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BATON ROUGE FIRE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE INVOLVED IN CRASH, CATCHES FIRE

6 hours 56 minutes ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A Baton Rouge Fire Department vehicle was involved in a crash Tuesday morning, May 21. The crash happened just before 11 a.m. in the area of Old Sullivan Road. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a fire inspector was driving the fire department vehicle, which caught fire after the […]
Joe Knitter

3 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN NYC FIRE SUING THE CITY DUE TO CLOSED FIREHOUSES

1 day 12 hours ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (PIX11) – Three FDNY firefighters who were critically injured while battling a Staten Island house fire last year are expected to announce Monday that they’re suing New York City. The fire happened back in February. Strong winds made fighting the four-alarm fire at the Shotwell Avenue home more difficult. The firefighters, Lt. Bill Doody, […]
Brian Kazmierzak

APPARATUS ROLLOVER CRASH IN ALABAMA

1 day 12 hours ago
MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) – A Triana Fire Department firetruck overturned in Madison Monday morning. Officials on scene say the driver is okay but is being transported to the hospital to be checked out. This happened on Zierdt Road just after 8:30 Monday morning. According to Triana Mayor Mary Caudle, the city is now down to […]
Brian Kazmierzak

IMPAIRED DRIVER STRIKES BACK OF BLOCKING FIRE APPARATUS IN ONTARIO, CANADA

1 day 12 hours ago
A 29-year-old man from Brampton is facing impaired driving charges after crashing into a firetruck in Hamilton late Saturday night. Ontario Provincial Police’s highway patrol said the collision happened just before 12:30 a.m. on Highway 403 eastbound in Hamilton. The driver struck a firetruck that was protecting the scene of another collision. No injuries were reported. The 29-year-old man is […]
Brian Kazmierzak

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN MISSISSIPPI APPARATUS ROLLOVER CRASH

2 days 18 hours ago
TONE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A firefighter in south Mississippi was injured while responding to a call. The Wiggins Fire Department, located between Hattiesburg and Biloxi, was responding to a crash around midnight when their engine rolled over. The rollover left one of the firefighters trapped under the engine, the department said. The firefighter was […]
Brian Kazmierzak

ANOTHER CLOSE CALL ON THE ROADWAY – PENNSLYVANIA

2 days 18 hours ago
In Pennsylvania. Gladwyne Fire Company and Belmont Hills Fire Company were dispatched to an accident on I-76 Westbound 334.7 for an accident with injuries at 0530 am predawn. The right lane and right shoulder were blocked by 2 fire trucks parked diagonally across the highway. Both cones and flares were being used at the time […]
Brian Kazmierzak

IT’S OK, NOT BEING OK – WOMAN OPENS UP ABOUT SUICIDE STIGMA

2 days 18 hours ago
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — First responders can often be the difference between life or death in so many situations. But that tough work can take a real toll on their mental health. In fact, according to the group “First Help,” on average, more than 200 first responders have taken their own lives in the United […]
Brian Kazmierzak

OHIO FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC TAKES HIS OWN LIFE (The Secret List)

2 days 22 hours ago
All, We regret to pass on that the Canton (Ohio) Fire Department is mourning the death of 42-year-old Firefighter Paramedic Jared Kneale who died by suicide Friday. “It is with the permission of Jared’s wife and children that wish to share that Jared’s death was the result of suicide due to a post traumatic stress related illness,” […]
Brian Kazmierzak

CAR, AMBULANCE COLLIDE IN MARYLAND, TWO INJURED

3 days 13 hours ago
WHITE MARSH, Md. (WBFF) — Two people were injured after a crash involving a car and ambulance in White Marsh, according to Baltimore County Police. Police say at 8:40 p.m., officers from the White Marsh precinct responded to the 5300 block of Campbell Boulevard for a reported motor vehicle crash. According to police, once on […]
Chris Shimer

FDNY MAYDAY: Members Injured-Life Saved-Video, FDNY Moon (The Secret List)

4 days 8 hours ago
All, FDNY had a Mayday late this afternoon-Bronx members were operating in a single-family house fire when the Mayday occurred. A Firefighter, inside the house on a line – began having problems breathing. He collapsed and was rescued by Firefighters, who started CPR. FDNY EMS members treated the Firefighter with hydroxocobalamin, which combats the effects […]
Brian Kazmierzak

KENTUCKY PARAMEDIC CRITICALLY INJURED WHEN AMBULANCE COLLIDES WITH SEMI

4 days 19 hours ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A Bullitt County ambulance taking a patient to a downtown Louisville hospital was involved in a serious crash in the Downtown Hospital District Monday morning. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street involving a semi-trailer truck. LMPD said the ambulance was heading east on […]
Chris Shimer

FIREFIGHTER AIRLIFTED AFTER CRASH INVOLVING SEMI-TRUCK – SOUTH CAROLINA

5 days 6 hours ago
ENOREE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – South Carolina Highway Patrol said troopers responded to a crash Thursday involving a fire truck blocking the roadway near the interstate in Spartanburg County. Troopers said the collision occurred near the intersection of Cross Anchor Road and I-26 at around 2:16 p.m. Spartanburg County Emergency Services Director Doug Bryson said […]
Joe Knitter

LACK OF VOLUNTEERS CLOSES THREE NEW JERSEY FIRE STATIONS

5 days 6 hours ago
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WPVI) — The Winslow Township Fire Department will close half of its fire stations by the end of the year, Chief Marc Rigberg announced in a letter posted to social media on Wednesday. The three fire stations include 25-4 in Tansboro, 25-6 in Albion and 25-9 in Elm. Rigberg told Action News […]
Joe Knitter

MD FF Cancer Death, Chief Down w/CPR, Your Cancer, Firefighting Basics: Stand Down 2024

5 days 14 hours ago
(This year’s Firefighter Stand Down is coming up and the focus is BACK TO BASICS Firefighter Training DETAILS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/4rk47bw8 ) All: We regret to pass on that Master Firefighter Yu-Lun (Will) Wu, 55, of Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue died Friday, May 11, 2024, following a valiant battle with cancer. Here is more: https://twitter.com/mcfrsPIO/status/1789082420655910946 Our condolences to all […]
Rick Markley

TWO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN FIRE INVOLVING MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE – PENNSYLVANIA

5 days 18 hours ago
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Crews responded to a fire at a Luzerne County magistrate’s office Thursday morning that left two firefighters injured. Multiple firefighters responded to the fire around 10:00 a.m. in Edwardsville where Judge James Haggerty’s office caught fire. Edwardsville Fire Department Chief Bill Court tells 28/22 News battled the flames with heavy smoke […]
Joe Knitter

OHIO WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY AMBULANCE

1 week ago
ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) – Elyria Police say there was a fatal accident involving an ambulance outside an apartment building Monday afternoon. Elyria Police responded to the Riverview Plaza, a Lorain Metropolitian Housing Authority low-income apartment complex on East Avenue. Police say the accident involved a Lifecare Ambulance and a pedestrian. The call came in around […]
Chris Shimer

TEENAGER DIED OF ASTHMA ATTACK AFTER AMBULANCE DISPATCH DELAY

1 week ago
An ambulance call-handler has been found in breach of a patient’s right to a professional standard of service after a teenage girl died with an asthma attack following a delay in sending an ambulance. In 2020, the teenager was in her bedroom when she sent two texts to her mother saying she needed her prednisone […]
Barry Furey

CRTICIAL INCIDENT MAPPING LAWS CROP UP IN AT LEAST 11 STATES

1 week ago
At least 11 states this month unanimously passed critical-incident mapping laws or state-level initiatives for schools that give first responders more accurate operating pictures of schools and help public safety agencies collaborate during emergencies such as an active shooters or natural disasters. States with new laws or measures include Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, […]
Barry Furey

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS NOW HELPING 911 DISPATCHERS IN VIRIGINIA BEACH

1 week ago
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — For a little more than a month Virginia Beach Emergency Communications and Citizen Services (ECCS) have been using a new type of Artificial intelligence technology called Amazon Connect to assist 911 dispatchers. It utilizes voice response technology similar to Amazon Alexa to provide faster response times for citizens. The job of […]
Barry Furey
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