Burn survivors share laughter, tears at annual World Burn Congress in Anaheim

Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:11:06 +0000
The City of Anaheim and Anaheim Fire & Rescue hosted 1,000 burn survivors for the annual gathering of members of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

More fire foam chemicals found in water near Minn. air base

Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:02:04 +0000
Several sites on and near the base now exceed state standards for human health for PFAS levels

Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern Calif. wildfires

Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:47:30 +0000
Firefighters worked under sunny skies, but air quality was poor as smoke dispersed over much of greater Los Angeles

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:29:25 +0000
A video showed a metal structure tumbling to the ground and people running from the scene as clouds of dust billowed up

App alerted good Samaritan to man in cardiac arrest

Posted on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:44:53 +0000
The app, PulsePoint, allows users to view and receive alerts on calls being responded to by fire departments and emergency medical services

Pa. county coroner offers reporting guidance to first responders

Posted on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:50:03 +0000
Mercer County Coroner John Libonati said he intended to introduce new procedures to generate more accurate and better information from responders through death reports

74 mobile homes destroyed in LA fire sparked by burning trash

Posted on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000
The Sandalwood fire chewed through the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park after a dump truck driver offloaded a burning piece of trash

Fla. firefighter arrested for possession of child porn at work

Posted on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0000
Daniel Esteban Rebora, 32, Holiday, was arrested at his fire station on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Man raises $15K for firefighters after losing his home to devastating fire

Posted on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0000
John Pequeno lost his home and his dog in a Sept. 10 fire, and immediately started a fundraiser to raise money for the nine volunteer departments that responded

Priority vs. need in the AFG program grant award process

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:52:35 +0000
Understand the role of funding priorities and individual department needs in award decisions

Photo of the Week: Kids learn about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:59:36 +0000

Thousands evacuate Los Angeles as wildfire rages

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:37:33 +0000
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the fire had grown to more than six square miles before dawn and an estimated 12,700 homes were under evacuation orders

Mom says boy, 9, charged with murder in fire deaths is 'not a monster'

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:00:13 +0000
The fire killed a 1-year-old, two 2-year-olds, a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman

Fire dept. donates retired fire truck to Caribbean firefighters

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:53:52 +0000
The retired 1997 Luverne fire truck, which has a 1,000 gallon tank, will be used in rural areas

Mass. firefighter, Army veteran dies unexpectedly at home

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:45:05 +0000
As a member of the 82nd Airborne, Cory Combs, 33, served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan

L.A. firefighter who played for NFL diagnosed with ALS

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:18:48 +0000
Eric Stevens, who played for the St. Louis Rams, was diagnosed with ALS one month after his wedding

Ohio fire dept. mourning loss of firefighter-paramedic

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:06:06 +0000
Fire officials said Brian Poole was a "man who always had a smile on his face and was a vital piece of DFD Company 11"

Wildfire danger spreads as Calif. winds move south

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:51:41 +0000
Utility officials said thousands more could lose power service as Santa Ana winds gain strength

Daycare fire that killed 5 children blamed on extension cord

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:45:36 +0000
Investigators searched the property and electrical items were examined at a bureau laboratory

“If you don’t feel well, don’t make it your farewell”

Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:44:45 +0000
New IAFC campaign focuses on watching for warning signs of cardiac events