Firehouse Exclusives

  • Last 10 Years Worcester’s Proudest

    Walter Giard is closing in on 40 years with the Worcester Fire Department and the last 10 have been his proudest. He has watched, and in many cases directed, the transformation of the department since the fire in the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse...

    News • December 3rd, 2009

  • Worcester Chief: Feels Like Yesterday

    A decade is a long time, but at the same time it seems like yesterday in Worcester. Some in the rank and file are ready to move on. Never forget the losses the department suffered on Dec. 3, 1999, but stay focused on the future.

    News • December 3rd, 2009

  • A Minute Decided Worcester's Fate

    It took a minute, a very long minute, for Retired District Fire Chief Mike McNamee to make a decision he would never forget, nor never regret.

    News • December 2nd, 2009

  • Denis Leary: Reflections on Worcester

    _______________________________________"It's hard to believe it's been a decade... and it doesn't make it any easier," actor Denis Leary told on the approach of the 10th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire, which claimed...

    Article • December 2nd, 2009

  • Communication Faulted in NIOSH N.J. LODD Report

    A federal investigation into the Line of Duty Death (LODD) of a New Jersey career firefighter suggests that the loss of direct communication between an apparatus driver and the firefighter spotting him while backing was a primary factor leading to the...

    News • November 12th, 2009

  • FEMA Deputy to Raise Profile of EMS

    DURHAM, N.H. -- There should be little doubt that the nation's emergency medical providers have a friend in a very high place. Richard Serino, the newly appointed deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told a group of...

    News • November 12th, 2009

  • Cost Sharing Requirement Waived in SAFER Grant

    Communities applying for federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants will not have any out of pocket or cost share expenses this year, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.  The guidelines for the 2010 Federal...

    News • November 6th, 2009

  • Abbottville Exercise Teaches Disaster Management

    There’s been a disaster in the fictional town of Abbottville and responders from around the nation have been summoned to help fight the fires, tend to the injured and rescue those who have been trapped by debris. Abbottville is a scale model diorama of...

    News • November 4th, 2009

  • Expo: Clandestine Labs Present Challenges for Responders

      Clandestine laboratories present huge hazards for all responders who encounter them. Police risk injury and illness responding to the crime scene or investigating suspicious activities. Firefighters expose themselves to hazardous materials as they put...

    News • November 3rd, 2009

  • Expo: Tourniquets to Regain Ground in EMS

    Tourniquets are getting a new look as research indicates that "They aren't as bad as we were all taught," according to Jeff Myers, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at SUNY, Buffalo, in a

    Article • October 30th, 2009

  • New Technology Presented at Expo

    It's pretty well known that people in the emergency services like stuff -- especially new stuff. And, it looks like there's some cool new stuff in the pipeline for gadget folks. What would you think about a handheld device that can help make triage...

    News • October 30th, 2009

  • Chiefs Call for Creativity in Funding

    ATLANTA, Ga. -- It would be a safe bet that there's no fire department or EMS provider in the nation that would say it has plenty of funding and doesn't need another penny. It would also be safe to say many of same emergency services providers have no...

    News • October 28th, 2009

  • Firehouse Central 2009 Kicks Off in Atlanta

    Firehouse Central, EMS Expo and Enforcement Expo Southeast opened together Wednesday in Atlanta, Ga., combining forces to create the most comprehensive public safety event in the industry, presenting new opportunities for crossover training and...

    Article • October 28th, 2009

  • Pa. FF Stricken At House Fire; Dies At Hospital

    A 28-year member of the Westover Area Volunteer Fire Company, Clearfield County, Westover, Pa., Station No. 45 took ill at the scene of a structure fire Saturday morning and died at a local hospital from what appears to be cardiac arrest.

    News • October 25th, 2009

  • Study: U.S. Behind World in Fire Prevention

     Fire officials in the State of Guanajuato in Mexico have a belief that the best fire department isn't the one that responds to the most calls. Rather, it's the one that prevents the most fire. A new "best practices" report shows virtually the entire...

    News • October 9th, 2009