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Response to a Health Care Facility Power Outage

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

On January 23, 2013, at 1850 hours, the local utility company for the City of Walnut Creek, California, experienced a transformer fire that caused a large-scale blackout.

More on the Hierarchy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Last month, we started a new chase down the Unplugged rabbit hole that looks at a vertical list of activities that a boss does that defines the level of that person's capability.

CDC posts Ebola guidelines

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted Start of Search Controls Top of Form Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States.

What Would You Do? Nursing Home Fire

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Skip Coleman presents a new firefighter training scenario for a fire in in an older nursing home.

Are You an EMS Detective?

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Have you ever thought about how many different factors come into play on every emergency medical service (EMS) call to which you respond?

Ohio Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill at Fire Scene

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

A 71-year-old volunteer firefighter-EMT passed away last week after falling ill at a fire scene.

Small New Jersey Town Remembers Its Heroes During the Holidays

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

On the evening of November 29, Wallington (NJ) volunteer firefighters held their 13th annual holiday parade, which has grown larger and larger every year.

Oregon Firefighters Save Driver Trapped by Power Lines

Sun, Nov 30, 2014

A total of 14 Salem firefighters helped rescue a driver after she hit a power pole Saturday morning.

Some Ohio Townships Give Columbus More Fire and Medic Help Than They Receive

Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Atlantic City Firefighter Injured in Fall Through Roof

Sat, Nov 29, 2014

An Atlantic City firefighter fell through the floor of an abandoned rowhouse, and two others were injured, as they rescued a woman from a two-alarm fire less than an hour after their Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

Maple Heights (OH) Candy Warehouse Catches Fire

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Firefighters from a dozen departments worked to keep a fire from reaching an ammonia room in an industrial complex Thanksgiving Day.

Man Lit Self on Fire at California Gas Station

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

A man suffered burns to half of his body after lighting himself on fire outside a Kearny Mesa gas station.

Chattanooga (TN) House Fire Leaves Two Dead

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

For the second time in three days, a house fire has resulted in tragedy. At 10:13 a.m. today, Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire with entrapment at 220 Houser Street.

Gastonia (NC) Firefighters Save Elderly Woman From House FIre

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

At 3:26 p.m. on Tuesday November 25, 2014, the Gastonia Fire Department received a dispatch of a reported structure fire at: 1327 Jay Avenue in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Citizen Reporting Fire Turned Away by Florida Fire Department

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

A Plantation (FL) man who ran barefoot to the nearest fire station to report that his house was on fire was turned away by a responder, according to a news report.

Two People Rescued from Cleveland Factory Fire

Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Two people were rescued from a factory fire Friday evening.

Firefighter Rescued and Dog Saved from Burning Saugus (MA) Home

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Flames broke out in a two-story house on Water Street near the Cedar Glen Golf Course just after 10 a.m. and quickly reached the roof, creating a close call for firefighters.

Nash and Edgecombe County (NC) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Shortly before 10 p.m. on November 17, 2014, Nash County and Edgecombe County (NC) 911 Centers were receiving calls for a mobile home fire.

Navistar Introduces Multi-Purpose Vehicle Designed For Global Disaster Relief Efforts

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

At this week's AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C., Navistar, Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle-a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts with a vehicle mounted water purification treatment system capable of purifying 5,000 gallons of drinking water per day.

Brownsville Firefighter's Death Remains Under Investigation

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Alex Castro was a pump operator for the Brownsville Fire Department for 14 years.

SafetyPAD Selected as North Central EMS Cooperative Partner

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD┬« suite of software products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, announced today that it has been selected by the North Central EMS Cooperative (NCEMSC) as a preferred vendor for electronic patient care reporting services (

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