Busy truck company assigned to four hour shift on street corner Friday night into Saturday morning.Read More »
UPDATE 2 – Never mind Earlier: Messing with the gold standard. LAFD shuts down news website & social media claiming HIPAA concerns.
Veteran PIO was not allowed to release some basic information about injuries and evacuations at this morning's double fatal fire in Echo Park.Read More »
Must see: The beatings will continue until morale improves. Or until there is outrage about a video of the beatings going viral.
Police in China’s northern Inner Mongolia have launched an official investigation into the beating of five newly-recruited firefighters in Wuhai city after a video that showed them being abused by senior soldiers went viralRead More »
Fire chief says the real reason for the message was to tell everyone about the helicopter landing.Read More »
One more from DC: Engine company takes stroke victim to hospital. Council member orders hearing on EMS problems. Chief Ellerbe to hold press briefing today.
Another case of no EMS transport vehicle available.Read More »
New Mexico firefighter let go after accusing kids of stealing her wallet at school fire safety talk. Guess where the wallet was?
A big never mind after confrontation between students and firefighter in school's cafeteria.Read More »
FDNY & others tweet through the night … a very rough night. Social media, both a beacon in the storm & one that can lead the public & the news media astray.
The good, bad and ugly of social media during Sandy from emergency managers and the mainstream media.Read More »
Detroit fire commissioner sees money in firefighter tourists. Memo suggests charging for ride-along training program that would put the visitors to work.
Reporter Charlie LeDuff gives the full treatment to Commissioner Donald Austin and his memo.Read More »
Social media & the fire service from people who get it. Let Chief Bill Boyd guide you & your department into a brave new world.
A series of videos to lead fire chiefs and others through the world of social media and emergency management.Read More »
Firefighters say rules wouldn't allow them to go beyond ankle deep to reach drowning man in lake three feet deep. Inquest in UK brings out similarities to Alameda, CA case.
Cop and paramedic also ordered not to go in.Read More »