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MI, PA Departments Receive Josh Cellars $5,000 Training Grants
The Olivet FD and Upper Milford Western District Fire Co. #1 received two of 10 grants from Josh Cellars awarded to volunteers obtain training.
Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:32:24 GMT

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Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:48:58 GMT

Continental Gear Washers/Dryers Often Qualify for AFG Grants
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period ends March 16 and Continental gear washers and dryers often qualify because they enhance firefighter and public safety.
Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:38:43 GMT

CT Officials Approve Tax Break for Spouses of Fallen
Milford families that have lost a first responder in the line of duty are getting property tax breaks.
Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:50:29 GMT

Phoenix Firefighter Shortage Could Lead to More Taxes
A new study recommends Phoenix add at least 138 more firefighters, which could mean higher taxes.
Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:19:10 GMT

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

The Station Fire Lead to Tougher Building, Safety Codes
Work to remove the grandfather clause from Rhode Island's fire codes after The Station night club fire took a lot of work to get in place.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:58:00 GMT

Twenty Overdoses Prompts MA Chief to Send Out Warning
Chief Jeffrey Winward told Lowell-area residents to check on loved ones after crews responded to 20 overdoes in three days.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:48:40 GMT

Historic LA School Sustains Extensive Damage in Overnight Fire
The historic former Kenner High School closed in 1996 and was undergoing restoration work.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:30:00 GMT

Blaze Destroys NJ Ambulance Squad Station
Flames consumed the American Legion Ambulance Association station and destroyed six ambulances.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:17:08 GMT

Shuttered WI Station Becomes Department's Prevention HQ
Budget cuts forced Milwaukee to close Engine 6, but the station has reopened as the Community Relations Division house.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:01:12 GMT

Memorial Service Honors Fallen RI Firefighter
The memorial service for Pascoag Fire Lt. Richard Jenks was attended by firefighters and police from around the region.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:54:42 GMT

PA Firefighter Struck and Killed Placing Flares
PennDOT worker Robert Gensimore, a Warriors Mark-Franklin firefighter, was placing flares on Intertstate 99 when he was struck.
Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:45:27 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



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