Breaking: Amtrak train derails, falls onto highway traffic below in Washington State

UPDATE: Local authorities have confirmed there are multiple fatalities and numerous injuries onboard the Amtrak train and several injured motorists on the highway below following today's derailment from a busy interstate overpass in Washington State. Earlier: A train derailment in Washington State this morning is wreaking havoc on commuters taking Interstate 5 in Pierce County. [...]

December 18th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Strange News|0 Comments

Firefighters responding to chimney fire call encounter 85 dogs living in horrible conditions

Raisa Habersham The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The number of dogs recovered in a weekend house fire has risen from 50 to 85, according to Channel 2 Action News. The dogs were discovered Sunday morning as firefighters worked their way inside a home on Lori Lane, which is near Old National Highway in south Fulton County. Officials [...]

December 4th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Strange News|0 Comments

Exclusive: Firefighter almost loses leg to flesh eating bacteria from filthy home

An Indiana fire marshal who nearly lost life and limb to a deadly flesh-eating bacteria is shedding more light on his harrowing experience in an exclusive “firefighter-to-firefighter” interview with FireFighting News. When 51-year-old Greenwood Fire Marshal Tracy Rumble wears shorts, a purplish discoloration on his leg sometimes prompts people to ask him if he’s having [...]

November 15th, 2017|Fire News, Safety, Strange News|0 Comments

Man in box truck crashes into multiple vehicles then attacks firefighters, injuring 9 in Manhattan

A FDNY firefighter was attacked by the driver of a box truck who had injured nine in a spectacular crash-and-thrash on Sunday afternoon, sources say. The accident took place in western Manhattan after truck slammed into several cars, injuring eight. When fire crews arrived on the scene, the truck’s driver leapt into the cab of [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Strange News|0 Comments

Woman gets stuck in window after Tinder date goes awry

A man is seeking money for a new bathroom window after his Tinder date got stuck while attempting to clean up an embarrassing accident. Liam Smyth of Cabot Ward, England, launched a GoFundMe page and retold the bizarre story that occurred after his date had trouble flushing his toilet. "I went for a poo in [...]

September 5th, 2017|Fire News, Humor, Strange News|0 Comments

Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool. Firefighters in Oklahoma City were summoned Sunday morning after a homeowner reported hearing some sort of "snorting" coming from his swimming pool area. Emergency responders arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool's liner [...]

January 16th, 2017|Fire News, Strange News, Union News|0 Comments

Indiana fire chief arrested after fight with officers during house fire

An Indiana volunteer fire chief is facing the heat after starting a fight with the local police. Cannelton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Christopher Herzog was charged with battery against a police officer (a level six felony) after pushing Cannelton Police Officer Ryan Foertsch, who was attempting to clear the house and search for victims. Foertsch [...]

December 30th, 2016|Fire News, Rescue News, Strange News|0 Comments

Firefighters help rhino at Edinburgh Zoo with toothache

Firefighters have described "one of the strangest" rescue missions of their careers - helping a rhino at Edinburgh Zoo with a toothache. Newcraighall fire station's crew were needed to move two-ton Bertus to a safe place in which vets could operate. The eight-year-old animal was first sedated and then winched to safety in a challenging and complicated process. Station manager Willie [...]

November 18th, 2016|Fire News, Strange News|0 Comments

Stray bullet may have set off fire near shooting range east of Colorado Springs

An errant bullet from a nearby firing range may have set off a grass fire Saturday afternoon that smoldered on about 200 acres east of Colorado Springs before firefighters contained it several hours later. The blaze was reported about 12:25 p.m. north of Highway 94 in the 1200 block of Dragonman Drive at Dragonman's shooting range, said Ed Corn, retired fire chief for Ellicott Fire Department. The [...]

November 7th, 2016|Fire News, Strange News|0 Comments

Shots fired during standoff between firefighter and police, firefighter accidentally shoots self

Sept. 06--LAWRENCE -- A Lawrence firefighter was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly fired shots in his own home. One shot hit him in the right leg, leaving him injured and in need of surgery, police said. Joseph Carberry, 39, a Lawrence fire lieutenant, was arrested and charged with illegal discharge of a firearm [...]

September 7th, 2016|Strange News|0 Comments
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