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Funeral held for fallen FDNY deputy chief

Firefighters gathered at Annunciation Church in Yonkers Saturday to say their last goodbyes to a FDNY Deputy fire chief who was killed in a house explosion in the Bronx Tuesday. Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year veteran of the department and a father of three, is the FDNY's highest ranking member to die in the [...]

October 2nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Fallen firefighters in Delaware to receive traditional Line of Duty memorial

Two firefighters will be laid to rest in Delaware this coming weekend after being killed in the line of duty. Funeral services will be held Friday for Lieutenant Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, who were killed after the two men became trapped in a basement during a structure fire last Saturday. Wilmington [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

NYC police question man in explosion that killed fire chief

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief. Screen shot from video Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three, was killed by falling debris on Tuesday morning while directing [...]

September 28th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Two firefighters killed, four firefighters injuried while battling raging rowhouse fire

It was a tragic weekend for the Wilmington Fire Dept as two of their most beloved firefighters died while fighting a raging rowhouse fire. 41-year-old Lt. Chris Leach and Sr. firefighter Jerry Fickes, who was 51years old, had both served more than a decade with the Delaware dept. Leach was assigned to Ladder Co.2 and [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

8 Russian firefighters die in Moscow fire

MOSCOW — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says eight firefighters have died while trying to extinguish a massive blaze at a plastics warehouse in Moscow. Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said in Friday's statement the firefighters were working on the roof of the warehouse building to contain the fire when it collapsed. About 300 emergencies workers took part [...]

September 23rd, 2016|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Firefighter killed when tanker truck crashed heading to Vandenberg Air Force Base fire

Authorities say a firefighter assigned to a blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base was killed and another was seriously hurt when a water tanker truck overturned on a highway. Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Steve Swindle says the crash occurred Wednesday at a roundabout on State Route 246 just outside Vandenberg Air Force Base. Swindle says Fire Engineer Ryan Osler died and the other firefighter was [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Parents of firefighter who died battling house fire suing homeowner

The parents of a 19-year-old firefighter, who died while battling a house fire in December 2015, are filing a lawsuit against the homeowner. Mt. Marion Fire Dept Capt. Jack Rose was fighting a chimney fire at the home in Saugerties, New York last year, when he went into distress. The Medical Examiner’s report determined that [...]

September 17th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

‘Blue Mass’ honors those who served to the end

In honor of those who put their lives on the line in service of the public, a “Blue Mass” was held Sunday, Sept. 11, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Venice. The ceremony is an annual event meant to honor first responders who have perished in the 9/11 tragedy or locally. This year’s Mass [...]

September 17th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Firetruck driver in deadly crash said he lacked sleep, smoked pot that day

Aug. 30--The driver of a Michigan firetruck that crashed Saturday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, killing two firefighters, said he was sleep-deprived and that he nodded off before the rig went out of control. He also admitted using marijuana and cocaine in the days and hours before the wreck, according to charges filed Monday. Michael Allen Johnson, 28, [...]

August 30th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

2 dead, including LA fire chief, 36 hurt after bus crashes into accident scene

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. The ladder truck from St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, had parked across the right lane of Interstate 10 to [...]

August 29th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments