Mississippi Firefighter Falls in Pit at Fire Scene
A Waveland firefighter was injured at a fire at a automotive quick lube center when he fell in a oil-change pit while battling the blaze.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:45:28 GMT
Man Trapped in Forklift Rescued by Idaho Firefighters
A man in Star was trapped by components of his forklift as it malfunctioned while checking it.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:28:08 GMT
Indiana Grocery Store is a 'Total Loss' After Fire
A Gibson County mainstay is reduced to ashes in an overnight fire. Owners of the local grocery store are starting to pick up the pieces, but residents say they're losing more than that.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:44:03 GMT
Texas Firefighters Rescue Horses, Owners From Wreck
Corsicana Fire and Rescue personnel had four subjects to help at a truck-trailer crash Saturday afternoon -- two people, and two horses.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:34:19 GMT
Va. Firefighters Deal With Chemical Spill, Fire
Nov. 21--TOANO -- A small chemical fire at Greystone Manufacturing was contained in about ten minutes by the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department on Friday afternoon. According to fire department spokesman Bill Apperson, the fire involved a small spill of a chemical called "enprep," which is used in the industrial treatment of metal. However, he said, the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. It was reported at approximately 1 p.m. No injuries were reported, Apperson said, and the building did not sustain any damage. He noted that because the chemical is very hazardous, the firefighters had to use special gear and go through a decontamination process before leaving the facility. "It's something that requires a great deal of caution," Apperson said, "so that's why we were super, super careful." Sampson can be reached at 757-345-2345. Copyright 2014 - The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:30:42 GMT
Bus Carrying Penn State Students Catches Fire
None of the 37 passengers on a bus headed to Philadelphia, filled with Penn State University students were hurt after it caught fire while traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:05:07 GMT
N.Y. Apt. House Burns, Collapses, Injures Firefighter
The entire back portion of a large Saranac Lake apartment house collapsed unexpectedly Saturday as crews battled an early morning conflagration there that injured one firefighter.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:59:02 GMT
Responding Maine Fire Truck Takes Wrong Turn, Gets Stuck
Firefighters from seven towns spent several hours Friday night battling a structure fire destroyed a home on the Bagaduce River. One of the trucks took a wrong turn and got stuck while responding.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:49:34 GMT
Colleagues Remember Fallen Pa. Fire Marshal, EMT
Samir Ashmar was an Upper Macungie Township supervisor and tireless volunteer for the fire service and countless other civic groups.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:45:10 GMT
Okla. FD Deals With Leadership Concerns, Emblem Issues
Leadership issues and an emblem debate have plagued the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:39:15 GMT
N.Y. Firefighter Loses Career Job Because of Volunteer Storm Service
Michael Carey, a volunteer firefighter in Orchard Park, thought he had a decent shot as a professional firefighter in North Carolina. Until the storm hit last week. He stayed behind to help his community deal with the record setting snow storm.
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:33:56 GMT
Ark. Firefighter Burned, Falls Through Floor at House Fire
A firefighter suffered second degree burns after falling through a floor at a Prairie Grove house fire.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:32:06 GMT
Texas Firefighters Lend Support After Death of Fire Capt.
Approximately two dozen firefighters and emergency services personnel volunteered their services Friday at Jacksonville fire stations, allowing allow local personnel to attend the funeral of Capt. Kevin McKinney, who died earlier this week.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:15:10 GMT
Iowa Grain Bin Fire Ruins 27,000 Bushels of Corn
A 40-foot-high grain bin holding more than 27,000 bushels of corn caught fire Friday morning in Danville
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:10:24 GMT
Ga. Firefighters 'Surround and Drown' Textile Mill Fire
Albany firefighters extinguished a blaze at the former Flint River Textile Plant at 11th Avenue and North Monroe Street Friday.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:05:46 GMT
Massachusetts Firefighter Hurt in Freezer Fire
A Gloucester firefighter sustained what the department termed a minor injury when crews responded to a fire within a freezer at the former Good Harbor seafood location within the Blackburn Industrial Park.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:02:57 GMT
Conn. Firefighters Recall Save Elderly Woman From Fire
Two Bridgeport firefighters recall the tactics used to successfully rescue an 87-year-old woman from a burning house in zero visibility.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:00:02 GMT
Warehouse Fire in Shreveport, La. Burns For Hours
A warehouse fire in Shreveport took more than 40 units to bring under control and burned for hours.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:00:32 GMT
Missouri House Fire Claims Two Boys, Injures Five Others
Two children were killed and five other members of their family were injured Thursday night in a fire that destroyed their home on Samson Lane in Laquey.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:47:19 GMT
Community Bands Together as Calif. Fire That Killed Two Kids Probed
San Bernardino residents have stepped up to help out a family that lost two children in an apartment fire as their pregnant mother was in the hospital in labor.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:37:43 GMT
Man Admits to Setting Several Brush Fires in Ga.
A 38-year-old man was arrested Thursday after admitting to deputies that he set multiple brush fires near Tobacco Road in Augusta.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:29:28 GMT
Fire Destroys Tavern, Apartments in Pennsylvania
Firefighters were called to Amberdeen's Fine Food and Beverages in Frackville and found heavy smoke coming from the building.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:25:08 GMT
Private Ambulance Services to Bid For Ala. EMS Calls
Haynes Ambulance of Alabama and Care Ambulance, both based in Montgomery, are set to present their bids for the contract to the Autauga County Commission by Dec. 8.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:17:22 GMT
Window Washer Survives 11-Story Fall from San Francisco Building
A window washer slipped off the roof of a building on Montgomery Street, fell 130-feet smashing into a moving car, crumpling it, but miraculously surviving. He was in stable condition Friday night.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:03:06 GMT
Hundreds Evacuated After Explosion at Posh London Hotel, 14 Hurt
A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:55:40 GMT
Ex- S.C. Firefighters Accused of Setting Fire to Fire Station
Two volunteer firefighters were charged with attempted murder after they allegedly set fire to the Yemassee Fire Department and Town Hall building while two people were inside.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:52:31 GMT
Pa. Fire Marshal, EMT Dies After Med Call Response
A 51-year-old EMT, fire marshal with Upper Macungie Township Station 56, in Allentown, was found in cardiac arrest at his home hours after responding to a medical call.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:03:07 GMT
Former N.C. Fire Chief Accused of Stealing $100K
Herman Junior Jones is accused of embezzling money from Pembroke Rural Fire Department for three years.
Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT
KME Dealers Merge to Represent Maryland, Pennsylvania
Matheny Fire & Emergency has acquired key assets of Antietam Fire Apparatus, Inc., located in Hagerstown, Maryland and will now represent KME in the state of Maryland.
Posted on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:47:15 GMT
MSA G1 Breathing Apparatus Gets NFPA Approval
MSA says it will begin shipping the new G1 SCBAs immediately and expect to have the backlog of orders cleared in the next two quarters.
Posted on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:21:20 GMT