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TEXAS FIREFIGHTER SENT TO HOSPITAL DURING APARTMENT FIRE

2 weeks 3 days ago

By Thalia Brionez, KXXV A Temple firefighter has been transported to Baylor Scott & White after a fire at the Apple Creek Apartments Saturday. Temple Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire around 4:36pm Saturday at the Apple Creek Apartments located at 4802 S 31st Street. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/4

2 weeks 3 days ago

10/4 to 10/2020 is Fire Prevention Week. The National Fire Protection Association selected the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2020: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the U.S. 10/4/1648 the first volunteer fire department was established in what will become New […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/3

2 weeks 4 days ago

10/3/1933 Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA a brush fire killed twenty-nine, while 3,780 men, part of a welfare project, were clearing brush. A fire broke out in the Mineral Wells area. Without knowledge or training in fighting fire many of the workers ordered to fight the fire, a change in wind changed direction trapped twenty-nine […]

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Karl Thompson

HEAVILY INTOXICATED WOMAN STEALS CA FIRE ENGINE

2 weeks 5 days ago

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Officers with the Riverside Police Department had a woman in a pink dress stand up outside their patrol car for witnesses to identify after she allegedly stole a fire truck and took it on a joy ride Thursday night. “Two police officers responded first, they began CPR,” Riverside police Sgt. Juan Munoz said. […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/2

2 weeks 6 days ago

10/2/1922 the first National Fire Prevention Week was proclaimed by President Warren Harding. 10/2/1888 a Chicago, IL firefighter died “while fighting a fire on the John Breedon tow barge. The boat’s coal elevator caught fire as it was unloading coal at the Chicago River docks on Erie Street (566 N. Kingsbury). Truck 3 was among […]

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Karl Thompson

FDNY FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT BRONX FIRE

2 weeks 6 days ago

An FDNY firefighter was among two people injured during an early Wednesday apartment blaze in Brooklyn. The fire broke out shortly before 4:30 a.m. in a top-floor apartment of a six-story building in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts-Gardens neighborhood, WPIX-TV reports. Around 60 FDNY firefighters from 12 units responded to the call. A firefighter suffered a minor injury […]

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PA RESPONDING APPARATUS CRASH ENROUTE TO 2ND ALARM

2 weeks 6 days ago

CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. — A fire truck was involved in a crash while responding to a two-alarm house fire in Castle Shannon. The fire broke out around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Arch Street. Firefighters said an elderly woman inside refused to leave but rescuers were able to get her. Two children, two adults […]

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IL FIREFIGHTER LODD: Drowning

2 weeks 6 days ago

We regret to pass on that a South Holland, Illinois (near Chicago) Firefighter died in the Line of Duty during a dive training session in Kankakee Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place at Haigh Quarry. Firefighter Dylan Cunningham, 29, of Thornton died at 2240 last night Wednesday at Northwestern Hospital. More to follow, our condolences to […]

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WHAT IS BURNING…In That Dwelling?

2 weeks 6 days ago

Today UL released two new flashover related videos: a short PSA and a full-length side-by-side home furnishing comparison experiment video. The PSA drives awareness of how little time there is to escape a dwelling fire and urges people to plan ahead by having working smoke alarms, knowing their escape plan, and to #CloseBeforeYouDoze. The other […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 10/1

3 weeks ago

10/1/1916 NFPA’s Fire News begins (as NFPA News Letter) 10/1/1964 Boston’s Trumbull Street fire killed five firefighters and injured twelve when part of a vacant four-story abandoned factory collapsed in the South End of Boston. At 12:32 a.m. a passerby pulled Box 1671 transmitting the alarm; upon arrival Engine 3 and Ladder 3 reported heavy […]

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Karl Thompson

2 CA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN FIRE BUILDING COLLAPSE

3 weeks ago

Two firefighters were injured when a two-story commercial building was destroyed in an early-morning fire in San Bernardino on Sept. 29, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. At 5:20 a.m., crews were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire at South Central Avenue and South Waterman Avenue, said Battalion Chief/PIO Mike McClintock. Company […]

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SEMI DRIVER FOUND GUILTY IN THE DEATH OF LT. BRAD CLARK, HANOVER CO. VA FD

3 weeks ago

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) – The Maryland man accused of recklessly driving in rough weather conditions causing his tractor-trailer to crash into the back of a Hanover County fire engine, killing a firefighter, has been found guilty. After a two-day trial, Lester Labarge, 51, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving on Wednesday. Lt. […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/30

3 weeks 1 day ago

9/30/1896 a Brooklyn. New York (FDNY) firefighter died while he “was working from an extension ladder at the Greenpoint Telephone Office, a four-story building fire, at Manhattan Avenue and Greene Street. He lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of thirty feet. He was taken to the hospital, where it was discovered […]

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Karl Thompson

SUFFOLK, VA FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN FIRE THAT KILLED 9 PETS

3 weeks 1 day ago

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Crews in Suffolk say a house fire left three people displaced, nine pets dead and one firefighter with minor injuries on Saturday. Firefighters responded just after 8:15 p.m. for the incident in the 100 block of Kingsdale Road in Suffolk. Officials say the first unit on the scene found heavy fire coming […]

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IOWA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT GAS LEAK WITH EXPLOSION

3 weeks 1 day ago

An Iowa firefighter was injured after a gas leak set off an explosion and massive blaze Monday. The Dubuque Fire Department was called about a gas leak at around 4 p.m., KCRG-TV reports. Work crews were contacted to repair the isolated leak and one home was evacuated. The leak caused a large explosion that destroyed a […]

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FDNY FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS SMOKE INHALATION AT BROOKLYN DAY CARE FIRE WITH RESCUES

3 weeks 1 day ago

An FDNY firefighter was injured battling a blaze that broke out at a Brooklyn day care center early Sunday. Twelve units with sixty firefighters responded at about 5:45 a.m. to the fire at Yeled V’Yalda Early Childhood Center after flames were seen on the building’s fourth floor, WABC-TV reports. Crews needed to shatter windows to reach […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/29

3 weeks 2 days ago

9/29/1902 a Stockton, CA firefighter “was fatally burned as he attempted to drive the horse cart between two burning structures at the Pavilion fire. The Pavilion fire was one of the largest fires in Stockton.” 9/29/1908 a Dallas, TX firefighter died “while working at a fire, he was hit by falling debris and killed. Three […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/28

3 weeks 3 days ago

9/28/1800 the first fireboats arrive in the U.S. New York, NY; “New York City volunteer firefighters first mounted a crude hand-operated pump on a small boat, the era of the American fireboat was born. The fireboat would not become a mainstay of the American fire service; however, until after the Civil War when the nation […]

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Karl Thompson

PG COUNTY FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS BURNS AT HOUSE FIRE

3 weeks 3 days ago

A Maryland firefighter was injured early Sunday when crews responded to a house that had caught fire twice in less than 12 hours. The initial blaze broke out at 11:35 p.m. at a two-story, single-family home in Capitol Heights, the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department stated in an online update. The fire was showing on […]

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VA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT LARGE RESIDENTIAL FIRE

3 weeks 3 days ago

A  Virginia firefighter was injured during a large residential blaze Saturday. The fire broke out at 8:15 p.m. at a single-story home in Suffolk, according to Suffolk Fire & Rescue. When crews arrived, they encountered heavy flames, but the house was unoccupied at the time. A firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. […]

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