Treasury secretary says first responders could receive COVID-19 hazard pay

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:24:55 +0000
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said a fourth stimulus package could include hazard pay for those on the front lines of the crisis

Retired Tenn. fire captain dies from COVID-19 after outbreak at nursing home

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:53:21 +0000
Retired Gallatin Fire Capt. Homer Barr, a 26-year fire service veteran, was a resident at the facility where more than 100 residents and staff tested positive

Public safety events postponed and canceled due to COVID-19

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:45:57 +0000
As government and health officials caution large gatherings, conference leaders are heeding the warnings

17 Minn. FFs graduate early to aid COVID-19 response

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:45:51 +0000
The firefighters were allowed to graduate a month early to help fill gaps after 11 department members were quarantined

FDNY hit hard by COVID-19: EMS Chief Bonsignore says historic call volume likely to increase

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:05:22 +0000
FDNY EMS Chief Lillian Bonsignore says “any and all options” are on the table to prevent a lag in response times due to the spread of COVID-19 among members

Fla. fire departments poised to loan ambulance ventilators to hospitals

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:02:21 +0000
Eleven fire departments in Palm Beach County have agreed to lend their combined 70 ventilators to hospitals if the need arises

16-year-old killed, 2 FD members injured in Dallas ambulance crash

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:13:44 +0000
Officials say the 15-year-old driver of the other vehicle was speeding and now faces charges of manslaughter and assault

FDNY ambulance mechanic dies from COVID-19

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:26:00 +0000
FDNY Auto Mechanic James Villecco, 55, was an Army veteran and joined the FDNY Bureau of Fleet Services in 2014

COVID-19 confirmed cases in public safety, local government

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:00:03 +0000
Tracking the COVID-19 diagnoses in EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, corrections officers, dispatchers and local government officials

Why are the history lessons for everyone except us?

Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 21:22:34 +0000
Firefighters must learn from all sources and situations, now including COVID-19

Preparing for the COVID-19 surge: It’s going to be war

Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 20:47:15 +0000
Three priorities for fire departments facing the virus surges ahead

Longitudinally tracking fire/EMS staff exposure to COVID-19

Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 20:28:06 +0000
LA County Fire Department rapidly implements a COVID-19 exposure tracking system based on community paramedicine to measure personnel risk

Maine town's suspension of fire-EMS could trigger state investigation

Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:02:30 +0000
Officials say the town suspended EMS operations due to COVID-19 exposure concerns without giving proper notice to the community and state licensing agency

FOX, iHeartMedia, Elton John to host ‘living room concert’ benefiting first responders

Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 14:01:57 +0000
The special music event will be broadcast Sunday night as a tribute to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Finally! Feds tell hospitals they may share information about COVID-19 patients with first responders

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:10:57 +0000
HIPAA-covered entities may share protected health information when first responders may be at risk of infection

IAFC forms Economic Task Force in wake of COVID-19

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:55:41 +0000
Chief Steve Pegram will chair the task force, aimed at helping fire service personnel navigate the financial impact of the pandemic

Ashes2Art: The healing power of creativity for firefighters

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:43:23 +0000
Nonprofit helps firefighters promote creativity to counterbalance the negative impacts of the job

High-rise and mid-rise firefighting: Operational divisions, sectors and groups

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:14:13 +0000
Part 3 – Outlining the roles and responsibilities of each part of the response effort

FEMA shares 7 steps for emergency managers to implement during COVID-19 response

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:08:36 +0000
Administrator Pete Gaynor urges immediate and decisive action to defeat the spread of the virus

Photo of the Week: The anatomy of a fire apparatus

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:57:32 +0000