Ex-Minneapolis (MN) Fire Cadet Sues for Discrimination

A one-time Minneapolis firefighter recruit is suing his former bosses, alleging that his path to becoming the city's first Somali-American firefighter was derailed because of a racially hostile environment that eventually resulted in his firing.
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.

California fatal highway crash

Police: 13 Killed when Big Rig Hits SUV Carrying 25 People

Thirteen people were killed Tuesday when an SUV carrying 25 people and a semitruck collided on a Southern California highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.
Firefighters operating at a house fire scene in Long Island with ground ladders thrown

Long Island (NY) House Fire Injures Two

A firefighter and a civilian were injured in a recent house fire in Holtsville. See photos from Bryan Lopez.
Yonkers fire apparatus and firefighters at the scene of a structure fire

Yonkers (NY) Firefighters Respond to Raging House Fire

John Hopper and FirstOnScenePhotos share some photos of crews responding to a fully involved private dwelling.
Seven injured in San Francisco fire

Seven Injured in San Francisco House Fire

San Francisco firefighters battled a one-alarm house fire Monday afternoon in the Outer Mission neighborhood that sent seven people to the hospital.
Two fire apparatus

Detroit Battalion Chief Investigated for Drunk Driving

A battalion chief with the Detroit Fire Department is under investigation for driving a department vehicle while intoxicated early Monday.
Firefighter rescues dog from vehicle fire in California

Turlock (CA) Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in Burning Car

A small dog stuck in a car suffered smoke inhalation and singed fur as Turlock firefighters worked to free it Sunday afternoon.

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