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WHO in Hot Water Again

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

The World Health Organization continues on a downward spiral following their botched handling of the H1N1 outbreak. 

Two Hurt in Large Las Vegas Pool Fire

Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Two people suffered minor injuries during a massive fire Saturday at the pool of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Spotswood (NJ) EMS Official Killed in Ambulance Accident

Sun, Jul 26, 2015

A Piscataway woman working with the Spotswood Emergency Services was killed in an ambulance crash Saturday morning

Utah Firefighter and Boy Burned at Fireworks Accident at Fire Station

Sat, Jul 25, 2015

A fireworks explosion on Thursday hurt three people and set a Piute County town's fire station ablaze.

One Found Dead, Another Stabbed at IN Fire Scene

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

A woman is dead and another man is injured after both were found suffering from stab wounds following a fire at an Elkhart apartment building late Thursday.

LA Theater Shooting: Three Dead, Nine Injured

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Three are dead, including the 59-year-old shooter, and nine were injured in a Lafayette movie theater shooting Thursday night.

Boston Firefighters Back Bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Boston 2024 collected an important political endorsement Thursday as well, from the 2,500-member Boston Firefighters Local 718.

Raleigh (NC) Seeking New Firefighters

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

The City of Raleigh needs almost 30 new firefighters and they are wrapping up a month-long recruiting blitz.

More Than $170K Donated to MD Agencies and Charities

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Twenty-eight area public safety and community organizations received more than $173,000 in proceeds Tuesday from the 2015 Bonanza Extravaganza.

Detroit FD Sued After Medic's Refusal to Respond to Dying Child

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Detroit (MI) Fire Emergency Medical Technician Ann Marie Thomas was fired as a result. The department is now facing a $1 million-plus lawsuit, according to a court filing.

IAFF Extends Invitation to Attend Firefighter Training

Tue, Jul 21, 2015

The IAFF invites journalists to join hundreds of North America’s dedicated fire fighters and paramedics as they hone the skills they need to stay safe while responding to dangerous incidents like the Boston Marathon bombing, the Ebola scare and countless other emergencies.

 

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.

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