Strategy & Tactics News

  • 3,000 Evacuated from Mo. Fed Building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. --   Nearly 3,000 federal workers and all the children at an on-site daycare had to run into the cold around lunch time on Friday after a fire in a utility room filled the first two floors with smoke. Dozens of firefighters rushed...

    News • February 21st, 2010

  • Seattle FFs Rescue Man From Chimney

    SEATTLE -- Rescue crews extricated a man who was stuck in a South Seattle chimney. Officers responded to the call around 5:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 7700 block of Seward Park Avenue South. Chopper 7...

    News • February 20th, 2010

  • Pa. Barn Collapses, FFs Rescue Horses

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. -- A Westmoreland County man had to call for help to rescue five horses after his barn collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. Bill Lasczko told Channel 4 Action News he went to the barn in Mount...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Roof of Pa. Fire Station Collapses

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. --   The weight of lingering snow is taking its toll on buildings around the area. In Washington County this morning, snow collapsed part of the roof at the Amwell Volunteer Fire Station. Chief Mark Wright said their fire trucks...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Limestone Is Trouble for Wash. FFs

    VANCOUVER, Wash. --   An 11,000-pound pile of limestone grindings caught fire Monday at a recycling transfer station in Vancouver. Fire crews were called to the 6600 block of Northwest Old Lower River Road at about 6 a.m. Because they were initially...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Historic Ga. Building

    FAIRBURN, Ga. -- A massive fire destroyed an historic building in Fairburn in south Fulton County early Thursday morning. Fifty-five to 60 firefighters battled the fire at the intersection of Roosevelt Highway and...

    News • February 12th, 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

  • Heavy Equipment Makes Path in Snow For Apparatus to Pa. Warehouse Fire

    PITTSBURGH --   Thick, black smoke belched out of a burning Lawrenceville warehouse Wednesday, and firefighters had to battle snowy road conditions to get there. The fire broke out on 39th Street near the train tracks down from the Allegheny River...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Fire Destroys Unfinished Texas Hotel

    SAN ANTONIO -- A 2-alarm fire ripped through a Days Inn under construction near Loop 410 and Marbach Road early Tuesday morning. According to San Antonio Chief Charles Hood, firefighters arrived to find the structure...

    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

  • 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

  • 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