Biden Issues NC Disaster Declaration for November Floods

North Carolina state government and local governments in nearly 20 counties can receive financial help from Washington following heavy rains and flooding in November now that President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration.

Madison (WI) Firefighter and Paramedic on COVID-19

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There have been many calls Jones went on as a Madison firefighter and paramedic where he could have been infected with COVID-19

Kokomo (IN) Fire Captain Dies of COVID-19

Kokomo Captain Marty Meyers
The Kokomo Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own as active firefighter Martin Meyers passed away Thursday afternoon after a lengthy battle with COVID-19.

TX and Other States Ease COVID-19 Rules Despite Warnings

Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let their guard down yet.

Washington Firefighters Use Skills in Nationwide Battle Against COVID-19

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In the midst of a global pandemic, two local firefighters have gone above and beyond to help not just their communities, but the country, work toward recovery.
Lead from the Front

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

March 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why.

Wildland Fire Preplan

A Technology-Based Approach to Preplanning Your Community for the Wildland Event

March 30, 2021 at 1 PM EDT / 12 PM CDT / 10 AM PDT / 5 PM GMT

Preplan your community for a wildland fire: identify target hazards, accurately create an incident action plan, and create an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, ensuring their involvement with hazard mitigation techniques.

Health and Wellness for Women in the Fire Service

March 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT

This webcast is based on the U.S. Fire Administration study “Emerging Issues for Women in the Fire Service.” Topics include cardiac health, cancer, and behavioral and mental health. You will be presented with the results of recent studies by the Women’s Biomonitoring Collaborative, including attention-grabbing resources meant to inspire firefighters about the importance of post-incident decon.

Strategies for de-escalation

Hostile Situations: First Responder Awareness

Philip Duczyminski presents a system to de-escalate a hostile individual and keep responders safe:
Miami-Dade resident Al Alvarez spends time with family after being successfully resuscitated

Video: Hands-Only CPR

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue shared the case of a resident who survived cardiac arrest thanks to the quick administration of hands-only CPR.
Hunter's Ambulance Service, Inc.

Suspected Ambulance, Fire Department Arsonist from CT Arrested in PA

A man accused of committing several arsons at emergency-services stations in Connecticut has been arrested in Pennsylvania.

ImageTrend Releases First Collaborate Research Report

ImageTrend, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the first annual Collaborate Report: EMS Incidents During a Modern Day Pandemic.
Firefighter carrying a ladder

CO Avalanche Danger High, 32 Deaths Confirmed This Season

Snowboarder Maurice Kervin glided into the snow along the steep terrain in the Colorado backcountry like he's done so many times.
Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

Man Charged with Attacking Two Firefighters at Queens Medical Emergency

A Queens man assaulted two firefighters responding to a medical emergency at a housing development, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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