5 killed, dozens hurt after tornadoes rip through East Texas

Posted on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:14:08 GMT
The National Weather Service confirmed at least three tornadoes swept through parts of three counties

Conn. fire dept. to rename firehouse after fallen brother

Posted on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:08:35 GMT
Kevin Bell, a six-year veteran, was the department's first firefighter in 40 years to die in the line of duty

LODD: LAFD batt. chief dies after suffering medical emergency

Posted on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:55:32 GMT
Jerome Boyd, a 30-year veteran with LAFD, rear-ended a pickup truck in his city-owned vehicle while on duty

LODD: Ohio firefighter struck, killed at crash scene

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:38:55 GMT
Firefighter Dave Lemponen, a 60-year veteran, was directing traffic near an intersection when he was struck

Fire union treasurer indicted, accused of stealing $600K

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Joshua Ruhlin is accused of taking money from the union from January 2011 to March 2017

Team formed to debrief firefighters following tragic calls

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Statistics show that 10 to 30 percent of fire and EMS providers will at one time or another suffer from PTSD

Retiring Pa. firefighter honored for 44 years of service

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Bob Smith said that a tragic fire prompted him to become a volunteer firefighter

BackSafe system aims to reduce backup injuries, deaths

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:09:10 GMT
In addition to a dash-mounted screen used by the driver, the system includes a handheld control for the spotter

Streamlight's flashlight designed for helmet, hand and right-angle use

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:55:32 GMT
The Vantage 180 was created using feedback from customers looking for a more versatile helmet light

Fire dept. to help kids with autism prepare for emergencies

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:56:10 GMT
A sensory tent will be set up, and licensed occupational and physical therapists will be present to share information about the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum

Firefighter impersonator sentenced to 5 years in prison

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:42:31 GMT
Thomas Wright, a former fire department employee, told residents he was inspecting their smoke alarms in order to steal prescription medication

Demoted battalion chief sues city, chief for discrimination

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:40:58 GMT
Dan Benson alleges discrimination based on his sexual orientation and violation of his constitutional rights

Man under arrest bites battalion chief's arm twice

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:39:06 GMT
The second bite caused a serious arm injury to Chief Kevin Shireman's left arm, which required emergency surgery

Fire chief: Uber, Lyft 'unsafe' choices over ambulance transport

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:53:49 GMT
Chief Mark Becraft said a ride-share service doesn't have a place in emergency medicine

Cause of blaze that killed 6 children remains undetermined

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:28:36 GMT
The cause of the Jan. 12 fire is unknown "after months of an intensive comprehensive investigation"

Officials: No sign of well leak in fatal home explosion

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:24:05 GMT
Two people died and a third was badly burned when the house exploded on April 17

FDNY firefighter remembered as 'the greatest firefighter'

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:14:16 GMT
A colleague choked back tears as he pledged that Ladder 135 would make sure William Tolley's daughter was taken care of

Firefighter-paramedic invents device to protect stethoscope

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:12:00 GMT
The StethoSafe is a patent pending case that protects the head of a stethoscope

Off-duty Border Patrol agent likely started Ariz. wildfire

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:06:04 GMT
The agent was involved in recreational shooting and immediately reported the fire after it begun

Firefighter sentenced for sending fake bomb-threat texts

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:56:44 GMT
Karry Max Taylor hoped his station would be called for a real emergency while other crews were tied up at the VA hospital