Firefighter Safety News

  • Hoarders Create Risk for Denver FFs

    DENVER -- Some Denver firefighters are having to battle much more than just flames. Hoarders are putting some firefighters and residents at risk. Fire crews are called to home and apartment fires, only to increasingly...

    News • June 3rd, 2010

  • N.C. Driver Hits Hydrant, Causes Flood

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An accident that happened Monday afternoon created a real disaster on Pineville-Matthews Road in the evening. A sinkhole opened up after a driver of a U-Haul rental truck took out a fire...

    News • June 1st, 2010

  • Two FFs Seriously Hurt in Mass. Fire

    BOSTON --  Two firefighters were seriously hurt when a two-alarm fire broke out at a home in Sandwich Monday. Their names were not immediately released.

    News • May 31st, 2010

  • Boston Fire Kills 2, Injures Firefighters

    EAST BOSTON, Mass. -- Two people were killed in a fire early Saturday morning in East Boston, Boston fire officials said. Seven others were injured in the fire at 64 Gove Street. Firefighters found one man dead...

    News • May 29th, 2010

  • Fla. Storage Tenants Angered by Fire

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A massive fire burned through an Orlando storage facility Monday, and some tenants are outraged over the blaze. They say the explosion started in a mechanics shop that shouldn't have been in the facility on...

    News • May 26th, 2010

  • Vacant Pa. House Explodes, Collapses

    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A house collapsed at Hummel and Kittaninny streets in Harrisburg Friday afternoon.

    News • May 15th, 2010

  • Wis. Water Tower Catches Fire

    MADISON, Wis. -- Authorities evacuated some residents living near a water tower that was on fire Friday afternoon. At about 2:15 p.m., fire crews were called to the water tower in the 2700 block of Prairie Road, near...

    News • May 15th, 2010

  • S.C. Church Hall Burns, Collapses

    LENOIR, N.C. -- Friday night, firefighters battled a fire at the Resurrection Hope Church of God in Lenoir. The fire caused the roof of the fellowship hall to collapse. The hall is connected to the church at Stacey...

    News • May 14th, 2010

  • Minn. Firefighters Face Close Calls at Gas Odor

    Several Minnesota firefighters had a series of close calls at a reported odor of gas in a residential neighborhood this week. Before the incident was mitigated, one firefighter was threatened and several were close to a blast that rocked the...

    News • May 14th, 2010

  • Wis. FFs Criticize Police Response

    MILWAUKEE -- A fight breaks out following a crash during a funeral procession. Witnesses said the van headed to the cemetery was hit by another vehicle that would not stop. Now the Milwaukee police department is being criticized for...

    News • May 14th, 2010

  • Fire Reported at Mississippi Jail

    MADISON, Miss. -- Prisoners were evacuated Wednesday after a fire was reported at the Madison County Detention Center, officials said. About 150 prisoners were moved into the jail yard Wednesday afternoon...

    News • May 13th, 2010

  • Fire Hits Md. Congressman's Property

    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. -- A fire destroyed an apartment building on the property of U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett on Thursday. The blaze broke out shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Buckeystown Pike in Frederick...

    News • May 7th, 2010

  • Ohio FFs Resign Over Safety Concerns

    YORKVILLE, OH -- At least 10 firefighters have resigned from Yorkville's Fire Department citing safety issues as their main reason for quitting. News9 spoke with three of the firefighters that resigned by phone. They...

    News • May 6th, 2010

  • Two Michigan Firefighters Injured

    HIGHLAND PARK --  Two Highland Park firefighters were injured while responding to a call of a burning house. The Fire Department said that Jerome Brown and Christopher Tikkanen were rushed to Detroit Receiving. Brown, who suffered severe burns...

    News • May 1st, 2010

  • Pa. House Fire Injures Two Firefighters

    WEST NEWTON, Pa. --  Two firefighters recovered Thursday night after a fire in Westmoreland County. It happened at a home in West Newton. The house was heavily damaged. Channel 11 talked to a woman who was born and raised there. She moved next...

    News • April 30th, 2010