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  • DC firefighters rescue 6 dogs from burning home, revive 1 in sweltering heat 22 Jul 2020 20:33 Fox News Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Even man's best friend sometimes needs a helping hand. Six dogs were rescued from a burning home in Washington Tuesday, as sweltering summer heat blanketed the nation…
  • Firefighters Support Alliance Launches Interactive Map, Tracking Economic Impact of Firefighters 25 Jun 2020 19:30 GISCafé Firefighters Support Alliance Launches Interactive Map, Tracking Economic Impact of Firefighters ARLINGTON,Va., June 25, 2020 — (PRNewswire) —   Firefighters Support Alliance has launched an initiative to help voters understand the local economic impact …
  • 'It’s almost like a time of war': Firefighters, paramedics concerned over using KN95 masks 04 May 2020 19:37 The Boston Globe Online - Massachusetts Firefighters still respond in a time of need, and many double in operating ambulances and performing EMS work, but the face masks they’re using may not completely protect them from COVID-19. Tests conducted at a lab within the Massachusetts Institute of …
  • Forney Picks Derek Briggs To Be New Fire Chief 20 Apr 2020 19:12 CBS Dallas - Texas FORNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Forney will have a new fire chief in a little more than a month. The city announced the hiring Monday of Derek Briggs as the next Fire Chief, following the retirement of Chief Rick Townsend. Briggs will be leaving …
  • “Dead on Arrival”: A N.Y. Fire Chief’s COVID Journal 05 Apr 2020 20:42 ProPublica Is the United States Prepared for COVID-19? ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Simon Ressner is a battalion chief with the Fire Department of New York …
  • Coronavirus: Brevard EMTs report jump in possible COVID-19 emergency calls 01 Apr 2020 22:23 Florida Today Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedics taking many steps to prevent infection from COVID-19 as they respond to medical calls related to the pandemic. Florida Today To provide our community with important public safety information, our newsroom is making …
  • America’s underpaid, oft-forgotten EMTs are bearing the brunt of the pandemic 31 Mar 2020 00:36 Salon With more cases than any other country, the United States is now the epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic. Our death toll is rapidly rising, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top epidemiologist, has said that 100,000 to 200,000 could die by the …
  • Removal of chief sets off mass firefighter exodus from Dammeron Valley Fire District 17 Feb 2020 15:42 St. George News - Utah 2018 file photo of the Dammeron Valley Fire Station after heavy rains returned to the region, Washington County, Utah, July 14, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News ST. GEORGE —The forced resignation of the Dammeron Valley Fire Chief has set off a …
  • Fire Signs 10 Feb 2020 23:20 Australianaviation When it comes to the debate over climate change, you won’t find Ray Cronin lining up with the sceptics. As the boss of specialist aviation group Kestrel, he has seen first hand how the influence of climate change has grown year by year to produce what is …
  • Pennsylvania DOT warns against drone use during EMS events 06 Feb 2020 00:58 Progressiverailroading Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 2/5/2020 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends PennDOT officials urge commercial drone operators to follow FAA guidelines. Photo – Shutterstock The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is asking drone …
  • Sergeant jumps in icy pond in dramatic rescue of drowning man 03 Feb 2020 21:05 Camden Herald Warren — A Knox County Sheriff sergeant is being hailed as a hero after jumping into icy Crawford Pond Saturday night to rescue a man who had fallen through the ice. "I am extremely proud of Sgt. (Arthur) Smith's dedication to serving the people …
  • Bruce Springsteen’s son chose firefighting over being an EMT in New York 26 Jan 2020 03:26 New York Post Sam Springsteen may have been born to run into burning buildings, but the Boss’ son could have been racing in the streets of New York City in an ambulance. The newly minted Jersey City firefighter took the civil-service exam in September 2015 to become a …
  • Ladysmith Concrete Plant Called Total Loss In Fire 09 Jan 2020 00:52 Bloomer Advance Community Newspaper By Luke Klink | Ladysmith News Three area fire departments battled a redi-mix concrete plant structure fire north of Ladysmith on New Year’s Eve, but despite their combined effort the building is a total loss. The Ladysmith Fire Department responded to a …
  • Fostoria ends year in a spirit of giving 04 Jan 2020 08:54 Fostoria Review Times Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series looking back on 2019 throughout the Fostoria area. Community members, businesses and other local entities ended 2019 with lots of holiday spirit. Several people came together to spread holiday …
  • Former Army medic, firefighter grapples with PTSD but still tries to be of service 03 Jan 2020 16:06 Stars and Stripes (Tribune News Service) — The morning sky was the color of lead, the air was barely above freezing and the only sound was the crunch of dead leaves as Ryan Mains began a 10-mile run through Crystal Lake’s Veteran Acres Park. He has come here for years to …
  • In wake of second deadly fire in two months, fire union again criticizes New Bedford blackout policy 31 Dec 2019 22:05 Southcoast Today - Massachusetts NEW BEDFORD — For the second time in two months, the local firefighters union has brought attention to the Mitchell administration's Fire Department blackout policy. The latest criticism comes in the wake of the second fatal fire in two months, both of …
  • The Bulletin Top 10 of 2019: HERO Center, goodbye to notorious motel, Gold Line and more 31 Dec 2019 17:43 RiverTowns - Minnesota READ MORE: Revisit the region's biggest stories from 2019 No. 1: HERO Center gets ready to open After years of planning, Cottage Grove and Woodbury law enforcement are preparing for the opening of the Health and Emergency Response Occupations (HERO) …
  • 2 brothers dead, young boy injured after 'tragic' accident on central Minnesota farm 23 Dec 2019 08:14 KAAL The pair helps run the family dairy farm, alongside two other siblings and their father, according to Brent Boesl, the men's brother. Both men were married and each have five children. "The more prayers, the better," Brent Boesl said. …
  • Transportation Safety Board investigating engine room fire on Canadian vessel docked in Windsor 17 Dec 2019 17:26 CBC/Radio-Canada Windsor U.S. Coast Guard responded to the engine room fire Sunday afternoon, while the 195-metre Tecumseh was near Zug Island on the Detroit River.  The U.S. Coast Guard first responded on Sunday to the engine room fire CBC News · Posted: Dec 16, 2019 12: …
  • Villager Q & A: New Fire Chief Palmer Buck discusses move to... 16 Dec 2019 18:54 Houston Community Newspapers Online New Woodlands Fire Chief Palmer Buck poses in front of The Woodlands Central Fire Station on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. New Woodlands Fire Chief Palmer Buck poses in front of The Woodlands Central Fire Station on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Photo: Photographs …