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Firefighter, FBI agent killed in multi-car pile up on I-270

Two off-duty law enforcement officers were struck and killed late Friday by a swerving vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, Maryland State Police said Saturday. One officer had crashed his own vehicle on the highway and the other had stopped to help when they were struck by a third vehicle, police [...]

December 11th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Citizen journalist gives hilarious live broadcast from scene of fire in Virginia

Wavy TV 10 wasn't there, but 'citizen journalist' Rhoda Young was. On Facebook Live, Young filmed herself broadcasting from a local Virginia fire with some very entertaining commentary. "We on the scene of this b#tch. Wavy TV 10 isn't here, but Rhnda Young is!," she proclaims during the video. "The house fire is in full [...]

December 9th, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Firefighters rescue YouTube “star” who cemented his head in a microwave

British fire crews were left “seriously unimpressed” with a YouTuber who decided to “cement” his head inside a microwave, forcing the crews to try and free him for an hour. West Midlands Fire were called to the Wolverhampton home of 22-year-old Jay Swingler on Wednesday after the TGFbro channel member filled a microwave with spackling [...]

December 8th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

World series pitcher hangs up cleats to fight wild fires on the front lines in California

A baseball player who hung up his team cap for a fire helmet in 2009, Former Saint Louis Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes walked away from his World Series-winning career and joined the fire service in California, following in his father’s footsteps. In March 2017, he posted a photo with his family after graduating the fire [...]

December 7th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Massachusetts fire chief dies after collapsing while battling fire with his son

The chief of a small-town Massachusetts fire department is dead after collapsing from health problems while fighting a 2-alarm fire. 59-year-old Montgomery Fire Department Chief Stephen P. Fry collapsed fighting a fire late last Tuesday night and succumbed after being transported to the hospital. “He was the best, he was the absolutely best, you couldn't [...]

December 7th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Police caught on video shooting out tires of stolen firetruck in Brazil

Police in Brazil were led on a wild chase Sunday morning, as they were in hot pursuit of.. A fire truck? The fire rig was stolen in the early hours, with military police forces closing in on the hard-to-miss vehicle and shooting at the truck’s tires. Shortly after shots were fired, the vehicle skidded to [...]

December 6th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Men testify their lack of trust working with pregnant firefighter

Florida firefighters who worked with a female firefighter -who is currently suing the City of Tampa- claim they were not only uncomfortable working with her while she was pregnant, they saw her performance plummet during the gestation period. In the eyes of TFR employee Andre Williams, fellow firefighter Tanja Vidovic was a stellar firefighter prior [...]

December 6th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Baltimore County volunteer firefighter murdered weeks before Baltimore recruit class

Luke Broadwater The Baltimore Sun (TNS) Baltimore police on Sunday identified the man found fatally shot inside his home in Upper Fells Point as 31-year-old Jon Hickey — a volunteer firefighter who was being mourned online. Hickey was a member of several volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County and had been accepted into the December [...]

December 5th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Southern California wild fire burns 45k acres over night with no containment

Surprise, surprise California is on fire again. Smoke rose into the skies over southern California yet again, this time between the cities of Ventura and Santa Paula Monday evening, forcing thousands of evacuations and destroying dozens of buildings as it marched across 45,000 acres- nearly fifty square miles in all. As of this morning, over [...]

December 5th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Burglars steal weapons and other items from firefighters vehicles

Linda Trischitta Sun Sentinel (TNS) Thieves broke windows of vehicles belonging to deputies and firefighters and stole what was inside, including guns, over the weekend at three fire stations in Broward County, officials said Monday. Cars at a fourth station were broken into in November. In Fort Lauderdale on Sunday between 2 a.m. and 4 [...]

December 5th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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