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Two Texas Firefighters Critical After Crashes Involving Fire Truck, Ambulance

Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Washington D.C. Officials Hope to Expand Fire Department

Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The District's mayor and incoming fire chief are throwing open the doors to the fire department, offering an entrance exam that for the first time since 2008 will enable the general public to apply to become firefighters

First Responders Offered Autism Awareness Training

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present trainings nationwide to teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals with autism.

news in brief

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

A study conducted by Jeffrey Saver, M.D., director of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, and his colleagues sought to determine if having paramedics administer stroke therapies as soon as stroke is suspected would shorten the time between stroke onset and treatment.

Developing and Implementing a Field Training Officer Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

As generations of firefighters retire from the fire service, their experience goes with them. What can we do to retain some of that wisdom that only comes from years of experience fighting fires?

Ultra-Rugged Android Device Adds Printer for Public Safety Operations

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Two Technologies, Inc® has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, ideal for those involved in public safety.

Fire Destroys Oceanfront Co-Op Complex in Westhampton Beach (NY)

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

A fire ripped through the oceanfront Sandpiper co-op apartments on Dune Road shortly after 3 p.m

Two Firefighters and Police Officer Injured in Boston Fire

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

A police officer and two firefighters were injured Tuesday afternoon as crews battled a large blaze in Boston's North End.

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) CMOC (Catastrophic Medical Operation Center) functional exercise April 14-16 at the Harris County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Hydration and Firefighter Performance

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Hydration, or maintaining normal body fluid balance, is critical to any high-performance activity. Firefighter training emphasizes the need to maintain adequate hydration; multiple National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards address hydration.

Patient Extrication: the "Linear" Approach

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Patient extrication should be a fluid process that efficiently and effectively removes an injured patient without causing further injury or harm to him or us--sounds easy enough, right?

Are Liability Concerns Real?

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

During my travels and discussions with fire service professionals from all over the country, the question of liability occasionally enters the discussion. It usually comes up following some legal issue that seems unusual and detrimental to chief officers and departments.

Multi-Alarm Fire Injures Four in Franklin (NJ)

Sun, Apr 12, 2015

A fire in a residential home shortly after noon in the Somerset section of the township injured three women and a girl on Saturday afternoon

One Dead and Two Injured in Newark (DE) Apartment Fire

Sat, Apr 11, 2015

One woman was killed and two other people, including a firefighter, were injured after fire broke out at an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware.

Three Fire Departments to be Honored for Excellence in Emergency Medical Services

Sat, Apr 11, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) will honor three fire departments for best practices and innovative solutions in the delivery of emergency medical services with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. The award presentation takes place on April 16th at the 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.

Houston Firefighters Employ Tablet Technology for EMS Runs

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Houston (TX) firefighters are employing tablet technology to help expedite some of their medical calls, according to a news report.

Firefighters Use Antidote to Save New York Man from Smoke Inhalation

Wed, Apr 8, 2015

Firefighters on Long Island used a cyanide antidote Sunday to help save a 70-year old man who was suffering from smoke inhalation, according to news reports.

Charlestown (MA) Fire Displaces Family and Injures Firefighter

Sun, Apr 5, 2015

A one-alarm fire in Charlestown Saturday displaced a family of six, killed several pets, and sent a Boston firefighter to the hospital.

EMS Telemedicine Questionnaire: Assessing the Impact of Prehospital Video

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

NPSTC's EMS Working Group is currently studying the use of prehospital (EMS) mobile telemedicine. This questionnaire is one step to help determine how video and images might be used in the prehospital patient care setting.

Medicount Management Inc. Acquires MBI Solutions EMS Billing Services Division

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Medicount Management Inc. (Medicount) announced today that it has successfully acquired the EMS Billing services division of MBI Solutions from its parent company, Premier Physicians Services.

Apparatus Deliveries

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

New apparatus deliveries.

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