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Maryland Fire Department Offers Memorial Day Safety Tips

Thu, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day is commonly thought of as the start of summer. Mark E. Brady of the  Prince George’s County (MD) Fire/EMS Department offers some commonsense safety tips to keep the publc safe.

Oklahoma Firefighter Stabbed on Medical Call

Thu, May 21, 2015

A Sapulpa (OK) firefighter was stabbed while responding to an EMS call yesterday, according to news reports.

Report: Bariatric Patient Pulled from Colorado Fire Died of Drug Overdose

Thu, May 21, 2015

It took two crews of firefighters to pull a 360-pound male patient from a burning Colorado Springs (CO) townhouse during a fire incident in April. Now an autopsy report indicates that the man died from a drug overdose.

Two Florida Firefighters Injured in Multi-Storage Unit Fire

Wed, May 20, 2015

A dangerous fire that's already hurt two firefighters is finally close to being extinguished in Valrico, more than seven hours after it started.

Bullet Hits Chicago Ambulance with Patient Inside

Tue, May 19, 2015

Jimmie Jackson's family relaxed when the paramedics finally arrived and started treating the 65-year-old in the ambulance for what they feared was pneumonia.

Celebrate the Emergency Medical Services with National EMS Week

Tue, May 19, 2015

It's National EMS Week, and the NVFC thanks all emergency medical services providers for the critical work you do to save lives and serve your community.

California Fire Chief Injured While Trying to Help Motorist

Tue, May 19, 2015

A Cal Fire (CA) battalion chief was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle while helping a stranded motorist, according to a report.

New York Firefighters Seek Expanded Medical Duties

Tue, May 19, 2015

The city of Lockport will ask the New York State Health Department this week to let city firefighters perform more emergency medical services on rescue calls, according to a report.

Boston Firefighters Call for Increased Funds for Opioid Epidemic

Mon, May 18, 2015

Fire chiefs across the region gathered with political leaders in Boston on Monday to discuss ways to confront the opioid epidemic, calling for increased funding for addiction treatment and supply more firefighters with Narcan, a drug that reverses heroin overdoses

Situation: Ferguson

Mon, May 18, 2015

Situational awareness is paramount to success. The fire service must use Ferguson as a catalyst to look within our own departments.

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighter Injured in Duplex Fire

Mon, May 18, 2015

A Chattanooga (TN) firefighter was injured Sunday morning while working to extinguish a duplex fire.

Mother of Boy Who Wants to be a Firefighter Seeks "Right To Try" Legislation

Sun, May 17, 2015

The mother of five-year-old Jordan McLinn, a Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferer, worked to get a "Right To Try" law passed in her home state of Indiana, which will allow Jordan and other terminally ill patients to access promising new medications that have not yet received full FDA approval but may be safe and potentially life-saving. 

Two Boston Firefighters who Died in Back Bay Fire to be Honored

Sat, May 16, 2015

Two Boston firefighters who died in a Back Bay fire last March will be posthumously awarded medals of valor Saturday at the Boston Fire Department's annual ceremony to honor the heroism of firefighters

DOT Appoints New National EMS Advisory Council Members

Wed, May 13, 2015

This week, the Secretary of Transportation appointed 25 members of the EMS community to serve a two year term on the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC).

Firefighter Cardiac Arrest: Chain of Survival

Wed, May 13, 2015

Robert Owens on how using the firefighter cardiac arrest chain of survival can provide a guide on how to treat the on-scene firefighter cardiac arrest.

Firefighters Rescue Children from Fairmount Heights (MD) House Fire

Wed, May 13, 2015

Two children were rescued from their burning Fairmount Heights (MD) home early this morning by firefighters.

Ohio Firefighters Battling Heroin Epidemic

Tue, May 12, 2015

Responding to overdose calls is part of the job for first responders–but they say it's also impacting the services they provide.

Woman Seriously Hurt in Clover (SC) House FIre

Tue, May 12, 2015

A woman was seriously hurt in a Clover house fire.

Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

Tue, May 12, 2015

Sunday May 17, 2015 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation's fire departments.

Incendiary Device Used to Set Fatal Kensington (PA) Apartment Fire

Mon, May 11, 2015

The Philadelphia Fire Department says an incendiary device was used to intentionally ignite an apartment fire in Kensington that left one person dead and 5 others hospitalized.

Personal Emergency Medical Alert System Launches

Mon, May 11, 2015

Collaborating to challenge embedded industry leaders and save more lives, entrepreneurs on both coasts have designed and launched Daily Companion, a highly sophisticated medical alert system.

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