The City of Cape Girardeau has to make the switch to more bandwidth efficient radio communications gear before 2013. The Federal Communications Commission has required organizations to use a more narrow swath of the available frequencies. Departments […]
Cape Girardeau’s Technical Rescue team trains frequently to respond at home and even in neighboring counties. The training scenario illustrated below could easily happen in real life. Imagine a trapped window washer toward the top of […]
For Public Safety Communicators in Cape Girardeau, Mo., multitasking takes on a whole new meaning. With a headset on, eyes focused on four computer screens and a hand placed next to a ringing phone, Lead […]
The first formal fire department of Cape Girardeau was a Hook and Ladder Fire Company established on July 25, 1866 under Mayor G. H. Cramer. Evidence in Cape Girardeau’s newspaper The Argus showed a fire […]
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department hosted a simulated rescue using their newest piece of equipment called the grain ResQ Tube Monday, May 14 at Fire Station 1. Members from area fire department and the Cape […]
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department is hosting a Fire Ground Safety seminar at Southeast Missouri State University featuring retired Deputy Chief William Shouldis, a nationally recognized expert on emergency management and safety. Shouldis is an […]
Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1300-block of Victoria Street overnight. Arriving on scene, crews reported heavy smoke and fire pushing from the garage of the small single story structure. Luckily, victims were out of the house. Property damage […]
If you drive along Broadway today you’ll notice several fire trucks at Southeast Hospital. Firefighters are building on their technical rescue skills, which they often do between emergency calls.