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Large Fire at Shell Plant in Netherlands

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

A large fire has broken out at a Royal Dutch Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands.

Medrills 3D Training Courses Now Available on the CentreLearn Training System

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

San Diego County (CA) Hazmat Releases Chemical Suicide Flammability Study

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

San Diego County (CA) Hazardous Incident Response Team conducted a chemical suicide study with the goal of determining the risk to the public and first responders.

Grainger Marks National Safety Month with Sweepstakes, Q&A Session

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and a leader in safety services and solutions, today announced it is conducting a sweepstakes and hosting a safety Q&A session in June for National Safety Month.

El Paso (TX) Firefighter Injured in Fall at MVA Scene

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

A veteran El Paso firefighter was injured after falling from an overpass while at a motor vehicle accident scene.

MedicAlert Foundation to Honor HCDFRS with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

Mon, Jun 2, 2014

MedicAlert Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) will recognize Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) for their recent innovations in emergency medical services (EMS).

Crews Knock Down Barrington (NJ) Dwelling Fire

Mon, Jun 2, 2014

Firefighters battled a dwelling fire in Barrington that sent an elderly homeowner to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

FDIC 2014: Exhibits Exceed Expectations

Sun, Jun 1, 2014

With great expectations, thousands of eager firefighters lined the halls outside the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium ready to examine the latest apparatus and equipment on display at the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

Jury Finds FDNY Paramedics Liable and Awards $172 Million to Girl

Thu, May 29, 2014

A girl who suffered brain damage while waiting for an ambulance won a $172 million judgment against New York City when a Bronx jury determined that Fire Department paramedics could be held liable for giving her mother bad advice.

TargetSolutions to Present Online Training Management System at FIRE 2014 Expo

Thu, May 29, 2014

TargetSolutions is pleased to exhibit June 11-14 at the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs' FIRE 2014 Expo. Please stop by booth No. 2325 and meet Regional Sales Manager David Fulmer, who will be demonstrating the benefits of TargetSolutions' online training management system.

Resident Picks Up Food Tab for Vacaville (CA) Firefighters

Thu, May 29, 2014

When Vacaville (CA) firefighters had to drop their shopping at a local store to respond to an emergency incident, they returned a half hour later to a surprise: a resident had paid the bill for their groceries.

Firefighters Treat 21 for Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Boise (ID) Incident

Thu, May 29, 2014

Boise (ID) firefighters and Ada County paramedics were called to a 14-story building downtown yesterday afternoon when several people began complaining of symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

SafetyPad Partners with Medical Device Company Vivid Medical

Wed, May 28, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services, today announced its sales partnership with Vivid Medical, a medical device technology company.

NVFC Creates Hurricane Preparedness Resource Center

Tue, May 27, 2014

Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30 and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) wants to help communities be ready. The NVFC created this resource center to help fire/EMS departments prepare their communities for hurricane activity.

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man Who Chased Paramedics

Mon, May 26, 2014

Chicago police fatally shot a knife-wielding man in the city's Englewood neighborhood after the man allegedly chased paramedics and first responders at the scene.

Man Severely Burned in Car Fire at Connecticut Gas Station

Sun, May 25, 2014

An East Haven man is in the hospital after he was severely burned in a car fire at the Hess Station on Frontage Road in East Haven.

D.C. Fire Chief Changes Sick Day Policy

Sat, May 24, 2014

Washington, D.C., Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe ordered a sweeping, though temporary, change to the agency's sick time policy

Names in the News

Fri, May 23, 2014

KEN KOEPPEN was named the new chief of the Arlington Heights (IL) Fire Department.

Command an Accident with MVA Boards

Fri, May 23, 2014

Tactical classes and training tell us that, when arriving at the scene of a structure fire, the first five minutes of your actions, communications, rig positioning, and initial tactical decisions can dictate the next five hours.

Simulation-Based Training for Successful Operations

Fri, May 23, 2014

Robert G. Burton-Although simulation training is not new, it has vastly improved in the past decade and is still the next-best thing to experiencing a real-life event.

One Year Later: Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombings

Fri, May 23, 2014

Jay Fleming-Firefighters rushed in despite the dangers of possible secondary devices and played their part in saving lives that day.

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