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Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 48-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter passed away after suffering a heart attack on the fireground last year.

Higher education criteria added for promotion

These comments are on Pabel Troche's letter (December 2014) regarding the importance of formal education in the fire ...

Children Die in Canada Fire; No Firefighters Respond

Two children were killed in an overnight house fire in Canada to which firefighters did not respond, news reports say.

Minnesota Firefighter Injured by Falling Door

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

Volunteer Firefighting: Recovering from Adversity

The McLean County Central District Fire Department (MCCDFD) in Calhoun, Kentucky, is a small, rural, all-volunteer fi...

Pennsylvania Firefighter Injured in Tanker Accident

A volunteer firefighter was injured yesterday when police say she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a tank...

i-Women Welcomes New President Angela Hughes

The International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (i-Women) is welcoming a new President, Angela ...

Icy Conditions Create Crash that Injured Two Maryland Volunteer EMS Workers

Two volunteer Montgomery County emergency medical services personnel were injured early Sunday when they were struck ...

San Leon (TX) Firefighters Trapped During House Fire

Two San Leon volunteer firefighters were trapped while battling a house fire Thursday night. Despite being engulfed i...

West Virginia Firefighter Dies in Line of Duty

A flag flies at half-staff at the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department as fellow firefighters remember one of their own...

Texas Firefighters Contain Apartment Fire

On February 1, firefighters with the Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to an apartment fire.

New York Firefighter Dies from Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle

A 74-year-old New York firefighter has died from injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle last month.

The Community "Fingerprint"

Whatever you plan, always consider your community’s “fingerprint,” and identify how these factors impact the developm...

Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing fr...

National Volunteer Fire Council Corrects Survey Link

The Occupational Medicine program at Harvard School of Public Health requests your participation in a study about Die...

Laddering Upper Floors

Ashburn (VA) Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Kyle Stephens offers this new Traditions Training drill that s...

Kansas Firefighter Dies After Responding to Grass Fire

A 55-year-old Caney (KS) firefighter died Thursday after collapsing at the Caney Fire Station.

"Mortgage Professor" to Help Long Island Firefighters Buy Homes

Nassau County Firefighters Museum in Garden City has invited a mortgage expert from Evolve Bank & Trust to speak ...

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Stepping Up: So Why Are We Doing This?

Taking a moment to let your firefighters know the learning objectives of a particular training session can help them focus on its purpose, Ron Hiraki writes.

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Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

New York Firefighter Fired for 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A Brooklyn (NY) firefighter who got in trouble for wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts has been fire from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Fire Service Traditions & History

Humpday Hangout: Who Are the F.O.O.L.S.?

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan of the FDNY talk to Rob Fisher and Rusty Ricker and the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) International.

LODD

Hartford Firefighter Killed in Fire Died from Asphyxia

The cause of death for a Hartford firefighter killed in the line of duty last year has been released

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Report: Former New York Firefighter Sues Over Loud Sirens

A former firefighter with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is suing several fire apparatus manufacturers claiming to have suffered hearing loss due to loud sirens, according to a news report.

Officer Development

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki.

Fireground Management

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

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

Volunteers Corner

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 48-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter passed away after suffering a heart attack on the fireground last year.

Grants

CFSI Announces New Co-Sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. 

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Report: Former New York Firefighter Sues Over Loud Sirens

March 3, 2015 A former firefighter with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is suing several fire apparatus manufacturers claimi...

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