Video: Unique fire stations from around the world

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 07:45:57 +0000
Most stations are built with the same purpose in mind, but some designs just stand out

Video: Verizon debuts first responder tribute campaign

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:53:38 +0000
“The Team that Wouldn’t Be Here” shares the stories of NFL players who were saved by first responders

Tenn. fire capt. ‘alert’ after ceiling collapses on his helmet in blaze

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:31:41 +0000
A Knoxville Fire Department firefighter was transported to the hospital for neck injuries; officials said he was “alert and conscious”

Wash. fire dept. staffs first all-female paramedic unit in its history

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:20:40 +0000
Spokane County Fire District 8 firefighter-paramedics Meg Williams and Jennifer Raudebaugh said the milestone felt like just another day on the job

Fla. fire dept. hires 23 paramedics despite pushback from firefighter union

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:05:51 +0000
Union president Ronald Glass argued the Orlando Fire Department should be hiring more firefighters, who can provide medical services and respond to fires

Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of off-duty Calif. fire capt.

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:54:54 +0000
Stephen Scarpa remains in custody with bail set at $2 million in the death of Costa Mesa fire Capt. Mike Kreza

Firefighter responds to fire at own home, discovers son is trapped inside

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:24:24 +0000
Firefighter Deane Comer helped alongside the other responding firefighters to extinguish the blaze and save his son from their home, which is a total loss

Firefighters march in support of striking LA teachers

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:02:59 +0000
Hundreds of firefighters are marching in downtown Los Angeles to support public school teachers as their strike enters its second week

Ill. judge reverses ruling on firefighter's discrimination lawsuit

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:02:34 +0000
A judge who recently granted default judgment in favor of a female Country Club Hills firefighter who sued the city will now let a jury determine liability

Houston firefighter hurt battling electrical house fire

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:58:01 +0000
The firefighter who was injured was taken to Memorial Hermann with non-traumatic injuries

Fla. fire department rolls out peer support training program

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:51:56 +0000
The peer support model recognizes that firefighters tend to trust fellow firefighters far more because of their shared experiences

Ind. mayoral candidate calls for reinstation of city-run ambulance service

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Kokomo mayoral candidate Kevin Summers claimed residents have seen delays in receiving medical assistance because of no available ambulances

Civilians save man who suffered medical emergency from burning vehicle

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Nicholas Arens, 38, was subsequently airlifted from the accident scene by Life Link helicopter to the Hennepin County Medical Center

Wash. officials want to improve wildfire response with more firefighters

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Citing the devastation and expense of Washington’s wildland blazes, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz proposed a “groundbreaking strategic plan”

NC county to begin 911 consolidation

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Beginning on the morning of Jan. 27 , Rockingham County will begin the process to merge all four dispatch centers into a single dispatch point

Rescue operation riddled with mishaps including falling tree, burning car

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
A rescue operation at Shaver Lake during a fierce winter storm turned into an all-day saga for a stranded couple and group of deputies

Mich. first responders rescue man trapped between semi tires

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Officials said the trapped man was servicing the tractor-trailer's refrigeration unit when another person attempted to move the truck — unaware that the man was there

4 ways the government shutdown could impact wildfires in 2019

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:40:56 +0000
As the government shutdown continues with no end in sight, the halt is creating a ripple effect on the industry’s ability to prepare for the upcoming fire season

How fire departments can better serve the elderly

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:24:39 +0000
It's easy for fire departments to poorly serve this growing demographic, but training can improve that

Firefighter on paid leave for allegedly making false 911 calls

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:22:24 +0000
Fall River Fire Chief John Lynch said an investigation has been launched after Kyle Cusick allegedly made around 16 calls reporting fictitious fires