Training News

  • Neb. Firefighters Train With Commercial Building

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha firefighters tackled a rare opportunity Thursday. They were called to 49th and Dodge streets, not for a fire, but for training. The area was once home to the 49r Bar and a coffeehouse. Now it sits...

    News • January 14th, 2011

  • Two Texas VFD's Contracts Terminated

    SAN ANTONIO -- Crews with the Ata-Bexar and Sandy Oaks Volunteer fire departments are pleading with Bexar County Emergency Services District 6 to not terminate their contracts. Starting on Nov. 1, 2010, the Ata-Bexar...

    News • November 2nd, 2010

  • Safety Comes First in Texas A&M Fire Program

    DALLAS, TEXAS -- When it comes to live fire training, Ron Peddy of Texas A&M University has a rule that trumps all others.

    News • September 30th, 2010

  • Oregon Boy Hurt in Fire Pit Explosion

    GRESHAM, Ore. -- A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday night after an explosion at a backyard fire pit in Gresham. Firefighters were called to the home on Couch Court after a report of the explosion at 8:50 p.m. A...

    News • August 21st, 2010

  • N.C. Chief Recalls FF Son Killed in Crash

    WILKES COUNTY, N.C. -- For McGrady Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Lane, fighting fires was a family affair. Lane's stepson, 19-year-old Allen Matheson, followed in his father's footsteps, working his way to corporal in the department...

    News • August 11th, 2010

  • W. Va. Chief Defends His FFs from Feds

    WEIRTON, W.Va. -- The Weirton fire chief spoke out in response to poor ratings cast on the department through a mock disaster drill. According to the United States Regulatory commission, the firefighters fell short on...

    News • June 10th, 2010

  • Atlanta FFs Accused of Cheating

    ATLANTA --  CBS Atlanta News is breaking an investigation into allegations of cheating within the Atlanta Fire Department's ranks. The city's Human Resources Department has now launched a formal investigation of their own, after Chief...

    News • May 6th, 2010

  • Colo. Man Becomes FF Despite Hep C

    DENVER -- A 21-year-old former Marine who was infected with Hepatitis C at Rose Medical Center said the virus nearly derailed his dream of becoming a firefighter. Last year, Josh Kraft and dozens of other Rose Medical...

    News • May 6th, 2010

  • Two N.C. Firefighters Die Returning From Training

    Details are emerging not only about a fatal weekend wreck on U.S. 221 North, but about the four people involved in it. The crash claimed the lives of 23-year-old Jeremy Gordon Bolick of Lenoir and 20-year-old Charles Thomas Wright of Blowing Rock. Both...

    News • March 21st, 2010

  • Expired Drugs on Ga. Rescue Rigs

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. --   CBS Atlanta News has tough questions for DeKalb County after expired drugs used to save lives were found on emergency vehicles. CBS Atlanta News has discovered DeKalb County rescue trucks carried expired drugs on board...

    News • March 9th, 2010

  • Blast From Fire Hose Injures Mich. Cop

    HARPER WOODS, Mich. -- A Harper Woods police officer was injured during a freak accident involving the city's fire department. "The glass in the window is what shattered closer to him and hit him while he was sitting...

    News • March 5th, 2010

  • Wis. FFs Attend Class on Horse Safety

    MADISON, Wis. --   How do you move a 650-pound horse with an injury? Very carefully, as dozens of horse owners learned on Saturday. Equine safety experts demonstrated how to safely care for a stuck or injured horse at the University of...

    News • February 22nd, 2010

  • Mich. FF on a Cruise Saves Choking Boy

    HARPER WOODS, Mich. -- A firefighter on a cruise vacation jumped into action when he saw a toddler choking and is being credited for saving the little boy's life. "If he hadn't done what he did, I wouldn't be holding...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Former Ga. FFs Talk About Deadly Fire

    DECATUR, Ga. -- Two fired DeKalb firefighters spoke out for the first time about a deadly fire in Dunwoody last month. Fire Apparatus Officer Jeff Greene and former Capt. Tony Motes defended their actions at the home of...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Virginia Firefighters Called Three Times to Same Fire

    A Botetourt County blaze drew firefighters to a home three times Monday (Jan. 25) afternoon and night and Tuesday morning, destroying the home and displacing two residents.

    News • January 28th, 2010