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Chief Marc Bashoor details what makes this year’s event unique
The initiative calls for the suspension of non-emergency activities to focus solely on safety and health training and discussion
State fire association official believes improvements are needed but proposed regulations are not achievable for small departments
What it means to talk about safety and survival in an inherently unsafe profession
FireRescue1 contributors and board members share their top back-to-basics training
Members of IAFF Local I-66 agreed to overtime pay for 24-hour shifts and annual raises
Boeing locked out firefighters and hired replacements after the union rejected a pay offer 20% below the average of neighboring departments
The aircraft manufacturer stated it has locked its firefighters out of the bargaining unit and brought in replacements
The campaign emphasizes the importance of training by reinforcing proper strategies and tactics with a focus on the fundamentals
Newark Public Safety Director, and former fire chief, Rufus Jackson testified that years had gone by with no training for ship fires
AFG and SAFER programs are scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2024
Earlier arbitration ruled that Montville could not staff its firehouse with just one firefighter
Legislation and lawsuits grow as the effort to avoid cancer and PFAS-infused materials continues
The leaders of eight industry organizations gathered on stage in Kansas City to share their cooperative vision for the future of the fire service
Call your senators about restoring the proposed $22 million in fire grant program cuts
The Santa Fe County Fire Department firefighters’ union held its first Fire Ops 101 for local legislators
IAFF leaders had resigned themselves to not having the medal for Irmo Firefighter Muller’s family until a stranger called
Eric Valliere, chair of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, spoke with FireRescue1 about this year’s safety push around electric batteries
In the Glen Falls timeline, the first paid firefighters started work in 1903 working 10 days on and 1 day off
When Diane Cotter’s firefighter husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 she uncovered PFAS in PPE
“NFPA’s process is the gold standard for standards development and involves a proven, consensus-based approach,” said Vice President Lorraine Carli
The funds could go toward building or renovating stations, adding emission control systems, installing backup power systems and building personnel quarters
“The very gear designed to protect firefighters, to keep us safe, is killing us,” said General President Edward Kelly, calling the NFPA standard that requires PFAS needless
“You’ve had my back and I’ll have yours,” said Biden, the first sitting president to speak at the event
Chief James Banta asked Marion County FD members to be check in with each other following the deaths of Firefighter-Paramedics Tripp Wooten and Allen Singleton
The union has retained a trio of prominent “toxic tort law” firms to demand changes to PPE and to explore compensation for firefighters and their families
Jeffrey DiDomenico served with the department for nearly 18 years
The graduates will be taught to recognize symptoms of behavioral health issues and how to counsel someone in crisis