The 140-foot Three Forty Three fireboat is a $27 million ship is capable of 18 knots (about 20mph). It’s equipped with a 50-foot crane that can hold two people in a basket at its end, and actually has a camera attached on the underside to take a closer look at the water. It’s the longest [...]
The Hartford publishers have made available mini booklets that can help spread the word about common sense approaches to preventing, detecting, and escaping fires in homes. Get some for your community or friends today!
Written by Jim Augustine, MD
Attack One responds to a call for a person who can’t breathe. A concerned husband meets the crew at his house’s front door. His wife sits in the back bedroom in severe distress — they can hear her breathing from the porch.
The crew quickly moves to the patient, the lead [...]
The fire on Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn. Image courtesy of the Daily News.
Nearly three years after two New York City firefighters jumped from a burning building and plunged to their deaths, a 24-year FDNY veteran yesterday became the first to use a widely hailed safety device to escape from a Brooklyn house fire that almost engulfed [...]
Paramed Systems announced today the release of their Mobility Offers Versatility (MOV) chair, a fully motorized stair-chair capable of carrying fire, emergency medical, and rehabilitating patients safely and easily both up and down flights of stairs with the touch of a button.
Paramed developed the dual-track MOV in response to industry demand for a 500 pound [...]
The Corpus Christi Fire Department and emergency medical technicians have a new cardiac alert program that shaves minutes off the time between heart attack and treatment.
The season’s stress could lead to a heart attack or other cardiovascular problems for some.
If it does, paramedic Dan Sheppard said he is ready.
“Time equals death,” Sheppard said. “The longer [...]