Fla. fire dept. to receive its first ambulance

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:13:03 GMT
Newberry officials were prompted to build an ambulance bay after a child bitten by a rattlesnake had to wait 45 minutes for an EMS crew to arrive

Wash. city green card holders can now apply to be firefighters, cops

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:41:12 GMT
Senate Bill 6145, which took effect in June, gives legal permanent residents the right to apply to be first responders

Fire department receives cancer-prevention care packages

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:02:41 GMT
The Carney Strong Initiative donated packages that included gear-cleaning solution and health supplements to the Goose Creek Fire Department

Mich. city reviewing controversial proposal to dismantle fire dept.

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:55:08 GMT
Officials said the proposal calls for the city of Muskegon to dismantle its fire department and contract fire service from Muskegon Heights

Involve Health Department, media early in MCIs of unknown cause

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:26:39 GMT
Make information sharing a part of your mass casualty incident protocols, especially in incidents involving children or unknown illness

Officials to appeal LODD pension to firefighter’s family

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:18:35 GMT
Buffalo Grove officials said they aim to overturn a ruling that granted Kevin Hauber’s benefits to his family after he died of job-related colon cancer

Officials: At least 33 children fall ill at Fla. summer camp

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:43:33 GMT
Officials in Highlands County say 33 kids and three adults from the Clover Leaf 4-H camp in Lake Placid began feeling nauseous and were rushed to the hospital

Rapid Response: Multi-vehicle crash on Md. bridge highlights multi-aid planning

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:54:46 GMT
“Mutual-aid planning proved invaluable” to a coordinated response on the complex Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which connects Virginia and Maryland

Fiery, fatal DC bridge crash stops traffic

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:33:10 GMT
The fire started after a tractor trailer collided with a boom truck after losing control, resulting in the death of the driver

14 milestones that transformed emergency communications

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:00:37 GMT
From the first introduction in 1876 to present, emergency communications have evolved greatly. What are some of the most important milestones in dispatch history?

Robot developed to see through smoke better than humans

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:36:18 GMT
The SmokeBot can see and navigate through smoke-filled rooms while plotting a route for firefighters with sensors and a laser scanner

Fire truck named after fallen Wis. firefighter-paramedic

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:34:26 GMT
The city of Madison honored Richard Garner Jr., who died in the line of duty, by naming Engine 10 in his memory

Firefighter-EMT speaks out about taking down Walmart shooter

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:22:37 GMT
David George, who is also a pastor, shot and killed Timothy Day after he opened fire in a Walmart

Mass. firefighters plan to protest at mayor’s house

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:16:12 GMT
The firefighters' union plans to picket outside of Mayor Paul Heroux’s house during a cookout over the lack of a new contract

NY firefighter found dead in burning truck

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:24:51 GMT
Brighton Volunteer Fire Company firefighters responded to a call and found their colleague, Robert House, inside the pickup truck

How to spec a 911 rapid response vehicle

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:43:40 GMT
Calculate chassis load, determine fire suppression capability and do your math to build your 911 rapid response vehicle from the ground up

The evolution of apparatus emergency lights

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:31:55 GMT
When I started in the fire service, the standard was the old-fashioned, red, rotating light with a chrome base

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation offers equipment, education grants

Posted on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:02:02 GMT
The quarterly grants offer fire departments a way to fund smaller projects and needs outside of the larger federal funding opportunities

Improve emergency response by improving operational information flow

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:28:18 GMT
Shared situational awareness, interoperable communications and other features to look for in a PS-COMP

Firefighter: K-9, equipment stolen from vehicle

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:44:25 GMT
Horry County Fire Rescue firefighter Carl Hall said he returned to his vehicle after leaving the German Shepherd in the back and found that she was missing