Ill. judge reverses ruling on firefighter's discrimination lawsuit

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:02:34 +0000
A judge who recently granted default judgment in favor of a female Country Club Hills firefighter who sued the city will now let a jury determine liability

Houston firefighter hurt battling electrical house fire

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:58:01 +0000
The firefighter who was injured was taken to Memorial Hermann with non-traumatic injuries

Fla. fire department rolls out peer support training program

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:51:56 +0000
The peer support model recognizes that firefighters tend to trust fellow firefighters far more because of their shared experiences

Ind. mayoral candidate calls for reinstation of city-run ambulance service

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Kokomo mayoral candidate Kevin Summers claimed residents have seen delays in receiving medical assistance because of no available ambulances

Civilians save man who suffered medical emergency from burning vehicle

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Nicholas Arens, 38, was subsequently airlifted from the accident scene by Life Link helicopter to the Hennepin County Medical Center

Wash. officials want to improve wildfire response with more firefighters

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Citing the devastation and expense of Washington’s wildland blazes, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz proposed a “groundbreaking strategic plan”

NC county to begin 911 consolidation

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Beginning on the morning of Jan. 27 , Rockingham County will begin the process to merge all four dispatch centers into a single dispatch point

Rescue operation riddled with mishaps including falling tree, burning car

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
A rescue operation at Shaver Lake during a fierce winter storm turned into an all-day saga for a stranded couple and group of deputies

Mich. first responders rescue man trapped between semi tires

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Officials said the trapped man was servicing the tractor-trailer's refrigeration unit when another person attempted to move the truck — unaware that the man was there

4 ways the government shutdown could impact wildfires in 2019

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:40:56 +0000
As the government shutdown continues with no end in sight, the halt is creating a ripple effect on the industry’s ability to prepare for the upcoming fire season

How fire departments can better serve the elderly

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:24:39 +0000
It's easy for fire departments to poorly serve this growing demographic, but training can improve that

Firefighter on paid leave for allegedly making false 911 calls

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:22:24 +0000
Fall River Fire Chief John Lynch said an investigation has been launched after Kyle Cusick allegedly made around 16 calls reporting fictitious fires

LODD: Ariz. firefighter dies of job-related cancer

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:54:59 +0000
Phoenix Fire Department Rick Telles died after battling an aggressive form of cancer he contracted as a result of being a firefighter

Officials: Iowa firefighter hurt in explosion breathing on his own

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:49:15 +0000
Clinton firefighter Adam Cain “continues to slowly improve” after being badly injured in a grain-silo explosion that killed his colleague

Minn. fire chief asks for $1M to hire more firefighters

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:08:02 +0000
“On average, seven times per day the department does not have an available unit to respond to the next emergency,” Roseville Fire Department Chief Tim O’Neill said

4 firefighters arrested for starting fires 'for the excitement of it'

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:48:29 +0000
Officials said four McDowell County firefighters started fires because they "were all bored and wanted a call to go on"

How firefighters can make a difference

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:36:06 +0000
There are two keys for building successful teams in a fire department

New documentary highlights firefighter training program

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:32:41 +0000
“The Fire Asylum” follows six firefighters who spent 26 hours inside an old penitentiary as part of an intense training program

Mass. first responder crisis intervention bill signed into law

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:49:25 +0000
The new law requires mental health services to be available for all first responders to help them cope with psychological trauma

Houston mayor meets with firefighters to negotiate pay parity implementation

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:41:54 +0000
Mayor Sylvester Turner offered to negotiate a way to implement the raises over time, which he said would cost an additional $100 million a year