Volunteer first responders would be covered under proposed Pa. workers’ comp bill

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:08:09 GMT
Volunteer fire and emergency services personnel are exposed to the same dangers as members of paid companies, and they certainly deserve the same protections under the law

Police investigate possible hit and run in Texas firefighter's fatal crash

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:31:18 GMT
Police recovered a license plate from the scene and tracked down the driver. But no one has been arrested as the case remains open

2 firefighters injured rescuing woman stung by bee swarm hundreds of times

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:24:13 GMT
Two firefighters were taken to a hospital to be treated for bee stings, with one given medication due to an allergic reaction

Deadly wildfire near Yosemite poses danger of rapid expansion

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:16:28 GMT
The dead or dying fuels mixed with fire poses an amplified hazard for firefighters

Cal Fire dozer operator's body recovered near Yosemite

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:27:19 GMT
Firefighters from Cal Fire Local 2881 had been standing sentinel over Braden Varney’s body since he was killed

2 Austin firefighters suspended after damaging equipment

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:44:39 GMT
The closing of a bay door on a fire engine and an aerial device making contact with a light pole were both deemed preventable by the department

40 of Dallas' ambulances without functioning A/C

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:39:07 GMT
The higher than normal air conditioner failure rate is a “real challenge for both patient and first responder”

Sleep Center donates mattresses to firefighters

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:30:40 GMT
Five Tempur-pedic mattresses will each be given to fire departments in Panama City, Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach

Philly's first fallen female firefighter honored with not 'just any headstone'

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:47:01 GMT
It took three and Joyce Craig gave the ultimate sacrifice – her life – in helping save others from a house fire in West Oak Lane in December 2014 years to outfit

City sues cancer-stricken firefighter to avoid paying insurance claims

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:08:14 GMT
A firefighter battling cancer is being sued by the City of Baytown in order to deny paying him insurance coverage for his treatment

Ariz. first responders named in wrongful death lawsuit

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:30:51 GMT
The lawsuit names Pima County, Rural/Metro Fire Department and an individual deputy and paramedic as defendants

2 admit to manslaughter in blast that killed battalion chief

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:23:37 GMT
The September 2016 blast killed Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran whom Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called "a star" of the department

Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:43:01 GMT
Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received "extremely severe facial damage" in the attack

2 Trenton fire rescuers critical after crash

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Ryan Cumbie, 22, and Troy Breton, 55, were headed to an emergency call, when their truck and a Volkswagen Jetta crashed

Calif. firefighter killed battling Ferguson Fire near Yosemite

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:59:31 GMT
Heavy equipment operator Braden Varney, 36, was killed when his bulldozer rolled over

Stolen fire engine pursuit ends in Butte County

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:37:40 GMT
A man who stole a Sacramento fire engine led law enforcement agencies on an 85-mile chase

Firefighters rescue woman trapped between train and platform

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
The emergency prompted the MBTA to shut down third rail power in both directions and stop trains on the Red Line

Calif. city may seek new home for destroyed fire station

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Reasons to move the Santa Rosa station include the ability to build a bigger station, as well as positioning firefighters closer to high-density areas

Mo. fire dept. dispute with city may result in drastic budget cuts

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
The Robertson Fire Protection District said Hazelwood's contract cancellation was illegal and that the city owed the district at least $3.2 million

Fire depts. seeking funding to replace aging SCBAs

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
A priority for the fire departments is getting new self-containing breathing apparatuses that provide fire crews with fresh air while firefighting