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Howard County Department to Receive Prestigious Congressional Institute Award of Excellence

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) will present Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award for implementing several unique practices that enhance the delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Two New Opportunities for Competitive Cooperative Agreements from NHTSA Office of EMS

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Announcing two new opportunities for competitive cooperative agreements from NHTSA Office of EMS.

425 Inc. Releases New Case Study

Sun, Apr 27, 2014

Fire and police departments across the country currently use 425, Inc.'s Guardian Angel, a wearable light bar, to give their emergency response personnel the extra visibility they need as an additional safety tool, as well as provide the guiding light to fi nd each other in an emergency.

FDNY Suspends Four for Delayed Response to Fatal Fire

Sat, Apr 26, 2014

The FDNY on Friday said it has suspended a supervisor and three dispatchers for mishandling the emergency response to a fire in Far Rockaway last weekend that killed two 4-year-old children.

Apparatus Deliveries

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

This SMEAL pumper is one of two that is placed in service in the Cleveland (OH) Fire Department.

Implementing a ToxMedic Program in Your Department

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Providing care to a patient suffering the effects of chemical exposure presents a challenge to emergency medical responders.


Fri, Apr 25, 2014

I remember something I learned in the State of Ohio Fire Service Instructors course that I took in the mid-1980s.

E-ONE Hires New Director of Aerial Product Development

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

With more than 30 years of aerial engineering and first responder industry experience, Jim Salmi has been appointed to the position of Director of Aerial Product Development for E-ONE.

Firefighter Hit by Apparatus, Residents Burned in Connecticut Fire

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

A firefighter was struck by an apparatus and a resident suffered burns in a fire last night in Durham, Connecticut.

NFPA Reports Total Cost of Fire Up 34 Percent from 1980

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an updated report on the total cost of fire in the U.S. which showed that the total cost of fire in 2011 was estimated at $329 billion, or roughly 2.1 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

Illinois City's First Female Firefighter Retires

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Twenty years ago, when Sue Vallejo became the first female firefighter/paramedic in the city of Rock Island, Illinois, she was prepared for some resentment.

GovX Offering Discounted MLB Tickets to Firefighters

Tue, Apr 22, 2014, the largest online verification ticketing service specifically for U.S. military service members, law enforcement personnel, first responders and related government employees, announced that through a continuing partnership with, it will once again provide specially priced tickets to these deserving groups and their families.

Fire Departments Can Apply for Four Sets of Globe Gear

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Is your fire department in great need of new turnout gear? Eligible fire departments can apply for four sets of Globe gear through the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

Triangle (NC) Firefighters and Police Train to Revive Drug Overdose Victims

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Several police and fire departments in the Triangle are giving their frontline officers a device that revives people who have overdosed on heroin or prescriptions drugs.

Connecticut Firefighters Lift Car to Rescue Pinned Man

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

A team of first responders in Connecticut went back to the basics in order to rescue an elderly man pinned by his car on Easter Sunday,.

New York City Fire Commissioner Says EMS Response to Fatal Fire was Delayed

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

The New York City fire commissioner said on Monday that ambulances were not immediately dispatched when they should have been to a Queens fire that killed two 4-year-old children and injured three other people late Saturday night.

First Responders Remember 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Fifteen years ago, Timothy McVeigh parked a Ryder truck full of explosives next to the federal building in Oklahoma City and detonated it. One hundred sixty-eight people died and scores more were injured. At the time, it was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Two Children Die in New York House Fire

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Two 4-year-olds died Sunday after a fire broke out in a Far Rockaway home.

Investigation Continues into Fire that Destroyed Five Jersey Shore Homes

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

N.J. Authorities continued their investigation Saturday into a Friday-afternoon fire that destroyed five vacation houses in this Shore resort.

Chicago Suspends 16 Firefighters for Falsifying Mileage

Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Another group of Chicago Fire Department personnel has been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars worth of mileage reimbursement claims, according to a report released by the city's top internal watchdog.

DC Wins Ruling on Changing Firefighters Schedules

Sat, Apr 19, 2014

An arbitration board has ruled that the D.C. fire department can implement a new work schedule with more frequent but shorter shifts, which the chief says will save money and improve services but the union contends will ruin morale and upend the lives of firefighters.

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