Former NY volunteer firefighter convicted of arson

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:22:55 +0000
A four-day trial, the Ulster County Court jury on Thursday found Michael Watzka Jr., 30, of East Kingston, guilty of third-degree arson

SC firefighter-EMT dies after medical emergency on duty

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:01:29 +0000
Coleman Blease “Coley” Loadholt Jr., 51, of Hampton County, suffered a medical emergency while on duty at the fire station on June 17

Automate shift bidding to increase productivity, transparency and morale (white paper)

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:00:00 +0000
Download the free white paper to learn how to establish a more fair and equitable shift bidding process to save time and improve employee engagement

NY firefighter struck, killed by ambulance

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 04:26:14 +0000
Port Jervis Fire Department Firefighter Nicholas McKeon was asleep in front of the bay door when the ambulance struck him on its way out

Former NY fire captain faces grand larceny felony charge

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 04:14:12 +0000
Alex November, 30, of Glen Cove, is faces charges for falsifying business records, along with a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct

Alaska FF-paramedic climbs mountain after near-fatal fall 2 years ago

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 02:41:25 +0000
Rob Whitney, a fellow firefighter and experienced mountain runner, is helping prepare Schultz for Mount Marathon, the punishing and often perilous July 4 race

Mass. city closes streets for funeral of Boston firefighter

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:43:40 +0000
Boston Fire Lt. Paul Hoban passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, June 16, he was 57

"Go big early" at historically unpredictable refinery fires

Posted on Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:08:35 +0000
Initial observations from the Philadelphia chemical facility fire underscore importance of preplanning and SMEs

NY firefighters raise $8K for Muscular Dystrophy Association's Fill the Boot campaign

Posted on Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers

Texas city considers merger of two fire stations

Posted on Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000
The talks of merging the stations at a new location comes amid discussions of building a new police station somewhere on the city's west side

SC county leader recommended firing fire chief amid ongoing strife, fire official said

Posted on Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Sheldon Fire District Chief Buddy Jones and Assistant Chief Dale Glass remain employed by the department six months after the fire commission met privately to discuss department leadership issues and “infighting"

Pizzeria owner credits firefighters in saving business

Posted on Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000
The Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department was sent to the fire and was assisted by crews from the Cranesville, Cambridge Springs and Kearsarge fire departments and the McKean and Stancliff hose companies

Ind. fire district works out plans for new department

Posted on Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000
The Tri-Township district board has sought and received applications for a fire chief to head up the new department, taken steps toward securing new equipment and hired a local safety expert

Firefighter who led 2017 Thunderbird accident rescue takes flight as hero

Posted on Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Capt. Brian Seidenschmidt was one of two firefighters to fly today, honored for leading the efforts to rescue the Thunderbird crew in the 2017 mishap

Quiz: Cleaning your boots: are you taking the proper steps?

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:16:54 +0000
Your firefighter boots require inspection and cleaning, just as the rest of your PPE does

Fla. county expected to increase fire fee

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:26:10 +0000
That increase would bring an additional $1 million to the county for fire services

Ghost Ship witness has 'snapshot memory' of firefighters ignoring warning signs

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:09:55 +0000
Defense attorney, Tony Serra, used his opening witness to suggest that fire officials missed an opportunity to flag hazards at the Fruitvale neighborhood warehouse

Making the case for a purpose-built mobile device for fire and EMS

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:05:00 +0000
A recent survey shows that emergency responders are juggling multiple devices for access to mission critical data in the field

Tenn. council moves forward with possible solutions to non-emergency 911 calls in the area

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:00:01 +0000
The Chattanooga Fire Department will house a master of social work intern from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to perform case management and better train firefighters in their evolving role

Fire, explosions rock Philadelphia oil refinery

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 03:29:18 +0000
It was the second blaze at the refinery this month, following a June 10 fire in which no injuries were reported