Firefighter Safety News

  • Fla. FF Rescue Woman; Hits 2 Buildings

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- An overnight crash in Volusia County damaged two buildings and left one person injured. Tammy Heotzler, who owns the Port Orange Mower Center on Dunlawton Avenue, watched as crews pried a car away from...

    News • March 29th, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Landmark Calif. Ice Rink

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Local and federal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a five-alarm fire that destroyed a historic ice rink. Crews continued to douse hot spots throughout the day from the blaze at the...

    News • March 29th, 2010

  • Pa. Firefighter, 2 Others Hurt at Scene

    PITTSBURGH --  A firefighter and two other people were injured in a fire in Highland Park Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out around 3:30 p.m. on Wellsley Avenue in Highland Park. Neighbors reported seeing large flames and heavy smoke coming...

    News • March 29th, 2010

  • Cobras Found in Fla. Storage Unit Fire

    HOLLY HILL, Fla. -- Firefighters in Volusia County had to battle flames and venomous snakes in an early Saturday morning structure fire. Fire crews from four different departments responded to the massive fire on State...

    News • March 27th, 2010

  • SUV Hits Parked Miami Fire Truck

    MIAMI --  A driver was injured when she crashed her SUV into a fire truck parked at the scene of another crash on Interstate 95 Friday morning, fire officials said. Lt. Ignatius Carroll of Miami Fire Rescue said a rescue crew went to...

    News • March 27th, 2010

  • Boat Explodes on Oregon River

    PORTLAND, Ore. --  Three people were injured when their boat exploded Friday on the Columbia River, fire officials said. In a news release, Lt. Damon Simmons said the victims had just finished fueling their boat and were pulling away from the...

    News • March 27th, 2010

  • Texas Firefighter Hurt at Prison Fire

    HOUSTON --  A firefighter was injured after battling a blaze at a downtown detention center, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.

    News • March 25th, 2010

  • Arson Fires in Mich. Hurt Firefighters

    FLINT, Mich. --  Fire crews in Flint were busy Wednesday night fighting five fires in just four hours. All the blazes were started in vacant homes in the same manner, fire officials said. So far, no suspects have been identified. Two...

    News • March 25th, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Pittsburgh Row Houses

    PITTSBURGH -- Fire crews battling a two-alarm fire in the Manchester section of Pittsburghs North Side early Tuesday morning said the clutter belonging to some homeowners may have made it more difficult to fight the...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • N.M. Dept. Lays Out New DWI Policy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Get a DWI. Get fired. It's the new policy laid out for Albuquerque firefighters who get busted for driving drunk. "It's time to take a stronger stance and do the right thing and put an end to it," said...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • House Explosion Reported in Conn.

    EAST HAVEN, Conn. -- Emergency crews were called to a 2-story East Haven home Tuesday afternoon for reports of an explosion, police said. The explosion was reported on Warner Road before 5 p.m. Channel 3...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • Calif. Mayor Gets Heat From Fatal Fire

    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said he would not re-staff local fire station in response to a fire-related death last week in the Golden Hill area. It took a fire-rescue truck about 30 seconds to knock down a...

    News • March 23rd, 2010

  • Worcester Fire Deemed Suspicious

    WORCESTER, Mass. --  A massive three-alarm fire tore through an old vacant factory building in Worcester on Monday afternoon. The fire left a total loss behind, and investigators said they have deemed it suspicious. Driving into Worcester...

    News • March 23rd, 2010

  • Iowa Family Rescued From Roof

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- A Council Bluffs family was rescued from the roof of their burning apartment building early Monday. Firefighters were called to 5th Avenue and North 7th Street to a house that had been converted...

    News • March 23rd, 2010

  • Two Killed in Florida Apartment Fire

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Firefighters called to a home in the 6100 block of Mercer Circle West about 4:45 a.m. Sunday found a small detached apartment behind a home on fire. Once the fire was out, they found the body of a man in his late 20s and...

    News • March 22nd, 2010