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New FDNY Chief of Department Named

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Today, Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced the appointment of James E. Leonard as Chief of Department, the highest ranking uniformed position in the FDNY.

Fire Demolishes New $12.5 Million Treatment Center in Alaska

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

A major fire in Bethel Monday night demolished a sorely needed $12.5 million alcohol treatment center still under construction.

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued today revised Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Exposure. 

USFA Shares Recommendations on PPE Selection and Use for First Responders Dealing with Ebola Hazards

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

The InterAgency Board (IAB) released on October 24 recommendations related to selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders against Ebola exposure hazards.

Firefighters Respond to Train Fire at Rocky Mount (NC) Train Station

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

On October 24, dispatch informed Rocky Mount (NC) Fire Department units were notified by communications that an inbound Amtrak train was possibly on fire.

Two Transported in Massachusetts Hazmat Situation

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Crews responded to a Tier 2 Hazmat incident in Topsfield (MA) fire officials confirmed Saturday.

Six Treated After Moving Sidewalk Fire at Charlotte Airport

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

A fire that broke out on a moving sidewalk in a Charlotte Douglas International Airport concourse around 1 p.m. Saturday was brought under control in about 30 minutes.

Teen Road To Safety Expands in California

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Andrew Wunderlich realized the need to go beyond the basics taught in average driving schools as a rookie police officer when he was called to the scene of his first traffic collision. Two 16 year olds had been on their way back from a date when they were hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light. Both teenagers died; the drunk driver was unharmed. And one of the paramedics on the scene was the father of the young girl killed.

Ocala Fire Rescue Presents New Engine

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Anticipation and excitement had grown at Ocala Fire Rescue as the delivery date, for two fire engines ordered last year, approached.

Fire at Bayonne Medical Center (NJ) Contained to Roof

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

FDNY Workers Decontaminated After Transporting Ebola Patient

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Four Fire Department of New York (FDNY) workers who dealt with New York City's first Ebola patient were decontaminated before removing the personal protective gear they used while transporting him, according to a news report.

Fairburn (GA) Terminates Firefighter Recovering from Cancer

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Social Media: The Rules Are Already on the Books

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Justin Schorr-When departments simply black out social media participation, some members rely on Internet anonymity and post incriminating photos and words anyway, causing even more problems for the department's reputation. You may need to reexamine your policy.

Responding to Opioid Overdoses

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Scenario: Your medic has been asked to respond to a residence in your first-due area known for high drug use and frequent overdose calls.

Foundation Strives to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Born of tragedy, the Lindsey O'Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation seeks to help raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide and empower fire departments to create dynamic public education campaigns to help save lives.

Report: Errors, Dispatch System Blamed in Deadly New York Fire

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A New York City investigation into a deadly Far Rockaway fire earlier this year faulted human errors and dispatch system flaws.

Mutualink to Unveil Mobile Go Kit for First Respondes at IACP 2014

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Mutualink, an interoperable communications technology company, will debut its Mobile Go Kit for first responders next week at the 121st Annual International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference.

Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

SafetyPAD Launches Infectious Disease Logic and Monitoring Initiative

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD(r) Suite of software products, announced the launch of its infectious disease screening and monitoring initiative to assist Fire and Emergency Medical Services identify potential infectious disease risks.

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Spain-based fire service instructor George Potter reviews that country's response to its Ebola cases and reviews some lessons learned for emergency responders to the crisis.

Construction Concerns: Door Reinforcements

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the reinforcements of doors in commercial and residential occupancies.

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