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EMT dies in freak accident while working on ambulance

A horrible accident in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where an EMT was killed after getting crushed by a vehicle rack-- inside a maintenance shop. According to NOLA.com, two EMT"s and a mechanic were servicing an ambulance in the Marrero shop, when the rack it was sitting on gave way, causing the ambulance to fall. "The vehicle [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Highly corrosive Flint water now damaging city’s fire trucks

The water woes in Flint, Michigan have already touched so many people, and now it looks like the city's fire department is being impacted as well. About a week ago, one of the dept. mechanics took photos of a truck's fittings and showed them to Chief David Cox Jr.  Pieces of the Flint waterline are [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Out-of-control burn, started by ranchers, creates complications

Feb. 11--For the second time in two days, firefighters scrambled to combat an out-of-control brush fire started by ranchers. Fire departments from across Victoria County cooperated to extinguish the fire that burned about 500 acres north of city limits Wednesday. At least two engines, three tankers, seven brush vehicles and 20 firefighters from Inez, Fordtran, Nursery and Victoria fought to control the [...]

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Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing Tamir Rice’s family for EMS services

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate a "decedent's last dying expense" claim of $500 for ambulance services. Mayor Frank Jackson said at a news conference that filing the claim was part of a [...]

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  • Vincente Santiago was arrested after these items were found in his home after fire. Image credit: Hartford Police Department

Marijuana Plants Found After Hartford Fire by firefighters

Feb. 11--HARTFORD -- After a fire in a second floor bedroom of a home on Bonner Street was extinguished, officials said they found 20 marijuana plants. Firefighters  responded to the home just before noon. They were able to contain the fire to the bedroom, fire officials said. Police were called in to help investigate. They obtained a search [...]

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  • Relatives of inmates gather outside the Topo Chico prison in the northern city of Monterrey in Mexico, where local media report that at least 30 people died in a prison riot on Feb. 11.  (Julio Cesar Aguilar / AFP/Getty Images)

52 killed during fire, riot at Mexican prison

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Fifty-two inmates were killed and 12 injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said. Nuevo Leon Gov. Jaime Rodriguez told a news conference the fight involved a faction led by a member of the infamous Zetas drug cartel. Rescue workers could be seen bringing injured inmates [...]

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Motorola sued over malfunctioning radios in massive motel fire that took the lives of 4 Houston firefighters

Almost three years after a deadly blaze in Houston - families of the fallen are filing a lawsuit claiming the firefighters' radios were not functioning. Four firefighters were killed and two dozen others injured in the massive motel fire-- making it the deadliest day in the history of the Houston Fire Department. The fire broke [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Unnecessary fire alarm, on cold winter night, proves costly for New Jersey hotel

The 'Hotel ML' in Mount Laurel, New Jersey must cough up close to $60,000 after being sued by a Pennsylvania couple -- over an incident in the winter of 2014. When a fire alarm sounded, on a cold night in February, Laura and Michael Bongard and the other hotel guests were asked to leave the [...]

February 10th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Task Force Tracker is a little accessory that goes on the firefighters’ helmet.  Image from video.

Firefighter invents wearable device that could help track first responders in high-stress, intense situations

In the wake of a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of two firefighters -- a Texas entrepreneur has come up with a device that could make all the difference when first responders go into a fire and potentially lose all contact with people on the outside. Andrew Jarrett, a volunteer firefighter in Bryan, Texas [...]

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Soldier rescued after parachute tangles in wires near DeLand airport

Feb. 08--DeLand fire crews this morning helped an Army skydiver whose parachute got tangled in electrical wires during a training exercise. Soldier Carlos Esparza wasn't injured but was hanging from the power pole on the 1300 block of Yorktown Street, just south of the DeLand Municipal Airport, when fire crews arrived. Officials said 33-year-old Esparza, from Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, was conducting [...]

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