The first Humpday Hangout of July was today and focused on creating, planning and delivering company-level training. Take a look at what was discussed and see the resources that can help your officers and firefighters HERE.
Rush in with SWAT or standby for the all-clear? That's the dilemma some departments face after the Orlando nightclub attack. Read what the first paramedics faced and take a look at views on tactical EMS HERE.
The demand for mixed-use facilities is growing, just like the high-rises they are built into. Take a look at how you can reassess your operations in this article from High-Rise Operations.com
Communications transcend fireground transmissions to every aspect of the organization. Believe it or not, everyone wants the same outcome: successful emergency operations with clear expectations of how to actually make that happen. But therein also lies the tricky part: clearly communicating these wants and expectations in written and verbal form so that everyone knows how the outcome will come to be.
To put things in historical perspective, even the highest paid firefighters were only receiving 29 cents per hour while working 24 hours a day. Chicago firefighters led the pack with seven dollars per day with one day off in three. New York was second with six dollars per day but only one day off in five.
Photos provided by Kittitas County Fire & Rescue shows an affectionate elk greeting Kittitas County Fire & Rescue firefighter Jonas Smith over the holiday weekend as they worked to tame a wildfire in Kittias County, Wash. See More Galleries
Most of these people were members of hotshot and helitack crews before becoming smokejumpers. A few were even military parajumpers. They are experts at navigating in the backcountry. They are self-sufficient for 48 hours after a jump, and trained to stay on the fire line for 14 days straight if necessary, before packing out all of their gear. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs