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North Carolina Fire Chief Found Dead After Calls

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

A 61-year-old North Carolina fire chief died recently following emergency responses.

FDNY Responded to Record Number of Emergency Calls in 2014

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced on December 16 that FDNY personnel responded to a record number of emergency calls in 2014, which likely will exceed 1.6 million by December 31--the highest total ever in the agency's 149-year history.

Chicago (IL) Fire Department Responds to 3-11 Alarm

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

On December 12, the Chicago (IL) Fire Department responded to what originally was a "cold box" call at Resurrection Hospital.

Man Dies Waiting for Ambulance in D.C.

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

An investigation has been launched into why it took more than 20 minutes for an ambulance to respond to a call about a man in distress, according to a news report.

FASNY Launches First-Ever Youth Recruitment Tool Kit

Mon, Dec 15, 2014

The “Youth Tool Kit” is a one-stop-shop for fire departments across the state to attract new members within a younger demographic.

9/11 Health Center Not Testing For Prostate Cancer Despite Concern

Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Health authorities wanted prostate cancer to be included on the list of 9/11 cancers in 2013, but Mount Sinai Hospital still doesn’t test for it.

Farewell for Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter

Sun, Dec 14, 2014

The melancholy skirl of bagpipes and tolling of a cemetery bell were the backdrop on a wintry Saturday as hundreds of firefighters mourned fallen Philadelphia colleague Joyce Michelle Craig.

Braun Ambulances Names New Regional Sales Manager

Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Braun Industries recently promoted Jerry Jones to Regional Sales Manager. The emergency vehicle manufacturer has dealers located around the country.

Firefighters Extricate Driver from Pennsylvania Car Carrier Accident

Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Chris Haldeman captured photos of firefighters working at the scene of a car carrier rollover accident in Pennsylvania.

Washington Firefighters Rescue Woman from Burning Home

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped inside her burning home late in Lake Stevens (WA).

Gateway Safety's Cyclone Safety Goggles Offer Versatile Features

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Gateway Safety's Cyclone, one of the only impact-to-splash goggles, offers two safety solutions and one great value - all in one versatile product.

Seven D.C. Firefighters Under Investigation for Distribution of Narcotics

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Seven D.C. firefighters have been under investigation since last summer for allegedly taking part in an oxycodone distribution ring. It is a scheme uncovered after investigators in St. Mary's County searched the phone and computer of a veteran lieutenant.

Nash County (NC) Firefighters Stop Fast-Moving Fire

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

On Sunday, December 7, 2014, Nash County (NC) 911 received a phone call reporting a farm house on fire on Halifax Road in the Dortches section of Red Oak, North Carolina.

Volunteer Firefighter Struck by Vehicle While Helping Motorist in Pennsylvania

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

A volunteer firefighter was struck early Sunday while trying to assist a motorist on an interstate in Pennsylvania.

IFSI Introduces Ebola Awareness Online Class

Sat, Dec 6, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has introduced a new class in response to concerns on the spread of the Ebola virus.  

In Case You Missed It: Recent Major Fire Service News

Fri, Dec 5, 2014

Among this week's fire service news were the remembrance of several significant fires and disasters, including the Worcester Cold Storage warehouse fire.

Three Dead in Tennessee School Bus Crash

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Children were reported among the injured in a fatal school bus crash today in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Six Injured in Maryland Ambulance Crash

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Six people were injured last evening in an ambulance accident that involved a tractor trailer in Elkridge, Maryland.

WPI Created Center for First Responder Technology to Honor Fallen Worcester Firefighters

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Fifteen years ago, on Dec. 3, 2009, the tragic Worcester Cold Storage warehouse fire devastated this New England city and galvanized the nation. The fire, which took the lives of six local firefighters, became the impetus for a major research program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) that has produced a string of innovations designed to make the work of first responders safer and more effective.

Ballistic is Giving Back to First Responders this Holiday Season

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Volunteer firefighters and EMTs protect their communities every day. This holiday season, Ballistic Case Company is saying thanks by giving back to those who serve. 


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