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LEXINGTON, KY FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN CRASH

1 month 2 weeks ago

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington firefighter was injured Wednesday when his SUV collided with a car as he was responding to a call. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. at the intersection of South Limestone and Huguelet. The lights and sirens were operating on the SUV when the accident occurred. The driver of the […]

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PEORIA FIRE CUTS COULD CHANGE RESPONSE TO MEDICAL CALLS, CHIEF SAYS

1 month 2 weeks ago

By Andy Kravetz Journal Star @andykravetz Posted Sep 1, 2020 at 7:56 PM Updated Sep 2, 2020 at 6:16 PM PEORIA — In the wake of a contentious 6-5 City Council vote Tuesday night to eliminate two fire engines, Peoria Fire Chief Tony Ardis said on Wednesday he’s reviewing all facets of the department’s operations. […]

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CALIF. FIREFIGHTER HOSPITALIZED FOR INJURY

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By KESQ The Palm Springs Fire Department is working to fully contain a structure fire in a Palm Springs neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m. on 4800 Birdie Way, near Eagle Way and S Gene Autry Trail. According to PSFD, one person was transported to the hospital with burn-related injuries. […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/3

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9/3/1991 the Imperial Foods Chicken processing plant fire killed twenty-five in Hamlet, NC.  Twenty-five people were killed and fifty-four injured in a fire that trapped the occupants behind locked fire doors after a hydraulic line failure caused a fire. “The intense fire quickly spread products of combustion throughout the plant causing employees to search for […]

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Karl Thompson

UTAH FIREFIGHTER DIES FROM 9/11 CANCER

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By Hailey Higgins, Fox 13 Now The Unified Fire Authority is mourning the loss of a retired firefighter who died Saturday. Chris Cage died from cancer believed to be connected to his work at Ground Zero after September 11, 2001. Cage spent more than 30 years as a firefighter in Utah. He’s credited with dedicating […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/2

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9/2/1975 the 1st reported Learn Not to Burn® PSA started in Jamaica Plain, MA & Muskegon, MI. 9/2/1888 seven Baltimore, MD firefighters were killed and two badly injured in one of the largest fires and the greatest tragedies. “The first alarm at 4:24 a.m., from box 526, was followed in five minutes by a general […]

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Karl Thompson

10 JAX FIREFIGHTERS SUE AFTER BEING INJURED AT MAJOR SHIP FIRE

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three months after one of the biggest ship fires in decades in Jacksonville, 10 firefighters injured in a related blast are suing for their injuries. The law firm Pajcic & Pajcic filed a lawsuit on behalf of 10 Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department employees on Tuesday, 90 days after an explosion that severely […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 9/1

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9/1/1972 The Blue Bird Café and the Wagon Wheel, a country and western bar, fire in Montreal, Canada killed thirty-seven, a result of arson at the nightclub where more than 200 people were celebrating the Labor Day weekend. Three excessively intoxicated young men were refused entry around 10:45 p.m. and set a fire on the […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/31

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8/31/1883 a Chicago, IL firefighter died from injuries he received on August 28, 1883, when he was fatally injured fighting a fire on Blair Street. He fell off a ladder during firefighting operations. 8/31/1871 a Boston, MA firefighter “died of the injuries he sustained after falling from a building on Congress Street.” 8/31/1942 a Los […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/30

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8/30/1885 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “was killed when he was caught under a collapsing wall at the Gardner Holmes Chair Factory on East 61st. Street.” 8/30/1975 Philadelphia, PA firefighter “died of burns that resulted from Golf Oil Refinery fire on August 17, 1975. The firefighter was admitted to the hospital in critical condition […]

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Karl Thompson

FIRE CHIEF WITH COVID COMES OFF VENTILATOR

1 month 3 weeks ago

By Jonathan Raymond, 11 Alive The daughter of Roswell’s fire chief, Ricky Burnette, shared some good news on Facebook about his battle with COVID-19. The chief, who was said to be “fighting for his life” earlier this month, is now off a ventilator, according to his daughter Amanda Burnette. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, she wrote, […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/29

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8/29/1922 a Holyoke, MA firefighter “died after he was overcome and had collapsed while operating at the Parson Paper Company fire.” 8/29/1927 a Bronx, New York (FDNY) firefighter died at “an unfinished building fire at 213th Street and White Plains Avenue. A scaffold and work timbers had been set on fire by an electric feed […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/28

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8/28/1905 a Chicago, IL firefighter died “while fighting a barn fire at 5238 North Clark Street. Engine 79 was the first fire company on the scene, and the firefighter rushed into the burning barn after spectators mistakenly informed him that the barn foreman’s family was trapped in their residence on the third-floor of the structure. […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/27

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8/27/1867 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “was killed when he fell 65 feet to the ground from a roof while operating at a fire.” 8/27/1916 two Milwaukee, WI firefighters died at “the Waltham Piano Factory fire at 1st and Becker Streets. Two firefighters grabbed lanterns and led a group of firefighters to the second-floor […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/26

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8/26/1929 a Newark, NJ firefighter died while “he was fighting a fire on Charlton Street when he was hit by a falling beam.” 8/26/1956 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died of the injuries he sustained on August 23, 1956, while operating at a two-alarm fire.” 8/26/1987 a Butler, Pennsylvania firefighter “was killed on Chestnut […]

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NYC EMS WORKERS BRACE FOR LAYOFFS AS CITY GRAPPLES WITH BUDGET CRISIS

1 month 3 weeks ago

Updated Aug 20, 2020, 12:16am EDT The head of New York City’s emergency medical services union said Wednesday the city was planning to lay off hundreds of first responders as Mayor Bill de Blasio attempts to deal with the city’s growing budget crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. KEY FACTS Oren Barzilay, president of FDNY EMS […]

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‘PEOPLE WILL DIE EMS’; UNION CHIEF ON NYC’S PLAN TO AX FIRST RESPONDERS

1 month 3 weeks ago

By Carl Campanile, Julia Marsh and Craig McCarthy August 19, 2020 | 6:18pm | Updated “People will die” if City Hall follows through with a plan to lay off nearly 400 EMTs and paramedics, the head of the union representing those workers told The Post. Oren Barzilay, head of EMS Local 2507, said FDNY brass […]

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AMID NEGOTIATIONS WITH LABOR UNIONS, DE BLASIO MOVES CLOSER TO LAYOFFS

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By SALLY GOLDENBERG 08/11/2020 11:22 PM EDT City officials dialed up the threat of municipal layoffs on Tuesday, ordering agencies to meet specific monetary targets by the end of next week, according to several people involved in the calls. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget team reached out to high-ranking officials within city departments to instruct […]

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NY FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE WOMAN FROM FIRE, 1 FIREFIGHTER BURNED, 1 WITH SMOKE INHALATION

1 month 3 weeks ago

New York fire crews rescued a woman from a two-alarm blaze that tore through three residential structures and injured two firefighters and two police officers early Tuesday. The fire broke out shortly after 4 a.m. and involved three homes on Buffalo’s west side, WKBW-TV reports. Flames damaged all three structures, and the middle house, which […]

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NEW YORK CITY EMERGENCY MEDICAL WORKERS PREPARE FOR LAYOFFS

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A union leader said the city was planning to cut 400 emergency medical services positions amid the pandemic. Aug. 19, 2020, 7:13 PM EDT / Updated Aug. 19, 2020, 8:03 PM EDT By Tom Winter The head of New York City’s emergency medical services union said Wednesday that the city is preparing to lay off […]

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