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El Paso (TX) Firefighter Injured in Fall at MVA Scene

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

A veteran El Paso firefighter was injured after falling from an overpass while at a motor vehicle accident scene.

MedicAlert Foundation to Honor HCDFRS with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

Mon, Jun 2, 2014

MedicAlert Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) will recognize Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) for their recent innovations in emergency medical services (EMS).

Crews Knock Down Barrington (NJ) Dwelling Fire

Mon, Jun 2, 2014

Firefighters battled a dwelling fire in Barrington that sent an elderly homeowner to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

Jury Finds FDNY Paramedics Liable and Awards $172 Million to Girl

Thu, May 29, 2014

A girl who suffered brain damage while waiting for an ambulance won a $172 million judgment against New York City when a Bronx jury determined that Fire Department paramedics could be held liable for giving her mother bad advice.

TargetSolutions to Present Online Training Management System at FIRE 2014 Expo

Thu, May 29, 2014

TargetSolutions is pleased to exhibit June 11-14 at the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs' FIRE 2014 Expo. Please stop by booth No. 2325 and meet Regional Sales Manager David Fulmer, who will be demonstrating the benefits of TargetSolutions' online training management system.

Resident Picks Up Food Tab for Vacaville (CA) Firefighters

Thu, May 29, 2014

When Vacaville (CA) firefighters had to drop their shopping at a local store to respond to an emergency incident, they returned a half hour later to a surprise: a resident had paid the bill for their groceries.

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

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