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Michael Gerber Joins RedFlash Group as Associate Consultant

Mon, Jan 19, 2015

The RedFlash Group, a national consulting firm bringing innovative business development, communications, research and marketing services to the healthcare and public safety fields, announced today that Michael Gerber has joined the company as an Associate Consultant.

Chicago Firefighters Union Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election

Sat, Jan 17, 2015

The Chicago firefighters union has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a second term.

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Selects New Life Saving Cutting and Extraction Fuel

Mon, Jan 12, 2015

MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that it has received formal confirmation from the Special Operations Command of the Fire Department of the City of New York ("FDNY") that it has successfully completed testing of MagneGas(r) for use as a metal cutting and extraction tool and has placed its first order of fuel.

LAPD Officers and Firefighter Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Four Los Angeles Police Department officers and an L.A. city firefighter were transported to a hospital early Friday for treatment of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Promotes Longtime Employee Deborah Smock Thomson to President

Fri, Jan 9, 2015

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co. has promoted Deborah Smock Thomson to President of the corporation.

NFA Training Opportunity on National Traffic Incident Management Training Program

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

The National Fire Academy (NFA) offers an upcoming opportunity for firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, and other fields who want to become recognized trainers for the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program.

Bel Air (MD) Paramedic Killed in Line of Duty

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

A paramedic was fatally struck by a fire company pickup truck while responding to a crash in Harford County Tuesday afternoon.

Fire Destroys Vacant Elk City (KS) Home

Mon, Jan 5, 2015

At 10:35 on December 29, 2014, the Louisburg Township Rural Fire Department in Elk City, Kansas, was paged to a reported structure fire.

Two Hutchinson (KS) Firefighters Hurt When Floor Collapses

Sat, Jan 3, 2015

Two Hutchinson firefighters received minor injuries when they fell through a floor while fighting a fire Friday night

Wichita Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack at House Fire

Thu, Jan 1, 2015

The wife of a Wichita Fire Department firefighter is thanking the community for their well wishes and thoughts after her husband fell through a floor while battling a fire New Year’s Day and suffered a heart attack.

Eight Hospitalized After Van vs. Ambulance Crash in Tennessee

Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Eight people were taken to hospitals after a van vs. ambulance crash in Loudon County, Tennessee.

One Killed and Several Hurt in Two Crashes on I-85 in Alamance County (NC)

Wed, Dec 24, 2014

One person died and several others, including a state trooper, were hurt in two crashes that happened in the same section of Interstate 85 in Alamance County.

Inwood (NY) Firefighter Dies Due to Injuries Sustained During Fire

Tue, Dec 23, 2014

A volunteer firefighter has died after he fell through a compromised floor while battling a fire in Nassau County on Long Island early last Friday.


Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Reducing Firefighter Injuries and LODDs

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Mike Waters-At what point does the responsibility for preventing injuries and LODDs pass from the employer to the employee? Here's how one safety officer strives to correct preventable accidents to get employees to focus on their own health and wellness.

Firefighter Suicide: It Can Happen Anywhere

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Eric H. Madison-It is the job of chiefs and officers to recognize all the hazards of this profession and do their utmost to protect personnel off the fireground as much as on the fireground. Recognizing PTSD and suicidal tendencies and helping firefighters in distress are crucial parts of that job.

Train Like the Tactical Athlete You Are!

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

P.J. Norwood and James Newman-Are you physically prepared to save yourself, a fellow firefighter, or a citizen? The statistics say the fire service as a whole is not. Don't be intimidated about starting a physical fitness program. Your future in the fire service may depend on getting fit for duty.

Perceptions of PTSD and Alcoholism in One of Our Own

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Paul J. Antonellis Jr. and Carol Staben-Burroughs-A look at what firefighters experience when facing substance abuse and mental health issues and how creating an environment for open and honest communication will make members less likely to hide their problems. In the sidebar "Battling Alcohol Abuse: One Firefighter's Story," Charles Talbott talks frankly about how his problem developed and led to his forced retirement.

December 2014

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

A recent post on the Internet sparked a long and inconclusive debate on the topic of the fire service and education. The key comment was, "A degree doesn't put out fire."

Dallas (TX) Fire Department responds to Ebola patient

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Emergency medical service (EMS) crews of the Dallas (TX) Fire Department responded to the first confirmed case of Ebola reported in the United States.

End Overdispatching: Add Specialists to Curb Costs and Manage Resources

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Innovation is a word bandied about in corporate boardrooms and municipal planning meetings to describe the goal of a select few who strive to do things better or more economically with the hope of improving outcomes.

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