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Ice Bucket Challenge Firefighters Remain in Hospital

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Two Central Kentucky firefighters remained hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."

Woman Set Reservation Fire to Give Friends Work

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.

Firefighters Injured During 'Ice Bucket Challenge' in Kentucky

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Three firefighters were injured while participating in the "ice bucket challenge" on Campbellsville University in Kentucky, according to a news report.

Fire in Boston Triple-Decker Goes to Four Alarms

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Fire crews battled a four-alarm fire today at a triple-decker fire in Boston, Massachusetts, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Allied EMS Receives New Emergency Vehicles

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Braun Ambulances and their Michigan dealer, Kodiak Emergency Vehicles, worked with Allied EMS Systems, Inc. to deliver new units to the organization in July 2014.

FDNY Members Hospitalized After Possible Chemical Suicide

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Five Fire Department of New York (FDNY) emergency responders were reportedly hospitalized after the were exposed to a noxious substances while responding to a cardiac arrest call Tuesday night in Queens.

Sand and Shovels

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Responding to an auto accident with limited information, we arrived to find two cargo box tractor trailers twisted together.

Doing More with Less: A Sign of the Times

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Rich Bliven-Organizational changes in one Kentucky department have affected staffing levels, which in turn has had a ripple effect on how the department conducts business operationally and administratively.

No-Brainer Management, Part 8: Organizational Alignment, Continued

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Last month, I started a new (for me) discussion about a topic I call "organizational alignment."

Fire/EMS at Active-Shooter Incidents

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

It seems that mass-casualty shootings-"active-shooter" situations in law enforcement terms-have been occurring with alarming frequency.

Galls, LLC, Announces Acquisition of Best Uniforms, Inc.

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Galls, LLC, North America's distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market, announced today that it has acquired Best Uniforms, Inc., a regional distributor of similar products to public safety and transit personnel.

New OGL Instructional Video from Essex Industries

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Essex Industries has released a new instructional video on the OGL (Oxygen Generator and Liquefier) which covers the inspection, modes of operation, maintenance and storage/shipment of the unit.

CSB Releases Analysis About Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CA)

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a technical evaluation report on tubing samples taken from the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, concluding that a sulfuric acid spill on February 12, 2014, resulted from insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint at a sulfuric acid sampling station.


NVFC Releases New Guide for Families of Volunteer Firefighters

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Joining the volunteer fire service means a lifestyle change not only for the individual volunteer, but also for their entire family.

Nashville Firefighters Get Reprieve in Gunshot Incident

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Eight Nashville (TN) firefighters who were put on leave after a gunshot victim was not transported to an area hospital will be back after the hospital took blame in the case.

Tennessee Fire Displaces Five People

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

A kitchen fire on August 8 caused considerable damage to a home and left a family of five homeless.

Ohio EMS Crews Face Medical Supply Shortages

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

A recent report focused on how rising costs are impacting Ohio EMS crews' medical supplies.

Plane Crash in Canada Kills Pilot and Paramedic

Sun, Aug 17, 2014

A pilot and a paramedic were killed Saturday when their small chartered plane crashed on Grand Manan Island, N.B.

Municipal Emergency Services and TECGEN Brand Introduce Newest in Dual-Certified PPE

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

INVISTA’s TECGEN® brand has teamed up with Municipal Emergency Services (MES) to introduce its newest in dual-certified PPE, TECGEN® Rescue80.

Tennessee Firefighters' CPR Video Helps Minnesota Rescuers

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Rescuers trying to aid a man who collapsed at a Minnesota park were able to adminster CPR properly thanks to one man's recollection of a training video created by Chattanooga (TN) firefighters.

Nashville Firefighters Placed on Leave After Patient Mistakenly Declared Dead

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Six Nashville (TN) firefighters were placed on administrative leave after a medical call Wednesday morning in which a gunshot victim was  mistakenly pronounced dead.

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