Health & Wellness News

  • Colo. Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos at Fire

    LONGMONT, Colo. -- A fire broke out early Sunday morning in a Longmont home undergoing asbestos abatement. At about 2:45 a.m., the Longmont Fire Department was called to a home at 50 East Fifth Avenue, Assistant Chief...

    News • July 11th, 2011

  • Gas Explosion Levels Baltimore House, 1 Hurt

    BALTIMORE -- A man was being treated for second- and third-degree burns Thursday after a house explosion rocked a northwest Baltimore neighborhood. The blast occurred about 1:45 a.m. in the 5800 block of Key Avenue off...

    News • June 3rd, 2011

  • Iowa Station Battles Bedbug Infestation

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A fire station in Des Moines has been dealing with bedbugs. They are usually called on to put out a blaze in a burning building, but at station number 4, firefighters had to call in for help to stamp...

    News • May 26th, 2011

  • Fla. Firefighter Suffers Chest Pains Battling Fire

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- A firefighter suffered chest pains while battling a fire above a Boca Raton deli early Tuesday morning and had to be taken to a hospital. A firefighter was hospitalized for chest pains while battling...

    News • May 24th, 2011

  • Mold Found in 33 Fire Stations in Nashville

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville firefighters union President Gary Moore told Channel 4 News there is very little firefighters can do to protect themselves from mold found in all but four Nashville fire stations...

    News • May 5th, 2011

  • Former NFL Player: Firefighters are Pro Athletes

    Erron Kinney may no longer be a tight end for the NFL's Tennessee Titans, but he has the same outlook on the need for fitness in his current profession.

    News • March 29th, 2011

  • Wireless Technology Employed to Reduce LODDs

    Ideas for low cost technology to increase firefighter safety are being researched.

    News • March 1st, 2011

  • Report Says Nev. Firefighters Planned Sick Time

    LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters who abused sick leave could soon face legal action, county commissioners said. Clark County commissioners received an updated report on sick leave abuse during their Tuesday meeting...

    News • February 15th, 2011

  • Pa. Firefighter Hospitalized After House Fire

    PITTSBURGH -- The Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause of a house fire in Scott Township that sent one firefighter to the hospital Thursday morning. Investigators said the blaze broke out around 2:30...

    News • February 11th, 2011

  • Calif. Firefighter's Funeral Marks Job Hazards

    ALAMEDA -- A procession of fire trucks rolled though the East Bay Friday to honor a firefighter struck down by cancer. Friends, family and co-workers gathered in Alameda to remember 42-year old Fire Capt. Scott...

    News • January 16th, 2011

  • Missouri Firefighter Dies During Annual Physical

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City firefighter died Friday during his annual Fire Department physical. Battalion Chief Joe Vitale said Richard Paul, 54, was treated at the scene by medical and fire personnel and taken to a hospital, but he died...

    News • January 8th, 2011

  • Fort Bliss Firefighter Sues Army to Get Job Back

    EL PASO, Texas -- A Fort Bliss firefighter is taken off the front lines of duty because of his diabetes is now taking the U.S. Army to court over it. Raul Gonzalez said he lost more than a year's worth of lead firefighter wages, which became a...

    News • December 16th, 2010

  • Fire Deaths Take Toll on Kentucky Firefighters

    A fire killed 4-year-old twins and their great-grandmother.

    News • December 12th, 2010

  • No Cash, Texas FF Rehab Service Faces Closure

    SAN ANTONIO -- After 11 years of providing assistance to local firefighters, Bexar County Emergency Scene Rehab's service may soon come to an end. The group helps out the San Antonio Fire Department and many county departments by bringing out...

    News • November 18th, 2010

  • Kansas Firefighter Gets New Prosthetic Leg

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- With the innovation of the microchip, the prosthetics industry has grown tremendously over the past few years. But now, a first-of-its-kind pump is making life a little easier for area amputees...

    News • November 9th, 2010