Perform a social media size-up before every post

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:06:21 +0000
Ask yourself a series of questions to determine if that comment or photo is worth risking your career

Here's how the city of Chicago is putting public safety first

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:00:00 +0000
By investing in improving its CAD system, Chicago is setting an example of how enhanced communication and integration is critical in public safety

Ohio lawmakers who voted 'no' on PTSD bill to introduce counter bill

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:57:25 +0000
The alternative bill would fund workers' compensation for first responders with PTSD through a different department

2 firefighters, 3 others hospitalized after freak bee attack

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:52:25 +0000
Firefighters said they had never seen so many bees in one location

NY legislation would classify attacks targeting first responders as hate crimes

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:24:18 +0000
The "Community Heroes Protection Act" would stiffen penalties for attacks on firefighters, EMS personnel, police and correction officers

Ohio city to add AEDs to fire trucks

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:28:52 +0000
Fire officials said fire engines are often the first emergency vehicle to reach someone in need

5 things a company fire officer should never say

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:18:42 +0000
These statements reflect an attitude that may seem harmless in the short term, but will undermine leadership in the long run

Orlando FD ambulance gets stuck in 6-foot hole

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:17:38 +0000
The ambulance had to be lifted and towed after its tire became stuck in what was initially suspected to be a sinkhole

5 lists firefighters must follow to reduce heart-attack deaths

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:57:33 +0000
Cardiac-related incidents remain a leading cause of firefighter death and injury. Here are 10 things all firefighters can do in five key areas to improve their heart health

Colo. fire-rescue adopts master plan focused on hiring more women

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:12:04 +0000
Boulder Fire-Rescue seeks to increase its number of female firefighters from 7% to 25% within the next 10 years

Video: Procession escorts remains of 2nd FF from Calif. library fire

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:11:07 +0000
The body of Porterville Firefighter Patrick Jones was recovered late Wednesday

Minn. proposal would help firefighters with cancer, heart disease, PTSD

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:58:42 +0000
The Hometown Heroes Assistance Program would give firefighters diagnosed with certain conditions a one-time payment of up to $30,000

Wash. propane explosion highlights challenges of homeless camp fires

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:49:45 +0000
Firefighters had difficulty accessing the camp in a wooded area after several small propane tanks exploded

911 caller dies from flu after first responders unable to find him

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:21:34 +0000
Firefighters and police searched the caller's apartment complex for 45 minutes, a few hours before he was found dead by his roommate

Friend sues fire department, sheriff's office 2 years after man's death

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:38:45 +0000
The friend filed a wrongful death suit alleging a firefighter improperly put the 24-year-old in a chokehold after deputies repeatedly Tased him

Why thermal imaging cameras are essential equipment for these emergency scenarios

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:27:12 +0000
FLIR offers a range of TICs that aid in situational awareness, decision making and enhanced safety

Tenn. volunteer FFs resign in support of former chief convicted in shooting

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:08:38 +0000
Former Monteagle Fire Chief and Grundy County Deputy Mike Holmes says city officials forced him to resign after his negligent homicide conviction

FDNY EMT suspected of doubling salary by faking overtime

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:38:43 +0000
The EMT has been placed on restricted duty after allegations he padded his overtime sheets to earn pay for unworked hours

Colo. firefighter recognized with heroism award for tackling suspected arsonist

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:32:14 +0000
Longmont Fire Lt. Mike Burelson was honored by a nonprofit organization for stopping a man holding a lighter at a fire scene

Neb. fire officials struggle to find funds to ease paramedic burnout

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:41:27 +0000
Lincoln Fire and Rescue seeks to add an eighth medic unit to address overwhelming call volumes