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Fire union treasurer indicted, accused of stealing $600K
Joshua Ruhlin is accused of taking money from the union from January 2011 to March 2017
Team formed to debrief firefighters following tragic calls
Statistics show that 10 to 30 percent of fire and EMS providers will at one time or another suffer from PTSD
Retiring Pa. firefighter honored for 44 years of service
Bob Smith said that a tragic fire prompted him to become a volunteer firefighter
BackSafe system aims to reduce backup injuries, deaths
In addition to a dash-mounted screen used by the driver, the system includes a handheld control for the spotter
Streamlight's flashlight designed for helmet, hand and right-angle use
The Vantage 180 was created using feedback from customers looking for a more versatile helmet light
Fire dept. to help kids with autism prepare for emergencies
A sensory tent will be set up, and licensed occupational and physical therapists will be present to share information about the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum
Firefighter impersonator sentenced to 5 years in prison
Thomas Wright, a former fire department employee, told residents he was inspecting their smoke alarms in order to steal prescription medication
Demoted battalion chief sues city, chief for discrimination
Dan Benson alleges discrimination based on his sexual orientation and violation of his constitutional rights
Man under arrest bites battalion chief's arm twice
The second bite caused a serious arm injury to Chief Kevin Shireman's left arm, which required emergency surgery
Fire chief: Uber, Lyft 'unsafe' choices over ambulance transport
Chief Mark Becraft said a ride-share service doesn't have a place in emergency medicine
Cause of blaze that killed 6 children remains undetermined
The cause of the Jan. 12 fire is unknown "after months of an intensive comprehensive investigation"
Officials: No sign of well leak in fatal home explosion
Two people died and a third was badly burned when the house exploded on April 17
FDNY firefighter remembered as 'the greatest firefighter'
A colleague choked back tears as he pledged that Ladder 135 would make sure William Tolley's daughter was taken care of
Firefighter-paramedic invents device to protect stethoscope
The StethoSafe is a patent pending case that protects the head of a stethoscope
Off-duty Border Patrol agent likely started Ariz. wildfire
The agent was involved in recreational shooting and immediately reported the fire after it begun
Firefighter sentenced for sending fake bomb-threat texts
Karry Max Taylor hoped his station would be called for a real emergency while other crews were tied up at the VA hospital
Phantom Controls introduces automated fire pump with remote controls
The Scene Apparatus Manager frees the operator to focus on crew safety, needs and fireground operations, while managing the truck via a tablet
MBC announces multi-functional rescue crane
The Scene Commander can be used to move equipment, stabilize vehicles, as a high-line anchor during water rescues and more
Scott Safety launches air management software
The software allows an incident commander to see air level, PASS and EVAC data
Veteran drum major passes on knowledge, mace at FDIC 2017
A visibly emotional Clayton Thomas handed Chad Tatman the ceremonial baton at the start of the general session
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4550 Old Packhouse Road
Schnecksville, PA 18078
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