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Hampered by wind, Norfolk firefighters struggle to contain massive blaze

Hampered by wind gusts, dozens of Norfolk firefighters struggled to contain a large blaze that burned four buildings in West Ocean View on a frigid Saturday night. The first call came in around 7 p.m. Three hours later, firefighters were still working to contain the blaze. "The wind is just driving it," said Al Martin, [...]

February 14th, 2016|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments
  • Army Pvt. 1st Class Lucas Ternell puts out a small debris fire in a yard in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 27, 2011. Ternell is a volunteer firefighter assigned to the 20th Military Police Company, Maryland National Guard. Ternell was aboard Rescue 16, one of several fire and rescue engines that reported to the fire inside a residential neighborhood. (Sgt. Darron Salzer, U.S. Army)

Volunteer firefighting ‘one of America’s great traditions’

Feb. 13--OXFORD -- The history of firefighting in Oxford covers more than a century. It extends from the time when water was brought to a fire by a bucket brigade down to the present, when a John Bean pumper truck can deliver more water than a host of buckets. Those early years were served by [...]

February 13th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • The U.S. Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) undergoes testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell (LSD-15) in Mobile, Alabama (USA). SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels.  U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robotics Team to Train Firefighting Humanoid Robot

Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) February 09, 2016 A Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) professor has received nearly $600,000 from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop motion planning algorithms for humanoid robots that are designed to fight fires aboard Navy ships. With the award, Dmitry Berenson, PhD, assistant professor of computer science and robotics engineering at WPI, will develop software for a firefighting robot built by Virginia Tech engineering [...]

February 13th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Keep vents clear of snow, alarms on, firefighters warn

Feb. 09--ESSEX -- In winter months, with many people keeping their homes closed up tight, the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning rises. After two recent incidents, Essex fire Chief Dan Doucette is reminding homeowners to make sure they have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. A colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, carbon monoxide is produced [...]

February 13th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Philly

Philly Mayor Kenney: No more Fire Department brownouts

Feb. 11--Mayor Kenney Thursday will formally announce the end to two Fire Department policies he vowed to get rid of as mayor -- rotating firefighters through stations and brownouts, the temporary closure of firehouses. Both practices were implemented by then-Mayor Nutter as cost saving measures. In 2010, Nutter instituted rolling brownouts to temporarily close firehouses and reassign those firefighters [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Gwinnett fire

Georgia man unable to save wife and young daughters who perished in raging house fire in Gwinnett County

Witnesses are still being interviewed by authorities in Gwinnett County, Georgia, after a mother and her two daughters were killed in an electrical fire inside their home. The raging fire killed 9yr old Madelyn, 11yr old Kayla, and their mother Kathy. When Gwinnett County firefighters arrived at the scene - they saw Brent Patterson in [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Victim of attempted murder falls for her real-life firefighter hero

Love isn't always on time, but I guess first responders are..... Fitting to tell just before Valentine's Day -- the real-life love story of Melissa Dohme and Cameron Hill is like one out of Hollywood. Dohme almost died four years ago when her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times. Firefighter Cameron Hill was one of the [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Eric Oviedo, who was struck by a vehicle on February 6th while responding to a call, heads home from the hospital. Image credit:  Facebook

Cosumnes firefighter hit by car heads home on the road to recovery

Feb. 11--The Cosumnes Fire Department firefighter who suffered major injuries when he was struck by a car over the weekend has been released from the hospital. His fellow firefighters welcomed him home in a social media post. "Hooray! Our firefighter, Eric Oviedo, is finally home!!!!" a colleague posted on the department's Facebook page, along with a picture. [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • EMT Death

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
  • Flint

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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