Mass. first responders equipped with ballistic vests, helmets

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 03:01:31 +0000
The ballistics gear allows firefighters and paramedics into the "warm zone" alongside law enforcement to quickly provide life-saving first aid

LODD: Md. firefighter killed battling 7-alarm house blaze

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 02:22:05 +0000
Officials said the firefighter fell through the floor of a large home that was possibly struck by lightning

Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing 2

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 02:00:24 +0000
A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police

Q&A: Using physiological data to enhance firefighter safety

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:03 +0000
Improving firefighter safety and survival through science, medicine and technology

Police: Woman attacks responders with cinder block, rocks and a squeegee

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:18:27 +0000
The woman allegedly first threw a cinder block at an EMT, but missed him and instead hit the ambulance, breaking the window

NC firefighters hold Junior Fire Academy for kids

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:05:31 +0000
Chief Keith Owens said that fewer people are volunteering as firefighters, and he hopes exposing children to firefighting might help address the issue

2 more firefighters hurt while battling Calif. forest fire

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:01:16 +0000
A total of four firefighters have been injured since the blaze broke out July 13

1 dead, 6 hurt in Calif. supermarket shooting

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 02:58:54 +0000
Police are trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and wound another woman before he crashed his car and ran into a busy supermarket

Fighting fire with fire in the new California

Posted on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0000
That means making advancements in prevention of, protection from and dousing blazes once they’ve begun

Omaha fire stations getting state-of-the-art alert systems

Posted on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0000
Two stations had been using a “pop can” alarm as a backup to the broken system

Repurposed fire hoses offer protection at Pa. schools

Posted on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0000
The fire department and school district will repurpose old fire hoses to add a safety element to classrooms in case of an active-shooter situation

2018 Hooley Awards winners named

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:25:01 +0000
Three individuals were named 2018 Hooley Awards winners at the 10th annual ImageTrend Connect Conference on July 19

Firefighter arson: Could it happen within your ranks?

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:53:16 +0000
Learn how to identify the signs of firefighter arson within your own ranks and the actions fire chiefs can take to mitigate the problem

San Antonio fire union to sue city over alleged First Amendment violation

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:52:42 +0000
The union is suing the city for violating the First Amendment rights of firefighters gathering signatures at a public library earlier this year

Family: Recruit was fired from Toledo FD due to race

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:45:17 +0000
Outgoing Chief Luis Santiago confirmed the recruit was fired after he was unable to meet the state’s standards

Inter-agency collaboration solves staffing challenge in Idaho region

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:40:32 +0000
To deal with the natural uptick in calls that comes with population growth, they find new ways to work with their neighbors

Va. town considers closing fire station to cut costs

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:13:52 +0000
The Danville City Council is considering closing one of the town’s seven fire stations to offset a projected budget deficit

New first responder stamp to be released by USPS

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:12:24 +0000
The stamp includes a firefighter carrying an axe, an EMS worker and a law enforcement officer shining a flashlight

N.J. firefighters save seizing girl at public pool

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:03:34 +0000
JCFD Capt. Ken Simone and two other firefighters happened to be at the pool for a community outreach event

Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:31:28 +0000
Officials says 14 people survived after a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds