Female Firefighters, Civil Rights Advocates Call for Los Angeles (CA) Fire Chief’s Removal

Los Angeles firefighters and advocates for women on Monday called on Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas to resign following months of allegations that female firefighters face hazing, bullying and sexual harassment by their male colleagues.
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Force Multiplier Patient Care

October 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

What if you could keep hundreds of low-acuity patients a week from having to needlessly go to the emergency room? And what if by doing so you could reduce or eliminate the challenge of slow turn-around times, free up much-needed EMS and hospital resources, and help patients get the care they need faster, more affordably, and more efficiently?

Rapid Intervention: Don’t Just Stand There

November 4, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This Webcast analyzes the current training on rescuing down firefighters from a more proactive viewpoint. Included are tasks that can be accomplished by the rapid intervention team (RIT) to “soften up” not just the structure but also the entire scene so that we can access the structure in a more rapid fashion to rescue the firefighter.

Divers Recover Body of Montreal Firefighter After Rescue Boat Capsizes

The Montreal Fire Department member was found by divers 9 a.m. this morning after he was lost on a rescue mission on the St. Lawrence River Sunday night.

New Orleans (LA) Fire Department Continues Investigating Massive Wharf Fire

The department was dispatched to the former Market Street Wharf just after 11 p.m. Saturday.
Air tanker drop on Alisal fire

Fire Crews Make Big Gains Against Alisal Fire in CA

Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains.

House Fire in Eastern Pakistan Kills Seven Family Members

Police were investigating after a fire overnight in eastern Pakistan killed seven family members, a rescue official said Sunday.
Fire at senior living facility

CA Crews Battle Fire at Assisted Living Facility

Responding firefighters fully extinguished the fire and provided medical assistance to two residents, one of whom required hospitalization.
Hoses running from a fire truck

Firefighter Dies by Suicide at PA Fire Station

A 25-year-old Swatara Township firefighter killed herself in her bunk room this week, police said.

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