Thursday, July 29th, 2021
County Highway 244 & 249 @ 0535 hrs
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Tanker requested for Mutual aid @ 1813 hrs
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
State Highway B North of Co Hwy 223 @ 1748 hrs
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Southbound I-55 28.4 @ 1534 hrs
Sunday, March 7th, 2021
University of Missouri Large Vehicle Extrication Class Sponsored by the New Madrid Fire Dept. with help from Sullivans Wrecker Service.
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Several departments from the area participated in a University of Missouri vehicle rescue class at Hayti on 6/14 & 6/15.
Monday, March 11th, 2019
Nationwide fire news
VIDEO: A massive fire has spread to three homes in Pittsburgh's Perry South neighborhood. The fire broke out early on Thursday morning in the 300 block of Kennedy Avenue. Several fire companies are on the scene battling the flames. According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, the residents of the homes were able to make it out safely.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
With a vaccine mandate for FDNY members days away from kicking in, officials warned fire companies across New York City could close and ambulances could be taken off streets because of worker shortages. Many firefighters and emergency medical workers are still unvaccinated and have no plans of getting the COVID jab.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
Is there a haunted fire station in North Charleston? A couple of firefighters seem convinced an entity named "The Hag" is residing in old Station 6. The city of North Charleston released a video ominously titled "Is this place haunted?" on YouTube today where two fire personnel tell about their encounters with the mysterious spirit.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCIV-TV ABC 36 Charleston
A Delray Beach firefighter is running in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7. He's hoping his run will help bring to light an important issue. Tyler Adams has been with Delray Beach Fire Rescue for 12 years. He's been preparing for a big race that is scheduled to occur in less than two weeks. "I was fortunate enough to be chosen by the "Movember" charity to run the New York Marathon in the 50th anniversary of the marathon," Adams said.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPTV NBC 5 West Palm Beach
The Springfield Fire Department may begin registering new firefighters into the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. In September, Springfield City Council voted to approve an agreement between the Springfield Fire Department and the U.S. Department of Labor. The fire department sought out the program to provide opportunities for firefighters to earn credit while accomplishing their formal fire academy and fire service-related on-the-job training.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTV NBC 3 Springfield
Firefighters were dousing hot spots early Wednesday morning after a four-alarm fire destroyed an auto sales and repair building in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The cleanup effort could delay the morning commute for drivers heading from South Jersey into Philadelphia due to road closures on Route 130/South Crescent Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
Every year, millions of 911 calls involve a person experiencing an emergency related to a mental health or substance use disorder—situations often referred to as behavioral health crises. How these calls are handled can determine whether the incident ends safely, the person in crisis is arrested, or the person is connected to appropriate care.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The PEW Charitable Trusts
VIDEO: It's the most dangerous part of being a firefighter: entering a burning structure blind to look for victims. What if a robot could go in first? As these first responders search for people who might be inside the flames, dangers like toxic gases pose life-threatening hazards. Additionally, burning buildings may be unstable and could collapse on those inside at any moment.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin
For years, fire departments have been using a foam laced with toxic chemicals to fight large, fuel-based fires – a new program in Colorado allows fire departments to swap out their original foam with a safer alternative. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has linked cancer and other medical conditions to the chemicals, known as PFAS, in the firefighting foam and are considered "forever chemicals" that are extremely hard to remove from the environment and the human body once they are introduced.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver
31-year-old Clay Geiger of Lakeland understands the risks of a firefighter but he never imagined a rare cancer would put his life on the brink and a state law would help him pay for the medical treatments to fight it. “I didn't have to worry about bills and mortgage and everything like that,” he said,”I was able to just focus on treatment and getting through it.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Parker residents were warned to expect smoky conditions for several hours Monday morning while firefighters and equipment operators work to extinguish a blaze near Twenty Mile Road and South Parker Road. The fire started in hay bales at 11321 Dransfeldt Road. South Metro first sent out a Twitter message about the department's initial response to the fire at 1:31 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
VIDEO: If you're a developer, what's one way to get rid of some houses to clear space for a new project? Let 'em burn. Having bought nearly $17 million worth of real estate in the southern Las Vegas Valley, Richmond American Homes donated houses to the Clark County Fire Department for training. One Friday afternoon last month, after fire crews trained in a house over the course of three days, they stripped the drywall, went outside and watched as the one-story house went up in flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review Journal - Metered Site
PHOTOS: When the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department received its latest piece of firefighting technology, it took Assistant Chief Kirk Delgado just four words to sum up what it would do for the department. “This will save lives,” Delgado quipped, describing the MSA Lunar, an advanced thermal imaging and search-and-rescue device manufactured by MSA Safety.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Beeville Bee-Picauyune
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Decatur's oldest working fire station took its last call on Monday. The doors of Fire Station 3, the small fire station at the entrance of Fairview Park, closed as the firefighters and their equipment were moved around the corner to the new Fire Station 6 in Fairview Plaza. Capt. Paige Griffy has answered emergency calls from the old brick building for nearly eight years.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Herald & Review
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0700
Although most COVID-19 patients recover after their initial infection, about 10% to 20% experience new, returning, or lingering symptoms for weeks or months. Over the past year this condition has been called many names, including “long COVID” and “chronic COVID-19 syndrome.” But until now, there was a lack of an official clinical definition that detailed the time of onset, duration, and types of symptoms.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Very Well Health
PHOTOS/VIDEO: A dozen trailers full of donations were destroyed in a massive fire at a southeast Springs Goodwill Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the blaze just after 5 a.m. “We got a report of a trailer that was on fire at the Goodwill [at Hancock and Academy],” said Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesperson Capt.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs
VIDEO: The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department received state-of-the-art eBikes so crews can provide faster care in hard to reach areas. The bikes were donated by California-based company Aventon. "As visitors and residents get outdoors, we want them to continue to feel safe," said Shirley Anne Smith, Executive Director for Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGCL-TV CBS 46 Atlanta
A South Carolina fire department is thanking the community for its support after a frightening moment that injured two firefighters on Sunday afternoon. According to Richburg Fire-Rescue, the incident occurred as crews were battling a barn fire off of Old Richburg Road in Chester County. The department said the barn was burning heavily and a grass fire was spreading toward other structures as well as a heavily wooded area.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLTX-TV CBS 19 Columbia
PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wilmington Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday with the "largest parade the city's ever seen." The historic parade stepped off at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2021, at at East 14th Street and Park Avenue and proceeded south to King Street to 4th Street. Several thousand people lined the parade route, which included all 156 members of the Wilmington Fire Department decked out in double-breasted coats.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM &
More than 100 people were injured and a dozen buildings were destroyed by fire during riots at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill in Lower Allen Twp., Cumberland County, from Oct. 25 to 27, 1989. The cost of the damage eventually exceeded $57 million. The riots started around 3 p.m. Oct.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Penn Live
VIDEO/PHOTOS: On February 20, 2003, 100 people were killed and more than 200 were injured when The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, burned to the ground. It was one of the deadliest club fires in American history. Three people were charged, including the club owners Jeff and Michael Derderian, but they say there is more to the story.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
Continuing an initiative to install solar panels on buildings in Asheville and Buncombe County, the City of Asheville recently "flipped the switch" on solar panels just installed at Fire Station 10. Located on Old Haywood Road, Fire Station 10 became the second facility to include renewable energy production.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
VIDEO: The medical director of Dallas Fire-Rescue has something he hopes you see that could save your life in the fight against COVID-19. FOX 4's Shaun Rabb got personal with DFR Medical Director Dr. Marshall Isaacs about his tattoos. They mark his journey of overcoming and finding hope. He now hopes his tattoos will lead others to make a decision that could save their lives.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas
Standing beside a table full of the contents from a time capsule “buried” at the fire station in 1936, retired Fire Capt. Bob Ferris remarked on the photo of his grandfather, former Fire Chief Herb Ferris. “It was a little emotional to see this,” Bob Ferris said. On Thursday afternoon, city officials, including Mayor Roxann Wedegartner, and a handful of members of the Fire Department were invited to the temporary fire station on Hope Street for the opening of a time capsule taken from the southeast cornerstone of the former fire station on Main Street.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Recorder - Metered Site
A major earthquake in California is likely to knock out many communications services for days or weeks, including the vast majority of cellphones in the areas closest to the epicenter, according to a landmark new analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey. The widespread disruption would imperil the public's access to 911 operators and lead to delays in reporting fires and calls for medical help.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yahoo News
Over the past year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been celebrating quite the milestone: 125 years of protecting people and property. NFPA understands that not many businesses get to celebrate a milestone quite this large, and acknowledges that they did not get to this place alone.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Occupational Health & Safety
During a flight over New Jersey on May 6, 1937, the enormous German airship Hindenburg suddenly engulfed in flames while attempting to dock with its mooring tower. The airship plummeted to the ground in front of terrified onlookers, and in the 32 seconds it took for the zeppelin to be entirely incinerated, 35 people on the airship and one member of the ground crew died.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Interesting Engineering
Ambulance providers in North Texas are rethinking the way they respond to calls, as pandemic-related staffing shortages leave agencies around the United States strapped for paramedics. Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson said his department is sending fire paramedics to compensate for shortages with American Medical Response, the city's ambulance provider, where staffing is down two-thirds.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Metered Site
It's a late-September morning and paramedic Darren Forman steps up to a front door showered with dried corn stalks and fall-themed decor. Forman, holding a bag in one hand and a scale in the other, has arrived for his second appointment of the day. Forman has run Project Swaddle for the Crawfordsville Fire Department since its launch in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Public Radio Indianapolis
New York City has had a sharp increase in e-bike fires during the pandemic, so fire officials are offering some tips to keep the lithium-ion batteries on the bikes from overheating. E-bike ownership has skyrocketed in New York since the pandemic began, and with it, e-bike fires, according to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Consumer Reports
VIDEO: No one was seriously hurt when an airplane bound for Boston ran off a runway and burned Tuesday morning near Houston, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was carrying 21 people when it rolled through a fence and caught fire while trying to take off from the Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
Tank the Dalmatian from Perry, Iowa, is headed to New York City. He will become the mascot dog for Ladder 20 of the New York City Fire Department in lower Manhattan. Tank is set to replace the dog Twenty, who was given to the Ladder company 20 years ago after they lost seven firefighters when the North Tower came down September 11, 2001.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHOI-TV ABC 19 Peoria
Listen for the skirl of bagpipes, the brassy wail of trombones and the screams of fire truck sirens Saturday morning in downtown Wilmington. What organizers are saying will be one of the largest parades in the city's history steps off at 10 a.m. honoring the 100th anniversary of the Wilmington Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Online - Metered Site
A lawsuit on behalf of firefighters involved in the deadly Farmington explosion has been settled two years after the incident, according to an attorney. Six firefighters and the estate of Captain Michael Bell settled with C.N. Brown Company of South Paris and Techno Metal Post Maine of Manchester. No other details about the settlement were shared publicly.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News Center Maine
The New Orleans fire department says it received a nice gift from the city: one thousand rapid COVID tests days before the city's vaccine mandate went into effect. “It's advantageous in that sense we can test when you get off work and then be ready by the following tour,” said Aaron Mischler. Firefighters work on 24- and 48-hour shifts, so union leader Aaron Mischler says the once-a-week testing requirements work well for their firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVUE-DT FOX 8 New Orleans
Boulder Fire-Rescue (BFR) tweeted Tuesday morning that they are working a large apartment fire in the 2300 block of Pearl Street. BFR said that multiple agencies are helping put out the fire that has affected 83 units in three buildings of the apartment complex. Two minor injuries were reported, BFR said, but those injuries did not require either person to be hospitalized.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver
It looks something like a cross between a robot, a bus and an RV. Until it lights up and moves. Then it's a fire truck. An electric-powered fire truck. Empire Emergency Apparatus of Lockport Road in Niagara Falls hosted a demonstration of the pumper on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls for firefighters from Niagara Falls, Buffalo and North Tonawanda on Friday.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Niagara-Gazette
The historic rise of calls for service from first responders across the country has opened the door for deeper training for law enforcement in Greensboro to help EMS and firefighters identify medical-related situations. Guilford County EMS and Greensboro firefighters reported that they have seen a sharp increase in calls related to people having a stroke, seizure, dealing with dementia or another unknown medical problem.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point
The types of places that carry the biggest risk for COVID-19 transmission have changed over time - partly because experts have learned more about how the virus works and partly because the virus itself has changed. The delta variant is more than two times as contagious as previous strains, which has obvious implications for transmission.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: HuffPost
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A spectacular two-alarm blaze overnight engulfed the city's Old Market Street Wharf, the New Orleans Fire Department said Sunday (Oct. 17). Whipped by strong, gusty winds, the fire at its peak spread up-river the length of nearly four city blocks, from Market Street almost to the current wharf's entrance at Felicity Street.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVUE-DT FOX 8 New Orleans
Nick Haney ran a Boston Marathon he will never forget. The Gresham firefighter and paramedic finished Monday's race more than seven minutes slower than his goal of under 2 hours and 55 minutes, but he did help save a life along the way. And in a twist, it turns out he knew the runner he saved -- an acquaintance, Meghan Roth, from Minnesota whom he'd met through a mutual friend two years back.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Oregonian
PHOTOS: First responders were able to rescue hundreds of Coors beers on Friday following a beer truck crash. Thankfully, no one was injured in the crash involving a truck filled with adult beverages made from Rocky Mountain spring water! Summit Fire and EMS is reporting the driver of the truck lost their braking capacity while coming down an icy I-70 from the Eisenhower Tunnel Friday morning.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs
The world could soon be armed with another tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic: a twice-daily pill that has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death among people infected with the coronavirus. The drug, molnupiravir, offers another tool alongside vaccines for countries to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Washington Post - Metered Site
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
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0700
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

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