Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Around 0330hrs Engine7-1 and Wagon1, along with Medic7, Medic1 and Rescue1-7 was summoned to Interstate 64 West bound in the area of the 140 mile marker for a reported Auto Accident. Early reports we...
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
A little after 8pm Engine Companies 1,2,6, Medic1 and HR4 were dispatched to 806 Bannister Town Rd for the Residential Structure Fire. Chief6 was the first to arrive assuming command and reporting a r...
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
On Jan 23rd Engine Companies 1 & 7, Medic1 were summoned to the 1600 block of Byrd Mill Rd for the MVC, upon Wagon1's arrival they found a single vehicle on its side, with 1 female patient trapped...
Around 1830hrs Engine Co1 was dispatched along with several medic units to the 5700 block of W Old Mountain Rd just off of State Rt 208 for the reported veh crash involving a dirtbike. Upon arrival Me...
Friday, December 14th, 2018
At our December business meeting the department held our annual elections electing the 2019 line officers of the Louisa Volunteer Fire Department. Below are our 2019 officers!Fire Chief: R. Whitlock1...
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
For 72 years the Louisa Volunteer Fire Department has been in the business of creating long lasting memories for many families in our area. Since 2011, new state laws prohibited us from launching fire...
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
LCFEMS Personnel took Truck 1 to Moss-Nuckols Elementary School to speak to kindergarten classes about our job and the importance of fire safety. We discussed smoke alarms, how to evacuate a smoke fil...
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Kents Store Volunteer Fire Dept in Fluvanna Co, played host of a 16hr-Basic Pump Operations Training Class this past weekend. The classroom portion was held at the New Kents Store Firehouse with the p...
Nationwide fire news
The old Doane Stuart School in the area of Mt. Hope Drive in Albany appears to be a total loss, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said. The fire broke out Thursday evening, with all areas of the building involved. A steeple on the building has collapsed, said the mayor, with more collapses expected. Route 9W at Corning Hill is closed in that area.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV NBC 13 Albany
VIDEO: Mike Washington doesn't go out on calls anymore, but the retired Seattle firefighter is still fighting to save lives. "We lose more firefighters, more police officers to suicide than we do on the job," Washington said. Washington talks to first responders and veterans about stress, addiction and suicide, recently taking his message to Seattle Station 24.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
The IAFC is now accepting nominations for the IAFC Fire Chief of the Year Award through June 9. Since 1996, this prestigious award has recognized one volunteer and one career fire chief for their leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, public service and contributions to the fire service.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO: There's constantly training for members of the Petersburg Fire Department. "I don't think a lot of people truly realize how many hours a day, most of the time it's 24, that our firefighters spend at the fire station," Kathleen McCay, the owner of Petersburg's Old Townes Alibi, said. To support the three shifts of firefighters at the city's four fire stations, McCay created an Amazon wish list with the idea of going beyond the basics that the city provides.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond
Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than half a million vehicles, mainly SUVs and minivans, because of concerns that a tow hitch harness could catch fire when the car is driven, or even parked. The Korean automakers, which are affiliated with one another, are recalling about 571,000 vehicles. The vehicles included are the 2019-23 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2021-23 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, 2022-23 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, 2022-23 Hyundai Santa Cruz, and 2022-23 Kia Carnival.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX Business
Investigators believe they've pinpointed the cause of an explosion and massive fire at a Pasadena plant on Wednesday -- and they say it was an accident. One person was injured in the blast at about 12:07 p.m. at the INEOS Phenol plant along Highway 225 near the East Beltway. Houston TranStar cameras captured the large explosion and fireball.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTRK-TV ABC 13 Houston
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A sports science collaboration between Mayo Clinic Health System and the La Crosse Fire Department is yielding results, with firefighters implementing new exercises and practices to improve their strength and stamina. Six months ago, the clinic's sports medicine team introduced Fusionetics to the fire department, an evidence-based, technology-enabled performance healthcare system that tests, scores and helps create a personalized training routine.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune - Metered Site
PHOTOS: Hoses, helmets and vintage pumper trucks dating from as early as the 1800s bear witness to the legacy of volunteer firefighting in Greensburg. The equipment can be seen in the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum, behind City Hall on South Main Street. Select items from that collection will temporarily have a new home at the Westmoreland Historical Society Education Center at Historic Hanna's Town in Hempfield.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TribLive
VIDEO: At least one person was injured after a rare tornado hit a city just southeast of Los Angeles Wednesday, local officials said. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado “briefly touched down” in an industrial park and warehouse district in the city of Montebello and rated the tornado an EF-1 with estimated peak winds of 110 mph – the strongest tornado to hit the Los Angeles area since 1983.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -0700
As of 2018, a law was passed in Maine that if a working police dog is injured in the line of duty, they are able to be treated by EMS before being sent to the hospital. Maine was the first state in New England to pass this law to protect police K9s. One of Portland's K9s, and his officer partner, are now advocating for that same law in New Hampshire.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCSH-TV NBC 6 Portland
PHOTOS: Seattle police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon in connection to a massive fire that involved dozens of boats at a boat storage facility near the Ship Canal Bridge and Lake Union early Wednesday morning. Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Deputy Chief Tom Walsh said more than 100 firefighters responded to the Seattle Boat Company, located on the 700 block of Northeast Northlake Way after reports of the fire started coming in around 2 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
PHOTOS: The fire department here is newly prepared for potential airplane emergencies. Firefighters and city officials unveiled a new fire truck on Tuesday that will be used to respond to any emergencies at the McAllen International Airport. The fire department celebrated the acquirement of the E-ONE apparatus during a traditional “push-back” ceremony at the McAllen fire substation #4.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Monitor
For the first time in 165 years, an all-female fire crew will run a St. Louis Fire Department firehouse. “This has never happened. To have four women on one company,” says Acting Fire Captain, Jessica Jackson. Firefighters Pamela Saunders-Isaac, Licole McKinney, Jessica Jackson, and Elizabeth McCormick make up the historical team of women leading Engine 26 in North City.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMOV-TV CBS/MyNetworkTV 4 St. Louis
Clinical cases of Candida auris, an emerging fungus considered an urgent threat, nearly doubled in 2021, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was also a tripling of the number of cases resistant to echinocandins, the first-line treatment for Candida auris infections.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health
A church that was destroyed in a massive 8-alarm fire in New Jersey on Monday evening was still smoldering on Tuesday. Chopper 6 was over the Fountain of Life Center located on the 2000 block of Columbus Road in Florence Township. The daylight revealed the extent of damage to the house of worship. A burned-out shell was all that was left.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
Volunteer firefighters in New York save taxpayers an estimated $4.7 billion a year with their services, a report released Monday by the Firefighters Association of the State of New York found. The report highlights the economic impact of the state's 80,000 volunteer firefighters in the state and the effect they have on saving tax dollars at the local and state level.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1 - Metered Site
VIDEO: St. Louis County schools are one step closer to being prepared for emergencies. Active shooters, natural disasters, fires and medical issues -- all require first responders to navigate campuses quickly. "We always learn from situations," St. Louis County Police Department Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory said police learned about Central Visual and Performing Arts High School (CVPA).
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSDK-TV NBC 5 St. Louis
VIDEO: A Wichita firefighter is preparing to fight a Tulsa police officer, all for a good cause. Newton native Carlye Anderson is training for a boxing match that will serve as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. The former national champion gymnast first stepped foot into the boxing ring two years ago.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWCH-DT CBS 12 Hutchinson
There is a push from Maine lawmakers to require all police officers, corrections officers, and municipal firefighters to carry Narcan while on duty. The bill is expected to be presented on Monday. The bill would require the carrying of Narcan, which is used to treat people experiencing an overdose, as well as additional training on its use.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGME-TV CBS 13 Portland
Dozens of residents at a Palatine apartment complex were displaced by a massive fire that tore through multiple buildings Sunday, authorities said. The fire was reported at around 5:17 p.m. at a building located on East Dundee Quarter Drive in the Windhaven Condominium Complex. Video from an NBC 5 photographer showed flames and smoke pouring from the roof of one building as firefighters worked from a ladder truck above, spraying water on the structure.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Chicago
VIDEO: Two firefighters are in the hospital after their ambulance was T-boned in a hit-and-run crash Monday morning, according to Houston police. It happened just after 3 a.m. in north Houston along Airline Drive and Parker Road. According to police, the ambulance was returning to the station when the driver of a Chevy Avalanche slammed into the ambulance and drove off.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
Mayor Eric Adams will sign five bills into law on Monday, aimed at preventing fires caused by lithium-ion batteries. Over the weekend, a man died in an apartment fire in the Bronx that investigators say was caused by a lithium-ion battery. The FDNY says the batteries have caused 33 fires across New York City this year.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
VIDEO: The Marin County Fire Department has crews traveling across the state to help rescue people trapped in high flood waters. There is a crew down in Tulare County. KRON4 caught up with the battalion chief in between rescues to learn more about their efforts statewide. Roads in Monterey County can be seen looking more like a river with cars floating.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco
When COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and closures began sweeping across the nation in March 2020, several Carmel firefighters decided it was as good a time as any to grow out their hair. Three years later, on March 14, the last of those firefighters finally said goodbye to his new do, shearing off more than a foot of hair to donate to a charity that is special to him.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Current
A raging blaze tore through a cluster of businesses in downtown Lawrence early Friday morning, destroying a liquor store and a bakery. Crews responding to a report of a fire in the area of Essex and Newbury streets found flames shooting from a building that houses multiple businesses and thick smoke consuming the neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
In the next step in its fight to combat fire fighter cancer, the International Association of Fire Fighters filed suit March 16 against the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for its role in imposing a testing standard that effectively requires the use of PFAS in fire fighter protective gear.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO: Typically, to be hired at Lubbock Fire Rescue, you had to be both firefighter and EMT certified. Now applicants don't have to be certified in either to apply. LFR Captain Phillip Grandon says the traditional model worked for a while but times are changing. LFR used to receive up to 400 applications in a given hiring season but lately, it has been getting under 100.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
Before he was a “Joker,” Brian “Q” Quinn was an FDNY firefighter. The internationally known comedian, 47, spent nearly a decade at Ladder Co. 86 on Richmond Avenue in Graniteville. It's a chapter the “Impractical Jokers” star looks back on fondly, both for the work he did keeping Staten Islanders safe and for the local causes he joined that still remain important to him.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Lawmakers should view America's staggering opioid crisis, including the rise of illicit fentanyl, through an “ecosystems” approach, argues a massive RAND Corporation report published Thursday. That means they should examine the gaps and interconnections among emergency response, data collection, education, treatment, housing and law enforcement, the report advises.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tennessee Lookout
A drone was used to spray water on a downtown Oswego building that was on fire for almost two hours Wednesday, firefighters said. At 3:11 a.m. firefighters arrived at 39 West Bridge St. to find a fire at the back of the second-story apartment building, according to a news release from the City of Oswego Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Shocking video of a crash last month on Interstate 80 in Warren County shows what happens when drivers fail to “Move Over” for emergency responders. New Jersey State Police, Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad and the Allamuchy Fire Department responded to a crash the night of Feb. 23 on I-80 at mile 17.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lehigh Valley Live
Livy and Abby are two sisters visiting the Gulf Coast from Tennessee. When they went for lunch with their parents at DeSoto's, they got kids menus unlike any other. The menus included beach safety tips and information. Their mom, Michelle King, says it's a great reminder as they kick their family vacation off.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKRG-TV CBS 5 Mobile
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -0700
Wildfires and drought in California, hurricanes and flooding in Florida and power outages in Texas have rendered all three states distinctly less livable in recent years. People still flock to Florida and Texas, drawn by low taxes and warmth. (California, not so much.) But climate change is on everyone's minds, and dire dispatches about fires and floods dominate the daily news cycle.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Hill
A Michigan police officer along with bystanders are being praised for rescuing an unconscious driver from a fiery crash. "At the end of the day, it's just me doing my job like any other officer would," Southfield Police Officer Patrick McCormick said. In a press conference, Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren said that a driver of a red Ford Edge was speeding when they ran a red light around 11:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
VIDEO: The City of Shawnee approved a station alert system for its fire department and now, it's up and running. It's designed to not only keep firefighters healthier, but also the public a little safer. For sleeping firefighters, it's now a red light instead of a bright one and the alarm starts softer before increasingly getting louder.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMBC-TV ABC 9 Kansas City
Multiple fires are under investigation in Dayton and Trotwood after a recent surge in serious fires after which multiple people were found dead. At least eight people were found dead following four fires in Montgomery County over the last eight days — including a fire in Dayton that officials said was one of the most tragic fires in the city's history after five people were found dead.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dayton Daily News - Metered Site
Michael Wall, Michael Leo, and Kevin O'Malley are members of one of the best known public safety departments in the world: FDNY. Despite the challenges of operating in an urban environment, FDNY supports their responders from the air. In a presentation at the National Public Safety UAS Conference, the team discussed the lessons they've learned from building a drone program and flying in NYC.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Drone Life
VIDEO: Many will remember the tornadoes that wreaked havoc in downtown Atlanta and across Georgia on March 14 and 15, 2008 – leaving many iconic Atlanta buildings damaged. There were at least a dozen tornadoes reported in Georgia that weekend, including one formed in the middle of the downtown's tourism district that Friday night, a first in the city's recorded history.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSB-TV ABC 2 Atlanta
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -0700
Fire officials in Littleton are investigating the cause of a fire that impacted two businesses. Fire Chief Chad Miller told News 9 the fire started shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday on Cottage Street. He said when crews arrived, they saw flames coming from the roof and some small explosions. There are no reports of any injuries.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMUR-TV ABC 9 Manchester
Rail safety has been a big topic of discussion with the recent train derailments in Ohio and one as recently as last week in West Virginia. Our region is no stranger to derailments, like the 17 rail cars that fell into the James River in Lynchburg back in 2014. Next month will mark nine years since a CSX train derailed in Lynchburg, dumping thousands of gallons of fuel into the James River.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke
As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, WTOL 11 is featuring a different female leader in the community each week. This week, WTOL 11 sat down with Toledo Fire & Rescue Chief Allison Armstrong to talk about what women have inspired her and what it's like being a woman in a predominantly male field.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOL-TV CBS 11 Toledo
Californians pummeled by an onslaught of dangerous storms will get deluged again as another atmospheric river threatens more deadly flooding. More than 30 million people in California were under flood watches Monday that cover much of the state, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno and Sacramento.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
First responders battled a 2-2-2 alarm fire early Monday morning at a vacant building in Cleveland. Officials with the Cleveland Fire Department said the fire started at 12:26 a.m. in the area of Miles Avenue and East 135th Street. Officials said 9 trucks and 40 firefighters responded to the blaze. Officials said nobody was hurt in the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOIO-TV CBS 19 Shaker Heights
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands of people came together on March 12 at the world's largest on-air stair climb competition for one mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Held at the Columbia Center in Seattle, the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb hosted more than 2,000 volunteer and professional firefighters from more than 330 departments and 8 countries.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Mon, 13 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Fighting fires is an already dangerous job but the Duncan Fire Department said something that can be just as dangerous is drivers. “This is becoming a more frequent thing for us so we would like to get that message out there to slow down, pay attention, get off the cellphone,” said Captain Josh Hannigan, Duncan Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
New York is leading the nation for residential fire deaths with 45 fatalities in the first three months of this year — a staggering statistic that highlights the need for legislative action, according to the Firefighters Association of the State of New York. John D'Alessandro, the association's secretary and a volunteer firefighter, said the fatalities have underscored the urgency of legislation that the organization has been pushing for years, including a measure to provide funding to local building departments to conduct routine inspections and ensure multi-family residential and commercial buildings are meeting fire safety codes.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times-Union - Metered Site
It's a bond that has truly been tested by fire. "No words can describe the bond," Lt. Kathleen Hancock said. "I'm super thankful for them." Hancock, Danielle Allen and Brooke Simms are the only Black women working at Aurora Fire Rescue. Their journey together came through different routes. Hancock, a native of Pueblo, lived in Tuscon, Arizona, where she was a physical therapist and athletic trainer.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
VIDEO/PHOTOS: We have some new video from a house fire in Bedford County on Tuesday night. This GoPro footage shows the fire that happened on Twilight Drive through the eyes of one of the firefighters at the Forest Fire Department. One man was inside the home at the time but got out safely. The home is a total loss and the fire damaged some nearby cars on the property too.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg
VIDEO: The death toll in the San Bernardino County mountains after the recent snow storms has climbed to 13 as residents prepare for another storm on the way. Cal Fire San Diego sent 56 personnel to the San Bernardino County mountains to rescue folks trapped inside their homes, and they are especially worried for another round of rain expected Friday night.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSWB-TV FOX 5 San Diego
VIDEO: An average person can see two or three traumatic incidents in their life, while first responders can see more than 180, according to First H.E.L.P., a national organization that works to reduce mental health stigma among first responders. "When it's something that you can personally relate to, it's a lot harder to get over," Jessica Vargas, a dispatcher with the Wood County Sheriff's Office, said.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOL-TV CBS 11 Toledo
After more than 40 years as a broadcaster and journalist, I've found a new career. It doesn't pay very well (OK, nothing) but it's one of the most gratifying things I've done with my life. I'm a volunteer firefighter. I ply my new trade in a tiny, very historic hamlet in the northern Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Next Avenue
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A group of firefighters in East Montgomery County responded to a house fire and got much more than they bargained for. "As soon as we walked in the living room, there were just cages everywhere, and it's dark enough to where you can't see in the cages; so we're just wondering what's in there," said Captain Kyle Foster with East Montgomery FD.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston
PHOTOS: Crews from St. Clair County are fighting a massive fire at multiple structures on St. Clair's Harsens Island on Wednesday. SkyFOX was overhead metro Detroit covering other stories when they spotted a massive plume of black smoke billowing up from Lake St. Clair. As they flew east, the picture grew clearer as several structures appeared to be burning.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit
Virginia firefighters will be required to complete a training program starting next year, about the risk of electric vehicle fires. Del. Israel O'Quinn, R-Washington, proposed House Bill 2451 to require the executive director of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs to develop a training program for electric vehicle fires.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Independent-Messenger
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -0800
VIDEO: An FDNY couple is preparing for the New York City Half Marathon later this month. Davon Howard is a firefighter at Ladder 162/Engine 304 in Queens Village; his wife, Natasha Howard, is an EMS Lieutenant at EMS Station 57 in Bed-Stuy. The pair met at the EMS Academy in 2007. “Honestly, I didn't really notice him, but I noticed he kept coming around and one day, we exchanged numbers and we went on a date and that was it,” Natasha said.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York City
The North Tahoe Fire Protection District reported an alarming increase in gas leaks, carbon monoxide (CO) related emergencies and other hazard-related emergencies resulting from the repeated storms and heavy snow. Since January 1, hazard calls have accounted for nearly 20% of non-EMS incidents. North Tahoe Firefighters are responding to a significant increase in carbon monoxide emergencies throughout the region and authorities say many of these incidents are the result of heavy snow build-up on combustion-appliance venting, buried foundation vents and improper or snow-obstructed home generator ventilation systems.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRNV-DT NBC 4 Reno
Pre-hospital trauma care for patients in Kerr County took a giant step this week as the Kerrville EMS, the city and county's provider, rolled out a new program that will provide the option of whole blood infusions by paramedics to critical patients before they are transported to the hospital. “We are excited about this program that has been in the works since last year, but a goal for the past three years,” said Kerrville Fire Chief Eric Maloney late last week.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hill Country Community Journal - Metered Site
VIDEO: Flames robbed several residents of their home after crews battled to put out a massive fire at an apartment complex in the Alief area. SkyEye was over Tuesday's scene in the 8300 block of Wilcrest, where flames were seen shooting through the roof, followed by heavy smoke. Investigators are still working to know what sparked the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTRK-TV ABC 13 Houston
VIDEO: A basketball team of women in their 60s and 70s took on the Tuttle Fire Department to raise money for charity. The team goes by ‘The Grannys.' "The average age of our team is about 60, and our oldest player is 79," said Lori Rupert, forward and captain. The grannies don't just cook in the kitchen.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOCO-TV ABC 5 Oklahoma City
VIDEO: The lifesaving equipment St. Lucie County Fire District firefighters started using about three years ago is making history and saving lives. Crews responded to a call about a fall Tuesday in the area of A1A on Hutchinson Island shortly after 8:30 in the morning. While firefighters were on the scene, they were alerted to high levels of carbon monoxide by a detector attached to equipment carried on their belts.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPBF-TV ABC 25 Tequesta
Tayler Alexander was in middle school on 9/11, watching with her classmates as the terrorist attacks unfolded. She knew then a career of helping others was the path for her. “I decided, ‘alright, I'm either going to be doing law enforcement, be a firefighter or get into the military,'” Alexander said.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Herald
In a first for Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs have taken an important step to keep fans, staff, and players safe in case a bleeding emergency occurs by installing trauma kits at Wrigley Field. Details about this initiative will be shared this evening at the Wrigley Field Advisory Meeting at 6 p.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: City of Chicago
VIDEO: As lithium-ion battery fires continue to break out across New York City, Congressman Ritchie Torres is proposing new legislation to establish safety standards at the federal level. Torres, a Democrat representing parts of the Bronx, says that the proposal is aimed at preventing fires like the five-alarm inferno that tore through a borough supermarket on Sunday when an e-bike battery burst into flames.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York City
VIDEO: The FDNY is still putting out hotspots after a fire destroyed a supermarket and laundromat in the Bronx over the weekend. Investigators were working Monday to try to figure out if the lithium-ion battery responsible for a fire that burned through a supermarket and homes in the Bronx was not approved.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
President Joe Biden made history March 6 when he addressed hundreds of IAFF members at the 2023 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference. It was the first time in 25 years that a sitting president spoke at an IAFF conference. Biden, a longtime supporter of the fire service, expressed his profound appreciation for firefighters and EMS professionals, remarking, “People don't appreciate you until they need you.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO: Mitchell LeRocque's 6-month-old son has a big smile on his face, and hair that's almost as red as the fire truck daddy rides in. He doesn't yet know how close he came to losing his father on Friday in those powerful storms that ripped through central Kentucky. “It's very unfortunate that it had to come to this with our station, but I feel very fortunate,” LeRocque said 72 hours after his near-death experience.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLEX-TV NBC 18 Lexington
VIDEO: A St. Lucie County firefighter is breaking barriers and making history in the male-dominated sport of spearfishing. “I have been spearfishing since I was a kid,” said Julie Higgs, a firefighter and paramedic with St. Lucie County. “I was 7 years old. I shot my first fish when I was 13.” ulie Higgs comes from a family of first responders.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPBF-TV ABC 25 Tequesta
A tanker carrying flammable liquid exploded on U.S. Route 15 in Frederick, Maryland, Saturday, killing the driver and damaging nearby homes and cars. One family with children escaped the flames but lost their home. U.S. Route 15 was closed for hours as firefighters battled the flames and a large brush fire and a hazmat team worked to contain a hazardous spill.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington, D.C.
New Mexico has more than 2,000 career firefighters across the state, according to an analysis by the Legislative Finance Committee. And legislators are eyeing a bill to help cover their healthcare costs. House Bill 495, a bipartisan bill, would create a new fund for firefighter healthcare. The bill would allow firefighters to access up to $5,000 per year to pay for insurance, deductible, etc.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRQE-TV CBS/FOX 13 Albuquerque
VIDEO: No hazardous materials were on board the 28 cars of a Norfolk Southern train that derailed Saturday evening in Springfield, Ohio, officials said at a news briefing. It was the second derailment of the company's trains in Ohio in a matter of weeks after a train carrying dangerous chemicals derailed in East Palestine on Feb.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
The last day of Brandon Norbury's life began when he clocked in at 7 a.m. for a 24-hour shift at Station 31. Norbury, a Gresham firefighter for 15 years, had reported for a new assignment that morning, Feb. 3. Station 31, which is near the Portland-Gresham border and responds to calls in both cities, is one of the busiest in the metro area, and Norbury felt like he was coming home.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oregon Live
The University of Massachusetts is warning about a TikTok drinking trend after 28 ambulances were summoned to off-campus parties. Students were observed Saturday carrying jugs with a mixture of alcohol, electrolytes, flavoring and water, dubbed “blackout rage gallons,” or “BORGs," in a binge-drinking trend gaining traction on TikTok, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
Ten people were hospitalized after a Spirit Airlines plane bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing in Jacksonville due to a fire onboard, according to officials. Spirit Airlines Flight 259 landed at Jacksonville International Airport around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, after the crew reported a battery on fire in an overhead bin.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
PHOTOS/VIDEO: It seemed like the fire engine made by American LaFrance in 1970 was completely finished with its life. After serving a fire department in Greeley, Colorado, it was sold off to a tiny mountain enclave and then again to the Frontier Refinery operation in Cheyenne. When the operation no longer had a need for the aging machine, it was moved to a field outside of town, where it sat for more than a decade.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oil City News
VIDEO: The opioid epidemic continues to take a toll across the country and here in Northeast Ohio. Fentanyl has become a top killer. It is now the most commonly used drug involved in overdoses. The powerful synthetic opioid is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Exposure to the drug has become another risk first responders face on the job.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOIO-TV CBS 19 Cleveland
PHOTOS: A volunteer firefighter and 9/11 hero is taking a very long hike for a very worthy cause. Rob Weisberg, of Nesconset, New York, is setting off to walk the Appalachian Trail on March 11, 2023, he told Fox News Digital in an interview. The 2,200-mile stretch of trail from Georgia to Maine will take Weisberg some six months to complete, he said.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
VIDEO: A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed to 2 On Your Side Wednesday night that a national response team (NRT) has been deployed to Buffalo. WGRZ was told by the spokesperson that the NRT will support various Buffalo agencies in the investigation of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
Alachua County Fire Rescue celebrated its largest pinning ceremony to date as the department welcomed nearly 45 new firefighters, EMTs and paramedics to the team. The new recruits are preparing to hit the road and serve the community, just in time for the implementation of the department's three-week Kelly Day.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUFT-TV PBS 5 Gainesville
VIDEOS: Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of a devastating home explosion in O'Fallon, Missouri. On March 1, 2022, a family was inside their home on Millers Court when they smelled gas. They managed to get out before an explosion across the street completely destroyed their home. The explosion was the result of a Gateway Fiber contractor striking a Spire natural gas line while digging to install fiber optic cables in the O'Fallon subdivision.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSDK -TV NBC 5 St. Louis
Austin-Travis County EMS on Wednesday began housing medics inside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to improve response times as a record-high number of passengers are flying in and out. EMS officials said that due to the increase in call volume to the airport, ambulances were unable to respond to other emergencies in the areas.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Austin American-Statesman - Metered Site
A community on the North Shore is discussing an idea that would have police officers trained to become volunteer firefighters. The goal of the proposal is to help with recent staffing shortages in Manchester-by-the-Sea, but the firefighters union doesn't think it's a good idea. "The police department is understaffed," union president Bob Cavender said.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 10 Boston
While the Hughes Springs Volunteer Fire Department waits for the insurance company to give them answers, one firefighter says he can give them all the answers they'd ever want. “It's a slow process; I'm impatient,” said volunteer fire chief and full-time police sergeant Jay Cates. “It's depressing to see.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler
PHOTOS: A 1920 Seagrave Ladder Truck used in parades and popular with residents is undergoing extensive repairs before returning to the road. Athol Fire Capt. Eric Jack said the truck is being repaired at Gasper Automotive Restoration in Manchester, CT. According to the company's web site, it specializes in restoration of vintage trucks, cars and antique fire apparatuses.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Athol Daily News - Metered Site
VIDEOS: Ryan Feeney has a lot of irons in the fire. The full-time Indianapolis firefighter spends his free time as a metal worker at Indy Art Forge, the metal working company he's owned for 20 years. “Like all firefighters, you've got to have something to do on the side,” Feeney said. That side job stems from a lifelong interest in art.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRTV ABC 6 Indianapolis
VIDEOS: The tornado in Norman on Sunday night caused serious damage to buildings. First responders had to get creative when they saved several people at a postal service training center. Power lines had people trapped inside the building so a deputy had to think quickly to get patients out. "We came up with the idea, that we should load up my car, that way we can get medical attention to patients inside the building," said Deputy Jacob Overling with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOCO-TV ABC 5 Oklahoma City
VIDEOS: According to the American Heart Association, although 65% of people in the United States say they've received CPR training at some point in their lives, only 18% of people are up to date on their CPR training. Captain Justin Pinkley with the Springdale fire department visited 5NEWS to demonstrate how CPR procedures should be performed on both infants and adults.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fort Smith
Incredible video has been released of a house explosion in New Jersey. What's even more amazing is firefighters inside the home walked away with just minor injuries, according to fire officials. As police stood outside the Pompton Lakes home, the explosion went off inside the house on Ramapo Avenue with six firefighters inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
VIDEO: Everyday firefighters like Jarrett Beshears of Plano Fire-Rescue suit up in their bunker gear to fight fires. But as they are saving lives, they could be putting their own at risk. "It's what we sign up for, that's what part of the job is, we risk our lives to help people," said Beshears. According to the CDC, cancer is the leading cause of death in firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVT CBS 11 Fort Worth
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Monday, Feb. 27, marked a somber day in Asheville as firefighters honored one of their own who was taken too soon. The Asheville Fire Department remembered the fifth anniversary of the death of engineer Will Willis on Monday. Willis' death was the result of occupational cancer. The father of four's death was a factor in Asheville firefighters launching an effort to improve cancer benefits for North Carolina firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC/MyNetworkTV 13 Asheville
PHOTOS: With the strong smell of smoke in the air, Charlotte Griggs walked briskly with her father up Clay Pit Road on April 20, 1963. As they got closer, the smell of burning wood and smoke made it hard to breathe. What the pair saw next stopped them in their tracks, and brought tears to their eyes.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Some Sandy Springs firefighters decided to go to the top of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite to do some training. As they rappelled down the 80-foot building, they made some new friends along the way. As they lowered themselves floor-by-floor, they would pause at the windows and wave to the tiny patients.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta
Boston firefighters were battling an aggressive fire Sunday night at a triple decker in the city's Roxbury neighborhood that had spread to a nearby home, injuring one firefighter and displacing 15 people, including two children. The Boston Fire Department said they were called to 41 Quincy Street around 8:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NECN
VIDEO: Lolita Jackson was at her 72nd-floor desk in the World Trade Center, feeling like she worked at the top of the world. Then came the boom, and smoke started curling in from an elevator shaft. Unsure what was happening, she joined thousands of other office workers on a harrowing trek down dark, smoky stairs, emerging into the scene of a terror attack.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York City
VIDEO: Roy City Fire and Rescue Station 31 replaced its aging fleet with two new ambulances. And on Saturday, KSL got an inside look at the new ambulances. The station went into service last week and has already gone out on calls. They said this gives their firefighters and first responders a way to provide better patient care.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City
Five generations of Schellhammers have passed through the ranks of Cover Hill Volunteer Fire Co., which is celebrating 100 years of battling fires, floods and other tragedies. The Schellhammers and others recognize the strong bond among the families that have labored side by side since 1923 in Conemaugh Township, Cambria County.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Tribune-Democrat
VIDEO/PHOTOS: At least nine tornadoes were reported in Kansas and Oklahoma on Sunday night as a massive winter storm moves east across the U.S. One tornado destroyed a home, toppled trees and knocked over power lines in Liberal, Kansas, near the state line with Oklahoma, according to local authorities.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
PHOTOS: Two people are confirmed to have died in a two-alarm house fire in the Makiki area, Thursday afternoon. Honolulu firefighters were called out to the scene in the 900 block of Spencer Street just before 1 p.m. When crews arrived they could see flames shooting from the roof of a two-story building.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KITV ABC 4 Honolulu
The American Heart Association hosted dozens of CPR trainings throughout February's Heart Month with a focus on training those in minority communities. This focus has been years in the works for the American Heart Association (AHA). American College of Cardiology recently found that Black and Hispanic individuals were 41% less likely than white individuals to receive CPR when suffering cardiac arrest in public and 26% less likely to receive CPR when the cardiac arrest occurred at home.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5 Nashville
Norfolk Southern announced Friday that they are donating over $1 million combined to the East Palestine school district and fire department. According to the press release, a $300,000 donation will be given to the East Palestine City School District, while $825,000 will be given to the Village of East Palestine Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBN-TV CBS 27 Youngstown
It's difficult to pinpoint how Dr. Leonard Cobb came up with the idea to train firefighters in emergency medical care, but friends and family believe one particular afternoon more than 60 years ago played a role. Cobb and his wife, Else, had stopped at a market in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood for a frozen snack when they noticed a man slumped over in a nearby car.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times - Metered Site

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