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Idaho fire dept. authorized by FAA to combat wildfires with drones

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 00:23
The Boise Fire Department purchased four drones and trained four employees to operate them after a year-long effort to receive FAA authorization

Mich. firefighters file sexual harassment lawsuit against township, chief

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:57
Kristy Polidan and Kirk Stephens claimed that firefighters made sexual comments to Polidan and retaliated against Stephens when he attempted to support her

Kan. fire dept. hires first female firefighter in its 141-year history

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:48
Cadie-Marie Stapleton, 18, of Galena, has changed the course of history, becoming the first female volunteer firefighter with the Galena Fire Department

Fire dept. intern saves man’s life with newly-learned skills

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:30
Kaylee Mosley jumped into action to save a man who had driven into a wall by performing CPR, which she had just been certified in four days earlier

Lawsuit: Faulty equipment led to firefighter’s fatal helicopter fall

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:43
Timothy McClanahan’s family is suing Priority 1 Air Rescue, claiming the company sold “non-locking” caribiners, which are not supposed to be used in an air rescue

Firefighter, dozer operator dead as wildfire rips through Calif. town

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 21:43
The Carr Fire exploded in intensity after it jumped the Sacramento River, killing one firefighter and a private bulldozer operator and forcing residents to flee

2 Dallas firefighter-paramedics hurt in ambulance crash

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 02:09
A patient in the ambulance was not hurt, but two firefighter-paramedics were taken to a hospital

Rural fire dept. offers rides to intoxicated wedding guests

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 23:43
To prevent tragedies caused by drunk driving, the Davidson Volunteer Fire Department is offering rides to wedding guests who have had too much to drink

Retired NY fire Lt. dies of 9/11-related illness

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 23:07
Retired White Plains Fire Department Lt. Clark Douglass, 53, was one of 60 members of his department who assisted the FDNY after the World Trade Center attacks

Firefighter terminated after fatal hit-and-run will return to work

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:35
An arbitrator decided Edward Ackerman violated the Fire Department's code of conduct, but that a lengthy, unpaid suspension is punishment enough

LAFD partners with hospitals to expand advanced response program

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:21
The Advanced Provider Response Unit program provides direct care to patients who may not need immediate transportation to the emergency room

NY city weighs options to solve firefighter, police overtime crisis

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:14
Newburgh officials are discussing how to reduce fire and police department overtime that is on pace to fall far short of more than $700,000 in hoped-for cuts

MCI response: How to use armored vehicles to deliver EMS

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:00
Fire departments/EMS must carefully coordinate with police to provide rapid initial treatment and patient transport in mass casualty incidents

Officials: Helicopter goes down en route to Calif. fire

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 03:21
A Cal Fire contracted helicopter, which had two people on board, experienced a “mechanical failure” and had to make an emergency landing

Fire dept. improves response time with 8-man shift

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 23:34
First Selectman Rudy Marconi said “the eight-man shift has worked out very well” and that the department has seen a “definite reduction” in mutual aid needed

Boy raises nearly $6K for firefighters through lemonade stand

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 23:07
Gavin Martin went through around 125 gallons of lemonade in an effort to help a fire department after a fatal gas explosion left one firefighter dead and another critically injured

5 Wash. firefighters face discipline after bullying investigation

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 23:02
Officials said disciplinary action will range from written reprimands to two firefighters being suspended for 48 hours without pay

SF Fire Commission looks to expand peer support for responders

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:40
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White hopes to spend the next few months researching how to train more peer counselors and create a support network to help responders

Calif. fire chief aims to expand peer support program for responders

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:40
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White hopes to spend the next few months researching how to train more peer counselors and create a support network to help responders

Mass. governor signs bill to make firefighter cancer work-related injury

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:20
The law means medical treatments and time off due to their illness will be covered for all firefighters diagnosed with cancer