Improve emergency response by improving operational information flow

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:28:18 GMT
Shared situational awareness, interoperable communications and other features to look for in a PS-COMP

Firefighter: K-9, equipment stolen from vehicle

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:44:25 GMT
Horry County Fire Rescue firefighter Carl Hall said he returned to his vehicle after leaving the German Shepherd in the back and found that she was missing

First responders give boy with disorder a birthday to remember

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:30:58 GMT
Jamie Sprout, who has a mitochondrial disorder, was surprised with a first responder-themed birthday and visitors from several public safety agencies

Va. fire dept. anticipating staffing shortage

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:10:22 GMT
A Richmond Fire Department memo said they often do not have enough personnel to meet minimum staffing requirements and that morale is low

NY city settles promotion discrimination lawsuit

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:55:43 GMT
The City of Buffalo will pay a total of $1.2 million to a dozen white firefighters who claimed they were passed over for promotion because of their race

Texas fire dept. converts military truck into emergency vehicle

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:27:04 GMT
The Texas A&M Forest Service program donated the military truck to the White Oak Volunteer Fire Department to be used for emergencies such as flooding

Firefighter saved by colleagues after collapsing at station

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:45:22 GMT
Rick Pride, a 13-year veteran of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, fell unresponsive on the floor after working out on the firehouse treadmill

Mass. mayor: Firehouse conditions are 'extremely disturbing'

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:59:06 GMT
Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern toured the firehouses and saw that floors were held together by duct tape and some stations did not have carbon monoxide detectors

What? How? Why? Take the next step in your firefighter career

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:43:21 GMT
Encourage progress and change in your fire department and your personnel with clear expectations and mentoring

China developing drone to assist firefighters in rescues

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:32:24 GMT
The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is working on a drone that can search for trapped victims in high-rise building fires by quickly flying through

Apple’s new iOS will share location of 911 calls

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:20:02 GMT
The upcoming operating system will automatically relay a caller’s location to dispatchers in an effort to “reduce emergency response times”

2 firefighters on leave for allegedly making porn at station

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:53:55 GMT
Lt. Art Dean and Provisional Lt. Deann Eller are under investigation after being accused of creating a pornographic video and posting it online

Calif. county to improve emergency operations after criticized wildfire response

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:11 GMT
The restructuring includes a new, improved wireless alert system that will cause residents’ cell phones to vibrate or sound an alarm in an emergency

Officials: NY blaze that hurt 20 firefighters sparked by child

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:06:09 GMT
A child who was playing with a lighter accidentally sparked a blaze that injured 20 firefighters and damaged five homes

Charleston 9 to be honored on 11th anniversary of fatal fire

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:54:22 GMT
The Charleston Fire Department will hold a commemoration ceremony to honor the nine firefighters who died while battling a blaze at the Sofa Super Store in 2007

Importance of TIM, physical health highlighted by NFPA 2017 LODD Report

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:23:27 GMT
Roadway incidents and cardiovascular health are the biggest dangers to firefighters as reported by the NFPA LODD research

Conflict in the fire service: Avoid or address?

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:11:15 GMT
Officer leadership courses should include sections on conflict management and resolution for when situations inevitably arise

Man captured on surveillance video keying fire truck

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:20:56 GMT
San Miguel Fire and Rescue firefighters returned to the fire truck after having breakfast and found the damage, which they said would cost around $10,000 to repair

Texas emergency official encourages use of drones to save lives

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:06:42 GMT
Johnson County Emergency Management Director Jamie Moore said the new technology has greatly enhanced emergency response efforts

LODD: Va. firefighter dies after training exercise

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:57:03 GMT
Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department firefighter William Moore IV, 48, suffered a medical emergency during a training exercise