Fla. fire dept. using grant to buy gas monitors to detect cancer-causing toxins

Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:04:25 +0000
With $98,807 from FEMA and $9,880 of department money, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue will buy 149 gas monitors that will notify firefighters of harmful gases

Colo. city officials OK funding for fire station gender-specific bathrooms

Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:59:12 +0000
The city will spend $225,000 to make the fixes needed to give female firefighters their own facilities at the four stations in Pueblo

Officials: Pa. firefighter says he started 2 house fires out of boredom

Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:50:57 +0000
Volunteer firefighter Ryan Laubham, 19, was accused of setting fire to two occupied homes and faces arson charges

NC fire truck struck, gun pulled on firefighters at crash scene

Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:54:19 +0000
After a fire crew rescued a family before an explosive crash, a vehicle broke through the barricade of the scene and the passenger brandished a gun

Fire official: Calif. must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:35:58 +0000
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott said officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas

A head-to-toe PPE fitting: How to make sure every item is working to protect you

Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Follow NFPA standards and check the overlap of PPE ensemble interfaces to ensure you are protected from contamination and thermal injury

5 Ohio children killed in house fire

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:56:04 +0000
Officials said two of the children were found dead inside the home and three were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead

4 firefighters hurt in fireball explosion at NH home

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:24:23 +0000
The firefighters were putting out a blaze when they were knocked down the stairs by a flashover explosion

Firefighters rescue 3 from tidal waters after GPS error

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:17:26 +0000
Firefighters rescued three people whose sedan stalled in tidal waters after their GPS took them to the village’s Long Beach, rather than the City of Long Beach

Pa. firefighter arrested following vote to disband volunteer fire dept.

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:32:06 +0000
The altercation came after officials voted to disband Pitcairn #2 Volunteer Fire Department during a heated meeting

Man arrested in road rage murder of off-duty FDNY firefighter

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:27:09 +0000
The unidentified man was taken into custody after being found at a hotel in New Jersey

Paramedic writes poem about Mass. firefighter who died in blaze

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:19:24 +0000
Worcester EMS paramedic Sean Doherty penned the poem “December Mourn” in honor of firefighter Christopher Roy

Don’t confuse Uncle Sam with Santa Claus when applying for grants

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:25:42 +0000
Perform market research to identify the potential costs of the equipment you hope to purchase with firefighting grants

Evaluating firefighters for risk of developing PTSD

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:34:24 +0000
PTSD risk factors vary, but bolstering behavioral health efforts in the fire service can protect firefighters

Improving performance through after-action reporting

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:06:36 +0000
By developing a formalized after-action reporting process, emergency responders can improve operations and enhance the health and safety of the response community

4 strategies for improved incident command post communications

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:38:22 +0000
Train your incident commanders to use the right technology, in the right place, and to get everyone on scene on the same page

Stranger donates refurbished bus to firefighter who lost home to Camp fire

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:55:04 +0000
Firefighter Lete Sanchez now has a place to sleep after Woody Faircloth delivered the converted bus from Colorado

Responder’s license suspended after driving drunk to call

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:07:59 +0000
James Perry pleaded guilty to driving under the influence while responding to a suspected drowning

Fire captain recalls finding missing boy in house blaze

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:05:12 +0000
Fort Worth Fire Department Capt. Bobby Washington Jr. and his crew were honored for rescuing 4-year-old Jullius from a bedroom of a burning home

Ohio firefighter hurt in hit-and-run while responding to call

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:48:07 +0000
A volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries after being hit by a truck while on his way to the fire station to respond to a fire