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06/26/2017 09:26 AM
23 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN 24HR PERIOD AT MULTIPLE FIRES
Firefighters battled a 2-alarm blaze just blocks from the Pride March route Sunday afternoon, officials said. Twelve firefighters were injured at the Hudson Street fire, an FDNY spokesperson said. The exact injuries were not immediately clear, but two firefighters had more serious injuries and at least one firefighter was taken to the hospital. About 60 […]

06/25/2017 11:10 AM
NEWARK RESCUE 1 CRASH – INJURED FIREFIGHTERS RENDER AID
Firefighters in Newark who were rushing to a fire and were on the way to help others were in need of some rescuing of their own. The fire truck collided with a GMC Acadia and a Camry as it was traveling westbound on Orange Street near Clifton Ave. The truck completely flipped around, crushing the […]

06/23/2017 06:31 PM
8 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FDNY FIRE
Over 160 firefighters battled a 4-alarm fire at a home in the Bronx section of New York City that spread to three other buildings before it was brought under control. Eight firefirefighters were hurt, one seriously. One civilian was also hurt.  

06/23/2017 07:22 AM
2 NY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE
A lighting strike during Monday’s storms ignited a blaze at a home on Lynbrook Road in which two City of Poughkeepsie firefighters were injured. Firefighters responded to the home around 4:11 p.m., after the strike started a fire in the upper part of the home, said Fire Chief Mark Johnson said. As firefighters worked to douse […]

06/22/2017 08:41 PM
RIG CATCHES FIRE IN SOUTH BEND, IN FIREHOUSE
A South Bend Fire Department fire truck caught fire at Station 4 early Wednesday. South Bend fire Capt. Gerard Ellis said the fire at Station 4, 220 N. Olive St., was reported around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The fire was contained to the interior of Engine 4, Ellis said. There was no fire damage to the […]

06/21/2017 12:54 PM
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Good afternoon baseball fans and a special tip of the cap to Bud, Lou and Chief T for their inspiration. Welcome to Stadium City, home of the major league Stadium City Firefighters. Today, we are bringing you an exclusive home plate seat while the team’s owner, Sally Mayor, introduces the new head coach, John T. […]

06/19/2017 11:47 PM
MISSOURI FIREFIGHTERS STRUCK-1 KILLED, OTHER INJURED
We regret to pass on to you that Firefighter’s with Mayview Fire Protection District (located approximately 45 miles east of Kansas City, MO) were operating earlier this evening at a scene where two Firefighters were struck by a vehicle. One Firefighter has been killed in the Line of Duty and another is reported to be […]

06/18/2017 11:21 AM
NUTLEY, NJ ROLLS LADDER TRUCK ON CO DETECTOR RUN-FIREFIGHTERS INJURED
Three firefighters were injured after a fire truck overturned in Nutley Saturday night, according to a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The prosecutor’s office was responding to investigate, agency spokeswoman Katherine Carter said late Saturday. The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear. The township fire department ladder truck was on its […]

06/18/2017 10:46 AM
LAS VEGAS FIREFIGHTER HOSPITALIZED AFTER VACANT HOUSE FIRE
Las Vegas Fire Rescue says that a firefighter was taken to the hospital after a vacant house fire at 2109 Ash Avenue, near Stewart and Eastern Avenues. Investigators say the fire was in the rear of the 1-story vacant/boarded up home. There were no other injuries reported. A firefighter was taken to the hospital after […]

06/18/2017 10:42 AM
FL FIREFIGHTER HOSPITALIZAED AFTER 2 ALARM FIRE
A firefighter was hospitalized and another was treated for heat exhaustion after they responded to a two-alarm fire in Largo on Saturday. The fire broke out at a cabinet shop at 1920 Lake Ave S., which is connected to other businesses. Multiple agencies from Pinellas County, including 60 personnel responded to the fire at 12:30 […]

06/18/2017 10:40 AM
AZ FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS BURNS AT HOUSE FIRE
Authorities say a firefighter suffered a burn and a dog is missing after a first-alarm house fire in Chandler. The Chandler Fire Department was called to the area of Pecos Road and 124th Street after receiving reports of a fire at a home less than a block from the fire station. Fire crews quickly extinguished […]

06/18/2017 10:39 AM
RATTLESNAKE BITES CA FIREFIGHTER
A rattlesnake bit a firefighter in Julian Friday, according to a Cal Fire spokesman. Captain Isaac Sanchez said the firefighter was bitten in the hand at the La Cima Conservation Camp. The training area on Sunrise Highway is used by inmate firefighters. The injured firefighter was flown from the camp for treatment.

06/18/2017 10:38 AM
KC FIREFIGHTER AWAKE AFTER COMA, ENERGY DRINKS MAY BE TO BLAME
A Kansas City firefighter is awake from a coma after suffering a heat stroke, and doctors are trying to determine if energy drinks may have played a part in his condition. The Kansas City Fire Department says he was participating in a training exercise last Saturday, June 10, when he suffered a heat stroke. He […]

06/15/2017 09:54 AM
MICHIGAN FIRE CHIEF STRUCK & KILLED ON INTERSTATE 94-LODD
It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that the Fire Service profession & FireFighterCloseCalls/The Secret List has lost a friend in the Line of Duty. At approximately 2230 hours last night (Wednesday) Comstock Township (Kalamazoo County) Fire Chief Ed Switalski was struck and killed in the Line of Duty while he […]

06/12/2017 07:25 AM
FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT CO WILDLAND FIRE
A firefighter was injured while battling a lightning-caused fire in northwestern Colorado. KCNC-TV reports the firefighter suffered second-degree burns on his legs Saturday while fighting the 60-acre fire west of Craig. Fire managers say the fire was started by a lightning strike on Bureau of Land Management land. It was declared 60 percent contained on Sunday. […]