Firefighter Safety News

  • 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

  • Kan. Firefighter Burned in House Fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --  An Overland Park firefighter was hurt in a house fire on Monday afternoon in southern Overland Park. Fire officials said a mother and her son were home in the house near 140th and Birch streets when a fire broke out in...

    News • March 16th, 2010

  • Welder Sparks Pennsylvania Explosion

    MIDDLE PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. --  Two people were injured Monday after a commercial garage caught fire in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County. IMAGES: Fire Scene

    News • March 16th, 2010

  • Mo. Fire Truck Collides with Car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A car collided overnight with a Kansas City firetruck in the downtown area. Police said a car ran a red light and collided with the fire truck at the intersection of Truman Road and Grand Boulevard...

    News • March 15th, 2010

  • Man Hurt in Mall of N.H. Fire

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The Mall of New Hampshire was evacuated Friday because of an explosion and small fire in the electrical room. Officials said one person was transported to a hospital.

    News • March 13th, 2010

  • Two FDNY FFs Seriously Injured in Blaze

    Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early-morning fire in Brooklyn that injured five firefighters, two of them seriously – hours after another fire in the borough claimed the life of a man.Watch NY1 VideoFlames broke out around 4:30 this...

    News • March 11th, 2010

  • Massive Conn. Fire Displaces Dozens

    -- A massive fire at an apartment building in New London forced dozens of people to find places to stay for the night. The blaze broke out around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on Willets Avenue and sent three people to area hospitals. Two...

    News • March 11th, 2010

  • Two Calif. Auto Salvage Yards Burn

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. --  Investigators are working to find out what started a three-alarm fire that resulted in major damage Wednesday morning at two Rancho Cordova auto dismantling businesses. The blaze, which was reported at about 3:40 a.m...

    News • March 11th, 2010

  • Calif. Capt. Passes Out Behind Wheel

    A Nevada County captain passed out behind the wheel of a fire engine on March 7, according to The Union of Grass Valley.Nevada County Consolidated Fire Chief Tim Fike told the newspaper that Capt. Bruce Niederberger was en route to the hospital to...

    News • March 9th, 2010

  • Explosions Rip Through Ga. Manholes

    TUCKER, Ga. --   Firefighters blamed a buildup of methane gas for a series of explosions that blew at least three manhole covers into the air Sunday night along Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker. Southbound lanes of Lawrenceville Highway near Jimmy...

    News • March 9th, 2010

  • 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