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New Orleans Woman Dies in House Fire

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

A 28-year-old New Orleans woman died after firefighters found her Saturday morning in a burning house in Central City.

Green Bay (WI) Firefighters Union Loses Fight Over Making House Calls

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

The Green Bay (WI) firefighters union has lost a grievance regarding the implementation of a program that would see firefighters checking up on discharged hospital patients.

Fire Forces Evacuations at Culver City (CA) Hospital

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Police Release Findings of Philadelphia Firefighter Sex Investigation

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The Philadelphia Inspector General's Office has finished an investigation into alleged sexual activity involving a female paramedic and a number of male firefighters, with its findings expected to be released soon.

NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, VSV-ZEBOV (developed by researchers at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory), was begun in October at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Scenario: It is the fifth day of a statewide health emergency.

IFSI Earns Re-Accreditation from Pro Board

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The Illinois Fire Service Institute ((IFSI) achieved a five-year re-accreditation from Pro Board. The award was presented at the Pro Board's annual meeting in San Diego in mid-January. IFSI's Deputy Director, Jim Keiken and Kurt Glosser, Program Director for Curriculum and Testing were in San Diego to receive the official notice.

Milwaukee Firefighter Recounts Rescue of Boy from Fire

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

A Milwaukee (WI) firefighter talked to reporters about the rescue of a young child from a house fire earlier this month.

Multi-State Measles Outbreak Alert

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning health care providers to be on the alert for new cases of measles.  An outbreak starting at the Disney Land Resort Theme Parks in California during late December 2014 has now spread to six additional states and Mexico.  EMS providers should consider measles in evaluation of any patient with fever and a rash including inquiring about travel and exposure history.  Providers should also assure that MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines for themselves and their families are current.   Measles is a highly contagious virus spread by coughing or sneezing.  The virus remains viable on surfaces for 2 hours.  Infected people become contagious 4 days before onset of a rash and remain contagious for 4 days after.  There were 52 cases linked to this outbreak as of January 23, 2015 and more are likely.  Most cases have occurred in unvaccinated persons; at least 8 have required hospitalization.  The CDC notice with additional information is located at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00376.asp.

D.C. Refutes Metro Claim Firefighter Radios Hampered Rescue

Sat, Jan 24, 2015

The District of Columbia is pushing back against the Metro system's explanation that firefighters had difficulty using radios during a fatal accident earlier this month because it failed to alert the transit agency to changes it made to the radios.

Skedco Introduces Patient Simulator

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Skedco is introducing a new (patent pending) patient simulators that will solve many of the problems rescue trainers encounter with mannequins.

Skedco Announces Bariatric Sked Stretcher

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

The Bariatric Sked Stretcher is designed to move obese patients through difficult areas with less risk of injuring your back.

Sudbury Fire Uses Narcan to Save Two People

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Fire Chief William Miles reports that the Sudbury Fire Department used Nasal Narcan last week to save the lives of two residents after receiving a report of two unresponsive adults.

Survey Finds MRSA Prevalent in Washington Fire Stations

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

A survey sent out to 33 fire stations around Washington state found more than a half tested positive for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a news report.

Alexandria (VA) Fire Department Shares Report on Medic's LODD

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

The Alexandria (VA) Fire Department recently released its internal report on the line-of-duty death of Medic II Joshua Weissman, who died of injuries sustained in a fall from a bridge railing during a response in February 2012.

Port Washington (NY) Fire Damages House Boats

Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Port Washington firefighters battled wintry elements to put down fire involving several houseboats early Monday morning on Manhasset Bay.

Michael Gerber Joins RedFlash Group as Associate Consultant

Mon, Jan 19, 2015

The RedFlash Group, a national consulting firm bringing innovative business development, communications, research and marketing services to the healthcare and public safety fields, announced today that Michael Gerber has joined the company as an Associate Consultant.

Chicago Firefighters Union Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election

Sat, Jan 17, 2015

The Chicago firefighters union has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a second term.

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Selects New Life Saving Cutting and Extraction Fuel

Mon, Jan 12, 2015

MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that it has received formal confirmation from the Special Operations Command of the Fire Department of the City of New York ("FDNY") that it has successfully completed testing of MagneGas(r) for use as a metal cutting and extraction tool and has placed its first order of fuel.

LAPD Officers and Firefighter Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Four Los Angeles Police Department officers and an L.A. city firefighter were transported to a hospital early Friday for treatment of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Promotes Longtime Employee Deborah Smock Thomson to President

Fri, Jan 9, 2015

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co. has promoted Deborah Smock Thomson to President of the corporation.

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