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Bill to Support National Fire Prevention Efforts and Reauthorize AFG, SAFER Programs Sent to President’s Desk

1 day 7 hours ago
The U.S. Senate passed S.870, the Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023, sending it to President Biden to be signed into law. S.870 incorporates language from H.R. 4090, the Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023, introduced by Science Committee member Tom Kean (R-NJ). The bill will support and advance firefighter and first responder services across the nation, providing a five-year reauthorization for the U.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

New Mexico fire rescue agency hopes to adopt video platform to help with 911 calls

1 day 7 hours ago
VIDEO: Video calls with 911 dispatchers may soon be a reality in Albuquerque. The city’s fire rescue agency is looking to launch a new online video platform that they hope will help free up firefighter paramedics in the field. “This would give our dispatchers the ability to actually see the patient on scene,” said AFR’s EMS Division Chief Chris Ortiz.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRQE-TV CBS 13 Albuquerque

NFPA releases overview of fatal firefighter injuries in 2023

1 day 7 hours ago
In 2023, 89 firefighters in the United States died from traumatic injuries, heart attacks, strokes, or aneurysms while on duty or within 24 hours of duty. This fatal injury count is a decrease over the 97 fatal injuries the previous year, but it is otherwise the second highest since 2013, during which there were 98 on-duty deaths.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NFPA.org

VIDEO: Large fire spreads in building on Chicago's West Side, second in 2 days

1 day 7 hours ago
A large fire creating huge amounts of smoke broke out at a building on Chicago's West Side Wednesday evening, the second massive fire in the city within two days—and even within 24 hours. Fire crews sprayed water from multiple angles at the building in 2800 block of West Grand Avenue, near the intersection with California Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBBM-TV CBS 2 Chicago

Meet the 3 Minnesota female firefighters empowering women to battle blazes

3 days 7 hours ago
Sarah Reasoner, Martha Fecht and Megan Roesler Turner have very different backgrounds and came to consider careers as St. Paul firefighters in very different ways. Reasoner was a track and field All-American and onetime bodybuilder and powerlifter who wanted a career with a deeper purpose. Fecht, a St.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Star Tribune - Metered Site

FDNY: Two firefighters injured battling blaze in Staten Island firehouse

3 days 7 hours ago
PHOTOS: Firefighters responded to a call from their own as a blaze broke out in a Staten Island firehouse in Westerleigh late Monday afternoon. According to the FDNY, a “verbal alarm” was received just after 5:30 p.m. for a report of a possible electrical fire in the basement at 875 Jewett Ave. — the location of Engine Co.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SILive.com

Fire, EMS departments in North Texas adopt potentially life-saving app technology

3 days 7 hours ago
VIDEO: For first responders, the difference between life and death can be a matter of seconds. For some fire and EMS departments in North Texas, an app can now help them treat patients more quickly. At North Richland Hills, crews are launching the Pulsara app. It starts with a coded wristband for each patient.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth

VIDEOS: Large fire engulfs vacant building in Georgia

3 days 7 hours ago
A vacant building in northwest Atlanta caught fire late Monday afternoon, according to Atlanta fire officials. The fire was reported at 350 Troy St. NW, near Joseph E. Boone Boulevard NW. First Alert Chopper captured scenes of the massive fire, including most of the flames being put out. Atlanta fire officials said crews launched a “defensive fire attack,” which officials said is for when fire conditions prevent firefighters from getting inside a building.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WANF-TV CBS 46 Atlanta

Heat dome brings potentially historic temperatures to most of the nation

4 days 7 hours ago
VIDEO: The Northeast and Midwest, including New York City and Boston, are bracing for what could be the hottest stretch of weather in 30 years this week as a sweltering heat dome settles over a large part of the nation. Over the next six days, 265 million people, or about 82% of the U.S. population, are likely to experience temperatures topping 90 degrees as the official first day of summer arrives on Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News

'We're here to serve': Kentucky firefighting family trio celebrate Father's Day

4 days 7 hours ago
VIDEO: We've all heard the saying, "I want to be like dad," but a firefighting family trio in Louisville are taking the phrase to the next level. Major Bryan Stotts, a district chief for the Louisville Fire Department, is still actively serving on the team and so are his two sons Sergeant Caleb Stotts and Oliver Stotts.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS-TV ABC 11 Louisville

17 Years Later: South Carolina fire department to honor 9 firefighters killed in Sofa Super Store fire

4 days 7 hours ago
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Tuesday will mark 17 years since nine of Charleston’s bravest were killed while responding to a massive furniture store fire off Savannah Highway. The Charleston Fire Department (CFD) will honor the fallen with a ceremony held annually at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park. The park was established where the Sofa Super Store once stood.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBD-TV NBC/CW+ 2 Charleston

VIDEOS: Police officer, witnesses rescue driver from burning semi in Utah

4 days 7 hours ago
PHOTOS: Last Monday morning, a fiery rollover crash off state Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon closed the road for hours. Witnesses didn’t think anyone could have survived the explosion, but one Unified police officer ran into the flames to make a daring rescue. A supervisor from the Unified Police Department identified officer Wilson from the Canyon Patrol Unit as the hero who rushed in to rescue a driver pinned in the burning semitruck.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City

Study Shows Increased Rates of Dementia in 9/11 Responders with More Exposure to Toxins

1 week ago
Evidence that Word Trade Center (WTC) responders during 9/11 and its aftermath have since suffered poorer brain health than others not exposed to WTC toxins has mounted in recent years. A new study led by Stony Brook University researchers that evaluates more than 5,000 WTC responders indicates that those who had more exposures to WTC-related toxins have dementia at a higher rate than other responders with fewer WTC-related toxic exposures.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Stony Brook University News

How fires in Massachusetts triple-deckers spread so fast - and are hard to put out

1 week ago
PHOTOS: While two triple-decker house fires left dozens displaced and two people dead, houses of this design do not make up the majority of the state’s residential fires, the State Fire Marshal’s office told MassLive. Triple-decker homes were originally built for factory workers and have been a common form of housing for over a century, GBH reported in 2022.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive

Lifesaving drowning assist robots tested along Lake Michigan

1 week ago
VIDEO/PHOTOS: An inspiring story of innovation and technology — two of the E.M.I.L.Y. devices, a revolutionary life-saving drone, have been donated to both Silver Beach and New Buffalo. The new technology was unveiled Monday afternoon in St. Joseph. Beach staff from both St. Joe and New Buffalo, along with other emergency responders, are training with the new drone.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWMT-TV CBS 3 Kalamazoo

Report: Unsecured hatch caused gas to spill in 2023 fire that led to deadly I-95 collapse in Philadelphia

1 week ago
VIDEOS/PHOTO: Gasoline spilled out from an unsecured hatch on the top of the gasoline delivery tanker that overturned and ignited beneath an Interstate 95 bridge in Philadelphia a year ago, according to new details from federal investigators. Video evidence obtained by investigators shows the cover to the 16-inch "manhole" was open when driver Nathan Moody arrived at a Wilmington, Delaware, terminal to refill the tank and it was still not properly secured when he drove away to deliver it to a convenience store in Philadelphia, about 42 miles (68 kilometers) away.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia

Blazing Creativity: Meet the Seattle firefighter who designs custom fire patches

1 week 1 day ago
PHOTOS: Seattle firefighter Denny Kimball has found a passion that ignites his creativity and inspires station solidarity. The veteran firefighter uses his artistic talent to create patches for fire stations, from an homage to Jimi Hendrix to a Green Lake swamp creature. Kimball's unique patch designs reflect the gritty and heroic nature of firefighting.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Refined

Video shows man punching Los Angeles fire truck during response to car crash

1 week 1 day ago
VIDEO: Firefighters in South Los Angeles said they had to physically fight a man off after he attacked a fire truck in a caught-on-camera confrontation. A Station 16 fire truck was on its way to respond to a crash when the man suddenly climbed aboard the fire engine. “We were literally responding to a traffic collision and this guy just came out of nowhere, jumped in front of the engine and just started punching it,” said Andrew Chaing, a firefighter/paramedic who was in the truck at the time of the incident.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles

VIDEOS: Texas recycling plant fire expected to burn for days

1 week 1 day ago
A recycling business in Kilgore was burning Wednesday night. Kilgore, Sabine, and White Oak fire departments were working to extinguish a structure fire at Rivers Recycling. The facility is located at 298 FM 1252 West in Kilgore. Kilgore Fire Marshal Ryan Riley says dispatch received the call reporting a structure fire just before 6 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler

Hurricane experts push forward with aggressive forecast despite slow start to season

1 week 2 days ago
VIDEO: The Atlantic hurricane season is still forecast to be extremely active this year despite a quiet start so far, according to the latest outlook released Tuesday by researchers at Colorado State University (CSU), where seasonal forecasts were pioneered 40 years ago. Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a senior research scientist at CSU, and his team are maintaining their original forecast from April that calls for 23 named storms, of which 11 would become hurricanes.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX Weather
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