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Communications Clues
Don Abbott offers 16 phrases that should alert the IC of a possible mayday event.
Posted on Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:56:00 GMT

GA Arson Destroys Five Homes, Damages 14
Police have a suspect in custody for the blaze that spread through a Paulding County subdivision early Sunday.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:09:56 GMT

Woman Arrested for Note, Verbal Abuse of UK Ambulance Crew
She left a note on the West Midlands ambulance that ended with "Now move your van from outside my house."
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:55:51 GMT

Mayday Called as Fire Destroys MA Appliance Store
A crew called mayday after becoming disoriented at a five-alarm fire in a Revere furniture store.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:45:00 GMT

Fire Forces Hundreds from Four Philadelphia Buildings
The fire damaged a hotel, hostel and several apartment buildings and left two Philadelphia firefighters injured.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:26:36 GMT

Fire Damages Popular Eatery in NYC's Little Italy
Thirteen people were injured when fire broke out at Angelo's of Mulberry St. in Little Italy.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:14:53 GMT

Ex-Firefighter Details Career at FL Fire Dept. Filled with Harassment
Tanja Vidovic talked with a reporter about the harassment she endured during her career with Tampa Fire Rescue.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Trump's Budget Plan Could Hurt 9/11 Health Program
Lawmakers and advocates say the 2019 budget plan could impact 83,000 9/11 responders who rely on the program.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT

EMS: On the Frontlines of Elder Abuse
Gary Ludwig explains that firefighters and EMS personnel can play a critical role in identifying the crime.
Posted on Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:43:00 GMT

Sprinklers, Alarms Shut Off at Former NY Motel Destroyed by Fire
Officials said the alarms and sprinklers were shut off because of ongoing construction work at the former Henrietta motel.
Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:45:18 GMT

CA Apartment Fire Leaves Firefighter with Injuries
Unattended cooking caused a fire that damaged five apartments in a Martinez building.
Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:32:06 GMT

Houston Firefighter Relieved of Duty over Charges in CO
Houston firefighter Luke McIntosh has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of a helpless victim charges in Denver.
Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:02:18 GMT

Collision Flips TX Aerial Apparatus on its Side
Four Tomball firefighters were injured when the ladder truck collided with a pickup truck.
Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:30:10 GMT

Former Radio Broadcaster Takes Over IN 911 Center

Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:17:31 GMT

TX City Weighs $30K Bonus to Expedite Fire Station Project
Sherman is considering a $30,000 incentive to complete the fire station project 30 days early.
Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:13:27 GMT

CA Dispatchers Get New Training to Handle Wildfires
Sonoma County is working to improve dispatcher training by writing a new 911 script for response to massive wildfires.
Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:00:52 GMT

TX Crews Rescue Driver from Giant Utility Hole
The pickup took a 40-foot nosedive into the hole and Irving firefighters spent an hour freeing the driver.
Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:40:15 GMT

Chief Concerns: 5 Steps for Managing Priorities

Posted on Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:57:00 GMT

MD Firefighter Faces Attempted Murder, Arson Charges
Tyree Torney, a probationary firefighter in Prince George's County, faces multiple charges for three fires.
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:37:57 GMT

OH Firefighters Rescue Motorists Trapped by Flood Waters
Fire and EMS crews rescued found several Amish trapped in a buggy in high water near West Chester.
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:27:14 GMT

NY City Sees Cost Savings with Sick Time Policy
Watertown's mayor said the city has saved more than $32,000 in overtime since a new policy doesn't replace firefighters who call in sick.
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:20:30 GMT

Proposed Law Allows CA Responders to Perform 'Mouth-to-Snout' Resuscitation
"Mouth-to snout" resuscitation and other efforts to treat injured animals is illegal in California.
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:07:04 GMT

After 15 Years, RI Firefighters Still Haunted by The Station Night Club Tragedy
Memories of The Station night club are still raw in the minds of the West Warwick firefighters who responded to the deadly blaze.
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:03:32 GMT

MD Ambulance Headed to NJ Repair Facility Involved in Crash
Bel Air VFC Ambulance 396 was being driven to a repair shop for damage from an earlier accident when it was involved in a crash.
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:47:11 GMT

Forced Staff Assignments: Good Training or a Waste of Time?
Dennis Merrigan says forced rotations in the fire service may be counterproductive.
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT



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