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Baltimore Firefighter Dies,
4 Injured in Rowhouse Blaze
Oct 20, 2023 4:14 AM CDT
Baltimore Firefighter Dies, 4 Injured in Rowhouse Blaze
Similar tragedy killed 3 city firefighters last year
- A rapidly intensifying blaze that engulfed multiple rowhouses in northwest Baltimore late Thursday afternoon left one firefighter dead and four others injured, city officials said. The injured firefighters sustained varying degrees of burns and are receiving medical treatment, officials said at a news conference Thursday night outside Baltimore's Shock Trauma...
343 Trees for
Died on 9/11 Are
in Surprise Spot
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Sep 16, 2023 2:10 PM CDT
343 Trees for Firefighters Who Died on 9/11 Are in Surprise Spot
Irish nurse who worked in NYC set up County Cork garden in tribute to lost FDNY members
- On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters perished in New York City during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. Every year, America remembers those first responders, and the thousands of others who died that day. So does a tiny town in County Cork, Ireland, thanks to Kathleen Murphy, an...
Dozens Indicted on RICO
Charges Over 'Cop City'
Sep 6, 2023 9:15 AM CDT
Dozens Indicted on RICO Charges Over 'Cop City'
Protesters don't want a police and firefighter training facility in the Atlanta area
- Sixty-one people have been indicted in Georgia on racketeering charges following a state investigation into protests against a planned police and firefighter training facility in the Atlanta area that critics call "Cop City." In the sweeping indictment released Tuesday, Republican Attorney General Chris Carr alleged the defendants are...
Fighting a Blaze
Crash in Midair
Aug 7, 2023 7:28 AM CDT
Choppers Fighting a Blaze Crash in Midair
3 are dead after 2 firefighting helicopters collide in Southern California
- Three people were killed after two firefighting helicopters collided in Southern California on Sunday while fighting a blaze in Riverside County, emergency officials said. One of the helicopters landed safely, per the AP . "Unfortunately, the second helicopter crashed, and tragically, all three members perished, which included one Cal Fire...
Alabama Firefighters Shot
Shortly After Shift Began
Jul 12, 2023 1:00 PM CDT
Alabama Firefighters Shot Shortly After Shift Began
They have been hospitalized in serious condition
- Two Alabama firefighters were shot Wednesday morning in what police believe was a targeted attacked. The shooting occurred in Birmingham's Station 9 just prior to 8:30am, shortly after the men had started their shift, reports Al.com . Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond says the shooter entered via the...
Fire on Cargo Ship Carrying
1K Vehicles Kills 2 Firefighters
Jul 6, 2023 1:52 PM CDT
Fire on Cargo Ship Carrying 1K Vehicles Kills 2 Firefighters
Crew in New Jersey port was loading cars and trucks bound for West Africa
- Two firefighters were killed and five others injured battling a blaze that began deep inside a docked cargo ship carrying more than a thousand vehicles, officials said Thursday. Responding firefighters found five to seven vehicles already on fire when they reached the 10th floor of the cargo ship at Port...
FDNY Firefighter Drowns
Trying to Save Teen Daughter
Jun 12, 2023 8:40 AM CDT
FDNY Firefighter Drowns Trying to Save Teen Daughter
Mark Batista went into the sea when daughter began to struggle in a rip tide; she survived
- When he saw his teen daughter get in trouble in the ocean, New York City firefighter Mark Batista ran into the water to save her. His daughter lived, but Batista never made it out, reports NBC News . The 39-year-old drowned Friday morning at the Jersey Shore after bringing his family...
Nova Scotians Give
US Firefighter a
Jun 9, 2023 6:33 AM CDT
Amid Wildfires, Nova Scotians Give US Firefighter a Birthday Surprise
- Kevin Pezanowski probably didn't envision spending his 60th birthday fighting wildfires in Nova Scotia. But that's where the New Hampshire man found himself as part of a team of about 17 firefighters who traveled from the US northeast to help battle the largest forest fire in the Canadian...
Jun 6, 2023 9:00 AM CDT
Amid Protests, Officials OK Funding for 'Cop City'
Atlanta City Council approves tens of millions to build training center for police, firefighters
- The Atlanta City Council early Tuesday approved funding for the construction of a proposed police and firefighter training center, rejecting the pleas of hundreds of activists who packed City Hall and spoke for hours in fierce opposition to the project they decry as "Cop City." The 11-4 vote...
Firefighters Leave Stove On,
Learn Important Lesson
Jan 31, 2023 3:18 PM CST
Firefighters Leave Stove On, Learn Important Lesson
They return to a kitchen fire at their station in Georgia
- In their defense, the firefighters were in a hurry to leave. So much so, that nobody in the station remembered to turn off the stove when they left to fight a house fire in Hall County, Georgia, reports the
. When a separate fire crew that had been out...
Handcuffed Man Spits
at Firefighter, Gets Punched
Dec 16, 2022 12:33 PM CST
Handcuffed Man Spits at Firefighter, Gets Punched
Suspended Miami firefighter says 'consider my actions public education'
- Robert Webster, a City of Miami Fire Rescue lieutenant, was suspended in October after punching an arrested man handcuffed to a stretcher—and he says he doesn't regret it. Video made public this week shows Antonio Cruz spitting in the direction of Webster's face in the emergency room...
Collapse Traps Philadelphia
Firefighters, and One Dies
Jun 19, 2022 9:15 AM CDT
Collapse Traps Philadelphia Firefighters, and One Dies
Lt. Sean Williamson could not be saved
- A building caught fire and later collapsed in Philadelphia, killing one firefighter and injuring five other people, authorities said. The fire was reported just before 2am Saturday in north Philadelphia, per the AP . Eight occupants were safely evacuated and the fire had been declared under control, officials said. At 3:...
Fire, Then Building Collapse
Kills Philly Firefighter
Jun 18, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
Fire, Then Building Collapse Kills Philly Firefighter
4 other firefighters and a city inspector were pulled from the rubble and are now in stable condition
- One firefighter has died after being trapped in a building that caught fire in Philadelphia and then collapsed early Saturday, fire officials said. The fallen firefighter wasn't immediately identified, but Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said he was a 27-year department veteran, per the AP . Four other firefighters and...
Night Vision Plane That Was
a First Goes Down in Colorado
Nov 17, 2021 6:22 AM CST
Night Vision Plane That Was a First Goes Down in Colorado
Air tanker fighting wildfire crashes near Estes Park, killing pilot in what was meant to be a historic flight
- A single-engine, one-seat air tanker that was thought to be the first fixed-wing plane to fight a fire at night using night vision crashed near Estes Park, Colo., on Tuesday night, killing the pilot, reports 9News . According to a release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, the accident was...
6 Firefighters Suspended After
Drive to Legislator's Office
Oct 29, 2021 5:25 PM CDT
6 Firefighters Suspended After Drive to Legislator's Office
On-duty crew was battling New York City's vaccine mandate
- New York City has pulled six firefighters battling the new coronavirus vaccine mandate who drove a ladder truck to a state senator's office and threatened his staff. The firefighters went to Sen. Zellnor Myrie's Brooklyn office on Friday, the first day the mandate has been in effect. Myrie...
Firefighter Sues Over Mural
That Depicted Her as White
Oct 11, 2021 12:37 PM CDT
Firefighter Sues Over Mural That Depicted Her as White
Latosha Clemons was Boynton Beach's first Black female firefighter
- A trailblazing Black firefighter in Boynton Beach, Florida, is taking the city to court over a mural that depicted her as white. Latosha Clemons, who became the city's first female Black firefighter in 1996 and retired as deputy chief last year, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages of more...
Memes And Racist Messages
Get Firefighters Suspended
Oct 3, 2021 5:45 AM CDT
Memes And Racist Messages Get Firefighters Suspended
Some mocked George Floyd
- After several black members of the FDNY reported that some white firefighters were sharing racist memes and messages between each other, leaders say they took action. “When these memes were reported we investigated in and the suspension were the result,” FDNY spokesman Jim Long told the
For Wildland Firefighters,
a New Crisis Is Growing
Aug 29, 2021 2:00 PM CDT
For Wildland Firefighters, a New Crisis Is Growing
They're at higher risk of PTSD, suicide with wildfires only getting worse
- They are, in the jargon of federal bureaucracy, "forestry technicians." To these "technicians," however, the job title is an insult. In reality, these are federal wildland firefighters who quite literally risk their lives every long day they're on the job, all for the reward of...
Couple Charged in Fire
Sparked by Gender Reveal
Jul 20, 2021 7:48 PM CDT
Couple Charged in Fire Sparked by Gender Reveal
Massive blaze killed California firefighter
- A couple whose gender reveal ceremony sparked a southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter last year were charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced Tuesday. The couple pleaded not guilty Monday to charges involving the El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson announced at a news conference...
Naked Woman Found
Stuck Between 2 Buildings
Jul 14, 2021 11:10 AM CDT
Naked Woman Found Stuck Between 2 Buildings
Firefighters in Santa Ana say it was a 'cautious and technical' rescue operation
- Firefighters in California say that after a "cautious and technical" operation, a woman was rescued from a tiny gap between two buildings. The naked woman had somehow become stuck in the space between two businesses in Santa Ana, Fox 11 reports. Max Benett, the owner of Tim's Auto...
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