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

Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 04:40:46 +0000
This method of guided imagination is designed to improve decision-making in real situations that unfold unexpectedly

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

Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:53 +0000
What firefighters need to know about the features of the FCC and how to properly train on lobby control

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

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:09:44 +0000
The strength competition, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, helped raise money for California fire departments

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

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:39:05 +0000
More than 200 fire and EMS personnel responded to the five-alarm fire that spread to six buildings

200 firefighters receive training at Va. conference

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:45:25 +0000
The Journeyman Conference provided knowledge and resources to firefighters from rural areas and included firefighter training and mental health talks

Former Kan. fire inspector loses discrimination lawsuit

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:11:26 +0000
The former Topeka Fire Department inspector claimed gender-based discrimination and retaliation and said she felt forced to resign

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

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:26:32 +0000
Police are searching for the man they say stabbed the lieutenant while he was celebrating his wedding anniversary

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

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:16:55 +0000
Orange Fire Marshal Tim Smith was beloved in the community and had served as the town's fire marshal for 28 years

How to integrate burpees into your firefighter workout

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:32:05 +0000
Burpees work the arms, back, abs, hamstrings and chest while also giving you a great cardio workout

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

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:24:14 +0000
Detailing three reasons career firefighters don’t stick around – and solutions to keep them on the team

2020 budget brings additional grant opportunities

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:09:22 +0000
The federal budget includes increased funding for AFG, SAFER and VFA, plus resources for the National Firefighter Registry and more

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

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:44:57 +0000
The fire department is considering purchasing more cameras after receiving positive feedback from firefighters and the public

FF daughter, 6, wakes family to escape fire

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:14:50 +0000
Madalyn Karlbon, daughter of Avenel Firefighter and former Chief Jimmy Karlbon, woke her family after hearing the smoke detector go off

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

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:41:30 +0000
Fire officials say the levy would provide funds to hire more firefighters and paramedics, ensuring more consistent coverage

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

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:06:10 +0000
The fire department removed the photo from its Facebook page after some said they believed the firefighter's gesture was similar to a "white supremacy" symbol

Vt. fire chief suspended for alleged 'unacceptable' conduct

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:50:06 +0000
Rutland Fire Chief James Larsen, who had previously resigned as fire chief of Farmington in Minnesota, is accused of creating a hostile work environment

Alaska firefighter dies after medical emergency in fire truck

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:25:32 +0000
Willow Fire Department Driver-Operator Roger DeLongchamp, 66, lost consciousness while preparing to respond to a fire

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

Posted on Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:46:15 +0000
Two police officers were fatally shot; the Honolulu Fire Department is battling the blaze that spread to two neighboring houses

Fire lieutenant stabbed at Portland bar

Posted on Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:22:23 +0000
The assailant fled the scene after the seemingly random attack on an off-duty lieutenant

Drunk man punched firefighter in face, police say

Posted on Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:31:51 +0000
The man had reportedly fallen off of his moped and became belligerent with first responders when they arrived to help