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Fire Museum in Central Ohio Showcases History of Local Firefighters

1 day 3 hours ago
PHOTOS: Located in the former Columbus Engine House No.16, the building was completed in 1908 and was built as the last engine house in the city to accommodate horse-drawn steam engines. The station closed in 1982 and after twenty years of fundraising and a $900,000 renovation, the museum moved into the building and opened to the public in 2002.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ohio.org

Fire Rescue in Florida releases hour-long video showing firefighters battling apartment complex fire

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VIDEO: The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department on Wednesday released an hour-long video showing dozens of firefighters battling a massive fire at the RISE Doro apartment complex downtown. The $60 million apartment project is now being demolished after it was destroyed when a fire broke out last month.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville

AT&T customers report a massive outage, disrupting phone service across America

1 day 3 hours ago
AT&T’s network went down for many of its customers across the United States Thursday morning, leaving customers unable to place calls, text or access the internet. By late morning, the company said most of its network had been restored. The Federal Communications Commission confirmed Thursday afternoon that it is investigating the outage.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Business

VIDEO: Firefighter collapses while battling fire at New Hampshire farmhouse

1 day 3 hours ago
A firefighter was taken to the hospital after suffering a medical issue while fighting a house fire Wednesday. First responders performed CPR on him before he was rushed to the hospital. Neighbors say they saw flames coming from the second floor of an old farmhouse on Scotland Road in Kingston, but the entire home turned into a fireball within minutes.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston

Millions of Toshiba laptop adapters recalled for fire and burn hazards

2 days 3 hours ago
Approximately 15.5 million Toshiba laptop AC adapters have been recalled by Dynabook Americas due to fire and burn hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the commission, the recalled adapters can overheat and spark, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. The recalled AC adapters were sold both on their own and with Toshiba brand personal laptop computers.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg

Fire rescue chaplain in New Mexico writes song on destigmatizing firefighter mental health

2 days 3 hours ago
VIDEO: According to the National Fallen Firefighters Association, around 100 U.S. firefighters die by suicide each year. As head chaplain for Albuquerque Fire Rescue, this is the reality David Meyers faces in his line of work. “We see lots of things. We experience lots of things. People tend to think firefighters are big, bad, tough, and strong.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOB-TV NBC 4 Albuquerque

Texas brewery releases 'Great Fire' beer to commemorate 1911 fire

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PHOTOS: In commemoration of a 1911 fire that helped shape Conroe's history, Fass Brewing on the downtown square has released a special beer. Fass Brewing launched its first Rauchbier called "The Great Fire" this week commemorating the Feb. 21, 1911 anniversary of the fire that decimated the east side of the courthouse square.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Houston Chronicle - Metered Site

Alabama firefighters: New schedule change improving fire operation

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VIDEO: Firefighters who work for Decatur Fire and Rescue have operated on different schedule since early 2024. The previous schedule had firefighters working 24 hour shifts, before having 48 hours off. The new schedule has firefighters work 48 hours straight, before having 96 hours off. Decatur Fire Deputy Chief Nathan Springer said the move was requested by firefighters in 2023, and has already improved fire operation since.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAFF-TV NBC 48 Huntsville

VIDEOS: Flames tear through cottage in Pennsylvania

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PHOTOS: "A little bit of smoke to start with and I said that looks funny and then it burst into flames," said Harrison Leuckel. The longtime resident first spotted the fire around 1:55 p.m. Tuesday in the now-burned down cabin, located within the Waldheim Park church-owned community. Smoke could be seen for miles but luckily the flames didn't spread in this mostly seasonal community of 82 cabins covering 40 acres along South Mountain.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown

Antique Toy & Firehouse Museum in Michigan to Unveil Restored Facade

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PHOTOS: The Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum on Patterson Road is home to more than sixteen-thousand firefighting and construction toys as well as sixty firefighting buses and other equipment. What began as Jim Dobson's personal collection of firefighting memorabilia in the 1950s has blossomed into a treasure trove of over 16,500 firefighting and construction toys, complemented by a collection of 60 firefighting apparatus.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEYI-TV NBC 25 Saginaw

Rangers hockey players honor FDNY, NYPD with jerseys while arriving in firetrucks, police cars before Stadium Series game

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: The New York Rangers decided to arrive in New York style at MetLife Stadium ahead of their Stadium Series game against the New York Islanders on Sunday afternoon. The Rangers arrived in East Rutherford, New Jersey, accompanied by members of the FDNY and NYPD while wearing jerseys for each first responders’ hockey clubs.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News

Florida city shows off eight new fire vehicles to address issues of growing population

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VIDEO: The City of Tampa unveiled eight new vehicles on Monday as part of a multi-million dollar investment in fire safety. “We’ve been waiting for quite some time and it really is a milestone,” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said. The city showed off eight new additions to its fleet, including three new fire engines, three advanced life support ambulances and two new Ambu-buses that can be used for mass casualty events and evacuations.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa

VIDEO: 500-gallon underground propane tank found at Virginia home that exploded, killing a firefighter and injuring others

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A 500-gallon underground propane tank was found at a Virginia home that exploded Friday, killing one firefighter and injuring others, officials said Saturday. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were called to the home in Sterling around 7:40 p.m. for a gas leak, Chief Keith Johnson said at a news conference.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News

Follow in one Texas fire station's footsteps

1 week ago
PHOTOS: When a man went into cardiac arrest while working at his family’s restaurant a few years ago, Fire Station No. 1 responded, resuscitating him on scene. The next day he walked out of the hospital, an uncommon sight for these patients. Soon after, he was back working at his restaurant, said apparatus operator Caleb Hodges.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Shorthorn

Bill would give Vermont volunteer firefighters and EMTs protections to miss day jobs

1 week ago
VIDEO: Should volunteer firefighters and EMTs be able to miss work to respond to an emergency? Lawmakers from across Vermont support legislation offering protection to employees after some reported they were not allowed to leave their jobs for a 911 call. Dorieann Chesbrough is a career firefighter with the Vermont Air National Guard.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCAX-TV CBS 3 Burlington

This fire protection district is the first in Nevada with advanced CPR machine

1 week ago
VIDEO: Watch the AutoPulse NXT at work. It’s a real story of man versus machine. Particularly when it comes to saving a life. The advanced CPR machine once attached to the chest, delivers compressions to a patient in cardiac arrest. “The device is completely in charge for this human,” says Jill Andersen, a Firefighter and Paramedic with North Tahoe Fire Protection District as she demonstrates the device on a plastic model of a human head and chest.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8 Reno

Historic 1943 fire truck returns home to West Virginia for a revamp

1 week 1 day ago
VIDEO: An antique fire truck from 1943 that once served the community of Follansbee has found itself back in Follansbee once again. The vehicle was purchased by Follansbee Fire Chief Larry Rea for his own collection. The truck is a rare vehicle that was built during World War II when vehicle production was extremely limited.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOV-TV NBC/FOX 9 Steubenville

Detroit firefighter injured on the job finds relief with ketamine-assisted therapy

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VIDEO: Zack Lessner loves being a Detroit firefighter, but on January 13, 2023, his world was upended after he was hit by a car on a fire scene. "I ended up having a traumatic brain injury. And I… had two bulged discs,” He revealed. But after the physical wounds healed, he struggled with PTSD and depression.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXYZ-TV ABC 7 Detroit
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