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A case for retiring 'first responder' -

The term "first responder" was born out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was coined for very good reasons.

First, it was hard to be all-inclusive when reporting on the ...

Firefighters aid brother whose house burned -

SELMA TWP., Mich. — After putting out the flames at a Michigan firefighter’s home Sunday, the Selma Township (Mich.) Fire Department has shifted its focus to helping the firefighter ...

No smoke alarms in more than half of fatal Miss. fires -

JACKSON, Miss. — More than half of Mississippi's 55 residential fire deaths in 2015 happened in homes with no working smoke alarms.

Fire Marshal Mark Chaney told the ...

Cancer-stricken firefighter's absence felt at station -

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Firefighters' hearts remain heavy after a colleague was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last week.

Fire department chaplain marries couple at NYC crane collapse site -

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A New York City fire chaplain who responded to a crane collapse in Manhattan found herself helping in a way she never expected — ...

Ky. firefighters rally to help cancer-stricken brother -

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Last Tuesday he fought two fires, now firefighter Matt Logsdon is battling stage 4 cancer — and fellow firefighters are rallying around one of their own.

Ind. boy teaches firefighters sign language -

Ind. boy teaches firefighters sign language -


CARMEL, Ind. — A little boy in Carmel has big dreams of becoming a firefighter someday. At 6 years old, Matthew Wheeler is almost there.

"I love firefighters ...

Community pays off cancer-stricken firefighter's mortgage -

JENISON, Mich. — A community rallied together to pay off a firefighter's mortgage to help his family through his cancer treatment.

Firefighters build play firehouse for boy with spina bifida -

Beaumont Enterprise

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — At the age of 4, Aaron Cater promoted himself to fire captain. There was one obstacle, however. He needed firefighters ...

Fire dept. donates rig, equipment to fire science students -

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Future firefighters have new tools to help with their training, thanks to two big donations from the Honolulu Fire Department.

Students ...

Photo: Calif. firefighter gives homeless man his shoes -

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A shoeless homeless man now has protection for his feet thanks to a firefighter.

Colleagues, friends replace broken bagpipes for firefighter -

The Sun News

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Twenty-six times last year, Andy Brown hoisted his bagpipes onto his left shoulder and breathed melodies of comfort.

There was the ...

4 ways fire chiefs can communicate with foreign-language public -

By Christopher Divver

On Aug. 11, 2000 President Clinton signed Executive Order 13166, "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency." The ...

Firefighters start donation for girl maimed by rock attack -

PHOENIX — A group of Phoenix firefighters created a GoFundMe for the family of a 9-year-old girl who was injured when she was struck in the face by a rock tossed onto an interstate in ...

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