A recent study indicates police and other first responders are susceptible to mood and substance-use disorders. And those mood disorders are directly related to on-the-job exposure to traumatic and other stressful events. Police and other first responders have the potential...
Marcel Melanson, 37, pled not guilty to arson, grand theft and embezzlement charges in a Los Angeles Superior Court. If convicted, Melanson faces up to 10 years and eight months in state prison. In 2010, Fast Company named him one of "The...
Two Sacramento firefighters were attacked in separate incidents while responding to medical calls. City fire officials say both men were unstable. There is an attempt at the state level to create a system where people with mental health issues can be identified and treated....
Yuba City firefighters want to teach you to fight digital fires. According to the company's website, the Bullseye uses computer and laser technology to simulate a small fire on a digital screen. Students and trainees point a simulated fire extinguisher at the screen and...
"Our revenue increases are pretty anemic and costs are going up, mostly in pension and health [benefits]," said City Manager Carlos Palacios. "We're at the point where our revenues in the city won't maintain our current level of services."
"This is good for the citizens of Colton, in that it will shorten our response times," said Tom DeBellis, who was promoted to captain as a result of the SAFER grant. The Colton Fire Department will also be bringing on 12 new hires, including...
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