Strategies for effective press briefings during critical incidents

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 18:20:22 +0000
Detailing the information to share in a press briefing and how to build trust with the public and media

Commercial fireground tactics require preplanning

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:17:36 +0000
Preplanning the contents and building construction, while performing walk-throughs and training, builds confidence in responding to these low-frequency events

Worcester FF widow: 'The cycle has to stop'

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:12:45 +0000
The widow of Fire Lt. Thomas Spencer, who was killed in the Worcester Warehouse Fire of 1999, says changes must be made to prevent more firefighter deaths

Texas fire truck destroyed in oil fire

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:23:30 +0000
Firefighters evacuated the rig and escaped injury after burning oil spilled underneath it

Wis. efficiency study may lead to reorganization of fire, EMS response

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:40:53 +0000
The research suggests that some municipalities may be better served if agencies from other municipalities responded

What firefighters should know about NFPA 1851, 2020 Edition

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:38:24 +0000
The most significant changes to the latest NFPA 1851 edition involves the cleaning, sanitization and disinfection of firefighters' personal protective equipment

Hazmat team unable to find source of 'irritant' that affected 20 at Mass. college

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0000
One of the college's buildings was evacuated due to a gas-like odor that led several to experience trouble breathing

Hazmat ready: Firefighter response levels and training

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:08:41 +0000
Joe Kratochvil outlines preparation, training and safety considerations for these high-risk incidents

Fla. art gallery 'a total loss' after early-morning fire

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:04:00 +0000
The gallery, known for its watercolor paintings, was reduced to just its frame

2 Ind. FDs seek to mandate dementia awareness training for first responders

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:24:45 +0000
The departments hope to make training on identifying patients with dementia a requirement

Ill. FFs save 7-year-old's birthday party after just 1 guest shows up

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:06:17 +0000
The boy's sister said she's not sure who called department, but that a group of about 10 firefighters arrived to celebrate

Batteries cited as cause of Wash. recycling truck fire

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:38:45 +0000
Waste management company officials said lithium-ion batteries are a common cause of garbage and recycling truck fires

Care comes full circle: Wash. firefighters assist nurse, and she returns the favor

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:56:04 +0000
After firefighters awarded Alexis Skjelbred a scholarship, she went on to become a nurse who now treats many of the same firefighters

NJ firefighters suffered years of racism from chief, colleagues, suit alleges

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:01:56 +0000
Two African-American firefighters claimed other firefighters made jokes about police brutality, used the N-word and referred to one as an "ape"

Fla. cadet collecting stuffed animals to give to children at fire and police stations

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:25:14 +0000
The high school senior hopes the plush toys and dolls will comfort children going through traumatic situations

Pa. firefighter struck, killed while assisting at crash scene

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 01:31:46 +0000
Lloyd Musick, 49, came across an overturned truck while off duty and stopped to help the victims

Researchers seek fire department participation in firefighter safety culture survey

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:47:06 +0000
FIRST and FDSOA are looking for career and volunteer fire departments to participate in a FEMA-funded safety culture assessment

Pa. FD will get body armor for calls involving violence

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:44:45 +0000
The purchase of the vests comes after the Jeannette Fire Department responded to two fatal shootings in two months

Mo. city names its first female fire department chief

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:49:22 +0000
Kansas City Fire Chief Donna Maize had been appointed as interim chief earlier this year, becoming the first woman leader in the department's 150-year history

NY fire chief dies suddenly from medical emergency

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:51:26 +0000
North Amityville Volunteer Fire Chief Daryl Rollins died of a cardiac arrest after responding to a call