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Former Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company chief Corey Comperatore “died a hero” when he “dove on his family to protect them,” Gov. Josh Shapiro said
Two Steubenville firefighters, who were at the Trump rally, said they helped people who appeared injured and heard bullets hitting broadcast speakers
Firefighters in the Baton Rouge area take time to deliver CPR, and AED training to middle school students
N.Y. fire officials said the proposed standards are costly and could affect recruitment and response times.
The lawsuit alleges women were barred from becoming paramedics by unnecessary physical tests
None of us gets through a career in firefighting unscathed
15 inmates at Rikers Island claim they were kept in locked rooms during the 2023 fire that injured 20
Syracuse firefighters said they saw so many people on the scene that it was tough to tell who was a victim
Chicago firefighter leaders said paramedics worked nearly 230,000 overtime hours to staff the city’s 80 ambulances last year, and they are on track to do the same in 2024
4 people were injured, 1 critically during the 2-alarm fire in Brooklyn
A medic’s top pics for the right gear and tools to perform the job
Fire on the top floor of the six-story Manhattan apartment building claimed a bedridden wife and her caretaker husband
LAFD PIO Erik Scott said the firefighter suffered significant head trauma
A Fort Worth Fire Department official said there was a dramatic change of conditions inside causing two fire firefighters to bailout a window
First responders may experience 200% more traumatic experiences than most people, but are they 200% more prepared to deal with them?
Let’s get smart about emergency responder hydration by understanding the need for prehydration and rehydration with water
First responders in Syracuse rescued several members of two families including a child trapped in a car
Chapter 4 of this comprehensive desk reference about EMS in the U.S. untangles the origin and history of the EMS Star of Life
Five people were injured in a Coweta County house fire that claimed six others
The Mehlville Fire Protection District practitioners were turning at an intersection when they were struck by a passenger vehicle
Brian Paladino with the Willoughby Hills Fire Department jumped into the ambulance’s open passenger window to prevent the thief from fleeing
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Vehicle crash in Orange County ends up with one vehicle being partially suspended in the air
Miami Fire Rescue officials said many elderly and immobile occupants were rescued from balconies
The fire department’s PSA to outdoor enthusiasts went viral on social media as temperatures soared above 100 degrees in Arizona
Fire at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area destroyed several boats and caused minor injuries
Amid repeated setbacks and naysayers attitudes, I pushed forward to achieve my fire department dream
DIY first aid kits can be lower cost, more compact and disposable; these quick medic kits are simple to build and carry on every apparatus