Firefighter Close Calls

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11/22/2017 08:10 PM
RI FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE
A firefighter was injured and two cats were killed in a Providence fire Tuesday afternoon. View image on Twitter Crystal Bui@NBC10_Crystal Fire chief says 2 cats died in the fire — so far, no idea on the cause or where it started. They can’t tell if it’s suspicious yet, but it was a single family […]

11/22/2017 10:55 AM
CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT STILL AND BOX ALARM
A Chicago firefighter was injured while battling a blaze on the city’s West Side just after midnight on Tuesday. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed on Twitter Tuesday morning that units were battling a “still and box” alarm at a two-story building in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street in the city’s Austin neighborhood when […]

11/21/2017 07:44 PM
LAFD ENGINE STRUCK BY LIGHT RAIL
1850 S Olive St. #LAFD Engine vs Metro Blueline. No #firefighters injured. 8 train passengers suffered minor injury & were transported. @LAFD responds with lights & sirens to over 1300 emergency incidents a day.

11/21/2017 05:39 PM
3 TX FIREFIGHTERS SAVED AFTER BUILDING COLLAPSES ON THEM
Three Beaumont firefighters battling flames at an auto body shop were trapped under a pile of rubble after the building partially collapsed. Other firefighters were able to rescue their colleagues and only two of them sustained minor injuries. They were treated at the scene by Beaumont EMS. Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to the fire […]

11/20/2017 06:30 PM
CT FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE
A firefighter was injured Monday in a blaze that destroyed a home on Garvin Road, officials said. About 23 firefighters, along with police and ambulances responded to the fully-involved fire at 219 Garvin Road Monday afternoon. A man, who was not identified, was in the garage working on a car when the fire started, but […]

11/20/2017 06:28 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT KCK FIRE
A Kansas City, Kan., firefighter was taken to the hospital Monday with a minor injury sustained while battling a fire near North 25th and Wood Avenue. Further details surround the firefighter’s injury were not immediately available. According fire chief John Paul Jones firefighters were first dispatched to the home around 9:36 a.m. after heavy smoke […]

11/20/2017 11:21 AM
ANOTHER INDY FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE IN VACANT
A firefighter is recovering after responding to a fire early Sunday. It happened in the 4200 block of Broadway Street just after 1:45 a.m. when fire officials were called to a residence fire. Officials said the home had been under construction. The firefighter got stuck in a hole in the floor and hurt his shoulder. […]

11/19/2017 11:27 PM
FIRE TRUCK FIRE IN NY
Not a lot of details to go along with these photos but obviously not a good day…

11/17/2017 09:57 PM
ME FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AT FIRE
A fire in an apartment complex late Wednesday morning displaced two dozen residents. The cause of the fire at Liberty Commons on Westbrook Street wasn’t immediately known and there were no reports of injuries among tenants, although one firefighter was hospitalized after suffering a medical condition at the scene. The fire began in a top-floor […]

11/17/2017 09:04 AM
3 INDY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT VACANT HOUSE FIRE
Three firefighters were injured while battling a house fire on the near west side. A home in the 200 block of South Warman Avenue caught fire. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the building. According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, the call came in around 6 a.m. One firefighter fell from the second floor […]

11/16/2017 09:05 PM
CIVILIANS RESCUED, FIREFIGHTERS BURNED AT MD FIRE
A mother and her son are in critical condition after a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Temple Hills, Maryland. Fire officials say the victims were taken to an area hospital, and two firefighters are receiving treatment for burns to their ears at a burn unit. Neighbors say a witness heard the man, who lives in […]

11/15/2017 08:14 PM
2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED, LADDER TRUCK DESTROYED AT ST. LOUIS FIRE
A warehouse in the Botanical Heights neighborhood partially collapsed as St. Louis fire crews were battling a five-alarm fire Wednesday. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., firefighters reported a partial collapse of the Park Warehouse Service building in the 3900 block of Park Avenue, where at least 80 firefighters were working to extinguish a blaze that began […]

11/15/2017 08:11 PM
SC FIRE CHIEF & CITY MANAGER INDICTED AFTER EXPOSING FIREFIGHTERS TO ASBESTOS
A Marion County grand jury has handed down indictments against the Marion fire chief and the city administrator, alleging they knew the Marion Fire Department building contained asbestos and allowed staff, volunteers and community members to come inside. According to court documents filed earlier this month, city administrator and building inspector Alan Thomas Ammons and fire […]

11/13/2017 09:23 AM
2 BUFFALO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE
Two house fires – one in a vacant building, the other driving out two adults – kept Buffalo firefighters busy Saturday night. The first fire, at 7:56 p.m., was at a vacant house at 465 Seventh St. at Pennsylvania Street. Damage to the 2-1/2 story wood frame structure was estimated at $5,000. The fire started on the first floor and was […]

11/12/2017 06:54 PM
5 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT 5th ALARM
Firefighters are battling a 4-alarm fire in Manhattan Sunday morning. The commercial fire started at 150 Nagle Avenue a little after 10 a.m., FDNY said. The fire started on the first floor and extended to the cockloft of the building, which has been open for 28 years, and spread to the row of stores on […]