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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

Firefighter suffers heart attack, dies while working scene of fatal crash in Wisconsin

Residents of a small, rural town in Wisconsin are mourning the death of a local firefighter who died at the scene of car crash, which claimed the life of a teenage boy. Police say 13-year-old Braxton Kasee was killed after the SUV he was riding in lost control and rolled over.  Four other teens in [...]

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

Paramedic-firefighter found dead at home died from ‘in-the-line-of-duty’ injury

Oct. 30--A Cimarron Hills paramedic-firefighter died at a Westcott residence Saturday, a day after being released from an area hospital for treatment related to an injury he sustained while on duty. Jermaine Frye , 31, died sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. First responders called to the home from the Westcott Fire Protection District tried unsuccessfully to revive him with CPR, [...]

October 31st, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Oxford volunteer firefighter’s name added to state memorial 44 years after death

Oct. 16--TUSCALOOSA -- Forty four years ago when Oxford's city hall was on Choccolocco Street, a siren on top of the building signaled a brush fire. Martin Boyles responded to that call, his nephew Danny Boyles said. "There used to be a lot of brush and woods across from City Hall," Danny Boyles said. "He [...]

October 16th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

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