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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/23

11 hours 38 minutes ago
On 1/23/2005 in the city of New York, the FDNY lost three firefighters at two separate fires in what has become known as “BLACK SUNDAY” … The 1st fire in the Bronx was a three-alarm fire in an apartment building at 236 East 178th Street in the Tremont section. It took the lives of two […]
Karl Thompson

SUSPECT FIRES SHOTS AT FIREFIGHTERS IN CALIFORNIA FATAL SHOOTING

19 hours 2 minutes ago
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — A suspect accused of fatally shooting a man in West Oakland and firing shots at firefighters has been arrested, according to police. Authorities say it was an unprovoked attack and that the shooter was walking along Center Street with a gun in plain sight — screaming that he was going to […]
Brian Kazmierzak

FF INJURED IN APARTMENT FIRE – NEW YORK

19 hours 8 minutes ago
A woman was taken to Albany Medical Center Saturday morning following a fire at 783 Albany St. Her injuries are unknown, said Asst. Chief Don Mareno. He said a city fire department captain was taken to Ellis Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters responded to the scene at 8:23 a.m. for reports of […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/22

1 day 11 hours ago
On 1/22/1892 a fire at National Surgical Institute killed nineteen patients and injured thirty others at Illinois and Georgia Streets in Indianapolis, Indiana. “The fires occurred downtown shortly before midnight on a cold, snowy night. A newspaper headline told the heartbreaking story, “Helpless cripples perish in the flames or jump to their death on the […]
Karl Thompson

What’s Killing Us? A Training Opportunity

1 day 22 hours ago
All, Please see the attached and below for the upcoming “WHAT’S KILLING US” Firefighter Health & Safety Seminar. Please consider joining us. WHEN: MONDAY MARCH 7, 2022 0800-1630 Hours WHERE: MARRIOTT CINCINNATI NORTH 9664 Mason-Montgomery Road (at I-71) Deerfield Township, Mason, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati Area) COST: Entire Day With Lunch & Breaks $99.00   PRESENTERS: ==Dr. […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/21

2 days 11 hours ago
On 1/21/1924 while operating at a major fire in a refinery storage yard, seven Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania firefighters died, they all suffocated when an explosion blew them into a large vat of paraffin. “Around 5:24 a.m. at the Atlantic Refinery Company, located at 57th and Butler Street along the bank of the Allegheny River in the […]
Karl Thompson

FF INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – ILLINOIS

3 days 4 hours ago
A Naperville firefighter suffered minor injuries battling an early morning house fire today. Firefighters were called to the home on the 700 block of Chicago Avenue, just east of downtown, when a passerby noticed flames from the single-family house just before 2:40 a.m. Firefighters reported the residence engulfed in flames and soon discovered the first […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER INJURY LAWSUIT TAKES ON KEY ISSUES

3 days 6 hours ago
By Patrick Lakamp, Buffalo News: Three years in as a Buffalo firefighter, Eric Whitehead was the acting lieutenant for Engine 21 when dispatched to the Hamlin Park attic fire that would change his life. He had worked above his rank about 20 times before under a Fire Department practice called “acting up.” But Jan. 10, […]
Rick Markley

UNIVERSITY FF INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – SOUTH CAROLINA

3 days 7 hours ago
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) – One university firefighter is in the hospital after he was injured in a fire early Tuesday morning, according Clemson University Deputy Fire Chief William Shivar. Chief Shivar said crews responded to a fire at a home on Manley Drive around 4:3.0 a.m. The home was heavily damaged but none of the occupants […]
Joe Knitter

FF INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – NEW HAMPSHIRE

3 days 7 hours ago
MONROE, N.H. (WCAX) – A firefighter was injured battling a blaze at a home in Monroe, New Hampshire, Wednesday morning. The fire was called in a little before 11 a.m. by a passerby who spotted smoking coming from the Littleton Road home. Firefighters from New Hampshire and Vermont responded to the scene but the single-family […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/20

3 days 11 hours ago
On 1/20/1880 a Brooklyn, New York firefighter died in a 7:00 a.m. fire that broke out at old Bushwich Avenue in Otto Huber’s Brewery. “The fire was under control in a half hour. Without any warning, one end of the building collapsed. Six firefighters, including the victim, were buried in debris. Firefighters worked to rescue […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/19

4 days 12 hours ago
On 1/19/2000 the Boland Hall fire at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey killed three and injured more than fifty when two students set the fire as a prank in the freshman dorm around 4:30 a.m. while most students were asleep. Although no accelerants were used the fire rapidly spread across the third-floor […]
Karl Thompson

FF INJURED AT TWO-ALARM APARTMENT FIRE – TEXAS

4 days 18 hours ago
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several people were displaced after a fire at an apartment building in north Austin Monday afternoon, according to the Austin Fire Department. At least one firefighter got a “minor injury.” The fire took place at 8800 North Interstate 35, which is south of East Rundberg Lane and the address for Starburst Apartments. The […]
Joe Knitter

FF BURNED AT HOUSE FIRE – MISSOURI

4 days 18 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, firefighter was taken to the emergency room for treatment of a burn sustained while fighting a fire this morning. Crews were called to the structure in the 800 block of Cleveland Avenue Tuesday morning to investigate a building fire. Crews were able to put out that fire; […]
Joe Knitter

FF INJURED AFTER FALL FROM LADDER AT HOUSE FIRE – WASHINGTON

4 days 18 hours ago
RENTON, Wash. — A firefighter was taken to the hospital after they fell off a ladder while fighting a house fire in Renton early Tuesday morning. The fire on the 1500 block of Kirkland Ave NE was first reported around 3 a.m. The Renton Regional Fire Authority tweeted there were reports of homeless individuals living in the […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/18

5 days 11 hours ago
On 1/18/1938 a fire at the Sacred Heart College in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, a small manufacturing city about 30 miles from Montreal, killed Forty-one boys and five priests around 2:00 a.m. The blaze spread rapidly trapping up to 100, and several were injured. Fire operations lasted over 3 hours in near-zero temperatures. “The fire followed […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/17

6 days 11 hours ago
Benjamin Franklin’s birthday is January 17, 1706; happy birthday Mr. Franklin and thank you! The Father of the American Fire Service was born in Boston. “The man who established the first volunteer fire department also invented bifocals, wrote and printed Poor Richard’s Almanac, studied electricity, and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. The first volunteer […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/16

1 week ago
On 1/16/1967 the McCormick Place Hall in Chicago, Illinois was destroyed by a fire and a security guard was killed during the National Housewares Manufacturers Association Exhibit. “McCormick Place was the largest convention center in North America consisting of four interconnected buildings and one indoor arena sited on and near Lake Michigan, about 2 miles […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/15

1 week 1 day ago
On 1/15/1919 the Boston (Massachusetts) Molasses Disaster or Great Molasses Flood killed twenty-one and injured 150 when a large wave of molasses over 8’ tall rushed through the streets at 35 mph after a 2,300,000 gallons storage tank burst in the North End neighborhood at the Purity Distilling Company. A Boston firefighter was fatally injured […]
Karl Thompson
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