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Update: L.A. COUNTY FALLEN FIREFIGHTER IDENTIFIED (The Secret List)

4 weeks 1 day ago
All, The Los Angeles County Fire Department has announced the Line of Duty Death of FF Andrew Pontious today, June 14, 2024. He was killed earlier today while fighting a construction vehicle fire when there was an explosion. FF Pontious was assigned to Fire Station 93 in the City of Palmdale.  He faithfully served for […]
Joe Knitter

REPORT: POOR MAINTENANCE LED TO FATAL FIRE HELICOPTER CRASH

1 month ago
By Susan Montoya Bryan,  The Associated Press:  A loss of engine power due to poor maintenance caused a 2022 helicopter crash in New Mexico that claimed the lives of four Bernalillo County first responders as they were returning home from a firefighting mission, according to federal investigators. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board issued […]
Rick Markley

INDIANAPOLIS FIREFIGHTER AND CIVILIAN INJURED AT FIRE

1 month ago
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Fire Department responded to an early Thursday morning apartment fire that injured a civilian and a firefighter. Just before 1:45 a.m., emergency crews responded to the 3100 block of El Lago North Drive at the Stone Lake Apartments on multiple calls of a working apartment fire. Firefighters arrived to find heavy […]
Brian Kazmierzak

2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN BIRMINGHAM, AL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

1 month ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — Two firefighters were injured in a crash in Birmingham Wednesday afternoon. Birmingham Fire and Rescue said the crash involved one of its fire engines and an SUV and happened on Arkadelphia Road. The fire department described the firefighters’ injuries as minor and said the driver of the SUV was okay.
Brian Kazmierzak

MAN JUMPS ON LACOFD ENGINE – FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT BACK!

1 month ago
TikTok/@fattyguurl A guy in L.A. tried stopping a moving fire truck, only to be chased off by the firefighters aboard — but this wild situation didn’t end there … it was even crazier, TMZ has learned. This footage is making the rounds online, and for good reason … it’s absolutely nuts. A random dude in […]
Brian Kazmierzak

DRIVER OF NORTH CAROLINA AMBULANCE CITED IN CRASH

1 month ago
DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – The driver of a Duplin County ambulance was charged after a crash this morning with a tractor-trailer in Duplin County. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 111 and Sheep Pasture Road in the Albertson area around 7:15 a.m. Duplin County says their ambulance was taking a patient to […]
Chris Shimer

CAR STRIKES AMBULANCE IN ALABAMA, NO INJURIES

1 month ago
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – A HEMSI ambulance was involved in an accident on Tuesday afternoon. According to Don Webster with HEMSI, the ambulance crew was performing a U-turn on Governor’s Drive near Brookside St. to head back to base when they collided with another driver. Webster says no patients were onboard the ambulance and they […]
Chris Shimer

AMBULANCE OVERTURNS IN CRASH IN WEST VIRGINIA

1 month ago
DANVILLE, W.Va. (WCHS) — An ambulance involved in a three-vehicle crash overturned in Boone County Monday afternoon. The wreck occurred about 12:40 p.m. at the intersection of Route 119 and Route 3 in Danville after a car ran a red light and struck the ambulance, according to emergency dispatchers. Dispatchers told Eyewitness News the ambulance […]
Chris Shimer

NEW JERSEY FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS SERIOUS ARM INJURY AT MOTEL FIRE

1 month ago
A firefighter seriously hurt her arm and one guest suffered minor injuries at a motel fire in New Jersey, according to northjersey.com. Firefighters rescued a guest from a second floor window. One of the firefighters who escorted the guest out cut her arm and was taken to the hospital, along with the guest. Several firefighters […]
Brian Kazmierzak

THE WORLD FIRE CONGRESS…. “Let’s Have Lunch”

1 month ago
I have loved the fire service for as long as I can remember. It started when I was around 4 years old, and a family friend had rubber pull-up boots, a black leather helmet, and a canvas duck coat in the back of his woody station wagon. He explained that in addition to being a […]
Billy

FIREFIGHTER FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE-FLASHOVER-Oregon (The Secret List)

1 month ago
All, More than 10 days after that Gresham (OR) Firefighter went into the working duplex fire to search for a teen reported inside, the four-year veteran and married father of two remains in very critical condition. Still intubated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital with burns over 45% of his body, FF Spencer Tejedas has already undergone three surgeries. On […]
Brian Kazmierzak

APPARATUS CRASH IN ALBANY, GEORGIA

1 month ago
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – A Monday afternoon crash involving an Albany fire truck is currently under investigation, according to Georgia State Patrol (GSP). The crash happened at the intersection of Gillionville Road and Westover Boulevard, according to GSP. A fire truck was headed south on Westover and approaching the intersection of Gillionville, with all emergency […]
Brian Kazmierzak

Standing down for all of “THEM” (The Secret List)

1 month ago
All, I started writing about firefighter safety many years ago. In the mid to late 70’s, the area where I lived and worked experienced several horrific LODD’s-and those losses stuck. Safety? It is really about survival – the survival of those who call us for help that they needed 10 minutes ago and our ability to survive while helping them. That […]
Brian Kazmierzak

Standing Down For All Of “THEM”

1 month ago
I started writing about firefighter safety many years ago. In the mid to late 70’s, the area where I lived and worked experienced several horrific LODD’s-and those losses stuck. Safety? It is really about survival – the survival of those who call us for help that they needed 10 minutes ago and our ability to […]
Billy

SHOOTING A 3-ALARM APARTMENT FIRE SCENE IN MIAMI – 3 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN FIRE

1 month ago
MIAMI (AP/WSVN) — A massive fire broke out at a four-story apartment complex in Miami on Monday morning, resulting in more than 50 people being evacuated. Firefighters and police officers arrived at the building just west of Interstate 95 near downtown Miami after receiving calls about a fire around 8:15 a.m. Monday, and began rescuing residents from […]
Brian Kazmierzak
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