Helping allies in need: How mutual aid is a lot like NATO

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:58:24 +0000
Just like allied forces, firefighters from around the world come together to face natural and manmade disasters

The 'M' in EMS stands for medical: Tackling fire/EMS challenges

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:34:42 +0000
Fire service leaders must handle four leadership challenges to maintain an effective fire-based EMS program

Video: LA first responders work tirelessly amidst homelessness crisis

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:00:22 +0000
Personnel from the LAFD's Station 9 in Skid Row gave an inside look at their experience aiding thousands of homeless residents

Rural Ore. fire, ambulance agencies seek approval to merge

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:40:08 +0000
The agencies are seeking support to create a ballot measure to approve the merger, which officials say would improve service

Automated CPR devices required for all emergency agencies in Calif. county

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:49:22 +0000
Orange County officials said the requirement will improve patient outcomes and increase safety for EMS providers

Australia announces new medal to honor bushfire service

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:41:51 +0000
Overseas responders, including firefighters from the United States, will be eligible to receive the honor

The carry: A great weight training exercise for firefighters

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:51:56 +0000
The carry mimics fireground movements that frequently result in slips and falls or injuries, such as pulled muscles

Collect and update member photos

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:20:25 +0000
All departments should have a collection of member photos on hand for media inquiries

Why EMS leaders need to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus with the public, media

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:15:29 +0000
Use your familiarity, credibility and ability to speak in plain language to inform the public about the Wuhan coronavirus and how to avoid infection

At least 8 killed in blaze at Alabama dock

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:57:47 +0000
A search and rescue mission is ongoing following the fire that destroyed 35 boats, many of which sank with people possibly on still on board

3 things smart shoppers look for in tech to reduce crashes and decrease response times

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:48:03 +0000
Turning red lights to green can be practical and affordable, if you know what to look for

4 FDNY paramedics nominated for award after rescuing man from CO-filled basement

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:45:54 +0000
The FDNY nominated the paramedics for the Daily News Hometown Heroes award for saving the unconscious man from lethal CO exposure

FDNY firefighter accused of DWI, crashing department van

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:56:47 +0000
Police say the firefighter abandoned the FDNY vehicle after crashing it while intoxicated

'Trauma for Teachers' training designed by Calif. student, fire department

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:45:17 +0000
The program will train faculty to prepare for emergency situations and supply bleeding control kits for classrooms

Pregnancy and firefighting: Is firefighting bad for your baby?

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:17:59 +0000
Research examines the impact of the job on pregnant firefighters

Book Excerpt: I Was a London Firefighter

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:02:28 +0000
David Pike shares gripping accounts of working in the London Fire Brigade

Kobe Bryant, daughter, 7 others killed in helicopter crash in Southern California

Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:18:57 +0000
The crash ignited a brush fire, making it difficult for firefighters and emergency personnel to get to the aircraft

Tactical paramedics should be allowed to carry firearms, Ohio fire chief says

Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:17:55 +0000
The fire department is seeking permission from city council to arm paramedics who assist the SWAT team

Retired firefighter's son surprises him on 90th birthday with restored apparatus

Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:27:28 +0000
The Virginia firefighter's son restored the 1950s antique fire truck his father used to operate

Wash. firefighter killed by snow fallen from roof

Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:51:06 +0000
U.S. Forest Service Technician and Chelan County Volunteer Firefighter Kimiko Nalle became buried after the snow slid off the roof of her home