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Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

Rock Hill (SC) Fire That Injured Two Firefighters Under Investigation

As two volunteer firefighters begin to recover from their injuries, support from the community has poured in across t...

Rep. Barletta Re-Introduces Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

On March 2, Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA) reintroduced the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Respo...

Maine Officials: Volunteer Firefighter Crisis Needs Larger Conversation

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...

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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.

POLITICS & POLICIES

Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Cal Fire officials said two employees have lost their jobs and 13 others were suspended and demoted over acts discovered during a investigation sparked by a homicide, a report says.

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

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

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Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

Legal

San Francisco Judge Tosses Ex-Firefighter's DUI Rig Accident Case

A San Francisco judge on Friday tossed out the case against a former city firefighter accused of driving drunk when his fire rig struck and badly injured a motorcyclist, ruling that police lacked the legal justification to arrest him.

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

What Would You Do? Four-Story Apartment Building

Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman on fire response to a four-story apartment building.

Volunteers Corner

Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

Grants

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Optimizing Fleet, Reducing Non-Emergency Vehicles

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to optimize its local fleet of light-duty non-emergency vehicles and reduce costs.

 

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Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

March 25, 2015

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

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