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  • VIDEO: Officials credited a smoke inhalation drug for likely saving the life of a New York City firefighter who fell unconscious and stopped breathing while battling a house blaze Friday. The firefighter was one of three injured during the response in the Bronx. All are expected to recover, Mayor Eric Adams and Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said at an evening news conference. – PUB DATE: 5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York City
  • Half a century ago, a presidential proclamation called on the nation to support efforts to improve emergency medical care across the country. It also established the first national EMS Week, a tradition we proudly continue today. Much has changed since 1974, yet there is still much we can learn from those trailblazing professionals who helped EMS evolve into the sophisticated branch of medicine it is today. – PUB DATE: 5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
  • VIDEOS/PHOTOS: At approximately 2:44 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2024, a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) deputy attempted a traffic stop on a 2014 BMW X1 for a traffic violation on Ulmerton Road near Railroad Avenue. The driver, 41-year-old Willie Lee Daniels, initially stopped for deputies but quickly conducted a U-turn and fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed. – PUB DATE: 5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: IONTB
  • A tank battery caught fire near Bethany on Sunday night, causing massive flames in the area. Sky 5 flew over the scene near the Bethany water tower, and pilot Chase Rutledge said he could feel the fire from the helicopter. It wasn't clear exactly what caused the fire, but lightning from severe storms continues to strike in the area. – PUB DATE: 5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KOCO-TV ABC 5 Oklahoma City
  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: Emergency crews in southeast Texas were clearing debris and assessing flooding early Friday after powerful storms tore through the state, killing at least four people and knocking out power to nearly 800,000 customers. The winds — which reached 100 mph — were reminiscent of 2008's Hurricane Ike, one of the costliest natural disasters in American history, Houston Mayor John Whitmire said in a briefing Thursday. – PUB DATE: 5/17/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: NBC News
  • PHOTOS: A piece of Leetsdale fire department history has made its way back to the borough. Mary Jane Wasco, daughter of the late Fire Chief Charlie Wasco, donated the bell of a 1937 Ahrens-Fox fire truck that was driven by her father for many years. She presented it to council and borough firefighters May 9. – PUB DATE: 5/17/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Sewickley Herald
  • VIDEO: Firefighters from agencies across the western region are competing for the top seed at the 2024 West Regional Classic Firefighter Challenge. The Sparks Fire Department and Sparks Firefighters Local 731 will host the event, also known as “The Toughest 2 Minutes in Sports.” “It’s a qualifier for Worlds. – PUB DATE: 5/17/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC/CW+ 8 Reno
  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: We’re approaching one year since a deadly fire at a construction site in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. Anchor Erica Bryant spoke with some of the heroes who were right in the middle of it. It’s an interview that none of the firefighters really wanted to do, mainly because May 18, 2023 is a day that’s hard for them to think about. – PUB DATE: 5/17/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
  • VIDEO: FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh is celebrating the successful Congressional passage of lithium-ion battery regulation, achieved through collaborative advocacy efforts with local, state, and federal partners. “This bill is the first step in what must be a long-term, nationwide conversation,” Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said. – PUB DATE: 5/16/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: City of New York Fire Department
  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: Clackamas Fire Department is getting some major upgrades thanks to virtual reality or VR. The station's brand new VR simulation program was funded by the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant. The department is now the second fire agency to use this program in the U.S., a department in Oklahoma was the first. – PUB DATE: 5/16/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
  • We now have a first-person dramatic look at the Clark Memorial Bridge crash that left a semi-truck driver hanging over the Ohio River on March 1. Video from inside and outside the truck's cab was played in court Wednesday morning as the man charged in the crash appeared in court. The dashcam video shows 33-year-old Trevor Branham's pickup truck swerving out of his lane to avoid hitting an electric vehicle that stalled on the bridge. – PUB DATE: 5/16/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WHAS-TV ABC 11 Louisville
  • PHOTOS: The rain was pounding in the Mojave Desert on the Saturday before Easter when the first call came in about a crash along Interstate 15. Details were sketchy: head-on collision, Mercedes versus another car, a 7-year-old not breathing, a nurse on scene performing CPR. San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Capt. – PUB DATE: 5/15/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Metered Site
  • VIDEO: Chopper 6 was over a dramatic crash rescue that unfolded in Chester County on Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a collision on the 400 block of Hilltop Road in Tredyffrin Township just after 10:30 a.m. Authorities say a man had been trapped under a red SUV for at least 30 minutes before he was freed. – PUB DATE: 5/15/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • VIDEO: It's time to sharpen up their skills, first responders trained for a real life situation in the water. Behind Martin State Airport in Baltimore County a group of 50 people conducted an airplane rescue. "This is not anything a school can teach you or you can learn to do in a book, you just have to get in the water in different conditions with different people,” said Brian Key, who is Corporal with the Maryland State Police. – PUB DATE: 5/15/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore
  • PHOTOS: “New York’s Bravest” want to look more like New York. The Fire Department announced a new campaign Tuesday aiming to diversify its rank-and-file with hundreds of new recruits from all walks of life in the Big Apple. FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced the call to arms, dubbed “All Heroes Welcome,” at the department’s Downtown Brooklyn headquarters on May 14. – PUB DATE: 5/15/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: amNY
  • VIDEO: The Roswell Fire Department (RFD) is shifting to a new schedule designed to promote firefighter health and efficiency. Through a pilot program, firefighters will now work a 48/96-hour work cycle and will have a later start time. The department made the move based on health risks associated with prolonged sleep deprivation, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and mental health disorders like PTSD and anxiety. – PUB DATE: 5/14/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WXIA-TV NBC 11 Atlanta
  • Lawmakers are considering spending $6 million to test the use of "sprint" paramedics in three northern Minnesota counties and confront the state's worsening rural emergency response. The hope is that paramedics, roving the Iron Range and northwest lakes region in cars and trucks, could shave minutes off response times, and sort out calls that don't need fully loaded ambulances in the first place. – PUB DATE: 5/14/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: AOL.com
  • VIDEO: San Francisco is poised to become the first city in the country to issue a ban on firefighter clothing manufactured with so-called forever chemicals. Local lawmakers are expected to pass an ordinance on Tuesday prohibiting the use of protective equipment made with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. – PUB DATE: 5/14/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: NBC News
  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: Eight people were killed and 40 others hospitalized in a crash involving a bus carrying farm workers in Marion County Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According to FHP, a 2010 International Bus carrying around 53 farm workers collided with a Ford truck. Troopers said ‘for reasons to be determined,’ the two vehicles collided in 'a sideswiped manner. – PUB DATE: 5/14/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WTVT-TV FOX 13 Tampa
  • VIDEO: The Colorado Springs Fire Department is working to bring the responsibility of ambulance services to them, instead of relying primarily on private companies. This is something Fire Chief Randy Royal and Colorado Springs Mayor Yemi Mobolade have said has been in the works for a while. On social media, CSFD posted a statement from Chief Royal announcing that they will go before City Council on Monday to present their proposal. – PUB DATE: 5/13/2024 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs