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  • First responders trying to save their own from suicide 24 Feb 2018 05:28 The Herald Emily Avin was supposed to come home that day in September. Her parents had arranged it: Avin would move back into their country home in the small Florence County town of Pamplico, where she grew up playing softball and cheering for her high school …
  • Firefighter suicides outnumber deaths on the job. How S.C. first responders are trying to save their own. 18 Feb 2018 12:57 The Post and Courier Emily Avin was supposed to come home that day in September. Her parents had arranged it: Avin would move back into their country home in the small Florence County town of Pamplico, where she grew up playing softball and cheering for her high school …
  • Dozens of firefighters, EMTs could face layoffs as county considers fate of fire district 18 Feb 2018 08:12 St. George Utah Paramedics stock image | Photo by FlairImages, iStock / Getty Images Plus, St. George News SPRINGDALE — A number of residents of communities in the Zion corridor and employees of the area’s fire agency are concerned about what effect a proposed plan …
  • New Leadership at USFA, NFA Discuss Their Goals 15 Feb 2018 15:10 Firehouse The evolution of the fire service in the 40-plus years since the formation of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has been remarkable, and the new leadership at the organization and at the top of its National Fire Academy recognizes how much change has …
  • Imperial Sugar tragedy: Repercussions continue 10 years later 06 Feb 2018 22:45 Savannah Morning News Broken equipment inside a steel conveyor belt sparked the first explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on a mild winter night 10 years ago. The initial blast rocked the building, jolting more dust into the air. And like so much tiny …
  • Local Fire Agencies Call for Additional $100 Million to Combat Climate-Driven Disasters 27 Jan 2018 05:09 MarketWatch.com SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 26, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In the wake of some of the largest and deadliest fire and mudslide events in California’s history and the anticipated increase in climate-driven disasters, a coalition of local fire agency leaders is …
  • Former Winnipeg fire chief tried to end union president's pay agreement months before he was fired 17 Jan 2018 16:01 CBC The former chief of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says he tried to end a deal made by his predecessor that required the city to pay the full salary and benefits of firefighter union president Alex Forrest. "This is the taxpayers' money we…
  • Ex-Detroit firefighter sues over termination for ‘racially insensitive’ watermelon 15 Jan 2018 14:30 Motor City Muckraker Probationary firefighter Robert Pattison was fired for “gifting” this watermelon to a predominately black fire station in Detroit.Tune into the “Muckraker Report” on 910AM the Superstation from 11-noon on Tuesday for more on this story. A probationary …
  • 2017 – A Year in Review 11 Jan 2018 15:51 Essex Free Press With the start of a new year, staff members at the Essex Free Press thought we would reflect on some of the many highlights of 2017. Some of these moments created challenges that needed to be overcome, while others were uplifting, which provided positive …
  • Two people unharmed, three cats die in fire on Charlie Braswell Road 10 Jan 2018 00:50 Goldsboro News Argus By Steve Herring Published in News on January 9, 2018 9:47 AM News-Argus/CASEY MOZINGO Firefighters attack a fire at 409 Charlie Braswell Road Monday night. Full Size News-Argus/CASEY MOZINGO Firefighters from Oakland, Rosewood, Little River and …
  • More Californian Firefighting Units Want Sikorsky S-70is to Replace Aging Bells 15 Dec 2017 19:20 Aviation Today Public domain photo by Julian Herzog The Los Angeles County Fire Department has formally taken delivery of two Sikorsky S-70is. Approved by the county’s board of supervisors in July, the deal is part of a replacement program that was proposed the July …
  • Snohomish County creates opioid response group 02 Dec 2017 09:28 Edmonds Beacon Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas has seen the effects of the nationwide opioid crisis, which has not spared Snohomish County. In September, she and her son volunteered at the Everett Gospel Mission, along with 44th District Rep. John …
  • Sleep On It: Incorporating Private Dorm Rooms in Fire Stations 29 Nov 2017 03:46 Firehouse All fire stations—from historic brick buildings to modern, multiple-apparatus facilities—have one thing in common: a sense of civic pride. But unlike most commercial structures, fire stations are open for business 24/7, 365 days a year. They are a …
  • 90-year-old woman dies after Ewa Beach house fire 19 Nov 2017 22:35 Hawaii News Now EWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 90-year-old woman died after a two-alarm house fire Saturday night. The Honolulu Fire Department says the fire started just after 7 p.m. in the kitchen of a home on Pupu Street.  Over 30 firefighting personnel responded. …
  • Meet the 3 finalists for Greenville Public Safety director 18 Nov 2017 21:03 Daily News GREENVILLE — The search for the next Greenville Department of Public Safety director has been narrowed to three finalists. Following the resignation of Mark Reiss, who resigned as director in February amid allegations health care fraud, the position has …
  • Tonya Boyd 06 Nov 2017 06:51 Black America Web Tonya Boyd didn’t set out to make history 21 years ago when she joined the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Services team as an EMT. Today, the former EMT is now Deputy Chief Tonya Boyd, the first Black woman to hold the rank in the FDNY’s history. Boyd, who …
  • Older wiring likely cause of Bisbee City Hall fire 18 Oct 2017 00:12 Tucson News Now BISBEE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The preliminary investigation into what caused the fire at Bisbee's City Hall has been completed. The fire that began in the early morning hours on Oct. 11 was not arson or from other criminal activity, according to a …
  • About 60 still reported missing in North Bay fires 17 Oct 2017 22:41 KRON CALISTOGA, CA - OCTOBER 12: CalFire firefighter Brandon Tolp monitors a firing operation while battling the Tubbs Fire on October 12, 2017 near Calistoga, California. At least thirty one people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of …
  • Lift-bridge fail in Port Dover 17 Oct 2017 00:45 Simcoe Reformer PORT DOVER – It could have been worse: It could have happened on Friday the 13th.   There was a major disruption to traffic in Port Dover Monday morning when the gates that barricade access to the Highway 6 lift bridge came down and then refused to rise. …
  • Burned areas in Sonoma Co. may be inaccessible for weeks 16 Oct 2017 22:36 KRON CALISTOGA, CA - OCTOBER 12: CalFire firefighter Brandon Tolp monitors a firing operation while battling the Tubbs Fire on October 12, 2017 near Calistoga, California. At least thirty one people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of …