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10/17/2017 06:29 PM
Thank You From The Brunacini Family
Phoenix FD Deputy Chief Elizabeth Hendel, an IFSTA Executive Board member, just provided the following information to IFSTA Executive Director Mike Wieder-and we are passing it on to you: Thank You From The Brunacini Family  Our family is eternally grateful for a couple of things: #1, The last service provided to Chief Brunacini was in his […]

10/16/2017 06:46 AM
SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE CHIEF LINE OF DUTY DEATH-AT HOUSE FIRE
We regret to pass on that the Fire Chief of the Presho FD, SD died in the Line of Duty. Presho Fire Chief Donny Manger died this weekend while operating at a structure fire. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.

10/15/2017 08:48 PM
A TRUSTED VOICE: CHIEF ALAN BRUNACINI R.I.P.
Some of the newer members of the fire service may not have had a chance to meet, see or get to know Chief Bruno, who suddenly passed away this evening. Please take time to enjoy this wonderful video from Fire Engineering: http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2016/06/trusted-voices.html Rest In Peace Chief Bruno On behalf of our entire FireFighter CloseCalls.com & The Secret […]

10/13/2017 08:20 PM
NJ FIREFIGHTER FALLS THRU STAIRS AT FIRE
A firefighter fell through a staircase and landed in the basement of a burning house off Lalor Street early Thursday, fire officials said. The firefighter was on the first crew climbing to the second floor with a hose at a house on Benton Road at about 3:10 a.m., fire spokesman Capt. Ferdinand Mather said. The staircase […]

10/13/2017 08:22 AM
TWO BALTIMORE FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE
Two firefighters and a civilian were injured at a house fire in South Baltimore on Monday, according to city fire officials. Chief Roman Clark, a fire department spokesman, said the non-life-threatening injuries occurred at a fire at a vacant home in the 4000 block of Fairhaven Ave., in the city’s Curtis Bay neighborhood. Firefighters were […]

10/13/2017 08:20 AM
OH FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE
The house fire on Fernwald Drive caused damage estimated at more than $100,000 and destroyed four vehicles in the attached garage, said Deputy Chief Scott Dorsten, Beavercreek Twp. Fire Department. One firefighter suffered a minor injury and one civilian was evaluated at the scene but did not require a trip to a hospital, Dorsten said. […]

10/13/2017 08:17 AM
ARREST IN TX LODD FIRE
More than four months after a local firefighter died while battling a massive fire at a shopping center, Bexar County District Attorney confirmed police have arrested a suspect in the case. Authorities say Emond J. Johnson is believed to be involved in setting the fire that killed firefighter Scott Deem and injured firefighters Brad Phipps and […]

10/11/2017 02:20 PM
PA FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT FIRE
A firefighter was hurt while battling a house fire in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the 2800 block of Cedar Street. One firefighter was taken to the hospital in stable condition with minor burns.

10/11/2017 02:18 PM
NY FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE
A Buffalo firefighter suffered undetermined injuries battling a blaze Tuesday afternoon in a vacant house in the city’s Genesee-Moselle neighborhood, fire dispatchers reported. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation. The fire in the two-story dwelling at 66 Ernst Ave., off East Ferry Street, was reported at 2:53 p.m. and took more […]

10/07/2017 05:21 PM
2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE IN CANADA
Two firefighters were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a three-alarm blaze tore through a townhouse in Mississauga early Saturday morning. The blaze broke out in a unit located in the middle of a complex on Bloor Street near Dixie Road at around 2:15 a.m. and then quickly spread to adjoining units through the […]

10/06/2017 09:25 AM
GA FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AT TRUCK FIRE SCENE
While operating at a tractor trailer fire Thursday night, a Paulding County Firefighter suffered an apparent heart attack and was resuscitated on the scene by other responding personnel.   At approximately 8:41pm several Paulding County units were dispatched to a truck fire located at 3807 Atlanta Highway in Hiram.  911 callers reported placards on the […]

10/05/2017 07:10 PM
2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT NY FIRE
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries and a seven-person family is displaced following an early morning structure fire Wednesday in the City of Poughkeepsie, according to a press release from the city fire department. Firefighters responded to a two-and-a-half-story home at 172 Mansion Street at around 4:20 a.m. The fire began on the first floor toward the […]

10/04/2017 10:11 PM
GA ENGINE STRUCK ON THE INTERSTATE
Two drivers were hospitalized after colliding with a parked fire truck on the interstate. The accident occurred early Tuesday morning near mile marker 49 on Interstate 85 North while investigators with Coweta County Fire Rescue were assisting a motorist in the far left lane. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the fire truck was blocking […]

10/04/2017 09:52 PM
FIREFIGHTER STRUCK BY COUPLING AT VA FIRE
A firefighter sustained a minor injury early Wednesday morning battling a fire that heavily damaged a Virginia Beach house. Fire department officials said emergency responders were called to a Head of River Road just after 2 a.m. Four engines, two tankers, one Ladder Truck, one fire rescue and two ambulances responded to the scene, where a […]

10/03/2017 08:20 PM
FIRE ENGINE STUCK IN SINKHOLE AFTER WATER MAIN BREAK AT BOISE STATE
Roads remain blocked on the Boise State campus Tuesday morning after a water main break caused flooding and sent a fire engine into a sinkhole. The water line that ruptured Monday evening ran under University Drive near the Student Union Building. The intersection of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue will be closed through Wednesday morning, […]