Firehouse Exclusives

  • Motorcycle Ride Honors Fallen Firefighters

    The roar of motorcycles filled the air on Saturday as the Red Helmet ride arrived at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

    News • October 16th, 2011

  • Honor Flag Flies Over Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Hundreds stopped what they were doing Saturday afternoon when the U.S. flag flying over the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial was replaced.

    News • October 15th, 2011

  • Crews Ready Campus for NFFF Memorial

    EMMITSBURG, MD – Despite the showers, workers plowed ahead here Friday readying the campus for the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial weekend events.2011 National Firefighters Memorial CoverageChairs were set up, risers were erected and...

    News • October 15th, 2011

  • Fire Heritage Center Opens Near Memorial

    EMMITSBURG, MD – A long-awaited dream became reality here Friday afternoon when the National Fire Heritage Center opened its doors.2011 National Firefighters Memorial CoverageUnlike traditional fire museums, this one will host collections of books and...

    News • October 15th, 2011

  • NIOSH Urges Caution After Ohio LODD

    NIOSH investigators say a number of factors led to the death of an Ohio firefighter last year.Ryan Neil Seitz, 26, was killed instantly when a pressurized water tank exploded and struck a hose reel. Part of that hose reel struck him in the head, according...

    News • October 13th, 2011

  • Introduced EMS Bill Calls for Enhancements

    The Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvements Act of 2011 outlines specific issues to enhance the delivery of EMS care.

    News • October 12th, 2011

  • Md. Depts. Proactive During Fire Prevention Week

    Two departments are taking proactive approaches when it comes to smoke alarms.

    News • October 11th, 2011

  • High-Risk Families Focus of Fire Prevention Week

    The goal of this year's theme, "It's Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!" is to protect all families, but especially those at the highest risk.

    News • October 8th, 2011

  • Confirmation Hearing Held for Fire Administrator

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Fire Chief Ernest Mitchell Jr., the nominee for U.S. Fire Administrator, told a Senate committee Wednesday that he will rely on his experience to enhance the preparedness of the nation's fire and emergency services."The USFA...

    News • October 7th, 2011

  • Flashover Simulator Training Helped Ohio Crew Survive

    Three Franklin firefighters were caught in a smoke explosion earlier this week at a local restaurant and all of them luckily made it out unscathed.

    News • October 6th, 2011

  • USFA Releases Annual On-Duty Death Report

    For the second consecutive year, the number of on-duty firefighter fatalities has dropped.

    News • September 27th, 2011

  • FDNY Details Post-9/11 Hazmat and Terror Initiatives

    It's been said many times, but the world did change after the attacks of Sept. 11 and no organization felt that change more profoundly than the Fire Department of New York. Beyond the obvious command and personnel changes, there were some seismic...

    News • September 19th, 2011

  • Charleston Fire Chief With Parkinson's to Retire

    Citing increasing medical issues related to Parkinson's, Charleston Chief Tom Carr told firefighters Wednesday he will be retiring in March.

    News • September 15th, 2011

  • Jobs Plan Includes $1B for SAFER, $10B for D-Block

    Fire service proponents say Congress has a huge challenge ahead of it.

    News • September 14th, 2011

  • Expert: Digital Radio the Technology of the Future

    Despite concerns that reportedly have left some fire departments "spooked" about digital radio technology, one expert says it's the future of public safety communications.

    News • September 13th, 2011