Fla. firefighter and his family injured in multi-vehicle crash

Posted on Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:30:37 +0000
Firefighter Hunter Garcia, his wife and daughter were transported to the hospital with serious injuries and their daughter was admitted with life-threatening injuries

Suspect arrested in fire at historic Minn. synagogue

Posted on Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:19:48 +0000
A preliminary investigation has found no signs of accelerants at the fire that destroyed the historic synagogue in northern Minnesota

Decks collapse during NJ firefighter event; at least 22 injured

Posted on Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:09:31 +0000
During the New Jersey Firemen's Convention, multiple levels of decking attached to a building collapsed, trapping people and injuring several others

Conn. fire department awarded over $200K in FEMA grants

Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 01:59:10 +0000
The fire department will use the funds to replace power stretchers and stretcher hoists in its ambulance fleet

Ohio city asks court to dismiss former fire recruit's lawsuit

Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 01:42:48 +0000
Major Smith III filed the lawsuit alleging that racial discrimination led to his termination from the department while he was a fire recruit in 2018

Okla. firefighter dies in collision with semi-truck

Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 01:12:57 +0000
Jeffrey Blaine Alexander, 21, hit a semi-truck that ran a stop sign and was thrown from the pickup and pinned under the vehicle

Arbitrator: NY city needs to return to nine-member firefighter shifts

Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000
The former mayor dropped the FD's ambulance service amid the city's financial distress and cut the department's minimum staffing levels to six members per shift

Who's working on your fire apparatus?

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:45:50 +0000
Relying on emergency vehicle techs will improve a department's bottom line, response capability and overall safety

Firefighter mental health and crime: What's the correlation?

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:19:08 +0000
A firefighter-turned-psychologist breaks down what strategies fire departments can put into place to prevent firefighter-specific crimes

Complex rescue lifts: 3 rules to get them right

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:27:48 +0000
Use these rules to safely analyze and perform complex and heavy lifts such as a school bus flipped on a car

Study: 8% of Va. first responders have suicidal thoughts

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:52:48 +0000
Of the 5,000 first responders surveyed, nearly 60% talked about depression, trauma, alcohol use and suicidal thoughts

New tech in ambulances gives real-time monitoring capabilities to Ark. first responders

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:36:56 +0000
The Bella Vista Fire and EMS Department among first in the nation to launch cerebral oximetry machines in two of its ambulances

Ore. voters to decide on $28M upgrade to radio system for 911 dispatch center

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 05:52:04 +0000
The current analog-based system would be upgraded to an all-digital radio system

Shots fired at Phoenix FFs who tried to stop suspect from stealing fire engine

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:23:04 +0000
Police are searching for two suspects, one of whom allegedly fired shots at firefighters as they attempted to steal a fire engine

Firefighters respond to Greenpeace protest in Houston

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:42:27 +0000
Firefighters rappelled to protesters suspended from bridge, safely lowering them to boats below

2 NY firefighters injured in house fire

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:25:01 +0000
The two-alarm house fire required additional reinforcements from seven other fire departments to put out the blaze

Bill would stop Ohio firefighters from training with PFAS-based foam

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 02:28:39 +0000
Ohio rep. introduces legislation that would require firefighters to stop training with foam believed to cause health problems

Photo of the Week: Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department responds to silo fire

Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:28:53 +0000
This week’s photo of the week comes to us from Deputy Chief Chad Singleton, who snapped this shot of the Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department’s Ladder 51 responding to a silo fire in Greenville, North Carolina.

NC firefighters join study to analyze chemical exposure

Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:52:16 +0000
Firefighters from the Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham Fire Departments are wearing wristbands that will collect data on what firefighters are exposed to every day

Firefighter's widow files lawsuit against CAL FIRE

Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:21:37 +0000
A supertanker dropped a load of retardant, knocking a Douglas fir onto Matthew Burchett and three other firefighters