Firefighter Safety News

  • Ga. FFs Save Bride's Wedding Gown

    CARNESVILLE, Ga. --   A fire destroyed the Refuge Baptist Camp in Carnesville, Ga Saturday, but firefighters didn’t let the blaze ruin the bride’s day. Hours before the ceremony was supposed to start, the sanctuary and reception hall went up in...

    News • December 23rd, 2009

  • N.C. Firefighters Hit at Scene of Wreck

    Two Enka-Candler volunteer firefighters were struck by a passing vehicle at the scene of an accident last night (Dec. 21), according to The Asheville Citizen-Times. The incident occurred on westbound Interstate 40 near the intersection of I-240 at...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • Baltimore FF Injured Battling Blaze

    BALTIMORE -- A firefighter is recovering after he was injured while battling a blaze in southeast Baltimore. The fire broke out at about 9 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of South Robinson Street near Eastern...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • N.C. FF Injured by Fall Through Floor

    BURLINGTON, N.C. -- A Burlington firefighter was hurt Sunday while battling a blaze on Tillman Street.. Crews were called to a home in the northern part of the city around 8 p.m. The firefighter was injured...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • Mass. Man Saved After Fall Through Ice

    HAMILTON, Mass. --   A 19-year-old man who fell into icy waters managed to stagger to an awaiting ambulance in Hamilton on Monday night thanks to two volunteer firefighters who came to his rescue. Evan Sucharski fell into Pleasant Pond in...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • Two Colo. Firefighters Injured in Blaze

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. --   Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire in a mansion north of Fort Collins Saturday afternoon. Holger Durre, spokesman for Poudre Fire Authority, said one firefighter was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital after an...

    News • December 20th, 2009

  • Ohio Teen Dies in Crash with Fire Truck

    --   The Mansfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Bowman Street Road near Kaster Road in Richland County just before 10 a.m. on December 19th. Killed in the crash was Abigail M...

    News • December 19th, 2009

  • Turkey Frying Stunt Injures Fla. FF

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A 26-year veteran of Tampa Fire Rescue was injured after a radio station stunt intended to illustrate the dangers of turkey frying went awry. A van caught fire Friday in the parking lot of WFLZ radio...

    News • December 18th, 2009

  • Calif. Responder Succumbs to Infection

    A California fire department has been shaken by the loss of an “energetic” firefighter who succumbed to a mysterious infection. Cosumnes CSD Firefighter/EMT Richard E. Ibarra, 43, died Dec. 16 at UC Davis Medical Center, said Battalion Chief John...

    News • December 18th, 2009

  • Injured Mo. Capt. Gets a Surprise

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. --   Suzie and Chris Joiner thought they were coming to Fire Station No. 17 for a retirement party. Instead they were surprised with a big wad of cash and named Tvedten Angels for 2009. Chris Joiner is a fire captain who was badly...

    News • December 18th, 2009

  • Wrong Parts in Boston Truck Crash

    A Boston Fire Department contractor installed the wrong parts on Ladder 26 several months before it crashed, killing a firefighter at in early January, according to The Boston Globe.The newspaper reviewed the police report from a recent investigation...

    News • December 16th, 2009

  • Pa. Firefighter Injured in Blaze

    CONOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. --  A firefighter was injured in an overnight house fire in Lancaster County. The blaze was discovered at about midnight in a home in the 100 block of North Second Street in Conoy Township. Three adults were displaced in...

    News • December 14th, 2009

  • Mass. FF Shot During Road Dispute

    QUINCY, Mass. -- A road rage incident may have sparked a shooting in Quincy Saturday night that left a firefighter in critical condition, police said. Joseph Fasano, 30, was shot once in the abdomen when he and another...

    News • December 13th, 2009

  • Chicago 5-Alarmer Kills Woman, Injures Five FFs

    CHICAGO, Ill. -- An early morning five-alarm blaze at a high-rise in the Streeterville community killed a resident and hospitalized five firefighters, according to WFLD-TV. At least seven other people where injured in the fire that started at...

    News • December 10th, 2009

  • Seat Belts Save 2 Canadian Firefighters

    ESSA, Ontario, Canada -- Two Essa Township volunteer firefighters were injured in a rollover on Dec. 7, and their chief is crediting the use of seat belts for saving their lives, according to The Barrie Examiner. The firefighter were returning to the...

    News • December 9th, 2009