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Reasons to Pass on a Firefighting Career

There are a lot of reasons to become a firefighter. But just like any job there are also a lot of reasons that certain people should take a pass on a firefighting career.

Salem Firefighter Asks For Stolen Helmet Back

Someone stopped by fire headquarters and grabbed a firefighter's helmet Friday night out of Engine 1. Mike Buonfiglio wants his helmet back.

World’s best firefighters face off in Montgomery

Firefighters around the world have sworn to protect and save lives, but this week the Montgomery Fire Department, will also be trying to protect its title from the best firefighters in the world who are descending on Montgomery.

Snoop Dogg’s b’day bash goes up in flames

Snoop Dogg's birthday party was wrecked after a fire broke out at the venue booked for the bash.

Small creeks became deadly torrents in South Carolina floods

Sampson Pringle stood on the roof of his stalled truck on an unfamiliar road in the pouring rain. With water rising around him, he told his fiancee not to worry because he saw help coming.

Devastating fire in Winter Park is used to educate the public

Oct. 15--On Wednesday, Marc Casey stood in front of his house at 1216 Golfside Drive in Winter Park, and acknowledged that from the outside, it looked sturdy and appealing. Then he added, "But you haven't seen the inside yet."

Explosion following fire in Owasso injures firefighters

Three firefighters were injured Monday in an explosion stemming from an early morning fire at Tulsa Asphalt on 66th Street N. and129th E. Ave. near Owasso.

Police arrest man at Walmart suspected of arson in the Halloween...

Police arrested a man on suspicion of squirting lighter fluid on Halloween costumes and setting them ablaze Tuesday afternoon at a Walmart, officials said.

California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts

California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.

Large grass fire causes pileup, multiple injuries

A wind-driven grass fire started by a car fire along Interstate 82 on Saturday afternoon quickly spread across hundreds of acres and caused a subsequent multiple-vehicle pileup that sent at least two people to the hospital, officials said.