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Bowie (MD) Firefighter Remains Hospitalized After Fire

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

A Bowie firefighter remains hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency while battling a house fire Wednesday.

Fire Burning After Hazardous Rail Spill in Tennessee

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

A fire continued to burn Thursday afternoon at the site where a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, and officials said firefighters have been trying to keep neighboring rail cars cool as they make efforts to move them away from the flames

NVFC Receives Top ASAE Honors for Share the Load Program

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) earned a 2015 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Share the Load program, a behavioral health program for firefighters, EMTs, and their families. 

FHWA and NFA Announce Educational Opportunity

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Fire Academy (NFA), are pleased to announce an educational opportunity to participate in the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T) program, which is a critical component of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP).

San Ramon Valley has Reputation as Safe Place for Cardiac Arrest

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

The San Ramon Valley, a residential and business community located east of San Francisco, has a reputation as being one of the safest places in the United States to experience a cardiac emergency. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths. 

Six Dogs Make San Francisco Fire More Difficult for Firefighters

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

San Francisco firefighters battled a three-alarm fire Monday morning and said that two people suffered minor injuries in a fire that was hard to put out because of all the junk in the garage and six pit bulls in the back yard.

EMS Leaders Share How They Use Data to Improve EMS Systems

Sat, Jun 27, 2015

"If we have measures that are truly patient-centered... I believe we'll make much better decisions and make much more significant improvement," said Mike Taigman, General Manager of AMR in Ventura County, Calif., and a leading expert in EMS quality improvement, during a webinar sponsored by EMS Compass, the national initiative to develop a system of performance measurement for EMS.

Firefighter Suffers Smoke Inhalation in Doney Park (AZ) Fire

Sat, Jun 27, 2015

A firefighter has been taken to a Flagstaff hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire in Doney Park.

Fire Crews Tackle Fire on Seattle Crane

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Seattle firefighters spared three homes from burning Thursday morning after a crane burst into flames in West Seattle.

Two Firefighters Stabbed Responding to Medical Call in San Diego

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Two firefighters were stabbed while responding to an EMS call in San Diego, California, according to a news report.

Report: Detroit EMT Refused to Aid Dying Baby

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

A Detroit EMT has been fired after apparently refusing to help a dying baby, according to a report from WDIV.

Three Burton (SC) Firefighters Credited for Saving Baby

Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Three firefighters are credited with saving a two and a half week old infant.

Sempermed Introduces StarMed ROSE Nitrile Exam Glove

Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Sempermed, a manufacturer and supplier of hand protection, is pleased to introduce the new StarMed ® ROSE nitrile examination glove. 

Firefighter Working Alaska Fire Injured by Bear

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

A firefighter battling a fire in the Chugach National Forest is being treated for minor injuries after a run-in with a bear Monday night.

Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act Introduced in the House

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

On June 12, Representatives John Larson (D-CT) and David Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (H.R. 2752), along with a bi-partisan group of 26 original co-sponsors. The bill exempts property tax benefits and up to $600 per year of other incentives from being subject to federal income taxation.

Walden (NY) Firefighter in Coma After Collapsing at Fire

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

A Walden firefighter was in a medically induced coma after he collapsed while fighting a fire in the village Saturday night.

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Zadroga Act Reauthorization

Sun, Jun 21, 2015

On Thursday, June 11th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health conducted a hearing on H.R. 1786, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act

Peninsula Firefighters Train for Passenger Rail Disasters

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

About 70 Peninsula-area firefighter medics drilled this week to learn how to respond to train disasters.

Vehicle Strikes Green Oak (MI) Fire Chief

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

A Green Oak Township fire chief working a crash scene was himself transported to an Ann Arbor hospital Friday afternoon after being struck by a car.

Howard County (MD) Receives Grant to Enhance Mass Casualty and Infectious Disease Respon

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has been awarded a $24,000 grant to enhance response during mass casualty events and infectious disease emergencies. 

Toledo Man Attempted to Enter Ambulance and Assaulted Firefighters

Thu, Jun 18, 2015

A Toledo man was seriously injured today after he tried to get into an ambulance while only in his underwear and then assaulted two firefighters at a fire station in West Toledo.

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