Mo. city fire truck hits pedestrian in chain reaction crash

Posted on Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:30:00 +0000
A Kansas City Fire Department pumper operating with lights and sirens struck a car that failed to yield, then hit two more vehicles and a pedestrian

Calif. governor declares state wildfire emergency

Posted on Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:15:15 +0000
Citing “extreme peril” to life and property, Newsom’s executive order will fast-track the state’s tree clearing and other forest management work

Maine bill would allocate $2.5M for volunteer firefighter pensions

Posted on Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:51:25 +0000
Volunteers would have to serve at least five years to become vested and would earn funds toward their pension based on time spent on fire activities

Retired FDNY firefighter becomes priest

Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:17:30 +0000
Rev. Thomas Colucci, a 20-year veteran of the FDNY and 9/11 first responder, is considered the first firefighter to become a priest

Calif. FFs rescue woman, dog, after car plunges off bridge

Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:11:04 +0000
Rescuers first used chains and cable to stabilize and secure the rear of the car to the bridge, and at the woman’s request, rescuers removed the dog from the car first

Judge sides with Ill. fire union, suggests restoring rescue squads

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:57:41 +0000
An administrative law judge recommended nearly a dozen firefighters be reinstated and the two rescue trucks taken off line last year be reinstated

Ala. county considers 'smart' 911 software

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:34:56 +0000
Citizens, at no cost, could set up a personal profile online, and when they dial 911, the dispatcher would see the personal information provided

Ill. first responders raising money to fight pediatric cancer

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:01:56 +0000
Through head-shaving tributes, donations and raffles, Naperville first-responders have a chance to surpass $1.5 million in donations for pediatric cancer research

Ohio lawmaker wants tax credits for volunteer first responders

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:26:58 +0000
The tax credit is designed with a three-tiered system, and volunteers receive a rebate based on their years of service

Mass. FD tests real-time collision prevention service to alert drivers

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:11:36 +0000
The device, a small black box about four inches tall and wide, sends out alerts to drivers about the locations of the trucks to drivers using Waze

2nd Fla. county first responder resigns over social media posts

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:19:37 +0000
Michael Ruby, a Polk County paramedic who was in a new-hire probation period, resigned after it was discovered he posted photos of work to social media

Fire chief: Fallen Pa. firefighters 'will always' be part of department

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:44:59 +0000
York City firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony died one year ago while putting out remaining hot spots at a structural fire

Calif. voters oust final San Diego volunteer fire dept.

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:29:49 +0000
The Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District will be disbanded and citizens will be served by the regional Fire Authority instead

Trump signs federal law requiring new wildfire technology, smoke forecasts

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:21:23 +0000
The Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act includes a variety of natural resource programs, as well as provisions related to wildfire smoke

NY firefighter survives nearly lethal infection

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:04:42 +0000
Albany International Airport firefighter Josh Woodward, who was nearly killed by an aggressive septic infection that cost him a hand and toes, was released from the hospital

Houston residents told to 'shelter in place' after chemical fire

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:37:16 +0000
National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected due to the chemical fire

The Secret List: Anatomy of a firefighter mayday and local reality

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:32:47 +0000
Consider your department’s staffing, resources and protocols when implementing firefighter training and policy

Pa. firefighter dies from medical emergency on duty

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:08:18 +0000
Philadelphia Fire Department firefighter died after suffering a medical emergency while on duty

La. city to upgrade to cloud-based 911 dispatch

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:01:46 +0000
Computer assisted dispatch, or CAD, helps 911 operators quickly determine which emergency responders need to be sent to a scene

Houston firefighters march on City Hall over pay, layoffs

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:48:09 +0000
May Sylvester Turner has contended the fire department should bear the costs of Prop. B, citing a city-commissioned report that recommends a reduction in firefighters