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Check out how some departments and organizations spotlighted the week of back-to-basics training
Authorities in Wright County believe several juveniles are responsible for opening five fire hydrants
Legislation to fund grant programs and U.S. Fire Administration through 2028 heads to the President for signing
“Watch your kids around water” is the Phoenix FD’s latest social media post to keep citizens safe
Twin Cities Female Firefighter Fitness was created to encourage women to consider a career in firefighting
Police believe former firefighter William Halpern’s death is the first of five connected to an Apollo Gym in Hollywood
NVFC Massachusetts Director Joe Maruca appeared before a Homeland Security subcommittee to present the hardships the proposed standard would have on volunteer departments
Fire and police departments across the state are letting citizens know about outage
Deputy Fire Commissioner Jeffrey W. Thompson joined the department in 1989 and worked out of one of the busiest firehouses in the city
Officials reported the Post Fire in Los Angeles County is 20% contained
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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
FDNY
Firefighters were dispatched to a fire in the quarters of Engine Co. 163 and Ladder Co. 83
Five people were injured in a Coweta County house fire that claimed six others
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office stated both victims had died from gunshot wounds
Andrew Pontious, a 19-year veteran firefighter, was killed when part of a burning front-loader exploded
The Mehlville Fire Protection District practitioners were turning at an intersection when they were struck by a passenger vehicle
One person was transported to the hospital as a precaution following the rescue
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”
County-wide mutual aid drill in Monterey focused on firefighting and communication
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
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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
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
Extrication
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.