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New Jersey to use federal COVID funds to help fire departments with safety equipment

1 day 6 hours ago
New Jersey will use $10 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help provide fire departments with more safety and sanitary equipment, officials announced Monday. The state’s Firefighter Grant Program will allow local and regional fire departments to apply for the taxpayer money from the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed to provide stimulus funds in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MSN.com

May 17, 1849: The Great Fire that changed the face of a Missouri city

1 day 6 hours ago
PHOTOS: Crewmen doused a mattress fire on the steamboat White Cloud, moored on the north end of the city's landing. They aired the bedding on deck, then dragged it back into a cabin. They must have missed an ember. About 10 p.m., flames burst from the passenger deck. Watchmen along the crowded landing clanged bells of alarm.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Metered Site

VIDEO: President Biden awards public safety officers Medals of Valor

1 day 6 hours ago
President Joe Biden awarded the Medal of Valor to 15 public safety officers Monday at the White House, including two officers who died in the line of duty. The Medal of Valor is the highest award a president can bestow on a public safety officer. In an East Room ceremony, Biden called the honorees "the heart and soul and very spine of this country," saying they were "the ones who ran in to help when everyone else ran away.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: PBS News Hour

Los Angeles firefighter badly wounded in 2020 fire, explosion turns to fishing during recovery

1 day 6 hours ago
A Los Angeles firefighter who was badly burned in a massive downtown L.A. explosion and fire two years ago is continuing his road to recovery. On May 16, 2020, explosions rocked a burning downtown vape shop. L.A. Fire Capt. Victor Aguirre rushed in to save lives and was the last firefighter to escape down a ladder when it was engulfed by a fireball.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles

VIDEO: Amazon semi-trailer catches fire on Interstate in Nebraska

1 day 6 hours ago
An Amazon semi-trailer fully engulfed in flames along westbound Interstate 80 affected traffic near Greenwood for several hours Sunday night. Nebraska State Patrol said troopers were called to mile marker 422, near Greenwood, just after 9 p.m. Sunday. Ashland Fire and Rescue said its crews, Greenwood Fire and Rescue, and Murdock Fire all assisted with the incident.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOWT-TV NBC 6 Omaha

Suspicious fires in 1895 destroy Montana boarding houses; ‘firebug’ never caught

2 days 6 hours ago
PHOTOS: It was described as the “largest and most elegantly appointed boarding house in the Northwest.” Butte’s Hale House, constructed in 1895, offered nearly 200 rooms “for the busy toilers of the great copper camp.” The Anaconda Standard newspaper described it as modern in every way, constructed of brick and stone, with “everything to make it complete in drainage, light, heat and ventilation.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Missoula Current

First round of cadets complete expedited EMS training at Texas college

2 days 6 hours ago
As Corpus Christi Fire Department cadets were recognized by friends, family and city officials Thursday evening at Del Mar College, one word kept coming up: pioneer. The 22 future firefighters were celebrated for their completion of an innovative paramedic training program. The cadets were the first people in the country to attempt a simultaneous, expedited emergency medical technician and paramedic training course.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Caller Times - Metered Site

Oklahoma firefighters use new way to identify flow rates of city’s hydrants

2 days 6 hours ago
PHOTOS: Minutes can matter when Enid’s firefighters are responding to calls reporting a blaze or smoke. Because a fire could’ve already grown exponentially once first responders from Enid Fire Department arrive, they need to know how much flow of water is within nearby fire hydrants, said new EFD Chief Jason Currier.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Enid News & Eagle

VIDEO: Massive fire destroys North Carolina manufacturing plant

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A massive fire destroyed a manufacturing plant in Spring Hope in Nash County late Saturday night and early Sunday, officials said. The fire started about 11:30 p.m. at JHRG Manufacturing, which makes protector fabrics, including body armor, according to Spring Hope police and fire officials. Several agencies eventually were able to control of fire, but the building was destroyed, according to Spring Hope fire officials.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTW-TV CBS 13 Florence

Rising USFL star was preparing to be firefighter before getting drafted

5 days 6 hours ago
Birmingham Stallions linebacker Scooby Wright III has been one of the breakout stars of the inaugural United States Football League season. Through four games, the Stallions are undefeated. Wright has recorded 32 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defended to help Birmingham. Wright was the Stallions’ first selection in the inside linebackers portion of the USFL Draft in February.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News

Ukranian firefighters head to Florida for Firefighter Combat Challenge

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The toughest two minutes in sports will be hosted in Martin County this weekend. The Firefighter Combat Challenge is a grueling course that requires strength and endurance and showcases skills that firefighters use every day. The free-to-attend contest will be held Saturday and Sunday at Stuart Beach and is a regional qualifying event for the national competition scheduled to take place in Fort Pierce in September.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLX-TV FOX 29 Palm Beach

Commentary: Wisconsin's great butter and cheese fire of 1991

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PHOTOS: I admit that I didn't remember, but my friend Lois Seymour did, that it was the 30th anniversary of a monstrous fire that broke out on May 3, 1991, at Madison's Central Storage & Warehouse Co.. It was later proclaimed to have been Madison's biggest fire ever by fire department officials. The fire at the huge food storage facility on Cottage Grove Road and Highway 51/151 in east Madison was later attributed to a forklift battery malfunction.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin State Farmer

VIDEO: Dump truck crashes into ODOT vehicle on northern Ohio highway

5 days 6 hours ago
Two drivers were taken to a hospital after a dump truck crashed into the back of an Ohio Department of Transportation vehicle on a northern Ohio interstate Thursday morning. Before 7:20 a.m., an ODOT worker was headed to pick up a street sweeper from another location and had pulled his truck over on the way when he noticed trash on the side of the highway.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV CBS 10 Columbus

Massachusetts city lost its church to fire 40 years ago; The day changed the neighborhood forever

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PHOTO GALLERY: On Pleasant Street, flaming chunks of wood were flying through the air. David Jennings stood on the corner of Pleasant and Eastern Avenue, looking west at the Flint as it was being consumed by an inferno. “The smoke and the flames … it blotted out the sun,” Jennings said. “Flames over 100 feet in the air.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Herald News - Metered Site

Architecture firm designs fire station to train elite FDNY firefighters

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Studio Gang has completed a fire station for Brooklyn's elite force that doubles as a simulation and training facility for extreme rescue situations. The new headquarters for the FDNY's Rescue 2 unit is located in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Each of New York's five boroughs has a dedicated Rescue team. These teams are highly specialized in extreme conditions that include rappelling down buildings, navigating collapsed structures, and even deploying for underwater rescue operations.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dezeen

Reckless driving in Wisconsin: Milwaukee emergency responders face epidemic daily

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Reckless driving in Milwaukee is an epidemic. Emergency responders are getting hurt – and the wounds are more than physical. "People are screaming and crying and yelling at you to move faster, things like that," said Milwaukee Fire Captain A.J. Hornik. A group of Milwaukee firefighters recently trained for what has become a serious problem in the city.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Florida's Surfside Condo Collapse Victims to Share Over $1B in Recovery Funds

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VIDEO: The pool of funds intended to compensate victims of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium will increase to more than $1 billion, attorneys Wednesday told the judge overseeing the resulting class action lawsuit. Attorneys for the victims said all but one of the remaining defendants have settled the claims against them, and that company is expected to settle soon.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami

U.S. COVID Cases Are Rising Again, but Worries Are Not

1 week ago
The steady increase in COVID-19 cases this past month is not disconcerting to Americans, as they are less worried now about the coronavirus than they were at the start of the year, and fewer are social distancing. Fewer than one in three U.S. adults (31%) say they are "very" or "somewhat worried" about getting COVID-19, statistically similar to the 34% recorded in mid-February when cases were steeply declining after the omicron spike.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Gallup News

Man proposes after Tennessee firefighters save engagement ring from burning car

1 week ago
A young man is breathing a little easier after nearly losing an engagement ring to a vehicle fire on Monday. According to Williamson County Fire Rescue, fire crews were dispatched to a car fire off I-840 on Monday afternoon. Fire-Rescue crews arrived to find the vehicle fully involved and quickly moved to stop the flames.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4 Nashville
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