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Bright Fire IN Firefighter Dies Suddenly After Call

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Services have been announced for Bright Volunteer Fire Department & EMS assistant chief Tom Stevens, Sr.

LifeLine Ambulance Deploys DriveCam Powered by Lytx

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), in the delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, announced today that it has signed a full-fleet deployment agreement with LifeLine Ambulance, a trusted ambulance provider throughout Southern California.

New York Firefighters Rescue Blind Woman from Fire

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Firefighters rescued a blind woman yesterday from a cooking-related house fire in Colonie, New York.

Alabama Firefighter Medic Found Unresponsive

Mon, Mar 17, 2014

EMT Wayne Jeffers, with Haynes Ambulance services, a firefighter-medic died Sunday after being found unresponsive in his bunk.

Electrical Fire Forces Evacuation of Tennessee High-Rise

Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Chattanooga firefighters rushed to J.C. Towers on W. Martin Luther King Boulevard around 11:30 this morning on a reported high-rise fire.

FDIC 2014: Making Critical Fireground Decisions

Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Kansas City (MO) Battalion Chief Jeff Johnson will present the workshop "Blink: Making Critical Fireground Decisions" at FDIC 2014.

FDIC 2014: Treating Smoke and Burn Victims

Fri, Mar 14, 2014

Fire Engineering EMS Editor Mike McEvoy will be presenting a class on treating smoke and burn victims at this year's FDIC.

Firefighter Injured Battling Mitchellville MD Fire

Thu, Mar 13, 2014

A Prince George's County Firefighter was injured this morning after falling through a hole in the floor while fighting a fire in Mitchellville.

At Least Seven Dead After Two Buildings Collapse in NYC

Wed, Mar 12, 2014

A gas leak is believed to have triggered a massive explosion and fire that leveled two five-story apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Harlem, killing three people and wounding dozens of others.

Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Announces Retirement

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

After more than thirty one years of dedicated service to the city of Ocala, Assistant Fire Chief Brian Stoothoff plans to retire at the end of May.

Quick Action by Louisiana Fire Department Credited for Saving Woman's Life

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

A rapid response by the Coushatta (LA) Fire Department and home security system team members has been credited with saving the life of a 72-year-old woman.

12 Members of DC Fire Have Been Arrested Since October

Sat, Mar 8, 2014

Two D.C. fire department employees were arrested this week, one on drug charges, another on a sex assault charge.

New Color Scheme for Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue Fire Apparatus

Fri, Mar 7, 2014

The first of several replacement emergency vehicles that have been ordered by Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue has been received.

Cincinnati Fire Department May Receive Federal Money

Thu, Mar 6, 2014

The Cincinnati Fire Department will again receive federal money to pay for the salaries and benefits of additional firefighters, almost certainly raising staffing levels above a cap set years ago by City Council.

Private Ambulance Employees Not Pleased with Las Vegas Patient Transport Takeover

Thu, Mar 6, 2014

With more than 100 private ambulance employees looking on, Las Vegas Fire Chief Willie McDonald told City Council members he has changed the balance of lucrative hospital transports so his department will handle 50 percent of the calls.

Names in the News

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Carlsbad (CA) Fire Department (CFD) Battalion Chiefs MIKE LOPEZ (right) and MICHAEL CALDERWOOD (below) were named as the CFD's new division chiefs following a leadership transition that also included the promotion of Michael Davis to chief.

Electrical Oddities

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Boca Raton (FL) Fire Rescue Services (BRFRS) units responded to a reported structure fire.

EMS Aspects of Extrication

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Good vehicle extrication demands rescuers' expertise with an ever-changing set of tools and techniques to adapt to constant updates in vehicle materials and design.

Responding to Operating Room Fires

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Not long ago, hospitals posted "Use of Flammable Anesthetics Prohibited" signs throughout critical care units, emergency rooms, and operating rooms.

Report Advocates LAFD Reform

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Changes to the management structure of the Los Angeles Fire Department -- including more job stability for fire chiefs -- along with an overhaul of the agency's paramedic operations will help reduce concerns over emergency response times and other departmental issues.

Announcement for 2014 York Can Am Police Fire Games

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, has come to a close, but Olympic-style competition is far from over this year thanks to the 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games featuring the men and women who keep us safe every day going for the gold.

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