Officer critical, multiple shot at Chicago hospital

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:59:46 +0000
Chicago police say officers are searching a hospital after a reported shooting and that one "possible offender" has been shot

Enduring grief: Coping with first responder loss

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:50:46 +0000
Firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, though accustomed to death, need to process grief when losing someone close to them

2 Calif. men arrested for looting fire station during wildfire

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:11:07 +0000
Robert DePalma and William Erlbacher allegedly burglarized a Cal Fire station during the Camp fire, according to officials

NH ambulance catches fire en route to the hospital

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:22:09 +0000
Officials said the ambulance was transporting a patient when a reported mechanical issue caused the rig to go up in flames

Responders create makeshift hospital for evacuated patients in Calif. wildfire

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:08:00 +0000
Paramedics, nurses and others broke into the garage of a home that was unaffected by the fire to keep patients safe after an ambulance caught fire

Firefighters discover triple homicide in burning Fla. home

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:54:32 +0000
All three victims suffered what officials described as upper body trauma that led to “non-fire related fatalities,” according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue

3 Calif. firefighters hurt while battling wildfire

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:34:41 +0000
Cal Fire officials said the firefighters were moving away from a falling tree while battling the Buzzard fire when they were injured

President Trump visits fire-ravaged Calif.

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:12:07 +0000
A somber President Trump toured the devastation of California’s deadly wildfires and vowed to marshal the power of the federal government to help

Ohio city rejects firefighter wage increase recommendation

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Fairfield City Council rejected a fact finder’s recommendation on proposed wage increases for two years of the firefighter union’s three-year contract

150 Fla. first responders honored by county

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Orange County's first medal-day ceremony was a chance for the fire department to acknowledge the bravery of first responders in front of the community

Ohio fire chief retires after 40-year career

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
After a career as a first responder and leader, Washington Twp. Fire Chief Bill Gaul has announced he will retire in March after nearly 40 years of service

Ore. fire district changes mutual aid policies amid wildfire aid

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
As firefighters help battle the Camp Fire, the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District passed a policy limiting how often crews can be sent to other places

La. playground showcases first responder vehicles

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:30:52 +0000
The Outdoor First Responder's Playground and Exhibit features a fire truck donated by the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department and a patrol car

Pa. announces $55.1 million for volunteer firefighters

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:30:05 +0000
More than 2,500 municipal governments will receive 2018 state tax-generated funds to distribute to volunteer firefighters relief associations

Ill. city votes to cut fire, police positions to fill budget hole

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
The Peoria City Council voted 8-3 Tuesday to approve eliminating 22 firefighter and 16 police positions as part of a move to close a $6 million budget hole

Maintaining technical EMS skills: Where should fire departments draw the line?

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:50:33 +0000
Though it may be convenient to have a slew of firefighter-paramedics at every call, it may not be practical or financially sustainable for every department

Firefighters, paramedics fight back fire to save woman who just gave birth

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:14:48 +0000
Heather Roebuck said goodbye to her newborn daughter as she was evacuated by ambulance after a C-section, only to have the ambulance catch fire

Ala. fire chief retiring after 30 years of service

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:16:55 +0000
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Chief Charles Gordon is ending his 30-year tenure on Dec. 28

Mich. firefighters extract woman from crash outside fire station

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:10:52 +0000
Three Superior Township firefighters were in their station when they heard a crash outside

Labor board: FDNY retaliated against two EMS lieutenants upset over a pilot program

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:24:03 +0000
FDNY Lt. Douglas Rondon was "totally restricted" from duty for an entire year after he reached out to his union president for assistance on potential disciplinary charges.