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OHIO FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-Explosion In Quarters

OHIO FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY – EXPLOSION IN QUARTERS The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com It’s with deep regret that we pass on that the Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty – this afternoon. That Firefighter/EMT with the Paint Creek Joint Fire EMS District was working with compressed air cylinders when he […]

OHIO FIREFIGHTER CRITICAL-REPORTED AIR CYLINDER EXPLOSION

A Firefighter/EMT with the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District (near the Dayton/Cincinnati area) was critically injured today in an explosion at the district’s station near Raimsboro. At around 1400 hours the firefighter EMT with the district was working with compressed air cylinders when he was critically injured by one of these cylinders. He was transferred to Kettering […]

KS FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS SMOKE INHALATION, ANOTHER HAND BURNS AT CHURCH FIRE

Two firefighters are hurt after a large church fire in the town of Andale. Fire crews from several departments were called to the St. Joseph Catholic Church at around 5:30 Sunday morning – they found smoke and flames shooting from the roof. They spent hours fighting the fire and trying to keep it from spreading. […]

Buffalo Grove appeals ‘unprecedented’ pension award to family of firefighter who died from cancer

Buffalo Grove appeals ‘unprecedented’ pension award to family of firefighter who died from cancer Karen Ann Cullotta Buffalo Grove officials announced Wednesday they are challenging a decision to award a full line-of-duty death pension to the widow of a 51-year-old Buffalo Grove firefighter, arguing not enough evidence exists that his fatal colon cancer was related […]

GETTING JOLTED, STANDING DOWN…SO JOIN’EM

As we wind down Firefighter Stand Down Week, I was personally (again) jolted to reality yesterday when a Firefighter friend of mine announced, on Twitter, the he was diagnosed with cancer. Many of you know Bill Carey, the editor of www.FireFighterNation.com and when he sent the tweet out, he used it to draw attention to “getting checked”….he definitely got […]

HOUSTON FIREFIGHTER TREATED FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION – HELMET CATCHES FIRE

Investigators believe fires overnight at two vacant houses within blocks of each other in southeast Houston are suspicious. The first fire started around 1:45 a.m. on Idaho Street and Ward Street. Crews arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. As they were working to extinguish the fire, another call came in 4-and-a-half blocks away […]

FL FIRE ENGINE CRASH

No injuries were reported after a collision between a Nokomis fire truck and a trailer caused power tools and saws to fly across Tamiami Trail at Laurel Road, according to witness Dan Henry. Henry, a Suncoast News Network meteorologist, said he witnessed a southbound fire engine with its lights activated coming down the road. A […]

2 CANADIAN FIREFIGHTERS INJURED – INFLATIBLE BOAT TRAINING MISHAP

The case of two London firefighters who were injured during a training exercise on Fanshawe Lake Friday highlights the dangers of the job, the department’s deputy chief says. More than a dozen firefighters were participating in water-training exercises on Fanshawe Lake around 11 a.m. when the two were injured, acting deputy chief Jack Burt said. […]

Fighting Fires and Cancer

By Hannah Falcon Firefighter Matthew Corso beat cancer thanks to early detection at the Spring Fire Department. Since 2016, Spring Fire Department has conducted annual LifeScan tests to protect their greatest asset, their firefighters. The tests consist of three components: bloodwork, a lifestyle consult with a nurse and an ultrasound. (Photo: NBC Graphic explaining elevated […]

FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT PA FIRE

The devastating multi-alarm blaze in Norristown over the weekend left two dozen residents without a home and landed one firefighter in the hospital, officials confirmed. The incident occurred at the Montgomery Mills Apartment on Kelly Drive in the borough at around 2:27 p.m. Saturday. The 7500 building of the complex took the brunt of the […]
 

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