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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Just a friendly reminder, possession and/or discharge of fireworks are prohibited in the City Limits of Jamaica Beach. This includes along the beachfront as well between the State Park and the West e...
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Fires must be in an approved container that has a lid (ie. firepit or grill)Open fires on the sand or even in a hole in the sand are forbidden as this may lead to fires in the dunes and the coals may ...
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Snakes in the dunes. Please keep away from the dunes, especially children and pets. Hibernating season for snakes has ended and there have already been reports of snake sightings on the west end.
Nationwide fire news
VIDEO: Four people, including firefighters, were injured in a massive fire that destroyed two buildings in Beaver County early Thursday. The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Brighton Avenue in Rochester. Rochester Assistant Fire Chief Mike Mamone said the fire started in an apartment and then spread to an antique shop and other parts of the buildings.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPXI-TV NBC 11 Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Sit down and talk to J.C. Defeats, as his friends call him, and you'll immediately see his humble nature. The former U.S. Air Force pararescueman, and now Oldsmar firefighter and paramedic knows how to handle stressful situations. Little did he know he would be in the center of one. "That thing was huge.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFTS-TV ABC 28 Tampa
With close to 25% of its roster comprised of women, the East Tawas Fire Department (ETFD) exceeds the national average for the percentage of female firefighters. According to the most recent available data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), females account for roughly 8% of the overall firefighter population in the United States.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: IOSCO County News-Herald - Metered Site
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VIDEO: Responding to crisis after crisis, day after day takes a toll on the mental health of firefighters and paramedics. Even veteran first responders struggle with their mental health throughout their careers. To address the issue, the Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue Department is developing new initiatives to address mental health in their team.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay
Authorities are warning that a more potent form of fentanyl is making its way along the West Coast after a bag of the drug was seized during the execution of a warrant in Portland recently. Deputies found body armor, $5,000 in cash, nine guns, some of which were modified and stolen, and drugs including meth, heroin, 800 pills of fentanyl and four grams of multi-colored, powdered fentanyl, often referred to as ‘rainbow fentanyl.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV FOX 12 Portland
A huge blaze and massive amounts of smoke were seen at a vehicle fire on I-79 southbound in Marion County. According to Marion County 911, the call of a vehicle fire was made at 4:24 on Tuesday afternoon. A video sent by 12 News viewer Chad Nuzum shows what appears to be a box truck still smoking with multiple crews on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV NBC 12 Clarksburg
VIDEO: Inside a locker at Fire Station 3, Brian McCluney's clothes are exactly as he left them. It's been three years since he worked here, but signs of him are everywhere. “That is his helmet shield, the emblem that was on the front of his helmet,” Stephanie McCluney, his widow, said pointing to a fire truck.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First Coast News
VIDEO: Dennis Jenkerson remembers the moment he thought he was going to lose two firefighters like it happened an hour ago. “When I say trapped, I mean they had nowhere to go,” Jenkerson said. “They were hanging out the window and the fire was blowing out the window above them.” That was 19 years ago.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSDK-TV NBC 5 St. Louis
Firefighters battled a smoldering fire for nearly five hours at Elmet Technologies at 1560 Lisbon St. Monday afternoon before employing a duct-taped pole to reach burning material in a duct and extinguish it. At 4:19 p.m., the department responded to reports of heavy smoke blowing out from a duct near the top of the building.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lewiston Sun Journal - Metered Site
VIDEO: A firefighter in Rockwall County, who was also an organ donor, is being remembered for his commitment to service and passion to help others. Clifford Haney,45, was taken off life support on Tuesday. He sustained major injuries after he fell while at his off-duty job as an HVAC tech last week.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth
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A fire at a chemical plant in Madison Village caused massive fireballs to shoot into the air Monday night. The fire took place at ChemMasters located at 300 Edwards Street. According to Madison Village, dispatch crews were called to the scene about 9:50 pm. The fire chief at the scene told 19 News that the fire initially started in a storage unit where plastic containers were housed.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOIO-TV CBS 19 Shaker Heights
VIDEO: Some local police and fire departments have a new employee at the station. Just like a football or basketball team, there's now an athletic trainer working full-time, embedded at the police station or firehouse. It's a program that's growing throughout central Indiana, keeping first responders healthy and saving taxpayers money, too.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
VIDEO: An increase in fires caused by lithium-ion batteries has sparked a call for better education and enforcement efforts from New York City leaders. There were 104 fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in 2021, leading to 79 injuries and four deaths, according to the FDNY. This year, that number is already up to 126, with 74 injuries and five deaths.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
The HELPER Act is a bipartisan legislation bill and home loan assistance program backed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff to allow law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and educators of grades K-12 to purchase homes in the communities they serve. The HELPER Act, or Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder, would provide civil servants a one-time-use home loan at a 3.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
VIDEO: A new tool to treat those suffering from trauma-related injuries in Brevard County is now available as they fly to the hospital. Health First was the first hospital in the state of Florida to begin using what's known as “whole blood” on its air ambulance helicopters. Rob Spivey, the trauma program manager at Holmes Regional Medical Center and First Flight nurse manager, said there is a growing movement in the U.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 13 Orlando
Winston-Salem firefighters battled an inferno at a house on Sunday morning. Video shows crews attempting to put out the blaze that engulfed the house on Patterson Avenue completely in flames at 3:15 a.m. A person with The Habitat Homeless Veterans Transition Project, LLC tells FOX8 that the house was one of their homes.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point
VIDEO: It's been 35 years since the tragic crash of Northwest Flight 255. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metro Airport back on Aug. 16, 1987, killing 156 people -- with just one person surviving, a four-year-old girl. Hank Winchester talked with Captain John Thiede of the Romulus Fire Department, the firefighter who pulled that child from the wreckage that night.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
Palm Bay High School's new firefighting academy is serious business — and not just because, as instructor Chester Bombriant quipped, “everything in that classroom could hurt you.” It's also a college-level course, and it's the first of its kind in Brevard County. About 100 students are in the program.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Florida Today - Metered Site
VIDEO: Sitting in the heart of downtown Anderson is a new memorial dedicated to the firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. “This monument stands as a symbol of strength, courage, dedication, brotherhood and sacrifice,” Anderson Fire Chief Charlie King said. “I'm sure that no one on this memorial would have ever known they were answering their last call,” Dr.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
During Overdose Awareness Month, Knoxville Fire Department is working to shed light on the frequency of overdoses in Knox County. From Aug. 1-12, KFD responded to a total of 101 reported overdoses, according to their Twitter posts. Assistant Chief Mark Wilbanks confirmed that since the beginning of 2022, the station's total overdose response number was 1301, as of Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
Authorities on Thursday identified the three people killed in a house explosion that rocked a suburban Indiana neighborhood and damaged nearly 40 homes. Meanwhile, officials were still investigating the cause of Wednesday's blast. Initially, Evansville Fire Department Chief Mike Connelly said the explosion was accidental but later retracted that sentiment, explaining the state fire marshal would lead the probe to determine a cause.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: USA Today
PHOTOS: In a nondescript warehouse outside of Atlanta, nestled among the office parks and chain restaurants that pepper suburban America, AT&T is preparing for catastrophe. This is one of the company's Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) sites, a place where a volunteer group of AT&T workers can test and train on equipment that can quickly spin up connectivity when a local office is destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: EnGadget
Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were never identified. The UpStairs Lounge burned on June 24, 1973, killing 31 men, including two whose mother died with them, and injuring another woman and 14 men.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWL-TV CBS 4 New Orleans
The Milwaukee Fire Department has opened the door for more people to become firefighters. Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski said the change is a long time coming. The Milwaukee Fire Department can now hire anyone who is legally hirable, whether they're a United States citizen or not. Chief Lipski said the department can benefit from more diversity, people who are multilingual and anyone who wants to serve their community.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee
It's the deadlier than fire, on-the-job danger every firefighter faces - cancer. The CDC has found cancer is now the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the World Health Organization has now defined firefighting as a cancer-causing profession. In May 2021, News 13 debuted its investigative documentary Deadlier than Fire, focusing on the need for presumptive worker's compensation benefits for North Carolina firefighters diagnosed with cancer.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
Nearly 200 first responders are on scene after a five-alarm fire ripped through a Metro East recycling center. The fire was reported around 10 a.m. Wednesday on Fox Industrial Drive in Madison, Illinois. Heavy black smoke was seen across the area as flames shot out of the Interco building. Workers were inside recycling batteries, Madison Mayor John Hamm III said.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMOV-TV CBS 4 St. Louis
PHOTOS: The 911 call came in about an elderly man who had fallen outside a storage facility in central Phoenix. The fire crew, who are also paramedics, found 80-year-old Noel laid on his back on the concrete ramp under direct sunlight; he was weak, thirsty and very hot. Noel, an Englishman with diabetes and hypertension, had been moving furniture when his legs gave way.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Guardian
VIDEO: January's deadly vacant rowhome fire along south Stricker Street rocked Baltimore City to its core. Three firefighters were killed and another was injured that day, and since then the cries for change have grown louder. Now, a new report from Maryland Occupational Safety and Health reveals the possible failures that may have put the firefighters in danger.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
VIDEO: After 150 years of service the De Pere fire department has gone through many large changes. Despite these changes, the department uses its history to prepare for the future. "We always grow from the big events we have to get a little bit better," said battalion chief Brett Jansen. A technological advancement that is a far cry from the humble beginnings of the fire department back more than a century ago.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay
Two people escaped the burning wreckage of a small plane that crash-landed Tuesday afternoon on the 91 Freeway in Riverside County. The single-engine Piper PA-32 flying to Corona Municipal Airport went down at about midday on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona and might have struck at least one vehicle, according to the Corona Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego
A Florence County paramedic and a motorcyclist she was treating at the scene of a crash were killed Tuesday night in a series of events that unfolded in the 2700 block of Pamplico Highway. Paramedic Sara Kinsy Weaver, 32, of Florence, and Cedric Antonio Gregg, 37, also of Florence, died after a vehicle crossed the median at a high rate of speed and hit several first responders who were working at the scene of the initial crash, Coroner Keith von Lutcken said.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Nord will head out on his KTM 890 Adventure R, an on and off-road motorcycle, for a trek across the country – down to Tennessee and North Carolina, then west to Oregon and back. He will follow the TransAmerica Trail, described as "the cross-country adventure ride of a lifetime with mostly off-pavement travel.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Patriot Ledger - Metered Site
PHOTOS: The entrance to Pride Park in Taylor Mill will soon be the home to a special monument honoring Firefighters from three different volunteer departments no longer in existence: Forest Hills, Winston Park and Taylor Mill. Most of the monument is ready. The last thing to go in will be the statue.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Link NKY
A Lexington transformer exploded Monday afternoon, sparking a three-alarm fire and sending those in the area running for cover, according to Lexington Fire Department. “I saw this big poof of smoke and then boom, big orange fireball,” said witness Alexandra Schweitzer. The explosion happened just before 6:00 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHDH-TV ABC 7 Boston
With firefighter shortages emerging in Bedford County, one man decided he wanted to get involved in the action, regardless of his age. Rusty Mansel recently received his “Firefighter 1” course completion certificate at the age of 67 from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Fire Services Board, all with no prior firefighting experience.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXR-TV FOX 27 Roanoke
VIDEO: A Detroit firefighter was trapped for hours as other firefighters rushed to get him out after a home collapsed. No major injuries were reported. Detroit firefighters believed they were dealing with a suspected serial arsonist. The same crew had been called to three vacant houses on West Hollywood Avenue just that week.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
PHOTOS: In a garage near Littlerock sits the second firetruck to ever be used by Olympia firefighters, among other decommissioned trucks, gear and most importantly, a couple dozen firefighters who have worked to create this makeshift museum. Retired firefighters continued to trickle in throughout the late morning.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Chronicle
A massive fire burns down an old manufacturing building in Chickasha. Chief Tony Samaniego with the Chickasha Fire Department estimates 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer fueled the fire at the Chickasha Manufacturing Building on Sunday. The intense flames and black billowing smoke drew a crowd. “They were tall, they were big, and they were hot,” said Alicia Musshafen, who lives nearby.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma City
VIDEO: The Ground Zero 9/11 Flag Team was in Northampton Sunday, making an appearance in western Mass. just before the flag's retirement. The flag is set to retire on November 2, the anniversary of when it was removed from Ground Zero. Sunday, first responders, bikers and more gathered to reflect and remember.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGGB-TV ABC/FOX/My Network 40 Springfield
VIDEO: With one on each arm, eyewitness video showed a Denver firefighter rescuing two children from flood waters Sunday evening. The rescue was just one of several at this location along at a flood-prone underpass at 38th and Blake. The video showed a firefighter going into the floodwaters where a vehicle was nearly submerged and coming out with two children as people recorded cell phone video along the interstate.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
VIDEO: Firefighters from different departments tested their skills on Saturday in a competition during the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association's annual conference, held for the first time in 22 years at Somerset Volunteer Fire Department. The name of the game was “battle of the barrel.” The team that could use its hose to blast a barrel on a pulley along a cable above Union Street to the opposing team's side won.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Tribune Democrat
A Meridianville man stole three vehicles, including an ambulance and fire truck early Sunday, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office. According to a spokesman from the Athens Police Department, police responded to a call about a suspicious man at the Circle K gas station on Highway 31 North in Athens.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHNT-TV CBS 19 Huntsville
A fire broke out at a Cabarrus County home after an intense lightning storm Thursday night, authorities said. Paul Lof shared video with Channel 9 of the flames shooting through the roof of the house on Fairmeade Drive. Cabarrus County emergency communications said the call for the fire came in just after 8 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
VIDEO: On the 10th anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting, a top Fitchburg firefighter remembers the role he played on that harrowing day. “We were fortunate enough to the point that we had a police department and a fire department of paramedics that worked very well together,” current Fitchburg Fire Chief and former Oak Creek Battalion Chief Joe Pulvermacher said after witnessing the aftermath of that unthinkable situation.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1 - Metered Site
VIDEO: A former firefighter has found a creative way to show his appreciation for first responders, and he does all the work from his bed. “I got into it because I was told I physically couldn't do it. And can't is not in my vocabulary.” Meet Michael Olson, a former fighter, who suffered a severe back injury.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMBB-TV ABC 13 Panama City
VIDEO: An eight-passenger private plane took off from Lafayette Regional Airport on the morning of Dec. 28, 2019, at around 9:20 a.m. with six people on board. By 9:21 a.m., the plane had crashed near the U.S. Post Office on Feu Follet Road, killing five of the plane's passengers and sending a total of four people — including the plane crash's sole survivor — to local hospitals.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJTV CBS 12 Jackson
VIDEO: Emergency crews are rushing to distribute bottled water to flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky. The deadly flooding damaged water systems and the availability of clean drinking water is scarce. To make matters worse, forecasters warn that more rain is coming to the region. Here at home, a Bucks County fire department is doing its part to help first responders in Kentucky.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
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Intense flames tore through the loading zone of a commercial building in Ontario late Wednesday, forcing employees still in the building to run and leaving firefighters searching for the cause of the fire. The Ontario Fire Department responded to a fire burning near the external area of a building on Proforma Avenue, near the Ontario Airport, at around 11 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
VIDEO: First responders have used virtual reality to train for certain emergencies for years, but those simulations are usually limited to a screen and don't give responders hands-on experience. A new one-of-a-kind training center opened in Boulder, Colorado, to take virtual reality training for first responders to the next level.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
PHOTOS: The Oak Creek Fire Department has a new member named HOSE-A. Made out of old rubber fire hose, HOSE-A, named in part by the community, is a training dummy firefighters can use during drills for various scenarios. Firefighter Aaron Krukowski said many departments donate old fire hose to area zoos where it's used to weave chairs and beds for animals or just hung in monkey exhibits.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Metered Site
VIDEO: May 31, 2013, was a day of heartbreak for the Bayou City. "It's something that's near and dear to all of us firefighters. It's the worst day we ever had in the Houston Fire Department," said Chris Hill, HFD District Chief in charge of cadet training. A total of five firefighters died while battling a blaze at the Southwest Inn at 6855 Southwest Freeway.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston
VIDEO: What's the first thing you should do in the event of a fire? The New York City Fire Museum wants to teach you. By collecting and preserving the history of the city's fire service, the museum aims to educate the public — especially children — on fire prevention and safety. The building alone is part of history, as it's a renovated firehouse from 1904.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: The site of an unusual and dangerous discovery in West Philadelphia has been decimated by fire less than 12 hours after the initial investigation began. More than 150 jugs of gasoline were found in the vacant home on the 100 block of 59th Street near Arch Street around 8 p.m. Monday. At 9:50 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
VIDEO: Last week's Kentucky flood disaster was America's deadliest non-tropical flash flood in 45 years. At least 37 were killed in eastern Kentucky after 6 to 9 inches of rain fell in just 12 hours last Thursday, triggering record flooding on the North Fork Kentucky River in Jackson and Whitesburg, and damaging flooding in several other towns.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Weather Channel
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) announced Tuesday that one of their fire stations will be temporarily closed due to a bat infestation. Fire Station 30 located at 3905 Old Highway 395 will shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Bats have been found in the living quarters and apparatus bay of the fire station, causing a health and safety risk to fire crews.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRNV-DT NBC 4 Reno
With degrees in chemical engineering, and graduate study at Princeton University's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Maximillian Nguyen thought that becoming a volunteer firefighter was out of his “normal wheelhouse.” But he considers himself “a resident of the town of Princeton and not just a University student,” so he decided to give back to the community in appreciation for enjoying what Princeton has to offer.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Town Topics
Canton firefighter Maureen Stoecklein has switched gear from public safety to professional sports as the Detroit Tigers nutrition coordinator. She was invited to become a crucial member of the professional baseball team's support network in late 2021 and officially retired from firefighting duties this summer to focus on the Tigers' fuel from food.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hometown Life
Sioux Falls police say a man is facing multiple charges after crashing a car into a gas station. Police spokesman Sam Clemens said around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, a man was driving south on Minnesota avenue and tried to turn left onto 41st street. The driver did not complete the turn but instead drove through a gas station parking lot, hitting a gas pump before hitting the front of the building.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSFY-TV ABC 13 Sioux Falls
VIDEO: Aug. 1, 2022 marks 15 years since the Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring over a hundred others. For at least one Iowan who was responding in the aftermath, it still feels recent. Ankeny Fire Chief James Clack started the job back in 2014, but before that, he held the same job in Minneapolis.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOI-DT ABC 5 Ames
When a business owner and beloved member of Denver's East Colfax neighborhood was shot outside her apartment late July 15, four calls to 911 — including the first one made — went to Aurora's emergency operations center, most likely because the callers were using Verizon as their wireless carrier. Technology exists to more accurately route 911 calls from cellphones to the correct 911 communications center, but Verizon — one of the three major carriers in the United States — has refused to install it in Denver and other parts of the country.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Denver Post - Metered Site
Ray Olsen has had it with the pictures. He's been leaning against the front bumper of a 1966 American LaFrance fire truck, posing for photos as best he can, but there's a limit, and Ray, a man for whom vanity is not a strong point, has reached it. “That's it,” he says as Deseret News photographer Ben Braun pauses to check the latest digital images on his camera.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Deseret News
Two firefighters were taken to an area hospital after they were injured while battling a two-alarm house fire in New Castle County, Delaware. According to officials, the fire began at about 9:45 p.m. in the 100 block of Belmont Drive in Pike Creek. When crews arrived, heavy smoke was showing from a two-story home.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
PHOTOS: It has raced to fires, rolled through parades, is part of a museum and still works. One hundred years after “Old Engine One” first rolled into Caribou, the 1922 American LaFrance pumper is still the pride and joy of the city's fire and EMS department. In a time when old vehicles end up in metal compactors, the city of Caribou sees the treasure in its first fire truck and works hard to preserve it.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bangor Daily News - Metered Site
Firefighters, their families, departments and community leaders gathered in Sacramento on Saturday to pay tribute to the 82 California firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty with a memorial ceremony at the Safe Credit Union Convention Center. “It's solemn, but we also want it be as uplifting as it can be to help those family members remember,” said Rick Martinez, the executive director of the California Fire Foundation.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento
It's rare for an electric bus to burst into flames in the way a state-operated one did last month at a Hamden bus depot, but the same can't be said for all electric vehicles, according to industry experts. And the National Transportation Safety Board, a federal agency that investigates significant transportation accidents, has joined the efforts to determine the exact cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CT Insider
VIDEO: Fire departments across the country are using various different tactics to recruit more females. Efforts are happening at a boot camp in Boise, Idaho, a girl's summer camp in Charlotte, North Carolina, to recruiting college athletes in Columbus, Ohio, and changing public perception in Lexington, Kentucky.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
PHOTOS: State transportation crews have reopened all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Seattle Thursday evening after a vehicle carrying liquid oxygen caught fire and exploded, snarling traffic for motorists through the midday and afternoon commute. No injuries were reported during the incident, which resulted in the closure of both north- and southbound lanes near downtown Seattle for over an hour.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
If you're not one for heights, then this view may not be for you. Rural Metro Fire – Knox County gave WATE's Bo Williams an inside look at its newest and biggest addition. In June, Rural Metro added a new $1.2 million aerial truck to its fleet to serve North Knox County for the next 20 years. “This aerial is 107 feet.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
A Bradenton firefighter has received the county's highest honor for a firefighter after donating a kidney to a fellow firefighter's wife. As a firefighter and former Marine, Lieutenant Derek Foss is always ready to answer the call. "Make a decision as it comes in," he explained. He says he didn't need any convincing on the decision to donate a kidney after learning he was a perfect match to be a kidney donor to Brianne Baker.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVT-TV FOX 13 Tampa
Nico Smith didn't want to merely make a living, but to “have a living.” She wanted to feel alive. That desire prompted her to quit her $116,000 a year job as a lawyer in February 2020 to strike out on her own. She ended up starting her own law firm, and later discovered a passion for firefighting. “A lot of things in my life were in flux at the time,” the 36-year-old California resident tells CNBC Make It.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Make It
At least 16 people are dead following catastrophic flooding in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. That number is expected to double and includes children, he told CNN earlier, as rescuers scramble to reach areas difficult to access. "It's going to get a lot higher," Beshear said at a news conference Friday morning.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
VIDEO/PHOTOS: On one of the hottest days of the year so far, firefighters were working Wednesday evening to extinguish a three-alarm fire at a sprawling apartment complex that sent plumes of flames and thick black smoke billowing into the air. Firefighters were called to the apartment complex, named Terra Apartments and located in the 35200 block of 21st Avenue SW, shortly before 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
The city of Oakland has a new fire marshal, Felicia Bryant, who is making history as the first woman to ever hold the position. "I was born and raised in Oakland," she said. Bryant is an 18-year veteran of the department and a trailblazer, just like her great-grandfather, Bill Williams. He was one of the first Black firefighters hired by the Oakland Fire Department in 1920.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
PHOTOS: 2020 Indiana University Graduate Olivia Rusk was in Hidalgo Mexico earlier this year as an English Teaching Assistant for COMEXUS Fulbright-Garcia Robles. One day she was out exploring nearby towns. When she got off of a bus, she noticed an old fire truck sitting in a nearby parking lot. “My dad loves old vehicles so I went over to get some photos to send to him,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Times - Metered Site
VIDEO: You often hear how people get labeled by what they do for work, like “He's a police officer” or “a firefighter.” For one emergency responder in Springville, that's harder to do. ABC4 News shares the different hats he wears, in this edition of Behind the Badge. Suiting up for work when you're Dakota Klauck of Springville, could easily mean three different things.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City
First responders from around the area are honoring the 19 firefighters who sacrificed their lives over 60 years ago in the Shamrock McKee Refinery Explosion. The memorial service starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the Moore County Courthouse in Dumas. On July 29, 1956, 19 firefighters rushed into the flames to protect everyone in the Shamrock McKee Refinery Explosion in Moore County.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFDA-TV CBS 10 Amarillo
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VIDEO: A four-alarm fire has torn through two mill buildings on Woronoco Road in Russell. Multiple fires at the vacant Strathmore buildings over the last several years prompted the State Fire Marshal's office to offer a reward back in 2020. Fire officials told Western Mass News that they expect to be here until sunrise Wednesday, working to put out the fire and hot spots on the building which has completely collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGGB-TV ABC/FOX/My Network 40 Springfield
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Members of the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) are competing on the world stage. Several local firefighters are at the World Police and Fire Games. According to the Springfield 37 Firefighters Union, first responders from more than 70 countries are competing in the games. Springfield's firefighters -- Captain Bryce McCormick, Captain Eric Jaeger, Captain Phil Johnson and Captain Kainan Rinaberger -- took home third place in the team's ultimate firefighter event.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WICS-TV ABC 20 Springfield
Studies by University of Arizona Health Sciences, in collaboration with Tucson Fire Department, have helped provide evidence that occupational exposure does pose a cancer risk to firefighters. Findings from these studies contributed to a larger body of evidence that led the International Agency for Research on Cancer to reclassify firefighters' occupational exposure from "possibly carcinogenic" to "carcinogenic.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Drought conditions around the Twin Cities metro have substantially increased the risk of fires, a problem Minnesota's struggling with this year. Cigarette-related fires, specifically, are on pace to be more deadly any year on average in the last decade. Ralph Swarm died from his injuries in a barn fire in Foreston in May.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
The Bozeman Fire Department is getting ready to move to the new Public Safety Center and many of their keepsakes are getting packed up with them. The Bozeman Fire Station downtown off of N Rouse Ave has been home to dozens of firefighters for over 60 years but as the Bozeman community continues to grow the fire station needed to expand as well.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Black Hills Pioneer
A Lamborghini burst into flames after running past a stop sign, crashing into a vehicle, and going airborne to collide with a home's roof and wall. Clarence Middleton said he was in his backyard when he saw “a big truck” flying towards him with “a bunch of debris and dirt flying right behind it.” Middleton ran towards the mangled Lamborghini to help the driver.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
PHOTOS: “Every Sailor a Damage Controlman,” goes the adage for seagoing personnel, referring to every Sailor's responsibility in responding to emergencies aboard the ship. Firefighters at NAS Patuxent River took that to heart when they completed shipboard firefighting training July 13-16, despite being a station on a shore-based air installation.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Southern Maryland Chronicle
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VIDEO: Alpine Township firefighters have “officially” moved into their new home. While they've been operating out of the new Station One since May, the facility was dedicated on Friday. Located on Henze Drive, behind the Alpine Avenue Sam's Club, the $3 million firehouse replaces cramped quarters and gives the department room to grow.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOOD-TV NBC 8 Grand Rapids
There are only five U.S. states where no monkeypox cases have been detected according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The viral disease has swept across the world in an unprecedented outbreak affecting people in countries outside of West and Central Africa, where it is usually confined to, with no travel links to either.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newsweek
VIDEO: A North Texas wind farm is one turbine down thanks to what officials believe was a devastating lightning strike to one of the massive structures on Friday afternoon. Videos from witnesses and firefighters showed the wind turbine generator ablaze and disintegrate in the sky over Crowell, Texas.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston
PHOTO: A Syracuse Fire Department pickup truck stolen early Friday morning was found using the vehicle's GPS heading onto the New York State Thruway, fire officials said. The truck was stolen at about 1 a.m. from in front of a residence in the 100 block of North Edwards Avenue in the city's Eastwood neighborhood, Onondaga County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jon Seeber said.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The benefits and shortcomings of social media are often debated, but two local families are crediting Facebook with solving a mystery that was decades in the making. The story began to unfold when a couple began cleaning out a storage area in the basement of their new home in Lorain, and discovered an old firefighter's helmet.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJW-TV FOX 8 Cleveland
In the 1950s, a group of local farmers felt nostalgic. Before World War II, they tended the land with wheat thrashers and steam engines, but as technology improved, their tools fell out of use and things started to change. Channeling their nostalgia into action, farmers pulled their old equipment out and invited the public in.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Salem Reporter
VIDEO: The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department (MFRD) showed off some brand new vehicles today. Four firetrucks and three ambulances joined the MFRD's fleet along with two special additions... a hydration truck and training trailer. The hydration unit is a response to high temperatures. “It is a rehabilitation unit for firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WALA-TV FOX 10 Mobile
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A packed Orange Line train transporting commuters on a bridge that runs over the Mystic River in Somerville caught fire on Thursday morning, sending hundreds of people scrambling for safety. Video shared with Boston 25 News showed flames shooting from a train car and thick smoke billowing into the air.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brad Hillegass had operated a crane plenty of times but never with the lives of nine men in the balance. That changed July 24, 2002, when nine miners were trapped 240 feet underground at the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County and his job was to safely lift them to freedom one-by-one in a slim, yellow, metal capsule through a precariously narrow shaft dug by rescuers.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TribLIVE
VIDEO: Staffing shortages are being felt in every office across the country. Many companies have come up with new and creative ways to get people in the door. The Wilson County Emergency Management Agency is one of them. "We're basically starting over again, with a new curriculum. A lot of our administration a lot of our in house instructors have worked very diligently to set this up.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5 Nashville
California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm), the leading voice for Dermatologists, announced the launch of the Firefighter Skin Cancer Prevention Screening Program in California in partnership with the Firefighters Cancer Support Network. CalDerm, alongside our partners at the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, is pleased to utilize the framework built by their professional colleagues in Boston and offer their expertise in skin cancer prevention and screenings to firefighters on the firelines in California.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Morningstar
VIDEO: When you call 911, you expect an ambulance within minutes. But Thursday, emergency services providers offered a bleak prognosis to state lawmakers. "You can sum it up in two words,” said Bruce Baxter, president of the Connecticut EMS Chiefs Association. “It's a financial concern and a workforce concern.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Connecticut
PHOTOS: Crews with the Shreveport Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-alarm fire Thursday morning. The call came in around 2:30 a.m. on July 21 to the 200 block of Wall Street in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood. When firefighters got on the scene, they found one home to be fully involved.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSLA-TV CBS 12 Shreveport
With guidance from a team of scientists that included a University of Miami public health researcher, the World Health Organization's cancer division reclassified firefighting as a Group 1 carcinogenic profession. There's no question that becoming a firefighter is a dangerous job. But beyond the obvious perils of saving lives, research reveals that the profession also brings other risks with it.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
State employees in Colorado will now be able to receive paid administrative leave to respond to a fire as a volunteer firefighter or first responder. Gov. Jared Polis signed the executive order authorizing all state agencies and departments to provide up to five days of additional paid leave for these state employees on Wednesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
Communication is key, especially in medical emergencies, but when a patient has a disability affecting their speech or can't communicate because of a sudden medical crisis, first responders have trouble finding out the best way to help the patient in need. The Peoria Area Speech-Language Hearing Association, or PASHA for short, is partnering with Advanced Medical Transport and the Peoria Area EMS to create more than 200 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Boards for emergency responders.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBU-FM 89.9 Peoria
VIDEO: A dog nicknamed Aquaman is lucky to be alive after being rescued by a good Samaritan and officials from the New York Fire Department when it was reportedly thrown off a bridge and into the Harlem River. The distressing incident occurred on Tuesday when Marine 4 from the New York Fire Department responded to a report of a dog that was in distress in the Harlem River after somebody reportedly threw the dog off of a bridge, the FDNY said in a post on social media.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News

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