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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/15

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9/15/1963 a bomb exploded during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL killing four young girls. “The church bombing, and fire was the third in Birmingham in 11 days after a federal order came down to integrate Alabama’s school system. Fifteen sticks of dynamite were planted in the church basement, […]

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Karl Thompson

BALT FIREFIGHTERS ASSAULTED AT FIRE, 2 HOSPITALIZED, UNCLEAR WHY

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By Lauren Moses, WBFF FOX45 has received reports that bottles were being thrown at fire fighters as they attempted to put out a first floor fire in the 4500 block of Eastern Avenue. According to police, they received a call from the fire department around 8:15 p.m., to report an assault that occurred at the […]

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PEORIANS GATHER TO PROTEST FIRE STATION CUTBACKS: ‘THIS IS ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY’

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By Dave Reynolds Journal Star PEORIA – For Peorians Dave Weidner and Lynn Martin, the City Council’s recent vote to decommission Far North Peoria Fire Station 20 is a personal one. Both were among a gathering of about 50 city firefighters and concerned citizens Sunday afternoon showing their support in a social media-driven protest near […]

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PEORIA COUNCIL VOTES 6-5 TO REDUCE FIRE SERVICE

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September 1, 2020 8:23 pm Kyle Beachy News, Peoria News, Top Stories PEORIA (WEEK) – A divided Peoria City Council voted Tuesday night to decommission two fire engines and cut crew members working on those trucks to help close a $20 million budget deficit. The council’s vote was 6-5, with Councilman Dennis Cyr switching to […]

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FACING DECLINING REVENUES, COLORADO RIVER FIRE RESCUE CLOSES FIRE STATION

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Colorado River Fire Rescue Station 43 sits empty after the station recently closed due to budget cuts. Chelsea Self / Post Independent Ike Fredregill ifredregill@postindependent.com With a dwindling budget, predicted upcoming revenue shortfalls and the voter’s denial of its mill levy proposal, Colorado River Fire Rescue (CRFR) is closing Fire Station No. 43 south of […]

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RENO FIRE DEPARTMENT NEEDS SOME INTROSPECTION

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Reno Gazette Journal This opinion column was submitted by Thomas Daly, a resident of Washoe County and a former Washoe County planning commissioner. Reno Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Voskamp needs to look inward with respect to his complaints about lack of resources, after losing 10 buildings in South Reno to a suspicious fire on July […]

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FIRE STATION BROWNOUTS TO BE AVOIDED AS COUNTY DIPS INTO RESERVES

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By SAM MORGEN smorgen@bakersfield.com Aug 11, 2020 Brownouts for local fire stations have been taken off the table as county officials plan to use one-time funds to bolster deficits in the Kern County Fire Department budget. Citing the need to save $6.5 million annually, Fire Chief David Witt prepared a plan that would have temporarily […]

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COUNTY OFFICIALS PUSH BACK ON FIREFIGHTERS UNION’S CLAIMS THAT FIRE STATIONS COULD CLOSE DUE TO STAFFING ISSUES

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by: Alex Fisher Posted: Aug 11, 2020 / 10:58 AM PDT / Updated: Aug 12, 2020 / 03:43 PM PDT BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Troubling messages over the weekend from the Kern County firefighters union say firefighters are not able to properly man their stations and that some are in danger of closing. However, county […]

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CITY OF DECATUR PROPOSES TO CLOSE BUSIEST FIRE STATION IN 2021

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Aug 9, 2020 DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton has proposed to close the city’s busiest fire station next year. The optional cut would halt all emergency response from Fire Station #1 in 2021. The proposal is one of 13 options for lowering expenses that the Decatur City Council will discuss at […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/14

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9/14/1815 the first use of gooseneck piping for fire engines was reported in Boston, MA. 9/14/1875 three Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighters died during a “public demonstration that was held of the first aerial ladders in the FDNY. Four, 97-foot, eight-section, Scott Uda aerials, built by the Concord Wagon Co. in Concord, NH, were purchased […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS HEAT EXHAUSTION AT CALIF. MOBILE HOME FIRE

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By Paige Austin, Patch A firefighter was injured Saturday while battling a fire at a double-wide mobile home in Temecula Saturday. The fire was reported at 4:54 p.m. in the 39000 block of Pourroy Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was engulfed in flames, according […]

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Rick Markley

12 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT BROOKLYN 5-ALARM HOUSE FIRE

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Twelve FDNY firefighters were injured during an intense five-alarm residential blaze late Saturday and early Sunday. The fire broke out shortly before midnight at a home in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, WABC-TV reports. More than 200 firefighters responded to the call at the three-story structure. Crews needed to rescue several residents as the […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/13

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9/13/1970 Ponet Square Hotel fire killed nineteen in Los Angeles, CA. The four-story 12,000 square feet per floor South Grand Avenue hotel was built in 1907 with an unsprinklered basement that was once a ballroom. An open stair extended flames to upper floors. Safety doors to enclosed stairwells, called “Ponet Doors” after this fire, were […]

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Karl Thompson

4 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS, 7 CIVILIANS INJURED AT HAMILTON HEIGHTS FIRE

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HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — Nearly a dozen people, including 4 firefighters were injured in an apartment fire in Manhattan. The 2-alarm fire broke out on the third floor of the 6-story building on 601 West 135th Street in Hamilton Heights just after 8:30 p.m. Friday. Seven people inside the building were hurt. Four firefighters were […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/12

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9/12/1922 a Baltimore, MD firefighter died while operating at a fire that “found heavy smoke pushing from every window of a four-story umbrella factory. Before the building could be vented, the smoke turned to fire, which engulfed the entire building. The members of Engine 7 had stretched a line to the roof and were waiting […]

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Karl Thompson

FDNY RIG CRASH IN QUEENS – 1 CIVILIAN INJURED

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — One person was injured after an FDNY fire truck and another car collided in Forest Hills on Tuesday night, authorities said. The fire truck crashed into a 2010 Nissan about 10:30 p.m. on 108th Street between 69th Road and Jewel Avenue, according to police and a bystander, who shared video of […]

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FDNY FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT MID-RISE APARTMENT FIRE IN STATEN ISLAND

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An FDNY firefighter was injured battling a residential blaze on Staten Island that also left a civilian injured Friday. The fire broke out shortly after 9:40 a.m. at a seven-story apartment building in the Clifton neighborhood, the Staten Island Advance reports. Rescue Co. 5 had been participating in a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the company’s facility […]

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SC FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT APARTMENT FIRE

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LORIS, S.C. (WMBF) – A firefighter was hurt and four people were displaced from their home following an overnight fire in Loris. According to information from the Loris Fire Department, the fire broke out at an apartment complex on Maple Street. One unit was heavily damaged and two others have minor damage, fire officials said. […]

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SAN JOSE FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT 2-ALARM HOUSE FIRE

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One firefighter was injured and five residents displaced after a two-alarm fire destroyed a South San Jose home Thursday morning, authorities said. At about 9:45 a.m., the San Jose Fire Department was called to the 7100 block of Brooktree Court near Almaden Expressway for a report of a possible electrical fire at a two-story single-family […]

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DAYTON FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS BURNS AT ALLEY GARAGE FIRES

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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) — A firefighter was injured this morning at a house fire on Wroe Avenue. Dayton Fire officials say crews were called about 3:25 a.m. to 45-47 Wroe Avenue in the Five Oaks neighborhood, where they found multiple garages on fire in the rear alley. Witnesses told Dayton 24/7 Now that they had […]

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