Sunday, December 11th, 2022
At the chili fundraiser. 2022 supporter of the year award was given to Nora Tinney for the support her and husband Darrell have given for many years. The fire department works with the VFW Bingo, and ...
Saturday, December 10th, 2022
At our Christmas party, your 2022 Firefighter of the year went to Lieutenant Brad Butler. Since Lt Butler joined VVFD, he has stepped up to be a great leader and motivator. We thank you for all that y...
Saturday, August 6th, 2022
The Abilene Fire Department held its Abilene Area Fire Control Conference 2022 on August 4-6, 2022, in conjunction with Texas Engineering Extension Service. They provided training and continuing educa...
Monday, August 1st, 2022
Congrats to Brad Butler and Lanham Bishop III for promoting to Lieutenant. Thank you and congrats.
Nationwide fire news
Wed, 07 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: Multiple agencies responded Tuesday night to a structure fire on James Island. According to Charleston County Dispatch, the fire was on the 1900 block of Wild Wing Lane. Witness photos and video showed flames engulfing a raised home, with the fire threatening to spread to nearby cars, homes, and trees.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBD-TV NBC 2 Charleston
VIDEO: Tulsa firefighters should have the ability to use medicinal marijuana to relieve pain and other job-related stress, says Tulsa Firefighters Local 176 Union President Matt Lay. "Originally, it was brought to us by a lot of service members that talked about being able to move away from schedule 2 narcotics and a litany of prescriptions they were on, using cannabis-based products," Lay said.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOKI-TV FOX 23 Tulsa
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a deadly car crash on Interstate 395 in Southwest D.C. on Sunday. At approximately 7:45 p.m., a Hyundai Elantra was traveling south in the Ninth Street tunnel, police said. The driver of the car began to take the westbound ramp and struck the jersey wall twice for reasons unknown, causing the car to crash over the wall and onto the southbound I-395 below.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington DC
PHOTOS: When Washington became a state in November 1889, that wasn't the only big news story that year. In the final spring and summer of Washington's territorial era, big fires ravaged major sections of downtowns on both sides of the Cascades, from Seattle, to Ellensburg, to Spokane. Seattle's fire struck on the breezy, blue-sky afternoon of Thursday, June 6, 1889.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My Northwest
Fire crews in Birmingham are currently investigating the cause of a major fire of a church in Ensley. The incident took place at the intersection of Five Points West Avenue and Avenue S. No injuries have been reported. Local resident and Ensley Highlands neighborhood president, Antwon Womack, shed light on the history of the church, describing it as a community pillar in the past.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBRC-TV FOX 6 Birmingham
VIDEO: With kayaking back in season, one Northeast Ohio fire department is investing in their water rescues with two new jet skis. For Josh Scott, kayaking is a job and his passion. "We rent kayaks out of the Emerald Necklace here in the Cleveland metro parks," said Scott, manager and lead guide for 41 North Coastal Adventures.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland
VIDEO: A single vehicle crashed into a Los Angeles Fire Department station in Sun Valley early Monday morning. A car crashed into the front of LAFD Fire Station 77, located at 9224 Sunland Boulevard, at the intersection of Tuxford Place, at about 5:26 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Dept. Two people in the car suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization, according to the LAFD.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles
The development partners of an eight-unit housing project for Wood River Valley first responders have commenced construction and anticipate the project will be completed by the end of the year. Sun Valley City Administrator Jim Keating announced the news in a project update to the Sun Valley City Council and Mayor Peter Hendricks on Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Idaho Mountain Express - Metered Site
The City of Las Vegas's Fire & Rescue is working toward addressing firefighter suicide rates and mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance report firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue's behavioral health administrator, Jeff Dill, said the national suicide rate for firefighters has increased.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 Las Vegas
Fire crews have put out a large fire that engulfed several boats at the Lake Powell marina on Friday afternoon. The blaze started at the B Dock at Wawheap Marina. Video shows heavy black smoke and flames covering some boats docked and several floating in the water. Officials say between 10 to 12 boats have burned so far.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV CBS 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)
PHOTOS: Firefighters have to keep up with their training and the Atascocita Fire Department decided to try out a new training method to improve their performance: sumo. On Sunday, firefighters took to the ring with Shogeki Sumo Wrestlers to hopefully learn new techniques to apply when fighting a fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston
Niagara is the latest county to provide property tax breaks as a way of attracting volunteer firefighters and emergency service workers. The county legislature approved a new law allowing a 10% property tax exemption on property owned by a member of a volunteer fire company, fire department or voluntary ambulance service, or spouse of a member, at its May session.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Niagara Gazette - Metered Site
VIDEO: On June 2, 1983, 23 passengers died in a fire onboard Air Canada Flight 797. The flight was coming from Dallas, Texas, and heading to Toronto, Canada, when the cabin crew discovered smoke in a rear lavatory. According to the aircraft accident report, the crew attempted to extinguish the hidden fire before contacting air traffic control and declaring an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem
Firefighters in Casa Grande received concerning test results when nearly half of a hazmat team tested for elevated levels of arsenic during their annual heavy metal testing. None of the seven firefighters knew they had high levels of the naturally occurring chemical that can cause cancer. Six of the seven are stationed at the same firehouse in Casa Grande.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)
VIDEO: There are currently about 45 fire trucks and engines in service with the Denver Fire Department. But one engine in particular, that no longer fights fires, holds a job that might be comparable in importance. And there was a time that it might have been lost forever. “If it could talk, it would be a bedtime story that would last a decade,” retired Denver firefighter Dan Farley said, smiling when referencing his 'passion' for nearly 15 years.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver
VIDEO: Firefighters save lives. But Friday night, the team at Chesterfield Fire Rescue in Burke County had no idea they'd be saving one of their own. A call came in sending firefighter David Hart to a camper trailer fire on Bristol Creek Avenue this past Friday. Hart was first to arrive and was preparing the water pumps when he noticed he didn't feel right.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte
Firefighter Andrew Burton won the title of 2023 World's Strongest Firefighter at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, competing against firefighters from as far away as Great Britain and the Czech Republic. "Firefighting and being a strongman are both important to me," Burton said. "I don't only want to identify with my work.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Red Lake Nation News
Six townhomes caught on fire in Cecil Township on Wednesday. Crews were called to the scene at Georgetown Estates on Farm Road near Valley Brook Country Club. The call came in around 3:45 p.m. Four townhomes were destroyed while two others were damaged. Officials said the fire started in the garage of an end unit.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
PHOTOS: In the hands of 17-year-old Cristian Sciaudone, tiny pieces of plastic become collectible objects of memorabilia. During the pandemic, the North Andover teenager decided that he was going to create a Lego model of a firetruck from each of the 363 fire departments in Massachusetts. As of this spring, he's made it to more than 240 departments and pieced together more than 250 trucks.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Eagle-Tribune - Metered Site
VIDEO: On June 1, 2008, an enormous fire at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California destroyed a massive collection of irreplaceable recordings by some of the greatest musicians in American history. Nobody was seriously injured in the fire, but The New York Times referred to the disaster as "The Day the Music Burned.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento
What does Subaru do with its new pre-production models that can't be sold? They are put to good use and are used to help emergency and first responders. Can customers purchase Subaru of America's new pre-production models at a discount? Unfortunately, they can't be sold to customers, but they are put to good use by the Camden, N.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Torque News
A firefighter has been injured and multiple stores are destroyed after a massive fire started in the Bronx late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. Officials say the flames destroyed a tire shop and flower store on the Cross Bronx Expressway Service Road just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Video shows how large the fire was from far away, with its thick plume of black smoke rising above the flames.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
VIDEO: ”It had to be a narrative, a documentary or a how-to,” said Shawn Packard, a Cinematography student at Full Sail University. A school capstone project inspired a student to dig deep into his hometown. “I live here, I have lived here my whole life. It has been home for me. It kind of means a lot with family and the traditions and the community that we have built here,” Packard said.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABI-TV CBS/CW+ 5 Bangor
VIDEO: Local and state fire safety officials are discussing implementing more fire-prevention requirements at large wooden-building construction sites after this month's massive, deadly blaze in Charlotte. The five-alarm fire killed two construction workers and sparked spot fires on nearby structures.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News & Observer - Metered Site
VIDEO: The past winter was a heavy one for respiratory viruses, dominated by surges of RSV, influenza and Covid-19. But just as it was winding down, a little-known virus that causes many of the same symptoms – a lower lung infection, hacking cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever – was just picking up steam.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health
A massive fire engulfed an Uxbridge, Massachusetts, home Monday afternoon, with a video showing heavy fire and smoke shooting from the structure. First responders rushed to the duplex home on Linwood Street and saw heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the home, extending to the upper floor of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
VIDEO: A Coventry firefighter is recovering after the ceiling inside of a burning building collapsed on him Thursday afternoon. Firefighters rushed to a home on Mohawk Street following reports of smoke and flames shooting from the second floor. Acting Lieutenant Scott Brown with the Central Coventry Fire District was one of the first to arrive and assess the situation.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence
VIDEO: Northern Kentucky firefighters came together over the holiday weekend to dedicate a firetruck to a fallen hero. Engine 2802 now bears a plaque commemorating the service of Alexandria firefighter Ken Temke. Temke joined the Alexandria Fire District in 1997 as a volunteer. On the morning of March 25, 2004, Temke was part of a crew returning to the station when he collapsed, the Northern Pendleton Fire District said.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
VIDEO: A Heritage High School student has a warning for other kids after 76% of his body suffered burns when he tried a TikTok challenge. Mason and a group of friends saw people playing with lighters and spray paint cans on TikTok. They then decided to try it themselves trying to start a fire to stay warm, but the can blew up and flames engulfed his body.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVD ABC 11 Durham
VIDEO: Crews say the day a person needs to call 911, it's one of the worse days of their life. Charlotte Fire didn't get that call for help right away. “There was some sort of delay in dialing 911, a five-to-six-minute delay, so we were already behind the eight ball with that,” a CFD communications officer described Thursday, a week removed from the 5-Alarm fire in the SouthPark community.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZY-TV FOX 46 Belmont
The roles and responsibilities of firefighters have changed significantly over the past few decades. Firefighters must perform structure firefighting, search, rescue, mitigation of hazardous materials, and disaster response. Also, increased calls for firefighters to respond to potentially violent emergencies, such as active shooters these conditions demand better physical protection.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Inceptive Mind
Front Range Fire Rescue Chief Michael West pictures mental health for first responders as a bucket filling with water. Each difficult call a first responder takes, every high-stress response and struggles outside of work all add water to the bucket. If first responders don't have a way to dump some water out once in a while, the water, or stress, will overflow the bucket.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Greeley Tribune
VIDEO: The Elmira Heights Fire Department is rolling out a piece of history for Memorial Day. A restored 1938 Ward LaFrance fire engine will be taking part in Memorial Day parades in Elmira Heights and Horseheads. “I don't know if people are drawn to it because it looks different or just because they believe it's a part of history, but it always attracts attention no matter where it goes,” said First Assistant Chief Jason Mitchell.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WETM-TV NBC 18 Elmira
Firefighters put out a massive fire that broke out in a large pile of rubber pellets in North Portland. A TriMet driver called 911 after spotting the fire near the east end of the Steel Bridge at 2:45 a.m. The fire was next to the grain silos of the Louis Dreyfus Dock. Portland Fire & Rescue said crews had a difficult time putting out the flames because it was far away from fire hydrants, so they had to stretch out their hoses thousands of feet.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Back in February, we told you about legislation that would help Indiana firefighters become what's known as “covered persons.” The bill has now been signed into law. Becoming a covered person basically means that firefighters, both paid and volunteer, can apply to be removed from the public record.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFIE-TV NBC 14 Evansville
An injured Philadelphia firefighter and aspiring musician is getting his big break. Randy Ballinger was severely injured when he fell 25 feet from a roof, fighting a fire back in February. Ballinger is an aspiring musician and plays guitar in his punk band Jersey Calling. After hearing about Ballinger's story, Geoff Gordon, the president of Live Nation Northeast, invited his band to open for the upcoming Adjacent Music Festival.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWY-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The Waco Fire Department is celebrating a major milestone. This year marks 150 years for the department; 150 years of service, courage and sacrifice for the city of Waco and its residents. The beginning: On March 23, 1873, a devastating fire destroyed a number of small businesses and professional offices on Bridge Street.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCEN-TV NBC 6 Temple
Several students were evacuated safely after a fire engulfed an entire school bus in Queens on Tuesday. First responders received a call around 3:45 p.m. of multiple vehicles on fire at 65-44 Saunders Street in Rego Park. Newscopter 7 was over the scene and captured a school bus engulfed in flames with black smoke swirling into the sky.
- PUB DATE: 5/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Water, and lots of it, is one of a firefighter's most powerful weapons. But a small vial of blood can also go a long way in saving lives among their ranks. Virginia Beach is screening hundreds of firefighters this week for more than 50 types of cancer — which is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in departments nationwide.
- PUB DATE: 5/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Virginian-Pilot - Metered Site
VIDEO: The world of IndyCar got an up-close look at the Indianapolis 500 Track Rescue teams Monday, when Stefan Wilson and Katherine Legge crashed in Turn 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But what fans might not realize is how many women respond to those wrecks. “When I go out in public and I'm wearing anything that says track rescue on it, they're like, ‘Oh, your husband's a member of the track rescue team?' And I'm like, ‘No I am!'” Amber Hull said.
- PUB DATE: 5/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISH-TV CW 8 Indianapolis
VIDEO: NBC reveals the real-life heroes on “LA Fire & Rescue,” a new docuseries from Wolf Entertainment (the producers behind NBC's hit drama “Chicago Fire”), and Universal Television Alternative Studio and 44 Blue Productions. The series offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and premieres Wednesday, June 21 at 8 p.
- PUB DATE: 5/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hollywood Outbreak
PHOTOS: First responders were working to battle a large house fire in Anne Arundel County on Monday. Firefighters were called to 100 block of Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater, officials said. Everyone inside made it out safely, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Residents were asked to avoid the area.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington, D.C.
President Joe Biden yesterday nominated telecom attorney Anna Gomez to be the fifth FCC commissioner and renominated current commissioners Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to serve additional five-year terms on the FCC. “I thank President Biden for this honor,” Gomez tweeted yesterday. “I am humbled and grateful.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: IWCE's Urgent Communications
"Odd Hours, No Pay, Cool Hat." That's a new film that honors volunteer firefighters. It premiered over the weekend at Deere and Company world headquarters in Moline. The goal is to encourage more people to volunteer. Jacob Smith is a "product dissolve specialist" at John Deere in Silvis. He also volunteers for the Hillsdale and Coal Valley fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIK-FM 90.3 Rock Island
VIDEO: EMS national week is May 21 through May 27, and it is an opportunity to celebrate emergency medical services staff and the work they do in our communities. In Denver alone, paramedics at Denver Health respond to more than 120,000 calls every year. But it would not be possible to do without proper training.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Colorado
VIDEO: Arlington County Fire and EMS addressed an image showing an explosion near the Pentagon Monday, tweeting that there was no credibility to the picture. The photo was posted on Twitter and circulated across social media platforms. Some news outlets, including Russia Today, were among the organizations and people who shared the image, which appeared to show a large cloud of smoke rising near a building.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DC News Now
On May 21, 2023 at approximately 7:23 p.m. the Washington County Communications Center began taking 911 calls reporting smoke and flame coming from Oak Creek Wood Products, which is located alongside I-41 south of Slinger in the Town of Polk. The first responding Deputy observed dark smoke coming from the area while still en route.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Washington County Insider
VIDEO: House bill 213 is being fast-tracked through the Alabama legislature right now. One of the main draws for the bill is it could help EMTs and paramedics be reimbursed for their college expenses in full, unlike previously where portions of their college expenses were paid for, according to Chauncey Wood, Governmental Affairs Legislative Liaison for the Alabama Rescue Squad Association.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 Birmingham
VIDEO: Denver is home to one of the nation's largest populations of women firefighters. Through a group called Women Firefighters of Denver these women have joined forces. This month some of the dozens of women of WFFD spoke with CBS about what has brought them all together. Firefighter Rainy Santillanez has been with the Denver Fire Department for a little over a year now.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News Colorado
VIDEO: Firefighters who serve and protect Walt Disney World overwhelmingly approved a new employment contract promising pay raises and more manpower. The union president says the team's been working under an expired contract for years. "Up until January of this year, we had gotten zero momentum in moving this thing any closer to being signed," said Jon Shirey, the Reedy Creek Fire union president.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WESH-TV NBC 2 Orlando
One worker has died after firefighters battled a massive, five-alarm blaze that broke out Thursday morning at a construction site in Charlotte, North Carolina. The deceased worker was identified as Demonte Smith. His father confirmed his death. A second worker remains missing. The fire captain told CBS News that on Thursday night, structural engineers deemed it unsafe for heavy machinery to operate overnight, so search and rescue efforts were paused until morning.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
A suspect was taken into custody Thursday after allegedly stealing a fire truck and leading police on a chase that spanned three counties. Police confirmed the fire truck was stolen out of Station 32 in North Miami Beach as Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was conducting a training exercise. Lekambrick Hanna, 31, is accused of entering the fire truck and stealing it.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami
When Ruby Brown turned 95, she celebrated by riding a motorcycle for the first time. When she turned 96, she finally went for a spin in a golf cart. To celebrate her 100th birthday, Brown crossed the last – and biggest – item off her bucket list after going for a drive in a firetruck. It was an experience she'd been looking forward to for a long time.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Current
VIDEO: Sounding the alarm -- during this past Virginia legislative session, first responder mental health was a top priority for Del. Israel O'Quinn. That's why he proposed and helped get a measure across the finish line -- focused on improvements and resources for those personnel. Del. O'Quinn says this legislation comes after professional firefighters and law enforcement officers say there are two big issues in the public safety sector.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCYB-TV NBC/CW 5 Bristol
A Mercer County neighborhood was evacuated Thursday morning after a warehouse fire. The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. at the warehouse on Whitehead Road. Video from the scene showed flames were spilling out from windows. Smoke was billowing above the buildings after 6 a.m. Chuck Hector, who works at a building across the road, said the fire sparked explosions and jets of flame were shooting up into the air.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
PHOTOS: The Paintsville Fire Department has welcomed the artistic contributions of local students and others to help bring some color into Station 1. According to PFD Firefighter Ryan Barker, the culmination of a three-year project has led to an exercise in community togetherness, celebrating the artistry of local students and others as they have, in turn, shown their support for local firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Paintsville Herald
"Before I begin, let me say one thing I said to the families of the two deceased officers. All of you who've lost someone know that no matter how much you take pride in recognition of what they did when they were lost, it still brings back everything like it happened that moment. And I just say to the families, as I said to them personally at the time when I met them and now, it takes a lot of courage to do what you're doing.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The White House
Chris King has been working towards his 2023 debut at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals for almost two years. The full-time Chicago firefighter will be back on track in his Howards Cams/Competition Products Dodge Charger Funny Car this weekend for the first time since his last race in 2021.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Drag Illustrated
VIDEO: On May 17th, 1923, the deadliest fire in the history of South Carolina, the Cleveland School fire, shook the community. The fire was at a small school in Camden, and it led to the state rewriting the state's fire code laws to prevent such a tragedy from ever taking place again. “She was incoherent and kept repeating, 'I see Jesus, Jesus help me.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLTX-TV CBS 19 Columbia
PHOTOS: Evansville firefighters are on the scene of a fire in the 400 block of Northwest Third Street. Firefighters were dispatched to the old Pearl Laundry building just before 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. When crews arrived, they were met with flames shooting from the building. According to Division Fire Chief Mike Larson, fighting the blaze hasn't been easy.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHET-TV ABC 25 Evansville
VIDEO: The newest and most expensive truck in the Providence Fire Department's fleet is out of service after a partial roof collapse caused significant damage. The city's fire chief says Tower Ladder One is primarily used for its 100-foot extendable ladder and bucket. Crews responded Saturday afternoon to a fire at a three-story, multi-family home on Stanwood Street.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence
As the number of fentanyl overdoses soars on Oahu, the City Council is debating whether to arm bartenders with Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse an opioid overdose. A bill before the body would make Honolulu the first jurisdiction in the country to mandate all bars, night clubs and restaurants that serve alcohol have Narcan on site.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
Stellantis is recalling more than 132,000 Jeep Cherokees at risk of catching fire due to an electrical problem that a previous recall failed to fix. The company instructs owners to park their vehicles outdoors until the problem can be addressed, though no repair is available yet. Issued last Thursday, the recall concerns the power liftgate module used in some 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokees.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Drive
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Crews remained on scene in Hull Monday night after a fire spread quickly, destroying a home on Q Street. SKY7-HD was over the area around 6:15 p.m. where smoke could be seen billowing over surrounding neighborhoods. Hours later, around 9 p.m., crews were still pouring water on the home while monitoring for hot spots.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHDH-TV ABC 7 Boston
On May 22, 1964, heavy, black smoke could be seen all over Cedar Rapids, coming from the mega fire that was consuming a one-story warehouse at 1201 Ninth St. SW. The fire that destroyed the Cedar Rapids Transfer & Storage Co. warehouse ranked “as one of the worst in Cedar Rapids history,” The Gazette reported.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Gazette
VIDEO: Making its way to Dallas, one step at a time. Literally. “Carry The Load” made its way into Northeast Ohio Monday. It started with a mission to restore the meaning of Memorial Day, but the group has expanded its efforts to include the sacrifices of first responders as well. Bryce Roland told us, “'Carry The Load's' mission is to provide an active way to honor the sacrifices of our nation's heroes and their families.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland
A new skin infection seemingly never detected before in the United States has been detected in at least two patients in New York City, and more cases are under review, federal health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified a "drug-resistant" infection responsible for causing severe ringworm cases in two women.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
A massive fire erupted in a Pompano Beach apartment building overnight. Residents of the Royal Atlantic Apartments, at 110 NW 7th Avenue, said they woke to fire alarms blaring around 2 a.m. and heard people screaming. Arriving firefighters were met with flames shooting through the roof and thick smoke coming from one the units.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFOR-TV CBS 4 Miami
Beginning in 2025, a fire suppressant containing so-called forever chemicals that never break down in the environment will be prohibited from manufacture, sale and distribution in Illinois -- and suburban fire departments are getting ready for the ban. Two chemical products are at the center of the issue.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald - Metered Site
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VIDEO: In Mid-City L.A., Station 68 is home to two very special firefighters, who are also mothers and inspiring a new generation of first responders. At Station 68, one of the busier stations in Los Angeles, you'll find Tanya Crabbe and Jessica Jackson – women (and mothers) who have been firefighters for 15 and 20 years respectively.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles
A driver is facing charges after crashing into an ambulance and injuring multiple people, including two paramedics, police said. Medic responded to a crash at North Tryon Street and West Mallard Creek Church Road around 12:30 a.m. While paramedics were treating someone hurt in the initial crash, a driver allegedly ran a red light and crashed into the stopped ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCNC-TV NBC 36 Charlotte
In the second half of the 19th century, after the conclusion of the Civil War and into the 20th century, there was a major influx of immigrants looking for work, as well as advances in technology. This boom happened faster than safety measures like labor laws and fire codes could advance to anything like what we have today.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: 24/7 Wall St.
An armed man barricaded himself inside of a Fort Lauderdale house then set it on fire before coming outside and killing himself in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday night. Fort Lauderdale Police officials said officers responded to a shooting call around 8:24 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest 27th Terrace and Northwest 17th Street.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami
Fri, 12 May 2023 00:00:00 -0700
Thursday, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) President and Board Chair, Chief Donna Black, testified before the Research & Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to support the reauthorization of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, and the U.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Flames poured out of the second and third windows of an abandoned rowhome, lighting the early morning sky. Crews from multiple fire engines rushed inside, but within minutes the interior of the building collapsed, killing three firefighters and badly wounding a fourth. It was the Baltimore City Fire Department's worst on-duty loss of life since the mid 1950s.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
VIDEO: Police agencies across central Ohio are looking for thieves who have been busting into cars owned by firefighters while they are on duty keeping communities safe. Two suspects were captured on security camera outside Concord Township Fire Station No. 341 on Dublin Road shortly before midnight on Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSYX-TV ABC/FOX/MyNetworkTV 6 Columbus
VIDEO: With the variety of accident-avoidance technology now available on passenger cars, there is growing interest in making it mandatory on the big rig trucks that travel the highways each day. It's the kind of thing that could have made a difference in a tragic accident more than 40 years ago that changed California's rules of the road.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
Thu, 11 May 2023 00:00:00 -0700
A massive overnight fire in Washington Park destroyed two houses and damaged a third home. No serious injuries are being reported; however, one firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. It all happened on Portland Place, not far from Route 111 and north of I-64. Authorities told FOX 2 the two homes that were destroyed were both vacant, the third home which is damaged was occupied.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis
VIDEO: Public-safety and utility officials announced Wednesday that the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will soon have another tool to keep the public safe — an agency-wide set of multi-gas detectors slated to be distributed to the city's emergency-response vehicles. The devices, which can detect natural gas, carbon monoxide and other toxic vapors, were donated by San Diego Gas & Electric and will be delivered to all 52 SDFRD stations this year, officials said during a morning briefing at San Diego Fire Station 45 in Mission Valley.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego
VIDEO: Tucked away at a Buffalo fire station is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) National Response Team truck — a mobile unit filled with tools and tech to investigate fires and explosions anywhere in the nation. “When we get on scene, we want to get right to work,” said Mark Meeks, ATF special agent in charge from the Albany field office.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1 - Metered Site
When Arlington firefighters respond to drug overdoses, they could soon start bringing along enough doses of an opioid-reversal drug to leave some behind. This is part of a statewide effort “to prevent fatal overdoses and increase community access” to the nasal spray Narcan, one form of the reversal drug called naloxone.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ARL Now
On May 9, 2013, a massive truck fire erupted on the ramp of Route 22/322 in Dauphin County. The fire caused many headaches for motorists and people around the area. According to abc27 media partner Lancaster Online/LNP, reports said that the truck was heading northbound when it flipped over on a ramp to Route 22/322 westbound.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg
Tuesday, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced the launch of the modernization effort to develop a new, interoperable fire information and analytics platform, known as the National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS), for the American fire and emergency services. This effort is being carried out as a partnership between USFA and the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
PHOTOS: I am betting there are many out there that would agree that there's something kinda cool about a shiny new fire engine. After all, isn't that why toy companies have been marketing toy versions of them to kids for the better part of the last hundred years?! As cool as a shiny new fire engine might be, it's even cooler when it's customized for the town it's going to serve, and even cooler still, when that customization comes at the hands of one of the fire department's very own! Meet Orono Firefighter, Dennis Bean.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WQCB-FM 106.5 Brewer
VIDEO: A newer safety feature on iPhones is creating an unexpected challenge for first responders. Crash detection technology automatically alerts 911 if you're in a crash. But it's also leading to false positives - emergency runs, with no emergency. That happened two times in two days last week in Johnson County.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
PHOTOS: The eyes of the nation were on the Las Vegas valley, specifically Henderson, 35 years ago when a series of explosions at an industrial plant rocked the valley killing two people, leaving hundreds injured, causing more than $100 million in damage and impacting the NASA space shuttle program. In a 2018 interview with 8 News Now, retired Henderson Fire Captain Don Griffie was in one of the first engines heading to the reported fire at Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada, referred to as PEPCON, when the first explosion happened.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 Las Vegas
Iowa no longer has a mandatory retirement age for reserve police officers and volunteer firefighters. Full and part-time police and firefighters in Iowa must retire at the age of 65. The governor has signed a bill into law that eliminates that age restriction for volunteer firefighters and trained reserve police officers who are volunteers, but can make arrests and investigate crimes.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Radio Iowa
VIDEO: Firefighters in Ypsilanti are making a brief move back into their old firehouse that's since become a museum to celebrate the historic building and city's 200th birthday. The Michigan Firehouse Museum is opening doors up again for firefighters for a limited time. Originally built in 1898, the Ypsilanti Firehouse was closed and later revitalized as a museum.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit
VIDEO: Saindy Pyles thought she was going to die with her baby son, Liam, clutched to her chest as she flew home to Wichita from Miami after photographing a wedding. Midway through the flight Pyles said smoke filled the cabin after she saw sparks and fire burst from a bag in the seat directly behind her.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles
A fire reignited at the Shell Deer Park Chemical Plant, several hours after it was extinguished on Saturday. According to the Deer Park Office of Emergency Management, the fire has rekindled and firefighters are back putting it out. The fire was still burning on Sunday. The city of Deer Park said officials have gone over their wastewater storage capacity because they are using a large amount of water on the fire.
- PUB DATE: 5/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service was held Sunday in Emmitsburg, Maryland, to honor 144 fallen firefighters. The event, hosted by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), was held at 10 a.m. The 42nd National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend events honored 144 fallen firefighters; 79 firefighters who died in 2022 and 65 who died in previous years.
- PUB DATE: 5/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
VIDEO: A first responder that tossed his cookies ended up helping a bakery go viral on social media. An apology in the form of a gag cake has drawn millions of eyes to a St. Albans sweets shop. Jacob Hernandez is a Charleston firefighter who took his annual physical agility test in March. "I get about halfway through the test after doing the Kyser test of evolution and I can feel it coming,” Hernandez recalled.
- PUB DATE: 5/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8/FOX 11 Charleston
A massive three-alarm fire engulfed an industrial warehouse in Commerce Friday, sending thick smoke into the air and destroying what is believed to be a plastic manufacturing plant. The blaze erupted at about 3:40 a.m. in the 6500 block of Flotilla Street west of Davie Avenue. Los Angeles County Fire Department crews encountered flames leaping into the air, creating a massive plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles
The Georgetown Fire Department is now the first in Kentucky to offer a specific type of cancer screening test to its firefighters. It's called the Galleri test and it can detect more than 50 types of cancer, even in the earliest stages. “We always want to try to figure out ways that we can take care of our members,” said Chief Tim Thompson, Georgetown Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT-TV CBS/CW 27 Lexington
While the Lake Norden fire department has received offers of help after a Wednesday morning fire destroyed much of its equipment, the long-term replacement will take time and money. Four of the department's five fire vehicles were destroyed in the fire as well as the two ambulances, said Tony Aas, the city's police chief.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KELO-TV CBS/MyNetworkTV 11 Sioux Falls
Volunteers at the Thibodaux Fire Department are getting floats ready to roll for Sunday's morning Firemen's Fair parade, one of the longest-recorded parades in U.S. history. When you rewind and travel back in time for a peek at pictures from past parades, you'll learn the parade has been rolling through Thibodaux since the 1800s.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVLA-TV NBC 33 Baton Rouge
VIDEO: When Michael McAllister of Turtle Creek is not on the football field, he's fighting fires. Now, the 23-year-old is heading to California as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Rams! He became a volunteer firefighter for the Turtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department when he was 16. “I fell in love with it at a young age, and I've always made time for this place.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh
A fire ignited at an auto salvage yard in Grapeview Wednesday, according to Chopper 7 video from the scene. Live video from the scene showed several piles of tires on fire, with flames extending to the largest building on the property. According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Katherine Weatherwax, seven 500-gallon drums of oil caught on fire.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
VIDEO: At her school's recent career day, Penelope Montenegro knew immediately what she wanted to be: a firefighter. She came to class dressed like her father, Paul, who works for the Fort Myers Beach Fire District. But some older kids in Penelope's school didn't understand how a girl could be a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBBH-TV NBC 2 Fort Myers
Quincy officials are looking for state lawmakers to approve a request that would allow retired firefighters to come back on board for support duties. The Quincy City Council supports giving the fire chief the power to appoint retirees as “special firefighters” who'd help cover detail assignments. A home rule petition the council filed this week requires approval from the state Legislature for such positions to be created.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Boston Herald

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