Mayday: At least 3 Pa. firefighters hurt after wall collapse

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:51:48 GMT
The wall on the south side of the former Weaver Piano & Organ Co. building collapsed as firefighters were still inside

Firefighter career: Never forget how it felt to be part of something bigger than yourself

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:57:34 GMT
In retirement I am able to look back at the career as a whole and past the ghosts of patients who I was unable to rescue

Director named for rumored ‘Backdraft’ sequel

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:50:37 GMT
The rumored sequel is tentatively titled "Backdraft II" and is set to begin filming in Romania and Toronto next month

Ala. fire chief: Burned firefighter is ‘making excellent progress’

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:39:58 GMT
Opelika Fire Chief Byron Prather said Captain David Davis, who was severely burned in a training accident, is recovering quicker than expected

101-year-old woman recalls being a volunteer first responder

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:37:11 GMT
Julie Ryan became a volunteer firefighter in 1944 after most of the male firefighters had been sent off to fight in World War II

Tenn. fire dept. wants to add 67 more staff members

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:02:48 GMT
Nashville Fire Department officials voiced their concerns and said they “actually deal with having shortfalls” due to low staff numbers

Fire chief agrees to random drug testing after union’s request

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:17:07 GMT
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Chief Dennis Jones said he would submit to the drug tests in an effort to make it a requirement for firefighters and paramedics

EPA takes command of 'extremely' toxic Colo. tire fire

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:09:22 GMT
The tires' steel wheels are so hot that firefighters can't cool them and extinguish the blaze, which likely will continue emitting toxic smoke for the next week

Wife saves her firefighter husband's life with CPR

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:56:00 GMT
Jessica Pichette said she thought her husband, Capt. Luke Pichette, was having a stroke when he began making strange noises before bed

2 firefighters hurt in fire, ambulance crashes while en route to scene

Posted on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:46:38 GMT
The firefighters were transported to the hospital in stable condition; the paramedics were treated on scene for their injuries

‘Stand down’ order lifted for fire dept. after gear inspection

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:15:57 GMT
The Limington Fire Department will now respond to all calls after their gear was deemed compliant with state safety standards

Introduction to prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:04:22 GMT
A method of helping the combat veteran community is helping first responders cope with traumatic events by creating a narrative

Video: Australian firefighter gives thirsty koala water

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:18:28 GMT
The firefighter was battling a wildfire when he stopped to give the koala some water

San Francisco supervisor apologizes for slamming chief about fire response

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:05:33 GMT
Aaron Peskin said he should not have raised his concerns about Chief Joanne Hayes-White while on the scene of the fire

Judge: Houston firefighters’ ‘equal pay’ petition must be reviewed

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:08:51 GMT
The ruling mandates that the city secretary counts the signatures on a petition that calls for pay parity between firefighters and police officers

Ind. responders: Patients OD'ing on drugs laced with bug spray

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:22 GMT
Firefighter Scott Lebherz said the street drug KD is laced with heavy-duty bug sprays and causes users to writhe on the ground and struggle to breathe

U.S. bill could modernize wildfire technology

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:20:13 GMT
The bill would increase firefighter safety by requiring GPS locations to be provided for wildfire crews and allowing drones to scout wildfires in real-time

President Trump praises Safe Stations while visiting NH firefighters

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:12:49 GMT
President Trump told Manchester Central Station that "the whole country is talking about" their lifesaving Safe Station program

FDNY firefighters killed in Iraq copter crash honored at memorial

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:41:16 GMT
Tripp Zanetis and Chris Raguso were remembered for their determination to help people no matter the sacrifice

Firefighter humor stops being funny when civilians aren't in on the joke

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:15:47 GMT
Even the most benign joke from a first responder to a taxpayer can seem hurtful, flippant and even cruel