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Strong quake rattles southwest Cyprus; no injuries reported

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus Geological Survey Department says a strong earthquake has shaken the east Mediterranean island. There were no immediate reports of any serious damage or injuries.

Emergency official: 3 dead in scaffolding collapse at 11-story high-rise in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emergency official: 3 dead in scaffolding collapse at 11-story high-rise in downtown Raleigh.

No fatalities as small plane crashes in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A small plane crashed Monday into a lagoon in the heart of Puerto Rico's capital and the pilot and passenger survived without any apparent injuries.

Following icy precipitation, Carolinas brace for epic cold

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Across the Carolinas, a lingering cold snap has affected just about everyone: Schools closed, people worried about trees falling and pipes bursting, and shelters took in more homeless people. Now, they are bracing for more days of even colder weather, with temperatures expected in the single digits and wind chills dipping to zero or lower.

Taiwan plane crash survivor says engine 'did not feel right'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — From the start of the flight in Taiwan's capital, survivor Huang Jin-sun suspected trouble.

European woman plunges to death in car from Abu Dhabi tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media in the United Arab Emirates say a woman from Europe has died after her car plunged six stories from a parking lot in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

Positive attitude keeps Van Dyken-Rouen going

CHICAGO (AP) — Even before the accident, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen's message was the same.

California pastor says innocent in firebombing

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pastor arrested on suspicion of firebombing his ex-girlfriend's house with six people inside said he had nothing to do with the attack.


Sometimes We Must Take Risks

April 11 was the ninth anniversary of the line-of-duty death of New Jersey Firefighter/Foreman Kevin Apuzzio, who gave his life while attempting to save the life of a trapped civilian.


Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utility. Learn the hazards bystanders pose to first responders and how to identify critical and dangerous infrastructure in your area.

First Due Battalion Chief

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Aladtec to Attend FDIC

Aladtec is an efficient, and cost-effective, online employee scheduling and workforce management system.

Dunn's Dispatch

Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.


Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, active shooters, and even everyday instances that escalate into unexpected dangers, writes James Kutz.


Intelligent Response Structures, Part 1

Eric G. Bachman offers this two-part article on reinforcing the need to develop a response structure methodology.

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Five Firefighters Hurt After Fire Truck Rolls Over Near Belton (TX)

April 18, 2015 According to the city of Belton, all five Central Bell County Fire Rescue firefighters injured when their fire truck ...

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