Lawmakers in both chambers are racing against the clock to extend health and compensation benefits for the responders and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Patients with mental illness are being detained in emergency rooms, often for weeks at a time. Now some states are rethinking the entire psychiatric care system.A couple of years ago, in Pierce County, Wash., 10 mental patients spent extended periods in hospital emergency rooms after suffering psychotic episodes.
Radiological incidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima illustrate the need for firefighters to have a decontaminating foam to spray in coordination of federal, state, and local agencies in response efforts.
One hundred and forty minutes. That’s the amount of time between when gunmen at the Bataclan theater began rounding up survivor-hostages after their initial killing spree, and when police began their successful assault on the theater. All told, it was over 160 minutes from the first shots to when the first responders were able to reach those inside the venue: more than two and a half hours.
The U.S. Fire Administration releases the Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2014 report. This report analyzes the circumstances surrounding 91 on-duty fatalities in 2014 to identify approaches that could reduce the number of firefighter deaths in future years.
To view the report, please visit: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/.
The world is no better prepared for the next global health emergency than it was when the current Ebola epidemic began nearly two years ago, a panel of health experts warns.
The White House is pushing to make tourniquets as commonplace as heart defibrillators in U.S. schools, stadiums, airports, malls and other public places, to reduce fatalities from mass shootings and terror bombings.
As the fire service is asked to respond to a larger variety of incidents, and the world changes and new threats arise, there has been a blurring of the once sharp line between fire service and law enforcement, writes Ken Willette, the division manager for public fire at NFPA.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) releases the Task Force Recommendations Final Report to provide recommendations to the FAA “on registration requirements and process for small UAS, including those used for commercial purposes, and all model aircraft.”
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.