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FEMA Issues 2015 National Preparedness Report

Thu, May 28, 2015

FEMA and its partners released the 2015 National Preparedness Report, an annual status report summarizing the Nation's progress toward reaching the 2011 National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

Indian River County (FL) Provides Timeline for Firefighters' Temporary Housing

Wed, May 27, 2015

Assistant Chief for Emergency Medical Services Brian Burkeen said that the first modular housing unit for firefighters is expected to arrive in about two weeks, but that it will be late June or early July before workers can live in them.

Pasco County (FL) Firefighter Battling Cancer Without Health Benefits

Tue, May 26, 2015

A Pasco County firefighter battling cancer is struggling to get by without medical benefits.

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Holds First Annual Retreat

Tue, May 26, 2015

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) recently held their first annual retreat for family members left behind by firefighter and EMT suicides.

Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department Invests in Local Kids' Summer Safety

Wed, May 20, 2015

The Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department, in cooperation with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, conducted a public outreach with Sevier county’s Seymour Intermediate School.

Two Firefighters Suffer Electric Shock While Providing Aid at Fatal Michigan Incident

Tue, May 19, 2015

Two firefighters suffered electric shocks while rendering aid to a homeowner who went into cardiac arrest during an incident Monday in Crockery Township, Michigan.

Tampa Firefighters Deal with Rats, Mold at Fire Station

Tue, May 19, 2015

Firefighters at Tampa (FL) Fire Station No 10 have complained of rat droppings falling from roof tiles and a smell of urine, according to a news report.

Report: FDNY to Lower Physical Standards

Thu, May 14, 2015

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.

Florida Firefighter's Cancer Diagnosis Spurs Calls for Change

Tue, May 12, 2015

An Orange County (FL) Fire Rescue firefighter's battle with pancreatic cancer is underscoring the state's lack of a presumptive cancer law, according to a new report.

2015 FDNY Lone Star Rumble to Benefit Hope For The Warriors

Thu, May 7, 2015

The FDNY Rumblers, a community based fundraising group of firefighters from the Fire Department of New York's (FDNY) Battalion 14 in the South Bronx, is gearing up for the 2015 FDNY Lone Star Rumble to benefit Hope For The Warriors.

Tempest, IFCF Team Up to Fight Cancer with a Custom Power Blower Giveaway

Wed, May 6, 2015

At the 2015 FDIC International show in Indianapolis, Indiana, Tempest Technology Corporation and the International Firefighter Cancer Foundation worked together to raise awareness on the cancer risks within the fire service with the giveaway of a custom airbrushed Power Blower by Tempest.

Georgia Firefighter Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Dies

Tue, May 5, 2015

A Georgia firefighter has died after suffering cardiac arrest at an emergency call last month.

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Tue, May 5, 2015

A 46-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter has died after an apparent heart attack.

National Initiative Invites Ems Community to Recommend Performance Measures

Sun, May 3, 2015

EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, is now soliciting recommendations for performance measures. Measures must be submitted via the initiative web site by May 31, 2015 for consideration.

DH S&T Releases Safety Resources for Ambulances

Fri, May 1, 2015

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.

Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that these personnel need to have high levels of wellness and fitness so they are ready to respond at a moment's notice to the wide range of fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls that transpire daily.

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

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) for safety violations at a previous job, according to a news report.

Federal Investigators Join Cincinnati Firefighter Death Investigation

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Federal investigators are expected to arrive in the coming days to help find out why Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon died in an apartment fire last month

Hartford Fire Department Cited for Violations in Fatal Fire

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

The state Department of Labor has cited the city of Hartford and Hartford Fire Department for five "serious" violations in connection with the fire that killed firefighter Kevin Bell in October.

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

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

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

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