Firefighter Safety News

  • Meth Lab Explodes in Fla. Motel Room

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- An explosion was reported inside a Central Florida motel room Thursday night, according to members of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Members of the OCSO and the Osceola County Fire Department...

    News • January 22nd, 2010

  • Acid Leak Closes Ohio Interstate

    HARRISON TWP., Ohio -- The Ohio State Patrol said traffic resumed to normal around 2 a.m. on Interstate 75 after an acid leak shut down the highway for nearly 12 hours. It took about 10 yours for police, fire and hazmat...

    News • January 22nd, 2010

  • Md. FF Treated After House Blaze

    EDGEWATER, Md. -- A firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment after an early-Tuesday house fire. The blaze occurred just after 1:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Rehling Drive. Nearly 50 firefighters...

    News • January 21st, 2010

  • Two Md. FFs Injured in Floor Collapse

    LOTHIAN, MD -- Two firefighters were injured when the floor of a burning home collapsed into the basement Wednesday afternoon. Three of the five firefighters who fell through the floor managed to get themselves out, and were not hurt, said Battalion...

    News • January 20th, 2010

  • N.C. Firefighter Paralyzed in Rollover

    A Queheel Volunteer firefighter was paralyzed from the waist down and another firefighter was injured in a tanker truck rollover on Jan. 15, according to The Lauinburg Exchange. Firefighter Quintin Thompson, 18, is currently at UNC Hospitals while...

    News • January 20th, 2010

  • Washington Firefighter Hurt at Blaze

    SEATTLE --  A firefighter was injured while fighting a fire that broke out in an International District restaurant early Tuesday. The fire started in the V Garden Seafood Restaurant in the bottom of a 12-story apartment building. Crews went...

    News • January 19th, 2010

  • Family Severely Burned in Houston Fire

    HOUSTON -- Three young children and their mother were severely burned in a southeast Houston house fire, KPRC Local 2 reported. The home on Avenue L at 93rd Street caught fire just after 4 a.m. Sunday...

    News • January 19th, 2010

  • Pa. Apartment Fire Injures 14, One Cop

    LEWISTOWN, Pa. -- News 8 went insided a burned apartment building where 14 people, including a police officer, were injured early Monday morning in Lewistown, Mifflin County.

    News • January 19th, 2010

  • Car Carrier Catches Fire in Conn.

    MILFORD, Conn. -- Several cars on a tractor-trailer car carrier were burned when the truck caught fire on Interstate 95 in Milford Monday morning. The fire was reported just after 6:30 a.m. between exits 39 and...

    News • January 19th, 2010

  • 3 Kentucky FFs Injured in Crash

    OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. --   Several firefighters are recovering after crashing their fire truck on the way to an emergency call. Officials said the crash happened at about 1:19 a.m. Sunday 11900 block of U.S. Highway 42 in Oldham County. The vehicle...

    News • January 18th, 2010

  • Kansas Firefighter Hurt in 15-foot Fall

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A Kansas City firefighter was taken to a hospital after being injured while fighting a house fire. Crews said the man was inside a structure in the 1100 block of 34th Street when a railing gave way and he fell about 15...

    News • January 18th, 2010

  • Fire Claims Old Detroit Packard Plant

    DETROIT -- Firefighters say a fire at the long-closed Packard Motor Car Company plant on Detroit's East Side had burned itself out Saturday morning. The fire broke out Friday night on the top floor of building near...

    News • January 17th, 2010

  • Ohio Firefighters Blame Digital Radio System for Failed Mayday Call

    Two Cincinnati firefighters blame Hamilton County's digital radio system for what they believe was a missed mayday call at a Jan. 7 blaze, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. Watch VideoFirefighter Kevin Phillips and Lt. Tim Pride became trapped by a...

    News • January 15th, 2010

  • Colo. Firefighter Injured in Ice Training

    A Colorado Springs firefighter was hospitalized after falling during an ice training exercise yesterday (Jan. 13) at Helen Hunt Falls, according to The Colorado Springs Gazette.The incident occurred around noon while the department's high-angle rescue...

    News • January 14th, 2010

  • USFA Committed to Reducing FF Deaths

    While U.S. Fire Administrator Kelvin Cochran is pleased by the reduction in firefighter deaths last year, he believes there's still work to do. A preliminary report posted on the USFA Web site shows 90 firefighters died on duty last year, compared to...

    News • January 13th, 2010