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5 ways officers can keep firefighters safer - 08/19/2014

Nobody in a fire department's chain of command should have more influence on the safety performance of its firefighters than the individual company officer. Think about that statement ...


Fire officers must 'own' firefighter high jinks - 08/11/2014

Two firefighters tased, officers disciplined. Cold-water challenge lands firefighters in hot water. These are just two recent headlines of stories about firefighters behaving in ways that ...


Mo. firefighter seriously hurt in apparatus crash - 08/05/2014

LENOX, Mo. — A firefighter had to be airlifted to a hospital Monday night after being ejected from a brush truck with a blown tire.


Former Conn. firefighter gets 9 months for attempting to bribe firefighters - 08/02/2014

New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A former firefighter was sentenced Friday to serve nine months in prison on a felony attempted bribery charge.

Aaron Brantley, ...


Pa. firefighter falls through floor - 08/02/2014

The Pocono Record

TOBYHANNA, Pa. — firefighter fell through a section of a burning floor while helping battle a house fire Thursday morning in Tobyhanna, said Coolbaugh ...


20-year-old firefighter suffers brain bleed, remains hospitalized - 07/30/2014

NAPANEE, Ontario — A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter continues to fight for her life after suffering a bleed in her brain.


2 firefighters tased, 3 fire officers disciplined - 07/26/2014

The Meridian Star

JACKSON, Miss. — Meridian Fire Chief Anthony Clayton confirmed Friday that two firefighters were shocked earlier this month with a taser gun.

"The ...


3 hurt in suspected arson fire in Philly - 07/25/2014

By Aubrey Whelan
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Arson is suspected in a fire that ripped through a South Philadelphia rowhouse Friday, injuring two adults ...


Every fireground leader must be a 'safety officer' - 07/21/2014

Nobody can, or should, have more positive influence over the behaviors of a firefighter on the emergency scene than his tactical leader.

Whether that leader is the firefighter's ...


How 'fire porn' hurts the fire service - 07/20/2014

Do you prefer prevention or porn?

For the record, I'm not talking about the kind of porn that will get you fired if you watch it at work. I'm referencing "fire porn."

You ...


Taking command: Fast-food restaurant fire - 07/20/2014

Fires in fast-food restaurants have been the setting for too many firefighter deaths and injuries over the years. Fire officers and firefighters alike need to be well versed in the building ...


Massive wildfire empties another Wash. town - 07/19/2014

By Nicholas K. Geranios and Gene Johnson
The Associated Press

PATEROS, Wash. — A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents ...


Study: 70 percent of firefighters overweight - 07/11/2014

Los Angeles Times

ATLANTA, Ga. — Sexy images of rippling abs and rock-hard biceps under those firefighter uniforms may obscure a serious problem: More than 70 percent of ...


Memphis firefighters call in sick to protest cuts - 07/10/2014

The Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As a rash of firefighters calling in sick sparked fears that the Memphis Fire Department was joining the police in their work stoppage, ...


Everybody has one ... and they all stink - 07/09/2014

It's officially summer and there are certain benchmarks you can always count on: the smell of charcoal, cookouts, vacations, cutting the grass and or course the municipal budget process.

I'd ...


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