5 tips for starting and sustaining an EMS career

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 04:09:27 +0000
Understanding the challenges in a career in fire/EMS is key to overcoming them and enjoying a career in a rewarding field

Fire stations should match the needs of the community

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:56:13 +0000
Exploring the factors that go into hiring firefighters, locating fire stations and purchasing fire apparatus

Two in, two out: maintaining your marriage in the fire service

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:48:10 +0000
Your partner at home can be your best resource in regard to your mental health

Webinar to be held on Digital NG911 Readiness Checklist

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:39:16 +0000
The State of 911 webinar will discuss how a new digital version of the NG911 Readiness Checklist will make it easier to use

Firefighter recalls being hurt in Wash. wildfire

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:16:42 +0000
Brett Read, who was severely burned and is now recovering at a hospital, said the “fire stood up and made a huge run” when his crew began to disengage

Retired firefighter-paramedic shares career experiences in memoir

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:13:54 +0000
Veteran first responder Conrad Gonzalez wrote “10-96 … We’re on the Way,” which includes 40 stories about saving lives

Officials find body of missing Calif. fire captain

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:24:11 +0000
Police said Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Wayne Habell’s body was found in a Santa Barbara canyon

Opioid crisis putting strain on NH fire dept.

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:07:36 +0000
From October through May, the Keene Fire Department responded to at least 51 suspected opioid overdoses, administering 110 doses of naloxone to those patients

How to safely transport SCBA on the fire apparatus

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:00 +0000
Proper storage for self-contained breathing apparatus will reduce contamination in the crew cab and improve firefighter safety on the apparatus

Firefighters save historic church after steeple is hit by lightning

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:27:11 +0000
The bolt caused damage to the steeple but firefighters, coming from the station just a few hundred yards away, quickly knocked down the fire

President Trump issues major disaster declaration in Calif. wildfire

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:14:27 +0000
This declaration allows federal funds to be available to help Lake County survivors recover and rebuild from the Mendocino Complex fires

2 men sentenced for pot house blast that killed FDNY battalion chief

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:10:00 +0000
Garivaldi Castillo, 33, and Julio Salcedo, 36, were charged in the death of 44-year-old Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year FDNY veteran

Neighbors hurt while saving child from burning home

Posted on Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:30:00 +0000
The St. Louis Fire Department says two neighbors rescued a child and were injured when they escaped the blaze through a broken window

Philadelphia worker dies in trench collapse

Posted on Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Dozens of firefighters worked for hours trying to rescue the man before locating his body after a trench he was working in collapsed

US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

Posted on Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:30:00 +0000
As wildfires choke California and other states, the Trump administration pledged to work more closely with state officials to prevent wildfires from starting

Firefighters find smoldering body of murdered teen

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:42:18 +0000
Police said Luis Guerrero was choked, stabbed, set on fire and run over with an SUV before being set on fire again

20 rescue crewmembers work to free couple from Wyo. ice cave

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:34:31 +0000
Spencer Christiansen and his wife Jessica spent two days underground after becoming trapped in a Darby Canyon Ice cave

Firefighters gain on Calif. wildfires, but temperatures are rising

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:21:22 +0000
Firefighters made headway in preventing the growth of the Mendocino Complex, but officials warned that rising temperatures could create strong fire behavior

Lawsuit: City to blame in 3 Del. firefighters’ deaths

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:33:56 +0000
The lawsuit claims the firefighters might not have become trapped in a burning house if the closest fire truck able to carry water had been in service that night

Man allegedly high on meth breaks into Calif. fire station

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:25:46 +0000
The man told firefighters he just got out of prison and thought someone was chasing him with a weapon