3 steps to developing a sound extrication size-up

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Be efficient and focus on the priorities, and keeping patients, bystanders and your crew safe while planning an extrication

Ark., first responders receive $150K grant to train in 'Stop the Bleed'

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:29:48 +0000
The money will be used to train both law enforcement officers and firefighters across Arkansas and Memphis in life-saving techniques

The impact of a government shutdown on public safety

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:26:49 +0000
Here's a breakdown of who is considered "essential" and "nonessential" during a federal government shutdown

Firefighter saves Vietnam vet’s US flag from burning home

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:17:05 +0000
Toledo Fire and Rescue Firefighter and Navy veteran Allen Skomer said he couldn’t let the flag “just go to waste”

Vitamin company designs supplement line for first responders

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:32:05 +0000
Thin Fit Line Founder Dan McBride designed the “Heroes Pack” to help first responders take care of themselves “during those long stressful hours”

Firefighter issued same badge number as father who died in line of duty

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:53:13 +0000
Justin Leon paid homage to his dad, Cleveland Police Department Officer Wayne Leon, who was shot and killed in 2000

Suspected drunk driver crashes into Texas fire station

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:41:03 +0000
Police arrested the driver, Abdimasir Osman Adan, on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to leave ID; no firefighters were hurt in the crash

Firefighter saves police officer having heart attack at gym

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:06:17 +0000
Firefighter James Axiotis performed CPR and asked a bystander to get an AED and delivered a shock to Officer Sean Walker after he collapsed

Kan. fire marshal gives grant funding to 70 volunteer depts.

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:21:22 +0000
Funds through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program were awarded to various volunteer/part-time fire departments across the state

Mass. governor vetoes flame retardant furniture ban

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:50:45 +0000
Gov. Charlie Baker rejected a bill that would have banned the sale of furniture, bedding and children’s clothing if it contained flame-retardant chemicals

Responders remove patient from ambulance just before it erupts in flames

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:20:22 +0000
A Tomah Area Ambulance Service crew was transporting a patient in emergency mode when flames began shooting out from under the rig, forcing the crew to pull over and evacuate

Fla. firefighter files disability discrimination lawsuit against dept.

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:54:00 +0000
Eduardo Mesa is at least the fourth Palm Beach County firefighter to file a discrimination or harassment lawsuit

Pa. firefighter suffers burns to ears in house blaze

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:36:50 +0000
A fire official at the scene said everyone got out of the residence safely but a firefighter suffered second-degree burns to the ears

Federal shutdown has halted wildland firefighter training, other wildfire prep

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:15:49 +0000
Experts say if the shutdown drags out, federal fire crews won’t be ready for the months ahead, following a 2018 fire season that killed scores of people

Video: First responders rescue boy from frozen retention pond

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:00:11 +0000
The responders threw the boy a rescue disc on a rope, which was used to pull him to the surface of the icy pond and hoist him onto dry land

Neb. first responder fights city over use of PTSD service dog

Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +0000
Rob Ravndal hopes sharing his experiences grappling with PTSD and trying to continue his career will help reduce the stigma of the disorder

Video: Police rescue bedridden woman from burning room

Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:00:00 +0000
Deputy Justin Ball and Cpl. Jeffrey Brown rescued Maria Logan, 94, before Ball was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation

Mass. department names first full-time paid deputy chief

Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:00:00 +0000
Michael Patterson has served 24 years on the Swansea Fire Department, including being named lieutenant in 2003

Fla. city mourns loss of beloved retired fire chief

Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:00:00 +0000
Former Chief Robert Richardson spent 30 years in the fire service and was the youngest professional fire chief in the state of Florida after 10 years on the job

2 Paris firefighters killed after explosion at bakery

Posted on Sat, 12 Jan 2019 05:42:00 +0000
The fire department had been called due to a gas leak in the bakery