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East County and Clark-Cowlitz fire chiefs understand security concerns but say a lack of access slows first responders
CrowdStrike is actively working with customers impacted by a defect found in a single content update for Windows hosts
FLORIAN software is designed to increase on-site safety, simplify incident management processes, and provide real-time situational updates
The Longview Fire Department’s new fire engine cost approximately $740K
Officials recognized the need to rebuild the site’s infrastructure to handle increased traffic during wildfire season
Mercer County fire departments received money for new equipment and fire apparatus
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
Save on clinical, tactical, fitness and household essentials, from brands like Apple, Solo, Dyson and more
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
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No Modesto firefighters were injured when an explosion blew the roof off a historic house, falling onto the front yard
First responders are turning to ice baths to quickly cool overheated Floridians
Nine people were injured in a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building after a suspect poured a flammable liquid inside the hallway
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 Prospect Park fire chief apologized to the department and residents, saying he was sorry for putting the borough fire company in a negative light
Helen Comperatore says she has no ill will towards Biden, but her husband would not want her to take a call from the president
New Haven firefighters faced fire on the second and third floors of the house while searching for occupants
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
Corey Comperatore, a former Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company chief, used his body as a shield to protect his wife and daughter as bullets rang out, loved ones say
Public safety agencies are posting tributes to former Buffalo Township Fire Chief Corey Comperatore
The now-former Americus Hose Company fire captain made a post on X related to the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump
Sterling Fire Lt. Garrett Ramos died after falling through the floor of a burning home in rural Rock Falls
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Laura Kavanagh says she plans to help with the transition in leadership
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COLUMNISTS & EXPERTS
Following the Trump assassination attempt, first responders are fired or suspended for their social media comments
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
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Why exhaust removal systems are essential
Providing a safer work environment for first responders
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
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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
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