Ala. fire chief retiring after 30 years of service

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:16:55 +0000
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Chief Charles Gordon is ending his 30-year tenure on Dec. 28

Mich. firefighters extract woman from crash outside fire station

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:10:52 +0000
Three Superior Township firefighters were in their station when they heard a crash outside

Labor board: FDNY retaliated against two EMS lieutenants upset over a pilot program

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:24:03 +0000
FDNY Lt. Douglas Rondon was "totally restricted" from duty for an entire year after he reached out to his union president for assistance on potential disciplinary charges.

Comcast NBCUniversal to donate $1.1M towards wildfire relief efforts

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:44:34 +0000
A cash contribution of $850,000 will go to the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation and several other organizations

Firehouse-adopted, Instagram-famous cat gets stuck in drain pipe

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:34:37 +0000
The fire department-adopted cat, known as the "Arson Cat," was rescued by firefighters after they discovered he was stuck in a drain pipe

Northern Calif. death toll climbs to 63; 631 missing

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:15:34 +0000
The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and don't realize they've been reported missing

How to help Calif. wildfire first responders

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:16:38 +0000
Here are some ways you can give back to first responders who are responding to the wildfires, often as they lose their own homes

Interactive map shows massive size of Calif. wildfires

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:20:11 +0000
A map compares the size of the wildfires ravaging California to 1,000 of the most populous cities in the U.S.

Firefighters install ramp for colleague who lost leg

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:02:26 +0000
Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department Asst. Chief Ray Elmore, who lost his leg in a motorcycle crash, will return home to a new ramp thanks to his colleagues

Calif. firefighters battling wildfires despite losing homes

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:37:25 +0000
At least 53 firefighters in Butte County have lost their homes as a result of the wildfire, but are still on the front lines to protect others

Enough is enough: 5 ways to end bullying in fire and EMS

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:12:43 +0000
We need to do more to improve the care and compassion we show to our fire and EMS brethren

Code 3 Podcast: What burn buildings can teach us

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:55:00 +0000
Exploring the benefits and limitations of training with live fire, with David Rhodes

Wash. firefighter struck by vehicle while in Calif. for wildfire aid

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:51:37 +0000
The Washington firefighter was in Malibu to respond to the Woolsey fire when he was struck by a civilian vehicle

Autopsy released on NC firefighter who died after trench rescue

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:17:51 +0000
The autopsy does not say the rescue directly contributed to Jeff Holden’s death, but it notes “the conditions of the rescue… were stressful [and] strenuous”

Northern Calif. fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:59:16 +0000
As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains

Verizon announces 5G First Responder Lab

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:26:24 +0000
Verizon seeks innovators to accelerate 5G technology development for first responders

Scathing report alleges poor leadership at Wis. fire dept.

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:10:05 +0000
A report alleging poor leadership and lack of professionalism within the Verona Fire Department has prompted the city to address the problems

LODD: Mich. firefighter dies after suffering medical emergency

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:29:43 +0000
Detroit Fire Department firefighter Michael Lubig was ending a 24-hour shift when he suffered a medical emergency at the fire station

Firefighters from around the U.S. travel to help in Calif. wildfires

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:52:59 +0000
Firefighters from 17 states are answering the call for help in wildfires that are consuming the state of California

Northern Calif. wildfire death toll grows to 48

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:49:27 +0000
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said he has requested 100 National Guard troops to help with the search for human remains