• Floor tiles, which contained asbestos, was being removed from the training site without proper equipment. Image from video.

City of Orlando will avoid paying penalties for exposing firefighters to asbestos

Investigators have determined that the city of Orlando will not have to pay any fines for exposing more than a dozen Orlando firefighters to asbestos-- during a training exercise last winter. Instead of paying penalties--which could have cost $25,000 for each violation--the fire dept will implement an asbestos training program in November. Fire officials call [...]

September 27th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
  • Ssiller the dog, TSA canine named for fallen FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, retired on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (Credit: Transportation Security Administration)

TSA dog named for Stephen Siller, fallen FDNY firefighter on 9/11, retired Sunday after Tunnel to Towers race

Sept. 26--It's time for this dog to take a paws. Ssiller, a 7-year-old black lab named for a firefighter who died on 9/11, retired from the Transportation Security Administration Sunday. "Ssiller has been an ideal partner," his handler, TSA Inspector Christopher Neeson, said in a statement. "It's going to be a big change for him [...]

September 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Miami firefighter killed in drive-by shooting, suspects still on the loose

A drive-by shooting in Miami-Dade County over the weekend left two people dead, including a City of Miami firefighter. Fellow firefighters at Fire Station 2 in Miami are mourning the loss of 23-year-old Chad Davis. “To die like that in your own community… and to be killed by a senseless act is very, very frustrating,” [...]

September 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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One firefighter killed, several others injured in drug lab house explosion

NEW YORK — Authorities say firefighters responding to a report of a gas leak discovered what appeared to be a drug lab right before a New York City house exploded. The Fire Department of New York says seven people suffered minor injuries. Six were taken to a hospital. Police say it happened Tuesday morning at [...]

September 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Paramedic verbally assaulted and stabbed at scene of car crash

A Paramedic is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the face while on duty at the weekend. A team of ER24 medics was attacked on Saturday evening after stopping to render assistance at a motor vehicle collision in Ohrtmann Road, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The paramedics had been on their way to a nearby hospital to [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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SF medic, accused of having sex in ambulance while on-duty, could get fired

A paramedic with the San Francisco Fire Dept. may lose his job after having sex while on-duty. That paramedic allegedly took an ambulance out for a ride, with another male colleague sometime in the last few months. The two men allegedly picked up an unidentified woman and one of them had sex with her in [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Man under arrest for assaulting several firefighters who were putting out fire at the home he rented

A Utah man is behind bars after police say he assaulted firefighters who came to his home to help over the weekend. Unified Fire Authority Battalion Chief Mike White told the Daily Herald that firefighters were called to the Cedar Fort home Sunday night after a fire broke out in the one-story structure. The home [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Two firefighters killed, four firefighters injuried while battling raging rowhouse fire

It was a tragic weekend for the Wilmington Fire Dept as two of their most beloved firefighters died while fighting a raging rowhouse fire. 41-year-old Lt. Chris Leach and Sr. firefighter Jerry Fickes, who was 51years old, had both served more than a decade with the Delaware dept. Leach was assigned to Ladder Co.2 and [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Naked man in common shopping area pulled off balcony by firefighters

Boca Raton Fire Rescue were called to Mizner Park on Sunday after reports of man in a common area was spotted naked. The below video, sent in from a viewer, shows the man was naked on a balcony in the popular shopping mall that includes shops, dining and entertainment. He was believed to [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Firefighting boats work to extinguish a fire aboard the tanker Burgos about seven nautical miles off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio, Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The tanker was carrying about 168,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel fuel. Mexico's Navy rescued 31 crew members and no injuries were reported. There were no immediate reports of fuel spills and the cause of the fire was unknown. (AP Photo/Ilse Huesca)  (The Associated Press

Fuel tanker catches fire in Gulf of Mexico

A fuel tanker carrying gasoline and diesel continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. A large plume of smoke from the burning ship could be seen from the port of Veracruz. A [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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