IAFF Urges Congress to Support Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

General President Harold Schaitberger joined members of Congress May 17 at a press conference to promote legislation establishing a national fire fighter cancer registry. The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 4625 / S. 2799) would allow novel research on cancer in fire fighters by providing scientists with new data. “It sometimes surprises people when I tell them that the most dangerous threat to the health...

IAFF Develops National Database to Address Youth Firesetting

Each year, youth firesetting leads to an alarming number of injuries, deaths and property damage. To address this growing and overlooked problem, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) initiated the Youth Firesetting Information Repository and Evaluation System (YFIRES) to serve as a national database, as well as a resource at the local level, for developing intervention programs and other efforts to reduce youth firesetting.According to the National...

Prince George's MD Local 1619 Suffers a Line of Duty...

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is mourning the death of one of our own and praying for the best of a second member.  Firefighter/Medic John E. Ulmschneider was shot and killed while on a call Friday evening.  A Morningside Volunteer Firefighter, Kevin Swain, was shot multiple times and at last check was undergoing surgery.At around 7:30...

Senator Marco Rubio Speaks at IAFF Presidential Forum video

SEN MARCO RUBIO (R-FL) speech at the IAFF 2015 Presidential Forum last year. With the elections upon us we felt it was important to repost the remaining candidates who spoke to the Fire Fighters. Please review the videos from Cruz, Rubio and Sanders and post your comments below. The 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference included one of the nation’s first...
Fairfax County News Feed

Former Fairfax Co. officer to serve prison time in shooting death of...

WTOPFormer Fairfax Co. officer to serve prison time in shooting death of unarmed manWTOPFAIRFAX VA, JUNE 24: Anne Geer, left, walks past Fairfax Count...

Fairfax County School Employee Arrested For Embezzlement - Alexandrianews.org

Fairfax County School Employee Arrested For EmbezzlementAlexandrianews.orgFairfax County police began an investigation on June 16 into a Fairfax Count...

Concerts, Campfires and Comedy This Weekend at Fairfax County Parks - Patch.com

Patch.comConcerts, Campfires and Comedy This Weekend at Fairfax County ParksPatch.com123 Andrés:123 Andrés, one of the most exciting voices on the chi...

Fairfax County Public Schools Employee Arrested for Embezzlement: Police - Patch.com

Patch.comFairfax County Public Schools Employee Arrested for Embezzlement: PolicePatch.comFAIRFAX COUNTY, VA -- Detectives from the Major Crimes Divis...
Fire News

Huge firefighter response tamps down McClure Fire in watershed -...

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Vallejo firefighter saves woman from drowning while vacationing in Hawaii...

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Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie plays firefighter for a day...

DesMoinesRegister.comDes Moines Mayor Frank Cownie plays firefighter for a dayDesMoinesRegister.comD...
IAFF News

CFD reflects on Fire Ops 101 - Journal Review

Journal ReviewCFD reflects on Fire Ops 101Journal ReviewAs a result of these four individuals' e...

Opinion: County contracts with union paid leave cost taxpayers -...

MarylandReporter.comOpinion: County contracts with union paid leave cost taxpayersMarylandReporter.c...

Philly Pensions Board considers a less costly plan for retirees...

Philly.comPhilly Pensions Board considers a less costly plan for retireesPhilly.comThe FOP, IAFF, Di...
Paramedics & EMS

Four Ways to Kill a Paramedic Student - EMSWorld (press...

Four Ways to Kill a Paramedic StudentEMSWorld (press release) (blog)With equal preparation to ZAPS, ...

City of St. Petersburg - EMS1.com

City of St. PetersburgEMS1.comThe City of St. Petersburg is building an ongoing eligibility list for...

UFC Heavyweight Champion Keeps Day Job as Paramedic/Firefighter - EMSWorld...

UFC Heavyweight Champion Keeps Day Job as Paramedic/FirefighterEMSWorld (press release) (blog)In add...
Health

Study finds PET-CT scans can benefit patients with advanced Hodgkin...

NH VoiceStudy finds PET-CT scans can benefit patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphomaNH VoiceA study ...

National HIV Testing Day to See Participation of Celebrity Advocates...

NH VoiceNational HIV Testing Day to See Participation of Celebrity AdvocatesNH VoiceCure continues t...

No deal for Brigham, nurses - The Boston Globe

The Boston GlobeNo deal for Brigham, nursesThe Boston GlobeNegotiators from Brigham and Women's ...