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Two Kids Killed in GA House Fire, Mom Badly Burned
The fire in the Butts County home started as an accidental electrical fire.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:47:17 GMT

Off-Duty TX Firefighter Helps Rescue Two Women, Dogs From Fire
The off-duty fire investigator saw smoke coming from the El Paso home and helped get the elderly women and the dogs out.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:38:08 GMT

Desperate Attempts to Save Baby from OK Mobile Home Fire Fail
A 6-month-old girl perished in a mobile home fire in Topper. Her parents and sister escaped with injuries.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:17:09 GMT

KS Man Soaks Firefighters With Hose During Confrontation
A Salina man was arrested for interfering with Salina firefighters attempting to put out a small blaze in his backyard.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:01:21 GMT

Fire Politics: I Am Pro-Choice
Kevin O'Connor encourages departments to evaluate their communications options.
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:20:00 GMT

CA Fire Rages amid Longest Ever Red Flag Warning
Los Angeles and Ventura counties ended their 12th consecutive day of red flag fire warnings Friday.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:41:25 GMT

TX Fire Captain Dies after Falling Ill During Blaze
Brazoria Capt. Dene Barber fell ill Wednesday during a structure fire and later died at a hospital.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:22:08 GMT

FL Firefighter Dies at Station While On Duty
Tallahassee firefighter Jeffery Atkinson died Thursday at his station a day after his 43rd birthday.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:08:09 GMT

Boats Can Be Like 'Floating Fire Trucks' Providing Emergency Services
Ed Ballam checked with boat manufacturers, who said fire/rescue boats can handle a number of emergencies if they are designed properly.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:49:03 GMT

Drexel University Partners With FDSOA on Firefighter Safety Survey
The Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety survey was developed through a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program in response to the National Life Safety Initiative on the fire service safety culture.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:18:31 GMT

Rigaku Devices Used in Seizure of Illegal Drugs Being Transported to Belgium
Rigaku Analytical Devices, has announced its Progeny ResQ handheld Raman analyzer was used during a recent seizure of illegal drugs being transported to Antwerp, Belgium.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:48:00 GMT

Wildfires Push San Diego to Spend $33M on Chopper, Hangar
San Diego will spend $33 million on a new firefighting helicopter and a hangar at Montgomery-Gibbs Field.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:25:45 GMT

WA City's Aging Bridges Affecting Response Times
The Walla Walla Fire Department's responses are being affected by weight restrictions on old bridges.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:14:23 GMT

Former PA Firefighter Admits Theft While in Uniform
A former Bethlehem firefighter admitted Thursday to two petty thefts at a store that got him fired.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:07:51 GMT

CA Judge Orders Two Men to Trial for Ghost Ship Deaths
Derick Almena and Max Harris face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the Oakland blaze.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:44:22 GMT

CA Man Accused of Shooting Forest Service Firefighter
Jacob Kirkendall of Santa Cruz shot a U.S. Forest Service division chief driving a marked vehicle Monday.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:29:46 GMT

NY Judge Rules Against FFs On Sick Time Policy
A judge on Wednesday said Watertown can prevent firefighters from covering others who call out sick.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:54:40 GMT

River Forest, IL, Fire Dept. Gets CAFS Pumper
The Darley Company is proud to build another AutoCAFS pumper for the River Forest, IL, Fire Department.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:43:08 GMT

Auditor: Dallas FD Still Needs 'Significant' Changes

Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Firefighter Burned, Apparatus Destroyed at TX Brush Fire
A Parker County firefighter was overrun by the head of the fire and suffered burns Wednesday.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT

As Firehouse Sees It: Timeless Truths
Tim Sendelbach reflects on the many lessons that Chief Brunacini left behind--lessons that we must now carry forward.
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

FL Firefighters Shot at By Man Who Suspected Burglary
The disabled man thought his home was being burglarized when he opened fire on Miami-Dade firefighters.
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:53:17 GMT

CA Firefighter Dies Battling Massive Thomas Fire
Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson, 32, was killed battling the Thomas Fire near Filmore on Thursday.
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:06:00 GMT

AT&T Helps Create the Future of Communications for Navy and Marine Corps
AT&T recently secured a new contract with the U.S. Navy to provide mobility solutions, services and devices.
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:38:45 GMT

County Looks at Exercising Authority Over MD Fire Departments
The Carroll County Legislative Delegation wants to begin the path towards a countywide combination fire department.
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:29:00 GMT


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