Firefighters applaud Minneapolis fire chief’s safety focus during riots

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2020 02:53:33 +0000
FireRescue1 community voices support for Chief John Fruetel's cautious approach to fire operations amid violence

Quiz: How much do you know about personal finances?

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2020 01:34:41 +0000
Firefighters, it's time to test how much you know about financial preparedness

IAFC releases guidelines for mass-gathering response during pandemic

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 22:05:48 +0000
Nationwide protests involving spontaneous mass gatherings prompted the early release of the document

Medical flights in Twin Cities partially suspended due to civil unrest

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 20:37:09 +0000
The Minnesota Air Medical Safety Council announced limited suspensions due to increased air traffic and reports of shootings, drones and laser pointing incidents

Bystander duty of care: Off-duty firefighter liability

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 20:22:39 +0000
What we can learn about first responders' responsibility to intervene from the death of George Floyd

Photo of the Week: COVID-19 can't stop climb to fight cancer

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 19:09:01 +0000

Fired Minneapolis officer in George Floyd case arrested as protests spread nationwide

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 17:55:57 +0000
Protests have reached cities including New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis, Tenn. and Louisville, Ky.

Rapid Response: Protests prompt fire departments to consider their ‘must-saves’

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 16:32:11 +0000
Minneapolis protests highlight the need for contingency planning for fire/EMS facility and apparatus security

Plane carrying firefighters crashes in Alaska

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 15:59:18 +0000
Four Alaska Division of Forestry employees, including emergency firefighters, were seriously injured in the crash

House, Senate PSOB bills differ, stalling action on benefits

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 15:53:21 +0000
House adds COVID-19 infection presumption, extends benefit for 9/11-related injuries

Minneapolis fire chief: ‘We are being very, very cautious’ during riots

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 14:22:55 +0000
Chief John Fruetel explains scene safety must be established before fire attack operations are tenable

$50M in grants approved for Pa. fire, EMS agencies

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 13:56:51 +0000
The special grant program was approved unanimously by the Pennsylvania House and Senate

CAL FIRE faces potential furloughs, pay cuts

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 13:14:03 +0000
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has planned a 10% pay cut for all state workers and reduced spending that could result in firefighter furloughs

Man seen carrying gas cans before blaze that injured 3 Ohio FFs

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 12:26:44 +0000
Authorities believe the man started the blaze and have issued an arrest warrant

Apparatus destroyed, fire station damaged in Wis. blaze

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 11:39:53 +0000
Officials said it appears the fire originated on the department's primary engine

Video: Minneapolis protesters set fire to police precinct

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 07:21:21 +0000
Livestream video showed protesters entering the building, where fire alarms blared and sprinklers ran as blazes were set

Fire operations to save SS Jeremiah O’Brien at massive Pier 45 fire in San Francisco

Posted on Thu, 28 May 2020 23:15:55 +0000
In this episode, host Marc Bashoor speaks with Lt. Jonathan Baxter about San Francisco’s massive Pier 45 fire

Minneapolis 'war zone': FFs respond to 30 arson fire incidents amid protests

Posted on Thu, 28 May 2020 22:31:39 +0000
Fire apparatus damaged by rocks and other projectiles thrown by protesters; police sent to assist fire crews

12 creative firefighter videos on TikTok

Posted on Thu, 28 May 2020 20:14:34 +0000
Using the hashtag #firefightersoftiktok, members of the fire service show off their creative side using the popular social media platform

Podcast: How to prepare for and respond to violence at protests

Posted on Thu, 28 May 2020 15:07:47 +0000
Chris Cebollero and Greg Friese, MS, NRP, discuss EMS MCI response lessons learned from protests turned violent in Ferguson and Dallas