As baby boomer firefighters retire and the millennial generation increasingly moves into the workforce, the overriding concern is how to successfully manage incoming millennial firefighters.
According to Maryland state law, giving medical care to animals without a veterinary license is punishable by a fine or jail time.
Twenty-eight Georgia firefighters recently used hydraulic equipment, commonly known as the "Jaws of Life," and other equipment during a two-day training exercise.
The IAFF - partnering with Advanced Recovery Systems - has created the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery in Maryland.
For decades, people have been trained to call 911 for help, but now they overwhelm firefighters and paramedics with calls that are not true emergencies.
Responding to a 911 emergency that suddenly takes a wrong turn is frightening regardless of how much experience a police officer, firefighter or paramedic has working in public safety. Specialized training in psychiatric emergencies can help.