The Secret List: Anatomy of a firefighter mayday and local reality

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:32:47 +0000
Consider your department’s staffing, resources and protocols when implementing firefighter training and policy

Pa. firefighter dies from medical emergency on duty

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:08:18 +0000
Philadelphia Fire Department firefighter died after suffering a medical emergency while on duty

La. city to upgrade to cloud-based 911 dispatch

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:01:46 +0000
Computer assisted dispatch, or CAD, helps 911 operators quickly determine which emergency responders need to be sent to a scene

Houston firefighters march on City Hall over pay, layoffs

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:48:09 +0000
May Sylvester Turner has contended the fire department should bear the costs of Prop. B, citing a city-commissioned report that recommends a reduction in firefighters

Atlanta firefighter saves American flag from American Legion fire

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:37:06 +0000
An American flag was found untouched in the veterans’ meeting room and was saved before the building was fully engulfed in flames

Texas chemical plant fire extinguished after 4 days

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:21:57 +0000
Crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to cool them and prevent reignition

Why are fire trucks red?

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:20:58 +0000
The rich history of a fire engine’s color dates back to the 1900s. Discover why fire trucks are red, and if it’s truly the best color for your rig

Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:09:41 +0000
The fire spread to seven storage tanks holding components of gasoline and also used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner

2 fire grants to help NH town offset tax burden

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:05:22 +0000
By NICHOLAS HANDY Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Two fire department grants will help to offset the amount to be raised by taxes in Greenfield in 2019. Town Administrator Aaron Patt said in February that the total tax impact in town, should all the warrant articles be passed in March, will be $37,973 or 1.6 percent higher than last year. “The Selectboard will weigh the use of fund balance to...

2 Texas Volunteer FDs receive new brush trucks with grants

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:58:59 +0000
GORDONVILLE, Tex. — Two new firetrucks are rolling around town in Gordonville and Sherwood Shores, after three years of the volunteer fire departments waiting for a state grant. Gordonville just got their truck a couple months ago. The Gordonville and Sherwood Shores Volunteer Fire Departments applied three years ago for state grants from the Texas A&M Forest Service. Requirements...

FDs in 3 Pa. counties awarded $425K in grants

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:53:08 +0000
The Bradford Era Fire and emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded more than $425,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer, R-Turtlepoint, announced Monday. “As our emergency response organizations continue to struggle financially, these grants are sure to be put to good use,” Causer said. “As always, I am grateful for the...

SC bill would make cancer an occupational disease for firefighters

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:41:10 +0000
If passed, the legislation would allow firefighters who die from cancer to be considered line-of-duty deaths

Accessing HUD CDBG grant money for fire prevention, protection

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:27:28 +0000
Talk to your municipality now to be a part of the action plan for Community Development Block Grant Program funds, administered by HUD

Mass. town on cutting edge of battling firefighter cancers

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:35:41 +0000
The city of Quincy is installing $1 million worth of new showers and industrial washers and dryers at fire stations to ensure first responders are able to wash thoroughly

Report: Several factors contributed to firefighter's 2015 LODD

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:07:34 +0000
An internal investigation uncovered new information regarding the death of Patrick Wolterman who died during an arson fire

NY demoted fire captains reinstated

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:25:28 +0000
In 2015, eight captains were demoted to firefighters, supposedly to save money

Mont. firefighter killed helping stranded motorist

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:24:08 +0000
Marion Fire Department firefighter Tiffany Hamdan was attempting to free a vehicle stuck in the snow, when she became trapped underneath

Md. fire department using OT to fill shifts due to shortage

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:14:36 +0000
The Baltimore City Fire Department is paying overtime to fill nearly a third of its firefighter and medic shifts every day

Fallen FDNY EMT honored with emergency call box

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:44:14 +0000
New York Fire Department EMT Yadira Arroyo was killed in 2017 after a man stole her ambulance and ran her down

FDNY firefighter arrested for DWI, fleeing crash scene

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:15:20 +0000
Omar Juarez-Rivera crashed a vehicle in to a bush at the intersection, injuring one person, then fled the scene