

Calif. deputy punched in cruiser then struck by driver during foot chase

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Dakota Palanca suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital in critical condition

2 FDNY firefighters injured in blaze at NYC restaurant, apartments

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two firefighters were transported to the hospital after battling a fire in in Brooklyn

2 FDNY firefighters injured in blaze at Brooklyn restaurant, apartments

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two firefighters were transported to the hospital after battling a fire in in Brooklyn

Minneapolis High-Rise Fire Kills Five, Injures Four

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When crews reached the scene, they found flames shooting from a window on the 14th floor of the south Minneapolis building early Wednesday.

‘NYPD lieutenant’ twins, 5, travel nationwide to recognize police officers

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

What started off as a gesture of thanks to an NYPD precinct has now gone viral on social media

Video Shows New York Police K-9 Tackle Suspect Who Punched Officer in the Face

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man punched City of Newburgh Officer Roman Scuadroni in the face, leading to a struggle on the ground between the officer, the man and K-9 Lee.

Texas students gift police department with 98 handmade Thin Blue Line flags

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The wooden flags were given to each member of the department in thanks for the officers' service

Phoenix woman files claim after stretcher wildly spins during helicopter rescue

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 74-year-old hiker was lifted from a mountain in a stretcher that began to spin rapidly as it rose

Woman Sues City of Phoenix over Spinning Air Rescue

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The $2 million lawsuit claims the woman suffered physical, emotional and psychological injuries during an airlift by Phoenix firefighters that had her spinning above the ground.

Calif. firefighter-EMT dies from occupational cancer

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighter-EMT Tamara Thacher died Tuesday after serving 31 years with the Sacramento Fire Department

Calif. firefighter-EMT dies from occupational cancer

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighter-EMT Tamara Thacher died Tuesday after serving 31 years with the Sacramento Fire Department

Mont. city to hire 5 EMTs after EMS director resigns

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The city's EMS director resigned after the mayor halted the hiring process, which officials say will now move ahead

On Thanksgiving, citizens saying “thank you” to cops

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It’s commonly accepted that police work is a “thankless job,” but every so often someone surprises officers with a kind gesture

7 things you should and should not spend your first paramedic paycheck on

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A brand-new EMS paycheck may bring on spending temptation -- but resist the urge to splurge.

Readington, NJ, Heavy Rescue

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Whitehouse Rescue Squad in Readington, NJ, has put in service a heavy rescue from KME built on a Predator chassis.

TX Firefighters Rescue Five Homeless People from Blaze

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When they reached the scene, Fort Worth firefighters found five homeless people trapped on the second floor of the burning abandoned church building.

Ore. Supreme Court bans officers from asking random questions during traffic stops

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers must confine their questions to ones ‘reasonably related’ to the reason for the stop

Firefighters hope rain will douse Calif. wildfire threatening homes

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thousands of evacuees have been allowed to return home, but firefighters are working to control the remaining blaze as 2,400 buildings remain in jeopardy

Ohio LEOs injured while trying to arrest suspect

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect instigated several physical altercations as officers attempted to arrest him for fleeing a traffic stop

Millions in Funds Ready to Help Maryland Law Enforcement Agencies Test Rape Kits

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Millions of state and federal dollars are set to help law enforcement agencies across Maryland process rape kits that have sat untested in storage and to keep pace with new cases.

Calif. ambulance struck amid several crashes on snowy roads

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

California Highway Patrol said a driver failed to look before hitting an ambulance with a medic and firefighter inside

Massive TX Chemical Plant Explosion Injures Three

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The company that owns the Port Neches facility has requested help from Port Neches Fire Department and the Sabine Neches Chiefs Association to deal with the ensuing fire.

Mich. county offers Smart 911 for residents

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The county is inviting residents to sign up and provide information that would be useful to first responders in an emergency

Mich. county offers Smart 911 for residents

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The county is inviting residents to sign up and provide information that would be useful to first responders in an emergency

Prison time for former ambulance official who stole more than $100K from squad

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ruth Rookstool could spend up to three years in prison and must pay restitution

Millions in state, federal funds available to help Md. police test rape kits

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The funding comes along with new state laws requiring police to promptly submit kits for testing to avoid a backlog

Police nationwide honor Texas boy who saved mom during Walmart shooting

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lt. Clara Molina heard Eduardo Mier's story, wanted to do something to recognize his 'heroism and resilliency'

Clinical solution: 58-year-old burned while cooking at home

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

You are asked to respond to the home of a woman that has been burned by a liquid while cooking

What your department’s off duty/concealed carry training program should include

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agencies must provide their officers with the training they need to be just as competent with their firearm off duty as they are on duty

MA City Agrees to Replace Fire Station Roof

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Haverhill's mayor and city council agreed to add a new roof and windows to the fire department's 92-year-old Central Fire Station.

3 injured as Texas plant explosion releases chemical plume

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire from the explosion continued to burn Wednesday morning and nearby residents were told to shelter in place

Australian firefighter charged with arson as bushfires continue

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 19-year-old firefighter is alleged to have set seven fires, at least one of which he reportedly helped fight with his volunteer unit

Tired of hearing demands for better data? Why ignoring it won’t help

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

What is it about law enforcement that makes sharing information so hard? Here are 3 challenges to overcoming the digital paradox

MN Volunteer Firefighter Rescues Two on Way to Work

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"I knew 100% that I shouldn't be going in. But … there was a guy yelling, and he sounded close, and I was going to try and get him out," said the Normanna Township firefighter.

Mutualink Technology On-scene in Active Shooter Training at VA University

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 70 first responders descended on Eagle Bank Arena in Virginia to test what Mutualink calls a first-of-its-kind collaboration system for real-time video sharing, advanced building sensors, and other state-of-the-art technologies, in an effort to help the nation better respond to emergencies.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Struck By SUV Responding to Treatment

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy run over by a suspected drunk driver remained in critical condition Tuesday night.

Suspects Arrested After Manhunt, Pursuit in Massachusetts

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three suspects are in custody in Braintree, Massachusetts, after they fled a vehicle and led police on a chase Tuesday afternoon.

California Sheriff’s K-9s Star in Hilarious Thanksgiving Sketch

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

These Placer County police dogs are wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving with this hilarious video featuring dad stories, browsing "Dogstagram" and burnt pie.

Driver Accidentally Shoots Self During St. Paul Police Pursuit

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A St. Paul man accidentally shot himself in the stomach on Saturday while trying to flee police, authorities said.

Albuquerque Police Announces Program to Identify, Arrest Violent Offenders

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Albuquerque Police Department is teaming up with local and statewide law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest the “Metro 15” – 15 people wanted on warrants that authorities have determined are drivers of violent crime.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Foil School Shooting Plot

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A North Florida teenage boy who was accused of planning a mass shooting had a detailed map of his school in his possession, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Helps Honor Boy Who Saved Lives During Texas Mass Shooting

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As the horror unfolding Aug. 3 in El Paso was broadcast around the world, a police officer in Boston switched over to coverage on Telemundo and was moved by the story of one 9-year-old boy.

Detroit Police Sergeant Previously Fired for Cowardice But Got Job Back

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Detroit police sergeant at the center of accusations that he failed to act after a fellow officer was killed by a gunman last week had been previously terminated for cowardice before being reinstated.

Video Shows LAPD Officers Shoot, Kill Machete-Wielding Suspect

Posted on November 27, 2019 by