Wash. fire dept. prepares for AMR EMT strike

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:09:35 +0000
The Seattle Fire Department is working on a contingency plan in case AMR EMTs authorize a strike in protest of low wages

Rapid response: Firefighters battling catastrophic wildfires and EMS providers evacuating civilians deserve our attention and support

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:06:32 +0000
Most recent California wildfires have killed at least 29 people and destroyed more than 6,400 homes

Texas firefighter fatally shot after off-duty altercation

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:06:04 +0000
Police said Woodlands Fire Department firefighter Nicholas Daniel was shot after going to the suspect’s house to confront him about some text messages

Calif. firefighters rescue arson suspect from fire he allegedly started

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 04:09:13 +0000
Police said Osvaldo Madrigal is responsible for setting two fires within 50 minutes of one another

Forest management, WUI planning, humanity needed in California wildfires

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 04:01:40 +0000
Long-term community action is key to reducing the loss of lives, property, infrastructure and natural resources from wildfires

Fire service leaders denounce Trump’s wildfire tweet

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:44:22 +0000
California Professional Firefighters President Brian Rice said President Trump’s tweet about the wildfires was “ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning”

Officials: 31 dead in Calif. wildfires, responders searching for more victims

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:41:40 +0000
Six more were found dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29 and the statewide total to 31

Ohio firefighters gather for last call at 106-year-old fire station

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:30:21 +0000
“Seeing all the old guys at the old station and what it meant to them … there (are) a lot of memories that will never go away,” Chief John Soisson said

Houston firefighters, mayor disagree on next steps after pay parity is approved

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:30:03 +0000
Mayor Sylvester Turner said the ballot initiative’s passage would force him to downsize the department, cause response times to rise and endanger public safety

NY firefighter’s union challenges assistant chief’s reinstatement

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Utica’s firefighters union is threatening legal action against the city as to how the Utica Fire Department’s assistant chief was reinstated to his former job

Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 03:28:31 +0000
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said 14 additional bodies were found, bringing the death toll to 23

2 found dead in Southern Calif. wildfires

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:14:10 +0000
Two people were found dead and scores of houses from the celebrity mansions of Malibu to the mobile homes of seniors burned in a pair of wildfires

6 arrested for burning model of Grenfell Tower

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:30:49 +0000
Six people were arrested and released following an outcry surrounding the burning of a model of London's Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died

Colo. firefighters find body of homicide victim while responding to call

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Members of the Pleasant View Fire Department found the body of a woman who had been shot while responding to a small brush fire

Minn. fire chief resigns over inappropriate sexual relationship

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Chief Nealon Thompson was put on administrative leave in April after he contacted the city administrator to report that he “engaged in unprofessional conduct"

At least 9 dead in Northern Calif. wildfire

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:29:57 +0000
Officials said nine people died in what quickly grew into the state's most destructive fire in at least a century

Recognize the signs of crisis after a traumatic response

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:45:56 +0000
The shooting at the Thousand Oaks, Ca., Borderline Bar & Grill is another blow to first responders in communities impacted by mass violence

Officials: 5 people found dead in vehicles torched by Northern Calif. wildfire

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:17:47 +0000
Officials say the victims were found in the same area in the town of Paradise, near a main thoroughfare heading out of the town that was consumed by flames

Fire dept. charity helps family of fallen firefighter after blaze destroys home

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:22:34 +0000
Ignite the Spirit donated money to help Julie Carnithan, cousin of fallen firefighter Billy Grant, rebuild her home

Southern Calif. wildfire force thousands to evacuate as community reels from shooting

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 04:25:04 +0000
Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes from the threat of wildfires in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 12 people