SC county first responders leaving due to low pay, too much overtime

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT
Officials said the turnover rate for Horry County Fire Department is high due to firefighters and paramedics leaving for departments with better pay

First responders raise $700K for charity with 'Guns 'N Hoses' event

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT
The organizers of the event donated $700,000 to The Backstoppers, a group that supports families of first responders

San Francisco moves to build water system to fight fires when the worst hits

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT
The fire department and Public Utilities Commission have picked a design for a water supply system that can supply firefighters with large amounts of water

Ind. fire dept. promotes safety with 'Close Before You Doze' campaign

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT
The Terre Haute Fire Department's "Close Before You Doze" campaign is urging the community to use a closed door as a fire barrier

How one chief found a new way to dry and store PPE at firehouses

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:00:00 GMT
A former assistant chief advocates for new open-grid lockers that promote airflow and better dry and store PPE

Fire dept. joins program that connects trauma victims to treatment

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:39:23 GMT
The Milwaukee City-County Trauma Response program trains responders to provide services to families and children that have gone through a traumatic experience

Ga. bill aims to provide peer counseling to first responders

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:32:31 GMT
House Bill 703 would give first responders access to peer support teams and post-critical incident seminars

NY bill would allow fire departments to bill insurance companies for EMS

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:30:38 GMT
Tom McDonough, former chief of the Port Washington Fire Department, said the measure would generate needed revenue — and ultimately save lives

Rapid response: MCIs are not contained to any one environment

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:13:38 GMT
Fire and EMS providers must be prepared to protect their communities at a moment's notice

Rapid response: School shooting fire/EMS, police response has to be faster

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:55:09 GMT
To reduce the dying from active shooter incidents the killing and bleeding has to be stopped quicker

Teen arrested for claiming to be chief, stealing fire dept. truck

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:44:31 GMT
Aubrey Turley III allegedly stole a truck from the Alum Creek Volunteer Fire Department and said he was the chief when deputies found it

Firefighter hurt by distracted driver urges public to pay attention

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:26:00 GMT
Firefighter Meredith Garee was on a fire truck ladder when a driver ran into the rig, causing injury to Garee’s arm

Mich. EMT, former firefighter dies in vehicle crash

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:24:07 GMT
Jeremy Pinkley, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle crash

50 years in the making: '911, what's your emergency?'

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:27:45 GMT
In the 50 years since its inception, 911 emergency response has evolved into an advanced framework helping others

City sues firefighter foam makers over water contamination

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:03:05 GMT
The city is installing filters to treat the contamination; two public wells have been closed since 2015

Firefighters battling brush fire discover badly burned body

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:01:25 GMT
The condition of the body made it difficult for authorities to determine if there was any trauma

Dispatcher trains her own puppy as therapy dog for first responders

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:29:13 GMT
Diane Barnett said she saw potential in her German shepherd, so she’s now funding his training to be an official therapy dog

Judge orders Fla. city to reinstate fired female firefighter

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:20:29 GMT
Nearly two years after filing a lawsuit, a federal judge ruled that Tanja Vidovic should be given her job back at Tampa Fire Rescue

‘Groundbreaking’ treatment could help first responders with PTSD

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:15:55 GMT
Former firefighter Mike Clelland is working with researchers to develop an “instantaneous” online outreach program called E-Home Heroes

Sheriff: 17 dead in Fla. school shooting

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:00:00 GMT
The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of classrooms shortly before the day ended