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'Beyond crisis mode': Ambulance companies struggle in Pa. suburbs

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 23:11
With their budgets increasingly strained, fire and EMS squads across the region are reaching out to the residents, not to raise money or recruit, but to educate

Conn. city fire chief proposes doubling department staff budget to voters

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 22:51
Fire Chief Tom Casey said there are so few volunteers responding to calls in Preston that, “we’re at the point now where it’s unknown whether anyone is coming”

NY apartment fire claims 6 lives, including 4 children

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:00
Firefighters pushed quickly and aggressively into the flames and thick smoke and found a man and a woman, as well as two girls and two boys ages 3 to 11

Toxic stream of 'mystery foam' near Detroit was PFAS -- but from where?

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 03:00
Now the Great Lakes Water Authority is looking at fire-fighting foam as the cause and it may be from a municipal source

Firefighter's death in Ferguson fire ruled 'serious accident,' prompts safety changes

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 03:00
Capt. Brian Hughes was killed while he and his crew were removing hazardous standing dead trees to prevent the fire near Yosemite National Park from spreading

Properly fitting gear promotes safety and equality

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:45
Departments should proactively check with members about gear fit, not expect firefighters to complain when it doesn’t

Seattle's new 'Health One' team will respond to non-emergency 911 calls

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 00:01
The team will respond to calls involving people dealing with behavioral crises, substance-abuse issues, chronic or less-acute medical issues and social-services needs

Iowa firefighter injured in silo fire in January returns to light duty

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 23:46
Clinton firefighter Adam Cain was hospitalized for 20 days after the explosion at the beginning of the year before being allowed to go home

2 Fla. firefighters recovering after fentanyl exposure

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 23:12
During a traffic stop, a deputy sheriff located narcotics and shortly thereafter began to pass out; Fire rescue personnel arrived on scene and two firefighters also began feeling ill

NC county fire tax increase may pay for more firefighters

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:31
The increase, 2.3 cents per $100 in valuation would amounts to a total fire tax rate of 8.7 cents per $100 in valuation

7 injured in shooting at Colo. public school, 2 suspects in custody

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 05:15
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded and are searching for a possible third suspect

From Paris to Boston, the crucial role of fire chaplains

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 03:00
Chaplains provide care to firefighters, family members and members of the public in a range of crucial ways

Pa. county's public safety radio project delayed by technology upgrade

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:57
The project includes the replacement and addition of dispatching consoles, communication towers, antennas, dishes, handheld radios, and other equipment

FirstNet turns 1, announces 600K device connections, plans to expand

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 23:31
The FirstNet communications platform for first responders is being used by more than 7,250 public safety agencies to improve interagency communication

4 injured in ambulance crash that overturned rig

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:44
Two Baltimore City Fire Department paramedics, a bus driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Ill. cities concerned about dwindling volunteer pool of first responders

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:24
Several emergency volunteer agencies are operating with half of the volunteers ideally needed to fully respond to emergency situations in their coverage areas

Arson trial of NY city firefighters delayed over evidence issue

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:12
At issue were several facts contained in paperwork defense attorneys received Friday that they said should have been disclosed months ago

Ga. firefighters rescue injured worker dangling from cell tower

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 21:45
Gwinnett County Fire and EMS firefighters found the man suspended in the air near the top of the tower, conscious, but unable to free himself

Texas utility company adding security locks on fire hydrants

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 05:00
The Ector County Utility District is adding security features to fire hydrants in West Odessa to maintain system integrity and curb water theft

Chiefs, what is your fire department culture?

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 04:47
It may be time to revisit your Value Statement to see if it aligns with reality