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FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN FIRE INVOLVING VACANT BUILDING – SOUTH CAROLINA

1 month 1 week ago
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A firefighter was injured while responding to a Monday night fire at a vacant building in downtown Charleston that was previously deemed unsafe. Multiple fire agencies responded to a vacant two-story commercial property off Mary Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. where crews found smoke and fire coming from the side of the building. […]
Joe Knitter

LADDER TRUCK CRASHES INTO GAS PUMP – TENNESSEE

1 month 1 week ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A Nashville fire truck hit and damaged a gas pump in West Nashville this weekend. A video, sent to WSMV4 by Jack Eastep, shows a Nashville fire department truck crashed into a gas pump at a gas station on White Bridge Pike. NFD says the incident is being reviewed by its […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – KENTUCKY

1 month 1 week ago
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Crews battled a house fire Tuesday in Rowan County. We are told a neighbor spotted the fire at a home on Circle Drive in the Lakeview Heights subdivision of Morehead. The Farmers Volunteer Fire Department was called out to battle the flames. Based on the pictures shared by the department […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN TWO-ALARM FIRE – PENNSYLVANIA

1 month 1 week ago
One firefighter was injured and four people were rescued during a two-alarm fire that took place in the 700 block of Franklin Street Tuesday afternoon. Crews were dispatched around 3:40pm with initial reports of a person trapped on the third floor and occupants getting out from of the windows of the building. Upon arrival, crews […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/15

1 month 1 week ago
On 2/15/2013 two Bryan, Texas firefighters died while fighting a fire at the Knights of Columbus Hall. “At approximately 11:20 p.m. a passerby reported a structure fire on Groesbeck Street. The hall was not occupied at the time of the fire discovery. Bryan firefighters responded and initiated interior firefighting operations. During interior operations, one firefighter […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/14

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On 2/14/1958 six Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighters died at the Wooster Street Collapse, Box 55-334, 137-9 Wooster Street, between West Houston and Prince Street. “Two FDNY firefighters venting the roof, and four members of Fire Patrol # 1 placing salvage covers were buried alive when all floors and the roof suddenly collapsed in a […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/13

1 month 1 week ago
On 2/13/1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the Johns Manville Manufacturing Company fire killed five firefighters and injured about a dozen more when the rear brick wall collapsed without warning at 225 Clybourne Street. “On arrival, firefighters found heavy fire showing from the first and second floors of a six-story brick asbestos factory. The building became fully […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/12

1 month 1 week ago
On 2/12/1955 a five-alarm fire in a transient hotel killed twenty-nine residents at the Barton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The fast-spreading fire roared through a dilapidated 40-year-old “hotel” in the “Skid Row” neighborhood.  Most of the twenty-nine fire fatalities were transients. Many more, including several firefighters, were injured. The Barton Hotel was located at 644-648 […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/11

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 2/11/1876 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died as a result of injuries sustained February 8th, when he was caught under a collapsing wall while operating at a fire. Two firefighters were killed in the collapse on February 8th.” On 2/11/1903 a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania firefighter died after falling from a roof at American Street. […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – GEORGIA

1 month 2 weeks ago
CANTON, GA — A firefighter was injured in a Thursday morning house fire at Nations Drive, according to Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. Crews responded around 9:45 a.m. to the fire, when they saw heavy smoke and flames, fire officials said. The home was vacant at the time. The firefighter who was injured was […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN TWO-ALARM HOUSE FIRE – NEW JERSEY

1 month 2 weeks ago
One firefighter was injured and six people were displaced by a two-alarm blaze on John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne this afternoon, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said. At about 2:51 p.m. today, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 888 JFK Boulevard, on a report of a fire. Arriving companies found a working fire in […]
Joe Knitter

ARREST MADE IN ARSON FIRE THAT INJURED FIREFIGHTER – INDIANA

1 month 2 weeks ago
INDIANAPOLIS — A man has been arrested after fire officials say he intentionally set a fire where a firefighter was injured. Firefighters with the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to the home near Massachusetts and Rural avenues around 3:50 p.m. on Feb. 6 for a working residence fire. Heavy smoke was visible from the vacant residence […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/10

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 2/10/1863 a patent was issued for the first portable fire extinguisher to Alanson Crane of Monroe, Virginia (No 37,160). The tube container was a step up from the fire suppression glass “grenades” that were previously the most popular form of emergency firefighting. Little is known about Crane himself, and numerous patents were granted to […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – OHIO

1 month 2 weeks ago
HARRISON TOWNSHIP — One firefighter is hospitalized and two dogs were rescued following a house fire in Harrison Township Thursday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch. >>PHOTOS: 1 firefighter injured, hospitalized; 2 dogs rescued in house fire in Harrison Township Firefighters were dispatched to the 3500 block of Haney Road at around 4:11 p.m. […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/9

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 2/9/1858 a New Haven, Connecticut firefighter “died after being shot during a riot. An altercation between Yale students and the firefighters of Engine Company 2 erupted and a riot ensued. Shots were fired, and one firefighter was shot and killed. Several of the students were arrested, but through the mediation of the faculty, the […]
Karl Thompson

FUNERAL DETAILS FOR FALLEN ILLINOIS FIREFIGHTER

1 month 2 weeks ago
It is with profound sadness to inform you that Firefighter Andrew Cutting died on Friday, January 20, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. FF Cutting is a 22-year member of the Skokie Fire Department who was assigned as the driver of Truck 18. He was a dedicated professional that made many positive contributions to […]
Joe Knitter
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