Federal Government Finds Funds to Give Firefighters High-Speed Internet Everywhere
The federal government has raised more than enough money to build a nationwide communications network for first responders.
The network will help police, firefighters, and other public-safety officials from different agencies communicate with each other during emergencies. It is intended to handle high-speed data, so officials should be able to send photos and videos to each other, helping them coordinate their responses.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: national journal
Longtime New Jersey firefighter dies after responding to fire
Arthur E. â€śArtâ€ť Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.
Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday nightâ€™s fire at 212 W.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cape May Gazette
Washington fire chief opens up about school shooting tragedy
It wasn't emergency calls that first rattled Greg Corn. It was his grandson on the line telling him about the shooting.
"He called me to ask me if I could pick him up at the back of the school," Corn said. "He had run away from the school."
Weeks after the pain of the deaths from the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, the town's fire chief can reflect and understand how the personal and professional worlds collided.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4
Couple in Midway crash thank Chicago firefighters for going 'above and beyond their job'
A wedding album. Cookbooks. A favorite baking pan.
The elderly couple who survived a plane crashing into their home near Midway Airport say they are "forever grateful" to the firefighters who not only came to their aid this week but went out of their way to save pieces of their lives that were dear to them.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: chicago tribune
Trial of 3 accused of assault at Seattle firefighters memorial begins
A man who was allegedly assaulted by two former Seattle firefighters and a woman as he sat on a memorial to fallen firefighters in March said he was shocked when he came under attack.
Simon McDonald, 33, of Tacoma, told jurors Thursday he was wrapped in a blanket, eating a donated dinner while sprawling under a portion of the Seattle Fallen Firefighters Memorial, when he heard the angry voices of the defendants.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: seattle times
Testimony: Pennsylvania fire chief knocked out of his turnout coat at accident
For the first time in three days of testimony in Matthew Scott Diehl's murder trial, a commonwealth witness said what the prosecution has been implying.
Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Eric Campbell, an accident reconstructionist, said Wednesday he believed that Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller's firefighter's turnout coat was ripped from his body when Diehl drove into him on Interstate 83 on April 27, 2013.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: york daily record
New California chief has plenty of fires left to put out at embattled fire authority
What was supposed to be a temporary job became permanent for the Orange County Fire Authorityâ€™s new chief, but Jeff Bowman said he doesnâ€™t expect to stay at the helm for long.
â€śIf I do this job right, I think it will be (short term),â€ť said Bowman, 62.
Reform is the plan for Bowman, a former chief of the Anaheim and San Diego fire departments who cut short his retirement to return as interim chief of the OCFA in August.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: orange county register