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  • 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 …
  • South Carolina faces EMT and paramedic shortage, HGTC program answers to needs 29 Sep 2017 06:27 WMBF HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A statewide meeting was held Wednesday to discuss the shortage of EMT and paramedic-trained professionals in South Carolina.  Officials within the health field and the Department of Health and Environmental Control are working on …
  • Matt Vogl's Mental Breakthrough: From Suicide to a New Center 26 Sep 2017 20:30 Westword But instead of ending his career, Vogl’s raw honesty opened a new chapter. Four years later, he heads the National Mental Health Innovation Center, an Anschutz Foundation-backed, $10 million startup of his own design. In the center’s office at the …
  • Local hero, firefighter Michael Palumbo honored with Distinguished Service Award 26 Sep 2017 01:11 News Herald The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal along with the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS recognized 14 Ohio firefighters for their dedication in going above and beyond the line of duty. The state held its 37th annual …
  • Painesville Township seeking 3.5-mill additional levy for fire services 20 Sep 2017 04:24 News Herald Painesville Township is asking voters to approve a 3.5-mill additional levy on Nov. 7 to support its fire department. According to the Lake County Auditor’s Office, it will cost taxpayers $122.50 annually per $100,000 valuation in property. The levy will …
  • China becomes Airbus Helicopters’ largest market 15 Sep 2017 12:46 FinancialExpress.com Airbus Helicopters is the civil market leader with a 40 per cent market share of about 260 helicopters in China. (Reuters) Airbus Helicopters received a record 49 orders last year in China, making the country its largest civil market in terms of bookings, …
  • For Louisville Firefighters, 9/11 Attacks Reinforced Call To Duty 12 Sep 2017 03:12 WFPL Around the world Monday, people have been recalling the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C. that claimed thousands of lives. Hundreds of firefighters were killed while responding and trying to save victims. On this 16th …
  • Group gets new fire-rescue boat 21 Aug 2017 10:06 NWAOnline GARFIELD -- The Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of its new fire-rescue boat Aug. 9. NEBCO board chair Kara Funk said the boat, which cost $365,000, is used for fighting fires, as a mobile fire hydrant on Beaver Lake and for …
  • Fire-Medic Teresa Uzel To Be Honored With Space Coast Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award 20 Aug 2017 04:06 SpaceCoastDaily.com destiny was to help and saving others The second annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, September 23, inside the Maxwell C. King Center For the Performing Arts. Seating is now available so don …
  • Firefighters working hard to prepare for first New Haven Fire Muster and Expo 19 Aug 2017 15:19 Wane FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -The New Haven Fire Muster and Expo will offer friendly competitions between firefighting teams. Fire Muster Coordinator Ray Easterly, Fire Chief Josh Hale and Denny Gear who runs the Fort Wayne Fire Fighters Museum, all came on …
  • Fire Report: Assist In Matteson, Training Goes On 10 Aug 2017 05:33 E News Park Forest A truck and gear of the Park Forest Fire Department. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski) Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In this week’s fire report, the Park Forest Fire Department responded to Matteson for a report of smoke in a building. Good news, the PFFD was only …
  • Hampton, Newport News fire departments offer new orientations for applicants 03 Jul 2017 11:05 Daily Press There's a saying Battalion Chief Wesley Rogers has heard several times in his time at Newport News Fire Department: A good firefighter is a jack of all trades but a master of none. Being a firefighter-medic isn't just about fighting fires. " …
  • Armor Express Awarded Major Contract with Florida’s Orange County Fire Rescue Department to Outfit Firefighters and EMS Officers with Personal Protection Equipment 08 Jun 2017 13:11 GlobeNewswire CENTRAL LAKE, Mich., June 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. ("Armor Express"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, is pleased to announce today that the Company has been …
  • News | Guest MINDSETTER™ Morse: It’s Time to Arm Firefighters 29 May 2017 13:35 Go Local Prov Email to a friend Permalink Monday, May 29, 2017 Guest MINDSETTER™ Michael Morse   Morse says it is time to arm firefighters As much as I hate the idea, I now believe that it is time to arm Fire/EMS.  For years I preached that it is against everything …