Remembering paramedic educator, fitness advocate, Bryan Fass

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:49:58 +0000
EMS1 contributors acknowledge Bryan’s legacy and encourage all in EMS to continue his mission to improve wellness

Over 2K people participate in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:19:44 +0000
The seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair climb raised over $115,000, with all proceeds going to the NFFF

San Diego approves mental health program for first responders

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:10:30 +0000
The program, named after CAL FIRE Capt. Ryan Mitchell, will connect first responders with a mental health specialist via a website, phone or app

Conn. city's new 6-year contract increases firefighter wages by 11%

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:38:45 +0000
New Haven firefighters will first see a 1% increase retroactive in fiscal 2019 and 2% retroactive for fiscal 2020 under a new contract

Ill. Fire Pension Board votes to seize $2.3M owed by city

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:47:33 +0000
The East St. Louis Fire Pension Board voted unanimously to recover nearly $2.3 million in mandated payments from the city through an “intercept procedure"

Philadelphia fire department reporting practices impacts response times

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:22:25 +0000
Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel's efforts to align how fire and EMS responses are measured includes "pot of meat" fires, dispatch time

Texas FF union: Beto's debate comment on shooting response unfair to first responders

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:43:34 +0000
O'Rourke's campaign said the candidate shared the story not to criticize the first responders, but to criticize the weapons used in the killing

Breaking the 'brass ceiling': Women face unique obstacles in the fire service

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:27:48 +0000
Study examines why there are so few women in positions of leadership in the fire service, as compared to women in law enforcement and the military

UL FSRI conducts fire experiments in Ohio

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:27:08 +0000
Researchers are using vacant commercial structure to study fire behavior in effort to improve firefighter safety

Eyes in the sky: How firefighters can use drones during all-hazards incidents

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:19:04 +0000
Reviewing the sUAS tactical and strategic applications on at fire and emergency scenes

Second-life fire trucks: Know the risks

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:09:25 +0000
Repurposing rigs for fire-service duty can be a great cost savings, but they require great care to make sure they are safe for firefighting

Are driverless fire truck in our future?

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:31:11 +0000
Couple the fast pace of technological developments with the hazards of driving a fire apparatus, and the idea may not be so crazy

Are American fire trucks too big?

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:25:13 +0000
Congestion and street width are just two of the factors that force us to consider the right size for our rigs

How to safely operate firefighting tenders

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:18:47 +0000
These unwieldy beasts make up a large percentage of apparatus crashes; follow these sound safety procedures to tame that beast and keep firefighters safe

Paramedic educator, fitness advocate Bryan Fass dies

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:10:20 +0000
Fass leaves a legacy of contributions to EMS health and fitness, safety and readiness

Dallas FF-paramedic starts coffee company

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:46:33 +0000
Fire Grounds Coffee donates a bag of coffee to first responders for every five bags sold, just one of several ways the company gives back to the community

20 Md. firefighters affected by scabies outbreak

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:33:01 +0000
The highly contagious condition causes severe itching and rash outbreaks due to mites burrowing under the skin

New algorithm to predict final fire size at ‘moment of ignition’ developed

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:26:30 +0000
Scientists used a new technique to predict if the size of the wildfire from the moment it starts

Honor Flag in Utah to honor fallen first responders

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:14:08 +0000
State troopers escorted the U.S. Honor Flag to eight locations around the state in memory of fallen firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel

Charges filed in fatal shooting of off-duty Minn. firefighter-paramedic

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:21:32 +0000
Thomas R. Harrigan was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the chest and later died at the hospital