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Top 16 Best Firefighter Shows

1 day 8 hours ago
One of NBC's most popular shows is Chicago Fire, which follows the firefighters, paramedics, and rescue squad in Firehouse 51 as they respond to emergencies and work through struggles in their personal lives. Firefighter shows have captivated audiences for years with their dramatic, high-stakes, and captivating storylines.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBR

EMS in Minnesota seeks paramedic diversity to boost outcomes for minority patients

1 day 8 hours ago
Infinity Beatty-Metcalfe's graduation from Hennepin Healthcare's paramedic trainee program on Friday may have been destiny, but it was a delayed one for the 31-year-old. She pushed herself after growing up in foster care to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) at 19. But Beatty-Metcalfe burned out from the intensity and frequency of ambulance runs in St.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Star Tribune - Metered Site

VIDEO: 4 Dallas firefighters injured after engine hydroplanes, falls off bridge

1 day 8 hours ago
PHOTOS: Four Dallas firefighters were hospitalized after their engine slid off an elevated roadway and landed on the DART tracks below. The accident on the I-345 Expressway, which connects I-45 and US-75, and South Good Latimer happened just after 6 a.m. Dallas police say the fire engine hydroplaned, lost control and went off the bridge.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas

Tennessee fire department creating new museum dedicated to its history years after SUV crash took out original location

4 days 8 hours ago
VIDEO: Soon you will be able to learn more about the history of the Knoxville Fire Department. That's because the department is working on creating a museum that will feature vintage items and artifacts. Now that the Knoxville Fire Department headquarters has moved to North Knoxville, Mark Wilbanks, the assistant fire chief, has been quietly working on creating a new KFD museum.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV NBC 10 Knoxville

California therapy dog group for first responders expands nationwide

4 days 8 hours ago
VIDEO: A Marin County woman who provides four-legged emotional support for first responders has expanded her nonprofit across the country. When Kerith the golden retriever and her companions come to visit a fire station they bring smiles. Just ask Kerith's human, Heidi Carman. "Kerith lives for this," said Carman.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco

New video shows moments crane collapsed on busy Florida bridge in April

4 days 8 hours ago
VIDEO: Newly released video is showing just what happened on the ground the moment multiple vehicles were hit by a crane that suddenly collapsed onto a busy South Florida roadway, and how officers worked to get the bridge clear and victims the help they needed. It happened on April 4 in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami

Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, emergency services and banking around the world

4 days 8 hours ago
A technological meltdown disrupted airlines, banks, hospitals and emergency services on Friday. Thousands of Microsoft users reported being suddenly knocked offline, and the culprit appeared to be cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, which had a routine software update malfunction. “CrowdStrike is actively working with customers impacted by a defect found in a single content update for Windows hosts,” the company said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NPR

VIDEOS: Huge fire destroys antiques warehouse in Pennsylvania

4 days 8 hours ago
PHOTOS: A huge fire that could be seen from miles away destroyed an antiques warehouse in Columbia, Lancaster County. Firefighters responded to the fire at Tollbooth Antiques on Chestnut and North Second streets in Columbia around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The owner, David Doolittle, spoke to WGAL. "It's devastating.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGAL-TV NBC 8 Lancaster

'The ability to know where they are': New York-based software to enhance readiness and protect firefighters nationwide

5 days 8 hours ago
VIDEOS: A technology born right in the Queen City is now keeping firefighters safe nationwide. "Florian" is a piece of software that tracks first responders when in burning buildings. The idea for this technology was born out of tragedy, when two Buffalo firefighters were killed responding to a fire on Genesee Street, back in 2009.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo

Kentucky first responder indicted for murder and wanton endangerment in 2023 fire truck crash

5 days 8 hours ago
VIDEO: Two arrests have been made in connection to a fire truck wreck that happened in October 2023. Austin Turner, the driver of the truck for Coon Creek Fire Department, was indicted by a Leslie County grand jury Monday for murder and wanton endangerment. His mother, Ethel Turner, who is also involved with the department, was indicted for tampering with physical evidence.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WYMT-TV CBS 57 Hazard

Ohio EMS wins 8th consecutive American Heart Association Gold Achievement Award for stellar care

5 days 8 hours ago
The American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline program has recognized Delaware County's Emergency Medical Services with their 8th consecutive EMS Gold Achievement Award. This national-level honor recognizes prehospital-care agencies around the country that meet the AHA's standards for rapid and research-based care for the most severe forms of heart attacks and strokes.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWHO-TV CW 53 Chillicothe

Oregon: Large pile fire in Portland sends up plume of smoke seen for miles

5 days 8 hours ago
VIDEOS: A fire at a Radius Recycling metal recycling facility in the St. Johns neighborhood broke out Wednesday afternoon, sending up a plume of black smoke visible from as far away as downtown Portland. There were no injuries reported to first responders or plant personnel, according to Portland Fire & Rescue, and it took about five hours to get the blaze under control.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGW-TV NBC 8 Portland

NASA map captures extent of punishing heat in U.S.

6 days 8 hours ago
The U.S. has contended with unrelenting temperatures this summer, and a map from NASA paints a dire picture of the scale of those persistent heat waves. The map, which consists of a snapshot of temperatures nationwide for July 10, used satellite images — along with a complex mathematical model known as the Goddard Earth Observing System — to create a kind of color code, with dark red showing areas that reached highs of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the NASA Earth Observatory, a program that examines the impact of climate change.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News

West Virginia Department of Health releases new protocols for EMS

6 days 8 hours ago
VIDEO: The West Virginia Department of Health has released new protocols for emergency medical services to empower first responders and provide them with faster decision-making capabilities. The new protocols, developed by EMS leaders across the state, took effect on July 1st. According to officials, the protocols address many of the modern-day challenges faced by first responders in the state.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDTV CBS 5 Weston

'Blue Collar Brawler' wrangles nuisance gator at Florida fire station

6 days 8 hours ago
VIDEO: The Blue Collar Brawler has struck again – but this time inside a Florida fire station. Video sent to FOX 35 from the gator trapper whose name is Mike Dragich, shows him barefoot inside a Jacksonville fire station. Firefighters called the trapper to the station because a gator wandered inside.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando

VIDEO: Large residential fire in Tennessee destroys home under construction, damages several others

6 days 8 hours ago
PHOTOS: A fire destroyed an East Brainerd home that was under construction and caused extensive damage to another newly built house next door that was for sale. Six other structures also sustained exposure damage from the heat. Firefighters were dispatched to the home that was fully engulfed in flames in the 1800 block of Oakvale Drive at 6:08 on Tuesday, July 16.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga

'Emerging Threat' Xylazine Use Continues to Spread Across the United States

1 week ago
Illicit use of the veterinary tranquilizer xylazine continues to spread across the United States. The drug, which is increasingly mixed with fentanyl, often fails to respond to the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone and can cause severe necrotic lesions. A report released by Millennium Health, a specialty lab that provides medication monitoring for pain management, drug treatment, and behavioral and substance use disorder treatment centers across the country, showed the number of urine specimens collected and tested at the US drug treatment centers were positive for xylazine in the most recent 6 months.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Medscape

Black Fire Brigade training next generation of Chicago area firefighters and EMTs

1 week ago
VIDEO: A South Side organization is paving the way for the next generation to become first responders. The Black Fire Brigade recently celebrated its 6th anniversary by opening a new educational center in Washington Park. All of the students who have gone through the program have gotten jobs as firefighters or EMT's.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBBM-TV CBS 2 Chicago

Online fundraiser for family of former Pennsylvania firefighter killed at Trump rally raises $1 million

1 week ago
VIDEO: An online fundraiser for the family of Corey Comperatore, the man who died shielding his family from gunfire at Saturday's Donald Trump rally in Butler, has raised $1 million. Jason Bubb, the owner of Three Fit Six gym in Cabot, organized the fundraiser. He said Comperatore's daughter Allyson has been a member of his gym since day one.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh

Michigan firefighters battle recycling center blaze for 11 hours, confirm lightning strike caused fire

1 week ago
VIDEOS: Firefighters battled a blaze for over 11 hours on Grand Rapid's west side at PADNOS' Front Street Recycling location. Investigators have now confirmed the fire was caused by a lightning strike. A PADNOS Company manager said that one employee had arrived to work early, saw the smoke and immediately called 911.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WZZM-TV ABC 13 Grand Rapids
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