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MISSION CRITICAL PARTNERS, AMAZON COLLABORATING TO SUPPORT 911

3 hours 3 minutes ago
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) announced that it will be collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to drive implementation of Amazon Connect into emergency communications centers (ECCs) — also known as public safety answering points (PSAPs) and 911 centers — across the United States. An acute staffing shortage is afflicting ECCs from […]
Barry Furey

WANT YOUR TOILET FIXED? DON’T CALL EDMONTON’S 911 DISPATCHERS

3 hours 10 minutes ago
Edmonton’s 911 civilian call takers and dispatchers are fielding a significant number of calls that aren’t actually emergencies. That’s according to data from a Thursday meeting with the Edmonton police commission. “Over 30 per cent of the calls that we receive on 911 are not transferred to another emergency service,” said Kalie Anderson, director of […]
Barry Furey

WHEN MASSACHUSETTS’ 911 SYSTEM WENT DOWN THESE TELEGRAPH ALARM BOXES BECAME VITAL AGAIN

3 hours 18 minutes ago
(CNN) — When the Massachusetts 911 system for emergency calls stopped working on Tuesday afternoon, Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox noted the city already had a backup solution in place. Use those little-noticed fire alarm red boxes, he said. They rely on that old yet reliable technology: The telegraph. “If you’re having any issues, medical-related […]
Barry Furey

APPARATUS STRUCK ON THE INTERSTATE IN GEORGIA

8 hours 16 minutes ago
CRISP COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) – Traffic was stopped for hours after a crash involving a semi-truck and a Crisp County fire truck on Saturday. According to Georgia State Patrol (GSP), on Oct. 28, around 1:24 a.m., state troopers were called to investigate a crash on I-75 near mile marker 103. During the investigation, state troopers […]
Brian Kazmierzak

UPDATE/VIDEO: Training Goes Horribly Wrong: Non-Firefighter Dies

10 hours 24 minutes ago
In what is unfolding as a tragic story, that 28-year-old man who was injured after a fire broke out during that firefighter training exercise in Miami-Dade, has now died. The man is the son of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue member. The fire started Friday morning during a training drill gone wrong at that vacant building. […]
Billy

THREE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MARYLAND AMBULANCE CRASH

1 day 3 hours ago
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — The Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department (PGFD) said three people were hurt after a paramedic ambulance overturned in Largo on Saturday. PGFD said that just after 1:30 p.m., Paramedic Ambulance 806 was on its way to an emergency when it was involved in a multi-vehicle […]
Chris Shimer

WILDFIRE DEBRIS CONTRACTOR KILLED IN WOOD CHIPPER ACCIDENT

2 days 3 hours ago
An Alpine-area man died in a wood chipper accident Tuesday, the Alpine Volunteer Fire Department reports. The fire department was called to the scene near Alpine, Wyoming, at 1:34 p.m. Tuesday on a report that a man had gotten entangled in a woodchipper, Alpine Fire Chief Mike Vogt told Cowboy State Daily on Thursday. One of about five firefighters on […]
Brian Kazmierzak

ONE CRITICAL AFTER 3 ALARM FIRE BREAKS OUT AT FIRE TRAINING EXERCISE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

2 days 4 hours ago
VIRGINIA GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – One person was transported to the hospital in critical condition after a three-alarm fire broke out at a building during a training exercise in Virginia Gardens. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived at the scene at 66th Avenue and Northwest 36th Street, Friday morning. 7Skyforce hovered over the scene, where firefighters were […]
Brian Kazmierzak

FLORIDA AMBULANCE STOLEN FROM HOSPITAL

2 days 6 hours ago
LEE COUNTY, Fla. — On Thursday morning, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Golisano’s Children’s Hospital for reports of a stolen ambulance. Deputies were able to ping the GPS coordinates of the ambulance, where it was located at the RaceTrac off Summerlin. LCSO located the stolen ambulance and the suspect at the RaceTrac. The […]
Chris Shimer

INDIANA FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFERS FREE CANCER SCREENINGS FOR MEMBERS

3 days ago
In Lawrence, Indiana, the local fire department is making headlines with their proactive approach to health and safety. Going beyond the fire helmets and hoses, the focus has shifted to an invisible threat: cancer. Lawrence firefighters have been offered free cancer screenings through a collaboration with Community Health FHN, this initiative, leverages the Galleri® test […]
Joe Knitter

POWER LINES COME DOWN ON AMBULANCE IN PITTSBURGH

3 days 1 hour ago
Wires fell on a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus and an ambulance traveling near Boyce Park Tuesday evening. The power lines came down in Plum along Center Road during a severe thunderstorm that moved through the Pittsburgh region. Wires could be seen down all over that road. A witness told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that the […]
Chris Shimer

MAINE PARAMEDIC SHARES STORY OF KNIFE ATTACK

3 days 1 hour ago
BANGOR (BDN) — Paramedic Oliver Mackenzie was preparing to pump gas into his ambulance at a Bangor convenience store in the early morning hours last August when he noticed a man walking toward him. At first he didn’t think anything of it. Then Mackenzie noticed the man’s body language and realized the man was making […]
Chris Shimer

IMPORTANT: SCBA SAFETY BULLETIN (The Secret List)

3 days 9 hours ago
All, The IAFF was recently contacted by members of an IAFF Local affiliate experiencing issues with SCBAs entering low-air alerts despite having adequate air remaining in the cylinder. A scientific analysis identified a metallic substance on the air pack’s O-Ring. After identifying the metallic substance, the Department conducted additional inspections and found metallic substances in […]
Joe Knitter

***IMPORTANT SCBA SAFETY BULLETIN***

3 days 10 hours ago
The IAFF was recently contacted by members of an IAFF Local affiliate experiencing issues with SCBAs entering low-air alerts despite having adequate air remaining in the cylinder. A scientific analysis identified a metallic substance on the air pack’s O-Ring. After identifying the metallic substance, the Department conducted additional inspections and found metallic substances in most […]
Billy

WHAT CAUSED THE 911 OUTAGE IN MASSACHUSETTS ?

3 days 13 hours ago
BOSTON – Investigators say they know what caused the 911 system in Massachusetts to go down for two hours on Tuesday, but there are still questions about exactly why the outage happened. The State 911 Department said the outage from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. occurred due to a firewall, which is supposed to protect […]
Barry Furey

OHIO AMBULANCE INVOLVED IN MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH

4 days 6 hours ago
Three crashes on Route 224 Tuesday morning stalled traffic for some time. One of those crashes involved an ambulance and happened around 9:30 a.m. near the Southern Park Mall. Three vehicles were involved. A car pulled out in front of an ambulance. One of the non-ambulance drivers was trapped momentarily but was not hurt. The […]
Chris Shimer
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