Private fire crews are helping with Calif. wildfire prevention

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:01:44 +0000
Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc., firefighters are helping to clear brushes, conduct controlled burns and fight wildland fires

Fishing boat blaze prompts new evaluation of firefighting on San Diego Bay

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:10:34 +0000
The study will focus primarily on large-scale fire and emergency medical risks, the resources available and the agreements that may be needed

Baltimore FD sees uptick in EMS calls, reduces number of FFs responding to fire alarms

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 03:33:37 +0000
BFD responded to an average 154,800 EMS calls compared to 34,900 fire calls over the last three years, prompting changes to the how the FD responds to calls

Fire union sues city of Cleveland, demands dismissal of fire chief

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 03:09:46 +0000
Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo allegedly participated in political activity by helping to circulate candidate nominating petitions for the 2017 mayor re-election campaign

Pa. firefighter dies after tree limb falls on him

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:10:20 +0000
Randy Syphrit, 52, was transported to an area hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries a day later

27 people injured in Calif. light rail train derailment

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:47:51 +0000
More than 40 firefighters and 15 ambulance crews responded to the incident

10 years later: Reflecting on the loss of two Buffalo firefighters

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:23:39 +0000
Buffalo fire commissioner and division chief share what’s changed in the 10 years since the deaths of McCarthy and Croom

Chaplaincy service started for Wash. first responders

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:59:43 +0000
The goal of the service is to lower suicide rates, divorce rates and job burnout that many first responders experience

Search for missing first responders suspended after 7 days

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:20:26 +0000
Officials said they have reached a point they no longer can search with any degree of success now

Ga. first responders form new rescue task force

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:54:44 +0000
This week, 40 first responders from multiple agencies gathered for the first nine-week training session

Engineers build first responder-exclusive search engine for use during emergencies

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:46:33 +0000
The tool will be able to give first responders real-time text and visuals from social media, as well as from surveillance cameras and sensors

NY firefighters will be paid nearly $1M in back pay

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:23:58 +0000
The nearly $1 million doesn’t include retro pay for the past three years and the city and the union still have to negotiate contracts for 2016 and the years beyond

3 Conn. firefighters, 1 resident hospitalized after 2-alarm house fire

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:12:11 +0000
The second floor of the home collapsed and a second-alarm was struck because of the volume of the fire and the humidity

Human Dignity: Fire and emergency services in the 21st century

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:52:43 +0000
The IAFC’s statement regarding human dignity points to three issues the fire service must improve regarding diversity

Kan. FD tackles medic shortage by providing course reimbursement, stipend

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:16:59 +0000
KCKFD will refund up to $5,000 for students taking a paramedic course, as well as provide a monthly stipend of $2,300

Md. court rules in favor of medics in 2011 gross negligence suit

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:55:08 +0000
A court ruled that Paramedics Joseph Stracke and Stephanie Cisneros did not act in a grossly negligent way when they “inaccurately diagnosed and treated” Kerry Butler Jr.

The Notre-Dame fire: Battling “something bigger than life”

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:45:58 +0000
Key takeaways from the in-depth New York Times article detailing the risky firefighting efforts at the beloved monument

Conn. firefighter injured after lightning sets house on fire

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:26:48 +0000
Firefighters grappled with a 120-gallon propane tank against the rear of the home that was blowing off pressure with a 40-foot fireball while battling the blaze

3 ways artificial intelligence is changing public safety

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000
AI has the potential to transform the way firefighters respond to incidents on the fireground

Tenn. city fire departments will become safe havens for residents with opioid addiction

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:45:35 +0000
The initiative launches at the end of the month and will provide 24-hour assistance for those seeking to be connected with treatment and recovery options