Montana Hotshot firefighter killed as crews work to tame Lolo Peak wildfire

A Montana Hotshot firefighter is dead after a tree-felling accident on the Lolo Peak fire Wednesday. Brent M. Witham of Mentone, California, is the second firefighter to parish in two weeks according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Missoulian, Witham, 29, was given CPR at the scene then airlifted to a Missoula [...]

August 4th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

St. Louis Fire captain dies from injuries suffered in Fourth of July fire

July 13--A St. Louis firefighter has died after he was injured while battling a fire that started on the Fourth of July. Fire Capt. John Kemper was hurt fighting a fire in the 3600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in the overnight hours of July 4. The fire took 12 hours to extinguish, and Kemper was one of four firefighters injured in the blaze, [...]

July 13th, 2017|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Firefighter dies battling blaze in New Mexico

A Nara Visa volunteer firefighter died on Thursday after suffering burns trying to extinguish a fire that was more than seven miles long and three miles wide. John Cammack, 74, of Nara Visa, was severely burned after falling from a fire engine during a "burn over" Wednesday night, said Nara Visa Fire Chief Gary Girard. Girard said a second firefighter, Kyle Perez, [...]

June 30th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

One firefighter dead, another injured after crash in rural western Missouri

Authorities tell US News one firefighter is dead and another is injured following a crash in rural western Missouri Monday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol tells US News a motorist collided with a stopped vehicle — knocking a second stopped vehicle down an embankment where two Mayview firefighters were caught underneath. The patrol says [...]

June 20th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Firefighter, heart-transplant recipient dies on the job doing what he loved

A firefighter from Dolton, Il., died Saturday doing what he loved — fighting a fire. Dolton firefighter Lawrence Matthews responded with the Harvey Fire Department to a report of multiple mobile homes burning, according to Harvey police spokesman Sean Howard. NBC Chicago reports Matthews, 35, was on the sidewalk at the scene of the fire [...]

June 12th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|1 Comment

Firefighter dies in South Africa’s coastal blazes

JOHANNESBURG — A firefighter in South Africa has died after suffering severe burns in fires that swept through part of the Garden Route, a tourist destination on the southern coast. Firstcare Wildfire Support, a non-profit group, says the volunteer firefighter died in a hospital early Friday. A total of 10 deaths have been linked to a storm that hit Cape Town and the surrounding coastline [...]

June 9th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Firefighter falls during training exercise Saturday, succumbs to injuries

A Los Angeles County firefighter has died following a fall Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles. The firefighter, identified for NBC News by the Los Angeles Fire Department as Kelly Wong, fell at about 10 a.m. Saturday. Wong was initially treated by his colleagues on scene and transported to a nearby trauma center, said Amy [...]

June 5th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Two paramedics have died after early morning rollover crash in Florida

Jupiter police tell WPTV News two paramedics are dead after a rollover crash involving a car this morning in Jupiter. WPTV reports the crash happened at 3 a.m. at Philadelphia Drive in front of Colonial Plaza. According to reports, Capt. Albert Borroto said firefighters had to use extrication tools to remove those trapped inside. WPTV [...]

June 1st, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Body of fire chief, believed to have been swept away in floodwater, located in creek

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — The body of a fire chief believed to have been swept away by high flood waters in British Columbia's Interior has been found. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says the Ashcroft fire department found Clayton Cassidy's body in the water at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, during its daily patrol of Cache Creek. [...]

May 30th, 2017|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Firefighter dies after weekend accident on job

Montezuma, Ga. (AP) — A firefighter in Georgia has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury from an accident on the job. The Telegraph reports 29-year-old Macon County firefighter Darrell Plank died on Tuesday. He suffered a skull fracture on Saturday, after being hit in the head by a metal coupling as a fire hose snagged on a truck at a house fire [...]

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