'This is for us and our families': Iowa chief vows to protect firefighters from cancer

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:05:00 +0000
A small-town volunteer fire department makes changes to reduce exposure to carcinogens after losing one of its founders to cancer

Beware of the thermal runaway danger posed by lithium batteries

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:21:11 +0000
Keep up with the potential hazards of emerging technology and pre-plan for hazardous fires at energy storage systems

The biggest mistake a fire chief can make

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:32:52 +0000
Chiefs must learn to put intelligence before emotion in decision-making

A recipe for success: How 2 chiefs earned IAFC's Fire Chief of the Year award

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:21:40 +0000
Chiefs John Buckman and Bill Peterson talk about the importance of working hard, paying it forward, and remaining passionate and driven

How to decontaminate the apparatus: A step-by-step guide (infographic)

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:00:00 +0000
Reduce your crew’s exposure to fireground toxins with regular decon of the cabin and compartments where soiled gear is worn or stored

3 scenarios where you’ll be glad you have this rugged case

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 02:49:06 +0000
Pelican’s newest lightweight and durable case is built specifically for EMS and fire needs

OT swells municipal cost of firefighters in RI

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:53:39 +0000
Overtime added 30 percent to the city's tab for firefighting services in 2018, during a period of ramped up hiring

Tests confirm PFOA, PFOS in NY city stream from firefighting foam

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:39:38 +0000
One sample taken detected PFOS and PFOA levels at 1,190 parts per trillion, well above the federal EPA health advisory limit of 70 ppt

Rapper posts video at La. fire station, using gear, and fire officials want it taken down

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:19:07 +0000
The video featured local rapper Eatem wearing department gear and, at times, sitting inside and on the front of a fire truck

'LivePD' producers launch fire, EMS-focused reality show

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0000
The show “Live Rescue” follows firefighters, paramedics and EMTs from seven cities live as they respond to rescue calls

NTSB: FFs thwarted from inspecting likely source of gas leak weeks before fatal Md. explosion

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0000
The locks to the meter room had recently been changed and firefighters didn't have access to the correct key

Family of man killed in DC fire truck crash files $15M lawsuit

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:11:44 +0000
The crash occurred last year when the truck ran a red light and broadsided a Honda

Volunteer NJ FF dies after department training drill

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:10:05 +0000
John Leming had been an active volunteer with the Cape May Point Fire Company for six years

Private services announced for FF who died en route to SD wildfire

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:52:29 +0000
Firefighter Dwain Hudson was en route to a wildland fire on April 17, when he experienced a medical emergency

Pittsburgh set to spend $407K to design upgrades for fire stations

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:01:28 +0000
Unions representing fire, police and paramedics have complained for years about problems at stations, including sinkholes, leaking roofs and sewage backups

Houston mayor, fire union negotiate on Prop B but are mum on details

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:33:16 +0000
A state district judge ordered the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association and Mayor Sylvester Turner to enter mediation over the implementation of the measure

Lack of water poses 'tricky' challenge for rural NY firefighters

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:28:27 +0000
Rural fire departments routinely make contact with homeowners who have water sources on their land to see if an agreement can be set up in advance for access

IAFF expected to endorse Biden for 2020

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:17:06 +0000
The board of the International Association of Fire Fighters will meet this week to vote on the endorsement

Jaws of Life used to free dog's head from cinder block

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:13:11 +0000
Officials say the 6-month-old dog named Fifi had managed to wedge her head inside one of the block's holes

Paper, plastics fuel 3-alarm fire at Port of Stockton

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:43:27 +0000
50 firefighters responded to the blaze fueled by pallets of paper, plastics and other recyclables