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.

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.

Philadelphia Fire Boat Pilot Dies After Contracting COVID-19

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While stationed at his assignment at the Marine Unit, Fire Boat Pilot John Evans, 64, contracted COVID-19 and subsequently passed away.

Podcast: Politics and Tactics

Politics and Tactics
Frank Ricci, David Polikoff, and Sam Villani discuss the issue of teachers during the pandemic and letting firefighters make decisions so they can develop.
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.

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.
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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.
Tiger Woods vehicle crash

Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff Calls Tiger Woods Crash ‘Purely An Accident’

The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woodsas “purely an accident" and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating.
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Paramedics, Retired Firefighter Sued Over Photo of Dying Chicago (IL) Man

A woman whose brother was fatally shot during last summer's unrest in suburban Chicago filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that two paramedics allowed a photo to be taken of the dying man, and that a retired fire department lieutenant posted it on Facebook along with a disparaging caption.

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