Wash. voters approve $113M levy for fire dept.

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:30:00 +0000
The levy funds 54 percent of the fire department’s annual operating budget, which includes firefighter salaries and day-to-day expenses

Fla. county officials demand answers in fatal fire

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:30:00 +0000
County commissioners said they want answers to how a 76-year-old woman died in a house fire as firefighters battled the blaze just outside

Pa. fire chief resigns after less than a month amid allegations

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Several people alleged former Wyoming Hose Co. No. 1 Chief Thomas Skilonger made inappropriate comments on fire call scenes and online

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 LEOs at Ill. business

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:13:55 +0000
Officers were fired upon Friday afternoon as soon as they entered the building

AMR: ET3 payment model is a ‘great step forward’

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:24:51 +0000
AMR released a response to the ET3 announcement and said the model aligns with the company’s “key initiative” to provide a “better model for care delivery”

Researchers develop system to improve firefighting robots

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:44:53 +0000
The new automatic T-valve system designed by Purdue University researchers can remove water from the fire hose when the robot moves to another location

FDNY EMT’s quick thinking saves man’s severed arm

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:45:27 +0000
Francis Jost, who was covering a shift for his colleague, was able to pack the arm in ice because he knew of a nearby bar where he could get supplies

Conn. fire dept. expands eligibility, offers scholarship for recruits

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:34:48 +0000
The Bridgeport Fire Department is hoping to attract a diverse crew to become the newest of the city’s bravest

More than 1K pay tribute to Calif. fire chief who died of cancer

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:01:13 +0000
Garden Grove Fire Chief Tom Schultz died just two weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer

Pa. firefighter arrested for making false 911 calls

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:52:45 +0000
Isaiah Smith is facing charges after police said he made six false 911 calls over a period of more than a month

IAFC applauds Emergency Triage, Treatment and Transport reimbursement model

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:36:33 +0000
The model policy will reimburse fire departments for the cost of providing Medicare beneficiaries with treatment-without-transportation and transporting patients to alternative destinations

CMS announces Medicare reimbursement for certain non-transport treatment

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:58:15 +0000
The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model makes Medicare reimbursement available for treatment without transport

Firefighter who was allegedly bullied for having Down syndrome rejoins department

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:52:25 +0000
Jason Eagan and his family met with several members of the department, apologies were made, and his job was offered back

4 challenges to fighting fire in the snow

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:49:09 +0000
Snow can hinder the size-up, hiding dangers and firefighter tools, and requires more effort to effect a fire attack, making rehab a must

Idaho first responder, veteran hopes clinical trial will help him speak again

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:46:24 +0000
William Paine contracted throat cancer after on-the-job asbestos exposure and has communicated through a prosthesis for over 15 years

Fla. county honors fallen firefighters by renaming road

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:45:14 +0000
Todd Aldridge and Mark Benge, who died 30 years ago, are the only firefighters in Orange County fire Rescue's history to have died in the line of duty

Mont. fire chief wins national fire mitigation award

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:35:47 +0000
Wolf Creek/Craig Fire Chief Rocky Infanger was honored for bringing a passion and purpose to mitigation work as well as a concern for the well-being of others

Battalion chief rescues man twice from burning car

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:24:08 +0000
Prince George's County Fire-EMS Department Battalion Chief Donald Fletcher was on his way home from work when he saw a “ball of fire”

Do you have PTSD or Complex-PTSD?

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:31:33 +0000
A segmented diagnosis is used for those who experience symptoms of complex traumatic events

Firefighter safety on winter roads

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:54:34 +0000
Because motorists forget how to drive in winter weather, firefighters need to take extra safety measures on MVAs