Brad Paisley honors dad, firefighters in ‘Planes’ sequel

Brad Paisley has created the ultimate Father’s Daygift for his firefighter dad, Doug: a musical tribute to the heroes of the profession. The country star wrote and sings the final song in the animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, called All In, which highlights firefighter bravery and sacrifice. Paisley sings an additional song in the film due out July 18…read more

Firefighter Collapses on Street While Battling 4-Alarm New Jersey Blaze, Dies: Officials

  A volunteer firefighter collapsed and died of a heart attack while battling a four-alarm blaze in New Jersey Sunday night, authorities say. The 54-year-old firefighter, Robert Meyer, died while responding to the Hydrair warehouse in Union Beach at about 6 p.m. Sunday, officials say. He was running in and out of the building, which…read more

New Fire Commissioner Returns to a Challenged Department

In a room deep inside Fire Department headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn, flat screens line the walls, tracking every fire and emergency medical incident in New York City. The last time Daniel A. Nigro was in this operations hub, before his retirement as chief of department a year after the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, the room…read more

3 heat-related threats to firefighters and how to fix them

Firefighting tasks, whether carried out in fire combat or during training, requires a tremendous amount of energy and as the human body burns (metabolizes) fuel (calories) it produces a tremendous amount of heat. It’s just like that thing we call combustion. Dehydration and hyperthermia can have serious physical and mental impacts on the individual. According to…read more

Birmingham Mourns Loss of Fire Chief

Birmingham responders are mourning the death of their chief. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Chief Ivor J. Brooks died Wednesday afternoon after collapsing at a hotel. Brooks, 57, was transported by Homewood Fire and Rescue to Brookwood Medical Center at 2:15 p.m. and was pronounced dead about 3 p.m., according toAl.com. While the cause of death has not been determined…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