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First H.E.L.P. is honoring first responders who have died by suicide, ensuring they are remembered for how they lived, not how they died
A St. Louis firefighter admitted to stealing a wallet and credit card from a patient during a fatal crash
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Orlando attorney Dan Newlin is also giving $100,000 to the families of those injured at the rally
A Marlborough woman is facing several charges after striking another vehicle and punching a firefighter
Cleveland legislators intend to spend $18M to replace hundreds of radios used by first responders
U.S. citizenship as a pre-requisite could be removed for first responder jobs
Firefighter Daniel Foley was assigned to Fremont-Winema National Forest
The Aurora Fire Department’s new public website shares data about department operations
Firefighters and EMS providers face barriers in seeking workers’ compensation, such as latency periods and pre-existing health conditions, FIRST Center research shows
A technical sergeant for the Air National Guard rushed through the crowd, knelt at the side of former FF Corey Comperatore’s head and pressed a towel against the wound
Sterling Fire Lt. Garrett Ramos died after falling through the floor of a burning home in rural Rock Falls
FDNY
Laura Kavanagh says she plans to help with the transition in leadership
The two tankers, one from York New Salem Volunteer Fire Company and the other from Laurel FD, were shuttling water between a fill site and a warehouse fire
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
An Audubon Society group estimates there are approximately 150 people living in the Sepulveda Basin area
Prison reform is one reason why firefighter numbers have declined and why conservation camp sizes have shrunk
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
ARP funding has allowed Lowell officials to purchase new fire apparatus and equipment
Chris Lombard was presented the Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award
Police call the fatal shooting of Birmingham Firefighter Jordan Melton one of the most horrific crime scenes in the city’s recent history
Texas A&M Forest Service said the firefighter is held on a $300,000 bond for setting multiple brush fires
In 2023, a Labrador with the University of South Carolina PD, trained in detecting firearms and explosives, won the Law Enforcement and First Responder category
“It makes your heart sink,” said Cedar Rapids Fire Chief Greg Smith about hearing the mayday of a firefighter who fell down an elevator shaft
N.Y. fire officials said the proposed standards are costly and could affect recruitment and response times.
The St. Pete Beach district chief was captured on video steering his pickup truck into the path of a cyclist
The lawsuit alleges women were barred from becoming paramedics by unnecessary physical tests
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COLUMNISTS & EXPERTS
As we honor a fallen brother, we must consider our personal readiness to face tragedy and take action
We must consider patient evacuation, resource allocation and training ourselves and our communities in the wake of an assassination attempt on former President Trump
While there may be fire engines and a firehouse, sometimes we are just fooling the public – and ourselves
Divers from multiple agencies are using sonar and infrared technology in the search for survivors
The message: Authorize full funding for the USFA plus the AFG and SAFER grant programs
Recent incidents highlight issues of favoritism and territorialism clouding decisions around mutual-aid response
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Firefighters in Elmwood Park cut down a fence at the rear of the motel to reach the trapped guest
Charlotte firefighters worked to stabilize the car on the ninth floor and keep it from falling
Extrication
Donna Eiden said she and her husband were sleeping inside the bus when it began to roll down the street crashing into signs, pole
Many of Gerber’s most popular knives and multi-tools for on- or off-duty everyday carry are on sale
To prepare for the 2024 hurricane and wildfire seasons, the Un-carrier has ramped up its disaster preparedness efforts with more network hardening, new response vehicles, additional deployed 2.5GHz spectrum and a new community support program