Firefighter Safety News

  • Ariz. Firefighters Assaulted by Patient

    EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- Three firefighters were assaulted while responding to a late-night medical call on Dec. 5, according to The Arizona Republic. The crew found a teen -- reportedly suffering from an overdose -- running around. They were able to calm...

    News • December 9th, 2009

  • Two Mo. FFs Injured in Floor Collapse

    Two Nevada, Mo. Firefighters were injured after falling through the floor of a burning building on Dec. 6, according to The Joplin Globe. Crews responded to the fire at the junction of 1300 and Quail roads just before 4 a.m. When the initial-attack...

    News • December 8th, 2009

  • 8 Md. Firefighters Injured in Blaze

    Eight Prince George's County firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a blaze at a single family home last night (Dec. 6), according to a department press release.The firefighters' injuries included burns, sprains, lacerations and...

    News • December 7th, 2009

  • Va. FF Burned Battling Own House Fire

    A Williamsburg, Va. firefighter was burned while battling a fire on the night of Nov. 27 at his own home, according to The Virginia Gazette. Firefighter Michael Trombley was treated for second- and third-degree burns to his arms and hands as well as smoke...

    News • December 2nd, 2009

  • Pa. Firefighter Falls From Truck

    LANCASTER, Pa. -- A Lancaster city firefighter was injured during Friday night's Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Capt. Ken Barton is now in stable condition at Lancaster General Hospital. News 8 is told...

    News • November 30th, 2009

  • Backdraft Throws Md. Firefighters

    Firefighters were thrown close to 20 feet by a backdraft while battling a blaze last night (Nov. 29), according to Prince George’s County Fire/EMS. The fire was reported at approximately 8:45 p.m. with three people thought to be trapped inside. The...

    News • November 30th, 2009

  • Ladder Falls, Hits N.H. FF's Head

    ROCHESTER, N.H. --A fire was called to two alarms and a firefighter was injured Saturday morning at an industrial park in Rochester. Firefighters were called to a facility on Amarosa Drive at about 10 a.m.

    News • November 28th, 2009

  • CDC Examines Outbreak Among Fla. FFs

    A recent study conducted by the CDC examined antimony-containing fabric and its association with elevated levels of urinary antimony, according to a report in the Nov. 27 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Repot. Following its research, the...

    News • November 26th, 2009

  • Atlanta FF Struck by Tire Speaks

    ATLANTA -- An Atlanta firefighter severely injured while on the job is talking about what happened for the first time. Willie Surry was struck by a tire while putting out a brush fire on I-285 near Langford Parkway in...

    News • November 26th, 2009

  • Mass. FFs Given Wrong Flu Vaccine

    NEEDHAM, Mass. -- Fifteen Needham firefighters and several Needham residents were caught in a medical mix-up when the H1N1 vaccine they thought they were getting turned out to be a vaccine for another strain of flu...

    News • November 24th, 2009

  • Indy FF Calls 'Mayday' During Arson Fire

    An Indianapolis firefighter called a "Mayday" after he fell through the floor of a burning home early yesterday morning (Nov. 22), according to WISH-TV.Investigators have determined that the blaze was intentionally set.Crews found the vacant house...

    News • November 23rd, 2009

  • Colo. FFs Narrowly Escape Flashover

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. --   Three Wheat Ridge firefighters narrowly escaped unharmed when a room erupted into an inferno on Saturday evening. The Wheat Ridge Fire Department received a 911 call at 5:30 p.m.

    News • November 22nd, 2009

  • Murder Conviction Allowed in Del. LODD

    A Delaware Superior Court judge ruled this morning that Paramedic Michelle Smith was acting as a firefighter when she was killed by a driver while tending to an injured man on the side of a highway late last year, according to The News Journal. The...

    News • November 20th, 2009

  • Miss. Firefighters Injured in Rollover

    Two firefighters in Mississippi had to be rescued after their fire truck flipped yesterday (Nov. 19) while responding to a call, according to WLOX-TV. The two Forest County volunteer firefighters were on en route to a car fire at approximately 1 p.m...

    News • November 20th, 2009

  • Nashville FFs Injured in Floor Collapse

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Six firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries on Thursday morning while battling a fire on Dinah Court near Ravenwood Country Club in Donelson. Emergency officials said the floor of the home fell through, trapping three...

    News • November 19th, 2009