Video: First responders rescue ambulance driver, patient from waterway

First responders from the East Bank Consolidated Fire Department rescued two people from an ambulance after it entered a canal in Metairie, Louisiana Monday. Responders rescued East Jefferson General Hospital ambulance’s driver and a patient being transported out of the vehicle, Joe Greco, director of the fire department tells The Times-Picayune. The accident occurred about 9:10 a.m. when [...]

May 25th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments

Tanker-truck driver killed in crash that sprayed out ‘an ocean of fire’

May 23--ATWATER -- A Merced woman described the fiery blast that claimed the life of a tanker-truck driver as "an ocean of fire that crashed in waves down the road." "I've never seen fire move like that," said Jeanine Jaroszek, who was buying coffee at Starbucks on Bell Lane around 10:02 a.m. with her twin teenage daughters. "I looked up and there was this fire like a wall and then [...]

May 24th, 2017|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments

Firefighter dies after weekend accident on job

Montezuma, Ga. (AP) — A firefighter in Georgia has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury from an accident on the job. The Telegraph reports 29-year-old Macon County firefighter Darrell Plank died on Tuesday. He suffered a skull fracture on Saturday, after being hit in the head by a metal coupling as a fire hose snagged on a truck at a house fire [...]

May 24th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Firefighter suffers 2nd, 3rd degree burns while burning brush at fire station

A firefighter from Hebron suffered burns for injuries sustained while burning brush at the station Sunday evening, the Hebron Fire spokesperson said. According to WLWT News, the 10-year veteran of the department used a flammable liquid to burn the brush and a flash fire ignited, the spokesperson said. WLWT reports the man has second-and third-degree [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

First female Fire Chief in West Palm Beach has been named

For her entire adult life she’s lived by one simple mantra, “Work hard and someday you’ll be chief.” Monday, that dream came to fruition for Fire Chief Diana Matty city when the city commission confirmed Matty as fire chief. She received a standing ovation from about 60 members from the fire department. Matty was serving as [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter dies after being hit by emergency vehicle at accident scene

Botetourt County and regional first responders are mourning the death of an Eagle Rock volunteer firefighter who was fatally struck Friday by an emergency vehicle at an accident scene. Roger D. Johns, 63, of Eagle Rock was serving as a ground guide at an auto wreck on U.S. 220 at Catawba Creek Road when he was injured at around 3 p.m. A 55-year-old department employee, [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Rope rescue and haul system used for 14 trapped in casino elevator

May 23--Firefighters rescued 14 people trapped for hours in a stifling-hot, standing-room-only elevator that stalled at an Atlantic City hotel over the weekend by hoisting each of them 100 feet up the elevator shaft. The passengers were at the Tropicana Casino & Resort to celebrate a 21st birthday when their elevator got stuck just before midnight Saturday, Capt. Bill Dilorenzo of [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Man arrested after threatening firefighters outside station, head-butts police officer

An Albuquerque man being held on a roughly $7000 bond after allegedly threatening emergency responders as they headed to a call Saturday morning. KRQE News reports Asegi Woldetadik walked up and started yelling vulgarities and threatening to fight the firefighters at Fire Station 5 on Central near Pennsylvania — one of the busiest stations in [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Toxic, hostile work environment prompts Fire Chief’s surprise resignation

A Fire Chief from Wilmington, Vermont is citing a toxic work environment supported by city leaders who hired him to enact positive change as the reason behind his letter of resignation. Fire Chief Ken March’s “personal reasons” for resigning last week are underscored in a letter submitted to the interim town manager, reports the Brattleboro [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Social media whining prompts Fire Chief to make public apology

A Fire Chief in California is planning to make a public apology to the city of Hemet amid disparaging comments from current and former Cal Fire employees. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins tells The Press-Enterprise he will write a letter to the City Council and that he’s already privately apologized to Hemet Fire [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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