Houston firefighter dies after collapsing at fire station

Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019 14:01:25 +0000
Firefighter Kenneth Stavinoha was performing his assigned station duties when he experienced a medical emergency and collapsed in the fire station

350-pound NY firefighter sues his colleagues over harassment

Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:51:09 +0000
Firefighter John Munro says he was called names like "cow" and harangued for taking up two seats in the fire truck

Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:41:42 +0000
Authorities raised the storm's death toll to five, saying it is believed to have killed a 52-year-old Florida man who was found dead in his stranded pickup truck

Wash. firefighter who died by suicide remembered for his dedication

Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:32:08 +0000
Battalion Chief Mike Zainfeld, a 25-year firefighting veteran of Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, was on medical leave and was suffered from job-related post-traumatic stress

Pa. officials approve bill to forgive student loans of volunteer first responders

Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:23:02 +0000
The bill would create the First Responder Loan Forgiveness Program, under which college graduates could have up to $16,000 in loans forgiven

Crews assess Houston-area damage after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Emergency crews evacuated 87 residents from a nursing home in Porter as floodwaters began to seep into the home

Bullying: Fire and EMS's tragedy and disgrace

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:21:12 +0000
The suicide of Nicole Mittendorff causes us to ask the question: What is the impact of bullying on emergency responder mental health and suicide?

Pa. firefighter dies from injuries sustained in 2018 crash

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:26:05 +0000
Firefighter Ed Nulton Sr. was directing traffic when he was struck by a dump truck

Photo of the Week: Strip mall fire dynamics research

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:27:27 +0000

Video: Texas first responders rescue elderly, dog

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:53:38 +0000
A video posted on social media depicts the Huntsville and New Waverly fire departments performing water rescues

Social media videos capture Texas water rescues, flooded city

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:27:53 +0000
The Harris County Sheriff office shared images and a video of first responders rescuing people stranded in their cars

NC fire captain dies on the way to vehicle crash

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:02:45 +0000
Capt. Claud G. Messer was driving a fire truck when a logging truck attempted to make a left-hand turn forcing Messer to hit the brakes and crash into the truck

Fla. Firefighter-EMT returns from Bahamas, says it's 'like a war zone'

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:51:26 +0000
Tony Rosado was part of the Florida chapter of the American Volunteer Emergency Response Team deployed to the region after the disaster

Houston-area fire station flooded by Imelda storm

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:48:22 +0000
Firefighters returned to the fire station after conducting high-water rescues to find two generators and the septic system destroyed

3 dead in fire at Wis. group home for mentally disabled

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:01:59 +0000
Two residents escaped the fire and alerted firefighters that others were still inside, according to Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O'Leary

Tropical Storm Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:39:34 +0000
Officials in Harris County said there had been a combination of at least 1,700 high-water rescues and evacuations

Fracking “trade secrets” a major concern for Ohio firefighter

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:30:42 +0000
Youngstown Battalion Chief Sil Caggiano is concerned that first responders sent to hazmat-related emergency calls could have problems determining the type of hazard they are handling

USFA report: 87% of fire-related firefighter injuries are structural-related

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:24:13 +0000
Data pulled from the National Fire Incident Reporting System for the study revealed that firefighters were 11 times more likely to sustain injuries from structural fires than from nonstructural fires

NC firefighters’ fire attack delayed 13 minutes due to police activity

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:07:51 +0000
Police asked firefighters to wait until they arrested the woman accused of discharging a firearm and of setting a fire at the apartment complex

Study: Washington ranked first in first responder salaries

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:43:31 +0000
Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and West Virginia ranked the lowest in annual wages of first responders