Nationwide fire news
VIDEO: The city of Boston celebrated the opening of its first new firehouse in more than three decades on Thursday. The new $23.5 million, state-of-the-art facility is the Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 Firehouse in Roxbury. “It's so important that we make sure that our first responders, our frontline workers, have the support and the tools necessary to do their jobs and to do it with honor and integrity,” said Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey at Thursday's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (NOEMS) will be the first ground ambulances in the region to carry blood for emergency transfusions for patients with traumatic injuries. “We did the numbers over a year. There were about 80 to 90 patients that we envisioned that blood could have been given and an opportunity for a difference to be made, so this is a really huge opportunity that we're excited to tackle,” said Dr.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVUE-DT FOX 8 New Orleans
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Aviation accidents are so rare that they naturally make front-page news. Some plane crashes, however, have left lasting imprints due to their unique circumstances or indelible images. Although not the deadliest in American history, these seven plane crashes are among the most unforgettable. Thick fog enveloped a B-25 Mitchell bomber as it approached Manhattan on a routine flight from Massachusetts to New Jersey on the Saturday morning of July 28, 1945.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The History Channel
VIDEO: Overdose-related calls more than quadrupled in September on Kauai, which has first responders concerned. “We've seen a dramatic increase of these opiate overdoses,” said Cody Bonilla, county supervisor for the Kauai Emergency Medical Services, “We're seeing the cases being linked to fentanyl.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
In tears Tuesday, just one day after a plane crash fire in Santee destroyed their first home, newlyweds Cody and Courtney Campbell held out hope they would find Cody's wedding ring in the rubble. He had been wearing a black rubber ring and kept his other ring in their home. "To get it back would be amazing, but in the end, this is all that matters,” Courtney Campbell said.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFMB-TV CBS/CW 8 San Diego
VIDEO: A man was taken into custody in connection with a fire at a Wilmington train yard Wednesday that sent thick plumes of black smoke into the air over the South Bay and Long Beach area. The blaze was first reported just after 2:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Alameda Street. Aerial footage from AIR7 HD showed an outdoor yard with tires, machinery and commercial rubbish on fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
Fire trucks are iconically red, but two of Rochester's newest fire apparatuses are helping the city go green. The Rochester Fire Department recently retired two vehicles and replaced them with truck 42 and engine 5. These vehicles have new technology to be more environmentally friendly. "We get on a scene whether on a highway or at a house.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMT-TV CBS 3 Mason City
The city is demanding that EMS workers repay the combined $3.5 million they were accidentally overpaid, the Daily News reported. Some workers saw an increase of a few hundred dollars in their paychecks, but there were a handful of employees who received as much as $10,000 – all dependent on the amount of overtime they worked between March and August, according to the report.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
Retired firefighter Chuck Roberts, from Eagle, participated in the American Lung Association in Milwaukee's Fight For Air Climb a dozen times and in total raised $53,769. Now, the local firefighter is being honored for his amazing efforts to help end lung disease. The Lung Association launched its 2022 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar to honor local heroes and support its vision of a world free of lung disease.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Jefferson County Union
Community transmission of COVID remains high in 89.2% of American counties, according to current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite that, the latest wave, driven by the highly contagious and completely dominant Delta variant, appears to have crested, with new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the virus all in decline from levels two weeks ago.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fortune
Phoenix first responders are some of the first in the country to get a brand-new type of cancer screening, and it's as easy as a blood test. The Galleri test is a game changer that screens for 50 different types of cancers at the same time and can find them in early stages. At Vincere Cancer Center in Scottsdale, firefighters and police officers were eager to get the major health check on Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV Phoenix (
A blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon at the Dunellen Defender Fire Company No. 1, officials said. A post from the company did not provide specifics on what was damaged but photos from the scene showed that at least two fire trucks were damaged as well as the front of the firehouse. “We are still assessing the damage and the cause is being investigated by the Middlesex County Fire Marshal's Office,” the post stated.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Journal
PHOTOS: The Hard Rock Hotel collapsed two years ago on Oct. 12, 2019, killing three workers and injuring dozens more in one of the worst ever construction accidents in New Orleans. Structural design errors led to the upper floors crumbling into the floors below, damaging two massive cranes that threatened to tumble into nearby buildings.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTBS-TV ABC 3 Shreveport
So far this year, the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority has responded to 168 fires, two-thirds of which have been declared arsons, Capt. John Corippo reported last week. “We responded to 168 fires since Jan. 1, and 113 of those were intentionally set,” said Corippo, describing arsons as 67 percent of the fires UVFA crews have investigated in 2021.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: East Bay Times - Metered Site
The Spokane Valley Fire Department isn't losing a single firefighter with an exemption over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. It worked out accommodations for the 22 who had a medical or religious exemption approved. The biggest change is those who are unvaccinated and staying on the frontlines will be separated from the rest of the department.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
At least one person was severely burned in a fire that started Monday afternoon at mobile homes in Manteca and prompted evacuations, authorities say. Multiple homes caught fire at the Islander Mobile Home Park. Embers from that fire then sparked a vegetation fire close to the mobile home neighborhood, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento
Something as simple as a sticker can now be a game-changer for first responders. The Tampa Police Department and Tampa Fire Rescue came together Monday to unveil stickers they developed to identify specific special needs. "Sometimes when first responders respond to the scene, we're not always quite sure what we're responding to," said Tampa police interim chief Ruben Delgado.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVT-TV FOX 13 Tampa
When Greg West received the alert for a motorcycle accident just after 2 a.m. last August, he dragged himself out of bed, then drove to the intersection of Stoddard Pond Road and Route 201 in Bowdoin. He was the only member of Bowdoin Fire and Rescue to respond. West, the deputy fire chief, found himself wearing “a lot of hats” at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Penobscot Bay Pilot
The yellow signs on the outside of some buildings means a little more than some might think. Fire Station one isn't just another fire station – it's also a safe place for kids who find themselves in tough situations. Assistant Chief Duane Hughes said having this designation is an honor. “Fire stations in Columbus and around the nation have always been considered safe places for kids.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBI-TV CBS 4 Columbus
The Clarksville Fire Department is ramping up its attention to fitness through a recently implemented program that uses simulated work situations to help firefighters improve health. The project has been among the first from from Maj. Jeff Spainhour, who has been the department's training coordinator since December.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News and Tribune
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The Mt. Angel Fire District said a four-alarm fire broke out in the early morning hours on Saturday. At 12:48 a.m., officers from the Mt. Angel Police Department discovered that a building in the 200 block of South Main Street was on fire. The officers called in what they had found, and the Mt.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
A Palm Harbor firefighter and paramedic received a hero's welcome at a community fundraiser Saturday after she was nearly killed on the job just a few weeks ago. Lt. Ashley White, 38, was hit by a speeding pickup truck while responding to a crash in September in Palm Harbor, authorities said. “It's a miracle, honestly, seeing the damage to our apparatus that was done and knowing that he was driving at a high rate of speed,” she said Saturday at a fundraiser organized for her at the Tarpon Springs Elks Lodge 1719.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
Firefighter Dan Felt still has some of the gear Chief Daniel "Skip" Bergbauer used at Red White & Blue Fire District in Breckenridge. "This is his jacket, this is the car he used to drive," said Felt. "We're hanging on to his equipment, but we miss the guy." Fire Chief Bergbauer spent 25 years working as a firefighter at Red, White, and Blue.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver
PHOTOS: Mifflinburg Hose Company turns 125 years old in 2022 and when it celebrates that milestone, a piece of its past will proudly be displayed. The volunteer fire company commissioned a full restoration of an 1899 hand-drawn ladder wagon built by the American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. in Elmira, N.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Item
As a massive investment to repair roads and adapt to climate change faces an uncertain fate in Congress, a new report finds much of the country's infrastructure is already at risk of being shut down by flooding. And as the planet heats up, the threat is expected to grow. Today, one-in-four pieces of all critical infrastructure in the US — including police and fire stations, hospitals, airports and wastewater treatment facilities — face substantial risk of being rendered inoperable by flooding, according to a new report released today by the First Street Foundation, a nonprofit research and technology group that assesses the threat posed by flooding across the country.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Weather
A massive fire destroyed an apartment complex on the north side early Friday morning and firefighters had a tough time putting it out. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. near Castle Hills. So far, there haven't been any reports of people injured, but several pets have been seen roaming around nearby. Firefighters rushed to the scene south of Loop 410 in the 7900 block of Jackson Keller Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KENS-TV CBS 5 San Antonio
Three female firefighters are breaking barriers by filling top leadership roles at a fire station in Fairfax County. 7News Anchor Alison Starling spoke to the women about making history while saving lives. Captain Emily Murphy, Captain Katja Lancing and Captain Felecia Barnes -- Three of the finest Fairfax County Fire has to offer, now the officers in charge of Engine 437.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington DC
The Hartford, which has provided fire-safety education to more than 111 million children since 1947, deputized more than 65,000 new Junior Fire Marshals in one day as part of its second annual Junior Fire Marshal Day. The company created the live, virtual fire-safety event in 2020 to address the critical lack of in-person, fire-safety education available to elementary school students because of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Business Wire
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson sent his food truck to feed Louisville first responders on Wednesday. Officials told us the truck fed members of the Louisville Division of Fire and Louisville Metro Police Department for free. The truck, called Mana Mobile, is a collaboration with his tequila brand, Teremana.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
VIDEO: Nearly 40 years ago, a fire at the Star Hotel in Bellows Falls claimed the lives of two young firefighters. Now, there's a new documentary out during Fire Prevention Week helping to raise money for a park dedicated to them. The evening of Dec. 29, 1981, firefighters were called to a blaze at the hotel.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCAX-TV CBS 3 Burlington
Corvette fans, you might want to look away for this one. Videos shared early on Wednesday by Corieblue Fickes to Facebook show what looks to be a truckload of newly built C8-generation Chevrolet Corvettes going up in flames in a parking lot roughly 30 minutes north of Nashville, Tennessee—about an hour and a half south of the car's Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Road and Track
A cliff rescue resulted in a surprise for firefighters in Santa Barbara on Monday. Crews were dispatched to Hope Ranch Beach around 4 p.m. after receiving reports of a person stuck on a cliff about 30 feet down. After arriving with UTV's, a drone, fire engines and a truck, firefighters discovered the "person" in need was a hanging mannequin.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYT-TV ABC 3 Santa Barbara
A father and son firefighting team in Hermon was honored Wednesday before they head overseas for deployment. The Hermon Fire Department presented Eric and Noah Campbell with the Blue Star Flag. It's given to military members serving overseas. Eric had been set to retire from the department, but getting the opportunity to work directly with his son changed his mind.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABI-TV CBS/CW+ 5 Bangor
Local firefighters will be showing off their colorful side this month, with unique pink ribbon badges adorning their helmet fronts. Pink ribbons are a universal symbol of breast cancer prevention and support and typically worn during Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October. Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said the decision to go with pink helmet badges was made to show support and solidarity for the cause.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Shelton Herald
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October typically marks the beginning of the flu season and it's coming with new warnings of a possible "twindemic" of COVID-19 and influenza. The United States and much of the world got a welcome break from the flu last year with fewer cases than any time in recent history. The coronavirus was spreading fast but pandemic mitigation measures like masking, social distancing and people going to school and working remotely left few opportunities for the flu virus to spread.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUTV CBS 2 Salt Lake City
PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Two firefighters were injured Tuesday afternoon while fighting a 3-alarm fire that burned through a building in Southeast Portland. Crews were called out at about noon Tuesday on reports of black smoke coming from a building near the intersection of Southeast 13th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
A New Jersey woman who police said drove her jeep through an emergency area on I-76 in Montgomery County over the summer and struck and killed a firefighter while injuring three other first responders is now charged with third-degree murder. Her initial DUI charge was dropped. Jacqueline Walker, 63, of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, is charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving and other related offenses.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCAU-TV NBC 10 Philadelphia
VIDEO: A fire station in the Oakland hills would seem to be an unlikely spot for a confrontation over guns, let alone one in which firefighters were threatened. "It's unfortunate when violence or threats come home to us in the firehouse," said Zac Unger, president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 55.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVU-TV FOX 2 Oakland
PHOTO/VIDEOS: Jerald Allison wanted one more ride in a fire engine. The retired Muskogee fire department captain was overheard by residents and workers at Azalea Gardens Memory Care say that he wanted to take one more ride. One of the workers who heard him was Hope Hardesty, who also serves with the Okay Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Muskogee Phoenix
When Orange County Fire rescue veteran Erik Siena lost his five-month battle with brain cancer this past May, his wife Christy filed for the line-of-duty death benefit provided under Florida Senate Bill 426. Christy, who served as a paramedic with the department for 16 years, never received out-of-pocket medical expenses, the $7,500 designated for funeral expenses or the $75,000 death benefit promised under the existing law.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
VIDEO: Flames forced people and children to jump to safety in West Des Moines Monday night. Fire crews spent all night putting out a large fire at Valley West Inn on Westtown Parkway. The first crews out arrived just minutes after the building went up in flames. They were able to get everybody out, but that took some time.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCCI-TV CBS 8 Des Moines
PHOTOS: There are some airport amenities you can't wait to use. The Shake Shack in JFK's Terminal 4. A newly renovated lounge. A fun shop, or a runway viewing deck. One of the most important services, though, which just about every commercial airport has, is one that you hope you'll never need. Every airport has an on-site fire-and-rescue department, often known as ARFF (airport rescue and firefighting), which responds to accidents and crashes on the airfield, emergency landings and other emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Points Guy
A homeless man was jailed early Sunday after state police charged him with assaulting two Mutual Aid paramedics and damaging an ambulance that was dispatched to treat him at a Derry Township shelter. Michael J. Muchnock III, 38, who has lived in Hempfield, was arrested on multiple criminal charges, including aggravated assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, harassment, institutional vandalism and simple assault after the 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Does a Houston bachelor face a rosy or thorny future on The Bachelorette? We'll soon find out. On September 27, ABC revealed the 30 men who will woo Michelle Young, the star of the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. The season premieres October 19. Among the men vying for Young's roses — and ultimately her heart — is a man from the Bayou City.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Houston Culture Map
Republican Sen. Ed Hooper is proposing legislation that would stiffen criminal penalties related to the murder of a on-duty firefighter. Under the proposal (SB 370), the convicted murderer of a firefighter would face the same consequences as a person who killed a police or correctional officer — life in prison without the possibility of parole.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Florida Politics
The driver of a gasoline tanker was killed in a fiery crash Saturday morning along Interstate 287 in New Jersey, state police said. The tanker truck overturned around 6:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway at MP 66 in Mahwah, a spokesperson for the NJSP said. Video from the crash site shows a massive fire on the interstate's shoulder, with thick plumes of black smoke filling the skies above.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
This Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, the United States is honoring the brave firefighters and first responders who risk their lives to protect Americans in Fire Prevention Week. During this week of awareness, it's important for Americans to learn fire prevention and safety and commit to taking the necessary steps to prevent fires.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV CBS News 10 Tampa
PHOTOS: Firefighters from across New Mexico dashed upstairs, sprayed their hoses and dragged dummies. They were competing in Carlsbad's annual Firefighter Combat Challenge held Friday and Saturday on Canyon Street in downtown Carlsbad. The event saw fire departments and other agencies compete in a series of obstacles intended to simulate real, on-the-job challenges firefighters face when saving lives and battling blazes.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Carlsbad Current Argus
PHOTOS: This weekend, Craig Fire/Rescue celebrated 100 years of service, full of fire truck rides, cornhole games and tours of the department's state-of-the-art equipment. However, that wasn't always the case. Dan Davidson, director of the Museum of Northwest Colorado, said that before Craig established its fire services, the tools that the community did have were primitive.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Craig Daily Press
Two volunteer fire departments have come to an agreement with Camp Lejeune to better protect residents of Onslow County. County officials say the arrangement calls for the marine corps base's fire department to respond off base to help the Verona and Turkey Creek volunteer fire departments when called.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Washington
VIDEO: After an hours-long battle on Thursday, a massive 3-alarm fire at a distribution center in Carson is under control, according to fire officials. It took about 200 firefighters to get the blaze under control. According to an employee, a barrel of hand sanitizer exploded and prompted the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
Cancer is a serious health threat facing today's firefighters. Studies have shown that firefighters have an increased risk of developing several types of cancers, due to the occupational hazards they face. However, there are steps firefighters can take to protect themselves and their crew. The National Volunteer Fire Council and International Association of Fire Chiefs' Volunteer and Combination Officers Section released the Lavender Ribbon Report to present 11 specific actions firefighters need to take to lessen their risk of occupational cancer.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Homeland Security Today
PHOTOS: You could say Winter Park Firefighter-Paramedic Alfredo Escalera Jr. is a little bit of an adrenaline junkie. Born in Puerto Rico, Escalera moved to Casselberry with his mother when he was a small child. Later, he followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a boxer. His father, also named Alfredo Escalera, was a professional boxer with 70 bouts between 1970 and 1983.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
VIDEO: Entertainment One (eOne) today shared the first trailer and poster for family animated feature Fireheart, coming to cinemas early next year. The CG-animated movie centers on a girl who finds a way to follow her dream of becoming a firefighter and crack a mysterious case of serial arson across jazz age Broadway.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Animation Magazine
VIDEO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to recognize this vital period of information and education, we've kicked off a new project — TODAY Paints the Town Pink. To get things started, on Friday, that meant turning a bright pink spotlight on three people whose lives have been impacted by the disease.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Today
VIDEO: Eight people were injured Wednesday in an explosion at an apartment building in southern Dallas, including four Dallas firefighters and four others who are in critical condition, officials said. As of Thursday morning, one firefighter and four other people have been released from the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas
VIDEO: Sailing on Chicago's waterways on the Chicago Fireboat is a truly unique experience. The Fred A. Busse is a retired fireboat that was part of the Chicago Fire Department's fleet till 1981. Built as a modern ship in 1937, the Fred A. Busse was a modern marvel, built with a lower profile to fit under the city's bridges.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGN-TV 9 Chicago
VIDEO: A Minneapolis fire captain is starring in a TV reality show competition that premieres next week. Kalimba Edwards was in California for six months this summer filming the new season of CBS's “Tough as Nails.” The show pits 12 people against each other in physical competitions that test strength, life skills and mental toughness.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
VIDEO/PHOTOS: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman, Supergirl, Spiderman and Captain America! Fairfax County Fire and Rescue superheroes dropped by Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church for a special surprise Tuesday. “Good to hop up?” Loren Jewell asked her fellow firefighters as she checked her rappelling gear.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington, D.C.
The U.S. recovery from the latest COVID-19 wave is taking hold across the country, with cases dropping or poised to start falling in the vast majority of states. In 47 states plus the nation's capital, a measure of average new infections from one newly infected person is below the key level of 1, signaling that cases are expected to decline, according to covidestim, a modeling project with contributors from Yale School of Public Health, Harvard's T.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bloomberg - Metered Site
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A home was damaged by fire Tuesday night in North Whitehall Township, according to a Facebook post from the Slatington Volunteer Fire Department, which assisted at the scene. WFMZ reported the fire was in the 2000 block of Levans Road. The fire call was just afer 10:30 p.m., WFMZ said, and the second alarm was sounded at 10:38, the Slatington department's post said.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lehigh Valley Live
Capt. Karen Bureker didn't know whether she wanted to have children when she first became a firefighter paramedic nearly 20 years ago. But after getting married, Bureker and her husband decided to start a family. It was during her first pregnancy, after six years on the job, that Bureker realized just how difficult the transition from firefighter to mother would be while rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
The trio were just kids 20 years ago when their FDNY fathers died: Two during the 9/11 terrorist attack, and the third only a few days earlier while on the job. Sons Jonathan Otten, Gary Watson and Andrew Gorumba will proudly join the Class of 2021 in graduating Wednesday from the FDNY Fire Academy, with each inspired by their heroic dads and determined to follow in their footsteps as members of the department that embraced all three in the dark days after their fathers passed away.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News - Metered Site
Some of our county's biggest wildfires started in October, but as we head into this potentially dangerous time, local fire departments are struggling to fill shifts. Exhausted firefighters are turning down overtime. This past weekend, an engine company at Fire Station 20 was shut down for 24 hours. The reason? A lack of staffing.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFMB-TV CBS/CW 8 San Diego
With the steady rhythm of a nice long run, Robert Duval of Wauregan finds peace. “I just go out and it just allows me to, like, unravel a lot of things,” he said. And in his four decades in the fire service, the chief of Atwood Hose Fire Company and president of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association has seen a lot of things.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain
On Monday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m., Emergency Responders answered a call of a house fire at 31 Bay Way in the Bay Harbor section of Brick. Upon arrival a heavy smoke and fire condition was observed. Strong winds helped to spread the fire quickly. The resident of 31 Bay Way, who was home at the time, was uninjured, but the home was completely destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MidJersey News
VIDEO: Portland firefighters will soon add bulletproof vests to their arsenal of firefighting gear. Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) confirmed the city will order 200 vests in the near future. “First responders, as they go in, we can become targets,” said Alan Ferschweiler, president of the Portland Firefighters Association.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGW-TV NBC 8 Portland
The Starkville Fire Department is looking to add a language requirement for some of their employees. The Starkville Fire Department responded to a construction accident last Friday and was immediately on the scene. But despite their skill and teamwork, the department realized they had a communication challenge.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBI-TV CBS 4 Columbus
The City of Chicago is installing hundreds of kits in city buildings to treat bleeding gunshot victims under a new program officials say could help save lives in an emergency. Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications announced earlier this month that the city has begun installing 426 wall mounted "Bleeding Control Kits" in 269 buildings across the city.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Chicago
In June 2021, a massive fire tore through a Phoenix recycling company. Hundreds of firefighters had to be called in to help fight the blaze, and it generated the largest response in Phoenix Fire Department's history. The massive blaze at Friedman Recycling saw wood, tires, and other raw materials burn, sending a huge plume of smoke into the sky.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: First responders and volunteers in Liberty County and surrounding counties quickly came together after an Amtrak train derailed just outside of Joplin on Saturday, September 25, 2021, leaving three people dead and dozens injured. A spokesperson for BNSF says the section of track where the derailment happened was last inspected on Thursday, September 23.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRTV CBS 3 Great Falls
The Valley Hispanic Bomberos, a nonprofit group made up of Hispanic firefighters, is rooted in culture and tradition with the goal of protecting their communities while mentoring others to join them in the fire service. The organization is made up of roughly 1,200 members, and for many of them, they serve the same communities they grew up in.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
PHOTOS: After it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stephen Siller Foundation Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk resumed for 2021, where the organization said it expected more than 30,000 participants on Sunday. The route retraced the heroic steps of Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY), who lost his life on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance - Metered Site
McKeesport firefighters aren't just fighting fires and responding to car crashes, they're picking up school students stranded by the bus driver shortage. Only on KDKA, Meghan Schiller talks with the firefighter who answered the call and now spearheads an initiative to ease the stress on parents, students, and teachers.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
The Raritan Township Fire Company is raising funds to restore its gear and station after the remnants of Hurricane Ida deluged the building with flooding and water damage, rendering it uninhabitable for a few months. The storm inflicted damage on the whole station, including the firefighters' wooden gear lockers, walls, kitchen, generator, bay doors, and other pieces of equipment, said Chief Keith Paradiso.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
A family is without a home following a violent fire in Windsor Mill Thursday evening. Baltimore County fire crews took hours to get the blaze under control. "When Capt. Roy pulled over top, we had fire that was well up into the attic, probably for some time before we arrived. That fire had burned its way up through the actual roof by the time our units had got there.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV NBC 11 Maryland
Hallie Pfendler and Denyse Hastwell are 911 dispatchers in Lewis County. The two work hand in hand to get help to people who need it. “We're considered secretaries and we do a lot more than that. We potentially save lives. We do CPR instructions. We get people there that need to be there,” said Hastwell.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
A local rescue organization is going to soon be featured on a YouTube channel that spotlights emergency personnel across the country. The Perkiomen Township Fire Department will be highlighted during a segment by Heroes Next Door, which says it works to promote awareness of various police, fire, EMS and healthcare services across the country.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Perkiomen Valley Patch
The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services is gearing up for Fire Prevention Week. “Every year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) coordinates a Fire Prevention Week with special messaging that draws attention to specific fire safety education and awareness topics. The message this year is, ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!' This messaging will place emphasis on smoke and carbon monoxide detector education,” Sidney Fire Chief Chad Hollinger said.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sidney Daily News
Even with three highly effective vaccines available in abundance throughout the country, the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to cause a large number of new infections, particularly in states where vaccination rates remain low. What's more, as schools and businesses reopen and the holiday season approaches, another rise in infections may be on the way.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Conversation
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VIDEO: Two people have been hospitalized with minor injuries after an early morning house fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Five people in all escaped from the home on Carleton Street around 3 a.m. Thursday before firefighters were able to arrive. Fire Chief David Moriarty said heavy fire was showing on the second floor when firefighters first arrived at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 10 Boston
Throughout his more than 30-year career as a firefighter, Bobby Duffus' mission was to save lives. It was a mission he was able to continue after his untimely passing. When the Richmond Fire Battalion Chief died on September 17 following a medical emergency, he gave the gift of life to others by donating his organs to those in need.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond
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PHOTOS: Hardly any rain had fallen on Chicago for months, and the drought was getting worse. Over the 22 days leading up to October 8, 1871, it had rained only once—a measly 0.11 inches. “Under the burning sun for so many weeks, the whole city became virtually a tinderbox,” recalled William Bross, one of the Chicago Tribune's owners.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Magazine
The Lexington council took its first vote Tuesday to set aside $15 million in federal coronavirus relief money for supplemental pay for up to 1,700 essential city employees who have worked during the pandemic. During a Tuesday council work session, Lexington city administrators did not have the full details on exactly how many people and departments qualify as essential workers, nor did it have an exact amount each of those essential workers would receive under the pay program.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader - Metered Site
Tara O'Connor is a firefighter and EMT for Atkins Volunteer Fire Department. She's learned to overcome narcolepsy, and is using World Narcolepsy Day, held every year on September 22, to tell her story. O'Connor joined the department two years ago at age 22. She wanted to do it right after high school but had to figure out what was wrong first.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
VIDEO: According to the Little Rock Fire Department, the Goldman Recycling building was "fully engulfed" and created a large dark cloud of smoke on Tuesday evening. The recycling center is located at 1701 E. 14th Street. The Little Rock Police Department asked people to avoid the immediate area. Neighboring the recycling center is a Budweiser distribution center.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTHV-TV CBS 11 Little Rock
A man is dead after he crashed his pickup truck into two fire trucks, hit a firefighter and finally collided with a fire hydrant. And authorities say they have no idea why he did it. It all started around 3 a.m. Wednesday when first responders got the call of a crash along U.S. 19 at Innisbrook Drive.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV CBS 10 St. Petersburg
VIDEO: The Olathe Fire Department is testing out new technology that could help keep firefighters safe. Thanks to a new partnership with Squishy Robotics, the department now has access to three new tensegrity robots that can be used to prevent exposure to hazardous chemicals. The six-month pilot program will allow firefighters to get hands-on experience operating the new technology.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDAF-TV FOX 4 Kansas City
PHOTOS: La Crosse Fire Station No. 5 has another claim to fame, in addition to being the last station in the city to use horse brigades: It's now listed on the State Register of Historic Places. The Wisconsin Historical Society, which bestowed the distinction on the station last month, cements the building's heritage as the last surviving firehouse in the city, although it's no longer used as a fire station.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse
VIDEO: One person is in critical condition after a possible honey oil lab explosion in Merced Monday morning. Merced Fire Department Fire Chief Derek Parker said the person was airlifted to a local hospital. "The garage door was in the middle of the street,' Parker told ABC10. The explosion was reported just after 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento
Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. submitted to the City Council on Monday a 248-page report that examined every aspect of the Worcester Fire Department, including how it can better prevent line-of-duty deaths. Since 1999, the city has suffered the loss of nine firefighters who all died while battling blazes.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Ryan O'Connor has spent more than a decade handling thousands of calls while working as a volunteer emergency medical technician with the Snyder Fire Department. Most came evenings and overnights because O'Connor works full-time in the banking field. The way he sees it, that service didn't matter much to the state Bureau of Emergency Medical Services last spring, in the midst of a pandemic, after a miscommunication within the all-volunteer department caused O'Connor's EMT recertification paperwork to be sent six days after his certification expired.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Buffalo News
It's been two years since WCCO first reported on the dangerous needle littering problem in parts of south Minneapolis. At that time, Minneapolis firefighters planned to pick up the needles until the city found a better solution. But despite their efforts, the problem is arguably worse, says Assistant Minneapolis Fire Chief Melanie Rucker.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
A fire in an attic may not be the way most people start their day, but for rookie Tampa firefighter Lauren Glanton, it seems to come naturally. "That was my alarm clock," she said. "It was fire time, time to rock and roll!" Answering the call runs in the family. "Broken legs, gunshot wounds, overdoses and everything else," said Lauren's dad, Larry, a Tampa Fire Rescue paramedic who has seen it all during his 24 years with the department.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVT-TV FOX 13 Tampa
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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A famed church in the Far South suburbs went up in flames Sunday afternoon. Around 2 p.m., nearly a dozen fire departments responded to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beecher following reports of a massive blaze. Fire crews eventually extinguished the fire but the historic church was heavily damaged.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGN-TV 9 Chicago
Developed by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), POINTER is groundbreaking new first responder tracking and location technology that allows first responders to pinpoint their colleagues more precisely in emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV FOX 5 Washington, D.C.
With lessons learned from 9/11 so widely, recently and painfully recounted, the story of suffering and loss that continue for more than 100,000 fellow Americans must not be forgotten. We cannot lose sight of it as if seeing it through a rear-view mirror, fading in the distance. We need to keep these fellow citizens front and center.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Eagle
VIDEO: The pandemic has put more burden on first responders answering emergency medical calls. Dallas Fire-Rescue is hoping to cut down on burnout, response times and overtime with a new approach to staffing its ambulances. A new pilot program will run for six months. At first, DFR will use internal staff to determine if the model works.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas
No clear culprit. No smoking gun. While COVID-19's origin story is currently defined by a lack of hard evidence and data, scientists around the world continue their search for answers to how the pandemic began. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to leading virologists, epidemiologists and coronavirus researchers in "The Origins of COVID-19: Searching for the Source," premiering at 8 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health
PHOTOS: The looping and twisting cobalt blue rails of the Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast loomed above the trees. The iconic siren of the ride occasionally blared through the warm September air as maintenance worked on the ride in the closed park. Below the steel supports, firefighters donned in orange and neon yellow wet suits, whitewater helmets and red personal flotation devices hung onto rescue boards through the class-four rapids of the Thunder River ride at Six Flags.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Missourian

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