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09/21/2017 11:01 AM
FATAL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH LEAVES CIVILIAN DEAD AND 4 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED
One civilian is dead and 4 Firefighters have been injured in a crash involving a car and a Louisville (Kentucky) Fire & Rescue fire apparatus around 0845 hours this morning. Initial reports are that the fire apparatus was headed to an emergency call with lights and sirens, when it collided with a green car.  According […]

09/21/2017 10:51 AM
FATAL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH-FF’s ALSO INJ (The Secret List)
All, One civilian is dead and 4 Firefighters have been injured in a crash involving a car and a Louisville (Kentucky) Fire & Rescue fire apparatus around 0845 hours this morning. Initial reports are that the fire apparatus was headed to an emergency call with lights and sirens, when it collided with a green car.  […]

09/20/2017 03:19 PM
Munster class highlights cancer rates in firefighters
Click here to see full article   MUNSTER — Joe Martin and Ryan Cusack shared story after story and statistic after statistic with fellow firefighters Tuesday night with one shared goal: To scare colleagues into changing old habits and thinking about their occupation’s greatest threat — cancer. They cited a 2013 National Institute for Occupational Safety […]

09/19/2017 09:44 AM
FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS HEAT INJURY AT INTENSE COMMERCIAL FIRE
One firefighter suffered a heat-related injury fighting a large commercial building fire that housed three businesses and three apartments Monday in Zionsville, Indiana. Several fire departments were called for aid. One Pike Township firefighter was taken to an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to WTHR. Mayor Tim Haak told […]

09/14/2017 01:37 PM
House Approves Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
Click here for full article   (September 13, 2017) – On Tuesday, September 12th, the House approved by voice vote H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), creates a specialized national registry to provide researchers and epidemiologists with the tools and […]

09/12/2017 06:48 PM
Slain firefighter’s father: ‘I will never think 30 years is enough’
Kate Rodeman sat among friends and family as the letter she wrote to the man who killed her husband was read to a courtroom full of people. “When you killed my husband, you turned my life into pure chaos,” said Justin Conklin, the Lansing firefighter who read the letter on her behalf. “His death did not […]

09/11/2017 09:54 AM
Taking Care of Ourselves
Adopting a practical approach to reducing firefighter cancer Read the full article and video here.   Personal accountability, situational awareness, education and strong leadership are familiar concepts in the fire service for reducing line-of-duty deaths. On the second day of the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium, these same themes recurred during presentations, workshops and discussions […]

09/08/2017 03:09 PM
EMS MEDEVAC CRASH – MULTIPLE LODD’S
A Duke University EMS helicopter has crashed in Perquimans County (North Carolina) leaving 4 dead. It went down around 1145 hours this morning in an area of Swamp Road and Sandy Cross Road. The crash area is in the northeastern area of North Carolina. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace. More to follow. […]

09/08/2017 07:40 AM
7 1st RESPONDERS SUEING TEXAS CHEMICAL COMPANY
Seven first responders injured after explosions at the troubled Arkema chemical plant in Crosby are now suing the company for at least $1 million in damages. On Thursday, barely a week after the first blast of decomposing chemicals rocked the small town, Houston lawyers Kimberley Spurlock and Misty Hataway-Cone launched a legal battle in Harris […]

09/08/2017 07:39 AM
DOUBLE LODD – GERMANY – APPARATUS CRASH
Two firefighters were killed in an operation on the Autobahn 2 in Brandenburg deadly. The helpers were called at an early Tuesday morning to an accident near Brandenburg on the Havel, as the police communicated.A semitrailer train hit a fire car accident at the accident site. This turned around its own axis, tipped over and buried the […]

09/05/2017 08:45 PM
FIREFIGHTER STRUCK WHILE DOING MDA… AGAIN
A Baltimore County fire lieutenant was injured after being hit by a vehicle during the “Fill the Boot” charitable fundraising drive. Authorities say this happened just after 11:15 a.m. Sunday, near Rossville Boulevard and Pulaski Highway. Firefighters were out collecting money for Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Fill the Boot’ campaign, when the fire lieutenant was struck by a […]

09/05/2017 08:31 PM
NASHVILLE FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS MASK PROBLEM AT FIRE – TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL
A Nashville Fire Department firefighter was hospitalized after battling a blaze at a home near Percy Priest Lake early Tuesday morning. No one was inside the home on Timber Ridge Drive when it caught fire. Half of the house was destroyed. (For more updates on this story and free news alerts for your neighborhood, sign up for […]

09/05/2017 11:40 AM
MAYDAY – FIREFIGHTER TRAPPED ON ROOF!
The top floor of a Worcester three-family home was destroyed by a fire on Labor Day. Firefighters responded to a call around 4 p.m. for active flames at a building on Farwell Street. Officials said heavy smoke poured from the top floor of the building, with winds adding intensity to the fire and causing it […]

09/05/2017 08:16 AM
2 PA FIREFIGHTERS HURT AT APARTMENT FIRE
Authorities say four people, including two firefighters, have been hurt in an apartment fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware County. The blaze broke out before 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Sycamore Avenue. Video from Chopper 6 HD showed flames and thick smoke coming from the roof of one section of the three-story […]

09/04/2017 02:41 PM
MEMPHIS FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE
A fire fighter was injured and a family displaced after a fire broke out at an apartment complex overnight. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hunters Ridge Apartments in the 3000 block of Kettle Creek Drive. WREG was told the fire started in one apartment, sending smoke billowing into the family’s residence below. […]