• Philly

Philly Mayor Kenney: No more Fire Department brownouts

Feb. 11--Mayor Kenney Thursday will formally announce the end to two Fire Department policies he vowed to get rid of as mayor -- rotating firefighters through stations and brownouts, the temporary closure of firehouses. Both practices were implemented by then-Mayor Nutter as cost saving measures. In 2010, Nutter instituted rolling brownouts to temporarily close firehouses and reassign those firefighters [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Gwinnett fire

Georgia man unable to save wife and young daughters who perished in raging house fire in Gwinnett County

Witnesses are still being interviewed by authorities in Gwinnett County, Georgia, after a mother and her two daughters were killed in an electrical fire inside their home. The raging fire killed 9yr old Madelyn, 11yr old Kayla, and their mother Kathy. When Gwinnett County firefighters arrived at the scene - they saw Brent Patterson in [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Victim of attempted murder falls for her real-life firefighter hero

Love isn't always on time, but I guess first responders are..... Fitting to tell just before Valentine's Day -- the real-life love story of Melissa Dohme and Cameron Hill is like one out of Hollywood. Dohme almost died four years ago when her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times. Firefighter Cameron Hill was one of the [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Eric Oviedo, who was struck by a vehicle on February 6th while responding to a call, heads home from the hospital. Image credit:  Facebook

Cosumnes firefighter hit by car heads home on the road to recovery

Feb. 11--The Cosumnes Fire Department firefighter who suffered major injuries when he was struck by a car over the weekend has been released from the hospital. His fellow firefighters welcomed him home in a social media post. "Hooray! Our firefighter, Eric Oviedo, is finally home!!!!" a colleague posted on the department's Facebook page, along with a picture. [...]

February 12th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • EMT Death

EMT dies in freak accident while working on ambulance

A horrible accident in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where an EMT was killed after getting crushed by a vehicle rack-- inside a maintenance shop. According to NOLA.com, two EMT"s and a mechanic were servicing an ambulance in the Marrero shop, when the rack it was sitting on gave way, causing the ambulance to fall. "The vehicle [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Flint

Highly corrosive Flint water now damaging city’s fire trucks

The water woes in Flint, Michigan have already touched so many people, and now it looks like the city's fire department is being impacted as well. About a week ago, one of the dept. mechanics took photos of a truck's fittings and showed them to Chief David Cox Jr.  Pieces of the Flint waterline are [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Image credit:  Rugile Kaladyte for The Victoria Advocate

Out-of-control burn, started by ranchers, creates complications

Feb. 11--For the second time in two days, firefighters scrambled to combat an out-of-control brush fire started by ranchers. Fire departments from across Victoria County cooperated to extinguish the fire that burned about 500 acres north of city limits Wednesday. At least two engines, three tankers, seven brush vehicles and 20 firefighters from Inez, Fordtran, Nursery and Victoria fought to control the [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Tamir Rice

Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing Tamir Rice’s family for EMS services

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate a "decedent's last dying expense" claim of $500 for ambulance services. Mayor Frank Jackson said at a news conference that filing the claim was part of a [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Vincente Santiago was arrested after these items were found in his home after fire. Image credit: Hartford Police Department

Marijuana Plants Found After Hartford Fire by firefighters

Feb. 11--HARTFORD -- After a fire in a second floor bedroom of a home on Bonner Street was extinguished, officials said they found 20 marijuana plants. Firefighters  responded to the home just before noon. They were able to contain the fire to the bedroom, fire officials said. Police were called in to help investigate. They obtained a search [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Relatives of inmates gather outside the Topo Chico prison in the northern city of Monterrey in Mexico, where local media report that at least 30 people died in a prison riot on Feb. 11.  (Julio Cesar Aguilar / AFP/Getty Images)

52 killed during fire, riot at Mexican prison

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Fifty-two inmates were killed and 12 injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said. Nuevo Leon Gov. Jaime Rodriguez told a news conference the fight involved a faction led by a member of the infamous Zetas drug cartel. Rescue workers could be seen bringing injured inmates [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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