Photo of the Week: The fireboat that saved SF’s Marina District – 30 years later

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:34:13 +0000

Mass. firefighter shocked by live wires while battling blaze

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:15:05 +0000
A downed tree that had fallen onto nearby power lines caused the house fire

Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at New Orleans collapse site

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:06:49 +0000
Fire Chief Tim McConnell said work began Thursday in hopes of bringing the multi-ton structures down ahead of approaching tropical weather

City appeals ruling that gave job back to Fla. firefighter-paramedic

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:58:53 +0000
The City of Orlando is arguing the decision was "explicitly based on a misunderstanding" of criminal charges filed against Joshua Granada

Mayday: 3 Houston firefighters rescued during corner store fire

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:54:23 +0000
Three firefighters, who were on the top floors of the low-rise building, called a mayday after one firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion

Firefighters, EMT under investigation after alleged battery of autistic man

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:49:38 +0000
A Florida volunteer fire department has since been shut down pending an investigation into the incident

3 Maine firefighters hurt after fire trucks collide

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:41:58 +0000
A witness said the rigs were heading in opposite directions when one veered to avoid a car that had stopped in the road

Texas firefighter found dead inside his home

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:38:26 +0000
Plano Fire-Rescue fire engineer Brent Cuba, 43, was scheduled to work but didn't arrive by shift change

Photos: Firefighter connects with visually-impaired girl during fire safety demo

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:56:01 +0000
Suwannee County Fire and Rescue Capt. Chip Leathlean "took it upon himself" to make the girl feel special after noticing she was not engaged in the program

Photo: Dog thanks Colo. firefighter for saving his life after fire

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:53:56 +0000
The dog was resuscitated with equipment donated by the Southern Colorado Kennel Club

Officials: Ga. firefighter burglarized home, burned it down

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:51:06 +0000
The home was completely destroyed by the blaze, which later spread and caused a wildfire in a nearby wooded area

Nearly decommissioned fireboat saved SF Bay Area during Loma Prieta quake

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:44:50 +0000
In 1987, officials were discussing canceling the fireboat program; everything changed after the 6.9-magnitude earthquake

Jury returns split verdict in Ohio firefighter discrimination case

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:30:39 +0000
The jury awarded Pvt. Judi Imhoff $150,000 related to gender discrimination, but jurors denied claims of discrimination made by a retired captain

Officials: Aging, thin pipe likely cause of Philly refinery fire

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:22:20 +0000
Investigators also said it appeared about 3,200 pounds of hydrofluoric acid were released into the atmosphere during the explosion

Texas firefighter dies from injuries after being struck by colleague's POV

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:55:22 +0000
Steven Henderson and another firefighter were inspecting their fire truck on the side of the road when another firefighter struck them with his POV

Mass. female firefighter-paramedic commands incident, makes history

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:14:24 +0000
"A ceiling was shattered and it's a long time coming, and one that we're very proud of," Chief Kevin Gallagher said

FDNY fire trucks responding to same call crash, hit pedestrian

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:05:45 +0000
Officials said the pedestrian and 11 firefighters suffered minor injuries in the crash

Firefighter stabbed on medical call released from hospital

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:46:26 +0000
Capt. Latorrence Norris and firefighter Vinnie Harper were stabbed by a patient while en route to a hospital last week

Fire chief: Fallen San Antonio firefighter 'died doing what he loved'

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:31:37 +0000
Chief Charles Hood described veteran firefighter Greg Garza as a gregarious man who always had a smile on his face

Ind. fire kills nearly 2,000 competitive racing pigeons

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:27:57 +0000
The fire prematurely ended the 2019 Hoosier Classic Million Dollar One Loft Race by killing the birds ahead of the final race