Firefighter Safety News

  • N.M. Dept. Lays Out New DWI Policy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Get a DWI. Get fired. It's the new policy laid out for Albuquerque firefighters who get busted for driving drunk. "It's time to take a stronger stance and do the right thing and put an end to it," said...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • House Explosion Reported in Conn.

    EAST HAVEN, Conn. -- Emergency crews were called to a 2-story East Haven home Tuesday afternoon for reports of an explosion, police said. The explosion was reported on Warner Road before 5 p.m. Channel 3...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • Calif. Mayor Gets Heat From Fatal Fire

    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said he would not re-staff local fire station in response to a fire-related death last week in the Golden Hill area. It took a fire-rescue truck about 30 seconds to knock down a...

    News • March 23rd, 2010

  • Worcester Fire Deemed Suspicious

    WORCESTER, Mass. --  A massive three-alarm fire tore through an old vacant factory building in Worcester on Monday afternoon. The fire left a total loss behind, and investigators said they have deemed it suspicious. Driving into Worcester...

    News • March 23rd, 2010

  • Iowa Family Rescued From Roof

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- A Council Bluffs family was rescued from the roof of their burning apartment building early Monday. Firefighters were called to 5th Avenue and North 7th Street to a house that had been converted...

    News • March 23rd, 2010

  • Two Killed in Florida Apartment Fire

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Firefighters called to a home in the 6100 block of Mercer Circle West about 4:45 a.m. Sunday found a small detached apartment behind a home on fire. Once the fire was out, they found the body of a man in his late 20s and...

    News • March 22nd, 2010

  • Fla. HazMat Scare Hospitalizes 2

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A HazMat scare ended with two people in the hospital. It all started when a fire broke out inside the pool area at the Ocean Walk Resort on North Atlantic Avenue Sunday morning...

    News • March 22nd, 2010

  • Two N.C. Firefighters Die Returning From Training

    Details are emerging not only about a fatal weekend wreck on U.S. 221 North, but about the four people involved in it. The crash claimed the lives of 23-year-old Jeremy Gordon Bolick of Lenoir and 20-year-old Charles Thomas Wright of Blowing Rock. Both...

    News • March 21st, 2010

  • Ceiling Collapse Traps 3 Mass. FFs

    NEWTON, Mass. --  A Greek Revival home dating to the 1850s was destroyed in a two-alarm fire in Newton Saturday. The Brackett House, which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places, was ravaged by flames after it caught fire at...

    News • March 21st, 2010

  • Fire Guts Wis. American Legion Hall

    UNION GROVE, Wis. -- Fire officials are investigating an early-morning blaze at the Union Grove American Legion hall Friday. Crews with the Union Grove-York Fire Department were called to the scene on the 1000 block of New...

    News • March 21st, 2010

  • Pa. FF Treated for Exhaustion at Fire

    SWISSVALE, Pa. -- A firefighter was treated for exhaustion at the scene of a house fire in Swissvale Friday morning. Emergency dispatchers said the flames broke out around 3:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of Dickson...

    News • March 21st, 2010

  • N.J. Firefighter Revived After Collapsing

    A Longport volunteer firefighter is recovering after he collapsed at the scene of a house fire on March 13 and was revived with an AED, according to the Shore News Today.Rescue workers used an automated external defibrillator to revive Capt. Richard...

    News • March 18th, 2010

  • Wis. FF Canned for Running Over Hose

    A Kewanuee firefighter was terminated last week for driving over a hose in January while driving by the scene of a blaze, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The Police and Fire Commission voted 4-0 to terminate Firefighter Mark Wautlet after...

    News • March 18th, 2010

  • Ohio FFs Treated for Chem. Exposure

    CINCINNATI -- Fire crews are trying to clean up a chemical spill at a local plant. Battalion commanders said sulfur dioxide leaked out at the Cylinder Processors Inc. plant at 1409 Grandin Road in Hamilton Township...

    News • March 18th, 2010

  • Firefighters Hurt in Wis. Chemical Blast

    OCONOMOWOC, Wis. --  A chemical explosion injured 30 people at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc Tuesday morning. The explosion occurred in a laundry facility at the resort just west of Highway 67.

    News • March 16th, 2010