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Firefighter found unresponsive at station, later pronounced dead

March 17--Longtime Ames firefighter Steve Buser, a champion of emergency medical training and fitness, was found unresponsive in his fire station's workout room Friday morning and later pronounced dead. He was 51. "It's been devastating, to be honest," said Rich Higgins, an assistant chief with the Ames Fire Department. "It's been a tough day for the whole department." [...]

March 21st, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Firefighter killed in Watertown blaze identified as Joseph Toscano

March 17--Officials have identified the firefighter killed Friday after battling a 2-alarm blaze in Watertown. Authorities identified the firefighter as Joseph Toscano, 54, of Randolph. Toscano died of a medical emergency that he suffered during the fire, according to a statement from Randoph Police Chief William Pace. "Earlier today, the public safety community lost one [...]

March 18th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Right, Cory Polidore Volunteer Firefighters speaks to the Wicomico County Council at the Government Office Building in Salisbury on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Volunteer firefighters who have been locked out of Station 1 since deciding to separate from the Salisbury Fire Department were scheduled to meet with the Wicomico County Council at a special meeting Thursday. (Photo: Staff Photo by Megan Raymond)

Salisbury Maryland volunteer firefighters issued trespass notices at station

Volunteer firefighters in Maryland were issued trespass notices after they tried to remove equipment from the station the night of Feb. 22, according to a newly released Salisbury Police Department incident report. In the ongoing saga in Salisbury Maryland, the Daily Times is reports a copy of the police report was made available following a [...]

March 17th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Medic killed by own ambulance as it is stolen in New York

A paramedic has died in New York after a man stole the ambulance she was driving and ran her over. Mother-of-five Yadira Arroyo, 44, was responding to a call on Thursday night when she and her colleague realized a man was riding on the back bumper of their ambulance. When they stopped to investigate, he went around the [...]

March 17th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Two firefighters killed, another injured, while directing traffic at accident scene

The driver that was reportedly involved in a hit and run that killed two Mississippi volunteer firefighters has been identified, according to Lamar County officials. 31-year-old Brandon Chance Eaton has been charged with hit-and-run and causing death, with other charges possibly pending, depending on the outcome of the investigation. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel informed WDAM that [...]

March 16th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Lieutenant killed in hit-and-run crash was headed to fire that left a 2-year-old dead, two others injured

March 12--HARRISBURG -- The smell of smoke and charred wood still hung thick in the air on a frigid Sunday morning. And on the 2500 block of Lexington Street in Harrisburg stood the gutted remains of a row home. Complete destruction inside. Debris all around. It's the scene of a fire that killed one little girl on Friday and left [...]

March 13th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Hero Captain “Iron Bill” dies due to complications after HFD deadliest fire

A retired Houston Fire Captain who became a paraplegic while battling a deadly 2013 blaze -one that killed four of his co-workers- succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Captain “Iron Bill" Dowling died at the age of 43, the final casualty of an incident that left four dead, 13 injured and exposed massive pitfalls in [...]

March 8th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Firefighter dies after falling from billboard while trying to defuse porn from showing

A firefighter is dead after falling to his death while trying to turn off a billboard in Mexico City, Mexico. Fireman Alvaro Jimenez Gonzalez died after climbing up onto the huge screen to try and stop it from showing a clip from a pornographic film. According to a story published by Metro UK, Gonzalez was [...]

March 7th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter, beloved News Anchor dies during training

A Michigan news anchor and volunteer firefighter died while training over the weekend. 63-year-old Fox 2 News anchor and Milford Firefighter Ron Savage collapsed while training, according to MFD Chief Thomas Moore. "Ron was a dedicated member of the Milford Fire Department since 2014 and this loss will truly be felt," Milford Fire Chief Thomas Moore said [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter killed in tanker truck rollover while responding to call

Feb. 23--The driver of a tanker truck for the Leach Fire Department was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning traffic accident that occurred while he was responding to a fire call. Dead is Michael Dale Russell, 68, of Rose, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Micah Gibe. He said the crash happened about 3-1/4-mile south of Leach on [...]

February 24th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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