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Firefighter dies after being hit by emergency vehicle at accident scene

Botetourt County and regional first responders are mourning the death of an Eagle Rock volunteer firefighter who was fatally struck Friday by an emergency vehicle at an accident scene. Roger D. Johns, 63, of Eagle Rock was serving as a ground guide at an auto wreck on U.S. 220 at Catawba Creek Road when he was injured at around 3 p.m. A 55-year-old department employee, [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

San Antonio firefighter killed in 4-alarm strip mall fire

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio firefighter has died and two others are seriously hurt after a fire swept through a local shopping mall, where parts of the building collapsed and forced crews to retreat. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says firefighters entered the strip mall Thursday evening because there were still people inside. Witnesses said people fled the [...]

May 19th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Inquest into deaths of two Ontario firefighters set to begin

TORONTO — An inquest into the deaths of two Ontario men who lost their lives during firefighter training exercises five years apart is set to begin today. Firefighter trainee Adam Brunt who died in February 2015 during a firefighter training session. Image credit: Southwest Fire Academy/Facebook Thirty-year-old Adam Brunt, a firefighting student from [...]

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

Volunteer fire chief among five killed after tornado in East Texas

CANTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The death of a north-central Arkansas fire chief struck by a vehicle while heavy thunderstorms moved through the state is being included in the state's count of weather-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to five. Arkansas [...]

May 1st, 2017|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

3 crew members killed when air ambulance crashes in Texas Panhandle

AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight in Texas just south of the airport in Amarillo. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley says the small plane went down about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in an industrial section of the city between Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport [...]

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

Trial begins for woman who caused crash that killed firefighter Denny DeVoe

April 29--Although her lawyer claimed the prosecution hadn't fully made its case, a woman accused of being high on PCP when she caused a crash that killed a Harrisburg firefighter was ordered Friday afternoon to be tried in Dauphin County Court. District Judge David O'Leary made that call at the end of a preliminary hearing [...]

April 29th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Toledo firefighters’ deaths go to trial, 3 years later

April 23--Twice, Toledo Fire Pvt. James Dickman transmitted "Mayday" -- the universal distress signal -- before he and fellow firefighter Stephen Machcinski lost contact with crews fighting a fire inside a Magnolia Street building. "Command, this is Engine 3. I'm missing two firefighters," a frantic officer from their engine radioed. Mr. Dickman and Mr. Machcinski [...]

FDNY firefighter, heavy metal drummer dies after falling from 5-story rooftop during fire

A Queens firefighter fell five stories to his death while fighting a fire on Thursday, according to FDNY sources. 42-year-old firefighter and Internal Bleeding drummer William “Billy” Tolley was on the roof-level of the five-story building when his truck’s ladder bounced, causing Tolley to fall from the bucket’s unsecured door. “He [Tolley] signaled something to the [...]

April 21st, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

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

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
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