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  • Fire, EMS Women's Association Accepting Conference Proposals

    Press Release
    Posted: August 26th, 2013

    The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (iWomen) is accepting proposals for our 2014 International Conference which will be held February 26 - February 28, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona. Our 2014 International Conference is committed to finding, enhancing, and strengthening the leader in all women! Our conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson –Reid Park. Our conference attendees come from a wide range of areas within the fire service including...

  • A Really Bad Day

    Posted: August 1st, 2013

    According to the latest complete statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2011, the U.S. fire service responded to 30,098,000 alarms. Divided by 365 days, that comes to an average of 82,460 alarms on any given day. Every hour, 3,435 incidents were dispatched. Nationwide, that averages about 57 responses a minute. These...

  • Cover Story: 19 Firefighters Killed In Yarnell, AZ, Wildfire

    Posted: August 1st, 2013

    On June 30, 2013, the worst tragedy to occur in 80 years in wildland firefighting claimed the lives of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots in a fire near Yarnell, AZ. Another firefighter who was acting as a lookout, and who was not with the main group, survived. The 19 firefighters who died are: Andrew Ashcraft, 29, Robert Caldwell, 23, Travis...

  • Prescott's 'Hot Shots' Were Truly Hotshots

    Associated Press
    Posted: July 2nd, 2013

    Above all, the crew prided themselves on their problem-solving, teamwork and "ability to make decisions in a stressful environment."