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Remembering the plane fire in Ohio that claimed 23 lives 40 years ago

14 hours 7 minutes ago
VIDEO: On June 2, 1983, 23 passengers died in a fire onboard Air Canada Flight 797. The flight was coming from Dallas, Texas, and heading to Toronto, Canada, when the cabin crew discovered smoke in a rear lavatory. According to the aircraft accident report, the crew attempted to extinguish the hidden fire before contacting air traffic control and declaring an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem

Volunteer firefighters, emergency service workers in New York county get a tax break

14 hours 7 minutes ago
Niagara is the latest county to provide property tax breaks as a way of attracting volunteer firefighters and emergency service workers. The county legislature approved a new law allowing a 10% property tax exemption on property owned by a member of a volunteer fire company, fire department or voluntary ambulance service, or spouse of a member, at its May session.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Niagara Gazette - Metered Site

Texas fire department trains as sumo wrestlers with Shogeki Sumo

14 hours 7 minutes ago
PHOTOS: Firefighters have to keep up with their training and the Atascocita Fire Department decided to try out a new training method to improve their performance: sumo. On Sunday, firefighters took to the ring with Shogeki Sumo Wrestlers to hopefully learn new techniques to apply when fighting a fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston

VIDEO: Large fire burns house boats at marina in Arizona

14 hours 7 minutes ago
Fire crews have put out a large fire that engulfed several boats at the Lake Powell marina on Friday afternoon. The blaze started at the B Dock at Wawheap Marina. Video shows heavy black smoke and flames covering some boats docked and several floating in the water. Officials say between 10 to 12 boats have burned so far.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV CBS 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)

Texas firefighter proclaimed 'World's Strongest Firefighter'

3 days 14 hours ago
Firefighter Andrew Burton won the title of 2023 World's Strongest Firefighter at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, competing against firefighters from as far away as Great Britain and the Czech Republic. "Firefighting and being a strongman are both important to me," Burton said. "I don't only want to identify with my work.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Red Lake Nation News

North Carolina firefighter survives 8th heart attack, saved by fellow firefighters while responding to call

3 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: Firefighters save lives. But Friday night, the team at Chesterfield Fire Rescue in Burke County had no idea they’d be saving one of their own. A call came in sending firefighter David Hart to a camper trailer fire on Bristol Creek Avenue this past Friday. Hart was first to arrive and was preparing the water pumps when he noticed he didn’t feel right.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte

Rising from the ashes: Why an antique fire truck in Colorado was worth restoring

3 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: There are currently about 45 fire trucks and engines in service with the Denver Fire Department. But one engine in particular, that no longer fights fires, holds a job that might be comparable in importance. And there was a time that it might have been lost forever. “If it could talk, it would be a bedtime story that would last a decade,” retired Denver firefighter Dan Farley said, smiling when referencing his 'passion' for nearly 15 years.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver

‘Bit of a mystery’: 7 Arizona firefighters test for elevated levels of arsenic

3 days 14 hours ago
Firefighters in Casa Grande received concerning test results when nearly half of a hazmat team tested for elevated levels of arsenic during their annual heavy metal testing. None of the seven firefighters knew they had high levels of the naturally occurring chemical that can cause cancer. Six of the seven are stationed at the same firehouse in Casa Grande.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)

How Subaru Utilizes New Pre-Production Models It Can’t Sell By Helping Emergency and First Responders

4 days 14 hours ago
What does Subaru do with its new pre-production models that can’t be sold? They are put to good use and are used to help emergency and first responders. Can customers purchase Subaru of America’s new pre-production models at a discount? Unfortunately, they can’t be sold to customers, but they are put to good use by the Camden, N.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Torque News

This Day in History: Universal Studios fire in California destroys musicians’ master recordings

4 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: On June 1, 2008, an enormous fire at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California destroyed a massive collection of irreplaceable recordings by some of the greatest musicians in American history. Nobody was seriously injured in the fire, but The New York Times referred to the disaster as "The Day the Music Burned.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento

Brick by brick, this teen is building Lego firetrucks from every department in Massachusetts

4 days 14 hours ago
PHOTOS: In the hands of 17-year-old Cristian Sciaudone, tiny pieces of plastic become collectible objects of memorabilia. During the pandemic, the North Andover teenager decided that he was going to create a Lego model of a firetruck from each of the 363 fire departments in Massachusetts. As of this spring, he’s made it to more than 240 departments and pieced together more than 250 trucks.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Eagle-Tribune - Metered Site

VIDEO: 4 townhomes destroyed, 2 damaged after fire in Pennsylvania

4 days 14 hours ago
Six townhomes caught on fire in Cecil Township on Wednesday. Crews were called to the scene at Georgetown Estates on Farm Road near Valley Brook Country Club. The call came in around 3:45 p.m. Four townhomes were destroyed while two others were damaged. Officials said the fire started in the garage of an end unit.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh

Doctors say this is the most important virus you’ve never heard of

5 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: The past winter was a heavy one for respiratory viruses, dominated by surges of RSV, influenza and Covid-19. But just as it was winding down, a little-known virus that causes many of the same symptoms – a lower lung infection, hacking cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever – was just picking up steam.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health

After fatal North Carolina fire, could stronger construction protections be on the way?

5 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: Local and state fire safety officials are discussing implementing more fire-prevention requirements at large wooden-building construction sites after this month’s massive, deadly blaze in Charlotte. The five-alarm fire killed two construction workers and sparked spot fires on nearby structures.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News & Observer - Metered Site

Cinematography student wins school awards for Maine fire department documentary

5 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: ”It had to be a narrative, a documentary or a how-to,” said Shawn Packard, a Cinematography student at Full Sail University. A school capstone project inspired a student to dig deep into his hometown. “I live here, I have lived here my whole life. It has been home for me. It kind of means a lot with family and the traditions and the community that we have built here,” Packard said.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABI-TV CBS/CW+ 5 Bangor

VIDEO: Firefighter hurt, stores destroyed by massive fire in New York

5 days 14 hours ago
A firefighter has been injured and multiple stores are destroyed after a massive fire started in the Bronx late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. Officials say the flames destroyed a tire shop and flower store on the Cross Bronx Expressway Service Road just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Video shows how large the fire was from far away, with its thick plume of black smoke rising above the flames.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York

'Don't do stupid things.' North Carolina teen left with severe burns after TikTok challenge, now warning others

6 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: A Heritage High School student has a warning for other kids after 76% of his body suffered burns when he tried a TikTok challenge. Mason and a group of friends saw people playing with lighters and spray paint cans on TikTok. They then decided to try it themselves trying to start a fire to stay warm, but the can blew up and flames engulfed his body.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVD ABC 11 Durham

Daughter honors father's sacrifice by serving as firefighter on the same engine in Kentucky

6 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: Northern Kentucky firefighters came together over the holiday weekend to dedicate a firetruck to a fallen hero. Engine 2802 now bears a plaque commemorating the service of Alexandria firefighter Ken Temke. Temke joined the Alexandria Fire District in 1997 as a volunteer. On the morning of March 25, 2004, Temke was part of a crew returning to the station when he collapsed, the Northern Pendleton Fire District said.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati

Rhode Island firefighter seriously wounded after ceiling collapse, glass impalement

6 days 14 hours ago
VIDEO: A Coventry firefighter is recovering after the ceiling inside of a burning building collapsed on him Thursday afternoon. Firefighters rushed to a home on Mohawk Street following reports of smoke and flames shooting from the second floor. Acting Lieutenant Scott Brown with the Central Coventry Fire District was one of the first to arrive and assess the situation.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence

VIDEO: Massive fire engulfs Massachusetts home on Memorial Day

6 days 14 hours ago
A massive fire engulfed an Uxbridge, Massachusetts, home Monday afternoon, with a video showing heavy fire and smoke shooting from the structure. First responders rushed to the duplex home on Linwood Street and saw heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the home, extending to the upper floor of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
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