Former Florida firefighter, Outlaws chapter president shot in apparent turf war

An ex-Hillsborough County Firefighter, who is also the President of the Outlaws motorcycle club, took several bullets Tuesday in what authorities are calling an apparent turf war between rival motorcycle gangs. James Costa’s shooting happened a mere two days after an ABC News investigative team uncovered a rise in local violence between enemy motorcycle clubs. [...]

July 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

1 dead, several injured after ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair

At least one man is dead and seven injured after a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair, according to reports. The Columbus Fire Division said the victims were thrown from the Fire Ball ride Wednesday night, reported the Columbus Dispatch. The deceased victim was killed immediately upon impact. The seven injured were taken to two nearby hospitals. [...]

July 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fire captains’ case may go to state’s highest court after eight Fire Captains were demoted

WATERTOWN -- The city is taking steps to take an arbitration case against the city's firefighters' union to the state's highest court. In a unanimous decision on July 7, the state Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Rochester, denied the city's request for a permanent stay from arbitration involving an issue with eight demoted captains. The Watertown Professional Fire Fighters [...]

July 27th, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments

Reinforcements arrive to help with destructive Montana fires

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Crews and equipment from 34 states arrived Monday to help fight four massive wildfires that have destroyed a dozen homes in eastern Montana and forced ranchers to let their livestock loose as the blazes spread unhindered across roads, rivers and man-made fire lines. The reinforcements come from states from Alaska to Florida. They were particularly needed Monday, [...]

July 27th, 2017|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments

Chicago fire truck responding to traffic crash struck by bullet

July 27--A man who intervened in a traffic crash in the South Chicago neighborhood fired shots at a crowd of people Thursday morning, hitting the windshield of a Chicago fire truck responding to the accident, authorities said. One of the three firefighters in the truck said he suffered a cut to his nose, apparently from flying glass. The two-car crash happened in the [...]

July 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Albertson Firefighter Honored For 50 Years

Senator Elaine Phillips recently honored Albertson firefighter Jose DaRocha for his 50 years of service to the Albertson Fire Company. During his five decades of service, DaRocha has held numerous leadership positions within the Albertson Fire Company, including chief. Currently, ex-chief DaRocha is a member of the Albertson Fire Company Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the Firemen's Association of the State [...]

July 26th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Family seeking help after 25 year Veteran firefighter suffers serious burns, loses everything

He’s volunteered as a firefighter in the Dunellen, N.J. community for more than 25 years. Now Joe Keleman’s family is reaching out to the same community for it’s help while their son and brother travels the long road to recovery after being seriously burned when his home exploded June 11. After the explosion, Keleman, 47, [...]

July 26th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

FDNY firemen show off physical prowess, manhandle parked car blocking roadway

If you park in New York, better make sure your vehicle isn’t in the way of first responders. In a short video posted to Instagram by @jdclosser, firemen from Hancock Street’s Ladder Company 111 move both ends of a Smart Car — leaving the passenger side wheels to rest on the sidewalk.  According to the [...]

July 26th, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Two Detroit firefighters diagnosed with Whooping Cough still worked with the public

At least two members of the Detroit Fire Department have been diagnosed with Whooping Cough- and were still working with the public. While both firemen have been treated and cleared for duty, they worked with the general public for an unknown amount of time. "It would really depend if there was close contact during an [...]

July 26th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Son saw father running from home after it was set on fire

A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of arson after Tacoma police said he started a fire at a home with his wife and two children inside. Police said Kenneth Massey, 47, threw a container full of gas at a front window of a house in the 4000 block of South Warner [...]

July 26th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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