Fallen Chicago firefighter-EMT had rare heart condition

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:22:08 GMT
An autopsy determined Juan Bucio, 46, died from asphyxia caused by an abnormal heart beat

Houston council members call special meeting on firefighter pay

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:08:06 GMT
Five city council members have called a special meeting, hoping to force the issue of Houston firefighters' push for a referendum on pay "parity" with police

Fla. fire chief actively recruiting women to join firefighting ranks

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:44:07 GMT
The push for more women in the fire department is being driven by Fire Chief Doug Riley

Ind. fire chief killed in crash, remembered as 'great human being'

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:19:06 GMT
Clay Shidler, chief of the Hymera-Jackson Township Fire Department, died after crashing his vehicle on his way home from work

Fla. county approves settlement in fire chief lawsuit

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:14:21 GMT
Division Chief Shari Hall filed a suit in 2016, claiming she was discriminated against based on her gender when she was passed over in 2015 for the fire chief position

Volunteer first responders would be covered under proposed Pa. workers’ comp bill

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:08:09 GMT
Volunteer fire and emergency services personnel are exposed to the same dangers as members of paid companies, and they certainly deserve the same protections under the law

Police investigate possible hit and run in Texas firefighter's fatal crash

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:31:18 GMT
Police recovered a license plate from the scene and tracked down the driver. But no one has been arrested as the case remains open

2 firefighters injured rescuing woman stung by bee swarm hundreds of times

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:24:13 GMT
Two firefighters were taken to a hospital to be treated for bee stings, with one given medication due to an allergic reaction

Deadly wildfire near Yosemite poses danger of rapid expansion

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:16:28 GMT
The dead or dying fuels mixed with fire poses an amplified hazard for firefighters

Cal Fire dozer operator's body recovered near Yosemite

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:27:19 GMT
Firefighters from Cal Fire Local 2881 had been standing sentinel over Braden Varney’s body since he was killed

2 Austin firefighters suspended after damaging equipment

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:44:39 GMT
The closing of a bay door on a fire engine and an aerial device making contact with a light pole were both deemed preventable by the department

40 of Dallas' ambulances without functioning A/C

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:39:07 GMT
The higher than normal air conditioner failure rate is a “real challenge for both patient and first responder”

Sleep Center donates mattresses to firefighters

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:30:40 GMT
Five Tempur-pedic mattresses will each be given to fire departments in Panama City, Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach

Philly's first fallen female firefighter honored with not 'just any headstone'

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:47:01 GMT
It took three and Joyce Craig gave the ultimate sacrifice – her life – in helping save others from a house fire in West Oak Lane in December 2014 years to outfit

City sues cancer-stricken firefighter to avoid paying insurance claims

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:08:14 GMT
A firefighter battling cancer is being sued by the City of Baytown in order to deny paying him insurance coverage for his treatment

Ariz. first responders named in wrongful death lawsuit

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:30:51 GMT
The lawsuit names Pima County, Rural/Metro Fire Department and an individual deputy and paramedic as defendants

2 admit to manslaughter in blast that killed battalion chief

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:23:37 GMT
The September 2016 blast killed Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran whom Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called "a star" of the department

Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:43:01 GMT
Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received "extremely severe facial damage" in the attack

2 Trenton fire rescuers critical after crash

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Ryan Cumbie, 22, and Troy Breton, 55, were headed to an emergency call, when their truck and a Volkswagen Jetta crashed

Calif. firefighter killed battling Ferguson Fire near Yosemite

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:59:31 GMT
Heavy equipment operator Braden Varney, 36, was killed when his bulldozer rolled over