Firefighter Safety News

  • Ga. FF Goes Through Floor at House Fire

    LITHONIA, Ga. -- A DeKalb firefighter was injured while battling, flames and smoke at a home on Winslow Crossing in Lithonia. The firefighter fell through the floor but was able to get out. Fortunately, his...

    News • April 29th, 2010

  • 18 Towns Fight Connecticut Mill Fire

    NORWICH, Conn. -- Fire crews from more than a dozen cities and towns were called to fight a blaze at the Capehart Mill in Norwich Tuesday morning. The fire was reported at about 3 a.m. at the mill on North Main...

    News • April 28th, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Oklahoma School Gym

    SPIRO, Okla. --  Firefighters battled flames that came from the Spiro High School's old gymnasium until the building collapsed. Smoke from the fire was visible across Spiro and other parts of Leflore County. The gym is located near the...

    News • April 27th, 2010

  • 'Everyone Goes Home' Promoted in Indy

    Firefighters don't usually go to work each day thinking that this may be their last day alive, but the reality is, it could be. That's why it's important to do everything one can to prevent firefighter line of duty deaths. That's why it's the mission of...

    News • April 26th, 2010

  • Indiana Firefighter Burned in Blaze

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. --  Two-dozen residents were forced out of their homes in a raging fire at an apartment complex in Brownsburg Thursday morning that heavily damaged or destroyed eight apartments. The fire broke out at about 8:30 a.m. at the...

    News • April 23rd, 2010

  • N.C. Firefighter Struck by Vehicle

    A North Carolina firefighter was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night while directing traffic at a fire. Kevin Brown, with the Liberty Fire Department, was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, treated and released for minor injuries, according to...

    News • April 16th, 2010

  • Calif. FFs Encounter Military Ordnance

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Fire crews said they found what they think is a military ordnance while they were extinguishing a mobile home fire. Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a call was received by the Kern County Fire Department...

    News • April 14th, 2010

  • Tenn. Firefighter Hurt in Restaurant Fire

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --  A firefighter and worker had to be taken to the hospital after a west Nashville restaurant was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. The blaze occurred at about 3 p.m. at Coco's Italian Market located along 51st Avenue...

    News • April 13th, 2010

  • Ind. Barn Fire Kills Horses, Injures FF

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- Four people were injured, including a firefighter, in a blaze that destroyed two horse barns near Anderson on Monday. It took six fire departments two hours Monday morning to bring the blaze at...

    News • April 13th, 2010

  • California Firefighter Injured in Blaze

    AROMAS, Calif. --  A firefighter was injured following a fire that gutted a garage and damaged a car parked inside in Aromas. The fire happened at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday at a home on Farasi Lane. About 20 firefighters responded to the scene...

    News • April 11th, 2010

  • N.H. FFs Respond to Hydrogen Leak

    HOOKSETT, N.H. -- A hydrogen leak detected outside the General Electric Aviation plant in Hooksett was contained Tuesday. Officials said a 135-pound tank was being delivered to the business at about 9 a.m., but a cap on...

    News • April 6th, 2010

  • 3 Boston FFs Hurt Battling Blaze

    BOSTON -- Three firefighters were injured fighting a blaze in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood on Monday. The fire broke out just after noon on Monday at 11 Hudson St. The four-story building houses the Happy...

    News • April 6th, 2010

  • Calif. FF Burns Ears in Apartment Fire

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- One person was rescued from a two-alarm apartment fire in Rancho Cordova early Saturday. Sacramento Metro Fire Capt. Christian Pebbles said it happened at 3:32 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of...

    News • April 5th, 2010

  • 300 FFs Battle Pa. Wildland Fire, 8 Hurt

    SLICKVILLE, Pa. -- A brush fire fueled by dry, windy conditions prompted a response Saturday night from hundreds of firefighters in Westmoreland County. At one point in the evening, nearly 300 firefighters from...

    News • April 5th, 2010

  • Pa. Hazmat Responds to Tanker Crash

    FORWARD TOWNSHIP, Pa. --  A hazardous materials team was called to the scene of an overturned tanker truck that was carrying sodium hydroxide in Forward Township, Allegheny County. Bunola River Road has since reopened, but was closed after the...

    News • April 2nd, 2010