When fire department and the law enforcement personnel must respond to each other’s incidents, they should know beforehand the lead agency’s needs.
Most departments carry the necessary tools to defeat the devices protestors use. THOMAS F. KENNEY
Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) last week at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts.
As fire service leaders, first responders, and EMS professionals, we understand the pain in our communities and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement. The attack in Dallas, along with recent incidents elsewhere across the country, prompts us to remind our brethren to take caution.
Chicago firefighters were called in to help deal with protestors who shut down several intersections Saturday in a call for police accountability and community investment. Area fire photographer Tim Olk captured some photos of the operations.
Although planning for large-scale civil disturbances is primarily a responsibility of law enforcement, it is vital for fire departments to advocate for our people and provide the leadership required to work with all agencies in our jurisdictions, writes Thomas N. Warren.
Recently, two police officers in New York City were assassinated in their patrol car by a disturbed individual who, according to his own statements, was motivated by the protests over recent deaths of two citizens who were involved in confrontations with law enforcement.
Brett Martinez discusses the important role of a Firefighter during a SWAT and Civil Operations.
A recent news report dealt with how firefighters struggling to put out the many fires lit during the 1992 Los Angeles riots became targets of violence.
Revelers set a large street fire and battled police and fire crews who tried to intervene after St. Patrick's Day celebrations got out of hand in this Ontario town, authorities said.