Mass. firefighters vote 'no confidence' in longtime fire chief

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:20:11 +0000
The Andover Firefighters Union unanimously voted "no confidence" in Chief Michael Mansfield and published a letter of what they say are examples of poor management

Ala. councilman accuses FD of unfair complaint against ambulance service

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:29:54 +0000
Decatur Councilman Charles Kirby has long claimed that the city's fire department is trying to take over ambulance services by eliminating the competition

Fire Island firefight: Wind-drive fire destroys three homes off Long Island

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:24:43 +0000
Motel security system captures fire ignition and eruption on video

For Calif. firefighters, 'mindfulness' can ease the deadly stress of their jobs

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:01:41 +0000
"Psychological first aid" through therapy, meditation and breathing techniques could help prevent health problems caused by the stress of fighting California's wildfires

Ohio fire stations stock sensory kits to assist patients with autism

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:44:04 +0000
Bags containing items such as noise reducing earmuffs, stress balls and fidget toys were added to three Ohio fire stations to help patients with autism stay calm

Going above and beyond: Extending the ground ladder

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:34:23 +0000
Extra rungs above the roofline provide added ladder visibility, safety

Ellen DeGeneres presents $50K donation to Los Angeles firefighter with ALS

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:43:48 +0000
Firefighter Eric Stevens and his wife, Amanda, appeared on the comedian’s show where they were presented with the donation to their #AxeALS fundraiser

911 texting service for the deaf may launch in NYC next summer

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:03:43 +0000
The service was expected to launch in early 2018, and delays have put deaf and disabled residents in danger, advocates say

LODD: Mass. firefighter killed in overnight blaze

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:50:31 +0000
Worcester Fire Department Firefighter Lt. Jason Menard was killed while fighting a 4-alarm fire around 1:30 a.m., while three other firefighters were injured

Mass. minor league baseball team to retire No. 6 jersey to honor fallen FFs

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:46:26 +0000
The number on the jersey represents the six Worcester Fire Department firefighters who died 20 years ago in the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. fire

Ariz. department unveils fire truck designed to reduce cancer risk

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:37:10 +0000
The Goodyear Fire Department’s new clean cab apparatus allows gear exposed to carcinogens to be sealed away in special compartments

Mo. firefighter dies in single-vehicle crash

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:03:46 +0000
Volunteer Firefighter Carl M. Monteer, 61, died in an off-duty crash Monday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle on an icy highway

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:38:04 +0000
The wrongful-death lawsuit, filed in federal court Monday, claims the vessel lacked adequate smoke detectors, firefighting equipment and emergency exits

LODD: Neb. fire chief dies of heart attack after responding to EMS call

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:58:00 +0000
Boys Town Fire & Rescue Chief John Sing, 67, collapsed at the fire station after returning from an emergency medical call early Monday morning

Ky. hospitals fund FD's cash-strapped community paramedicine program

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:50:54 +0000
The program, which was set to run out of funding in January, has helped reduce ambulance runs while providing non-emergency medical care to those in need

Two-woman team steps in to help firefighters, residents after fatal propane explosion

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:49:03 +0000
After the explosion that killed Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Bell and seriously injured six firefighters, two local women stepped in to organize support for those affected

PPE advanced cleaning requirements in the new NFPA 1851

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:06:38 +0000
Detailing cleaning frequency, machine types and operators, detergent and more

Teaching firefighters to detect occupational cancer

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:19:06 +0000
A Massachusetts-based nonprofit is helping save firefighters' lives with early cancer detection

Why did we stop hiring and promoting the ‘workers’ among us?

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:07:50 +0000
Valuing firefighters with a “worker” mentality – not simply degrees and test scores – is key to the long-term success of the fire service

‘Keep the Wreath Red’: A CRR program for the holidays

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:36:18 +0000
The simple act of changing bulb colors on station wreaths engages citizens in fire safety messages