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Federal shutdown has halted wildland firefighter training, other wildfire prep

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 22:15
Experts say if the shutdown drags out, federal fire crews won’t be ready for the months ahead, following a 2018 fire season that killed scores of people

Video: First responders rescue boy from frozen retention pond

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 22:00
The responders threw the boy a rescue disc on a rope, which was used to pull him to the surface of the icy pond and hoist him onto dry land

Neb. first responder fights city over use of PTSD service dog

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 01:00
Rob Ravndal hopes sharing his experiences grappling with PTSD and trying to continue his career will help reduce the stigma of the disorder

Mass. department names first full-time paid deputy chief

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 20:00
Michael Patterson has served 24 years on the Swansea Fire Department, including being named lieutenant in 2003

Video: Police rescue bedridden woman from burning room

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 20:00
Deputy Justin Ball and Cpl. Jeffrey Brown rescued Maria Logan, 94, before Ball was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation

Fla. city mourns loss of beloved retired fire chief

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 20:00
Former Chief Robert Richardson spent 30 years in the fire service and was the youngest professional fire chief in the state of Florida after 10 years on the job

2 Paris firefighters killed after explosion at bakery

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 00:42
The fire department had been called due to a gas leak in the bakery

Ohio city plans $150K settlement to bicyclist hit by fire truck

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 20:00
Quinton Kane was hit and then trapped under a city of Dayton fire engine in 2015, according to a Ohio Department of Public Safety traffic crash report

Colo. city takes over control of fire department

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 20:00
City officials took control of the La Junta Fire Department from the fire protection district and is giving firefighters the same base pay as police officers

Mass. firefighter's LODD remains under investigation

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 20:00
One month after a five-alarm blaze claimed the life of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy, the cause of that fire remains under investigation

Firefighter fakes blaze at own house in surprise marriage proposal

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:56
Zach Steele planted smoke machines in his attic and went to the firehouse to collect his colleagues, who arrived at his house in full gear

Off-duty responders help state trooper after traffic stop turns violent

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:44
Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose and firefighter-EMT David Smith were driving by when they saw Trooper Dustin Shaw fighting with a driver he had pulled over

EMT students receive scholarship in honor of late fire chief

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:19
The Red Knights Motorcycle Club handed out two scholarships in honor of former Weathersfield Township Fire Department Chief Randy Pugh, who died last year

4 NY firefighters hurt in mayday blaze

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:12
The Buffalo Fire Department firefighters suffered burns and two suffered from smoke inhalation while battling a blaze in a two-story house

FDNY to begin bridge gap training after firefighter’s death

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 22:37
After Steven Pollard fell to his death while trying to help a crash victim, Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the department will “ensure this never happens again”

Study reveals roadblocks to mental health counseling in first responders

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 05:22
First responders believe mental health is as important as physical health, but feel that there are repercussions for seeking help

Volunteer responder who rushed to aid fallen officer becomes firefighter

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 23:46
Logan Kurek was the first to administer aid to Officer Amy Caprio after she was struck by a vehicle, and he is now a member of the Baltimore County Fire Department

Firefighter helps defuse passenger confrontation on flight

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 23:12
Oak Bay firefighter Brad Scott was on a flight to Phoenix when he helped hold a distraught passenger down so he could be restrained until an emergency landing was made

Study: Jiu-jitsu maneuver may reduce blood loss for trauma victims

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 22:42
Dr. Nathan White said he noticed while training in jiu-jitsu that pressure applied to his abdomen during a “knee mount” might decrease blood flow to his legs

How to hire a fire grant writer

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 22:13
Here’s what to look for and how to evaluate potential fire grant writer candidates