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BIKE PROJECT RAISING AWARENESS OF SUICIDE AMONGST RESPONDERS

1 month 2 weeks ago
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Raising awareness about suicide rates among first responders is the mission of one Lowcountry firefighter’s bike project. Colt Roy is the founder of the Nobody Fights Alone Mountain Bike Project. Roy said he’s tired of losing his friends and wants to make mental health conversations more relevant. This project has been […]
Brian Kazmierzak

New Bill Protects Firefighters from Cancerous Chemicals Found in Bunker Gear

1 month 2 weeks ago
New legislation will protect Firefighters from cancer by ensuring their gear will be free of cancer-causing chemicals. LIVESTREAM: https://www.youtube.com/live/2xjVTrt0EwM WHEN: May 28th, 2024 at 11:30 AM AB 2408 will protect our firefighters from cancer by ensuring their gear will be free of cancer causing chemicals. Current California firefighter gear has been found to contain significant […]
Billy

ELECTRICAL SHOCK AT FIRE: Firefighter Critical But Stable-NLT

1 month 2 weeks ago
Omaha fire crews were called to the area of 86th and Orchard. Officials say the fire began on the back deck. The first crews on scene reported heavy smoke and flames showing on the exterior of the home. The fire was extinguished after a short time. While they were battling the blaze, officials say a power […]
Billy

HIGHLANDVILLE, MO ENGINE CRASHES, ROLLS, CATCHES FIRE – NO INJURIES

1 month 2 weeks ago
HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. (KY3) – The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a Highlandville Rural Fire Protection District truck. Troopers responded to the flipped fire truck at Route EE, two miles from U.S. 65. The crash closed the rural road for a short time. Investigators say the driver ran off the road, tried to […]
Brian Kazmierzak

PICKUP SMASHES INTO FIRE TRUCK, KILLS BYSTANDER IN WASHINGTON STATE

1 month 2 weeks ago
CLARK COUNTY Wash. (KPTV) – One woman is dead and another person is hospitalized after a pickup smashed into the scene of an earlier crash on Interstate 5 in Clark County on Friday, according to the Washington State Patrol. At about 10:30 p.m., police said a Nissan pickup truck driven by 44-year-old Guadalupe Munoz of […]
Brian Kazmierzak

ONE ARRESTED IN $100K NC FIREHOUSE THEFT

1 month 2 weeks ago
By WNCN: A fire station in North Carolina was left nearly unable to operate after a group of four people broke in and hauled off with crucial equipment. According to the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, one of those four suspects has been identified and charged since the May 14 break-in and theft took place in […]
Rick Markley

MAN ARRESTED FOR THROWING SOFTBALL-SIZED ROCKS AT FIREFIGHTERS

1 month 2 weeks ago
By KOMO: A man was arrested after police said he threw “softball size rocks” at firefighters who were responding to an active fire in Washington state. Thurston County court documents obtained byKOMO detailed the chaos. The documents state that on April 24, firefighters responded to the camp because of a car fire. “In the last few weeks there […]
Rick Markley

MASS. FIREFIGHTER ARRESTED FOR ID THEFT USED TO JOIN FIRE DEPT

1 month 2 weeks ago
By Veronica Haynes, WCVB: A Melrose, Massachusetts, firefighter is facing multiple charges stemming from an identity theft, according to court documents. The man, whose true identity is unknown and referred to as “John Doe” in court documents, is accused of stealing the identity of man who died over 20 years ago and using that name […]
Rick Markley

FLORIDA AMBULANCE COLLIDES WITH CAR

1 month 2 weeks ago
A Villages Public Safety Department ambulance was involved in a crash Friday morning at a busy intersection in The Villages. The ambulance was headed east on County Road 466 at 11:49 a.m. when the female ambulance driver attempted to make a u-turn at County Road 466, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The wheel […]
Chris Shimer

CHILE: FIREFIGHTER ARRESTED OVER FIRE THAT KILLED 137

1 month 2 weeks ago
By Dearbail Jordan, BBC: Chilean authorities have arrested a firefighter and a forestry worker on suspicion of starting the fire which killed at least 137 people in February. One of the men was employed by the National Forestry Corporation which is responsible for fighting forest fires, police director Eduardo Cerna said. The suspects have been […]
Rick Markley

PARAMEDIC INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH – MISSISSIPPI

1 month 2 weeks ago
COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. – A first responder in Mississippi was hurt after crashing while responding to an emergency medical call on Tuesday, according to the Coahoma County Fire Department (CCFD). CCFD said the crash happened on May 21 while the CCFD District Chief and EMS Director was on the way to a medical emergency. While […]
Joe Knitter

TWO INJURED IN MICHIGAN WHEN AMBULANCES CRASHES INTO PARKED CAR

1 month 2 weeks ago
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — Two people were injured when an ambulance driver crashed into a car parked on the side of I-94 near Ann Arbor Thursday morning. A Huron Valley Ambulance rig was traveling east on the freeway near Michigan Avenue around 5:30 a.m. May 23, responding to an emergency when the driver drifted off […]
Chris Shimer

NON-INJURY FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN PITTSBURGH, PA

1 month 2 weeks ago
PITTSBURGH — A car crashed into a fire truck in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood on Thursday evening. Pittsburgh police said the car was trying to cross in front of a fire truck at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Stevenson Street around 6:30 p.m. The truck sustained minimal damage but had no service disruptions.
Brian Kazmierzak

LAW ENFORCEMENT SUICIDE IN KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

1 month 3 weeks ago
SHAFTER, Calif. (KGET) — Local law enforcement is in mourning following the death by suicide of one of its own – an on-duty Kern County Sheriff’s senior deputy whose identity has yet to be confirmed by the coroner’s office. The deputy’s body was discovered just off Seventh Standard Road, about a quarter mile west of Zerker Road,  […]
Brian Kazmierzak

3 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI FIREFIGHTERS INJURED RESPONDING TO HOUSE FIRE

1 month 3 weeks ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three Kansas City firefighters were injured while responding to a house fire around 10 p.m. Wednesday. The fire happened at a house near 8th and Elmwood Avenue, near Independence Avenue. According to the Kansas City Fire Department, the fire was large and was extending to surrounding homes. Three firefighters were injured […]
Brian Kazmierzak

Working Fire Collapse-Extreme Close Call for Firefighters

1 month 3 weeks ago
All, A commercial building fire last evening in Pottsville (Schuylkill County.) PA resulted in some very tense moments as there was a collapse on the alpha side, resulting in Firefighters having to immediately escape. Below are videos, photos and links …thankfully the members are fine. These videos and photos provide all of us with an opportunity to […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTERS SCRAMBLE AS BUILDING COLLAPSES – PENNSYLVANIA

1 month 3 weeks ago
POTTSVILLE — A fire destroyed the Wire Tele-View Corp. building on the city’s east side Thursday evening, with firefighters at one point running for their lives as the front of the building collapsed toward them. Everyone was accounted for, according to an emergency radio broadcast. Some firefighters, as well as onlookers and occupants of buildings within […]
Joe Knitter
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