Introduction to prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:04:22 GMT
A method of helping the combat veteran community is helping first responders cope with traumatic events by creating a narrative

Video: Australian firefighter gives thirsty koala water

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:18:28 GMT
The firefighter was battling a wildfire when he stopped to give the koala some water

San Francsico supervisor apologizes for slamming chief about fire response

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:05:33 GMT
Aaron Peskin said he should not have raised his concerns about Chief Joanne Hayes-White while on the scene of the fire

Judge: Houston firefighters’ ‘equal pay’ petition must be reviewed

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:08:51 GMT
The ruling mandates that the city secretary counts the signatures on a petition that calls for pay parity between firefighters and police officers

Ind. responders: Patients OD'ing on drugs laced with bug spray

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:22 GMT
Firefighter Scott Lebherz said the street drug KD is laced with heavy-duty bug sprays and causes users to writhe on the ground and struggle to breathe

U.S. bill could modernize wildfire technology

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:20:13 GMT
The bill would increase firefighter safety by requiring GPS locations to be provided for wildfire crews and allowing drones to scout wildfires in real-time

President Trump praises Safe Stations while visiting NH firefighters

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:12:49 GMT
President Trump told Manchester Central Station that "the whole country is talking about" their lifesaving Safe Station program

FDNY firefighters killed in Iraq copter crash honored at memorial

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:41:16 GMT
Tripp Zanetis and Chris Raguso were remembered for their determination to help people no matter the sacrifice

Firefighter humor stops being funny when civilians aren't in on the joke

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:15:47 GMT
Even the most benign joke from a first responder to a taxpayer can seem hurtful, flippant and even cruel

Training Day: Extrication on an embankment

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:26:35 GMT
Educating firefighters on extricating patients in hard-to-reach areas, like roadside embankments

Severely hurt firefighter recovering after being run over by truck

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:10:01 GMT
Trout Run Fire Chief Bob Whitford said the firefighter, who asked not to be named, “ended up getting run over by the vehicle that she was in”

IAFC aims to prepare communities for wildfires

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:01:44 GMT
The Ready, Set, Go! Program helps communities form wildfire protection plans and teaches them to be aware and act early on those plans

Off-duty fire Lt. falls off bridge while saving woman from crash

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:48:34 GMT
Lt. Jason McNally fell 30 feet into a river after sliding across the hood of a burning vehicle and trying to pull the driver out of the car

How to develop a fire service UAS training program

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:12:57 GMT
A UAS training program must address evolving regulations, expanding use of UAS in the fire service and gaining public support for fire department drone operations

Watch: Good Samaritans save driver from burning car

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:07:16 GMT
Police released dash cam footage of civilians rolling the burning vehicle off of the driver who became trapped after crashing into several parked vehicles

San Francisco officials slam fire chief on response to blaze

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:55:40 GMT
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin said firefighters were slow to pour water on the blaze and that he was unable to reach the chief as the emergency unfolded

$125K donated to family of FDNY firefighter who died in Iraq copter crash

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:25:31 GMT
The FDNY Foundation donated $25,000 to a scholarship fund for Lt. Christopher Raguso’s children, and Tunnel to Towers Foundation donated $100,000 to help pay the mortgage

Fire dept. forced to ‘stand down’ due to outdated gear

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:30:39 GMT
Officials said the town will rely on mutual aid until the personal protective equipment is brought into compliance with national standards

Retired FDNY firefighter, 'Chopped' chef dies of 9/11-related cancer

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:16:30 GMT
Eighteen-year FDNY veteran Keith Young made a culinary name for himself, winning several TV cooking challenges and writing his own cook book

Code Green Campaign president conducts study on effects of storytelling

Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:37:54 GMT
The study will help to better understand the effects sharing one’s traumatic experiences via writing has on the mental health of first responders