2 Ohio firefighters hurt battling condo blaze

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:14:55 +0000
The firefighters were transported to the hospital after battling a fire that broke out at Chandlers Lane Condominiums

Assistance to Firefighters Grants cycle is set to open

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:48 +0000
The AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity has been released for fiscal year 2018

Houston Fire Dept. to purchase ballistic vests

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:15:21 +0000
Fire Chief Samuel Peña said along with the usual firefighting dangers, the department “must now also consider protection against violent acts”

Official: 3 people killed in Md. shooting

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:39:25 +0000
A suspect was taken into custody and was in critical condition, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference

NY volunteer firefighters voice training concerns, chief resigns

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:24:16 +0000
Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bill Hummel resigned after previously telling firefighters they would not be able to fully perform interior firefighting duties

Calif. fire department to start billing for some emergency services

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:19:05 +0000
Officials said the fees will be charged for emergencies involving vehicle accidents, helicopter landings, illegal fires, hazmat releases and water emergencies

3 LAFD firefighters hurt in warehouse blaze

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:42:05 +0000
Three firefighters battling the flames on the roof suffered some burns when the a portion of the roof gave way

The loss of Sen. John McCain, friend of the fire service

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:06:32 +0000
His passing marks the end of a long tenure as an advocate for the fire service and federal funding in the industry

FEMA announces 2018 AFG application period

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:52:52 +0000
The agency will begin accepting applications Monday, Sept. 24 and will remain open until Friday, Oct. 26

Austin officials drop workers' comp suit against firefighter

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:12:15 +0000
The city filed suit in 2017 to dispute a judge's decision that firefighter Carrie Stewart should receive workers' compensation after her cancer diagnosis

Mo. city officials accuse firefighters, police of harassment in pay spat

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:52:19 +0000
City Manager Sam Anselm said "the city will not be a party to the innuendos and gossip ... because an organized group of employees is not happy with their pay"

Video: Firefighters try to gain control of hose stuck in ‘firenado’

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:49:16 +0000
A video shows crews in a tug-of-war battle with the burning twister, which formed during the Chutanli wildfire in British Columbia

Firefighter in ICU after hit-and-run incident

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:39:37 +0000
Police said John Houdeshell, 71, is in the ICU after being hit by a car while on his way to his hotel after working on the Terwilliger fire

Firefighters help apprehend bank robber

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:48:19 +0000
Two Aurora firefighters detained Lester Bernard when he was pursued out into the parking lot of the bank, and kept him there until police arrived

What you need to know about ISO’s 2018 Public Protection Classification

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:29:23 +0000
Learn how ISO classifications have changed and how they benefit communities as they improve

Stamp honoring first responders officially released by USPS

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:39:27 +0000
The first-day of issue ceremony was held at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, home to the nation’s largest training center for parachute firefighters

Ill. city officials to vote on $1.4M grant to hire firefighters

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:00:35 +0000
Danville officials must vote to reject or accept a $1.4 million federal grant that will allow them to hire six new firefighters

Firefighter–EMT honored after being punched while giving CPR

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:43:17 +0000
Off-duty West Allis firefighter Chad Staszak was praised by West Bend Police Chief Kenneth Meuler, who told the mayor he “should be proud” to have Staszak serving the city

NC fire station destroyed in blaze

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:32:35 +0000
Fire Chief Teddy Stamatis said he was able to save a tanker truck by driving it out of the blaze, but three department vehicles were destroyed in the fire

Mo. fire chief cites harassment, bullying as reason for resignation

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:24:45 +0000
Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Chief Dennis Reilly is stepping down from the position he has held since 2012