Firefighter Safety News

  • Two Boston FFs Fall Through Floor

    BOSTON -- Two firefighters were hurt as they tried to put out a building fire in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood early Wednesday, officials said. At least one of the injured fire fighters was hurt after...

    News • December 30th, 2009

  • Two Va. Firefighters Injured in Crash

    City of Richmond's Engine 12 was dispatched at 7:39 a.m. on Dec. 29 for a medical call, but they didn't make it."Engine 12 had lights and sirens activated," said Lt. Shawn Jones, PIO, "As Engine 12 approached the intersection of W. Cary Street and...

    News • December 29th, 2009

  • Four Tenn. FFs Hurt in Engine Roll Over

    -- Four firefighters from the White House Volunteer Fire Department who were injured responding to a wreck Sunday have been released from a hospital. According to fire officials, the firefighters were treated at Vanderbilt and released...

    News • December 29th, 2009

  • FFs Close Landmark Miami Restaurant Amid Safety Concerns and Recent Fire

    MIAMI --   Fire officials said the power at a landmark Virginia Key restaurant will be shut off, closing down business, amid safety concerns about electrical wires on the property after a fire broke out Sunday.   The fire happened at a trailer...

    News • December 29th, 2009

  • Houston FF's Battle Scrap Yard Blaze

    HOUSTON -- An east Houston scrap metal yard caught fire on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported. Houston firefighters battled flames at the Derichebourg Recycling USA on Harrisburg Boulevard near Navigation Boulevard at about...

    News • December 29th, 2009

  • Fire Guts Historic, Downtown Ga. Shops

    CANTON, Ga. -- An early Saturday morning fire destroyed three businesses in downtown Canton. "It's just totally destroyed," said John Fincher, owner of an art gallery that was destroyed. Cherokee fire...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Calif. FF Fight 'Intense' Downtown Blaze

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fire crews said a four-alarm blaze that destroyed two buildings in downtown Sacramento on Sunday was one of the most intense blazes they've fought this year. "I could see flames from the other...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Neb. Firefighter Injured in Slip on Ice

    BELLEVUE, Neb. --  A firefighter is recovering after being injured while fighting a fire in Bellevue. Dispatchers said the first call for the fire came in at about 2 a.m. Sunday at a home near 26th Street and West Chandler Road. Medics said...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Fire Forces Okla. Prison Evacuation

    FORT SUPPLY, Okla. --   More than 150 inmates were forced from their cells after a fire broke out in an Oklahoma prison. Investigators said 174 inmates from the William S. Key Correctional Facility were transferred from their cell block to the gym...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Wash. FFs Search for Plant Worker

    LONGVIEW, Wash. -- A search is under way for a missing chemical plant employee in southwest Washington. Firefighters were called to Equachlor at about 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Day after a report of the missing worker. A...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Train Collides with Truck in S.C.

    EASLEY, S.C. -- A driver in Easley missed death by inches when a train crushed his pickup truck on Thursday. The crash happened at a railroad crossing on Highway 123 and one man witnessed the incident just feet away...

    News • December 26th, 2009

  • Fireworks Stand Destroyed in Texas

    SAN ANTONIO -- Just north of San Antonio, residents woke up to the sounds of fireworks on Christmas morning. A fireworks stand near U.S. 281 and Overlook Parkway caught fire just after 4:30 a.m. Fireworks...

    News • December 26th, 2009

  • N.C. Fire Survivor: "I Woke Up To Screams"; Two Die in Early A.M. Fire

    RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C.

    News • December 25th, 2009

  • Detroit Fire Truck Slams into Vehicle

    DETROIT -- A Detroit fire truck racing to a blaze at a commercial building on Detroit's west side slammed into a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The truck collided with the car on Buchanan Road and 14 Street...

    News • December 24th, 2009

  • Md. FF Gets Facial Burns at House Fire

    BALTIMORE --   Investigators are looking into what caused a house fire in northwest Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to a home in the 5500 block of Stuart Avenue at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators said the fire started...

    News • December 24th, 2009