For those who frequently read or watch the news, it should come as no surprise that one of the most common instances of emergency services in the news include responding to incidents. However, more often than needed, the news is the emergency they’ve caused themselves during their response through an apparatus crash Continue reading
With the recent ambush killing of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson that also injured another officer topping newscasts across the region, the incident is eerily similar to an ambush that killed two firefighters in 2012. Continue reading
If you’ve seen the local news in the last week, you’ve likely heard about the controversy brewing a few miles north in Williamstown, NJ thanks to a lewd banner that found its way onto a balcony in Wildwood during firemen’s convention.
Aside from being a ridiculously bad idea by those who Continue reading
Living in South Jersey, we’re within only a few hours of driving to New York City—“The city that never sleeps.” Times Square, The Rockefeller Center, Central Park, The United Nations, and dozens of other tourist destinations draw millions of visitors to the city each year.
Thanks to my girlfriend who has a love for the arts, I’ve been in the city rather frequently the last few years, and have taken in many of the tourist attractions myself. But not a trip goes by where the events of September 11th don’t cross my mind. Continue reading
As I’m sure you’re aware, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been taking the social media world by storm, with users flocking to dump water on their heads in support of the ALS Foundation.
And the campaign has been extremely successful, with at least $30 million Continue reading
Recently, I’ve encountered a lot of my newer colleagues in the fire and emergency medical services who are very eager to get into the action. We’ve all encountered these people—the fresh out of school probie who’s dying to get his first job, or the EMT constantly hoping for the big trauma or cardiac arrest.
It’s a natural instinct, to want to put your new skills to the test. Everyone Continue reading
Last week, a fiery blaze that ripped through ten buildings in Philadelphia claimed the lives of four young children. It also claimed national headlines after the parents of the children killed criticized the fire department and crowds of supporters gathered outside a firehouse to protest the department. Continue reading