Pa. firefighter dies in on-duty medical incident

Posted on Mon, 01 Jun 2020 12:28:10 +0000
Newport Township Firefighter Joe Nealon, who also served as a firefighter and chaplain in Hanover Township, died unexpectedly on Saturday

Rapid Response: Firefighters describe alarming moments during riots

Posted on Sun, 31 May 2020 23:51:13 +0000
Close calls in dire times demands vigilance, perseverance and the option to pull back in order to stay safe

Firefighters attacked, apparatus damaged during civil unrest

Posted on Sun, 31 May 2020 21:28:09 +0000
Some rioters have thrown projectiles at fire crews, smashed apparatus windows, and tossed firecrackers under fire trucks while firefighters work

NY governor signs bill granting COVID-19 death benefits

Posted on Sun, 31 May 2020 15:03:43 +0000
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Saturday, ensuring families of first responders who have died from the virus will receive benefits

'Do not block fire vehicles': Fire departments take to social media amid civil unrest

Posted on Sun, 31 May 2020 03:13:52 +0000
As protests spread nationwide, fire service leaders share messages to plea with protesters, reassure citizens, share safety measures and detail response efforts

6 Boston firefighters injured in 7-alarm fire

Posted on Sun, 31 May 2020 02:31:14 +0000
Three of the injured firefighters suffered burns in the massive blaze that destroyed seven buildings

Firefighters applaud Minneapolis fire chief’s safety focus during riots

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2020 02:53:33 +0000
Fire service leaders and members of the FireRescue1 community voice support for Chief John Fruetel's cautious approach to fire operations amid violence

Quiz: How much do you know about personal finances?

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2020 01:34:41 +0000
Firefighters, it's time to test how much you know about financial preparedness

IAFC releases guidelines for mass-gathering response during pandemic

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 22:05:48 +0000
Nationwide protests involving spontaneous mass gatherings prompted the early release of the document

Medical flights in Twin Cities partially suspended due to civil unrest

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 20:37:09 +0000
The Minnesota Air Medical Safety Council announced limited suspensions due to increased air traffic and reports of shootings, drones and laser pointing incidents

Bystander duty of care: Off-duty firefighter liability

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 20:22:39 +0000
What we can learn about first responders' responsibility to intervene from the death of George Floyd

Photo of the Week: COVID-19 can't stop climb to fight cancer

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 19:09:01 +0000

Fired Minneapolis officer in George Floyd case arrested as protests spread nationwide

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 17:55:57 +0000
Protests have reached cities including New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis, Tenn. and Louisville, Ky.

Rapid Response: Protests prompt fire departments to consider their ‘must-saves’

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 16:32:11 +0000
Minneapolis protests highlight the need for contingency planning for fire/EMS facility and apparatus security

Plane carrying firefighters crashes in Alaska

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 15:59:18 +0000
Four Alaska Division of Forestry employees, including emergency firefighters, were seriously injured in the crash

House, Senate PSOB bills differ, stalling action on benefits

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 15:53:21 +0000
House adds COVID-19 infection presumption, extends benefit for 9/11-related injuries

Minneapolis fire chief: ‘We are being very, very cautious’ during riots

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 14:22:55 +0000
Chief John Fruetel explains scene safety must be established before fire attack operations are tenable

$50M in grants approved for Pa. fire, EMS agencies

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 13:56:51 +0000
The special grant program was approved unanimously by the Pennsylvania House and Senate

CAL FIRE faces potential furloughs, pay cuts

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 13:14:03 +0000
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has planned a 10% pay cut for all state workers and reduced spending that could result in firefighter furloughs

Man seen carrying gas cans before blaze that injured 3 Ohio FFs

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 12:26:44 +0000
Authorities believe the man started the blaze and have issued an arrest warrant