• Emergency responders send off the first of two fallen firefighters on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The first procession left Wilmington, escorted by Talleyville fire trucks and SUVs.  Emergency responders send off the first of two fallen firefighters on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The first procession left Wilmington, escorted by Talleyville fire trucks and SUVs. Credit:  Brittany Horn | The News Journal

Fallen firefighters in Delaware to receive traditional Line of Duty memorial

Two firefighters will be laid to rest in Delaware this coming weekend after being killed in the line of duty. Funeral services will be held Friday for Lieutenant Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, who were killed after the two men became trapped in a basement during a structure fire last Saturday. Wilmington [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Jamie Brock is being credited for taking down the 14-year-old Elementary School shooting suspect in South Carolina on Tuesday.  Image credit: Townville FD

SC firefighter being hailed a hero for saving lives in school playground shooting

A Townville, South Carolina firefighter is being praised for his quick response -- which likely saved many lives-- when a gunman opened fire on students at an elementary school playground on Wednesday. Two children and a teacher were struck by gunfire at Townville Elementary School yesterday afternoon. Volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock was one of the [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Military firefighter, who endured years of abuse because he’s gay, wins compensation

A Canadian appeals tribunal has sided with a former civilian/military firefighter, who endured years of abuse while working at a naval base, because he is gay. The man, who is now in his 50’s, had filed his initial claim in 2012, but it was rejected. So, he then filed an appeal with the Workers’ Compensation [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Robert Rochette with his wife, Amanda Rochette. Image credit: Robert Rochette Facebook page

Firefighter back on the job, a year after a fireball left him seriously injured

A Meriden, CT firefighter is back on the job exactly one year after a massive blaze, which prompted a probe into the city’s emergency dispatch center. 34-year-old Rob Rochette was one of three firefighters injured on Sept. 22, 2015, while responding to a fire at a building on Main Street.  A door suddenly collapsed “sending [...]

September 28th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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NYC police question man in explosion that killed fire chief

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief. Screen shot from video Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three, was killed by falling debris on Tuesday morning while directing [...]

September 28th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • 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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