Human Dignity: Fire and emergency services in the 21st century

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:52:43 +0000
The IAFC’s statement regarding human dignity points to three issues the fire service must improve regarding diversity

Kan. FD tackles medic shortage by providing course reimbursement, stipend

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:16:59 +0000
KCKFD will refund up to $5,000 for students taking a paramedic course, as well as provide a monthly stipend of $2,300

Md. court rules in favor of medics in 2011 gross negligence suit

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:55:08 +0000
A court ruled that Paramedics Joseph Stracke and Stephanie Cisneros did not act in a grossly negligent way when they “inaccurately diagnosed and treated” Kerry Butler Jr.

Conn. firefighter injured after lightning sets house on fire

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:26:48 +0000
Firefighters grappled with a 120-gallon propane tank against the rear of the home that was blowing off pressure with a 40-foot fireball while battling the blaze

3 ways artificial intelligence is changing public safety

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000
AI has the potential to transform the way firefighters respond to incidents on the fireground

Tenn. city fire departments will become safe havens for residents with opioid addiction

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:45:35 +0000
The initiative launches at the end of the month and will provide 24-hour assistance for those seeking to be connected with treatment and recovery options

Pa. area has third-fewest occupational firefighters of metro regions in the country

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:17:03 +0000
Pennsylvania has more fire companies that any other state, but they are comprised primarily of volunteers

Search intensifies for missing FF, master tech off Fla. coast

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:08:14 +0000
Firefighter Brian McCluney and Master Technician Justin Walker have been missing since heading out in a boat on Friday

Drexel University scientists complete study of assaults on first responders

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:22:51 +0000
First responders who have been assaulted need more counseling on what they can expect from the legal system, study says

Fire that injured 6 Mo. firefighters ruled to be arson

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:00:25 +0000
An explosion caused six firefighters to sustain moderate to severe burns and cuts from flying debris while battling a house fire

How fire chiefs can manage political risks

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:40:02 +0000
How to understand, analyze, mitigate and respond to newsworthy fire department incidents

Photo of the Week: Firefighter takes in patient’s dog

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:03:03 +0000
This week’s photo comes from Mark Heller, the EMS coordinator with Chatham Fire Rescue in Massachusetts. Pictured is Michael Lopriore and his new foster dog. A local resident was in need of rehabilitation for a severe medical condition but would not agree to the admission due to concerns for her dog. The dog is the only family she has and provides the resident emotional support. Healthcare...

“Ride with your eyes”: Envision the path for fire department change

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:33:24 +0000
Achieving a vision requires the ability to see in both the short and long term

Stopping the trifecta of fire service occupational death

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:53:38 +0000
Prevention and early detection are critical to helping firefighters manage cardiovascular, cancer and mental health issues

The 4 most common types of fire

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:54:31 +0000
Kitchen, electrical, heater and smoking-related fires are the four most common types of fires

7 ways drones could help first responders save more lives

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:51:28 +0000
Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the solution to challenges first responders face during deadly scenarios

How to put out a grease fire

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:44:24 +0000
An informative article on how to put out a grease fire to share with your community

How to conduct firefighter primary search training

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:37:10 +0000
Tips for conducting search training at an acquired structure or at the station

1970 Huey helicopter to be refurbished to fight Wash. wildfires

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:49:25 +0000
While the helicopter never actually flew in the Vietnam war, mechanics say it will be ready to fight wildfires next summer

Video: FDNY firefighter gives his daughter pedicure

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:34:11 +0000
New York Firefighter Jimmy Howell posted a video of him giving his 9-month old daughter a pedicure that has now gone viral