DC fire, EMS celebrates EMS Week with CPR challenge

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 15:16:44 GMT
“May Madness” encourages responders to "own the code" and improve survival rates for cardiac arrest victims

Nextdoor, FEMA partner to bring emergency information to neighborhoods

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 14:33:31 GMT
The partnership enables FEMA to deliver hyperlocal, targeted emergency and disaster preparedness messages and information

Off-duty firefighter rescues unconscious child from locked car

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 14:24:57 GMT
The child, who was strapped in a car seat, appeared to be confused and disoriented

6 tips for effective firefighter recognition programs

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 14:21:52 GMT
Use these recognition program tips and activities to increase firefighter engagement and improve loyalty

Trench rescue: How to bridge the training-to-incident gap

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 14:04:11 GMT
Trench-rescue training evolutions don't accurately reflect real scenarios; here's a look how to overcome some of those gaps

Fix for Dallas fire, police pension system passes Senate

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 13:41:44 GMT
The bill barely made it out of committee last week but was saved by last-minute negotiations

Report: Lawn mower sparked Fla. wildfire

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 13:34:00 GMT
The owner saw smoke, called 911 and tried to stop the blaze with a fire extinguisher

Fiery tanker-truck blast on Calif. highway kills driver

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 13:06:55 GMT
Witnesses said the explosions sent people running from roadside fast-food restaurants

Car smashes into gas station pump, causing fire: 1 killed

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 13:05:45 GMT
The impact was so strong that the pump nearly ended up on a nearby road

National Guard to test residential wells for firefighting foam

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 13:02:22 GMT
About 100 homes with private wells are at risk of contamination

Neighbor charged in fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 12:58:21 GMT
Investigators would not discuss a possible motive, because they are still investigating the May 15 fire

LODD: Ga. firefighter dies after being struck by fire hose

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 12:51:46 GMT
Darrell Plank, 29, suffered a skull fracture after being hit in the head by a metal coupling

Department receives American Heart Association's highest EMS award

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
The department was selected for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks

Campaign aims to raise awareness of active shooter threat, rescue task force

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
The emerging threats facing today's responders, how a rescue task force response model works and what equipment and armor technology is available was discussed at the launch during EMS Week

Firefighter seriously burned while clearing yard waste

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 16:49:20 GMT
Officials said the firefighter is in serious, but stable condition after the incident

Fallen San Antonio firefighter honored at vigil

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 15:48:41 GMT
Firefighter Scott Deem, 31, died in a four-alarm fire at a shopping center

Mayor, fire commissioner announce $30M investment in FDNY EMS operations

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 14:56:50 GMT
Investments include construction of a new EMS station as well as funding for ambulances

Firefighter in critical condition after being struck by fire hose

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 14:34:32 GMT
Darrell Plank, a 10-year veteran, was knocked unconscious at a house fire

Former firefighter suing department for safety concerns

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 14:26:16 GMT
Longtime volunteer firefighter Ronald Cronin started having issues with the station over a road sign

Rapid response: MCI readiness, blast injury treatment takeaways after Manchester

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 13:31:14 GMT
Emergency responder effectiveness after this terrorist MCI will likely be judged – fairly or not – based on solving the crime, caring for the injured and quickly reuniting families