Firefighter Safety News

  • 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

  • Florida FF Struck at Crash Scene

    ORLANDO, Fla. --  An Orange County firefighter and four pedestrians were injured Sunday morning after a car veered into the scene of an earlier crash. Public information officer Genevieve Latham said that about 8:18 a.m., firefighters from...

    News • February 14th, 2010

  • Palm Bay, Fla., Investigates Arsons

    PALM BAY, Fla. -- Fire investigators told Eyewitness News that there is a dangerous arsonist in Palm Bay. Since the beginning of 2010, someone has set 34 brush fires across the city and another one was set Thursday. The...

    News • February 12th, 2010

  • Milwaukee FF is Victim of Hit-And-Run

    MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee firefighter was hit by a car Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Holton Street and Keefe Avenue. Engine 18 was responding to a two-car accident. "I was sitting at the stop light...

    News • February 12th, 2010

  • N.H. Woman Blamed for Store Arsons


    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Georgia FF Pinned by Runaway Engine

    A Savannah firefighter was injured after becoming pinned between a ladder truck and his engine that rolled away at the scene of a fire early this morning, according to the Savannah Morning News.Watch Video

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Responding Mich. Fire Truck Hits Car

    A Dexter Area Fire Authority firefighter suffered minor injures in crash after he hit and out of control car yesterday afternoon, according to The crash occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Dexter-Pinckney Road when a 64-year-old...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Pa. Snow Plow Crew Finds House Fire

    --   A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation snowplow driver found a house engulfed in flames in Centre County late Tuesday. Officials said the truck driver spotted and orange glow through the wood and called for help. Little was left of the home...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Massive Crystal Meth Lab Found in N.Y.

    BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. -- Federal and New York authorities said they "got lucky" when they found two men making crystal methamphetamine in a room at the Stone Helm Motel in Beekmantown. One of the agents investigating the case...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Ethanol Tanker Rolls Over in Indiana

    RANDOLPH CO., Indiana -- A tanker rig, loaded with ethanol, overturned Wednesday evening on Indiana Highway 227 in Randolph County near Union City, Ind. A hazmat team and firefighters from several fire departments in...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Kansas Chief Killed in Backing Accident

      LINN VALLEY, Kan. -- The fire chief of Linn Valley was killed in an accident at the Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the fire truck driver was attempting to back up the truck but...

    News • February 10th, 2010

  • FDNY FFs Injured in Ceiling Collapse

    NEW YORK, N.Y. --An early morning blaze gutted a beloved West Village party store today, completely destroying the business and leaving two firefighters hospitalized, authorities said.Firefighters got the call at 7:16 a.m. of a fire at the Village Paper...

    News • February 10th, 2010