Hazmat team responds to Ind. crash involving truck carrying hydrochloric acid

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:21:30 +0000
First responders were concerned the acid would contaminate a nearby river or come in contact with damaged power lines

FDNY firefighter responds to call to treat own daughter hit by car

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:50:09 +0000
Queens Firefighter Omar Wilks responded to a call of a teen struck by a car and discovered the patient was his own daughter

NJ city FD, EMS partner with university for nursing student ride-along program

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:31:17 +0000
Participants say the program helps aspiring nurses understand the prehospital decision-making process in emergencies

'I can't believe I'm alive': Dramatic near misses from 2019

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:30:08 +0000
Five reports capture firefighters' life-or-death moments on the incident scene

Practical risk management for firefighters

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:31:02 +0000
6 ways to ensure you are effectively managing your risk and staying safe

‘You’ll never fight fire again’: A Texas amputee firefighter tells his comeback story

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:33:20 +0000
Just six months after losing his leg, and despite what surgeons had told him, Firefighter Gary Weiland was ready to get back on the job

19 animal rescues in 2019

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:29:06 +0000
From the many dogs rescued from burning homes to the fat rat stuck in a manhole, firefighters had their hands full with animal saves

Ill. village and family of firefighter who died of cancer at odds over pension benefits

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:19:19 +0000
An appellate court will decide whether full line-of-duty death pension benefits will be awarded to the family of Firefighter Kevin Hauber

Fire union says city's layoff structure is unfair

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:51:20 +0000
The New York union says the 14 firefighters who were laid off were not determined by seniority and were divided into two lists based on Spanish-speaking ability

City files lawsuit to overturn order that it must hire more firefighters

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 01:18:16 +0000
An arbitrator ordered that staffing at the New York department must increase from six firefighters per shift to nine

Ray Pfeifer Foundation says more than 200 firefighters have now died from 9/11-related illness

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:59:02 +0000
The foundation reported the deaths of two retired FDNY firefighters last week, raising the toll to 200

‘We regret to inform you’: How to support LODD families

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:53:14 +0000
Two military-focused books can help fire service leaders support the families of fallen firefighters

Mich. city FD says increased medical runs have consumed budget

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:48:52 +0000
The city’s mayor said options include opting out of EMS services or cutting other services unless changes to funding or the county EMS system are made

Pa. city firefighters say they were given no reason for their suspensions

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:19:00 +0000
The firefighters asked the city council about the details of their suspensions but the council said it had no role in the decision

Sculpture unveiled in honor of Worcester firefighter one year after death

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:17:08 +0000
Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy, who died in the line of duty last year, was honored Monday night at a ceremony unveiling the sculpture

Ind. city council votes to reverse controversial firefighter shift changes

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:45:04 +0000
The city's mayor still may veto the decision and seek to enforce the eight-hour shift schedule that union members say is detrimental

First high school emergency operations center opens in Connecticut

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:04:26 +0000
Students will get hands-on career development experience while providing support to first responders

3 Ohio firefighters fired, accused of physically hazing colleague

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:40:13 +0000
The fired firefighters reportedly punched the other firefighter in the groin and forced him to carry a trash can around his neck

10 chiefs answer: What does it take to be a fire chief?

Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:51:45 +0000
Fire chiefs share the critical skills, characteristics and motivations they believe are needed to hold the top spot

Reaching for the stars: One firefighter's role on the secretive Apollo Astronaut Rescue team

Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:50:15 +0000
Former IAFC president Bill Killen reflects on his time as one of the original members of an exclusive firefighting team tasked with high-risk missions