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  • New Upton chief: Firefighting a 'true calling' 17 Aug 2018 00:56 Milford Daily News UPTON – New Fire Chief Mark DiFronzo was officially sworn in on his second day on the job during Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting. DiFronzo comes from 35 years of fire and EMS experience, most recently serving as chief in Southbridge. He holds a …
  • Harford doctor named assistant state emergency medical services director, in line for top EMS post 16 Aug 2018 21:43 CapitalGazette.com Dr. Timothy Chizmar, an emergency room physician with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, medical director for Harford County EMS and an active member of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, has been named assistant state EMS medical director …
  • OD Toll Hits 77; Cops Arrest Suspect 16 Aug 2018 15:44 New Haven Independent by Paul Bass | Aug 16, 2018 7:42 am (51) Comments | Post a Comment | E-mail the Author Posted to: Health (Updated) A suspected bad batch of K2 sent crews racing all day Wednesday to treat dozens of overdose victims, most of them on the Green, in one of …
  • OD Toll Hits 47; Cops Arrest Suspect 16 Aug 2018 01:20 New Haven Independent by Paul Bass | Aug 15, 2018 5:20 pm (26) Comments | Post a Comment | E-mail the Author Posted to: Health (Updated) A suspected bad batch of K2 sent crews racing all day Wednesday to treat dozens of overdose victims, most of them on the Green, in one of …
  • Students take a look at emergency services 27 Jul 2018 07:00 Chatham Daily News Kaleb Smith, 11, right dusts his fingerprints with magnetic powder as Reese Weber, 13, left and paramedic Amy Larsen, middle, look on during a forensics identification activity during Camp Sirens on Wednesday at Chatham-Kent OPP headquarters. (Fallon …
  • Department reports continue at town hall 20 Jul 2018 17:28 Kennebunk Post By Duke Harrington Staff Writer KENNEBUNK — Town officials in Kennebunk continued their semi-annual audience with department heads, taking in updates at the July 10 meeting from Public Works Operations Manager Bryan Laverriere, Human Resources Director …
  • New wildfire spurs more than 1,300 evacuations near Silverthorne 13 Jun 2018 04:58 Gazette Colorado Springs SILVERTHORNE - A 91-acre wildfire ignited Tuesday on Buffalo Mountain in Summit County, joining a rash of blazes that have burned tens of thousands of acres statewide, threatening homes and forcing thousands to evacuate. "Living in the mountains, we …
  • Buffalo Fire 12 Jun 2018 23:20 CBS Denver SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of residences in Silverthorne are under evacuation orders after a fire broke out on Buffalo Mountain Tuesday morning and sent up a huge plume of smoke. (credit: CBS) The Buffalo Fire is burning southwest of downtown …
  • Officials Credit ‘Fuel Breaks’ In Buffalo Fire; Evacuations Still In Place 12 Jun 2018 23:05 KCNC SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of residences in Silverthorne are under evacuation orders after a fire broke out on Buffalo Mountain Tuesday morning and sent up a huge plume of smoke. (credit: CBS) The Buffalo Fire is burning southwest of downtown …
  • High-tech stretcher eases strain of moving overweight patients 09 Jun 2018 11:32 Newsday The Nissequogue Village Fire Department is buying a $47,000 powered stretcher and ambulance load system, in part because people are getting too heavy for emergency personnel to safely lift, said Chief Russell von Frank. The system has a 700-pound weight …
  • Camp Ember Puts Young Women In The Path Of Fire 02 Jun 2018 00:00 KCNC By Joel Hillan ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – A special fire-based camp is helping some young women explore a possible career as a firefighter. Camp Ember introduces young women ages 16-18 to the world of firefighting and emergency medical services (EMS). (credit …
  • Wildfire fury - Local task force assisted with Oklahoma fires 27 Apr 2018 15:54 Miami News Record The task force offered much-needed help to the weary local firefighters who had been fighting exhaustion. Melinda Stotts | mstotts@miaminewsrecord.com OKLAHOMA - The fury and intensity of an Oklahoma wildfire is powerfully destructive. Strong wild winds …
  • Rockledge Announces Donna Seyferth as Deputy Police Chief, Jim Wilson as Deputy Fire Chief 24 Apr 2018 19:17 SpaceCoastDaily.com Rockledge Department of Public Safety New Deputy Police Chief Donna Seyferth, who has 28 years of police experience, began her career with the Rockledge Public Safety Department as a dispatcher in May of 1989. In November 1992, she became a sworn officer …
  • Familiar SLCFD faces have decades of experience 23 Apr 2018 15:26 The Tribune St. Lucie County Fire District veteran Nate Spera became chief of the agency this year. On Feb. 1, he spoke about some of his plans. WILL GREENLEE/TCPALM Wochit ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Familiar faces in the upper ranks of the St. Lucie County Fire District …
  • One killed in single-car vehicle crash and fire on I-95 22 Apr 2018 20:25 WCIV-TV Saturday morning, The Charleston Fire Department invited Mayor Tecklenburg, our ABC News 4 crew and Council-members Kevin Shealy, Michael Seekings and Harry Griffin out the department's first Fire Ops 101 program. The program was created to help build …
  • Doctor shocked at lack of naloxone kits in Windsor, police and fire chiefs respond 14 Apr 2018 05:52 CHWI TV 60 It's considered a tool to help curb opioid abuse deaths. The province is making emergency naloxone kits available to all 500 police and fire services in Ontario. But they are not being used yet by the police and fire departments in Windsor, and a …
  • Sebastian, county in spat over fire marshal 11 Apr 2018 00:23 The Tribune Sherif Deryl Loar, flanked by commission chairman Peter O'Bryan and county attorney Dylan Reingold, discusses the arrest of former assistant fire chief Brian Burkeen on grand theft and five counts of dealing in stolen property. Video by M. Denemark Is …
  • Editorial: Townships take over from GT Rural Fire Department 05 Apr 2018 12:04 Record-eagle The Issue: Townships establish individual emergency services operations Our View: Everyone hopes change brings results The gradual break-up of the Grand Traverse Rural Fire Department was painful to witness. Change can be hard, particularly in community …
  • Godfrey trustees delay aid for fire district 03 Apr 2018 23:09 Today's Advantage GODFREY | The Godfrey Board of Trustees Finance Committee declined to take action April 2 on potential support for the Godfrey Fire Protection District, citing a desire to know the outcome of the possible sale of the village’s sewer system before …
  • Residents benefit when FD#1 sees ISO rating drop from 4 to 2 04 Mar 2018 07:30 Gardner News Rob Kirk Rob Kirk Fire District #1 Fire District #1 had many accomplishments in 2017 due to the combined efforts of the board of directors and command staff. I am extremely pleased with the efforts to continue to strive for improvement in service levels …