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WIND-DRIVEN PA FIRE DAMAGES SEVERAL BUILDINGS INCLUDING FIREHOUSE

14 hours 50 minutes ago
SELTZER, NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Charred homes, a dramatic rescue, beloved pets gone. And state police say it all could have been prevented. Crews spent hours fighting a massive fire in Schuylkill County Wednesday afternoon that law enforcement says was no accident. And it could have turned deadly if it weren’t for a neighbor […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/3

19 hours 30 minutes ago
12/3/1999 the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire claimed the lives of six firefighters in Worcester, MA. A fire started when a homeless and mentally disabled couple knocked over a candle and fled without reporting it. The structure was located five blocks east of the central business district, near the train station and adjacent to Interstate […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/2

1 day 19 hours ago
12/2/2016, at approximately 11:20 p.m. a fire broke out in a “former warehouse” converted into an artist collective with living spaces known as Ghost Ship. The warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, California, was hosting a concert in a building permitted only for industrial purposes. Residential and entertainment uses were illegal. Eighty to one-hundred […]
Karl Thompson

Our Lady of Angels & December Fires (The Secret List)

2 days 17 hours ago
All, The Our Lady of Angels fire anniversary (Dec. 1, 1958) in Chicago where 92 kids and four nuns lost their lives – a day in 1958 where the heroics of Chicago firefighters were well documented. 3 VIDEOS OF THE OUR LADY OF ANGELS SCHOOL FIRE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLkKJZqsSMQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgrTXKbFmcI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW9ZTeFs25Q&t=69s EACH December, there are some very […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/1

2 days 19 hours ago
12/1/1958 Our Lady of the Angels elementary school fire killed ninety-five (92 students and 3 nuns) and another one-hundred were seriously injured in Chicago, IL at the intersection of West Iowa Street in the mostly Italian-American middle-class community; after smoke, heat, and fire cut off their escape. The two-story structure built in 1910 held approximately […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/30

3 days 20 hours ago
11/30/1872 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter, an original member of the paid Philadelphia Fire Department formed on March 15, 1871, died while fighting a fire at Box 3, 2nd and Dock Streets. “Upon arrival members found smoke showing from the second-floor of a four-story tall building. While investigating the extent of the fire, the firefighter was […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/29

3 days 20 hours ago
11/29/1988 six firefighters, two entire pumper companies, lost their lives in a construction site explosion while they were extinguishing a fire in Kansas City, MO. The fire involved a trailer/magazine containing a blasting mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil and probably had no markings or placards indicating their contents. At 3:40 a.m. they received […]
Karl Thompson

9/11 FIREFIGHTER DONATES RIG FOR FIREFIGHTER FUNERALS

5 days 2 hours ago
By Lauren Martinez, Byron Teach, KVVU A retired New York firefighter who served on the frontlines during September 11, 2001 is on mission to honor fallen firefighters. Frank Pizarro calls Las Vegas home, but served 22 years on the New York Fire Department. He is on mission to retrofit a fire engine to carry caskets […]
Rick Markley

STATE TO STUDY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFFING

5 days 10 hours ago
Nov 23, 2020 John Whittaker Editor jwhittaker@post-journal.com Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation for state agencies to make recommendations to the governor and state Legislature to better recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. A.9779/S.7589 was sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele, I-Sag Harbor, and Sen. James Gaughran, D-Syosset, and passed both houses of the legislature unanimously. The […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/28

5 days 16 hours ago
11/28/1942 the Cocoanut Grove night club fire killed 492 in Boston, MA and 166 people were injured as fire swept through the nightclub, some patrons died at their tables as toxic smoke rapidly spread through the club. Panicked victims ran to the only exit they knew, a revolving door that jammed or doors that opened […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/27

6 days 19 hours ago
The name “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia, when it was coined by the Philadelphia Police Department in 1966 to describe the chaos caused by massive traffic jams, car accidents and congested sidewalks that resulted from the shopping day after Thanksgiving. Contemporary use of the term now refers to it as the point in the year […]
Karl Thompson

2 SC FIREFIGHTERS INJURED BATTLING FATAL FIRE

1 week ago
UNION, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old girl died and another person in a South Carolina home has been injured in a fire. Authorities say two firefighters were also injured fighting the blaze around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the home in Union, but are in good condition. Investigators say an autopsy has been ordered […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/26

1 week ago
Happy Thanksgiving, today kitchens become one of the busiest places in a home. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. Three times as many fires occur in Thanksgiving than on any average day. Cooking remains the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries, according to the NFPA. Home […]
Karl Thompson

KY. FIRE CHIEF BATTLING CANCER, NOW COVID-19 TOO

1 week 1 day ago
By Brooke Hasch, WHAS11 his Thanksgiving will be especially hard for the Zoneton Fire Protection District, whose chief is in the fight of his life, battling both COVID-19 and cancer. “It happened so quick,” Capt. Steven Corbin with Zoneton Fire said. It was late September when Chief Rob Orkies told his crew the news. “He sent […]
Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER RECOUNTS ESCAPE FROM DEATH, INJURY RECOVERY

1 week 1 day ago
By Raymond Mesa, NBC Los Angeles On May 16, 2020, eleven firefighters were seriously injured during one of the most intense and dangerous fires in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department. One of those firefighters was Fire Capt. Víctor Aguirre, who suffered serious burns. He spoke with our sister station Telemundo 52 about […]
Rick Markley
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