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Fudging Numbers Sort Of

Story in the paper : Two people were killed — including a 15-year-old boy — and at least ten others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, police said.The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday evening in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Show More Summary

Dart Getting Smacked Again

This time by the Teamsters on behalf of the sheriffs : One of the nation’s largest local unions is berating Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a full page ad in the Chicago Sun Times on Sunday. WBBM [...] reports Teamsters Local 700 isShow More Summary

Henry Repeating Arms Announces New EMS Tribute Rifle

For immediate release: Henry Repeating Arms EMS Tribute Rifle raffle to benefit National EMS Memorial Service Henry Repeating Arms Company has added an EMS tribute rifle to their “Tribute Edition” line of Golden Boy rifles and donated the first produced to be raffled off, with proceeds benefiting the National EMS Memorial Service. The EMS Tribute...

Using Camera Drones in Some Routine Police Work Would Greatly Benefit taxpayers.

Los Angeles, CA—When there is a personal injury or fatal accident on any one of our highways it must be investigated. Police respond, care for the injured until the arrival of EMT’s, arrange for towing of disabled vehicles and prepare accurate diagrams of the scene for their reports. Show More Summary

Not Just Another Fire - The newest partner in the FireEMSBlogs Network

I want to take a moment to introduce you to our recently redeveloped site, located at We are excited to be working with…

Bears in Cheeseland

Packers favored by 7? That's down from midweek. Let's see in the bye-week led to any improvements.

Ferguson Grand Jury on Monday?

You want the latest on the Ferguson Grand Jury and preparations, check out GatewayPundit. The link is in the right hand toolbar. This guy operates out of St. Louis and has contacts everywhere. The web-protestors "Anonymous" are leaking info about Monday afternoon: On or about November 10, 2014 the Grand Jury decision will be announced. Show More Summary

Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part I

New post, and series, from Captain Dave LeBlanc   Recently I had the opportunity to re-read “On Combat” by Lieutenant Colonel David Grossman. While this book is geared toward the sheepdogs of society (police and military) there are some definite concepts that affect the fire service and firefighters. As I was re-reading it, I…

Judged By A Higher Standard

A couple of years back, my partner and I were assaulted by a combative, intoxicated patient. Not that unusual an occurrence, really. Spend enough time in EMS, and you learn that not everyone is happy to see you arrive on a scene, and not everyone sees you as the good guys. Plenty of them will...

LODD – Chile – Fire In The Firehouse

Marcelo Alvarado Saldivia rushed to the 2nd floor and assisted a family of three adults and two children who were trapped in an office while visiting.

Rules for Rioting

Amazing : Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, have simmered since black teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in August.And with a grand jury expected to soon deliver its decision on whether to indict the officer,...Show More Summary

Quick Hits

Another example of why you should never deal with tow truck operators : Police on Friday evening raided a Bridgeport towing operation that was featured in a CBS 2 report this week about one motorist’s claims the firm illegally towed her car from a public street. Show More Summary

Officers Stripped

The case of the sergeant who got beaten takes another weird turn : Two Chicago Police officers have been stripped of their arrest powers and placed on desk duty pending an investigation into a racially motivated fight that left a sergeant with severe head injuries, a department spokesman said Friday.On Oct. 30, the officers [...]Show More Summary

Los Angeles is Apparently Hostile To Camera Drones and is Considering a Ban!

Phantom 2 with a GoPro HD camera targeted by LA politicians Los Angeles, CA—City Council Members Tom LaBonge, and Mitchell Englander have moved forward with a request for recommendations from the LAPD and other agencies on restricting or otherwise banning civilian drones. Show More Summary

Another Fire Chief Goes Dipping

Perrotti, 47, is accused of embezzling more than $70,000 from the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department

Go Team Me!

Just got the word that one of my columns for EMS1 is a finalist for a 2014 Folio Eddie award. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York city on December 11. It’s an honor just to be nominated, and thank you guys for reading. If it weren’t for you, I’d be...

Honeymoon Over Already?

Based on the "transition team," Rauner is very in-touch with his "inner Combine:" Governor-elect Bruce Rauner added some familiar faces to his transition committee.Speaking publically to the media for the first time since his Election...Show More Summary

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