Nationwide fire news
A marina warehouse in Mystic was heavily damaged in a four-alarm fire late Sunday night. Multiple departments responded around 9 p.m. to Washington Street on the Stonington side of Mystic for the massive fire at the Seaport Marine Warehouse. “It's an older building that's been around as long as I've been here which is 26 years,” said Bruce Flax, president, Mystic Chamber of Commerce.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFSB-TV CBS 3 Hartford
Alabama has become the first state in the nation to add peer support training to its curriculum for new fire school recruits, thanks to funding from the Alabama Department of Mental Health and support from the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama (PFFA). According to reports, 37% of firemen and women have battled post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and firefighters are three times more likely to die on the job than those in other careers.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Cullman Tribune
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A pilot and passenger were rescued from a small plane hours after it crashed into a Pepco tower and power lines Sunday evening near Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md. According to the FAA, the single-engine Mooney M20J departed from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York and crashed in Gaithersburg at about 5:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington D.C.
VIDEOS: In the blink of an eye the Cocoanut Grove, one of Boston's swankiest nightclubs, became an unimaginable inferno — trapping hundreds of panicked victims as they jammed the club's exits. In less than 15 minutes, 492 people were dead and another 166 injured, making the blaze the deadliest nightclub fire in U.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
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VIDEO: Three people—including a 16-year-old girl—were injured in an explosion involving several homes and a ruptured gas line Tuesday in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown. BGE said in a statement that it completed upgrades in October to the gas main that services the same site as the explosion.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
VIDEO: The young boy saved from a burning apartment in Oklahoma City recently met his rescuers. The Oklahoma City Fire Department posted on its YouTube page a video of the 4-year-old boy meeting the firefighters who saved him from the massive fire at Cape Cod Condominiums on Oct. 22. The OKCFD told News 9 that a cigarette or cigar caused the fire outside the apartment complex, which then spread to the building.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma city
VIDEO: One person is at a local trauma center after driving into a parked fire engine at a high rate speed early Tuesday morning in Stuart. First responders were working at a crash on Interstate 95 near mile marker 90 and the fire engine was parked at an angle to protect crews from passing drivers. A driver in the right lane slammed into the back of the engine at a high rate of speed, according to Martin County Fire Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPBF-TV ABC 25 Tequesta
A Thanksgiving assist, courtesy of the Bucks organization. Tis the season for donating meals, and on Tuesday, the Bucks donated Thanksgiving meals to Milwaukee firefighters. Personnel from 29 firehouses came to Fiserv Forum to get their turkey dinners. The meals are donated by Gordon Food Service and prepared by Fiserv Forum Executive Chef Angel Otero and his staff.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
Thanksgiving may be a day for feasting with family and friends. But it also proves to be a particularly dangerous occasion, especially because of cooking-related accidents. One of the key culprits? The increasingly popular ritual of frying your holiday turkey. The Insurance Information Institute reports that “Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for fires caused by cooking,” with roughly 1,000 home fires occurring on the holiday annually.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Market Watch
Firefighters are battling a large fire burning at a home goods warehouse in Huntington Park. The fire was reported at Slauson Avenue and Soto Street in the community south of downtown Los Angeles. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Details about a cause were not immediately available. Firefighters were in defensive mode, meaning conditions inside the building were too dangerous for firefighters to enter the structure.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
VIDEOS: The driver of an SUV that barreled through the front of an Apple Store in Hingham on Monday, killing one person and injuring 19 others, has been ordered held on $100,000 cash bail in connection with the chaotic crash. Bradley Rein, 53, was arraigned Tuesday in Hingham District Court on charges of reckless homicide by a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: It was 42 years ago when fire and suffocating smoke raced through the MGM Grand Hotel killing 87 people and injuring more than 600. That tragedy led to sweeping safety changes stretching beyond the Las Vegas Strip. The fire happened in the original location of the MGM Grand Hotel which is now Bally's Las Vegas – but soon to be renamed Horseshoe.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 Las Vegas
VIDEO: Just recently, Maine native and pro boxer Jason Quirk took home the American Boxing Federation's Middleweight Championship- right here in his home state. “I remember thinking, ‘This is the coolest thing that's ever happened in my life,'” Quirk said. “There was 3,000 people there, at one point they were all chanting my name.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFVX-TV ABC 7 Bangor
PHOTOS: This one isn't going down in flames. Fox News lit an enormous fireproof tree outside their Midtown headquarters on Monday night following last year's devastating arson attack. The 50-foot tall tree was unveiled at Fox Square in Midtown during a tree lighting hosted live by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
PHOTOS: Five workers were injured, one critically, in an explosion and fire at a hemp product manufacturing plant in Grass Valley Sunday afternoon, prompting a day-long evacuation of the entire Sherman County community and hours-long closure of U.S. Highway 97, authorities said. The blast and blaze were reported around 2:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVZ NBC/CW+ 21 Bend
VIDEO/PHOTOS: First responders who raced to the scene after a plane carrying more than 50 shelter dogs crash-landed onto a Wisconsin golf course this week have helped rescue the pets in more ways than one. The large twin-engine aircraft, which was transporting the dogs to shelters in southeastern Wisconsin from Louisiana, crashed on the golf course at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee on Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
In seconds, a tragedy unfolded early Sunday morning, Nov. 20 at Club Q in Colorado Springs. The overnight shooting left several dead and many others injured, with a suspect now in custody. “The initial call for service was received at 11:56 p.m. [Saturday] night. The initial officer was dispatched at 11:57 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
PHOTOS: Firefighters from across 17 Massachusetts fire departments were recognized for their actions on and off the job during the 33rd annual Firefighter of the Year Award Ceremony held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Friday. Awards were given to about 110 firefighters across those departments, including the Norman Knight Award For Excellence in Community Service, Citation for Meritorious Conduct and the Medal of Valor.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive
Training to be a firefighter is difficult, so imagine doing that and studying to become an American citizen at the same time. A new firefighter with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue did exactly that – fulfilling some of his lifelong dreams. HCFR says firefighter Anthony Torres grew up in Havana, Cuba.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV CBS 10 Petersburg
Columbia-Richland Fire says no injuries have been reported in a large house fire reported on Thursday afternoon. According to a department spokesperson, the two-alarm fire was called in around 5 p.m. on Rusty Mill Drive - roughly three miles east of Pontiac in northeastern Richland County. About 50 fire department personnel responded to the fire, which displaced six people.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLTX-TV CBS 19 Columbia
Michael Stanley was a part of the Schenectady Fire Department long before he officially joined its ranks in 1999. Firefighting, in fact, has been a tradition in his family dating back more than 100 years. Like many who answer the call to serve, the 47-year-old Stanley followed in the footsteps of his late father, Robert Stanley, who joined the department in the 1970s before retiring in the early 2000s as a deputy chief, capping off a 32-year career.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Gazette - Metered Site
VIDEO: The Louisville Fire Department has a new tool that leaders believe will keep the waterways safer than ever before. On Thursday WLKY got a first look at LFD's newest rescue boat, during one of the training sessions for one of the three crews that will be manning it. "There's not a vessel close to this within the port," said Louisville major Jonathon Jones.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLKY-TV CBS 32 Louisville
VIDEO: Six years after the wreck that almost took the life of Larry Sprinkle, he was able to thank the firefighter who saved him on a special day for that firefighter. On May 4, 2016, Sprinkle was driving on I-485 during the late afternoon rush, with traffic moving at a steady pace. Then, Sprinkle remembers traffic stopped abruptly.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCNC-TV NBC 36 Charlotte
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears poised to approve certain naloxone products for over-the-counter use, a move that would help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) can save lives when administered soon after the first signs of an overdose from opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone or morphine.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: US News
The Jamestown Fire and Police departments are looking into what caused the former Crawfords Furniture Factory to go up in flames on Wednesday. Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says the old building on Allen Street started on fire some time around 11:30 a.m. Jamestown Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon says the building went up in flames quickly and forced crews from multiple fire departments in Chautauqua County to help.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
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VIDEO: A public art sculpture was placed at Tulsa's Fire Station 33 near 41st and 129th. The City of Tulsa Arts Commission chose artist Joe Norman and the National Sculptors' Guild for this $48,000 project. According to the National Sculptors' Guild, this sculpture is intended to “activate the site and signify the exemplary service of firefighters in a single, free-standing sculpture.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOKI-TV FOX 23 Tulsa
Stellantis is recalling nearly 250,000 heavy duty diesel Ram pickup trucks in the U.S. because transmission fluid can leak and cause engine fires. The recall covers certain 2020 to 2023 Ram 2500 and some 2020 through 2022 Ram 3500 trucks. All have 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines and 68RFE transmissions.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
VIDEO: The Chicago Fire Department demonstrated how a delicious main course could turn Thanksgiving into tragedy. At the Quinn Fire Academy Wednesday morning, firefighters showed how quickly a deep-fried turkey can start a fire if not handled correctly. Every year, fires are started when home cooks overlook safety, fire officials say.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLD-TV FOX 32 Chicago
Parents and medical providers are being called on to be careful with prescription cough medication as overdoses among children are on the rise. Calls to poison control centers in the United States reporting the ingestion of prescription cough medicine by children rose by 158% between 2010 and 2018, according to a study published Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Good Morning America
PHOTOS: Twelve people were injured in a Wednesday morning explosion at a Gaithersburg, Md. apartment building, which sits across the street from Brown Station Elementary School, Montgomery County fire officials said. Officials said out of the injured, 10 people were hospitalized, two with critical injuries and eight with mild to moderate injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
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Browsing the internet can often lead to amazing discoveries, including the discovery of a historical artifact. According to the Long Valley Fire Company, a resident recently discovered a piece of local history while browsing the e-commerce site eBay. A historic badge was recently given to the fire department after it was discovered by an anonymous resident who claimed to be looking for historic items when they came across the enclosed badge.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Long Valley Patch
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The Ventura County Fire Department trains its firefighters by pumping thousands of gallons of water a minute — despite historic drought in California. On Tuesday, the agency demonstrated a water-saving system used at its Camarillo training center to cut back on water use. The department recycles water via two PumpPod devices, which recirculate supplies used in training exercises.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ventura County Star - Metered Site
On her home golf course in Bloomingdale, Patti Valero is far removed from the night her life changed forever. It was 2009 and Valero was riding on her motorcycle when she was hit by a wrong-way drunk driver. Though she doesn't remember how it happened, Valero does remember waking up days later in a hospital.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVT FOX 13 Tampa Bay
VIDEO: Ray Schufford spent nearly 30 years saving lives as part of Dallas Fire-Rescue. But he says his calling came to him during his last years as chaplain. "I felt like God was placing me in a position that I could help so many other people because of the things that I had gone through, personally in my own life, because I could actually speak to whatever they were dealing with," said Schufford.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas
A two-alarm fire has destroyed a building on Leavenworth Street just behind the Wendy's on Lake Avenue. Crews were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. and worked for hours putting out the flames. They are still cleaning up debris. Rochester firefighters say they got the call for a report of heavy smoke and flames coming from a one-story commercial building.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
VIDEO: Dale Melanson wasn't ready to leave the Plymouth Fire Department when a devastating diagnosis of ALS forced him to retire earlier this year. But, part of him did stay - his helmet. Now, it's traveling from department to department across Massachusetts. This week, Braintree firefighters delivered it to the Quincy Fire Department where it rode in the fire truck, even responding to calls.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
A driver is in critical condition after a crash between an 18-wheeler and a box truck left one of the vehicles dangling over the Grand Parkway in Montgomery County on Monday morning. The latter vehicle, the box truck, ended up on the lanes below. Texas DPS said they responded to the crash at about 8:06 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTRK-TV ABC 13 Houston
VIDEO: A new class of men and women are training to join the ranks of the Seminole County Fire Department, and more and more of the recruits are coming from a military background. For the first time, nearly a third of the new class of recruits are military veterans. Robert Garcia says he's building a brotherhood much like what he had in the military, a group that will help him launch a career as a first responder.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 13
The Natural Disasters Expo is a show all about the best when it comes to protecting us from the worst. On the show floor at the Anaheim Convention Center: firefighting gear, ready to eat meals, instant shelter tents and more. The biggest trend: portable backup power. Goal Zero was showing off power banks that use the sun to recharge.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
Six people are dead after two World War II-era military planes collided in midair and crashed at Dallas Executive Airport during an airshow Saturday afternoon, killing all on board, the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday. “We can confirm that there are six (fatalities),” a spokesperson for the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office told CNN in a phone call.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
VIDEO: Dante Farina retired from the Orlando Fire Department in 2019 after 29 years of service. Now, he is back at new recruit training with the Seminole County Fire Department. His spark rekindled after Farina was asked a simple question by a firefighter at another department. "He asked me if I miss the fire service and I said every day.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando
VIDEO: Hayward firefighters caused a multi-car pileup on Saturday but it was no accident and it was all for a good cause. It all went down at the Good Guys car show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds during a benefit fundraiser with a twist -- and a grind and a crunch. They rumbled and rattled in from all over the Bay Area -- die-hard, first-responders braving this demolition derby competition, seeking the thrill of victory and, with luck, the coveted trophy which was basically a welded-together pile of car parts.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
PHOTOS: While watching a female lieutenant with Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service perform a demonstration using a saw outside the Watch Hill Fire Department last Thursday, a smile came across the face of a suddenly excited volunteer with the Union of Hellenic Fire Service Volunteers. The native of Greece, one of 16 who traveled to Rhode Island recentely as part of a comprehensive training partnership, wouldn't have had the hands-on opportunity back home and reveled in the opportunity to lead the physically challenging response.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Westerly Sun - Metered Site
VIDEO: The New York City Council is holding a hearing on e-bikes and battery safety on Monday after recent fires, including one that injured dozens inside a Midtown apartment building and another that killed a little girl in Queens. The fires are prime examples of why fire safety advocates are backing proposed changes to the law, CBS2's Elijah Westbrook reported.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV CBS 55 Riverhead
Firefighters battled heavy flames Wednesday afternoon in a commercial building on Broadway Street in Lowell. While flying overhead, Sky5 could see flames and smoke spreading through the building and bursting through the roof. The roof collapsed in several areas. "There was initially a mayday with a firefighter, but everybody's been accounted for and they're all right," Chief William Charron with the Lowell Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
VIDEOS: An El Paso Firefighter who's not only fighting flames, is also fighting the stereotypes. Jacqueline Manriquez is the focus of this week's Breaking the Bias segment. "At the end of the day, when you bunker up, I don't think you can categorize yourself as a female or a male,” Manriquez said. “You're just categorized as a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDBC-TV CBS 4 El Paso
New details in the arrest of a Forest Service burn boss during a prescribed burn in Grant County last month are raising the possibility that the sheriff who arrested him could in turn be subject to prosecution. On Oct. 19 a prescribed burn being executed by the U.S. Forest Service, with help from Oregon Department of Forestry and contract crews, escaped the burn area, scorching approximately 18 acres of adjacent private land in Bear Valley, about 7 miles north of Seneca.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Blue Mountain Eagle
Engine No. 1 is roaring down Livingston Avenue, lights flashing, sirens blaring, horn honking, engines racing, pulses pounding. And in the back seat, Antonio is wearing his custom-made turnout gear, fire helmet and a big smile. After being sworn in as an honorary member of the New Brunswick Fire Department by Mayor Jim Cahill on Wednesday, Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tap into New Brunswick
VIDEO: Today, the Richmond Hill subdivision looks like a typical south Indianapolis neighborhood. But longtime Hoosiers will never forget what happened here 10 years ago. An explosion in a home rocked Richmond Hill on Nov. 10, 2012, killing Jennifer and Dion Longworth, who lived next door. There were heroes that night, including a family who heard and felt the blast.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
Several residents were forced out of their homes early Wednesday following a fire at a pedicab warehouse, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD). The blaze was reported just before 4:30 a.m. at an alley on the 1400 block of Market Street. There, flames burned quickly due to lithium batteries in the warehouse and prompted officials to evacuate the neighboring Potiker Senior Residents complex, SDFD Battalion Chief Banker said.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego
A recent nationwide study shows Maryland has an alarming level of “forever chemicals” in its waterways. The study, conducted by the national Waterkeeper Alliance, looks at the level of PFAS contaminants in U.S. surface waters. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), often referred to as “forever chemicals,” are manufactured chemicals that do not break down in the environment.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Boston Fire of 1872, which is remembered as the largest fire in the city. The fire began on the 80 block of Summer Street, and would go on to burn through 776 buildings, spanning 65 acres of Downtown and the Financial District. A series of unique circumstances came together to create a perfect storm for the fire to happen and get as bad as it did.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 10 Boston
A weekly report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds numbers to previous predictions of a troubling flu season. The number of hospitalizations reported by Oct. 29 has surpassed every recent year during the same week going back as far as the 2010-2011 season. While not a direct case count, the number of people hospitalized with a virus such as influenza or COVID-19 reflects the health care burden of a disease and shows how many people are being harmed.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNET
One person was seriously injured after an extra-alarm house fire in the Logan Square neighborhood Tuesday morning, the Chicago Fire Department said. The fire broke out in a three-story, single-family home in the 2400-block of North Washtenaw Avenue at about 6 a.m. and spread to several neighboring homes.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Rockland man believed to be the longest serving firefighter in New York State celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday. Things were a lot different 80 years ago when Amiel D'Auria first volunteered for the Chelsea Hook and Ladder Company in Nyack. "We had to be right up in front of everything," said D'Auria.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 The Bronx
VIDEO: The fire that lit inside a Chesterfield Firefighter two years ago launched a mission to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health among first responders who accomplish some of the most stressful and emotional work of any profession on a daily basis. Back in 2020, a close friend of Lt. Kenny Mitchell, who was also a firefighter, took his own life.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond
While police officers are often dispatched alongside other first responders when drug overdoses are reported, an analysis of hundreds of overdose events in one Rhode Island city found that there were scant incidents that actually needed involvement from law enforcement. “It was surprising and promising to find that arrests only occurred in about 1% of all cases of overdoses attended by police,” said Alexandria Macmadu, study co-author and a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Epidemiology at Brown University's School of Public Health.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News from Brown
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One person was killed in an early morning building fire in the McCully area Sunday morning, according to HFD. Crews responded to a two-story walk-up just after 5 a.m. located along Date Street. Nearly 40 HFD personnel from 10 units arrived to find the structure with heavy flames on the first floor reaching to the second.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
PHOTO: It could take well into this week to clear all the downed trees and debris in one East Texas city, slammed by tornadoes this past Friday night. Longtime residents say nothing like this had ever happened in the small community of Hughes Springs, and they are still trying to process the scope of what hit them.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler
VIDEO: On Saturday, as a fire tore through a Manhattan building, FDNY firefighters made a daring life-saving, last-resort rope rescue. About 24 hours after saving numerous victims impacted by the blaze at 429 East 52nd St., the city Fire Department, via Facebook, explained how their “herculean team effort” proved successful.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance -
VIDEO: Hurricane Ian caused millions of dollars in damage to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department's emergency vehicles and buildings, both on and off the island. In total, one fire truck, one ambulance and an alternative response vehicle were destroyed when Hurricane Ian's storm surge busted into a firehouse that is now condemned.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WZVN-TV ABC 7 Naples
VIDEO: The New Orleans EMS administered blood to a woman shot on Bourbon Street Sunday morning while she was still in the street. They say this is a rare ability for EMS services across the country and saves lives. Thomas Mauro was the paramedic who gave her the blood using a Lifeflow device. He was able to get blood into the victim in just 10 minutes as opposed to the normal 40 or so minutes it can take to get victims' blood in a hospital.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDSU-TV NBC 6 New Orleans
The driver of a reportedly stolen big rig out of Kern County was taken into custody Thursday after leading California Highway Patrol on a slow-speed pursuit on the 5 Freeway near the Newhall area. The truck was traveling southbound on the freeway, going through Newhall and ending up near Castaic Lake, heading into the Santa Clarita Valley.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles
The New York City Council has passed historic legislation to improve equity, inclusion and diversity in the FDNY. The legislation package requires the FDNY to report on its recruitment and retention efforts of firefighters of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The department would also have to survey firehouses and ensure they are equipped to serve a mixed gender workforce.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
VIDEO: Ohio firefighters Cher some advice in a new parody music video about turning back the clocks for daylight saving time and checking smoke alarm batteries. The Washington Township Fire Department created an entertaining and educational parody of Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time." “Checking your smoke alarm is a very simple step.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSYX-TV ABC 6 Columbus
Michigan will be leading the country with new first-responder protocols involving sexual assault victims. Governor Whitmer announced emergency responders will now be provided the opportunity to carry emergency contraception and post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections. The plan announced Wednesday, will also provide EMS responders with sexual assault training.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPBN-TV NBC 7/ WGTU-TV ABC 29 Traverse City
Two volunteer Kansas firefighters are set to appear on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Friday to encourage more people across the nation to take up firefighting. The Riley County Fire District #1 announced on Nov. 3 two of its volunteers, Roger and Kim Davis, will be featured on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNT-TV NBC 27 Topeka
Virginia State Police is continuing to investigate a deadly crash and septic tank fire that resulted in road closures for Interstate 95 in Richmond. At around noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2, state troopers were called to I-95 near the Belvidere Street overpass for a reported vehicle fire. When units arrived, they found a 2007 Sterling Silver LT8500 septic truck fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg
VIDEO: Some of Hawaii's first responders are now using a high-tech tool to protect themselves from fentanyl exposure on the job. It's a mobile laboratory that can identify a variety of different drugs and results are available in seconds. It's called a TruNarc portable spectrometer and it allows first responders to know what kind of drug they're dealing with without ever having to touch it.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
It's been a year since the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District added advanced medical providers to its list of first responders. It's a sign of the times nationwide. Scott Perryman is a battalion chief with Metro Fire. "I started in Southern California as paramedic," he said. Perryman loved medicine so much, he put himself through physician assistant school at Stanford.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento
The Firefighters Charities of Pasco has kicked off a no-shave November fundraiser to benefit firefighters impacted by Hurricane Ian. Normally during November, Pasco County firefighters grow their mustaches to raise money for firefighters impacted by cancer. The mission is different this year as firefighters will raise funds for fellow firefighters impacted by Hurricane Ian.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
San Antonio firefighters battled a fire at a permanently shut down bar on the city's Northeast Side early Wednesday morning. The fire was called in just before 4:30 a.m. at what was previously Midnight Rodeo, not far from both Thousand Oaks and Nacogdoches Road. Firefighters said when they arrived they found the 25,000-square-foot building covered with heavy smoke.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
VIDEO: The Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) introduced a brand new team of firefighters equipped to respond to emergencies on bicycles. It's all in an effort to help firefighters cut down response times getting to victims in rugged terrains and crowded places. The two TFD firefighters behind the push to start the team have a passion.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOKI-TV FOX 23 Tulsa
We've seen it happen at soccer games, concerts and other large scale events like the Halloween festival in Seoul, South Korea. Crowd surges can sweep up revelers, causing major injuries and even deaths -- more than 150 people were killed in Seoul alone. How do people die in situations like this? The fire chief said what tends to happen in these large crowds is that something triggers a wave, like someone falling or a fight.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
Just over a month ago, Chris Husbands' backyard in North Portland was on fire. The 32-year-old builder of custom vans was in Florida on Sept. 17 when a blaze broke out in a homeless camp behind his house in the Portsmouth neighborhood. It tore through dry blackberry bushes, climbed his wooden gate, and lit his bamboo plants up like a torch.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Willamette Week
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Hyundai has issued a recall for certain model-year 2018 Santa Fe sport utility vehicles as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues a consumer alert – park these vehicles outside – due to the potential for under-hood, ABS-based vehicle fires. This recall is in addition to another one issued in February 2022 for certain 2016-2018 Santa Fe models for the same issue.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Brake Report
Montgomery County firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire in Rockville Monday morning, that has left more than 100 residents searching for a new place to live, just weeks before the holiday season begins. Fire crews were called to a three-story apartment building in the 800 block of College Parkway just before 9 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington DC
VIDEO: El Paso Fire station Number 9 is one of the most haunted fire stations in the country, according to ABC-7's Drew Cosgray went to the fire station in Central El Paso to hear about the tale. Firefighters at the station constantly hear doors open and footsteps while no one else is there and will be woken up right before a call in the middle of the night.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVIA-TV ABC/CW 7 El Paso
When Tom Greif has a day off, one would expect him to unwind from the pressures of being Coeur d'Alene's fire chief. Perhaps spend a day golfing or fishing, two of his passions. Which he might. But disconnect? Even for a few hours? He can't. "Even if I go away for the week or go on vacation, I don't truly unplug.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Coeur d'Alene Press
VIDEO: A New York City artist wanted to thank the men and women who saved his life in the best way he knew how -- with a work of art. Ray Trosa is a New York native hailing from Astoria, Queens whose mixed-media art style spans from large-scale paintings to lighting design. Back in April 2022, Trosa suffered a medical emergency and when members from FDNY Station 49 arrived, his condition worsened and he went into cardiac arrest.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
PHOTOS: Fire crews from both Sedgwick County Fire District 1 and the Wichita Fire Department are still fighting a fire at Evergreen Recycle in north Wichita. The fire broke out Sunday night in the 300 block of W. 53rd Street North. The fire was clearly visible on KSN's SkyView camera. The Wichita Fire Department said a large mass of wood products was burning and that thousands of gallons have been dumped on the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNW-TV NBC 3 Wichita
VIDEO: A high school student from Roslindale got the perfect Halloween costume to complement his wheelchair on Friday. Jose Bello suffers from muscular dystrophy, which leaves him wheelchair-bound, but he also loves firefighters. This Halloween, his mother reached out to a company called Magic Wheelchair to get her son a costume.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
Statesboro Fire Department has announced that beginning November 1, 2022 they will be offering “Virtual Fire Inspections” for certain types of fire safety inspections. The department says the program is intended to make fire inspections easier and more convenient for business owners and their employees.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: All on Georgia
VIDEO: A joke over breakfast turned into a life-changing moment for two Lower Michigan firefighters. They were in Upper Michigan - hours from home - battling the Menominee warehouse fire. Joshua Halliday is a firefighter at the Frederic Fire Department near Grayling. His wife, Stephanie Halliday, is also a firefighter at the nearby Beaver Creek Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLUC-TV NBC/FOX 6 Marquette
The future of recruitment in emergency services is changing, and Burke County is getting a head start. Burke County EMS and Western Piedmont Community College are partnering to offer the region's first EMS Academy next year, where participants will earn all the credentials they need to to be paramedics.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Morganton News Herald
New video shows the moment a Broward firefighter saved his girlfriend from a burning car after a fiery crash involving a fuel truck on Interstate 95 earlier this week. The cellphone footage shows firefighter Bryan Aparicio and his girlfriend, Su Hninyi, running as the fuel tanker and other vehicles are consumed by flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami
On National First Responders Day, we honor the bravery of our Nation's heroes who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans each and every day — from law enforcement officers who keep our streets safe and firefighters who rush into burning buildings, to relief workers who care for our families after natural disasters and EMTs, paramedics, and other public health workers who provide life-saving emergency care at a moment's notice.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The White House
The ATF says they've completed their investigation into the January 24 fire that killed three Baltimore City firefighters. It was that morning when a vacant home at 205 S. Stricker went up in flames. Paul Butrim, Kelsey Sadler and Kenneth Lacayo were among the firefighers who responded to battle the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore
Starting Nov. 1, firefighters who were let go from South King Fire and Rescue because of the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be allowed to come back to work. The agency's board of directors voted unanimously during their Sept. 27 meeting to authorize Fire Chief Dave Mataftin to let unvaccinated firefighters return beginning Nov.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror - Metered Site
A year of preparations and negotiations has led to a new, four-year contract for firefighters with the City of Fort Worth. The Fort Worth City Council unanimously approved the agreement on Oct. 25 following 97.4% approval of the proposal by the 970 members of the association. The agreement is the fourth collectively bargained agreement between the city and firefighters, according to the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters Association.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVT-TV CBS 11 Fort Worth
Firefighters battled a massive blaze that ripped through a three-story commercial building in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday evening. Flames ripped through the roof of the boarded-up building located near the intersection of Los Angeles and 3rd streets. The blaze erupted just after 7:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
VIDEO: Laura Kavanagh will be named New York City's next fire commissioner today. She will also become the first woman to lead the FDNY in its 157-year history. Mayor Eric Adams will make the announcement at Engine 33, Ladder 9 in Noho, a historic building where the city's first fire commissioner was headquartered.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
A new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1 requires all homes to have smoke detectors with a 10-year sealed battery life or a hardwired system. The Rockford Fire Department and the Illinois Firefighters Association held a news conference on Wednesday to draw attention to the law and urge property owners to make the necessary changes now.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rock River Current
From house fires to car accidents, firefighters are trained to respond to emergency situations. If we already trust these men and women in those moments, why not trust them with smaller jobs around the home? That's the idea behind a new app called “Hidrent,” spelled a little differently. It's a service that connects off duty firefighters with anyone in the area who needs a task completed.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABI-TV CBS 5 Bangor
For years, Allentown EMS has had carbon monoxide detectors available for crew, but only one detector per ambulance. After a significant number of carbon monoxide incidents last year, the city moved to get a wearable monitor for each full-time EMS employee. “We've had the meters, but we wanted to take it a step further, use them more,” said Mehmet Barzev, chief of EMS operations for the city of Allentown.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lehigh Valley Live
St. Louis firefighters were at the scene of a large fire at an abandoned warehouse near the Mississippi River just north of the Gateway Arch. The St. Louis Fire Department said the fire is at a warehouse near the intersection of North 1st Street and O'Fallon Street. The first call for the fire came out at around 7 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSDK-TV NBC 5 St. Louis
Worcester firefighter Ryan Kelley had a scab on his temple for two years that never really healed. He hadn't done anything about it, when his whole truck decided to attend a free cancer screening held by DetecTogether and UMass Memorial Health at Polar Park last year. When doctors from UMass saw the scab, they told Kelley it looked like basal cell skin cancer.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mass Live
The 7th Annual JBJ Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-Off highlighted eleven local first responder units including Fire, Police and EMT, and their chili, but the event was so much more – a celebration of community. The attendees donated more than 580 pounds of food for Fulfill's People's Pantry, totaling 386 meals, and Jon Bon Jovi was on hand to taste each entry and thank the first responders for their service.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Insider NJ
PHOTO: Emergency crews on the upper Bay will soon be able to respond to those tricky shallow-water rescues more easily and safely. The all-volunteer Susquehanna Hose Company (SHCo) in Havre de Grace just announced they're getting a state-of-the-art airboat. It will be the department's first vessel of this kind and the only airboat in service in the area.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chesapeake Bay Magazine
VIDEO: A dramatic two-alarm fire erupted Monday afternoon at a commercial building in Monrovia, prompting a quick response from at least two local fire departments. The blaze, fueled by stacks of pallets, was reported about 5 p.m. at a structure in the 800 block of East Huntington Drive. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find flames shooting through the roof.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

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