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Enter to Win $10,000 and a Firehouse Fitness Makeover

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

As a firefighter or EMT, what inspires you to improve your heart health and what changes can you make as part of this commitment?

FoxFury Bringing LED Firefighter Lights to FRI 2013

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

FoxFury Lighting Solutions will exhibit its LED fire helmet lights, portable scene lights and right angle firefighter flashlights at Fire Rescue International (FRI) this week in Chicago, IL.

NE Firefighters to Train on Disarming People Armed with Guns

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Omaha (NE) firefighters will learn how to disarm gunmen after an incident earlier this summer in which an armed patient opened fire in the back of an ambulance, injuring the paramedic tending to her.

MD Fire Chief Orders Volunteer Company to Leave Ambulance in Service

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

The Prince George's County (MD) Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has been notified by one of its volunteer corporations that the basic life support transport unit (ambulance) will no longer be welcomed at their station and will be placed out of service within the next week.

Honeywell Donates Equipment to Aid in Calgary Rebuilding Efforts from Floods

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced a donation of more than $50,000 in respiratory and protective safety gear to the city of High River, Alberta, Canada, to aid first responders, town workers and volunteers assisting in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by last month's heavy rains and continued flooding.

Ocala (FL) Firefighter Rescue Injured Worker from Roof

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

An air conditioner service technician accidentally ingested a corrosive liquid and had to be removed by firefighters from the roof of Publix in the Churchill Plaza on August 8, 2013.

 

Firefighter Cancer Support Network Releases White Paper on Firefighter Cancer

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Sponsored by Honeywell First Responder Products, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has released a new white paper, "Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service."

Saying Good-bye: The Hostile Takeover

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

This article is about the “hostile takeover,” not the “change of command” process, which is an opposing action and best describes the worst-case scenario when leaving the office of fire chief.

Two D.C. Ambulances Catch Fire During Medical Calls

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

Two in-service D.C. ambulances caught fire Tuesday in separate incidents within hours of each other -- bringing the total number of units that have caught fire this month to three.

Reach Educational Goals with an NVFC Scholarship to CSU

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has partnered with Columbia Southern University (CSU) to offer NVFC members a two-year scholarship to CSU.

National EMS Advisory Council Meeting on September 5-6 in Washington, DC

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

The meeting will be held at the Performance Institute on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW

LAFD Dispatch Supervisor Collapses, Dies On-Duty

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

A Los Angeles Fire Department captain died after collapsing while on-duty at the department's Metropolitan Fire Communications Center.

SafetyPAD, INDMEX Offer Integrated Airport EMS Enterprise System

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and INDMEX Aviation, a global provider of airport and surveillance solutions for Airport Authorities and Air Navigation Service Providers, announced today their strategic partnership.

Braun Industries Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

Sat, Aug 10, 2013

With over 40 years as a custom ambulance manufacturer, Braun Industries has always valued customer satisfaction and professionalism in the emergency vehicle field.

Astronauts, Firefighters, EMTs, and Interpersonal Conflict

Fri, Aug 9, 2013

A computer program to help astronauts with conflicts is now being tested by firefighters and EMTs nationwide.

Toxicology Report on Fallen West (TX) Firefighters Released

Fri, Aug 9, 2013

Toxicology results on the firefighters killed in April's deadly West (TX) fertilizer plant explosion show a few members were intoxicated.

NH Lawmakers Propose National Registry for Medical Technicians

Thu, Aug 8, 2013

On September 10, New Hampshire lawmakers are scheduled to finalize amendments on two bills aimed at protecting hospital patients from being exposed to infectious diseases such as hepatitis C.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Heart Health Champion

Wed, Aug 7, 2013

Now through August 21, Cardioviva™ and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are searching for volunteer firefighters or EMTs who are willing to -- or who already have -- overcome high cholesterol through diet and exercise.

Official: No Evidence Linking Former Paramedic to West (TX) Blast

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

The Texas Rangers found no evidence linking a former West (TX) paramedic arrested for possession of bomb-making components three weeks after the explosion in West to the fire at the fertilizer plant that triggered the blast.

ISG Infrasys Launches Personal Thermal Imager to Detect Hazmat Chemical or Gas Leaks

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

ISG Infrasys, in the firefighting thermal imaging industry, has launched the all-new X380. It is a powerful but small-format personal camera that delivers the image clarity and features of a larger camera.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program revised

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary recently announced a series of reforms to the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program.

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