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Topeka Fire Considers Expanding Medical Response

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Topeka city and fire leaders are looking into different means of providing emergency medicine to city residents -- specifically, letting their already-certified paramedics work in that capacity from fire trucks

Maynard Fire Department Presents Several Awards to New and Veteran Firefighters

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Fire Chief Anthony Stowers announces that several of Maynard's firefighters were honored before the September 16 Board of Selectman's meeting for their bravery and service to the community.

San Francisco Firefighter Organizations Call for Fire Chief's Removal

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Citing a "grave crisis in direction and leadership," heads of San Francisco’s rank-and-file firefighter organizations -- including those representing women and minorities -- have penned a letter calling on Mayor Ed Lee to replace the city's first female fire chief.

FDNY Confirms in Final Testing to Use MagneGas as Replacement to Acetylene

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced that it has received formal confirmation from the Special Operations Command of the Fire Department of the City of New York ("FDNY") that it has commenced final testing of MagneGas® for use as a replacement to acetylene.

Firefighters Who Gave Their Lives in Service to Others Honored in Colorado Memorial

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger joined grieving families and comrades in honoring the 168 professional fire fighters and paramedics who died in the line of duty in the past year at the IAFF 28th Annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service in Colorado Springs.

CSB Chairperson Warns Against Use of Methanol During Laboratory and Classroom Combustion Demonstrations

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Last week a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno, Nevada, where a flash fire on September 3 injured children and adults viewing a science demonstration.

Firefighter in D.C. Patient Death Case Heads Back to Academy

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The probationary firefighter who was initially blamed when an elderly man died after being denied treatment near a D.C. fire station has been ordered to undergo remedial training.

NVFC Staff Accepts Challenge and Donates to Firefighter Support Fund

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The staff of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was recently challenged by the staff of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Firefighters Bring Support Network to Child Burn Survivors

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

No one understands the harrowing after effects of a fire more than professional fire fighters. They are first on the scene carrying the injured to safety and providing the initial treatment to injuries that can last a lifetime.

IAFF to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

This year, the IAFF will share 168 compelling stories of professional fire fighters and paramedics who paid the ultimate price protecting their communities.

St. Louis (MO) Fire Department Damaged, One Man Shot During Rolling Gun Fight

Fri, Sep 12, 2014

The two cars involved crashed through the fence of the SLFD headquarters located on Jefferson at Cass Avenue.

Kentucky Firefighters Remain Hospitalized After Ice Bucket Accident

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Two Campbellsville firefighters, injured during a charity event, are still being treated at University Hospital.

Audit Finds Sacramento Fire Department Should Keep More Accurate Count of Narcotics

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Eight years after a scandal over stolen morphine in the Sacramento Fire Department, a city audit has found that the agency could do more to keep an accurate count of the potent narcotics it uses to administer medical care.

Names of 168 Fallen Firefighters Etched into Wall of Honor

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Each name tells a story. This year, the IAFF will share 168 compelling stories of professional fire fighters and paramedics who paid the ultimate price protecting their communities.

IAFC Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from NFPA

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today accepted an Ice Bucket Challenge from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to raise money and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

New Jersey Firefighter Dies After Call

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Byram Township (NJ) Firefighter Richard Choate, 68, died of cardiac arrest, according to a firefighter fatality report from the United States Fire Administration.

ESS Eyewear Helps Raise Funds for Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

When purchased directly from ESS, the company will donate 25 percent of sales from the limited edition Remember 9.11 product line to the Stephen Siller 'Tunnel to Towers' Foundation, whose charitable works support these heroes and their families.

Man Killed and Mother Rescued in North Carolina House Fire

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

A man was killed and his mother was rescued in a house fire in a Charlotte neighborhood

Northeastern University Seeks Pilot Sites to Evaluate Project

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

Through a federal grant, Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking pilot sites to be part of a national-scope project to implement and evaluate a Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT).

Student Dies in S.D. Off-Campus House Fire

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

After knocking down a fire, law enforcement confirmed Tylor Kostrzewski, 18, a Mitchell Technical Institute student, died Thursday in an early-morning apartment fire in Mitchell.

FE Talk: Smoke Toxicity

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

In this Google Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton discusses smoke toxicity with Rob Schnepp, Peter McBride, and Allen Rom of Fire-Dex.


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