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02/21/2018 11:20 AM
GEORGIA FIRE CAPTAIN LODD DURING PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING
We regret to pass on to you that Captain Earnest McDuffie, 51, of the Hinesville (GA) Fire Department died on duty yesterday. While performing fire department mandated physical fitness training, Captain Earnest McDuffie was running at a local park and fell unconscious. CPR was rendered immediately and Captain McDuffie was transported to Liberty Regional Medical […]

02/20/2018 12:33 PM
APPARATUS CRASH IN STL, MO – 2 EXTRICATED FROM CAR
A car was involved in a crash with a St. Louis fire engine Tuesday morning.  The accident happened at the intersection of Glasgow at Sheridan in north St. Louis.  Two people had to be rescued from the car.  

02/20/2018 12:22 PM
2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN NY WALL COLLAPSE AT FIRE
Two city firefighters were injured Monday when a wall collapsed while multiple fire crews were battling a massive blaze in a large storage building on Newell Street. The two unidentified firefighters were taken by ambulance to Samaritan Medical Center, one on a stretcher. Fire Chief Dale C. Herman confirmed one of the injured firefighters was […]

02/19/2018 07:37 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE, EXPLOSION
A firefighter was injured during a house fire and explosion Monday morning.  The fire was reported at around 3 o’clock Monday morning in the 1400 block of Preble County Butler Township Road.  That’s about halfway between New Madison and Castine.  Crews reported there was an explosion and a firefighter was down.  The firefighter’s injuries were […]

02/19/2018 03:09 PM
HALF OF HAMILTON, ON FIREFIGHTERS IN CHRONIC PAIN PER STUDY
A new study co-authored by Western University and the McMaster School of Rehabilitation Science reveals that chronic pain is almost guaranteed for firefighters. Nearly 300 firefighters from Hamilton were examined over a 13-month period. During that time, the firefighters tracked the location and severity of any musculoskeletal problems they may have had. Data revealed that […]

02/19/2018 03:07 PM
PA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE THAT DISPLACES 9
Fire investigators are looking for the cause of overnight flames that damaged a Scranton apartment building. One woman was taken to the hospital — and a firefighter suffered minor injuries — in the fire. Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill has our story. Scranton firefighters say it’s one of the toughest calls to get. Fire  in […]

02/19/2018 03:04 PM
LINCOLN, NE FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HIGH RISE FIRE
Lincoln Fire and Rescue said the cause of a fire at the Terminal building in downtown Lincoln is still under investigation. LFR said no civilians were hurt as a result of the fire, but one firefighter was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. Monday on the […]

02/18/2018 08:22 PM
CA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE
A firefighter was injured early Sunday battling a two-alarm fire that roared through a Martinez townhouse complex, heavily damaging four homes, authorities said. Contra Costa County Fire Capt. Lisa Martinez said when crews arrived at around 4:15 a.m. flames and thick smoke was streaming out of the complex. “Arriving units saw heavy smoke coming out […]

02/18/2018 08:48 AM
TX TOWER LADDER ROLLOVER – FIREFIGHTERS INJURED
Just before 5 pm Tomball firefighters were responding to an apartment fire on Lawrence Street in Tomball. Reports of fire with injuries. As the 2001 E-1 tower truck that was east bound on SH 99 feeder entered the intersection of Rocky Road and slammed into a Ford F-250 pickup. The driver of the firetruck lost […]

02/17/2018 12:27 PM
5 ZA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE
Five firefighters are recovering at home after the first floor of a double-storey building collapsed while they were fighting a blaze which flared up in a derelict building in Central on Thursday night. Victoria Street in Central was a hub of activity on Thursday night as residents rushed out of their homes to watch the […]

02/17/2018 12:24 PM
5 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE THAT DESTROYED 9 STRUCTURES IN MO
Five firefighters were injured and nine structures were damaged or destroyed in a fire that started Thursday afternoon (Feb. 15) and spread to 12 acres off Peter Moore Lane west of De Soto before it was put out several hours later, said Assistant Chief Tom Fitzgerald of the Rural De Soto Fire Protection District. Three […]

02/15/2018 12:21 PM
ANOTHER MAYDAY IN A VACANT HOUSE – INDIANAPOLIS FIREFIGHTERS INJURED
Three firefighters were hurt Thursday morning while fighting a fire on Indianapolis’ northeast side. The fire happened around 6 a.m., at a house in the 2800 block of Forest Manor Avenue. Two firefighters fell through a floor, prompting a mayday call. A third fell through a window. One was treated at the scene for minor […]

02/15/2018 11:25 AM
FIREFIGHTER, POLICE OFFICER AMONG 4 INJURED AT PA FIRE
An Allegheny County fire marshal has been asked to investigate a blaze that destroyed an apartment building and injured at least four people, including a firefighter and a police officer. Coraopolis police said the fire at 1428 4th Ave., not far from the Neville Island Bridge, was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. A firefighter […]

02/14/2018 08:36 AM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT CANADIAN TRAILER FIRE
Investigator say an open flame heater likely sparked a fire that completely destroyed two mobile homes Monday in Penhold. Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast says the fire started in a unit built in 1975 and spread to a neighbouring unit built in 1974. “There was no natural gas service to the originating unit, there were […]

02/12/2018 07:49 PM
IL TANKER ROLLOVER
A fire department water tanker has flipped over in Tilton. WAND was sent a photo that showed the truck on its side near Route 1 and Ross Lane. A witness told us the truck crashed with a car at an intersection. We are working to learn what department the truck is from and whether anyone was injured. […]