• A firefighter works at the scene of the collapsed Plasco building after being engulfed by a fire, in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Iran's state-run Press TV says dozens of firefighters have been killed in the collapse of a burning high-rise building in Tehran. The collapse came just hours after the blaze erupted at the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran, just north of the capital's sprawling bazaar. Firefighters, soldiers and other emergency responders dug through the rubble, looking for survivors. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Old garment high-rise fire in Iran collapses killing over 30 firefighters

TEHRAN (FNA)- A fast-moving blaze ripped through an old garment building in Tehran early Thursday, leveling down to the ground the more than half-a-century-old building in an unprecedented incident in the Iranian capital. The fire started at around 8 am local time (0430 GMT) at the building, Plasco, which is home to hundreds of clothes and garment manufacturers and businesses, [...]

January 19th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Dozens of firefighters and police escort Mount Olive Fire Chief back home after LODD

Jan. 17--On most evenings, U.S. 78 would be packed with traffic, but on Monday that traffic gave way to dozens of law enforcement vehicles escorting Tracy Sanders home. Sanders, 44, the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire chief, was killed Friday when a tractor-trailer hit her fire department pickup truck from behind at the intersection of Alabama [...]

January 17th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Chief Sanders was killed in a three-vehicle crash around 1300 hours in Ohatchee. The crash occurred at the intersection of Mudd Street and Alabama 77. Image credit: Facebook

Volunteer fire chief dies in the line of duty in three-vehicle wreck

Jan. 13--Tracy Sanders, chief of the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department, was killed Friday in a three-vehicle wreck in Ohatchee, according to officials. The wreck occurred around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Mudd Street and Alabama 77, State Trooper Chuck Daniel wrote in an email. Sanders, 44, was traveling north on Alabama 77 and [...]

January 14th, 2017|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter responding to what turned out to be a false alarm, died when car got stuck on train tracks

An Indiana volunteer firefighter was killed while responding to a call on Christmas Eve. 55-year-old McCordsville VFD firefighter Rich Rehm was killed in the opening hours of Saturday morning after his vehicle was hit by a train. McCordsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tom Alexander said Rehm was an outstanding firefighter. “We’ll remember him for a [...]

December 27th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Ambulance crash claims the lives of patient and paramedic

A West Virginia man died when the ambulance carrying him rolled over on the Interstate early Saturday morning. 64-year-old Dennis Calvert of Wheeling was killed around 2 AM on Saturday when icy conditions caused the ambulance to lose control, overturning multiple times. “A 2008 Econoline Ambulance, registered to Tri-State Ambulance, was transporting a patient westbound [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Third firefighter has died from September blaze set by homeowner’s daughter

A Delaware firefighter has succumbed to injuries sustained after an arson in December. Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode announced the death of Senior Firefighter Ardy Hope on Thursday, saying she died around 4:30 PM. It is with the heaviest heart that I announce the Line of Duty Death of Senior Firefighter Ardy Hope. #RIP Ardy, [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Former Richmond paramedic and firefighter Jake Shepherd is shown standing next to an air ambulance in the photo taken from his Facebook page.

4 killed in crash of air-ambulance flight in northern Nevada including Former valley EMT

A former Richmond paramedic and firefighter was among the victims of a fiery medical plane crash in Elko, Nevada, on Friday night. An air-ambulance plane taking a heart-disease patient to a Utah hospital crashed in a parking lot in northern Nevada, killing all four people aboard and sending up explosions and flames. Three crew members [...]

November 20th, 2016|Line of Duty Death, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Georgia firefighter dies rescuing victims after ramp collapse

A Georgia firefighter has died after attempting to save people who fell from a collapsed dock ramp. The dock -- which connected passengers to a ferry crossing -- collapsed Saturday afternoon, sending about 55 people into the Savannah River. The accident occurred along River Street, a popular tourist destination in Savannah, which is 247 miles [...]

November 20th, 2016|Line of Duty Death, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Firefighter suffers heart attack, dies while working scene of fatal crash in Wisconsin

Residents of a small, rural town in Wisconsin are mourning the death of a local firefighter who died at the scene of car crash, which claimed the life of a teenage boy. Police say 13-year-old Braxton Kasee was killed after the SUV he was riding in lost control and rolled over.  Four other teens in [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Paramedic-firefighter found dead at home died from ‘in-the-line-of-duty’ injury

Oct. 30--A Cimarron Hills paramedic-firefighter died at a Westcott residence Saturday, a day after being released from an area hospital for treatment related to an injury he sustained while on duty. Jermaine Frye , 31, died sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. First responders called to the home from the Westcott Fire Protection District tried unsuccessfully to revive him with CPR, [...]

October 31st, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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