N.C. firefighter struck by lightning responding to a lightning strike

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:01:42 GMT
Fire Chief Jay Laughmiller was looking for a suspected brush fire started by lightning when he was struck

'Spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips' plagues Texas factory

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:42:01 GMT
The factory was reportedly trying a new food waste system, but the large cardboard boxes kept outside the factory kept igniting

Woman admitted she set blaze that killed two KC firefighters

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:08:21 GMT
Thu Hong Nguyen said to a fellow detainee in the Jackson County jail that she set a fire that killed people using flammable liquids in her salon

Pa. firefighters arrive on scene, rescue one of their own

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:58:09 GMT
Fire crews dispatched to a tractor rollover were surprised to find their captain had been involved in the incident

NY firefighter killed in motorcycle crash on way to EMS training

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:51:16 GMT
Firefighter Zachary J. Fazekas, 19, had been with the department for two years

High school students will train to be 911 operators

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:41:23 GMT
School officials hope the class will equip students with better communication skills and the appropriate responses in various emergency situations

The importance of data in framing a winning fire grant application

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:36:38 GMT
Tracking your first due area demographics, response details, and firefighter gear and apparatus details will make applying for grants a breeze

Fallen Chicago firefighter-EMT had rare heart condition

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:22:08 GMT
An autopsy determined Juan Bucio, 46, died from asphyxia caused by an abnormal heart beat

Houston council members call special meeting on firefighter pay

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:08:06 GMT
Five city council members have called a special meeting, hoping to force the issue of Houston firefighters' push for a referendum on pay "parity" with police

Fla. fire chief actively recruiting women to join firefighting ranks

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:44:07 GMT
The push for more women in the fire department is being driven by Fire Chief Doug Riley

Ind. fire chief killed in crash, remembered as 'great human being'

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:19:06 GMT
Clay Shidler, chief of the Hymera-Jackson Township Fire Department, died after crashing his vehicle on his way home from work

Fla. county approves settlement in fire chief lawsuit

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:14:21 GMT
Division Chief Shari Hall filed a suit in 2016, claiming she was discriminated against based on her gender when she was passed over in 2015 for the fire chief position

Volunteer first responders would be covered under proposed Pa. workers’ comp bill

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:08:09 GMT
Volunteer fire and emergency services personnel are exposed to the same dangers as members of paid companies, and they certainly deserve the same protections under the law

Police investigate possible hit and run in Texas firefighter's fatal crash

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:31:18 GMT
Police recovered a license plate from the scene and tracked down the driver. But no one has been arrested as the case remains open

2 firefighters injured rescuing woman stung by bee swarm hundreds of times

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:24:13 GMT
Two firefighters were taken to a hospital to be treated for bee stings, with one given medication due to an allergic reaction

Deadly wildfire near Yosemite poses danger of rapid expansion

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:16:28 GMT
The dead or dying fuels mixed with fire poses an amplified hazard for firefighters

Cal Fire dozer operator's body recovered near Yosemite

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:27:19 GMT
Firefighters from Cal Fire Local 2881 had been standing sentinel over Braden Varney’s body since he was killed

2 Austin firefighters suspended after damaging equipment

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:44:39 GMT
The closing of a bay door on a fire engine and an aerial device making contact with a light pole were both deemed preventable by the department

40 of Dallas' ambulances without functioning A/C

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:39:07 GMT
The higher than normal air conditioner failure rate is a “real challenge for both patient and first responder”

Sleep Center donates mattresses to firefighters

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:30:40 GMT
Five Tempur-pedic mattresses will each be given to fire departments in Panama City, Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach