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JACKSON, MI FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS BURNS AT COMMERCIAL FIRE

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JACKSON, MI—A Jackson firefighter was injured while responding to a large fire at a commercial building in Jackson Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the building at 314 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, just north of downtown Jackson, at about 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 9. A Jackson Fire Department firefighter was burned beneath his […]

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VA FIRE CHIEF DIES AFTER HEART ATTACK COMPLICATIONS

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By Thomas Wallner, Graham Leader The city of Graham, Graham Fire Department and Graham Police Department announced the passing of Graham Fire Chief Jerry David Saturday due to post heart attack complications. According to the post from the three entities, David suffered a heart attack “a couple of weeks ago,” but out of respect to […]

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FEDS WITHHELD $1.5M HEALTH CARE FROM 9/11 GROUND ZERO FIREFIGHTERS

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By CNN The Treasury Department has so far withheld in 2020 approximately $1.5 million from a New York City Fire Department health care program for those who worked at Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to letters from New York Rep. Peter King. The Republican congressman wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/11

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9/11/2001 Al-Qaeda initiated a series of coordinated suicide sneak attacks upon the United States that killed over 2,996 including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Two hijacked aircraft flew into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third attacked the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a fourth attack […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/10

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9/10/1903 a Nashville, TN firefighter died at a wholesale grocery warehouse heavily involved in fire, with extension to a stove and tinware store next door. “For close to two hours, firefighters poured thousands of gallons of water on the two burning buildings and finally brought the blaze under control. During the overhaul stage, the firefighter […]

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MAYDAY IN FORT WORTH, TX – COLLAPSE

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A firefighter became trapped in a house fire in east Fort Worth on Wednesday morning after a portion of the roof collapsed onto him, leading to a rare “mayday” call in which personnel rushed to pull him from the debris, according to Mike Drivdahl, a fire department spokesman. The man only sustained minor injuries, and […]

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9 STATEN ISLAND FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT 3 HOUSE FIRES

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Three major Staten Island residential blazes erupted in a five-hour span late Monday and early Tuesday, injuring nine FDNY firefighters. The first house fire broke out at around 11:20 p.m. Monday in New Brighton, the Staten Island Advance reports. A dozen FDNY units consisting of 60 firefighters responded to the call, and four firefighters were […]

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OH FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

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COLUMBUS, (WCMH) — Medics took a firefighter to OSU main on Sunday night after a house fire in Franklinton, according to Battalion Chief Steve Martin. The injured firefighter is in stable condition. The blaze at 300 Avondale Avenue began at about 7:40 p.m., and crews contained it by 8:00 p.m. Chief Martin said the fire […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/9

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9/9/1885 a Lawrence, MA firefighter “died after he had fallen into a vat of hot oil at the Lee, Blackburn Chemical Company.” 9/9/1900 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter “died of the injuries he sustained after be caught in a floor collapse at Delaware Avenue and Dock Street.” 9/9/1918 a Memphis, TN firefighter “died while fighting a […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/8

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9/8/1934 SS Morro Castle fire killed 137 of the 549 passengers and crew off the New Jersey coast. A luxury cruise ship in route from Havana to New York, caught fire and burned around 2:50 a.m. The ship was sailing about eight nautical miles off Long Beach Island. A fire was detected in a storage […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/7

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9/7/1880 two Saint Louis, Missouri firefighter died “while fighting a fire from the roof, the roof collapsed killing the two firefighters and several others were injured.” 9/7/1915 a Bronx, New York (FDNY) firefighter died “trying to help a boy who fell into an excavation at 138th Street, near Cypress Avenue. The firefighter fell twenty-five feet […]

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FIREFIGHTER BURNED, ANOTHER INJURS BACK AT PA. HOUSE FIRE

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By Deb Erdley, Trib Live Two firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting an early morning residential fire in New Kensington. New Kensington Fire Chief Ed Saliba Jr. said New Kensington police patrolling the neighborhood were alerted to a house in flames. Firefighters were dispatched to the home at 526 Constitution Blvd. at 3:36 a.m. Saliba said […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/6

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9/6/1896 the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, MI was destroyed by fire, twelve firefighters died. “Sometime around midnight the large four-story brick building of Yore’s Opera House started to burn. Before firefighters could arrive, the fire built in ferocity and the building was well engulfed in flame. St. Joseph fire departments also responded to […]

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Karl Thompson

3 MA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT ARSON FIRE

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Police have arrested a man accused of setting a fire that injured three firefighters and torched a Springfield building. Jose Rodriguez-Acevedo, 21, of Springfield, was arrested Friday, Set. 4, and charged with arson of a dwelling and three counts of causing injury to a firefighter in the performance of their duties, according to the Office […]

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2 BALTIMORE FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE WITH HOARDING CONDITIONS

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Two firefighters sustained minor injuries during a dwelling fire in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. According to the local’s Twitter account, the fire occurred early Friday in the 600 block of N. Highland Ave. Crews responding from Engine 51 found smoke showing from a two-story row home in the block next door to the station. Firefighters […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/5

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9/5/1926 a movie theater fire killed fifty in rural village of Dromcollogher, Ireland. The only exit to temporary cinema in the upstairs loft of the hardware store was blocked by the projector set up on a table and the reels were placed beside it. Candles used as lighting, were not in holders, only held in […]

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Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTERS, UNIVERSITY TO TEST CLEANING WAND FOR CANCER REDUCTION

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By Sarah Krueger, WRAL A new cancer study underway at the Durham Fire Department could save the lives of firefighters all over the country. Firefighters are at a higher risk for some types of cancer because of the chemicals and particles they’re exposed to when they respond to a fire. It’s not just in the […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS KNEE INJURY AT ARSON FIRE

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By WBRZ Early Friday morning, shortly before 5 a.m., Baton Rouge Firefighters returned to a home that had been set on fire by an arsonist on Wednesday morning. The home, which is within the 1100 block of North 35th Street, was on fire again Friday morning and this time as firefighters returned to the blaze they found the […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/4

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9/4/1894 the first fog nozzle for fighting fire was patented. A fog nozzle break water flowing through it into “tiny” droplets, creating more surface area absorbing the heat & creating steam. The A. J. Morse company made a brass 2-½” “fire boat type nozzle and stand” with patent dates of Aug. 2, 1891, July 31, […]

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Karl Thompson

BALTIMORE FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT FIRE, 2 CIVILIANS CRITICAL

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two people and a firefighter were injured during a house fire in west Baltimore on Tuesday night. The fire broke out along the 2100 block of Druid Hill Avenue. By the time crews arrived, flames had engulfed the second and third floors of a row home. Firefighters say two people had to […]

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