Fire Chief » Fire-EMS http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:02:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Investigation: Dispatcher tells bystander to remove tourniquet http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/investigation-dispatcher-tells-bystander-to-remove-tourniquet/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/investigation-dispatcher-tells-bystander-to-remove-tourniquet/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:00:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/investigation-dispatcher-tells-bystander-to-remove-tourniquet/
Bystander with military training used his belt as a tourniquet on a man's severed leg; department policy is to leave tourniquets in place
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LAFD divides city into 4 bureaus to improve response times http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/12/lafd-divides-city-into-4-bureaus-to-improve-response-times/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/12/lafd-divides-city-into-4-bureaus-to-improve-response-times/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:46:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/12/lafd-divides-city-into-4-bureaus-to-improve-response-times/
It is designed to place one official in charge of a region to incorporate its unique geographical or logistical challenges into improving response times
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N.C. firefighters, medics practice foam pit rescue http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/08/n-c-firefighters-medics-practice-foam-pit-rescue/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/08/n-c-firefighters-medics-practice-foam-pit-rescue/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:09:32 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/08/n-c-firefighters-medics-practice-foam-pit-rescue/ Emergency responders prepare for a gymnast with a spinal cord injury in a foam landing pit]]> http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/08/n-c-firefighters-medics-practice-foam-pit-rescue/feed/ 0 Mass. firefighter struck and killed by drunk driver http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/29/mass-firefighter-struck-and-killed-by-drunk-driver/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/29/mass-firefighter-struck-and-killed-by-drunk-driver/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:48:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/29/mass-firefighter-struck-and-killed-by-drunk-driver/
Kevin Regan, 62, and his fiancée were struck by the driver while trying to cross the street; she is expected to survive
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S.F. ambulance response times still below goal http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/28/s-f-ambulance-response-times-still-below-goal/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/28/s-f-ambulance-response-times-still-below-goal/#comments Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:06:34 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/28/s-f-ambulance-response-times-still-below-goal/
In November 90 percent of ambulances arrived within 12.7 minutes of dispatch; the goal is 10 minutes
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Under attack: Fire victim fights, rips at SCBA masks during rescue http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/22/under-attack-fire-victim-fights-rips-at-scba-masks-during-rescue/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/22/under-attack-fire-victim-fights-rips-at-scba-masks-during-rescue/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:27:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/22/under-attack-fire-victim-fights-rips-at-scba-masks-during-rescue/ We crawled through heavy smoke and fire to find him and were not leaving without him]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/22/under-attack-fire-victim-fights-rips-at-scba-masks-during-rescue/feed/ 0 LODD: N.C. fire chief dies after response http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/18/lodd-n-c-fire-chief-dies-after-response/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/18/lodd-n-c-fire-chief-dies-after-response/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:23:57 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/18/lodd-n-c-fire-chief-dies-after-response/
Ricky Wooten Doub, 61, responded to a call during the day and was later found dead in his home
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Calif. firefighter charged with burglary, elder abuse http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/10/calif-firefighter-charged-with-burglary-elder-abuse/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/10/calif-firefighter-charged-with-burglary-elder-abuse/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:33:13 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/10/calif-firefighter-charged-with-burglary-elder-abuse/
He's accused of going door-to-door at a mobile home park, offering to help seniors with their smoke detectors, then stealing from them
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Experts: ‘No weakness’ culture difficult for firefighters to face addiction http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/experts-no-weakness-culture-difficult-for-firefighters-to-face-addiction/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/experts-no-weakness-culture-difficult-for-firefighters-to-face-addiction/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:30:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/experts-no-weakness-culture-difficult-for-firefighters-to-face-addiction/
The first of its kind treatment program caters to the unique stresses and needs of emergency responders
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NY house burns, collapses, injures firefighter http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/24/ny-house-burns-collapses-injures-firefighter/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/24/ny-house-burns-collapses-injures-firefighter/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:13:26 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/24/ny-house-burns-collapses-injures-firefighter/
The fire chief said the collapse was one of the scariest things he's seen; the firefighter suffered minor injuries
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