Nationwide fire news
An Amazon semi-trailer fully engulfed in flames along westbound Interstate 80 affected traffic near Greenwood for several hours Sunday night. Nebraska State Patrol said troopers were called to mile marker 422, near Greenwood, just after 9 p.m. Sunday. Ashland Fire and Rescue said its crews, Greenwood Fire and Rescue, and Murdock Fire all assisted with the incident.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOWT-TV NBC 6 Omaha
A Los Angeles firefighter who was badly burned in a massive downtown L.A. explosion and fire two years ago is continuing his road to recovery. On May 16, 2020, explosions rocked a burning downtown vape shop. L.A. Fire Capt. Victor Aguirre rushed in to save lives and was the last firefighter to escape down a ladder when it was engulfed by a fireball.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles
President Joe Biden awarded the Medal of Valor to 15 public safety officers Monday at the White House, including two officers who died in the line of duty. The Medal of Valor is the highest award a president can bestow on a public safety officer. In an East Room ceremony, Biden called the honorees "the heart and soul and very spine of this country," saying they were "the ones who ran in to help when everyone else ran away.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: PBS News Hour
PHOTOS: Crewmen doused a mattress fire on the steamboat White Cloud, moored on the north end of the city's landing. They aired the bedding on deck, then dragged it back into a cabin. They must have missed an ember. About 10 p.m., flames burst from the passenger deck. Watchmen along the crowded landing clanged bells of alarm.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Metered Site
New Jersey will use $10 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help provide fire departments with more safety and sanitary equipment, officials announced Monday. The state's Firefighter Grant Program will allow local and regional fire departments to apply for the taxpayer money from the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed to provide stimulus funds in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
A massive fire destroyed a manufacturing plant in Spring Hope in Nash County late Saturday night and early Sunday, officials said. The fire started about 11:30 p.m. at JHRG Manufacturing, which makes protector fabrics, including body armor, according to Spring Hope police and fire officials. Several agencies eventually were able to control of fire, but the building was destroyed, according to Spring Hope fire officials.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTW-TV CBS 13 Florence
PHOTOS: Minutes can matter when Enid's firefighters are responding to calls reporting a blaze or smoke. Because a fire could've already grown exponentially once first responders from Enid Fire Department arrive, they need to know how much flow of water is within nearby fire hydrants, said new EFD Chief Jason Currier.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Enid News & Eagle
As Corpus Christi Fire Department cadets were recognized by friends, family and city officials Thursday evening at Del Mar College, one word kept coming up: pioneer. The 22 future firefighters were celebrated for their completion of an innovative paramedic training program. The cadets were the first people in the country to attempt a simultaneous, expedited emergency medical technician and paramedic training course.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Caller Times - Metered Site
PHOTOS: It was described as the “largest and most elegantly appointed boarding house in the Northwest.” Butte's Hale House, constructed in 1895, offered nearly 200 rooms “for the busy toilers of the great copper camp.” The Anaconda Standard newspaper described it as modern in every way, constructed of brick and stone, with “everything to make it complete in drainage, light, heat and ventilation.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Missoula Current
Under the direction of Mayor Rick Blangiardi, the Honolulu Hale will light up this week to commemorate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week. The Hale will be lit up in the colors of the city's ambulances (orange, blue, and white) from sunset on Sunday May, 15 to sunrise on Saturday, May, 21.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KITV ABC 4 Honolulu
Two drivers were taken to a hospital after a dump truck crashed into the back of an Ohio Department of Transportation vehicle on a northern Ohio interstate Thursday morning. Before 7:20 a.m., an ODOT worker was headed to pick up a street sweeper from another location and had pulled his truck over on the way when he noticed trash on the side of the highway.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV CBS 10 Columbus
PHOTOS: I admit that I didn't remember, but my friend Lois Seymour did, that it was the 30th anniversary of a monstrous fire that broke out on May 3, 1991, at Madison's Central Storage & Warehouse Co.. It was later proclaimed to have been Madison's biggest fire ever by fire department officials. The fire at the huge food storage facility on Cottage Grove Road and Highway 51/151 in east Madison was later attributed to a forklift battery malfunction.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin State Farmer
The toughest two minutes in sports will be hosted in Martin County this weekend. The Firefighter Combat Challenge is a grueling course that requires strength and endurance and showcases skills that firefighters use every day. The free-to-attend contest will be held Saturday and Sunday at Stuart Beach and is a regional qualifying event for the national competition scheduled to take place in Fort Pierce in September.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLX-TV FOX 29 Palm Beach
Birmingham Stallions linebacker Scooby Wright III has been one of the breakout stars of the inaugural United States Football League season. Through four games, the Stallions are undefeated. Wright has recorded 32 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defended to help Birmingham. Wright was the Stallions' first selection in the inside linebackers portion of the USFL Draft in February.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
VIDEO: The pool of funds intended to compensate victims of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium will increase to more than $1 billion, attorneys Wednesday told the judge overseeing the resulting class action lawsuit. Attorneys for the victims said all but one of the remaining defendants have settled the claims against them, and that company is expected to settle soon.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami
Reckless driving in Milwaukee is an epidemic. Emergency responders are getting hurt – and the wounds are more than physical. "People are screaming and crying and yelling at you to move faster, things like that," said Milwaukee Fire Captain A.J. Hornik. A group of Milwaukee firefighters recently trained for what has become a serious problem in the city.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee
Studio Gang has completed a fire station for Brooklyn's elite force that doubles as a simulation and training facility for extreme rescue situations. The new headquarters for the FDNY's Rescue 2 unit is located in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Each of New York's five boroughs has a dedicated Rescue team. These teams are highly specialized in extreme conditions that include rappelling down buildings, navigating collapsed structures, and even deploying for underwater rescue operations.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dezeen
PHOTO GALLERY: On Pleasant Street, flaming chunks of wood were flying through the air. David Jennings stood on the corner of Pleasant and Eastern Avenue, looking west at the Flint as it was being consumed by an inferno. “The smoke and the flames … it blotted out the sun,” Jennings said. “Flames over 100 feet in the air.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Herald News - Metered Site
VIDEOS: A raging fire at a waste management facility sent thick, black smoke into the sky for hours Tuesday in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The fire is out, but officials say one person was found dead Wednesday morning. CBS2's Elijah Westbrook has learned the fire claimed the life of a person who first responders believe was a missing employee.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
People lined the streets of Kutztown for the long-anticipated return of a hand pumper used to fight fires in the mid 1800's. "Joel Bates built approximately 27 hand pumpers between the 1820's and 1850's," says Jeremy Bellois, history buff formerly of Kutztown Fire Company, who currently runs with Allentown Fire Dept.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
AT&T on Tuesday announced the launch of its new location-based routing to automatically transmit wireless 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate 9-1-1 call centers on a nationwide basis. AT&T can quickly and more accurately identify where a wireless 9-1-1 call is coming from using device GPS and hybrid information to route the call to the correct 9-1-1 call center, also known as public safety answering point or PSAP.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MacTrast
A young man is breathing a little easier after nearly losing an engagement ring to a vehicle fire on Monday. According to Williamson County Fire Rescue, fire crews were dispatched to a car fire off I-840 on Monday afternoon. Fire-Rescue crews arrived to find the vehicle fully involved and quickly moved to stop the flames.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4 Nashville
The steady increase in COVID-19 cases this past month is not disconcerting to Americans, as they are less worried now about the coronavirus than they were at the start of the year, and fewer are social distancing. Fewer than one in three U.S. adults (31%) say they are "very" or "somewhat worried" about getting COVID-19, statistically similar to the 34% recorded in mid-February when cases were steeply declining after the omicron spike.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Gallup News
VIDEOS: Multiple buildings are damaged following a large fire that broke out Monday afternoon in Salem, Massachusetts. The three-alarm fire started just before 4 p.m. along Hancock Street between Canal and Lafayette streets. Video from Sky 5 showed flames extending from one triple-decker home to other structures nearby.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
VIDEO: The future home of Station 30 is going to be electric and more than just in looks. The city of Charlotte's budget includes funding to build a new Station 30 in southwest Charlotte. The newly constructed fire facility will be on Beam Road and will be “all electric,” complete with the city's first electric fire truck.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
A 27-year-old was charged after allegedly breaking into a Kaimuki fire station, where law enforcement sources say he was discovered naked in a bathroom. The suspect allegedly broke in through a ground floor bathroom window while firefighters were inside asleep. Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, a firefighter reported being woken up by a man who had flipped on the lights inside the dorm at Fire Station No.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
The city of Pittsburgh and the firefighters' union have agreed firefighters no longer must live within the city limits, reaching a negotiated end to an ongoing legal battle. "This is a great thing for not only the city, the citizens, but the firefighters who serve here," Ralph Sicuro, president, Pittsburgh Firefighters Union Local #1, told Pittsburgh's Action News 4.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh
Fire officials say they were called to a barn on Concord Church Road just before 9 p.m. Saturday. Flames had engulfed the barn by the time crews arrived on scene. Lewisville Fire was the lead agency, with multiple other fire crews responding. They say they were able to get it under control in about an hour.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem
When Pavel Zboril moved to Owensboro from the Czech Republic, he thought he left his life as a firefighter behind. Zboril, who comes from a community near the Czech city of Olomouc, was a volunteer firefighter, from a family of firefighters. “We have a long family history of volunteer firefighters in my family,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Messenger-Inquirer
The Spokane Fire Department is implementing a new way to care for sick and injured children. SFD has partnered with Handtevy, a company that specializes in EMS pediatric technology, to create a new emergency medical care system for kids. It offers a pediatric resuscitation system and a mobile application to reduce the stress that comes with pediatric medical emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Volvo is obviously a very safety-oriented brand. It's consistently ranked as one of the safest automakers out there. Now, some firefighters are going to tear up a Volvo XC40 Recharge in the name of safety. Volvo says it's donating the fully-electric SUV to the Boston Fire Department so that the department's crews can learn more about electric vehicle fires.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CarBuzz
One York County fire department has generations of moms and families to celebrate on Mother's Day, not to mention the traditions they've passed down. Three generations of Micki Rife's family have worked in the West Manchester Township Fire Department, going back decades. She said firefighting is in their blood.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg
VIDEO: An early morning apartment fire has displaced six people and destroyed five to six cars in Phoenix, the city's police department said. Phoenix and Glendale firefighters responded to the scene near 12th St & Maryland Friday morning, the department said. Heavy fire was coming from a single-story apartment when crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Ten firefighters were transported to the hospital, three of whom were administered naloxone, after becoming ill while at the scene of a house fire Wednesday afternoon on Webster Road in the town of Portland. All of the first responders have since been released and are recovering at home, Portland Fire Chief David McIntyre said.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Post-Journal
PHOTO: A piece of Baltimore history has a new home in Timonium. The fireboat "Tommy" rolled into the Fire Museum of Maryland on a flatbed truck Thursday morning. The boat is named after former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., who served the city for 59 years and is the father of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV NBC 11 Maryland
VIDEO: A duo in Hernando County are bringing the beverages to events around the Tampa Bay area in a very unique way. Jeffrey Jackson and Devin Mormando volunteered in the 1991 fire truck they now run for events. They saw the truck in an auction and new they had to have it. “We used to volunteer on it back at our volunteer department locally.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
VIDEO: For the first time in months, daily hospital admission levels and new COVID-19-related deaths in the United States are both projected to increase over the next four weeks, according to updated forecast models used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The projected increases come after weeks of steady upticks in infections across the country, subsequent to the removal of masking requirements and mitigation measures in many states and cities.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
Firefighters extinguished a massive fire burning west of downtown Phoenix that temporarily shut down Interstate 10 Wednesday night. The second-alarm fire was burning at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway near 19th Avenue and McDowell Road on May 4, officials said. First responders discovered a large pile of railroad ties fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
VIDEO: The sole survivor of a deadly building collapse that killed three Baltimore City firefighters honored his fallen comrades Wednesday on International Firefighters Day. Firefighter John McMaster was critically injured on Jan. 24 when he and his fellow firefighters battled a blaze at a vacant home in the 200 block of South Stricker Street in West Baltimore's Mount Clare section.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
VIDEO: Three workers were injured in a collapse at a construction site in South Boston. Boston Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey said emergency crews were called to the Edison Power Plant building around 1:40 p.m. Two of the injured workers were able to be removed immediately. A third person was trapped, prompting a rescue operation with about 100 firefighters in support roles, Dempsey said.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
VIDEO: Mental Health Awareness month kicks off this week, which is the same time a brand new fire station opens to the public in Burnsville. It's designed to prioritize the wellbeing of firefighters and paramedics. From a meditation garden to a wellness room, there are many features that promote relaxation.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis
VIDEO/PHOTO: Firefighters were called to a scrapyard fire in Tampa that sent heavy plumes of smoke into the sky on Tuesday evening. Tampa Fire Rescue were called to Worldwide Scrap Metals on North Lois Avenue to what they said was a “fully-involved” scrapyard fire. Tampa Fire said they got help from workers at the scrapyard, who used their excavator to move the piles around to allow firefighters to attack hotspots.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
PHOTOS: On Saturday, May 7, Atascadero firefighters and community members will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the city's fire department, Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services. This year, Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services is celebrating 100 years of fire service to their community. Atascadero firefighters would like to honor those who came before them, recognize all who are currently serving and express appreciation for those who will carry on the legacy into the future.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYT-TV ABC 3 Santa Barbara
Capt. Josh Gibson has learned to expect the unexpected. Adjusting his baseball cap and running a hand through his short, dark brown beard, he remembers a day in 2020 when the six officers manning the Bald Head Island Public Safety Department couldn't seem to catch a break. A large structure fire broke out in the Keepers Landing area of the island.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Star News Online - Metered Site
VIDEO: A new study, led by LSU Health Shreveport cardiac electrophysiologist and professor Dr. Paari Dominic, finds that firefighters are at an increased risk for a dangerous heart condition. Atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib, is an irregular heart rhythm in the top chambers of the heart. The condition causes the upper chambers to beat so fast they can no longer pump blood, putting the body at risk for clotting and stroke.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTBS-TV ABC 3 Shreveport
The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be even more contagious than the first descendant of the potently infectious omicron strain now accounts for up to 70% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
VIDEOS: Seven buildings were damaged by a four-alarm fire in West Baltimore on Monday afternoon, the Baltimore Fire Department said. Firefighters battled flames that chewed away at multiple buildings in the 1500 block of West Baltimore Street, Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 said on Twitter. Video from the scene shows the front facade of a burning building collapse onto the pavement below.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
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Pennsylvania had more deadly house fires than any other state last year, and it may be on its way to claiming that sad distinction again. And yet many people continue to ignore or neglect the simple tool that could save their lives. The smoke detector. At least 73 people have died in fires across the state this year, according to data compiled by the U.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Williamsport Sun-Gazette - Metered Site
PHOTOS: There is an outpouring of sorrow on social media from first responders and their organizations for a Braxton County firefighter hailed as a hero after losing his life during a water rescue attempt. John Dean Forbush, 24, a four-year veteran of the Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department, died Sunday after emergency crews said a vehicle carrying Latonya Bell, 42, and her daughter, Havana Pipkins, 8, both from Cleveland, Ohio, plunged into the water.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC/FOX 8 Charleston
VIDEO: A unique program in a Valley school district is giving students on-the-job training and setting them up for life after graduation. While the Fire Sciences program is typically a male-driven field, a group of ladies is stealing the show. The high school students are going through the rigorous hands-on training a firefighter would do, to prepare to join a station in town.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
PHOTOS: 121 years ago Tuesday -- downtown Jacksonville burned to the ground. The Great Fire of 1901 destroyed 90% of downtown. To grasp the magnitude of the Great Fire of 1901, you need to understand the significance of the downtown area of Jacksonville in 1901. It was the “it” place to live and run a business.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
VIDEO: Emergency crews from 27 different agencies responded to a large fire at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort Saturday afternoon. Photos and videos shared by people in the area showed smoke and flames coming out of rooms on the second and third floors. The Chief of the North Conway Fire Department says there were four injuries, two people at the resort and two firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTW-TV ABC 8 Poland Spring
Everywhere you go just south of the Andover Road and US Highway 400 intersection in Andover you see the same thing. Houses destroyed and debris everywhere. That is what is left in wake of a EF-3 tornado that hit the southeastern part of the city Friday night, leaving a swath of destruction. During a news conference Saturday at 4:30, just under 24 hours since the twister first touched down, first responders had several updates on the status of the city.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAKE-TV ABC 10 Wichita
VIDEO: Two years ago, the Decatur Fire Department made a name for itself when it became the first and only fire department in the country to hold an all-female command. Today, they continue to hold that title, and last weekend the department celebrated a personal stride on Instagram when every one of their responding fire units had a woman as their fire apparatus operator.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIA-TV NBC 11 Atlanta
VIDEO: Pinnacle Mountain State Park has more than 22 miles of trails and more than 14 miles of mountain bike trail-- along with those trails come some emergencies. "Here at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, we do handle some of the highest numbers of emergency services calls of any state park," Cale Davenport, Assistant Superintendent for Pinnacle Mountain State Park said.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTHV-TV CBS 11 Little Rock
In the early 1980s, Indianapolis firefighter Tom Hanify was part of a training exercise using foam spray to put out a controlled house fire. After Hanify and the crew contained the blaze, they stuck around just to play in the foam. He said that at the time, the firefighters were just having fun. Now, looking back, there was nothing funny about it.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Jeffersonville News & Tribune
As Syracuse firefighter Chris Duffy scaled down the side of the Jamesville Quarry he was calm as could be, despite hanging more than 80 feet over the base of the quarry. “I don't think it could have gone any better,” Duffy said. Duffy and several other members of the Syracuse Fire Department were called to the quarry at 9:13 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
A Hamilton firefighter was injured Thursday when he fell out of a fire truck while en route to a call in the Mercer County town on Wednesday. The firefighter was in the front passenger's seat of the rig with its lights and sirens on just before 1:30 p.m. when the passenger door opened and he tumbled to the ground near the corner of Nottingham Way and Donald Drive, Hamilton police said.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Advance -
VIDEO: Junior Fire cadets in New Market were getting in one last training session Thursday evening before heading off to the Warren County Junior Firefighter Competition in North Carolina this weekend. Market Junior Cadets are the reigning champions of the nationwide competition. It will be the first competition since 2019 after it was put on pause because of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV NBC 10 Knoxville
Throughout the early centuries, fires would rage in growing wooden-structured urban communities across the United States. Over the years, fire departments would begin with bucket brigades, pump, and eventually steam engines. But, as costly as fires are, the resources to fight them are as well. The Thibodaux Firemen's Fair and Parade began both as revelry and a way to fund the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGNO-TV ABC 26 New Orleans
VIDEO: An overnight fire caused major damage at a vacant factory building in Hickory, according to the Hickory Fire Department. The department said firefighters responded after midnight to the 1600 block of 11th Avenue NE where a large fire could be seen coming from the building. Fire officials said no injuries were reported, but damages “are considered major.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
VIDEO: Priceless items of golf history were saved from inside the Oakland Hills Country Club as it burned in February. The fire caused $80 million in damage. Most of the building and priceless pieces of memorabilia and art were destroyed -- but some items were saved. For the first time Local 4 is showing footage from inside the clubhouse.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
Phones have been busy at Hire UAV Pros in Denver. "We had probably somewhere in the order of 300 to 400 requests for the 4th of July," Graham Hill, the business' owner, said. His company does synchronized drone light shows like the ones you might see at the Super Bowl. Now, towns in fire-prone areas are reaching out to inquire about a replacement for traditional fireworks.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver
Tom Herman is a collector with an addiction. The career firefighter first got into collecting as a teen. "I got into collecting fire memorabilia and just kind of never stopped," Herman, now known as an authority on almost all things fire service related, said. "I don't know how this happened but it just kind of morphed over a 40-year time period.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond
VIDEO: A firefighter in Trenton, New Jersey was wounded by a stray bullet while working out at the firehouse on Tuesday night, officials said. It happened around 8:30 p.m. at Trenton Fire Company 1: Engine 1 on the 400 block of Calhoun Street. Two bullets pierced the back of the firehouse. Police say one bullet struck the firefighter who was in the weight room.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
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PHOTOS: Nobody was injured but tools, vehicles, and personal mementos were destroyed when fire leveled a structure on Long Lake Road in Alpena Township around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters said they do not know what started the blaze that leveled the storage facility that was also home to the business RJ's Used Autos.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Alpena News - Metered Site
Reedy Creek's Professional Firefighters Association president Jon Shirey said he hasn't heard much from the district's administration about what the future holds for Reedy Creek employees. “What's going to happen with their jobs as a whole? What's going to happen to benefits like retiree health care?” Shirey asked.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WESH-TV NBC 2 Orlando
A first responder in need of medical assistance himself is exactly what Parma Fire Capt. Ricky Fetter experienced last fall due to a dangerous and serious cardiac issue. “Last September, I noticed I was a little short of breath while we were conducting a cadet class at Tri-C,” said Cincinnati native and Medina resident Fetter, 50, “I just chalked it up to being out of shape.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
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The Abbeville County Fire Department announced the passing of Mr. Hobart “Hobie” Erickson, the oldest active firefighter in the state of South Carolina. He was 95 years old. Erickson served as a first responder for over 65 years. His career started in 1965 in New Jersey. He later moved down south and joined the Donalds Fire Department more than 35 years ago where he once served as chief of the station.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIS-TV NBC/CW 10 Columbia
VIDEO/PHOTOS: An early morning fire destroyed the Ocoee Whitewater Center Tuesday. The venue served as the host site for paddling events, such as kayaking and canoeing, during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Years later, it remained a popular spot for locals and tourists with the waters of the Ocoee River surging just steps beyond the center's back doors, with sweeping views from the balcony.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga
VIDEO: A group from one of West Texas A&M University's mechanical engineering classes Monday unveiled a device designed and built for the Randall County Fire Department as their spring project. Developed as a project over the 16-week class, the device is designed to make rolling up a fire hose after a fire become less time and manpower consuming.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Amarillo-Globe News
The FDNY is about to make “herstory” — and they may get a trophy out of it. For the first time, the department is sending an all-women rescue paramedic team to test its life-saving skills against other first responders in a national competition, the FDNY said. The four life-savers fly to Indiana to compete in the 2022 Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Conference and Expo, where they will run through three realistic, high-pressure scenarios to see if they can assess injuries and provide care quickly and accurately.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News - Metered Site
Jaclyn Arndt is 31 years old and works for the Homer Fire Department as a firefighter and EMT. But her new passion is ultra-marathon racing. Earlier this month, she became the first female skier to finish the Iditarod Trail Invitational (or ITI), a 350-mile course from Knik Lake to McGrath. It's pretty impressive considering she just started marathon racing within the last two years.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBBI-AM 890 Homer
Many states are scaling back on how often they report key COVID-19 statistics, a shift that some experts worry might hinder efforts to mitigate outbreaks and negative effects of the coronavirus. A year ago, all 50 states were reporting new COVID-19 cases on a daily basis. But that has gradually trailed off.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health
VIDEO: A six-year veteran of the FDNY and a civilian died Sunday in a Brooklyn house fire that trapped a team of firefighters after a partial ceiling collapse, city officials said. Firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, was one of more than 100 FDNY members responding to the Avenue N residence in Canarsie — that caught fire shortly before 2 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
It was just before 7 p.m. on April 25, 1935, when Salem residents noticed smoke coming from the Oregon State Capitol building. The city fire department arrived on the scene in minutes, but their equipment couldn't reach the source of the blaze somewhere in the basement. Firefighters fought from a distance as flames engulfed walls and jumped floors.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oregon Public Broadcasting
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Mayor Brandon Scott said on Saturday that he was filled with joy after watching the community come together to celebrate the lives of three Baltimore firefighters who died while battling a house fire in January. Scott made the comment in a social media post after planting a tree at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School to honor fallen firefighters Lt.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
VIDEO: A Goodyear firefighter is back in the Valley after spending three weeks in Ukraine where he was part of a team that helped hundreds of people as the crisis raged on. Dan Freiberg is a captain with the Goodyear Fire Department and traveled to Ukraine as a volunteer with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that uses the skills and experience of military veterans and first responders to provide aid during disasters and humanitarian crises across the globe.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
VIDEO: A massive fire ripped through a commercial building in east central Fresno early Friday morning. The fire started before 4:30 am on Pine near Maple Avenue in an industrial area of the city. A cloud of heavy smoke could be seen from miles away along Highway 180 and Highway 168. Firefighters used two hoses to attack the flames from above on a tall ladder.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
VIDEO: Peoria firefighters celebrated the history and memories within the oldest fire station in the River City. It opened in 1952 and is expected to close next month. “If you wanted to prove yourself as a firefighter, you came to Station 4,” said Interim Chief Shawn Sollberger. The same message spread through all the firefighters who gathered Thursday night.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHOI-TV ABC 19 Peoria
A new report by a task force studying PFAS, or “forever chemicals” commonly found in nonstick cookware, some clothing and firefighter gear, is being praised by the firefighting community. “It was really shocking, both through testimony that we heard and coming to understand that PFAS is in all of the turnout gear that is used by our firefighters, and with the increase of PFAS in gear, we'll also see increases in cancer rates,” said state Rep.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sentinel & Enterprise
What started as an activity for one firefighter to do with his kids is now earning him likes, follows, and comments on social media. Chris Maleta and his family moved to Brunswick County nearly two years ago from Kansas where he served as a firefighter for 13 years. He's continued his career in North Carolina and has now been in the fire service for 15 years.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWAY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 3 Wilmington
VIDEO: Two lawmakers are saying the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Frick Park in January reaffirmed why western Pennsylvania needs a top-tier urban search and rescue team. Thursday, they introduced legislation with the goal of making that happen. Pittsburgh's assistant fire chief says they called in the state's only urban search and rescue team to help with search efforts when the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed in Frick Park in January.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
Two firefighters were injured while battling a 3-alarm blaze at a downtown building in Seymour, authorities said. Fire officials said residents in two apartment buildings next door were evacuated as a precaution. About 13 residents are believed to be displaced, but officials believe they'll be able to return to their homes tonight.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain
Thu, 21 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: Public art continues to be a priority in Lakewood, with Shaker Heights-based artist Scott Goss recently completing a mural on the eastern side of Fire Station No. 2. “The basis for the design is incorporating symbols related to fire safety and EMS work as a way to kind of create an immediate connection to the viewer,” Goss said.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the tip of Louisiana's Mississippi River delta 12 years ago -- a few minutes before 10 p.m. on April 20, 2010 -- killing 11 rig workers. Two days later, the burning rig sank, snapping the steel piping connected to the blown out oil well and sending crude flowing unfettered into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWL-TV CBS 4 New Orleans
VIDEO: The excitement is in the air over in Vidalia as they get ready for the city's annual Onion Festival that kicks off Thursday. One of the event's main attractions is the air show featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels. While the Blue Angels are in town, some people who were nominated and selected will have the chance to fly with them.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOC-TV CBS 11 Savannah
The CDC is now tracking another subvariant of omicron -- BA.2.12.1. BA.2 is still the dominant variant in the U.S., but BA.2.12.1 now accounts for nearly 20% of all new COVID-19 infections in the country, marking a quick increase from the 11% of cases reported last week, according to CDC data. BA.2.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
VIDEO: An Augusta firefighter is still in the hospital Tuesday after a storage facility fire on Monday. Firefighters continue to check to make sure the fire does not start back up. They say there are steps to help reduce the risk of something like this from happening. We spoke with one storage facility owner down the street, who says this is something out of a nightmare.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRDW-TV CBS 12 Augusta
PHOTOS: It's still sort of a mystery how six New Jersey teenagers fresh from the Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park in Wayne on Friday got stuck in an exit elevator. But Wayne Fire Department Commissioner William Rodriguez has a pretty good theory. “They've got that jumping still in their system. And when they get in the elevator and they talk about their experience inside,” Rodriguez told Coffee or Die Magazine, “they may start jumping in the elevator, which whacks out the elevator.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Coffee or Die Magazine
VIDEO: Twenty-five years ago, floodwaters could no longer be held back in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks leading to catastrophic loss of property. It's something people who lived there will never forget. One man who still lives in Grand Forks was part of the National Weather Service at the time, a place some people and politicians blamed for a bad flood prediction.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVRR-TV FOX 15 Fargo
Three fallen Baltimore firefighters and the Clayton, Del. fire chief who last month died in a fall will be honored before the DuraMAX Drydene 400 at Dover Motor Speedway next month. Family members of Baltimore firefighters Lt. Paul Butrim, Lt. Kelsey Sadler and Kenny Lacayo, and Clayton Fire Company Fire Chief John M.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700
The Dundee Fire Department will celebrate the 182nd anniversary of the volunteer emergency responder group, Saturday, April 23. The event, which was originally planned to commemorate the 180th anniversary was delayed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature an open house with old department trucks, apparatus on display and a children's section.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Observer Review & Express
Large flames and plumes of smoke can be seen from Interstate 10 near the Valencia Road exit after a large commercial fire ignited in the area Monday afternoon. According to Rural Metro Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the 5900 block of South Belvedere Avenue near Benson Highway and Valencia Road in reference to a fire at the UCC Recycling facility.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
VIDEO: Raleigh police officers and firefighters will come together Tuesday afternoon to amplify their call for better pay. Firefighters told WRAL News better pay will support the Raleigh Fire Department's work to retain employees and recruit for nearly 60 vacancies. The group of first responders plans to protest outside the municipal building at 228 West Hargett St.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: It's one of those pivotal news stories in our lives many can remember where they were when hearing the news. At the time, it was the nation's worst single act of domestic terrorism. It was years before the unimaginable tragedies of 9-11/September 11, 2001 occurred. The country was stunned that two Americans, anti-government extremists with white supremacist, extreme right-wing sympathies; Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols had conspired to commit the crime.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOAM-TV CBS 7 Pittsburg
April is National Donate Life Month, raising awareness about the importance of organ donation. Just last week, the power of community helped a local woman awaiting a transplant get to the hospital to receive her new organs. Right in the middle of severe storms we had last Wednesday, an evening phone call put the O'Daniels family on the clock.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
Michael Fearing has been a firefighter for more than 30 years. He said a typical fire hose lasts 10-15 years. They get pressure tested each year and if they fail; they have to be replaced. Over the years, Fearing has watched thousands of feet of used fire hose enter landfills. “I've probably disposed of miles and miles of hose.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1
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A fire that destroyed a beloved historic church in Englewood reignited overnight. Bystanders Saturday morning thought to have seen smoke coming from the church, but fire officials confirmed that it was steam from the extinguished fire. The extra-alarm fire destroyed the historic Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Good Friday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WANE-TV CBS 15 Fort Wayne
The New York City Fire Museum ("the Museum") opened a new exhibition, Unmasking Our Heroes, which celebrates the valiant efforts of the Emergency Medical Service workforce – the Paramedics, EMTs, and other officers of the New York City Fire Department – during the pandemic. The exhibition, Unmasking Our Heroes, will be on display from Friday, April 15, until late August 2022.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York City Patch

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