Firefighter Safety News

  • Murder Conviction Allowed in Del. LODD

    A Delaware Superior Court judge ruled this morning that Paramedic Michelle Smith was acting as a firefighter when she was killed by a driver while tending to an injured man on the side of a highway late last year, according to The News Journal. The...

    News • November 20th, 2009

  • Miss. Firefighters Injured in Rollover

    Two firefighters in Mississippi had to be rescued after their fire truck flipped yesterday (Nov. 19) while responding to a call, according to WLOX-TV. The two Forest County volunteer firefighters were on en route to a car fire at approximately 1 p.m...

    News • November 20th, 2009

  • Nashville FFs Injured in Floor Collapse

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Six firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries on Thursday morning while battling a fire on Dinah Court near Ravenwood Country Club in Donelson. Emergency officials said the floor of the home fell through, trapping three...

    News • November 19th, 2009

  • Pa. Firefighter Injured in 3-Alarmer

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. --A three-alarm fire damaged two row homes and a firefighter suffered minor injures while battling the blaze yesterday morning (Nov. 18), according to The Morning Call.The firefighter sprained an ankle while inside fighting from inside...

    News • November 19th, 2009

  • 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