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FDNY Chief Diversity Officer Removed Year After Starting Post

Thu, Oct 8, 2015

The FDNY has let its chief diversity officer go -- just 12 months after filling the court-appointed position.

Several Injured in Sunny Isles Beach (FL) Explosion

Fri, Oct 2, 2015

News reports indicated that a number of people were injured in an explosion today in Sunny Isles Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Paid Firefighters: A Cost-Effective Choice

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Edward Kelly and Joseph Fleming offer some responses for fire departments to arguments advanced by Professor Fred McChesney in a recent Washington Post opinion piece regarding fire activity and firefighters.

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Air Rescue Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue’s (MDFR) Air Rescue Unit celebrated 30 years of service on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

D.C. Considers Private Ambulances for EMS

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

The mayor of Washington, D.C., wants to contract with private ambulance companies to transport patients who don’t have time-sensitive injuries or medical problems.

Fire Departments in Arizona and Missouri are Latest Winners in Globe Gear Giveaway

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway.

Willis v. Charter Township of Emmet

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Scenario: Christopher WilliS was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Interstate 94 in Michigan when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and became airborne.

Regional Response Facilitates Complex Tractor Extrication

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

A request was transmitted over the Brown County (WI) Radio Communications 800 MHz fire frequency to send assistance for a "tractor overturned on a man at 3875 Dickinson Road."

Truck Crashes into MRI Facility

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Firefighters Respond to Severe Knox County (TN) Crash

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Just after noon on Thursday, the Knox County (TN) e911 Center received multiple calls reporting a head-on injury traffic crash on Tazwell Pike in the Gibbs community. See photos from this incident by Mike Watiker.

Flakka: a New EMS Challenge

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

It's a cool spring evening, and you have just finished the evening meal and settled in for your stint as "house watch." The bay doors are open, and you lean back in the chair to watch the passersby.

SC Firefighter Dies After Collapsing at Accident Scene

Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Burton (SC) Firefighter/EMT and Marine Corp veteran Stuart Hardy died after collapsing at a vehicle accident scene on September 13.

LODD Identified in NY Ambulance Crash

Thu, Sep 24, 2015

As reported yesterday, a member of the Bergen (NY) Fire Department's Fire/EMS crew died when his ambulance crashed while responding. That member has been identified as Barry Miller, a 30-year veteran of the fire/EMS.

One Crew Member Dies in NY Ambulance Crash

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

A member of a Bergen (Genessee County, New York) Volunteer Fire Department ambulance crew died in the line of duty in a crash at about 0715 hours this morning.

Woman Severely Burned, Man Arrested in FL Meth Lab Fire

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The 32-year-old woman was flown by medical helicopter with second-degree burns over 80 percent of her body, police said. She has not been identified.

Trailer Collapse Injures Three Missouri Firefighters

Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Two El Dorado Springs volunteer firefighters are recovering in a hospital in Joplin after being injured on Monday morning.  Another firefighter was treated and released at the same hospital.

New England FOOLS Host Successful Benefit in Support of Rockport Fire Lieutenant

Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The New England Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS) hosted a successful event last Friday night to benefit Rockport Fire Lieutenant Kris Juncker Jr. and would like to thank several organizations for their support in making the event possible.

Department Sends EMS Equipment to Aid During Papal Visit

Mon, Sep 21, 2015

In anticipation of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) is providing emergency medical services (EMS) equipment to assist with the large crowds expected to turnout. At the request of Narberth Ambulance, HCDFRS is sending four cardiac monitoring devices to meet the need. HCDFRS is providing this equipment on loan with the support of County Executive Allan H. Kittleman.

Severely Injured Eureka Springs (MO) Firefighter Released from Hospital

Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Eureka Springs Fire and EMS announced that Rod Wasson has been discharged from the burn unit of a Springfield hospital Thursday.

Texas Paramedic Killed in Accident Involving Ambulance

Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Daniel Hampton, an emergency medical technician and firefighter from Burnet, was killed Friday night in a traffic collision involving his ambulance, the Burnet Fire Department said in a news release Saturday morning

Training Minutes Throwback: Fire-Based EMS

Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Check out a series of Training Minutes videos on fire-based EMS, presented by FireEMS Technical Editor Mike McEvoy.


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