Fire News

VIDEO: Massive fire destroys vacant building in Texas
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

A vacant building on the Southwest Side was destroyed after a massive fire early Friday morning.

The fire started just after 12:30 a.m. at a building along Frio City Road near West Malone.

Crews arrived to find heavy flames shooting out of the building. The building eventually collapsed.

Firefighters say the building wasn’t occupied at the time and there were no injuries reported.
– PUB DATE: 9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KABB-TV FOX 29 San Antonio

Fire truck damaged after car crashes into a Kansas fire station
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: A Shawnee fire truck is heavily damaged after a car crashed through a garage door at the John B. Glaser Fire Station, 6501 Quivira Road, early Thursday morning.

Shawnee Deputy Fire Chief Corey Sands says that one of the station’s two fire crews was out on an emergency medical call around midnight, when the second fire crew back at the station awoke to a loud sound and found a car had crashed through a garage door and into the front of their parked truck.
– PUB DATE: 9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Shawnee Mission Post

Hurricane Ian: Storm barrels toward South Carolina as death toll in Florida grows
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Nearly 2 million customers in Florida were without power early Friday two days after Hurricane Ian slammed into the state, killing at least 12.

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie suggested the number could be higher, announcing during a news conference Friday that as many as 21 deaths had been reported in Ian’s wake.
– PUB DATE: 9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: NBC News

Virginia: ‘Hall of Flame’ championship belt inspires fastest fire department response
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: The Danville Fire Department has just implemented a new system to give its firefighters bragging rights for good work.

“Starting this month, we have instituted the “Hall of Flame” Championship Belt,” DFD said in a Facebook post. “This will be awarded to the station and shift with the fastest turnout time [each quarter.]
– PUB DATE: 9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg

VIDEO: Downed power line sparks flames in Florida, fire station bay flooded
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Weather conditions in Florida’s Gulf Coast are dangerous due to Hurricane Ian — and authorities are experiencing issues as rain and wind hammer the area.

The Naples Fire and Rescue Department posted a video of a downed power line that sparked flames in the street on Wednesday. No one was hurt but authorities shared the footage to remind the public to stay off roads until the storm passes.
– PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WPEC-TV CBS 12 West Palm Beach

City in Kansas adds 24-7 defibrillator called a ‘SaveStation’ to local park
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

The City of Overland Park now has a defibrillator available 24-7 at one of their parks, what they are calling their new “SaveStation”.

Jason Green, EMS Chief for the City of Overland Park, said this will help save more lives, with everyone being able to use it and follow its instructions.

Green said the city’s cardiac arrest save rate is around 42 percent, which is much higher than other Kansas City metro emergency services, and across the country.
– PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KCTV CBS 5 Kansas City

New video encourages volunteers to answer the call In Pennsylvania
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Just in time for Fire Prevention Month, Doylestown Borough
and Doylestown Township have released a new video aimed at recruiting new members for the Doylestown Fire Company.

Both the borough and the township ran the video spot at their September public meetings. The video will also be shown on their websites, at the County Theatre and through a variety of other avenues.
– PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Doylestown Patch

Texas fire chief tours modern station in Polish sister city, proposes firefighter exchange
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

On Wednesday, Tyler Fire Chief David Coble toured a recently-constructed fire station in Tyler’s sister city of Jelenia Góra, Poland.

Coble is traveling with a group of representatives from East Texas to deepen the partnership between the two communities.

His Polish counterpart led the delegation on a tour of Jelenia Góra’s main fire station, an expansive and modern facility that opened in the last two years.
– PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler

Assistant New Mexico Fire Chief lands acting role in comedy television series ‘The Curse’
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Española Assistant Fire Chief John Wickersham will have a role as a Fire Chief on the upcoming comedy television series “The Curse.” Filmed in Española, the show is set to star Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie.

According to Wickersham, he was joined by several other local firefighters to film scenes on Sept, 20 and 21 at the Española Fire Department.
– PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Rio Grande Sun

VIDEO: Massive junkyard fire sends black plume of smoke into Philadelphia sky
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: Crews worked all night to put out the hot spots of a massive junkyard fire in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.

The three-alarm fire broke out around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sedgley and Erie avenues, sending a black plume of smoke into the sky.

Multiple vehicles and tires were ablaze inside the junkyard, officials said.
– PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia

2 firefighters injured in Texas apartment explosion return to work 1 year later
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Two of the three firefighters critically injured in an apartment gas explosion in Southeast Oak Cliff returned to work on Tuesday.

They managed to make the return two days before the one-year anniversary of the explosion. One year ago on Thursday, Cpt. Christopher Gadomski, Ron Hall and Pauline Perez were investigating a gas leak at Highland Hills Apartments in Southeast Oak Cliff.
– PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas

Washington fire station temporarily inoperable after $90K in lifesaving equipment stolen
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: Grays Harbor Fire District 1 Station 2 has been temporarily put out of service after $90,000 in lifesaving equipment was stolen Tuesday morning.

Police were called at 6 a.m. to the fire station located at 1880 South Bank Road for an overnight burglary.

Officials said thieves stole equipment such as defibrillators, jaws of life, radios and more from a tender, fire engine, and an ambulance.
– PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle

Michigan firefighters combat cancer with shirts, hats and mustaches
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

In addition to battling blazes, Dearborn Heights firefighters are hard at work these days trying to snuff out something that hits very close to home for them – cancer.

The department has embraced a “Movember” fundraising campaign that encourages mustache growth to raise awareness of men’s health issues.
– PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Press & Guide – Metered Site

Retired Ohio firefighter benefitting from new device to help chronic knee pain
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Chuck Stenger loved being a firefighter in New Albany. But after serving for more than 30 years, his career was cut short by his knee.

“Started noticing trouble with climbing a ladder, went to an orthopedic doc and was getting shots of cortisone,” Stenger said.

One day, the pain was so bad Stenger said he fell over while helping a patient.
– PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WSYX-TV FOX 28 Columbus

VIDEO: Smoke clears at Illinois industrial park fire nearly 14 hours later
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

After keeping fire crews busy for nearly 14 hours, an industrial park fire in Sauget that filled the air with smoke is finally out.

Fire crews cleared the scene just before 6:00 a.m. at the Eagle Industrial Park on Mississippi Avenue in Sauget. The Sauget Fire Chief, Roger Thornton, said some crews may return throughout the day to check on a few small hot spots.
– PUB DATE: 9/27/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

Texas firefighter says next-generation pacemaker allowed him to get back to work
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

World Heart Day is just a few days away, and in honor of that, one Houston firefighter is sharing his story of how his own fellow first responders came to his rescue when his heart nearly stopped.

Being a firefighter is not an easy job. But for Engineer Operator Jason Belin, it’s a job he loves but nearly had to quit after he got quite the scare back in June.
– PUB DATE: 9/27/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston

Red Sox pay tribute to fallen Baltimore firefighters
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: The Red Sox paid tribute to three fallen Baltimore firefighters during a baseball game in Boston on Monday.

The team flashed pictures of Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Firefighter Paramedic Kenneth Lacayo and Lieutenant Kelsey Sadler on the Fenway Park jumbotron during a break in the game. Lieutenant Butrim was a lifelong Red Sox fan.
– PUB DATE: 9/27/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore

At Freedom House in Pennsylvania, these Black men saved lives; Now the paramedics are a book topic
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: John Moon stands on the 2000 block of Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. He’s in front of a building that houses the Hill District Federal Credit Union, but he points to a plaque affixed to the stone façade commemorating the Freedom House ambulance service, widely acknowledged as the first paramedic program in the United States.
– PUB DATE: 9/27/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WEKU-FM 88.9 Richmond

11 Minutes Documentary Details 2017 Mass Shooting at Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Jason Aldean remembers hearing a popping noise, and thinking it was an equipment malfunction.

“When I turned around,” he says, “my bass player was just looking at me like a deer in the headlights. And my security guy was on stage at that point, telling me to get down, waving me off the stage.
– PUB DATE: 9/27/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Cowboys & Indians Magazine

New state-of-the-art fire station being built in Florida focuses on hot zone concept
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A new state-of-the-art fire station is under construction in Riviera Beach, and once complete, city leaders believe it will be a model for the rest of the country.

City manager Jonathan Evans and city councilman Douglas Lawson received a tour of the $20 million facility, with Riviera Beach Fire Chief John Curd leading the way through the 30,000 square-foot building at the corner of North Congress Avenue and Blue Heron Boulevard.
– PUB DATE: 9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WPEC-TV CBS 12 West Palm Beach

Vermont fire department will always remember Firegirl 15A1
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: Over the past six years, when the volunteer firefighters of Essex Fire Department in Vermont responded to a call, they knew a young girl in their community was thinking of them and waiting for their safe return. They can just look at their newest fire engine if they ever need reminding of her presence and support.
– PUB DATE: 9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Pierce Manufacturing

Hackers steal South Carolina fire department’s paychecks
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Hackers allegedly stole over $8,000 in paychecks following an email hack from an Upstate fire department.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Reidville Fire Department located at 3380 Hwy 417 on a report of fraud/payroll theft.

Once deputies arrived on the scene, they spoke with Fire Chief Patrick Evatt.
– PUB DATE: 9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WBTW-TV CBS 13 Florence

Maryland fire department planning to celebrate 150 year anniversary
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: The 150th anniversary of the Salisbury Fire Department is a little over a month away.

And first responders are gearing up for the fun. Staff says there will be live rescue demonstrations, tours of the firehouse, a parade, and a visit from a special guest. On top of having a good time, you’ll be able to see the growth of how far the department has come.
– PUB DATE: 9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WMDT-TV ABC/CW+ 47 Salisbury

New program in Maine will allow EMS clinicians to initiate Suboxone treatment after overdoses
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

For people struggling with addiction in Maine, the risk of a deadly overdose has never been higher.

Data from Maine EMS shows overdose calls for all substances increased 28% from 2020 to 2021 and 62% from 2010 to 2021. According to the agency, the number of opioid overdoses also increased dramatically, rising 38% from 2020 to 2021.
– PUB DATE: 9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WMTW-TV ABC 8 Poland Spring

VIDEO: Louisiana fire department investigates fire that destroyed historic downtown building
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: A fire Wednesday evening that destroyed a vacant, historic building in downtown Shreveport is under investigation, Fire Chief Clarence Reece said Thursday morning.

“Anytime a building catches on fire after it’s been standing for a while, it’s always going to be suspicious in nature. But again, we are doing our due diligence in investigating that,” Reece said.
– PUB DATE: 9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KTBS-TV ABC 3 Shreveport

Blind boy ‘sees’ firefighters for the first time with hands-on visit at Florida fire station
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Most kids can instantly recognize a firefighter by their uniform, but it’s different for a child who is blind.

That all changed for 6-year-old Junie during a recent trip to Plant City Fire Rescue’s Station #3 with fellow homeschool students. The group got the chance to tour the station and explore the fire trucks.
– PUB DATE: 9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando

California fire stations upgrade with DIY solar-powered generators
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Three Sonoma County fire stations are now equipped with a new emergency response tool: mobile generators powered by the sun.

On Thursday, firefighters got a hands-on lesson on how they work.

“What we’re building here is a solar-powered generator,” said Jim Kracke with the Sonoma Valley Fire Department “This is going to be in one of our stations.
– PUB DATE: 9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco

Firefighters lost to 9/11 illnesses top 300 with latest deaths
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: The death toll of firefighters felled by 9/11-related illnesses has surpassed 300, with one of the latest victims buried Thursday following a funeral Mass in Floral Park.

Retired FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph McKie, 60, who died Sunday, was transported to Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in an America-flag-draped casket atop a fire truck.
– PUB DATE: 9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Newsday – Metered Site

New Mexico fire rescue mural repainted after vandalism
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: The area around Fire Station 1 in Albuquerque is looking a lot brighter. The mural on the side of the station has been repainted. Albuquerque Fire Rescue says they reached out to the artist who created it after someone vandalized one of the faces and asked him if he could fix it. Instead, he repainted the entire thing.
– PUB DATE: 9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KRQE-TV CBS 13 Albuquerque

VIDEOS: Questions raised about infrastructure after semi-truck goes off Texas overpass, killing driver
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

An investigation is underway after a truck driver died when an 18-wheeler went off a highway overpass in Allen, Texas, and officials are also looking into the road’s infrastructure.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 75 and Stacy Road.

Dash camera video from a witness showed the semi-truck plummeting off the U.
– PUB DATE: 9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas

Florida firefighters ‘camp’ in RV as city inches toward construction of $2 million fire station
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: For almost a year, a Keystone Cougar recreational vehicle in Haney Creek Park has been the home of Stuart Fire Rescue temporary Station No. 3.

Two firefighters rotate through 24-hour shifts in a camp-like environment, parked next to a gazebo with a smoker and grill at the ready. And unlike crews staffing Stuart’s two existing fire stations — on Southeast Martin Luther King Jr.
– PUB DATE: 9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: TCPalm – Metered Site

New high-tech scan helps former Southern California firefighter extinguish prostate cancer in its earliest stages
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: New technology that’s allowing doctors to pinpoint prostate cancer long before it becomes a threat is now widely available.

A former firefighter mentioned how this new imaging technique helped him extinguish prostate cancer before it spread.

“I think firefighters tend to be aggressive,” said retired Colton Fire Chief Thomas Hendrix.
– PUB DATE: 9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

Chicago Tylenol murders: 2 firefighters tied deaths together in 40 year old unsolved case that began with a terrifying medical mystery
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

A suburban police detective climbs the steps of the main Cook County criminal courthouse in hopes of ending a 40-year-old mystery.

The Tylenol murders, as they are commonly known, have been his investigation since he assumed responsibility for the cold case more than 15 years ago.

Now, he and several other law enforcement officials believe they have solved the killings.
– PUB DATE: 9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Chicago Tribune – Metered Site

Central Pennsylvania firefighters train with military helicopters
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: On Wednesday, over a hundred firefighters from throughout central Pa. gathered at Fort Indiantown Gap for emergency training, each one learning about the different military helicopters that fly from the base.

“They’re going through four stations, which include orientation to the CH-47 Shanook, the UH-60 Blackhawk, and UH-72 Lakota,” said Aviation Safety Officer Danielle Watkins.
– PUB DATE: 9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WPMT-TV FOX 43 York

Mississippi fire crews spend hours trying to douse fire after blaze erupts at old, abandoned warehouse building
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

An old, abandoned warehouse building goes up in flames Tuesday evening in downtown Jackson.

The facility, which used to be an old recycling building, is located at the intersection of Monument and Palmyra Streets.

Crews with the Jackson Fire Department spent hours putting out the blaze. Chief Willie Owens says the fire broke out around 4 p.
– PUB DATE: 9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WLBT-TV NBC 3 Jackson

VIDEO: Firefighting robot demonstration held in Pennsylvania
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

You expect to find firefighters at a fire department. But what you may not expect to find is a firefighting robot like the one on display at the Greenwood Fire Department in Moosic.

It’s called the Super Vac TAF 35 Mobile Firefighting Robot. It’s remote-controlled and can pour 1,200 gallons of water a minute on a fire.
– PUB DATE: 9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton

Massachusetts: Many of Boston’s fire boxes are over a century old and are still operating smoothly
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: The Boston Fire Department’s alarm boxes are the same as they ever were – 170 years on the job, and they still work.

They are brightly colored, well-marked and appear every 1,000 feet on Boston streets. Still, the vast communications system has, through time and familiarity, become almost invisible — hidden in plain sight.
– PUB DATE: 9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston

Fire Department of New York hosts national event over concerns about e-bike, e-scooter battery fires
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Following concerns about the rise of e-bike and e-scooter fires in the US, firefighters hosted a national event to raise awareness about the potential risks posed by lithium-ion batteries.

Hosted by the Fire Department of New York in mid-September, the symposium was attended by 300 people from across North America, including the National Bicycle Dealers Association president Heather Mason.
– PUB DATE: 9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: BikeBiz

Fiery crash in California 50 years ago spurs today’s world-class burn care
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

September 24 marks a dark day for Sacramento. It was 50 years ago that 22 people died — 12 of them children — when a jet taking off from Sacramento Executive Airport overran the runway and slammed into Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Witness accounts indicate about 100 people were inside the popular eatery when the inexperienced pilot who had participated in the Golden West Sport Aviation Show changed their lives forever.
– PUB DATE: 9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: UC Davis Health

VIDEO: Michigan firefighters rescue trapped woman from raging fire while sheriff’s deputies man water hoses
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: A woman is in critical condition Monday, Sept. 19, after being rescued from her back deck during a raging house fire.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was trapped on the deck of the Cutlerville home.

Kent County sheriff’s deputies could not reach the woman but firefighters from Cutlerville, Dutton Township and Kentwood were able to rescue her while deputies sprayed water from fire hoses.
– PUB DATE: 9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: MLive .com

Ohio firefighter pinned underneath fire truck during rollover crash
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: An elderly volunteer firefighter underwent surgery Monday and remains in a hospital in Columbus after a rollover crash that happened Sunday.

Middleport Fire Chief Jeff Darst tells WSAZ the 72-year-old firefighter suffered fractures in his lower leg.

Darst says this could’ve easily been fatal, and they’re just grateful it wasn’t worse.
– PUB DATE: 9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3 Huntington

National group meets in Texas to discuss prevention of firefighter deaths
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Kevin Woyjeck, 21, was one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters killed while trapped in a fire in Arizona in 2013.

Released in 2017, a movie called “Only the Brave” highlighted the men’s bravery, making Woyjecks father especially proud.

“Kevin was the ninth firefighter in our family.
– PUB DATE: 9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio

Denver firefighters get second option in cancer-related medical costs
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Denver firefighters now have a second option for covering cancer-related medical costs.

The Denver City Council unanimously approved a bill that allows firefighters to join the Voluntary Cancer Benefits Award Program (VCAP) set up by the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust.

This measure would exist in place of the existing workers’ compensation program set up by the city, but there are a few key differences between the two programs that make the new one more attractive to city employees, city officials said.
– PUB DATE: 9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: The Denver Gazette

VIDEO: Flames Engulf Multi-Family Home in Massachusetts, Leaving 5 Displaced
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Five people will need somewhere to stay after a fire ripped through the third floor and back porch of a multi-family home in Everett, Massachusetts Monday morning.

Firefighters with the Everett Fire Department spent hours battling the fire on Woodlawn Street Monday, where they were met with towering flames when they first arrived.
– PUB DATE: 9/19/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 10 Nashua

Florida fire rescue truck shot multiple times while heading to call
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: A Lauderhill fire rescue has been left damaged after someone shot at it while crews responded to a call.

A paramedic saw the gunman, and it turned into quite a scare for the first responders.

On Friday, the crew of Rescue 30 of Lauderhill Fire Rescue’s fire truck was en route to help a person who was suffering chest pains when it was shot multiple times in the area of Northwest 19th Street and 31st Avenue.
– PUB DATE: 9/19/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami

California: Unanswered questions remain in USS Bonhomme Richard fire
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: A Navy arson trial is about to get underway, more than two years after fire destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. The trial comes as the Navy continues to unravel why the fire became one of the worst peace-time disasters in Navy history.

Beginning on July 12, 2020, the USS Bonhomme Richard burned for nearly five days in the San Diego Bay.
– PUB DATE: 9/19/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KPBS-TV 15 San Diego

‘Five Floors Up’ Review: A Tale of Fire and Family
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Chief William “Bill” Feehan kept a photo on his desk at the FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn. He and his young grandson Connor stand beaming in the photo on a fireboat in New York Harbor. The chief’s burly hands rest on Connor’s shoulders and the two brace a gust of wind that has made the boy’s hair into a wild nest.
– PUB DATE: 9/19/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal – Metered Site

Fallen Firefighter Memorial ceremony returns to Colorado Springs after two-year hiatus
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: The 36th annual International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony returned to Colorado Springs Saturday. Approximately 8,000 guests were in attendance for the first of the event since the pandemic began.

“The inability to be together took its toll on all of us,” IAFF President Edward Kelly said.
– PUB DATE: 9/19/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KRDO-FM 105.5 Colorado Springs

VIDEO: Fire under control after destroying California warehouse
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

After a nearly two-hour long firefight, crews in Stockton have gotten a handle on a two-alarm fire that destroyed a shuttered warehouse in downtown Stockton Thursday.

Around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, flames erupted inside of a building, formerly an auto shop, near Hunter and Oak Streets in Stockton, officials with the Stockton Fire Department said.
– PUB DATE: 9/16/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento

2022 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to be held this weekend in Colorado
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

For the first time since the pandemic’s start, firefighters from across the United States and Canada will gather in Colorado Springs to memorialize those lost due to service to their communities.

This weekend will mark the 2022 IAFF Fire Fighter Memorial and it will be a big one as the International Association of Fire Fighters is inviting all the families impacted by cancellations in 2020 and 2021 to join in person for the event.
– PUB DATE: 9/16/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KOAA-TV NBC 5 Pueblo

New York: Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association swears in first female president
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

The Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association swore in its first female president Thursday night.
The gathering of volunteer firefighters at a small banquet hall in Cortlandt also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association.
New President Angela Outhouse’s instinct to respond to emergencies was also on full display.
– PUB DATE: 9/16/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: News 12 Westchester

‘Best day of my life:’ Texas city’s littlest firefighter helps crew
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Sometimes fire departments run across what could become a future employee at the scene of a fire, but that doesn’t happen very often. Well, that’s just what happened at a recent Longview fire. But, it may be a while before he receives a paycheck since he’s six years old.

When there’s a fire, it catches the neighborhood’s attention, but six-year-old Spencer Laster, who was home sick, was absolutely fascinated by the firefighters putting that fire out.
– PUB DATE: 9/16/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler

Wisconsin fire department offers ‘Narcan Hope Kits’ to combat overdose epidemic
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Opioid related overdoses continue to rise in Milwaukee County. The county’s medical examiner reports that 80% of confirmed drug deaths this year involved fentanyl, with the county on track for 700+ drug related deaths this year.

Now, local law enforcement agencies like the Oak Creek Fire Department are working to slow down those numbers by handing out Narcan Hope Kits.
– PUB DATE: 9/16/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

VIDEO: 2 homes destroyed in Pennsylvania fire: ‘We lost everything’
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

A fire broke out and destroyed two homes in New Eagle after police said a man was burning weeds with a propane torch in his yard and went back inside.

A neighbor who saw the fire on First Avenue alerted homeowner Randy Leach, who tried to put the fire out with a garden hose.

One of the homes, which is used for storage and recreation and was unoccupied, burned to the ground.
– PUB DATE: 9/15/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh

Texas fire department’s groundbreaking program has offered 1,000 units of whole blood in the field
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: A San Antonio Fire Department program is now the gold standard across the country, making whole blood available on ambulances and at trauma scenes.

Three years ago, San Antonio mom Tiffany Kieschnick was driving to the store to get her son iced tea.

“I ended up having a stroke on my way home, and I flipped my car into a ditch and coded in the car.
– PUB DATE: 9/15/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio

Hawaii firefighters join police for key training on active school shooter situations
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

First responders are training together for an active shooter on campus.

Their focus is saving lives faster.

For the exercise, it’s an active shooter on campus and first responders from the Honolulu Police Department and Honolulu Fire Department carried mock victims from the building into an ambulance.
– PUB DATE: 9/15/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Hawaii News Now

100-Year-Old North Carolina Fire Commissioner Gets A Big Thank You
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Usually when people turn 100, they’re no longer active in their profession, however, Curtis Kennedy is anything but usual.

He recently celebrated his 100th birthday, but Kennedy – an original fire commissioner for the McLeansville Fire Department when it began in 1951 – still plays an active role as a fire commissioner for the department.
– PUB DATE: 9/15/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Rhino Times

9/11 flag displayed in Virginia while making its way around the world
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: On Wednesday morning the Virginia Patriot Guard Riders arrived in Lexington for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. A flag that once flew in New York at the World Trade Center after the September 11th attacks was displayed on the flag pole at the Lexington fire department for 9 minutes and 11 seconds during the ceremony.
– PUB DATE: 9/15/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WFXR-TV FOX 27 Roanoke

PHOTOS: Fire destroys 91 golf carts at Arizona golf complex
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

An overnight fire at the Randolph Golf Complex destroyed 91 golf carts and other equipment in a blaze that the Tucson Fire Department responded to around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A solar panel structure above parked golf carts was on fire when firefighters arrived, said Tucson Fire Public Information Officer Michael Colaianni, and the fire was put out at about 2:45 a.
– PUB DATE: 9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE:

Retired Texas firefighter needs help with historic photo
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTO: It was last month when retired Odessa Firefighter John Taylor stumbled across an old, unique photo.

It was a group photo taken in 1927 of the first fire engine along with the first 13 volunteer firefighters in Odessa.

Taylor, who has been researching the history of Odessa Fire and Rescue since the 80s, was stunned when he came across the photo on the website Traces of Texas.
– PUB DATE: 9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Odessa American Online

Volunteer fire departments in New York can now charge for an ambulance; it could save rural EMS service
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

In much of America, if you call an ambulance, you get a bill afterwards.

But in rural New York state, where a lot of emergency services are bundled in with fire departments, that often doesn’t happen. Volunteer fire departments haven’t been allowed to charge for ambulance service. But that means they’ve had to eat the cost.
– PUB DATE: 9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WSKG-FM 89.3 Binghamton

Chevron Refinery in Mississippi hosts volunteer firefighter training
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Volunteer firefighters were focused as they fought furious flames at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery’s volunteer firefighter training.

Nicole Walters and John Ford with the East Jackson Volunteer Fire Department said they came to the training to become more prepared.

“We’re used to interior firefighting, and this right here is something different, something we’re looking forward to.
– PUB DATE: 9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WLOX-TV ABC/CBS 13 Biloxi

New Massachusetts Fire ATV Paid for With Donated Cans
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTO: To pay for its new emergency response all-terrain vehicle, the Fire Department sorted and recycled about 217,000 cans donated by community members.

The Lanesborough Fireman’s Association bought the $15,000 vehicle, a Can-Am Outlander Max XT, entirely with money from its Cans for Lives program, which helps fund the purchase of emergency equipment and vehicles.
– PUB DATE: 9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE:

VIDEO: 5-Alarm fire erupts at commercial building in California
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Firefighters engaged a massive 5-Alarm fire at an unknown commercial building in Riverside County Monday afternoon.

The fire was first reported at around 1:30 p.m. 22000 block of Opportunity Way where it quickly grew to engulf more than 10 acres of cardboard, outside storage area and other materials by 3 p.
– PUB DATE: 9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles

Pennsylvania county dedicates $10M fire training center
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Sunday marked the next chapter that will allow firefighters, police and other first responders to prepare for emergencies without leaving Carbon County.

The rain also didn’t stop various fire companies, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, friends and family from gathering on the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning to ring in and celebrate the nearly complete Emergency Operations Training Center.
– PUB DATE: 9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Times News Online

North Carolina firefighters, supporters are pushing hard for PFAS-free turnout gear
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Firefighting is an occupation that comes with inherent risks.

In addition to the physical demands, there are also health risks associated with the job. For instance, the rate at which firefighters develop cancer outpaces the general population by 9 percent, and their risk of dying from cancer is 14 percent higher, according to a study published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
– PUB DATE: 9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: North Carolina Health News

Five new 9/11 bills signed into law in New York
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

The bills are expected to help and support New Yorkers “whose lives were transformed on that terrible day.”

In remembrance of the 21st anniversary of 9/11, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul today signed five pieces of legislation that officials believe will provide support to 9/11 victims, survivors and their families.
– PUB DATE: 9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Hudson Valley Post

‘It’s been a good ride’: Wisconsin firefighter set to complete 50 years of service before his retirement
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: A Whitewater firefighter is coming up on a major milestone in his career, as he will hit 50 years of service before he retires next summer.

You can usually find Terry Phelps behind the wheel of a fire truck.

“I grew up on the fire department,” Phelps said. “My dad was on for 25 years.” Service is in Phelps’ blood.
– PUB DATE: 9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Spectrum News 1

VIDEO: 3 firefighters injured after fire erupts at historic church in South Los Angeles
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Three firefighters were injured early Sunday morning while battling a fire that engulfed a historic church in South Los Angeles, officials said.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the major emergency fire at Victory Baptist Church at 4802 S. Mckinley Ave. for one hour and 40 minutes.

One firefighter suffered moderate injuries and two others sustained minor injuries; two of them were transported to a hospital while the other was treated at the scene, an LAFD spokesperson said.
– PUB DATE: 9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

First responders pay tribute to fallen heroes on 9/11 in Texas county
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: First responders from across Brazos County gathered early Sunday morning outside the Stella Hotel in Bryan. The group of firefighters, police officers, and paramedics paused to pay tribute to their brothers and sisters that made the ultimate sacrifice 21 years ago today.

First responders, many in full gear climbed the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs as a tribute to the heroes who died at Ground Zero on 9/11.
– PUB DATE: 9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KBTX-TV CBS 3 Bryan

Fire Trucks Crash Racing to Put Out New Jersey Fire, 3 Firefighters Critically Hurt
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: A pair of fire trucks racing through a New Jersey city en route to put out flames scorching a downtown business collided, critically injuring three firefighters Saturday evening, city officials said.

The two fire department trucks were responding to a fire on Main Street when they smashed into one another at Broadway and Straight Street around 5:30 p.
– PUB DATE: 9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York

Oklahoma State University Fire Training program gets first new truck in 90 years
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Oklahoma State University christened its first new fire truck in almost a century on Sunday.

The school’s Fire Service Training program plans to use it to train a new generation of firefighters. The ceremony happening on September 11th was pure coincidence, meant to coincide with the start of its biannual academy, but the program’s directors believe in its significance.
– PUB DATE: 9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KTUL-TV ABC 8 Tulsa

Renovated former hospital in Vermont now housing for firefighters
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: An old hospital is getting new life while helping retain and recruit firefighters.

The Vermont Fire Academy is based in Pittsford which can be up to two hours away from many fire departments across the state. The distance has made it difficult for firefighters to get the necessary training and hard to incentivize them to attend optional ones.
– PUB DATE: 9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WCAX-TV CBS 3 Burlington

VIDEO: Fiery semi crash kills 2 in Wisconsin
Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

A crash involving two semis killed both drivers in Belgium Thursday night, Sept. 8, shutting down I-43 in both directions. All lanes on I-43 have reopened

Viewer video showed flames coming from what appeared to be a semi-truck and a large plume of smoke rising into the sky. Sheriff’s officials said the crash happened on I-43 southbound south of Sandy Beach Road in Belgium.
– PUB DATE: 9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Going above and beyond: Virginia fire chief recognized for ‘unique commitment’ to safety
Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

The leader of the city’s fire department recently was recognized for his “unique commitment” to ensuring the health and safety of citizens and his firefighters.

Fire Chief Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson received the Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award, presented annually by the International Association of Fire Chiefs to department chiefs who go above and beyond in prioritizing fire service health and safety.
– PUB DATE: 9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Daily Press

FDNY makes an explosive point about potential dangers of lithium-ion batteries
Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO/PHOTOS: The FDNY on Wednesday lit a lithium-ion battery on fire to demonstrate how dangerous that kind a blaze can be if not handled properly.

“We want the public to know, to be aware that it’s a danger,” FDNY Chief of Operations John Esposito said during the demo at the Randall’s Island Fire Academy.
– PUB DATE: 9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: New York Daily News – Metered Site

Rural medics in Indiana to benefit from new mobile trainer
Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

The Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC, pronounced “rick”) visits small rural hospitals throughout the Wabash Valley and 14 other sites scattered from Evansville to Fort Wayne in a mobile simulation unit capable of training healthcare providers and students on how to treat 45 different medical incidents.
– PUB DATE: 9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Pharos-Tribune

Gulfport Museum of History opens Hurricane Katrina photography exhibit
Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: A new exhibit at the Gulfport Museum of History unveiled a collection entitled ‘Katrina Images Revisited.’

“This lady, Carmen, was just off Howard Avenue when I walked up and there was debris everywhere and she was sweeping and cleaning and she had this incredible positive attitude and she said ‘I am karate mamma and I will survive.
– PUB DATE: 9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WXXV-TV FOX/NBC/CW 25 Gulfport

VIDEO: Railroad ties go up in flames in Nevada, causes unhealthy air quality
Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTOS: According to Churchill County Manager Jim Morby, the fire has burned the entire railroad tie yard and the smoke is traveling west and northeast of Fallon.

Multiple agencies are working together in battling the fire, including local and municipal, alongside the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
– PUB DATE: 9/8/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KRNV-DT NBC 4 Reno

Meet the woman who smashed a Minnesota fire department’s physical test record
Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Jodie Carroll’s childhood was a bit … unsettled.

Born in Minneapolis, she and her mother moved with her entrepreneur father to Boston, then Georgia, then back to Minneapolis. At age 11, Carroll moved with her family to a farm near Onamia, Minn. Athletic, with a love of physical activity, Carroll found belonging in sports.
– PUB DATE: 9/8/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Star Tribune – Metered Site

New York City Fire Museum exhibition features family members of 9/11 first responders
Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

A new photography exhibit at the New York City Fire Museum puts family members of 9/11 first responders in front of the camera as a way to illustrate the continuing impact of the attacks.

The exhibition, called “One Day in September,” features a series of profound, editorial-style portraits of first responders’ family members, created by renowned photographer Richard Wiesel.
– PUB DATE: 9/8/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Time Out Magazine

Florida county’s new simulator to train area firefighters to battle airport fires
Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Towering orange flames 100 feet tall. A billowing plume of thick black smoke. An aircraft engulfed in a blaze.

And it’s happening along Interstate 75 toward southern Punta Gorda, not far from the highway.

Don’t panic and don’t dial 911. It’s not a real emergency. In fact, this scene hasn’t even occurred yet.
– PUB DATE: 9/8/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Charlotte Florida Weekly

New screening program begins in hopes to prevent heart attacks in North Dakota officers and firefighters
Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

It’s a busy morning as Lieutenant Anderson suits up and hits the treadmill.

But it’s not some part of police training, or his morning routine, it’s part of a new enhanced cardiovascular screening program put on by Essentia Health and the West Fargo police and fire departments.

They began implementing the program after a rough scare and an even tougher loss.
– PUB DATE: 9/8/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Valley News Live

VIDEO: 64 displaced after lightning storm sets Colorado apartment on fire
Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

A large apartment fire that broke out overnight in northeast Colorado Springs has displaced 64 people from 34 apartments, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The fire, which happened in the 6000 block of Olympic Park Point in downtown Colorado Springs, was under control in an hour and a half according to CSFD.
– PUB DATE: 9/7/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver

Michigan non-profit introduces surf therapy to veterans, first responders
Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: It’s quickly gaining a global following. Surf therapy is defined as a “method of intervention combining surf instruction or surfing and structured individual or group activities that promote psychological, physical and psychosocial well-being.” Sharing this effective therapy with veterans and first responders is why West Michigan based non-profit Third Coast Rising exists.
– PUB DATE: 9/7/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WZZM-TV ABC 13 Grand Rapids

Firefighter shares his 9/11 story ahead of 21st anniversary
Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: With less than a week until the 21st anniversary of Sept. 11, News 12’s Greg Thompson sat down with a firefighter to speak about the memories he still has.
James McCarthy remembers exactly where he was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 – at home, on his day off. When he saw what happened, he drove to his ladder in Melrose, then headed to the World Trade Center.
– PUB DATE: 9/7/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey

Four years after Ohio shooting, survivor reunites with first responders who saved her
Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: On the morning of Sept. 6, 2018, a man holding a 9 mm handgun walked into Fifth Third Center and opened fire.

Omar Enrique Santa-Perez shot 35 rounds in four minutes and 28 seconds, killing three people and wounding two others. Cincinnati police arrived on scene almost immediately, and first responders did everything they could to help those shot.
– PUB DATE: 9/7/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati

39 People Displaced, 3 Homes Charred in Massive New Jersey Blaze
Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: The American Red Cross is assisting 11 families after a devastating overnight inferno left nearly 40 Newark residents without a place to sleep.

Firefighters rushed to Clifton Avenue around 2 a.m. Saturday for a fire that appeared to start in an abandoned building on the block.

Eventually the flames spread to two neighboring homes and required a 3-alarm response from fire crews, who were still putting water on the structures well after the sun came up.
– PUB DATE: 9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York

Pennsylvania 9/11 first responder needs your help to get a new heart
Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

You may not know the name Terry Shaffer, but we’ll always remember what he and his crew did when Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001.

Terry, now 66 years old, was the Shanksville Fire Chief on that fateful day in American history. Along with the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department, Terry was one of the first responders at the scene after Flight 93’s impact.
– PUB DATE: 9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg

Kentucky firefighters could appear in upcoming feature film
Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Some Kentucky firefighters showed off their acting chops this summer during the filming of a movie in Louisville.

The Zoneton Fire Protection District posted on Facebook saying they were “sworn to secrecy” until now and that many of their firefighters will likely appear in the upcoming film, “The Muzzle,” as background actors.
– PUB DATE: 9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WHAS-TV ABC 11 Louisville

Sensory kits helping Nebraska first responders interact with people diagnosed with autism
Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Autism Action Partnership (AAP) has made efforts to give law enforcement agencies all the resources they need to interact the right way with people diagnosed with autism.

From things like a stress ball to sensory toys, the sensory kits are designed to be a tool in first responders’ vehicles. The items in them can help reduce stimulus sensory response of those with autism.
– PUB DATE: 9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KHGI-TV ABC 13 Kearney

NASCAR driver salutes fallen South Carolina officer, firefighter
Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTO: NASCAR driver Kyle Weatherman honored a fallen Cayce police officer and Monetta volunteer firefighter.

At Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, his car, number 34, was dedicated to Drew Barr. The race car displayed Barr’s name written right above the window.

Barr lost his life April 24 while working as a Cayce police officer.
– PUB DATE: 9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WRDW-TV CBS 12 Augusta

VIDEO: Auto parts store in Ohio catches fire, collapses
Fri, 02 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

FOX 8 Video shows a Cleveland auto parts store on fire and collapsing. More than a dozen crews were called to the scene at the Clark Auto Parts at West 46th Street and Clark Avenue around 3:20 a.m. on Friday. At one point more than 50 firefighters were on hand.
Officials said the fire seems to have started on the service and machine shop side of the auto parts store.
– PUB DATE: 9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WJW-TV FOX 8 Cleveland

Seattle council member proposes new strategies to safeguard attacks on firefighters
Fri, 02 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: ‘Unacceptable.’ That’s what a Seattle City Council member is calling the violent attacks against firefighters responding to emergency calls.

The fire department has been calling for urgent action, as the disturbing trend continues.

Council member Andrew Lewis is proposing two new strategies to help.
– PUB DATE: 9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle

Amazon took all U.S. solar rooftops offline last year after flurry of fires, electrical explosions
Fri, 02 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

On the afternoon of April 14, 2020, dozens of firefighters arrived at an Amazon warehouse in Fresno, California, as thick plumes of smoke poured from the roof of the 880,000-square-foot warehouse.

Some 220 solar panels and other equipment at the facility, known as FAT1, were damaged by the three-alarm fire, which was caused by “an undetermined electrical event within the solar system mounted on top of the roof,” Leland Wilding, Fresno’s fire investigator, wrote in an incident report.
– PUB DATE: 9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: CNBC

Wisconsin city seeks specialized fitness program for its firefighters with Mayo Clinic
Fri, 02 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

The city of La Crosse and Mayo Clinic Health Systems are teaming up to provide specialized fitness programs to the city’s firefighters.

The Finance & Personnel Committee approved a service agreement on Thursday, outlining that Mayo will help develop and present a series of fitness programs to improve the health and ability of La Crosse’s firefighters.
– PUB DATE: 9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: La Crosse Tribune – Metered Site

M.O.C.H.A firefighters in New York giving students fresh cuts for the first day of school
Fri, 02 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Buffalo’s Engine 23 Members Of Color Helping All organization, also known as M.O.C.H.A, held a back to school event for young men heading back to the classrooms. The organization, made up of Buffalo firefighters of color, offered free hair cuts to all students. But this gathering was about so much more than just hair cuts.
– PUB DATE: 9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo

House explodes in New Hampshire; no injuries reported
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: A smoking frame is all that’s left of a house in Brookline after firefighters said it exploded Wednesday afternoon.

Crews from about 14 fire departments worked to put out the flames at 7 Gilson Road after the house was fully engulfed in flames after the explosion. Officials said a family of four lived in the home, but no one was inside when the explosion occurred.
– PUB DATE: 9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WMUR-TV ABC 9 Manchester

911 callers in one Colorado county can now share videos with responders in real time
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

Christopher Cawdrey was eating lunch at his remote home in far northern Larimer County when he noticed smoke coming over the hill in the direction of his neighbor’s house.

Once outside, he could see the house was on fire and quickly called 911.

The dispatcher asked his location and other critical questions, then asked if would be willing to livestream video from his cellphone of what he was seeing.
– PUB DATE: 9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Coloradoan – Metered Site

New York Harley-Davidson dealership contributes repair to historical 9/11 motorcycle
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700

VIDEO: Last week, the Southern Tier Harley-Davidson got the opportunity to assist in the rebuild of the famous 9/11 Harley Super Glide.

New York Fire Department Firefighter and Navy Veteran Tim Duffy rode his 200 HD FXDX Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a way to quickly get to the scene of the first fallen tower to help save lives.
– PUB DATE: 9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WBNG-TV CBS/CW+ 12 Binghamton

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