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Cleveland Firefighters Want Bulletproof Vests

Sat, May 2, 2015

Cleveland firefighters are asking for the same kind of protection that their counterparts in Toledo,Cincinnati and Columbus already have -- bulletproof vests

Fire and EMS Responses to Violent Incidents: Tactical Considerations

Fri, May 1, 2015

Although planning for large-scale civil disturbances is primarily a responsibility of law enforcement, it is vital for fire departments to advocate for our people and provide the leadership required to work with all agencies in our jurisdictions, writes Thomas N. Warren.  

news in brief

Fri, May 1, 2015

The House of Representatives passed on March 3 the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 240), which will fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through September 30, 2015.

DH S&T Releases Safety Resources for Ambulances

Fri, May 1, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the release of two ambulance safety resources for emergency medical services (EMS) leaders, professionals and organizations nationwide.

LA County Firefighters Rescue Boy Trapped in Rubble in Nepal

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters helped rescue a teenage boy trapped in rubble in Nepal for five days Thursday

School Bus, Car Collide in Knox County, Tennessee

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

A school bus was involved in a crash today in Knox County, Tennessee.

Baltimore Fire Department Calls in Backup

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Stretched thin by a night of rioting and destruction Monday night, Baltimore City fire officials called in several neighboring jurisdictions to help put out more than 150 reported fires

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Hosting Weekend Retreat

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance was founded to always remember our brothers and sisters, in the fire and EMS service who took their lives.

Several Firefighters Injured in Hackensack (NJ) Fire

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

A rapidly spreading fire tore through a large three-story ordinary, mixed occupancy building on the afternoon of April 25th in Hackensack, New Jersey, injuring several firefighters.

First In

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Talk about EMS. It does not hurt, and you might be surprised by how much you as a fire company actually know, Michael Morse writes.

Elderly Woman and Son Burned in Ridgefield (CT) Condo Fire

Sat, Apr 25, 2015

An elderly mother and her son are being treated in the burn unit after the woman's Ridgefield condo caught fire on Thursday evening, according to the fire marshal's office

EMS Compass Initiative Looks to Community for Input

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

"EMS Compass, an initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measures, is underway and will soon be looking for input from the public," said Nick Nudell, EMS Compass project manager, at Tuesday's closing session of the National Association of State EMS Officials Spring Meeting.


Two Injured in California Apartment Fire

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of an apartment fire in Martinez that injured a resident and a police officer. Four apartment units were damaged and two of those were destroyed

Meridian Issues Cyanokit Advisory

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Meridian Medical Technologies, manufacturer of the Cyanokit® (hydroxocobalamin) cyanide antidote has issued a letter to healthcare providers regarding a potential problem with the sterile transfer spike included in the kit.

Two Texas Firefighters Critical After Crashes Involving Fire Truck, Ambulance

Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Washington D.C. Officials Hope to Expand Fire Department

Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The District's mayor and incoming fire chief are throwing open the doors to the fire department, offering an entrance exam that for the first time since 2008 will enable the general public to apply to become firefighters

First Responders Offered Autism Awareness Training

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present trainings nationwide to teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals with autism.

news in brief

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

A study conducted by Jeffrey Saver, M.D., director of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, and his colleagues sought to determine if having paramedics administer stroke therapies as soon as stroke is suspected would shorten the time between stroke onset and treatment.

Developing and Implementing a Field Training Officer Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

As generations of firefighters retire from the fire service, their experience goes with them. What can we do to retain some of that wisdom that only comes from years of experience fighting fires?

Ultra-Rugged Android Device Adds Printer for Public Safety Operations

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Two Technologies, Inc® has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, ideal for those involved in public safety.

Fire Destroys Oceanfront Co-Op Complex in Westhampton Beach (NY)

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

A fire ripped through the oceanfront Sandpiper co-op apartments on Dune Road shortly after 3 p.m


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