Fla. fire department merger approved

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 03:08:42 +0000
Supporters say the merger could save Jacksonville Beach taxpayers about $15 million over 10 years, and would provide better fire protection for the city

Fire captain, paramedic among 14 first responders awarded Medal of Valor

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 02:52:30 +0000
President Trump honored more than a dozen first responders at a White House ceremony for their bravery while protecting their communities

3 killed, dozens injured in Mo. tornado, triggering search and rescue response

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 02:16:56 +0000
The weather service said it had received 22 reports of tornadoes by late Wednesday

9/11 first responders from LI honored in Albany ceremony

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 09:14:33 +0000
Dr. Michael Guttenberg and William Ryan passed away from 9/11-related illnesses

Houston mayor rejects fire union request to take contract talks to arbitration

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 04:40:23 +0000
The union’s request came less than a week after a state district judge ruled Proposition B unconstitutional and void

Sacramento firefighters request budget increase to improve response time

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 03:46:02 +0000
The department needs money for more ambulances and $2 million to add improvements and staff to reopen Fire Station 9.

The more I learn about exposure to toxins, the more scared I become

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 03:43:08 +0000
An eye-opening book leads to uneasy reflection about past behavior on the fireground

17 people reunited with their FDNY EMS lifesavers

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 03:08:49 +0000
Seventeen people who came within inches of losing their lives were reunited Tuesday with the FDNY paramedics and EMTs who saved them.

U.S. Forest Service witholds Calif. wildfire payments, claims overbilling

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 02:41:41 +0000
The Forest Service conducted an audit of the California Fire Assistance Agreement and claims the state's reimbursement request of $72 million is inflated

12 first responders resign from Ohio fire, EMS agency

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 02:37:23 +0000
The tipping point that led to the resignations was the way fire leadership handled the hiring and firing of former firefighter Steve Schaefer and investigation into the department that followed.

Detroit fire union blasts 'ignorant' EMS dispatch memo

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 +0000
"Do not automatic dispatch EMS to a fire scene," the memo reads, listing reasons to send a unit

5 things firefighters need to know about radiation

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 09:46:20 +0000
A radiation expert breaks down what firefighters need to know about radiological threats in order to avoid unnecessary fears while on scene

3 Iowa fire departments receive surprise grants

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 08:51:53 +0000
South Central Iowa Community Foundation awards grants to organizations from all over Union County from a distribution of gaming revenues and the Union County Endowment Fund

Phoenix firefighter dies after losing battle with occupational cancer

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 06:43:15 +0000
Brian Beck Jr., a third-generation firefighter, will be memorialized as a line-of-duty death

7 reasons why fire departments need rugged tablets

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 06:15:00 +0000
Does your department’s mobile computing solution provide the flexibility you need in the field?

Off-duty FF who defended couple suffered broken teeth and needed 25 stitches

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 05:28:30 +0000
When the firefighter told the teens to stop, one of the boys punched him in the back of the head

Union officials question findings of Fla. county-funded study on firefighters' morale

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 04:42:51 +0000
Officials ordered the ongoing “organizational analysis” after a union survey last year showed widespread discontent in the ranks

Phoenix firefighters battle house fire while saving hundreds of reptiles

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 04:29:13 +0000
Firefighters were forced to take an offensive stance from inside the house to save as many reptiles as possible

Man accused of harassing firefighters at crash scene

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 02:38:57 +0000
A passenger involved in a car crash was arrested and charged with obstructing emergency services after he began yelling and approaching firefighters on scene

Video: Fallen firefighter remembered as selfless public servant

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 02:16:21 +0000
The husband and father of three was killed Thursday in the crossfire of a gunfight between police and an armed man