11 firefighters among 37 hurt after Chicago-area gas leak

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:43:26 +0000
Eleven firefighters were among the 37 people who were hospitalized, and one of the injured firefighters was among the seven in critical but stable condition

Making performance evaluations worth it (white paper)

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:14:56 +0000
This white paper details four mistakes commonly made by public safety agencies when it comes to evaluating personnel

Fla. city plans to start city ambulance service

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:58:06 +0000
This is the third time in 15 years that the Venice Fire Department has sought to take over ambulance service within the city

Fla. county schools to connect buses to county emergency radios

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:48:45 +0000
The school district will purchase and install 690 radios on buses and equipment on 12 tower sites, all tied to the county's existing 800-megahertz emergency system

Bail set at $500K for suspect in fire that killed Mass. firefighter

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:48:27 +0000
An autopsy determined that Firefighter Christopher Roy, died from smoke inhalation and that the manner of death was homicide

Houston city council approves layoff notices for 220 firefighters

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:34:23 +0000
This is the latest round of pink slips intended to help offset the cost of implementing raises required by Proposition B

Video: Firefighter couple learn baby's gender from a fire hose

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 02:57:51 +0000
Southold Fire Department Firefighter Steve Gehreng suggested the reveal idea; other firefighters had seen photos of other departments doing similar reveals on social media

Analysis: Calif. roads not designed for wildfire evacuations

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 02:03:54 +0000
The ratio of people to exit routes doesn't account for all the complexities of an actual evacuation

Dallas firefighters rescue man trapped under train

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:53:33 +0000
Firefighters used airbags to lift the train for enough clearance to remove the victim

'This is for us and our families': Iowa chief vows to protect firefighters from cancer

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:05:00 +0000
A small-town volunteer fire department makes changes to reduce exposure to carcinogens after losing one of its founders to cancer

Quiz: Check yourself, are you wearing the right station wear?

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:12:28 +0000
Take a few minutes to find your match

Beware of the thermal runaway danger posed by lithium batteries

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:21:11 +0000
Keep up with the potential hazards of emerging technology and pre-plan for hazardous fires at energy storage systems

The biggest mistake a fire chief can make

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:32:52 +0000
Chiefs must learn to put intelligence before emotion in decision-making

A recipe for success: How 2 chiefs earned IAFC's Fire Chief of the Year award

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:21:40 +0000
Chiefs John Buckman and Bill Peterson talk about the importance of working hard, paying it forward, and remaining passionate and driven

How to decontaminate the apparatus: A step-by-step guide (infographic)

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:00:00 +0000
Reduce your crew’s exposure to fireground toxins with regular decon of the cabin and compartments where soiled gear is worn or stored

3 scenarios where you’ll be glad you have this rugged case

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 02:49:06 +0000
Pelican’s newest lightweight and durable case is built specifically for EMS and fire needs

OT swells municipal cost of firefighters in RI

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:53:39 +0000
Overtime added 30 percent to the city's tab for firefighting services in 2018, during a period of ramped up hiring

Tests confirm PFOA, PFOS in NY city stream from firefighting foam

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:39:38 +0000
One sample taken detected PFOS and PFOA levels at 1,190 parts per trillion, well above the federal EPA health advisory limit of 70 ppt

Rapper posts video at La. fire station, using gear, and fire officials want it taken down

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:19:07 +0000
The video featured local rapper Eatem wearing department gear and, at times, sitting inside and on the front of a fire truck

'LivePD' producers launch fire, EMS-focused reality show

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0000
The show “Live Rescue” follows firefighters, paramedics and EMTs from seven cities live as they respond to rescue calls