• Firefighters work at the scene after a tanker train derailed and gas tank exploded in the village of Hitrino, northeastern Bulgaria, early Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Firefighters said the explosion caused deaths and many more injured when a train derailed and containers of liquefied petroleum gas exploded, destroying at least 20 buildings in the village. (Petko Momchilov/Sky Pictures Bulgaria via AP)

Bulgaria cargo train explosion leaves five dead and 25 injured

At least five people have been killed and 25 hurt after a cargo train derailed and exploded in Bulgaria. Around 20 buildings in the northeastern village of Hitrino - home to around 800 people - were wrecked in the blast, when two gas tank carriages struck a power line and detonated in flames. Around 150 [...]

December 10th, 2016|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Fire chief of 37 years says friendships are the best part of his job

Name: Don Askew Age: 56 Years served total: 37 Current place of employment: Emerald Isle Fire Department and Swansboro Fire Department Rank or title: Assistant Fire Chief What made you decide on this career path? I truly love helping people and giving back to my community, being able to make a difference in their lives [...]

December 10th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Woman who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombing gets engaged to firefighter who helped save her life

Roseann Sdoia was critically injured during the Boston Marathon bombings. The explosions near the marathon’s finish line on Boylston Street on April 15, 2013 killed three civilians and wounded over 260 others. About 10 days after the bombing Sdoia said in an interview with ABC News: “[A man] picked me up and dragged me to [...]

December 9th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • A Springfield Fire/Rescue Division firefighter prepares for a run at Station No. 1. The fire division faces $60,000 in overtime cuts next year as the city looks to address a deficit. Credit:  Katherine Collins / Springfield News-Sun

$100K cut to Springfield police, fire OT may mean slower responses

Dec. 06--Springfield city leaders have recommended cutting $100,000 in overtime pay for police officers, firefighters and medics next year, which could mean fewer first responders on the streets. The proposed cuts come after voters rejected an income tax increase on the ballot last month. Staff members have recommended about $1.5 million in cuts to several departments next year to avoid [...]

December 9th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Debris inside a warehouse where a fire killed 36 people during a club-style party. (David Butow / For The Times)

Oakland warehouse missing from Fire Department records, never inspected

AKLAND, Calif. (TNS) — The warehouse illegally converted into the Ghost Ship art collective where 36 people died in an inferno last week was not listed in a city database of commercial buildings that require yearly fire safety inspections — and no records exist of any inspections of the structure, according to a city employee familiar [...]

December 9th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire Captain robbed at gunpoint while responding to call

A New Jersey fire Captain was robbed at gunpoint while responding to a call on Tuesday night, officials report. The unnamed Captain of Trenton’s Engine Company 7 was not injured during the incident and no arrests have been made, though Trenton police are still investigating. The incident took place at around 6:45 Tuesday evening when [...]

December 9th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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15 boats destroyed in massive fire at Virginia marina

Fire crews battled a massive fire this morning near Richmond, Va., after dozens of boats and sheds went up in flames at a local marina. Multiple jurisdictions were reportedly called in to help battle the blaze on the eastern end of Henrico County. According to NBC 12, the person who called the fire in to [...]

December 9th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Lt. Mark Blaquiere has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the break-in of former Fire Chief Wayne Jones' office last week.  Image credit:  WMTW ABC 8

Firefighter placed on leave after chief resigns

Dec. 08--OXFORD -- An Oxford Fire Department officer who successfully spearheaded a drive to oust the fire chief has been placed on paid administrative leave. Lt. Mark Blaquiere confirmed Thursday morning that he has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the break-in of former Fire Chief Wayne Jones' office sometime last week. He said he would [...]

December 9th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Longtime volunteer firefighter saved by fellow first responders at scene of crash

A veteran firefighter had to be rescued over the weekend after he collapsed at the scene of a crash in Pennsylvania. The Midway Volunteer Fire Company and Central Bucks County EMS were on the scene of a car wreck Saturday morning, with reports of a woman trapped inside. As they were putting the crash victim [...]

December 8th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter charged with arson for setting own house on fire while family was still inside

An upstate New York firefighter has been indicted for second-degree arson after he allegedly set his house on fire last August, while his family was inside. A senior fire investigator who was on scene at the home on E. Main Street in Endicott, reportedly saw a gas can in the kitchen, grabbed it and walked [...]

December 8th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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