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MANHOLE EXPLOSION LEAVES THREE INJURED – MANHATTAN

10 hours 16 minutes ago
A manhole fire and explosion in Manhattan early on Sunday morning damaged cars and storefronts, caused power failures and injured at least three people, officials said. The Fire Department responded to a call about smoke coming from several manholes on 56th Street between First and Second Avenues around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters searched the buildings on […]
Joe Knitter

UPDATE – SUSPECTED AMBULANCE ARSONIST ARRESTED IN PENNSYLVANIA

16 hours 38 minutes ago
A man accused of committing several arsons at emergency-services stations in Connecticut has been arrested in Pennsylvania. Richard White was taken into custody Saturday night after he was spotted by the Pennsylvania State Police, WBRE/WYOU is reporting. Where in Pennsylvania he was arrested is not yet known, but the Pittstown Township Fire Department warned residents that he had […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/28

17 hours 45 minutes ago
2/28/1810 the 1st joint stock fire insurance company was started in Philadelphia, PA; capital was raised through the sale of shares and distribute dividends. 2/28/1918 The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) was chartered. The IAFF is a labor union representing firefighters and emergency medical services personnel in the United States and Canada and is […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/27

1 day 20 hours ago
2/27/1975 New York Telephone exchange fire was the largest loss of telephone service in the U.S. until 9/11/01 when the main distribution frame was destroyed at the telephone building at 204 Second Ave & East 13th Street. The building was erected in two phases: The first three floors were completed in 1923 and an additional […]
Karl Thompson

MASSIVE FIRE BURNS IN COMPTON – FIREFIGHTER INJURED – CALIFORNIA

2 days 2 hours ago
A massive fire visible across Los Angeles burned material in a commercial yard and destroyed parked buses early Friday. CBS Los Angeles reports the inferno erupted in Compton before dawn and consumed stacks of pallets in a very large industrial yard. Flames then spread to buses parked in a lot next door.  Aerial footage from CBS Los […]
Joe Knitter

LAFD FIREFIGHTER INJURED WHEN THREE BUILDINGS BURN – CALIFORNIA

2 days 2 hours ago
A Los Angeles firefighter was injured Friday battling a blaze in Westlake that damaged a Craftsman-style home, a fourplex and another structure. The fire was reported about 3:50 p.m. at 1521 W. 8th St. as an outdoor blaze that was “lapping up to the eaves” of the house, said Margaret Stewart with the Los Angeles […]
Joe Knitter

BATTERIES EXPLODE AT HOUSE FIRE, FIREFIGHTER INJURED – ILLINOIS

2 days 2 hours ago
BONNIE, IL — A Waltonville firefighter suffered minor injuries Wednesday night while working a residential structure fire in Bonnie. According to Assistant Waltonville Fire Chief Scott Pennington, they responded around 6:25 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a fire at a home in the 11000 block of East Bonnie Road. While fighting the blaze, a plastic box of batteries […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/26

2 days 22 hours ago
On 2/26/1993 the World Trade Center (WTC) was bombed. The extremist attack killed six people, injured 1,165 and over 50,000 people were evacuated in New York after terrorist planted over 1,000 pounds nitrourea bomb, with hydrogen cylinders in Ryder Econoline van on the B-2 level parking garage beneath the northeast corner of the Vista Hotel […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/25

3 days 22 hours ago
2/25/1882 a Corvallis, Oregon firefighter died at a grain mill fire when a wall of the structure collapsed and fell on him. 2/25/1900 a Detroit, MI firefighter died of the injuries he sustained after being caught under a falling smokestack. 2/25/1904 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died of pneumonia, which was the result of […]
Karl Thompson

BETWEEN-SHIFT FIREFIGHTER DIES IN CRASH EN ROUTE TO FIREHOUSE

4 days 2 hours ago
By Olivia Parons, WSPA The community is mourning the loss of a firefighter who died in a motorcycle accident Wednesday morning. Twenty-three-year-old Tyler Warfield died at the scene. According to Highway Patrol, Warfield was travelling north on Silver Lake Road when a pickup travelling south turned onto Dillard Road and collided with the motorcycle. He […]
Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/24

4 days 20 hours ago
2/24/1857 a Springfield, OH firefighter was “killed from the crushing injuries he sustained while operating at a house fire, when a portico fell on him.” 2/24/1862 a Boston, MA firefighter “suffocated from heavy smoke, during a four-alarm fire in the building at North & Commercial Street, District 1-Station 4, at the Eastern Railroad Depot on […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER STRUCK BY GUNFIRE AT FIRE SCENE – WISCONSIN

5 days 3 hours ago
On February 19, 2021, the Cornell Area Fire Department was requested by the Sheldon Fire Department for mutual aid at a working structure fire in the Township of Willard. Cornell responded with two water tenders and manpower. Justin Fredrickson, a 35-year-old, 16-year veteran of the Cornell Fire Department responded to the scene. As he was […]
Joe Knitter

UPDATE – INJURED FF WAS STRUCK BY MASTER STREAM – PENNSYLVANIA

5 days 12 hours ago
PALMERTON, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A large fire gutted an apartment complex in Palmerton Monday morning. None of the residents were injured, however one firefighter was hurt. Aidan Haupt of Palmerton was inside his home, learning online, when he noticed the room was getting hazy. His sister thought it smelled like smoke, so the two ran […]
Joe Knitter

FF INJURED AFTER FALL THROUGH FLOOR – LOUISIANA

5 days 13 hours ago
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) – Crews with the Bossier City Fire Department struggled to put out a fire on Thursday, Feb. 18. Firefighters were working a fire in the 200 block of John Wesley Boulevard, at the old Days Inn complex. Heavy smoke was reported at the scene. Crews are dealing with low water pressure […]
Joe Knitter

FF HOSPITALIZED AFTER FALL AT HOUSE FIRE – NEW JERSEY

5 days 14 hours ago
A firefighter was hospitalized with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening after he slipped and fell battling a Paterson house fire on Monday, authorities said. The firefighter was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center after being injured in the 22nd Street fire. The blaze broke out on the second floor of the home and was […]
Joe Knitter

FF RECEIVES BURNS TO ARMS AT APARTMENT FIRE – SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

5 days 14 hours ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — One firefighter was injured and a family dog was killed after an early-morning fire in Syracuse to a multiple apartment building, according to Syracuse Fire Chief Michael Monds. The firefighter suffered burns to the arms and was transported to the hospital, who has since been released, Chief Monds said. The fire broke out […]
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