• Image credit:  Tiffany Rushing / Courier Staff Photographer

Cedar Falls firefighters to use helmet cams

By Pat Kinney Dec. 01--CEDAR FALLS -- Cedar Falls Fire Chief John Schilling is a self-proclaimed gadget geek. "I'm one of those tech guys that stays on top of what's first, what's coming and what's new," he said, "and whatever way we can be more efficient." He thinks he's found just such a device -- a high-definition video camera that [...]

December 1st, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
  • The bell out front escaped the Saturday morning that gutted the Smallest Church in America in northern McIntosh County. Fire officials have said the fire appears to have been purposely set. (Florida Times-Union, Terry Dickson)

Ga.’s Smallest Church in America burns; arson may be the cause

By Terry Dickson Dec. 01--DARIEN -- Four days after a suspected arson destroyed the Smallest Church in America in northern McIntosh County, donations of building materials and cash are pouring in to rebuild the 190-square-foot structure, officials said. The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. and firefighters found it burning throughout when they arrived, McIntosh County Fire Chief Mark Deverger said. The fire was put out [...]

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EMT describes being attacked with box-cutter

By Elisha Anderson Dec. 01--A Detroit EMT testified today that the nightmarish night a Detroit man slashed her and her partner with a box cutter seemed to last "forever." Kelly Adams used a step stool to try to fend off Michael Montgomery Oct. 20 as he attacked her and her partner Alfredo Rojas, she testified. When the attack was over "I had arteries [...]

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Firefighters injured in Murray house fire after floor collapses

By Morgan Jacobsen MURRAY - Two firefighters were injured in one of two house fires that ignited early Sunday in Murray. About 5:30 a.m., fire crews from Murray, South Salt Lake and Unified Fire Authority responded to a home, 954 W. Walden Hills Dr., where they found flames blowing out the front window, according to Pat Killion, deputy fire marshal for the Murray City Fire Department. Firefighters began [...]

December 1st, 2015|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
  • Leonard Eugene Smith was arrested for stealing ambulance.  Photo credit: York County Sheriff's Office

Man took ambulance for joy ride, strands patient, EMTs

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Emergency workers in central Pennsylvania got an unpleasant surprise when they wheeled a patient out of a home to their ambulance, only to find it wasn't there. Police in York tell the York Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1PVRii8) 21-year-old Leonard Eugene Smith took the vehicle for a quick joyride Friday before ditching it. Police [...]

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  • An American flag made out of fire hose is the new hobby for Colton Blanchard

Indiana firefighter making U.S. Flags out of Fire Hoses, gives back to community

An Indiana firefighter is using an everyday firefighting tool to launch a side business that will give back to his local community. Colton Blanchard, a McCutchanville firefighter, says he's already getting lots of orders for the holidays after only starting his flag business a few weeks ago. Blanchard tells Wave 3 News, when he made [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire truck slams into parked cars in West Philly injuring five firefighters

Five firefighters were injured over the weekend in West Philadelphia after their truck slammed into several parked cars and took down a utility pole. Slowed down surveillance video -obtained by Action News-- shows the truck swerving to the right as it traveled westbound along Baltimore Avenue in West Philly on Sunday. After crashing, Ladder 13's [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Dramatic rescue caught on camera as man and dog get swept away in Texas floods

A man and his dog got caught in a harrowing situation, beneath a bridge in McKinney, Texas, as flooding hit the area over the holiday weekend. The dramatic rescue was caught on camera from start to finish as a professional photographer happened to peek over the guard rail, just as the incident was unfolding. Michael [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
  • Juanee D. Crawford is wanted for criminal attempted homicide after the incident at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall Manor complex. (Harrisburg police)

Harrisburg woman wanted for trying to kill paramedic, domestic assault

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania police are looking for a woman accused of domestic assault who attacked a paramedic with a knife on Wednesday. According to Penn Live, Juanee D. Crawford is wanted for attempted homicide after attacking a paramedic around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. In a press release, the Harrisburg Police Department said first responders arrived at [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire truck shot at in Publix parking lot over the weekend

By Mike Stucka The fire truck was struck by a bullet at about 8:45 a.m. as it was parked in front of the Publix Super Market at Southdale Shopping Center, along Southern Boulevard east of Interstate 95 between Parker and Lake Avenues. The bullet left a sizable gouge and, perhaps, a bit of fire-truck-red paint embedded in the area. The  firefighter  who [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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