• St. Louis firefighters work at the home where three firefighters were injured early Thursday morning.  Image credit:  Robert Cohen

2 firefighters battling St. Louis house fire fall through stairwell, get trapped

Two St. Louis firefighters were injured while fighting a house fire Thursday morning in the city’s ‘Princeton Heights’ neighborhood. They fell through a stairwell in the 1-1/2 story, brick home which was unoccupied at the time. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the crews was working in pairs and two of them were assigned to carry [...]

October 20th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • A gas leak caused explosions at the corner of NW 23rd and Glisan Street Wednesday morning, injuring at least 8 people - including three firefighters. (KATU News photo by Tristan Fortsch 10-19-2016)

Lieutenant praised for saving lives after construction worker hit gas line that caused explosion in Portland

Oct. 19--Updated with developments from 4 p.m. news conference A massive explosion, apparently ignited by a natural gas leak, ripped through a building Wednesday along the popular Northwest 23rd Avenue shopping district, causing destruction and injuring eight people, including three firefighters, authorities said. NW Natural employees along with Portland firefighters responded to a natural gas leak reported at 8:55 a.m. in or near [...]

October 20th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Several Shreveport firefighters injured in rollover accidents within days of each other

For the second time in three days, a Shreveport firefighter was injured in a rollover accident. More than a dozen first responders were at the scene of the accident, just before midnight Tuesday in the MLK neighborhood. Officials say Fire Engine 6 was trying to make room for a passing car along a narrow road, [...]

October 19th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Firefighter Derek Dee pictured with his parents, look through photos after his dad returned home from being saved by his son.  Credit:  Video

Routine call turned scary for one firefighter who recognized the address over the radio

When Phoenix firefighter-paramedic Derek Dee heard his unit being dispatched to a home over the radio, routine turned to terror when he recognized the address-that of his parents. "I'm looking like, 'no, that can't be right; not a code,'" Derek said. "That's the worst call I could get to that address." En-route to the incident [...]

October 19th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Ken Ward, a Mountain View firefighter, was last seen in Roslyn about 8:45 a.m. Saturday.  Image credit:  Facebook

Firefighter still missing after three days

Oct. 18--A longtime Mountain View firefighter has been missing for three days and Renton police are trying to find him. Ken Ward, 43, was last seen in Roslyn about 8:45 a.m. Saturday in a white 2007 Dodge Ram mega cab truck with Washington license plate PF04426. He has not been heard from since. Ward, who lives in Renton, has three children and other family [...]

October 19th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Part of the Durham Fire Department has been boarded up after a car ran into it on Monday.  Image credit:  Facebook

Fire captain escapes possible death as car plows into station

Oct. 18--DURHAM -- A Durham Fire Department captain narrowly escaped serious injury or death Monday when he left his fire station bedroom 30 seconds before a car crashed into it. "He (Capt. Andrew Johnson) was sitting on the bed and left, and 30 seconds later, a car came through the wall," Assistant Fire Chief Andy Sannipoli said Tuesday. "The head of [...]

October 19th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Off-duty firefighter cleared of mocking Civil Defense in The Address Hotel fire video

An off-duty firefighter who wandered into the Address Downtown and shot a video himself as the building burned around him has been cleared of a criminal charge. The 34-year-old firefighter was found not guilty of mocking the efforts of fire crews during the drama on New Year’s Eve. Dubai Court of Appeal upheld his verdict. Prosecutors said [...]

October 19th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Bob Rust with his family.  Image credit:  Facebook

Oldest, active firefighter in Illinois honored for his service

Bob Rust has been a volunteer firefighter in Coulterville, Illinois for a very long time. At the age of 16, Rust was officially made a member of the local fire dept. The year was 1946. 70 years later, Bob is now the oldest, active firefighter in the state of Illinois. He was honored earlier this [...]

October 18th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Latest round of suspensions at Austin Fire Dept. involves collisions in fire vehicles

The suspension of four firefighters over collisions involving fire dept vehicles has been hurting morale, say fire union officials in Austin. Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has reportedly suspended nine firefighters, for collisions in fire vehicles, in less than a month. My Statesman reports that the suspensions involve some “higher ranking firefighters.” The suspensions only [...]

October 18th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • This van is designed to be used by firefighters during an extended call to help them rest and recover.
Credit:  South Kitsap Fre and Rescue

Fire van will help firefighters during a call

Oct. 18--PORT ORCHARD -- South Kitsap Fire and Rescue soon will debut a new mobile rehab unit in an effort to shore up an aspect of fire service many don't think about: the health of the firefighters on the ground. The rehab unit is a modified transit bus formerly used by the Yakima Fire Department to keep its firefighters rested, [...]

October 18th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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