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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.

Rownan (NC) Firefighter Dies After Life Support Removal

Sat, Dec 21, 2013

Investigators obtained murder warrants against two men after a Rowan County firefighter who was shot Dec. 2 during an apparent burglary died Friday.

Family Member Medical Crisis: How Would You Respond?

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

What would you do if your spouse, significant other, or other immediate family member suffered a life-threatening, near-death, or critical illness?

Blood Pressure in Firefighters: A Silent Killer?

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Nearly 50 percent of firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) result from heart attacks.

Three Additional Ohio Fire Departments Implement SafetyPAD EMS

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of software products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, announced its partnership with three additional Hamilton County, Ohio agencies.

PublicEye Redefines Public Safety

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Using your phone, you can collaborate; communicate; interact; be alerted of real-time incidents; share information from many resources including federal, state, and agency databases; and much more.

HazMatIQ S.A.F.e Kit Decreases Incident Response Time

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

The S.A.F.e kit compliments the HazMatIQ response system by providing the responder with Stay Alive Five equipment in a mission ready kit.

Jim Burke: Emergency Services—The Future

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

This guest commentary from the Pelican Bay Commissioner, North Naples (FL) Fire & Rescue District (NNFD) looks at the benefits of an all-encompassing emergency service.

Air Evac Lands in Moberly

Tue, Dec 17, 2013

The Missouri based air ambulance company, Air Evac Lifeteam has announced an agreement that will bring their newest location to Moberly, Missouri. 

Online Awareness Flood and Swiftwater Rescue Certification Course

Sat, Dec 14, 2013

Rescue3, in the Swiftwater and Flood training industry, has developed a course in Online Awareness Flood and Swiftwater Rescue Certification Course.

Joint-Agency Response to Mass-Violence Incidents

Fri, Dec 13, 2013

The rapid, safe, and successful response to a mass-violence incident (active assailant, active shooter, mass stabbing, bombing, and so on) necessitates planning, training, and preparation.

Firefighter Hurt in Two-Alarm Bogota (NJ) Fire

Thu, Dec 12, 2013

One firefighter sustained a shoulder injury from what appeared to be a beam that fell on him while battling a dwelling fire in Bogota, New Jersey, on the afternoon of December 10, 2013.

Lawmakers Propose Amendment to Exempt Volunteer Firefighters from Obamacare

Wed, Dec 11, 2013

A group of lawmakers has proposed an amendment to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt volunteer firefighters and paramedics from a loophole that threatens to close stations.

Illinois Firefighters Honored for Rescue

Tue, Dec 10, 2013

If it weren't for the heroic actions of Tinley Park firefighters, Dennis Oles believes his wife wouldn't be alive today.

Major Ambulance Service Shuts Down in Six States

Tue, Dec 10, 2013

A private ambulance service that transported more than a half-million patients a year in six states abruptly shut down without explanation, leaving dozens of cities and towns scrambling for medical transportation options this week without a word of warning.

Camas-Washougal (WA) Firefighter Attacked by Dogs

Sun, Dec 8, 2013

A Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter was being treated for wounds received Saturday in a dog attack while assisting at the scene of a medical emergency.

Eight Injured in Everett (WA) House Fire

Sun, Dec 8, 2013

Investigators still don't know what sparked a fire that injured eight people and destroyed an Everett home.

Man Allegedly Assaults Chicago Medics, Cop

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

A man allegedly assaulted two Chicago paramedics and a police officer during a medical call Tuesday night.

How Will Obamacare Affect Volunteer Firefighters?

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Some officials and organizations are worried about the effects that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare) will have on volunteer fire departments across the nation.

Ballistic Determined to Donate Two Million Dollars’ Worth of Smartphone Cases to Volunteer Firefighters

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

To date Ballistic has donated 1.3 million dollars’ worth in smartphone cases to those nominated, with 700,000 left to give.

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