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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/22

5 hours 58 minutes ago

9/22/1899 a Strathroy, Ontario, Canada firefighter “was trapped for over twenty minutes with other members after the rear wall fell on them at a barn fire at the corner of Kittredge Ave and Caradoc Street. The other firefighters received minor injuries, but this firefighter died from his injuries, after being removed and taken to his […]

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Karl Thompson

LEESBURG, FL LADDER STRUCK AT CRASH SCENE

21 hours 4 minutes ago

Leesburg firefighters escaped injury early Saturday morning when a vehicle slammed into a ladder truck that had responded to an earlier crash. This Leesburg Fire Rescue ladder truck was heavily damaged early Saturday morning when a vehicle crashed into it at an accident scene on County Road 44. The driver was transported to a local […]

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FIRE DISTRICT LAYS OFF FIREFIGHTERS

21 hours 57 minutes ago

Sep 16, 2020 The Concordia Parish Police Jury voted Monday night to send a letter to Fire District 2 at Vidalia asking that the fire station be cleaned up and personal belongings removed. The district recently laid off some of its part time firefighters, attributing the decision to “the effects of the Covid-19 virus.” The […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/21

1 day 5 hours ago

9/21/1904 four Denver, CO firefighters “were killed from inhaling nitric acid fumes at the Denver Post fire and nitric acid spill on September 20, 1904. One died the following day (9/21). A 16-gallon container of nitric acid burst open in the etching room of the Denver Post. A fire ensued which was easily extinguished by […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/20

2 days 1 hour ago

9/20/1896 a Lake County Fire Protection District, CO firefighter was killed when “the Coronado mine owners threatened to reopen the mines with “scab” workers because miners demanded a wage increase to $3.00 a day. The angry miners launched an attack and started a fire at the entrance to the mine. The fire quickly spread, and […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/19

3 days 2 hours ago

9/19/1902 Birmingham, AL the yell of “fire” in church causes 100+ to be trampled to death at the Shiloh Baptist Church at 9 o’clock after Booker T. Washington concluded his speech to the National Convention. The Shiloh Church was a large place of worship, with more than 2,000 in attendance; cries of “Fight!” “Fight!” were […]

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CHARLESTON, SC RIG PARKING BRAKE FAILS – CRASHES AND RUNS OVER FIREFIGHTERS FOOT

3 days 17 hours ago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Metro 911 says a Charleston Fire Department fire truck crashed Friday morning, injuring a firefighter. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Virginia Street West near the fire station. Metro 911 said the fire truck ran over a firefighter’s foot. Lt. David Hodges said two firefighters were doing […]

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LODD: FIREFIGHTER DIES AT CA WILDFIRE SPARKED BY GENDER REVEAL

4 days 1 hour ago

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby’s gender. The death occurred Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the U.S. Forest Service said in a news release. The El Dorado […]

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COVID-19 DRAMATICALLY INCREASES LODDs – USFA

4 days 2 hours ago

First responder deaths related to COVID-19 are up according to several sources. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports 18* confirmed on-duty firefighter deaths attributed to COVID-19, making it the leading cause of death so far this year. The Officer Down Memorial Page and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund have recorded more COVID-19-related law enforcement deaths than those attributed to […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/18

4 days 5 hours ago

9/18/1926 two Philadelphia, PA firefighters died “while operating at a five-alarm fire at Freihofer Baking Co. at 19th & Indiana Avenue, they were killed when they were caught under a collapsing wall.” 9/18/1945 an aircraft hangar fire at the Naval Air Station Richmond (FL) started after being devastated by a hurricane, with 123 mph winds. […]

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Karl Thompson

PITT FIREFIGHTER BREAKS ANKLE AT FIRE SCENE

4 days 20 hours ago

Firefighters with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 1-Alarm fire at the 500 block of Singer Place around 2 p.m. Firefighters arrived and witnessed smoke coming from the abandon structure. A firefighter sustained an injury while on scene. Medics transported that firefighter to Mercy Hospital for a fractured ankle. The fire was brought […]

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TX FIREFIGHTER INJURED AFTER BEING PINNED BETWEEN TWO RIGS AT FIRE SCENE

4 days 20 hours ago

A Texas firefighter was injured after he was pinned between two pieces of apparatus during a residential blaze overnight. Pasadena crews responded to an apartment fire after a man apparently fell asleep while cooking, KPRC-TV reports. During the call, a firefighter became trapped by two department vehicles while setting up an aerial, according to KTRK. […]

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CT FIREFIGHTER CRITICAL AFTER STATION ACCIDENT

4 days 20 hours ago

SCOTLAND, CT—A local volunteer firefighter was critically injured in an accident at the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department on Monday. The accident at the fire station, located at 47 Brook Road, was not related to an emergency call. “A longtime and respected member of the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department was seriously injured while performing duties at […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/17

5 days 6 hours ago

9/17/1872 the first sprinkler system patent was issued to P.W. Pratt of Abington, MA. The world’s first sprinkler system was installed in the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in the United Kingdom in 1812 by its architect Benjamen Wyatt, FSA. The system designed by William Congreve consisted of a cylindrical airtight reservoir fed by a […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/16

6 days 5 hours ago

9/16/1920 the first documented vehicle bombing occurred in New York City on Wall Street. The explosion killed forty in front of headquarters of the J. P. Morgan Company caused by a bomb in a one-horse wagon. Around noon, a horse-drawn wagon passed lunchtime crowds and stopped across the street from the bank at 23 Wall […]

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Karl Thompson

TX APPARATUS CRASH LEAVES 1 INJURED

1 week ago

A traffic accident occurred Monday morning involving a local fire engine which sent an individual to the hospital. The incident occurred at 7:41 a.m., as a collision at the corner of Albany Drive and Big Bend Boulevard occurred involving the fire engine. The situation is currently under investigation by the Laredo Fire Department. According to […]

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3 NH FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING FIRE

1 week ago

Three New Hampshire firefighters were injured during a four-alarm residential blaze Sunday. The fire broke out at a multifamily house in Franklin, WMUR-TV reports. Multiple Franklin Fire Department crews responded to the massive blaze. Three firefighters suffered injures during the call and were taken to the hospital. Franklin’s fire chief told WMUR that the injuries were […]

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PA FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS INJURIES AFTER FALL FROM LADDER AT FIRE

1 week ago

ASHLAND, Pa. – A firefighter was taken to the hospital due to a fall after a fire damaged rowhomes in Ashland, Schuylkill County Monday afternoon. The fire broke out at the 400 block of West Center Street shortly after 2 p.m., according to county dispatchers.  The injured firefighter fell from a ladder and suffered lacerations.

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/15

1 week ago

9/15/1963 a bomb exploded during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL killing four young girls. “The church bombing, and fire was the third in Birmingham in 11 days after a federal order came down to integrate Alabama’s school system. Fifteen sticks of dynamite were planted in the church basement, […]

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