IAFC urges leaders to reject AAA cost reporting plan

Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:21:45 +0000
The organization is asking fire service leaders not to sign on to the American Ambulance Association’s newly proposed cost reporting system

On the Alpha: Positioning fire trucks for operational capacity

Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:45:42 +0000
Leave prime real estate – and enough space – for the aerial truck to operate at 100 percent capacity

Firefighters from across the US attend Va. fire Lt.’s funeral

Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:36:26 +0000
Over a thousand people attended the funeral of Lt. Brad Clark, who was killed when a tractor-trailer crashed into his fire truck

Ore. firefighters shot at while responding to house fire

Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:05:48 +0000
A 60-year-old man is dead after police say he opened fire on responders arriving to put out a nearby house fire, which police now believe he set himself

FDNY firefighter suffers seizure, crashes fire truck

Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:01:24 +0000
A firefighter is in serious condition after suffering an apparent seizure behind the wheel of a ladder truck, slamming into several parked cars

7 Md. firefighters hurt in suspected gas explosion

Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:51:42 +0000
Most of the victims suffered first- and second-degree burns and were taken to the burn center

4 storage strategies to minimize carcinogen exposure

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000
Consider your station’s unique needs to plan for appropriate PPE storage that prevents contamination

Texas fire dept. now using whole blood in ambulances

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:28:39 +0000
San Antonio is the first large metropolitan area in the U.S. to use whole blood to perform blood transfusions on trauma patients

Congressman helps firefighter-paramedic return home from Mexican hospital

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:20:56 +0000
Fire Lt. Jason Oliver has been unable to leave a hospital in Cancun after being transported by ambulance while on vacation with his wife

Colo. city sued over relocation of fire station

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:12:40 +0000
Boulder is trying to buy a $9 million piece of land to relocate an old fire station, but a developer of townhomes is suing to stop the deal from closing

Va. firefighter lost leg in crash that killed colleague

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 02:23:30 +0000
The unnamed firefighter was one of two firefighters that suffered life-threatening injuries when a tractor-trailer struck their fire truck, killing Lt. Brad Clark

RI fire dept.'s sick pay policy under scrutiny

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 02:18:10 +0000
The city has suspended an improper practice at the Warwick Fire Department involving calculations of unused sick time and payment for that time to firefighters

Protect your fire apparatus from salt corrosion this winter

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:15:51 +0000
Salt buildup can occur on just about any area of your fire apparatus or ambulances, but it is especially common on areas affected by road spray

Code 3 Podcast: Interagency cooperation during rescue task force response

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:47:02 +0000
Jim Morrissey, a tactical paramedic and terrorism preparedness coordinator in California, joins the show to discuss interagency cooperation under extreme circumstances

Off-duty firefighters save teen’s life while playing basketball

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:56:27 +0000
Columbia Fire Department Captain Kareem Spain and Kiah Thomas were playing a pickup game with some high school students when a teen collapsed

My 'why': How the first responder community helped me heal

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:04:25 +0000
After losing her sister six years ago, EMS1, FireRescue1 Associate Editor Sarah Calams explains how she was able to heal by working closely with the first responder community

Kan. firefighters’ union fights to keep fire truck out of reserve

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:49:18 +0000
Wichita firefighters are worried that putting Engine 6 in reserve, as the city plans to do, would impact the safety of the residents

Firefighters sue Calif. gas company over massive leak

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:45:02 +0000
Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a gas leak sued the Southern California Gas Co. saying the company let them be exposed to toxic chemicals

Cal Fire cadets fired over academy drinking set to go back to work

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:38:42 +0000
Most of the California state firefighters who were fired last year because they drank alcohol during a training academy will return to work in 2018

Ind. firefighter suffers heart attack after apartment fire rescue

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:57:10 +0000
Firefighter Brian Mauder, a 30-year veteran of the Ellisville Fire Department, was transported to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery