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Firefighters Associations Host BBQ for Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation

Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Local associations, Truckee Meadows Firefighters Local 3895 and Incline Firefighters Local 2139, recently hosted a BBQ to support Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) in conjunction with a head shaving event to support St. Baldrick's Foundation on March 13. Firefighters along with NNCCF families came together for a "Day at the Fire House." 

Report: Many Compton Firefighters Working Without EMT Permit

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Nearly one in four Compton firefighters is working without a permit to perform emergency medical care, a key credential required by other local fire agencies, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.


Hundreds Attend Memorial for Miami Firefighter

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

For the last week of Rafael Garcia's life as he battled a brain tumor, friends and fellow firefighters shared precious stories with his family. 

Mother and Child Critical After Fire at Long Beach (CA) Apartment Building

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

A mother and her young child were in critical condition after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Long Beach early Thursday, according to a news report.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue Announces Annual Awards

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Delray Beach Fire-Rescue (DBFR) has named Firefighter/Paramedic Joseph Cafone as its 2015 Firefighter of the Year. 

Skedco Unveils Sked RAS

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Skedco, Inc., has created a new kit designed for rapid emergency evacuation of hospitalized patients or victims in an active-shooter incident.

Two Firefighters Injured at Rock Hill (SC) House Explosion

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Two firefighters were injured Monday afternoon during a fire and as many as four explosions that neighbors said sounded like shotgun blasts at a home between Rock Hill and York.

Engine 14 on Scene

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

When we work together, everybody benefits. Michael Morse on communication and engine company EMS.

Three Injured in Florida Fire Apparatus Crash

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Two paramedics were among the three injured today when a crash sent a Broward (FL) Sheriff's Fire Rescue apparatus into a fire hydrant, according to a news report.

FDA Launches Drug Shortages App

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration released a mobile app, available for both Apple and Android devices, to allow rapid access to drug shortage information.

Pilot Identified in Fatal Helicopter Crash Near St. Louis Hospital

Sun, Mar 8, 2015

The pilot of a medical helicopter died late Friday in a crash at Saint Louis University Hospital. The pilot was the only person aboard. He has been identified as Ronald Rector, 52, of Lynn, MO.

Arizona to Honor All Fallen Firefighters and Medics

Sat, Mar 7, 2015

The wildfire that killed 19 members of an elite Arizona firefighting squad in 2013 was a grim reminder of the sacrifices the Grand Canyon State's bravest have made over the last century, and a new memorial begun on Friday will ensure they and 86 other firefighters and paramedics who died in Arizona fires are never forgotten.

Pittsburgh Firefighters Agree to 4-Year Contract

Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's administration successfully negotiated its first major public safety contract with a union that supported Peduto's opponent in the primary election.

NFPA 101: Increase Compartment Size in Hospitals?

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) members and authorities having jurisdiction are invited to participate in the discussion concerning the pros and cons of a proposed change for the 2018 revision of the 2015 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.

Butane Honey Oil Risk Assessment for First Responders

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

A new method of extracting tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from marijuana has caught on like wildfire in the last few years, butane hash oil (BHO) or butane honey oil (BHO). Todd Burton has a safety alert on how BHO can causes explosions and impact your citizens' safety and operations.

Two Arizona Firefighters Suspended for Punching Patient

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

A pair of Glendale firefighters have been suspended without pay for punching a patient and cursing at him and his family during an October medical call at a home near 83rd and Glendale avenues, Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick confirmed

New Jersey Firefighter Describes 'Fireball' at Gas Explosion

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

The gas explosion that left a man in critical condition was not caused by the utility's infrastructure.

Former Seattle Chief to Helm D.C. Fire and EMS

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Gregory Dean, former chief of the Seattle (WA) Fire Department, has been named the new chief of D.C. Fire and EMS, according to news reports.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Learning Objective: The student will understand the Treatment Unit Leader's responsibilities. 

CDC Training: Ebola Preparedness and Emergency Department Training Modules

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Training to help ED staff prepare to evaluate whether or not a patient might have EVD. Staff members should use this information to follow the 3 steps within the “Identify, Isolate, and Inform” strategy. CDC recommends that staff members screen all patients with travel histories, exposure, or clinical symptoms that might suggest the person could have EVD.

Firefighter Survival: Residential Frame Dwelling Fire Injures Firefighter and Yields Important Lessons

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Anthony Riehl-Members have a multitude of excuses for not wearing their gear properly. A New Jersey firefighter recounts how correctly wearing his gear prevented his suffering more severe burn injuries that would have ended his career.

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