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Elderly Man Killed and Firefighter Injured in California House Fire

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Firefighters battled a fire within a single-family home near Exposition Park that resulted in the death of an elderly man believed to be in his 90s.

Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE Transport skid units.

Josiah's Angel Remembers the Fallen of 9/11

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

A routine firehouse chore inspires a firefighter’s inner artist to pay homage to the FDNY firefighters lost on 9/11.

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials incidents.

LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new, executive-style MSc aimed at professionals working in the field of cardiovascular sciences.

Chicago Aldermen Endorse New Firefighter Contract

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the City Council Workforce Development and Audit Committee.

Names in the News

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

ROBERT C. DUBÉ was named the new chief of the Alexandria (VA) Fire Department, taking over for former chief Adam K. Thiel, who took a position in the state government.

Preincident Planning for Agricultural Occupancies

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Every farm is a unique operation with an array of potential hazards and risks for operating first responders. Know the hazards.

"You Want Me to Do What, Chief?"

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

That opportunity to be there for someone else, to make a positive impact, makes the fire service a most rewarding career.

General Orders for the Company Officer

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A universal set of guidelines for any situation you are likely to encounter, adapted from the Marines.

Diagnosing Brugada Syndrome

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

In the world of emergency medical services (EMS), avoiding complacency can often be challenging.

TX Home Explosion Injures Three

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Firefighters and MDA Celebrate "60 Years Strong"

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off another summer season of the fire fighters' spirited Fill the Boot campaign.

Challenges to Implementing PPA: Q&A

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

American Fork (UT) Fire & Rescue Chief Kriss Garcia recently conducted a Webcast entitled "Challenges to Implementing PPA." Here are his responses to some questions asked during the presentation.

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Just after 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014, city of Knoxville (TN) firefighters and Rural/Metro (TN) paramedics were dispatched to a report of an injury crash.

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings into Freedom Industries Investigation

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

In an update on the investigation into the chemical storage tank leak that contaminated the drinking water of up to 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia Counties, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) reported today it has thus far found no record of a formal, industry approved inspection performed on any of the chemical storage tanks at Freedom Industries prior to the massive leak which occurred on January 9, 2014.  Informal inspections may have occurred, preliminary findings indicate, but investigators have found a lack of appropriate engineering inspections with prescribed frequency and rigor of inspections.

Mission Manager Re-Launches Emergency Management Software;

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Mission Manager, Inc. announced the re-launch of its cloud-based incident manager tool that has helped first responders save lives and property in over 4,400 missions, including the 2014 San Diego fires and Boston Marathon. Product upgrades include significant improvements in infrastructure, data security and technical support.

San Francisco 911 System in State of Emergency, Report Says

Mon, Jul 14, 2014

San Francisco's 911 system, ambulances, and emergency rooms are understaffed and under strain, according to a new report.

North Carolina Firefighters Battle Rock Quarry Fire

Mon, Jul 14, 2014

West Edgecombe and Rock Mount firefighters responded a fire in a large hydraulic drilling machine at the bottom of a quarry.

San Francisco Firefighters Seek Funding for Mental Health Services

Sun, Jul 13, 2014

When the toils of the job become too intense, San Francisco police can take advantage of in-house mental health services to help cope with stress before it escalates into something much worse. Firefighters in San Francisco want the same treatment but are being rebuffed

FCC: 911 Calls in D.C. Lack Accurate Caller Location Information

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

New data obtained from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that nine out of ten wireless 9-1-1 calls made in D.C. in the first half of 2013 were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious or otherwise unable to share their location. 

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