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160 firefighters contain multi-building blazed that injured 8 firefighters

Eight Bronx firefighters and one civilian have been injured by the raging inferno that swept up multiple buildings on Thursday. Beginning at around 3:30 p.m., the fire is believed to have been set off by fireworks and required over 160 firefighters to handle the blaze, which ate up three two-and-a-half split-level homes. Roofs collapsed and [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fireman arrested for resisting, leaving scene of an accident has charges dropped

Arrested by Florida Highway Patrol troopers in March after they say he left the scene of an accident and then tried to bite an officer, a Brevard County firefighter is sleeping a bit easier after the prosecution dropped the charges Wednesday. Firefighter Justin Serrecchia’s attorney, Alfredo Zamora, told News 6 he argued in court that [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments

Strangulation injury during confined-space training, veteran firefighter longs for normal life

A 27-year-veteran firefighter with the Poudre Fire Authority in Colorado volunteered to be the “victim” during a confined-training scenario just before Thanksgiving. By the time the training concluded, firefighter Jeff Gillespie had suffered catastrophic air deprivation … also known as vestibular dysfunction … when he was hanged by the safety harness intended to be his [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter Killed In Line Of Duty Had Drugs, Alcohol In System; Inquiry Board Unaware

Kevin Bell, the first Hartford firefighter killed in the line of duty in four decades, had alcohol and the primary substance found in marijuana in his system when he died fighting a fast-spreading house fire, a state toxicology report reviewed by The Courant reveals. But the seven-member panel convened by the city to investigate the death and [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

‘So a bear walks into a fire house:’ Firefighters amazed to find bear asleep in station

Firefighters in Bernalillo County, NM., got quite the surprise on Sunday when they discovered a bear had strolled into the fire station for a little siesta. Firefighters in rural Tijeras tell KOB 4 News they encountered the young bear, nearly the size of a large dog, asleep under a fire truck. “It was interesting,” Bernalillo [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Drunken man jumps from ambulance, files suit arguing it’s New York City’s fault

Yaugeni Kralkin, 56, filed suit in New York’s State Supreme Court arguing the city, the Fire Department and the four emergency medical workers who were administering to him in June were negligent in their duties. The New York Times reports Kralkin began tending to his own needs during an ambulance ride when he unbuckled the [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Dramatic rescue of woman from third-floor window from Lawrence firefighters

June 21--LAWRENCE -- Firefighter Peter Humphrey was on Ladder 5 in a race through early morning darkness when he saw flames and smoke coming from the eaves of the burning Arlington Street two-family residence. "I saw what looked like a kid coming out of the building on the roof," said Humphrey, a 44-year-old father. Seconds later, with help [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

City looking to start in-house demolition program headed by fire department

PATERSON - The city paid private companies about $840,000 to knock down 28 buildings last year, an expense that has prompted Paterson officials to consider handling the demolitions in-house. Eight of those buildings were demolished as part of the city's firefighting efforts and 20 abandoned structures were knocked down because of safety code violations, officials said. Fire [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Nurse saves 1-year-old after head-on collision kills one, injures more

A deadly head-on crash involving two cars Monday night left one person dead and injured a 36-year-old mother and three children. Parma police tell News 5 in Cleveland, the crash happened around 7 p.m. and killed Luke Kuryluk, 23, of Parma Heights, who was driving one of the vehicles. The other driver, a 36-year-old Seven [...]

June 21st, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

New York legislature sends cancer-coverage bill to governor’s desk for signature

New York’s congress stepped up to the plate passing legislation granting cancer coverage to the state’s more than 110,000 volunteer firefighters. Syracuse.com reports the bill is now on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signature, and the state firemen’s association is urging him to sign it “without delay.” The bill, once signed, would give [...]

June 21st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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