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WV Fire Chief: Opioid Epidemic Far from Over

WV Fire Chief: Opioid Epidemic Far from Over Huntington Chief Jan Rader says first responders have redefined their jobs to do more than save a person’s life. They’re trying to help rebuild that life thanks to her Quick Response Team. Mark Shaffer January...

‘Clean’ practices gaining ground among fire crews

LINE OF DUTY FIREFIGHTERS AND CANCER ‘Clean’ practices gaining ground among fire crews Departments trying to change rugged culture to protect long-term health By Karen Ann Cullotta Pioneer Press When a massive, five-alarm fire engulfed an apartment complex in Prospect...

FirefighterCloseCalls – Aerial Near Miss

 All, An extreme close call yesterday when South Portland (Maine) Firefighters were training with a their new $1.1 million ladder truck and they hit a power line with the truck’s aerial device. The contact with the electrical line caused a fire to the new...

US Fire Admin – Firefighter Fatalities in 2017

United States Fire Admin Publishes Firefighter Fatalities in 2017 Report 87 firefighters (48 volunteer, 33 career and 6 wildland agency) died while on duty. 50 firefighters died from heart attacks. 40 firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident....