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Change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
In addition to honoring Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, Memorial Day weekend is marked by community events, travel and the unofficial start of summer
While Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes was on the Pat McAfee Show, McAfee said he would donate $1 million to the foundation if Skenes breaks the MLB record of 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game
Bill sets standards for batteries and firefighting equipment
Non-functioning sprinklers and other violations had been discovered in the arson investigation of the San Jose fire
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Four firefighters were seriously injured after being trapped in a fire while the closest ladder company was out of service for medical exams
Worcester Firefighters Local 1009 released information from a survey of members from a year ago after reporting no change by the city administration
The Wiggins fire engine overturned while responding to an MVC
Maryville Fire Chief Doug Dankenbring incentivized more responses and included time spent on calls
Firefighter Kevin Paulicelli was given hydroxocobalamin after he collapsed inside the burning house
Canton Firefighter/Paramedic Jared Kneale had been a member of the department since 2015
The program forgives the remaining home loan balances for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs or paramedics serviced by CCM who have died in the line of duty
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Station No. 53 covers roughly 5,000 square miles
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‘Faye’ had gotten through a plumbing access door and underneath a bathtub
North Haven Lieutenant Chris Shea created “Hero to Hero” to help veterans find careers in public safety
American Hose Company No. 2’s 1948 American LaFrance fire engine is the centerpiece of the Pottsville mural
A Louisville firefighter was lowered to rescue the driver as the cab of her rig hung off the bridge after a crash
Portland firefighters made a “victim trapped” training opportunity from a large tree branch
Carter and the Hamden Fire Department received gifts and equipment from Ready Rack and Seek Thermal
A Trinity Fire Department fire engine went off the road and down an embankment after a collision while responding to a call
The Roswell Fire Department is beginning a pilot program with a new shift schedule to counter the health risks of sleep deprivation
The Winslow Township Fire Department created one “super station” to deal with a decrease in firefighter staffing
Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue is buying a Pierce Volterra fire engine with a state environment grant
Officials for Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, Graham Fire & Rescue and Orting Valley Fire and Rescue have taken first steps in putting plan before voters
Firefighters in Waterford were initially dispatched for a person injured in a fall
The bill mandates that the U.S. establishes safety standards for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in devices like e-bikes to prevent fire risks
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Waterford Fire Chief Kevin Hafemann said plans to split fire, EMS into separate organizations was done without his input
Union City Firefighter Michael Crosby underwent multiple surgeries after being accidentally shot in the back
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COLUMNISTS & EXPERTS
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
Leaders must ensure that the necessary counseling and recovery resources are available for their responders
As we examine our October LODDs, one by painful one, we must pause to consider how to prevent similar circumstances at our own departments
PRODUCT NEWS
Innovative technology removes up to 98% of contaminants from turnout gear
June event in Ontario will honor and recognize the invaluable contributions of firefighters
Kirk Grau and Wade Fossum will represent Super Vac and Command Light at upcoming industry events
Partnership provides resources to collect aerial imagery of storm-damaged areas
The partnership will provide regulatory support, equipment, software, and training to law enforcement and emergency response agencies deploying drones