Firefighter Close Calls

 

Click Read more at the bottom of an article's teaser, to display the full article.

Main page content

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/14

1 month 1 week ago
12/14/1927 the Saint Charles Hospice orphan asylum fire killed thirty-six, all girls, in Quebec City, PQ, 371 children were sleeping when the fire started. “The fire started just before midnight and even before the fire department arrived the entire building was ablaze. The flames started in the cellar and extended into one of the dormitories. […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/13

1 month 1 week ago
12/13/ 1977 a fire, apparently that started by a hairdryer, swept through the 4th floor of Aquinas Hall, a women’s dormitory at Providence College in Providence, RI that killed ten women and injured at least fifteen others. Two of the women died when they jumped from their window onto the frozen, snow-covered ground.  The fire […]
Karl Thompson

OHIO FIREFIGHTER DIES FROM COVID

1 month 1 week ago
By Sara Wynn, WSYX The Columbus Division of Fire is mourning the loss of a firefighter who died from COVID-19. David Jarvis III, 55, passed away overnight from COVID-19, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin told ABC6/FOX28. Jarvis had been with the Divison of Fire since 1994 and had served as a paramedic since 1997. […]
Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/12

1 month 1 week ago
12/12/1893 a Washington DC firefighter died while operating at a major fire in the Blau Building at #700 14th Street N.W. from smoke asphyxiation. 12/12/1920 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter died from injuries he sustained in a dwelling fire at 2629 S. Marshall Street. 12/12/1929 two Wichita Falls, TX firefighters died in an early morning fire […]
Karl Thompson

FIRE CHIEF/EMS DIRECTOR DIES FOLLOWING EMERGENCY RESPONSE – TEXAS

1 month 1 week ago
ALPINE, Texas — Michael Scudder, Alpine Volunteer Fire Department Chief and West Texas Ambulance Service EMS Director, died Sunday after suffering a cardiac emergency while administering aid, Alpine EMS said in a Facebook post. Scudder had been experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath while helping a patient. He drove the patient to a hospital, where he […]
Joe Knitter

FIRE CHIEF ACCUSED OF DRIVING DRUNK AFTER CRASH – NORTH DAKOTA

1 month 1 week ago
FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – The fire chief in Mapleton, North Dakota is accused of drunken driving after being involved in a crash in West Fargo. Kayla Cross, who is also an assistant fire chief in Moorhead, is charged with DUI refusal. Court documents say on Nov. 13, Cross was on Sheyenne St. when she was […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/11

1 month 1 week ago
12/11/1995 a textile mill explosion and fire injured thirty-seven people and destroyed the one million square foot building in between the cities Methuen and Lawrence, MA. The fire was driven by 40 mile-per-hour winds; several large buildings in the complex were destroyed.  The fire put about 1,700 people out of work, Malden Mills was the […]
Karl Thompson

FIRE STATION TAKES DIRECT HIT FROM TORNADO – TENNESSEE

1 month 1 week ago
Samburg, Tenn.–The Obion County Sheriff’s Office is confirming that the Samburg Fire Station took a direct hit from the tornado strike this evening and people are trapped in the building. Tonight’s storms have caused outages to 2239 of Gibson Electric members’ homes and businesses in Lake and Obion counties. Meanwhile, a mass casualty incident has […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN FALL THRU FLOOR AT NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE FIRE

1 month 1 week ago
HUDSON, N.H. (CBS) — A firefighter was rescued after falling through the floor as crews battled a massive house fire in Hudson, New Hampshire Thursday afternoon. SkyEye footage showed heavy smoke and flames engulfing the home on Greeley Street. The firefighter was brought to a hospital along with another firefighter who suffered smoke inhalation. Both […]
Brian Kazmierzak

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/10

1 month 1 week ago
12/10/1977 in Bay City, Michigan a flash fire in an aging downtown landmark, the four-story Wenonah Hotel building, a combination apartment building and hotel, housing numerous welfare recipients killed between eight and twelve and injured sixty of the estimated more than 140 persons who were occupying the 306 rooms of the 70-year-old red brick structure […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/9

1 month 2 weeks ago
12/9/1879 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died as a result of injuries he sustained November 25th, when he was caught under a collapsing wall while operating at a fire.” 12/9/1885 a Chicago, IL firefighter was fatally injured while fighting a warehouse fire on December 7, 1885. “He was crushed by debris when a brick […]
Karl Thompson

FF RECOVERING IN BURN UNIT – OHIO

1 month 2 weeks ago
AKRON, Ohio (WKBN) — A Youngstown firefighter is recovering after a fire Wednesday, Dec. 1 that put him in the Akron Burn Unit. Brian Charles will get skin grafts Monday to repair his skin. Charles said four firefighters were working in the room of the Youngstown house with the fire above them. As they were pulling the ceiling […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/8

1 month 2 weeks ago
12/8/1881 a fire killed at least 620 people and injured hundreds more at the Ring Theater in Vienna, Austria. The fire started from gas lights above the stage that inadvertently lit some prop clouds hanging over the stage, the iron fire curtain was not lowered. “The theater was featuring the second night of Jacques Offenbach’s […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/7

1 month 2 weeks ago
12/7/1736 Benjamin Franklin “co-founded the Union Fire Company, also known as the “Bucket Brigade”. It was the first formally organized all-volunteer fire company in the colonies and was shaped after Boston’s Mutual Fire Societies. The difference between the fire societies of Boston and Franklin’s Union Fire Company was that the former protected its members only […]
Karl Thompson

Memorial Fund Established for Sterling, IL Lt Ramos Family

1 month 2 weeks ago
The City and IAFF Local #2301 have established an official “Garrett Ramos Memorial Fund” through Sauk Valley Bank. IAFF Local #2301 is working with the family of Lt Ramos to establish a trust for his wife and children. 100% of proceeds donated to the memorial fund will be given to the family trust established for […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/6

1 month 2 weeks ago
12/6/1917 the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, exploded in Halifax harbor in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia 20 minutes after a collision with the Norwegian vessel Imo. The explosion and fire killed 1,654, including nine firefighters, and injured 9,000 mostly spectators witnessing the spectacular ship fire. The Mont Blanc was carrying 10 tons […]
Karl Thompson

FF INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – VIRGINIA

1 month 2 weeks ago
MONETA, Va. (WDBJ) – UPDATE: A dog died in the fire Saturday after failed resuscitation efforts, according to the Bedford Fire Department. UPDATE: WDBJ7 has learned that a neighbor called 911 just before 5 p.m. on Saturday evening to a report of smoke and flames at 1010 Dale Court in Moneta. The residents were not home and nobody […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 12/5

1 month 2 weeks ago
12/5/1876 around 300 (295) people died and hundreds were injured in a fire that engulfed the Brooklyn (Conway) Theatre in New York; all 900 seats were filled in the L-shaped auditorium built-in 1871 with 5 narrow exits and no fire escapes. “The Two Orphans” a play starring Harry S. Murdock and Kate Claxton was in […]
Karl Thompson

COVID LUNG TRANSPLANT FIREFIGHTER GOES HOME

1 month 2 weeks ago
By KHOU11 Houston Fire Department firefighter Wayne Davis is home with his family tonight after four-month hospital battle with COVID-19. Earlier, his family, friends and fellow firefighters gathered outside the hospital in anticipation of his release. Davis passed through a cheering crowd before climbing into the HFD rescue truck that he used to work in. “For a […]
Rick Markley
Checked
1 hour 54 minutes ago
Firefighter Close Calls
Home of the Secret List
Subscribe to Firefighter Close Calls feed