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  • badges

SFFD members not happy with chief’s decision to veto Super Bowl 50 badges

As the nation gears up to watch Super bowl 50-- a debate brews in the Bay area over first responder's custom badges during the big game. Federal, local and state agencies are partnering up to make sure everything runs smoothly for Sunday's game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Members of the Santa Clara [...]

February 5th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Major detail missed by two D.C. EMT firefighters during exam of patient at shooting scene

Two EMT's with DC Fire have been reassigned for missing a crucial detail during an incident over the weekend -- when multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a shooting. D.C. Fire and Emergency Services officials confirm that two employees were reassigned to duties-- away from patient care -- after a preliminary investigation [...]

February 5th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Crane

Massive crane collapse in New York City financial district; one dead

UPDATED 1:45 p.m.:  Raw Video of crane collapsing in Manhattan earlier this morning. BREAKING VIDEO: Moment of deadly crane collapse in Manhattan today. (NBC) Posted by Pz Feed on Friday, February 5, 2016 One person was killed and two more seriously injured when a massive construction crane collapsed on a busy New York City street. The crane collapsed on Worth Street near Church Street at about 8:25 a.m. in front [...]

February 5th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Car drives over, damages large fire hose at apartment fire

Feb. 04--Crockery Twp.--Someone drove over and damaged a large fire hose Tuesday night, potentially threatening the lives of  firefighters  inside a burning apartment complex in Spring Lake Township, Chief Gary Dreyer of the Crockery Township Fire Department said. The chief is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information on the vehicle to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff's [...]

February 4th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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New Jersey Woman Survives Leap Off George Washington Bridge

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A New Jersey woman jumped from the George Washington Bridge and survived Tuesday night -- a rarity in the annals of the span, authorities said. A boat chartered by New Square EMS that was in the area fished the 25-year-old woman from the Hudson River just north of the bridge's New York City base around 5 p.m. A witness reported seeing the Somerset County woman jump, the Port Authority's Joseph Pengantelo [...]

February 4th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Car on the roof of a Verdes Estates home.  Image credit:  KTLA

LA County EMT’s rescue driver after car lands on rooftop of Palos Verdes home

It was quite a scene in Los Angeles County Wednesday afternoon when an out- of- control car landed on top of a home in Palos Verdes Estates. Aerial shots from KTLA's Sky Five captured the scene as LA County EMT's and other first responders arrived to assess the damage and rescue the driver of the [...]

February 4th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • 30-year-old Cade Austin will stand trial on the attempted-murder counts, as well as other misdemeanor counts later in the month.  Photo credit: HJnews

Utah EMT scared for his life, recounts gunfight with driver in court

An assistant fire chief in Utah gave emotional testimony this week - about a gunfight that erupted with a drunk driver when he arrived on the scene of a crash back in December. Smithfield Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Hunt spoke at a preliminary hearing in the case involving 30-year-old Cade Austin, who is now being [...]

February 4th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • NJ townhouse fire

Brave 9-year old girl leaps for her life into the arms of Officers below as fire rips through NJ Condo

A fast-moving fire at a northern New Jersey townhouse complex, set off a frantic scramble to save a child trapped on a third-story balcony. Witnesses described a frantic scene - as firefighters didn't even have time to set up a ladder-- which is perhaps why two officers on-scene stepped in first to rescue the girl. [...]

February 4th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • SFD Gear

Schenectady Fire Dept taking lead in protecting its firefighters from cancer

Research has shown in recent years there may be a strong link between firefighting and cancer. So, the Schenectady Fire Dept is taking steps to ensure their firefighters are taking every measure to avoid absorbing possible deadly toxins. Clean gear is an essential - for these men and women who are going out each day [...]

February 3rd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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What’s the value of a Volunteer Firefighter in New York?

FASNY has released an economic impact study titled “Tax Savings and Economic Value of Volunteer Firefighters in New York.” The study, the most in-depth of its kind, concludes that the 100,000 volunteer firefighters across New York save the state’s taxpayers more than $3 billion annually.  These savings are realized because volunteer firefighters are not paid [...]

February 3rd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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