Dallas Mayor: EMS Crew And Ambulance Used In Ebola Case Isolated
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings confirmed that an EMS crew â€“ and ambulance â€“ that transported a patient now confirmed to have the Ebola virus in Dallas has been isolated. â€śWe have quarantined both them and the unit itself to make sure that nothing was there that can be spread and weâ€™re going about our protocol about how to do that,â€ť said the mayor.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVT CBS dallas fort worth
Pennsylvania town council votes to withhold funding from fire department
With no representatives of the township fire department attending a special meeting Tuesday night with council and the mayor, council voted to cut all funding to the department until further notice.
The township advertised the special meeting to discuss the future of the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department in the wake of its fire chief, John Yuknavich, pleading guilty to federal theft charges last Thursday and agreeing to make restitution of $45,000 and resign as fire chief within 10 days.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: times leader
Tragedy of 1964 Boston toy factory fire still resonates
When Boston firefighters pulled up to a vacant toy factory that had caught fire in the South End, flames were threatening to consume the building.
It was 12:31 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1964, and firefighters preparing to combat the blaze on Trumbull Street were â€śriveted to the glow of fire in the sky,â€ť according to a report by Boston Fire Chief William A.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: boston globe
Judge: Rhode Island program for firefightersâ€™ checkups at hospital is illegal
The town cannot follow through on a new program that would require all firefighters to receive an annual medical evaluation at Fatima Hospital under a Superior Court decision issued by Judge Luis M. Matos.
Matos ruled that Rhode Island law clearly requires firefighters to receive an annual medical evaluation, but the â€śmechanism by which the physicals are to occur is not as clearly defined.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: providence journal
New York mayor says move away from fire-based EMS ends high OT costs
The cityâ€™s controversial decision to do away with the Fire Departmentâ€™s ambulance service and reduce the minimum personnel on each fire shift from nine to six coincided with an immediate end to high overtime costs.
â€śIt made a huge impact,â€ť said Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey, who attributed that to the ambulance abolition.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: buffalo news
Houston Arson Investigator Put on Leave for Facebook Post
A veteran arson investigator with the Houston Fire Department apparently violated the municipal social media policy by posting "hate speech" directed at Muslims on his personal Facebook page, the city's top lawyer said.
Bryon Miller, 45, an employee since 1990 and an arson investigator since 2002, has been placed on paid desk duty pending completion of an internal affairs investigation.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
Wooden Bridge Collapse Sends Kentucky Firetruck into Creek
PHOTO: A wooden bridge collapsed early Monday morning as firefighters were driving a fire truck over it, sending the truck into a creek.
It happened about 3 a.m. on Pigeon Roost near Warfield.
Warfield Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Alex Alley was driving the truck.
"I never thought when I started to cross that bridge, that I wasn't gonna make it," Alley said.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3