Firefighter Safety News

  • N.C. Firefighter Struck by Vehicle

    A North Carolina firefighter was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night while directing traffic at a fire. Kevin Brown, with the Liberty Fire Department, was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, treated and released for minor injuries, according to...

    News • April 16th, 2010

  • Calif. FFs Encounter Military Ordnance

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Fire crews said they found what they think is a military ordnance while they were extinguishing a mobile home fire. Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a call was received by the Kern County Fire Department...

    News • April 14th, 2010

  • Tenn. Firefighter Hurt in Restaurant Fire

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --  A firefighter and worker had to be taken to the hospital after a west Nashville restaurant was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. The blaze occurred at about 3 p.m. at Coco's Italian Market located along 51st Avenue...

    News • April 13th, 2010

  • Ind. Barn Fire Kills Horses, Injures FF

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- Four people were injured, including a firefighter, in a blaze that destroyed two horse barns near Anderson on Monday. It took six fire departments two hours Monday morning to bring the blaze at...

    News • April 13th, 2010

  • California Firefighter Injured in Blaze

    AROMAS, Calif. --  A firefighter was injured following a fire that gutted a garage and damaged a car parked inside in Aromas. The fire happened at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday at a home on Farasi Lane. About 20 firefighters responded to the scene...

    News • April 11th, 2010

  • N.H. FFs Respond to Hydrogen Leak

    HOOKSETT, N.H. -- A hydrogen leak detected outside the General Electric Aviation plant in Hooksett was contained Tuesday. Officials said a 135-pound tank was being delivered to the business at about 9 a.m., but a cap on...

    News • April 6th, 2010

  • 3 Boston FFs Hurt Battling Blaze

    BOSTON -- Three firefighters were injured fighting a blaze in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood on Monday. The fire broke out just after noon on Monday at 11 Hudson St. The four-story building houses the Happy...

    News • April 6th, 2010

  • Calif. FF Burns Ears in Apartment Fire

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- One person was rescued from a two-alarm apartment fire in Rancho Cordova early Saturday. Sacramento Metro Fire Capt. Christian Pebbles said it happened at 3:32 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of...

    News • April 5th, 2010

  • 300 FFs Battle Pa. Wildland Fire, 8 Hurt

    SLICKVILLE, Pa. -- A brush fire fueled by dry, windy conditions prompted a response Saturday night from hundreds of firefighters in Westmoreland County. At one point in the evening, nearly 300 firefighters from...

    News • April 5th, 2010

  • Pa. Hazmat Responds to Tanker Crash

    FORWARD TOWNSHIP, Pa. --  A hazardous materials team was called to the scene of an overturned tanker truck that was carrying sodium hydroxide in Forward Township, Allegheny County. Bunola River Road has since reopened, but was closed after the...

    News • April 2nd, 2010

  • Fire Truck Collides With Car in N.H.

    NASHUA, N.H. -- A Nashua fire truck collided with a car Tuesday night. Police said collision happened at the intersection of West Hollis and Main streets just after midnight. No one was hurt. Police said they...

    News • April 1st, 2010

  • Okla. FF Falls Through Floor at Blaze

    OKLAHOMA CITY --  A firefighter was sent to a local hospital after falling into the basement of a burning house early Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The fire broke out at Northeast 15th Street and Walnut Avenue just after 3 a.m...

    News • April 1st, 2010

  • Women Rescued From Fla. Fair Ride

    MIAMI -- Two women were rescued after a ride got stuck in the air at the Miami-Dade County Fair on Tuesday afternoon. Among the shouts of excitement at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair came a cry for help just before 2...

    News • March 31st, 2010

  • Texas 18-Wheeler Crashes, Leaks Acid

    HOUSTON -- An 18-wheeler overturned early Monday morning, and leaked hydrochloric acid, KPRC Local 2 reported. It happened near I-10 and Uvalde in northeast Harris County. The truck, operated by PVS Transportation, ended...

    News • March 30th, 2010

  • Pa. Firefighter Shocked at Church Fire

    BOSWELL, Pa. --  A Somerset County firefighter was shocked while fighting a fire at church overnight. A fire ignited at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Boswell, where a firefighter was shocked by a wire that came down, officials said. The...

    News • March 29th, 2010