Okla. first responders recognized

Posted on Sat, 25 May 2019 03:10:22 +0000
EMSSTAT paramedics serve as Norman, Moore and Goldsby’s first medical responders and have earned the American Heart Association’s highest level of recognition every year since 2015

Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero

Posted on Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:00 +0000
Women still make up less than 1 percent of New York’s 11,000 firefighters. The city trails Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle and Miami

Ohio EMS, fire agency trustees hire 12 new employees

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 07:52:35 +0000
Mad River Twp. Fire and EMS lost 12 experienced employees this week following the announcement that no changes in fire leadership were going to take place

Santa Maria asks court to dismiss lawsuit brought by Santa Maria firefighters' union

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 05:57:31 +0000
The claim was filed by five firefighters in leadership positions with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2020

Ohio fire/EMS crew honored for saving skydiver who crashed at 100 mph

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 03:54:00 +0000
Crews have responded to the airport multiple times for “hard landings,” usually resulting in sprains and or fractures

Va. firefighters to be first in region to wear cancer-reducing turnout gear

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 03:38:29 +0000
The specialized gear reduces exposure to harmful carcinogens by 98%, blocking access through the wrists, ankles, neck and core

Wyo. Fire Department faces staffing shortages within town limits

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 02:42:32 +0000
Mills officials voted to reduce the Mills Fire Department to administrative-only roles and would lay off nine full-time firefighters

Son of fire chief joins department, gets dad's rookie badge

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 02:12:05 +0000
The badge is the same that his father, Fire Chief Dale C. Herman, put on when he first became a city firefighter 33 years ago.

NYPD arrest teen suspect in attack on off-duty firefighter

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 10:22:53 +0000
The suspect, Damir Johnson, 17, walked out of the precinct while facing down a line of angry firefighters

Fla. fire lieutenant, retired police detective dies during RIT training

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 08:07:16 +0000
Barry Boulton, Sr. was a retired U.S. Marine colonel and retired detective with the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department

Minn. community paramedicine program lowers blood pressure, diabetes levels in patients

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 06:49:46 +0000
Certified community paramedics are improving patient health care and reducing costs through community home visits

NM city fights fireman's return in underwear case

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 06:22:43 +0000
The city is challenging the reinstatement of a male firefighter it terminated for allegedly stealing underwear from a female colleague and then lying about it

NH Sen. secures additional $10M for first ever national PFAS health study

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 06:16:44 +0000
PFAS are man-made chemicals that have been used in products worldwide since the 1950s, including firefighting foam

Vegan firefighter files religious discrimination lawsuit

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 05:47:08 +0000
A Canadian firefighter filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for religious discrimination due to a lack of vegan options while fighting fires

Fla. fire department merger approved

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 03:08:42 +0000
Supporters say the merger could save Jacksonville Beach taxpayers about $15 million over 10 years, and would provide better fire protection for the city

Fire captain, paramedic among 14 first responders awarded Medal of Valor

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 02:52:30 +0000
President Trump honored more than a dozen first responders at a White House ceremony for their bravery while protecting their communities

3 killed, dozens injured in Mo. tornado, triggering search and rescue response

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 02:16:56 +0000
The weather service said it had received 22 reports of tornadoes by late Wednesday

9/11 first responders from LI honored in Albany ceremony

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 09:14:33 +0000
Dr. Michael Guttenberg and William Ryan passed away from 9/11-related illnesses

Houston mayor rejects fire union request to take contract talks to arbitration

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 04:40:23 +0000
The union’s request came less than a week after a state district judge ruled Proposition B unconstitutional and void

Sacramento firefighters request budget increase to improve response time

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 03:46:02 +0000
The department needs money for more ambulances and $2 million to add improvements and staff to reopen Fire Station 9.