October 16, 2019

Product of the Day: Phalanx Defense Systems — MKV Fire Fighter Body Armor

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

It allows fire fighters to walk into potential warm zones without appearing 'geared up' because it is constructed to match tradition bunker gear.

7 Responses to Challenges in Digital Forensics

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

Tactics to handling the constant change and growing challenges for law enforcement in digital and mobile forensics, and seven responses that can help address them/

With Everyday Carry, Consider the Patrol Car

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

Keeping patrol cars and equipment protected at all times, especially off duty, can be a challenge. With these suggestions and devices, every officer can be sure their take-home vehicle is safe and secure.

Where We’re Going in 2020

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

Looking into the year 2020, it's interesting to see how Officer Media Group will evolve just based on what we have planned so far!

How to Train with Subcaliber and Replica Firearms

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

Mechanical skills and common safety protocols can be reinforced for much lower cost using these weapons

2019 Vehicles & Fleet Supplement

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

A Guide to Help Manage and Outfit Law Enforcement's Specialty Vehicles

Traffic Safety Checklist

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

A few pointers to keep in mind during your next traffic stop.

Ghost Striping Patrol Vehicles: Good or Bad Idea?

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

Veteran Officer / Instructor Frank Borelli discusses the safety impact of ghost striping a vehicle as compared to traditional full color graphics.

Updated Technology Equals Efficiency

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

From in car devices, to speed enforcement, range equipment, and phones, newer equipment improves policing.

Wil Hernandez

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

Wil Hernandez, is lead technical sales engineer with MSAB.  He joined MSAB in 2015 after retiring from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement following over 30 years in law enforcement.  He served on multiple task forces investigating High Tech...

Upgrading Your Firearms Range for Health & Efficiency

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

Five simple ways you can upgrade your range to improve health and safety as well as efficiency of training.

How V2X Technology is Changing Policing

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

Equipping police vehicles with mobile connectivity can keep streets safer simply through electronic signals.

RADAR vs. LIDAR … Which is Right for You?

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

RADAR and LIDAR each have their place, the choice comes down to the goals and needs of your department.

Fire chief who responded to Las Vegas shooting shares advice on MCI planning

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

Chief Greg Cassell underscores the importance of interagency relationships in planning and staging for mass gatherings

Newington (NH) Police Department Transitions to SIG Sauer P320 Pistol

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

The Newington (NH) Police Department has transitioned to the SIG Sauer P320 (9mm) as its official duty pistol. The full-service law enforcement agency is responsible for protecting the citizens of Newington and the Pease International Tradeport, home to SIG Sauer Worldwide Headquarters.

Code 3 Podcast: Making volunteer firefighting fun again

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

Scott Orr speaks with Jack Kline about his recent op-ed about how to reverse the volunteer firefighting staffing shortage trend

Firefighter/Paramedic

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

The Longview, TX, Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic.

Firefighters in Fire Trucks Getting Ice Cream – Billy Goldfeder

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

Deputy Chief Goldfeder talks fire service culture while facing a significant challenge – eating ice cream with the ultimate mustache

Woman Killed by Fort Worth Officer Picked Up Gun After Hearing Noises in Backyard

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

"It makes sense she would have a gun if she felt threatened or if there was someone in the backyard," Fort Worth Police Chief Kraus said.

Watch CA Firefighters Battle Raging Saddleridge Fire

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

Los Angeles and Los Angeles County crews continue to try to contain the wildfire, which has burned more than 8,000 acres and destroyed 17 structures.

Mississippi Police Release Body Camera Video in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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

The city of Moss Point on Monday released body-camera footage from the police officer who fatally shot and killed Toussaint Diamon Sims.

Falling Roof Debris Forces MA Firefighters Out of HQ

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

Roof repairs sent down mold and debris into the offices and living area of the Plymouth Fire Department's headquarters, which now have been declared uninhabitable.

San Antonio firefighter killed after being hit by car

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

Greg Garza, a 17-year veteran of the San Antonio Fire Department, appeared to trip while getting off the fire truck, before he was hit by a passing vehicle

Boston Firefighter Accused of Racist Online Comments

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

The Boston Fire Department has been ordered to investigate allegations that a firefighter posted racist comments following another firefighter's firing over similar accusations.

Video: Calif. LEO fatally shoots man reaching for replica gun

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

The deputy, responding to multiple calls about a suspicious person, fired at a man he believed was carrying a handgun

Shot LEO tied tourniquet around leg, went back to scene of dispute

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

Officer Timothy Shea was shot while responding to a domestic dispute call

14 Officers in Mexico Killed in Ambush Attack

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

Fourteen police officers were killed in an ambush attack in the state of Michoacán, where drug cartels have for years been engaged in violent battle with each other and with Mexican police.

Illinois Officer Injured by Attacker During Attempted Arrest

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

An officer with the Savanna (IL) Police Department was taken to the hospital after a man who was reportedly harboring a fugitive attacked officers attempting to arrest the wanted man.

New York Officer Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

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

An officer with the New York Police Department was struck by a car during a traffic stop in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Tennessee Officer Recovering After Being Struck by Car

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

An officer with the Chattanooga Police Department suffered an injury to the hand when the driver of a vehicle accelerated and struck the officer before crashing into a tree and a utility pole.

Wisconsin Officer Found Justified in Fatal Shooting

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

An officer with the Fox Valley (WI) Police Department who shot and killed a man last month will not face criminal charges.

Ohio Department Marks 50-Year Anniversary of K-9 Unit

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

The Newark (OH) Division of Police recently celebrated the 50-year anniversary of its K-9 Unit.

Wisconsin Police Stumble Upon “Grisly” Scene of Half-Eaten Donuts

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

The Sparta (WI) Police Department had some fun on social media after an discovered a box of half-eaten donuts in a parking lot late one night.

VirTra Unveiling Ultra High-Def Training Simulator at IACP 2019

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

VirTra plans to unveil the world's first 4K 300-degree law enforcement training simulator at IACP 2019, Chicago October 26-29

Funding prisoner transport

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

Grants available to support security, technology, training and vehicle needs for prisoner transport

Murder Warrant: Woman Killed by Fort Worth Officer was Holding Gun

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

The murder arrest warrant for a white officer who shot and killed a black woman on Saturday says that the victim was holding a gun after she heard noises outside her window.

Understanding the tech, availability and implementation of FirstNet

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

You’re in the middle of over a million other people at the Super Bowl and need to make an urgent phone call to your CO. Will you be able to? With FirstNet you can

New Training Will Help Seattle Police Officers Treat Victims of Violence

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

Based on a blend of battlefield and civilian medicine, the training is tailored for law enforcement officers who must first secure a violent scene before rendering aid, even amid the panic following an event like a mass shooting.

How smart devices and FirstNet deliver mission-critical data in the field

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

Mobile technology has become a force multiplier for public safety, improving overall situational awareness and the effective use of limited resources

How smart devices and FirstNet deliver mission-critical data in the field

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

Mobile technology has become a force multiplier for public safety, improving overall situational awareness and the effective use of limited resources

Police chief: ‘Absolutely no excuse’ for Fort Worth woman’s death

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

The chief struggled to contain his emotions as he pleaded with the Texas city to not allow the killing to reflect badly on the entire department

Fla. man asked to stop calling 911 after roommate allegedly steals weed

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

A sheriff's deputy's reaction to the series of phone calls was posted on Twitter by the department

Man drives body to Calif. police station, claims 3 more are in apartment

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

Officials said they are investigating, don't anticipate an ongoing threat

Seattle PD’s new training program aims to improve how cops treat victims of violence

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

Based on a blend of battlefield and civilian medicine, the training is tailored for law enforcement officers who must first secure a violent scene before rendering aid

Cop-training firm claims Netflix series defames interrogation technique

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

The lawsuit alleges 'When They See Us' misrepresents the Reid Technique

PA Community Helps FF after Blaze Destroys House

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

A two-alarm fire burned down the Union Township home where Monarch Fire Company firefighter Joseph Small lived with his fiancée and parents.

Former Texas police chief criticizes city after fatal shooting, demands job back

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

He accused city officials of firing him because they were under the control of the police union

NJ Department Reaches $4.5M Deal in Firefighter’s Crash

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

The Wenonah Fire Department faced a lawsuit from a woman who was seriously injured when a volunteer ran a red light responding to a call and collided with her car in 2018.

How FBI hostage negotiation strategies can help your department

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

Try the Behavioral Change Stairway Model to improve on-scene communication

Former Fort Worth Officer Charged with Murder

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

Dean is accused of killing 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson when he fired a shot from outside the home through a window. The body camera Dean was wearing during the incident recorded the officer ordering someone to show their hands. Officials say Dean did not identify himself as a police officer before firing.

Watch CA Crews Save Man Trapped Under Train

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

San Jose firefighters rescued a pedestrian who was hit and stuck beneath a light rail train at a station early Tuesday.

Echodyne and AUVSI to Host Webinar on Sensor Technologies that Create 3D Situational Awareness

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

Join Echodyne Executives as They Discuss the Technologies that Enable Safe Skies

Echodyne and AUVSI to Host Webinar on Sensor Technologies that Create 3D Situational Awareness

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

Join Echodyne Executives as They Discuss the Technologies that Enable Safe Skies

5.11 TACTICAL® EXPANDS QUIET WARRIOR PROGRAM

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

Tactical Industry Leader Announces Addition of Guardian of the Week and Everyday Hero Programs

Louisiana State Police Suspends Defensive Tactics Training Program After Cadet Injuries

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

Louisiana State Police have temporarily suspended their defensive tactics training program after several cadets sustained injuries that raised concern.

San Antonio Firefighter Critically Injured When Hit by Car

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

San Antonio crews were responding to reports of smoke at a hotel early Tuesday when a firefighter working the scene was struck by a vehicle.

San Antonio Firefighter Hit by Truck at Scene Dies

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

Veteran firefighter Greg Garza fell from an apparatus at the scene of a call and was struck by an oncoming vehicle Tuesday, according to San Antonio's fire chief.

Pa. firefighter loses home to fire, dept. rallies to show support

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

"You never expect to go through it. Never. It's just unreal," firefighter Joseph Small said

FFs in CA Station Wake to Stranger Cooking Breakfast

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

While South San Joaquin Fire Authority firefighters were sleeping, a homeless man broke into the station and was discovered microwaving a burrito in the kitchen.

Students help get fire dept.’s broken ambulance back in service

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

To repair the rig quickly, Chief Jeffrey Blanchard called South Shore Technical High School for help

Mass. students help get fire dept.’s broken ambulance back in service

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

To repair the rig quickly, Chief Jeffrey Blanchard called South Shore Technical High School for help

Cherokee, NC, Fire & Rescue Put 107-Foot Aerial in Service

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

Cherokee, NC, Fire & Rescue has put in service a 107-foot Ascendent aerial built by Pierce.

Porsche SUV plunges onto train tracks, burns; 2 teens die

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

"We started trying to put out the fire. All we heard was this poor girl screaming. And she was screaming terribly," a witness said

Paramedic, 3 others indicted for stealing pain meds, other drugs

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

Two nurses, a paramedic and a pharmacist were charged with receipt of controlled substance medications by deceit, fraud and misrepresentation

Students help get broken Mass. ambulance back in service

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

To repair the rig quickly, Chief Jeffrey Blanchard called South Shore Technical High School for help

TX Fire Department’s Aerial Sidelined During Major Fire

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

Denison Fire Rescue's ladder truck was out of service during a large downtown blaze last week, and the department needed to rely on aerials from nearby communities.

Paramedic, EMT hurt after ambulance flips, crashes

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

Officials said rainy weather conditions may have contributed to the crash

Family Mourns Los Angeles Park Ranger Who Died After Patrolling Wildfire

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

Amid the devastation left behind by the Saddle Ridge fire, one family, along with Los Angeles Park Rangers, is mourning the loss of Captain Alberto Torres.

Man arrested for smashing windows, vandalizing FDNY ambulances

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

Karim Murdoch is accused of causing damage to six vehicles at Station 15 hours before the arrest

Stolen Plaques Honoring Fallen Philadelphia Officers and Firefighters Back in Rightful Place

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

Two plaques honoring police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty have been returned to a Philadelphia golf club after they were stolen.

Highlands Ranch STEM School Shooting

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

Instead of focusing on the attackers (2 in this case), let's focus on the hero of the day - and the only fatality of the attack.

Georgia Police Begin New Program to Extend the Life and Health of Officers

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

We hear almost daily about the dangers police officers face on the job, but one statistic stood out in a study putting the average officer’s life expectancy at 57.

Last firefighter injured in Maine blast released from hospital

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

A total of six firefighters were hospitalized and a seventh, 68-year-old Capt. Michael Bell, was killed in the explosion

Florida Man Repeatedly Calls 911 to Report Stolen Weed

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

A Pasco County sheriff’s deputy says one man repeatedly called police over the weekend because his roommate had allegedly stolen his weed.

Man Drives Body to California Police Station, Claims He Killed Four

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

A man on Monday drove a body to a police station in northern California and claimed he killed four people, authorities said.

Firefighter shot after ammo inside burning home pops off

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

The firefighter, whose condition is unknown, was reportedly wounded in the head and face area

Firefighter wounded after ammo inside burning home pops off

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

The Okla. firefighter, whose condition is unknown, was reportedly wounded in the head and face area

Police Training Firm Sues Director, Netflix Over TV Miniseries

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

Netflix and "When They See Us” writer and director Ava DuVerney are accused of defaming an interrogation system developed by a Chicago cop-training firm in the acclaimed TV miniseries about the Central Park Five case.

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

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

Rescue workers and search dogs have been in and out of the structure, hoping to find the lone missing worker alive

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

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

Rescue workers and search dogs have been in and out of the structure, hoping to find the lone missing worker alive

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue attempt in New Orleans

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

Rescue workers and search dogs have been in and out of the structure, hoping to find the lone missing worker alive

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue attempt in New Orleans

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

Rescue workers and search dogs have been in and out of the structure, hoping to find the lone missing worker alive

L.A. fire began under power lines, cause not known

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

The fire burned nearly 8, 400 acres, destroyed 17 structures and damaged dozens more

L.A. Saddle Ridge Fire began under power lines, cause not known

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

The fire burned nearly 8,400 acres, destroyed 17 structures and damaged dozens more

Former Georgia Police Officer Aquitted of Murder in Fatal Shooting

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

Former DeKalb County police officer Robert “Chip” Olsen wept upon hearing he had been found not guilty on two felony murder counts, each carrying a sentence of life in prison.

14 Police Officers Killed in Ambush in Mexico

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

A police convoy was passing through a small town in western Mexico on Monday morning when bullets began to fly. It was an ambush by one of Mexico’s most violent criminal groups.

Fort Worth Police Officer Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting

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

The Fort Worth officer who fatally shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her home this weekend was charged with murder on Monday.

Former Fort Worth Police Chief Criticizes City After Fatal Shooting, Demands Job Back

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

With tension high in Fort Worth over the fatal police shooting of a woman in her home, fired police chief Joel Fitzgerald issued a statement through his lawyer again demanding his job back.

Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure Risk Considerations During Training

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

In a media-rich platform, Firehouse presents a discussion of practices and control measures that may reduce risk during training while reinforcing muscle memory during fireground responses.

Product of the Day: PGI, Inc. — FireLine Multi Mission Gear

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

DriGuard PRO FR base layers with odor control technology are flame resistant, incredibly absorbent, breathable and provide superior lightweight comfort and protection.

Texas LEO jailed on murder charge after fatally shooting woman in her home

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

Aaron Dean had resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department earlier in the day

FL Fire Department to Add 63 FFs with $.9.9M Grant

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

The federal grant, which will be spread over three years, will allow Orange County Fire Rescue to add a fourth firefighter to three-person engine and ladder companies.

Report: Ex-MI Fire Chief Took $10K from Special Fund

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

Retired Ann Arbor Fire Chief Ollice Hubbard faces embezzlement charges in connection with writing a check for himself from a fund for the families of fallen first responders.

Mich. boy, 9, raises $32K for CPR devices

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

All four of the Howell Area Fire Department stations have life-saving CPR devices thanks to 9-year-old Lucas Vetter

Dugout paramedic injured by foul ball during Astros-Yankees Game 2

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

A foul ball hit a paramedic supervisor in the head in the fifth inning of Game 2 of the Astros-Yankees American League Championship Series

Dugout paramedic injured by foul ball during Astros-Yankees game

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

A foul ball hit a paramedic supervisor in the head in the fifth inning of Game 2 of the Astros-Yankees American League Championship Series

Retired Mich. fire chief allegedly stole $10K from fallen first responder fund

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

Ollice “Chuck” Hubbard, 59, is charged with one felony count of embezzlement of the Ann Arbor Police & Fire Benefit Fund

Man Accused of Vandalizing FDNY Ambulances

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

Six FDNY ambulances had their windows broken, and the vehicles were graffitied over the weekend at a fire station in the Bronx.

Fort Worth Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Woman In Her Home Resigns From Force

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

Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said that he had intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean, who had been on the force since April 2018, on Monday morning, but Dean resigned first.

Fort Worth Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Woman In Her Home Resigns From Force

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

Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said that he had intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean, who had been on the force since April 2018, on Monday morning, but Dean resigned first.

Fort Worth Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Woman In Her Home Resigns From Force

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

Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said that he had intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean, who had been on the force since April 2018, on Monday morning, but Dean resigned first.

Texas Officer Resigns After Fatal Shooting of Woman in Her Home

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

Police Chief Ed Kraus said he intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean, who had been on the force since April 2018, on Monday morning, but Dean resigned first.

Texas LEO who killed woman inside her home resigns amid investigation

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

Chief Ed Kraus identified the officer as Aaron Dean. He said he was going to fire the officer if he had not resigned Monday morning

Texas LEO who killed woman inside her home resigns amid investigation

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

Chief Ed Kraus identified the officer as Aaron Dean. He said he was going to fire the officer if he had not resigned Monday morning

Maryland Officer Fatally Shot, Suspects at Large

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

Bomba, a 13-year veteran of the department, had called out on a radio about “disorderly subjects” in the parking garage, county police spokesman Tom Jordan said, and was found wounded by officers who arrived to assist.

Md. officer dies after being shot in parking garage

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

The officer had radioed in that he was responding to "disorderly subjects"

Md. officer dies after being shot in parking garage

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

The officer had radioed in that he was responding to "disorderly subjects"

Florida Sheriff’s Office Unveils Specially Skinned Patrol Vehicle

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

When the Putnam County (FL) Sheriff's Office made the determination that a replacement vehicle was more financially sound than continuing to maintain one of its aging patrol cars, they enlisted the assistance of students from a local high school to come up with a design for the exterior paint.

Texas Officers Attend Fallen Officer’s Son’s First Football Game

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

Law enforcement officers from Southern Texas—including contingents from the Mission Police Department, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, and the US Customs and Border Protection—were among a "sea of law enforcement" who attended the first football game to be played by the 13-year-old son of a Mission PD officer killed in the line of duty in June.

British Citizen Honors Fallen Texas Deputy with Personalized Sports Car

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

A man from the United Kingdom is paying tribute to the service of Harris County (TX) Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal with a specially painted sports car.

Illinois State Police to Discontinue Bachelor’s Degree Requirement

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

The Illinois State Police announced this month that the agency would no longer require a four-year degree for applicants.

Texas Officer Fatally Shoots Woman in Her Home

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

An officer with the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department fatally shot a woman in her home after she reportedly failed to comply with commands to show her hands.

Former California Officer Convicted of 14 Counts of Sexual Assault

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

A jury in California found a former California police officer guilty of 14 felony charges he faced for sexually assaulting women while on duty between 2013 and 2015.

California Police Getting Closer to Deploying Marijuana Breathalyzers

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

Police agencies in California are getting closer to acquiring and deploying new technology that can reportedly detect the presence of TCH in the system of drivers suspected of driving under the influence.

NJ Firefighters Rescue Workers Six Stories Up

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

Atlantic City firefighters were at a supermarket across the street when the workers' scaffold malfunctioned and tilted them at a 45-degree angle, six stories off the ground.

NJ Firefighters Rescue Workers Six Stories Up

Posted on October 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Atlantic City firefighters were at a supermarket across the street when the workers’ scaffold malfunctioned and tilted them at a 45-degree angle, six stories off the ground.

Standard for Crime Scene Photography Underway

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

A proposed ASTM International standard aims to outline best practices for crime scene photography.

Maryland Police Officer Fatally Shot

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

A Montgomery County police officer was shot and killed in Silver Spring Monday morning.

Md. police officer shot, rushed to hospital

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

The officer had radioed in that he was responding to "disorderly subjects"

Man charged with 5 counts of murder in rampage at Chicago condo

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

The incident stemmed from a dispute between the suspect and his neighbors

Mass. medics, EMTs protest low wages, burnout outside AMR headquarters

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

While the protest was extremely public, most workers, including union stewards, were reluctant to speak to a reporter, citing fears for their jobs

PA Township Official Proposes Fire Service Study

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

The study would look at how Middletown Township can help its four volunteer fire companies by examining all aspects of fire response and providing recommendations.

PA Township Official Proposes Fire Service Study

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

The study would look at how Middletown Township can help its four volunteer fire companies by examining all aspects of fire response and providing recommendations.

Final Firefighter Injured in Fatal ME Blast Goes Home

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

Farmington Fire Capt. Scott Baxter—one of six firefighters injured by a propane blast last month that also killed another firefighter—was released from the hospital Sunday.

Rugged XP3 Flip Phone for Simple, Fast, Reliable Communications

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

Those who protect, provide and serve need simple, fast and reliable communication. The Sonim XP3 is an ultra-rugged flip phone built to communicate and thrive in extreme conditions, with purpose-built features users can depend on. This ultra-rugged...

More than 750 FFs Pulled Back as CO Wildfire Flares

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

"It moved really fast. We had to pull the firefighters out," the U.S. Forest service said about the 7,326-acre Decker wildfire in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, south of Salida.

OK Firefighter Shot by Ammo Set off in House Fire

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

The Buffalo Valley firefighter was wounded "in the face and head area" while battling a blaze at a home that was "full of guns and ammo."

Smith & Wesson® Announces $50 Rebate on M&P Shield® Pistols

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

Now through December 8, 2019, receive a $50 rebate on select M&P9 Shield and M&P380 Shield EZ pistols

Justice for Junior: Five Gang Members Sentenced in Slaying of NYPD Explorer

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

Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Jose Munoz, Manuel Rivera, Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago and Elvin Garcia, all members of the Trinitarios gang, each got lengthy prison terms for the killing of 15-year old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.

Chef Trains Inmates to Work in Professional Kitchens

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

Something is cooking in this kitchen and it's not just pizza: skills for a better future. These cooks-in-training are inmates at the Cook County Jail in Illinois.

NJ Firefighters Injured in Two-Story House Blaze

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

Two women inside the burning residence were sent to the hospital with injuries, and it took Newark crews about 20 minutes to control the fire.

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Malvo Sniper Case

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

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday over whether to uphold Virginia’s life sentences without parole imposed on Washington sniper Lee Boyd Malvo for murders and other crimes committed when he was 17.

Three People Die in Southern CA Wildfires

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

Firefighters continue to make progress battling the 7,900 acre Saddleridge fire that raged through the San Fernando Valley foothills.

Total Audience Profile Report

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

Los Angeles Park Ranger Dies After Suffering Fatal Heart Attack While Paroling Wildfire

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

Los Angeles Park Rangers Capt. Alberto Torres, a 40-year Department of Recreation and Parks veteran, was patrolling the San Fernando Valley parks affected by the Saddleridge Fire Friday

L.A. Park Ranger Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

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

Los Angeles Park Rangers Capt. Alberto Torres, a 40-year Department of Recreation and Parks veteran, was patrolling the San Fernando Valley parks affected by the Saddleridge Fire Friday

Gunman Opens Fire on Wedding Inside New Hampshire Church

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

The man accused of walking into a New Hampshire church Saturday morning and opening fire on a wedding ceremony is facing four new charges, including attemped murder, according to the state’s attorney general.

5 People Shot and Killed by Neighbor at Chicago Condo Building

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

Three women and two men are dead in a shooting in a condominium building on Chicago’s Northwest Side by a neighbor who was known to have “anger management issues,” police said.

False Alarm Over Shooting Leaves One Injured at Florida Mall

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

A Florida man was injured during the chaotic moments when shoppers thought a shooting was taking place at a mall in Boca Raton.

Pa. town mulls study of fire service as volunteers dwindle

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

The study will assess current fire service response, identify strengths, make comparisons to benchmarks and make suggestions for future fire service response

Mass. firefighter, 34, dies suddenly

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

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Jonathan O'Driscoll served as a Quincy firefighter for six years

4 Killed, 5 Injured in Shooting at Illegal Brooklyn Gambling Den

Posted on October 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A suspect was quickly in custody for the quadruple homicide that apparently started in a dispute over a card game inside the cramped club.

Chicago Top Cop Distances Self From Decision Making After McDonald Shooting

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

“I was a senior member of the department, but I was not involved in any superintendent-level decisions on discipline following uses of force,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference.

California Sheriff Releases Dashboard Camera Video of Fatal Shooting

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

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office released 911 calls and video Sunday afternoon of the deputy-involved shooting that took place on a rural gravel road in Herald on Oct. 6 that left one man dead.

Texas Police Deal With Questions, Outrage Following Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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

In body camera video released by the Fort Worth Police Department, an officer can be heard shouting "Put your hands up! Show me your hands!” through the window of a home with his gun drawn before he fired a single shot through the window.

Product of the Day: ORAFOL Americas — ORALITE Ultra Brilliance FTP2575-S

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

ORALITE Ultra Brilliance reflective fire trim uses micro prismatic technology for superior reflectivity and wet weather performance.

In-Vehicle Mounting Solutions from Gamber-Johnson

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

Make the most of your mobile office with Gamber-Johnson’s rugged, reliable and responsive tablet and computer docking stations, console boxes and motion attachments for police and public safety vehicles. Orders of 25 or less ship in only 72 hours!

Mass. firefighter dies suddenly

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

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Jonathan W. O'Driscoll served as a Quincy firefighter for six years

Burn survivors share laughter, tears at annual World Burn Congress in Anaheim

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

The City of Anaheim and Anaheim Fire & Rescue hosted 1,000 burn survivors for the annual gathering of members of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Burn survivors share laughter, tears at annual World Burn Congress in Anaheim

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

The City of Anaheim and Anaheim Fire & Rescue hosted 1,000 burn survivors for the annual gathering of members of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

MA Department Stunned by FF’s Sudden Death

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

The Quincy Fire Department is in mourning after the sudden death of 34-year-old firefighter Jonathan W. O'Driscoll on Wednesday.

Serial killer’s victim portraits could help crack cold cases

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

Samuel Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, produced startlingly detailed likenesses of dozens of women he says he strangled

Gunman opens fire at NH church wedding ceremony

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

The gunman shot the clergyman and bride during a wedding

Video: LEO kills woman inside her Texas home after welfare call

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

The shooting occurred after a neighbor called the police non-emergency line to report that the front door to the home was open

Teenager stabbed aboard train near U.S. Capitol dies

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

Police said the attack arose from a dispute among a group of teenagers

Ga. requiring classes for CEOs to save rural hospitals

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

Many rural hospitals in the U.S. are struggling to stay open amid changes in their patient populations and how healthcare is provided

Ga. requiring classes for CEOs to save rural hospitals

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

Many rural hospitals in the U.S. are struggling to stay open amid changes in their patient populations and how healthcare is provided

Community Rallies for Paralyzed FL Firefighter

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

Family and friends gathered Saturday in Delray Beach for a fundraiser to help Fort Lauderdale firefighter Vince Castelly purchase a paratransit vehicle.

More fire foam chemicals found in water near Minn. air base

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

Several sites on and near the base now exceed state standards for human health for PFAS levels

Permanent Memorial Unveiled at MO LODD Site

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

A permanent memorial has been unveiled at the site where Kansas City firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio died in the line of duty four years ago.

Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern Calif. wildfires

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

Firefighters worked under sunny skies, but air quality was poor as smoke dispersed over much of greater Los Angeles

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

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

A video showed a metal structure tumbling to the ground and people running from the scene as clouds of dust billowed up

Fallen WA Firefighter’s Remains Return Home

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

The remains of firefighter Christian Johnson, who was injured fighting a September fire and died last week, were brought home Saturday to Okanagan.

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

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

A video showed a metal structure tumbling to the ground and people running from the scene as clouds of dust billowed up

Wildfire Evacs Lifted as CA Crews Make Progress

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

Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday in the northwest San Fernando Valley as firefighters continued to make progress on the Saddleridge fire.

Indiana Trooper Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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

An Indiana State Trooper died Friday night in a single vehicle crash.

One Dead in New Orleans Hotel Collapse

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

One person was killed, more than a dozen were injured and three are still unaccounted for after a New Orleans hotel under construction collapsed Saturday.

Two Dead in New Orleans Hotel Collapse

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

Two people were killed and another was still missing after a partial collapse of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans on Saturday.

Favorable Weather Helps CA Wildfire Efforts

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

Firefighters hope to take advantage of favorable weather Saturday to get the upper hand on the Saddleridge fire in the northwest San Fernando Valley.

Ind. trooper dies in crash while headed to help colleague

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

The trooper had worked for Indiana State Police for four years

Texas deputy killed, police chief injured when struck by car

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

Sheriff's Deputy Matt Jones and Police Chief Danny Krumnow were helping a motorist when another car hydroplaned and slid into them

Calif. adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

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

The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown

App alerted good Samaritan to man in cardiac arrest

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

The app, PulsePoint, allows users to view and receive alerts on calls being responded to by fire departments and emergency medical services

App alerted good Samaritan to man in cardiac arrest

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

The app, PulsePoint, allows users to view and receive alerts on calls being responded to by fire departments and emergency medical services

App alerted good Samaritan to man in cardiac arrest

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

The app, PulsePoint, allows users to view and receive alerts on calls being responded to by fire departments and emergency medical services

App alerted good Samaritan to man in cardiac arrest

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

The app, PulsePoint, allows users to view and receive alerts on calls being responded to by fire departments and emergency medical services

Ky. ambulance providers say ‘public assist’ fees necessary

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

Jamie Hardin, AMR operations manager, estimates it takes crews between 20 minutes and an hour to respond to calls to help people after they fall

Pa. county coroner offers reporting guidance to first responders

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

Mercer County Coroner John Libonati said he intended to introduce new procedures to generate more accurate and better information from responders through death reports

Pa. county coroner offers reporting guidance to first responders

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

Mercer County Coroner John Libonati said he intended to introduce new procedures to generate more accurate and better information from responders through death reports

Indiana Trooper Killed in Rollover Crash

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

Indiana State Police Trooper Peter R. Stephan was killed in a rollover crash late Friday night.

FL Crews Find Caregiver Passed Out During Fire

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

When Clearwater firefighters put out a fire at an assisted living facility Friday morning, they found the patient caregiver passed out and impaired.

FL Crews Find Caregiver Passed Out During Fire

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

When Clearwater firefighters put out a fire at an assisted living facility Friday morning, they found the patient caregiver passed out and impaired.

Fatal MA Tanker Rollover Sparks Evacuations

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

A truck driver was killed when the methane gas tanker he was hauling rolled over Friday night, leading to evacuations of nearby homes in Orange.

Fatal MA Tanker Rollover Sparks Evacuations

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

A truck driver was killed when the methane gas tanker he was hauling rolled over Friday night, leading to evacuations of nearby homes in Orange.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Killed, Police Chief Critical After Being Struck While Assisting Motorist

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

Falls County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Jones and Riesel Police Chief Danny Krumnow were assisting a motorist on Highway 6 when a vehicle hydroplaned and struck both of them Friday afternoon.

FL Firefighters Offered Defense Training after Attack

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

After two Jacksonville firefighters were attacked on a medical call, a local martial arts instructor has offered the fire department free self-defense training.

FL Firefighters Offered Defense Training after Attack

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

After two Jacksonville firefighters were attacked on a medical call, a local martial arts instructor has offered the fire department free self-defense training.

Former Pro Athletes Become TN Firefighters

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

Former NFL player Samuel Seamster and former women's pro basketball player Rhande Haskett recently took the oath for the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Former Pro Athletes Become TN Firefighters

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

Former NFL player Samuel Seamster and former women's pro basketball player Rhande Haskett recently took the oath for the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Watch MA Crews Battle Triple-Decker Blaze

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

Raw video shows Worcester Fire Department crews taming a fire at a three-story residence on Thursday.

Watch MA Crews Battle Triple-Decker Blaze

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

Raw video shows Worcester Fire Department crews taming a fire at a three-story residence on Thursday.

74 mobile homes destroyed in LA fire sparked by burning trash

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

The Sandalwood fire chewed through the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park after a dump truck driver offloaded a burning piece of trash

The lulls of law enforcement: 5 most boring cop duties

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

Thanks to Hollywood, most people have little idea how mundane certain police duties can be

Man raises $15K for firefighters after losing his home to devastating fire

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

John Pequeno lost his home and his dog in a Sept. 10 fire, and immediately started a fundraiser to raise money for the nine volunteer departments that responded

Fla. firefighter arrested for possession of child porn at work

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

Daniel Esteban Rebora, 32, Holiday, was arrested at his fire station on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Fla. firefighter arrested for possession of child porn at work

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

Daniel Esteban Rebora, 32, Holiday, was arrested at his fire station on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Texas Deputy Killed When Passing Car Leaves Roadway, Striking Him

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

A deputy with the Falls County (TX) Sheriff's Department was struck and killed as he assisted a motorist stopped beside a freeway in the central area of the state on Friday afternoon.

Franklin, TN, Fire Dept. Gets Custom Hazmat Unit

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

Franklin, TN, Fire Department has taken delivery of a new hazmat/rescue with a 23-foot aluminum-body apparatus, built by SVI Trucks. It is built on a Spartan Metro Star ELFD cab and chassis with a 24-inch raised roof, powered by a Cummins 450-hp engine...

New Program Helps New Jersey Police Officers in Crisis

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

Amid of a number of high-profile police suicides in the region, more than 1,300 police officers and state officials gathered in Trenton Thursday for the start of a two-day "Resiliency Summit."

Chicago Police Officer Recovering After Being Struck by Patrol Car

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

A Chicago police officer was seriously injured when he was struck by a cop car while running after a gun suspect on the West Side Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

5 Men Sentenced to Lengthy Terms in Gang Murder of NYPD Explorer

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

Five gang members convicted in the gruesome execution of 15-year-old NYPD Explorer Lesando “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, wrongly targeted as a rival gang member, received lengthy prison terms.

Dispatch Tech to Help Communication with FL Police, FFs

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

Orlando officials hope the city's new $1.5 million, computer-aided dispatch system will improve response times for first responders.

Firehouse Expo 2019: When Active Shooters Target Cops

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

Tami Kayea, Dallas' deputy chief for EMS, talked about how a 2016 active shooter event in her city changed how first responders handled those incidents.

Firehouse Expo 2019: When Active Shooters Target Cops

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

Tami Kayea, Dallas’ deputy chief for EMS, talked about how a 2016 active shooter event in her city changed how first responders handled those incidents.

Video: Officer opens fire on armed suspect before vehicle pursuit

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

Officer Tyler Arney was fired at in his vehicle, but was not injured during pursuit

Priority vs. need in the AFG program grant award process

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

Understand the role of funding priorities and individual department needs in award decisions

5 men sentenced in gang murder of NYPD explorer

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

The gang members wrongfully targeted Lesando “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, believing him to be a rival gang member

EMS and the FY19 AFG: What you should know

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

Exploring non-affiliated emergency medical services eligibility for Assistance to Firefighters Grants

(Video) Overcoming Adversity and Preventing Suicide

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

Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how he overcame adversity in his own life when he found himself in a bad place after he defeated cancer but saw both his parents pass away in a very short time span.

Why the media shouldn’t name mass killers

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

In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the "Don't Name Them" effort

Photo of the Week: Rainbow in Richmond Heights

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

Whistleblower suit: Police chief ordered ticket quotas to raise revenue

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

The lawsuit claims new quotas place "substantial financial burden" on anyone with a vehicle ticket

Photo of the Week: Kids learn about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week

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

Lawsuit: Officer charged with ‘Russian roulette’ killing of colleague forced women to play

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

Suit also contends St. Louis PD should have known about officer's mental health history before hiring

No Parole for Cop Killers

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

Far too many individuals convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer have been allowed to walk free on parole.

No Parole for Cop Killers

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

Far too many individuals convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer have been allowed to walk free on parole.

2 men flee after assault of plainclothes NYPD captain

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

Officials say the men tried to rob the captain, then punched him in the head

2 men flee after trying to rob plainclothes NYPD captain

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

Officials say the men tried to rob the captain, then punched him in the head

Firehouse Expo 2019: Philly FF Learns from Train Crash

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

Philadelphia Battalion Chief Vincent Mulray discussed the lessons he picked up from initially commanding the scene of the fatal 2015 derailment of Amtrak Train 188.

Firehouse Expo 2019: Philly FF Learns from Train Crash

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

Philadelphia Battalion Chief Vincent Mulray discussed the lessons he picked up from initially commanding the scene of the fatal 2015 derailment of Amtrak Train 188.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision

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

An off duty officer with the St. Louis County Police Department was one of two people killed in a had-on vehicle collision Thursday night.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision

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

An off duty officer with the St. Louis County Police Department was one of two people killed in a had-on vehicle collision Thursday night.

Chicago Officer Struck by Patrol Vehicle During Foot Pursuit

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

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a patrol vehicle as he was engaged in a foot pursuit of a man suspected to be armed.

Chicago Officer Struck by Patrol Vehicle During Foot Pursuit

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

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a patrol vehicle as he was engaged in a foot pursuit of a man suspected to be armed.

Shoplifter Armed with Edged Weapons Attacks Minnesota Officer

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

A woman armed with a screwdriver and a knife reportedly attacked an officer with the St. Paul Police Department on Monday.

Shoplifter Armed with Edged Weapons Attacks Minnesota Officer

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

A woman armed with a screwdriver and a knife reportedly attacked an officer with the St. Paul Police Department on Monday.

Oregon Grand Jury Clears Officer in Shooting of Knife-Wielding Assailant

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

Oregon Grand Jury Clears Officer in Shooting of Knife-Wielding Assailant

Photo of the Week: Just desserts

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

Check out these EMS treats from a Humboldt County paramedic and baker

Off-Duty Colorado Deputies Save Life of Wounded Hunter

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

Four off-duty deputies with the El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office were enjoying a day of hunting in rural Colorado when they encountered a fellow outdoorsman who had accidentally injured himself with a knife.

NJ suicide prevention program helps officers in crisis

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

State leaders held a summit to kick off the program after several high-profile officer suicides

Massachusetts Officer Suffers Wound from Accidental Discharge

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

An officer with the Cambridge (MA) Police Department reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the leg due to an accidental discharge of their sidearm.

Pennsylvania K-9 Credited with 2 Big Drug Busts in 2 Days

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

A K-9 with the Johnstown (PA) Police Department is being credited with the location and seizure of 60 pounds of marijuana at a traffic stop on Monday, and the subsequent seizure of large amounts of cocaine, MDMA, crystal meth, and fentanyl.

The HD Compact IR BW Camera (ULC-2.0IR-HD)

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

The Zistos® HD Ultra Low-light IR BW Camera is an infrared illuminated, black and white camera — part of a suite of components designed for the Zistos wireless ZistosHD systems. The camera supports full 1080P high resolution, which is great for...

Fla. city commissioner dodges censure for publicly berating cop

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

Elberg "Mike" Gelin was criticized by public for speaking poorly of LEOs during cop's award ceremony

Fla. city commissioner dodges censure for publicly berating cop

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

Elberg "Mike" Gelin was criticized by public for speaking poorly of LEOs during cop's award ceremony

Passing the torch of Bryan Fass’ legacy

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

Our co-hosts discuss the news that Lara Fass, widow of the late paramedic and fitness educator, Bryan Fass, will be continuing his work on Fit Responder

Passing the torch of Bryan Fass’ legacy

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

Our co-hosts discuss the news that Lara Fass, widow of the late paramedic and fitness educator, Bryan Fass, will be continuing his work on Fit Responder

CA Wildfire Burns Through Homes, Forces Evacuations

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

Firefighters deployed bulldozers, helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft dropping retardant to battle the Saddleridge fire in Los Angeles County's San Fernando Valley.

FFs Group Donates $2K to OH Nonprofit after Robbery

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

The Axemen Professional Firefighters MC helped out Lucas County Children Services after thieves stole more than $1,000 from the organization.

AK Fire Department’s $4M Shortfall May Shut Down Units

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

To make up for the deficit, the Anchorage Fire Department will cut back on overtime costs by shutting down companies when firefighters are sick or on vacation.

Thousands evacuate Los Angeles as wildfire rages

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

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the fire had grown to more than six square miles before dawn and an estimated 12,700 homes were under evacuation orders

MN Mayor: Fire Chief’s Death ‘a Wake up Call’

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

Zumbro Falls Fire Chief Dan Preble, 51, served with the department for more than 30 years and was chief for the past eight.

Car fleeing hit-and-run crash collides head-on with ambulance

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

An ambulance was responding to a hit-and-run crash when a car fleeing from the same scene struck the rig

Man pleads guilty in texting while driving crash that killed paramedic

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

Prosecutors said Samuel Allebaugh was sending and receiving texts from his girlfriend, which caused him to veer off the road

Paramedic under fire for Facebook comment about police officer

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

The paramedic made a comment in regard to a Dallas police officer who was recently sentenced to prison for the shooting death of a man

The 2020 Officer Media Group Marketing Planner

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

The Officer Media Group is comprised of Officer.com, Law Enforcement Technology and Law Enforcement Product News magazines. It is the #1 media source for law enforcement. Click below to download the Officer Media Group 2020 Media Planner.

The 2020 Officer Media Group Marketing Planner

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

The Officer Media Group is comprised of Officer.com, Law Enforcement Technology and Law Enforcement Product News magazines. It is the #1 media source for law enforcement. Click below to download the Officer Media Group 2020 Media Planner.

FL Fire Chief to Retire after Nearly 50 Years

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

Clermont Fire Chief Carle Bishop is credited for turning the volunteer department into a career agency with about 90 employees.

Mom says boy, 9, charged with murder in fire deaths is ‘not a monster’

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

The fire killed a 1-year-old, two 2-year-olds, a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman

Fire dept. donates retired fire truck to Caribbean firefighters

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

The retired 1997 Luverne fire truck, which has a 1,000 gallon tank, will be used in rural areas

Detroit Firefighter Critically Injured in Vacant School Fire

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

Two Detroit firefighters were taken to the hospital after battling a two-alarm blaze at an abandoned school that was "a tough fire to fight," the deputy fire commissioner said.

Mass. firefighter, Army veteran dies unexpectedly at home

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

As a member of the 82nd Airborne, Cory Combs, 33, served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan

Largest South Texas ambulance provider files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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

Officials said Hidalgo County EMS is still meeting its contractual obligations in providing emergency services

Calif. hospital chain going to court over high prices

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

Sutter Health is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills

Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution

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

Prosecutors said the medical professionals helped fuel the state's opioid epidemic

L.A. firefighter who played for NFL diagnosed with ALS

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

Eric Stevens, who played for the St. Louis Rams, was diagnosed with ALS one month after his wedding

Ohio fire dept. mourning loss of firefighter-paramedic

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

Fire officials said Brian Poole was a “man who always had a smile on his face and was a vital piece of DFD Company 11”

Ohio fire dept. mourning loss of firefighter-paramedic

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

Fire officials said Brian Poole was a "man who always had a smile on his face and was a vital piece of DFD Company 11"

Wildfire danger spreads as Calif. winds move south

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

Utility officials said thousands more could lose power service as Santa Ana winds gain strength

Daycare fire that killed 5 children blamed on extension cord

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

Investigators searched the property and electrical items were examined at a bureau laboratory

Chicago Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Hit by Patrol Car During Pursuit

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

The officers were pursuing a suspect who had thrown a gun out of a car window in North Lawndale.

Chicago Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Hit by Patrol Car During Pursuit

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

The officers were pursuing a suspect who had thrown a gun out of a car window in North Lawndale.

Street Renamed for Fallen NYPD Officer Killed Serving In Iraq

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

A Manhattan street was renamed to honor an NYPD officer who was killed while serving in the Army in 2005.

Street Renamed for Fallen NYPD Officer Killed Serving In Iraq

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

A Manhattan street was renamed to honor an NYPD officer who was killed while serving in the Army in 2005.

Arizona Trooper, Driver Hospitalized Following Crash

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

A Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper and a second driver have been hospitalized after crashing in Chandler.

Arizona Trooper, Driver Hospitalized Following Crash

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

A Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper and a second driver have been hospitalized after crashing in Chandler.

Connecticut Troopers Use Drones to Investigate Serious Crashes

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

Connecticut State Police have been using some new technology to help troopers investigate serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes.

Connecticut Troopers Use Drones to Investigate Serious Crashes

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

Connecticut State Police have been using some new technology to help troopers investigate serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes.

Suspects Attack Plainclothes NYPD Captain in Failed Robbery Attempt

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

A pair of would-be robbers got away on foot after one of them punched a plainclothes NYPD captain in the head Thursday night.

Suspects Attack Plainclothes NYPD Captain in Failed Robbery Attempt

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

A pair of would-be robbers got away on foot after one of them punched a plainclothes NYPD captain in the head Thursday night.

Pittsburgh Public Schools Investigating Anti-Police Homework

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

Pittsburgh Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet said in a statement that the district is investigating the assignment distributed to students at Linden Pre-K in Point Breeze, calling it inappropriate.

Protests Escalate Following Trump Rally in Minneapolis

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

Trump supporters and protesters clashed Thursday night outside the Target Center in Minneapolis after a rally for President Donald Trump.

Video Shows Suspect Ambush LAPD Officers

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

The LAPD recently released body camera footage that captured a deadly exchange between officers and a man who ambushed them as they were stopped at an intersection in August.

Off-Duty New Jersey Trooper Saves Woman’s Life at Concert

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

A woman attending a Sunday night concert at Newark’s Prudential Center was saved by off-duty New Jersey State Trooper Cassandra Pugh after she collapsed and stopped breathing.

Body Camera Video Shows South Carolina Police Officer Save Choking Baby Girl

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

Newly released body camera video shows Belton Police Cpl. Derrall Foster save a choking baby.

LEPN 2020 Editorial Calendar

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

2020 Editorial calendar for LEPN. Law Enforcement Product News (LEPN) is considered the most thorough product magazine in the industry because of its efforts to keep the reader consistently informed and updated on products ranging from high-tech...

West Atlantic City Vol. Fire Co., Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Gets Quint

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

West Atlantic City Volunteer Fire Company, Egg Harbor Township Fire Department, Atlantic County, NJ has taken delivery of a 2019 KME Panther 78-foot rear-mounted quint. It is built on a four-door, six-occupant, climate-controlled cab with a raised roof....

LET 2020 Editorial Calendar

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

Law Enforcement Technology (LET) is written with the law enforcement manager in mind and concentrates on emerging trends and technological advances being made in the field of law enforcement as well as focuses on companies that provide leading product...

LET 2020 Editorial Calendar

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

Law Enforcement Technology (LET) is written with the law enforcement manager in mind and concentrates on emerging trends and technological advances being made in the field of law enforcement as well as focuses on companies that provide leading product...

Product of the Day: LION — LION RedZone Particulate Blocking Firefighter Turnout Gear

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

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

Evolved Training: Avoiding Mistakes While Using a Simulator

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

One of the biggest mistakes an instructor can make during any training that focuses on judgmental use of force is to limit the scenario to one officer. While Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) often do involve only one officer, the training provided...

7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift

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

Even on quiet nights, there are other creatures inhabiting the darkness that would do the night-shift officer harm, so use these self-initiated activities to help stay alert

Study lists best and worst cities for police

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

Findings were based on the most recent data from the FBI and U.S. Department of Labor

5 reasons back-up calls don’t guarantee safety

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

In defending against the “why didn’t you call for backup” critique from friend and foe alike, there are a few things to consider – here are five for starters

Survival mindset: Fake it ’til you make it?

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

Let’s do a little thinking about what sometimes passes for a survival mindset

New NC Law Toughens Penalty for Assaulting LEOs

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

"Conner's Law" is named after State Trooper Kevin Conner, who was shot to death almost a year ago during a traffic stop in Columbus County, NC.

Prosecutor Assigned to Cleveland Fire Chief Case

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

An assistant county prosecutor from near Toledo will pursue Cleveland firefighters union's criminal complaint against Chief Angelo Calvillo.

Ohio Police Captain Dies After Fight with Cancer

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

An officer with the North Ridgeville (OH) Police Department has died after a "short fight with cancer" the agency said on social media on Wednesday afternoon.

Number of Canadian Police Officers Falls to 10-Year Low

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

The number of police officers in Canada has fallen to a ten-year low, with 68,562 officers nationwide in 2018—463 fewer than a year earlier.

Video: Officer Saves Choking Baby Girl

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

A corporal with the Belton (SC) Police Department is credited with saving the life of a four-month-old baby girl on Sunday.

Ohio K-9 Finds Missing 3-Year-Old Child in Just 10 Minutes

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

A K-9 with the Shelby County (OH) Sheriff's Office was able to locate a missing three-year-old boy in just ten minutes of searching on Tuesday.

California Police Department’s Humorous Social Media Post Goes Viral

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

Pleasanton PD posted an image of the state of California on its Facebook page marking in red the areas potentially affected by power outages. The entire state was marked.

Texas Police Car Strikes, Kills Bicyclist While Responding to Call

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

An officer with the Houston Police Department who was responding to a call of a suicidal subject struck and killed a bicyclist on Tuesday night.

Oklahoma Dive Team Pulls 200 Pounds of Trash from Reservoir

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

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team recently conducted a two-day training beneath in Tenkiller Ferry Lake, a reservoir in eastern Oklahoma.

Ohio Sheriff’s K-9 Helps Locate Missing 3-Year-Old Boy

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

Shelby County Sheriff's K-9 Bandit and handler, Deputy Frank Bleigh, started a search at the front of the house and safely located the child within 10 minutes of responding.

New NBC reporting series highlights efforts to address officer mental health

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

Coverage underlines departmental efforts, officers who assist others in crisis

Firehouse Expo 2019: FFs Honored at Opening Ceremony

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

Firehouse's Hall of Fame has a new inductee, and the Valor Award was given to a brave FDNY firefighter during Firehouse Expo's opening ceremony Thursday.

Video: Gunman ambushes LAPD cops stopped at intersection

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

Officers chased the known gang member, exchanged fire

Firehouse Expo 2019 Keynote: ‘We Need to be Aggressive’

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

During his keynote address to open Firehouse Expo, Escambia County, FL, Battalion Chief Curt Isakson stressed that protecting civilians is "worth the risk" for firefighters.

La. officer fatally shoots man attacking him with baton

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

The officer was attempting make an arrest when the suspect took his baton and attacked him

Video: NJ state trooper lowers partner by rope to rescue hiker, dog

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

The troopers worked in the dark and rain to pull hiker to safety, footage shows

Explorers grow up to be officers

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

Seek the support of your community and its leaders to build a successful explorer program that strengthens community ties and improves recruitment

New NC law toughens penalty for shooting cops

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

"Conner's Law" will also increase benefits for families affected by LODDs

Study finds Maine city the worst for police

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

Findings were based on the most recent data from the FBI and U.S. Department of Labor

“If you don’t feel well, don’t make it your farewell”

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

New IAFC campaign focuses on watching for warning signs of cardiac events

Webinar: The value of end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring – because ain’t just for tube confirmation anymore!

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

Learn how end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring can be a powerful tool for detecting physiological changes associated with sepsis, diabetes and more

Webinar: The value of end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring – because it ain’t just for tube confirmation anymore!

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

Learn how end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring can be a powerful tool for detecting physiological changes associated with sepsis, diabetes and more

Webinar: The value of end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring – because it ain’t just for tube confirmation anymore!

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

Learn how end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring can be a powerful tool for detecting physiological changes associated with sepsis, diabetes and more

Video shows fatal OIS of suspect charging at Calif. cops with shovel

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

This is the first time police video has been released under new legislation

Watch Miami Crews Save Workers after Scaffold Mishap

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

Video captured the rescue by Miami firefighters as two men were left dangling 30 feet above the ground after their scaffold malfunctioned.

PERF explores the police recruitment and retention crisis

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

The applicant shortage is not a short-term issue that can be resolved by agencies relying solely on traditional recruitment methods

PA Man who Lost Home in Fire Raises $15K for FDs

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

After his house caught fire, a successful Allentown businessman started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the volunteer firefighters who responded.

When myths are more dangerous than reality

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

The falsehood of naloxone-induced aggression and assault

3 essential requirements in rifle sights for law enforcement

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

Sightmark’s Ultra Shot RAM series fulfills practical needs at cop-friendly prices

Camera Registry Module for Genetec Clearance Digital Evidence Management System

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

Genetec Inc.'s camera registry module for Genetec Clearance™, a digital evidence management system that facilitates collaboration between public safety agencies, corporate security departments, businesses, and the public, simplifies the video...

Teens charged with pointing replica handguns at Chicago paramedics

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

The boys were charged with one felony count of aggravated assault to EMS personnel and one misdemeanor count of possessing replica firearms

4 lessons for surviving a law enforcement career

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

The transition from idealistic rookie to cynical veteran often includes withdrawing from friendships and activities outside of law enforcement

Will HR.4527/S.2552 expand or limit retired EMS insurance options?

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

Three questions about the Expanding Health Care Options for Early Retirees Act suggest revisions may be needed before providers should rely on the Medicare option

Is anger a necessary poison in policing?

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

Anger creates body chemistry that can be toxic if not flushed from the body by time or physical exercise

Concerns arise over EMS response times in Ala. town

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

County commission officials sent Green Pond Fire and Rescue a cease and desist order that prevents crews from responding to calls

SHOT Show 2020 | FULLY LOADED Event for Law Enforcement

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

There is only one event for law enforcement and tactical teams that combines the industry’s highest performance technology with the products, suppliers and training that can improve the performance of your entire department — the SHOT Show®.

O’Fallon Police Department – Lateral Entry Police Officer Full-Time

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

Job Description:The O'Fallon Illinois Police Department is currently seeking qualified full-time lateral applicants.  To be eligible, candidates must currently be a full-time sworn law enforcement officer with a minimum of 12 months of full-time...

Ex-assistant Idaho fire chief claims he was fired after opposing tax levy

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

Terry Gammel claims his right to due process was violated and the district retaliated against him, damaging his reputation and good name

Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed Iowa firefighter

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

Terry Gough, 52, has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatality accident

Why I serve as an expert witness

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

A retired cop discusses the pros and cons of working as a law enforcement expert witness

Q&A: Active shooter prep requires adapting to the ‘new normal’

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

Chief Norris Croom highlights the need to plan and train for when to stage, when to enter the hot zone and when to retreat

Chicago firefighter punched while responding to call

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

The firefighter was transported to the hospital and was reported in stable condition

Ky. dispatch center struggling with rising calls, declining staff

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

The Enhanced 911 Center, which answered 477,711 calls last year, has 65 staffers, a drop of about 20 percent from 1998

Paramedic tailgating at NFL game helps save man’s life

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

Houston Texans fan Gary Reimers collapsed in the tailgating parking lot; a nearby registered nurse and paramedic jumped in to help

Intoxicated driver crashes into Tenn. ambulance at red light

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

Norman Devasure, 65, told officers he had consumed two large drinks of whiskey before an NFL game

Tanker truck driver killed on NJ Turnpike ID’d as longtime fire chief

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

Anthony Jackson joined the Pedricktown Fire Co. as a junior firefighter and was serving as an assistant chief for the company at the time of his death

TN Volunteer FD to Replace Outdated Station

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

Mowbray volunteer firefighters have worked out of the same prefabricated metal building since 1979, and the department has outgrown the building.

New Hampshire Police Investigate ‘Coordinated Attack’ on Department

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

An annual prank on the Rindge Police Department in New Hampshire has become a major problem and this year involved paint balls and damage to a personal vehicle.

Florida School Resource Officers Train How to Use Bleeding Control Kits

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

In August, the Broward County Sheriff's Office announced they were distributing about 12,000 kits to schools throughout the county.

2 Fla. firefighters stabbed during medical call

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

The firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment and a suspect was found and taken into custody

Community Rallies to Help Texas Police Officer, Family Whose Home Burned Down

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

Officer Jeff Annillo is a beloved member of the Trophy Club Police Department and is a Northwest ISD school resource officer.

MN High Court Backs FFs Union in Labor Feud with City

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

In its ruling, the Minnesota Supreme Court said the Brainerd officials broke state labor laws by restructuring the paid fire department and dissolving the union.

2 Fla. firefighters stabbed during medical call

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

The firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment and a suspect was found and taken into custody

Thieves Steal Duffel Bag, Unaware It’s Full of Snakes

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

If the thieves were surprised by the contents of the bag, Brian Gundy worries that the pythons — three ball pythons and a baby albino caramel Burmese python — and the blue-tailed skink could have been tossed into a dumpster or otherwise abandoned.

A checklist for launching a successful (and legal) UAS program

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

Just buying equipment does not enable an agency to deploy a drone – policy and training issues must also be addressed

Evacuations ordered as wildfire spreads in Calif. town

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

Cal Fire officials said the flames consumed about 60 acres in a little more than two hours

Rhode Island Police Officer Recovering After Serious Motorcycle Crash

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

The 33-year-old Portsmouth man who was seriously injured after the motorcycle he was operating collided with the rear of a pick-up truck on East Main Road Friday night was identified as a Middletown police officer.

Study Ranks Maine City as Worst in U.S. for L.E. Officers

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

A study released on Thursday ranks Lewiston as the worst city in the nation for the quality of life of its police officers.

NYC Bomber Convicted in Shootout With New Jersey Police Officers

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

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, already serving a life sentence for the Sept. 17, 2016, terror attack in Chelsea, sat mutely as the jury convicted him on every count in just day two of their deliberations.

Suspect Fatally Shot After Beating Texas Officer With Baton

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

Police say a “brutal attack” prompted a Beaumont police officer to fatally shoot a man Tuesday.

New Jersey Trooper Lowers Partner by Rope to Rescue Hiker and His Dog

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

A New Jersey state trooper was lowered by rope into a ravine to help rescue a trapped hiker and his dog after they got lost in a wooded area of Sussex County, authorities said Wednesday.

Deploying a drone as a first responder

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

How a municipal police department partnered with a Silicon Valley startup to transform police operations

New North Carolina Law Toughens Penalty for Shooting Law Enforcement Officers

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

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed "Conner's Law" — legislation to boost the penalty for assaulting emergency personnel and to increase the death benefit for the families of emergency personnel murdered in the line of duty.

BLACKHAWK Has Your Back

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

At Blackhawk, we pride ourselves in creating gear for the best of the best so that they can fully focus on performing their duties. In this latest video, we chronicle the daily life of our nation’s finest to showcase how they have our backs, all while...

Md. deputy chief dies by suicide amid child porn probe

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

Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Deputy Chief Jacob DeGlopper was found dead three days after police raided his home

California Law Prohibits Facial Recognition on Police Body Cameras

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

The bill from Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, takes effect at the start of 2020 and expires after three years. Ting initially proposed a permanent ban on the technology.

Terror Bomber Gets Attempted Murder Conviction for Shooting at Officers

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

When officers arrived around 10:30 a.m., Rahimi pulled a 9mm pistol and opened fire — hitting one of the Linden officers in the torso and in his ballistic vest, according to authorities.

CA Firefighters Prepare for Wildfire Risks, Power Outages

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

Fearful of a repeat of the 2017 wildfires, Sonoma County fire officials have called in additional firefighters, and PG&E plans to cut electricity for 800,000 residents.

Terror Bomber Gets Attempted Murder Conviction for Shooting at Officers

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

When officers arrived around 10:30 a.m., Rahimi pulled a 9mm pistol and opened fire — hitting one of the Linden officers in the torso and in his ballistic vest, according to authorities.

Terror Bomber Gets Attempted Murder Conviction for Shooting at Officers

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

When officers arrived around 10:30 a.m., Rahimi pulled a 9mm pistol and opened fire — hitting one of the Linden officers in the torso and in his ballistic vest, according to authorities.

Terror Bomber Gets Attempted Murder Conviction for Shooting at Officers

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

When officers arrived around 10:30 a.m., Rahimi pulled a 9mm pistol and opened fire — hitting one of the Linden officers in the torso and in his ballistic vest, according to authorities.

2 killed in attack targeting synagogue in Germany

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

The attacker is believed to be a 27-year-old German man

Nearly $60M Earmarked to Help PA Volunteer FFs

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

The funding, which is $5 million more than was distributed last year, will go to more than 1,900 volunteer firefighters’ relief associations in Pennsylvania.

Union Accuses Baltimore Police Leaders and Politicians of Mismanagement

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

The union that represents officers with the Baltimore Police Department issued a scathing report on Tuesday in which they accuse police and political leaders of severe mismanagement of the agency, saying that the intense violence in the city is the direct result.

New York Officer Reportedly Dies by Suicide

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

An off-duty officer with the Nassau County (NY) Police Department died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday.

Man Who Beat Officer with Baton is Fatally Shot

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

A Texas man who took an officer's baton and beat him with it was fatally shot by that officer on Tuesday morning.

Rhode Island Officer Injured in Motorcycle Accident Progressing Well

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

An officer with the Middletown (RI) Police Department who was badly wounded after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck is reportedly "progressing very well."

Off-Duty Connecticut Officer Saves Elderly Woman from House Fire

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

An off-duty officer with the Hamden (CT) Police Department is being hailed for rushing to the scene of a house fire and rescuing a 95-year-old woman inside.

California Officers Deliver Walker to Man Who Had His Stolen

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

When dispatcher Nicole Santoyo, alongside Officers Brian Kearns and Carlos Gonzalez of the West Covina (CA) Police Department learned that an elderly man had his walker stolen from his front yard, they decided to take matters into their own hands an provide the man with a replacement.

How to zero in on your target – night or day

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

Axion thermal imaging devices offer expanded features at a cost within reach

Nebraska Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Drove Truck Into Restaurant

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

An officer with the BNSF Railway Police Department shot and killed a man who drove a pickup truck into a Chic-fil-A restaurant after being escorted from the building a few moments prior.

Citizen Video Audits: Know Their Rights…And Yours

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

There are people who make a living off of filming you and baiting you into taking actions that violate their rights. Knowing the law is your best defense.

Retired NYPD officer dies of Ground Zero-related cancer

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

Derrick Bishop made national headlines for his sorrow over shooting a gunman trying to hijack his car

10C EVO 4K Camera and Bluetooth Communication Headset

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

Sena Technologies, Inc.'s. 4K camera and Bluetooth communication system, the 10C EVO, features a slimmer form factor than its predecessor the 10C PRO, along with improved camera capabilities. Features: Communication system and 4K camera Four-Way...

Echodyne to Present on Countering Drones at APSA Public Safety Drone Expo

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

Leaders in High-Performance Radars for 3D Security to Speak at Important Industry Event

CentralSquare Partners with Genetec Inc.: Enables first responders to see in real time what is happening during a 911 emergency, reducing the victims of crimes and disasters

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

Partnership will enable law, police and EMS to quickly connect with the nearest public camera and respond smartly based on the specific situation, potentially preventing more than 2,000 homicides

CentralSquare Partners with Genetec Inc.: Enables first responders to see in real time what is happening during a 911 emergency, reducing the victims of crimes and disasters

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

Partnership will enable law, police and EMS to quickly connect with the nearest public camera and respond smartly based on the specific situation, potentially preventing more than 2,000 homicides

VirTra and Force Science Announce Scholarship Award Recipients

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

VirTra, Inc. announced the twelve peace officers who have received scholarship awards from VirTra and Force Science Institute to attend a five-day Force Science Analyst Certification course, which is designed to better educate officers.

Newington, NH Police Department Transitions to SIG SAUER P320 Pistol

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

SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the Newington, New Hampshire Police Department has transitioned to the SIG SAUER P320 (9mm), as their official duty pistol.

Understaffed KY Dispatch Center Struggles as Calls Rise

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

Lexington's 9-1-1 Emergency Center has seen a 55 percent increase in calls since 1998, but staffing has dropped by 20 percent during that time.

8 deputies, 5 inmates hospitalized after suspected fentanyl exposure

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

Four of the deputies came into contact with the drug administering CPR to an unresponsive inmate

Federal Gang Operation Nets 126 Arrests

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

A federal gang enforcement operation led by U.S Marshals put 126 offenders behind bars during its three-month duration in Fresno County, officials announced at a news conference Tuesday.

Two Dead, Suspect Arrested Following Attack in Germany

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

One person has been arrested in connection with a shooting and grenade attack that left two people dead in the eastern German city of Halle and has prompted German authorities to say they are dealing with an ongoing "rampage situation."

New law bans Calif. cops from using facial recognition tech on body cameras

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

Activist groups, assemblymen praise the legislation's stance against "becoming a police state"

EMT 360: A new approach to EMT education

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

Kelly Grayson flips his EMS training model, emphasizing patient interaction so students “get to the good stuff” early on

Son charged with murder in fatal shooting of sheriff’s deputy

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

Capt. Chris Arnold was off-duty when he was allegedly fatally shot by his 22-year-old son

Fla. police officer helps homeless family return to Mich.

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

Officer Jose DeLeon and his fellow officers pooled their cash to get the family home to Michigan

NJ company to replace plaques stolen from Sept. 11 memorial for free

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

Plaques placed along the walkway to a 9/11 memorial were stolen, causing community outrage

Homeowner finds naked man singing in kitchen, drinking milk

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

No charges filed, authorities say investigation into incident is ongoing

Industry Insight: Choosing the Best Duty Knife

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

A good knife not only gives you peace of mind for those times when you might need to ward off a threat but also for those everyday functions like cutting through ropes, strings, and box tape. But what knife is best? It depends on what you want and need.

Calif. crooks steal duffel bag full of snakes

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

Three snakes and a lizard were stolen from the trunk of a reptile breeder's car

NY bomber convicted in shootout with NJ police

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

The Islamic terrorist was convicted of attempted murder and assault three years after a shootout with police

NC Firefighter Dies in Construction Accident

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

White Lake firefighter Mildred Gray Williams, 37, fell while working with the company replacing the metal roofing on the Bladen County Water Rescue Building.

Two FL Firefighters Stabbed During Medical Call

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

The Jacksonville firefighters were taken to the hospital following the attack late Tuesday in the city's Springfield neighborhood.

Solidifying firefighter accountability on the fireline

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

How to use communications systems to help ensure personnel accountability during wildfire events

Solidifying firefighter accountability on the fireline

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

How to use communications systems to help ensure personnel accountability during wildfire events

SC County Lands $1.3M Federal Loan for New Fire Station

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture loan will go toward building a new 5,604 square foot station for Jasper County Fire-Rescue.

‘Unresponsive’ Man Roused by Ohio Police Tries to Flee With Officer

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

Police say when they woke a Summit County man found "unresponsive" in his vehicle outside a store around 2:30 a.m. Monday, he tried to drive away with an officer in the car.

‘Unresponsive’ Man Roused by Ohio Police Tries to Flee With Officer

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

Police say when they woke a Summit County man found "unresponsive" in his vehicle outside a store around 2:30 a.m. Monday, he tried to drive away with an officer in the car.

Gang Member Who Escaped NYPD Custody Still at Large

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

A Bloods member who slipped out of a police car and escaped NYPD custody outside Brooklyn central booking is still on the loose, and cops are asking the public’s help in finding him.

Indiana Police Chief Fired Over Confrontation With Trooper

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

Tony Watters said he was stunned when he opened an email from Anderson Mayor Tom Broderick on Tuesday morning and learned he would be removed as the city’s police chief Sunday.

MA Firefighter Accused of Nude Dare Ends Case

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

The now-retired Lynnfield fire captain entered a plea that maintains his innocence but acknowledges there is sufficient evidence to prove guilt.

A 3-pronged approach to making pursuits safer

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

Training, technology and more consistent policies are key to balancing the need to apprehend fleeing suspects with the risk to first responder and public safety

California Governor Signs New Law Banning Police From Using Facial Recognition Technology on Body Cameras

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

California police departments won’t be allowed to use facial recognition software on body cameras for the next several years, under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday.

Investigation reveals Cleveland EMS’s staffing woes

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

According to an investigative news team, Cleveland EMS routinely takes ambulances out of service due to staffing shortages

Ohio EMS dept. to receive award for helping patients into recovery

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

Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services created an all-hands-on-deck approach to help people with substance use disorders

Semi carrying 38,000 pounds of bagels catches fire on Ind. highway

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

The driver failed to release the brakes, causing them to spark, and the rear tires exploded due to the heat of the fire

Dog saves SC veteran during house fire

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

Half of Brian Rand's home was destroyed, but firefighters were able to save his medals from his service during the Vietnam War

FFs Care for Newborn Dropped off at Houston Station

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

The baby, who was just an hour old, was left with the Houston firefighters staffing Station No. 21 Tuesday by a "visibly upset" woman.

Increase in paramedic assaults prompts new partnership with police dept.

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

Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin Police Department rolled out specific call codes to help police get to them quickly in an emergency

911 calls surge in SF, causing ‘level zero’ status on daily basis

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

A recent analysis showed that 911 calls have increased, yet no additional paramedics have been hired since 2015

Former Pa. ambulance chief sentenced for stealing $30K from agency

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

Brian Eckert will be on house arrest after being sentenced to four to 23 months in county prison

Watch Seriously Injured ME Fire Chief Escorted from Hospital

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

Farmington Fire Chief Terry Bell—one of six firefighters injured in a propane blast last month that also killed the chief's brother, Capt. Michael Bell—was released from a Portland hospital Tuesday.

Risk management at every level

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

Understanding the role of firefighters, company officers and chiefs

Houston Firefighter Saves Flag in Condo Blaze

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

While tapping out hot spots at the condominium, a Houston firefighter retrieved an encased military burial U.S. flag from the ash and rubble.

Deer struck, thrown in crash kills Mich. dispatcher

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

Paramedics took Erika Ladas, 28, to a hospital, where she died from her injuries

Calif. faces historic power outage due to fire danger

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

PG&E said it would begin turning off power to 800,000 customers amid forecasts of windy, dry weather that create extreme fire danger

9-year-old charged with murder in 5 Ill. fire deaths

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

The April 6 fire killed a 1-year-old, two 2-year-olds, a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman at a mobile home park

Drunk driver crashes into Texas fire truck at scene of DWI crash

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

As crews worked to block the roadway, a second driver, also believed to be impaired, crashed into a rig

Drunk driver crashes into Texas fire truck at scene of DWI crash

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

As crews worked to block the roadway, a second driver, also believed to be impaired, crashed into a rig

Hundreds gather to honor SC firefighter killed by semi-truck

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

Paul Quattlebaum's casket was carried atop a white and blue fire engine with the number 24, the first fire truck he drove

Hundreds gather to honor SC firefighter killed by semi-truck

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

Paul Quattlebaum's casket was carried atop a white and blue fire engine with the number 24, the first fire truck he drove

NC firefighter dies in construction accident

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

Mildred Gray Williams, 37, was replacing metal roofing on a building when she fell approximately 15 feet

NC firefighter dies in construction accident

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

Mildred Gray Williams, 37, was replacing metal roofing on a building when she fell approximately 15 feet

NYPD Sergeant Saves Life of Alleged Robber Who Had Cardiac Episode

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

An NYPD officer went from pursuing a suspect to saving that suspect’s life. Sgt. James Gebhard’s day went from fighting crime to saving a life in late September.

Virginia Police Department Now Allowing Full Beards, Visible Tattoos

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

As law enforcement agencies across the country adopt new policies to attract recruits, the Norfolk Police Department is relaxing its own rules on beards and visible ink to help bring in and retain officers.

2 questions for EMS World Expo Conference attendees

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

Bring more than just trinkets back from an EMS conference and trade show

Florida Sheriff Fighting to Restore Accreditation

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

In a letter to the commission dated in early September, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony made his initial plea for an earlier opportunity to seek reaccreditation.

Son Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Kansas Sheriff’s Deputy

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

The son of a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot Saturday has been charged with second-degree murder, according to prosecutors.

Florida Officer Investigated Over Cameo in Playboy Model Video

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

A Miami Beach police officer has been placed on administrative duty after appearing in a Playboy model’s Instagram video marching three handcuffed, semi-nude women toward police headquarters in a faux arrest.

Florida Police Officer Helps Homeless Family Fly Home to Michigan

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

Miami-Dade Police Officer Jose DeLeon noticed the family looking distressed at the station when he decided to step in and help.

NYC Murders on Pace to Hit Lowest Level Since 1940s

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

New York’s overall crime rate is 3% lower than last year — while the city is on pace to record the fewest murders in nearly 70 years, NYPD officials said Tuesday.

Fight Continues Over Fallen Illinois Police Officer’s Pension

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

Later this month, the estate of late Glenview Police Officer Owen Masterton and village officials – including from the police pension board – are scheduled to turn over documents as the fight continues over the pension benefits to the officer’s son.

Video Shows Suspect Charges San Diego Police Officers With Shovel

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

The San Diego Police Department on Tuesday released body-worn camera footage from the deadly police shooting of a man who charged at officers with a shovel in August.

Video Shows Suspect Charge San Diego Police Officers With Shovel

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

The San Diego Police Department on Tuesday released body-worn camera footage from the deadly police shooting of a man who charged at officers with a shovel in August.

8 Deputies, 5 Inmates Treated After Possible Fentanyl Exposure at San Francisco Jail

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

Eight San Francisco Sheriff’s deputies and five inmates were hospitalized Tuesday after they were exposed to a drug that’s officials said they suspect to be fentanyl at a San Francisco jail.

10 tips for police rookies who think they know everything

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

You’re almost done with your probationary period and you aced the academy — in short, you think you know a lot

Rockeville, MD, Vol, Fire Dept. Gets 95-foot Aerialscope

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

The Rockeville, MD, Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery of a 95-foot Aerialscope, non-quint platform made by Seagrave. It is built on a Seagrave Marauder cab and chassis, powered by a Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine and an Allison transmission. It...

Police: Witness in Guyger Murder Trial was Killed in Drug Deal

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

Since news of Brown’s death broke publicly, conspiracy theories have been swirling about why he was gunned down. Many have said the Dallas Police Department was responsible for the man's slaying. 

Cancer in the fire service (eBook)

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

Learn more about the risks and what you and your department can do to reduce your exposure to fireground toxins

U.S. Sees Drop in Migrants Caught, Blocked at Southern Border

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

The number of people apprehended or turned away at the U.S.-Mexico border fell for the fourth consecutive month in September as the Trump administration pushes to curb crossings, though numbers remain higher than in recent years.

8 conceivable and inspiring ways to improve roll call

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

For most agencies, the daily grind starts with roll call - but it doesn't have to be a burden. Here are 8 ways to spruce up your roll call

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Shot, Listed in Critical Condition

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

An officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was among five people wounded by gunfire at an event on Saturday night and is reportedly listed in critical condition.

Iowa Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision Expected to be Okay

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

An officer with the Davenport (IA) Police Department suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the patrol vehicle he was driving was struck broadside by a van at an intersection.

New York Police Captain Celebrates 50 Years of Service

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

A sergeant with the Syracuse (NY) Police Department has marked a major milestone—50 years in service to his community.

South Carolina Department Announces Acquisition of UAVs

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

The Georgetown (SC) Police Department announced on Facebook that it has acquired two new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist in used for search and rescue operations as well as traffic collision reconstruction, active shooter incidents, crowd control, surveillance operations, and hazardous material incidents.

Virginia Department Loosens Rules on Beards and Tattoos

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

The Norfolk (VA) Police Department announced on Monday that it is ending its restrictions on full facial hair and visible tattoos.

Florida Officer Helps Homeless Family Return Home to Michigan

Posted on October 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department is being praised for going above and beyond the call of duty when he helped a homeless family find shelter and then return to Michigan.

Minnesota Police Union Selling “Cops for Trump” T-Shirts

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

The union representing officers with the Minneapolis Police Department has begun selling t-shirts emblazoned with an image blending the American flag, the shape of the state of Minnesota, and three law enforcement emblems with the words "Cops for Trump."

Four LA Firefighters Hospitalized after Battling Tug Boat Fire

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

Firefighters in Lafitte, LA, battled a tug boat fire for hours Tuesday morning.

Man Shoots Three People at Cleveland Bar

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

A man shot three people, including two security guards, at a bar in the city’s Goodrich-Kirtland Park neighborhood after a guard refused to let him in the bar because he was carrying a gun, according to police.

3-Alarm Fire Consume Historic IL Masonic Temple

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

Firefighters in Aurora had to fight the fire from the top down because of the lack of windows in the building.

Understanding what the thermal heat loss of your PPE means for you

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

Your gear can protect you from flames but what about heat stress?

City of Atlanta Honors Police Detectives-Turned TV Stars

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

Former Atlanta police homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez received proclamations during Monday’s City Council meeting. The two now star in the TVOne show “ATL Homicide,” a true crime series that follows their personal experiences solving c

Public safety Facebook pages and the First Amendment

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

Public safety agencies should continue to establish social media pages as long as they are properly labeled, post applicable restrictions and are neutrally applied

Lawmakers Call on NYPD to Include Hate Attacks in Weekly Crime Stats

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

Amid an alarming spike in hate crimes, two city councilmen are pushing the NYPD to include bias attacks in its weekly breakdown of crime stats.

Pine Brook, NJ, Vol. Fire Co. Gets ‘Split Cab’ Skyboom Aerial

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

Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Company, Montville Township Fire District 3, in Morris County, NJ, has taken delivery of a 2019 Pierce Arrow XT custom aerial.

Pine Brook, NJ, Vol. Fire Dept. Gets ‘Split Cab’ Skyboom Aerial

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

Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department, Montville Township Fire District 3, in Morris County, NJ, has taken delivery of a 2019 Pierce Arrow XT custom aerial.

IL Child, 9, Charged with Five Counts of Murder After Fatal Fire

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

The April 6 blaze killed two adults and three children in a residence at Timberline Mobile Home Park, near Goodfield.

New Jersey Company to Replace Plaques Stolen From 9/11 Memorial for Free

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

A New Jersey company is making new plaques, free of charge, to replace the three bronze markers stolen from the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial two weeks ago.

FBI Seeks Help Identifying Victims of Nation’s ‘Most Prolific Serial Killer’

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

Samuel Little has confessed to strangling 93 people to death from Florida to California.

LEO Near Miss: Officer attempts to deploy spike strips on three-lane interstate

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

Officers must recognize certain tools may not always be a viable option if they unnecessarily risk officer safety

The CRR challenge: New generations require new approaches

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

Three examples underscore that we’re missing the mark with our current fire prevention strategies

Out of tragedy, an affirmation that fire prevention messages do work

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

8-year-old Tamia Price remembered the firefighters’ messages of knowing two ways out of the home

Atlanta honors former cops, ‘ATL Homicide’ stars for detective work

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

The partners were praised for giving a realistic portrayal of what it's like to be a detective

Cross-deputization agreement broadens investigative potential

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

Two Kansas sheriff's offices have entered into an agreement allowing deputies to cross county lines during investigations

Fla. officer under investigation after cameo in Playboy model video

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

The video shows William Beeker escorting three semi-nude, handcuffed women under faux arrest

LEO stabbed with screwdriver after confronting shoplifter

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

The screwdriver, which was deflected by body armor, caught the officer in the arm

Tennessee Special Agent’s Killer to Spend Rest of His Life in Prison

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

Brenden Tyler Burns, who was charged with killing a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent De'Greaun "Dee" Frazier in 2016 pleaded guilty on Monday.

Tennessee Special Agent’s Killer to Spend Rest of His Life in Prison

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

Brenden Tyler Burns, who was charged with killing a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent De'Greaun "Dee" Frazier in 2016 pleaded guilty on Monday.

Tampa Bay woman arrested with two dozen pipe bombs

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

Police say she intended to detonate them, could have caused "catastrophic damage"

FL Firefighter Accused of Illegally Recording a Med Call is Reinstated

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

The Orlando firefighter was accused of recording a City Commissioner after his crew was dispatched to a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel for a medical call.

FBI: Inmate is the deadliest serial killer in US history

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

Samuel Little told investigators last year that he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005

Jay Leno, supporters raise more than $30K for firefighter battling cancer

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

Nearly 500 people attended the performance to support a veteran firefighter who's battling cancer

San Francisco House Fire Injures Firefighter, Three Civilians Rescued

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

The firefighter and the three injured residents are expected to recover after fire broke out in the Excelsior neighborhood.

Texas firefighter back on duty 10 months after leg amputation

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

In November 2018, Gary Weiland was given "unbelievable" news that doctors would have to amputate his leg after knee surgery complications

Woman hides in store’s ceiling to avoid shoplifting arrest

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

Deputies removed parts of the ceiling during a 5-hour effort to catch her

Police arrest man driving ambulance-turned-drug-rig

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

Sheriffs found that there was no medical equipment inside the ambulance and that Levi Weinthraub was not an EMT

NM Firefighters Battle 18 Fires Clustered in National Forest

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

A spokesman for the Carson Forest said authorities are trying to figure out if the fires were purposely set or the result of unattended campfires.

Australian paramedic viciously attacked during charity ride for child cancer

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

Daniel Mansbridge, a 16-year veteran paramedic, was "shoulder charged" by a teenager before two others beat him on the ground

DA not filing charges in collision that killed Calif. paramedic

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

Officials said there was a "lack of sufficient evidence" that prevents charges from being filled in the collision that killed Eddie Lustro

IN Semi Truck Burns, 38,000 Pounds of Bagels Toasted

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

The driver of the semi truck failed to release a break on the vehicle which caused the brakes on the trailer to heat up, sparking the fire in Jasper County on Interstate 65.

PA Leaders Have No Plans to Re-open Decertified Fire Department

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

Plymouth Township leaders say it's less costly to negotiate with surrounding fire departments to provide fire coverage than it is to fund the department in its own community.

Suspected Drunk Driver Slams into TX Fire Truck

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

The crash happened on Interstate 10 in Kirkwood as firefighters were working at the scene of a previous DWI crash.

Border Patrol agent dies while on duty

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

The FBI is investigating the Sunday death of Agent Robert Hotten

Guest Evacuated after Fire Breaks Out in TX Luxury Hotel

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

When San Antonio firefighters arrived on scene, they found a small fire in a utility closet on the second floor. There were no injuries

Guests Evacuated after Fire Breaks Out in TX Luxury Hotel

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

When San Antonio firefighters arrived on scene, they found a small fire in a utility closet on the second floor. There were no injuries

Hot air balloons land hard, cause several injuries in NM

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

A pilot and passenger were each thrown from one balloon as it impacted, bounded along the ground and caught fire

PA Firefighters Rescue Dog from Water Bottle Return Cage

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

Hazelton firefighters used bolt cutters to cut open the lock on the metal receptacle and were treated to wet kisses from the gray and white female canine they freed within a minute of arriving.

Hot air balloons land hard, cause several injuries in NM

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

A pilot and passenger were each thrown from one balloon as it impacted, bounded along the ground and caught fire

Fla. firefighter-paramedic accused of recording medical call reinstated

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

Joshua Granada will receive back pay, with the exception of 240 hours, which was ruled the appropriate punishment under the city's collective bargaining agreement

Fla. firefighter accused of recording medical call reinstated

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

Joshua Granada will receive back pay, with the exception of 240 hours, which was ruled the appropriate punishment under the city's collective bargaining agreement

Tenn. special agent’s killer pleads guilty

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

Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier was killed conducting an undercover investigation in 2016

Body Camera Video Shows Homeless Man Acting Combatively Before Being Shot

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

Los Angeles police officers went to the Venice neighborhood on the report of a homeless man screaming and acting aggressively.

War widow pays tribute to her fallen volunteer firefighter husband

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

Sgt. James Johnston, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist and volunteer firefighter, was killed in south-central Afghanistan

Confessed Serial Killer Samuel Little Claims 93 Victims

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

Samuel Little is being called the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history after authorities verified more than half of the 93 murders he's confessed to during a 35-year span.

Utility crews investigating cause of explosions at Calif. shopping complex

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

Authorities said the first explosion splattered heated mineral oil used to cool the transformers and possibly ignited subsequent blasts

Houston firefighters declare ‘no confidence’ in fire chief

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

The move marks the latest development in the increasingly fraught relationship between Chief Sam Peña and the department's rank-and-file

Annual ‘Drive With a Cop’ Event Pairs Teens and Police for Safety Training

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

Clackamas County Sheriff's department put on its annual "Drive with a Cop" day at Portland International Raceway, pairing teens with police officers for training emphasizing safety.

NYPD: Thief Robs Store, Has Heart Attack During Getaway

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

Only a luckless loser could steal from a drug store and have a heart attack during the getaway.

Washington Police Officer Found Justified in Shooting

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

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office says a police officer was justified when he shot at a fleeing man on the lower South Hill in July.

Florida Police Arrest Woman With Two Dozen Pipe Bombs

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

A Wimauma woman has been charged with having 24 pipe bombs and plans to use them, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

St. Paul Officer Stabbed With Screwdriver Saved by Vest

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

A suspected shoplifter stabbed a St. Paul officer in the chest with a screwdriver Monday evening — knocking off his body camera — though the blow was fully deflected by the officer’s armored vest, police said.

Search Continues for Second Suspect in Kansas Mass Shooting

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

Hugo Villanueva-Morales, who has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, remains at large.

Border Patrol Agent Dies While On Patrol

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

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten was found unresponsive by fellow agents near Mount Washington Sunday afternoon after he possibly hit his head on some rocks while checking on sensor activity.

New York Police Officer Stabbed Multiple Times During ‘Vicious and Brutal Attack’

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

Rochester Police Officer Dennison Wright was attacked with a knife by a 28-year-old man.

The Importance of Flame Resistant (FR) Station Wear

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

Why flame resistant (FR) station wear should be considered an integral part of every firefighter’s PPE.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Handheld Devices

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

Get to know your phones and tablets so you can take advantage of special features and know their limitations.

Cobwebs Technologies: Deep Web Detective

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

Cobwebs Technologies' AI-powered solutions allow officers to find hidden information about criminals and how they're linked across all facets of the internet.

A 2030 Vision

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

Can less-lethal weapons advance to the point that police can use them instead of deadly force? Axon's Rick Smith believes they can.

More than Half of Seattle’s FFs Tackle 3-Alarm Blaze

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

Crews evacuated several shops and business and urged residents to keep windows closed after a "strip mall-like structure" caught fire Monday.

California Upgrades to Next Generation 9-1-1 with NGA 911

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

NGA 911 LLC announced it has partnered with California to replace an outdated 9-1-1 system with the Next Generation of 9-1-1. NGA 911 says this new state-of-the-art technology puts California at the forefront of emergency preparedness.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Man Who Killed Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper

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

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of death row inmate Ricky Ray Malone, who was convicted of killing Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Nikky Green in December 2003.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Man Who Killed Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper

Posted on October 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of death row inmate Ricky Ray Malone, who was convicted of killing Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Nikky Green in December 2003.

The best resources to find NREMT practice tests

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

You can never be too prepared for the NREMT

How mobile screening technology can help police boost public safety

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

Portable X-ray and trace detection tools enable law enforcement agencies to take screening when and where it’s needed

How mobile screening technology can help police boost public safety

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

Portable X-ray and trace detection tools enable law enforcement agencies to take screening when and where it’s needed

Why EMS managers must plan for narcotic thefts

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

EMS providers are vulnerable to addiction by the nature of their jobs, and an unfortunate story highlights the need to plan ahead for this situation

Why EMS managers must plan for narcotic thefts

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

EMS providers are vulnerable to addiction by the nature of their jobs, and an unfortunate story highlights the need to plan ahead for this situation

Police Spend Hours Chasing Woman Hiding in Big Lots Ceiling

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

Authorities chased a Florida woman for hours as she attempted to hide in a Big Lots ceiling, eventually nabbing her and and arresting her for shoplifting.

Border Patrol Agent Dies on Duty in Arizona

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

According to Tucson Sector Border Patrol, Agent Robert Hotten, 44, was located by fellow agents near Mount Washington, south of Patagonia.

SC Crews Fight 2-Alarm Fire Amid Nearby Collisions

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

Two vehicle accidents happened Monday as more than 40 Columbia firefighters were working to contain a nearby apartment complex blaze.

How a mobile incident command vehicle fleet supports emergency management

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

The story behind one of the busiest mobile incident command and communication resources in Silicon Valley

San Francisco Firefighters Save Three in 2-Alarm Blaze

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

A firefighter suffered minor burns while helping to extinguish the residential fire that broke out Monday in San Francisco's Excelsior District.

Community policing at work: University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department

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

From a comfort K-9 to homeless outreach programs, UMBPD's officers work to strengthen connections with the West Baltimore community

Suspected Drug Runners Rescue Spanish Police Officers on High Seas

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

A group of suspected drug traffickers who were fleeing a police boat off the coast of Spain ended up rescuing their pursuers after the two watercraft collided on Friday.

New York Officer Stabbed in Head, Good Samaritans Subdue Suspect

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

An officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department suffered a knife wound to the head on Friday.

Florida Officer Involved in Controversial OIS Fired From Department

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

The officer with the Pensacola (FL) Police Department who shot and killed Tymar Crawford during a struggle in July has been fired from the department.

California K-9 Sniffs Out 23 Pounds of Methamphetamine

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

A K-9 with the San Mateo (CA) Police Department is being credited for the seizure of 23 pounds of methamphetamine at a traffic stop.

Houston Firefighters Vote ‘No Confidence’ for Chief

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

The resolution—signed by more than 3,000 firefighters—included 11 points that the union says show Chief Sam Peña's failures to adequately staff or fund the department.

Spotlight: Scout PD by iOLAP, Inc. on a mission to provide LEOs with best tech at their fingertips

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

Scout PD delivers a single-tenant SaaS solution, for maximum transparency, available through AWS Marketplace

LAPD Officer Reunites with Woman He Helped Get Record Deal

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who in late September posted a video to Twitter of a homeless woman singing beautifully on a subway platform was reunited with her late last week. The video of Emily Zamourka—who has been living on the streets of Los Angeles for two years—quickly went viral.

Union Chief Issues Scathing Statement on Retiring San Francisco DA

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

George Gascon—who in 2011 was appointed to the office of District Attorney by then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to succeed departing DA Kamala Harris—has announced his resignation from the post.

Man Who Shot Ohio K-9 Gets 45 Years in Prison

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

A man convicted of shooting a K-9 with the Canton (OH) Police Department has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Maintaining Mobility In Spite of the Street

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

It's easy to become disabled through lack of mobility after injuries on the street, age, etc. But you don't have to lose that mobility. Here are some insights.

Man Doubles Own Fine to Protest Ohio Traffic Stop

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

After getting pulled over for rolling a stop sign in Shreve, Dan McGrew felt the traffic stop was "a money trap."

St. Paul Police Officials Defend Actions of Officers

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

Three St. Paul officers caught on camera in a struggle to arrest a 13-year-old girl last week are now facing an internal affairs investigation into their conduct.

Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested in 1996 California Killing

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

DNA evidence has linked a Visalia man to a 23-year-old homicide case in Fresno, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Friday.

When it goes down in the dark, are you ready?

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

The majority of armed confrontations occur in low-light conditions. Are you training for that reality?

St. Louis Police Officer, Four Others Shot at Party

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

Five people were shot, including a St. Louis police officer who was seriously injured, during a bonfire for Normandy High School alumni late Saturday in north St. Louis County.

California Governor Signs New Law That Allows First Responders to Seek Workers’ Compensation for PTSD

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

California firefighters, law enforcement officers and other first responders now have a stronger chance at earning workers’ compensation when they are diagnosed with job-related PTSD.

One Suspect in Custody, Another Suspect at Large After Mass Shooting at Kansas Bar

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

One man suspected in a shooting that killed four people and injured five others at a Kansas City, Kan., bar has been arrested while another suspect remains at large, police announced Monday.

Watch TX Crews Put Out 2-Alarm Apartment Fire

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

Fort Worth firefighters rescued a cat from the large early Monday blaze, which started in the building's attic and displaced 20 residents.

Man doubles his own fine to protest traffic stop

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

Officials say the extra money will be returned

Watch Houston Crews Battle 2-Alarm Pawn Shop Fire

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

More than 140 Houston firefighters tackled the large commercial blaze that spread to a nearby tire and automotive shop early Monday.

Video Underscores Need to ‘Close Before You Doze’

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

For Fire Prevention Week, the UL FSRI has released helmet cam footage out of Fairfax County, VA, that perfectly illustrates the goals of the "Close Before You Doze" campaign.

Texas colleges offering programs for EMT, firefighter students

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

San Jacinto College and Houston Community College are offering programs for both careers, allowing graduates to work after testing

Texas colleges offering programs for EMT, firefighter students

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

San Jacinto College and Houston Community College are offering programs for both careers, allowing graduates to work after testing

Fake deputy pulls over driver, is arrested by real LEO

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

Brenden Wysynski was in the middle of a traffic stop when a deputy passing on the road grew suspicious

LA Firefighter Drowns after Fall into Canal

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

Baton Rouge Capt. Bryan Bozeman slipped and fell into the water while cleaning fish at a popular recreation area near Cocodrie over the weekend.

Philadelphia Police Hope Block Party Helps Rebuild Trust

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

Philadelphia police are trying to rebuild trust in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood, where a wild shootout in August not only injured officers but destroyed people’s property.

Wrong-Way Driver Hits California Sheriff’s Patrol Car

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

A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday night after deputies say he drove the wrong way, hitting a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office patrol car with two deputies inside.

Austin Police Chief Discusses Guidelines for Enforcing Homeless Ordinances

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

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley held a press conference to discuss where his department stands when it comes to the enforcement of the homeless ordinances that changed in July.

Man arrested for calling 911 to complain about Amber Alert

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

Police said the man was trying to "purposely tie-up" lines when an Amber Alert was issued for five missing children

Paramedic survives after being trapped inside overturned car for 12 hours

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

Kimberly Stephens, a 20-year paramedic veteran, broke nearly every major bone in her body

NYPD Arrests Suspect in Fatal Beatings of Homeless Men

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

The pipe swinging maniac cops say beat four sleeping homeless men to death with a pipe in Chinatown told police afterward that he was the man caught on camera committing the unthinkable violence, prosecutors said Sunday.

1 of 2 men in Kansas bar shooting arrested

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

Both men are wanted on four counts of first-degree murder after a Sunday morning shooting

ID Firefighters Rescue Crashed Paraglider

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

Lewiston fire crews used ropes and a pulley to hoist the injured pilot up a steep slope after a "freak accident" sent him crashing into a hillside.

Kansas Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Shooting at His Home

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

The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office identified Captain Chris Arnold as the deputy shot and killed in his home Saturday night.

Product News: 10 Drugs & Alcohol Enforcement Products

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

Narcotic tests, identification, and safety products for drug and alcohol enforcement.

Inside Look: FirstNet’s Innovation and Test Lab

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

The lab tests devices and applications before their deployment in the field

Success Story: Rural Maryland department gets FirstNet connected

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

Within an hour of deploying FirstNet-Ready devices, the department was putting newfound connectivity to work on a mutual-aid call

Fire chief opens up about mental health after firefighter-paramedic’s suicide

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

Henderson Fire Chief Shawn White said his goal is to provide more resources and start a dialogue about mental health

Fire chief opens up about mental health after firefighter-paramedic’s suicide

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

Henderson Fire Chief Shawn White said his goal is to provide more resources and start a dialogue about mental health

Fire chief addresses mental health issues after firefighter-paramedic’s suicide

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

Henderson Fire Chief Shawn White said his goal is to provide more resources and start a dialogue about mental health

Cary, IL, Fire Protection District Gets 100-foot Platform Aerial

Posted on October 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Cary, IL, Fire Protection has taken delivery of a 100-foot rear-mount platform aerial built by Sutphen. It is built on a Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty cab and chassis with a 62-inch extended cab and a 10-inch raised roof. It is powered by a Cummins L9…

Cary, IL, Fire Protection District Gets 100-foot Platform Aerial

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

The Cary, IL, Fire Protection has taken delivery of a 100-foot rear-mount platform aerial built by Sutphen. It is built on a Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty cab and chassis with a 62-inch extended cab and a 10-inch raised roof. It is powered by a Cummins L9...

Cary, IL, Fire Protection District Gets 100-foot Platform Aerial

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

The Cary, IL, Fire Protection has taken delivery of a 100-foot rear-mount platform aerial built by Sutphen. It is built on a Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty cab and chassis with a 62-inch extended cab and a 10-inch raised roof. It is powered by a Cummins L9...

Cary, IL, Fire Protection District Gets 100-foot Platform Aerial

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

The Cary, IL, Fire Protection has taken delivery of a 100-foot rear-mount platform aerial built by Sutphen. It is built on a Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty cab and chassis with a 62-inch extended cab and a 10-inch raised roof. It is powered by a Cummins L9...

New Calif. laws to help responders with trauma, mental health issues

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

"Mental health is very important to their overall wellbeing. It’s OK to seek help, and recovery is possible," one official said

CT Firefighters Put Out Large Auto Warehouse Blaze

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

Flames engulfed the Plainfield warehouse as crews from multiple departments responded to the blaze, which was caused when a vehicle inside caught fire.

CT Firefighters Put Out Large Auto Warehouse Blaze

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

Flames engulfed the Plainfield warehouse as crews from multiple departments responded to the blaze, which was caused when a vehicle inside caught fire.

CT Firefighters Put Out Large Auto Warehouse Blaze

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

Flames engulfed the Plainfield warehouse as crews from multiple departments responded to the blaze, which was caused when a vehicle inside caught fire.

CT Firefighters Put Out Large Auto Warehouse Blaze

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

Flames engulfed the Plainfield warehouse as crews from multiple departments responded to the blaze, which was caused when a vehicle inside caught fire.

CT Firefighters Put Out Large Auto Warehouse Blaze

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

Flames engulfed the Plainfield warehouse as crews from multiple departments responded to the blaze, which was caused when a vehicle inside caught fire.

CT Firefighters Put Out Large Auto Warehouse Blaze

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

Flames engulfed the Plainfield warehouse as crews from multiple departments responded to the blaze, which was caused when a vehicle inside caught fire.

Man charged in arson that injured 5 Detroit firefighters

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

The man was charged with five counts of first-degree arson and one count of second-degree arson

Colleagues, family mourn death of veteran SC firefighter

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

Paul Quattlebaum was killed after he was hit by an 18-wheeler while attempting to help car crash victims on the side of the road

Wis. firefighter recovering after suffering heart attack while on duty

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

Firefighter Dan Ravenhorst was responding to a mobile home fire when he suffered a heart attack

Murphy Wall Beds

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

Murphy Wall-Beds Hardware Inc. was established in 1975, specializing in panel bed hardware. We have continually grown and expanded over the years, evolving into a fully integrated, world-class wall-bed supply company, offering both commercial and...

Murphy Wall Beds

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

Murphy Wall-Beds Hardware Inc. was established in 1975, specializing in panel bed hardware. We have continually grown and expanded over the years, evolving into a fully integrated, world-class wall-bed supply company, offering both commercial and...

New Calif. laws to help responders with trauma, mental health issues

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

"Mental health is very important to their overall wellbeing. It’s OK to seek help, and recovery is possible," one official said

New Calif. laws to help responders with trauma, mental health issues

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

"Mental health is very important to their overall wellbeing. It’s OK to seek help, and recovery is possible," one official said

Massive Turnout at Heartbreaking Sendoff for Fallen NYPD Officer

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

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill ended his heartfelt eulogy at Brian Mulkeen’s funeral inside Sacred Heart Church by announcing his posthumous promotion to Det. First Grade as the service led by Timothy Cardinal Dolan reached its sad conclusion.

Video: San Francisco EMT joins dance party in street

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

In the video, you can hear Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" playing

Off-duty La. fire captain dies in apparent drowning

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

Capt. Bryan Bozeman, 45, slipped and fell into canal water while at a popular fishing and recreation area

Kansas Police Release Photos of Suspects in Mass Shooting at Bar

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

Kansas City, Kansas, police released photos of two men they are searching for in connection with a shooting early Sunday that left four people dead and five injured.

Minneapolis Police Union Selling ‘Cops for Trump’ T-Shirts After Ban on Uniforms at Political Events

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

The Minneapolis police union has come out with a "Cops for Trump" T-shirt, just days after the Police Department banned officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in advertisements.

Chief to chief: Understanding the FirstNet impact

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

As more agencies and public safety professionals join the network, the interoperability potential grows

Jury Acquits Former Georgia Police Officer on Manslaughter Charges

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

A Southeast Georga jury acquitted fired Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley on two manslaughter charges, but convicted him Saturday on violating his oath of office for killing an unarmed man last year during a traffic stop.

San Antonio Police Chief ‘Very Angry’ Sheriff’s Office Pursuit Led to Officer’s Serious Injury

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

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said he was angry with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office chase because it posed a greater risk to officers and the public to continue to pursue.

Product of the Day: Fire-Dex — TECGEN71

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

Fire-Dex developed TECGEN71, a first-of-its-kind outer shell designed to address the growing concern of heat stress.

Loving an EMS provider with PTSD

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

A first responder’s partner shares what it’s like to stay strong from the sidelines, waiting for their loved one to ask for help

Putting cuffs on a sleeping giant

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

I have a few sayings I teach my students regarding officer safety, and one of them is “let sleeping giants sleep”

Product of the Day: INNOTEX — AIRFLOW Three-Dimensional Padding System

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

Ergonomically designed for maximum flexibility and built with extremely lightweight perforated closed-cell foam coupled with an ultra-resistant Kevlar® mesh lining, the AIRFLOW system is extremely comfortable, durable and maintenance-free

Product of the Day: HOT SHIELD USA INC.– Wildland Face Masks

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

The combo provides the the firefighter with the finest respiratory protection outside of a SCBA and the highest heat protection available on the market.

Emergency Reporting Fire Department Software Provides Free Training for Fire and EMS Personnel

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

Eac Twenty for 2020 webinar series is one hour and provides a deep dive into a specific topic that’s standards-based, data-driven, and crucial for departments to run efficiently.

Product of the Day: Haix North America — HAIX Fire Eagle Air

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

The Fire Eagle Air's uniquely athletic foot bed and lightweight design was developed for today's firefighter.

Man Charged with Arson in Connection with Fire that Injured Five Detroit Firefighters

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

The roof of the vacant home collapsed trapping one firefighter in debris and causing third degree burns. Another fractured his leg and two others were treated and released. A 73-year-old man was charged with setting the Thursday blaze.

BLM Transfers Wildland Apparatus to Local ID Fire Dept.

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

Oct. 6--TWIN FALLS -- The Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District Fire Management program transferred five wildland fire engines to local fire districts during a ceremony Thursday at the BLM Twin Falls District Office. The recipients were the...

Another danger of the night

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

I preferred the night shift because there was great camaraderie among the ranks – but I paid the price for being a night owl

Jury finds former police officer not guilty of manslaughter in Georgia shooting

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

Zechariah Presley was convicted on violating his oath of office

3 Minn. officers in video of teen’s arrest are focus of inquiry

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

Department officials vehemently defended the officers’ actions, saying the teen violated a no-trespassing order, fled police and ultimately resisted arrest

Warning issued after at least 3 high schoolers in King County die from fentanyl-laced pills

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

The students died after taking what they thought were oxycodone or OxyContin pills

Suspect held in fatal bludgeoning of sleeping homeless men

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

A homeless man wielding a long metal bar killed four and left a fifth with serious injuries in New York City's Chinatown

Police search for 2 men in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4

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

Two men opened fire killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute

Official: Volunteer responders ‘make the difference between life and death’

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

Many North Dakota ambulance services are feeling the pinch of an aging rural population with fewer people willing to step forward and serve

4 hurt after utility pole explosions at Calif. shopping complex

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

Fire officials reported that two firefighters and two civilians were treated for minor injuries

5 hurt after utility pole explosions at Calif. shopping complex

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

Two firefighters and two restaurant employees were treated for minor injuries, while a restaurant owner was seriously hurt

Firefighters save park-goers stuck on Disney World’s new aerial cable cars

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

Passengers reported on social media that they had been stuck on the enclosed cable cars for more than an hour

2 Calif. firefighters hurt after utility pole explosions at shopping complex

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

Officials said the source of the explosions may have been from an electrical transformer

Transformer Explosion in CA Restaurant Injures Two Firefighters, Two Civilians

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

An electrical issue at a restaurant in Huntington Beach caused a series of explosions that caused what was characterized as minor injuries to four people.

MA Firefighter’s Wedding Interrupted by Fire Alarm from Smoke in the Church’s Kitchen

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

After evacuating the church in Dracut, the bridal party posed for photos with the responding apparatus.

FL Disney World’s New Gondolas Stranded After Power Failure

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

Reedy Creek officials were on the scene on Epcot Resorts Drive, along with fire trucks from Orange and Osceola counties, to assist with the 'unexpected downtime.'

Straw Cow Destroyed in Fire at MO Farm

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

The flames seen coming off the black-and-white painted cow made of hay bales were reported around 7:45 p.m. Friday at Autumn Acres in Butler, MO.

Fiery Head-On NY Crash Kills Three People

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

New York State Police responded to a head-on collision on State Highway 63 at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday

New IL Fire Dept. Trucks Have ‘Guardian Angel’ During Assembly

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

Jacksonville Fire Department will soon be taking delivery of two new trucks that were built by someone with deep roots in the community who watched over the assembly from the frame to the graphics.

Growing CO Wildland Fire Claims Structures, Forces Evacuations

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

The fire affecting Howard, Pine Ridge, Wellsville and Swissvale areas is about five percent contained and has burned about 6,000 acres.

Dozens Displaced After MI Senior Housing Center

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

A Southgate Fire Department official pulled aside a manager of the complex and advised that residents on the building's 5th and 6th floors would likely need to replace their prescribed medication because what was left inside likely had too much exposure.

Another case of tight handcuffs leading to potential liability

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

Documenting proper application of handcuffs, double-locking and checking for proper fit are some of the easiest risk management steps in policing

8 tips for cops working the graveyard shift

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

The night shift lifestyle can be harmful to your well-being; here are some ways to protect yourself

TX Vol. Fire Chief Proposes New Fire District to Increase Funding

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

When voters in the Pines Prairie and Crabbs Prairie area head to the poles on November 5, they will be given a choice to an emergency service district for fire services and ambulance services, both of which would be funded by a new property tax.

Seven FDNY Firefighters Hurt in 5-Alarm Bronx Apartment Building Fire

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

The flames erupted on the top floor of the six-floor Grand Concourse building. One of the firefighters was listed in serious but stable condition. A resident of the building was also hospitalized.

Pizza Order Mistake Made by Canadian FF Sparks Viral Trend

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

Firefighters in Alberta, Canada, mistakenly ordered pizza from a shop 2,300 miles away in San Antonio, TX. After realizing their mistake, they paid for the $300 order and asked them to be donated to local firefighters.

TX Apartment Fire Injures Dad, Two Kids, Displaces 10 Residents

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

The father sustained burns and lacerations from breaking out a window to escape the fire with the two children in Austin.

NM Firefighters Battle Massive Fire in Vacant Country Club

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

Flames from the vacant building on the golf course in Rio Rancho could be seen for miles as firefighters battled the blaze from the exterior after the roof collapsed.

2 New Orleans paramedics injured in ambulance crash

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

Two paramedics with the Marrero-Harvey Fire Department were injured when their ambulance collided with another vehicle, overturning the rig

MD House Fire Injures 11 Firefighters

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

The fire in Waldorf injured eight firefighters when the roof collapsed, one suffered a medical issue and two were hospitalized as a precaution.

Pa. first responders honored for acts of heroism

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

The union established the awards banquet after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with an aim to praise the courage of the city’s emergency personnel

Pa. first responders honored for acts of heroism

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

The union established the awards banquet after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with an aim to praise the courage of the city’s emergency personnel

WI Fire Station Set Up as Lost and Found for Items Scattered by Tornado

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

More than 500 items have been accumulated at the Chippewa Fire District station as people collect belongings and clear debris left over from a Sept. 24 tornado that hit the community.

Trooper gets lifesaving award after helping woman who OD’d during traffic stop

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

Trooper Joseph Ballone used life-saving measures to reverse a potentially lethal overdose

Md. female fire and police chiefs break the ‘brass ceiling’

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

Women in Baltimore suburbs are making history with their appointments

NYPD officer killed by police fire hailed as a hero

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

Brian Mulkeen was praised for compassion, integrity during funeral service

Bill to change Ind. FD promotion, discipline to be withdrawn amid talks

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

The bill would have reduced the Fort Wayne Fire Department fire chief’s authority in promotion decisions and given discipline power to the Fire Merit Commission

2020 North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors Conference & Expo

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

The 2020 NAUMD Conference & Expo is on April 26 to 28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia.

LODD: SC firefighter killed by semi-truck

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

Lexington County firefighters had stopped to check on victims of a car crash while heading to another call when Fire Engineer Paul Quattlebaum was hit by a semi

SC Firefighter Dies after Being Struck at Scene

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

Lexington County firefighter/engineer Paul Quattlebaum, a 22-year fire service veteran, was struck by a semi at a crash scene Friday.

How digital tools can make fire training safer

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

Use simulation to provide a realistic firefighting experience without the risks of injury and exposure to fireground toxins

Special Prosecutor Ordered for Cleveland Fire Chief Case

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

A judge ruled that a special prosecutor should be appointed to handle the criminal complaint Cleveland's firefighters filed against Chief Angelo Calvillo.

FL Firefighter Turns Old Hoses into American Flags

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

"I love my country, man. … It's a statement of pride," said Panama City firefighter Daryl Paul about how his patriotism drives his unique hobby.

Texas Officer Pinned By Car, Seriously Injured

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

A San Antonio, TX, police officer was seriously injured when he was pinned between a vehicle and a guardrail while setting up flares after a police pursuit by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. The chief blames the county's pursuit policy.

WA Family of FF who Took Own Life to Get Benefits

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

Cowlitz 2 Battalion Chief Mike Zainfeld's family will receive death benefits thanks, in part, to a new state law that classifies PTSD as an occupational disease for first responders.

Atlanta FFs Evacuate Homes after Blast Starts Major Fire

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

Crews also stopped trains as flames shot in the air as high as 100 feet from the fire that ensued following an explosion at a pallet warehouse early Friday.

Florida K-9 Sniffs Out 94 Pounds of Marijuana at Traffic Stop

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

A K-9 with the Ocala Police Department alerted to the possible presence of drugs during a traffic stop on Wednesday, and eventually sniffed out 94 pounds of marijuana.

California Police Chief Cancels Charity Event for Fallen Officer

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

Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel has postponed indefinitely—effectively, cancelled—a planned charity event intended to raise money for Sergeant Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, who was among the 13 people killed at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks in November 2018.

Wisconsin PD Reducing Parking Fines in Lieu of Food Donations

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

The Menomonie (WI) Police Department will take $2 off your parking fines for each item you bring into the police department during the months of November and December, with donations benefitting the Stepping Stones of Dunn County food pantry.

Pink Patches: How Police Agencies Are Fighting Breast Cancer

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

The Pink Patch Program—a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations—has raised more than $1M for cancer research and treatment.

Florida Officer Dragged by Car at Elementary School Drop-Off

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

An officer with the Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff's Office was dragged by a vehicle after the driver was asked to move her vehicle because it was blocking a school crosswalk.

Texas DPS Sets Maximum Waistline Measurements for Officers

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

Some officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety may have to slim down if they wish to keep their jobs with the agency.

Michigan State Police Tests 2020 Model-Year Vehicles

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

The Michigan State Police recently tested 2020 model-year police vehicles. Here are the preliminary results for vehicles.

New York Yankees Send Flower Wreath to Texas Deputy’s Funeral

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

The New York Yankees—while preparing to begin a run at another World Series appearance—took time to send their condolences to the family, friends, and fellow deputies of Sandeep Dhaliwal with a wreath of flowers.

Chicago Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self in Buttocks, Leg

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

An officer with the Chicago Police Department had an accidental discharge of his service weapon, suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his striking himself in the buttocks and upper leg.

St. Charles County Ambulance District hosts Safety Day to engage the community

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

Photo of the Week: St. Charles County Ambulance District hosts Safety Day to engage the community

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

Va. ambulance owner sentenced to prison for healthcare fraud

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

Court documents indicate that training, intoxication, and unlicensed professional were transporting patients for a private ambulance company

Photo of the Week: Consort Fire Department’s pumper

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

NY county adds mini ambulance to fleet

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

Delmar-Bethlehem EMS agency purchased a mini ambulance to respond to a nine-mile trail used by bicyclists, walkers and joggers

Michigan Trooper Honored for Saving Woman Who OD’d

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

Trooper Joseph Ballone received the department’s Lifesaving Award for his actions during the March 5 incident in which he performed CPR and administered Narcan to the woman.

Michigan Trooper Honored for Saving Woman Who OD’d

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

Trooper Joseph Ballone received the department’s Lifesaving Award for his actions during the March 5 incident in which he performed CPR and administered Narcan to the woman.

Explosion triggers huge fire at Atlanta pallet facility

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

Several homes in the area were evacuated and when firefighters arrived, about 60% of the warehouse was engulfed in flames

Ex-Girlfriend of Texas Deputy’s Accused Killer Says Law Enforcement Ignored Warnings

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

Melissa Purtee called every law enforcement agency she could think of with a warning: Her ex-boyfriend, Robert Solis, had a warrant out for his arrest, and he was dangerous.

Ind. firefighters land first union contract in 53 years

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

The 35-page agreement sets the daily staffing goal of no fewer than 14 firefighters assigned to duty each day

SC EMS crew pays tow company not to tow their ambulance

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

EMS crews parked in a “No Parking” area to drop off a patient at a health center and had to pay $150 to the tow truck company because there were no other spaces available to park

New PFAS firefighting foam regulations pass Mich. House

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

If the bills are signed into law, firefighters would receive additional training for proper use and handling of firefighting foams with PFAS chemicals and decontamination procedures

Ex-girlfriend said agencies ignored warnings about LEO’s accused killer

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

“I handed him over on a silver platter. I was walking around trying to get anybody to take the bait. Nobody took the bait”

Minneapolis LEOs banned from wearing uniforms to political events

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

Police union members have expressed frustration with the ban's timing, believe partisan motives at play

OH Female FFs Refute Gender Discrimination Claims

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

"We're not being harassed," said one of several female Toledo firefighters as the trial for a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit involving current and former firefighters begins.

Second Ex-MA Firefighter Charged in OT Abuse Case

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

Former Amesbury Fire Lt. Craig Deguio is accused of earning more than $2,000 in overtime pay that he didn't earn from 2016 to 2018.

Excavators help clear path for firefighters at Ala. warehouse fire

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

By the second day of the Attalla warehouse fire, 30 or more firefighters had been treated onsite for heat exhaustion, but were able to return to fighting the fire

30 FFs treated for heat exhaustion at Ala. warehouse fire

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

The multi-day fire required the use of excavators to allow fire crews to reach the center of the structure

Tenn. EMT, former NFL player pulls gun on teens

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

EMT Jimmy Robinson was arrested for threatening teenagers who were playing pranks in his neighborhood

Advertising on Firehouse

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

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York County, Pa., Taps IXP Corp. to Restructure 911 Center

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

IXP Corporation has entered into a consulting contract with York County to reorganize and improve the training, management structure, and operational processes of the county’s vital 911 center.

Former Dallas cop convicted of neighbor’s murder gets hugs, Bible after trial

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

The victim's brother and judge both hugged her, urged her to seek God's forgiveness

Canada’s York Regional Police to Roll Out Axon Fleet In-Car Video Systems Backed by Axon Evidence

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

Second Canadian major city agency to join the Axon network; 49 North American major cities now deploying Axon technology

NC Firefighters Team Up to Win Fire Safety Rap Contest

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

Members of Wilson Fire/Rescue Services, the Rocky Mount Fire Department and Greenville Fire/Rescue earned the top prize in UL's Close Before You Doze contest.

5 Detroit firefighters hospitalized after house collapses

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

Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said three of the firefighters were inside the house when its upper level caved in

Fla. firefighter makes American flags from old fire hoses

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

Panama City Beach firefighter Daryl Paul has been making American flags from discarded hoses for years as a hobby

Fort St. John, BC, Canada, Fire Dept. Puts Hazmat/Command Vehicle in Service

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

Fort St. John, BC, Canada, Fire Dept. has put a hazmat/command center built by SVI Trucks.

How changing your decon practice could save your life

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

A chemical detoxifier removes more harmful particulates than just soap, water and scrubbing, according to a recent study

FFs Seriously Injured in ME Blast Continue Recovery

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

One Farmington firefighter was still in serious condition and the department's chief was in fair condition after they were hurt in a propane gas explosion last month.

Maryland Female Police and Fire Chiefs are Breaking the ‘Brass Ceiling’

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

Across Baltimore suburbs, women are rising to the top of public safety agencies for the first time in their departments’ histories.

Female Police and Fire Chiefs are Breaking the ‘Brass Ceiling’ in Baltimore Suburbs

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

Across Baltimore suburbs, women are rising to the top of their agencies for the first time.

FDNY directs EMS to prep in advance of screenings of ‘Joker’

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

Law enforcement and emergency services are on alert across the country due to talk of possible attacks at advanced screenings of 'Joker'

IN Firefighters Land First Union Contract in 53 Years

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

Hobart firefighters applauded the unanimously approved two-year agreement. "This is a landmark case for the fire department," said one city lawmaker.

Ohio city female FFs: ‘We’re not being harassed’

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

Toledo female firefighters are speaking out after several complaints and legal issues have surfaced over the years concerning gender and racial discrimination

How to reduce crime and connect communities with data analytics (eBook)

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

Download this free guide to learn how agencies are using data to gain insight, inform crime analysis and drive strategic decisions

Neb. police stop speeding ambulance transporting illegal drugs

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

Levi Weintraub was driving a surplus ambulance containing cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, ketamine and mushrooms when a police officer stopped him for speeding

Teen pleads guilty to murder in death of police officer during pursuit

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

Officer Diego Moreno was struck and killed while laying out spike strips

NY Fire Department Approves ‘Accident Recovery’ Fees

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

The Lockport Fire Department will bill insurance carriers for vehicle accidents as a way to help pay for an arbitration decision mandating a department staffing increase.

Thousands remember slain Texas deputy as ‘ambassador of all that is good’

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

Sandeep Dhaliwal's funeral was attended by LEOs from across the country

WA Firefighter Severely Burned in Wildfire Dies

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

Okanogan County Fire District 3 Assistant Chief Christian Johnson suffered second- and third-degree burns battling the Spring Coulee Fire last month.

The evolution of crime prevention through environmental design

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

Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is not a new concept—it dates back to the 1960s—but it is ever-evolving

Fallen Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Laid to Rest

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

Family, friends and colleagues are gathering this morning for the memorial service for Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Tracy Vickers, who was killed in a crash last week in Orlando.

Massachusetts Police Show Support to Boy With Brain Tumor

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

Whether he is plucking a guitar in his playroom, putting on a puppet show with his younger brother Teagan or riding in the back of a police car to the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic, Declan Vail is the embodiment of happiness.

Video: Suspect Steals CHP Cruiser in Wild Police Pursuit

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

A wild police pursuit took a bizarre turn when the suspect stole a California Highway Patrol cruiser.

Missouri Police Officer Fatally Shoots Dog Following Attack

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

A Warrensburg police officer shot a dog Thursday morning after having been attacked by the animal.

Photo of the Week: Michigan motors

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

Nebraska Deputies Find Cache of Illegal Drugs After Stopping Ambulance on Highway

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

It’s not every day that an ambulance gets stopped for speeding and following too closely on Interstate 80. Or that law enforcement finds a cache of illegal drugs inside.

California Police Officers Seize $160K Worth of Methamphetamine

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

Officers seized more than $160,000 worth of methamphetamine in San Mateo on Thursday, police said.

San Antonio Police Officer Seriously Injured After Being Pinned

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

A San Antonio police officer was injured when he was pinned between two vehicles while deputies were investigating the outcome of a Northeast Side chase on Interstate 35 Thursday afternoon.

Florida Police Officer Dragged by Car After Spat in School Parking Lot

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

During Wednesday morning's rush to drop off students at Liberty Park Elementary School, an officer asked a woman to move her 2005 tan-colored Mercury out of the crosswalk.

Minneapolis Officers Banned From Wearing Uniforms to Political Events

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

Newly imposed restrictions preventing Minneapolis police officers from appearing in uniform in support of candidates at political events or in advertisements has the head of the officers’ union alleging partisan motives based on the timing of the move.

Teen Pleads Guilty to Murder in Death of Washington Police Officer During Pursuit

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

Emiliano Garcia, 17, who led police on a high-speed pursuit last year that ended in the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday.

Product of the Day: Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) — ESS Rollbar Sunglass

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

Protect your vision and your ability to respond to a crisis with the ESS Rollbar Interchangeable Lens Sunglass.

4 French Officers Killed in Knife Attack at Police Headquarters

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

A veteran police employee in France reportedly used a knife to kill four of his colleagues at Police Headquarters in the heart of Paris on Thursday before being shot dead in the building's vast courtyard.

DNA Match Leads to Arrest in 2010 Heroin Overdose Death

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

A 2017 DNA match on a piece of evidence found in the pocket of a 2010 drug overdose victim led Wednesday to a charge of first-degree reckless homicide against a Madison man.

Georgia Police Department Names First Female Chief

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

Mirtha V. Ramos will be chief of the DeKalb County Police Department starting Nov. 4, the county announced Thursday

Florida Man Allegedly Stole, Tried to Sell Police Motorcycles

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

Police arrested a Gainesville man who they say stole two motorcycles owned by law enforcement agencies and listed them for sale on Facebook.

Oregon Police K-9 OK After Struggle to Arrest Suspect

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

A Springfield police K-9 is OK after it was hit several times in the head Wednesday morning by a man involved in a standoff with police outside of a Walmart.

House Collapse Sends Detroit Firefighters to Hospital

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

Three Detroit firefighters were in the burning home when the upper level caved in Thursday, but the extent of their injuries wasn't known.

‘This is Gonna Look Really Bad:’ Texas Police Release Videos of Controversial Arrest on Horseback

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

One of two officers who arrested a mentally ill man in August told his partner he expected their tactics — clipping a line to his handcuffs and leading him down the street — to draw criticism.

CA Fire District’s Training Program Receives $500K Boost

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

The additional money will go toward buying a tower that will become the centerpiece for the East Contra Costa Fire District's training program.

Jailed PA Firefighters Accused of Two More Arsons

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

Two Plumville volunteer firefighters who allegedly started a fire at an Amish furniture store in January also face charges stemming from two other fires in December.

Warning: Please do not feed the firefighters

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

The politics of dining can turn the fire station into a real zoo

Four VA Firefighters Injured in House Fire

Posted on October 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Three of the Chesterfield firefighters were taken to the hospital after helping to put out the rural house blaze that killed several pet birds.

Video: Brother of Botham Jean Forgives and Hugs Amber Guyger

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

In an extraordinary act of faith in God, the younger brother of Botham Jean—who was reportedly shot and killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer as he sat in his apartment while sitting on his couch eating ice cream—took to the witness stand during the sentencing hearing to forgive that former officer and urge her to give her life to Christ.

EMT, paramedic injured when patient becomes combative, steals rig

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

A patient being transported for mental health issues assaulted the treating provider, forcing the medic driving the rig to stop, enabling the patient to steal the ambulance

Teen Pleads Guilty in Death of Washington Officer

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

Emiliano Garcia was 16 when he was behind the wheel of a pickup truck fleeing police when a pursuing patrol vehicle struck and killed Officer Diego Moreno after he deployed spike strips to end the pursuit.

Texas Police Release Body Camera Footage of Controversial Arrest

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

The Galveston (TX) Police Department released body camera footage of an arrest that sparked some outrage in August.

Minnesota Off-Duty Officers Told to Not Wear Uniforms to Political Events

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

The Minneapolis Police Department has told its officers that they may no longer wear their uniform while attending political when off-duty.

Iowa Department to Add Cameras to Sidearms

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

Officers with the Hiawatha (IA) Police Department will soon have weapon-mounted cameras, thanks to funds from a local drug bust.

Virginia Department Reinstates Officer Suspended for Assisting ICE

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

Following widespread public outcry, the chief of the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department reinstated an officer who he had suspended because the officer had detained an undocumented immigrant so that an official from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could come and take him into custody.

Houston-Area Pizza Franchises Extend Fundraiser for Fallen Texas Officer

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

The 78 greater Houston-area locations that participated in a fundraising effort for the family of fallen Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal have extended the initiative to Friday.

5 bulls found dead in Ore.; then the story gets weird

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

The bulls were found with their sex organs and tongue removed and their blood gone

Homeless singer gets aid after video filmed by cop goes viral

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

A Los Angeles police officer, moved by the beauty of the music, asked the woman if he could film her

Prosecutor: Mexico-to-Ore. ring had $15M in meth, heroin

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

Federal, state and local law enforcement conducted raids and arrested 20 people

Transgender Ga. sheriff’s deputy sues county for healthcare discrimination

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

Sgt. Anna Lange, a Houston sheriff’s deputy since 2006, according to her lawsuit, requires “doctor-recommended gender-transition treatment” for gender dysphoria

Transgender Ga. sheriff’s deputy sues county for healthcare discrimination

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

Sgt. Anna Lange, a Houston sheriff’s deputy since 2006, according to her lawsuit, requires “doctor-recommended gender-transition treatment” for gender dysphoria

LA police open ‘Homicide Library’ to help solve cold cases

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

Ultimately, the library will house large binders known as “murder books” for more than 15,000 solved and unsolved cases across the city and create a centralized digital database

Texas troopers sue over new fitness standards that require waistlines to be measured

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

A 6-2, 230-pound male trooper who has a 41-inch waist because of his "large build" could be removed from duty because of the "shortsighted directive," the group said

Teen arrested by NYPD cop Brian Mulkeen grieves for fallen officer

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

Two years ago, a then-15-year-old Bronx boy named Henry was getting into trouble — and his wayward path led him straight to Mulkeen

Dragon Skin 100% Ergonomic Duty Belt

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

The Dragon Skin DUTY BELT's inner belt expands and contracts with the outer belt. All of the components have to work together: the inner webbing with inner velcro along with outer velcro and outer webbing. All of those components will stretch together...

Wash. firefighter succumbs to burn injuries

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

Assistant Fire Chief Christian Johnson died after he was placed in a medically-induced coma due to second- and third-degree burns on over 50% of his body

Wash. firefighter succumbs to burn injuries

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

Assistant Fire Chief Christian Johnson died after he was placed in a medically-induced coma due to second- and third-degree burns on over 50% of his body

Cellular-Connected Drones to Deliver AEDs Following Canadian Trial

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

The trial demonstrated the drones’ capabilities to arrive more than seven minutes before paramedic vehicles during each test flight.

Video: FDNY probationary EMT proposes to girlfriend after graduation

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

FDNY officials congratulated Probationary EMT Frederick Benjamin, who proposed to his girlfriend following the graduation ceremony

4 LEOs killed in attack at Paris police HQ

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

The attacker, who was a civilian police official, killed four officers in the building

PA Firefighters Raise $30K for Girl with Cancer

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

"We are so blessed, this is crazy," said the 6-year-old girl's father following a tractor and truck pull fundraiser organized by the South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department.

NY Firefighter Dies after Medical Emergency Last Month

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

Burdett firefighter Dale Jaynes, who was also deputy fire coordinator for Schuyler County, died Tuesday following a medical incident he suffered while responding to a fire Sept. 16.

USFA report: 82 firefighters died in the line of duty in 2018

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

The annual report found the number of firefighters killed last year decreased by five from 2017

Videos: The 38th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

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

Watch live as members of the fire service honor fallen firefighters from the previous year with a memorial service and candlelight vigil

15 Houston elementary students treated after being pepper sprayed

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

Spence Elementary School student pepper sprayed 15 students while they were riding on a school bus full with 50 passengers

Report: 2018 Saw Fewer Firefighter LODDs than 2017

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

Line of duty firefighter fatalities decreased last year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration's annual report, which was released Thursday.

Tipton County Fire Dept., Covington, TN, Put in a Service a Pumper/Tanker

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

Tipton County Fire Dept., Covington, TN, have taken delivery of a 2019 pumper/tanker built by Midwest Fire on a Freightliner M2-106 cab and chassis.

Mass. man on dialysis trains EMS providers on home hemodialysis machine

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

Local paramedics and EMTs were trained on how to disconnect and properly operate a home hemodialysis prior to Eugene Tradd using the system at home

Calif. adopts 22 laws to combat wildfire danger

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

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed 22 bills into law aimed at preventing and fighting wildfires that have charred large swaths of the state in recent years

How to fund technology to help reduce officer-involved traffic accidents

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

Check out these grant opportunities that can make your officer safety tech purchases easier

Two CT Volunteer FFs Aboard Crashed B-17 Bomber

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

The Simsbury firefighters were among those injured in the fatal crash Wednesday of the World War II-era aircraft at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

Critical thinking: An essential police tool

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

Policies and procedures provide guidelines for dealing with a variety of situations, but what about problems not neatly gift wrapped?

Former Ga. convent could become state’s first responder mental health center

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

Proposed state legislation would provide funding to convert the former convent into Georgia's first treatment center for first responders

Former Ga. convent could become state’s first responder mental health center

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

Proposed state legislation would provide funding to convert the former convent into Georgia's first treatment center for first responders

How to use pursuit debriefings to inform officer training

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

A pursuit debrief can serve as a better teaching tool than any lesson plan you could devise

Four Officers Killed in Knife Attack at Paris Police Headquarters

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

A knife attack inside the Paris police headquarters Thursday has left four police officers dead.

Is a Medicare buy-in for retired first responders over 50 a good idea?

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

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss new legislation introduced to Congress that would offer a Medicare buy-in option to retired first responders over 50

CA Firefighter Falls from Ladder During Training

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

Video captured the Sacramento Metro firefighter's fall from a ladder in slick conditions during a live fire drill at a shuttered Denny's restaurant in Carmichael.

Rural NY providers seek to establish ambulance district

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

Long ambulance wait times in rural New York force regional EMS officials to seek solutions at the state and federal level

Why Private Digital Alerting Networks Make Sense (Whitepaper)

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

How reliable are our networks?  How likely or possible is it for hackers to attack infrastructure services?  These questions have been intensively discussed in recent months.   Public authorities are directly affected by these issues because they also impact their availability to call on first responders.

CAL FIRE captain dies in head-on vehicle collision

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

Capt. Paul Rotondaro was driving from one station to another when he was involved in a fatal head-on collision

Ex-OH Firefighter Charged with Arson

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

The former Manchester firefighter is accused of intentionally setting fire to a vacant building, and he admitted to starting several other blazes, according to the fire chief.

IL Fire Department Ends 121-Year-Old Paid On-Call Detail

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

A retirement ceremony for four Barrington firefighters also marked the end of the department's long-running paid on-call program, which was started in 1898.

SIG SAUER Brings New Innovation to Concealed Carry with the P365 SAS

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

SIG SAUER, Inc. the market leader in concealed carry pistols, is pleased to announce new innovation to the award-winning everyday carry, high capacity, P365 pistol with the P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag).

Massive AL Warehouse Fire Largely Under Control

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

As many as 40 firefighters have been treated for heat-related issues as fire crews from more than 60 departments have batted the blaze at an Attalla paper products warehouse

REVISION MILITARY ANNOUNCES SALE OF EYEWEAR BUSINESS

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

Revision—a world leader in Soldier System solutions and equipment— announced today that it has sold its protective eyewear business to ASGARD Partners & Co., a private investment firm based in New York.

P25: Icom Achieves Another Milestone

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

As of September 9th 2019, Icom is pleased to announce another successful milestone with the passing of the Department of Homeland Security's Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP).

Six Maryland Counties Select DATAMARK for NG9-1-1 GIS Services

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

Grant-funded and other projects will assure the quality of GIS data for use in life-critical situations

Axon’s New RMS Solution, Axon Records, Now Being Deployed By Fresno Police Department

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

Major city agency deploys Axon's new records management system that fully integrates with the Axon network

Video Shows Texas Officers Form Human Chain to Rescue Family Trapped in Car

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

Dramatic video released Tuesday shows Conroe police officers form a human chain to rescue a family trapped in rising floodwaters in Texas.

Escaped New York City Inmate Captured by Police

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

A man who escaped police custody at a Queens courthouse is back behind bars.

A Year Later, California Police Officer Continues Battle Against Cancer

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

East Bay law enforcement officers are rallying around one of their own as Pleasanton Police Officer Kyle Henrickson battles pancreatic cancer. The 10-year veteran has reached stage 4 in his fight against pancreatic cancer. His fellow first responders want

Video: Michigan Police Officer Pulls Over Children in Toy Car

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

Napoleon Township Police Officer Paul Albrecht was on a typical round of neighborhood duty last Saturday when he spotted a male and female zipping around in a pink Mercedes-Benz.

NYC Program Offers Criminals Art Lessons Instead of Jail Time

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

Under the nearly $4 million project, prosecutors and public defenders will give petty criminals the chance to opt for art appreciation sessions at sites including the Brooklyn Museum in lieu of going to court.

Former Connecticut Troopers Sentenced to Prison

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

Two former state troopers were sentenced to prison Thursday for their roles in the 2017 beating after a man groped one of the troopers’ fiancées.

Lawmaker Tells Detroit Police Chief to Only Use Blacks as Facial Recognition Analysts

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

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib told Detroit police Chief James Craig he should employ only black people on the department’s facial recognition team because “non-African Americans think African-Americans all look the same.”

Video Shows Florida Deputy Deliver Baby During Traffic Stop

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

On Tuesday morning, Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Pounds pulled over a car going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone near Naples and was surprised to find that a female passenger was in labor and minutes away from giving birth.

Transgender Georgia Deputy Sues Over Medical Coverage

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

Houston County Sheriff’s Sgt. Anna Lange, a transgender woman who is seeking a gender transition, on Wednesday filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the county and its board of commissioners claiming she's being "denied medically-necessary care."

Thousands Mourn Slain Texas Sheriff’s Deputy at Funeral

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

Thousands of mourners nearly filled the darkened Berry Center’s approximately 7,000-seat auditorium for the funeral of fallen Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal on Wednesday.

Texas Troopers Sue Over Fitness Standards That Require Waistlines to be Measured

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

The Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association filed a lawsuit challenging a new addition to the agency's fitness assessments that requires troopers' waistlines to be measured.

Product of the Day: BulletSafe — Level IIIA Bulletproof Vests

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

It offers level IIIA protection, the highest level of protection you'll find in soft-armor for just $299.

How to Write a Successful RFP in Law Enforcement

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

What makes a successful request for proposal? Steve Zalkin, President of the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD) offers some advice