2 FDNY firefighters among 7 killed in military helicopter crash

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:44:46 GMT
The two firefighters were part of the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard and were killed when a helicopter crashed in Iraq

Quiz: Can you finish these famous fire-themed song lyrics?

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:27:27 GMT
Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of your shift? This quiz is sure to do the trick

Okla. community mourns death of fire captain

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:57:35 GMT
Berryhill Fire Protection District Capt. Joe Reynolds died Tuesday, and the loss was described as “missing a wheel on a truck”

Firefighters share experience of making rare cave rescue

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:38:28 GMT
San Antonio Fire Captain Brendan Pohlen said it was the first cave rescue for most of the firefighters who helped pull a teen to safety

Rapid response: Bridge collapse highlights operational readiness

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:21:11 GMT
The tragic incident in Miami, Fla., illustrates the need for training and equipping every fire department for special operations

Researchers: Firefighters absorb toxic chemical via skin

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:58:38 GMT
The University of Ottawa study suggests that the toxins still enter the body, despite the full turnout gear that firefighters use

FDNY EMT to be honored at vigil on anniversary of her death

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:53:59 GMT
First responders will mark the first anniversary of Yadira Arroyo’s death with a candlelight vigil at the site where her death occurred

2 Ala. firefighters seriously hurt in training session

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:32:56 GMT
Officials said one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and the other suffered burns; both were transported to the hospital

Toxic air, explosion risk keeps crews from Texas plant fire

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:34:32 GMT
Nine emergency-rescue and fire departments responded to the blaze at the Tri-Chem Industries plant

Officials: 'Stress test' preceded Fla. bridge collapse that killed 6

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:12:04 GMT
First responders raced to find survivors in the rubble of the 175-foot span using high-tech listening devices, trained sniffing dogs and search cameras

Firefighter recruitment help is available through SAFER grant

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:47:48 GMT
FEMA opens the SAFER grant application period for career, combination and volunteer firefighter recruitment assistance

'Multiple' dead after Fla. pedestrian bridge collapses

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:55:46 GMT
Several people were seen being loaded into ambulances and authorities launched search and rescue missions

Firefighters surprise 92-year-old widow on her birthday

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:40:41 GMT
Houston firefighters surprised Billy Duff with flowers and balloons to cheer her up on her birthday after having “a rough year”

Kan. fire dept. truck consumed by discarded cigarette fire

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:36:29 GMT
Fire Chief Garry Berges said that although the firefighter in the truck was able to get out safely, the “fast attack truck” was completely destroyed

Fire capt. forms bond with band director injured in bus crash

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:08:07 GMT
Capt. Brandon Thompson stayed with Channelview band director Aaron Allison after he was airlifted to the hospital

Union: Chief should take random drug tests with responders

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:05:52 GMT
The union said firefighters and paramedics would be more willing to sign a contract that requires drug testing if the chief agrees to be tested as well

Officials call missing Tenn. firefighter's case 'a mystery'

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:32:51 GMT
Nashville firefighter Jesse Reed has now been missing for 10 days after his Jeep was found submerged in a river

Ohio firefighter dies in off-duty ATV crash

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:54:51 GMT
Casey Klein was discovered by a train operator who called 911 to report an ATV that had crashed into a ditch

Former Maine fire chief to serve prison time for arson

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:46:52 GMT
Ricky Plummer has still not said why he started the fire, which burned 42 acres and required 100 firefighters to spend five hours dousing the flames in 2016

Quiet Warrior: Recognizing and empowering firefighters

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Firefighting requires a team, but a strong team honors individual members for their good work and good ideas