RI firefighters save 9 lives, rescuing ducklings from storm drain

Posted on Sat, 18 May 2019 07:00:00 +0000
The mother duck ran right up to the truck like Lassie, then back to the storm drain

Unknowing microaggressions: Avoiding unintended miscommunication with our citizens

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 05:07:09 +0000
An incident highlighted how perception is everything in communications with community members

Appleton, Wis. LODD highlights need for situational awareness on routine calls

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 04:12:38 +0000
Remember any patient can turn violent, and make a patient assessment/search a part of your situational awareness approach to scene safety

66 Houston fire cadets sworn in after Prop B ruled unconstitutional

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 03:49:58 +0000
Many of the new firefighters will begin work at Houston fire stations as early as Saturday.

US attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 03:40:16 +0000
A factor in the decision, officials said, was a decreasing trend in the number of annual fire shelter deployments

Pa. volunteer firefighters tell state they need money, training

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 01:49:41 +0000
A town hall audience of about three dozen fire company representatives opened up with questions, gripes and suggestions in a wide-ranging, two-hour exchange

10 firefighters hospitalized after fighting chemical company fire

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 01:32:58 +0000
The fire extended into an adjoining lab, prompting officials to call in a hazmat decontamination unit in case anyone had been exposed to potentially harmful chemicals

Spokane lays off 10 dispatchers as it considers joining new emergency communications center

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 +0000
Once operations begin at the new dispatch center on July 1, the city will only need eight of its 18 fire dispatchers

Pittsburgh planning heavy police, fire, EMS presence for Garth Brooks concert

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 +0000
There will be 32 paramedics inside the stadium during the concert along with two doctors

Rapid Response: Wis. FF’s death reinforces need to plan for violent events

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 12:30:58 +0000
Medical call turns violent, leaving firefighter dead, police officer and bystander wounded

Fire service leaders identify 5 issues to help mitigate America’s fire problem

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 09:48:07 +0000
Fire Forum focused on efforts to quell the increasing number of fire deaths and improve firefighter safety

Firefighter killed, 3 injured at Wis. transit station shooting

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 08:43:29 +0000
A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter's body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

Ariz. FD receives $400K FEMA grants used to buy new cardiac monitors.

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 07:58:10 +0000
The cardiac monitors have new technology that sends data instantly to hospitals nearby

Cal Fire awards $250K in fire prevention grants

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 07:49:25 +0000
Cal Fire selected CSU Monterey Bay and Big Sur Fire for local fire prevention grants

Houston Mayor: No layoffs after Prop B ruled unconstitutional

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 04:00:46 +0000
The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association quickly said it would appeal the judge's ruling, and later filed a “notice of appeal” with her court

Helicopter crashes into Hudson River; pilot OK

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 03:42:01 +0000
New York City Fire Department officials said the pilot was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury after the helicopter landed in the river

Kan. fire department plans to offer ALS in 2020

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 03:05:53 +0000
The Topeka Fire Department plans to transition from providing basic life support to providing advanced life support as firefighters respond to emergency medical calls

Man pulls fire alarm at Mass. apartment, felt neighbors needed a fire drill

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 02:49:32 +0000
John Munroe received a verbal warning from Gloucester Fire Department for activating the fire alarm that resulted in vehicles and personnel rushing to the scene

NC county fire dept. debuts state-of-the-art drone at structure blaze

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 02:26:20 +0000
Emergency officials said the deployment of a drone equipped with FLIR displayed vast capabilities for future response

Fire officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly Calif. fire

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 01:31:27 +0000
State fire officials said transmission lines owned and operated by PG&E started the fire that wiped out nearly 15,000 homes in the town of Paradise