No breath, no pulse - but Minnesota fire crews revive patient
He wasn't breathing, and he had no pulse.
The man had collapsed Sunday on a sidewalk outside the Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul, and police and firefighters who rushed to his aid tried to save him.
CPR didn't work. Neither did the Heimlich maneuver. Nor did a defibrillator.
So the rescue workers turned to a staple of TV medical dramas: They cut open his throat to get air into his blocked windpipe.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Twin Cities.com
CalFire chief seeks to change discipline after scandal
Two captains demoted after a scandal at California's firefighting training academy were restored to their previous rank within a month, prompting the agency's chief to say Monday that he will try to demote them again.
Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott also said he was working with the state's personnel department to develop better training after learning that the disciplinary reports filed against the two captains inadvertently allowed for the rapid reinstatements.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: sacramento bee
Florida commissioner calls out firefighters for going to grocery store
A Seminole County commissioner is calling out firefighters over a grocery run.
Commissioner Brenda Carey texted a complaint to firefighters for going to a Winn-Dixie less than a mile from their fire station on Lake Mary Boulevard while they were on the clock.
One firefighter who asked to remain anonymous told Channel 9's Tim Barber that cooking on the clock during a 24-hour shift is part of the job.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFTV-TV ABC 9 Orlando
Police, Fire and Paramedic Chiefs Welcome Government of Canada Action on Improving Public Safety Communications
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) and Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) joined together to express their support for the Government of Canadaâ€™s announcement that a full 20 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum will be designated for public safety broadband use, and that $3 million will be provided to take initial steps to establish a Public Safety Broadband Network for responders and public safety partners.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
Pennsylvania does not require volunteer firefighters to be trained
Action News Investigates has learned Pennsylvania does not require any training for volunteer firefighters. But just over the state line, West Virginia requires 120 hours of training before a firefighter can set foot on a fire truck. Firefighters say that makes them better prepared to protect the public and themselves.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh
Tennessee firefighter dies after being struck by tree at vehicle fire
A Madison County firefighter died early this morning after a tree fell during a vehicle fire, according to the Madison County Fire Department.
Fire department crews responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 18 and Medon-Malesus Road. During the fire, a tree broke and fell on top of firefighter Chris Blankenship, trapping him underneath the tree, according to a news release from Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: jackson sun
New video warns Boston firefighters of cancer dangers
As a camera pans, three Boston firefighters sit in front of a wall plastered with images of their fallen comrades. Their colleagues did not perish in a rampaging fire or in a sundered building. They all succumbed to cancer. Their stories were on full display during a screening last week of a new, emotional video on the toll cancer has exacted on Bostonâ€™s firefighting force.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: boston globe