NVFC announces 2021 Training Summit

Posted on Thu, 28 May 2020 02:15:20 +0000
A Virtual Preview later this year will offer training and feature course ‘snapshots’ of the 2021 event

SF pier fire continues to burn; SS Jeremiah O’Brien moved

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 22:47:30 +0000
Moving the World War II-era ship allows fire boats better access to control flare-ups at the pier

FDIC canceled; new event scheduled for 2020

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 18:10:42 +0000
The first United Fire Conference will be held in September, and will focus on international firefighting issues, including pandemic response, infection control and emergency planning

Video: Off-duty FF pleads with Minneapolis police to assess George Floyd

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 16:28:26 +0000
A woman who identified herself as a Minneapolis firefighter told officers to check Floyd's vital signs

Idaho fire captain, EMT dies in accident at home

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 16:08:54 +0000
Horseshoe Bend Fire Department Capt. Carter Duke, 69, was an Air Force veteran and volunteered at the department for nearly 20 years

Rocky Mountain Pandemic: An inside look at how Eagle County, Colorado – home of Vail – has managed the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 15:43:11 +0000
As the State of Colorado eases measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we take a look at how one community with an early outbreak took aggressive measures to contain the spread of the virus – and emerge stronger than ever.

Everything your department needs to know about buying fire records management software: A guide

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 14:59:28 +0000
Learn about the 5 key points decision-makers should consider before the purchase

After the Pomp and Circumstance: There is so much MORE to learn

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 14:46:29 +0000
A random encounter with a Latvian prompted my commitment to learn something new every day

3 Ohio FFs injured in vacant house fire

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 14:41:54 +0000
Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli said two firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and one partially fell through the floor

Local governments providing hazard pay, stipends for first responders

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 14:05:55 +0000
Several local governments have implemented hazard pay and stipends for first responders and other front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

9 NH volunteer FFs resign after addition of paid personnel

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 12:23:09 +0000
The New Castle Fire Department volunteers resigned in public letters after the addition of 13 paid, part-time firefighter-EMTs

LAFD firefighter recounts explosion: ‘Death felt closer now’

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 05:25:00 +0000
Firefighter shares photo of members recovering from burn injuries sustained in May 16 mayday incident

DHS secretary joins Fla. firefighters to discuss SAFER grant program

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 22:51:55 +0000
Secretary Chad Wolf visited Jacksonville (Florida) Fire and Rescue to reinforce that the grant funds can be used to retain or rehire firefighters

FEMA issues guidance for hurricane response during pandemic

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 19:01:36 +0000
The guide aims to help public safety and public health officials adapt their disaster plans in light of COVID-19

iCHIEFS Podcast: Managing the Economic Challenges of COVID-19

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 17:27:27 +0000
Chief Pegram discusses how the IAFC's Economic Crisis Task Force can support fire and emergency organizations

Chief: LA fire captain injured in blast has lost use of both hands

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 16:31:36 +0000
Supporters have started a fundraiser for Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Victor Aguirre, who was one of 12 LAFD members injured in the explosion

Off-duty Fla. firefighter attacked, robbed

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 15:18:35 +0000
The Jacksonville firefighter and Army veteran was reportedly assaulted by two men and had his credit cards and cellphone stolen

NY governor promises death benefits for frontline workers

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 14:33:51 +0000
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said death benefits for firefighters, EMS providers and other frontline personnel who die from COVID-19 will come from local or state pension funds

Pa. community mourns fire chief who died from cardiac arrest

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 12:35:46 +0000
Delmont Fire Chief Rich Balik, 47, died unexpectedly on May 23 after being found unresponsive at home

Chiefs, check your personal preferences at the door and do what’s right

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020 02:43:41 +0000
We can’t make good progress as a fire service with leaders making decisions based on likes instead of needs