Firefighter Safety News

  • Boston Ladder Truck Report Released

    BOSTON -- More than a year after Lt. Kevin Kelley was killed when Boston Fire Ladder 26 slammed into a building, an internal investigation into the crash has been completed. The report released by the...

    News • March 9th, 2010

  • Floor Collapses Inside Florida Hotel

    SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. --  Two people were injured after a portion of floor collapsed at a Sunny Isles Beach hotel Sunday afternoon. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said a 15-foot-by-15-foot portion of the lower lobby at the Marco Polo Beach Resort on...

    News • March 8th, 2010

  • Fire Damages Building at S.C. University

    ROCK HILL, SC -- Firefighters worked for several hours Saturday to contain a fire on the campus of Winthrop University. Officials said the fire started around 3 p.m. in the attic of Owens Hall. York County Emergency...

    News • March 8th, 2010

  • Mo. B-52 Bomber Hangar Burns

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A massive fire overnight destroyed an old airplane hangar in south Kansas City. The hangar, located on 155th Street just west of U.S. Highway 71, was formerly used to house B-52 bombers, but it was...

    News • March 7th, 2010

  • 1 Hurt in Kan. Day Care Fire

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Firefighters said one person was airlifted to a hospital after fire destroyed a home that was also used as a child care center. Crews were called to the home at 2421 Harper St. at about 2:20 a.m...

    News • March 7th, 2010

  • Fire Breaks Out at Ind. Food Plant

    LOGANSPORT, Ind. -- A fire raged inside the Tyson Foods plant on the southwest side of Logansport Friday morning, forcing about 1,000 workers out of the building. Crews from several fire departments and numerous police...

    News • March 6th, 2010

  • Blast From Fire Hose Injures Mich. Cop

    HARPER WOODS, Mich. -- A Harper Woods police officer was injured during a freak accident involving the city's fire department. "The glass in the window is what shattered closer to him and hit him while he was sitting...

    News • March 5th, 2010

  • Eight Firefighters Injured in Wis. Blaze

    DELAVAN, Wis. --  Firefighters in Walworth County were called out to battle a fire at a bar Friday afternoon. Crews in Delavan responded to Mulligan's Bar on Inlet Shore Drive after 2 p.m., where they found the building engulfed in flames...

    News • March 5th, 2010

  • Fla. FF Seriously Cuts Arm at Fire

    CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- Two people were injured, including a firefighter, when a Casselberry home caught fire Thursday night. The fire broke out at the mobile home on Osceola Trail off North Winter Park Drive, around 10...

    News • March 5th, 2010

  • Fire Hits Neb. Kellogg's Plant

    OMAHA, Neb, -- Omahaa Kelloggs plant was evacuated Tuesday night as firefighters handled a fire on the roof of the facility. Fire crews were called in shortly after 9 p.m. to the plant near 96th and J...

    News • March 4th, 2010

  • Fla. Firefighter Injured in Ambo Crash

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. --  A collision involving a sport utility vehicle and an ambulance Tuesday evening left a passenger in the ambulance critically injured and the driver of the SUV dead. Police said the SUV collided with the passenger side of the...

    News • March 3rd, 2010

  • 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