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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 4/3

17 hours 58 minutes ago

4/3/1962 “the Norwich, CT fire department lost four firefighters in a violent and fiery explosion at the Van Tassel warehouse. An employee reported smoke coming from the trailer of a truck that was being unloaded at the dock. The truck was carrying a 20-ton load of organic peroxides from New York that may have been […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN FL BRUSH TRUCK ROLLOVER

1 day 9 hours ago

A Florida firefighter was injured in rollover accident with a department brush truck Thursday. The incident involving the Palm Beach County firefighter happened just before 9 a.m. at an intersection south of Wellington, the Palm Beach Post reports. The firefighter was driving back to the station when the apparatus overturned. Following the crash, the firefighter […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 4/2

1 day 18 hours ago

4/2/1848 two Manhattan, New York firefighters “were both killed when the building collapsed while they were operating at a fire. Another firefighter was critically injured in the collapse and died April 4th as a result of the injuries he sustained.” 4/2/1888 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter died from smoke inhalation and fall while operating at a […]

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Karl Thompson

FDNY HAS A BUSY NIGHT – FIREFIGHTERS INJURED

2 days 3 hours ago

At the second multiple alarm fire at the same time last evening 150 FDNY firefighters responded to 1241 Hancock Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn just after 8 p.m., where they found fire concentrated in the basement and traveling up an air shaft to the roof of the building, quickly spreading into an adjoining building to the […]

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FEMA SENDING 250 AMBULANCES, 500 EMT’S TO AID NYC WITH CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

2 days 11 hours ago

By Julia Marsh March 31, 2020 10:03am Updated The feds are sending 250 ambulances and 500 EMTs and paramedics to the Big Apple to help the city contend with the “unprecedented” crush of calls to 911 during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. The additional vehicles and personnel dispatched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

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MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUE CREATES FOUR NEW “COVID-19 RESPONSE RESCUES”

2 days 11 hours ago

By WCJB Staff | Posted: Tue 6:13 PM, Mar 31, 2020 | Updated: Tue 6:50 PM, Mar 31, 2020 MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) — As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in North Central Florida, almost everything has changed when it comes to responding to an emergency. In Marion County, paramedics with Marion County Fire […]

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ENGINE FLIPS OVER RESPONDING IN CLARK COUNTY, WA

2 days 12 hours ago

A fire truck responding to a medical call Monday on an unpaved road in north Clark County toppled over into a small creek, likely putting the emergency vehicle permanently out of commission. Clark County Fire District 10 crews were dispatched about 8:20 a.m. to the 6200 block of Northeast 405th Street, northeast of La Center, […]

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CA FIREFIGHTERS TRAPPED AT FIRE – VIDEO

2 days 13 hours ago

EL CAJON (KGTV) — A group firefighters battling a house fire in El Cajon rescued two of their own from under burning debris Tuesday morning. Heartland Fire & Rescue crews were called to a two-story structure fire in the 1300 block of Helix View Drive around 3 a.m. and discovered a home fully engulfed with […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 4/1

2 days 18 hours ago

4/1/1853 the first salaried fire department was established in Cincinnati, OH; 444 men were hired as part-time firefighters. However, it was not until 1873 that firefighters were hired on a full-time basis and required to remain on duty in the engine houses. 4/1/1896 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died as a result of injuries […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/31

3 days 18 hours ago

3/31/1954 the Cleveland Hill School fire and explosion killed fifteen, and injured nineteen sixth-grade students, in Cheektowaga, New York a heavily populated Buffalo suburb. The fire flashed through the eight-classroom 100-foot-long wood-frame annex building just before noon recess. “The cause of the fire was never determined but it may have been caused by a defective […]

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Karl Thompson

CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT 2-11 ALARM 2-FLAT FIRE

4 days 5 hours ago

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Chicago firefighter was injured in an extra-alarm fire that damaged three buildings Monday morning in Little Village on the Southwest Side. According to Chicago Fire Department officials, the blaze was first reported shortly after 2:15ba.m. at a two-flat building in the 2500-block of South Albany Avenue. The blaze then spread to […]

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SEATTLE FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT VACANT APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE

4 days 5 hours ago

Burning trash and debris inside a vacant Lower Queen Anne apartment building kept firefighters at the scene for more than five hours Saturday. As of late afternoon, it was not safe to go inside to make sure nobody was there, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman David Cuerpo. The department got the call about the two-story, […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/30

4 days 17 hours ago

3/30/1905 a Bronx, New York (FDNY) firefighter “was killed when he was caught in falling debris in a subway tunnel, as he and other firefighters were washing out remains from a fire from the day before.” 3/30/1923 two Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighters “were killed when they were caught under a collapsing wall while operating […]

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Karl Thompson

ILL. FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT GARAGE FIRE

5 days 9 hours ago

By Daily Herald: A Hoffman Estates firefighter suffered a nonlife-threatening injury battling a late-night fire Saturday that gutted a residential garage. No residents were injured in the fire, the cause of which remains under investigation, fire officials said. The initial loss estimate to the structure and its contents is $60,000. Firefighters called to the scene […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/29

5 days 17 hours ago

3/29/1929 the 1st state law banning public use of fireworks was enacted by the Legislature in Michigan making it a criminal misdemeanor for individuals to light a firecracker without a permit. 3/29/1921 a Chicago, IL fireworks explosion killed eight and injured seventy-five. Between two and three tons of explosives (fireworks) were stored in a warehouse […]

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Karl Thompson

FDNY FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURIES AT BROOKLYN BASEMENT FIRE

6 days 1 hour ago

A firefighter and six others were hurt early Saturday when a fire tore through a Brooklyn basement, officials said. The blaze broke out at about 4 a.m. inside a two-story house on Legion Street near Sutter Avenue in Brownsville. More than 130 firefighters helped quell the flames, and the fire was placed under control 45 […]

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2 PA FIREFIGHTERS SUFFER INJURIES AT FATAL FIRE

6 days 1 hour ago

Two firefighters who responded to a two-alarm house fire Thursday in West Deer suffered minor injuries trying to rescue the teenage girl who was trapped inside, a fire chief said. Dayanna Shaffer, 14, reported the fire by calling 911 from an upstairs bedroom about 9:15 a.m., said Josh Wiegand, fire chief with West Deer No. […]

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FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FATAL HARLEM SUBWAY FIRE

6 days 1 hour ago

FDNY firefighters battled a blaze that broke out early Friday in an underground Harlem subway station, killing a man and injuring more than a dozen people. The fire started just before 3:30 a.m. in a subway train car near the 110th Street Central Park North station, the New York Post reports. More than 100 firefighters […]

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