4 ways the government shutdown could impact wildfires in 2019

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:40:56 +0000
As the government shutdown continues with no end in sight, the halt is creating a ripple effect on the industry’s ability to prepare for the upcoming fire season

How fire departments can better serve the elderly

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:24:39 +0000
It's easy for fire departments to poorly serve this growing demographic, but training can improve that

Firefighter on paid leave for allegedly making false 911 calls

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:22:24 +0000
Fall River Fire Chief John Lynch said an investigation has been launched after Kyle Cusick allegedly made around 16 calls reporting fictitious fires

LODD: Ariz. firefighter dies of job-related cancer

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:54:59 +0000
Phoenix Fire Department Rick Telles died after battling an aggressive form of cancer he contracted as a result of being a firefighter

Officials: Iowa firefighter hurt in explosion breathing on his own

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:49:15 +0000
Clinton firefighter Adam Cain “continues to slowly improve” after being badly injured in a grain-silo explosion that killed his colleague

Minn. fire chief asks for $1M to hire more firefighters

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:08:02 +0000
“On average, seven times per day the department does not have an available unit to respond to the next emergency,” Roseville Fire Department Chief Tim O’Neill said

4 firefighters arrested for starting fires 'for the excitement of it'

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:48:29 +0000
Officials said four McDowell County firefighters started fires because they "were all bored and wanted a call to go on"

How firefighters can make a difference

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:36:06 +0000
There are two keys for building successful teams in a fire department

New documentary highlights firefighter training program

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:32:41 +0000
“The Fire Asylum” follows six firefighters who spent 26 hours inside an old penitentiary as part of an intense training program

Mass. first responder crisis intervention bill signed into law

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:49:25 +0000
The new law requires mental health services to be available for all first responders to help them cope with psychological trauma

Houston mayor meets with firefighters to negotiate pay parity implementation

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:41:54 +0000
Mayor Sylvester Turner offered to negotiate a way to implement the raises over time, which he said would cost an additional $100 million a year

3 Wash. firefighters sickened by bug bomb chemicals

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:36:58 +0000
The firefighters were responding to a hazardous materials call when they entered the residence and breathed in the gas

Tribute to 9/11 first responders takes shape

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:45:56 +0000
A tribute to thousands of responders is taking shape in Vermont; it will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial

First responders on coffee run save woman in cardiac arrest

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:20:10 +0000
Three firefighter-paramedics were stopping to get coffee when they were stopped by a friend of Janice Winter, who was about to go into cardiac arrest

Va. firefighters march for better cancer coverage

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:12:25 +0000
Hundreds of firefighters gathered in Richmond to advocate for a bill that would expand firefighter cancer coverage

Houston firefighters ask judge to force pay parity implementation

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:21:20 +0000
The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association sought a court order aiming to force the city to pay firefighters the same as police officers

How to safely provide off-duty assistance at crash scenes

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:17:32 +0000
Know when to stop, how much assistance to provide and how to hand off patient care to responding authorities

Okla. responders save colleague who suffered heart attack at station

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:12:24 +0000
Johnny McCabe was treated by the fire chief and his fellow firefighters after he collapsed

Crew brings graduation ceremony to recruit's home after dad could not attend

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:57:11 +0000
Firefighters intervened after Greg Ferone's father, a retired Vietnam War Army captain, could not attend his graduation

FDNY firefighter competes in The Rock’s ‘Titan Games’ on NBC

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:46:59 +0000
Frank Sansonetti, who was on the scene at Ground Zero on 9/11, is competing against other athletes to be named a Titan