Calif. Firefighters Recovering After Being Shocked

May 27–COLTON — The last of three Loma Linda firefighters who suffered electrical shock injuries when a fire truck touched a power line has been released from a hospital, Colton fire officials said Tuesday. The firefighter, whose name wasn’t available, suffered burns that stretched from his chest to his feet. “It’s expected to be a…read more

Wildfire in Central California Grows Overnight

State fire officials have brought in hundreds of additional firefighters to battle a Central California blaze that is threatening about 100 rural homes. The fire burning in foothills near Lake McClure in Mariposa County nearly doubled in sizeovernight to 900 acres and was 10 percent contained. The threatened homes are under evacuation orders. State fire spokesman…read more

US Honors Veterans Over Memorial Day Weekend

The U.S. Marine Corps’ chaplain, speaking Sunday to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church’s fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day. “What they have done has…read more

Fallen N.C. Capt. Honored at Charlotte Speedway

A fallen Asheville fire captain will be remembered this weekend during the Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Capt. Jeffrey Bowen’s name has been added above thepassenger side door of Jaime McMurray’s Liftmaster race car. McMurrary races with Chip Ganassi Racing. http://www.firehouse.com/news/11478504/fallen-asheville-fire-captain-honored-at-coca-cola-600-race-in-charlotte…read more

Growing Arizona wildfire threatens homes, businesses near Sedona

OAK CREEK CANYON, Ariz. –  A wind-whipped wildfire in a canyon near Sedona more than quadrupled in size Wednesday, threatening homes and businesses that attract thousands of tourists to Arizona this time of year, while the gusty conditions kept air resources on the ground. Hundreds of firefighters poured into northern Arizona to battle the fire that…read more

History of EMS Week

History of EMS Week The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3 – 10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982. Around this time the…read more

IFD to help study firefighters’ heart health

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The city of Indianapolis announced Wednesday that some of the city’s firefighters will soon help save lives in a different way. About 400 firefighters and doctors from Harvard and IU Health are teaming up to study the health of firefighters. The goal is to figure out why cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of…read more

Bel Air fire company members subjects of documentary

Members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company are the stars of an online documentary series, whose executive producer is pounding the pavement to get it on television. “It’s everything that’s still right with this country,” Rick Otenasek said of the volunteer fire service. “These are ordinary people doing extraordinary work.” The series is titled…read more