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NFPA Reports Total Cost of Fire Up 34 Percent from 1980

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an updated report on the total cost of fire in the U.S. which showed that the total cost of fire in 2011 was estimated at $329 billion, or roughly 2.1 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

Illinois City's First Female Firefighter Retires

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Twenty years ago, when Sue Vallejo became the first female firefighter/paramedic in the city of Rock Island, Illinois, she was prepared for some resentment.

GovX Offering Discounted MLB Tickets to Firefighters

Tue, Apr 22, 2014, the largest online verification ticketing service specifically for U.S. military service members, law enforcement personnel, first responders and related government employees, announced that through a continuing partnership with, it will once again provide specially priced tickets to these deserving groups and their families.

Fire Departments Can Apply for Four Sets of Globe Gear

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Is your fire department in great need of new turnout gear? Eligible fire departments can apply for four sets of Globe gear through the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

Triangle (NC) Firefighters and Police Train to Revive Drug Overdose Victims

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Several police and fire departments in the Triangle are giving their frontline officers a device that revives people who have overdosed on heroin or prescriptions drugs.

Connecticut Firefighters Lift Car to Rescue Pinned Man

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

A team of first responders in Connecticut went back to the basics in order to rescue an elderly man pinned by his car on Easter Sunday,.

New York City Fire Commissioner Says EMS Response to Fatal Fire was Delayed

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

The New York City fire commissioner said on Monday that ambulances were not immediately dispatched when they should have been to a Queens fire that killed two 4-year-old children and injured three other people late Saturday night.

First Responders Remember 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Fifteen years ago, Timothy McVeigh parked a Ryder truck full of explosives next to the federal building in Oklahoma City and detonated it. One hundred sixty-eight people died and scores more were injured. At the time, it was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Two Children Die in New York House Fire

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Two 4-year-olds died Sunday after a fire broke out in a Far Rockaway home.

Investigation Continues into Fire that Destroyed Five Jersey Shore Homes

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

N.J. Authorities continued their investigation Saturday into a Friday-afternoon fire that destroyed five vacation houses in this Shore resort.

Chicago Suspends 16 Firefighters for Falsifying Mileage

Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Another group of Chicago Fire Department personnel has been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars worth of mileage reimbursement claims, according to a report released by the city's top internal watchdog.

DC Wins Ruling on Changing Firefighters Schedules

Sat, Apr 19, 2014

An arbitration board has ruled that the D.C. fire department can implement a new work schedule with more frequent but shorter shifts, which the chief says will save money and improve services but the union contends will ruin morale and upend the lives of firefighters.

Girlfriend of Fallen Boston Firefighter to Run Marathon in his Honor

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

It's hard to imagine the heartbreak Sarah Wessmann is feeling right now, less than a month ago her longtime boyfriend Firefighter Michael Kennedy died in the line of duty in that massive fire in the Back Bay.

Maryland Boy Rescued After Fingers Caught in Escalator

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Prince George (MD) first responders spent more than two hours trying to free a child's fingers from an escalator at Iverson Mall

New Jersey Firefighter Seriously Injured in Duplex Fire

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Eight people were displaced from a duplex in Little Falls (NJ) and two firefighters injured, one seriously, when a fire tore through the two story structure, leaving the porch and roof collapsed.

First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide Updated

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

Pennsylvania Bill Would Waive Local Income Tax for Volunteer EMS and Firefighters

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Drone Hindered Ohio Medical Chopper

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene.

Study Request: EMS versus Athletic Trainers

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

The University of Minnesota is conducting a study to analyze the understanding of the Certified Athletic Trainers versus Emergency Medical Services professions.

Los Angeles Firefighters Pay Tribute to Burn Treatment Pioneer

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Hundreds of uniformed firefighters, nurses and former patients gather to honor Dr. A. Richard Grossman.

Rural-Metro Firefighters Battle Knox County (TN) Train Fire

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Just before noon on Sunday, April 13, 2014, engineers aboard a moving Norfolk Southern freight train noticed that one of their rail cars was on fire.

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