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Reach Educational Goals with an NVFC Scholarship to CSU

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has partnered with Columbia Southern University (CSU) to offer NVFC members a two-year scholarship to CSU.

National EMS Advisory Council Meeting on September 5-6 in Washington, DC

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

The meeting will be held at the Performance Institute on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW

LAFD Dispatch Supervisor Collapses, Dies On-Duty

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

A Los Angeles Fire Department captain died after collapsing while on-duty at the department's Metropolitan Fire Communications Center.

SafetyPAD, INDMEX Offer Integrated Airport EMS Enterprise System

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and INDMEX Aviation, a global provider of airport and surveillance solutions for Airport Authorities and Air Navigation Service Providers, announced today their strategic partnership.

Braun Industries Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

Sat, Aug 10, 2013

With over 40 years as a custom ambulance manufacturer, Braun Industries has always valued customer satisfaction and professionalism in the emergency vehicle field.

Astronauts, Firefighters, EMTs, and Interpersonal Conflict

Fri, Aug 9, 2013

A computer program to help astronauts with conflicts is now being tested by firefighters and EMTs nationwide.

Toxicology Report on Fallen West (TX) Firefighters Released

Fri, Aug 9, 2013

Toxicology results on the firefighters killed in April's deadly West (TX) fertilizer plant explosion show a few members were intoxicated.

NH Lawmakers Propose National Registry for Medical Technicians

Thu, Aug 8, 2013

On September 10, New Hampshire lawmakers are scheduled to finalize amendments on two bills aimed at protecting hospital patients from being exposed to infectious diseases such as hepatitis C.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Heart Health Champion

Wed, Aug 7, 2013

Now through August 21, Cardioviva™ and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are searching for volunteer firefighters or EMTs who are willing to -- or who already have -- overcome high cholesterol through diet and exercise.

Official: No Evidence Linking Former Paramedic to West (TX) Blast

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

The Texas Rangers found no evidence linking a former West (TX) paramedic arrested for possession of bomb-making components three weeks after the explosion in West to the fire at the fertilizer plant that triggered the blast.

ISG Infrasys Launches Personal Thermal Imager to Detect Hazmat Chemical or Gas Leaks

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

ISG Infrasys, in the firefighting thermal imaging industry, has launched the all-new X380. It is a powerful but small-format personal camera that delivers the image clarity and features of a larger camera.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program revised

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary recently announced a series of reforms to the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program.

EMS and Hazmat: When Your Ambulance Becomes the Hot Zone

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

It's the witching hour. You and your partner are in the last hours of a relatively quiet overnight tour.

Hiring Problems

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

Sometimes chiefs and chief officers joke that many of their personnel problems are the result of hiring mistakes.


Tue, Aug 6, 2013

ONE YEAR AGO, I ASKED A Roundtable question about your department's tornado procedures for protecting you and your crew if a tornado strikes your station while you are on duty.

Ambulance and Fire Protection Provider Files for Bankruptcy

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

A company that provides ambulance and fire protection services in 21 states has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Chevron Agrees to Pay $2M in California Refinery Fire

Mon, Aug 5, 2013

Chevron Corp. agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire last summer at its refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond that sent thousands of residents to hospitals, many complaining of respiratory problems.

First Responder Details Venice (CA) Boardwalk Hit and Run

Mon, Aug 5, 2013

Some first responders to the deadly hit-and-run crash on the Venice (CA) boardwalk Saturday described a chaotic scene with victims scattered over a quarter-mile.

Braun Announces New Ambulance Dealer in Michigan

Mon, Aug 5, 2013

Braun Industries is proud to announce that Kodiak Emergency Vehicles will be joining their nationwide network of first-class ambulance dealers.

Health Care Reform Could be a Problem for Volunteer Fire/EMS Agencies

Mon, Aug 5, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), frequently referred to as "Obamacare," attempts to make it easier for people who don't have health insurance to obtain it.

From the Fire Engineering Vault: Fire and Water

Mon, Aug 5, 2013

In addition to firefighting, municipal water supply was prominent topic in the editorial and advertising pages of Fire & Water Engineering, Fire Engineering's predecessor. Take a look at some pages from the August 3, 1910 issue.

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