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Firefighters Treat 21 for Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Boise (ID) Incident

Thu, May 29, 2014

Boise (ID) firefighters and Ada County paramedics were called to a 14-story building downtown yesterday afternoon when several people began complaining of symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

SafetyPad Partners with Medical Device Company Vivid Medical

Wed, May 28, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services, today announced its sales partnership with Vivid Medical, a medical device technology company.

NVFC Creates Hurricane Preparedness Resource Center

Tue, May 27, 2014

Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30 and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) wants to help communities be ready. The NVFC created this resource center to help fire/EMS departments prepare their communities for hurricane activity.

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man Who Chased Paramedics

Mon, May 26, 2014

Chicago police fatally shot a knife-wielding man in the city's Englewood neighborhood after the man allegedly chased paramedics and first responders at the scene.

Man Severely Burned in Car Fire at Connecticut Gas Station

Sun, May 25, 2014

An East Haven man is in the hospital after he was severely burned in a car fire at the Hess Station on Frontage Road in East Haven.

D.C. Fire Chief Changes Sick Day Policy

Sat, May 24, 2014

Washington, D.C., Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe ordered a sweeping, though temporary, change to the agency's sick time policy

Names in the News

Fri, May 23, 2014

KEN KOEPPEN was named the new chief of the Arlington Heights (IL) Fire Department.

Command an Accident with MVA Boards

Fri, May 23, 2014

Tactical classes and training tell us that, when arriving at the scene of a structure fire, the first five minutes of your actions, communications, rig positioning, and initial tactical decisions can dictate the next five hours.

Simulation-Based Training for Successful Operations

Fri, May 23, 2014

Robert G. Burton-Although simulation training is not new, it has vastly improved in the past decade and is still the next-best thing to experiencing a real-life event.

One Year Later: Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombings

Fri, May 23, 2014

Jay Fleming-Firefighters rushed in despite the dangers of possible secondary devices and played their part in saving lives that day.

Evacuating medical facilities

Fri, May 23, 2014

I enjoyed "Fires in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Be Prepared for the Unexpected" by Dan Sheridan (Fire Engineering, February 2014).

Guns to Gauze: Limiting Casualties at Mass Shootings

Fri, May 23, 2014

The rapid transition from offense to defense is one that professional athletes master early in their careers.

Firefighter and Paramedic Injured in Pennsylvania House Fire

Thu, May 22, 2014

A firefighter and a paramedic suffered minor injuries while responding to a fire at a condemned home in Penn Hills that investigators are considering suspicious

Fremont (CA) Police, Fire Departments Receive Pierce Mobile Command Vehicle

Thu, May 22, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, placed a Pierce mobile command vehicle into service with the city of Fremont, California.

Roanoke Apartment Fire Displaces 47

Wed, May 21, 2014

Ocala (FL) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Wed, May 21, 2014

Ocala (FL) firefighters responded yesterday to a mobile home fire that destroyed an elderly woman's residence.

Firefighters Respond to 3-Alarm Toronto Hospital Fire

Wed, May 21, 2014

Firefighters responded to a fire that occurred on the 12th floor of a hospital yesterday in Toronto, Ontario.

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Complete Complex Extrication

Wed, May 21, 2014

The City of Knoxville (TN) Fire Department (KFD) was called to a commercial vehicle rollover crash the afternoon of May 20, 2014.

40th Celebration of Emergency Medical Services Week

Tue, May 20, 2014

Ocala Fire Rescue is proud to commemorate the work of all medical services personnel during the 40th (May 18 – 24).

Seven Suffer Burns at Wisconsin Foundry Explosion

Mon, May 19, 2014

An explosion and fire at Johnson Brass and Machine Foundry Saukville injured seven workers on Monday afternoon.

Leading Public Safety Organizations Offer Unanimous Support for FCC Rule to Help Find Wireless 9-1-1 Callers

Mon, May 19, 2014

A unified front of the nation's leading public safety and public health organizations submitted comments this week in support of a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule to help emergency responders more quickly and accurately find 9-1-1 callers using wireless phones from indoor locations.

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