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Scott Safety Launches EPIC 3 Radio Interface Voice Communication System

Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Scott Safety is pleased to announce the launch of the EPIC 3 Radio Interface (RI) Voice Communication System, the latest addition to the EPIC 3 communications platform. 

Washington D.C. Metro Adds Fire Liaison Staffer to 'Nerve Center'

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Metro has added a fire/rescue liaison to its "nerve center" following the fatal smoke incident in January.

Apex Case Study: Managing Risk With New Levels of Accountability and Control

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Gateway Ambulance of St. Louis is a 175-person private EMS agency that makes about 2,600 calls each month. It was managing supplies and equipment in a traditional storeroom staffed by a team of four employees covering three shifts a day, seven days a week. But it wanted more accountability for expensive equipment and jump bags, and more control over supplies and narcotics.

Department of Homeland Security Releases Report For First Responders

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents is now available through the Department of Homeland Security Web site.

Baltimore Paramedic Dies After Becoming Ill While On Duty

Sun, Jul 19, 2015

A city paramedic had died after being hospitalized just a few days earlier, according to the Chief of the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department.

Grand Jury Investigates San Francisco EMS Response Times

Sun, Jul 19, 2015

The San Francisco Fire Department has made strides in getting ambulances to emergencies faster, but still lags behind state response time standards and is not training crews to deal with a disaster

Hiker and Texas Firefighter Injured During Rescue Near Lake Worth

Sat, Jul 18, 2015

A Fort Worth fire lieutenant broke his ankle early Friday while helping rescue a hiker injured in a fall on a hill near Lake Worth.

Guidelines for IV Push Meds Released

Fri, Jul 17, 2015

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has released a report from a two-day summit held in September 2014 on safe administration of intravenous push medications to adults. 

Florida Firefighter Uses Crane to Reach Injured Construction Worker

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Florida firefighters got creative in the rescue of an injured construction worker  in Clearwater Beach, using a crane to reach him.

EMS Point Person

Wed, Jul 15, 2015

A good officer has evaluated his member’s strengths and weaknesses and can rely on the right person to do the right thing on an EMS call. Michael Morse on establishing an EMS point person and responsibilities of the role.

Two Burned in Knoxville (TN) Meth Lab Explosion

Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Knoxville (TN) police and firefighters responded to a meth lab explosion Tuesday evening, officials said.

Selection and Use of Ballistic Protection for Fire and EMS Personnel

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

As fire and EMS personnel become increasingly exposed to scenes of violence, there has been a push toward these agencies acquiring body armor.

Florida County May Sue Firefighter Over Training Costs

Mon, Jul 13, 2015

A former Monroe County (FL) firefighter may be facing a lawsuit over $5,247 in training costs, according to a report.

ESO Solutions Appoints New Vice President of ESO Fire

Sun, Jul 12, 2015

ESO Solutions, Inc. announces the recent hire of Tim Irelan, ESO’s new Vice President of ESO Fire. Tim joins the team to establish and grow the ESO Fire business unit, bringing with him a wealth of public safety technology experience with over 20 years of building and managing software systems.

Nevada (IA) Fire Department Shares Helmet Cam Video of Near Fireworks Mishap

Thu, Jul 9, 2015

Iowa's Nevada Fire Department shared a Facebook video from Ray Reynolds, Director of Fire and EMS, showing the helmet-cam view of a close call as firefighters handled the Nevada Independence Day fireworks display. Read the description below and watch the video:

Report: Tennessee EMS Provider Doesn't Meet County Standards

Thu, Jul 9, 2015

Rural-Metro emergency medical services does not meet Knox County's standards, according to a news report.

Milwaukee Firefighter Discusses Being Shot on the Job

Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Milwaukee's fire chief says a firefighter who suffered a bullet graze wound to the head while responding to a medical call didn't realize he had been injured until after he took care of his patient. The firefighter said he never expected he would become a patient.

Toledo Hires New Fire Chief

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Toledo resident Dave Germain started going to meetings of the Lewis County Medic One Interlocal Board in January and openly shared his opinions and ideas about the paramedic service's unstable financial situation with the board.

Three Injured in Washington D.C. Junior High School Fire

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a fire damaged Shaw Junior High School located in Northwest, D.C. 

Girl Seriously Burned During Illegal Fireworks Show in Maryland

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

A teenage girl was seriously burned Saturday night during a neighborhood fireworks show in Fallston, Maryland, according to a report.

Compton (CA) Fire Department Removes Defibrillators from Apparatus, Ambulances

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

The Compton (CA) Fire Department has removed defibrillator machines from most of its fire apparatus and ambulances.


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