Houston firefighter who fought for benefits dies from cancer

Posted on Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:24:10 +0000
Senior Captain Kevin Leago is being remembered as a trailblazer in health care advocacy for Houston firefighters with occupational cancer

Pa. county first responders say GPS sometimes leads to wrong address

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:29:50 +0000
One fire chief said the new system gives wrong directions for about one call per month

$80K settlement reached in NJ captain’s retaliation case

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:04:50 +0000
The captain filed a suit alleging the former fire chief harassed him and that the city did not properly address his complaint

An ordinary day with extraordinary results: Detailing the St. Louis child rescues

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:53:01 +0000
St. Louis firefighters and battalion chiefs share a play-by-play of the astonishing – and unexpected – rescues

2020 trends: Fire service leaders predict what's ahead in the new year

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:37:30 +0000
From enhanced focus on cancer prevention to managing medication shortages, fire service leaders weigh in on 2020 fire and EMS trends

Conn. town deputy fire marshal fired after sexual harassment probe

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:43:23 +0000
The investigation found that the deputy marshal shared a pornographic video with town staff while on the job

Tenn. city FD says outreach program for frequent 911 callers has made a difference

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:08:17 +0000
The program connects frequent 911 callers with social workers to address unmet needs and prevent repeat calls

Former Pa. firefighter sentenced for setting porch fires

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:07:35 +0000
The former volunteer firefighter will spend between 18 months and three years in prison after admitting to setting the fires out of boredom

Atlanta firefighters to receive nearly 20% pay raise

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:24:06 +0000
Fire Chief Randall B. Slaughter said it is the highest pay raise for Atlanta firefighters he has seen in his career

Troubled evacuation in Paradise: How a malfunctioning alert system kept citizens in harm’s way

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 06:10:55 +0000
A new PBS documentary suggests last year’s devastating Camp Fire could have been less catastrophic had potentially life-saving emergency alerts gone out as intended

Gender-neutral language added to Pa. city FD ordinance

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 23:24:01 +0000
The change removes male-specific terminology and refers instead to “firefighters”

‘Houseless’ LA man gives helping hand to Skid Row fire station

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:37:07 +0000
The man, known as “Mango,” helps stop traffic to clear a path for fire engines and ambulances

Federal agency investigating blaze that killed Worcester fire lieutenant

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:23:37 +0000
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health confirmed it is investigating the November fire that killed Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard

Hazmat team responds to Ind. crash involving truck carrying hydrochloric acid

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:21:30 +0000
First responders were concerned the acid would contaminate a nearby river or come in contact with damaged power lines

FDNY firefighter responds to call to treat own daughter hit by car

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:50:09 +0000
Queens Firefighter Omar Wilks responded to a call of a teen struck by a car and discovered the patient was his own daughter

NJ city FD, EMS partner with university for nursing student ride-along program

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:31:17 +0000
Participants say the program helps aspiring nurses understand the prehospital decision-making process in emergencies

'I can't believe I'm alive': Dramatic near misses from 2019

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:30:08 +0000
Five reports capture firefighters' life-or-death moments on the incident scene

Practical risk management for firefighters

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:31:02 +0000
6 ways to ensure you are effectively managing your risk and staying safe

‘You’ll never fight fire again’: A Texas amputee firefighter tells his comeback story

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:33:20 +0000
Just six months after losing his leg, and despite what surgeons had told him, Firefighter Gary Weiland was ready to get back on the job

19 animal rescues in 2019

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:29:06 +0000
From the many dogs rescued from burning homes to the fat rat stuck in a manhole, firefighters had their hands full with animal saves