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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.

Challenges to Implementing PPA: Q&A

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

American Fork (UT) Fire & Rescue Chief Kriss Garcia recently conducted a Webcast entitled "Challenges to Implementing PPA." Here are his responses to some questions asked during the presentation.

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Just after 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014, city of Knoxville (TN) firefighters and Rural/Metro (TN) paramedics were dispatched to a report of an injury crash.

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings into Freedom Industries Investigation

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

In an update on the investigation into the chemical storage tank leak that contaminated the drinking water of up to 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia Counties, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) reported today it has thus far found no record of a formal, industry approved inspection performed on any of the chemical storage tanks at Freedom Industries prior to the massive leak which occurred on January 9, 2014.  Informal inspections may have occurred, preliminary findings indicate, but investigators have found a lack of appropriate engineering inspections with prescribed frequency and rigor of inspections.

Mission Manager Re-Launches Emergency Management Software;

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Mission Manager, Inc. announced the re-launch of its cloud-based incident manager tool that has helped first responders save lives and property in over 4,400 missions, including the 2014 San Diego fires and Boston Marathon. Product upgrades include significant improvements in infrastructure, data security and technical support.

San Francisco 911 System in State of Emergency, Report Says

Mon, Jul 14, 2014

San Francisco's 911 system, ambulances, and emergency rooms are understaffed and under strain, according to a new report.

North Carolina Firefighters Battle Rock Quarry Fire

Mon, Jul 14, 2014

West Edgecombe and Rock Mount firefighters responded a fire in a large hydraulic drilling machine at the bottom of a quarry.

San Francisco Firefighters Seek Funding for Mental Health Services

Sun, Jul 13, 2014

When the toils of the job become too intense, San Francisco police can take advantage of in-house mental health services to help cope with stress before it escalates into something much worse. Firefighters in San Francisco want the same treatment but are being rebuffed

FCC: 911 Calls in D.C. Lack Accurate Caller Location Information

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

New data obtained from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that nine out of ten wireless 9-1-1 calls made in D.C. in the first half of 2013 were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious or otherwise unable to share their location. 

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Offers Stress First Aid Online

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

As firefighters we are trained and ready to do our best to try to save lives and property of people in our community. But are we prepared to deal with the crisis when it’s one of our own?

North America's Largest Fire Fighters Convention Tackles Emerging Public Safety Threats

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

As tough new safety threats emerge, professional fire fighters are attending North America’s largest fire fighter convention to discuss the latest trends in public safety.

FireRescue Magazine Announces Erich Roden as Editor-in-Chief

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

UNH Fire Science Programs Recognized by National Fire Academy

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

The University of New Haven has been recognized by the National Fire Academy, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for its associate degree in fire science and bachelor’s degree in fire science with a concentration in fire administration.

Firefighters Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man From Tulsa House Fire

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Firefighters rescued a wheelchair-bound Tulsa man, trapped in his burning home. It happened Wednesday afternoon in a neighborhood near Apache and North Yale.

Implementing a Suicide Prevention Program

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

If you have considered including suicide prevention in your training regime but keep pushing it further down your list of priorities, think again, writes Mary VanHaute.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 15 - House Pride

Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Our people, our accomplishments, our traditions, and our heritage all can contribute to what I like to call house pride, writes Thomas A. Merrill.

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