Firefighter training can be fun and serious at the same time

Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:40:26 +0000
By taking an innovative and creative approach, training drills can maintain their educational value while also adding an element of fun

Colo. fire departments make first step towards fire authority merger

Posted on Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Officials say the deal does not guarantee the future creation of a joint authority: "It's a short-term fix to be efficient"

Ala. fire chief: New station will be needed to decrease response times

Posted on Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Response times could force the city to build a new fire station sooner rather than later, Fire Chief Tony Grande said

'Lengthy consecutive sentences' sought in deaths of 2 Mo. firefighters

Posted on Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Prosecutors are recommending an 89-year prison term for the “serial arsonist” who set a fire in her nail salon that resulted in the deaths of two firefighters

NC firefighter films venomous snakes in floodwaters

Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
North Topsail Beach firefighter Bradley Thomas Dixon posted a video Sunday on Facebook showing not one, but two cottonmouths wallowing in the muddy water

Firefighter, police recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
The police and fire application process in Cincinnati includes questions about applicants' most unusual sex acts and how many times they've had sex outdoors

Angry residents demand answers after Mass. gas explosions

Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Anger reverberated through the communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, as the reality of the disaster began to sink in

Kids write ‘thank you’ notes to firefighters

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:19:23 +0000
Students at Spanish Oaks Elementary School thanked the firefighters for battling the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires with heartfelt notes

ND fire dept. experiments with drone use

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:37:08 +0000
At the North Dakota International Association of Arson Investigators conference, the Grand Forks Fire Department used drones to gather data from a controlled burn

Firefighters rescue 12-year-old dog stuck at bottom of ravine

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:26:47 +0000
Using a rope system, firefighters made their way down to AJ, the lab, and loaded him up in a basket usually reserved for rescuing people

Mich. firefighters resolve year-long staffing dispute with city

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:56:59 +0000
The Muskegon firefighters’ union has been negotiating a contract with city officials that will prevent the 100-year-old department from dissolving

2 Ohio firefighters hurt battling condo blaze

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:14:55 +0000
The firefighters were transported to the hospital after battling a fire that broke out at Chandlers Lane Condominiums

Assistance to Firefighters Grants cycle is set to open

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:48 +0000
The AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity has been released for fiscal year 2018

Houston Fire Dept. to purchase ballistic vests

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:15:21 +0000
Fire Chief Samuel Peña said along with the usual firefighting dangers, the department “must now also consider protection against violent acts”

Official: 3 people killed in Md. shooting

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:39:25 +0000
A suspect was taken into custody and was in critical condition, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference

NY volunteer firefighters voice training concerns, chief resigns

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:24:16 +0000
Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bill Hummel resigned after previously telling firefighters they would not be able to fully perform interior firefighting duties

Calif. fire department to start billing for some emergency services

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:19:05 +0000
Officials said the fees will be charged for emergencies involving vehicle accidents, helicopter landings, illegal fires, hazmat releases and water emergencies

3 LAFD firefighters hurt in warehouse blaze

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:42:05 +0000
Three firefighters battling the flames on the roof suffered some burns when a portion of the roof gave way

The loss of Sen. John McCain, friend of the fire service

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:06:32 +0000
His passing marks the end of a long tenure as an advocate for the fire service and federal funding in the industry

FEMA announces 2018 AFG application period

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:52:52 +0000
The agency will begin accepting applications Monday, Sept. 24 and will remain open until Friday, Oct. 26