FOX, iHeartMedia, Elton John to host ‘living room concert’ benefiting first responders

Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 14:01:57 +0000
The special music event will be broadcast Sunday night as a tribute to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 confirmed cases in public safety, local government

Posted on Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Tracking the COVID-19 diagnoses in EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, corrections officers, dispatchers and local government officials

IAFC forms Economic Task Force in wake of COVID-19

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:55:41 +0000
Chief Steve Pegram will chair the task force, aimed at helping fire service personnel navigate the financial impact of the pandemic

Ashes2Art: The healing power of creativity for firefighters

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:43:23 +0000
Nonprofit helps firefighters promote creativity to counterbalance the negative impacts of the job

High-rise and mid-rise firefighting: Operational divisions, sectors and groups

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:14:13 +0000
Part 3 – Outlining the roles and responsibilities of each part of the response effort

FEMA shares 7 steps for emergency managers to implement during COVID-19 response

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:08:36 +0000
Administrator Pete Gaynor urges immediate and decisive action to defeat the spread of the virus

Photo of the Week: The anatomy of a fire apparatus

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:57:32 +0000

How first responders can boost immunity during pandemic

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:54:13 +0000
As we deal with COVID-19, it’s important to keep our immune systems functioning as efficiently as possible

COVID-19: How leaders can best serve through the new unknown

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:43:32 +0000
Key principles to help you manage and support members through COVID-19 pandemic

IAFC details how COVID-19-driven stimulus bill impacts fire service

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:01:42 +0000
The stimulus bill identifies the funding streams used to reimburse fire and EMS departments for operational costs during national emergency

Calif. county uses wildfire management strategy for COVID-19

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:48:52 +0000
The county has formed an 18-department regional incident management team to better coordinate service during the pandemic

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Understanding the leave provisions

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:27:57 +0000
The new law provides for two types of leave for employees impacted by COVID-19

6 injured in 9-vehicle crash involving Fla. fire engine

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:46:09 +0000
Officials said a chain reaction began when a fire engine on its way to a call collided with another vehicle

FDNY COVID-19 cases spike to 170

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:06:14 +0000
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said he has “no reason to believe” the numbers won’t continue to increase

Ohio fire chief orders personnel to limit side jobs to reduce COVID-19 exposure

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:12:56 +0000
The order raised concerns that personnel who work part time at other public safety agencies would no longer be available to assist those communities

Starbucks offering free coffee to those on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:40:17 +0000
The company's charitable foundation also donated $500,000 to support first responders and healthcare workers with PPE and care packages

CDC announces PPE usage calculator tool

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:00:12 +0000
The tool calculates the average use rate for each type of equipment to help agencies plan for shortages

Selecting firefighter functional fitness equipment for your station gym

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:36:29 +0000
Functional training improves performance, reduces injuries and, ultimately, prolongs careers

FDNY sees highest call volume since 9/11

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:41:31 +0000
Union leaders said the COVID-19 crisis has driven 911 calls up by 40% while staff is decreasing as department members test positive

Caring for our own during COVID-19: How to support members and their families

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:30:34 +0000
It’s important to prioritize family support, clear communication and health during stressful times