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Pittsburgh Firefighters Agree to 4-Year Contract

Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's administration successfully negotiated its first major public safety contract with a union that supported Peduto's opponent in the primary election.

NFPA 101: Increase Compartment Size in Hospitals?

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) members and authorities having jurisdiction are invited to participate in the discussion concerning the pros and cons of a proposed change for the 2018 revision of the 2015 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.

Butane Honey Oil Risk Assessment for First Responders

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

A new method of extracting tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from marijuana has caught on like wildfire in the last few years, butane hash oil (BHO) or butane honey oil (BHO). Todd Burton has a safety alert on how BHO can causes explosions and impact your citizens' safety and operations.

Two Arizona Firefighters Suspended for Punching Patient

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

A pair of Glendale firefighters have been suspended without pay for punching a patient and cursing at him and his family during an October medical call at a home near 83rd and Glendale avenues, Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick confirmed

New Jersey Firefighter Describes 'Fireball' at Gas Explosion

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

The gas explosion that left a man in critical condition was not caused by the utility's infrastructure.

Former Seattle Chief to Helm D.C. Fire and EMS

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Gregory Dean, former chief of the Seattle (WA) Fire Department, has been named the new chief of D.C. Fire and EMS, according to news reports.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Learning Objective: The student will understand the Treatment Unit Leader's responsibilities. 

CDC Training: Ebola Preparedness and Emergency Department Training Modules

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Training to help ED staff prepare to evaluate whether or not a patient might have EVD. Staff members should use this information to follow the 3 steps within the “Identify, Isolate, and Inform” strategy. CDC recommends that staff members screen all patients with travel histories, exposure, or clinical symptoms that might suggest the person could have EVD.

Firefighter Survival: Residential Frame Dwelling Fire Injures Firefighter and Yields Important Lessons

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Anthony Riehl-Members have a multitude of excuses for not wearing their gear properly. A New Jersey firefighter recounts how correctly wearing his gear prevented his suffering more severe burn injuries that would have ended his career.

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Emergency medical services (EMS) have grown considerably since our humble beginnings in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

CFSI Announces New Co-Sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

Sat, Feb 21, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. 

Report: Glendale (AZ) Firefighters Used Excessive Force on Mentally Ill Man

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

An internal investigation into whether or not a group of Glendale firefighters used excessive force to restrain a mentally ill man last year has been released.

Mom, Six Kids Escape North Carolina Fire

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Rocky Mount (NC) firefighters responded to a house fire that left a mother and her children scrambling to escape.

West Virginia Train Derailment Sends Crude Oil Cars into Kanawha River

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Multiple tanker rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Monday afternoon in Fayette County, triggering explosions and a 100-yard-high flames as several cars rolled through a residential subdivision and into the Kanawha River. CSX officials say "at least one rail car appears to have ruptured and caught fire."

i-Women Welcomes New President Angela Hughes

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (i-Women) is welcoming a new President, Angela Hughes.

Icy Conditions Create Crash that Injured Two Maryland Volunteer EMS Workers

Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Two volunteer Montgomery County emergency medical services personnel were injured early Sunday when they were struck by a vehicle while assisting injured persons at a crash scene on I-495.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

The Triage Unit Leader reports to the Medical Group Supervisor and supervises Triage Personnel/Litter Bearers and the Morgue Manager.

Report: D.C. to End Encryption of Firefighter Radios

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

A report says the city will abandon its new system of encrypting radio communications among firefighters and paramedics.

Blizzard Tips to Protect Emergency Workers from 'Cold Stress'

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

McNeil & Company, in the specialized insurance programs industry, has issued important tips for protecting businesses whose employees must work outside -- emergency response and recovery personnel, such as fire fighters and emergency medical technicians -- during severe winter storms.

Firefighter Saves Drowning Delaware Girl

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

When Minh Nguyen ran out of his home the afternoon of Jan. 25, he heard a little girl screaming "Don't let me die! Don't let me die!"

West Virginia Firefighter Dies in Line of Duty

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

A flag flies at half-staff at the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department as fellow firefighters remember one of their own who died in the line of duty, firefighter Garry Rose

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