This Is How We’re Killing Firefighters

We think we have time to change department rules and revise bylaws. Problem is, we don’t. We’re on borrowed time as it is. According to the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, a firefighter takes his/her life every 3.25 days. That’s your brother, your sister. Two a week. Gone. Despite the push for awareness and action, we’re…read more

2014 Firehouse Community Service Awards

We are pleased to announce the newest honorees in our 2014 Firehouse Magazine Community Service Awards program. We take pride in highlighting the actions of these outstanding individuals. Story credit: firehouse.com Read more: http://www.firehouse.com/article/12107947/2014-community-service-awards…read more

Fire Truck crashes into hillside after brakes fail

DRAPER — Some local firefighters had quite the scare Friday when the brakes on their fire truck went out, causing them to crash into a hillside. Fortunately everyone was wearing a seat belt, no one was injured, and only the fire truck sustained damage. Jeremy Robertson, a captain with the Unified Fire Authority, said they…read more

Meet Team Fire and Fuel Apparel’s Newest Athlete

Meet Team Fire and Fuel Apparel’s Newest Athlete   We are proud to announce our newest international team member Shantelle Malawski from Canada. She joins an incredible group of firefighter athletes on Team Fire and Fuel Apparel. Her passion for fitness and the fire service will only make this team even stronger.  The team is made…read more

Local engineer says thermal-imaging mask will save lives. Firefighters agree Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_28762517/local-engineer-says-thermal-imaging-mask-will-save#ixzz3lB4BtD22

Inside a burning building, the smoke often gets so thick and oppressive that firefighters can’t see their hands if they wave them in front of their facemasks. The roiling black clouds obscure everything: staircases, chairs, an unconscious person, even the flames – burning at more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit – on the other side of…read more

Napa County fire engine wrecked in crash

A Napa County fire engine rolled down an embankment on a winding rural road Saturday morning, destroying the engine and sending two volunteer firefighters to the hospital. The accident occurred on Wooden Valley Road east of Napa around 11:30 a.m. after the two volunteers had been sent to a motorcycle accident in the area, said Capt.…read more

Wildland Case Studies Show Why Trust Matters

Wildland fire is a coalition effort. Your safety, success and resilience depend on your cooperators, and your working relationships with them. Trust is essential. Trust is a key factor in many accidents, successes and close calls, but its full impact is often missed. Photo and story credit: firehouse.com Read more: http://www.firehouse.com/article/12100038/wildland-case-studies-show-why-trust-matters…read more

Injured firefighter improving at Harboview

The condition of Daniel Lyon, the U.S. Forest Service firefighter injured in the Twisp River fire, is improving, hospital officials said Saturday. Lyon, a 25-year-old Puyallup resident, has been upgraded to serious condition in intensive care at the burn center at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, He is alert, breathing on his own and has…read more