Firefighter responding to call died from a medical complication, never missed a call

An Illinois firefighter is reported to have died Wednesday after a medical complication forced him to drive his pickup truck into three parked cars. Champaign County Sheriff's Lieutenant Brian Mennenga reports that 46-year-old Homer resident John Mike Cummins was taken to the hospital following an accident 45 minutes after midnight in the small Illinois town. Cummins [...]

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

Firefighter who died of Lymphoma is being considered for LODD

A Washington firefighter who died of of lymphoma is being considered for a “line of duty” death classification. 47-year-old James Hendryx of the Bremerton Fire Department died on Tuesday from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his union reported. The illness is presumed to have been caused by his profession as a firefighter, namely inhaling toxic fumes and smoke. [...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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