Settlement Approved Over Woman’s Rescue Ordeal in AZ

The Phoenix City Council has approved a settlement of up to $450,000 for a woman whose rescue basket spun uncontrollably while she was being airlifted off a mountain hiking area.
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Professional Development: Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders

December 7, 2021 | 1 PM EST

The focus is on developing a professional development model for your organization. It is based on the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development, and experience and is a critical element of being a leader. Fire service organizations must strive to provide continuing guidance to personnel through a carefully crafted professional development plan that meets the specifics of the organization.

Firefighter Heart Health in the Age of COVID

January 18, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Firefighters are more vulnerable to not only heart disease, but also to being a vulnerable firefighter that suffers a sudden heart attack while on active duty. Routine testing can miss up to 50% of at-risk firefighters. Many of these risks are also the same risks that place individuals at a higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. A firefighter-specific, research-based, heart health program is essential to reducing the numbers of Firefighters dying from heart attacks. This webinar will explore the scientific evidence, the testing and commonalities that exist between COVID-19 disease, deaths and heart disease.

Las Cruces Fire Department firefighters rescue dog from fire

Firefighters Rescue Dog from NM House Fire

Firefighters were initially delayed in controlling the fire "due to a large amount of items being densely packed in the home."
San Francisco fire station holiday decorations

Holiday Decoration Contest for San Francisco (CA) Fire Stations Returns

San Francisco firehouses will light up again for the holidays, formally reviving a station decoration tradition that started in the 1940s, then was brought back last year.
Horse rescued from creek

IN Firefighters Help Rescue Horse Trapped in Freezing Creek

Fire departments in Indiana took part in a heroic rescue of a beautiful, older female horse named Lola.
Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Tunnel to Towers Pays Off Mortgage of Wife of Fallen WA Firefighter

A nonprofit paid off the home mortgage of a Spokane County firefighter who died in August in the line of duty.
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Investigation Continues Into Mobile Home Fire That Killed Elderly Opelousas (LA) Woman

State fire investigators are still determining the cause of a house fire that killed an elderly Opelousas woman.

Aledo (OH) Fire Chief of 20 Years Announces Retirement

The Trustees of the Aledo Fire Protection District have announced the retirement of Fire Chief Dennis Litwiler.

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