Rapid Response: Life safety and fire escape education for new immigrants

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:58:58 +0000
Here are actions for fire safety educators and their departments to reach new residents and share life safety messages

Mont. firefighter who fought for workers comp law dies of cancer

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:28:13 +0000
Great Falls City firefighter Jason Baker, an 18-year veteran of the fire industry, died of Stage 4 lung cancer

Fire pumper solutions for today’s firefighting challenges

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:25:01 +0000
Fire foam, advances in fire pump systems combat lightweight construction fire speed and contaminate hazards

Ark. firefighters honor late paramedic with scholarship

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:12:58 +0000
The Eli Staton Memorial Scholarship will cover the nearly $5,000 paramedic school tuition for one firefighter-EMT

LA officials OK $800K settlement in lawsuit over fire marshal's dismissal

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:24:27 +0000
Former Fire Marshal John Vidovich was transferred out of his job after he clashed with inspectors in his department and the fire union sought his removal

Audit: Fla. county 911 centers spending millions due to understaffing

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:11:30 +0000
Broward County’s 911 centers are spending millions of dollars in overtime — with dispatchers forced to work the extra hours— to make up for continuing vacancies

All but one member of embattled fire dept. quits amid safety concerns

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:52:23 +0000
At the Thorndike Town Office, voices boomed and passions ran high, and in the end town officials and firefighters were unable to find a way forward together

5 things to know about the ET3 reimbursement model

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:06:46 +0000
Find out the specifics of the Emergency Treat, Triage and Transport payment model, and how will it affect your EMS agency

5 fire engine pump operator mistakes

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:32:23 +0000
Here's how to correct the most common pump operator mistakes and bonus tips from seasoned fire service veterans

7 children in Syrian refugee family killed in house fire

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:30:45 +0000
Police said the fire caused life-threatening injuries to the father of the children and less severe injuries to their mother

Tackling the Pa. volunteer firefighter shortage

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:32:47 +0000
A local Pennsylvania news site launched an in-depth look at the cause and the solutions to the the nationwide volunteer shortage

Inclusive emergency medicine conference launches in north Idaho

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:25:24 +0000
The New Frontier Emergency Medicine event brings together physicians, nurses and EMS providers to learn the latest in emergency care

LODD: Tenn. fire chief dies after medical event at blaze

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:10:05 +0000
Fayette County Fire Chief Jason Byrd went into cardiac arrest while responding to a residential fire, according to officials

Federal investigation into Mass. firefighter’s death begins

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:59:58 +0000
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officials confirmed they have launched an investigation into the death of firefighter Christopher Roy

Emergency officials accuse Maine fire dept. of endangering firefighters

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:50:36 +0000
Officials cited concerns with George Russell, Thorndike’s former fire chief who stepped down to assistant fire chief after stealing more than $5,000

Mass. unions: Poor conditions plague fire stations throughout the state

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:06:52 +0000
Firefighter unions are sounding the alarm about station houses they say receive little attention, saying poor conditions raise safety fears and hurt morale

New firefighting foam worth a closer look

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:45:11 +0000
Fast-hardening firefighting foam may offer better firefighting properties and less environmental impact

Spotlight: Active 911 is changing the way emergency personnel communicate

Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:03:27 +0000
Using modern computing technology to make the alerting and response active instead of passive

Spotlight: PGI is outfitting the world for safety

Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:35:46 +0000
For over seventy years, PGI has been creating industry-leading flame resistant fabrics and protective gear

What you need to know about the FY 2018 SAFER Grant program

Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:35:30 +0000
The 2018 Safer Grant application period is open; understand the objectives, guidelines and your eligibility