Kansas firefighter dies after responding to grass fire
Caney Volunteer Firefighter Cliff Sanders, 55, died early Thursday after having collapsed at the Caney Fire Station while responding to a fire page for a grass fire Wednesday afternoon.Sanders was first transported to a hospital in Tulsa where he died several hours later.According to Caney Fire Department spokesperson Billy Kolb, this is the first line of duty death for the Caney Volunteer Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOKI-TV Fox 23
Ohio fire chief to retire, leaving diminished fire department 'more stressed'
In anticipation of Fire Chief Rob Ross' retirement, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic announced Thursday that Deputy Chief Edward Hiltbrand would become the city's fire chief.
The mayor plans to promote Ross, who has served 29 years in the department, to deputy mayor of public safety, a cabinet position that has not been filled for four years.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Was Philadelphia paramedic in scandal the perfect prey?
It seems a darker story lurks beneath the salacious headlines about the sex scandal that's consuming the Philadelphia Fire Department.
The woman paramedic at the center of the controversy - which threatens to tarnish the careers of at least a dozen firefighters, paramedics and top brass - is a mentally troubled young woman who was preyed upon by those who should have protected her, according to numerous sources who asked not to be named because of an ongoing investigation.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: philly.com
9 keys to a competitive SAFER grant
The Department of Homeland Security through FEMA announced that the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant application period will begin on February 9 and remain open until 5 p.m. March 6. This application period is actually for the 2014 SAFER grant, which is funded at $340 million.
The SAFER grant program provides funding directly to fire departments and national, state, local or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters to assist them in increasing the number of firefighters that are available to help fire departments meet industry minimum standards.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firerescue1
Former Maryland chief charged with impersonating an officer at blaze
Deputy state fire marshals charged 41-year-old Richard Donald Francisco II, of White Plains on Friday with impersonating a member of an emergency squad earlier this month during an apartment fire Jan. 3.
According to charging documents, Francisco falsely represented himself as a member of Prince Georgeâ€™s Countyâ€™s Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: southern maryland newspapers online
Patrol boat still in center of Connecticut police, fire tug-of-war
Technically speaking, Greenwich's newest patrol boat is called a CBRNE vessel. It stands for a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear- and explosive-detecting multifunctional watercraft.
Because of its hybrid nature, the state-of-the-art boat, paid for by a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is continuing to be the reason a tug-of-war about how it will be operated and by whom -- with the Fire Department recently renewing its case for greater access to the craft.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: greenwich time
Discipline likely in Philadelphia Fire Department sex scandal
A fiery sex scandal threatens to burn up multiple firefighters' careers, including some top brass, according to former Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers.
Ayers told the Daily News yesterday that the investigation into a young paramedic's claims of sexual misconduct began shortly before Ayers retired in June.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: philadelphia daily news