Friday, May 6th, 2022
Congrats to Capt. Brad Falick, Lt. Frank Gardner and Firefighter Noah Magdich for successful fulfilling all the requirements and testing for their Fire Instructor 1 Certification!
Friday, May 6th, 2022
Congrats to Firefighter Antonio Thompson for successful fulfilling all the requirements and testing for his FF1 certification!
Monday, January 10th, 2022
2022 Executive Officers: President Brian Davis, Vice President Terry Tackett, Secretary Erin Gardner, Treasurer Lisa Davis, Trustee Jason Magdich, Trustee Patrick Magdich, Trustee Father David Rombold...
Monday, January 10th, 2022
2022 Line Officers: Chief Daniel Wauthier, 1st Assistant Chief Mike Magdich, 2nd Assistant Chief Brian Davis, Captain Brad Falick, 1st Lt Frank Gardner, 2nd Lt Patrick Magdich, 3rd Lt Terry Tackett
Nationwide fire news
Authorities on Thursday identified the three people killed in a house explosion that rocked a suburban Indiana neighborhood and damaged nearly 40 homes. Meanwhile, officials were still investigating the cause of Wednesday's blast. Initially, Evansville Fire Department Chief Mike Connelly said the explosion was accidental but later retracted that sentiment, explaining the state fire marshal would lead the probe to determine a cause.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: USA Today
PHOTOS: In a nondescript warehouse outside of Atlanta, nestled among the office parks and chain restaurants that pepper suburban America, AT&T is preparing for catastrophe. This is one of the company's Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) sites, a place where a volunteer group of AT&T workers can test and train on equipment that can quickly spin up connectivity when a local office is destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: EnGadget
Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were never identified. The UpStairs Lounge burned on June 24, 1973, killing 31 men, including two whose mother died with them, and injuring another woman and 14 men.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWL-TV CBS 4 New Orleans
The Milwaukee Fire Department has opened the door for more people to become firefighters. Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski said the change is a long time coming. The Milwaukee Fire Department can now hire anyone who is legally hirable, whether they're a United States citizen or not. Chief Lipski said the department can benefit from more diversity, people who are multilingual and anyone who wants to serve their community.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee
It's the deadlier than fire, on-the-job danger every firefighter faces - cancer. The CDC has found cancer is now the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the World Health Organization has now defined firefighting as a cancer-causing profession. In May 2021, News 13 debuted its investigative documentary Deadlier than Fire, focusing on the need for presumptive worker's compensation benefits for North Carolina firefighters diagnosed with cancer.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
Nearly 200 first responders are on scene after a five-alarm fire ripped through a Metro East recycling center. The fire was reported around 10 a.m. Wednesday on Fox Industrial Drive in Madison, Illinois. Heavy black smoke was seen across the area as flames shot out of the Interco building. Workers were inside recycling batteries, Madison Mayor John Hamm III said.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMOV-TV CBS 4 St. Louis
PHOTOS: The 911 call came in about an elderly man who had fallen outside a storage facility in central Phoenix. The fire crew, who are also paramedics, found 80-year-old Noel laid on his back on the concrete ramp under direct sunlight; he was weak, thirsty and very hot. Noel, an Englishman with diabetes and hypertension, had been moving furniture when his legs gave way.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Guardian
VIDEO: January's deadly vacant rowhome fire along south Stricker Street rocked Baltimore City to its core. Three firefighters were killed and another was injured that day, and since then the cries for change have grown louder. Now, a new report from Maryland Occupational Safety and Health reveals the possible failures that may have put the firefighters in danger.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
VIDEO: After 150 years of service the De Pere fire department has gone through many large changes. Despite these changes, the department uses its history to prepare for the future. "We always grow from the big events we have to get a little bit better," said battalion chief Brett Jansen. A technological advancement that is a far cry from the humble beginnings of the fire department back more than a century ago.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay
Two people escaped the burning wreckage of a small plane that crash-landed Tuesday afternoon on the 91 Freeway in Riverside County. The single-engine Piper PA-32 flying to Corona Municipal Airport went down at about midday on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona and might have struck at least one vehicle, according to the Corona Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego
A Florence County paramedic and a motorcyclist she was treating at the scene of a crash were killed Tuesday night in a series of events that unfolded in the 2700 block of Pamplico Highway. Paramedic Sara Kinsy Weaver, 32, of Florence, and Cedric Antonio Gregg, 37, also of Florence, died after a vehicle crossed the median at a high rate of speed and hit several first responders who were working at the scene of the initial crash, Coroner Keith von Lutcken said.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Nord will head out on his KTM 890 Adventure R, an on and off-road motorcycle, for a trek across the country – down to Tennessee and North Carolina, then west to Oregon and back. He will follow the TransAmerica Trail, described as "the cross-country adventure ride of a lifetime with mostly off-pavement travel.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Patriot Ledger - Metered Site
PHOTOS: The entrance to Pride Park in Taylor Mill will soon be the home to a special monument honoring Firefighters from three different volunteer departments no longer in existence: Forest Hills, Winston Park and Taylor Mill. Most of the monument is ready. The last thing to go in will be the statue.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Link NKY
A Lexington transformer exploded Monday afternoon, sparking a three-alarm fire and sending those in the area running for cover, according to Lexington Fire Department. “I saw this big poof of smoke and then boom, big orange fireball,” said witness Alexandra Schweitzer. The explosion happened just before 6:00 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHDH-TV ABC 7 Boston
With firefighter shortages emerging in Bedford County, one man decided he wanted to get involved in the action, regardless of his age. Rusty Mansel recently received his “Firefighter 1” course completion certificate at the age of 67 from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Fire Services Board, all with no prior firefighting experience.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXR-TV FOX 27 Roanoke
VIDEO: A Detroit firefighter was trapped for hours as other firefighters rushed to get him out after a home collapsed. No major injuries were reported. Detroit firefighters believed they were dealing with a suspected serial arsonist. The same crew had been called to three vacant houses on West Hollywood Avenue just that week.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
PHOTOS: In a garage near Littlerock sits the second firetruck to ever be used by Olympia firefighters, among other decommissioned trucks, gear and most importantly, a couple dozen firefighters who have worked to create this makeshift museum. Retired firefighters continued to trickle in throughout the late morning.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Chronicle
A massive fire burns down an old manufacturing building in Chickasha. Chief Tony Samaniego with the Chickasha Fire Department estimates 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer fueled the fire at the Chickasha Manufacturing Building on Sunday. The intense flames and black billowing smoke drew a crowd. “They were tall, they were big, and they were hot,” said Alicia Musshafen, who lives nearby.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma City
VIDEO: The Ground Zero 9/11 Flag Team was in Northampton Sunday, making an appearance in western Mass. just before the flag's retirement. The flag is set to retire on November 2, the anniversary of when it was removed from Ground Zero. Sunday, first responders, bikers and more gathered to reflect and remember.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGGB-TV ABC/FOX/My Network 40 Springfield
VIDEO: With one on each arm, eyewitness video showed a Denver firefighter rescuing two children from flood waters Sunday evening. The rescue was just one of several at this location along at a flood-prone underpass at 38th and Blake. The video showed a firefighter going into the floodwaters where a vehicle was nearly submerged and coming out with two children as people recorded cell phone video along the interstate.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
VIDEO: Firefighters from different departments tested their skills on Saturday in a competition during the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association's annual conference, held for the first time in 22 years at Somerset Volunteer Fire Department. The name of the game was “battle of the barrel.” The team that could use its hose to blast a barrel on a pulley along a cable above Union Street to the opposing team's side won.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Tribune Democrat
A Meridianville man stole three vehicles, including an ambulance and fire truck early Sunday, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office. According to a spokesman from the Athens Police Department, police responded to a call about a suspicious man at the Circle K gas station on Highway 31 North in Athens.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHNT-TV CBS 19 Huntsville
A fire broke out at a Cabarrus County home after an intense lightning storm Thursday night, authorities said. Paul Lof shared video with Channel 9 of the flames shooting through the roof of the house on Fairmeade Drive. Cabarrus County emergency communications said the call for the fire came in just after 8 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
VIDEO: On the 10th anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting, a top Fitchburg firefighter remembers the role he played on that harrowing day. “We were fortunate enough to the point that we had a police department and a fire department of paramedics that worked very well together,” current Fitchburg Fire Chief and former Oak Creek Battalion Chief Joe Pulvermacher said after witnessing the aftermath of that unthinkable situation.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1 - Metered Site
VIDEO: A former firefighter has found a creative way to show his appreciation for first responders, and he does all the work from his bed. “I got into it because I was told I physically couldn't do it. And can't is not in my vocabulary.” Meet Michael Olson, a former fighter, who suffered a severe back injury.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMBB-TV ABC 13 Panama City
VIDEO: An eight-passenger private plane took off from Lafayette Regional Airport on the morning of Dec. 28, 2019, at around 9:20 a.m. with six people on board. By 9:21 a.m., the plane had crashed near the U.S. Post Office on Feu Follet Road, killing five of the plane's passengers and sending a total of four people — including the plane crash's sole survivor — to local hospitals.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJTV CBS 12 Jackson
VIDEO: Emergency crews are rushing to distribute bottled water to flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky. The deadly flooding damaged water systems and the availability of clean drinking water is scarce. To make matters worse, forecasters warn that more rain is coming to the region. Here at home, a Bucks County fire department is doing its part to help first responders in Kentucky.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
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Intense flames tore through the loading zone of a commercial building in Ontario late Wednesday, forcing employees still in the building to run and leaving firefighters searching for the cause of the fire. The Ontario Fire Department responded to a fire burning near the external area of a building on Proforma Avenue, near the Ontario Airport, at around 11 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
VIDEO: First responders have used virtual reality to train for certain emergencies for years, but those simulations are usually limited to a screen and don't give responders hands-on experience. A new one-of-a-kind training center opened in Boulder, Colorado, to take virtual reality training for first responders to the next level.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
PHOTOS: The Oak Creek Fire Department has a new member named HOSE-A. Made out of old rubber fire hose, HOSE-A, named in part by the community, is a training dummy firefighters can use during drills for various scenarios. Firefighter Aaron Krukowski said many departments donate old fire hose to area zoos where it's used to weave chairs and beds for animals or just hung in monkey exhibits.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Metered Site
VIDEO: May 31, 2013, was a day of heartbreak for the Bayou City. "It's something that's near and dear to all of us firefighters. It's the worst day we ever had in the Houston Fire Department," said Chris Hill, HFD District Chief in charge of cadet training. A total of five firefighters died while battling a blaze at the Southwest Inn at 6855 Southwest Freeway.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston
VIDEO: What's the first thing you should do in the event of a fire? The New York City Fire Museum wants to teach you. By collecting and preserving the history of the city's fire service, the museum aims to educate the public — especially children — on fire prevention and safety. The building alone is part of history, as it's a renovated firehouse from 1904.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: The site of an unusual and dangerous discovery in West Philadelphia has been decimated by fire less than 12 hours after the initial investigation began. More than 150 jugs of gasoline were found in the vacant home on the 100 block of 59th Street near Arch Street around 8 p.m. Monday. At 9:50 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
VIDEO: Last week's Kentucky flood disaster was America's deadliest non-tropical flash flood in 45 years. At least 37 were killed in eastern Kentucky after 6 to 9 inches of rain fell in just 12 hours last Thursday, triggering record flooding on the North Fork Kentucky River in Jackson and Whitesburg, and damaging flooding in several other towns.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Weather Channel
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) announced Tuesday that one of their fire stations will be temporarily closed due to a bat infestation. Fire Station 30 located at 3905 Old Highway 395 will shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Bats have been found in the living quarters and apparatus bay of the fire station, causing a health and safety risk to fire crews.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRNV-DT NBC 4 Reno
With degrees in chemical engineering, and graduate study at Princeton University's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Maximillian Nguyen thought that becoming a volunteer firefighter was out of his “normal wheelhouse.” But he considers himself “a resident of the town of Princeton and not just a University student,” so he decided to give back to the community in appreciation for enjoying what Princeton has to offer.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Town Topics
Canton firefighter Maureen Stoecklein has switched gear from public safety to professional sports as the Detroit Tigers nutrition coordinator. She was invited to become a crucial member of the professional baseball team's support network in late 2021 and officially retired from firefighting duties this summer to focus on the Tigers' fuel from food.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hometown Life
Sioux Falls police say a man is facing multiple charges after crashing a car into a gas station. Police spokesman Sam Clemens said around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, a man was driving south on Minnesota avenue and tried to turn left onto 41st street. The driver did not complete the turn but instead drove through a gas station parking lot, hitting a gas pump before hitting the front of the building.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSFY-TV ABC 13 Sioux Falls
VIDEO: Aug. 1, 2022 marks 15 years since the Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring over a hundred others. For at least one Iowan who was responding in the aftermath, it still feels recent. Ankeny Fire Chief James Clack started the job back in 2014, but before that, he held the same job in Minneapolis.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOI-DT ABC 5 Ames
When a business owner and beloved member of Denver's East Colfax neighborhood was shot outside her apartment late July 15, four calls to 911 — including the first one made — went to Aurora's emergency operations center, most likely because the callers were using Verizon as their wireless carrier. Technology exists to more accurately route 911 calls from cellphones to the correct 911 communications center, but Verizon — one of the three major carriers in the United States — has refused to install it in Denver and other parts of the country.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Denver Post - Metered Site
Ray Olsen has had it with the pictures. He's been leaning against the front bumper of a 1966 American LaFrance fire truck, posing for photos as best he can, but there's a limit, and Ray, a man for whom vanity is not a strong point, has reached it. “That's it,” he says as Deseret News photographer Ben Braun pauses to check the latest digital images on his camera.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Deseret News
Two firefighters were taken to an area hospital after they were injured while battling a two-alarm house fire in New Castle County, Delaware. According to officials, the fire began at about 9:45 p.m. in the 100 block of Belmont Drive in Pike Creek. When crews arrived, heavy smoke was showing from a two-story home.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
PHOTOS: It has raced to fires, rolled through parades, is part of a museum and still works. One hundred years after “Old Engine One” first rolled into Caribou, the 1922 American LaFrance pumper is still the pride and joy of the city's fire and EMS department. In a time when old vehicles end up in metal compactors, the city of Caribou sees the treasure in its first fire truck and works hard to preserve it.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bangor Daily News - Metered Site
Firefighters, their families, departments and community leaders gathered in Sacramento on Saturday to pay tribute to the 82 California firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty with a memorial ceremony at the Safe Credit Union Convention Center. “It's solemn, but we also want it be as uplifting as it can be to help those family members remember,” said Rick Martinez, the executive director of the California Fire Foundation.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento
It's rare for an electric bus to burst into flames in the way a state-operated one did last month at a Hamden bus depot, but the same can't be said for all electric vehicles, according to industry experts. And the National Transportation Safety Board, a federal agency that investigates significant transportation accidents, has joined the efforts to determine the exact cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CT Insider
VIDEO: Fire departments across the country are using various different tactics to recruit more females. Efforts are happening at a boot camp in Boise, Idaho, a girl's summer camp in Charlotte, North Carolina, to recruiting college athletes in Columbus, Ohio, and changing public perception in Lexington, Kentucky.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
PHOTOS: State transportation crews have reopened all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Seattle Thursday evening after a vehicle carrying liquid oxygen caught fire and exploded, snarling traffic for motorists through the midday and afternoon commute. No injuries were reported during the incident, which resulted in the closure of both north- and southbound lanes near downtown Seattle for over an hour.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
If you're not one for heights, then this view may not be for you. Rural Metro Fire – Knox County gave WATE's Bo Williams an inside look at its newest and biggest addition. In June, Rural Metro added a new $1.2 million aerial truck to its fleet to serve North Knox County for the next 20 years. “This aerial is 107 feet.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
A Bradenton firefighter has received the county's highest honor for a firefighter after donating a kidney to a fellow firefighter's wife. As a firefighter and former Marine, Lieutenant Derek Foss is always ready to answer the call. "Make a decision as it comes in," he explained. He says he didn't need any convincing on the decision to donate a kidney after learning he was a perfect match to be a kidney donor to Brianne Baker.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVT-TV FOX 13 Tampa
Nico Smith didn't want to merely make a living, but to “have a living.” She wanted to feel alive. That desire prompted her to quit her $116,000 a year job as a lawyer in February 2020 to strike out on her own. She ended up starting her own law firm, and later discovered a passion for firefighting. “A lot of things in my life were in flux at the time,” the 36-year-old California resident tells CNBC Make It.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Make It
At least 16 people are dead following catastrophic flooding in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. That number is expected to double and includes children, he told CNN earlier, as rescuers scramble to reach areas difficult to access. "It's going to get a lot higher," Beshear said at a news conference Friday morning.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
VIDEO/PHOTOS: On one of the hottest days of the year so far, firefighters were working Wednesday evening to extinguish a three-alarm fire at a sprawling apartment complex that sent plumes of flames and thick black smoke billowing into the air. Firefighters were called to the apartment complex, named Terra Apartments and located in the 35200 block of 21st Avenue SW, shortly before 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
The city of Oakland has a new fire marshal, Felicia Bryant, who is making history as the first woman to ever hold the position. "I was born and raised in Oakland," she said. Bryant is an 18-year veteran of the department and a trailblazer, just like her great-grandfather, Bill Williams. He was one of the first Black firefighters hired by the Oakland Fire Department in 1920.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
PHOTOS: 2020 Indiana University Graduate Olivia Rusk was in Hidalgo Mexico earlier this year as an English Teaching Assistant for COMEXUS Fulbright-Garcia Robles. One day she was out exploring nearby towns. When she got off of a bus, she noticed an old fire truck sitting in a nearby parking lot. “My dad loves old vehicles so I went over to get some photos to send to him,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Times - Metered Site
VIDEO: You often hear how people get labeled by what they do for work, like “He's a police officer” or “a firefighter.” For one emergency responder in Springville, that's harder to do. ABC4 News shares the different hats he wears, in this edition of Behind the Badge. Suiting up for work when you're Dakota Klauck of Springville, could easily mean three different things.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City
First responders from around the area are honoring the 19 firefighters who sacrificed their lives over 60 years ago in the Shamrock McKee Refinery Explosion. The memorial service starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the Moore County Courthouse in Dumas. On July 29, 1956, 19 firefighters rushed into the flames to protect everyone in the Shamrock McKee Refinery Explosion in Moore County.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFDA-TV CBS 10 Amarillo
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VIDEO: A four-alarm fire has torn through two mill buildings on Woronoco Road in Russell. Multiple fires at the vacant Strathmore buildings over the last several years prompted the State Fire Marshal's office to offer a reward back in 2020. Fire officials told Western Mass News that they expect to be here until sunrise Wednesday, working to put out the fire and hot spots on the building which has completely collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGGB-TV ABC/FOX/My Network 40 Springfield
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Members of the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) are competing on the world stage. Several local firefighters are at the World Police and Fire Games. According to the Springfield 37 Firefighters Union, first responders from more than 70 countries are competing in the games. Springfield's firefighters -- Captain Bryce McCormick, Captain Eric Jaeger, Captain Phil Johnson and Captain Kainan Rinaberger -- took home third place in the team's ultimate firefighter event.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WICS-TV ABC 20 Springfield
Studies by University of Arizona Health Sciences, in collaboration with Tucson Fire Department, have helped provide evidence that occupational exposure does pose a cancer risk to firefighters. Findings from these studies contributed to a larger body of evidence that led the International Agency for Research on Cancer to reclassify firefighters' occupational exposure from "possibly carcinogenic" to "carcinogenic.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Drought conditions around the Twin Cities metro have substantially increased the risk of fires, a problem Minnesota's struggling with this year. Cigarette-related fires, specifically, are on pace to be more deadly any year on average in the last decade. Ralph Swarm died from his injuries in a barn fire in Foreston in May.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
The Bozeman Fire Department is getting ready to move to the new Public Safety Center and many of their keepsakes are getting packed up with them. The Bozeman Fire Station downtown off of N Rouse Ave has been home to dozens of firefighters for over 60 years but as the Bozeman community continues to grow the fire station needed to expand as well.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Black Hills Pioneer
A Lamborghini burst into flames after running past a stop sign, crashing into a vehicle, and going airborne to collide with a home's roof and wall. Clarence Middleton said he was in his backyard when he saw “a big truck” flying towards him with “a bunch of debris and dirt flying right behind it.” Middleton ran towards the mangled Lamborghini to help the driver.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
PHOTOS: “Every Sailor a Damage Controlman,” goes the adage for seagoing personnel, referring to every Sailor's responsibility in responding to emergencies aboard the ship. Firefighters at NAS Patuxent River took that to heart when they completed shipboard firefighting training July 13-16, despite being a station on a shore-based air installation.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Southern Maryland Chronicle
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VIDEO: Alpine Township firefighters have “officially” moved into their new home. While they've been operating out of the new Station One since May, the facility was dedicated on Friday. Located on Henze Drive, behind the Alpine Avenue Sam's Club, the $3 million firehouse replaces cramped quarters and gives the department room to grow.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOOD-TV NBC 8 Grand Rapids
There are only five U.S. states where no monkeypox cases have been detected according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The viral disease has swept across the world in an unprecedented outbreak affecting people in countries outside of West and Central Africa, where it is usually confined to, with no travel links to either.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newsweek
VIDEO: A North Texas wind farm is one turbine down thanks to what officials believe was a devastating lightning strike to one of the massive structures on Friday afternoon. Videos from witnesses and firefighters showed the wind turbine generator ablaze and disintegrate in the sky over Crowell, Texas.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston
PHOTO: A Syracuse Fire Department pickup truck stolen early Friday morning was found using the vehicle's GPS heading onto the New York State Thruway, fire officials said. The truck was stolen at about 1 a.m. from in front of a residence in the 100 block of North Edwards Avenue in the city's Eastwood neighborhood, Onondaga County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jon Seeber said.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The benefits and shortcomings of social media are often debated, but two local families are crediting Facebook with solving a mystery that was decades in the making. The story began to unfold when a couple began cleaning out a storage area in the basement of their new home in Lorain, and discovered an old firefighter's helmet.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJW-TV FOX 8 Cleveland
In the 1950s, a group of local farmers felt nostalgic. Before World War II, they tended the land with wheat thrashers and steam engines, but as technology improved, their tools fell out of use and things started to change. Channeling their nostalgia into action, farmers pulled their old equipment out and invited the public in.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Salem Reporter
VIDEO: The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department (MFRD) showed off some brand new vehicles today. Four firetrucks and three ambulances joined the MFRD's fleet along with two special additions... a hydration truck and training trailer. The hydration unit is a response to high temperatures. “It is a rehabilitation unit for firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WALA-TV FOX 10 Mobile
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A packed Orange Line train transporting commuters on a bridge that runs over the Mystic River in Somerville caught fire on Thursday morning, sending hundreds of people scrambling for safety. Video shared with Boston 25 News showed flames shooting from a train car and thick smoke billowing into the air.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brad Hillegass had operated a crane plenty of times but never with the lives of nine men in the balance. That changed July 24, 2002, when nine miners were trapped 240 feet underground at the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County and his job was to safely lift them to freedom one-by-one in a slim, yellow, metal capsule through a precariously narrow shaft dug by rescuers.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TribLIVE
VIDEO: Staffing shortages are being felt in every office across the country. Many companies have come up with new and creative ways to get people in the door. The Wilson County Emergency Management Agency is one of them. "We're basically starting over again, with a new curriculum. A lot of our administration a lot of our in house instructors have worked very diligently to set this up.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5 Nashville
California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm), the leading voice for Dermatologists, announced the launch of the Firefighter Skin Cancer Prevention Screening Program in California in partnership with the Firefighters Cancer Support Network. CalDerm, alongside our partners at the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, is pleased to utilize the framework built by their professional colleagues in Boston and offer their expertise in skin cancer prevention and screenings to firefighters on the firelines in California.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Morningstar
VIDEO: When you call 911, you expect an ambulance within minutes. But Thursday, emergency services providers offered a bleak prognosis to state lawmakers. "You can sum it up in two words,” said Bruce Baxter, president of the Connecticut EMS Chiefs Association. “It's a financial concern and a workforce concern.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Connecticut
PHOTOS: Crews with the Shreveport Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-alarm fire Thursday morning. The call came in around 2:30 a.m. on July 21 to the 200 block of Wall Street in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood. When firefighters got on the scene, they found one home to be fully involved.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSLA-TV CBS 12 Shreveport
With guidance from a team of scientists that included a University of Miami public health researcher, the World Health Organization's cancer division reclassified firefighting as a Group 1 carcinogenic profession. There's no question that becoming a firefighter is a dangerous job. But beyond the obvious perils of saving lives, research reveals that the profession also brings other risks with it.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
State employees in Colorado will now be able to receive paid administrative leave to respond to a fire as a volunteer firefighter or first responder. Gov. Jared Polis signed the executive order authorizing all state agencies and departments to provide up to five days of additional paid leave for these state employees on Wednesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
Communication is key, especially in medical emergencies, but when a patient has a disability affecting their speech or can't communicate because of a sudden medical crisis, first responders have trouble finding out the best way to help the patient in need. The Peoria Area Speech-Language Hearing Association, or PASHA for short, is partnering with Advanced Medical Transport and the Peoria Area EMS to create more than 200 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Boards for emergency responders.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBU-FM 89.9 Peoria
VIDEO: A dog nicknamed Aquaman is lucky to be alive after being rescued by a good Samaritan and officials from the New York Fire Department when it was reportedly thrown off a bridge and into the Harlem River. The distressing incident occurred on Tuesday when Marine 4 from the New York Fire Department responded to a report of a dog that was in distress in the Harlem River after somebody reportedly threw the dog off of a bridge, the FDNY said in a post on social media.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
VIDEO: Boston firefighters battled a five-alarm fire inside multiple East Boston triple-decker homes Tuesday evening. First responders rushed to the scene in the 300 block of Princeton Street amid temperatures in the low 90s. Video from Sky 5 showed smoke and flames pouring from what appeared to be a staircase leading to the roof of the home.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
VIDEO: Amassing more than 116,000 followers and more than two million likes, the Sacramento Fire Department TikTok gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday life of a firefighter. They share videos of themselves cooking, rescuing puppies, and safety tips. Some of their videos have more than 400,000 views.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento
VIDEO: As soldiers risk their lives on the front lines, crews of first responders are busy clearing out and re-building the areas that have been destroyed. Those crews, some of which are from other countries like America and Australia, aren't only clearing debris. They're also finding bodies. As a result, they're suffering from deep emotional stress.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFOR-TV CBS 4 Miami
VIDEO: A volunteer firefighter is recovering from surgery after being injured while working a scene on I-40 Monday night. Captain Ted Presgraves with the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department suffered a leg injury after officials say a U-Haul driver plowed into their tanker near mile marker 155. “It doesn't take much for somebody to be in a life or death situation that's out there risking their lives,” explained firefighter Luke Williams with the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKRN-TV ABC 2 Nashville
VIDEO: Driving boats, riding in planes, and learning the ins and outs of helicopter rescues - may sound like an action movie, but it's a reality for some east metro kids. WCCO went out with Ramsey County Sheriff's rescue team as a group of eager teens hit the water, too. Paw Htoo of St. Paul says, "I think it's really nice, this is a great opportunity for us.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
A building in Columbus, Ohio, partially collapsed Monday afternoon while a firefighter was inside during an inspection. No injuries were reported in the collapse, including to the firefighter. A business that operated on the ground floor, at 1032 East Long Street, was closed Monday. The owner of the business lived in a different part of the building, but was not inside when it happened, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCMH-TV NBC 4 Columbus
PHOTOS: It helps when batters in the Home Run Derby catch fire during their rounds. MLB nearly took that too literally. As the derby participants were announced at Dodger Stadium, the pyrotechnic jets were set off all around, with one burst shooting high into the sky behind the stage, appearing to nearly set Ronald Acuña Jr.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sporting News
An SUV rolled over onto a firefighter who was trying to rescue the driver and his son after a crash in New York City. The initial collision happened Sunday afternoon on 11th Avenue at West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The two-vehicle crash involved a BMW SUV and a Volvo sedan. Randi and Matthew Rahn said they were stopped at a red light in their Volvo when the SUV just landed on top of their vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
VIDEO: A traveling EMS memorial stopped Monday in the Ohio Valley on its trek across the country. "We realized how impactful that is to the honorees families when they get to see all of this,” said Jana Williams, president of the National EMS Memorial Service. The memorial made its way to Follansbee on Monday, one stop on its trip that began in Texas a few days ago and will end in Arlington, Va.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOV-TV NBC/FOX 9 Steubenville
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The North Las Vegas Police Department confirmed on Sunday afternoon that there was a plane crash at North Las Vegas Airport. Police said they received the call at around 12:04 p.m. The Clark County Department of Aviation provided a statement saying that at the airport, there were two general aviation aircraft that resulted in multiple fatalities.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV ABC 13 Las Vegas
PHOTOS: The schematic design for a new campus that would include a new city hall and fire station was updated and presented to Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, July 12. Principals from Davis Partnership Architects, who are designing the new fire station, and Anderson Hallas Architects, the designers of the new city hall, were present at Tuesday's work session to bring City Council up to speed on the designs' progress.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Steamboat Pilot & Today
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Baltic firefighter Wayne Troyer held the fire hose in his right hand and placed his left on his co-worker's shoulder. The referee started the countdown. "Three!" Troyer looked up at the barrel. It was attached on a line that ran above him. Opposite his team were their opponents: three firefighters from the Winesburg Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Record - Metered Site
VIDEO: Drug overdoses are taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States. Law enforcement agencies are throwing all of their resources at drug dealers to put a stop to the trafficking of killer drugs, while local firefighters are trying to train the public in reversing the effects.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
Firefighters responded to an auto parts yard in south Sacramento after two cars caught fire early Friday morning. The fire started just after 3 a.m. near 25th Avenue and Florin Perkins Road. Crews got to the scene and found the fire in the middle of an auto dismantler yard. Apparently, two vehicles that had just shown up at the yard after some recent accidents had caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento
VIDEO: When the call for help goes out, LifeFlight of Maine answers. But when they're not saving lives all across the Pine Tree State, they're keeping their skills sharp at the all-new simulation and learning lab. The in-house labs officially opened this week in Bangor, Auburn and Sanford, the beginning of a statewide training connection.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABI-TV CBS 5 Bangor
PHOTOS: Two Elizabeth volunteer firefighters recently took the trip of a lifetime when they drove the town's first firetruck along U.S. 20 from Elizabeth to Newport, Ore., a round-trip journey of more than 4,000 miles. Bob “Hambone” Wand, who is retired from the Elizabeth Fire Department, and Jacob Krug, a current volunteer, left Elizabeth on June 17 in the 1½-ton 1937 Chevrolet Rotary Fire Pump firetruck.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Telegraph Herald - Metered Site
Nearly four years ago, Brian Kyle “BK” Frizzell lost his sister, Haley Frizzell, and roommate David Angel Ortiz to a fire that was deliberately set at the Iconic Village Apartments in San Marcos. Haley, 19, was the youngest of five victims – along with Dru Estes, 20; Belinda Moats, 21; Ortiz, 21; and James Philip Miranda, 23 – who lost their lives on July 20, 2018.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Texas Standard
The Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) is welcoming 76 new members — 67 firefighter/EMTs and nine paramedics — into its ranks after a nine-month training program. This year was the first live audience fire department graduation after the start of the pandemic. The fire department also celebrates 150 years in 2022.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Al Dia News
VIDEO: Logan Schneider thought his day was done on his family's cherry farm last week when it was really just beginning. "Looking at what happened, I don't know how we both got out," he said. Logan was riding a tractor in the orchard about 12 miles north of Wenatchee last week when a helicopter hit overhead powerlines and landed on top of him.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
VIDEO: Every day at work, Dyllon Ryser gets to help people. Whether it's fighting fires, providing urgent medical care, or sometimes offering a pep talk on the side. "Good job. Keep up the hard work, man. Keep your head up, OK," Ryser said to a man needing first aid. "I know it's hard out there on the streets.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City

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