Calif. short on firefighting crews after COVID-19 lockdown at prison camps

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020 15:13:29 +0000
More than half of the state's inmate firefighting crews will be unavailable to fight wildfires due to the lockdowns

Fires linked to fireworks erupt across Bay Area

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020 14:21:52 +0000
San Francisco saw at least 100 fires Saturday night, with dozens more in nearby counties

Pa. FF injured at rowhome fire

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020 13:34:59 +0000
The two-alarm blaze broke out late at night on July 4

Suspect arrested in Charleston 9 memorial vandalism

Posted on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:14:49 +0000
Eman Mubarak Brown, 32, faces charges related to malicious injury to real property and attempts to burn

Toddler dies from accidental shooting at Tenn. fire station

Posted on Fri, 03 Jul 2020 22:35:58 +0000
The 2-year-old boy, the son of volunteer firefighter, found a gun in a vehicle at the Shackle Island Fire Station

Ind. city hires 1st female FF in 30 years

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:15:47 +0000
Hammond Firefighter-Paramedic Jaclyn Seberger is the fourth woman to be hired by the department in its history

FF accused of using chokehold removed from lawsuit

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:52:32 +0000
Attorneys agreed the firefighter could not be sued as an individual for his actions within "the course of his employment"

Photo of the Week: Kan. FFs place 'Flags 4 Freedom'

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:22:52 +0000

Seattle firefighters respond to seaplane crash in Lake Washington

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:43:04 +0000
The plane's occupants survived; fire crews placed containment boom to capture fuel in water

Wyo. FF injured in fireworks accident

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:23:30 +0000
An entire fireworks show unintentionally ignited while firefighters were setting up for the display

How to manage the impact of cutbacks to non-response services

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:40:23 +0000
Facing mounting fiscal challenges, many departments are forced to eliminate or reduce training, fire prevention, travel and physicals

Fire department preparation for fireworks season

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:55:24 +0000
Firefighters should be familiar with fireworks-focused standards and state regulations

Firefighter PPE is needed at all times when dealing with a car fire

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:47:49 +0000
With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, it's a good time to review protocols for PPE regulations when dealing with car hazards and unknowns

Milwaukee FFs to be disciplined for figurine hanging at station

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:24:56 +0000
The Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters released a statement this week about the February incident

Woman run over by apparatus responding to fatal crash

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:12:43 +0000
Three people were killed in the crash, including the woman who was run over; a medical examiner is investigating the cause of death

Mo. fire lieutenant found dead at home

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:02:07 +0000
The De Soto Rural Fire Protection District is considering Lt. Ron Wehlage's death a line-of-duty death

Revisiting resolutions: How to stay on track during a pandemic

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:09:48 +0000
Believe it or not, COVID-19 may have amplified some of your top goals for the year

Confronting COVID-19: The surges ahead, testing reliability, and long-term fire service impacts

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:01:55 +0000
In this episode, host Marc Bashoor speaks with fire service researcher Dr. Sara Jahnke about the current state of the pandemic and its impact on the fire service

Virtual Pinnacle Leadership Summit scheduled for July

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:36:31 +0000
Fitch & Associates announced it will be holding its first-ever online leadership summit from July 27-29

Researchers seek firefighters to participate in alcohol use study

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:33:04 +0000
The study aims to understand how to raise awareness about the importance of moderating drinking among firefighters