North Richland Hills fire hires first high school graduate from Birdville ISD academy

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — The North Richland Hills Fire Department has hired its first high school graduate, fresh from the Birdville ISD Fire Academy Program.18-year-old Grayson Smith is now living his dream. "I'm pretty proud of myself," Smith said. "I think it's been a long journey, so I've worked really hard and I'm excited about where I am and excited to see where it takes me." Smith graduated from Birdville High School in May, only to take a swing at a fresh life chapter, a new job with the North Richland Hills Fire Department. "We were just missing out because we...
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CFD is looking for Firefighters and EMTs, applications open

If you've dreamed of being a Chicago firefighter, now is your chance to apply. The largest fire department in the Midwest is looking for people to join their family as the application for Firefighter/EMT is now open. According to the city’s official website, candidates have until Monday, Oct. 17 to apply for the entry level positions.
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Wish granted: Kansan gets new kidney, returns to work

BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — Back and better than ever, a Kansas man has returned to work as a paramedic following a lengthy health battle. “This is what I have always loved to do,” said Shawn Lamm. Lamm, 46, started with Butler County EMS in June of 2022, just a few months after receiving a […]

Community comes out to help injured first responder

The Taney County community showed up to support a local first responder, who was injured in a car accident on Monday, Sept. 5. Casper Hopkins was heading home from work on Labor Day, when he was involved in a head-on collision, which was no fault of his own, causing major injuries and a prolonged road to recovery. Hopkins, who currently works as an EMT has also worked in the area as a volunteer for Forsyth Fire Department in the past.
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AHS grad at home in the kitchen

When John (Alex) Duke graduated from Aledo High School in 2013, he never dreamed he might spend his career in commercial kitchens. But at the age of 27 he found himself in the position of executive chef at two upscale restaurants in Arkansas, and now he is taking that career line toward new opportunities.

Harvey ready to take on Page County EMA Director role

(Clarinda) -- One of Page County's newest emergency management officials is looking forward to her new role. Last week, the Page County Emergency Management Commission offered the Page County EMA Director position to Jill Harvey, who then accepted the job. A 1994 University of Nebraska-Kearney graduate, Harvey has served as the Deputy Emergency Management Director in Phelps County, Nebraska, since December 2015 and has filled in as the director since April. Harvey also currently serves as the secretary and conference planning committee chair for the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management and has been a volunteer EMT and firefighter for Loomis Fire and Rescue since 2003. Harvey tells KMA News she looked at the Page County position as an opportunity to expand her knowledge and experiences in emergency management.

Iowa firm ships medical equipment to Florida ahead of potential hurricane

JOHNSTON — An Iowa-based company has been shipping critical medical equipment to Florida as the state prepares for the arrival of a possible hurricane. “Athena primarily responds to catastrophes and mass casualties and when hurricanes come in and threaten this country, a lot of our customers buy our products,” says Mark Darrah, CEO of Athena GTX in Johnston. “and they can respond to multiple injuries simultaneously.”

Local EMT Recognized for 20 Years of Service

LAMOURE, N.D. ( – Kelli Just, an EMT with LaMoure and Edgeley ambulance services, was recently recognized for 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. “This distinction is an honor held by few EMS professionals in our nation,” the organization states. “To maintain her status as a Nationally Recognized...