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Names in the News

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Carlsbad (CA) Fire Department (CFD) Battalion Chiefs MIKE LOPEZ (right) and MICHAEL CALDERWOOD (below) were named as the CFD's new division chiefs following a leadership transition that also included the promotion of Michael Davis to chief.

Electrical Oddities

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Boca Raton (FL) Fire Rescue Services (BRFRS) units responded to a reported structure fire.

EMS Aspects of Extrication

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Good vehicle extrication demands rescuers' expertise with an ever-changing set of tools and techniques to adapt to constant updates in vehicle materials and design.

Responding to Operating Room Fires

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Not long ago, hospitals posted "Use of Flammable Anesthetics Prohibited" signs throughout critical care units, emergency rooms, and operating rooms.

Report Advocates LAFD Reform

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Changes to the management structure of the Los Angeles Fire Department -- including more job stability for fire chiefs -- along with an overhaul of the agency's paramedic operations will help reduce concerns over emergency response times and other departmental issues.

Announcement for 2014 York Can Am Police Fire Games

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, has come to a close, but Olympic-style competition is far from over this year thanks to the 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games featuring the men and women who keep us safe every day going for the gold.

Meet the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award Nominees

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

The following candidates have been nominated for the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor award. The presentation of the award to the winning nominee will be made on Wednesday, April 9, at the Opening Ceremony (8:00 a.m.-10 a.m.) of the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis.

Two Firefighters Injured in Delaware Poultry House Fire

Sun, Mar 2, 2014

Firefighters from Harrington Fire Company and Felton Community Fire Company battled a poultry house fire.

Official States DC Firefighter Properly Trained for Fire Station Incident

Sat, Mar 1, 2014

The deputy mayor overseeing the District of Columbia fire department said a rookie firefighter was properly trained despite his claim that he didn't know what to do when people came to his fire station seeking help for someone nearby.

Get Ready For Can-Am Police-Fire Games

Fri, Feb 28, 2014

Emergency, protective and all first responders inspired by Sochi can go for the gold July 13-20.

Bell Helicopter Announces Support of Medevac Foundation International Project

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its support for the Medevac Foundation's HEMS 101 Project, which is dedicated to producing a set of guidelines for establishing Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)/Air Ambulance Programs in nations that currently do not have services in place.

Firefighters Battle Wind-Whipped Chattanooga (TN) House Fire

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

FE Talk: Sons of the Flag

Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Bobby Halton talks to Navy Seal Ryan "Birdman" Perrott of Sons of the Flag.

Maryland Firefighter Injured in Accident

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

At around 12:30 pm, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, firefighters from the Kettering/Largo Fire/EMS Station 846 arrived on the scene of a working townhouse fire in the 600 block of Harry S. Truman Drive.

Off-Duty Berkeley (CA) Firefighter Dies in Tractor Accident

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Anthony Nunes, a 54-year-old firefighter paramedic for the Berkeley (CA) Fire Department, was killed when his tractor overturned in rural Contra Costa County on Sunday.

START Triage with RPM

Mon, Feb 24, 2014

Without question, the mass casualty incident environment is a chaotic scene. Quickly establishing a level of organization is essential, writes Demetrios A. Kastros.

Apparent Gas Explosion Sparks Chicago House Fire

Sun, Feb 23, 2014

A house fire in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood Saturday was reportedly sparked by a gas explosion.

Boston Fire Injures Two Residents and Firefighter

Sun, Feb 23, 2014

New Baltimore Firefighter Benefits Spark Workers Comp Debate

Sun, Feb 23, 2014

The dispute spotlights a high-stakes debate over a law that presumes certain cancers are related to fighting fires. Firefighters say the provisions -- which can lead to awards exceeding $500,000, including medical bills -- rightly reflect the fact that they can encounter dangerous fumes and chemicals on the job.

On Last Day, North Carolina Firefighter Rescues Family Dog from Fire

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

On February 18, 2014, at 4:31 PM, City of Rocky Mount (NC) Fire Department (RMFD) firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 509 Drexel Rd.

PETA To Honor Davie (FL) Firefighters for Puppy Rescue

Thu, Feb 20, 2014

The quick thinking Davie firefighters who saved a puppy after he fell into a drainage pipe will be honored by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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