Calif. Fire Department Hires First Paid Firefighters in 100 Years

Nearly 500 residents gathered to interact with multiple fire and EMS personnel to improve community relations and recruit new members.
Santa Fe High School student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is in custody after opening fire on fellow students.
Ride-share and wheelchair/stretcher van services should stand to benefit.
Three of the largest names in EMS will offer free bystander CPR and bleeding control training May 20-26.
The riders will arrive in National Harbor, MD, the evening of May 18. They will be carrying dog tags inscribed with the names of 77 lives lost.

HOUSTON May 18—KTRK TV in Houston is reporting a shooting at Santa Fe High School in which 8–10 people may have been killed, most of them students.

An active shooter incident took place this morning at Santa Fe High School near Galveston, Texas, according to the school district.
Rialto Fire Department nearly tripled patients' survival rates over two years utilizing ZOLL's Cardiac Arrest Tool Box and the pit crew approach.
Forecasters are predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season again this year.
Nine people were sent to the hospital after a medical emergency caused the driver of the fire truck to veer into oncoming traffic.
Anthony Mario Fortuna, 42, was sentenced to nine months in jail after pretending to be a medic on a ride-along, where he started an IV on a patient.
The California-based rescue and rope access company will have a broader range of courses available across the United States.
CTO Raj Nagaraj shares ways in which technology can help mitigate the impact of fatigue on firefighters.
Jason Karp has joined Secured Communications as Legal Counsel and Board Member.
The moment of silence will be observed during the National EMS Memorial Service held each year.