January 28, 2020

Helping allies in need: How mutual aid is a lot like NATO

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Just like allied forces, firefighters from around the world come together to face natural and manmade disasters

The ‘M’ in EMS stands for medical: Tackling fire/EMS challenges

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire service leaders must handle four leadership challenges to maintain an effective fire-based EMS program

Alabama Detective Shot, Critically Wounded Responding to Robbery

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Det. Finke responded to the call and was shot twice in the stomach and once under the arm when he confronted the suspects, Chief Smith said.

Colo. police departments expand use of plate readers as opponents call it invasion of privacy

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One city's license plate readers scanned over 500,000 license plates in one month, something critics believe points to the 'pervasiveness' of the technology

Virginia Correctional Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack on Duty

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A correctional officer with the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail suffered a fatal heart attack following a shakedown in one of the housing units at the facility over the weekend.

Woman Murders Retired Illinois State Trooper, Wounds 2 Others

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman entered a cigar bar in Illinois on Friday evening and opened fire on a group of patrons, including retired Illinois State Police Trooper Gregory Rieves, retired Special Agent Lloyd Graham, and current ISP Trooper Kaiton Bullock before turning the gun on herself and killing herself.

New York Officer, Fiancé Charged with Murder in Death of 8-Year-Old Boy

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the New York City Transit Police and his fiancé have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of the officer's eight-year-old son over the weekend.

Barricaded Gunman Who Opened Fire on Police Taken Into Custody

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who had barricaded himself inside an apartment in Hingham (MA) and opened fire on officers inside an armored vehicle was safely taken into custody after a brief standoff.

Man Opens Fire on New Mexico Officer, No Injuries Reported

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Clovis (NM) Police Department came under fire as he attempted to follow a vehicle matching the description of one that had been reported stolen on Friday afternoon.

Video: Armed suspect opens fire on Tenn. state troopers

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Trooper Khalat Ghazi was wounded when a suspect exited his vehicle and began firing a rifle

League Won’t Allow High School Hockey Team to Wear Jerseys Honoring Officer

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A high school hockey team in Minnesota that had hoped to honor an officer with the Waseca Police Department who was critically wounded in a shooting in early January by wearing jerseys bearing his name and badge number was disappointed to learn that their show of support was not supported by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).

Ohio Department Warns of “Highly Addictive” Girl Scout Cookies Hitting the Streets

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Ravenna (OH) Police Department recently took to social media to warn area residents about the impending arrival of a "highly addictive substance that is about to hit the streets" as members of the notorious "Girl Scouts of America" flood the streets with sugary treats.

Ariz. man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

State troopers cited a 62-year-old man for driving in the carpool lane with a decorative skeleton strapped to the front passenger seat

Video: LA first responders work tirelessly admist homelessness crisis

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Personnel from the LAFD's Station 9 in Skid Row gave an inside look at their experience aiding thousands of homeless residents

Video: LA first responders work tirelessly admist homelessness crisis

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Personnel from the LAFD's Station 9 in Skid Row gave an inside look at their experience aiding thousands of homeless residents

Video: LA first responders work tirelessly amidst homelessness crisis

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Personnel from the LAFD's Station 9 in Skid Row gave an inside look at their experience aiding thousands of homeless residents

Video: LA first responders work tirelessly amidst homelessness crisis

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Personnel from the LAFD's Station 9 in Skid Row gave an inside look at their experience aiding thousands of homeless residents

Rural Ore. fire, ambulance agencies seek approval to merge

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The agencies are seeking support to create a ballot measure to approve the merger, which officials say would improve service

Rural Ore. fire, ambulance agencies seek approval to merge

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agencies are seeking support to create a ballot measure to approve the merger, which officials say would improve service

Rural Ore. fire, ambulance agencies seek approval to merge

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agencies are seeking support to create a ballot measure to approve the merger, which officials say would improve service

Automated CPR devices required for all emergency agencies in Calif. county

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Orange County officials said the requirement will improve patient outcomes and increase safety for EMS providers

Automated CPR devices required for all emergency agencies in Calif. county

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Orange County officials said the requirement will improve patient outcomes and increase safety for EMS providers

Australia announces new medal to honor bushfire service

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Overseas responders, including firefighters from the United States, will be eligible to receive the honor

The carry: A great weight training exercise for firefighters

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The carry mimics fireground movements that frequently result in slips and falls or injuries, such as pulled muscles

Despite city council measure, Austin police will still enforce low-level marijuana possession laws

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Although Austin City Council voted to end enforcement, Chief Brian Manley said officers will continue citing and arresting people for such offenses

Collect and update member photos

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

All departments should have a collection of member photos on hand for media inquiries

Why EMS leaders need to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus with the public, media

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Use your familiarity, credibility and ability to speak in plain language to inform the public about the Wuhan coronavirus and how to avoid infection

Why EMS leaders need to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus with the public, media

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Use your familiarity, credibility and ability to speak in plain language to inform the public about the Wuhan coronavirus and how to avoid infection

Mass. governor, state police colonel introduce police reform bill

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would create stricter penalties for trooper misconduct and improve other internal policies

Tulsa announces first black police chief

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wendell Franklin, a 22-year veteran of the department, said he plans to focus on improving the department's transparency and public services

Wuhan coronavirus cases in Arizona, California push US tally to 5

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

All of the United States cases of the new virus are in patients who had traveled to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak first began

2 arrested in SC bar shooting that killed 2, wounded 4

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Authorities haven’t released the names of the suspects or details about the cause of the shooting

NREMT appoints new board chair

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dr. Heather Davis, associate director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, was appointed as board chair for the National Registry of EMTs

Fatal fire destroys 35 boats at Alabama dock

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities confirmed there were fatalities in the blaze, after seven people were previously reported injured and seven reported missing

At least 8 killed in blaze at Alabama dock

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A search and rescue mission is ongoing following the fire that destroyed 35 boats, many of which sank with people possibly on still on board

How to address fear during police training

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fear is a natural response that can be used to heighten our skills, senses and focus, but only if we acknowledge its existence

2 dead, 7 injured in SC bar shooting

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials have not released immediate information about what led to the shooting

Nev. sheriffs back lawsuit to block ‘red flag’ law

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least three sheriffs have publicly shown their support, said they believe the law, which came into effect this month, is unconstitutional

Ala. officer critically wounded following mid-robbery shooting

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Det. John Finke was shot as he confronted two robbery suspects while working off-duty as a church security guard

4 FDNY paramedics nominated for award after rescuing man from CO-filled basement

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FDNY nominated the paramedics for the Daily News Hometown Heroes award for saving the unconscious man from lethal CO exposure

4 FDNY paramedics nominated for award after rescuing man from CO-filled basement

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FDNY nominated the paramedics for the Daily News Hometown Heroes award for saving the unconscious man from lethal CO exposure

4 FDNY paramedics nominated for award after rescuing man from CO-filled basement

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FDNY nominated the paramedics for the Daily News Hometown Heroes award for saving the unconscious man from lethal CO exposure

FDNY firefighter accused of DWI, crashing department van

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say the firefighter abandoned the FDNY vehicle after crashing it while intoxicated

‘Trauma for Teachers’ training designed by Calif. student, fire department

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The program will train faculty to prepare for emergency situations and supply bleeding control kits for classrooms

‘Trauma for Teachers’ training designed by Calif. student, fire department

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The program will train faculty to prepare for emergency situations and supply bleeding control kits for classrooms

Pregnancy and firefighting: Is firefighting bad for your baby?

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Research examines the impact of the job on pregnant firefighters

Book Excerpt: I Was a London Firefighter

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

David Pike shares gripping accounts of working in the London Fire Brigade

Longtime Maine sheriff’s department K-9 dies unexpectedly

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“Bosco has been a tremendous asset to our agency and the citizens of Androscoggin County,” the Sheriff’s Department wrote

Longtime Maine sheriff’s department K-9 dies unexpectedly

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“Bosco has been a tremendous asset to our agency and the citizens of Androscoggin County,” the Sheriff’s Department wrote

Kobe Bryant, 4 others killed in helicopter crash in Southern California

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The crash ignited a brush fire, making it difficult for firefighters and emergency personnel to get to the aircraft

Kobe Bryant, daughter, 7 others killed in helicopter crash in Southern California

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The crash ignited a brush fire, making it difficult for firefighters and emergency personnel to get to the aircraft

Woman kills retired trooper, wounds 2 other troopers at cigar bar

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman killed a retired trooper, wounded another retired trooper and an off-duty LEO before turning gun on herself

Photos show aftermath of crash involving deputy and suspected impaired driver

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charges are pending against the driver, said Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté

Tactical paramedics should be allowed to carry firearms, Ohio fire chief says

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fire department is seeking permission from city council to arm paramedics who assist the SWAT team

Tactical paramedics should be allowed to carry firearms, Ohio fire chief says

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fire department is seeking permission from city council to arm paramedics who assist the SWAT team

Former treasurer must pay back $83K to rescue squad, judge says

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge said the former treasurer and EMT must pay back the amount she improperly spent and the cost of a state audit

Retired firefighter’s son surprises him on 90th birthday with restored apparatus

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Virginia firefighter's son restored the 1950s antique fire truck his father used to operate

Why Walther pistols may be the best service pistols you’ve never fired

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Walther Arms Q4 Steel Frame shot like a laser beam during SHOT Show 2020 range day

2 paramedics injured, SWAT team responds after attack in Pittsburgh

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The paramedics were responding to a medical call when the 911 caller reportedly assaulted them

NYPD commissioner links crime spike to bail reform

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Commissioner Dermot Shea said judges must be able to hold repeat offenders in order to avoid future spikes in crime

Wash. firefighter killed by snow fallen from roof

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

U.S. Forest Service Technician and Chelan County Volunteer Firefighter Kimiko Nalle became buried after the snow slid off the roof of her home

Minn. police use technology to search video footage, find clues faster

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The program filters and searches surveillance footage to identify certain objects that appear on video

9 FDNY firefighters injured, 85,000 museum artifacts feared lost in Chinatown fire

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One civilian was rescued from the building's fifth floor, and firefighters fought to control the fire for more than 24 hours

9 FDNY firefighters injured, 85,000 museum artifacts feared lost in Chinatown fire

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One civilian was rescued from the building's fifth floor, and firefighters fought to control the fire for more than 24 hours

10 lose jobs at Pa. 911 center, reportedly for New Year’s rum toast at work

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say there will be mandatory overtime and ramping up of recruit training after 10 employees left following an incident involving alcoholic egg nog

Fire station mold forces firefighters to sleep in their trucks

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Black mold discovered during repairs caused the Michigan station to be temporarily shut down

Factors favor possible mega-wildfire event in Texas, officials say

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire officials said weather and climate conditions put Central Texas at risk of major wildfires

Mass. lawmakers consider limiting local LE collaboration with ICE

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would bar law enforcement agencies from appointing an officer to work with federal agents, a provision that has drawn criticism from sheriffs

Ala. county appoints female lieutenant for first time in 208-year history

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lt. Terri Hall has served with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office for 16 years

FBI background check system to be audited

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The audit of the NICS was requested last year after Sol Pais was allowed to purchase a gun after flying to Colorado from Florida

2nd US case of Wuhan coronavirus found in patient from Illinois, CDC says

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Chicago woman who recently returned from China has been diagnosed with the novel form of coronavirus

Houston hospital system launches air ambulance service

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

HCA Houston Healthcare unveiled its first medical helicopter on Friday and plans to add a second helicopter later this year

Photo of the Week: EMS Explorers train at Mo. county ambulance service

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The youth program participants practiced various skills including first aid, splinting and team building

Photo of the Week: EMS Explorers train at Mo. county ambulance service

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The youth program participants practiced various skills including first aid, splinting and team building

FF-paramedic who needs kidney transplant inspires colleagues to become donors

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio Firefighter-Paramedic Mike Weissmann is currently awaiting a match to a living donor

FF-paramedic who needs kidney transplant inspires colleagues to become donors

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio Firefighter-Paramedic Mike Weissmann is currently awaiting a match to a living donor

Traffic enforcement strategies: Zero tolerance, high visibility and targeted enforcement

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

From speed traps to self-initiated stops, traffic enforcement is a big part of policing

Explosion at home of woman accused of killing paramedic

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Arson is suspected in the blast at the home owned by Karen Hill, who claimed self-defense in the shooting of Paramedic Rodney Gilmer

Takeaways from SHOT Show 2020

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There were far too many products on display at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas to adequately capture it all, but as I zoom along at 300 miles per hour about 34,000 feet above sea level en route home, here are some of the things that immediately spring to mind as having a lasting impression on me.

Proposal would allow Idaho police to make misdemeanor arrests without warrants

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill is in response to a Idaho Supreme Court ruling stating it was unconstitutional for an officer to make a misdemeanor arrest without seeing the crime

Man Opens Fire on Texas Officers at Traffic Stop, No Injuries Reported

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who officers had attempted to stop over a malfunctioning headlight opened fire on them before fleeing on foot from the scene.

Connecticut Officer, Firefighter Square Off in Chicken Wing Eating Contest

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With the goal of receiving $1,000 to donate to the charity of the agency's choice, a firefighter with the Manchester Fire Department and an officer with the Manchester Police Department stared down two giant platters of barbeque chicken wings at a local grocery store on Wednesday morning.

California Officer Faces Criminal Charges Over Social Media Posts

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Redondo Beach (CA) Police Department now faces criminal charges of contempt of court and unlawfully possessing ammunition stemming from a workplace violence restraining order after the department discovered social media posts which could be construed as threatening violence.

Photo of the Week: Aussie posse

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Conn. lawmakers propose new state police department to combat hate crimes, extremism

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new department would 'specialize in investigating far-right extremist groups and individuals'

South Carolina Deputy Deploys TASER on K-9, Gets Kicked by Cow

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Georgetown County (SC) Sheriff's Office was injured in a bizarre incident in which his K-9 partner bit a cow, he TASERed his dog, and the cow then kicked the deputy.

Kansas Agency Launches Alert and ID System for Special Needs Persons

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Salina Police Department's Support Division has launched a new system designed to help officers identify and deal with individual with special needs who may find themselves in an emergency situation.

University Professor Calls Police Over Student Refusing to Change Seats in Class

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A professor with Ball State University in Indiana called local police because a student refused to change seats in class on Tuesday morning.

Virginia Officer Dies After Being Dragged By Vehicle at Traffic Stop

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Newport News (VA) Police Department was dragged by a vehicle driven by a suspect attempting to flee a traffic stop on Thursday evening.

The “great debate” of field intubation

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the pros and cons of intubation in the field and if it's time to end the practice

Va. police officer dies after being dragged during traffic stop

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Katie Thyne died in the hospital after being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop

Dispatch guidelines for Wuhan coronavirus call screening released

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The guidelines urge early notification of first responders if patients have possible symptoms of the virus

Dispatch guidelines for Wuhan coronavirus call screening released

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The guidelines urge early notification of first responders if patients have possible symptoms of the virus

How a new handheld tool is helping narcotics investigators in Kentucky

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The portable TruNarc device provides on-the-spot analysis of unknown substances that can provide definitive identification without requiring officers to handle dangerous drugs

Photo of the Week: Florida firefighters rescue man stuck in a tree

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio lawmakers introduce bill withholding money from LE agencies not cooperating with ICE

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cities and law enforcement agencies not complying with ICE would lose homeland security funding and Local Government Fund distributions

6 firefighters seriously injured in fire truck crash in Australia

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The volunteer firefighters were battling wildfires in New South Wales when the crash occurred

How puppies behind bars are rescuing the rescuers

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD share how service dogs have changed their lives

How puppies behind bars are rescuing the rescuers

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

First responders and veterans suffering from PTSD share how service dogs have changed their lives

2 killed in Houston explosion

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said debris from the blast was spread out for about half a mile and are warning residents to avoid the area

After shooting, Seattle police under renewed pressure to stop rising gun violence, gang activity

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials outlined a plan to establish a mobile precinct, conduct more patrols and work with federal prosecutors to keep shooters behind bars

2 officers fired, 2 suspended over Stormy Daniels arrest

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A investigation conducted by the department's internal affairs unit found Daniel's 2018 arrest was 'improper'

Minn. hockey league nixes jersey honoring wounded LEO

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Waseca Bluejays high school hockey team wanted to wear jerseys honoring Officer Arik Matson, only to learn the jerseys don't comply with league rules

Heavy rescue truck struck by semi in Mo.

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighters were at the scene of a crash when the semi-truck struck and damaged their vehicle

Spotlight: VEL TYE designs and manufactures state-of-the-art tactical gear and accessories

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SHOT Show 2020: Here are 4 must-see products from the show floor

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

From shooting braces to speed loaders, SHOT Show features products to make both your on- and off-duty life a little easier

Ohio chief apologizes for teen’s death, argues against end of police pursuits

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The pursuit that ended in the death of Tamia Chappmann is still under review as community members call for an end to police pursuits altogether

Chicago police end program aimed at predicting gun offenders, victims

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The program was established in 2012, used a formula to create a list of people deemed most like to commit or be victimized by a shooting

Va. police officer dies after being dragged during traffic stop

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer suffered multiple injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where she died

San Diego restarts bidding process after ambulance service protests replacement

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Controversy arose after the city selected Denmark-based Falck to replace American Medical Response

‘It’s not fires that scare us … It’s highways,’ says FF-medic hit by car

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth Firefighter-Paramedic Shonna Moorman says she's facing a "very long recovery" and plans to campaign for highway safety for first responders

‘It’s not fires that scare us … It’s highways,’ says FF-medic hit by car

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth Firefighter-Paramedic Shonna Moorman says she's facing a "very long recovery" and plans to campaign for highway safety for first responders

FF-medic hit by car says firefighters fear highways more than fire

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth Firefighter-Paramedic Shonna Moorman says she's facing a "very long recovery" and plans to campaign for highway safety for first responders

FF-medic hit by car says firefighters fear highways more than fire

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth Firefighter-Paramedic Shonna Moorman says she's facing a "very long recovery" and plans to campaign for highway safety for first responders

Gender neutral or gender inclusive? What to consider in fire station design

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Understanding the different models to facility design can help fire service leaders find the best solution for their department

Detroit firefighters disciplined for photo in front of burning house

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thirteen firefighters were disciplined for the photo taken on New Year's Eve, including four sergeants

3 US firefighters killed in Australia aerial crash identified

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three U.S. firefighters were on a firebombing mission, when the C-130 crashed into the mountains near the Australian capital of Canberra

Ex-pharmaceutical executive gets 66 months in prison for role in opioid epidemic

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Court documents say John Kapoor personally approved bribes for doctors who abusively prescribed opioids

8 things to know about the deployment of US firefighters to Australia

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hundreds of U.S. firefighters are currently deployed or tasked to deploy to assist their Australian counterparts in battling the worst wildfires in the continent’s history

Paramedic who claimed harassment is under investigation for 2 patient deaths

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to a memo by the supervisor he claimed harassed him, the medic broke Florida law in five cases, two of which resulted in death

Wyo. governor orders flags at half-staff for fallen paramedic

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Flags will be lowered to recognize the line-of-duty death of Wamsutter Paramedic Mike Wilder ahead of his memorial service

Police seeking 2 suspects in Seattle shooting that killed 1, injured 7

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Marquise Latrelle Tolbert and William Ray Tolliver are considered armed and dangerous, officials say

Georgia Deputy Killed in High-Speed Pursuit Crash

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dep. Sheldon Whiteman had just joined the pursuit when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the wood line. According to Sheriff Nobles, Whiteman's car traveled an estimated 100 feet before coming to a stop.

Man Accused of Killing Florida Officer Found Competent to Stand Trial

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man accused of killing an officer with the Fort Myers Police Department has been found to be competent to stand trial.

Retiring California Officer Serves as Caddy for PGA Star Tiger Woods

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the San Diego Police Department who is preparing to retire from nearly two decades of service to her community was given the opportunity this week to add an unusual garment to her duty uniform—the "caddy bib" for none other than PGA legend Tiger Woods.

Kentucky Officer Rescues Wayward Deer from Swimming Pool

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Lexington (KY) Police Department enlisted the assistance of a local resident in helping a deer trapped in a swimming pool to safety and onto solid ground. Video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

California Officer, Civilian Motorist Injured in Vehicle Collision

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Costa Mesa Police Department who was responding to an emergency call collided with another motorist at an intersection on Thursday morning.

Pennsylvania Officer Protects Paramedics from Approaching Armed Man

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Kingston (PA) Police Department fired a single shot at a man who appeared to be armed with a gun and was approaching paramedics who had responded to a call of a medical emergency on Thursday morning.

Maryland Officer Struck by Vehicle While Directing Traffic at Crash Scene

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Prince George's County Police Department was directing traffic at the scene of a vehicle collision early Thursday morning when a passing motorist struck him.

Wisconsin Officers Save Life of Motorist Suffering Medical Emergency

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer with the Manitowoc Police Department is being credited with helping to save the life of a man who was slumped over in his car in the middle of an intersection in late December.

Two brothers help save San Antonio LEO under attack

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

William and Luis Mendez-Guzman stepped in after seeing the suspect kicking the officer in the head

2 brothers help save San Antonio LEO under attack

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

William and Luis Mendez-Guzman stepped in after seeing the suspect kicking the officer in the head

Report: Apparatus in crash that killed 3 was speeding

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A recent police report found that the Phoenix Fire Department fire truck involved in an April 2019 crash was going at least 20 miles per hour over the speed limit

Report: Apparatus in crash that killed 3 was speeding

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A recent police report found that the Phoenix Fire Department fire truck involved in an April 2019 crash was going at least 20 miles per hour over the speed limit

Border Patrol agent dies on duty

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agent Alfredo Niño died after being found unresponsive

Border Patrol agent dies on duty

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agent Alfredo Niño died after being found unresponsive

Ga. deputy killed during early-morning vehicle pursuit

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified deputy died from injuries sustained after his vehicle left the roadway and hit a wood line

2 firefighters dead in suspected murder-suicide

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say the suspect waited outside his estranged wife’s home before shooting the other firefighter and then himself

Firefighter killed in suspected murder-suicide

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Police say the suspect waited outside his estranged wife’s home before shooting the firefighter and then himself

Ex-deputy fire chief’s felony conviction for alleged false time sheets overturned

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former deputy fire chief may be retried after an appellate court said pieces of evidence at his original trial were "unsatisfactory"

Ex-deputy fire chief’s felony conviction for alleged false time sheets overturned

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former deputy fire chief may be retried after an appellate court said pieces of evidence at his original trial were "unsatisfactory"

Hawaii legislators consider closing gun control loopholes after officers’ deaths

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The deaths of Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama have added new urgency to efforts to pass legislation prohibiting lending guns to another person

Tactics for Arresting the Cooperative Subject

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Even the most compliant arrestee can become violent, and you have to use proper control tactics, just in case.

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun bill

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would allow police to temporarily take people's guns away if a judge deems them a threat to themselves or others

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun bill

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would allow police to temporarily take people's guns away if a judge deems them a threat to themselves or others

Starting a Duty Pistol Red Dot Optic Program

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers and agencies have to be willing to rethink firearms training to gain the benefits of adding optics to duty handguns.

Ex-fiscal chief alleges Medicare fraud at Mass. ambulance service

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former official is suing the ambulance company, claiming he was fired for raising concerns about improper Medicare billing

Fallen fire captain’s daughter testifies that propane line was cut at blast site

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The explosion that killed Farmington Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Bell in September has revived support for legislation to prevent propane-related disasters

How To Give Your Range a Makeover

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Here are some suggestions for updating your shooting facilities to enhance training.

3 things smart shoppers look for in tech to reduce crashes and decrease response times

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Turning red lights to green can be practical and affordable, if you know what to look for

3 things smart shoppers look for in tech to reduce crashes and decrease response times

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Turning red lights to green can be practical and affordable, if you know what to look for

Video: Fla. deputies rescue man from burning car

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Body camera footage shows two deputies scrambling to put out the vehicle fire before pulling the driver to safety

Off-duty Ind. police could gain right to carry handguns into casinos

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill currently on the state senate floor originated with two sheriffs who said they never wanted to be without their weapons in case of a mass shooting

Hospital partnership to improve response times for Ga. county EMS

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The hospital will provide space for overnight accommodations, supply storage and ambulance parking for EMS providers

Scaffolding in problem-based learning

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Instructors can use a cumulative approach to EMS education to increase knowledge retention and recall

Texas county launches unit to investigate stalking, prevent domestic violence

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the goal of the Behavioral Threat Management Unit is to prevent volatile situations from escalating into violence

Hoseline deployment: Avoid the ‘spaghetti’ pile

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Video captures how hoseline kinks and piling can hamper water flow and advancement efforts

How a ‘John sting’ targets the demand side of human sex trafficking

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Anaheim PD’s John sting underscores the pervasive nature of the demand side of prostitution – one prong of the pernicious problem of human sex trafficking

Participate in the 2020 EMS Trend Report Survey

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EMS1 and Fitch & Associates have released the 2020 EMS Trend Report Survey to identify industry challenges and opportunities

Participate in the 2020 EMS Trend Report Survey

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EMS1 and Fitch & Associates have released the 2020 EMS Trend Report Survey to identify industry challenges and opportunities

Former fire chief pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of minor met through FD program

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The ex-chief admitted to sexually explicit conduct with an underage girl he supervised through a volunteer program and taking photos of her at his workplace

Black Sunday 15 years later: Reflecting on the fires that changed FDNY

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Remembering the three firefighters killed, many others injured, and recognizing the push for continued training and equipment

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The CDC is advising healthcare professionals follow these recommendations when evaluating patients who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus outbreak originating in China

Paramedics injured, motorist killed in Wash. ambulance crash

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said the man was driving erratically before his vehicle collided with an AMR ambulance, killing him and injuring two crewmembers

SHOT Show 2020: New ammunition from Federal and Speer

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

These brands have introduced a dazzling array of new products for 2020

Pa. Supreme Court rules in favor of Pittsburgh police on overtime

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The court settled a grievance the Fraternal Order of Police filed against the city in 2016 alleging officers working the Pittsburgh Marathon were not paid properly

Firefighters warn of dangerous TikTok trend after outlet scorched at Mass. high school

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two students are facing criminal charges after participating in a viral video challenge that prompted a fire response at their high school

3 US firefighters killed in plane crash fighting Australia wildfires

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The plane was carrying retardant for an aerial firefighting mission when it crashed, killing all aboard

City suspends Miami police captain who claimed to be black

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Captain Javier Ortiz has been accused of taking part in racial discrimination within the department and has been suspended pending an investigation

Nonemergency ambulance reduces 911 calls in NC county

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The ambulance assigned to handle non-emergency calls has reduced emergency call volume and increased revenue for the county's EMS

How to buy police K-9 equipment

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Use this guide to prepare for a purchase of police K-9 equipment

1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The chief said based on video from the scene, multiple people fired weapons after a dispute outside a McDonald's

1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The chief said based on video from the scene, multiple people fired weapons after a dispute outside a McDonald's

1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The chief said based on video from the scene, multiple people fired weapons after a dispute outside a McDonald's

1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The chief said based on video from the scene, multiple people fired weapons after a dispute outside a McDonald's

Police: 5 people wounded, 1 dead in downtown Seattle

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief Carmen Best said what they believe is a lone suspect fled and police are searching for him

Police: 5 people wounded, 1 dead in downtown Seattle

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief Carmen Best said what they believe is a lone suspect fled and police are searching for him

Police: 5 people wounded, 1 dead in downtown Seattle

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief Carmen Best said what they believe is a lone suspect fled and police are searching for him

MY TECHNOLOGY CAN…Keep Your Eyes Up and Hands Free

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Motorola Solutions' APX Next P25 radio features a touch interface and voice interaction to make communication safer and easier.

New Jersey Officer Rescues Missing Suicidal Subject

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A New Jersey officer found and rescued a suicidal woman who survived an overnight leap from a bridge and suffered serious injuries.

Video: Florida Inmate Assaults Deputy Inside Jail

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Florida deputy was conducting his normal duties in the jail Tuesday morning when he was punched in the face multiple times by a 38-year-old inmate, the agency says.

Missouri Bill Banning Police Residency Requirements Expanded to Whole State

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A bill meant to lift police residency requirements for officers in the city of St. Louis was expanded by lawmakers Tuesday night to include all Missouri municipalities, despite opposition from Kansas City.

New York Trooper Injured While Investigating Crash

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A New York state trooper was injured Wednesday morning while investigating a crash on the Onondaga Lake Parkway.

DOJ Unveils Presidential Law Enforcement Panel

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that he has appointed 18 law enforcement officials to the newly created Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

NYPD Officer Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An NYPD officer was seriously injured when he was pinned between two cars during a traffic stop after a hit-and-run driver crashed into the vehicles.

Drone vs. ambulance: How one Canadian paramedic service went beyond to deliver critical medical technology

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A unique race between an ambulance and drone flying beyond the line of sight demonstrates what’s possible for emergency services in remote areas

Houston’s first Sikh deputy constable sworn in

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Community leaders say Amrit Singh's hiring marks the latest step in a series of events marking Houston as a beacon for religious tolerance

The Sweetwater experience: What the fire service can learn from a musical instrument retailer

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A visit to Sweetwater underscores the importance of valuing employees and customer service

Chief Alan Brunacini: The missing voice of reason in the fire service

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

How fire service leaders can continue the “be nice” messages of customer service

Mo. bill banning police residency requirements expanded to entire state

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The amendment was offered as a solution to a statewide emphasis on police recruitment

SHOT Show 2020: 3 products for improving officer safety

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

From preventing blue on blue shootings to delivering 24-7 police firearms training, vendors at this year’s SHOT Show aim to improve officer safety year round

Barr appoints 18 LE officials to presidential law enforcement panel

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal and state law enforcement officers from around the country will study ways to reduce crime and increase respect for the law and those who enforce it

Rapid Response: Wuhan coronavirus – while not a ‘doomsday scenario,’ prepare for EMS surveillance

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As experts warn the coronavirus spread needs to be taken seriously, prepare dispatch, EMS providers to identify the symptoms and communicate with public health officials

After statewide legalization, Detroit police begins targeting violence from illegal marijuana sales

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief James Craig said the black market continues to thrive because marijuana obtained illegally is cheaper

After statewide legalization, Detroit PD begins targeting violence from illegal marijuana sales

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief James Craig said the black market continues to thrive because marijuana obtained illegally is cheaper

Program tracks medically-complex children, educates first responders

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The STARS program creates emergency care plans for children with advanced medical needs, and then works with first responders to provide specialized training in case an emergency occurs

Program tracks medically-complex children, educates first responders

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The STARS program creates emergency care plans for children with advanced medical needs, and then works with first responders to provide specialized training in case an emergency occurs

La. deputies use new incineration device to destroy exposed syringe needles

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The devices are connected to patrol cars and are designed to reduce the risk of officers getting stuck by drug needles at crime scenes or raids

FF-paramedic injured after rig involved in hit-and-run

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic was injured after a car crashed into an ambulance and then fled

FF-paramedic injured after rig involved in hit-and-run

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic was injured after a car crashed into an ambulance and then fled

Ark. city reinstates officer after judge finds city in contempt

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The city would have faced a $10,000 daily fine for every day officials refused to return Charles Starks' badge, gun and credentials

4 Wis. FDs using GPS to determine response instead of jurisdiction

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The departments began last week using automatic vehicle locator technology to dispatch first responders based on which vehicles are closest to incidents

Instead of snow, Ill. police shovel doughnuts from busy road

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A video posted on Twitter shows officers shoveling the pastries into buckets to remove them from the street

Woman reunites with first responders after suffering a heart attack while driving

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Chief of the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad Bucky Buchanan said he appreciated witnessing the "chain of survival ... come to life”

Woman reunites with first responders after having heart attack while driving

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Chief Bucky Buchanan said he appreciated witnessing the "chain of survival ... come to life”

Woman reunites with first responders after having heart attack while driving

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Chief Bucky Buchanan said he appreciated witnessing the "chain of survival ... come to life”

Driver who suffered heart attack reunites with first responders who saved her

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Chief Bucky Buchanan said he appreciated witnessing the "chain of survival ... come to life”

Driver who suffered heart attack reunites with first responders who saved her

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Chief Bucky Buchanan said he appreciated witnessing the "chain of survival ... come to life”

It’s about camaraderie, not competition: Where firefighters and officers get fit and have fun

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The ‘Olympics’ for public safety officers and firefighters is an event of kinship and connections

Federal report: Hiring, retention still among top struggles for Baltimore police

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A consultant recently released a report saying the department needs to hire 300 more officers to adequately staff patrol

Medic reflects on 1987 plane crash that killed 156

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The plane clipped a light pole and crashed on take off, killing all six crew members, 148 of the 149 passengers on board and two people on the ground

Wis. Senate votes to restrict use of PFAS in firefighting foam

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The harmful chemicals were found in fish from Lake Monona, prompting the legislation

Wis. Senate votes to restrict use of PFAS in firefighting foam

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The harmful chemicals were found in fish from Lake Monona, prompting the legislation

FF burned in 2015 blaze reaches $5M settlement with 2 utility companies

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Daniel Lyon Jr. is the sole survivor of a four-person engine crew overcome by the Twisp River fire, and continues to require extensive medical care

FF burned in 2015 blaze reaches $5M settlement with 2 utility companies

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Daniel Lyon Jr. is the sole survivor of a four-person engine crew overcome by the Twisp River fire, and continues to require extensive medical care

Hit-and-run driver slams into NYPD officer, fractures officer’s leg

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer was trapped between his patrol vehicle and another vehicle, pinning him and fracturing one of his legs

NAEMSP 2020 Quick Take: The Great Airway Debate

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

3 EMS physicians highlight the challenges that prevent a consensus on endotracheal intubation across EMS systems and the importance of case review

Cops & criminal charges: Tips from an attorney

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officers must anticipate and prepare for intense scrutiny surrounding an officer-involved shooting

Using ‘grim stories’ to help firefighters with decision-making

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This method of guided imagination is designed to improve decision-making in real situations that unfold unexpectedly

SHOT Show 2020: SIG Sauer roundup

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Check out the newest SIG firearms, ammunition and electro-optics on display at this year’s SIG Sauer range day

Philadelphia Officer Paints Portraits of Slain Hawaii Officers

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer who's also an artist has created portraits to memorialize the two Honolulu PD officers killed Sunday responding to a stabbing call.

Texas Officer Stabbed, Suspect Wielding Cleaver Fatally Shot

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man wielding a meat cleaver and frying pan stabbed an officer in the shoulder before being shot and killed by police officer early Tuesday, a Denton, TX, police spokesperson said.

High-rise and mid-rise firefighting: Lobby control basics

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

What firefighters need to know about the features of the FCC and how to properly train on lobby control

3 Arrested in Connection with Video of Assault on Baltimore Officer

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A third person has been arrested in connection with an assault on a Baltimore officer Friday that was captured on video and shared across social media.

Retiring paramedic receives emotional sendoff over dispatch

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Highlands County Paramedic Kerry Harris, who retired after 30 years, was surprised by his father during his last shift

EMT loses home in fire; fundraiser started for family

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $5,000 for Somerville Rescue Squad EMT Ernie Hall and his family

NJ Officer Fatally Shot Himself After Crashing Vehicle

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty New Jersey officer fatally shot himself after crashing his SUV into two parked vehicles, authorities said.

Oklahoma Officer Dies in Single-car Crash

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said Sgt. Claude (C.H.) Brazzel, 70, was driving a pickup truck northbound on SE 165th when the truck departed the roadway.

LODD: Ga. firefighter found dead at fire station

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Roswell Fire Department Firefighter John Kevin Cash was found after an inspection of his room

How to maintain your carry ammo

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When carrying a gun daily it’s easy to get caught up in what gun is the best, but we sometimes forget to think about our ammunition

Off-duty NJ LEO fatally shoots himself after car crash

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Patrolman Edward Nortrup was a 13-year veteran of the Roselle Park Police Department

Body Armor 2020

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

These vests and ballistic carriers will help protect you on the job.

Video: Suspect with knife charges officers before fatal OIS

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The video shows officers repeatedly attempting to de-escalate the situation before the suspect rushed toward them, knife in hand

Education and emergency services partner to battle the opioid epidemic in rural Pennsylvania

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Grant funding sources have directed focus on the social, economic and health-related issues in rural areas, including the opioid epidemic

NJ to track police deaths by suicide and offer prevention training to all officers

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A new law requires police departments to report deaths by suicide to the attorney general and creates a required suicide prevention training program for officers

Fla. man hides underwater from pursuing officers, is arrested after coming up for air

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When authorities attempted to arrest Daniel Booth, he ran away and dove into a pond

Calif. engineer named ‘World’s Strongest Firefighter,’ first woman makes top 5

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The strength competition, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, helped raise money for California fire departments

LAPD’s data-driven culture under scrutiny amid investigation into fake gang identifications

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police officials are examining whether the 20 officers accused of falsifying field interview cards did so because of departmental pressure to produce statistics

Slain Honolulu LEOs remembered for dedication to their jobs, families

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama were both described by family, friends as inspirational, loving and outgoing

2 arrested after car crashes into rig outside fire station

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Milwaukee Fire Department ambulance was backing into the station when it was struck

Using existing technology to safely manage cross-jurisdictional pursuits

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police departments can now hand off surveillance of vehicle pursuits from one jurisdiction to another safely, quickly, and at minimal risk to the public

10 FDNY firefighters injured in multi-building 5-alarm blaze

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 200 fire and EMS personnel responded to the five-alarm fire that spread to six buildings

Hot water for “hot plates”: How one Georgia sheriff’s office is tackling stolen and fleeing vehicles

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An easy-to-use GPS tagging and tracking solution ends helps end pursuits quickly, if they even start at all

Ohio police successfully use Facebook as tool to identify, arrest suspects

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police chiefs say 'arming citizens with information' is a great asset, leads to suspect arrests or contact

200 firefighters receive training at Va. conference

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Journeyman Conference provided knowledge and resources to firefighters from rural areas and included firefighter training and mental health talks

Suspect stabs Texas officer, is fatally shot

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect brandished a cleaver and frying pan as he advanced on officers

Texas officer stabbed by suspect armed with cleaver, frying pan

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect was fatally shot after attacking two officers responding to a disturbance call

Former Pa. EMS, public safety leader dies after 40-year career

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn M. Cannon, 71, died Monday after a decades of service in EMS and public safety

Former Kan. fire inspector loses discrimination lawsuit

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former Topeka Fire Department inspector claimed gender-based discrimination and retaliation and said she felt forced to resign

Ill. police departments have ‘more questions than answers’ on legal marijuana enforcement

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Public misconception and legal technicalities have led departments to seek more training and start online public information campaigns

Coronavirus outbreak in China is ‘tip of the iceberg,’ warns Boston-area doctor

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Infectious disease expert Dr. Todd Ellerin cited previous outbreaks and stressed infection control measures

1st Wuhan coronavirus case detected in US; Expert says China outbreak is ‘tip of the iceberg’

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say a person who traveled from Wuhan, China to Washington state has been diagnosed with the virus

NJ EMS receives tools to help pets during emergencies

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EMS providers will now be able to use pet oxygen masks and give out “Pets Inside” decals for pet parents

Baltimore officials condemn attack on police sergeant

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three individuals have been arrested and charged after a video circulated on social media showed the sergeant being kicked while attempting to restrain a suspect

Denver deputy cited in road-rage van race

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy James Grimes is facing charges of reckless endangerment after driving a van with three inmates in the back at more than 90 mph

3 things at SHOT Show range day that made me stop in my tracks

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

I was expecting to tell you all about the different guns that were showstoppers, but the products that stopped me in my tracks were not guns

How much do you know about clearing airway obstructions? (quiz)

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Test your knowledge of different types of airway adjuncts, contraindications, monitoring techniques and more

Video shows confrontation between off-duty fire lieutenant, suspect before stabbing

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are searching for the man they say stabbed the lieutenant while he was celebrating his wedding anniversary

10 vendors to check out at SHOT Show 2020

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Some of the coolest hardware on the planet is showcased at the largest event of its kind in the world

Beneath the Vest: A police officer’s tango with PTSD

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After his retirement, former Detroit cop Ed Pila sought counseling for PTSD, which led him to the Argentine tango

Beneath the Vest: A police officer’s tango with PTSD

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After his retirement, former Detroit cop Ed Pila sought counseling for PTSD, which led him to the Argentine tango

Video: Coyote Attacks Ohio Officer Working Traffic Control

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Columbus (OH) Division of Police working traffic control on a busy interstate was attacked and bitten multiple times by a coyote.

Cops aren’t shooters, but they should be

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Many officers fail to get the training they need to be truly proficient with their firearms

2 Honolulu PD Officers Killed Responding to Stabbing Call Identified

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez and Officer Kaulike Kalama have been identified as the two Honolulu (HI) Police Department officers who were shot and killed Sunday while responding to a stabbing call at a home near Diamond Head on the island of Oahu.

Conn. town fire marshal killed in crash returning home from call

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Orange Fire Marshal Tim Smith was beloved in the community and had served as the town's fire marshal for 28 years

Arizona Deputies Bring Elderly Man Groceries, Repair His Home

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputies with the Maricopa (AZ) Sheriff's Office who conducted a welfare check on an elderly gentleman went out of their way to help him by repairing his home and bringing him groceries Friday.

3 arrested in connection with video of attack on Baltimore police sergeant

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two adults and a teenager have been arrested and charged after a video circulated on social media showed the sergeant being kicked while attempting to restrain a suspect

Hawaii man suspected of killing 2 cops described as ‘unhinged’

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect is presumed dead inside a home that burned after he stabbed his landlord and fatally ambushed two LEOs

How to integrate burpees into your firefighter workout

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Burpees work the arms, back, abs, hamstrings and chest while also giving you a great cardio workout

Minn. volunteer EMT dies after medical emergency, mourned by city

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kerkhoven EMT Dean W. Nichols is remembered as a “gentle giant” and a great educator

The first 90 days: Why firefighters leave and how to keep them

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detailing three reasons career firefighters don’t stick around – and solutions to keep them on the team

Seattle police officer fired for social media posts U.S. Secret Service deemed ‘threatening’

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Carmen Best said Duane Goodman violated the department's social-media policy and faces investigation for posts implying violence against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

100 calls to 911 in minutes after Kan. earthquake delayed emergency services

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police said dozens of non-emergency calls poured in within 10 minutes of the 4.6 magnitude quake

2020 budget brings additional grant opportunities

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The federal budget includes increased funding for AFG, SAFER and VFA, plus resources for the National Firefighter Registry and more

Gun rights rally in Va. capital concludes without reports of violence, injury

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A spokesman for the Capitol police said there have been no reports of arrests or injuries despite previous threats of violence

How to use OPQRST as an effective patient assessment tool

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

OPQRST is an important part of patient assessment and the start of a conversation with the patient about their pain complaint

Helmet camera at Okla. FD has been ‘beneficial,’ deputy chief says

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fire department is considering purchasing more cameras after receiving positive feedback from firefighters and the public

FF daughter, 6, wakes family to escape fire

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Madalyn Karlbon, daughter of Avenel Firefighter and former Chief Jimmy Karlbon, woke her family after hearing the smoke detector go off

Mich. deputy, recovering drug addict partner for ‘Law and Disorder’ podcast

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The podcast acts as a community outreach tool and provides an anonymous way for listeners to learn about addiction recovery and resources

$750K Medicare fraud leads to prison sentence for former EMS operator

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former operator of a private ambulance service must serve 30 months in federal prison and pay restitution

$750K Medicare fraud leads to prison sentence for former EMS operator

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former operator of a private ambulance service must serve 30 months in federal prison and pay restitution

Five Guys employee fired after calling NJ police officers ‘piggies,’ other slurs

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The teenager was 'immediately fired' and asked to write a note of apology to the police department

Why patient hand-offs are important to successful care

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Standardizing the transition of care helps improve patient safety and ensure the patient's care is smooth and no information is lost

Ohio fire/EMS fundraising to campaign for tax levy, avoid brownouts

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire officials say the levy would provide funds to hire more firefighters and paramedics, ensuring more consistent coverage

Ohio fire/EMS fundraising to campaign for tax levy, avoid brownouts

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire officials say the levy would provide funds to hire more firefighters and paramedics, ensuring more consistent coverage

Ohio fire/EMS fundraising to campaign for tax levy, avoid brownouts

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fire officials say the levy would provide funds to hire more firefighters and paramedics, ensuring more consistent coverage

Thousands rally in Va. capital for gun rights

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

State and local law enforcement officials have heightened security after intelligence officials received 'credible, serious threats' of violence

Ambulance attacked with chunk of concrete in Texas

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The large piece of concrete was thrown through the rig’s window as it was traveling on the roadway

SHOT Show sneak peek: 3 new products to check out

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SHOT Show 2020 promises to be bigger and better than last year, and I plan to be right in the middle of it again

Maine entrepreneur developing ‘less lethal’ projectiles, launcher system

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After watching riot videos, Kurt Boeker was inspired to create a grenade launcher that shoots projectiles at a safe velocity regardless of the target's distance

Fallen Pa. paramedic inspires petition for stricter roadway laws

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Paramedic Michael Bedner, a former colleague of fallen Paramedic Supervisor Matt Smelser, launched the online petition

Hand gesture made by Maine FF in photo was due to injury, fire chief says

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fire department removed the photo from its Facebook page after some said they believed the firefighter's gesture was similar to a "white supremacy" symbol

Form a non-profit to bridge the gap for law enforcement funding needs

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police foundations raise millions of dollars each year for the purchase of new equipment and development of officer wellness and community policing initiatives

Ohio county expands chaplain program

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Six new volunteer chaplains will be on call to provide support, counseling and a listening ear after a difficult call or during day-to-day duties

2 arrested in connection with video of attack on Baltimore police sergeant

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An adult and teenager have been arrested and charged after a video circulated on social media showed the sergeant being kicked while attempting to restrain a suspect

Police: 2 dead, 15 hurt in Mo. shooting

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man who opened fire outside a Kansas City bar was shot by an armed security guard

Vt. fire chief suspended for alleged ‘unacceptable’ conduct

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rutland Fire Chief James Larsen, who had previously resigned as fire chief of Farmington in Minnesota, is accused of creating a hostile work environment

Alaska firefighter dies after medical emergency in fire truck

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Willow Fire Department Driver-Operator Roger DeLongchamp, 66, lost consciousness while preparing to respond to a fire

2 Honolulu Officers Killed, 1 Wounded Responding to Call Near Diamond Head

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the wake of the shooting, the suspect then allegedly set fire to the home. Flames spread quickly to several nearby homes. At least four homes have been destroyed.

Streamlight launches TLR-8 A and TLR-8 AG weapon lights at SHOT Show 2020

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New lights feature two rear switch position options; each offers colored aiming laser

2 police officers shot, suspect’s home on fire in Hawaii

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officers are reportedly in critical condition and the Honolulu Fire Department is battling the blaze that spread to two neighboring houses

2 police officers killed, suspect’s home on fire in Hawaii shooting

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two police officers were fatally shot; the Honolulu Fire Department is battling the blaze that spread to two neighboring houses

2 officers shot, in critical condition in Hawaii

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A home the suspected gunman was believed to be inside caught fire and was quickly engulfed by flames

2 officers fatally shot in Hawaii

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers had responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm who opened fire, striking two officers

Homes burn after shooter kills 2 Honolulu officers

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man with a history of run-ins with police was facing eviction when he stabbed his landlord, killed two LEOs

Video: Coyote bites Ohio officer helping motorist

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The coyote first attacked a state road worker and then bit the officer when he tried to intervene

Fire lieutenant stabbed at Portland bar

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The assailant fled the scene after the seemingly random attack on an off-duty lieutenant

Fire lieutenant stabbed at Portland bar

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The assailant fled the scene after the seemingly random attack on an off-duty lieutenant

Black officers accuse Miami police chief of ignoring discrimination in department

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Members of the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association presented a binder to city leaders with multiple cases they say show a pattern of unfair treatment of black officers in the department

PTSD support dog joins Fla. county public safety department

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The golden retriever, Rucker, is trained to provide emotional support for EMS providers and other first responders

Video: Baltimore sergeant attacked by onlookers while making arrest

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A video posted on social media shows the officer being kicked in the back and pulled behind the suspect he is arresting

ICE subpoenas NYC for information on inmates wanted for deportation

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The development comes days after ICE sent similar subpoenas to Denver, a move reflecting the agency's frustration with 'sanctuary' jurisdictions

Contentious debate continues over tax levy for Ill. EMS

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Many residents pushed back against the 0.004% levy, which EMS leaders say is needed due to lack of resources and volunteers

Trooper hurt after car strikes ambulance at crash scene

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Michigan State Police trooper was thrown from the rig while interviewing a driver from a prior collision

Drunk man punched firefighter in face, police say

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man had reportedly fallen off of his moped and became belligerent with first responders when they arrived to help

7-foot firefighter measured by Guinness Book of World Records

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tullahoma Firefighter Brandon Berridge, nicknamed "Shorty," could be the world's tallest firefighter

Why two is better than one

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Just as officers should always have a backup plan, they should always have backup gear

Why two is better than one

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Just as officers should always have a backup plan, they should always have backup gear

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Even in legal states like California, marijuana dispensaries are mostly all-cash businesses

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Even in legal states like California, marijuana dispensaries are mostly all-cash businesses

Tucson police to quit taking funds from federal border-security grant

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The department said that the Operation Stonegarden border security grant program runs counter to TPD’s mission 'and the expectation of the community we serve'

Father to join son as fellow Honolulu police officer

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wendell Ko will join the Honolulu Police Department seven years after his son, Jonathan, did the same

Pa. chief, sergeants sue township over pressure to issue tickets

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The lawsuit alleges township supervisors repeatedly directed the police department to issue more traffic tickets, then attempted to retaliate when the chief pushed back

ICE director blames ‘sanctuary’ policies for NYC killing

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Matthew Albence said the killing of a 92-year-old-woman could have been prevented if city officials had complied with a request to turn over the assailant for deportation

Man charged with groping EMT during assessment

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Amrit Singh allegedly groped a female EMT during a medical transport from jail to a local hospital

NC county approves portion of $8M shared fire-EMS station

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new building will have the latest communications and other technology, more space and equipment for training, and improved separate accommodations for male and female personnel

Signed Patrick Mahomes fire helmet auctioned for fallen, injured first responder families

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the funds set up for the families of two fallen and one injured Lubbock first responders

How does Glock reliability stack up against fallible .22lr?

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A review of the Glock G44, the role of which is potentially much larger than some might imagine

Signed Patrick Mahomes fire helmet auctioned for fallen, injured first responder families

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the funds set up for the families of two fallen and one injured Lubbock first responders

Calif. medic intern to be featured on Disney+ series

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the middle of his paramedic internship, Anthony Dominguez was selected to be part of a throwback concept show for the streaming app

Photo of the Week: RSI simulation training in action

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

DeSoto Parish EMS focuses on rapid sequence intubation in its monthly training simulation

Va. county switches to military-style pay scale for public safety

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

All sworn deputy sheriffs, emergency communications officers and firefighters will be designated in pay grades PS 1 through 26 according to their specialty, where PS stands for public safety

Va. county switches to military-style pay scale for public safety

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

All sworn deputy sheriffs, emergency communications officers and firefighters will be designated in pay grades PS 1 through 26 according to their specialty, where PS stands for public safety

Trauma-informed police interview effectiveness

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Here's how Cognitive Interviewing can help investigators gather detailed and accurate info from victims of trauma that can lead to an increase in guilty pleas

Wash. firefighters help rescue ‘lucky dog’ from chilly river

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Whatcom County fire crews extended a ladder and used a pole to hook the dog's harness to pull him out of the water and up to the shore

Apple vs. the DOJ (Redux): Balancing Privacy and Security

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Like forensic, physical, testimonial, or any other form of evidence, digital evidence should not stand alone as the sole pillar of a prosecutor's case. But it is absolutely reasonable to have digital evidence included when it's relevant, and that is only possible when investigators gain the type of access Attorney General Barr and his Department of Justice is looking for in the case of the terror attack on NAS Pensacola.

Washington Officer Fired Over Instagram Posts

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Seattle Police Department has been fired after an internal investigation revealed that he violated agency social media policy by posting several profane and politically charged comments on Instagram.

Minnesota Officer Shot in Head Making “Miraculous” Recovery

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer with the Waseca (MN) Police Department shot in the head earlier this month faces a long road of recovery, but is showing signs that progress is being made as he is squeezing the finger of individuals asking him questions and giving the occasional "thumbs up" sign.

Illinois Department to Present Donated Good to Veteran in Need

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Berwyn (IL) Police Department who had been sent on a welfare check of a military veteran down on his luck decided to go above and beyond the call of duty and organized an effort to collect a variety of goods the man needed.

Man Sentenced to Prison for Aiding Cop Killer’s Attempted Escape

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man in the United States illegally has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in aiding in the attempted escape of a man who now stands charged with the murder of Corporal Ronil Singh during a 2018 traffic stop.

Video: Tennessee Officer Helps Man in Wheelchair Across Street

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman recently posted a brief video on social media showing an officer with the Gallatin (TN) Police Department helping a man in a wheelchair cross a busy four-lane street.

Ohio Police HQ Under Construction Catches Fire

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A fire broke out in the new addition to the Germantown (OH) Police Department's headquarters building that is presently under construction early Thursday morning.

Ohio Police HQ Under Construction Catches Fire

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A fire broke out in the new addition to the Germantown (OH) Police Department's headquarters building that is presently under construction.

New A&E Competition Show Features Several Police K-9s, Handlers

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A new competition show on the A&E television network features several police K-9s and their handlers showing off their combined skills in agility demonstrations and other activities.

Photo of the Week: Lazy boys

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Photo of the Week: Calif. firefighters construct ‘Little Free Library’

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys: Cleveland police violated internal policies in pursuit that ended in 13-year-old’s death

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys for the family of the girl killed when a suspect drove a stolen vehicle onto a sidewalk allege police were 'reckless' during the pursuit

Fla. police seeking man who glided to larceny in high-tech hover shoes

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police posted a Facebook video of the suspect, who glided out of a Walmart store with a cart of stolen goods

Alleged ‘white power’ hand gestures by DC fire recruits under investigation

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The D.C. Fire and Rescue recruits were seen in a photo making a gesture similar to the OK hand sign

CentralSquare Named a Top 100 GovTech Company

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CentralSquare, a leader in public sector technology, announced that it has been named to Government Technology magazine’s 2020 GovTech 100 list.

Cancer risk at center of NH fire station plan debate

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least one resident at the public forum expressed skepticism that a hot zone for carcinogen decontamination was needed

Why we cannot leave our safety to luck

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The video of a police officer who survived being hit by a train while pursuing a suspect provides an opportunity to review principles of situational awareness

Why we cannot leave our safety to luck

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The video of a police officer who survived being hit by a train while pursuing a suspect provides an opportunity to review principles of situational awareness

Video: Man attacks Fla. officer responding to crash

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer responding to a vehicle crash was punchedand pinned to a fence before two nearby security guards came to her aid

Police in nine-year-old NY serial killer case reveal new evidence

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains is about to be highlighted in a new Netflix film coming out in March

Police uncover new evidence in NY serial killer case nearly a decade old

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains is about to be highlighted in a new Netflix film coming out in March

Former Boston firefighter found guilty of firehouse sexual assault

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

David Sanchez was convicted of assaulting a woman who had gone to the fire station to retrieve her belongings

Volunteer rural EMS service saved ER nurse with CPR device she helped fund

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ER Nurse Alicia Bravo's heart stopped as she was training for a triathalon in 2017

Organizers file emergency appeal against Va. gun rally weapons ban

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge previously ruled in favor of the ban after law enforcement identified 'credible evidence' that armed groups planned to attend the rally

What the FDNY medic partner attack says about toxic EMS culture

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In this episode, our co-hosts debate the recent attack of an FDNY paramedic by her partner on duty, and the underlying issues behind EMS assaults

Firefighter shares mask while rescuing mother, 2 children from apartment fire

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The firefighter and three residents were treated for smoke inhalation after the rescue

ICE subpoenas Denver LE for information on 4 men wanted for deportation

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This is the first time subpoenas have been sent to a law enforcement agency — an escalation of the conflict between ICE and so-called sanctuary cities

Air ambulance lands in water during takeoff from Alaska airport

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three people were rescued from the LifeMed plane after it made an emergency water landing on Thursday morning

The lack of EMS sleep and wellness

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EMS fatigue management initiatives should include education and training about fatigue, providing access to caffeine and encouraging on-shift napping if possible

Former LA sheriff ordered to report to prison for corruption

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lee Baca's final appeal of his corruption conviction was declined by the Supreme Court on Monday

Mental health training, helmet emblem honor Fla. firefighter who died from suicide

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A sticker that can now be worn on Boynton Beach firefighters' helmets bears a green ribbon symbolizing open dialogue about mental health

Ex-LA deputy arrested on fake sniper shooting allegations

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Angel Reinosa was arrested on suspicion of filing a false report of a fake shooting last August

New shift schedule triggers backlash at Ga. EMS

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Medics said the new schedule, which increases hours and implements a shift bidding system, will increase fatigue and risks to safety

Ind. fire chief resigns following controversy

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Georgetown Fire Chief Richard Bader Jr. resigned after a letter signed by 17 firefighters alleged a hostile work environment and physical violence

Red Flag Petition to Disarm Colorado Officer Rejected

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Thursday, a judge shot down a Colorado woman's petition to seize guns from the Colorado State University Police Officer who shot and killed her son during a 2017 edged weapon attack.

Fire truck driver’s role at a vehicle crash

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The apparatus driver plays a vital yet almost opposite role to the officer when the rig arrives on scene

How fire departments went from volunteer to career

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Political ambition and sketchy fire insurance companies pushed cities to convert volunteer departments to career

‘Racial overtones’ in white FFs’ lawsuit, leader of minority FFs group says

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The lawsuit by white Cleveland fire lieutenants claims black candidates were unfairly favored over white candidates for promotions

How the great fires changed the fire service

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There is nothing unique about the Pittsburgh fire; history proves that Americans ignored the risks until disaster struck

Did brawling firefighters kill urban volunteer depts?

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While rowdyism and thug-like behavior among urban volunteers is well documented, that traditional narrative is somewhat contrived

Firefighting history: How did we get professional?

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Our fire service history is seeped in myths, half-truths and legends; understanding how our service evolved means separating fact from fiction

Attorney General Slams Apple for Not Cracking Terrorist’s iPhones

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorney General William Barr on Monday held a press conference during which he slammed tech giant Apple for not doing more to help investigators examine the digital contents of the two iPhones owned by the terrorist who attacked Naval Air Station Pensacola in December, leaving three sailors dead.

Texas Officer “In Good Spirits” After Suffering Gunshot Wound to Arm

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Forest Hill (TX) Police Department is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm she suffered early Wednesday morning.

Judge denies red flag petition requesting seizure of Colo. officer’s guns

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who previously said he would not serve notice about the petition, said he was 'pleased' with the ruling

Texas Officer Adopts Dog Badly Wounded When Dragged By Vehicle

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Round Rock (TX) Police Department is now the proud owner of a three-year-old bull terrier that had suffered extensive injuries when it fell from the bed of a pickup truck and was dragged along the roadway for up to a mile before breaking free of its tether.

Indiana Department Receives 2 Donated Squads from Generous Residents

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two school resource officers with the Jasper (IA) Police Department are now outfitted with two patrol vehicles that were donated by a group of area residents who raised the money for the purchase and outfitting of the vehicles.

Florida Officer Run Over By Car Seriously Wounded, Suspect Dead

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One suspect is dead, and other is injured, and an officer with the Plant City (FL) Police Department is hospitalized after being run over by a car occupied by the two individuals.

Florida Department’s PAL Cuts Ties with NFL’s Antonio Brown

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following a profanity-laced incident outside his home—which was streamed live on social media—disgraced NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is no longer welcome as either a donor or a volunteer at the Hollywood (FL) Police Department's Police Athletic League.

Kansas Agency Sees Record Number of Women in Latest Recruit Class

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Wichita (KS) Police Department has a total of 12 female recruits in its latest academy class—the most women ever in a single recruiting round—up from eight women in last year's batch of would-be WPD officers.

During state-wide breathalyzer fraud probe, Mich. police turn to slower blood tests

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the recall of portable breathalyzer tests adds time, inconvenience to drunk driving arrests and court cases

NYPD preparing to expand crash-response program designed to lower officer response times

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the pilot program, where police do not respond to crashes that only involve property damage, decreased response times for priority jobs

Firefighter, tennis legend Rafael Nadal help raise $3.3M with charity match

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighters who have been battling Australia’s wildfires sat courtside at the event that was part of Tennis Australia’s Rally for Relief

Fla. detective run over, ‘seriously injured’ while trying to arrest kidnapping suspect

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The detective, whose name has not been released, suffered internal injuries and broken bones

2 former officers indicted in fatal Houston drug raid

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former partners Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant are also facing federal charges

Iconic PIO reflects on evolution of fire service media communication

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Recently retired PIO Mark Brady details his career and the industry changes that impacted the PIO position

Iconic PIO offers advice for the evolving world of public information

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mark Brady shares timeless tips for PIOs and reflects on three critical fire incidents

Video: Near miss for pedestrians, fire truck as DC building collapses

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two women and a ladder truck passed by at just the right time, narrowly escaping the falling debris

NC police investigating suspected sniper taking aim at highway

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Multiple people have responded to police departments' Facebook posts with photographs and stories of vehicles being struck by bullets in recent days

3 officers promoted to detective in wake of Jersey City shooting

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers Kendric Jackson, Mariela Fernandez and Raymond Sanchez were promoted for their bravery and quick actions

How to donate retired fire gear and equipment

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Understanding the types of equipment that are acceptable to donate and who to contact to start the process

3 things firefighters need to know about wellness programs

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A successful wellness program can improve overall health and reduce costs, and it should include physical fitness, stress management and mental health elements

PTSD bill draws 100+ first responders to Wis. capitol

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

First responders gathered to lobby for the PTSD worker’s compensation bill, which currently excludes EMS professionals

PTSD bill draws 100+ first responders to Wis. capitol

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

First responders gathered to lobby for the PTSD worker’s compensation bill, which currently excludes EMS professionals

‘I could hear trusses failing’: The incident that truly humbled me

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Every fire officer has an incident that teaches the powerful lesson of humility

NY woman pleads guilty to $5,000 theft from ambulance service

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The service's former business manager used ambulance funds to pay personal bills

EMS study offers 2 paths forward for Ind. county

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

County officials were told their two options include enhancing the current EMS contract or starting their own service

‘Gravely wounded’ Minn. officer makes steps to recovery

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Arik Matson is still hospitalized in critical condition, but is slowly recovering after being shot in the head by a fleeing suspect

Pink fire truck honoring cancer victim allegedly set on fire

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Tallahassee Fire Department is investigating after the retired fire truck dedicated to a woman who died from liver cancer went up in flames

EMTs added to FD day shift in milestone for NC county

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Volunteer firefighters earned their EMT certifications to improve service in Nash County’s southern region

EMTs added to FD day shift in milestone for NC county

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Volunteer firefighters earned their EMT certifications to improve service in Nash County's southern region

Thousands gather to honor fallen Fla. police officer

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Paul Dunn, who died in an on-duty motorcycle crash last week, was remembered for his infectious smile and dedication to his family

EMT killed in crash honored with memorial scholarship

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The James Bloss EMS Scholarship Fund will go toward helping high school students and young adults earn their EMT license

Warehouse explosion that killed 13 firefighters remembered 125 years later

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The "Night of Horror" in Butte, Montana killed 13 firefighters and at least 45 others in 1895

6 considerations for cops stuck in a hostile workplace

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There are many difficulties and risks associated with confronting an adult bully in the workplace

Va. governor declares state of emergency ahead of gun rally

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gov. Ralph Northam plans to ban all weapons, including guns, from the state capitol's grounds ahead of a planned rally over gun rights

20 LAPD officers reassigned as probe into falsified reports expands

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Prosecutors allege members of the department's Metro Division wrongly portrayed people as gang members or associates

Mental health, EMS crisis named top 2 priorities for Pa. counties

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

County leaders will seek more resources for mental health services and EMS agencies in the coming year

Mental health, EMS crisis named top 2 priorities for Pa. counties

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

County leaders will seek more resources for mental health services and EMS agencies in the coming year

Fla. man accused of stealing, overturning ambulance

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the man also toppled a mailbox and nearly struck a police car

Fla. man accused of stealing, overturning ambulance

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the man also toppled a mailbox and nearly struck a police car

Oklahoma Deputy Killed in Vehicle Collision While Responding to Call

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The vehicle occupied by Deputy Jarid Taylor left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree. He died at the scene.

Off-Duty Ohio Officer Comes Under Fire During Roadside Dispute

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Warren (OH) Police Department was on his way home from work when he stopped to provide aid to what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, but soon came under gunfire.

Colorado Officer Shot Over Weekend Released from Hospital

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department who was struck by gunfire during a traffic stop over the weekend has been released from the hospital even as the search for the man who shot him continues.

Florida Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man Who Stabbed Officer

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Miami Beach Police Department is recovering and the man who stabbed him was shot and critically wounded by other responding officers following a confrontation over the weekend.

South Carolina Officer Struck by Car Suffers Only Minor Bruises

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Williamston (SC) Police Department was struck by a passing vehicle while investigating a traffic collision in heavy fog. Officer Ronnie Drennon—who has been with the department for seven years—was pinned between his squad car and the vehicle that struck him.

Study: St. Paul Police Department Should Hire 100 More Officers

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A newly released study of the St. Paul (MN) Police Department contends that the agency should hire at least 100 more officers and support staff in order to keep up with increasing call loads, a growing population, and the ever-increasing complexity of conducting criminal investigations.

Woman Files “Red Flag Law” Paperwork Against Colorado Police Officer

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman has filed a petition and affidavit for an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) against the Colorado State University police officer who fatally shot her son in 2017.

Tokyo police add drone detectors to counterterrorism measures for 2020 Olympics

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The devices use signals from drones to identify their location, altitude and flight information

Over 50 NY LE agencies locked out of DMV records until they sign ‘Green Light’ agreement

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The police departments and sheriff's offices can have access restored if they certify the records they access won't be turned over to federal immigration agencies

Has anything ever surprised you on patrol?

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

You never know what you’ll see during a career in law enforcement

Compact electric fire truck concept unveiled by Panasonic, Tropos Motors

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The concept truck is just 6 feet and 5 inches tall to fit into tight spaces and is equipped with a Toughbook tablet

Rapid Response: First due priorities in a hazmat MCI

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The LAFD was dispatched to a report of several children experiencing symptoms after jet fuel fell on their school, demonstrating the need for information gathering/reporting and decon in a hazmat MCI

How to practice the EMS response to an MCI

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Regularly reviewing and practicing MCI skills will make sure EMS personnel are ready to act when a major incident happens

Nursing home calls strain Ohio city’s EMS capacity

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said about one-fifth of Xenia's ambulance calls come from senior living facilities, often for non-emergencies

IAFF affirms Biden support heading into Iowa Caucus

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With the first round of the Democratic presidential primary voting just weeks away, the IAFF reaffirmed its endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden

Colo. red flag law used to target officer involved in fatal shooting

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Justin Smith said he won't serve a petition against a university police officer, calling it a 'fraud' in a post online

Colo. red flag law used to target officer involved in fatal shooting

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Justin Smith said he won't serve a petition against a university police officer, calling it a 'fraud' in a post online

IAFC: ‘Pay attention and move over! For firefighter survival’

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

IAFC releases message to national media, plus safety tips for firefighters, following recent roadway incident LODDs

FF-EMT’s diabetes health startup to stock medical transport vans with glucose gel

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An organization that provides medical appointment transportation will partner with Glucose Revival to carry glucose gel necklaces for diabetic patients

NY woman sentenced for stealing over $400K from NYPD charity

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lorraine Shanley allegedly took money from Survivors of the Shield, a charity that supports families of NYPD officers killed in the line of duty

Fallen Wyo. paramedic was ‘compassionate,’ ‘kind,’ witness says

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A trucker driver who stopped to help at the scene said Wamsutter Paramedic Mike Wilder assisted him after he cut his hand

Texas officer shot; suspect dead after stealing police vehicle

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer has been hospitalized in unknown condition

Mass. LEO accused of mailing fake ticket, threatening note to driver

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Christopher Curtis pleaded not guilty to charges he sent the fake document and note to a driver who allegedly cut him off with his vehicle

Video: Bruce Springsteen’s son sworn in as firefighter

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighter Sam Springsteen, 25, was sworn in with 14 other new Jersey City firefighters Tuesday

6 ways to get the most out of your LDH

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tools and accessories can extend the life of your large-diameter hose and help reduce firefighter injury

Man’s conviction upheld after FFs found child pornography at house fire

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge said the evidence found by firefighters while fighting the blaze were sufficient to justify the man's conviction

Iowa paramedic-designed rig features low-frequency sirens, improved seatbelts

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An ambulance built with input from the paramedics who will use it was put into service this week

Iowa paramedic-designed rig features low-frequency sirens, improved seatbelts

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An ambulance built with input from the paramedics who will use it was put into service this week

Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities have not released if the suspect was a student or what led to the arrest

Seattle police chief touts department’s 2019 stats as department still works to address accountability

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Carmen Best highlighted lower crime stats and higher retention and hiring rates, said the department continues to work toward compliance with a 2012 consent decree

‘I will burn the world to the ground’ arson suspect posted before 7-alarm blaze

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One firefighter was injured fighting the New Jersey blaze that destroyed several buildings

Minn. fire chief dies from suspected heart attack after emergency call

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Howard Lake Fire Department Chief Daryl “Taddy” Drusch, 49, died unexpectedly early Monday morning

Minn. fire chief dies from suspected heart attack after emergency call

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Howard Lake Fire Department Chief Daryl “Taddy” Drusch, 49, died unexpectedly early Monday morning

5 ways defense attorneys try to trip up cops (and how to beat them)

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Defense attorneys have no obligation to present the truth and I continuously see officers shocked when they learn this firsthand in court

Product review: HRT RAC plate carrier

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Putting a rapidly customizable plate carrier to the test

Product review: HRT HRAC plate carrier

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Putting a rapidly customizable plate carrier to the test

Florida firefighter sustains traumatic injuries in elevator shaft fall

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Miami-Dade Firefighter David Gonzalez was airlifted to a trauma center following a “long fall”

How an anonymous ‘close calls’ reporting initiative is saving officers’ lives

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The LEO Near Miss officer safety initiative offers valuable reminders and lessons learned

40 affected after jet dumps fuel on Los Angeles school playgrounds

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say a jetliner making an emergency return dropped the fuel over two elementary schools and one high school

40 affected after jet dumps fuel on Los Angeles school playgrounds

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say a jetliner making an emergency return dropped the fuel over two elementary schools and one high school

How to avoid firefighter photo firestorms

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Simple steps to evade controversy related to photos, fireground scenes and social media

Medic Mindset Podcast: Thinking about shortness of breath

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Austin Travis County Deputy Medical Director, Dr. Jason Pickett and Ginger Locke discuss the care of patients with a chief complaint of shortness of breath

Firefighter brothers laid to rest in joint funeral

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company Firefighters Mark and Lee Nanna died just hours apart last week

23 treated after jet dumps fuel on elementary playground

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say 17 children and six adults were affected

23 treated after jet dumps fuel on elementary playground

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say 17 children and six adults were affected

Okla. deputy killed in crash responding to emergency call

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Jarid Taylor died when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree

How automation has improved case management for one agency’s crime lab

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Moving from a patchwork of databases to an integrated LIM system has made tracking and reporting fast and easy for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

How to inspect your duty ammunition

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The process only takes a few minutes, and it’s cheap insurance

Body camera footage shows LA police officers chase, confront machete-wielding suspect

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer fired at the suspect just as the suspect's machete was about to come down on a colleague

Video: Machete-wielding suspect shot moments before striking Calif. officer

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer fired at the suspect just as the suspect's machete was about to come down on a colleague

EMT 360: Don’t study hard, study smart

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The flipped classroom challenges students to study smart, instead of merely memorizing facts and rote repetition of psychomotor skills

EMT 360: Don’t study hard, study smart

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The flipped classroom challenges students to study smart, instead of merely memorizing facts and rote repetition of psychomotor skills

Video: Texas officer shot running toward gunfire at basketball game

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified SRO was hit by a bullet fragment as she began securing the area when gunfire broke out at a high school basketball game

Frequent 911 callers scrutinized amid Chicago ambulance shortage

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Chicago Fire Department said frequent 911 callers contribute to long response times as the mayor pledged to add more ambulances

Former EMS director alleges defamation, HIPAA violations, security camera snooping in lawsuit

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The EMT said he was forced to resign after “civil rights violations, harassment and retaliation” by a supervisor

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Likely to be Headed to Jail

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, opening the door for the disgraced ex-lawman to be remanded to one of the jails he once oversaw.

Man Who Shot Oklahoma Officer in 2018 Sentenced to 105 Years

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man convicted of shooting an officer with the Tulsa (OK) Police Department during a July 2018 incident in the parking lot of a convenience store has been sentenced to 105 years behind bars.

Man Charged with Assaulting Montana Police Officer

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who is accused of assaulting an officer with the Bozeman (MT) Police Department over the weekend made his first appearance before the Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday.

Oklahoma Officer Injured as Suspected DUI Driver Slams into Squad

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Oklahoma woman has been booked into a Tulsa jail on suspicion of driving under the influence after the vehicle she was driving slammed into a squad car occupied by an officer with the Tulsa Police Department early Monday morning.

Ohio Officer Unharmed Despite Coming Under Gunfire

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the North College Hill (OH) Police Department was reportedly unharmed when she came under fire from a suspect inside an abandoned home early Monday.

Virginia K-9 to Receive Donated Body Armor from Charitable Group

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A K-9 with the Franklin (VA) Police Department will soon be outfitted with bullet- and stab-resistant body armor, the agency announced on social media on Monday.

Video: Live stream National EMS Advisory Council meeting

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Listen and watch the council's first meeting of 2020 as they discuss issues pertinent to emergency services personnel and the industry

DOJ Announces Plan to Track Police Officer Suicides

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it will begin collecting data on police officer suicides, and will provide grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to improve mental health services, train to reduce the stigma of officers seeking help, and create programs to address repeated exposure to stress and trauma.

Live power line injures Fla. fire captain at fatal fire

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The captain was rushed to the hospital after coming in contact with the power line

Live power line injures Fla. fire captain at fatal fire

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The captain was rushed to the hospital after coming in contact with the power line

Man leads Okla. officers on rush-hour pursuit in stolen forklift

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect stole the 15-ton vehicle from a construction site and dumped a load of bricks from the forklift into the road while evading authorities

Oversleeping is NOT a waking up problem

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Six tips for academy cadets and new hires to make sure they get out of bed and arrive on time to class and work

Union appeals ruling that upholds firing of officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This is the second time the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association has taken action on Timothy Loehmann's behalf

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute launches free online courses

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new FSRI Fire Safety Academy offers science-based courses to firefighters at no cost

NY attorney general investigating NYPD fare evasion arrests

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

AG Letitia James requested fare evasion data to determine if any discriminatory practices have been used by NYPD officers at subway stations citywide

Fla. woman caught trying to light explosive device in Walmart

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty law enforcement officer intervened just before the suspect lit the wick of a makeshift explosive

NJ lawmakers vote to create training program to prevent police suicides

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The proposed training would flag 'causes, behaviors, warning signs and risk factors'

2-year-old saved from choking reunites with flight paramedics

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

HALO-Flight paramedics dislodged a marble from the boy’s throat on Christmas Day

Oversleeping is NOT a waking up problem

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Follow these going to bed tips to make sure you never oversleep and arrive late for your on-duty shift, training class or meeting

4 FDNY firefighters, newborn, 17 others hurt in NYC blaze

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A total of 22 people were injured, two critically, in the early-morning high-rise fire

Ex-LA County sheriff likely headed to prison

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review Lee Baca's case after a jury found he oversaw a plan to interfere with a federal probe into LA County jails

Investigators: Jersey City store shooters planned attack for months

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials believe the two shooters were linked to another anti-Semitic attack and were prepared to cause greater destruction using two shrapnel bombs

2 Ind. SWAT officers shot while executing warrant

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officers were wounded by a suspect who barricaded himself in his home

We cannot afford to ignore the EMS elephant of an aging leadership

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Planning for the future of EMS begins today, with tips on how to start succession planning and training the next-gen leader at the local and national level

Hoax 911 calls lead to arrest of Maine man

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said all four fabricated calls prompted a "heavy response" from fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel

Hoax 911 calls lead to arrest of Maine man

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said all four fabricated calls prompted a "heavy response" from fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel

Ill. police identify killer of teen girl in 1976

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The now-dead suspect is believed to be linked to other cold cases from the 1970s

Firefighter salary dispute headed to arbitration panel

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Santa Cruz firefighters say their wages are "well below mean" and seek to negotiate better pay raises

Asbestos found in Va. fire station prompts temporary closure

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The station built in 1967 will be closed until further notice after floor tiles were found to contain asbestos

20 misconceptions TV taught us about police

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

#4. TV cops involved in deadly force incidents immediately return to duty, often without so much as filing a report

FF burned in 2015 blaze reaches $5M settlement with 2 utility companies

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Daniel Lyon Jr. is the sole survivor of a four-person engine crew overcome by the Twisp River fire, and was burned on over 70% of his body

This is not my grandfather’s fire service

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chronicling 50 years of change – and challenging the current generation to consider what’s next

Video: Officer hit by train during foot pursuit

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer - who is expected to recover - suffered a concussion, six broken ribs, a broken elbow and a broken shoulder bone in the collision

Grants, awards presented at NAEMSP 2020 Meeting

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than a dozen awards, including $10,000 in research grants, were presented to professionals at the annual conference

Grants, awards presented at NAEMSP 2020 Meeting

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than a dozen awards, including $10,000 in research grants, were presented to professionals at the annual conference

3 firefighters injured in Mass. ambulance crash

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said five vehicles were involved in the crash that injured six people and damaged a new ambulance

3 firefighters injured in Mass. ambulance crash

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said five vehicles were involved in the crash that injured six people and damaged a new ambulance

Thorogood Boots Wear-Test

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officers from three agencies spent one month wearing Thorogood's footwear on duty in a wide range of environments and situations. This is their review.

Video: Officer Struck by Train During Foot Pursuit Miraculously Survives

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Polk County (GA) Police Department pursuing a suspect on foot down a railroad track was struck from behind by a train, but miraculously survived the incident.

Off-Duty California Deputy Struck, Killed by Car While Helping Elderly Woman

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Amber Joy Leist had observed an elderly woman who had fallen in the middle of the road and stopped and existed her vehicle to give assistance when she was stuck by an oncoming car.

Tennessee Officer in Critical Condition After Squad Car Struck by Vehicle

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Memphis (TN) Police Department is in critical condition after another vehicle slammed into their patrol car. 

Colorado Officer Wounded in Gunfight at Traffic Stop

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department is recovering after being shot during a gunfight at a traffic stop over the weekend.

Metro D.C. Officer Struck by Vehicle Seriously Injured

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was struck by a passing vehicle and severely wounded while directing traffic at the scene if a collision involving a suspected stolen vehicle over the weekend.

Kentucky Officer Credited with Talking Suicidal Woman Down From Bridge

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Harlan (KY) Police Department is being credited with saving the life of a suicidal woman who was perched on a highway overpass and in jeopardy of jumping or falling to her death over the weekend.

Arkansas Judge Refuses to Stay Decision to Reinstate Fired Officer

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Arkansas judge has ruled that he will not stay an earlier decision to reinstate an officer who had been fired following the fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire during a traffic stop in February of last year.

NYTOA to Present Class on Leadership at SHOT Show

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This presentation focuses on mastering the basics of leadership," the NYTOA says. "Using real-life lessons and motivational factors, attendees will discover what works and what doesn’t in any environment, with a concentration on leading, sharing, adapting and growing as an individual and organization."

Texas Agency Moves to Load-Bearing Vests to Mitigate Duty Belt Injuries

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Austin (TX) Police Department will soon be outfitted with custom-designed load-bearing vests (LBVs) to secure some of their duty gear that is now carried on their duty belts.

Official charged with embezzling $26K from fire company relief fund

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say the treasurer of the fire company's relief association stole the funds through more than 100 cash withdrawals

IWCE Announces Conference Agenda, Opens Registration

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

IWCE, an annual event for critical communications technology professionals, has unveiled the full program for its 44th annual conference to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 30 to April 3, 2020.

NYC subway program to station EMTs at 4 busiest locations

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The change from 12 stations to four will focus on stations most benefited by the program

This is the LinkedIn for crime investigators

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There are many benefits of RMS interoperability including connecting crime investigators to the crime data and much more

Why fire departments get sued

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Learn the top four reasons departments face legal proceedings, answers to liability questions and how to best protect your department and members

Fire hose strikes, injures fire police officer

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fire police officer was directing traffic when a fire truck passed by, striking him with its hose

‘Move Over’ campaign launched in memory of fallen Ill. state trooper

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The campaign is in memory of Trooper Christopher Lambert, who was killed Jan. 12, 2019 when he was struck by an SUV while assisting at the site of a crash

Rapid Response: Roadway incidents are a hot zone for police, fire and EMS

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Multiple roadway LODDs in early 2020 are tragic reminders of the importance of time, distance and shielding to reduce hot zone risk

MLK Day: How will firefighters observe the day of service?

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

We are all encouraged to "make it a day ON, not a day OFF," doubling-down on our community efforts

NYTOA to Present Class on Weapon Retention and Close-Quarter Combat at SHOT Show

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Topics covered will be weapon retention best practices—including retention during ground struggle and against a wall or barrier—and the concepts of angles, control, and distance management during weapon presentation.

Troy Acoustics to Present Class on Shooting Range Noise Mitigation at SHOT Show

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Whether you have concerns about OSHA noise exposure limits or your local noise ordinance, learn about cost-effective solutions to provide your range personnel a safer and more productive work environment," Troy Acoustics says.

How to integrate the goblet squat into firefighter workouts

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

By positioning the weight in front of the body, the goblet squat shifts the focus from the back to the core, building strength where firefighters need it the most

8 wounded in stabbing spree, suspect arrested

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police sergeant said fire and medical personnel helped work with victims and law enforcement to track down the suspect

8 wounded in stabbing spree, suspect arrested

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police sergeant said fire and medical personnel helped work with victims and law enforcement to track down the suspect

8 wounded in stabbing spree, suspect arrested

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police sergeant said fire and medical personnel helped work with victims and law enforcement to track down the suspect

New legislation could repeal residency requirements for St. Louis police

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A measure expected to be taken up Tuesday would allow police to live outside the city limits as long as their residence is within a one-hour response time

Achieve optimal sleep: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco before bed

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Stimulants or depressants that are ingested or inhaled can make it more difficult to fall asleep

Dallas police plan to use new predictive technology to address rising crime rate

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Risk terrain modeling focuses on places, rather than people, to identify and analyze 'high crime' areas

Dallas police plan to use new predictive technology to address rising crime rate

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Risk terrain modeling focuses on places, rather than people, to identify and analyze 'high crime' areas

Apparatus replacements for Pa. FD face budget hurdles

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials are working to find the funds to replace two fire trucks, including an aerial truck, both pushing 30 years of service

Alien Gear Holsters Announces Rapid Force Duty Holsters for Law Enforcement

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Rapid Force Duty Holster was designed with direct input from active and retired law enforcement officers and military veterans, to address "what real users knew was lacking in conventional police holsters," the company says.

Cleveland EMS union battle puts mental health in spotlight

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cleveland EMS providers are protesting the city's repeated legal challenges to a contract that would provide paid leave and treatment for PTSD

Man impersonating firefighter robs home, police say

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the man was dressed in uniform and identified himself as an on-duty firefighter as he broke into a garage

Man impersonating firefighter robs home, police say

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the man was dressed in uniform and identified himself as an on-duty firefighter as he broke into a garage

Off-duty Calif. detective struck and killed after rendering aid

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detective Amber Leist was struck by a vehicle after helping an elderly woman cross the street

EMS chief, paramedic retire after audit reveals critical billing issues

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One of the outgoing employees mentioned the audit that revealed revenue losses of at least $200,000 in his resignation letter

NY man fights with 6 officers at airport, breaks LEO’s ribs

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Matthew Digley was arrested at the Newark Liberty International Airport for injuring six officers, including one who was hospitalized with four broken ribs

Tenn. LEO critically injured by alleged drunk driver

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer was doing traffic control while crews repaired damage from storms early Sunday morning

Firefighter brothers die within hours of each other

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colleagues said former Fire Company President Lee Nanna died from a "broken heart" after the death of his brother, former Chief Mark Nanna

Fallen Texas first responders honored at procession

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hundreds of emergency personnel and community residents lined up to honor Lt. Eric Hill and Officer Nicholas Reyna

Peer pressure is not just for junior high anymore

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Correctional officer cadets objecting to participating in a Nazi salute for a class photo were first pressured, then ordered, to participate

Toxic tradition: Should furniture be allowed in the apparatus bays?

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It’s time to wash away the traditional bay lounge areas where toxic exposure can occur

Donation funds CPR device for Mich. fire department

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A grant of more than $21,000 will allow the department to purchase a LUCAS device

Donation funds CPR device for Mich. fire department

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A grant of more than $21,000 will allow the department to purchase a LUCAS device

Ala. fire chief dies suddenly in his office

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Homewood Fire Chief John A. Bresnan was found unconscious in his office from unknown causes Friday

3 paramedics injured after ambulance struck by fallen tree

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The paramedics were transporting a patient when the tree fell and landed on their windshield

3 paramedics injured after ambulance struck by fallen tree

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The paramedics were transporting a patient when the tree fell and landed on their windshield

LODD: Wyo. EMT dies from cardiac arrest responding to crash

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wamsutter Ambulance Service EMT Mike Wilder was at the scene of a fatal car crash when he went into cardiac arrest

LODD: Wyo. EMT dies from cardiac arrest responding to crash

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wamsutter Ambulance Service EMT Mike Wilder was at the scene of a fatal car crash when he went into cardiac arrest

W.Va. firefighter killed in apparatus crash

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Clover Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Mark Horwich was killed in a crash while responding to a structure fire

W.Va. firefighter killed in apparatus crash

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Clover Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Mark Horwich was killed in a crash while responding to a structure fire

10 range habits that can get police officers killed

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ammo is cheap, lives are expensive — maintain your level of proficiency by regular practice

10 range habits that can get police officers killed

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ammo is cheap, lives are expensive — maintain your level of proficiency by regular practice

Fla. officer stabbed responding to call for service

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified LEO was stabbed several times before the suspect was critically wounded by fellow officers

Fla. officer stabbed responding to call for service

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified LEO was stabbed several times before the suspect was critically wounded by fellow officers

NYPD commissioner to bring new focus on community policing

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dermot Shea wants to shift the NYPD's focus to a community-oriented policing philosophy using data and drawing on his own experiences

Video: K9 officer shares his experience with PTSD

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Const. Derrick Fox shares how PTSD affected his life on- and off-duty and how treatment helped him

Texas firefighter, police officer killed, 1 firefighter injured at icy wreck scene

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A vehicle crossed a median and crashed into the firefighters and police officer as they worked a wreck

LODD: Texas fire Lt.-paramedic, police officer killed, 1 FF-paramedic injured at icy wreck scene

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A vehicle crossed a median and crashed into the firefighter-paramedics and police officer as they worked a wreck

LODD: Texas fire Lt.-paramedic, police officer killed, 1 FF-paramedic injured at icy wreck scene

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A vehicle crossed a median and crashed into the firefighter-paramedics and police officer as they worked a wreck

Texas police officer, firefighter killed, 1 firefighter injured at icy wreck scene

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A vehicle crossed a median and crashed into the officer and firefighters as they worked a wreck

How law enforcement can combat the sex trafficking trade

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Trafficked individuals can prove to be a great resource if handled kindly and with finesse

Lawsuit claims racial discrimination against white lieutenants in promotions

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A group of 24 Cleveland lieutenants claims that black candidates were unfairly favored when issuing promotions to captain

Ohio artist’s life-sized sculptures of first responders on display in Kentucky

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tom Tsuchiya used 3D imaging to render sculptures to honor police officer, firefighters and public service workers

2 charged in death of Tenn. officer killed during foot chase

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Both men have been charged with reckless homicide in the death of Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol

Ohio police department to focus recruitment efforts on diversity

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Department officials say they are constantly looking at ways to improve the hiring process

NJ rescue squad seeks 2 dozen volunteers or risks staffing level failures

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The organization lost 18 volunteers who either left the squad to pursue jobs, attend college or relocated

2 charged in death of Tenn. officer killed during foot pursuit

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Both men have been charged with reckless homicide in the death of Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol

2 charged in death of Tenn. officer killed during foot pursuit

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Both men have been charged with reckless homicide in the death of Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol

Protests boosted as Cleveland officials renew challenge to EMS contract

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Union members expressed outrage and urged support for a picket march after the city again challenged an arbitration ruling in court

Florida Deputy Pinned Between Vehicles, Critically Injured

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A West Palm Beach man is accused of backing a maroon Dodge pickup truck into an undercover deputy and critically injuring him while trying to escape arrest.

Tennessee Trooper Shot, Wounded During Pursuit

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Troopers tried to stop a vehicle heading north from downtown Chattanooga when they began to exchange gunfire.

Minn. foundation expands to give grants to first responders, military

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Front Line Foundation is filling in gaps in funding to support training and equipment for Minnesota first responders and the families of those killed in the line of duty

Minn. foundation expands to give grants to first responders, military

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Front Line Foundation is filling in gaps in funding to support training and equipment for Minnesota first responders and the families of those killed in the line of duty

10 signs you’re a small town cop

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Instead of calling dispatch, the citizen calls your house and asks your kid to get you to come over

10 signs you’re a small town cop

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Instead of calling dispatch, the citizen calls your house and asks your kid to get you to come over

Q&A: Closing the loop from car to court

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A leading provider of eCitation solutions asks if you’re really getting the most out of your solution

Jewish neighborhoods in NYC to get 100 new security cameras

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the cameras are part of ongoing measures to increase NYPD's visibility into those neighborhoods in light of recent anti-Semitic attacks

20 police recruitment tips for 2020

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Recruiting best practices your agency should consider implementing this year

Gunman Sentenced to Life in Murder of Border Agent Terry

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry nine years ago in a case that exposed the federal gun operation known as "Fast and Furious" has been sentenced to life in prison.

Condor to Present Law Enforcement Drone Operations Class at SHOT Show

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Topics for this class include: the latest technology in both drone operations and counter-drone technology, how to manage a drone program, and how to remote-pilot the aircraft while still complying with federal regulations.

What do Americans want from their cops?

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Can cops be all things to all people?

Photo of the Week: NC’s Onslow EMS debuts whole blood on ambulances

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new addition will allow providers to administer life-saving blood transfusions on scene or during transport

North Carolina Officer Returns to Duty 1 Year After Being Shot

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Charles Ainsworth—who was shot multiple times as he was responding to a stolen vehicle call in January of last year—has returned to duty.

Ohio Department Mourns Sudden Death of K-9

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Cleveland Heights (OH) Police Department are mourning the loss of K-9 Rocky, who died suddenly. 

Texas firearms instructor who took out gunman at church service to receive governor’s honor

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jack Wilson will receive the Governor’s Medal of Courage later this month

Photo of the Week: Messages of thanks to Australia firefighters

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Video: Florida Officer Jumps From Boat Seconds Before Collision

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A marine officer with the Fort Meyers (LF) Police Department Leaped from his patrol boat to the dock just seconds before another vessel crashed into it.

EOTech, Safran Optics 1 to Present Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Class at SHOT Show

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The class covers the basics of night vision technology and how it works, the generations of night vision, components and their importance, as well as the science of thermography and real world applications of thermal imagery in law enforcement.

CBP Air and Marine Operations Intercepts Over 3,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) units with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently intercepted a large low-profile go-fast vessel loaded with cocaine.

Veteran Illinois Officer Shot During Active Shooter Incident Retires

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer James Zegar served more than a quarter century in law enforcement.

Police Imposter Among 3 Arrested for Selling PCP in Oklahoma

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One of three people arrested for selling PCP at an apartment complex in Oklahoma City on Wednesday was posing as a police officer at the time of her arrest.

Md. county FD rolls out cold response system for less urgent medical calls

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agency hopes to preserve roadway safety by running ambulances without lights and sirens when a patient’s injuries are not life-threatening

Md. county FD rolls out cold response system for less urgent medical calls

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agency hopes to preserve roadway safety by running ambulances without lights and sirens when a patient’s injuries are not life-threatening

Md. county FD rolls out cold response system for less urgent medical calls

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agency hopes to preserve roadway safety by running ambulances without lights and sirens when a patient’s injuries are not life-threatening

Virginia Department HQ Shuttered Briefly After Release of Unknown Substance

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The headquarters building of the Chilhowie (VA) Police Department was abandoned and shuttered on Thursday when an officer processing evidence following an arrest accidentally allowed the release of an unknown substance into the air.

Audit shows Wis. ambulance service lost revenue by mishandling claims

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 25-page report outlined deficits in training and internal processes that led to an estimated $200,000 or more in lost revenue

Photo of the Week: Red Rock rescue

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Video shows fleeing suspect point gun at troopers in fatal OIS

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a vehicle pursuit, the man two state troopers were attempting to pull over exited his vehicle and pointed a gun at the troopers

Cops weigh in: Letter to the public about LE

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cops can’t be perfect at all times

Cops weigh in: Letter to the public about LE

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cops can’t be perfect at all times

New A&E show set in Alaska aims to help recruitment, humanize officers

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

‘Alaska PD’ highlights the challenges faced by law enforcement officers in four Alaskan cities

SHOT Show 2020 Preview: New gear and gadgets on display

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Get a glimpse of some of the LE products that will debut at the largest event of its kind in the world

2 Ways to Harden Soft Targets Like Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It's time to make it significantly more difficult for an armed assailant to commit mass murder in "soft targets."

Fla. deputy critically injured after being pinned between vehicles

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect fled a traffic stop, then tried to flee the deputies pursuing him and pinned one with his truck

That sinking feeling when the tones go off

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An EMS provider’s struggle with anxiety, sleepless nights and despair

2 Ore. paramedics in limbo as fire chief calls for dual-role positions

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A city board rescinded layoff notices for the paramedics after the chief sought to replace them with firefighter-paramedics

2 Ore. paramedics in limbo as fire chief calls for dual-role positions

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A city board rescinded layoff notices for the paramedics after the chief sought to replace them with firefighter-paramedics

Investigation underway after naked woman found in bed at La. city fire station

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The battalion chief who reported the incident criticized the fire chief’s handling of her complaint

DKA and sepsis capnography applications

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In this episode, our co-hosts welcome Medtronic's Holly Stewart, who explains the history of capnography and offers insight into its use for DKA and sepsis monitoring

Former Houston narcotics officer accused of false testimony in 2008 drug case

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys allege Gerald Goines lied in trial testimony about buying crack cocaine and failed to disclose evidence

Ind. township firefighters state ‘no confidence’ in chief after alleged violence

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The complaint signed by 17 firefighters comes about one month after a department captain filed a police report against the chief

Mass. man gives retiring paramedic who saved his life a grateful sendoff

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Antonio Pimentel said he would have died from his heart attack last November if not for New Bedford Senior Paramedic Lacy Gomes

Man sentenced for stealing more than $150K from Pa. fire, ambulance companies

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man was convicted of writing false checks to himself while serving as treasurer for both companies

Man sentenced for stealing more than $150K from Pa. fire, ambulance companies

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man was convicted of writing false checks to himself while serving as treasurer for both companies

VirTra to Offer Class on New Training Strategies at SHOT Show

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Public and political expectation of law enforcement officers' performance has drastically increased, yet the training strategies employed and actual field performance have not altered much in the last two decades," VirTra says.

Video: U.S. firefighters cheered at Sydney Airport

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

American firefighters received a warm welcome as they arrived to help battle Australia’s catastrophic wildfires

Investigation into mystery drones flying over Colo. intensifies after drone nearly hits helicopter

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration have both denied having any information about the aircraft

Miss. officials preparing for gang violence after recent prison outbreaks

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officers are preparing for gang violence to spill over into local communities

Ind. high school purchases ambulance to help train health career students

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The school also bought a cot and other EMS equipment, and works with the local fire department and hospital

Ind. high school purchases ambulance to help train health career students

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The school also bought a cot and other EMS equipment, and works with the local fire department and hospital

11 ways becoming a police officer will change you

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Every once in awhile I long for those blissfully ignorant days before I became a cop

Pa. woman accused of throwing hot coffee at state trooper

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Surveillance captured the altercation after the suspect stole a cup of coffee from Burger King

Appeals court rules against Texas FF fired after refusing vaccine

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fired firefighter and Baptist minister claimed his termination constituted a violation of his religious freedom

Mich. town nixes plan to merge police and fire departments

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The proposal would have created a new department with some police officers cross-trained to respond to fires

Special Report: Preventing & Preparing for Workplace Attacks

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the POLICE Special Report: Preventing & Preparing for Workplace Attacks, learn about How Police Can Help Mitigate Sudden Workplace Violence, Protecting Houses of Worship, Getting School Officials on Board for Active Assailant Drills, Preparing the Community for Violent Threats, and New Threat Detection Technologies.

NFPA introduces training for firefighters about potential new hazards

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Free online and instructor-led trainings educate firefighters about flammability and toxicity risks associated with new refrigerants

Fallen Pa. paramedic supervisor honored by community ahead of funeral

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rostrover Paramedic Supervisor Matthew Smelser, who was struck and killed Sunday, has received tributes from across the state and country

[Webinar] 5 Key Ways to Reduce Liability Risks

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Magazine is hosting a free webinar Jan. 30 to explain how police departments can work to reduce liability risks and protect themselves.

W.Va. county voting on resolution to deny EMS union recognition

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

County EMS providers are seeking a collective bargaining agreement, claiming staff shortages are creating safety risks

Suspect in Minn. officer shooting fled across roof before firing, complaint says

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Meanwhile, the wounded officer’s pastor said that Arik Matson, while still in critical condition, is doing better than expected

Suspect in Minn. officer shooting fled across roof before firing, complaint says

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Meanwhile, the wounded officer’s pastor said that Arik Matson, while still in critical condition, is doing better than expected

Human trafficking increase expected during Super Bowl

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officials said Thursday that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be especially alert

Man breaks into Taco Bell, does some cooking, takes a long nap

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gwinnett County Police say a man broke into a Taco Bell early on the morning of Christmas Day and took the time to make himself some food

Prosecutors recommend probation for teen’s hoax SWAT calls

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 17-year-old boy admitted in court to making hoax phone calls to authorities in a half-dozen states

Florida Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash En Route to Work

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lakeland Police Department Officer Paul Dunn has passed away from injuries sustained in an on-duty traffic crash early Thursday morning.

Foundation Paying Off Mortgage of Fallen Tennessee Officer

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A foundation named for Stephen Siller—a fallen 9/11 firefighter—has pledged to pay off the mortgage of Officer Spencer Bristol of the Hendersonville (TN) Police Department, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while engaged in a foot pursuit of a suspect in late December.

Americans Celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Across the country and across social media, American police supporters showed their respect and admiration for police officers on Wednesday as they celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which occurs every year on January 9.

Gunman Fired Over 50 Rounds During Gunfight with Colorado Officer

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Greeley (CO) Police Department has been cleared of all wrongdoing and will not face charges following an incident in November during which the gunman fired more than 50 rounds at the officer before taking his own life.

New York Village to Dissolve Police Department to Avoid Raising Taxes

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After debating the move since late last year and putting the matter to a vote, the Village of Deposit (NY) has decided to dissolve its police department.

Coastal Alabama Department Adds New Boat to Marine Fleet

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Mobile (AL) Police Department has added a new asset to its marine unit with the purchase of a new 34-foot police boat dubbed "Guardian."

Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing “Neatly Trimmed” Facial Hair

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to port a beard in uniform.

Australian FF confronts ‘false science,’ ‘outright lies’ about bushfires on social media

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Western Australia Firefighter Andrew Strunk addresses politics, climate change and firefighting tactics in a widely shared Facebook post

I’m a paramedic – I’m not supposed to feel

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A paramedic takes on the gut-wrenching task of informing the family of a patient's death

Judge orders Google to turn over Jussie Smollett’s emails

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A special prosecutor is looking into why prosecutors abruptly dismissed criminal charges against the actor

Gunman gets life term in ‘Fast and Furious’ border agent killing

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The judge sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes after hearing tearful statements from the sisters of Brian Terry, the agent who was fatally shot

Fla. LEO dies in motorcycle crash

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Paul Dunn, 50, was on his way to work when the crash occurred

Las Vegas firefighters discover illegal gas station at home

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Firefighters said makeshift home gas stations pose a hazard to the public and first responders

13 reasons why you love being a cop

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While it is not an easy time to be a police officer in America, there are many reasons why you stay in the job you love

Man arrested after reportedly cursing at dispatchers, barking like dog in 911 calls

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man faces a felony charge of disrupting public service after authorities say he made several 911 calls for no reason

Southwest Baltimore residents fearful after 30+ fires since July

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities are taking measures to patrol neighborhoods and secure vacant buildings after more than 30 fires in recent months, including six arsons

NY town establishes task force to improve ambulance service

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The task force seeks to bring together ambulance corps and town leaders to best make use of available funds

Axon Sues Federal Trade Commission Over Vievu Merger Complaint

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rick Smith, Axon's CEO, says the lawsuit will not have any effect on the company's ability to provide law enforcement agencies with video evidence capture and management tools and less-lethal weapons. "Typically these things take two to four years to sort out," he explains.

Ind. airport considers building $2.8M fire-rescue facility

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Members of Terre Haute Regional Airport's board of directors said the facility would improve business and help serve the city's east side

FDNY paramedic attacked by co-worker at hospital, officials say

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the paramedic was left with a gash on the back of her head after her partner struck her with an electronic tablet

FDNY paramedic attacked by coworker at hospital, officials say

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the paramedic was left with a gash on the back of her head after her partner struck her with an electronic tablet

FDNY paramedic attacked by coworker at hospital, officials say

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the paramedic was left with a gash on the back of her head after her partner struck her with an electronic tablet

FDNY paramedic attacked by partner at hospital, officials say

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the paramedic was left with a gash on the back of her head after her partner struck her with an electronic tablet

FDNY paramedic attacked by partner at hospital, officials say

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the paramedic was left with a gash on the back of her head after her partner struck her with an electronic tablet

FDNY medic attacked by partner in rig

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the paramedic was left with a gash on the back of her head after her partner struck her with an electronic tablet

FDNY medic attacked by partner in rig

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say the paramedic was left with a gash on the back of her head after her partner struck her with an electronic tablet

11 FFs in Pa. borough hired without civil service certification want judge to grant it

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The firefighters say the lack of certification puts them at a disadvantage compared to more recently hired firefighters

The U.S. and Australia: Trading assistance battling massive wildfires

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With fire seasons expanding, the two countries are relying on each other more for enhanced mutual aid

Mo. man arrested after brick thrown at ambulance

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say the man threatened to kill first responders' families, caused $1,000 of damage to the rig and briefly escaped from a police car window

NYPD to Add Hate Crimes to CompStat Reports

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“The best way to fight hate is to shine a light on it,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference Monday.

NYPD to Add Hate Crimes to CompStat Reports

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“The best way to fight hate is to shine a light on it,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference Monday.

San Francisco Police Union Worried About New DA’s Bias on OIS Investigations

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Boudin, the child of radicals who were imprisoned for a robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard, has pledged to hold police accountable.

San Francisco Police Union Worried About New DA’s Bias on OIS Investigations

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Boudin, the child of radicals who were imprisoned for a robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard, has pledged to hold police accountable.

Portland’s New Chief Introduced by Mayor

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Resch said she’s dedicated to working to stem gun violence and traffic-related deaths, speeding up hiring to fill a growing number of officer vacancies, working to hold officers accountable, improving trust in the city and continuing to seek help from outside agencies as Portland braces for large protests in this upcoming election year.

New York Man Attacks Traffic Agents with Pipe, Police Say

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The traffic agents were writing summonses about 9 a.m., when the suspect exited his black Chevy pickup and attacked the agents, police said.

6-Foot-3 Suspect Leads Police On Chase in Tiny Car

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Beals is accused of ramming his SmartCar into one officer's squad car, flattening a tire and forcing the officer to terminate the pursuit.

Houston will pay $1.2M settlement to family of man killed in 2014 OIS

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The settlement is one of the largest in recent city history

Improving long-term public perception through campus policing

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Campus cops have an unprecedented opportunity to impact students’ perception of the broader law enforcement community

FDNY paramedic whose father died in the line of duty promoted to lieutenant

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FDNY Lt. Michael Toomey’s father, Firefighter John “Jack” Toomey, died in 1987 shortly before becoming a lieutenant

FDNY paramedic whose father died in the line of duty promoted to lieutenant

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FDNY Lt. Michael Toomey’s father, Firefighter John “Jack” Toomey, died in 1987 shortly before becoming a lieutenant

Ben Franklin’s lessons for first responders

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Here's how to live your best life in the fire service, according to Poor Richard's words of wisdom

Man pleads guilty to DUI in crash that killed 2 Miss. firefighters

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sumrall Firefighters Clinton Beasley and Loretta Sykes were killed in the line of duty when they were struck by Brandon Eaton in 2017

Dozens accused of lighting Australia wildfires, including firefighter

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nearly 200 people have been accused of contributing to the crisis, with 24 charged with deliberately starting fires

Second ambulance company sued in EMT sexual assault case

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The family of a 15-year-old victim says the assaults committed by former EMT David Carpio could have been prevented

EMS Pioneers: Three Champs

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On the eve of the Jeopardy tournament of champions, we celebrate our own

Wanted Fla. man arrested after taunting deputies with Homer Simpson meme

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Steven Young was arrested in Washington, D.C. after commenting a meme on a sheriff's office Facebook post requesting help to locate him

Fla. sheriff shares video encouraging LEOs to seek mental health help

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a Facebook video, Sheriff John Mina reminded law enforcement officers that 'it's OK to not be OK'

5 things to know about the deployment of US firefighters to Australia

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hundreds of U.S. firefighters are currently deployed or tasked to deploy to assist their Australian counterparts in battling the worst wildfires in the continent’s history

Public relations in law enforcement: Is the PIO obsolete?

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With police-public relations more complicated than ever, a highly trained public relations department can help manage an agency’s image

Kan. bill would require public release of information related to officer-involved shootings

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would require agencies investigating officer-involved shootings to release reports to the public if an officer is cleared of wrongdoing

5 critical occasions agencies can connect with the community

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Every day we have the opportunity to transform public perception through our consistent, professional service

5 critical occasions for agencies to connect with the community

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Every day we have the opportunity to transform public perception through our consistent, professional service

NYPD traffic agents attacked with a pipe by man enraged over ticket

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One agent was struck in the back and the other in the leg

Kids playing in woods find wallet, badge Ohio sheriff lost 12 years ago

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The department posted the unlikely lost-and-found story on Facebook

Fire service recruitment: Making it a way of life – for all firefighters

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Leaders must instill in firefighters early that recruitment is a part of their identity

NJ firefighters rescue woman stuck in clothing donation bin for 3 days

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say it is the third time in two years the same woman has been rescued from a donation bin

8 children, 2 adults injured in NC school bus crash

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A helicopter and ambulances from multiple departments responded after the crash involving a school bus, FedEx truck and 18-wheeler

6-foot-3 man crams self into SmartCar, flees police after robbery

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect later hit two marked police vehicles with the mini vehicle and pinned an officer inside a third

Experts say more funding needed for ‘988’ suicide hotline to go forward

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mental health advocates said the shortened hotline number will save lives and reduce stigma, but must be sustained with proper resources

NYPD to add hate crime statistics to public crime database

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the decision to add hate crime statistics to Compstat reports was prompted by a pair of anti-Semitic attacks in New York and New Jersey

100 more US firefighters to join battle against Australian wildfires

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 150 U.S. firefighters are already in Australia fighting blazes that have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes

100 more US firefighters to join battle against Australian wildfires

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 150 U.S. firefighters are already in Australia fighting blazes that have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes

Police looking for man who stole, crashed ambulance in Ga.

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say the man stole the ambulance from the emergency entrance of a hospital and crashed it five minutes later

Officer killed in SC airport shooting mourned by family, coworkers

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jackson Winkeler is remembered for his dedication and infectious personality

FF accused of DWI, using fire truck to pull car out of ditch

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the volunteer firefighter attached a fire hose to both vehicles in an attempt to dislodge the wreck

Scholarships awarded for professionals to attend NAEMSP 2020 Annual Meeting

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The scholarships will cover registration, housing and travel expenses for 12 professionals attending the conference

Fire service wishes in the new year

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Reducing LODDs, improving equipment caches and reducing major wildland fires top the list

Pierce to add digital collision avoidance technology to custom apparatus

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The manufacturer will collaborate with HAAS Alert to make the technology a standard integration

3 ways you’re losing EMS providers and how to stop the revolving door

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

If providers don’t feel like part of a team, they’ll seek a connection elsewhere

Off-duty deputy chief saves man during medical emergency at basketball game

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Andover Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Kyle Murphy was participating in a men’s basketball league when he stepped in to perform CPR

Planning for patient safety: Strategic planning, goals and measurement

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Outlining defined goals and metrics through strategic planning prevents medical errors from reaching patients in the prehospital environment

NFPA offers free training to address new refrigerants

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NFPA seeks to educate firefighters about the potential hazards associated with a new class of sustainable refrigerants

NC county approves community paramedicine program after jump in 911 calls

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The county's 911 calls rose by more than 2,500 in 2019 and officials hope to follow the example of another county that successfully reduced calls

Daniel Defense to Present Class on Concealed Carry of Carbines at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Discussion covers the different methods for concealing and deploying a carbine from concealment. Topics will include considerations for selecting a specific rifle, methods of concealment and deployment, and ballistics.

ILEETA Panel to Discuss Deadly Force Training at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This panel discussion will bring together some of the top trainers in fire-arms/deadly force training to discuss some current issues and the questions, comments, and concerns offered by the attendees. The panel members represent a variety of backgrounds in law enforcement training," ILEETA says.

IALEFI to Offer Presentation on Improving Law Enforcement Firearms Training at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Agency training officers have to be up to speed with current trends and the ever-changing landscape in our judicial system. The need for updated, ongoing, and realistic firearms training has never been greater," IALEFI says.

Product review: 5.11 GEO 7 Camouflage

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

GEO7 is an exclusive pattern of camouflage available to the 5.11 line

How to achieve skills development through virtual training

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As an educational tool, virtual training offers the opportunity for students to develop a variety of skills

Original S.W.A.T. to Offer Law Enforcement Leadership Class at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This interactive discussion highlights the importance of leadership whether you are in top management, middle ranks or the boots on the street," Original S.W.A.T. says.

Trijicon to Present Class on Handgun Reflex Sights at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The tactical benefits of reflex sights, more commonly known as 'red dot' sights, on military and law enforcement rifles and shotguns has been well documented  over the past 20 plus years.  Their use on service handguns is the next logical step," Trijicon says. 

How New York State Police is Addressing Officer Mental Health and Wellness

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

What good is all the training and equipment we have for protecting our peoples' physical health and safety if we don't make available every possible resource to protect their mental health as well?

Minnesota Officer in “Critical but Stable” Condition Following Shooting

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Waseca Police Department was severely wounded in a gunfight while responding to a suspicious person call on Monday night.

Connecticut SRO Saves Teens from Being Struck by Runaway SUV

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In mid-December a school resource officer with the Bridgeport (CT) Police Department performed a spectacular act of heroism by preventing a driverless SUV from crashing into student that had just been let out of school.

Student-run EMS offers career prep at Ore. college

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Students operate Willamette EMS on weekends and earn patient care hours by responding to real emergency calls from campus

Phoenix Officer Saved by Body Armor in Gunfight, Suspect Dead

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Phoenix Police Department was struck by at least one bullet in a gunfight on Monday night.

North Carolina Agency’s Civilian Active Shooter Training Fills Up in 2 Hours

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Citizens interested in learning about how to respond to an active shooter in their community were given the opportunity to attend a class presented by the Clayton (NC) Police Department, and registrations for the class filled up in two hours.

Texas Chief Tells Officers to Wear Uniforms to Church

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Ed Kraus of the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department has told his officers that in the wake of several recent active shooter attacks on houses of worship officers should attend religious services in full uniform as a deterrent against violence.

Video: Australian Officer Gives Water to Thirsty Kangaroo in Wildfire

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A viral video surfaced on Monday showing an officer with the New South Wales Police Service giving a thirsty kangaroo water by pouring it from a plastic bottle into his cupped hand.

Florida Officer Investigating Report of Corpse Shoots Armed Man

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Hallandale Beach (FL) Police Department were responding to a 911 call of a dead body in a yard when they encountered an armed man, who pointed the gun in their direction.

Meggitt to Offer Class on Optimizing Shooting Range Safety and Efficiency at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The class titled "Staying on Target: How to Outfit Your Shooting Range for Maximum Safety and Efficiency" is scheduled for 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 21 in the Marcello 4504 room in the Sands Convention Center.

Off-duty Ala. deputies can now drive patrol cars to church

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Sheriffs say they hope it will ‘serve as a deterrence’ after a gunman opened fire at a Texas church last month

Multiple injuries in 30-car Maine highway pileup

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Several ambulances and a medical helicopter responded to Tuesday morning crash

Hospital donates ballistic vests to W.Va. firefighters, medics

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wheeling Hospital donated 12 vests worth about $9,000 to the Wheeling Fire Department

Hospital donates ballistic vests to W.Va. firefighters, medics

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wheeling Hospital donated 12 vests worth about $9,000 to the Wheeling Fire Department

Police: La. officer may have saved lives in Walmart shooting

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified officer was working an off-duty security detail when a 21-year-old suspect shot and killed a store employee

Video: Firefighters in Fire Trucks Getting Ice Cream – Ben Martin

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Martin explains the concept of “intoxicated leadership” and shares a story of a fire service instructor who once needed some extra help at a conference

Applying neuroscience to EMS training

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Being sufficiently rested, revisiting the content and putting it into practice quickly all impact knowledge retention

Training firefighters to prioritize life safety and ‘own’ the CRR vision

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New firefighters receive little training on fire prevention messages before being asked to deliver presentations and take action in the field

NJ troopers, NY Jets surprise family of slain Jersey City cop with jerseys

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The jerseys were personalized with Detective Joseph Seal's name and badge number

Thank a police officer on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This is a day to show the men and women in blue how much we value them, their service and protection of our communities

Minn. officer ‘severely wounded’ in ambush

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Arik Matson was responding to a domestic disturbance complaint when a suspect shot him in the head

Ind. LEOs encounter new challenges after neighboring states legalize marijuana

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers must uphold the state's prohibition of the drug while positioned between two states where it is legal

Former firefighter-paramedic files claim, alleges gender discrimination

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former fire rescue employee's wrongful termination claim alleges she was unfairly singled out for her gender and social media use

Former firefighter-paramedic files claim, alleges gender discrimination

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former fire rescue employee's wrongful termination claim alleges she was unfairly singled out for her gender and social media use

Former firefighter-paramedic files claim alleging gender discrimination

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former fire rescue employee's wrongful termination claim alleges she was unfairly singled out for her gender and social media use

Former firefighter-paramedic files claim alleging gender discrimination

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The former fire rescue employee's wrongful termination claim alleges she was unfairly singled out for her gender and social media use

NJ sergeant arrested as FBI corruption probe widens

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. Michael Cheff supervised five former patrol officers who have pleaded guilty to taking money from people they illegally stopped

Puerto Rico hit with nearly a dozen earthquakes, aftershocks

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Local media reported that one person had died and another was injured in a home collapse in the aftermath of an initial 6.4 magnitude quake off the coast

Puerto Rico hit with nearly a dozen earthquakes, aftershocks

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Local media reported that one person had died and another was injured in a home collapse in the aftermath of an initial 6.4 magnitude quake off the coast

LODD: Md. assistant engineer dies from cardiac arrest

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

North East Fire Assistant Engineer Otis L. Isaacs Jr., 73, died after returning home from working on a fire department vehicle

Brush truck, equipment stolen from Mo. fire department

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The equipment reported stolen included leaf blowers, chain saws, an AED and firefighting-specific tools

Federal, Colo. officials investigating mysterious drone sightings

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Groups of drones have been spotted at night flying in grid-like patterns over parts of Colorado and Nevada

7 keys to winning a use-of-force lawsuit

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Plaintiffs’ attorneys search for reasons to argue to a judge or jury that it was the officer, not the suspect, who unnecessarily turned the encounter deadly

Ballistic gelatin comparisons: Part III

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There's a clear difference between synthetic and organic gelatin that law enforcement needs to understand

Ambulance window struck, cracked by BB gun shots

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Crewmembers said they heard two bangs and realized the rig’s back window had been broken

Judge allows motion to suppress cellphone seizure in LODD arson case

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The judge said police should have obtained a warrant before seizing the cellphone of the man accused of setting the fire that killed Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy

Former firefighter converts fire engine into food truck, serves wood-fired pizza

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former North Olympia Firefighter Christopher Murray purchased the fire engine he used to run and converted into a mobile pizza kitchen

Police: Fla. burglar told victim he ‘was there to suck toes’

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputies are still searching for the suspect

South Carolina Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jackson Ryan Winkeler attempted to make a traffic stop on the property of the Florence Regional Airport when the subject—identified as 37-year-old James Edward Bell—opened fire, striking the officer.

New Jersey Officer Hurt in Melee with Teens at Apartment Complex

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Brick Township (NJ) was injured and eight teens were arrested in a melee at an apartment complex on Friday night.

Florida Sheriff Amends Policy, Allowing Deputies to Drive to Church in Patrol Vehicles

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Rick Singleton has amended the policy of the Lauderdale County (FL) Sheriff's Office regarding off-duty use of agency vehicles, now allowing deputies to drive to church in their squad cars.

Connecticut Officer Dies Suddenly

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Bridgeport Police Department died suddenly while off duty, the agency said in announcement.

Texas city equips 240 Stop the Bleed kits to distribute during disasters

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bags containing 40 kits each are now stocked in all Fort Worth MedStar supervisor response vehicles for use during mass casualty incidents

Texas city EMS stockpiles Stop the Bleed kits in case of disaster

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bags containing 40 kits each are now stocked in all Fort Worth MedStar supervisor response vehicles for use during mass casualty incidents

Oklahoma Officer Fatally Strikes Man Crossing Interstate in the Dark

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol fatally struck a man crossing an interstate freeway in the dark after getting petroleum for his empty gas tank.

Rapid Response: Roadway incidents are a hot zone for EMS

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The LODD of Paramedic Supervisor Matt C. Smelser is a tragic reminder of the importance of time, distance and shielding to reduce hot zone risk

Atlanta Police Implements “No Pursuit” Policy, Effective Immediately

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Atlanta (GA) Police Department will not be allowed to engage in a vehicle pursuit after Chief Erika Shields sent a letter to her personnel stating that the agency is implementing a "no pursuit" policy effective immediately.

Man Convicted of Murdering Oklahoma Officer Sentenced to Death

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man convicted of murdering Officer Justin Terney of the Tecumseh Police Department during a 2017 traffic stop has been sentenced to death.

Medic’s complaint prompts proposed change to Fla. county harassment policy

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A county commissioner wants complainants to be able to appeal decisions after an EMS employee’s harassment claim was dismissed

How cops can stay ‘left of bang’ in a critical incident

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

These five keys will help you prevent an incident from spiraling out of control

EMS World Expo Quick Take: Challenges and best practices in prehospital cricothyrotomy

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Flight physician Cynthia M. Griffin shares lessons learned from an emergency surgical cricothyrotomy performed in a prehospital setting

Firefighter injured, homeowner displaced in Md. blaze

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said firefighters pumped water from the Chesapeake Bay due to there being no fire hydrants in the area

Firefighter injured in Md. house fire

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS,