The New Orleans fire department says it received a nice gift from the city: one thousand rapid COVID tests days before the city’s vaccine mandate went into effect.
“It’s advantageous in that sense we can test when you get off work and then be ready by the following tour,” said Aaron Mischler.
Firefighters work on 24- and 48-hour shifts, so union leader Aaron Mischler says the once-a-week testing requirements work well for their firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVUE-DT FOX 8 New Orleans
A lawsuit on behalf of firefighters involved in the deadly Farmington explosion has been settled two years after the incident, according to an attorney.
Six firefighters and the estate of Captain Michael Bell settled with C.N. Brown Company of South Paris and Techno Metal Post Maine of Manchester. No other details about the settlement were shared publicly.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News Center Maine
Listen for the skirl of bagpipes, the brassy wail of trombones and the screams of fire truck sirens Saturday morning in downtown Wilmington.
What organizers are saying will be one of the largest parades in the city's history steps off at 10 a.m. honoring the 100th anniversary of the Wilmington Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Online - Metered Site
Tank the Dalmatian from Perry, Iowa, is headed to New York City. He will become the mascot dog for Ladder 20 of the New York City Fire Department in lower Manhattan.
Tank is set to replace the dog Twenty, who was given to the Ladder company 20 years ago after they lost seven firefighters when the North Tower came down September 11, 2001.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHOI-TV ABC 19 Peoria
VIDEO: No one was seriously hurt when an airplane bound for Boston ran off a runway and burned Tuesday morning near Houston, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was carrying 21 people when it rolled through a fence and caught fire while trying to take off from the Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
The types of places that carry the biggest risk for COVID-19 transmission have changed over time - partly because experts have learned more about how the virus works and partly because the virus itself has changed. The delta variant is more than two times as contagious as previous strains, which has obvious implications for transmission.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: HuffPost
The historic rise of calls for service from first responders across the country has opened the door for deeper training for law enforcement in Greensboro to help EMS and firefighters identify medical-related situations. Guilford County EMS and Greensboro firefighters reported that they have seen a sharp increase in calls related to people having a stroke, seizure, dealing with dementia or another unknown medical problem.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point
It looks something like a cross between a robot, a bus and an RV. Until it lights up and moves. Then it’s a fire truck. An electric-powered fire truck.
Empire Emergency Apparatus of Lockport Road in Niagara Falls hosted a demonstration of the pumper on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls for firefighters from Niagara Falls, Buffalo and North Tonawanda on Friday.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Niagara-Gazette
Boulder Fire-Rescue (BFR) tweeted Tuesday morning that they are working a large apartment fire in the 2300 block of Pearl Street.
BFR said that multiple agencies are helping put out the fire that has affected 83 units in three buildings of the apartment complex.
Two minor injuries were reported, BFR said, but those injuries did not require either person to be hospitalized.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver
The world could soon be armed with another tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic: a twice-daily pill that has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death among people infected with the coronavirus.
The drug, molnupiravir, offers another tool alongside vaccines for countries to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Washington Post - Metered Site
PHOTOS: First responders were able to rescue hundreds of Coors beers on Friday following a beer truck crash.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the crash involving a truck filled with adult beverages made from Rocky Mountain spring water! Summit Fire and EMS is reporting the driver of the truck lost their braking capacity while coming down an icy I-70 from the Eisenhower Tunnel Friday morning.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs
Nick Haney ran a Boston Marathon he will never forget.
The Gresham firefighter and paramedic finished Monday’s race more than seven minutes slower than his goal of under 2 hours and 55 minutes, but he did help save a life along the way. And in a twist, it turns out he knew the runner he saved -- an acquaintance, Meghan Roth, from Minnesota whom he’d met through a mutual friend two years back.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Oregonian
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A spectacular two-alarm blaze overnight engulfed the city’s Old Market Street Wharf, the New Orleans Fire Department said Sunday (Oct. 17).
Whipped by strong, gusty winds, the fire at its peak spread up-river the length of nearly four city blocks, from Market Street almost to the current wharf’s entrance at Felicity Street.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVUE-DT FOX 8 New Orleans
In tears Tuesday, just one day after a plane crash fire in Santee destroyed their first home, newlyweds Cody and Courtney Campbell held out hope they would find Cody's wedding ring in the rubble.
He had been wearing a black rubber ring and kept his other ring in their home.
"To get it back would be amazing, but in the end, this is all that matters,” Courtney Campbell said.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFMB-TV CBS/CW 8 San Diego
VIDEO: Overdose-related calls more than quadrupled in September on Kauai, which has first responders concerned.
“We’ve seen a dramatic increase of these opiate overdoses,” said Cody Bonilla, county supervisor for the Kauai Emergency Medical Services, “We’re seeing the cases being linked to fentanyl.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
Aviation accidents are so rare that they naturally make front-page news. Some plane crashes, however, have left lasting imprints due to their unique circumstances or indelible images. Although not the deadliest in American history, these seven plane crashes are among the most unforgettable.
Thick fog enveloped a B-25 Mitchell bomber as it approached Manhattan on a routine flight from Massachusetts to New Jersey on the Saturday morning of July 28, 1945.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The History Channel
New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (NOEMS) will be the first ground ambulances in the region to carry blood for emergency transfusions for patients with traumatic injuries.
“We did the numbers over a year. There were about 80 to 90 patients that we envisioned that blood could have been given and an opportunity for a difference to be made, so this is a really huge opportunity that we’re excited to tackle,” said Dr.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVUE-DT FOX 8 New Orleans
VIDEO: The city of Boston celebrated the opening of its first new firehouse in more than three decades on Thursday.
The new $23.5 million, state-of-the-art facility is the Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 Firehouse in Roxbury. “It’s so important that we make sure that our first responders, our frontline workers, have the support and the tools necessary to do their jobs and to do it with honor and integrity,” said Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
Community transmission of COVID remains high in 89.2% of American counties, according to current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite that, the latest wave, driven by the highly contagious and completely dominant Delta variant, appears to have crested, with new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the virus all in decline from levels two weeks ago.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fortune
Retired firefighter Chuck Roberts, from Eagle, participated in the American Lung Association in Milwaukee’s Fight For Air Climb a dozen times and in total raised $53,769.
Now, the local firefighter is being honored for his amazing efforts to help end lung disease.
The Lung Association launched its 2022 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar to honor local heroes and support its vision of a world free of lung disease.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Jefferson County Union
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