Firefighter Safety News

  • 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

  • NIOSH Releases LODD Reports

    Arkansas Report Illinois Report NIOSH has released two firefighter fatality investigative reports. One involves a firefighter who fell off a bridge, while the other probe was conducted after a member of a crew fell through a floor into a burning...

    News • November 5th, 2009

  • Ohio Firefighter Falls Through Floor

    A Toledo firefighter was injured after falling through a hole in the floor while battling a blaze early this morning (Oct. 30), according to WTOL-TV. The house fire occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Plum Leaf and started in a crawl...

    News • October 30th, 2009

  • Las Vegas Firefighter Injured in Blaze

    A Las Vegas firefighter was injured in a two-alarm apartment fire yesterday, according to the department. The fire started in a downstairs unit and went up wall and fireplace chase into the attic area. The firefighter did not require hospitalization and...

    News • October 29th, 2009

  • Transformer Burns Above Ohio Firefighters

    URBANA TWP., Ohio -- A transformer at the top of a utility pole exploded and burned after a driver struck it on Oct. 28, resulting in the scene shown in the photo on the right, taken by Springfield News Sun photographer Bill Lackey. The crash occurred on...

    News • October 29th, 2009

  • Fallen Fla. Firefighter's Widow Sues FD

    The widow of a firefighter killed during a 2007 training exercise is suing Volusia County Fire Services, according to The Orlando Sentinel. A 40-foot tree fell on Firefighter John Curry on Nov. 27, 2007 as another firefighter cut it down with a chain saw...

    News • October 25th, 2009

  • Study Examines SCBA Enhancement

    The enhancement needs of SCBA face pieces is currently being studied jointly by the USFA and NIST, according to a press release. The study use both laboratory and operational testing to examine ways to enhance the thermal performance of the device's face...

    News • October 21st, 2009

  • D.C. Chief Addresses Sprinkler Demo Mishap

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    News • October 14th, 2009

  • Calif. FF Run Over by Tender Recovers

    CHICO, Calif. -- Becky Quigley, a 23-year-old Hotshot Firefighter, is in a Chico hospital where she battles a different kind of fight than the 23-year-old Weed resident is accustomed.Instead of fighting fires, Quigley now fights to recover from injuries...

    News • October 14th, 2009

  • Ohio Engine a Tribute to Fallen FFs

    EMMITSBURG, Md. -- "What better tribute to firefighters and their sacrifices..." That's how Loveland-Symmes Fire Chief Otto Huber proudly explained the murals on the engine parked near the National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial this past weekend. The...

    News • October 8th, 2009

  • Ohio FF Goes Through Floor at House Fire

    GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio --   Two firefighters are recovering after being injured while fighting a two-alarm fire Monday. A firefighter was injured after falling through the second floor of a home in Green Township. Fire crews said a fire broke out...

    News • October 6th, 2009

  • Thousands Attend Firefighter Memorial

    EMMITSBURG, MD - Many tears were shed and hugs were commonplace here Sunday morning as thousands paid tribute to firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Despite the tough economic times, personnel from around the country traveled to Maryland to...

    News • October 5th, 2009

  • Gas Grill Explosion Rocks Fla. Fire Station; 2 FFs Hurt

    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- An explosion at fire station in Poinciana sent two firefighters to the hospital. The two firefighters were cooking food on a grill at Station 65 on Cypress Parkway just before six PM Friday when a...

    News • October 3rd, 2009

  • Wreath Ceremony Honors Fallen FFs

    Fallen firefighters who also served their country were remembered Thursday during a wreath-laying ceremony at ArlingtonNationalCemetery.

    News • October 2nd, 2009

  • Three Firefighters Injured in Calif. Wildfire

    FREMONT, Calif. --   Three firefighters were injured while combating a 15-acre vegetation fire burning in a wooded area east of Fremont Thursday afternoon, a Cal Fire captain said. The blaze, reported shortly before 4 p.m. in the area of Niles...

    News • October 2nd, 2009