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The study investigated how burnout influenced the relationships between work stress, workplace support measures, COVID-specific assistance strategies and potentially harmful substance use
Police officers made several attempts to de-escalate the situation before former New Bedford deputy chief Paul Coderre shot one officer
Two paramedics and two EMTs were allegedly drunk during a retirement party at their Bronx station
While the fire service has made huge strides in recognizing the importance of member wellness, every fire department across the country has room to improve
After an ultimatum from his wife, former Firefighter-Paramedic Jordan Long realized the toll his career was taking – and took steps to help others thrive
The Waterville firefighter resigned after being put on leave, citing personal reasons
One of the key risk factors for alcohol abuse is post-traumatic stress, something many first responders struggle with
Police reports showed the driver was drunk when he struck Firefighter Johnn Tetrick, who was working a rollover crash at the time of the incident
Assistant Chief Ellsworth Fortman was charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license in January 2020
Reflections on the pain of loss but also the promise community risk reduction
Seven fire trucks, six ambulances and a medical helicopter responded to the incident, and providers transported victims to four area medical centers
First make sure you’re not feeding into gossip, then elevate to a superior
Let people know how to stay safe in the sun and heat, in the water and on the road
A driver was charged in the incident, and the Hurt Volunteer Fire Department and Gretna Fire & Rescue have asked for prayers for Firefighter Thomas Page
The Angel Fire employee who brought the complaint also was found to be at fault and resigned
Bryan Bokan of Bethlehem turned himself in shortly after police found the car that caused the crash near the local firefighter’s union office
No one was injured, but the crash caused major damage to the Knoxville Fire Department building
Even if we haven’t done so ourselves, we certainly know someone who has – and yet we ignore this blatantly obvious issue
Speaking about the incident, the Bartonville firefighter’s chief reportedly said to a different member, “Haven’t we all responded to a call drunk before?”
The suit alleges that the city violated the California Public Records Act by denying requests for documents regarding former Chief Deputy Fred Mathis
Fred Mathis was found to be likely intoxicated while at FD HQ but, at some point, was marked out sick; accusations of special treatment emerge
According to a criminal complaint, Omar Juarez Rivera had a “moderate” odor of alcohol on his breath, his face was flushed, his eyes were watery, and his speech was slurred
Left unexamined, the outcomes of substance abuse disorders are as predictable as they are depressing
Alcohol was found in the driver’s urine after he reportedly took Engine 48 to pick up food from a restaurant outside city limits
The Chapel Hill captain can be seen arguing with police and bar employees, repeatedly stating that he is a firefighter
“When are we going to realize that it is people who are killing other people, not the cars, not the trucks?”
The department launched an audit in March following the back-to-back drunk driving incidents
You KNOW they’ve been drinking, so don’t allow the bystander effect to stop you from protecting them – and others