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Hazmat Technicians Get Hands-On Training at CDP

Mon, Aug 4, 2014

The Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, allows emergency response personnel to share a dynamic training experience.

Hand Sanitizers Not Readily Accessible

Mon, Aug 4, 2014

One in five U.S. healthcare facilities fails to have hand sanitizers at every point of patient care, according to a recent study.

Is Your Stethoscope Dirty?

Mon, Aug 4, 2014

A study published this year in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings compared contamination of physician hands to their stethoscopes.

Responding to Acts of Violence: Q&A

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department Lieutenant Steven Hamilton recently presented "Responding to and Preparing for Acts of Violence," a Webcast dealing with emergency scenes that contain violence. Read some questions from viewers with Steve's answers.

I Found a Gun on My Patient. Now What?

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The action should you take if you discover your patient has a gun on their person truly depends on several factors leading up to that moment, writes Jeremy Jones.

Nash County (NC) Firefighters Respond to Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Interstate 95

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Firefighters responded to a serious accident that involved six vehicles in Nash County, North Carolina.

Firefighters Respond to Palisades Park (NJ) Structure Fire

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Smoke alarms did their job when Palisades Park (NJ) volunteer firefighters were toned out to an alarm activation in a Bergen Boulevard two-story commercial building shortly after 6 a.m. on July 23.

National Fire Academy Announces New Managing Officer Program

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

The United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (NFA) announces a new training program aimed at improving the professional skills of America's fire and emergency medical services first responders.

Elderly Man Killed and Firefighter Injured in California House Fire

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Firefighters battled a fire within a single-family home near Exposition Park that resulted in the death of an elderly man believed to be in his 90s.

Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE Transport skid units.

Josiah's Angel Remembers the Fallen of 9/11

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

A routine firehouse chore inspires a firefighter’s inner artist to pay homage to the FDNY firefighters lost on 9/11.

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials incidents.

LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new, executive-style MSc aimed at professionals working in the field of cardiovascular sciences.

Chicago Aldermen Endorse New Firefighter Contract

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the City Council Workforce Development and Audit Committee.

Names in the News

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

ROBERT C. DUBÉ was named the new chief of the Alexandria (VA) Fire Department, taking over for former chief Adam K. Thiel, who took a position in the state government.

Preincident Planning for Agricultural Occupancies

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Every farm is a unique operation with an array of potential hazards and risks for operating first responders. Know the hazards.

"You Want Me to Do What, Chief?"

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

That opportunity to be there for someone else, to make a positive impact, makes the fire service a most rewarding career.

General Orders for the Company Officer

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A universal set of guidelines for any situation you are likely to encounter, adapted from the Marines.

Diagnosing Brugada Syndrome

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

In the world of emergency medical services (EMS), avoiding complacency can often be challenging.

TX Home Explosion Injures Three

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Firefighters and MDA Celebrate "60 Years Strong"

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off another summer season of the fire fighters' spirited Fill the Boot campaign.

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