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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
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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
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
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
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A group of chiefs are arguing that Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh demoted them due to age
Alameda County Firefighter Brandon Franco was burned while fighting the Corral Fire
Wiggins Firefighter Kaille Randolph credits her seat belt and PPE with saving her life
Two Clearview Fire Department firefighters were trapped when the roof of a burning garage collapsed in Curwensville Borough
Three firefighters were sent to the hospital during what Miami Mayor Francis Suarez called one of the worst fires in decades
Vehicle crash in Orange County ends up with one vehicle being partially suspended in the air
Miami Fire Rescue officials said many elderly and immobile occupants were rescued from balconies
With Flag Day, Father’s Day and July 4 coming up, now is a great time to order and display an embroidered, all-weather, made in the USA flag at your home, department or business
The fire department’s PSA to outdoor enthusiasts went viral on social media as temperatures soared above 100 degrees in Arizona
The East Franklin Fire Department has until June 30 to sign a contract or turn in gear and cease operations
Firefighters from at least six departments responded to the fire at Brant Performance Horses in Bellefontaine
Mayor Michelle Wu announced plans to fully restore funding for public safety
Fire at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area destroyed several boats and caused minor injuries
Juries in multiple verdicts have ordered PacifiCorp to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to victims
At 65, West Mead Firefighter Dale Johnston is the youngest member of the 50-year and active club
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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
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Charlotte firefighters worked to stabilize the car on the ninth floor and keep it from falling
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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.
Innovative technology removes up to 98% of contaminants from turnout gear