Union head places blame on mayor following attack on FDNY EMT

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:10:37 +0000
"Mayor de Blasio, you need to do more to protect the men and women who protect and serve this city," EMS Union Local 2507 president Oren Barzilay said

Woman killed after being hit by Nev. fire truck

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:11:30 +0000
The ladder truck struck a pedestrian, who was later identified as 63-year-old Charlene McMaster, at an intersection

Deliberate blackouts possible again as fire danger looms in Calif.

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:57:35 +0000
A huge portion of California is under high fire risk due to unpredictable gusts and soaring temperatures

Police: Man stole Ohio ambulance to escape kidnapping, torture

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:46:58 +0000
The victim told officers he used the vehicle to escape the home, where he said he was tortured and kept in a dog cage

Fla. firefighter-paramedic's death being investigated as homicide

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:37:33 +0000
Amid the open case, the Broward Sheriff's Office hasn't released additional details about the killing

Pa. lawmakers push bills to address fire, EMS shortage

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:26:33 +0000
A package of 23 bills are aimed at addressing the well-being of responders and providing incentives to recruit and retain volunteer and career responders

Woman accused of stealing Ky. fire truck during active fire

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:19:26 +0000
A volunteer firefighter tried to stop Jessica Clines, but she struck him in the shoulder with the mirror of the truck

The impact of leadership on PTSD

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:06:57 +0000
Poorly trained or fearful leaders can nurture a culture of panic and dysfunction

Volunteer fire departments need recruits – here’s how to reach them

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:32:34 +0000
The Make Me a Firefighter campaign helps departments connect volunteers with opportunities

AFG 2019: Communications Project Application Guide (eBook)

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0000
Use this expert guide to help you apply for and win AFG funding for your communications project

LODD: NY firefighter dies during training exercise

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:55:37 +0000
Firefighter Robert Bush was feeling ill during training, and fellow firefighters offered him medical help immediately

3 Mont. firefighters, officer recovering after being struck by vehicle

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:00:44 +0000
Officials said the responders were struck by a vehicle at the scene of a reported domestic disturbance

Firefighter hurt while battling Pa. row home blaze

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:49:21 +0000
The firefighter suffered a shoulder injury while fighting the fire, which displaced 22 residents

Firefighter wounded by exploding ammo loses eye, may lose hearing

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:31:50 +0000
Lyle Walker-Pugh was struck at the corner of his eye by ammo that traveled through his head and exited behind his ear

Fla. firefighter-paramedic found dead at resort

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:11:41 +0000
Christopher Allen Randazzo, 39, was found dead after deputies responded to an unknown medical call

Firefighter who lost leg on interstate credits colleagues with saving his life

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:05:17 +0000
"This family, this crew, these team members ... if it hadn't been for them, I wouldn't be here right now," Sgt. Darrow Harden said

Dallas fire station significantly damaged by severe storms

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:53:35 +0000
Photos show a collapsed roof and debris, but Dallas Fire-Rescue officials said no firefighters at Station 41 were hurt

Beyond ‘traditional’ diversity: Seeking diversity of opinion

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:20:07 +0000
Much work has been done to embrace a more diverse workforce, but are we open to differing opinions?

Firefighter reunited with EMT who saved him 30 years ago

Posted on Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:09:14 +0000
EMT Melvin Reed helped save an 18-year-old lifeguard, who later became a firefighter, when a roof collapsed over a preschool swimming class

Seattle planning new fire station to replace existing 'cancer house'

Posted on Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:30:19 +0000
Firefighters have expressed concerns about the building they refer to as "cancer house,” because many who have worked there have been diagnosed with cancer