From the U. S. Dept of Veteran Affairs:
Know the symptoms Continue
The new virus causes respiratory illness in humans, usually 2–14 days after exposure. Illnesses have ranged from mild…
Added by Fyre Walker on February 26, 2020 at 6:30pm —
HERO ACT INTRODUCED, ADDRESSES PUBLIC SAFETY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
On January 28, Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced the HERO Act, S. 3244, companion legislation to H.R. 1646, which was introduced last year by Representatives Ami Bera (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on February 26, 2020 at 9:42am —
Calling all artists! The 2020 National Veterans Day Poster Contest is underway. Each year the Veterans Day National Committee publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster. The Committee selects a poster from artwork submitted by artists nationwide. It also…
Added by Fyre Walker on February 25, 2020 at 7:59am —
Positive thinking can improve your mood and help you keep stress in check. Here are six ways you can turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts:
1. Don’t Overgeneralize. Over-generalization is the belief that because something happened…
Added by Fyre Walker on February 12, 2020 at 4:17pm —
An identity thief may use your Social Security number (SSN) to get a tax refund or a job. This is tax-related identity theft. You may not know it has happened until:
- the IRS sends you a letter by mail saying they have gotten a suspicious tax return that uses your SSN, or
- you try to e-file your return, but it's rejected as a duplicate because a return already has been filed using your SSN
If the IRS sends you a letter, follow the instructions in the letter.… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on February 10, 2020 at 12:38pm —
Added by Fyre Walker on October 1, 2019 at 10:13am —
Panama City Beach Paramedic and Firefighter Capt. Jacob Gorman demonstrates how to use the Lifeline ARM hands-free CPR device during a recent training with Bay County.
Panama City Beach Firefighters received a call from dispatch around 8:30 on a recent Friday morning.
CPR was in progress on a middle-aged man at a hotel on Front… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on February 22, 2019 at 7:04pm —
Four leading firefighting associations released a joint position statement opposing EMS degree requirements this week. Continue
Joint Position Statement: https://bit.ly/2CLXR5z
IAFC's Detailed Explanation: …
Added by Fyre Walker on January 3, 2019 at 3:11pm —
Early Saturday morning, a deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office took his own life in the backyard of his Clearwater home.
Deputy Carlos Felipez, 46, had served on the force since February of 2014. He died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
His death is now the fourth first responder suicide in the Tampa Bay Area since… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on December 30, 2018 at 6:49pm —
Henrico County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a beloved deputy who passed away on Wednesday evening.
Deputy Sheriff Rick Slough was outside playing with his children when he suddenly collapsed. He was then transported to an area hospital, where he later died. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time.
Deputy Slough began his… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on December 21, 2018 at 1:30pm —
A South Philadelphia firehouse is among the first to get a new washing machine and dryer for their gear. The heavy-duty commercial grade 'extractors' get rid of harmful carcinogens that firefighters encounter in the line of duty.
At Engine 53 at 4th Street and Snyder Avenue, Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says it's sobering to think about the cancer death… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on December 20, 2018 at 9:54am —
Story Written by: Cathy Womble is a staff writer for the Lake Okeechobee News.
Florida Forest Ranger Robert Smith was born in Arcadia but says because his family was in the ministry, he was fortunate to be able to travel and explore most of Florida and Georgia during his childhood. In 2009, his family settled in Okeechobee, and… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on December 9, 2018 at 4:42pm —
Dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies face the same risks as their human handlers. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States and the number of shooting incidents, violent crimes and terrorist attacks continues to rise.
It’s clear why K9s are frequently used by law enforcement… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on November 26, 2018 at 1:12pm —
Robert "Robbo" Pisani is a Captain in the North Hudson Fire Department and member of North Hudson Fire Officers IAFF Local 3951. His coworkers and friends describe him as the type of person that would drop whatever he's doing to help a friend in need.
Captain Pisani is reaching out to his…
Added by Fyre Walker on July 2, 2018 at 9:43am —
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary for firefighter safety. However, PPE is heavy, bulky, and increases the physiological burden of firefighting. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that firefighters make errors in perception when judging their abilities to navigate obstacles while wearing PPE. These types of errors could increase the risk for injury on the fireground.…
Added by Fyre Walker on September 12, 2017 at 10:08am —
A recent study investigated the relationship between sleep quality and three popular shift schedules — 24on/48off, 48on/96off, and Kelly (on/off/on/off/on/off/off/off/off) — at six fire departments in three southwestern U.S. states. Shift schedules that disrupt circadian rhythms contribute to poor sleep quality; the greater the disruption, the poorer the sleep… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on September 7, 2017 at 5:12pm —
Has your organization recently acquired new fire rescue equipment or vehicles?
Is the old equipment or vehicle(s) still in serviceable condition?
Would your organization like to donate the fire rescue equipment and/or vehicle(s) to a Volunteer Fire Department; but, you’re concerned about any potential… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on August 6, 2015 at 8:07pm —
On Monday, June 18, 2007, the Charleston Fire Department lost nine brave firefighters while battling a devastating blaze at a furniture store. These heroes were memorialized on June 22, 2007. A procession of more than 300 fire engines, ladder trucks, ambulances, and command vehicles stretched approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) and moved single-file along a route which passed each of the three fire stations from which firefighters were lost, as well as… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on June 18, 2015 at 11:15am —
We greatly appreciate your help!
All fire personnel across the state of Florida are invited to participate in an important… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on May 25, 2015 at 11:30am —
First responders have downloaded more than 10,000 copies of a guide to commercially available, hand-portable biodetection technologies created to help them determine what they might be up against in the field. Since many first responders do not always have immediate access to a computer, a mobile version of the guide is now available for cell phones and tablets.
Added by Fyre Walker on January 12, 2015 at 12:22am —