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06/19/2018 08:04 AM
2 CANADIAN FIREFIGHTERS INJURED – INFLATIBLE BOAT TRAINING MISHAP
The case of two London firefighters who were injured during a training exercise on Fanshawe Lake Friday highlights the dangers of the job, the department’s deputy chief says. More than a dozen firefighters were participating in water-training exercises on Fanshawe Lake around 11 a.m. when the two were injured, acting deputy chief Jack Burt said. […]

06/18/2018 03:00 PM
Fighting Fires and Cancer
By Hannah Falcon Firefighter Matthew Corso beat cancer thanks to early detection at the Spring Fire Department. Since 2016, Spring Fire Department has conducted annual LifeScan tests to protect their greatest asset, their firefighters. The tests consist of three components: bloodwork, a lifestyle consult with a nurse and an ultrasound. (Photo: NBC Graphic explaining elevated […]

06/18/2018 02:36 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT PA FIRE
The devastating multi-alarm blaze in Norristown over the weekend left two dozen residents without a home and landed one firefighter in the hospital, officials confirmed. The incident occurred at the Montgomery Mills Apartment on Kelly Drive in the borough at around 2:27 p.m. Saturday. The 7500 building of the complex took the brunt of the […]

06/18/2018 12:45 PM
Firefighter detects cancer early thanks to fire dept. screening
Spring Fire Department firefighter Matthew Corso was able to beat cancer four months into treatment after an abnormality was found on his LifeScan ultrasound By FireRescue1 Staff SPRING, Texas — A firefighter was able to detect his cancer early and beat it thanks to a screening conducted by the fire department. In November 2016, Spring […]

06/18/2018 11:04 AM
MD FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS MINOR INJURY AT FIRE
More than 65 firefighters battled a blaze in Silver Spring, Md., late Sunday, but no one was seriously hurt, officials said. The fire broke out in a two-story home in the 4400 block of Mahan Road near Charles Road in the Randolph Hills neighborhood. A neighbor called 911 and alerted those inside of the fire. […]

06/17/2018 09:31 PM
TN FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS SMOKE INHALATION AT FIRE
A Knoxville Fire Department firefighter was hospitalized after suffering smoke inhalation while battling a warehouse fire in West Knox County Saturday evening. According to KFD spokesperson Captain D.J. Corcoran, units were dispatched to 1737 Louisville Dr. at 8:27 p.m. Saturday amid reports of smoke showing from the Aquarium Life Support Systems building from a Knoxville Police Department officer. […]

06/17/2018 08:18 AM
SHOT FIRED AT CINCY DISTRICT CHIEFS SUV
Cincinnati police say someone shot at a Cincinnati Fire Department District Chief’s vehicle early Saturday morning. Police say the shooting happening in the 3400 block of Beekman Avenue around midnight. Multiple gunshots were heard when one round hit the back of the vehicle, police say. Police have no suspect information currently, but say a group […]

06/17/2018 08:16 AM
20 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT STATEN ISLAND FIRE
Twenty firefighters were injured Saturday battling a blaze that engulfed four houses including a fire marshal’s on Staten Island. The fire marshal and his family were not at home when the fire started around 7 p.m., according to WLNY. No residents were injured, officials said. “Fortunately, his family and his baby were down at the Jersey […]

06/16/2018 10:07 PM
FIREFIGHTER BURNED IN HARRISBURG
Update on injured fireman Tommy Propst(72)Tommy is home recovering from minor burns to his leg.He should be healed up and back to work by next tour.Tommy was detailed as the Pipeman on Wagon 3 at this fire.Several other members recieved minor burns during this mornings job on Emerald st.   6-16-18 The “B” Platoon working […]

06/16/2018 10:04 PM
5 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT BROOKLYN FIRE
Five firefighters were rushed to the hospital after they were hurt battling a blaze in a Brooklyn brownstone overnight. The fire broke out just before 4:00 am inside a home on 6th Avenue in Sunset Park. Officials say the firefighters were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and are expected to be okay. […]

06/16/2018 09:53 PM
Report Sheds Light on DC Apparatus Striking FF
A DC Fire and EMS report says that improper positioning of equipment and a rookie’s inexperience were the biggest contributing factors in an apparatus incident that left a young firefighter with severe injuries in August 2017. Probationary firefighter Dane Smothers Jr. was serving as a lineman (nozzle firefighter) during a Capitol Hill house fire on […]

06/16/2018 09:49 PM
MAYDAY IN ATLANTA
A firefighter fell through the floor of a burning three-story building in downtown Atlanta, according to Atlanta Fire Rescue. Crews responded to a fire in a building in the 200 block of Auburn Avenue about 10 a.m. Monday, Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford. The blaze produced smoke over the Downtown Connector before it was extinguished, […]

06/14/2018 07:39 PM
IOWA FIREFIGHTER ARRESTED – DUI IN FIRE TRUCK
Authorities have accused a volunteer firefighter of being drunk while driving a fire vehicle in northern Iowa. Online court records say 42-year-old Jeffrey Feaster of Dakota City is charged with operating under the influence, first offense. WHO-TV reports that Feaster has resigned. Feaster was driving a rescue unit early on June 6 while responding to a traffic accident […]

06/14/2018 08:09 AM
TWO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN INDIA AT FIRE
A fire broke out at the 33-storey Beau Monde towers in Prabhadevi on Wednesday afternoon. While the fire brigade evacuated all residents, two firemen complained of breathlessness and were taken to a hospital. The blaze erupted at 2 p.m in Harish Abhiyani’s penthouse spread over the 32nd and 33rd floors in A wing. Mr. Abhiyani is a […]

06/13/2018 10:52 AM
ST. LOUIS FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS HAND INJURY AT FIRE
A St. Louis firefighter was injured while battling a late night blaze in North City. The firefighter suffered a minor injury to the hand while at a two-alarm fire in the area Lillian and Kingshighway around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone inside of the building was able to get out safely. No other details have been […]