House passes bill to reclassify 911 dispatchers as Protective Service Occupations

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:20:08 +0000
The 911 SAVES Act would reclassify dispatchers from ‘Office and Administrative Support Occupations’ to ‘Protective Service Occupations’

Okla. firefighters comfort boy, 5, during mom’s medical emergency

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:54:52 +0000
While London’s mom was being treated by paramedics, the firefighters took London’s attention and gave him a tour of the fire truck and let him play with the water hose

SC city FD first in state to provide firefighters cancer-protecting gear

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:54:35 +0000
The new gear is designed with “particulate protection technology,” which blocks smoke from going up a firefighter’s body through the arms and legs

Firefighters, what’s in your turnout gear pockets?

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:53:33 +0000
Revisiting the question reveals a wide variety and volume of tools packed into firefighter turnout gear pockets

How firefighters should handle First Amendment audits

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:46:24 +0000
Training on these scenarios can help firefighters avoid making a bad decision in the heat of the moment

ND 911 center will be built to withstand EF4 tornado winds

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:22:28 +0000
Officials approved the new building due to the need for a 911 communications center that can withstand man-made and natural disasters

Q&A: Fighting fire in the ever-changing wildland/urban interface

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:18:59 +0000
Two chiefs who serve in interface areas address the unique training, planning and operational efforts related to WUI fires

Q&A: Volunteer recruitment efforts must focus on the positive

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:58:28 +0000
VCOS chair explains how existing members can serve as ambassadors for next-generation volunteers

Ind. FDs are encouraging the public to download the PulsePoint app

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:46:11 +0000
St. Joseph County is the second area in the state to use the app, made possible through a partnership between Ind. cities, townships and the 911 dispatch center

2 firefighters on administrative leave after assaulting Washington, DC police officers

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:33:12 +0000
Courtney Barnes and Kimberly Gorham allegedly got into an altercation with police officers at a local pizza shop

Famous aircraft flyover to help commemorate Mann Gulch tragedy

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:06:23 +0000
The U.S. Forest Service and its partners are planning a public event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Mann Gulch fire

Runaway fire engine: How to avoid endangering firefighters, civilians

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:48:56 +0000
Develop a routine of putting the fire truck in neutral, applying the brakes, then putting the pump in gear

Seat belts: A family affair – blood relatives and brotherhood alike

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:14:18 +0000
Dr. Burton Clark shares three seat belt stories of impact, from his immediate family to new recruits to fire service leaders

9/11 Memorial ‘Run for Richie’ honoring first responders hits its fourth year

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:45:08 +0000
Officials named the event after Richard Allen Pearlman, the youngest first responder who died during the attacks

Ky. fire station hit by lightning will take months to repair

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:47:17 +0000
The Daviess County Fire Department fire station was struck by lightning early in the month and repairs are expected to take between two to five months

Pa. city uses state grant to upgrade hydrants for faster connection

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:30:37 +0000
The new connections will allow firefighter to more quickly attach hoses to hydrants and standardizes connections among communities

Dispatcher finds a little peace during program aimed at helping first responders

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:19:07 +0000
The Bridge was founded in 2018 by first responders in response to the fatal shooting of Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering

Ohio residents voice concern about trustees' handling of FD's investigation results

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:37:14 +0000
Residents are claiming officials are not taking the investigation of a firefighter accused of sexual assault seriously

Jim Beam thanks firefighters who extinguished warehouse blaze

Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:20:40 +0000
Jim Beam officials penned an open letter thanking firefighters for their efforts and stating regret over the environmental impact of the fire

1 dead, 15 hurt in Calif. home gas explosion

Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:50:39 +0000
CalGas representatives said one gas worker was killed, a second was taken to the hospital and one person living in the home may be unaccounted for