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NVFC Massachusetts Director Joe Maruca appeared before a Homeland Security subcommittee to present the hardships the proposed standard would have on volunteer departments
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The Tacoma Fire Department’s new PIO said her personal vehicle has been broken into in every city she has lived in
Andrew Pontious, a 19-year veteran firefighter, was killed when part of a burning front-loader exploded
Animal Rescue
CAL FIRE Captain Marcus Dunlap said “the horse was exhausted from the whole ordeal”
Niagara Falls Firefighter-EMT Josh Carey said there was “massive amounts of blood in the water”
Data shows Vacaville firefighters are responding to more calls and completing more training
The new position in the Owensboro Fire Department will increase community risk reduction efforts
Animal Rescue
A ladder truck was used to get close to the bear in the Camp Hill park
Initial report is the firefighter was killed in the explosion of a heavy-duty truck in the Antelope Valley area
Snohomish County 911 and Valley Com 911 successfully executed a live 911 call re-routing drill on June 5, confirming the vision that has been four years in the making
First responders from the Quad-Cities region worked on rescue task force and EMS best practices
Firefighters used defensive operations at another fire in the former Morris Brown College dormitory
Investigators found that the tanker in the crash, fire that destroyed an interstate bridge had a hatch open, spilling nearly 2,500 gallons of fuel
Winkler, known as the Fonz from “Happy Days,” was evacuated during a hotel fire in Dublin
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Responders with PPE had a dementia rate of 5-6 per 1,000, while those without PPE in high-risk activities, like searching Ground Zero, had a rate of 42.36 per 1,000, the study found
State fire association official believes improvements are needed but proposed regulations are not achievable for small departments
La Crosse Firefighter Ken Caldwell died at home after working as a tanker operator
L.A. County Engine 16 was responding to a call when a man jumped in front, climbed onboard and started hitting it
Four were killed when the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crashed while fighting a wildfire in 2022
Modesto officials increased the amount of annual raises and other financial benefits
Firefighters in Elmwood Park cut down a fence at the rear of the motel to reach the trapped guest
Fire Chief
Mayor Todd Gloria’s selection comes after firefighters launched an online petition in support of Deputy Chief Robert Logan
Gresham Firefighter Spencer Tejedas suffered 45% burns to his body after fire conditions quickly changed
Two houses were destroyed and two others damaged during a fire at a construction site in San Luis Obispo
Newport News first responders had not followed protocols and incorrectly declared Quandrell Williams dead
Survivors of the Newtown school shooting shared how the tragedy has shaped them and their future
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
Charlotte firefighters worked to stabilize the car on the ninth floor and keep it from falling
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
The BLUETTI portable power station quickly, and quietly, charges radios, smartphones and other devices when other power sources are not available
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
BRINC unveils the Responder drone and Responder Station, a new drone platform and docking station, to enable city-wide drone as first responder deployments.
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