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Base Fire Department named best in Marine Corps

The fire department aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., has been officially recognized as the best medium-sized fire department in the USMC and is also the first Marine Corps fire department to be reaccredited by an international agency.

Firefighting efforts hailed by officials; Departments worked ‘seamlessly’ to avoid tragedy

Two days after a fire destroyed a vacant mill building on Stevens Street, firefighters continued pouring water onto smoldering piles of debris that threatened to reignite falling timbers.

Bus, amphibious vehicle crash in Seattle; 2 dead, 9 critical

Two people were killed and nine critically injured Thursday in a crash between a charter bus and an amphibious tour vehicle in Seattle, fire officials said.

Youngwood firefighter killed in line of duty will be honored during...

The name of a Youngwood fireman killed last year while searching for a missing woman will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation monument next month.

Learn Skills and Techniques to Keep Your Crews Safe

At the Rock Creek Fire District on Saturday, firefighters from Idaho and other states learned techniques to keep each other safe through simulated scenarios.

Video: Firefighter surprises girlfriend with proposal after 5k run

Irmo firefighter proposes to girlfriend after Tunnel to Towers 5K surrounded by loved ones.

California’s Valley wildfire kills one; governor extends state of emergency

The Valley fire in California killed one person on Sunday as it grew to 50,000 acres, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in two more counties.

Fresno Fire Capt. Pete Dern leaves hospital 164 days after burn...

It was time for Fresno Fire Capt. Pete Dern to go home. After 164 days recovering from burn injuries at Community Regional Medical Center's Leon S. Peters Burn Center, the day had come for Dern to leave the downtown Fresno hospital

Alvernia student forced to take down American flag on 9/11 anniversary

A student at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania was forced to take his flag down when he and his roommates hung it from the window of their on-campus townhouse to honor the victims of 9/11.

Not a normal day at the office: Gulfport firefighters help with...

Officials at Gulfport's Institute for Marine Mammal Studies needed some extra hands Wednesday to provide medical treatment to the two pygmy killer whales being nursed back to health.