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Maine Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill

Mon, Jun 1, 2015

A 59-year-old Maine firefighter has died after falling ill while on duty.

First Female Firefighter Retires from Rochester (NY) Fire Department

Mon, Jun 1, 2015

Therese Mancuso studied musical education in college, and never even dreamed she would later become the second female firefighter to be hired by the city of Rochester. Twenty-six years later, she is the first female firefighter to retire from the line. Her last day was May 30.

Hotels Launch Everyday Patriots Program that Supports Firefighters

Sun, May 31, 2015

The Wigwam and The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa launched the Everyday Patriots program for active duty, reservist and retired men and women of America's armed forces, law enforcement personnel and firefighters. Both properties have maintained a strong relationship with its neighborhood heroes and the tradition continues this summer with a special Everyday Patriots program for our country's heroes. 

Pierce Arrow XT 100-foot Aerial Tiller Apparatus Delivered to Minneapolis Fire Department

Thu, May 28, 2015

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered a Pierce® Arrow XT™ 100-foot aerial tiller apparatus to the Minneapolis Fire Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Purchased through an HGAC procurement services contract, the apparatus will be placed into service in early June.

E-Learning: Choosing the Right Learning Management System

Thu, May 28, 2015

Here's how to make your training both accessible and affordable through your very own online e-learning portal.   

Indian River County (FL) Provides Timeline for Firefighters' Temporary Housing

Wed, May 27, 2015

Assistant Chief for Emergency Medical Services Brian Burkeen said that the first modular housing unit for firefighters is expected to arrive in about two weeks, but that it will be late June or early July before workers can live in them.

Improving Outcomes for a High-Frequency, Low-Risk Patient Group

Wed, May 27, 2015

Tempe (AZ) Fire Medical Rescue Department (TFMRD) is the primary emergency medical services (EMS) provider for the city's 170,000 residents.

Maryland Fire Department Offers Memorial Day Safety Tips

Thu, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day is commonly thought of as the start of summer. Mark E. Brady of the  Prince George’s County (MD) Fire/EMS Department offers some commonsense safety tips to keep the publc safe.

Oklahoma Firefighter Stabbed on Medical Call

Thu, May 21, 2015

A Sapulpa (OK) firefighter was stabbed while responding to an EMS call yesterday, according to news reports.

Report: Bariatric Patient Pulled from Colorado Fire Died of Drug Overdose

Thu, May 21, 2015

It took two crews of firefighters to pull a 360-pound male patient from a burning Colorado Springs (CO) townhouse during a fire incident in April. Now an autopsy report indicates that the man died from a drug overdose.

Two Florida Firefighters Injured in Multi-Storage Unit Fire

Wed, May 20, 2015

A dangerous fire that's already hurt two firefighters is finally close to being extinguished in Valrico, more than seven hours after it started.

Bullet Hits Chicago Ambulance with Patient Inside

Tue, May 19, 2015

Jimmie Jackson's family relaxed when the paramedics finally arrived and started treating the 65-year-old in the ambulance for what they feared was pneumonia.

Celebrate the Emergency Medical Services with National EMS Week

Tue, May 19, 2015

It's National EMS Week, and the NVFC thanks all emergency medical services providers for the critical work you do to save lives and serve your community.

California Fire Chief Injured While Trying to Help Motorist

Tue, May 19, 2015

A Cal Fire (CA) battalion chief was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle while helping a stranded motorist, according to a report.

New York Firefighters Seek Expanded Medical Duties

Tue, May 19, 2015

The city of Lockport will ask the New York State Health Department this week to let city firefighters perform more emergency medical services on rescue calls, according to a report.

Boston Firefighters Call for Increased Funds for Opioid Epidemic

Mon, May 18, 2015

Fire chiefs across the region gathered with political leaders in Boston on Monday to discuss ways to confront the opioid epidemic, calling for increased funding for addiction treatment and supply more firefighters with Narcan, a drug that reverses heroin overdoses

Situation: Ferguson

Mon, May 18, 2015

Situational awareness is paramount to success. The fire service must use Ferguson as a catalyst to look within our own departments.

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighter Injured in Duplex Fire

Mon, May 18, 2015

A Chattanooga (TN) firefighter was injured Sunday morning while working to extinguish a duplex fire.

Mother of Boy Who Wants to be a Firefighter Seeks "Right To Try" Legislation

Sun, May 17, 2015

The mother of five-year-old Jordan McLinn, a Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferer, worked to get a "Right To Try" law passed in her home state of Indiana, which will allow Jordan and other terminally ill patients to access promising new medications that have not yet received full FDA approval but may be safe and potentially life-saving. 

Two Boston Firefighters who Died in Back Bay Fire to be Honored

Sat, May 16, 2015

Two Boston firefighters who died in a Back Bay fire last March will be posthumously awarded medals of valor Saturday at the Boston Fire Department's annual ceremony to honor the heroism of firefighters

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