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Minn. EMS uses $4 million grant for automated CPR devices
Ambulances and hospitals will be equipped with the devices that improve survival rates among cardiac arrest victims by reducing ‘rescuer fatigue’

More fire departments using part-time firefighters
The decision, fire chief say, comes down to money and the demand for services.

Ore. firefighters rescue teen after 40-foot cliff fall
Following a high-angle rope rescue, they carried her one-third of a mile to an ambulance.

Golfer Greg Norman nearly loses hand in chain-saw accident

Conn. all-hands factory fire mostly out
Evacuations and environmental concerns sprang from the massive fire that consumed two businesses.

Charges dropped against out-of-state firefighters at chaotic tunnel fire
The two requested accommodations from the host fire departments for their efforts.

3-year study will examine fire truck, driver safety

Conn. factory fire: Environmental concerns
It's not known what is in the 1,000 55-gallon barrels that leaked from the scene.

Tigers' pitcher gives Detroit Fire Dept. $50K

Fire department founder laid to rest on Sept. 11
He started the volunteer fire department, led it for 40 years and was honored with a firefighter's funeral on Sept. 11.

Lexington adds fire trucks, ambulance to boost aging fleet
The city bought five engines, two ladders and four ambulances, purchases delayed by the recession.

Malaysian industry boss gets prison for wildland fire
He got a year behind bars for not preventing people from slipping onto the land and setting the fire.

The Command Post Podcast: Takeaways from the fatal Houston hotel fire
Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie dig into the report that offered over 200 recommendations after a Houston hotel fire claimed four firefighters' lives. One of the takeaways were improved communication, which also means confessing that you don't have the answers but are working on it. "If you create a vaccuum of ...

Tech firms offer to replace Detroit firefighters' pop-can alert system
Deputy fire commissioner says he's humbled by the outpouring of support and lack of criticism for Detroit's plight.

NFL Vikings' exec arson victim
The arson was one of three arson fires; police believe they were random and not directed at the football V.P.

Bankruptcy judge rules against Calif. fire union twice
The ruling throws out the union's agreement, leaving firefighters open to reduced on-duty staffing and retirement contributions.

LODD: Mich. fire chief suffers heart attack

Mich. firefighters make 2 dramatic rescues
With only five firefighters on scene, they rescued one from a balcony and one unconscious woman from the hall.

How to spend less on fire trucks
Once the industry adopts standard specifications, fire truck prices and delivery time should come down.

Aerials: Safety around powerlines
Firefighters being electrocuted by a powerline while on an aerial device is largely preventable; make sure your department is taking these safety steps.

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