2 Ind. FDs seek to mandate dementia awareness training for first responders

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:24:45 +0000
The departments hope to make training on identifying patients with dementia a requirement

Ill. FFs save 7-year-old's birthday party after just 1 guest shows up

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:06:17 +0000
The boy's sister said she's not sure who called department, but that a group of about 10 firefighters arrived to celebrate

Batteries cited as cause of Wash. recycling truck fire

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:38:45 +0000
Waste management company officials said lithium-ion batteries are a common cause of garbage and recycling truck fires

Care comes full circle: Wash. firefighters assist nurse, and she returns the favor

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:56:04 +0000
After firefighters awarded Alexis Skjelbred a scholarship, she went on to become a nurse who now treats many of the same firefighters

NJ firefighters suffered years of racism from chief, colleagues, suit alleges

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:01:56 +0000
Two African-American firefighters claimed other firefighters made jokes about police brutality, used the N-word and referred to one as an "ape"

Fla. cadet collecting stuffed animals to give to children at fire and police stations

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:25:14 +0000
The high school senior hopes the plush toys and dolls will comfort children going through traumatic situations

Pa. firefighter struck, killed while assisting at crash scene

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 01:31:46 +0000
Lloyd Musick, 49, came across an overturned truck while off duty and stopped to help the victims

Researchers seek fire department participation in firefighter safety culture survey

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:47:06 +0000
FIRST and FDSOA are looking for career and volunteer fire departments to participate in a FEMA-funded safety culture assessment

Pa. FD will get body armor for calls involving violence

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:44:45 +0000
The purchase of the vests comes after the Jeannette Fire Department responded to two fatal shootings in two months

Mo. city names its first female fire department chief

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:49:22 +0000
Kansas City Fire Chief Donna Maize had been appointed as interim chief earlier this year, becoming the first woman leader in the department's 150-year history

NY fire chief dies suddenly from medical emergency

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:51:26 +0000
North Amityville Volunteer Fire Chief Daryl Rollins died of a cardiac arrest after responding to a call

A firefighter’s guide to fire service politics

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:41:10 +0000
Learn to employ smart political tactics while working toward the greater good

Conn. fire lieutenant seriously injured in crash during mutual aid response

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:39:35 +0000
Hebron Fire Lt. Eric Saunders, 23, is in serious condition after his vehicle struck a tree while en route to the fire station

The 6 best firefighting movies of all time

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:23:05 +0000
Can you guess No. 1? (Spoiler alert: It’s not ‘Backdraft’)

Watch: Video of FF's 3-year-old son putting out fire, performing CPR goes viral

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:26:07 +0000
Firefighter Chris Shell says he hopes the video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, will encourage others to learn CPR

NC city tests protocol allowing FFs to leave scene if ambulance is en route

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:46:26 +0000
As part of a new pilot program, firefighters will be permitted to leave if the patient is deemed safe

Back-to-basics Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search operations

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:16:19 +0000
Reviewing how to initiate VEIS and step-by-step procedures for conducting this essential operation

Ohio battalion chief under investigation frequently called female cadets into his office

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:21:28 +0000
Records reveal that officials raised concerns about female cadets frequently being pulled out of training by the chief, who is accused of sexual harassment

Ind. FD plans 'Salute to Bosco' event for fire dog dying of cancer

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:17:16 +0000
Bosco, a black Lab, has served at the Portage Fire Department for almost 10 years

The 10 traits all great firefighters have

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:41:17 +0000
Firefighting is a tough business, and firefighters — more than most other professionals — need to possess a multitude of skills and talents