Mass. first responders honored at event for lifesaving acts

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:07:34 GMT
The Exchange Club honored paramedics, EMTs, firefighters and police officers for their heroic acts that earned them awards in their departments

Officials: Driver intentionally crashes car into emergency room

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:51:15 GMT
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said the driver had multiple gas containers in the vehicle, which burst into flames after crashing into Middlesex Hospital

NY town lawmakers reject expanding sick time policy

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:09:42 GMT
Mayor Butler wanted to expand the policy to prohibit firefighters from being called in to work if their coworkers are on vacation, have time off or are on leave

Los Angeles fire chief raises concerns about ‘divisive’ firehouse incidents

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:03:24 GMT
Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said his agency has experienced “on-duty heated discussions regarding the perception of a lack of patriotism by NFL players”

FDNY union sues former leader for ‘selling out’

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:38:02 GMT
The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York claims Stephen Cassidy switched sides to run the city’s pension fund because it paid more

First Wash. career female firefighter dies of cancer

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:05:53 GMT
Retired Captain Jeanette Woldseth was described as a “groundbreaker” who “paved the way for so many women”

San Francisco firefighters sue amid harassment charges, station affair

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:02:50 GMT
Firefighters who were accused of harassing a colleague said they were discriminated against because the alleged victim was having an affair with a battalion chief

Chicago fire capt. in serious condition after being overcome by smoke

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:53:27 GMT
A mayday call was issued when the captain became separated from his crew while battling an apartment blaze

Firefighter charged with lighting children's hands on fire

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:53:59 GMT
Levi Dykema said he was demonstrating the flammability of sanitizer and attempting to teach them about poor decision-making

Fire dept. saves money by building their own ambulance

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:02:49 GMT
The Yuma Fire Department saved the city around $70,000 by using local businesses to outfit a new chassis with ambulance necessities

EMS Today 2018 Quick Take: Swift water rescue safety and techniques

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:45:54 GMT
Wear appropriate gear, build in fail safes and backup plans, and be aware of changing water conditions to conduct a successful swift water rescue

NY ambulance fire explodes oxygen tank, sends shrapnel flying

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:36:03 GMT
An AMR ambulance that had been idling caught fire, causing compressed oxygen to blow up and sending shrapnel hurtling through the air in a 100-foot radius

Ga. duo gets prison time for 52-fire station burglary spree

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:19:15 GMT
Ayana Forest and Elisha Ross were arrested after allegedly admitting to breaking into to more than 200 vehicles at 52 fire stations

As city builds new PD, fire wants answers on outdated stations, apparatus

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:52:23 GMT
Medford firefighters claim their needs are not being addressed as the city plans to build a new police headquarters

RI Supreme Court rules against firefighter in disability pension case

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:55 GMT
The court found that John Sauro is not entitled to his $3,902-a-month pension because his shoulder injury from 1998 is healed

SD bill would increase punishment for assault on first responders

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:09:16 GMT
H.B. 1293 would make an assault on an EMS provider or firefighter a class 6 felony, punishable by up to two years in prison

Fairfax Co. fire chief announces retirement amidst dept. harassment allegations

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:59:09 GMT
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Bowers announced his retirement shortly after refusing to resign when the department was accused of harassing women

Mich. city turns dump truck into emergency vehicle

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:19:16 GMT
The truck was refurbished into a crash attenuator, which works to reduce damage at vehicle crash scenes

LODD: Ga. fire captain dies after training session

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:16:24 GMT
Captain Earnest McDuffie was running at a park when he collapsed before being transported to the hospital

Superficial burn care for the fireground

Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:03:24 GMT
Establish a low threshold for intervention and treat burns as soon as possible to prevent further injury