Second-life fire trucks: Know the risks

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:09:25 +0000
Repurposing rigs for fire-service duty can be a great cost savings, but they require great care to make sure they are safe for firefighting

Are driverless fire truck in our future?

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:31:11 +0000
Couple the fast pace of technological developments with the hazards of driving a fire apparatus, and the idea may not be so crazy

Are American fire trucks too big?

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:25:13 +0000
Congestion and street width are just two of the factors that force us to consider the right size for our rigs

How to safely operate firefighting tenders

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:18:47 +0000
These unwieldy beasts make up a large percentage of apparatus crashes; follow these sound safety procedures to tame that beast and keep firefighters safe

Paramedic educator, fitness advocate Bryan Fass dies

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:10:20 +0000
Fass leaves a legacy of contributions to EMS health and fitness, safety and readiness

Dallas FF-paramedic starts coffee company

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:46:33 +0000
Fire Grounds Coffee donates a bag of coffee to first responders for every five bags sold, just one of several ways the company gives back to the community

20 Md. firefighters affected by scabies outbreak

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:33:01 +0000
The highly contagious condition causes severe itching and rash outbreaks due to mites burrowing under the skin

New algorithm to predict final fire size at ‘moment of ignition’ developed

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:26:30 +0000
Scientists used a new technique to predict if the size of the wildfire from the moment it starts

Honor Flag in Utah to honor fallen first responders

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:14:08 +0000
State troopers escorted the U.S. Honor Flag to eight locations around the state in memory of fallen firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel

Charges filed in fatal shooting of off-duty Minn. firefighter-paramedic

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:21:32 +0000
Thomas R. Harrigan was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the chest and later died at the hospital

2 Mass. firefighters injured in 3-alarm fire

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 03:16:09 +0000
Firefighters requested mutual aid support from surrounding towns due to the challenges posed by the newly constructed additions to the home

Maine fire captain identified in fatal propane explosion

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 02:34:11 +0000
The blast killed Fire Capt. Michael Bell and injured his brother, Fire Chief Terry Bell, five other firefighters, a LEAP worker and an ambulance professional

Tubbs Fire civil lawsuit against PG&E set for 2020 in San Francisco

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 02:18:46 +0000
CAL FIRE investigators have blamed PG&E power equipment for igniting most of the catastrophic Northern California wildfires in the past two years

Practicing on the deceased: ‘I get it’

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:44:56 +0000
The human body is an ideal training tool, but fire/EMS training protocols and the law must be followed

The future of the fire service: Hiring for character

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:34:19 +0000
Dig deeper with interview questions that reveal how a candidate will shape the fire service values and culture in years to come

Evolving technology: Residential energy storage systems

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:31:49 +0000
Industries use ESS as power storage from a large array of solar panels or wind-powered generators

5 things you can do right now to improve operational firefighter safety

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:23:58 +0000
Firefighter safety doesn’t preclude efficiency, and it is the responsibility of every emergency responder on scene

Resources for firefighters who are studying for the written exam

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:59:10 +0000
The firefighter's written exam covers skillsets ranging from math to a personality assessment. Regardless of your education level, it's essential to prepare for this exam adequately

Cop who spent weeks digging at Ground Zero for FDNY brother killed by 9/11-related cancer

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:54:12 +0000
NYPD detective Joe Paolillo succumbed last week at age 55 to a rare form of cancer

Heeding on-scene evacuation orders

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:37:24 +0000
Following an evacuation order is about saving lives, not concluding interior “play time”