Va. county switches to military-style pay scale for public safety

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:51:16 +0000
All sworn deputy sheriffs, emergency communications officers and firefighters will be designated in pay grades PS 1 through 26 according to their specialty, where PS stands for public safety

Wash. firefighters help rescue 'lucky dog' from chilly river

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:00:20 +0000
Whatcom County fire crews extended a ladder and used a pole to hook the dog's harness to pull him out of the water and up to the shore

Photo of the Week: Calif. firefighters construct ‘Little Free Library’

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:48:52 +0000

Alleged 'white power' hand gestures by DC fire recruits under investigation

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:19:51 +0000
The D.C. Fire and Rescue recruits were seen in a photo making a gesture similar to the OK hand sign

Cancer risk at center of NH fire station plan debate

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:42:15 +0000
At least one resident at the public forum expressed skepticism that a hot zone for carcinogen decontamination was needed

Former Boston firefighter found guilty of firehouse sexual assault

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:29:59 +0000
David Sanchez was convicted of assaulting a woman who had gone to the fire station to retrieve her belongings

Firefighter shares mask while rescuing mother, 2 children from apartment fire

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:13:40 +0000
The firefighter and three residents were treated for smoke inhalation after the rescue

Mental health training, helmet emblem honor Fla. firefighter who died from suicide

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:22:02 +0000
A sticker that can now be worn on Boynton Beach firefighters' helmets bears a green ribbon symbolizing open dialogue about mental health

Ind. fire chief resigns following controversy

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:29:32 +0000
Georgetown Fire Chief Richard Bader Jr. resigned after a letter signed by 17 firefighters alleged a hostile work environment and physical violence

Fire truck driver's role at a vehicle crash

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:30:46 +0000
The apparatus driver plays a vital yet almost opposite role to the officer when the rig arrives on scene

How fire departments went from volunteer to career

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:34:33 +0000
Political ambition and sketchy fire insurance companies pushed cities to convert volunteer departments to career

'Racial overtones' in white FFs' lawsuit, leader of minority FFs group says

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:16:53 +0000
The lawsuit by white Cleveland fire lieutenants claims black candidates were unfairly favored over white candidates for promotions

How the great fires changed the fire service

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:15:03 +0000
There is nothing unique about the Pittsburgh fire; history proves that Americans ignored the risks until disaster struck

Did brawling firefighters kill urban volunteer depts?

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:54:08 +0000
While rowdyism and thug-like behavior among urban volunteers is well documented, that traditional narrative is somewhat contrived

Firefighting history: How did we get professional?

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:32:28 +0000
Our fire service history is seeped in myths, half-truths and legends; understanding how our service evolved means separating fact from fiction

Firefighter, tennis legend Rafael Nadal help raise $3.3M with charity match

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:14:10 +0000
Firefighters who have been battling Australia’s wildfires sat courtside at the event that was part of Tennis Australia’s Rally for Relief

Iconic PIO reflects on evolution of fire service media communication

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:33:52 +0000
Part 1 – Recently retired PIO Mark Brady details his career and the industry changes that impacted the PIO position

Iconic PIO offers advice for the evolving world of public information

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:18:49 +0000
Part 2 – Mark Brady shares timeless tips for PIOs and reflects on three critical fire incidents

Video: Near miss for pedestrians, fire truck as DC building collapses

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:07:58 +0000
Two women and a ladder truck passed by at just the right time, narrowly escaping the falling debris

How to donate retired fire gear and equipment

Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:44:17 +0000
Understanding the types of equipment that are acceptable to donate and who to contact to start the process