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CLEVELAND TOWER STRUCK IN HIT AND RUN CRASH

1 week 4 days ago

A Cleveland fire apparatus was struck by a car while arriving at a previous accident early Friday. Firefighters initially responded to a call concerning an SUV that crashed into brick building at about midnight, WJW-TV reports. That’s when another vehicle collided with the back of a Cleveland Fire Department aerial. “Tower 1 had to be […]

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TWO BALTIMORE FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT ROW HOUSE FIRE

1 week 4 days ago

Two Baltimore City firefighters were injured battling a raging rowhouse blaze late Friday. When crews responded to the fire in east Baltimore shortly before 10 p.m., they encountered flames shooting from both floors of the two-story home, WJZ-TV reports. Details weren’t released about how two firefighters were hurt during the call, but their injuries weren’t […]

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VA HOUSE FIRE COLLAPSES, CAUSING FIREFIGHTER INJURY, EQUIPMENT DAMAGE

1 week 4 days ago

A Virginia firefighter was injured when a structure collapsed during a residential blaze early Saturday. The fire broke out at around 5:45 a.m. at a Roanoke home, the fire department said in an online post. When crews arrived, they began operating defensively. A firefighter spotted a partial collapse in the structure’s foundation and warned those […]

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TWO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH MISSING CALIF FIREFIGHTER

1 week 4 days ago

By Richard Allyn, CBS 8 Mexican authorities arrested two people allegedly connected to the August disappearance of a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter in Baja California, Mexico, it was reported today. The man and woman — only identified as Santos “N” and Fanny “N” — were arrested on a highway near Rosarito Beach south of […]

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FIRE RIG, SEMI COLLIDE IN IOWA, FIREFIGHTER TREATED AND RELEASED

1 week 4 days ago

By Randy Paulson, NWestIowa.com A collision Thursday, Oct. 8, in Sanborn hospitalized the drivers of a Sanborn Fire & Rescue water tanker and tractor-trailer belonging to B&M Concrete of Hull. The crash happened at about 4:15 p.m. at the west intersection of highway 18 and 59 as the 3,500-gallon tanker was en route to a […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/10

1 week 5 days ago

10/10/1915 three Richmond, VA firefighters died “after they ventured toward the walls of the Crenshaw Warehouse during a fire that was under control. The wall collapsed. One firefighter was instantly killed, while two others were badly injured, but their bodies recovered and taken to the hospital, where they died a few hours later. Two other […]

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WORCESTER MOVING FORWARD WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT STUDY AFTER LODDs

1 week 5 days ago

WORCESTER – The city is moving forward with a study of the Fire Department, nearly a year after pledging to review firefighter safety in wake of the line-of-duty death of Lt. Jason Menard. The city said this week it had hired Emergency Services Consulting International of Virginia to study the Fire Department. The consultant is […]

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HANOVER, PA FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT FIRE STARTED BY DRUNKEN WOMAN

1 week 5 days ago

A Hanover woman allegedly burned down her grandfather’s home while drunk, then laughed about it and boasted she “made it look like candles caused the fire,” according to charging documents. A Hanover firefighter suffered first- and second-degree burns to his face battling the blaze, according to police. Lorrelei Tamor Bainbridge, 52, lived in the home […]

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4 QUEENS FIREFIGHTERS INJURED, 1 SERIOUSLY AT FIRE

1 week 5 days ago

RICHMOND HILL, Queens — Four firefighters suffered injuries while battling a three-alarm fire at a Queens home on Friday, according to the FDNY. The flames broke out at a residence on 123rd Street near 95th Avenue in Richmond Hill around 10 a.m. and quickly spread, a fire official said. The fire grew to three alarms […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/9

1 week 6 days ago

10/9/1911 the First Fire Prevention Day, marked the most intense day of fire during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. 10/9/1849 two Philadelphia, PA firefighters “died in the performance of their duties while fighting a fire.” 10/9/1950 a Milwaukee, WI firefighter “died after suffering a heart attack, while operating at a fire. The fire was […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/8

2 weeks ago

10/8/1871 Great Chicago Fire started, 17,000 buildings were destroyed and left 250 dead. The conflagration burned from Sunday October 8th to Tuesday October 10th and destroyed four square miles of Chicago, driven by strong northwest winds. Rebuilding the city began almost immediately. The fire started at about 9:00 p.m. in the alley behind 137 DeKoven […]

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THREE CAMBRIDGE, MA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE WITH RESCUE

2 weeks ago

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) – Three firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in Cambridge early Wednesday morning after crews found an occupant unconscious and in cardiac arrest, officials said. Crews responding to a reported fire on Buckingham Street around 5:30 a.m. found the woman unconscious and in cardiac arrest on the second floor of […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/7

2 weeks 1 day ago

10/7/1979 the first Fire Fighters Memorial Sunday was held. 10/7/1908 a Buffalo, NY firefighter was operating at a fire at the Nowak Elevator on Broadway at the Belt Line Crossing. After battling the blaze for over 5 hours, a collapse suddenly occurred burying men from Engines 18 and 22 and Hook and Ladders 3, 5, […]

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IL FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT DUMPSTER FIRE

2 weeks 1 day ago

SHERMAN, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Sherman Firefighters battled a dumpster fire at a Sherman Walgreens Monday afternoon. Employees and customers were evacuated due to a chute that connects the dumpster to the inside of the building. One firefighter was injured and taken to an area hospital. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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2 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS, CIVILIANS INJURED AT BROOKLYN APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE

2 weeks 1 day ago

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) — Six people were injured, including a four-year-old boy and two firefighters, in a fire on the top floor of an East New York, Brooklyn, apartment building. The fire erupted in the building at 2300 Pitkin Avenue just after 1:15 a.m. Monday. Firefighters arrived to find residents screaming out the […]

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ME FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT SCENE OF LOGGING ACCIDENT

2 weeks 1 day ago

A logger injured in a heavily wooded area was transported to the hospital, and a first responder who suffered a fractured ankle during the rescue also required treatment Monday. Kennedy volunteer firefighters were alerted around 11:30 a.m. by a third-party report of an injured person in the woods off Dean School Road in the town […]

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INDIA: TWO FIREFIGHTERS HURT AT 30-HOUR-LONG BLAZE

2 weeks 1 day ago

By Deccan Herald, A fire which broke out more than 24 hours ago in a commercial building in a cutlery market here was yet to be brought under control even as two personnel were injured while dousing flames, officials said on Monday. The blaze erupted around 4.30 pm on Sunday in the ground-plus-three-storey structure, located […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/6

2 weeks 2 days ago

10/6/1893 a San Francisco, CA firefighter “was killed at the St. Rose’s Academy fire, 1427 Golden Gate Avenue, when he was struck by a line from a hose while on a ladder and was hurled to the ground, receiving a fractured skull.” 10/6/1926 a Lynchburg, VA firefighter “died as a result of injuries caused by […]

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Karl Thompson

FOUR PITTSBURGH FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

2 weeks 2 days ago

By WPXI Multiple crews battled a large house fire Sunday night in Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes neighborhood, leaving people without a place to stay. According to officials, the fire started around 8 p.m. on Mt. Oliver Street and quickly engulfed the entire side of the structure. Channel 11 crews could see flames shooting out of […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/5

2 weeks 3 days ago

10/5/1894 six Detroit, MI firefighters “lost their lives while battling a fire at the Keenan & Jahn’s Furniture Store at 213-217 Woodward Avenue. The fire destroyed the furniture store, and after the four-story building was gutted the front and rear walls fell, killing the six men. The fire was discovered in the shipping room in […]

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