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Veteran Memphis firefighter dies after fighting house fire

April 17--A veteran Memphis firefighter collapsed and died just after battling a house fire in the Westwood area of South Memphis late Saturday night. Around 11:45 p.m., Lt. Rodney Eddins and his crew were looking for hot spots inside the small home in the 4500 block of Marigold Lane when he collapsed. His fellow firefighters carried him out and began CPR on the home's [...]

April 18th, 2016|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • John Ulmschneider, a 13-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire Department, died Friday night after he was shot while trying to enter a home to make a welfare check, police said. Image credit: Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page.

Man who shot firefighters released from custody, no charges to be filed

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — As police worked Saturday to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington, they shooter was released from custody. Image credit: Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page. John Ulmschneider, a [...]

April 17th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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LODD: Two firefighters shot, one killed entering home in D.C. suburb

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — Authorities say one of two firefighters shot while making a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died. Prince George's County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker says 39-year-old John Ulmshneider died Friday night. He was a 13-year veteran of the department. Firefighters and police had gone to the Temple [...]

April 16th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Conway firefighter dies after being hit by fire engine while on call

A Conway, SC firefighter was killed last Sunday while responding to a structure fire. According to Myrtle Beach Online, the firefighter fell off the engine he was riding on and was struck when the truck reversed over him during the early stages of the call. “Firefighter II Christopher Gene Ray, from the Green Sea community [...]

March 21st, 2016|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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EMT dies in freak accident while working on ambulance

A horrible accident in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where an EMT was killed after getting crushed by a vehicle rack-- inside a maintenance shop. According to NOLA.com, two EMT"s and a mechanic were servicing an ambulance in the Marrero shop, when the rack it was sitting on gave way, causing the ambulance to fall. "The vehicle [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Nail salon owner faces more charges in blaze that killed KC firefighters

Jan. 22--A Kansas City woman accused of second-degree murder in the October  fire  that killed two firefighters now faces additional charges, prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Thu Hong Nguyen, 43, this week on the three original charges and three new ones: causing catastrophe and two counts of second-degree assault. She allegedly set the Oct. 12  fire  that [...]

January 25th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Update: Ohio blaze in vacant home that killed firefighter was arson

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Fire and police officials in a southwest Ohio city are planning to provide updated information on the investigation into a house fire that resulted in a firefighter's death. They called a Monday afternoon press conference in Hamilton. Twenty-eight-year-old Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman died Dec. 28 soon after falling through a floor into a basement after entering a smoke-filled home. Firefighters learned later that the couple [...]

January 4th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Ohio firefighter dies after fall through floor during blaze

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A firefighter died early Monday after he fell through a floor during a house fire in southwest Ohio, authorities said. Fire officials said crews arrived just after 1 a.m. after the report of a structure fire in the city of Hamilton. There was heavy smoke and crews entered the home after being told there could be occupants trapped inside. Fire officials said that turned [...]

December 28th, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Update: Warehouse where firefighter died had “unauthorized work” being performed

The city of Chicago has lost one of its bravest -- a dedicated firefighter, husband and father of three. " Dozens of Daniel Capuano's colleagues, from across the city, filed through his firehouse in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago Monday to pay their respects. "As a 15-year veteran, Dan spent [...]

December 15th, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Chicago firefighter dies after falling down elevator shaft

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago firefighter died early Monday after falling two stories down an elevator shaft while fighting a smoky blaze in a warehouse on the city's South Side. Firefighter Daniel Capuano, 42, was searching for the source of the blaze on the second floor, but he couldn't see because of heavy smoke and fell down the shaft to the [...]

December 14th, 2015|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments