Do you have funding in place for your fire prevention program?

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:32:37 +0000
The competitive nature of federal government grants may force departments to look to the private sector for funding

How to protect the fire apparatus after on-site decontamination

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:57:18 +0000
By addressing configuration, materials used and ventilation operations, the fire apparatus can avoid contamination by turnout gear

Va. volunteer fire dept. gives up EMS license

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:14:34 +0000
Craigsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tracy Martin said the volunteers voted to stop responding to EMS calls because they felt unneeded

Retired paramedic raises money for fire dept. with singing talents

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:59:48 +0000
Bob Bullard and his partner, Stacy Skaggs, have been holding performance fundraisers once a month and raised thousands of dollars

Video: Firefighters pull woman from apartment blaze

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:22:35 +0000
A cell phone video captures firefighters rescuing a woman who was trapped on the second floor, in the worst part of the fire

NY fire chief terminated after racist Facebook post

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:43:16 +0000
East Syracuse Fire Chief Jim Brewster was has been removed as the village's fire chief by its board of trustees after he used a racial slur in a comment on Facebook

2 Ariz. firefighters hurt in rollover crash on way home from Carr Fire

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:39:01 +0000
The Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were driving home when their fire truck blew a tire and rolled over

Report: Massive Carr Fire tornado trapped, killed Calif. firefighter

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:27:58 +0000
A tornado with a base the size of three football fields and winds up to 165 miles an hour swept down on Jeremy Stoke in mere seconds, according to the report

FRI 2018 Quick Take: Providing results with fire chief leadership and risk management

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:50:31 +0000
People, policy, training, supervision and discipline help to minimize risks and keep firefighters safe

Mass. fire dept. first in state to use ultrasound technology

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:50:03 +0000
The Foxborough Fire Department will be the first in Massachusetts to use an ultrasound device that can diagnose things like internal bleeding and collapsed lungs

Fire department drone helps catch car theft suspect

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:34:26 +0000
The Bargersville Fire Department used their drone to locate a man suspected of stealing a car and driving into a corn field

Firefighter pleads guilty to assaulting bicyclist during argument

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:56:26 +0000
Charles Mudra was sentenced to probation for grabbing and tackling bicyclist advocate Austin Davis at a community meeting about a bike lane

FRI 2018 Quick Take: Parkland: Seven minutes and 17 seconds

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:36:25 +0000
Lessons learned from incident command for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School MCI

Ala. fire chief pushes for city-owned ambulance service

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:09:05 +0000
Decatur Fire Chief Tony Grande said he’s frustrated at First Response’s failure to meet the requirements of the city code

LODD: NC asst. fire chief dies after rescuing person trapped in trench

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:03:33 +0000
Orange Rural Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeff Holden was found unresponsive at the station

Officials identify Utah battalion chief killed in Calif. wildfire

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:55:27 +0000
Draper City Fire Department Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett was battling flames downstream of Lake Pillsbury’s Scott Dam when he was hit by a falling tree

Parrot launches swear word rant at firefighter in rescue attempt

Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:31:11 +0000
Jessie, a parrot, had spent three days on a neighbor’s roof and greeted firefighters trying to rescue her with a tirade of four-letter words

DHS offers $1.8M grant to train high schoolers for MCIs

Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:51:56 +0000
The Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications for the School-Age Trauma Training grant

At least 20 killed after highway bridge collapses in Italy

Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:44:03 +0000
A bridge on a highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging

The fire command experiential

Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:43:17 +0000
Firefighter training emphasizing experiential learning, combined with inquiry and observation can improve fireground decision making