Health & Wellness News

  • No Cash, Texas FF Rehab Service Faces Closure

    SAN ANTONIO -- After 11 years of providing assistance to local firefighters, Bexar County Emergency Scene Rehab's service may soon come to an end. The group helps out the San Antonio Fire Department and many county departments by bringing out...

    News • November 18th, 2010

  • Kansas Firefighter Gets New Prosthetic Leg

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- With the innovation of the microchip, the prosthetics industry has grown tremendously over the past few years. But now, a first-of-its-kind pump is making life a little easier for area amputees...

    News • November 9th, 2010

  • Troubled Ind. Capt.'s Fate in Safety Board's Hands

    CLARKSVILLE, Ind. -- A Clarksville fire captain's job now rests in the hands of two men. A hearing Thursday morning was held for Gary Crowe Jr. to decide his fate with the town's fire department after he was arrested twice...

    News • November 4th, 2010

  • Mich. Firefighters Donate Pay to Sick Colleague

    ZILWAUKEE, Mich. -- How far would you go to help a friend? How about giving up your salary? That's exactly what a group of local firefighters are doing. I asked the question at the business meeting, would you...

    News • October 29th, 2010

  • Parents of Ind. FF Blame Death on EMS Cuts

    MONROVIA, Ind. -- The parents of a 20-year-old Monrovia firefighter who collapsed and died in his home early Wednesday said their son could have been saved if not for cuts to township ambulance services. Ricky Tankersley's...

    News • October 20th, 2010

  • CO Leak Sickens Neb. Dispatchers

    OMAHA, Neb. -- A carbon monoxide leak left Sarpy County 911 without a dispatch center for two hours on Thursday night. A couple dispatchers and a visitor at the center got sick from the fumes, authorities said. Emergency calls had to be...

    News • August 28th, 2010

  • Ky. Firefighters Troubled by Lack of AC

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Some Louisville firefighters are hot under the collar after the air conditioning at a 15-month-old fire house has been out throughout the hottest days of June. When the Portland firehouse opened, officials touted its...

    News • July 1st, 2010

  • Mold Forces Calif. Crews From Station

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A company of North County firefighters have been chased out of their station due to a "silent menace." Escondido fire engineer Chris Arnold knew something was wrong. When he'd go to work, he would come down with a cold that...

    News • June 25th, 2010

  • Wash. Medic Allegedly Swipes Meds

    CAMAS, Wash. -- A paramedic is accused of stealing a painkiller used for heart attack victims from a Camas Fire Department ambulance and replacing it with saline solution. Bradley Allen was taken into custody last week...

    News • May 12th, 2010

  • Colo. Man Becomes FF Despite Hep C

    DENVER -- A 21-year-old former Marine who was infected with Hepatitis C at Rose Medical Center said the virus nearly derailed his dream of becoming a firefighter. Last year, Josh Kraft and dozens of other Rose Medical...

    News • May 6th, 2010

  • Vegas FFs Stress Safety on April 'Pools' Day

    LAS VEGAS --  Families in North Las Vegas weren’t laughing Thursday when they saw firefighters going door to door stressing the importance of pool safety. Although temperatures dropped a bit this week, many hotels already have their pools open...

    News • April 2nd, 2010

  • Ohio FFs Treated for Chem. Exposure

    CINCINNATI -- Fire crews are trying to clean up a chemical spill at a local plant. Battalion commanders said sulfur dioxide leaked out at the Cylinder Processors Inc. plant at 1409 Grandin Road in Hamilton Township...

    News • March 18th, 2010

  • Fla. FF Seriously Cuts Arm at Fire

    CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- Two people were injured, including a firefighter, when a Casselberry home caught fire Thursday night. The fire broke out at the mobile home on Osceola Trail off North Winter Park Drive, around 10...

    News • March 5th, 2010

  • Nashville FFs' Cancer Linked to Diesel

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Medical statistics obtained by the Channel Four I-Team show nearly 69 current Nashville firefighters are battling cancer, and a leading researcher wonders if the firefighters exposure to diesel fumes may be to...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Kansas Chief Killed in Backing Accident

      LINN VALLEY, Kan. -- The fire chief of Linn Valley was killed in an accident at the Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the fire truck driver was attempting to back up the truck but...

    News • February 10th, 2010