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Wildfire forces evacuation of whole Utah ski town

A fast-moving wildfire officials said was sparked by human action forced officials to order a full evacuation of a Utah ski resort town. Town marshals in Brian Head, Utah, ordered the entire town evacuated as a wildfire that already engulfed 350 acres in just a few hours Saturday afternoon approached populated areas. Because ski season [...]

June 20th, 2017|Wildfire News|0 Comments

Daughter caught the ‘firefighter fever’ watching her dad

June 16--Natalie Hernandez watched firefighters respond to a car accident that split the female driver's head open -- and thought it was the coolest thing. Her father, now Miami Fire Rescue Battalion Chief William Hernandez, had brought her along to see what life was like as a firefighter. She was about 13. "I'll never forget. [...]

June 18th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Three firefighters hurt while battling 2-alarm fire

Three Richmond firefighters were injured battling a two-alarm house fire in North Side on Friday morning. The fire was in a two-story home at 2813 Griffin Ave., which is 1 1/2 blocks south of West Brookland Park Boulevard. Firefighters fought the blaze for nearly two hours. Lt. Chris Armstrong with the Richmond Fire Department said [...]

June 18th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Woman possibly died as result of suspected arson attack at hospital

An elderly woman could have died as a result of a suspected arson attack at a hospital. Firefighters tackled the blaze at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on June 7 and one man was arrested in connection with the incident. Patients had to be evacuated from the main building following the incident as smoke spread [...]

June 18th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

KC firefighter in coma after suffering heat stroke during training exercise

June 17--A Kansas City firefighter is reportedly in a coma after a heat stroke possibly brought on by consuming energy drinks. According to KCTV-TV 5, the firefighter was hospitalized nearly a week ago after suffering a heat stroke during a training exercise. He was taken to the hospital, where he's been in a coma ever [...]

June 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Like a soldier going into battle, firefighter’s helmet highlights haunting reality

A London firefighter is being praised online for the poignant photo posted to social media as he responded to the Grenfell Tower blaze Wednesday morning. The Telegraph reports Twitter user @crispymick, a London firefighter, shared a photo of his helmet with his name and the code for Tottenham Fire Station on, apparently so he could [...]

June 16th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Dystiny Myers killing focus of ‘Murder Among Friends’ Season 2 premier

June 16--The Season 2 premiere of the "Murder Among Friends" television show will focus on the 2010 murder of Santa Maria teen Dystiny Myers. It is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Thursday. The 42-minute episode, titled "Date with Dystiny," can be viewed on the Investigation Discovery channel. The online description for the episode reads: [...]

June 16th, 2017|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments

Firefighters rescue deer caught between fence and wall

Fire crews in Colorado helped rescue a young deer that found itself trapped between a wall and chain fence on Wednesday morning. Poudre Fire Authority shared photos and video Wednesday of the rescue as firefighters arrived at the scene to free the distressed deer from the tight spot. "They found this little guy or gal, [...]

June 16th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

Firefighters left ‘truly traumatised’ by Grenfell Tower blaze

London's fire chief has said that some of her firefighters have been left "truly traumatised" by the horrific blaze at Grenfell Tower. Dany Cotton said her crews had witnessed some terrible things, including seeing people jumping from windows and throwing their children out of the burning building. Smoke billows from a fire that has [...]

June 15th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighters create muscle memory, training at home with childhood memories

Fire teams from Missouri’s Cape Girardeau, Gordonville, Jackson, Scott City, East County and Millersville fire departments held live-fire burns in early June — valuable training one firefighter says, “cuts your teeth into the fire service.” For that firefighter, 33-year-veteran Jerry Siemers from Gordonville, one of the training structures holds special significance — it was his [...]

June 15th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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