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TWO ILL. FIREFIGHTERS HURT AT HOUSE FIRE

6 hours 23 minutes ago

By Sam Borcia, Lake and McHenry County Scanner Two firefighters and a homeowner were injured during an extra-alarm fire overnight at a home in Lake Zurich, officials said. The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded around 1:43 a.m. Sunday to the 21000 block of West Highland Drive for a report of a structure fire. Firefighters arrived […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 7/12

9 hours 31 minutes ago

7/12/1885 three Albany, New York firefighters died “while operating at a general-alarm fire in a piano factory, they were killed when they were caught under a collapsing wall.” 7/12/1900 a Somerville, MA firefighter “died from the injuries he sustained while operating at a railroad tanker fire.” 7/12/1919 six Philadelphia, PA. firefighters died in an “extremely […]

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Karl Thompson

MA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT 3-ALARM DOUBLE HOUSE FIRE

1 day 1 hour ago

Springfield Fire Department spokesperson, Capt. Drew Piemonte said 12 people were displaced by the fire – none were injured. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents with housing, clothing and food.  A three-alarm fire substantially destroyed two large multi-family houses on Alderman Street late Friday night. There is no word about how many people […]

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LAS VEGAS FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS SMOKE INHALATION AT HOUSE FIRE

1 day 1 hour ago

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas fire investigators are looking into what caused a fast-moving fire that injured three people and heavily damaged two homes near Buffalo and Alta drives on Saturday. The blaze started around 12:20 a.m. at 824 Eugene Cernan Street. When firefighters arrived, flames were seen coming from the garage of a […]

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2 MI FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT DOUBLE FATAL FIRE

1 day 1 hour ago

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An adult and a child died and two firefighters were injured by a Saturday morning house fire. At 9:02 a.m. Saturday, the Grand Rapids Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 553 Sheldon Avenue SE, near the intersection with Pleasant Street SE. Upon arriving at the scene, […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 7/11

1 day 9 hours ago

7/11/1862 a Boston, MA firefighter “died after being struck in the head by heavy timber after the building started to collapse at a second-alarm fire.” 7/11/1914 a Chicago, IL firefighter “died while fighting a barn fire on South Racine Avenue. He suffered electrical burns when he was struck by a live wire that had broken […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 7/10

2 days 14 hours ago

7/10/1866 a Toronto, Ontario, Canada firefighter died after he was injured while working a fire. “Around 11:00 p.m. on July 4, 1866 a fire was spotted in the Cellar Windows of Thomas Tin Ware and Shipway’s Coal Oil Depot, located on the East Side of Young Street near Trinity Square. The firefighter was the IC […]

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ASHEVILLE, NC TILLER INVOLVED IN RESPONDING CRASH

2 days 20 hours ago

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A minor crash Thursday morning in Asheville tied up traffic for quite some time along Meadow Road. Fire truck responding to call involved in separate crash in Asheville Authorities tell News 13 the incident happened at around 9 a.m. when a fire truck, responding to a report of a crash, was […]

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MASS. FIRE RIG IN 3-VEHICLE CRASH, 1 FIREFIGHTER HURT

3 days 7 hours ago

By Chloe Shelford, Wareham Week A crash involving a fire engine and two cars temporarily shut down Rte 28 at the 195 overpass at 10 pm. At the scene, it appeared that a two passenger car incident knocked one of the cars into the path of the fire engine. Both passenger cars had airbags deployed, […]

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Rick Markley

TRAINING, SPRINKLERS SAVE UTAH PARK FIREHOUSE FROM FIRE

3 days 7 hours ago

By Chris Reed, Cedar City News The Emergency Operations Center in Zion National Park faced a fire inside its own building Wednesday night after a fire vehicle was ignited inside its own bay. A wildlands fire vehicle caught fire while parked in its bay, Zion National Park Superintendant Jeff Bradybaugh told St. George News. The […]

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THREE FLA. FIREFIGHTERS HURT IN APPARATUS ROLLOVER

3 days 7 hours ago

By First Coast News Three firefighters with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were injured Wednesday following a crash on Interstate 95 southbound near Emerson Street, according to the fire department. Two of the firefighters are at home recovering while the third is expected to be released from the hospital after their vehicle flipped while […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 7/9

3 days 14 hours ago

7/9/1850 Philadelphia, PA a major fire killed eighteen civilians, ten firefighters, and destroyed close to 400 buildings. “The first great fire in the history of Philadelphia began in the afternoon. Surely the city’s most destructive conflagration during the 19th century, it started at a warehouse on the east side of Water Street, near the Vine […]

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Karl Thompson

DURHAM, NC FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT FIRE SCENE

4 days ago

A Durham firefighter was taken to the hospital after fighting a fire late Tuesday night. After 11 p.m., the Durham Fire Department responded to a home in the 1500 block of Ruffin Street. There were smoke and flames in the rear of the one-story, wood-framed home when crews arrived. Seventeen units and 39 firefighters worked […]

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14 LAX FIREFIGHTERS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fourteen firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Station 80, near Los Angeles International Airport, have tested positive for COVID-19. According to LAFD, the firefighters were at home after testing positive either Monday or Tuesday. The station, part of the department’s West Bureau, has since been disinfected and there was “no […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 7/8

4 days 14 hours ago

7/8/1946 a Tucson, AZ firefighter died at a fire that developed in some paper and rages under the bed of a city garbage truck. “The driver of the dump truck drove the burning vehicle to Station 2 on North Fourth Avenue, with flames shooting from beneath the floor of the truck. The firefighter quickly grabbed […]

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Karl Thompson

MO. GOV. MAKES FIRE LT.’S CARDIAC ARREST AN LODD

4 days 23 hours ago

By Kim Bell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch A firefighter who died of an apparent heart attack the day after a Jefferson County house fire will be honored with a special funeral service reserved for line-of-duty deaths. Lt. Ronald W. Wehlage Jr. of the De Soto Rural Fire Protection District was found dead in his home June 30 […]

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YORK CITY, PA ENGINE INVOLVED IN RESPONDING CRASH WITH MOTORCYCLE

5 days ago

After several nights of fireworks going off in the city, Ralph Serpe was enjoying a bit of quiet late Sunday night as he prepared for the coming week at his home in the 300 block of East Market Street. It was that quiet that made what he heard just before midnight all the more jarring. On Serpe’s […]

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FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN FALL FROM LADDER AT FATAL MA HOUSE FIRE

5 days ago

PITTSFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — A woman has died after being rescued from a house fire in Pittsfield late Monday night that left a firefighter injured. Frances Lysonski from Pittsfield was 74-years-old. On Monday night, at 10:15 p.m. firefighters were called to the home for a report of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived at 73 […]

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MD FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE WITH RESCUE

5 days ago

HALETHORPE, Md. (WBFF) — One firefighter is injured and one person is in critical condition following an overnight fire in Halethorpe. Around 12:30 a.m., Baltimore County Fire crews received a call for the report of a fire showing near the intersection of Hopkins Avenue and Rittenhouse Avenue. When crews arrived at the scene, they saw […]

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PA FIRE DEPARTMENT OUT OF SERVICE DUE TO COVID-19 CASES

5 days ago

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The fire trucks will remain in-house for the time being in Allegheny Township. The two stations that make up the Allegheny township Fire Department are out of service indefinitely after a member tested positive for coronavirus and potentially exposed as many as 45 people after the department held a gathering on the […]

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