Firefighter Safety News

  • La. Crews Called to Methanol Leak

    PORT FOURCHON, La. --   Hazardous materials crews were called to a chemical leak Monday in Port Fourchon. Louisiana State Police said an 18-wheeler carrying methanol flipped over on N.J. Theriot Road near Highway 3090. Some methanol did leak, but...

    News • March 2nd, 2010

  • Train Slams into Detroit Fire Truck

    DETROIT -- Authorities say a Chicago-bound Amtrak train with at least 76 people aboard has slammed into a fire truck that was stopped on the tracks in southwest Detroit, causing minor injuries to several people. Executive Fire Commissioner James...

    News • March 1st, 2010

  • Calif. FFs Unscathed in Engine Rollover

    ST. HELENA, Calif. -- Three CAL FIRE firefighters walked practically unscathed injuries after their fire engine rolled over early Saturday morning, according to The Lake County News. The firefighters were responding to a reported tree down in rural...

    News • March 1st, 2010

  • Louisiana Battalion Chief's Widow Sues City For Husband's 'Substandard Care'

    The wife of a fallen Shreveport battalion chief who fell from a fire truck during last year's Mardi Gras parade is suing the city for unspecified monetary damages and court costs, according to the Shreveport Times.Battalion Chief Tommy Lee Adams' widow...

    News • March 1st, 2010

  • Popular Iowa Restaurant Burns Down

    FORT DODGE, Iowa -- The Mineral City Mill & Grill in Fort Dodge was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to the restaurant at 2621 5th Ave. S. when a cleaning crew spotted the fire at about 3:30...

    News • March 1st, 2010

  • Ga. FF Burned on Neck in House Fire

    ATLANTA -- A firefighter was hurt while battling a large house fire in Buckhead Thursday afternoon. The firefighter was burned on the neck, officials said. The firefighter's name was not released. He was taken by ambulance...

    News • February 26th, 2010

  • Truck Hauling Propane Rolls in N.H.

    LYNDEBOROUGH, N.H. -- Firefighters and other emergency crews continued to monitor a propane truck that had rolled over on Tarn Road Thursday. Officials said the truck was loaded with nearly 3,000 gallons of propane when it...

    News • February 26th, 2010

  • 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