When firefighting crossed paths with presidents, veeps

Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:42:17 GMT
While not always obvious, our commander-in-chief's and firefighting have intersected throughout history

Book excerpt: 3 ways to prep for the firefighter interview

Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:56:30 GMT
Repeat these three exercises as much as you need and as often as you can leading up to the interview

Solar panels present firefighters with new challenges

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:26:16 GMT
A department is creating a curriculum on handling solar panels in a fire, including how to cut through the roof and how to disconnect the system

3 Pa. firefighters electrically shocked during house blaze

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:13:30 GMT
There were no hydrants in the area, so water had to be trucked to the site

Chicago firefighter injured in house fire

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:52:04 GMT
The fire was contained to the home, and it was struck out within 30 minutes

Woman dies after fire breaks out at home with extreme hoarding conditions

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:45:47 GMT
Firefighters said they had a difficult time moving through the house because the rooms, hallways and stairs were cluttered, nearly to the ceiling in some places

Crews contain NJ forest fire that burned about 570 acres

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:42:14 GMT
Crews are still monitoring the remnants of the fire and will strengthen containment lines if needed

Flood fears renewed as Calif. is pounded by storm

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:37:26 GMT
San Francisco has already surpassed the normal annual amount for the wet season that begins in October

Phoenix fire capt. dies after long battle with on duty injuries

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:34:23 GMT
Crystal Rezzonico suffered a traumatic brain injury after she was ejected from her fire truck eight years ago

Firefighters rescue man practicing Parkour who fell 40 feet in chimney

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMT
Dustin Hinkle was stuck for nearly two hours until firefighters broke through a brick wall to get him out

Ohio bill would make killing first responders death penalty crime

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMT
The legislation would also include killings of current and former military members

Firefighters knock down blaze at Calif. oil refinery

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMT
Three dozen firefighters using heavy streams of water battled flames that rose 40 feet in the air

SC volunteer firefighter killed in vehicle crash

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:59:14 GMT
Phillip E. Turner, 59, was driving to the fire station when the crash occurred

Southern Calif. rain eases; north facing renewed storm

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:48:00 GMT
The shoulder of a highway crumbled and sent a parked fire truck spilling over the side, but no one was hurt

Milwaukee fire station closes after struck by gunfire

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:17:38 GMT
Four firefighters were in the station when bullets entered the firehouse through several windows, while other bullets struck the outside of the building

Watch: Calif. fire truck falls after highway road collapses

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:06:50 GMT
All firefighters inside the fire truck safely left the vehicle before it fell

LODD: Wyo. fire chief dies during ice abatement operations

Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:50:44 GMT
Greybull Fire Chief Paul Murdoch, 53, leaves behind his wife and three children

Calif. female firefighters discuss obstacles, rewards of job

Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMT
One firefighter said once they’ve proven they have what it physically takes to be a firefighter, women quickly gain the trust of their male peers

Kan. firefighter dies on family skiing vacation

Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:53:52 GMT
Jim Bell suffered a severe head injury earlier this week while skiing; he was placed on life support before dying

Firefighters learn how minimize on-the-job injuries via IAFF program

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:19:12 GMT
Moving properly and strengthening certain muscle groups is an important part of the training program