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Mayday called then canceled after firefighter falls through stairwell, gets back up and fights fire

Oct. 27--A Chicago firefighter who fell about 8 feet when a stairway collapsed during a blaze got back up and started working again, according to his supervisor Wednesday night. "He fell, walked up the stairs and went back to fighting the fire,'' said Battalion Chief Jeffery Mayer on the scene. No one was injured during the blaze that started [...]

October 28th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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10 years later: How the Esperanza fire became a raging inferno that killed 5 firefighters

Oct. 23--The call woke Jess McLean about 2:30 a.m. His boss wanted to know whether he could help with a fire, even though it was his day off. It's a big one, Capt. Mark Loutzenhiser told McLean, Engine 57's fire engine operator. McLean, always eager to help, turned to his wife, Karen. "Can I go?" he asked. "If you want," [...]

October 28th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Two firefighters arrested after Firefighters Ball for drunken attack on cops

Oct. 25--WALNUT CREEK -- Two Contra Costa firefighters and their companions were arrested early Sunday morning in a hotel room after a drunken attack that injured two Walnut Creek police officers, police said Tuesday. The melee happened around 5 a.m., just hours after the Second Annual Firefighters Ball at the Marriott Walnut Creek hotel had ended. Hotel staff called police to the [...]

October 27th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
  • Flames rise from an apartment building fire on the Upper East Side in New York on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The flames quickly spread throughout the building and were shooting out the roof at one point, sending burning embers onto nearby buildings. (Matt Bonaccorso via AP)

6-alarm blaze injures 7 firefighters in NYC apartment fire, 1 resident has died

UPDATE: Dramatic video of FDNY rescue of an 81-year-old that was trapped in a five-story apartment building in Manhattan yesterday. 17 were injured including 8 firefighters. WATCH: Video of daring roof-rope rescue by #FDNY members at early a.m. 6th alarm on #UES. Video credit Pete Billis pic.twitter.com/kqUaqrpDQ2— FDNY (@FDNY) October 27, 2016 Original Post: NEW [...]

October 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighters in Switzerland may be tipsy when called, but not firefighters on duty

The Swiss are easing a ban on alcohol for their volunteer firefighters, raising the acceptable blood-alcohol content to just shy of 0.50 percent. The move comes as the government realized that Swiss volunteer firefighters -known as "blue light" organizations- couldn’t legally respond to calls if their firefighters had had a glass of wine during a meal, [...]

October 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Opryland Hotel kitchen fire causes some guests to be evacuated

Nashville fire crews rushed in earlier today to extinguish a fire at one of the city’s most well-known hotels. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel caught fire late Wednesday morning, with two fires breaking out on site. The first fire originated from the kitchen and was extinguished there, according to hotel spokeswoman Jenny Barker told Fox 17. Later [...]

October 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Accused ‘wedding crasher’ firefighter fired from three-week-old job

A Largo, Florida firefighter is accused of crashing a wedding and threatening a bride just minutes after she says her “I do’s.” Joshua Willard was reportedly showing a friend around downtown Dunedin, when they passed by the House of Beer warehouse. He claims some people outside invited the pair in. They accepted and then grabbed [...]

October 26th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Cambridge fire crew delivers hot and smoky choreography for “thrilling” video on Halloween safety

It’s pretty safe to say that the crew from Cambridge Parkside Fire Station has some pretty hot choreography skills. For the last month and a half, six members of the crew- known as Cambridge Black Watch- spent their lunch hours learning a routine, with the help of a local dance teacher. The crew commander and [...]

October 26th, 2016|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
  • A firefighter douses burning shelters in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Fires burn overnight at Calais ‘Jungle’ as migrants begin to relocate

Several fires burned inside the Calais ‘Jungle’ Tuesday evening one day after French authorities began a major operation to relocate migrants and demolish the notorious shantytown. More than 30 fires had been contained by early morning Wednesday, though some continued to smoulder. One person was taken to hospital with a minor injury. The fires broke [...]

October 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Parents suing medic for “gross negligence” after newborn baby suffers deep, second-degree burns

An Idaho paramedic is being sued for burning a newborn baby that was in his care two years ago. New parents Michael and Jenise Porter say Troyce Miskin, a paramedic for the Rexburg Fire Dept., was not trained properly by the city and that Miskin was negligent while providing medical care to their newborn baby [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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