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National Initiative Invites Ems Community to Recommend Performance Measures

EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, is now solic...

DH S&T Releases Safety Resources for Ambulances

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the release of...

Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that thes...

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the Internatio...

Federal Investigators Join Cincinnati Firefighter Death Investigation

Federal investigators are expected to arrive in the coming days to help find out why Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gor...

FIREFIGHTER FITNESS

Scott Safety Firefighter Stairclimb Raises $1.9M for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Scott Safety, a premier manufacturer of respiratory, PPE, and safety solutions for rescue teams around the world, sponsored the 24th annual Scott Safety Firefighter Stairclimb held Sunday, March 8th in Seattle, Washington

Humpday Hangout: Firefighter Physical Fitness

On today's Humpday Hangout, Aaron Heller and Steve Pegram talk to Bobby Halton, Erich Roden, and guest Ross Pawlak about firefighter fitness.

Ohio Firefighters May Face Discipline for Lack of Exercise

Firefighters in one Ohio town may face discipline if they aren't getting enough exercise, according to a news report.

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Philadelphia Firefighters Shocked When Ladder Hits Power Line

Two Philadelphia (PA) firefighters were injured in the aftermath of a fire today, according to news reports.

FDNY Firefighter Injured by Flying Manhole Cover

A New York City firefighter was injured by a flying manhole cover last night, according to a news report.

Missouri Firefighter Shot in Foot When Gun Discharges

An Osage County (MO) firefighter was reportedly shot in the foot while fighting a house fire.

Minnesota Firefighter Injured by Falling Door

A volunteer firefighter was badly injured while providing mutual aid at a fire in Fairfax, Minnesota, according to news reports.

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Man Charged with Damaging Hoses at Baltimore CVS Fire

State fire marshals have charged a man they believe punctured a fire hose at the scene of a fire in Baltimore on Monday night.

DH S&T Releases Safety Resources for Ambulances

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the release of two ambulance safety resources for emergency medical services (EMS) leaders, professionals and organizations nationwide.

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.  

 

An Open Letter to Parents: Choosing Fire Safety Off-Campus Housing

As the school year winds down at colleges and universities across the country, students are looking at off-campus apartments and housing for next year. In most college communities, there are always more students looking for rentals than there are properties available, so the choices for safe, affordable housing are often limited and compromises may have to be made.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

How (Not) to Hurt Yourself

So what should you do, and what should you avoid, to lessen your chances of hurting yourself?

More Than One Way

Michael Krueger asks, considering all the available options, how should you train?

A Lot of Good Reasons

There are many different motivations that inspire someone to get fit and stay fit. In fact, there are probably as many different reasons as there are people who train.

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National Initiative Invites Ems Community to Recommend Performance Measures

May 3, 2015 EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, is now solic...

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