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OKLA CITY, OK FIREFIGHTER HOSPITALIZED AFTER FIRE

3 weeks 3 days ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Two families are displaced and one firefighter is in the hospital after a fire happened near Northeast 36th and Prospect Saturday evening. Crews were called out around 5:30 p.m. A mother and four children were taking a nap when the fire started. “They were woken up by the smoke detectors, so […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/27

3 weeks 3 days ago

9/27/1894 a Chicago, IL firefighter “of Engine 10 died in the line of duty while fighting a restaurant fire at 254 S. State Street. He was asphyxiated after he was overcome by smoke in the restaurant basement. Engine 10 was the first fire company to arrive on scene, and firefighters immediately entered the building with […]

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Karl Thompson

2 HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN FALL FROM 2ND FLOOR

3 weeks 4 days ago

Two Houston firefighters were injured after falling from the second floor of a burning apartment early Saturday. Crews responded to the fire at about 2:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in Houston’s Gulfton neighborhood, KPRC-TV reports. When they arrived, heavy flames were coming from a second-floor unit, and the blaze had spread to a nearby building. […]

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NAKED, HIGH PA MAN STEALS CAR, CRASHES INTO FIREHOUSE

3 weeks 4 days ago

SHENANDOAH HEIGHTS – A teen from this West Mahanoy Township village is in Schuylkill County Prison after state troopers say he broke into a home, stole a car, and struck the Heights firehouse, all while naked, early Friday morning. State Police at Frackville were called to 188 Virginia Avenue around 6:00amfor a report of a […]

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MD FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS MINOR BURNS AT FATAL FIRE

3 weeks 4 days ago

At 10:33PM on September 25, 2020, Anne Arundel County Firefighters responded to a 911 call from a neighbor reporting an extensive amount of smoke and fire coming from the dwelling in the 800 block of Generals Highway in Millersville. There are several homes in the area which are accessed via a private driveway that is […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/26

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9/26/1898 a San Jose, CA firefighter died “while manning a hose line with other members of his company on the second floor of the old Vendome Hotel on North First Street, shortly before midnight. The firefighter was caught in a sudden collapse of the rear wall and three upper floors. Scalded and suffocated by steam, […]

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Karl Thompson

45 FORT WAYNE, IN FIREFIGHTERS IN QUARINTINE

3 weeks 5 days ago

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Two Fort Wayne Firefighters tested positive for COVID-19, and about 45 firefighters who were exposed are quarantining at home for two weeks. Fire administrators found out about the first positive test Thursday. The city says despite lower manpower, public safety will not waver during the next two weeks. Firefighters will […]

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NEW FIRE COLLABORATIVE AMONG THREE LOCAL CITIES COULD SAVE $5.2M

3 weeks 5 days ago

A memorandum of understanding with the Clayton, Englewood and Union fire departments was recently implemented to improve service delivery and provide significant cost savings for the three cities. By John Bush – Senior Reporter, Dayton Business Journal Sep 23, 2020, 6:25am EDT A new collaborative effort among three fire departments is solving staffing issues and […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/25

3 weeks 6 days ago

9/25/1832 two Manhattan, New York firefighters “were killed while operating at a fire. Jesse Delano’s Iron Chest Factory on the corner of White Street and Gouverneur Lane caught fire around midnight. The seven-story building was totally destroyed in the fire. At three o’clock, the rear wall fell onto several other smaller buildings destroying them. Around […]

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Karl Thompson

HOLLAND MI FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

3 weeks 6 days ago

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A firefighter was injured while responding to a house fire in Holland Wednesday night. The Holland Department of Public Safety said authorities were called for a report of a fire and someone trapped inside a house on East 21st Street between College and Columbia avenues. When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames […]

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THREE INDY AREA FIREFIGHTERS FALL THRU FLOOR

3 weeks 6 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS – Three firefighters suffered slight injuries while battling a west side house fire early Thursday morning. According to the Wayne Township Fire Department, crews were called to the 4700 block of Melrose just after 4:30 a.m. Crews originally thought a family was inside but determined they weren’t at home at the time. Three firefighters […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/24

4 weeks ago

9/24/1901 a Chicago, IL firefighter died while fighting an industrial fire at 3142 South Canal Street. “The fire in the five-story factory for the Freund Brothers Manufacturing Company was reported shortly after 7:00 a.m. Neighbors heard a loud explosion and saw flames through the factory’s third and fourth floor windows. The flames fed on the […]

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Karl Thompson

CO FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS INJURIES AT HOUSE FIRE

4 weeks ago

A Colorado firefighter was injured during an early Monday blaze that led a partial structure collapse. The fire broke out at a shop/outbuilding in Berthoud at around 4:30 a.m., the fire protection district stated in an online update. When crews arrived at the scene, they could see large flames shooting through the building that already […]

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PA FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS SMOKE INHALATION AT FIRE

4 weeks ago

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — A firefighter was taken to the hospital after battling a house fire in Brady Township. Fire officials say it happened just after 2 p.m. when they were called to Luthersburg-Rockton Road for a house fire. Authorities say smoke was showing from the second floor of the home, but the fire was […]

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TWO VT FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT WAREHOUSE FIRE

4 weeks ago

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Williston firefighters responded to an overnight blaze at a warehouse and two crew members were injured. It happened at the Vermont Commercial Warehouse off Boyer Circle around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say two firefighters were injured while battling the flames. Only one had to be transported to the hospital for further […]

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SAN ANTONIO, TX FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT FIRE

4 weeks ago

SAN ANTONIO – A firefighter is expected to be okay after suffering a medical issue while fighting a fire overnight. According to officials, crews were called at about 2 a.m. to a house along Ann Arbor Drive, near South Zarzamora Street and Gillette Boulevard. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, but one firefighter became ill […]

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INDIANA FIRE TRUCK VS SEMI WITH NO REPORTED INJURIES

4 weeks ago

By Region News Source Around 1:20PM Wednesday near the intersection of Liberty / Westchester Township Line Road (1100 North) / State Road 49 a Semi crashed into a Chesterton Fire Engine responding to an emergency call, according to eyewitnesses. The witness stated after the collision water began shooting into the air from the fire engine […]

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ROW HOME FIRE IN PA INJURES 2 FIREFIGHTERS

4 weeks ago

SHAMOKIN — An electrical fire destroyed three row homes and displaced nine residents late Tuesday along Bear Valley Avenue. The fire sparked inside the north-facing wall between the first and second floors of 512 Bear Valley Ave. and spread east and west to adjacent homes at 516, 514 and 508, according to city fire officials. […]

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NC FIREFIGHTER PASSES AWAY DUE TO COVID

4 weeks ago

CLAYTON, N.C. — Officials on Wednesday announced the death of Jason Dean, a 20-year member of the Clayton Fire Department. Dean, 42, died from complications of COVID-19, officials said. Dean was the deputy chief of operations and training . Dean leaves behind his wife of 16 years and two daughters, ages 7 and 13. “The entire […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/23

4 weeks 1 day ago

9/23/2005 a fire on a bus near Dallas, TX killed twenty-four of the thirty-eight elderly residents and six employees evacuating from Hurricane Rita. The fire was accelerated by patients’ oxygen making it too hot to rescue the victims. The fire may have been caused by the brakes. 9/23/2004 Hurricane Jeanne slams into Haiti, killing thousands, […]

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