10 ways first responders are being honored around the U.S.

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 18:51:49 GMT
From memorial statues to challenge coins, first responders are feeling the love from states around the country

Nonprofit group visits Ukraine to plan firefighter aid effort

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 15:59:26 GMT
The International Fire Relief Mission mapped out details for a large-scale firefighter aid effort with Ukrainian government and fire officials

Mass. Senate to fund purchasing of firefighter gear cleaning equipment

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 15:35:26 GMT
In an effort to reduce the risk of firefighter cancer, the Senate voted to spend $420,000 to help departments buy extractors that will help remove carcinogens

Fire department dedicates fire truck to fallen veteran

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 14:49:12 GMT
The North Patchogue Fire Department held a ceremony to dedicate a fire truck to war veteran Lt. Michael Murphy, who was killed in the line of duty in 2005

2 Chicago firefighters hurt after mayday call

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 14:20:12 GMT
Firefighters tried to carry a large hose to the third floor when a staircase couldn’t handle their weight, according to officials

Hurt Miami firefighter released from hospital

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 14:13:05 GMT
Javier Corrales, who was one of two firefighters struck by a vehicle at a crash scene, says he cannot remember the near-death experience

Teen ordered to pay more than $36M for starting Ore. wildfire

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 14:04:25 GMT
A judge ordered that the teen must make payments towards a restitution of $36,618,330.24 for 10 years, after which he can stop if he complies

Memphis Fire Department training nurses to help with call volume

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 16:31:55 GMT
Instead of sending an ambulance to every call, nurses will find out more about the patient and figure out a better alternative for them

How DahlgrenDecon is the fastest, most effective decontamination solution

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 15:38:44 GMT
DahlgrenDecon can neutralize fentanyl in about five minutes and is the most effective decontamination for other drugs, chemical and biological agents as well as toxic industrial chemicals and materials

Firefighters stand in for hurt colleague at son's graduation

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 15:37:47 GMT
School officials reserved a row of seats for the firefighters so they could stand in for Lt. Dan Kauppi, who is currently in the hospital after a vehicle crash

W.Va. passes bill to aid families of fallen firefighters

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 15:31:23 GMT
The bill makes death benefits retroactively effective Jan. 1 to help the families of firefighters who died while responding to a fatal crash

Judge refuses to overturn suicide ruling in death of Ohio firefighter

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 14:58:18 GMT
Suicide was the ruling of the Summit County Medical Examiner in the months after Tonya Johnson’s death, and a judge Tuesday declined to overturn that conclusion

Preserving firefighter culture, fire service camaraderie

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 14:22:15 GMT
Embrace fire service camaraderie, diversity and history while moving forward in service to embrace the future with passion

Mich. firefighters sickened by carbon monoxide on call

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 14:21:43 GMT
Firefighters responded to what they thought was just a medical call and were transported to the hospital after one firefighter collapsed

Mich. city hires more responders as full-time EMS service moves forward

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Adrian fire chief Tim Bartenslager asked the mayor, city commission and city administrator to increase the roster from 15 to 18 firefighters

7 steps to implement automated dispatch in your fire department

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Dispatch technology can revolutionize the way you call your firefighters to service, no matter where they are and what type of device they’re using

Okla. firefighters pose for ‘baby boom’ photo

Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 17:44:58 GMT
Seven Glenpool Fire Department firefighters, who have become fathers over the last year, commemorated the occasion with a special photoshoot

Tenn. firefighters prepare for active shooters with ballistic gear

Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 16:26:35 GMT
Every La Vergne Fire Department apparatus will now be equipped with ballistic vests and helmets for every firefighter on board

Ill. firefighters' union sued by city in ambulance dispute

Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 15:53:39 GMT
The city of Mattoon filed a lawsuit against the union over an arbitration award that gave the city the power to remove ambulances from the fire department

Family blames firefighters for not finding missing man in blaze

Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 15:38:48 GMT
The family of Kevin McGriff Jr., who was found dead days after a fire was extinguished in a home, does not believe firefighters properly searched for him