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Public Safety Orgs React to Secret Carrier Deal on 911 Location

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

More than a dozen of the nation's leading public safety advocates and organizations reacted with anger and alternative approaches to a carrier-backed proposal announced on Friday that would replace the FCC's proposed public safety rules for wireless 911 location accuracy with a "best efforts" approach that delays implementation and weakens or eliminates many of the safety requirements of the FCC's proposed rules.

Man on Fire Walks into Phoenix Taco Bell

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Neptune (NJ) Woman Dies in Hospital After Apartment Fire

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

A 40-year-old township woman critically injured Wednesday in a fire at the Jumping Brook apartments on Route 33, died in the hospital Friday afternoon.

Young Girl Rescued from Hartford (CT) House Fire

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Firefighters rescued an eight-year-old girl from a burning building in Hartford (CT) and rushed her to a hospital as flames spread to a neighboring porch and nearby cars.

Las Vegas Firefighters Donate $8,300 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The Las Vegas Firefighters donated $8,300 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation on November 11. The money donated came from the proceeds of their pink "Fighting Breast Cancer" t-shirts, which were sold throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SafetyPAD Launches Full-Featured Android Solution to Market

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of software products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, announced today the launch of a full-featured electronic patient care reporting platform for Android devices.

Gas and Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

It is extremely important that first responders—especially emergency medical services (EMS) crews—have in their possession CO meters when responding to any type of emergency, writes Daniel P. Sheridan.

Green Bay House Fire Injures Four

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

An early morning house fire near downtown Green Bay - apparently caused by someone smoking in bed - sent four people to the hospital and caused $50,000 in damage.

TheFireStore Elevates Service to All Public Safety Officials

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc., a distributor of public safety equipment and supplies announced the acquisition of Heroes Apparel of Richmond, VA. With this acquisition Witmer Public Safety Group continues to fulfill their motto of Equipping HeroesTM - by expanding their footprint into Virginia. 


NASEMSO Announces New Initiative on Performance Measures

Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) announced today a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a comprehensive set of EMS performance measures.

Simmons Bedding Company Donates 114 Mattresses to Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Simmons Bedding Company ("Simmons") announces today that it will donate 114 Beautyrest mattresses to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department ("AFRD"). The mattresses will outfit the bunkrooms of AFRD's five airport stations and several expanded stations in Downtown Atlanta.

Kootenai County (ID) EMS System Orders 15 Horton Ambulances

Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Horton Emergency Vehicles was recently awarded 15 ambulances from Kootenai County (ID) Emergency Medical Services System.

Rocky Mount (NC) Firefighters Battle Recycling Plant Fire

Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Bob Bartosz shares photos of Rocky Mount (NC) fire units responding to a structure fire at a recycling plant.

Man Bites IL Paramedic, Injures Firefighter in Struggle

Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Police said the man bit the paramedic on her left calf as she tried to put him on a stretcher. When a firefighter stepped in to assist, his shoulder was dislocated in a struggle.

Medicount to License New SafetyPAD Android ePCR Platform

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD Suite of software products, and Medicount Management, Inc., a Midwest company expert in providing EMS Billing services for more than 24 years, announced a licensing agreement today.

Alabama Firefighter Injured in Fall from Ladder

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

A Prattville (AL) firefighter was seriously injured after falling from a ladder at a station over the weekend.

Detroit Firefighter Injured in Fire now Stable

Mon, Nov 3, 2014

A firefighter remains hospitalized in stable condition Monday morning after falling through a floor while fighting a Sunday night fire in southwest Detroit.

Pierce Arrow XT Equipped with Snozzle Aerial Device on Duty with Elizabeth (NJ) Fire Department

Mon, Nov 3, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, placed a Pierce Arrow XT custom firefighting apparatus, equipped with a Snozzle High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) featuring a piercing nozzle, at the Elizabeth Fire Department.

Washington, D.C., Mayor to Honor Firefighters for Bravery

Fri, Oct 31, 2014

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is set to honor city firefighters for bravery with the Mayor's Meritorious Service Awards.

Hartford Firefighter Jason Martinez Released From Hospital

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Firefighter Jason Martinez, who was badly injured fighting a fire at 598 Blue Hills Ave. on Oct. 7 -- the same fire that claimed the life of Firefighter Kevin Bell -- has been released from Bridgeport Hospital, where he's been undergoing treatment in the burn unit since the fire,

Report Examines Suicide Among Australian Paramedics

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

A recent report from Australia examined mental health and suicide among paramedics.


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