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HONOLULU’S 9-1-1 SYSTEM PLAGUED BY STAFF SHORTAGES

3 weeks 1 day ago
(TNS) – Assault victim Kenneth Jacob, a Waikiki Neighborhood Board member, retraces his steps and stands at the spot where he was attacked by a homeless man at the Ala Wai Bridge on Ala Moana Boulevard. A planned automated callback feature would reduce the workload for Honolulu Police emergency call-takers. Above, the HPD communications section […]
Barry Furey

GRANT COUNTY INTRODUCES AI SYSTEM FOR NON EMERGENCY CALLS

3 weeks 1 day ago
MOSES LAKE – The Multi Agency Communications Center (MACC), Grant County’s emergency communications hub, is excited to announce the launch of an advanced AI-based phone system designed to enhance the handling of non-emergency calls. This initiative is an advancement by MACC to improve operational efficiency and providing superior service to the community. Starting Memorial Day […]
Barry Furey

BILL REQUIRES SC 9-1-1 OPERATORS TO BE ABLE TO GIVE CPR INSTRUCTIONS

3 weeks 1 day ago
The American Heart Association is applauding the passage of a South Carolina policy named Telecommunicator CPR. On Monday, May 20, Gov. Henry McMaster officially signed a bill requiring all S.C. 911 operators to be trained in Telecommunicator CPR and be able to provide instructions over the phone to persons aiding a victim during an out-of-hospital […]
Barry Furey

LONDON FIREFIGHTERS TO HALT AUTOMATIC ALARM CALLOUTS

3 weeks 1 day ago
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has announced it will soon stop attending automatic fire alarms in most non-residential buildings in the capital – unless they are told a fire is definitely happening. LFB believes the move – which will affect buildings including office blocks and industrial estates – will save it valuable time, as less […]
Barry Furey

DEAL WOULD CREATE GOVERNING BODY FOR EMERGENCY DISPATCH CONSOLIDATION IN LAKE COUNTY

3 weeks 1 day ago
A proposed agreement to establish an entity to oversee the long-sought consolidation of emergency dispatch services in Lake County has cleared a key hurdle. Members of the Lake County Board’s law and judicial committee Tuesday recommended an agreement to create Lake Consolidated Emergency Communications, known as LakeComm, as the governing agency of a plan that […]
Barry Furey

NEBRASKA COURT RULES FIREFIGHTER WHO SUFFERED MENTAL TRAUMA CAN GET WORKERS COMP

3 weeks 1 day ago
LINCOLN — A judge has ruled that a former Papillion firefighter who suffered mental trauma while responding to a particularly horrific suicide attempt can get workers’ compensation benefits. In a first-of-its-kind decision, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court found for Timothy Gosch and ordered the City of Papillion to pay past and future medical expenses related […]
Brian Kazmierzak

CLOSE CALL INVOLVING OXYGEN CYLINDERS AT FIRE

3 weeks 1 day ago
While performing a transitional fire attack on an apartment fire myself and another firefighter were knocking down heavy smoke and steam from the doorway of the multi-room apartment. During the 3 -5 minutes it took to cool the room and increase the visibility we identified something shiny that was directly in front of us at […]
Brian Kazmierzak

AMBULANCE ROLLS OVER ON DETROIT HIGHWAY

3 weeks 1 day ago
DETROIT (WWJ) — One person has been injured after a crash involving an ambulance on a Detroit Freeway ramp Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on the westbound I-94 ramp to northbound I-75 around noon, leaving the freeway closed for more than an hour. The 46-year-old driver of the Detroit EMS rig was on the ramp […]
Chris Shimer

AMBULANCE, FIRE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE COLLIDE IN SYRACUSE

3 weeks 1 day ago
Syracuse, N.Y. — Two people were injured Tuesday morning when an AMR ambulance and Syracuse Fire Department vehicle collided in Syracuse, firefighters said. At 10 a.m., an American Medical Response ambulance and fire department “mini” modified pickup truck crashed while on the way to a medical emergency in the 2200 block of East Genesee Street, […]
Chris Shimer

Recent Surge in Detroit Fire Apparatus & Equipment Crashes Leave Officials, Residents Worried: 51 Crashes So Far In 2024

3 weeks 2 days ago
A Detroit fire engine on a run through an intersection, hitting a truck and smashing into a store sign, was captured on video. (https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2024/05/28/recent-surge-in-detroit-fire-engine-crashes-leave-officials-residents-worried/ ) The incident, which occurred on Saturday (May 11) at the intersection of Puritan Avenue and Schaefer Highway, is just one of many instances involving fire vehicles that have been reported. Officials […]
Billy

2 INJURED IN CRASH BETWEEN AMR AMBULANCE AND NEW YORK FIRE APPARATUS

3 weeks 2 days ago
Syracuse, N.Y. — Two people were injured Tuesday morning when an AMR ambulance and Syracuse Fire Department vehicle collided in Syracuse, firefighters said. At 10 a.m., an American Medical Response ambulance and fire department “mini” modified pickup truck crashed while on the way to a medical emergency in the 2200 block of East Genesee Street, […]
Brian Kazmierzak

MISSISSIPPI FIRE CHIEF INVOLVED IN ROLLOVER CRASH

3 weeks 2 days ago
COAHOMA COUNTY – The Coahoma County Fire Chief sustained non-life-threatening injuries last week when a driver did not pull over for his emergency vehicle with operating flashing lights and sirens. The Coahoma County Fire Department posted about the accident on it’s Facebook page, including photos of a severely-damaged emergency vehicle. The press release from the […]
Brian Kazmierzak

OMAHA FIREFIGHTER CRITICALLY INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

3 weeks 2 days ago
OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha fire crews were called to the area of 86th and Orchard. Officials say the fire began on the back deck. The first crews on scene reported heavy smoke and flames showing on the exterior of the home. The fire was extinguished after a short time. While they were battling the blaze, […]
Brian Kazmierzak

BIKE PROJECT RAISING AWARENESS OF SUICIDE AMONGST RESPONDERS

3 weeks 2 days ago
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Raising awareness about suicide rates among first responders is the mission of one Lowcountry firefighter’s bike project. Colt Roy is the founder of the Nobody Fights Alone Mountain Bike Project. Roy said he’s tired of losing his friends and wants to make mental health conversations more relevant. This project has been […]
Brian Kazmierzak

New Bill Protects Firefighters from Cancerous Chemicals Found in Bunker Gear

3 weeks 2 days ago
New legislation will protect Firefighters from cancer by ensuring their gear will be free of cancer-causing chemicals. LIVESTREAM: https://www.youtube.com/live/2xjVTrt0EwM WHEN: May 28th, 2024 at 11:30 AM AB 2408 will protect our firefighters from cancer by ensuring their gear will be free of cancer causing chemicals. Current California firefighter gear has been found to contain significant […]
Billy

ELECTRICAL SHOCK AT FIRE: Firefighter Critical But Stable-NLT

3 weeks 2 days ago
Omaha fire crews were called to the area of 86th and Orchard. Officials say the fire began on the back deck. The first crews on scene reported heavy smoke and flames showing on the exterior of the home. The fire was extinguished after a short time. While they were battling the blaze, officials say a power […]
Billy

HIGHLANDVILLE, MO ENGINE CRASHES, ROLLS, CATCHES FIRE – NO INJURIES

3 weeks 3 days ago
HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. (KY3) – The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a Highlandville Rural Fire Protection District truck. Troopers responded to the flipped fire truck at Route EE, two miles from U.S. 65. The crash closed the rural road for a short time. Investigators say the driver ran off the road, tried to […]
Brian Kazmierzak
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