The facts are a bit different but the dilemma for firefighters remains.Read More »
Local chief gives update on Obion County, TN 'pay for spray' policy. Union City's Kelly Edmison says tax is cheaper than subscription,
Chief Edmison writes STATter911.com to update us on chiefs' efforts to change subsciption plan.Read More »
Public information in your Nation's Capital: Encryption of police communications, fire department Twitter feed goes dark, cameras seized by police. What does it all mean? A guest column by Gerald Baron.
DC Fire & EMS Department director of communications says social media is for parties.Read More »
More than six-hour rescue to get man from 760-foot level of tower. Firefighters in Burleson, Texas tell their story.
Firefighter cramped up trying to get rope to the platform.Read More »
Drug testing and pet ambulance firm has vehicle impounded.Read More »
Lesson from Weston: Stuff happens. Delaying addressing it with the press & public doesn't make it any better or go away faster.
Consider the image of your department in the digital age as a neighborhood of lightweight constructed homes on a very windy day, with the houses built six feet apart, with no sprinkler systems and no real fire resistive barriers in the outside walls.Read More »
Must see video: Driver fired, lieutenant demoted over fire engine road rage incident in Orange County, Florida.
Lieutenant flips bird and engineeer hits median as they deal with a car that won't pull over.Read More »
Alameda citizens let officials have it over drowning. Firefighters to get training, but still no boat.
Island community has gone two years without water rescue capabilities.Read More »
Alameda, CA firefighters & cops suffer image blow as they watch man drown. Dave believes without training & equipment they shouldn't have been dispatched to the call.
Dave looks at how this could have been prevented and what the fire department does now about this image problem.Read More »
The Mt. Pleasant riot is a good example why it is important to have a good relationship with your stakeholders before the trouble hits.Read More »