Firefighter Safety News

  • Ohio FFs Injured in Ceiling Collapse

    ETNA TWP, Ohio-- Four firefighters from the West Licking Joint Fire District were injured this morning (Nov. 18) when a ceiling collapsed on them while battling a blaze at a business, according toThe Newark Advocate.Crews responded to a fire at SJ...

    News • November 18th, 2009

  • N.C. FF Pinned by Pipe Calls 'Mayday'

    SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. -- A Wagram firefighter transmitted a "Mayday" after being pinned by a falling pipe while under a house while battling a blaze yesterday afternoon (Nov. 17), according to reports from the North Carolina-based Web site FireNews.net...

    News • November 18th, 2009

  • Tenn. Firefighter Burned in Arson Blaze

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --  Police have arrested a man after a fire displaced 20 families at a Hermitage apartment complex late Monday night. The first blaze sparked at about 9 p.m. at the Arbours of Hermitage apartment building off Old Hickory...

    News • November 17th, 2009

  • Three Ala. FFs Injured in Collapse

    Three Gadsden firefighters were injured when a floor collapsed into the basement of a burning home last night (Nov. 16), according to The Gadsden Times. Two of the firefighters suffered minor injuries and the condition of the third had been undetermined...

    News • November 17th, 2009

  • Md. Firefighter Hit by Car at Fire Scene

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    News • November 17th, 2009

  • Communication Faulted in NIOSH N.J. LODD Report

    A federal investigation into the Line of Duty Death (LODD) of a New Jersey career firefighter suggests that the loss of direct communication between an apparatus driver and the firefighter spotting him while backing was a primary factor leading to the...

    News • November 12th, 2009

  • Philadelphia Firefighter Falls From Rig

    A Philadelphia was injured last night (Nov. 11) after falling off a fire truck, according to WPVI-TV.The incident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. while crews were responding to a call.The 40-year-old male firefighter reportedly leaned against a door which...

    News • November 12th, 2009

  • NIOSH Notes Lack of Gear, Radios in Pa. LODD

    NIOSH investigators say a number of factors led to the death of a Pennsylvania firefighter last year while battling a house fire. On March 5, Lt. Nicholas V.

    News • November 11th, 2009

  • NIOSH Reviews Fire Killing 2 W.Va. Firefighters

    NIOSH has determined a number of factors on the fire ground led to the deaths of two West Virginia firefighters earlier this year. On Feb.

    News • November 10th, 2009

  • NIOSH Faults Boston Fire Department in '07 LODDs

    NIOSH investigators cited inefficient tactics, operations and codes in the 2007 deaths of two Boston firefighters. Warren J. Payne, 53, and Paul J. Cahill, 55, perished while battling a fire in a restaurant. The death certificate listed the causes of...

    News • November 10th, 2009

  • Indianapolis Firefighter Injured in Blaze

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A firefighter was injured while battling a raging house fire on Indianapolis' northeast side Tuesday morning. The fire began just before 10 a.m. at a home in the 3000 block of Station...

    News • November 10th, 2009

  • Three Firefighters Hurt in N.H. Blaze

    HOOKSETT, N.H. --   Three firefighters were injured in a three-alarm fire in Hooksett on Monday evening. Firefighters from dozens of towns were called just before 6 p.m. to a building at 242 W. River Road, which was shut down for almost four hours...

    News • November 10th, 2009

  • Firefighter Injured in 2-Alarm Ohio Fire

    LOCKLAND --  A firefighter is recovering after being injured while fighting a business fire in Lockland. The fire started at J.R. Trucking on Columbia Avenue around 2:45 a.m. It took several units over an hour to bring the fire under control...

    News • November 10th, 2009

  • Kan. FFs Hurt in Vacant House Blaze

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. --   Two firefighters suffered minor injuries while working to put out a fire in a vacant Kansas City, Kan., home on Saturday. Crews said that the building at 2238 S. Mill St.

    News • November 7th, 2009

  • Texas FF Burned in Apartment Fire

    SAN ANTONIO -- An apartment fire in New Braunfels early Wednesday left two people injured, including a firefighter. The fire, which started at around 2 a.m. at the Linde Apartments in the 1000 block of Linde, displaced...

    News • November 6th, 2009