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  • UPDATE: Crews battle downtown Tomah fire for nine hours February 24, 2024 7:07 pm WXOW - Wisconsin An area of downtown Tomah is blocked off as crews fight a building fire this evening. The videos are used with permission from Tomah Mayor Mike Murray. The photos in this story are from the Tomah Fire Department. ------------------------------------- TOMAH …
  • State Fire Marshal unveils new search and rescue house February 24, 2024 6:34 am The Times Leader - Ohio COLUMBUS — The future of firefighting and EMS search and rescue training was on full display last week as leaders at the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal cut the ribbon and officially introduced its new Search and Rescue Training …
  • Hail to the chief — Rierson reflects on 9 ½ year tenure leading Marshalltown Fire Department February 24, 2024 6:16 am The Times Republican - Iowa CONTRIBUTED PHOTO — Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson, who led the department for 9 ½ years, worked his last day in the office on Friday and will be using up vacation days until his tenure officially ends on March 21. Friday was Marshalltown Fire Chief …
  • Fighting fires, fighting stigma: A discussion of mental health among DC firefighters February 24, 2024 1:54 am WTOP - District Columbia DC Fire and EMS now holds "Wellness Wednesdays," a chance to connect and check in with other firefighters to see how they're doing. As a child, Woods said, violence was normal in his neighborhood. “In the Black community itself, we’re taught …
  • PHOTOS: Vacant building catches fire in Southeast DC February 21, 2024 7:02 pm WDVM - Washington D.C by: Gabby Allen Posted: Feb 21, 2024 / 01:48 PM EST Updated: Feb 21, 2024 / 01:48 PM EST WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — A fire broke out in a two-story house in Southeast D.C. on Wednesday morning. DC Fire and EMS was dispatched at about 6:14 a.m. for …
  • Chilhowie Fire & EMS honors members' commitment, work February 19, 2024 8:24 pm Smyth County News & Messenger - Virginia Whether it was pouring concrete for a new building, fighting a fire, or mentoring new members, Randy Sturgill answered the call for Chilhowie Fire & EMS. Saturday evening, the captain was honored for his 13 years of service following his Dec. 31, 2023 …
  • Facing medic shortage, Ind. FD urges increased EMS certification, starts ambulance service February 14, 2024 9:02 pm EMS1 By Erik Hackman The Evening News and the Tribune CLARK COUNTY, Ind. — To better serve the communities it covers, Tri-Township Fire and Rescue has started an ambulance service. After noticing a shortage of paramedics, Fire Chief Amir Mousavi, required that …
  • Port Hills fire live updates: Disaster tourists hamper firefighting efforts as blaze burns uncontrolled February 14, 2024 4:59 pm The New Zealand Herald Police are urging “disaster tourists” to stay away from the massive fire burning uncontrolled on Christchurch’s Port Hills. Fire crews resumed their battle against the blaze this morning with 23 appliances, supported by 13 helicopters and two fixed-wing …
  • Calgary Fire Department brings back medical SUVs to help with downtown emergency calls February 13, 2024 10:55 pm Global News Nearly four years after city budget cuts removed them, the Calgary Fire Department reintroduced its second medical response unit to help offset the “sharp” increase in medical emergency calls. CFD chief Steve Dongworth said emergencies like cardiac arrests …
  • Charlotte County firefighter experts speak on plane fires February 10, 2024 11:09 pm WINK - Florida WINK News Reporter Justin Kase spoke with firefighters who specialize in airplane fires to explain why airplane fires can be so challenging and require an immediate sense of urgency. These are images from an airplane fire simulation, which is separate from …
  • Firefighters speak on battling plane fires February 10, 2024 5:19 am WINK - Florida The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two deaths after a twin-engine plane crashed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near Naples Friday afternoon. The plane quickly caught on fire after it crashed, sending flames and billows of smoke …
  • Lycoming County commissioners to end dispute legal with controller February 9, 2024 9:13 am Williamsport Sun-Gazette - Pennsylvania In light of the most recent defeat of an appeal in the ongoing legal dispute between the Lycoming County commissioners and county Controller Krista Rogers, Commissioner Scott Metzger announced that the commissioners will not seek any further appeals. To …
  • 3.7-MWh ESS system in California to provide emergency water backup February 7, 2024 6:20 pm Solar Power World Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy’s five-site, 3.7-MWh energy storage portfolio at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County, California. The systems of standalone energy storage are comprised of Tesla Powerpacks and …
  • WEDNESDAY MORNING: Rural center hearings show we don’t care enough for those who care for us February 7, 2024 1:18 am Allied News - Pennsylvania We talk about our values. But we speak more loudly with our wallets than we do with our words. I’m food fixated. As former Monroeville, Pa. police Chief George Polnar once answered a middle-schooler’s impertinent question by placing his hands on either …
  • Idaho city, FD look at full-time paramedics as call volume increases February 6, 2024 3:10 pm EMS1 By Anthony Kuipers Moscow-Pullman Daily News MOSCOW, Idaho — The Moscow Volunteer Fire Department and the city of Moscow fear providing adequate paramedic coverage for the city and county won’t be sustainable long-term unless changes are made. The city is …
  • Dailysun | Yet another building catches on fire February 3, 2024 10:05 am Daily Sun ZA Another building with shacks inside caught on fire in the Joburg inner city on Saturday morning, 3 February. Photo by Joburg EMS ANOTHER building in the Joburg CBD with shacks inside caught on fire on Saturday morning, 3 February. The fire broke out at …
  • Why did no one help Jolene Waldref before it was too late? February 2, 2024 11:53 pm Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Wisconsin When Jolene Waldref called 911 for help in subzero temperatures, she said she couldn’t breathe. When a dispatcher asked her what happened, Waldref said, “I don’t know.” More than two weeks after Waldref died near a bus stop at a busy Milwaukee intersection …
  • What’s News, Breaking: Friday, February 2, 2024 February 2, 2024 5:34 am Brooklyn Eagle - New York CITY, GENSPACE LAUNCH  BIOTECH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUNSET PARK — A NEW AND GROUNDBREAKING BIOTECH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM was launched on Thursday, Feb. 1,  thanks to a partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation and Genspace, …
  • Survey: 49% of New Yorkers express interest in becoming volunteer firefighter; hold firefighters in high regard February 2, 2024 3:21 am Island Dispatch - New York Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm Firefighters Association kicks off 2024 RecruitNY campaign with release of survey of New Yorkers’ feelings on volunteer fire service; data from poll to help shape recruitment efforts  Submitted by the Firefighters Association of …
  • Petersburg Borough Assembly to auction retired fire engine January 31, 2024 8:09 pm KFSK - Alaska Petersburg’s Volunteer Fire Department. (Photo by Shelby Herbert/KFSK)Petersburg’s Borough Assembly in December voted down a resolution to give a decommissioned fire truck to Hyder’s new volunteer fire department. Now, it will go to a public auction.  …