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VectorLearning Acquires Web-based Training Services Provider TargetSolutions

Wed, Jan 8, 2014

VectorLearning, a leader in online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, CiNet, and CiNet-RedVector brands, recently acquired San Diego, California-based TargetSolutions, a pioneer in Web-based training, learning and records management software for fire departments and EMS providers.

Chicago Marks Lowest Number of Fire Deaths in 2013

Tue, Jan 7, 2014

Sixteen people died in fires in Chicago in 2013, the lowest number of such fatalities ever recorded in one year in the city.

Firefighter Named One of the Most Stressful Jobs of 2014

Tue, Jan 7, 2014

Every job has some level of stress, but if your goal is to keep stress as low as possible and still have a rewarding career, some jobs are much more attractive than others.

MN Fire Department-Based EMS Deals with Changing Times

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

A recent news report discusses the problems some Minnesota fire agencies who provide EMS are dealing with in recent times.

Four Firefighters Injured in ND Grain Elevator Fire

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Four firefighters suffered injuries while responding to a fire that began Sunday night in Devils Lake, North Dakota.

A Proposal to Fix the Los Angeles Fire Department

Sun, Jan 5, 2014

In an editorial, The Los Angeles Times ponders the future of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

D.C. Fire Department Unveils New Social Media Policy

Thu, Jan 2, 2014

D.C. Fire and EMS recently unveiled a new social media policy that that bans fire department employees from taking photos or video of fire or accident scenes while on the job and from transmitting such images to the media or other organizations.

Marlborough (MA) Firefighter Files Whistleblower Suit

Tue, Dec 24, 2013

A Marlborough firefighter has filed a whistleblower suit against the city and Fire Chief James Fortin, claiming that he was stripped of his duties as a mechanic when he brought up concerns about the safety of the department's trucks.

Drug Shortages Leave Hospitals and EMS in Low Supply

Tue, Dec 24, 2013

Because of drug shortages that have plagued pharmacies nationwide, departments like Middletown (OH) have had trouble at times buying drugs such as dextrose, a sugar water used to treat diabetic patients, or Narcan, a life-saving antidote that reverses a drug overdose.

Wichita (KS) Woman Who Set Herself On Fire in Critical Condition

Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Detroit Mayor-Elect Duggan Announces Top Fire Administrator

Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Duggan named Jonathan Jackson, a Detroit native and 25-year firefighter who is now second deputy fire commissioner, as interim fire commissioner.

Suspects in NC Volunteer Firefighter Shooting Due in Court

Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Marcus Kauffman was shot when he surprised burglars at his rural Rowan County home nearly three weeks ago.

Los Angeles Fire Officials Overhaul Mass Shooting Responses

Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Tactical changes had been under consideration but were accelerated and disseminated through the ranks after the November 1 shooting of Gerardo I. Hernandez at LAX.

Rownan (NC) Firefighter Dies After Life Support Removal

Sat, Dec 21, 2013

Investigators obtained murder warrants against two men after a Rowan County firefighter who was shot Dec. 2 during an apparent burglary died Friday.

Family Member Medical Crisis: How Would You Respond?

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

What would you do if your spouse, significant other, or other immediate family member suffered a life-threatening, near-death, or critical illness?

Blood Pressure in Firefighters: A Silent Killer?

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Nearly 50 percent of firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) result from heart attacks.

Three Additional Ohio Fire Departments Implement SafetyPAD EMS

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of software products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, announced its partnership with three additional Hamilton County, Ohio agencies.

PublicEye Redefines Public Safety

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Using your phone, you can collaborate; communicate; interact; be alerted of real-time incidents; share information from many resources including federal, state, and agency databases; and much more.

HazMatIQ S.A.F.e Kit Decreases Incident Response Time

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

The S.A.F.e kit compliments the HazMatIQ response system by providing the responder with Stay Alive Five equipment in a mission ready kit.

Jim Burke: Emergency Services—The Future

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

This guest commentary from the Pelican Bay Commissioner, North Naples (FL) Fire & Rescue District (NNFD) looks at the benefits of an all-encompassing emergency service.

Air Evac Lands in Moberly

Tue, Dec 17, 2013

The Missouri based air ambulance company, Air Evac Lifeteam has announced an agreement that will bring their newest location to Moberly, Missouri. 

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