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  • SKN Rescue Services Commended 16 Oct 2019 20:36 ZIZ Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 15, 2019 (ZIZ News): The competencies of the emergency rescue services in St. Kitts and Nevis came in for high praise as the Officer in Charge of the helicopter detachment on board the USNS Comfort Lt. Commander John Rashap …
  • Welcome to Roll Call, a Facebook group set up by a violent militia leader that's full of EMTs and cops 10 Oct 2019 22:50 Orlando Weekly This Triad City Beat story was co-published with members of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia including Orlando Weekly, Raw Story, the Detroit Metro Times, and Folio Weekly. In the past year, dozens of first responders, detention officers, police …
  • 'Board of Inquiry' to settle 'blowup' between Flagler's fire, IT chiefs 05 Oct 2019 16:41 Daytona Beach News Journal Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito and Chief Information Officer Jarrod Shupe had what one county official described as a “blowup” during the declared state of emergency for Hurricane Dorian. PALM COAST — An ongoing feud between two top-ranking Flagler County …
  • Falck Ambulance settles unfair competitive practices claims 05 Oct 2019 01:20 Colorado Springs Independent This blog has been updated to report that Falck has also sued SG Collaborative. Falck Rocky Mountain is negotiating with the city of Colorado Springs for a five-year emergency ambulance contract, and adverse news keeps creeping out about the Denmark-based …
  • First responders, cops, and detention officers across the nation joined a Facebook group set up by a violent militia leader 02 Oct 2019 09:33 Metro Times A version of this story was originally published by Triad City Beat. It is republished here with permission. Dozens of first responders, detention officers, police, and enlisted military personnel joined or were added to Roll Call, a Facebook group set up …
  • Evanston Fire Department collaborates on new hiring law 01 Oct 2019 12:24 Daily Northwestern The Evanston Fire Department collaborated with local officials on a new law that creates a hiring preference for fire service career applicants with at least 600 hours of fire suppression work in a certified program. The law, signed on August 23 by …
  • Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 30 26 Sep 2019 11:00 Northern Wyoming Daily News Energy development spurs second quarter growth CASPER (WNE) — Economic growth in the Equality State blossomed during the second quarter, with a surge in the number of construction jobs thanks to a continued boom in wind and oil projects, according to …
  • Safety Spot: Farewell Shelburne, on to retirement 20 Sep 2019 07:48 Shelburne News JIM BUELL As I write this last Shelburne Safety Spot, I look back on the last 14 or 15 years of submitting these columns to the Shelburne News and hope that you, as you read them, gleaned some information and knowledge that you could implement with your …
  • Regional Fire School held at Meigs 19 Sep 2019 07:30 Daily Sentinel ROCKSPRINGS — Firefighters from around the area recently attended the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School held at Meigs High School. The fire school was organized by a local planning committee and included training on several topics. Twenty-two …
  • Winslow receives $36,572 to assist fire department 12 Sep 2019 01:37 Town Line photo from Winslow Fire Facebook page The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced recently $33.6 million in direct assistance grants to 166 fire departments nationwide through the agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant …
  • Oklahoma EMT shares story of survival after plane crash 19 Aug 2019 23:18 KFOR-TV-DT Please enable Javascript to watch this video CORDELL, Okla. – An EMT and assistant fire chief is lucky to be alive following a plane crash, and he is now sharing his story. “I’ve broken this foot, broken this foot twice actually,” Devin Humphrey told our …
  • SF’s new fire chief talks about a ‘crisis’ on streets... 13 Aug 2019 20:28 SF Gate New Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson remembers her fascination with a firehouse set up as a polling place, which her dad took her to as a girl in Pelham, N.Y. New Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson remembers her fascination with a firehouse set up as a polling place …
  • Clarksville Fire Rescue new chief Freddie Montgomery Jr. takes oath of office 02 Aug 2019 22:31 WJZM   Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 the City of Clarksville swore in Freddie D. Montgomery Jr. as Clarksville’s 17th Fire Chief in a ceremony at Freedom Point attended by his family, friends, firefighting colleagues and City officials. “I …
  • At 53, she is becoming a D.C. firefighter 02 Aug 2019 16:42 The Washington Post It’s commonplace around firehouses to see firefighters transition to new career paths after two decades of service. But usually, first responder crews watch people walk out their doors when they hit about 50. Very few walk through the door fresh to …
  • Mesquite Chamber Lunch Focuses On Medical And Emergency Services 17 Jul 2019 14:50 Moapa Valley Progress By VERNON ROBISON Moapa Valley Progress Mesquite Fire Department Chief Jason Andrus addresses members of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon meeting held on Wednesday at the Conestoga Golf Clubhouse in Mesquite. PHOTO BY VERNON ROBISON/Moapa …
  • Firefighters get the training they need to fight wildfires 23 Jun 2019 14:37 GoSkagit FIDALGO ISLAND — Tucked in a forested area on the south side of Lake Campbell, brush burned and smoke clouded the air. The fire that burned June 16 was part of a four-day annual wildfire training exercise hosted by nearby Skagit County Fire District 11, …
  • Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announces Freddie Montgomery as choice for Fire Chief 20 Jun 2019 08:58 WJZM   Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has selected Hopkinsville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery to lead Clarksville Fire Rescue after a nationwide search and consideration of a large field of candidates. “Our search was broad and wide, and plenty …
  • Austin-Travis County EMS Saves Real Lives on First Responders Live 19 Jun 2019 18:30 Austin Chronicle Austin-Travis County EMS medic Bob Luddy, one of the stars of Fox's new reality show First Responders Live There’s an old saying in the news industry: If it bleeds, it leads. There are easy ratings in human tragedy and accidents, from the combination …
  • Smithfield man becomes EMT following family tragedy 30 May 2019 21:59 Daily Press No one could reach Nancy Starnes that Saturday in September 2017. Her grandson, Paul Starnes, thought his grandmother’s home phone wasn’t working. Sometimes she forgot to put it on the charger. As concern built among his family members, he went to her …
  • Slave Lake offering free movie showings, internet cafes and free gym passes to Alberta wildfire evacuees 23 May 2019 23:51 Edmonton Journal An out-of-control wildfire roaring towards High Level forced about 5,000 residents from their northwest Alberta homes Monday afternoon as an evacuation order directed them to safety in communities hundreds of kilometres to the south. This story will be …