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August 17, 2017

Pedestrians Killed in Terrorist Vehicle Ramming on Busy Barcelona Promenade

In yet another terrorist ramming attack, a van mowed down people for at least 1,000 feet (2-3 city blocks) Thursday afternoon on one of Barcelona’s busiest pedestrian walkways, La Rambla street. Based on early reporting, 12 people are dead and 80 are injured (at least 10 […]
August 10, 2017

Early-Morning IED Shakes Worshipers at Minnesota Mosque

A small but “sophisticated” improvised explosive device (IED) was set off in the imam’s office through a broken window in a Bloomington, Minn. mosque on the morning of Saturday, August 5, 2017. About a dozen people were in a nearby room for morning prayers at the […]
August 8, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk, 2nd/2017 WNYF

Hope you are enjoying the 2nd/2017 issue of WNYF. I’ve been fortunate to keep my string going of introducing a brand-new author for each issue. This second issue for 2017 features three new writers: Battalion Chief Thomas Lapolla and Lieutenant John V. Kazan, who write about […]
August 8, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk, 2nd/2017 Pro EMS

The 2nd/2017 issue of Pro EMS offers columns and feature articles that take up where we left off with the first issue of the year. It is chock-full of interesting and enlightening material, with a bonus special section by FDNY Press Secretary Frank Dwyer that provides […]
August 3, 2017

Sydney Raids Disrupt Airplane Plot

Australian police made four arrests in raids across Sydney late Saturday over what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull termed a terrorist plot to “bring down an airplane.” Police describe the plot as “sophisticated and elaborate” and believe it was helped along by Islamic State operatives in Syria. […]
July 27, 2017

Dozens Suffer Terrible Outcome of Human Trafficking

Eight people were found dead in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot and another thirty suffering serious injuries as a result of being packed into a locked box trailer for more than twelve hours on Saturday in a smuggling attempt from across the Rio Grande in […]
July 25, 2017

S2, E20 Maximizing Resources During MCIs with FDNY Captain Charles Fraser

FDNY Captain Charles Fraser details how to maximize and expand your resources for a mass casualty incident. Lieutenant Farooq Muhammad hosts. S2, E20 Maximizing Resources During MCIs w FDNY Captain Charles Fraser
July 20, 2017

Responders In Pa. Hospitalized after Carfentanil Exposure

Four members of service from Newtown, Pa. were hospitalized earlier this month after being exposed to the highly potent heroin derivative carfentanil while operating at a cardiac arrest response outside of Philadelphia. The three EMTs and one firefighter were exposed to the substance from the victim’s […]
July 13, 2017

Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi

A KC-130 military plane carrying 15 Marines and one sailor, traveling from North Carolina to California, crashed in rural Mississippi, killing all aboard. The crash caused a debris field at least three miles long, and local fire crews required 9,000 of foam to extinguish the fires. […]
July 6, 2017

Dismissed Bronx Doctor Turns Active Shooter

A former Bronx-Lebanon Hospital doctor hiding an AR-15 under a white lab coat opened fire inside the medical center — killing one doctor and injuring six other people before killing himself. According to law enforcement, the suspect started a fire at the nurse’s station but the […]
January 11, 2018

Deadly Mudslides in SoCal

Montecito, a coastal community largely downslope from an area denuded by the Thomas Fire—the largest in California history—was met with an intense winter storm early on Tuesday, bringing mudslides that have destroyed or damaged hundreds of houses and killed at least 17 people. Mud and debris […]
January 4, 2018

Winter Storm Blankets East Coast

An extremely powerful nor’easter brought snow from Florida to the Canadian Maritimes. The storm, which fed on open ocean water as far south as the Caribbean Sea, was characterized by high winds (even blizzard conditions), ice and snow, as well as coastal flooding from New England […]
December 28, 2017

FDNY’s Computerized Triage Software

The last time you received a software upgrade notification on your smartphone or computer, you probably paused and considered whether you wanted to undergo the hassle. Your phone would be shut down for a few minutes and when it restarted, applications would be different and you […]
December 28, 2017

Dozens Rescued from Grounded NYC Ferry

Fire, Police, and Coast Guard crews worked together to remove 23 passengers and a crew member from a Rockaway Park to lower Manhattan ferry that became stuck on a sandbar in frigid waters on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. No one was injured, but passengers described the […]
December 28, 2017

S2, E25 A Critical Link in the Chain of Survival with FDNY Deputy Chief James Darnowski

The chain of survival is a series of steps, which give a victim of cardiac arrest the best chance of survival. Early CPR is an important link in this chain, but far too often it is administered too late, or not at all. FDNY Deputy Chief […]
December 28, 2017

As Real as It Gets

Firefighter Tony Ng captures the intense training FDNY Rescue Paramedics receive at the Fire Academy. Rescue Paramedics bring advanced pre-hospital care to any civilian or member of service in a precarious position while extrication procedures take place. Members selected for this program must undergo and complete […]
December 21, 2017

Train Derailment in Northwest Injures Dozens

A street overpass derailed an Amtrak train about 50 miles south of Seattle, killing three people and injuring more than 100 others. The train was making its inaugural trip, using the Point Defiance bypass, from Seattle to Portland on the morning of Monday, December 18, 2017. […]
December 14, 2017

Suicide Bombing Attempt Foiled in NYC

During rush hour on Monday, December 11, 2017, an ISIS adherent tried to trigger his crudely-built improvised explosive device (IED) hidden under his clothing. The IED partially detonated, but did not explode in the busy pedestrian tunnel between the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square […]