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WA Fire Department to Issue Point Blank Armor

October 6, 2017
East Pierce (WA) Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer says the Las Vegas mass shooting reinforces the safety precautions he started making months ago. He received approval to purchase 32 sets of ballistic vests and helmets. It is a $75,000 expense, and the vests will have to be replaced every five years. The goal is to be able to reach patients quickly and keep firefighters safe during dangerous calls. More Here.

Video: WA Fire Department to Issue Point Blank Armor

October 6, 2017
East Pierce (WA) Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer says the Las Vegas mass shooting reinforces the safety precautions he started making months ago. He received approval to purchase 32 sets of ballistic vests and helmets. It is a $75,000 expense, and the vests will have to be replaced every five years. The goal is to be able to reach patients quickly and keep firefighters safe during dangerous calls.

How To Work With Fire Rescue

September 5, 2017

It's important to communicate with firefighters and rescue personnel and not get in each other's way.

Carbon Monoxide in NJ Home Sickens 4 Officers, 8 Others

August 15, 2017
Four police officers were among 12 people sickened by carbon monoxide in a New Jersey home so toxic it left victims convulsing and foaming at the mouth.

FL Officer, 3 Firefighters Taken to Hospital with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

July 27, 2017
A Miami-Dade police officer and three firefighters were among seven people hospitalized Thursday morning after feeling the effects of what was later determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

Video: Fire Chief Removing Thin Blue Line Stripe from Tulsa Fire Trucks

June 7, 2017
The Tulsa (OK) Fire Department is removing blue stripes from its fire trucks because the chief thinks the symbols of law enforcement support may send the wrong message to some people.

Fire Chief Removing Thin Blue Line Stripe from Tulsa Fire Trucks

June 7, 2017
The Tulsa (OK) Fire Department is removing blue stripes from its fire trucks because the chief thinks the symbols of law enforcement support may send the wrong message to some people. More Here.

Video: Ohio Firefighters Ambushed After Responding to Fire

December 6, 2016
A Youngstown, OH, firefighter was shot Monday night after responding to a fire, and police believe it was a targeted shooting.

Ohio Firefighters Ambushed After Responding to Fire

December 6, 2016
A Youngstown, OH, firefighter was shot Monday night after responding to a fire, and police believe it was a targeted shooting. More Here.    

Video: North Carolina Officer Attacked Outside Police Station

July 8, 2016
Officer Matt Holton of the Greenville (NC) Police Department was attacked Wednesday night by a suspect who had been arrested for armed robbery.

North Carolina Officer Attacked Outside Police Station

July 8, 2016
Officer Matt Holton of the Greenville (NC) Police Department was attacked Wednesday night by a suspect who had been arrested for armed robbery. More Here.

Video: Denver Firefighters Using Ballistic Vests, Helmets

July 5, 2016
When first responders in Denver are called to an active shooting scene, police officers and SWAT teams are no longer the only ones wearing bullet-resistant gear. Denver firefighters are now outfitted with Kevlar vests and helmets.

Denver Firefighters Using Ballistic Vests, Helmets

July 5, 2016
Denver firefighters are now outfitted with Kevlar vests and helmets so they, too, are protected from gunfire on scene with Denver PD SWAT and patrol officers when necessary. More Here.

Video: NYPD vs. NYFD Charity Football Game Ends in Brawl

May 24, 2016
In video shot on the field just after the cops' 29-13 win over the firefighters at the iconic Brooklyn ballpark during what is ironically nicknamed the "Fun City Bowl," the teams are seen converging near the 50-yard line for what was supposed to be a traditional post-game handshake.

Wisconsin Firefighters Issued Ballistic Vests with Rifle Plates for Gunfire Risk Calls

April 21, 2016
All Madison, WI, firefighters on every shift now have bullet resistant vests assigned to them for added protection on any calls posing a higher risk for gunfire.

Video: Firefighter Kills Sheriff's Deputy Wife, Self

September 8, 2015
A Southern California firefighter fatally shot his wife, a sheriff's deputy, inside their home before turning the gun on himself in an apparent-murder suicide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said on Monday.

Firefighter Kills Sheriff's Deputy Wife, Self

September 8, 2015
A Southern California firefighter fatally shot his wife, a sheriff's deputy, inside their home before turning the gun on himself in an apparent-murder suicide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said on Monday. More Here.

Video: New York Ex-Con Shot Firefighter, Set Home on Fire as Marshals Came to Arrest Him

August 14, 2015
A barrage of gunfire erupted around noon at the residence where suspect Garland Tyree had set an early morning fire — and then twice shot a New York Fire Department lieutenant after a failed arrest attempt.

New York Ex-Con Shot Firefighter, Set Home on Fire as Federal Marshals Came to Arrest Him

August 14, 2015
An ex-con linked to the Bloods gang, hours after promising a fight to the death, died in a hail of police bullets to end a six-hour Friday standoff at his Staten Island, N.Y., home, sources said. More Here.

Virginia Firefighter Placed on Leave After Anti-Cop Facebook Comments

August 7, 2015
A Fairfax County, Va., firefighter has been placed on paid administrative leave as the department investigates a comment that appeared on his Facebook account about wanting to put police officers in “body bags” after recent police shootings.
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