Firefighter Safety News

  • 2 Charged After Prank 911 Calls in Ky.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. --   Two men have been charged after abusing the 911 system. MetroSafe officials said about 3 percent of daily 911 calls are hang-ups. In addition, they said they receive numerous prank calls and non-emergency calls to the 911call...

    News • February 26th, 2010

  • Virginia Firefighters Struck by EMS SUV

    HERNDON, Va. -- Two Fairfax County firefighters treating a bicyclist along a road were struck by a vehicle operated by a supervisor Tuesday night.Watch VideoBoth firefighters have been released from the hospital, and are recuperating at home, said Dan...

    News • February 24th, 2010

  • Fire Snuffed at Calif. Shriners Hospital

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.

    News • February 23rd, 2010

  • N.H. FF Breaks Wrist During Fire

    HANCOCK, N.H. -- A firefighter working at a two-alarm fire Monday morning was injured, and a family that lived at the home managed to escape in time. When firefighters arrived at 106 North Road in Hancock shortly before...

    News • February 23rd, 2010

  • Louisiana Firefighter Burned in Blaze

    A Baker firefighter was burned after his glove was caught while exiting a burning house yesterday, according to The Advocate. Firefighters responded to a call at 1775 Texas Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. to find the structure engulfed in...

    News • February 21st, 2010

  • S.C. Firefighter Revived After Collapsing

    A Lexington County firefighter had to be revived after his heart stopped while helped pull a trapped driver following a fatal crash on Feb. 17, according to WIS-TV.Battalion Chief Charles Wessinger told the news station that crews were called to a wreck...

    News • February 21st, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Popular Pa. Tavern

    WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Fire destroyed a Washington County bar and left 13 people homeless Saturday evening. The fire at Gabbys Quick 6 in the City of Washington started in the basement of the building along the 600 block of...

    News • February 20th, 2010

  • Dad, Son Die in Ohio Garage Fire

    MANCHESTER, Ohio -- The Ohio state fire marshal is investigating the deaths of two men killed in an explosion in Adams County. The explosion occurred at 12:49 p.m. at Affordable Towing on the 500 block of East Second...

    News • February 20th, 2010

  • Campaign: 'Put Yourself in Our Boots'

    In an effort to make workplaces safer for emergency services providers, a Western Canada foundation has released several public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at educating business owners about unsafe practices that could be hazardous to...

    News • February 19th, 2010

  • 3-Alarmer Destroys Maryland Church

    BALTIMORE --  A three-alarm fire destroyed an east Baltimore church that had served the community for nearly 50 years.   The fire occurred at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Calvary Star Baptist Church on North Milton Avenue. When crews...

    News • February 19th, 2010

  • Minnesota FF Pulled From Hole at Blaze

    NEW HOPE, Miin. --A West Metro firefighter had to be rescued after he fell through a hole during a blaze at an apartment building yesterday afternoon, according to The Star Tribune.The firefighter was injured in the incident on the third story of the...

    News • February 18th, 2010

  • Calif. Oil Well Accident Injures 5

    McKITTRICK, Calif. -- Five people were injured when an oil well exploded Monday night while they were working on it. Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, the Kern County Fire Department said they received a call for an oil well...

    News • February 17th, 2010

  • Roof of Pa. Fire Station Collapses

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. --   The weight of lingering snow is taking its toll on buildings around the area. In Washington County this morning, snow collapsed part of the roof at the Amwell Volunteer Fire Station. Chief Mark Wright said their fire trucks...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Limestone Is Trouble for Wash. FFs

    VANCOUVER, Wash. --   An 11,000-pound pile of limestone grindings caught fire Monday at a recycling transfer station in Vancouver. Fire crews were called to the 6600 block of Northwest Old Lower River Road at about 6 a.m. Because they were initially...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Pipe Bomb Closes California Firehouse

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. --   It took two hours for a Santa Cruz bomb squad to detonate a pipe bomb that was brought to a Central Fire station on Monday. The device was discovered at about 10 a.m. along the beach near Central Fire Station No.

    News • February 16th, 2010