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LOS ANGLES FIREFIGHTER MISSING IN MEXICO

1 month 3 weeks ago

By Carlos Saucedo, KTLA Family members and colleagues gathered for a vigil Monday to pray for the safe return of a Los Angeles firefighter and Army veteran who disappeared last week in Mexico. Frank Aguilar’s two daughters, who were at Monday’s event in their hometown of Montebello, say they haven’t heard from their dad since […]

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Rick Markley

FIVE FIREFIGHTERS SUFFER MINOR INJURIES AT MASSIVE SC PLASTICS FIRE

1 month 3 weeks ago

By Fox 46 Five firefighters were injured Monday battling a massive fire at Carolina Poly, a polyethylene manufacturing plant, in Chester County, South Carolina. “At this time, we recommend all those who live nearby stay inside. There is no immediate hazard to the surrounding area, but we are continuing to analyze the situation to determine […]

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Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/25

1 month 4 weeks ago

8/25/1803 three Philadelphia, PA. firefighters died “after extinguishing a major fire in a lead factory, firefighters were taking up from the scene when the front wall suddenly collapsed, burying several of the men under tons of rubble. Three were killed instantly, while a number of others suffered serious injuries.” 8/25 1932 a Scranton, PA firefighter […]

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Karl Thompson

THREE FIREFIGHTERS, 1 COP HURT AT FATAL IL CONDO FIRE

1 month 4 weeks ago

By Karen Jordan, ABC7 The Glendale Heights police department said two people died in a fire at a condominium building Monday. Police said officers were called to the 100-block of Dunteman in the Water’s Edge Condominium Complex around 10 a.m. Residents were stunned to see flames shooting out of the building; one resident was awakened […]

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Rick Markley

SOME SASK RESIDENTS WITHOUT 911 SERVICE AFTER FIRE

1 month 4 weeks ago

Residents of Spiritwood, Sask., have lost internet, phone and cell service after a fire at a SaskTel building on Sunday, the RCMP say. The service disruption has also affected 911 service. “At the moment, there is no way to reach 911 in the entire area,” said Spiritwood RCMP in a statement. “Residents in need of […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/24

1 month 4 weeks ago

8/24/1814 British troops during the War of 1812 set fire to many public buildings in Washington D.C., including the Whitehouse and Capitol. The next day a hurricane that included a tornado passed through Washington D.C., putting out the fires and forcing the British troops back to their ships. 8/24/1871 a San Francisco, CA firefighter died […]

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Karl Thompson

2ND RESPONDING INDY CRASH IN 2 DAYS – CIVILIAN KILLED

1 month 4 weeks ago

IMPD is investigating after a woman was tragically killed when her car collided with an #IFD fire engine at the intersection of Shelby St. and Southern Ave. The engine was responding to a possible residence fire – when the collision occurred. The silver car collided with the engine at the intersection, affixed itself on the […]

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3 NC FIREFIGHTERS HOSPITALIZED, 17 INFECTED WITH COVID-19

1 month 4 weeks ago

Three North Carolina firefighters were hospitalized with COVID-19 among 17 first responders who tested positive for the virus Saturday. A cluster of Clayton firefighters was found with COVID-19 after one firefighter was diagnosed with the virus, WTVD-TV reports. The firefighters who initially tested positive were all working on the same shift. According to Fire Chief Lee […]

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FOUR FIREFIGHTERS HURT AT MASS. HOUSE FIRE

1 month 4 weeks ago

By Boston 25 Four firefighters were injured while fighting a fire on Penny Hill Road in Melrose on Friday night. And two of those firefighters were sent to a local hospital, while the others were treated on scene. Their injuries were unknown Friday night. Two of the firefighters, who are Malden firefighters responding as part […]

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Rick Markley

PHILLY FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT MASSIVE 6-ALARM FIRE

1 month 4 weeks ago

About half of Philadelphia’s on-duty firefighters were called to battle a six-alarm warehouse fire near Fox Street and Hunting Park Avenue Sunday morning. One firefighter was injured. Several interconnected buildings containing paper and other products were involved, the Philadelphia Fire Department said. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said it was the largest fire since he arrived […]

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FIREFIGHTER HURT AT WEEKEND SCRAP YARD FIRE

1 month 4 weeks ago

By Mid Hudson News A fire at Baroni Scrap Metal on Van Kleek Road in the city Saturday afternoon put all of the city’s on-duty firefighters to work battle a fire that proved difficult to reach. Shortly after 12:00 pm, the firefighters were dispatched to the scrap yard for reports of machinery on fire.  The […]

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Rick Markley

INDY ENGINE INVOLVED IN RESPONDING CRASH

1 month 4 weeks ago

A fire engine and car collided in the intersection of Fall Creek and Delaware leaving 4 firefighters & 1 civilian cyclist shaken, 4 vehicles damaged, but thankfully no one injured. The IFD engine was responding emergent to a possible building fire at 22nd and Illinois, headed westbound on Fall Creek Parkway. The driver of a […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/23

1 month 4 weeks ago

8/23/1891 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter died who was operating in a 5-story building fire on Broadway and Leonard Street. “The five-story building housed a corset manufacturing company and was stocked with toys in the basement, where the fire started. The firefighter was advancing a line of hose on the first floor when he […]

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Karl Thompson

OVER 300 CHARGES FILED AGAINST OWNERS OF BUSINESS THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED LA FIREFIGHTERS

1 month 4 weeks ago

More than 300 criminal charges have been filed against the owners and operators of four downtown Los Angeles buildings and three businesses for alleged fire code and safety violations following a fire and explosion in May that injured a dozen firefighters, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday. Dramatic video from the Boyd Street fire showed firefighters escaping […]

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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 8/22

2 months ago

8/22/1887 a Baltimore, Maryland firefighter “died after suffering a nervous breakdown at a candy factory fire on February 26, 1887, when he thought the members of his crew were killed in a building collapse. After the fire his health continued to decline.” 8/22/1932 a Portland, ME firefighter died while fighting a fire in the “attic […]

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Karl Thompson

TN RIG ROLLS DOWN HILL, CRASHES INTO HOUSE

2 months ago

JELLICO, Tenn. (WATE) — A Jellico Fire Department truck reportedly crashed through a home Wednesday, with officials saying a fireman was injured. The crash occurred at the corner of S. Florence Avenue and Huger Street. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the fireman involved was not seriously injured after the firetruck rolled down a hill […]

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KANKAKEE, IL FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

2 months ago

KANKAKEE — A firefighter was injured Wednesday while battling a residential fire in the 1000 block of South Third Avenue. The firefighter was taken to a local hospital and was receiving treatment, Kankakee Fire Chief Damon Schuldt said. Firefighters were called to the multi-story residence at about 9:05 a.m. Schuldt said there was extensive damage […]

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9 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT STATEN ISLAND FIRE

2 months ago

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A raging fire engulfed a home in Great Kills early Friday morning, displacing a family and injuring nine firefighters. Video from the scene shows flames and thick black smoke pouring from the upper floors and roof as FDNY members sprayed the inferno with hoses. The three-alarm blaze was reported at about […]

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DURHAM, NC FIREFIGHTER RECEIVES MINOR BURNS AT BUILDING FIRE

2 months ago

DURHAM, N.C. — A firefighter was injured Wednesday night. Around 9:30 p.m., Durham firefighters responded to a one-story business in the 400 block of South Driver Street between Pettigrew Street and Angier Avenue. The fire, which was mostly in the rear of the building, was brought under control in 15 minutes but caused heavy fire damage […]

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