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07/27/2017 11:14 AM
BULLET STRIKES RESPONDING CHICAGO FIRE ENGINE COMPANY
Firefighters who responded to a car crash on Chicago’s South Side early Thursday morning wound up having to take cover after someone shot at their fire truck. The crew was responded around 2:30 a.m. to a two-car crash at East 79th Street and South Yates Boulevard in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood and an argument between […]

07/27/2017 10:29 AM
FREON LEAK HOSPITALIZES 4 WA FIREFIGHTERS
Four firefighters and two retirement home employees were sent to a hospital following a gas leak Tuesday evening at a retirement home northeast of downtown Spokane. Two stations from the Spokane Fire Department responded to an active fire alarm at about 7:30 p.m. at a building on the Riverview Retirement Community campus at 1801 E. […]

07/27/2017 07:38 AM
2 DETROIT FIREFIGHTERS BURNED IN FLASHOVER
Two Detroit firefighters suffered injuries while battling the flames at a family home on the city’s west side. Investigators say the fire was not an accident, but are calling it arson. Crews took on the fire early Wednesday morning in the 8500 block of Minock. Two firefighters entered the home immediately after learning someone could have been […]

07/26/2017 09:36 PM
RESPONDING MD FIRE CHIEF SUV CRASH
The chief of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department was injured Wednesday morning in a crash while headed to a fire in Severna Park. A department SUV collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Hill Road, said Marc Limansky, Anne Arundel County police spokesman. County Fire Department officials said Earleigh […]

07/26/2017 08:15 AM
LA COUNTY ENGINE STRUCK WHILE BLOCKING
A Los Angeles County Fire Department engine and a semitrailer collided Tuesday evening on the southbound 5 Freeway in Gorman, leaving four people injured, authorities said. The crash, which happened about 7:20 p.m. near Quail Lake Road, occurred as the fire engine was leaving the scene of an earlier injury crash involving an overturned vehicle, […]

07/25/2017 09:28 PM
Fire Departments Battle Long History of Brownouts
By Kim Ring Telegram & Gazette Staff Posted Mar 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM Updated Mar 11, 2017 at 11:34 PM In the 1970s, firefighters called it “firehouse roulette.” Now, some 40 years later, some municipal leaders continue to gamble as they close down engine companies for budgetary reasons or during staffing shortages. The process, called “browning out,” refers to the temporary closing, usually on […]

07/24/2017 02:43 PM
PG CO MD FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN ROOF COLLAPSE
 A firefighter from the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department is okay after being hospitalized early Monday morning when a roof collapsed on him while battling a blaze, according to authorities. Crews reportedly responded to a fire at a house in the 10000 block of North Landsdale Street at just after 1 a.m. Monday. Officials […]

07/24/2017 09:42 AM
3 LAS VEGAS FIREFIGHTERS INJURED – PROPANE GRILL EXPLOSION
Three firefighters were injured after a fire Sunday night at a northwest Las Vegas valley residence. Crews were called just after 5 p.m. for the large, one-story home on the 8600 block of Castle Hill Avenue, near West Alexander Road and North Durango Drive, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.  Follow Nathan O’Neal  ✔@NateNews3LV […]

07/22/2017 09:08 AM
DC FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT ROW HOUSE FIRE
A firefighter was injured after battling a fire at a rowhouse in Northeast D.C., officials say. D.C. Fire and EMS say the fire started just after 7 p.m. Friday at a two-story home in the 1900 block of Summit Place. When firefighters arrived, they found the flames were burning in the attic and roof of the home. […]

07/21/2017 09:10 PM
UPDATE: CA WILDLAND APPARATUS CRASH
A Selma firefighter is in stable condition after his fire engine crashed Friday morning in Mariposa County, the Selma Fire Department confirmed. The fire engine was aiding the fight against the Detwiler Fire when it crashed in the Mount Bullion area, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. the Selma Fire Department said […]

07/19/2017 11:43 AM
FIREFIGHTER SAVED BY PROBIES AFTER ON-DUTY HEART ATTACK
New hires paid off in a big way when a veteran firefighter had a heart attack on duty in Warren. At Warren Fire House on Monday, a veteran firefighter in his 40s wasn’t feeling well and collapsed in a locker room after having a heart attack. Three new hires, Brock Trimmer, Sebastian Zlotkavski, and Ronnie […]

07/18/2017 07:44 AM
FIREFIGHTER BURNED IN SC
A firefighter is recovering after he was burned while battling a fire early Monday. Slater-Marietta Fire Chief Marion Cruell said fire crews responded to a mobile home around 4:20 a.m. on Baker Circle. The trailer was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene. Chief Cruell said the injured firefighter and two others entered the home […]

07/14/2017 08:48 AM
TX FIRE APPARATUS CRASH
A fire truck on the way to a house fire collided with a van in northwest Harris County. It happened on Antoine and Breen just before 6:30 a.m. The Northwest Volunteer Fire Department fire truck was on the way to a house fire on the 9000 block of Bold Forest. SkyEye video showed the intersection […]

07/12/2017 09:34 AM
CT LADDER CRASHES INTO FIREHOUSE
An aerial ladder truck is out of commission and the Cohanzie Fire Company’s building damaged after a firefighter backed the truck into building Sunday night, according to Waterford police. The crash happened just before 8:15 p.m. on July 9, police said. Firefighter Mark Parker, 49, was returning from fueling one of the engines. According to […]

07/11/2017 08:46 AM
FATAL APPARATUS CRASH IN INDIANA
Seventeen-year-old Kaleb Emery of Lafayette died Saturday after his moped collided with a fire engine at South and Third streets. Emery rode his eastbound moped through a red light about 8:10 p.m. Saturday on South Street and into the path of Ladder 3, which was southbound on Third Street, Lafayette police Sgt. Will Carpenter said. Emery died […]