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Physio-Control and The PulsePoint Foundation Announce Partnership

Mon, Sep 9, 2013

Physio-Control, a provider of emergency medical response technologies worldwide, and the PulsePoint Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing mobile technologies to help everyday citizens save lives, today announced that the two organizations have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at improving sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival in communities around the world.

Report: Plenty of Firefighters, Not So Many Fires

Mon, Sep 9, 2013

A news piece from the Boston Globe noted the preponderance of firefighters in the city despite a substantially lower number of fires in recent times.

Van Crash Causes Injuries at Chicago Airport

Mon, Sep 9, 2013

From 11 to 18 persons were involved in an incident at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

Honolulu Chooses KME

Sat, Sep 7, 2013

KME is pleased to announce the City and County of Honolulu has awarded KME and its dealer Hawaii Specialty Vehicles LLC an order for five custom pumpers and a 100’ tractor drawn aerial.

New Apps from Salamander Available for Downloard

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

Introducing the Safety Approved Pelican 3315 LED Flashlight

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

Created with first responder and industrial safety professionals in mind, Pelican Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-impact protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, has introduced the compact and lightweight 3315 LED flashlight.

Johnson County (TX) Emergency Services District #1 Accepting Firefighter Applications

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

The Johnson County (TX) Emergency Services District #1 is accepting applications for a full-time firefighter/paramedic.

Numerous Injuries in 100-Car Pileup on UK Bridge

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

At least six people were seriously injured in massive pileup Thursday in the English county of Kent. Two hundred other people suffered minor injuries.

One Killed, Three Others Injured in Texas School Stabbings

Wed, Sep 4, 2013

A student was killed and three others injured during a stabbing rampage at a Houston-area high school Wednesday.

Active Shooter Response: The Rapid Treatment Model

Wed, Sep 4, 2013

This 30-minute video program and accompanying 29-slide PowerPoint presentation from the Firefighters Support Foundation focuses on getting aid to the wounded within the golden hour, even while law enforcement is still clearing the structure.

Restructuring Plan May Provide Help to Detroit's Depleted Firefigher Ranks

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Part of the plan to restructure Detroit's government may bring some assistance to the ailing city's fire department.

Gamewell-FCI New Touch-Screen Fire Alarm Panel Simplifies Use

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced the S3 Series™ fire alarm control panel, the industry’s first small, addressable system that features an intuitive, touch-screen display to simplify system use for facility managers and first responders.

Applications for 2013 CSU Scholarships Due September 1

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Each year, Columbia Southern University (CSU) offers two scholarships to National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members to help them achieve their educational goals. The deadline for the 2013 applications is just four days away. Submit your application now!

Responding to a Radiological Dispersal Event

Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Radioactive materials from a RDD will likely not create fallout that sweeps across a city, contaminating everything in its path, writes Eric Darios.

One Dead in Delray Beach (FL) House Fire

Tue, Aug 27, 2013

D.C. Fire Department Bolsters EMS

Tue, Aug 27, 2013

The D.C. fire department is slated to announce new hires of paramedics and the purchase of several new ambulances.

CDP Twitter Highlights First Responder Training

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

The Center for Domestic Preparedness' new Twitter site offers another venue where first responders can learn about fully funded training opportunities, get up-to-date news on CDP training and read students' tweets about their own CDP training experiences.

Announcing Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation Scholarships

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

A question that is often asked amongst those who work in the emergency response community is "Can one person make a difference?" After serving in the emergency response community for over 40 years, I would say that the answer is an unequivocal "YES."

Opticom Grant Assistance Program Now Available for Public Safety

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Global Traffic Technologies (GTT), manufacturer of the Opticom® system for Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) is pleased to announce its participation in a program to link emergency response and public safety departments with grant funding opportunities.


FASNY Convention Closes with Firefighter and EMS Provider of the Year Awards

Sun, Aug 25, 2013

During the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) closing ceremony for its 141st Annual Convention today, President James Burns presided over an awards ceremony honoring two first responders for their extraordinary acts of heroism.

IAFF General President Vows to Protect Firefighters' Safety as they Face New Threats and Hostile Politicians

Fri, Aug 23, 2013

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger vowed to continue protecting career firefighters on the job amid one of the most dangerous years for the fire service and as many elected officials are putting politics ahead of public safety.

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