Wash. city's old bridges impacting response times

Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT
The department cannot cross the nearly 100-year-old bridges using its one ladder truck and four using its two fire engines

Wildfires prompt San Diego to spend $33M on chopper, hangar

Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT
City officials said the new chopper will play a key role in helping San Diego fight larger and more aggressive wildfires that California has begun experiencing

Quiet Warrior: How one volunteer firefighter joined hundreds from across the country to offer help after Hurricane Harvey

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:27:51 GMT
First responders from across the country traveled to the Texas Gulf Coast to help Houston firefighters whose homes were flooded in the storm, including a well-organized group from Wisconsin

Pa. college receives grant to train responders on mass casualty event aid

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:10:08 GMT
The grant will enable Dickinson biology professor Chuck Zwemer and military science instructor John Haiduck to lead courses on managing traumatic injuries

Announcing Quiet Warrior 2018: Help us celebrate the everyday firefighter hero

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:05:42 GMT
In partnership with 5.11 Tactical, FireRescue1 recognizes firefighters whose daily dedication transforms their communities

Toddler with brain cancer becomes firefighter for a day

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:04:12 GMT
Aiden Rawls, 3, worked the fire hose, sat in the fire truck and went up in the ladder truck at Lake Mary Fire Department

Firefighter completes 40-year journey to earning degree

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:00:14 GMT
Bobby Deiss, who is also a veteran, is graduating from Texas A&M after having to leave in 1976 due to failing grades

Former firefighter admits to thefts while in uniform

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:50:34 GMT
Juan Ayala III admitted that he stole coffee and food totaling less than $8 from a convenience store while in uniform — for which he was later terminated

NC city launches first fire, EMS-based syringe exchange

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:32:48 GMT
“This program is another tool to save lives. We think it will make a difference,” Havelock Fire Rescue Chief Rick Zaccardelli said

Firefighter donates gifts to family who lost home in fire

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:30:23 GMT
Paul Shoemaker heard the Hughes family’s story and collected donations from the community to make their holiday better

Collapse rescue: Attention to detail is critical in safe shoring operations

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:20:24 GMT
Proper selection and placement of shoring, nails, gussets and bracing save lives during complex extrications

Proactivity is better than reactivity for firefighter safety on the fireground

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:54:25 GMT
New technology, like PASS devices, in-mask SCBA TICs and communications must be implemented proactively though incident command

7 trends in fire apparatus for 2017 and beyond

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:27:26 GMT
New technology allows fire departments to get more operational capability out of less fire apparatus, keeping up with a changing scope and decreased staffing

Firefighter suffers heart attack while en route to call

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:08:39 GMT
The unidentified firefighter was responding to a water leak call when he collapsed in the fire truck

LODD: Fla. fire engineer dies overnight while on duty

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:42:25 GMT
Tallahassee Fire Department engineer Jeffery Atkinson was a 17-year veteran of the department

The ground ladder: Basic tool, but not without risks

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:36:38 GMT
Here's why heeling from the front is key to avoiding injury

Judge rules against firefighters' union in sick time policy

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:41:08 GMT
The judge ruled the city can keep intact a new policy that does not allow firefighters to be brought into work when others call in sick

Man enters plea in crash that killed Mich. fire chief 

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:15:53 GMT
Comstock Township Fire Chief Edward Switalski died after being struck as he responded to another crash

2 will go to trial over 36 deaths in Ghost Ship fire

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:10:22 GMT
"I find there is sufficient cause to believe both defendants are legally responsible for what happened on that terrible, terrible night," the judge said

Police: Man punches fire chief performing CPR on his wife

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT
In the chaotic encounter, emergency units were unable to save the woman, who had suffered an asthma attack