Firefighter Safety News

  • Seattle FFs Rescue Midnight Kayakers

    SEATTLE -- Two intoxicated men were rescued from Puget Sound after getting into trouble while kayaking from Bainbridge Island to Magnolia on a midnight trip, said the Seattle Police Department. Firefighters at Seattle's...

    News • January 9th, 2010

  • Indy FFs Help Look for Frozen Hydrants

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis firefighters will join in the effort to spot frozen hydrants before they become a problem on the job. Veolia Water Company, which is responsible for maintaining the city's 36,000 hydrants...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Mayday Call Made During Ohio Fire

    WEST PRICE HILL --  Two people, including a firefighter, were injured early Thursday when a home in West Price Hill caught fire. The fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. on the 4400 block of Glenway Avenue. One person was trapped on the third...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Mo. FF Falls Off Ladder at House Fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A firefighter was hurt after falling from a ladder while battling a house fire in the 4200 block of North Elmwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The firefighter told KMBC that he was stepping onto the roof...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Firefighter Hurt In Calif. Garage Fire

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A firefighter was injured in a garage fire in Oak Park, according to fire officials. The fire burned Wednesday in the 4400 block of Mello Court, according to Capt. Jim Doucette. The...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Frozen Hydrants Strike Again in Indy; Three Businesses Destroyed

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Three businesses were destroyed Tuesday night when a fire gutted the building that housed them on Indianapolis' east side. The fire began at about 9:40 p.m. at 4820 E. Michigan St. Firefighters were again...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Helmet Saves Maryland Firefighter

    FREDERICK, Md. -- A helmet is being credited for doing its job -- protecting a firefighter. On Tuesday, a firefighter with the Independent Hose Co. in Frederick, was injured while participating in ladder evolutions training. It appears the wind blew...

    News • January 6th, 2010

  • Colo. Fire Truck Gets Stuck in Hole

    DENVER -- It's not everyday you see a fire truck stuck in a hole. But that's what happened Tuesday in Denver. The truck was rounding a corner at 19th Avenue and Logan Street when it started sinking...

    News • January 5th, 2010

  • Tour Bus Fire Closes I-95 in Conn.


    News • January 4th, 2010

  • Mich. FFs Use Airboat to Rescue Teens

    -- Grosse Ile police said Sunday three teens had to be rescued after their boat became stuck in ice in the Detroit River. Police said the male teens were duck hunting in the Trenton Channel, near the south end of Grosse Ile, just after 1:30 p.m. when...

    News • January 4th, 2010

  • S.C. Doctor Accused of Burning Office

    SENECA, S.C. -- Police said a doctor intentionally set a fire in his Seneca office Friday morning. Seneca police and fire departments responded to a smoke alarm at the Office of Nephrologists and Internal Medicine at 135 Professional Park Drive.

    News • January 4th, 2010

  • Blaze Injures Three Pa. Firefighters

    PITCAIRN, Pa. --  A woman suffered serious burns and three firefighters were injured on the scene of a fire at a Pitcairn apartment complex on Saturday. Firefighters said a candle was knocked over during a domestic dispute at about 2 a.m. on the...

    News • January 3rd, 2010

  • Calif. Firefighers Injured in Collapse

    MODESTO, Calif. -- Two Modesto firefighters were injured when the roof of a burning home collapsed. The Modesto Fire Department responded to the three-alarm fire, which was sparked Friday night by a gas-powered...

    News • January 2nd, 2010

  • Innovation Marked 2009

    This past year, 2009, was a rather slow one for apparatus makers with some reporting new sales off by as much as 40 percent over previous years – perhaps a reflection of the sour economy and the reduction of tax revenue. Other segments of the fire...

    News • January 1st, 2010

  • Two Boston FFs Fall Through Floor

    BOSTON -- Two firefighters were hurt as they tried to put out a building fire in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood early Wednesday, officials said. At least one of the injured fire fighters was hurt after...

    News • December 30th, 2009