• Car

Cosumnes firefighter struck by car, suffers major injuries while on accident scene

Feb. 06--A 38-year-old Cosumnes Fire Department firefighter suffered major injuries early Saturday when he was struck by a car as he was responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 5, the California Highway Patrol reported. The firefighter, Eric Oviedo, was responding to a 1:15 a.m. collision on the northbound side of I-5 about a quarter mile north of Lambert Road. The CHP said the incident began [...]

February 8th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • The open elevator shaft is seen inside 9213 S. Baltimore Ave. where firefighter Daniel Capuano, 42, fell to his death Dec. 14, 2015. Image credit: Chicago Building Department

Businessman tied to site of firefighter death cited by city elsewhere

Feb. 04--A businessman linked to the warehouse where a Chicago firefighter plunged to his death has received a string of municipal violations and a series of fines for "dangerous and unsafe conditions" at other properties he has managed or owned. Jatin Patel has been fined thousands of dollars over the past decade for an array of code violations [...]

February 8th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
  • American Medical Response Ambulance. Image credit:  Wikimedia Commons Attributed by 	Suzyderkins

West Hartford EMT Wins Appeal Over Firing

Feb. 05--A union steward who was fired from his emergency medical technician job in 2012 must be offered the chance to return to work, according to a ruling from a federal appeals court. Adam Cummings, who worked for American Medical Response in West Hartford, protested discipline against EMTs and paramedics who were not checking fluids or for damage [...]

February 8th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Yonkers Fire Dept overtime leaves $4M hole in city budget

Yonkers firefighters and fire officers calling in injured and disabled are projected to increase by 52 percent after negotiations between the Yonkers Uniformed Fire Officers Association and the city on a new contract have stalled, and relations between the YFD union leadership and Mayor Mike Spano have soured. Documents obtained by Yonkers Rising show that [...]

February 7th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Firefighter Fleur Lombard died during an arson fire twenty years ago.  Image credit:  Twitter

Firefighters gather to pay their respects 20 years after tragedy

Twenty years have passed, but Fleur Lombard will never be forgotten. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics and members of the public gathered to pay their respects to the firefighter, who died in a supermarket blaze. The 21-year-old from Derbyshire was killed on February 4, 1996, while tackling a large fire at Leo's Supermarket in Staple Hill [...]

February 5th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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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
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