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Rotterdam Integrates Safety Research with LNG Training Facility

  The Dutch company Falck Risc is becoming the number one expert on LNG safety in Europe. Together with the Unified Fire Department, Falck Risc will draw

‘Friday night massacre’: 32 Florida prison guards fired for alleged abuses

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The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) fired 32 prison guards who had been placed on paid leave amid accusations of corruption or abusing prisoners, the Miami Herald reported Friday night. “I’ve made it clear that there is zero tolerance for corruption or abuse,” the...

Editorial: Up the ladder

All 72 members of America’s best fire department earning promotions at a Wednesday ceremony deserve a hearty congratulations for daily risking life and limb to protect New Yorkers.

Gifts between N.Y., S.C. fire departments remembered

In 1865, Union soldiers set fire to cotton warehouses in Columbia, S.C. and then watched as the city burned. Residents formed a bucket brigade and desperately tried to put it out. Among the soldiers were several New York City firefighters who were appalled at the primitive firefighting methods used by city. Show More Summary

Moving Up the Ranks

Tracy Lewis, at a ceremony Wednesday, became the top-ranking African-American woman in New York’s Fire Department.

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena presents this...

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena presents this stunning time-lapse video, created by photographer and volunteer fire lookout Gary Yost, of San Francisco Bay area’s famous fog rolling in to envelop the landscape, illuminated...Show More Summary

Six Crew Escape Burning Tugboat Near Lake Charles, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard along with Black Bayou Fire Department responded Tuesday to a tugboat fire near Lake Charles, Louisiana. The post Six Crew Escape Burning Tugboat Near Lake Charles, Louisiana appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

New Jersey Fire Department Taking Heat for "Show Us Your Tits" Banner

The all-volunteer firemen of the Williamstown Fire Company in New Jersey are catching flack for having raised a banner reading, "SHOW US YOUR TITS," at the state's Firemen's Convention in Wildwood. Shawn Rutter, a college math professor and former EMT, saw the sign and sent a photo to the South Jersey Times. Read more...

DoJ inspector general finds wrongdoing (then nothing happens)

FOIA findings: “Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have escaped prosecution or firing in recent years despite findings of misconduct by the department’s own internal watchdog. Show More Summary

Rescuers search for 2 people possibly swept away in San Diego River

San Diego lifeguards and Fire and Rescue Department personnel were searching Tuesday night for two people who may have been swept away by the rain-swollen San Diego River adjacent to Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.

Rescuers search for 2 people possibly swept away in San Diego River

San Diego lifeguards and Fire and Rescue Department personnel were searching Tuesday night for two people who may have been swept away by the rain-swollen San Diego River adjacent to Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.

Lake Charles Tugboat Engine Room Fire Extinguished

The Coast Guard informs that along with the Black Bayou Fire Department it has responded to a tugboat on fire near Lake Charles, Louisiana. At approximately 1:15 p.

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

For those who run the Fairfax County police and fire departments, and have endured years of leaky ceilings, bad ventilation and asbestos, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. County officials on Tuesday morning broke ground on a new $142 million public safety center, in the current Fairfax government center complex near […]

Stephanie Burton Promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

The City of Decatur sent out this announcement… The Decatur Fire Department has promoted Stephanie Burton to Deputy Fire Chief, effective Sept 1. Duties in her new role include fire operations, events and emergency medical services. Chief Burton will continue to provide fire prevention and education as the city’s Fire Marshal. The previous Deputy Fire […]

San Francisco Fire Chief Faces Heat From City Supervisor

".... lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Department,"

LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit

The Los Angeles Fire Department has opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct at a city fire station made by the recently hired son of a high-ranking fire official, according to documents and interviews.

Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event

The Chicago Fire Department welcomed a class of new firefighters and paramedics today, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel thanking the recruits ahead of time for "the moment you step forward individually, as a team, as a family where there is chaos and confusion."

Bass Lake Fire: Hundreds Forced To Evacuate, Ten Homes Destroyed

The Bass Lake fire forced hundreds of residents out of their homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed the fire has destroyed 21 structures, including at least 10 homes. Although the fire is approximately 20 percent contained, it has spread to more than 320 acres. Show More Summary

Four burned in explosion at Arizona pet food factory

(Reuters) - Four contractors were burned on Sunday in an explosion at an Arizona pet food factory, a fire department official said. The workers were welding in a grain elevator at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff at around 4:30 p.m. when grain dust caught fire and sparked an explosion, said Flagstaff Fire Department Captain Bill Morse.

Massachusetts finds probable cause to investigate firing of activist teacher

If you've wondered why teacher tenure was being so hotly debated, here's a great example of its importance. The Massachusetts Department of Labor has found probable cause that a teacher and local union leader's job—a job that wasn'tShow More Summary

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