Firefighter Safety News

  • Boat Explodes on Oregon River

    PORTLAND, Ore. --  Three people were injured when their boat exploded Friday on the Columbia River, fire officials said. In a news release, Lt. Damon Simmons said the victims had just finished fueling their boat and were pulling away from the...

    News • March 27th, 2010

  • Texas Firefighter Hurt at Prison Fire

    HOUSTON --  A firefighter was injured after battling a blaze at a downtown detention center, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.

    News • March 25th, 2010

  • Arson Fires in Mich. Hurt Firefighters

    FLINT, Mich. --  Fire crews in Flint were busy Wednesday night fighting five fires in just four hours. All the blazes were started in vacant homes in the same manner, fire officials said. So far, no suspects have been identified. Two...

    News • March 25th, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Pittsburgh Row Houses

    PITTSBURGH -- Fire crews battling a two-alarm fire in the Manchester section of Pittsburghs North Side early Tuesday morning said the clutter belonging to some homeowners may have made it more difficult to fight the...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • 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