Man falls 12 feet down abandoned well

A 37-year-old man was injured when he fell down an abandoned well in Cohasset early Wednesday morning. The man fell about 10 to 12 feet down the hole, which was in a side yard near a staircase, at 25 Ripley Road around 12:20 a.m. He is a resident of the home. The man's teenage daughter found him inside the hole and [...]

July 20th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

Firefighter injured by falling tree improving, faces long road to recuperation

A Coweta firefighter injured by a falling tree is out of intensive care and on the road to recovery. The Newnan Times-Herald reports Lt. Adam Moss, a nine-year veteran of the Coweta County Fire Rescue Department, was removing a tree from the roadway Sunday when a large section of the tree snapped, causing it to [...]

July 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Retired Firefighter shoots AT&T work trucks parked in front of his house

HIALEAH, Florida – “Say hello to my little friend,” was probably running through a Hialeah, Florida man’s head when he offered his response after AT&T workers told him they’d move their trucks in a few minutes. Jorge Jove, a 64-year-old retired Miami-Dade firefighter, is becoming “Twitter famous” following a posting that shows him shooting the tires [...]

July 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Battalion chief, firefighters reprimanded for reselling free Disney passes

Two Orange County Fire Rescue firefighters and a battalion chief have been suspended without pay for their conduct regarding the resale of Walt Disney World tickets given to first responders after the Pulse shooting. Firefighters Christopher Huntley and Glenn Kiture in March sold five of their complimentary Disney World passes to a woman through the OfferUp mobile app for about $390, according to Fire Rescue records. Disney had given [...]

July 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighters watch helplessly while cabins burn at Loon Lake

Wildfires aren’t just a problem in the United States. America’s northern neighbors are facing the same challenges as summer heat continues to scorch the landscape. When fire ripped through the Ashcroft Reserve, Shawn Cahill, a 20-year-veteran with Langley’s Township fire department, tells The Langley Times he’s never witnessed anything as intense as the Ashcroft Reserve [...]

July 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fire captain pleads guilty in shooting of junior firefighter

A Republic fire captain has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a junior firefighter. George Matis Jr., 21, entered a guilty plea on Friday before Fayette County President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. on the charges of involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person. Matis shot 16-year-old Parker Hess in the office of the [...]

July 19th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Wildfire threatens power lines to Yosemite National Park

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of a Northern California town as a wildfire continued to burn out of control -- growing to more than 25,000 acres. Eight structures have been destroyed and thousands more are threatened in Mariposa County's Detweiler Fire, which was only five percent contained on Wednesday. A state of emergency in the county was declared, and [...]

July 19th, 2017|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments

Researchers developing robotic technology aimed at saving firefighters’ lives

The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is on the verge of a breakthrough — a breakthrough that may one day save lives. The Pensacola-based firm is working on a robot that could fight fires on ships, and researchers tell WEARTV News, sending a robotic fireman to a fire behind a closed, metal hatch can [...]

July 19th, 2017|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments

FDNY EMT resigns after encouraging patient to chug booze while being transported

A FDNY rookie emergency medical technician is out of a job after videotaping a drunken patient in a city ambulance — and encouraging her to drink more alcohol. Kyle Bossio, 27, who was working out of The Bronx, resigned after investigators confronted him about the videotape The New York Post reported on July 2. “An [...]

July 19th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Heart attack strikes veteran firefighter, three rookies spring into action

Three rookies are proving to be a valuable addition to the Warren, Ohio, fire department after saving the life of a veteran firefighter. WFMJ News reports rookies Brock Trimmer, Sebastian Zlotkavski and Ronnie Simone tapped into their paramedic training when the 40-year-old veteran wasn’t feeling well and collapsed in the station’s locker room. Two of [...]

July 18th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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