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Off-duty Calif. EMT Saves Same Patient on Same Field

For the second time in six months, the softball player has been revived during a game.

Ex-Battalion Chief Admits Setting Fire in Calif. Station

The Compton fire officer set the fire to cover up stealing a city-owned radio.

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W.Va. Fire Chief Stricken Clearing Culvert

Lake Fire Chief George Underwood, 64, died of an apparent heart attack.

USFA On-Duty Deaths: 2014 - 34 2013-101


Cynthia Mills

Mills: A Talk With His Battalion Chief: Words I've Never Heard Before

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Last shift, my firefighter was acting battalion chief because his BC, along with much of the...

Todd J. LeDuc

LeDuc: Consolidation for Efficiencies and Service Synergies

Thursday March 20, 2014

Global economic realities have driven communities to examine opportunities to leverage public...

Dr. Harry Carter

Carter: Where is the Next Generation?

Tuesday March 11, 2014

As I sit here in my hotel room in Las Vegas I am pondering the relative worth of all that I...

Ed Ballam

Ballam: Pierce Gives Sneak Peek of New Cab at Factory

Wednesday March 5, 2014

Sometimes, this job has its perks like traveling to Wisconsin in February on a minus 16...

Cynthia Mills

Fire Wives Meet at Firehouse World

Sunday March 2, 2014

Wow…Firehouse World.  What a week!  “What?” some of you might ask.  “You’re...

Les Karpluk

Karpluk: Leadership Styles for Your Fire Department

Monday February 24, 2014

I like to read about leadership research and theories with the hope that I can learn...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: What Can Emergency! Teach Us Today?

Thursday February 13, 2014

Excitement would be an understatement of the emotion that this jumpseater is feeling today. I...

John J. Salka, Jr.

Salka: Hydrant Work

Wednesday February 12, 2014

It’s the middle of the winter and we are facing another major snow storm. Sometimes we (all...

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