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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/22

3 hours 17 minutes ago

10/22/1896 a Brooklyn, New York (FDNY) firefighter “was burned to death while operating at a four-alarm factory fire.” 10/22/1946 a Boston, MA firefighter died, and second firefighter “was severely injured, from the inhalation of smoke and poison gases from burning fur in the basement of Kakas Furs, 70-72 Chauncy Street, Downtown, Box 1463, (Chauncy Street […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/21

1 day 3 hours ago

10/21/1900 “shortly after midnight a fire broke out at the 4-story, wood frame, A. B. Hinman packing plant on Vandalia Street 200 feet north of University Avenue in Saint Paul, MN. A southwesterly wind fanned the flames, the fire quickly extended to an adjacent icehouse and a single-story building owned by the Northwest Lime Company. […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/20

2 days 3 hours ago

10/20/1860 a Perth, Ontario, Canada firefighter “died from injuries after being struck in the head at a church fire.” 10/20/1918 a Detroit, MI firefighter “died from a skull fracture sustained after a wall had collapsed on him, while fighting the Water Works fire.” 10/20/1964 a San Francisco, CA firefighter “died from the injuries he sustained […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/19

3 days 2 hours ago

10/19/1857 “Chicago experienced one of its first fire disasters at a five-story brick building at 109-11 South Water St., between Clark and Dearborn Streets. The building housed a brothel, and according to most accounts, the fire began after someone knocked over a lamp. No lives were lost in this building, but the flames spread rapidly […]

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Karl Thompson

OGDENSBURG, NY FIREFIGHTER CHARGED WITH SHOVING CITY MANAGER

3 days 21 hours ago

Oct. 16– OGDENSBURG, NY — Following months of contention between municipal officials, fire personnel and the Ogdensburg firefighters’ union, a city fireman was charged this week for allegedly shoving now-City Manager Stephen P. Jellie in September at City Hall. State police issued Brian L. Kirby, 52, a criminal summons Wednesday, on a second-degree harassment charge after a physical contact incident was reported to […]

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HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS SHOT AT WITH PELLET GUN, FIREFIGHTER, RIG STRUCK

3 days 21 hours ago

HOUSTON — A Houston firefighter was injured while responding to a burning storage unit but not by heat or flames. Investigators said a woman shot him with a pellet gun. Houston Fire Department Engine 82 was at a storage facility about 11:30 a.m. Friday in the 12400 block of Fondren Road. They were able to […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/18

4 days 4 hours ago

10/18/1984 Alexander Hamilton Hotel fire killed fifteen and injured over fifty in Paterson, NJ. located at the corner of Market and Church Streets. The fire started at 12:14 a.m. and went to three-alarms in the eight-story building, trapping some victims and forcing others to jump. The fire was deliberately set by Russell Conklin who was […]

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Karl Thompson

W.VA. TOWER EN ROUTE TO FALLEN FIREFIGHTER SERVICES HIT BY OVERSIZE SEMI

4 days 19 hours ago

By WBOY A Belington Volunteer Fire Department firetruck was damaged Friday after it was hit by an oversize load. According to a Facebook post from Chief Phil Hart, firefighters were traveling to Taylor County to pay their respects to a fallen firefighter when the truck was hit. Two personnel were on board at the time, with […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/17

5 days 2 hours ago

10/17/1966 the Wonder Drugs on East 23rd St New York, NY a mercantile building fire killed twelve firefighters at 9:36 p.m. E-18 and L-7 responded to fire in the store’s basement. A five-inch insulated concrete floor collapsed sending ten men into the inferno, two were killed when a fire ball exploded from the basement. “A […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/16

6 days 3 hours ago

10/16/1967 the Cardinal Lanes Bowling Alley, located at 515 Anderson Ave. in Cliffside Park, N.J., was involved in a fire that left five firefighters dead. “Several crews from neighboring towns responded to the blaze, including five firefighters from the Ridgefield Fire Department, which was called on mutual aid. Several firefighters entered the building that day; […]

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Karl Thompson

COVID-19 outbreak hits another North Carolina fire department

6 days 11 hours ago

Half a dozen firefighters at a fire department in North Carolina have tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest outbreak to rack local emergency responders. The City of Sanford reported six firefighters at one of its three fire stations contracted the virus despite all stations having been closed to the public since the pandemic was […]

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LA. FIREFIGHTER TREATED AND RELEASED AT HOUSE FIRE

1 week ago

By Michael Scheidt, BR Proud More than one local fire department responded to two fires within a span of 60 minutes on Monday, October 12. A Central Police Department officer called in the first fire which was in the 15000 block of Hooper Rd. District Six and the Pride Volunteer Fire Department responded to the […]

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Rick Markley

DETROIT FIREFIGHTER BACK ON THE JOB AFTER BEING BURNED AT FIRE A YEAR AGO (VIDEO)

1 week ago

DETROIT – Doctors will say some of the most painful recoveries come in the burn unit. A Detroit firefighter just lived through a recovery and he has a unique perspective. He’s in charge of the department’s clown team that works to cheer up child burn victims. READ: Detroit firefighters need surgery after level of burning vacant house […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/14

1 week 1 day ago

10/14/1909 a San Francisco, CA firefighter “was burned to death while working at the M. Friedman Company fire at 645-649 Brannan Street.” 10/14/1911 two District of Columbia, Washington DC, firefighters died while fighting a throughout the five-story brick Washington Tobacco Co. building, at 618 Pennsylvania St NW. “An exterior attack was made on the fire, […]

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Karl Thompson

3 BALTIMORE FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN APPARATUS CRASH

1 week 1 day ago

Three firefighters and a civilian were taken to area hospitals Monday morning after a traffic accident involving a Baltimore fire department vehicle and a private automobile, according to Baltimore police. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, police said. Around 10:44 a.m., Northeast District police were dispatched to the 4600 block of Bowleys Ln. in […]

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ND FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN STAIRWAY COLLAPSE AT 3rd ALARM FIRE

1 week 1 day ago

A North Dakota firefighter was injured when a stairwell ceiling collapsed during a three-alarm blaze Sunday. Crews responded to the large fire that broke out at a 24-unit apartment building in Fargo, The Associated Press reports. Wind gusts reaching more than 30 mph fueled the flames and caused the blaze to spread quickly. While searching the […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/13

1 week 2 days ago

10/13/1889 a Middletown, CT firefighter “died from the injuries he sustained while he was entering a building.” 10/13/1916 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter “died of the injuries he sustained after he was caught in a roof collapse at 913-919 W. York Street.” 10/13/1930 a Norwich, CT firefighter “died after suffering CO poisoning while operating at a […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/11

1 week 4 days ago

10/11/1928 a Troy, New York firefighter “died as a result of injuries he sustained while operating at a fire prevention drill. He died of cerebral edema following an accident where a life net broke during a Fire Prevention Week demonstration at the Gay Building, State and 3rd Street.” 10/11/1933 a Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York (FDNY) […]

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