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Music festival honors fallen FDNY firefighter with video tribute

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:54
FDNY firefighter William Tolley was remembered by fans at the Bay Area Death Fest with a touching video about how he and his band helped inspire death metal

Sonoma County supervisors give $1.7M for fire staffing, recruitment

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:13
Officials, citing the need for action after last fall’s catastrophic and deadly October fires, also agreed to spend $800,000 to recruit and retain firefighters

Man returns over $15K to dept. after pretending to fix fire truck

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:07
Thomas Reardon charged the Westport Fire Department over $15,000 after painting over a leaking area of an engine pumper and claiming it was fixed

NFPA: 2017 LODD report is lowest in over 40 years

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:29
A total of 60 U.S. firefighters died in the line of duty in 2017 – a number that represents the lowest total since 1977

Step in the right direction: Decontamination of PPE must include boots

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:40
Your firefighter boots require inspection and cleaning, just as thorough as the rest of your turnout gear

5 Father’s Day gifts for the firefighter dad in your life

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:10
Recognize your dad for both his fatherly and firefighter achievements by getting him one of these great gift ideas

How to meet fire rescue training requirements and decrease risk with online learning

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:04
Online learning is cost-effective, accessible, and it can help reduce risk and liability in your department.

LODD: NJ firefighter dies of hepatitis C

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:52
Douglas Ambrozewycz died from liver failure, a result of him contracting hepatitis C from blood transfusions he received for burns he suffered in a blaze

IAFC Foundation receives donation in honor of fallen fire service heroes

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:01
The Darley Family Foundation donated to the IAFC Foundation in memory of William Darley and Chief Alan Brunacini

Firefighters rescue St. Bernard stuck on roof of home

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:43
Renee Roth was dog-sitting her son’s 180-pound pet when he jumped through the upstairs window and became stranded on the roof

Pa. fire dept.’s social club proves to be financially successful

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:03
More than 2,000 people have paid the $25 membership fee to be part of the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department’s club launched to help fund operations

Apply best-available data to active shooter incident planning, training

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:47
Fire chiefs and field providers have much to learn from the FBI’s ongoing summary and analysis of active shooter incidents

Tenn. firefighter-EMT's death ruled a 'suspected homicide'

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:32
The medical examiner’s office ruled Jesse Reed’s death a “suspected homicide” with “blunt force injuries” listed as a contributing cause of his death

LODD: Wash. firefighter dies of job-related cancer

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:50
North Whatcom Fire and Rescue firefighter John Swobody died after a years-long battle with lung cancer

Police: Man threatens firefighter after setting own home on fire

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:44
Officials said the man threatened to assault a firefighter who was trying to extinguish a blaze that the man started at his trailer home

Alternative deployment models for the fire service

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:35
Taking into account the uniqueness of each community, it is important to employ the correct deployment models

4 Texas firefighters hurt in fire truck rollover crash

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:31
One firefighter suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries; three others suffered minor injuries

The fire service mission: A standard of accountable performance

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:09
Understanding what guides firefighters' efforts, decision making and general direction leads to improved operations, community service and safety

Automatic and mutual aid: The response conundrum

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:00
In theory, automatic aid sounds like it would benefit all departments and jurisdictions involved, but that may not always be the case

LODD: 17-year-old NC firefighter dies en route to scene

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:31
Dakota Snavely was on his way to a water rescue call when he was involved in a vehicle crash