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

Tue, Jan 14, 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.

Volunteer Firefighters Exempt from Obamacare Provisions

Mon, Jan 13, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department is acting to ensure that emergency volunteer service is accorded appropriate treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

VFW Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year Recognized

Thu, Jan 9, 2014

A pair of Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics were recently were bestowed with awards and distinctions by the Tri-County area Veterans of Foreign War (VFW).

Howard County First Responders Honored for Response during Navy Yard Shooting

Thu, Jan 9, 2014

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) recently honored members of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team for their actions on September 16, 2013 during the Navy Yard Shooting that took place in Washington D.C.

Firefighters Rescue Man from Burning Spring Hope (NC) Apartment Fire

Thu, Jan 9, 2014

Seven Hurt in Extra-Alarm Fire in Edgewater Beach (IL)

Wed, Jan 8, 2014

Seven people were hurt, one critically, and more than a dozen people were rescued from windows when an extra-alarm fire broke out in an apartment building in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood this morning.

Two Killed, 5 Injured in Santa Ana (CA) Group Home

Wed, Jan 8, 2014

Two people were killed when a fire ripped through a group home for people with special needs in Santa Ana.

IFSI Introduced New Animal Rescue Class

Wed, Jan 8, 2014

The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has introduced a new class designed to teach first responders how to deal with incidents involving large animals. The awareness-level class is being offered at no cost as part of IFSI's Cornerstone program.

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.

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