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Post Grenfell Tower fire safety inspections prompt ‘major national investigation’

Following the Grenfell Tower fire June 14, the United Kingdom reports nearly 100 high-rise towers around the country could face a similar fate due to substandard exterior cladding. Cladding added during a recent refurbishment to the tower is suspected of worsening the Grenfell blaze, and Prime Minister Theresa May said a “major national investigation” is [...]

June 27th, 2017|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments

Firefighters help Army veteran accomplish heart warming, surprise homecoming

Firefighters from National City, Calif., invited Erika Salazar and her 9-year-old son, Sebastian to the fire station Monday. Little did they know, Salazar’s boyfriend, whose been working as a civilian in Afghanistan for more than a year, had staged the entire event. Tim Gomez is a Army veteran, serving for more than 30 years, but [...]

June 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

“Fixer Upper” stars join Waco community by coming to aid of injured firefighter

Chip and Joanna Gaines are joining together with their community to help build a new home for a firefighter paralyzed just hours after working on a prop for their hit HGTV series “Fixer Upper.” Waco firefighter Garth Goodwin is one of the craftsmen who build the life-sized panels depicting the outside of Joanna and Chip’s [...]

June 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

The Latest: 34 hurt in NYC derailment; none life-threatening

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Harlem subway derailment (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Fire officials say 34 people have suffered non-life-threatening-injuries from a Harlem subway derailment that frightened passengers and resulted in system wide delays. The chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says transit officials are investigating why the train's emergency brakes went on before the derailment approaching the station at 125th Street and St. [...]

June 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Seven injured when fire truck traveling to scene collides with two vehicles

Seven people, including three firefighters, were treated at a hospital following a crash Saturday when a Newark fire truck collided with two vehicles as it responded to a call. None of the injuries were considered serious, officials tell NJ.com. Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose tells NJ.com Newark’s Rescue 1 truck was heading to a [...]

June 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter arrested after attacking a man who wouldn’t give him a cigarette

A Monroe County firefighter was arrested Friday night after he attacked a man who refused to give him a cigarette, police said. Deputies were called around 9 p.m. to the Looe Key Tiki Bar on Ramrod Key after reports of a fight, according to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff's office. At the scene, they found a man with injuries on [...]

June 26th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

FDNY’s first transgender firefighter is grand marshal of NYC Pride March

June 23--Brooke Guinan has plenty of reasons to march at the upcoming pride celebration on Fifth Avenue. "As a trans woman, it's constantly a battle to just sort of stay positive and really find value in yourself," she said during a recent interview. "We still live in a time where trans people are constantly being legislated." "It [...]

June 26th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into an empty daycare building in Florida, killing one person and injuring another. WINK-TV reports that the Saturday morning plane crash caused extensive damage and a fire. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said that the Piper PA [...]

June 25th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

160 firefighters contain multi-building blazed that injured 8 firefighters

Eight Bronx firefighters and one civilian have been injured by the raging inferno that swept up multiple buildings on Thursday. Beginning at around 3:30 p.m., the fire is believed to have been set off by fireworks and required over 160 firefighters to handle the blaze, which ate up three two-and-a-half split-level homes. Roofs collapsed and [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fireman arrested for resisting, leaving scene of an accident has charges dropped

Arrested by Florida Highway Patrol troopers in March after they say he left the scene of an accident and then tried to bite an officer, a Brevard County firefighter is sleeping a bit easier after the prosecution dropped the charges Wednesday. Firefighter Justin Serrecchia’s attorney, Alfredo Zamora, told News 6 he argued in court that [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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