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Do you have a protocol for the death of a fellow firefighter?

At some point in everyone's career, there will be a colleague who will die from accidental or natural causes — active employee or retired. Depending on what your fire department establishes as a standard operating procedure, each...

source: By Frank R. Myers
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A Swatara Township, Pennsylvania, fire company is suspended and no longer responding to calls after an investigation into reports that some members were being subjected to racial slurs, harassment and bullying.

source: PennLive

The FDNY is considering stationing one less firefighter at its busiest engine companies as part of a cost-savings measure to cover rising medical leave, officials said July 5. The Fire Department might soon stop assigning a fifth firefighter...

source: New York Post

Houston Fire Department leaders on July 10 proposed a sharp hike in ambulance fees, floating several new charges they hope will prevent repeat callers from using the city's emergency medical services as a convenience.

source: Houston Chronicle

A team of coding students from Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, have developed an app that can turn your smartphone into a smoke detector. "Smoke Detective" is programmed to allow a smartphone camera to detect smoke from a fire,...

source: WTAE-TV

A New Hampshire bill will allow firefighter cancer treatment benefits to be funded through worker's compensation as no funding mechanism was previously established by the Legislature. It's passage will come 28 years after a law establishing...

source: Foster's Daily Democrat

For years, firefighters at the Seattle Fire Department's Station 31 have believed they were contracting cancer at an unusually high rate. A study by the Fred Hutchinson center will determine whether they are being diagnosed...

source: The Seattle Times


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