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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
How does your department fare on these important metrics?
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
Take a close look at what equipment is in your pockets and decide if it may do more harm than good
Sacramento’s Squad 102 will be staffed by paramedics and is expected to respond to over 3,000 calls a year
An explosion inside a Youngstown building collapsed the first floor into the basement
Kansas City firefighters forced open doors inside the building and found an illegal apartment
Weekend storms caused destruction, power outages across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky
Rope rescue work used to save victim at Great Falls in Salisbury
The Seminole County Fire Department’s Save-A-Life program helped train Winter Springs High School students in hands-only CPR
Portsmouth firefighters faced a large boat burning inside the warehouse
Extrication
Tualatin Valley firefighters had to stabilize several vehicles during two separate extrications
Firefighters from three departments are recognized for their quick work with CPR and an AED
Uvalde families file suit against nearly 100 state police officers following a report that listed “cascading failures” in training, communication, leadership and technology problems
Change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
Setting the right objectives during firefighter training is the key to reaching them
Fire Chief
Alexandria Interim Fire Chief Jim Schwartz stated that staff are reviewing years of call data to assess the impact on neighborhoods
Firefighter Kevin Paulicelli was given hydroxocobalamin after he collapsed inside the burning house
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Station No. 53 covers roughly 5,000 square miles
Firefighters in Waterford were initially dispatched for a person injured in a fall