Ind. FD plans 'Salute to Bosco' event for fire dog dying of cancer

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:17:16 +0000
Bosco, a black Lab, has served at the Portage Fire Department for almost 10 years

The 10 traits all great firefighters have

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:41:17 +0000
Firefighting is a tough business, and firefighters — more than most other professionals — need to possess a multitude of skills and talents

Court rules corporations can be on hook for costs of fighting Calif. fires

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:31:16 +0000
The ruling means CAL FIRE can proceed with its suit against a business where a June 2016 wildfire began

8 things to do after you've been disciplined

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:13:52 +0000
FireRescue1 readers offer their advice on how to get past a disciplinary incident

Why holidays aren't firefighters' favorite time of the year

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:06:27 +0000
It's hard for us to celebrate merrily when we have just seen the tears of a child that we extricated from a vehicle collision

Juvenile charged with arson at youth home

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:49:11 +0000
The North Carolina facility, which shelters children between the ages of 10 and 17, was badly damaged in the blaze

EMS social work: A new approach to serving low-acuity patients

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:32:33 +0000
An EMS social worker describes how a new program in Texas is serving patients while decreasing 911 calls

Trapped fuel could pose environmental threat after fire destroys $20M yachts

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:06:50 +0000
Investigators are working to prevent 2,500 gallons of fuel from two burned Florida superyachts from leaking into waters

Fla. FD to expand K9 program, train greyhounds as therapy dogs

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:48:59 +0000
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue aims to have a therapy dog at every fire station, and plans to adopt greyhounds left homeless after Florida's racing ban

Report on NC gas explosion recommends hiring more FFs

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:28:49 +0000
The Durham Fire Department had requested 75 more firefighters prior to the explosion that killed two and injured 25

Fire at Hawaii vacation home believed to be intentionally set

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:02:17 +0000
Firefighters reportedly found furniture piled up in the living room of the rental home

Your go-to guide for back-to-basics SCBA training

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:35:24 +0000
Training on proper use can help reduce the risk of injury and even cancer

Cleveland FD accused of discriminating against minority, female candidates in hiring process

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:15:57 +0000
The city's mayor rejected allegations made by a federal commission that the fire department's testing process for applicants was discriminatory

$1 million dollars for a fire truck? Yup, and here's why

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:31:03 +0000
Coming in at $974,998, Lewiston Fire Department's new fire truck is the "total package," according to the town's fire chief

Sacrifice of fallen Worcester firefighter inspires potential volunteers

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:55:43 +0000
Days after Fire Lt. Jason Menard died rescuing members of his crew, several toured a local fire department hoping to follow in his footsteps

Words Matter: How to safely communicate about suicide

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:19:46 +0000
Public safety professionals of all ranks and positions can learn to convey messages of hope and resiliency

Rapid Response: Expect personal connections, additional threats in active shooter event

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:51:47 +0000
The potential for a confusing operational picture existed during the opening minutes of the response to the latest school shooting tragedy in Santa Clarita, California

3 reasons to secure tools in the apparatus

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +0000
Get organized to improve your speed on scene, ensure firefighter safety and get the most life out of critical tools

The internet is forever: Firefighters must be smart on social media

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:09:27 +0000
First responders can lose their jobs over inappropriate posts in seemingly private groups

Video: Funeral held for fallen Worcester FF

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:08:10 +0000
Thousands gathered at the funeral for Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard, who was killed after rescuing fellow firefighters at a three-story blaze last week