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The Seminole County Fire Department’s Save-A-Life program helped train Winter Springs High School students in hands-only CPR
BRINC unveils the Responder drone and Responder Station, a new drone platform and docking station, to enable city-wide drone as first responder deployments.
Investigators determined that multiple lithium-ion batteries charging inside the Stacyville firehouse were the cause of the fire
Waterford Fire Chief Kevin Hafemann resigned after a meeting that the former fire commission chair said violates state law
Extrication
Tualatin Valley firefighters had to stabilize several vehicles during two separate extrications
A Londonderry firefighter was injured during an MVC that involved several auto maintenance chemicals
Firefighters from three departments are recognized for their quick work with CPR and an AED
Uvalde families file suit against nearly 100 state police officers following a report that listed “cascading failures” in training, communication, leadership and technology problems
One of the Triana Fire Department’s newer fire engines was involved in a crash
Change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
Colorado Springs firefighters used a ladder truck during the technical rescue at a UCHealth Memorial Central Hospital parking lot
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
A man stole a Sacramento Fire Department pickup truck leading to a police pursuit and standoff
Colleen Windsor claimed the Orange County Fire Authority had a “well-documented history of chauvinism and misogyny”
Adair County Health System had set up a triage center at the Greenfield high school after much of town was destroyed
A crane near a cargo ship burned underneath the Walt Whitman Bridge
Dr. Paul O. Davis started the competition as a way to highlight firefighters’ need to be fit for duty
Fire Chief
Alexandria Interim Fire Chief Jim Schwartz stated that staff are reviewing years of call data to assess the impact on neighborhoods
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
Fire in an oven extended into the roof of the Fremont factory
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
FDNY
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
TRENDING NEWS
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
Carter and the Hamden Fire Department received gifts and equipment from Ready Rack and Seek Thermal
Firefighters in Waterford were initially dispatched for a person injured in a fall
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