Firefighter Safety News

  • Responding Mich. Fire Truck Hits Car

    A Dexter Area Fire Authority firefighter suffered minor injures in crash after he hit and out of control car yesterday afternoon, according to AnnArbor.com. The crash occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Dexter-Pinckney Road when a 64-year-old...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Pa. Snow Plow Crew Finds House Fire

    --   A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation snowplow driver found a house engulfed in flames in Centre County late Tuesday. Officials said the truck driver spotted and orange glow through the wood and called for help. Little was left of the home...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Massive Crystal Meth Lab Found in N.Y.

    BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. -- Federal and New York authorities said they "got lucky" when they found two men making crystal methamphetamine in a room at the Stone Helm Motel in Beekmantown. One of the agents investigating the case...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Ethanol Tanker Rolls Over in Indiana

    RANDOLPH CO., Indiana -- A tanker rig, loaded with ethanol, overturned Wednesday evening on Indiana Highway 227 in Randolph County near Union City, Ind. A hazmat team and firefighters from several fire departments in...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Kansas Chief Killed in Backing Accident

      LINN VALLEY, Kan. -- The fire chief of Linn Valley was killed in an accident at the Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the fire truck driver was attempting to back up the truck but...

    News • February 10th, 2010

  • FDNY FFs Injured in Ceiling Collapse

    NEW YORK, N.Y. --An early morning blaze gutted a beloved West Village party store today, completely destroying the business and leaving two firefighters hospitalized, authorities said.Firefighters got the call at 7:16 a.m. of a fire at the Village Paper...

    News • February 10th, 2010

  • Man, 100 Animals Die Fla. Crash

    BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The southbound lanes of U.S. 27 near the Palm Beach/Broward County line were closed for hours Tuesday after an 18-wheeler crashed into an overturned truck full of goats, pigs, sheep, chickens and cows.

    News • February 10th, 2010

  • Maryland Firefighters Hurt at Blaze

    LEITERSBURG, MD – Two Maryland firefighters were injured Tuesday afternoon while battling a house fire.Two residents of the single-story house also were injured after running back inside in an attempt to rescue their pets, according to NBC25.   One...

    News • February 9th, 2010

  • Two Va. Firefighters Injured in Blaze

    FAIR OAKS, Va. -- Two Fairfax County firefighters were injured battling an apartment fire last night amid a snowstorm that hit the area, according to WJLA-TV. Snow caused a portion of the roof to collapse sending one firefighter down three floors...

    News • February 9th, 2010

  • Georgia Plane Crash Kills Pilot

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A plane has crashed in a Lawrenceville neighborhood Monday afternoon, officials said, killing the pilot. The plane went down on Simmons Circle near Spring Circle at about 5 p.m. Gwinnett County Fire...

    News • February 9th, 2010

  • Ore. FFs Help with Parking Mishap

    MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- A man living at a retirement community crashed his car through a cement wall Monday, leaving the vehicle teetering on the edge of a parking garage, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the...

    News • February 9th, 2010

  • Kan. Firefighter's Daughter Killed in Fire

    LANSING, Kan. --  A house fire Sunday afternoon killed a 5-year-old daughter of a firefighter and injured three. Lansing police said they got the fire call at 4:36 p.m. at 1005 N. 8th Street and said their preliminary investigation show that the...

    News • February 9th, 2010

  • Ohio Firefighter Injured in Duplex Blaze

    HAMILTON --  Two people escaped unharmed after fire swept through a Hamilton duplex early Monday. The fire was reported at 668 Belle Ave. just before 2 a.m. One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital...

    News • February 8th, 2010

  • 20 Homeless After Indy Fire

    INDIANAPOLIS -- About 20 people were left without homes after a large apartment fire on Indianapolis' northeast side late Sunday night. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. at the Avalon Lake apartments, near Binford...

    News • February 8th, 2010

  • Plane Part Falls Into Fla. Mall Parking Lot

    MIAMI --  A part fell from an airplane and landed in the parking lot of a South Florida mall on Friday morning. The incident happened at the Miami International Mall in the 1400 block of Northwest 107th Avenue.   The 747 Atlas Air cargo...

    News • February 8th, 2010