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The Rialto firefighters maintained they were strictly adhering to COVID protocols in the 2021 incident
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Counties with a high poverty rate had a higher number of heat-related incidents per 1,000 EMS incidents
Burnsville Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth was part of the SWAT team and one of three first responders killed on Feb. 18
Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, was fatally shot as he provided aid to an injured officer
Most of the first Monterey Park firefighters on the scene of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio shooting had less than five years on the job
The state-of-the industry survey focuses on wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
Video from the dash cam of the first engine on scene captured the moment the second of two explosions happened, D.C. fire officials said
Lake County firefighters on two units nearest to the site of the Jan. 4 emergency failed to promptly alert dispatchers they were available to respond, investigation revealed
The FireRescue1 community considers what is driving high stress and staffing challenges
A jury found Aurora Fire Rescue paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec guilty of criminally negligent homicide for administering ketamine to McClain
Unheeded motherly advice can lead to some uncomfortable situations when the child grows up to be a firefighter
“The thing we do is protect life — fire department, law enforcement, that’s what you do,” Fire Deputy Chief Brandon Newsome said
Everyone must be comfortable speaking up, no matter their rank or years on the job
The Waterloo fire chief also hopes to lessen stress on his crew by buying a new front-line ambulance for Station 3
Capt. Jeffrey Scott Klein was in charge of a 2020 medical response that led to the death of a patient who was put in a prone position
“I don’t want to just throw fire engines at EMS problems. I want to throw fire engines at fire problems,” said Medford Fire Chief Thompson
Due to the interior collapse, a mayday was declared and all firefighters were accounted for, D.C. Fire said
Gainesville officials hope the new work schedule will enhance first responders’ work-life balance and boost recruitment
Firefighter/paramedic Brian Herr joined the department in March 2023 after relocating to Florida from Chicago
Medic Squad 63 of Kern County Fire Department resuscitated a cardiac arrest patient before transporting them to the hospital
R.I. Firefighter Anthony Colella and Mass. Firefighter Mark McCullough administered CPR for 10 minutes until the man regained consciousness
More than 300 vendors made their way to the Kansas City Convention Center to showcase the latest and greatest fire service products
Stryker’s Xpedition powered stair chair can navigate tight corners, and descend or ascend with ease
Amid the flames, first responders are working to rescue and evacuate stranded tourists and residents from the island of Maui
The faster information can get into the hands of decision makers, the increased potential for a successful outcome
Eight medals were awarded to firefighters for their teamwork and bravery during the November 2022 incident
“Every recoverable victim was saved,” Allen Fire Chief Jonathan Boyd said, highlighting the work by EMS crews
“We were expecting the worst but no one’s injured,” Police Chief James White said