Firefighter Close Calls

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01/20/2018 11:38 AM
TX FIRE APPARATUS STRUCK ON THE HIGHWAY
A Terrell Fire Department engine was struck on Interstate 20 Friday night while working a separate crash. Firefighters were working a crash on Interstate 30 near mile marker 498, with the engine positioned to block for emergency responders, when it was struck by another vehicle. Two members of the Terrell Fire Department were in the […]

01/19/2018 04:48 PM
PA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AFTER WOMAN RUNS OVER HOSE
A firefighter suffered head trauma after a woman drove over a fire hose while Palmyra Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a reported fire last week, police said. The department was dispatched at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 to 1300 Park Drive in North Londonderry Township for a report of a fire, township police said. According […]

01/19/2018 11:27 AM
LANSING FIREFIGHTER UNIJURED AFTER FALL THROUGH FLOOR AT FIRE
The Lansing Fire Department responded and crews were able to contain the fire to one apartment. But, while inside battling the flames, one of their own took an unlucky step, falling through the second floor. The fire captain says the firefighter isn’t hurt but they sent him to a local hospital as a precaution.

01/18/2018 07:41 AM
3 GA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE SET BY HOMELESS
A homeless man has been charged with arson in a vacant house fire that injured three Macon-Bibb County firefighters. George Green Little, 63, who has no home according to Bibb jail records, was arrested just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Little is accused of setting fire to a house at the corner of Calhoun Street Lane […]

01/17/2018 08:34 PM
UPDATE: LA LODD – STRUCK BY VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY
A firefighter died while working a crash Wednesday morning. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said the firefighter died in the line of duty after being hit by a vehicle. The fireman was working a wreck on US 61 north of St. Francisville around 10:45 Wednesday. The man has been identified at 48-year-old Russell Achord. He […]

01/17/2018 03:20 PM
LOUISIANA FIREFIGHTER STRUCK AND KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT CRASH SCENE
We regret to pass on to you that a West Feliciana Parish (North of Baton Rouge) – St Francisville Firefighter died in the Line of Duty while working at a crash scene this morning. The volunteer Firefighter was working that crash on US 61 north of St. Francisville around 10:45 this morning, Wednesday, when struck. […]

01/15/2018 12:56 PM
PA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE
Crews were on scene of a house fire in Jefferson County. The first call came in around 4:30 a.m. for smoke showing at a single family home on the 80th block of E. Main Street in Brookville Borough. Jefferson County dispatch says crews were able to get the fire under control quickly No injuries were […]

01/14/2018 07:50 PM
3 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FATAL CANADIAN MOBILE HOME FIRE
One person died and three firefighters were injured in a mobile home fire in Kelowna. Fire crews were called to the 3500-block of McCulloch Road just before 5 a.m. on Sunday. “When he kicked the front door, it folded in half and just went poof.  It was gone,” Kevin Cutting, who called 911 said.  “You […]

01/14/2018 01:14 PM
MAYDAY IN SAN ANTONIO – 3 FIREFIGHTERS ESCAPSE FLASHOVER
Three firefighters needed to be evacuated from a burning house Saturday night on the city’s East Side. Emergency crews were called to 919 Virginia Blvd at about 8 p.m. for reports of a fire. Authorities said the fire started with a small gas leak in the stove, igniting a fire that claimed the entire house. […]

01/13/2018 09:25 PM
FATAL FIRE IN TRENTON LEAVES FIREFIGHTER INJURED
One person has died and a firefighter has been injured following an overnight fire in Trenton, New Jersey. The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 13 on the 200 block of Cass Street. Caesar Merino’s family lived inside. He says an uncle and two aunts along with a 14-year-old boy were watching […]

01/11/2018 08:16 AM
LUNCH WITH A HERO – REMEMBERING MATT
The first thing you notice in the firehouse kitchen at Engine Co. 45 is that you can’t see the walls. They are hidden. Every inch, floor to ceiling, totally covered by plaques. Commendations for heroism, bravery, valor. City, Hometown Pay Tribute To Fallen Philly Firefighter This room, where Lt. Matt LeTourneau sat, ate and laughed with his crew […]

01/10/2018 09:48 PM
ROBERTS PARK FIREFIGHTER RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
A firefighter who was seriously injured while putting out a fire in southwest suburban Justice returned home after being discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. Roberts Park Fire Protection District Lieutenant Clint Sanders was on the job when he was seriously injured, suffering from internal burns to his lungs and hands, on Dec. 27. He […]

01/10/2018 08:23 AM
NV FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT STRIP MALL FIRE
A firefighter was hospitalized after a southwest Las Vegas Valley strip mall erupted in flames Monday night. The first of multiple calls reporting the blaze came in at 10:52 p.m. Monday. According to Clark County Fire Department spokesman Jon Klassen, personnel arrived within four minutes at the mall on the 3400 block of Jones Boulevard, […]

01/10/2018 08:20 AM
REPORT: CA FIREFIGHTER BECAME TRAPPED BY FLAMES AT WILDFIRE – LODD
The San Diego County firefighter who died last month fighting the Thomas fire in Ventura County was putting out a spot fire when he found himself trapped by flames, according to a preliminary report released by Cal Fire this week. The report details the events that led to the death of 32-year-old Cory Iverson, who […]

01/08/2018 05:54 PM
FIRE AT TRUMP TOWER IN NYC INJURES FIREFIGHTER
Secret Service agents spotted smoke on the rooftop of President Donald Trump‘s New York City home early this morning and called the fire department, according to fire officials. At around 7 a.m., about 70 firefighters rushed to the apex of the Fifth Avenue Trump Tower skyscraper at 57th Street in midtown Manhattan to put out the blaze, […]