Wash. first responders turn attention to mental health

Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:35:02 GMT
Burlington Fire Chief Levon Yengoyan equates the move toward mental health awareness to that of an increase in physical health awareness in the industry

Ind. union takes city to court over month-long bargaining battle

Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:26:14 GMT
Professional Firefighters of Kokomo Local 396 requested that the existing fire contract not be terminated "until such time that the matter can be arbitrated"

2 dead after plane crashes into home and bursts into flames

Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:14:15 GMT
It appeared the pilot tried to land the plane in the open space of the schoolyard and adjacent park, the chief said

Officials: 'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in Calif.

Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:05:43 GMT
"This is the new normal," Gov. Jerry Brown warned Saturday after surveying damage from the deadly Ventura County fire

'Creek Fire Camp' gives firefighters solace during wildfires

Posted on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 20:12:42 GMT
The camp is described as a "self-sufficient little city," including showers and a doctor

Firefighters forced to step aside as winds powered infernos

Posted on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 19:44:38 GMT
Once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly powerless to stop infernos that destroyed more than 750 buildings

Md. fire lieutenant, FBI agent die in vehicle crash

Posted on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 19:36:54 GMT
Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office Deputy Chief Sander Cohen stopped to help FBI agent Carlos Wolff after a crash when they were both hit by another vehicle

Laid-off firefighters called in to help battle Calif. wildfires

Posted on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Cal Fire called 15 firefighters who were laid off for the winter to come back and help crews battle the Southern California blazes

Ex-firefighter accused of murdering firefighter-EMT faces judge

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 18:52:19 GMT
Daniel Greene was declared a “danger to the public” after allegedly killing Jon Hickey over a love triangle

Jury awards female firefighter $245K in discrimination lawsuit

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 18:01:47 GMT
Tanja Vidovic said she thinks her case and the statements of other women have already started to make a difference in the department

Houston Fire Dept. receives surge of donations to expand rescue fleet

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:56:06 GMT
The donations come as the department waits for bond money that voters approved, which won't be available until next year

Mich. first responders take children on Christmas shopping spree

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:45:53 GMT
For the ninth year, Michigan supermarket Meijer teamed up with first responders for "Shop with a Hero"

Firefighter charged with sexual assault of colleague

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:25:53 GMT
Michael Peden allegedly repeatedly harassed the female firefighter, who was labeled a "snitch" when she complained to a captain

Bill aims to forgive volunteer first responder student loan debt

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:13:08 GMT
The proposal would eliminate a portion of student loans in an effort to attract more people to volunteer

Teen to earn Eagle Scout badge by building first responder statues

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:09:35 GMT
Tyler Richards is working on a project to have three bronze statutes put up in honor of firefighters, EMS providers and police officers

Firefighters consume 10K eggs, 4.5K strips of bacon on wildfire base

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:38:55 GMT
Inmate firefighters began preparing almost 2,000 meals at midnight for firefighters battling the Creek Fire

Firefighters rescue man who ‘cemented’ his head in microwave

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:41:09 GMT
It took an hour for firefighters to free the man’s head from the microwave after he purposely put it there for a YouTube prank

Firefighters urge drivers to keep emergency kits in cars during inclement weather

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:31:56 GMT
Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department said to keep items such as a coat, snow shovel, traffic cones and more in case of an emergency

Flames engulf San Diego area in newest wildfires

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:11:36 GMT
The fire razed rows of trailer homes in a retirement community, leaving charred and mangled metal in its wake

A national call for firefighter cancer prevention

Posted on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:42:33 GMT
Shifting cultural expectations in the fire service and firefighter personal stories are contributing to adoption of best practices in cancer prevention and intervention