Nationwide fire news
VIDEO: Firefighters tonight battled a major emergency blaze in a large, vacant warehouse in Woodland Hills, preventing it from spreading to nearby structures and putting out the bulk of the flames in just over one hour. The fire was reported at 9:10 p.m. at 6000 N. De Soto Ave., said the Los Angeles Fire Department's Margaret Stewart.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
July 4 marked the 150th anniversary of Dallas Fire-Rescue. On Monday morning at the Dallas Firefighter's Museum, DFR held a sesquicentennial appreciation block party. One-hundred and fifty years ago, in 1872, one unit of volunteer firefighters was recognized by the City of Dallas. The department has since grown to 2,000 members with 58 fire stations.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas
If we told you the Seattle Mariners were sparked from an actual spark, would you know the story? If we told you the fire of a fanbase was rooted in an actual fire, would you know who to thank? You have to go back 90 years ago to July 4, 1932. "Not a lot of people I think are aware of it now," Seattle baseball historian Dave Eskenazi said.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Boulder Fire-Rescue is making progress on its goal to upgrade the level of care its emergency respondents can provide in the field. When 2023 rolls around in just under six months, Boulder Fire intends to have its own in-house advanced life support emergency medical services unit, allowing city personnel to administer life-saving drugs, perform invasive procedures and the full scope of cardiac resuscitation in the field.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Camera - Metered Site
VIDEO: Apopka firefighters found a special way to support one of their own who is fighting in the ICU after a serious injury. Apopka Firefighter Austin Duran was seriously injured on the job Thursday when a 4,500 lbs sand trailer fell on him. His firefighter family came up with a way to show their support for him by creating a workout dedicated to him that they call do together in his honor.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando
With a wall of flames blocking the front door, Eli Hessler and his 14-year-old daughter safely fled their burning home at Broad and First streets when a massive fire broke out about 2 p.m. Thursday. Hessler's wife, Steph, and the couple's two other children were not home at the time. Hessler and his family were heartbroken that their three dogs perished in the multiple-alarm blaze that sent up columns of smoke that could be seen six miles away.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Williamsport Sun-Gazette - Metered Site
When Denton firefighter Gary Weiland, 42, had his left leg amputated in 2018, he worried whether he could still be an example of strength for his children. “Physically, it was really hard to take, and mentally, it was even harder,” Weiland said of his amputation. “When I looked at my kids, they looked at me like I was the most pathetic thing they've ever seen.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Denton Record-Chronicle
June 5, 2019 is a date that may be etched in the minds of Roswell residents forever. On that day 12 City of Roswell Fire Department firefighters suffered injuries when a warehouse near the Roswell International Air Center exploded. The firefighters were preparing fireworks for the Fourth of July when an aerial shell was ignited with an electric match, read an investigation from the New Mexico Fire Marshal's office, leading to the ignition of other explosives in the building.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Carlsbad Current Argus - Metered Site
The Springfield Fire Department and Brockton Police Departments have been released from a nearly half-a-century-old consent decree that prioritizes the hiring of Black and Hispanic candidates in Massachusetts police and fire departments. U.S. District Court Judge Patti. B. Saris released the two departments from the state-mandated decree on Wednesday afternoon, court documents stated.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive
PHOTOS: When emergency dispatchers told Minnesota's Sleepy Eye Fire Department that a man was drowning in corn kernels, the volunteers knew they were facing a farm foe as deadly as a city's towering inferno. “It's just pulling them down like quicksand is what it is,” Sleepy Eye Fire Chief Ron Zinniel told Coffee or Die Magazine.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Coffee or Die Magazine
VIDEO: Sunday, June 19 saw the largest fire in 25 years in the City of Las Vegas, and it happened in the middle of the night and in a populated neighborhood. And yet, nobody died. Call it a miracle, but the new bodycam footage shows just how heroic the work of first responders was that night as they evacuated residents just feet from the relentless flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is releasing the largest update to its mobile application in a decade, the agency announced today. FEMA is releasing the app at the beginning of a hurricane season that experts predict will be above average and a wildfire season that's already devastating, for example, In New Mexico.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
Days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, hospitals, clinics, and even fire departments are preparing to navigate the ruling. After the abortion ruling, the Port Arthur Fire Department is prepared for an uptick in newborn drop-offs. According to Port Arthur Fire Chief, hardly anyone uses their Safe Haven resource, but that could change after the Supreme Court ruling.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBMT-TV ABC/NBC 12 Beaumont
A portrait filled the last vacancy on the photo wall at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Wednesday, concluding the almost 16-year-long project to memorialize the hundreds killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Antonio Dorsey Pratt's portrait, provided through Voices Center for Resilience, an organization started after 9/11 that is dedicated to remembering the victims, was hung on the wall.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0700
Fireworks on the Fourth of July date back all the way to the nation's founding. On July 2, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife that signing the Declaration of Independence—which would happen in two days—should be met with celebrations that included “illuminations,” the 18th-century word for “fireworks.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tulsa World
PHOTOS: Crews are battling a massive blaze at a Maryland summer camp for kids that broke out Wednesday morning. Frederick County Fire & Rescue said at least 100 personnel are on the scene of the fire at Camp Airy. They said the two-alarm fire started in the dining hall and the initial dispatch was at 7:34 a.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington, D.C.
According to a report, nearly half of all firefighter duty-related deaths across the country are caused by sudden cardiac deaths. The Springfield Fire Department says education is crucial in prevention. Springfield Fire Department's Division Chief Kelly Ash says physical fitness is also crucial, with the department dedicating an hour a day to keeping firefighters in shape.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTV NBC 3 Springfield
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Paint splatters the sidewalks in Marion after two generations partnered together to honor those who risk their lives to public safety. A retired Marine veteran who lost people in the Vietnam war has partnered with descendants of a long line of military folks to produce a mural memorializing the military and first responders.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Southern Illinoisan - Metered Site
Each year, the Austin, Texas, Police Department (APD) call center diverts more than 80% of its calls to mental health clinicians, freeing police officers to focus on “hot calls,” such as life-threatening situations and robberies in progress. Since 2019, Integral Care, the city's Local Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority, has been integrated into APD's computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: GCN
Pennsylvania lawmakers have sent a new bill designed to improve safety in state-regulated childcare facilities to Governor Tom Wolf's desk, the General Assembly announced Wednesday. Introduced by Republican State Sen. Dan Laughlin, Senate Bill 563 was crafted in response to a fire that killed five children in Erie three years ago, according to Senate Republicans.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPMT-TV FOX 43 York
A team of National Transportation Safety Board investigators will arrive in Missouri on Tuesday to probe the derailment of an Amtrak train that left at least three people dead and sent surviving passengers scrambling from the wreckage. The derailment occurred as the train, traveling eastbound to Chicago, collided with a dump truck at a crossing near the town of Mendon in north-central Missouri at about 12:42 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
Amtrak's worst wreck in terms of deaths was the Sept. 22, 1993, derailment outside Mobile, Alabama, when the Sunset Limited plunged off a bridge and caught fire in the pre-dawn hours. Forty-seven passengers and crew were killed and 103 injured in what became known as the Big Bayou Canot rail accident.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Kansas City Star - Metered Site
VIDEO: From the porch of a vacant row house in Northeast D.C., a film director yelled, “We are rolling … and action!” On his cue, several D.C. firefighters jumped out of their fire truck, bounded up the steps, donned protective gear and lunged into thick fumes. It's all a simulation of sorts. For the next three days, those directors' commands will take the place of a real 911 call, as members of D.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-FM 103.5 Washington DC
A celebration was held at Lido Beach Suday for fallen hero Casey Skudin, a New York City firefighter from Long Beach who was killed in a tragic accident while on vacation with his family in North Carolina. More than 200 people headed out into the Atlantic Ocean for a paddle-out memorial in honor of Skudin.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 The Bronx
VIDEO: As a paramedic, nothing would stop Sara Cathey from stepping up to save a life. As it turned out, the Beaufort EMS worker was able to help one of her own family members. “She brightens my day,” Sara said of her niece, Natalyn. “Makes any bad day good.” It was a devastating day when she found out that 2-year-old Natalyn had a genetic condition that nearly killed her.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAV-TV NBC/CW+3 Savannah
Fire destroyed several homes that were under construction and threatened at least one that was occupied in a McKinney neighborhood Saturday evening. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots in the Wilmeth Ridge development on Marigold Drive, northwest of Lake Forest Drive and Highway 380. Video shared with FOX 4 showed thick black smoke rising from the seven homes that were under construction.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Dayton Firefighters held an open house to unveil a mural celebrating the history of the fire department Sunday afternoon. Those in attendance enjoyed the food and were able to check out vintage and modern firefighter equipment. The star of the show was the mural commissioned by the firefighters union, Local 136.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV CBS 7 Dayton
PHOTOS: The largest class ever of Boston firefighters, including one woman, graduated on Friday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The class of 90 recruits come from neighborhoods throughout Boston, and they will be stationed at firehouses around the city. “You can always count on the Boston Fire Department to show up, no matter what the circumstances are — a fire, a medical (call) or just a public service call,” said Marc Sanders, a Boston Fire Department spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Boston Herald - Metered Site
For 25 years, students who have gone through Polk State College's Paramedic Program have received a certification offered by no other paramedic program in the state. Leading this training for its entirety has been Rick Stilp, who was recently honored for his quarter-century of instruction at the College.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Polk State College
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: It's always been a labor of love for longtime Chatham resident Jeff Davis when it came to restoring age-worn pieces of his Chatham childhood and adult life. However, the 72-year-old Davis went above and beyond the call of duty this time to restore/fabricate an iconic Chatham Fourth of July tradition that began in 1953 and was carried on by the late George "Skip" Conlan until his passing in 2019.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tap Into Chatham
VIDEO: A standoff has ended after a suspect opened fire at law enforcement and started a fire at a property in northwest Tarrant County, officials say. Just before 9:30 a.m., the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at a home in the 500 block of Indian Creek Road to serve a felony warrant.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas
Friday marks the tragic one-year anniversary of the catastrophic condo collapse that killed 98 people. 7News is remembering Surfside. We caught up with the brave rescuers who responded with the focus on how their specially trained canine companions aided in the search for survivors, as well as provide comfort to the grieving families of the victims, and to the search team members who toiled day and night in the rubble.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami
VIDEO: Cardi B is playing with fire … literally. On the newest episode of her Facebook television series Cardi Tries, the 29-year-old rap star teamed up with comedian Lilly Singh to receive real-life firefighting training from the City of Monrovia fire department — letting out a couple terrified screams in the process.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Billboard
VIDEO/PHOTOS: So far this year there have been nearly four dozen drownings on the Great Lakes. 19 of them on Lake Michigan. From their perch at the entrance to the beach, lifeguards span the lake Michigan shoreline, keeping an eye out for trouble. It's something they're trained to do. That training will now be done through the Michigan City Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSBT-TV CBS/FOX 22 South Bend
VIDEO: A group of hikers from out of town had to be rescued on Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon trail on Thursday. Firefighters said a large group from a women's retreat began hiking the trail around 7 a.m. with each person only having one small bottle of water. The heat became too much for them around noon so they called rescuers.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)
A family of six and two other people are without a home this morning after a fire in a Franklin County home this morning. Franklin County firefighters say the fire began around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at the intersection of Metcalf Rd. and Sagemoor Rd. When crews arrived they said the fire had spread to a nearby power pole and crews had to tend to the pole before the house.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear ceremonially signed House Bill 562, relating to mental health for first responders. The bill establishes 48 hours of time off for police officers and firefighters following critical incidents. The bill also redefines a critical incident. It includes officer-involved shootings, serious vehicle crashes, the death of a colleague or partner and other circumstances.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS-TV ABC 11 Louisville
UT Health East Texas EMS paramedics will teach roughly 20 EMTs from Guam this summer about specialized clinical training to become accredited in advanced life support techniques. “They're going to experience high performance 911 training through UT Health East Texas EMS and receive training from paramedics who are actively working in the field,” said TC Howard, chief operating officer of the School of EMS, which helped coordinate the effort.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTX-TV CBS 19 Nacogdoches
One hundred years ago, on a distant Feb. 16 evening, a blaze erupted at the Prospect School. The tragedy that occurred during the blaze has become a part of village lore. And the firefighter who gave his life was memorialized during a Tuesday evening ceremony at the location. It was freezing cold outside when the village's firefighters responded.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily News - Metered Site
PHOTOS: Usually, looking up while walking around Boston is the way to go. But if you find your eyes turned to the ground in the coming days and weeks, be sure to keep an eye out for a handful of delightful mice-sized storefronts that have popped up around the city. AnonyMouse has so far revealed two Boston installations on Instagram — a bookstore and a fire station — but there are a handful more still out there, according to the group.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
A plane carrying 126 people caught fire after landing at Miami International Airport Tuesday, leaving three people hospitalized with minor injuries. Red Air Flight 203 from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, had landed around 5:30 p.m. when the landing gear in the nose of the plane collapsed, Miami International Airport officials said.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami
Every traffic light in St. Charles County will soon automatically turn green for first responders heading to emergencies — the latest move in a $17 million effort to create "smart intersections" across the county. Emergency vehicles now get priority at 210 of the more than 350 traffic lights in St.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Government Technology
An important event for first responders is scaling back this year. Texas A&M Extension Service (TEEX) announced their Spanish Fire School will no longer be happening in-person. The loss of this year's Spanish Fire School is a disappointment for TEEX as well as tourism officials. The school not only provides valuable training to firefighters, but also brings big money to the area.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBTX-TV CBS 3 Bryan
Bob Shank's mother asked him to help run Shank's Tavern in Marietta in 1968, which got him involved in the family business and Lancaster County's oldest tavern established in 1814. Four years later in 1972, Shank had to deal with the aftermath of the destruction wrought by Tropical Storm Agnes. Shank recalled in detail what the tavern looked like in the wake of the storm.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lancaster Online
Starting July 7 through August 25, ten talented home cooks will grace our screens and compete in Rhode Island PBS's search for “the Great American Recipe.” Amongst those chosen to share their signature dishes with the world is Rhode Island's very own Dan Rinaldi. We caught up with the Providence firefighter by day and meal maker by night ahead of the premiere to learn a little more about his Italian cooking roots, his time on the show and his favorite Rhode Island eats.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rhode Island Monthly
VIDEO: Local firefighters battled what Las Vegas Fire & Rescue reports to be the largest fire involving occupied buildings in the city of Las Vegas in 25 years. At least ten buildings were either damaged or destroyed in the massive fire in Downtown Las Vegas early Sunday morning. As the fire jumped from building to building, several vehicles were also destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNV-TV NBC 3 Las Vegas
VIDEO: Hennepin County is relying on a growing network of special weather stations to aid emergency managers in planning for and responding to heat-related emergencies. "We want to know in what areas are going to require the greatest amount of resources," said Eric Waage, the county's director of emergency management.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
VIDEO: The city of Bristol has launched a new, life-saving program so firefighters can move quicker and smarter when they respond to calls. It's called Community Connect and the city just launched it last week. It's a secure, encrypted website, like the ones run by banks, where neighbors and business owners can upload information to help first responders.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTIC-TV FOX 61 Hartford
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0700
Gettysburg Fire Department Firefighter Doug Kahn recently packed up his gear and jetted off to Israel for a week as part of the Emergency Volunteer Project (EVP). EVP is a nonprofit rescue program whose mission is to be able to deploy aid and volunteers to Israel at a moment's notice. Through a partnership with the Israeli government, EVP has trained thousands of volunteers across the United States and Israel.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Gettysburg Times - Metered Site
PHOTO: It stood tall among the smoking debris surrounding it. A cross was all that remained of Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, after a fire swept through the building Friday, leading to a response from a dozen area agencies. The Boonesville–Balsora Volunteer Fire Department described the church fire as a “devastating loss” to the community but noted that the cross was a “sight to behold.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0700
Several agencies were heavily engaged with a massive fire that broke out at a tire yard in Montebello Friday morning. The fire was first reported just after 2:15 a.m. on Bluff Road near Maynard Road, prompting a long battle between firefighters and the massive flames. According to Montebello Fire Department, the fire was very stubborn due to the burning rubber and was expected to continue for hours.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles
After wrapping up a 24-hour shift as a firefighter in Toledo, Ohio, this past weekend, Myles Copeland went to New York to suit up for his other job, a player for Toledo Glass City of The Basketball League, for a playoff game against the Jamestown Jackals. But his two worlds collided near the end of the first quarter of Saturday's game when a referee, John Sculli, passed out on the court and became unresponsive.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ESPN
PHOTOS: Fred Sullivan stood in complete darkness on the fourth floor of the Hotel Vendome, a rookie Boston firefighter waiting for orders as the remnants of a four-alarm fire were being extinguished at the once-elegant building on Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street. It was the afternoon of June 17, 1972, and Sullivan could hear his experienced colleagues about 25 yards away, talking among themselves, some leaning against a wall.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Boston Globe - Metered Site
Houston Life went on the hunt for deserving dads to give a hobby upgrade in time for Father's Day, and we found them at Katy Fire Department. Teaming up with Academy Sports + Outdoors in Katy, we called upon store director James Bage to lean on his hobby upgrading skills. Dad No. 1, Captain Matthew Ondruch, has two little girls and not only is Katy Fire Department's very first Training Captain, he also teaches EMS classes at the local colleges.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
A decades-old Avondale mural painted to memorialize firefighters who died in a massive arson fire is getting a facelift. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) is teaming up with the city to restore the large Fireman's Memorial Park mural overlooking the busy intersection of Diversey, Milwaukee and Kimball avenues.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Block Club Chicago
A terrifying fire engulfed an eight unit condo that was under construction and surrounded by numerous occupied homes Wednesday. The fire happened near 5301 East Commerce Way and about 8 units under construction were affected by the fire, according to the Sacramento Fire Department. Residents in the surrounding area were evacuated, but have since been allowed back into their homes.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento
Over the weekend firefighters from around Maryland are coming together to Ocean City for their annual conference. One item on the agenda is voting to rename the Maryland State Firemen's Association to Maryland State Firefighter's Association. 44 state fire-fighting organizations have legally changed their names to be gender inclusive.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown
VIDEO: A new firetruck in Statesville won't be putting out fires anytime soon. In fact, it's not even part of the fire department. A brewery in town has manufactured its own fire engine to help quench the thirst of beer enthusiasts. The owner of Red Buffalo Brewing Company in Downtown Statesville wanted to expand his business without buying another brick-and-mortar location.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHZY-TV FOX 46 Belmont
Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes over a 10-month period involving vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 with Teslas, according to statistics released Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cautioned against using the numbers to compare automakers, saying it didn't weight them by the number of vehicles from each manufacturer that use the systems, or how many miles those vehicles traveled.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Junior firefighters are one step closer to having access to improved training after the House unanimously approved a bill by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to prepare junior firefighters for becoming full firefighters. “Volunteer fire companies across the nation, and right here in Pennsylvania, are facing staff shortages that is projected to only get worse if nothing is done,” Ecker, a former junior firefighter, said.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg
The Gianforte Administration has declared a statewide disaster due to destructive flooding in southern Montana. The announcement came from Gov. Greg Gianforte's social media Tuesday morning and an email to press. The executive order was signed by Lt. Governor Kristen Juras as acting governor. MTN has learned that Gianforte is out of the country and gave Juras delegated authority to act on his behalf in response to flooding in the state.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVH-DT NBC/CW+ Helena
VIDEO: As communities try and go green, Acton is making a big investment in the environment at their fire station. One look at the brand new station in town and you can see why it's already a big hit. From the gym to the private bunk rooms, station number four has all the newest features. The glass bi-folding garage bay doors even look cool.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
The crowd, the noise, the powerful engines in cars that exceed 200 mph can overwhelm the senses of just about anyone at a NASCAR race. When an emergency hits, such as a car flipping in the air from an accident, the sounds come to an instant stop. A hush envelops the crowd, and the emergency team takes over.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: City of Charlotte
PHOTOS: Cleveland has a fascinating history. So many “firsts” happened right here in our city, from the first rock and roll concert to the first separation of conjoined twins. Clevelanders spearheaded innovations in the world of safety, too. Garrett Morgan, who was born in 1877, moved to Cleveland in 1895 and immediately began a career of tinkering.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Only in Your State
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced “Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, reinforcing the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it regularly. In addition, this October represents the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, the nation's longest-running public health observance on record.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
An investigation is underway to determine how a large fire spread through a Kilgore hotel Monday night. Multiple fire crews were called around 8 p.m. to the Best Western Inn of Kilgore, located on business Hwy 259 near Walmart. Kilgore Fire Chief Mark Henderson said the fire started in one of the rooms on the west end of the hotel.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler
PHOTOS: The New Hope Eagle Fire Company pulled out all the stops on Saturday for its 200th anniversary by hosting a fire parade through the streets of town. As sirens wailed, more than 65 companies from throughout Bucks County - and beyond - rolled down Main and Bridge streets, showcasing the latest in fire apparatus and restored antiques.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Hope-Lambertville Patch
VIDEO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Baltimore on Monday to help unveil the new mission for a very old fireboat named after her dad. The Mayor Thomas D'Alessandro Jr. fireboat is now ready for the public to experience after an extensive renovation and an emotional unveiling. "I do believe that the firemen across the country are our country's nobility," Pelosi said.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV NBC 11 Maryland
The New York City Fire Department is looking for consultants to help it prevent doxing of its 16,000 firefighters, emergency medical technicians and administrative support personnel across the five boroughs. Doxing -- or the weaponizing of an individual's personal information to punish, harass or to encourage threats – is a growing problem, potentially affecting anyone on the wrong end of a grudge, including police, poll workers and school officials.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: GCN
A measure sponsored by State Senator Sara Feigenholtz will allow Chicago firefighters to add MRSA to the list of occupational disease disability benefits if they contract the infection on duty. “In recent years, firefighters have seen increased staph infections, including MRSA,” said Feigenholtz (D-Chicago).
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Illinois State Democrats
VIDEO: People inside the Satanic Temple said they got notifications on their phones from their doorbell camera. Someone was on the porch, and the video showed he was lighting the place on fire. The video showed a man walking from Bridge Street onto the property at about 10 p.m. Friday. In the video, the man walked onto the porch, dropped a backpack and started pouring flammable liquid, according to police.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
A collaboration between three Butler County communities is the first in the region to provide a vehicle to be used exclusively to protect first responders at crash scenes. West Chester Township, Monroe and Liberty Township have agreed to terms of a memorandum of understanding establishing a traffic incident management safety unit that would be dispatched to crash scenes whenever requested.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Metered Site
Responding to a fire or medical emergency often results in tense moments for firefighters as well as anyone who has called 911 for help if there is a language barrier. The situation can become overwhelming and scary for anyone who doesn't understand what is going on and can't provide information. That's the type of scenario that Richmond Fire Department Battalion Chief Bailey Martin hopes to rectify by getting help from the Virginia Commonwealth University Community Action Council and council member Anita Nadal, an assistant professor in the VCU School of World Studies and faculty fellow for community engagement in the College of Humanities and Sciences.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: VCU News
Jeremy Oster awoke the morning of June 14, 2021 as his wife told him to go outside. What greeted him was a startling sight he would not soon forget. “There were pieces of black debris 5 inches long throughout my yard and I could see the burning Chemtool plant,” Oster recalled. “I thought at first we were under attack.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Beloit Daily News - Metered Site
Thousands of renters across the state will soon be getting new trashcans — with new regulations taking effect next month for valet trash services and new building codes aimed at reducing fire hazards. This comes after a deadly fire at the Aurella Cary Apartments in March, which was caused when cardboard and trash caught fire in the breezway.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
VIDEO: Arkansas Department of Transportation crews took over 24 hours to clear all lanes along I-30 westbound after a fiery, fatal, multi-vehicle crash happened on Wednesday. There were 20 vehicles involved in the accident, which also included eight semi trucks. The accident happened near mile marker 86 along I-30 westbound and it resulted in three fatalities.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTHV-TV CBS 11 Little Rock
Only a few short months since it was established, the Texas Emergency Communications Center, which serves as the 911 dispatch center for five volunteer fire departments in northern Harris County, has achieved a noteworthy milestone. The local emergency response service was designated as an Accredited Center of Excellence for emergency fire dispatching, one of only 64 agencies in the world to receive that distinction.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Houston Chronicle - Metered Site
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VIDEO: Captain Raymond Coci with Toledo Fire and Rescue went on his last call Thursday morning, leading crews to the intersection of Locust and East Bancroft streets for a fire at a duplex, less than two hours before his scheduled retirement. "Well, I was the first officer to arrive, so I had to take command, so I didn't get to go in immediately but as soon as the chief got here and took command I got to go in and do a little bit of firefighting," Coci said.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOL-TV CBS 11 Toledo
VIDEO: The FDNY has a brand new way to train its members for some of the most complicated rescues. The simulator was dedicated Thursday to a beloved member of the department who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. At first glance, the enormous pile of rubble looks like the latest disaster in New York City with the broken fuselage of a plane, crushed cars and piles of concrete, but the firefighters feverishly working the scene are training at the FDNY Fire Academy.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
VIDEO: There's a team dedicated and ready to transport any future patients suspected of having monkeypox, and any other communicable disease here in Atlanta. The Grady EMS Biosafety Transport Team has already safely transported one suspected case. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 40 cases of monkeypox across the country, including one in metro Atlanta.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIA-TV NBC 11 Atlanta
VIDEOS: Three young teens were arrested Wednesday evening for the ""suspicious" fires that destroyed three historic buildings in Morrow over the weekend. A 15-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys were taken into custody at their Clayton County home. All three were charged with arson, burglary, criminal interference with government property, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespass.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta
A Lowcountry firefighter's initiative and construction skills have led her to create a new tool that could save lives. In 2021, the Burton Fire District responded to a 35% increase in motor vehicle collisions causing injury, and a 175% increase (4 to 11) in the number of trapped occupants that required rescue.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAV-TV NBC/CW+3 Savannah
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A historical fire engine used in rescue efforts during the 1972 Black Hills Flood visited the Journey Museum on Wednesday. Engine 6 is an eight cylinder Detroit diesel with a manual transmission and a 500 gallon tank. During the night of June 8-9, 1972, Shift 1 — consisting of firefighters Brassfield, Tish, McGinnis, Nordstrom and Houska — manned the 1971 American LaFrance.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rapid City Journal - Metered Site
Members of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were caught in the line of fire during what they described as a deadly drive-by shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on the Westside. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said two people are in custody after a man in a wheelchair was found shot and killed in a driveway off Barracuda Road.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
According to Hawaii County officials, a tourism helicopter reportedly crashed in a lava field near South Point on Wednesday. K&S Helicopters who operates Paradise Helicopters said the incident happened at about 5:29 p.m. while their aircraft, a Bell 407, was operating a tour. Preliminary information said that five passengers and one crew member were onboard.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHON-TV FOX/CW 2 Honolulu
VIDEO: Six inmate firefighters were injured when a flash fire occurred in the back of their crew vehicle while working in the Castaic area Tuesday morning. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. near the Golden State Highway and Templin Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “A flash fire occurred in the back of an inmate camp crew vehicle,” Fire Department officials said in a tweet hours after the incident.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
Today marks a milestone in the storied history of The Bloomfield Fire Department. Firefighter Stephanie Orgueira-Aponte began her career as the first professional female in the history of the 139-year-old department. FF Aponte recently completed a rigorous training curriculum at the Passaic County Fire Academy as well as EMT certification prior to today.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TAP Into Bloomfield
Baltimore County has approved restarting a program to incentivize police, firefighters and paramedics to delay future retirements and extend their careers. The benefits incentive, known as a Deferred Retirement Option Program, won't have an immediate effect in curbing departures from public safety agencies, as the change applies to hires made after July of 2007, who aren't eligible for retirement until 25 or 30 years of service.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun - Metered Site
At 58 years old, Salem resident John Payne leads a less-than-average life. While most 50-something-year-olds spend their weekends on the golf course, Payne spent his Saturday night in the center of an Octagon, securing his first TKO win at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, proving that age is really just a number.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFHN-FM 107.1 Fairhaven
Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood will donate $1 from each ticket sold to her recently announced tour to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Staten Island-based charity has announced. The donation continues Underwood's longtime tradition of designating a portion of ticket sales from her tours to support what she considers to be worthwhile charities and organizations.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
An apartment fire that destroyed a six-unit complex on Beach Avenue in Atlantic Beach early Tuesday morning spread to a home that was just 5 feet away, causing severe damage to that home also, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said. JFRD spokesman Capt. Eric Prosswimmer said thankfully no injuries were reported in the multi-unit apartment fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJAX-TV CBS 47 Jacksonville
As we prepare for Memorial Weekend 2022 in October we're looking ahead to next year and the start of a new National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) tradition. Beginning in 2023 Memorial Weekend moves to May. A combination of weather uncertainties and the frequent threat of an October federal government shutdown is behind the move of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend from its traditional October date.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
PHOTOS: The three-alarm fire at Nox-Crete a week ago took thousands of gallons of water, at least 50 firefighters and a full night of tireless work to get under control. But fire crews had additional help from a high-tech gadget: a remote-control nozzle attached to the top of a 105-foot aerial ladder.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Beatrice Daily Sun
VIDEO: An alarming number of people died in residential fires across the state this year. That's according to the Wisconsin Fire Inspectors Association. Thirty-three people have died in residential fires, in Wisconsin, so far this year, including a massive fire in Sturgeon Bay and a small house fire in Gillett.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
In an expansion of their fleet, the Honolulu Fire Department now has nine new trucks. HFD held a Hawaiian blessing at ‘Iolani Palace for the trucks, each given Hawaiian names. The names are significant because they honor King Kamehameha III, who established HFD in 1851. ”The apparatus being blessed are given inoa Hawaii, honoring HFD's rich history, service of our ali'i, Kauikeaouli and Kalakaua — service of those past and present, and to highlight the unique places across Oahu.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
Five buildings were destroyed during a fire at a former cereal factory in Orange Saturday. According to State Fire Marshal's Spokesperson Jake Wark, crews were called to 16 West River Street at around 11:45 a.m. Saturday for reported smoke and flames at the vacant mill building. Four additional buildings were also on fire, including one on East River Street.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIVB-TV CBS 4 New York
VIDEO: Dispatchers in Volusia County can now see an emergency in real time using a video 911 system the sheriff's office unveiled this week. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said they're just starting to use it and an incident on Thursday is a great example of when Volusia residents would need it. Witnesses driving on I-4 Thursday afternoon called 911 and took video of a minivan that was swerving into the shoulder, the other lane, and even the median.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
Indianapolis firefighters stopped a man with a knife who attacked them after chasing a woman into an east side fire station on Saturday. At around 1 p.m., a firefighter was backing his fire department vehicle into a bay at IFD Station 11, located at 1715 E. Washington Street near Southeastern and South State avenues, when a woman ran past the vehicle and into the station.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
PHOTOS: Iterations of Last Chance, Clayton's fire boat, have been serving the north country for over 60 years, going where fire trucks can't go. As Clayton Fire Department treasurer and boat Capt. Justin Taylor boarded the boat recently, his pager went off, his phone sounded, and the fire whistle blared through the streets of Clayton.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NNY 360 - Metered Site
Nearly every American, the CDC says 97%, has some level of “forever chemicals” in their blood because they are found in so many household products. Now, scientists in Arvada are making it easier for you to test your levels at home. PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl substances, are commonly known as forever chemicals because they can build up in the body over time.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
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