COVID-19: How public safety companies are assisting the frontline pandemic response

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:28:27 +0000
The businesses that equip and serve first responders are supporting the national emergency response with new products, free services and donations

IAFC launches collection point for COVID-19 lessons learned

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:00:06 +0000
The organization will share best practices with sound merit and practical application for fire and EMS

IAFF: 5K firefighters quarantined nationwide

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:30:25 +0000
Jim Brinkley, assistant to the general president for technical assistance and information resources at IAFF, said the count is likely higher due to underreporting

Wash. city avoiding overtime, considering pay cuts amid pandemic

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:20:21 +0000
The city received backlash after a fire engine was temporarily taken out of service and a 10% wage cut for all city employee was discussed

Navigating the politics of COVID-19

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:34:02 +0000
State legislatures and feds follow governors’ lead for coronavirus response efforts

Researchers conducting COVID-19 treatment study seek volunteers

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:14:44 +0000
The University of Minnesota will test the effectiveness of hyroxychloroquine in preventing or treating the disease

Federal tax holiday proposal for first responders, corrections, healthcare workers introduced

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:33:00 +0000
If passed, the HEROES Act would provide four months of federal tax relief for firefighters, EMS providers, law enforcement and corrections officers, and healthcare personnel

CARES Act and grant funding: How it will benefit local fire and EMS response

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:16:58 +0000
The Act provides $150 billion for a Coronavirus Relief Fund to make payments to local governments

7 fire departments bringing birthday joy to kids stuck at home

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:16:40 +0000
With birthday parties canceled due to COVID-19, firefighters across the country have stepped up to help families celebrate

Former FF-medic, now a pharmacist, donates hand sanitizer to FD

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:32:01 +0000
Former Canton Firefighter-Paramedic Rosario Carcione donated 30 48-ounce bottles of sanitizer to the department where he used to work

Detroit, county considering hazard pay for front-line workers

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:17:17 +0000
Officials are considering increasing pay for first responders and other front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The bigger ‘What if …?’: How to answer COVID-19 staffing questions

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 04:14:53 +0000
Steps your department can take now to prevent disruption from sudden personnel or staffing changes

La. firefighter accused of arson in fire at abandoned building

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:15:39 +0000
The volunteer firefighter allegedly removed evidence while responding to the blaze

COVID-19 testing site for first responders opens at Gillette Stadium

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:51:18 +0000
About 200 tests will be administered for free each day in the parking lot of the stadium

Officials describe how virus spread through Calif. fire department

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:47:38 +0000
About 10% of the San Jose Fire Department's staff were being monitored for exposure within a week of its first COVID-19 case

Calif. firefighters face dual burden of virus, fire season

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:18:53 +0000
Officials said COVID-19 would complicate evacuation plans, and loss of staff due to the virus could impede wildfire response

Mass. sheriff to open center for first responders recovering from virus

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:04:56 +0000
Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi said many first responders feel they have nowhere to go after being diagnosed

NJ FFs hold procession for former fire commissioner who died from COVID-19

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:27:05 +0000
The procession gave former Fire Commissioner Richard Gould's family a chance to say goodbye amidst social distancing

Calif. firefighters call beekeeper for help with swarmed vehicles

Posted on Sun, 05 Apr 2020 15:36:29 +0000
The firefighters responded to a call about a woman trapped in her car due to thousands of bees; then, the bees moved to their vehicle

Video: Fla. fire crew raises ladder to visit firefighter recovering from COVID-19

Posted on Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:41:46 +0000
The Miami-Dade firefighter shared the touching video of fellow firefighters greeting him through the hospital window