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Fire chief says 'Mother Nature is winning,' after three towns were evacuated and 100 homes destroyed. ...
Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also talk about what happens in those critical first few moments on arrival at a motor vehicle accident ...
Fire Chief Peter Brown said it was not his intention to snub the volunteers; others see it as a slap in the face ...
If you ask someone from Louisiana to characterize the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, you would likely receive a negative reaction ...
Florida's death is rate of 2.4 deaths per 100 miles; more than two-and-a-half times Oklahoma and nearly five times Kansas. ...
Federal officials have said sharing information on shipments is crucial for firefighters and emergency responders to be prepared for accidents ...
Sandra Schiess, the first female fire chief in the Kansas City area, is leaving to become the federal disaster recovery coordinator for FEMA ...
The charges come about 10 months after more than 60 of the tankers carrying oil from North Dakota came loose in the middle of the night, sped downhill and derailed ...
Under the CERT program, community members train for a disaster and use that training in times of crisis ...
Mobile apps provide needed data to help fire departments prepare for a tornado. ...
No human error or mechanical failure caused the derailment; officials will continue to try to find the cause ...
Chief William Dent said his crews don't have the means to put out such fires and training for them doesn't "always make the highest priority" ...
The transition was marked by gathering firefighters, responders and volunteers for a ceremony punctuated by a lone bagpiper who played "Amazing Grace." ...
The plan would require rail companies to notify responders when transporting a hazardous material through their jurisdictions. ...
NTSB chairwoman Deborah Hersman said the government needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents ...
Having a command vehicle will help manage large-scale incidents, but they don't come cheap; here's what you need to know before buying one. ...
Fire chief: 'We're up against the Earth, and the Earth's movement is an extremely powerful thing.' ...
Firefighters are in as much danger as civilians when heavy weather rolls in; here are steps to keep them safe. ...
Following these steps will make awareness-level firefighters safe and effective when first on a hazmat scene. ...
Chief Tim Pellerin will testify on behalf of a bill that would appropriate funds to train firefighters to handle large-scale petroleum fires in trains and other transports ...