Firefighter Safety News

  • 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

  • Ga. FF Goes Through Floor at House Fire

    LITHONIA, Ga. -- A DeKalb firefighter was injured while battling, flames and smoke at a home on Winslow Crossing in Lithonia. The firefighter fell through the floor but was able to get out. Fortunately, his...

    News • April 29th, 2010

  • 18 Towns Fight Connecticut Mill Fire

    NORWICH, Conn. -- Fire crews from more than a dozen cities and towns were called to fight a blaze at the Capehart Mill in Norwich Tuesday morning. The fire was reported at about 3 a.m. at the mill on North Main...

    News • April 28th, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Oklahoma School Gym

    SPIRO, Okla. --  Firefighters battled flames that came from the Spiro High School's old gymnasium until the building collapsed. Smoke from the fire was visible across Spiro and other parts of Leflore County. The gym is located near the...

    News • April 27th, 2010

  • 'Everyone Goes Home' Promoted in Indy

    Firefighters don't usually go to work each day thinking that this may be their last day alive, but the reality is, it could be. That's why it's important to do everything one can to prevent firefighter line of duty deaths. That's why it's the mission of...

    News • April 26th, 2010

  • Indiana Firefighter Burned in Blaze

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. --  Two-dozen residents were forced out of their homes in a raging fire at an apartment complex in Brownsburg Thursday morning that heavily damaged or destroyed eight apartments. The fire broke out at about 8:30 a.m. at the...

    News • April 23rd, 2010

  • N.C. Firefighter Struck by Vehicle

    A North Carolina firefighter was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night while directing traffic at a fire. Kevin Brown, with the Liberty Fire Department, was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, treated and released for minor injuries, according to...

    News • April 16th, 2010

  • Calif. FFs Encounter Military Ordnance

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Fire crews said they found what they think is a military ordnance while they were extinguishing a mobile home fire. Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a call was received by the Kern County Fire Department...

    News • April 14th, 2010

  • Tenn. Firefighter Hurt in Restaurant Fire

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --  A firefighter and worker had to be taken to the hospital after a west Nashville restaurant was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. The blaze occurred at about 3 p.m. at Coco's Italian Market located along 51st Avenue...

    News • April 13th, 2010

  • Ind. Barn Fire Kills Horses, Injures FF

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- Four people were injured, including a firefighter, in a blaze that destroyed two horse barns near Anderson on Monday. It took six fire departments two hours Monday morning to bring the blaze at...

    News • April 13th, 2010

  • California Firefighter Injured in Blaze

    AROMAS, Calif. --  A firefighter was injured following a fire that gutted a garage and damaged a car parked inside in Aromas. The fire happened at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday at a home on Farasi Lane. About 20 firefighters responded to the scene...

    News • April 11th, 2010