150 Fla. first responders honored by county

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Orange County's first medal-day ceremony was a chance for the fire department to acknowledge the bravery of first responders in front of the community

Ohio fire chief retires after 40-year career

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
After a career as a first responder and leader, Washington Twp. Fire Chief Bill Gaul has announced he will retire in March after nearly 40 years of service

Ohio city rejects firefighter wage increase recommendation

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Fairfield City Council rejected a fact finder’s recommendation on proposed wage increases for two years of the firefighter union’s three-year contract

Ore. fire district changes mutual aid policies amid wildfire aid

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
As firefighters help battle the Camp Fire, the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District passed a policy limiting how often crews can be sent to other places

La. playground showcases first responder vehicles

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:30:52 +0000
The Outdoor First Responder's Playground and Exhibit features a fire truck donated by the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department and a patrol car

Pa. announces $55.1 million for volunteer firefighters

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:30:05 +0000
More than 2,500 municipal governments will receive 2018 state tax-generated funds to distribute to volunteer firefighters relief associations

Pa. city votes to cut fire, police positions to fill budget hole

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000
The Peoria City Council voted 8-3 Tuesday to approve eliminating 22 firefighter and 16 police positions as part of a move to close a $6 million budget hole

Maintaining technical EMS skills: Where should fire departments draw the line?

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:50:33 +0000
Though it may be convenient to have a slew of firefighter-paramedics at every call, it may not be practical or financially sustainable for every department

Firefighters, paramedics fight back fire to save woman who just gave birth

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:14:48 +0000
Heather Roebuck said goodbye to her newborn daughter as she was evacuated by ambulance after a C-section, only to have the ambulance catch fire

Ala. fire chief retiring after 30 years of service

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:16:55 +0000
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Chief Charles Gordon is ending his 30-year tenure on Dec. 28

Mich. firefighters extract woman from crash outside fire station

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:10:52 +0000
Three Superior Township firefighters were in their station when they heard a crash outside

Labor board: FDNY retaliated against two EMS lieutenants upset over a pilot program

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:24:03 +0000
FDNY Lt. Douglas Rondon was "totally restricted" from duty for an entire year after he reached out to his union president for assistance on potential disciplinary charges.

Comcast NBCUniversal to donate $1.1M towards wildfire relief efforts

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:44:34 +0000
A cash contribution of $850,000 will go to the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation and several other organizations

Firehouse-adopted, Instagram-famous cat gets stuck in drain pipe

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:34:37 +0000
The fire department-adopted cat, known as the "Arson Cat," was rescued by firefighters after they discovered he was stuck in a drain pipe

Northern Calif. death toll climbs to 63; 631 missing

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:15:34 +0000
The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and don't realize they've been reported missing

How to help Calif. wildfire first responders

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:16:38 +0000
Here are some ways you can give back to first responders who are responding to the wildfires, often as they lose their own homes

Interactive map shows massive size of Calif. wildfires

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:20:11 +0000
A map compares the size of the wildfires ravaging California to 1,000 of the most populous cities in the U.S.

Firefighters install ramp for colleague who lost leg

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:02:26 +0000
Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department Asst. Chief Ray Elmore, who lost his leg in a motorcycle crash, will return home to a new ramp thanks to his colleagues

Calif. firefighters battling wildfires despite losing homes

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:37:25 +0000
At least 53 firefighters in Butte County have lost their homes as a result of the wildfire, but are still on the front lines to protect others

Enough is enough: 5 ways to end bullying in fire and EMS

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:12:43 +0000
We need to do more to improve the care and compassion we show to our fire and EMS brethren