Firefighter Safety News

  • 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

  • N.J. Firefighter Revived After Collapsing

    A Longport volunteer firefighter is recovering after he collapsed at the scene of a house fire on March 13 and was revived with an AED, according to the Shore News Today.Rescue workers used an automated external defibrillator to revive Capt. Richard...

    News • March 18th, 2010

  • 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