Breaking fire news and industry trends
March 11, 2019
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Maine fire chief dies while attending memorial for fallen FF
NC fire chief dies from ski injuries
Report: 2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever
Houston mayor calls for 400 FF layoffs to raise pay for others
Mayor Turner plans to lay off 400 firefighters as he prepares to award pay raises required by a voter-approved proposition
Proposed Tenn. legislation would arm fire, EMS workers
In order to carry, personnel would need written permission from a supervisor and complete an eight-hour training course
12 Texas FFs hospitalized after pesticide exposure
Texas senate introduces first responder health care bill
Police: Man was ‘high’ when he punched Fla. firefighter
Police: Sarasota man shot at paramedics as part of bizarre plan
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How to decontaminate firefighter gear after a brush with fentanyl
By Ben Thompson, FR1 Columnist
Follow these five steps to decontaminate firefighter gear after a medical call involving opioids to avoid exposure.
Simulation training preps first responders for the possible
By Greg Chapman, FR1 Contributor
With violence against fire-rescue personnel becoming more frequent, training must include simulations of responding to calls gone wrong.
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Ground ladder placement: Rescue from a burning building
By Mark van der Feyst, FR1 Columnist
Remove the potential for the building occupant to injure firefighters during a ladder rescue.
What you need to know to participate in an emergency operations center
By Jim Spell, FR1 Columnist
Your involvement in an EOC will allow you to represent your fire department at the highest level in an emergency response incident command role.
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Icom Inc. announces upcoming release of IC-SAT100, Satellite PTT radio
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