Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
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Nationwide fire news
A raging house fire in Cranford, New Jersey claimed the life of one person and injured another, local authorities said. Chopper 4 captured images of the intense scene that unfolded on Beach Street near West End Place -- prompting several area fire departments to spring into action. One woman died and two other people who were inside had to be rescued by a neighbor after the flames were reported around 7 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
PHOTOS: With the dust still settling after a red SUV mowed down Christmas parade marchers in a Milwaukee suburb Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens – including children – law enforcement and witnesses at the scene are praising first responders' handling of the chaos that unfolded.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
New research by Cassandra Kwon, a research assistant professor at NC State's Textile Protection and Comfort Center, and former Ph.D. student Meredith McQuerry, who is currently an associate professor at Florida State University, suggests that many women firefighters may struggle with poorly fitting gear that is designed with the male form in mind.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Technician Online
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have teamed up with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) to upgrade the FDNY's ambulance Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response operations and optimize hospital capacity balancing so that hospitals aren't overwhelmed in the future by an unprecedented patient surge like the one that occurred in the early months of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newswise
Thursday marks the second Thanksgiving during the coronavirus pandemic. Many grandparents are excitedly planning to see their grandchildren. Friends are dressing their dining tables for turkey and loved ones. Some people have flights booked or road trips scheduled. But in the background, COVID-19 case numbers are inching upward across the United States and millions of Americans remain unvaccinated -- leaving some people worried about the possible COVID-19 risks that could come with their Thanksgiving plans.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Police are investigating after a house explosion in Flint on Monday night. It happened on the 3900 block of Hogarth Avenue. According to Battalion Chief Ramsey Clapper, multiple people are injured. A 3-year-old girl, that was in the house at time of the explosion, is missing at this time.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEYI-TV NBC 25 Saginaw
They're our modern-day superheroes — charging into burning buildings without hesitation, rescuing those in peril, staving off destruction. But in risking their lives for us, firefighters pay a heavy price, with cancer rates that far outpace the public at large. Derek Urwin, a longtime firefighter who expects to complete his Ph.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: UCLA Newsroom
VIDEO/PHOTOS: His name may not be Griswold, but Justin Rhodes has mapped out a stunning show that debuts on Thanksgiving night outside his home at 93 Crayton Road in Asheville. “One of the big reasons I do it is seeing the joy it brings to kids,” said Rhodes, who's been working since Nov. 1. “All of our props are custom made,” he explained.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
PHOTOS: Murdo, South Dakota had only just gotten started as a town when disaster struck on a cold February night in 1910. A fire that was likely started by a hot stovepipe in a printing business on Main Street quickly spread to nearby buildings and destroyed an entire block of businesses before it finally burned itself out.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: South Dakota Public Broadcasting
The latest U.S. COVID-19 wave is taking its toll on some states' intensive-care units, with several parts of the country seeing outbreaks that are as bad as ever. In 15 states, patients with confirmed or suspected COVID are taking up more ICU beds than a year earlier, according to Department of Health and Human Services data.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bloomberg - Metered Site
VIDEO: A large fire broke out on Bald Head Island on Saturday at around 8 p.m. Three units in Lighthouse Landing and one home were destroyed in the fire. Drone video provided to WRAL News showed large areas reduced to ashes in the aftermath of the blaze. The massive fire took 60 firefighters to put out.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
Las Vegas's MGM Grand Hotel and Casino fire, which occurred on November 21, 1980, killed 85 people and injured 700 more. The fire, caused by an electrical fault associated with a refrigerated pastry display case, originated in an unoccupied restaurant on the casino's first floor. The fire was discovered by hotel staff early in the morning when, by that time, it had evolved to open flaming and was increasing in size and intensity.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Jensen Hughes
PHOTOS: Nobody is quite sure how long the four-and-a-half foot tall safe was nestled in the back half of a closet at the Old Pine Community Center in Society Hill. It had been there so long — turned backward so its handle and dial didn't show — that staffers at the center assumed it was just a large metal box or an outdated piece of mechanical equipment.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Metered Site
FAO Schwarz and the Uniformed Firefighters Association helped bring holiday cheer Sunday to the children of fallen firefighters. As CBS2's Christina Fan reported, 50 kids and their families were treated to a full day of fun. Joy overflowed from the back of a fire engine in front of FAO Schwarz, where Santa Claus, FDNY mascot Hot Dog, and toy soldiers brought smiles to widows and their children, fulfilling a promise made to their fallen heroes “We thank you so much for coming and being a part of this.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV CBS 55 Riverhead
It took 58 firefighters to battle an early morning blaze Thursday at an outdoor power equipment dealership north of Ocala, according to Marion County Fire Rescue. Officials said a passerby called 911, and crews were dispatched to the fire at 3:54 a.m. in the 7000 block of U.S. Highway 441. The first crews arrived at 4:01 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
In April, a Tesla Model S crashed in The Woodlands, Texas, after the speeding driver failed to negotiate a turn and jumped the curb. The car then hit a drainage culvert and a raised maintenance hole before being stopped by a tree, according to an investigation report by the National Transportation Safety Board.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ARS Technica
VIDEO: Human sex trafficking might conjure up imaginary stories of women being smuggled from foreign countries, but in fact, it is a crime that occurs in our own backyard. The 11 News I-Team looks at how Baltimore City Fire Department employees are being trained to identify victims when they respond to calls.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
PHOTOS: An early morning fraternity fire at Nebraska Wesleyan University killed one person and critically injured three others fifteen years ago today. Lincoln firefighters said the blaze at the three-story Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house started about 4 a.m. The 78-year-old house, the second-oldest building on the campus in north-central Lincoln, was owned by the fraternity and was on the National Register of Historic Places.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lincoln Journal Star - Metered Site
VIDEO: Anyone who has seen a local firefighter or first responder in action may have noticed some of them donning custom-made leather gear, such as suspenders or radio straps with their names or a flag on them. Much of that work is done by a New Jersey firefighter who turned his hobby into a business.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 The Bronx
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Crews responded to a fire at the U-haul Storage and Moving Facility on Ragland Road November 17, 2021. The cause of the fire is still undetermined. Fire Prevention Bureau Captain Ernest Parsons confirmed there was no one in the building when the fire started and there are no injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVNS-TV CBS/FOX 9 Lewisburg
After a successful trial period, Lubbock Fire Rescue is installing more devices on its trucks that will alert nearby drivers of their presence on the scene of an incident or while on their way to it. The goal is to get drivers to focus on what's ahead for their safety and the safety of first responders.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
America's drug epidemic is the deadliest it has ever been, new federal data suggests. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States during the 12-month period ending April 2021, according to provisional data published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (azfamily.com)
VIDEO: The nation's capital is suffering a surge in the number of fires and fire department responses to encampments for people experiencing homelessness. A News4 I-Team investigation revealed fire department calls more than doubled at encampments already this year. The problem is posing a risk to the safety and health of people living in encampments and in nearby neighborhoods.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington, D.C.
VIDEO: Many firefighters will go their whole careers without seeing a train crash, derailment, or train hazard spill. But it's the one time it does happen, and being prepared for it, that can mean the difference between life and death. “You can actually YouTube a video of a tank car imploding," said a Norfolk Southern Railway instructor.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGCL-TV CBS 46 Atlanta
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VIDEO: Suffolk County police say a fifth person has been found dead after a large fire swept through house in Riverhead, Suffolk County. The five victims were all found on the top floor of a 3-story home with four apartments that went up in flames just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters arrived at the home on East 2nd Street to find fire shooting through the roof after an eyewitness walking his dog called 911.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Austin-Travis County EMS revised its job application by removing a disqualification for prior marijuana use in hopes of increasing applicants as they struggle to fill positions. Saving lives isn't an easy job. The president of the Austin EMS union, Selena Xie, said doing it short-staffed is even harder.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVUE-TV ABC 24 Austin
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A group of volunteer firefighters gathered to demonstrate just how delicate of a balance deep frying that holiday turkey can be. Local fire and rescue squads from Blanche and Boonshill in Lincoln County, Tennessee set up a flaming example to warn anyone who plans to fry their bird this Thanksgiving to take as many precautions as possible.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHNT-TV CBS 19 Huntsville
VIDEO: Tuscaloosa firefighters are working on new hydraulic extrication rescue equipment they said is much more advanced. Firefighters said the new tool in their toolbox could literally save your life one day. The new jaws of life is a little lighter, and just as powerful as the old one. Tuesday, firefighters spent the better part of the day training on it.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBRC-TV FOX 6 Birmingham
Mike Alstott is remembered for his plays out on the field with the Buccaneers but for several years now, he's created a special bond with firefighters that truly reflects the meaning of the holidays. “Most of us grew up watching him on Sundays and representing the Bucs and being the “A-Train” and then seeing the personal side of Mike, giving back to the community and giving back to our firefighters in Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, it's an experience that we are all proud to be a part of,” said Jon Dougherty, Deputy Chief of Operations of the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Two firefighters were injured while battling a massive house fire in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County early Tuesday. The firefighters were taken to the hospital with burn and trauma injuries, though their injuries are not life-threatening, according to officials on scene. Multiple other firefighters have been treated at a paramedic staging area on scene as the 3-alarm blaze in the 3000 block of Barrington Lane continues to burn hours later.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
VIDEO: A crew assigned to film a Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association training session captured a rescue mission when a man drove his vehicle into the water in Havre de Grace on Sunday. The First Arriving film crew was filming Susquehanna Hose Company's rescue boat and dive team for HCVFA when a man drove his vehicle off the marina parking lot and into the water next to the fire boat.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
VIDEO/PHOTOS: When the Huntersville Fire Department sent out letters asking the community for donations to cover the cost of new equipment for firefighters, a 5-year-old broke open his piggy bank to help. Literally. Huntersville fire posted on Facebook that 5-year-old Brian wrote back and included $3 from his piggy bank.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCNC-TV NBC 36 Charlotte
Jerry Sanford retired to Naples, Florida, after a 29-year career as a New York City firefighter, but the city managed to call him back to help his brothers right before one of the most critical times in the history of the United States: 9/11. Although Sanford later developed cancer potentially associated with the fumes and toxins surrounding Ground Zero, he felt it was important to recount his experiences from the weeks leading up to and following 9/11 in his book, “It Started With a Helmet: A Retired Firefighter's Return to New York City the Day Before 9/11.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cure Today
A Sioux City woman was arrested early Saturday and charged with causing thousands of dollars of damage to vehicles parked at a Sioux City fire station. According to court documents, firefighters at the station at 2630 Third St. heard a car alarm going off in their parking lot at 6:53 a.m. When they went outside to check the alarm, they found Dominique Carman in the lot damaging the vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sioux City Journal
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Dozens of firefighters were called to battle a massive apartment fire that left several families displaced early Monday in Pineville. The fast-moving flames broke out just after midnight at the apartment complex along Plum Creek Lane. Channel 9 crews on the scene could see intense flames shooting from the apartment units and second-floor balconies as firefighters tried to get the blaze under control.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
A new $6 million state-of-the-art fire station on Des Moines' northeast side will cut travel times in half but will cost the city of Des Moines thousands of dollars in overtime every week due to an ongoing staffing shortage in the Des Moines Fire Department. Fire Station 11 opened Nov. 1, despite the department facing 19 staff vacancies — a number that's expected to rise to about 23 by the end of the year due to retirements.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Des Moines Register
The minimum hourly wage for a new firefighter recruit is $12.33. New police recruits make around the same. That wage now qualifies these first-responders for subsidized housing in Knoxville. "It's been going on for decades," said Kevin Faddis, the President of The Knoxville Firefighters Association.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV NBC 10 Knoxville
Local first responders had some extra help Friday morning while battling a fire at Pier 77 Seafood restaurant on Thomas Drive. For the first time in about 30 years, Naval Support Activity Panama City Fire and Emergency Services worked alongside our local first responders to put out a fire that started in the kitchen of the popular seafood joint.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMBB-TV ABC 13 Panama City
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases — which had been on the decline nationally since September — first plateaued and is now ticking upward, with states in different regions experiencing the most pronounced increase in cases. The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in the United States remained below 80,000 since Oct.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Becker's Hospital Review
A semi trailer hauling bacon and other meat products caught fire on Interstate 80, near where it intersects with State Street, closing an off ramp for cleanup early Thursday morning. The driver of the westbound truck noticed the fire that apparently started with a mechanical issue, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City
Capt. Courtney Kelly has had the firefighting bug since she was a little girl. “Once I became a paramedic, I was, I was sold on fire,” Kelly said. Kelly, who has been with the Youngstown Fire Department for 15 years, was the last female hired by the department. It's little wonder that her daughter, Maddie, now wants to take her shot, ever since completing the firefighter academy at Choffin Career and Technical Center.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBN-TV CBS 27 Youngstown
The St. Lucie County Firefighter Combat Challenge team took top honors in a competition last week as world champions in events at the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce. The challenge involves firefighters donning full bunker gear competing on a course with a series of five physically-demanding challenges.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TC Palm
Jason Elmore has walked several paths in life, none of which he ever planned. For some people, Elmore was the face of the Chesterfield Fire Department. with whom he served for 20 years. He originally wanted to join the police department, but a fateful quirk of the regulations changed his course. "Once I became 18 years old, I realized I couldn't be a police officer until I was 21," Elmore said.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond
Paul Wertheimer has spent four decades trying to help prevent deadly crowd surges since a disaster at a concert by The Who changed his life. Eleven young people, ages 15 to 27, died in a crowd crush at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum in 1979. “There were piles of shoes and clothing,” said Wertheimer, who responded to the scene as the city's public information officer.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV CBS 3 Madison
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A large fire that overcame a junkyard Tuesday afternoon in Southwest Philadelphia continued to smolder hours after firefighters gained control of the inferno that sent thick black smoke billowing across the city. Fire crews from multiple departments responded to the construction waste recycling facility on the 3700 block of South 61st Street just before 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTXF-TV FOX 29 Philadelphia
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At community events where first responders are present and the U.S. flag is raised, you'll see many of the men and women working for fire, police, and other emergency services salute. That's how you know they are military veterans. “Service members both past and current are allowed to salute in civilian clothes,” said Spicewood Fire Chief Sam Stacks, a U.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DailyTrib.com
The engineering department at Texas Tech University headed down to the Lubbock Fire Rescue Training Facility to gain first-hand experiences as a firefighter for their latest project. Suman Chowdhury, with the Department of Engineering at Texas Tech, says the project isn't actually for a grade, it's about the safety of firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler
Property owners who repeatedly violate building codes and fail to correct potentially dangerous conditions will face mandatory penalties under a law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, D-New City, adds to the current penalties by imposing a minimum fine of $25 a day after 180 days of a property being in violation.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lohud - Metered Site
When a COVID-19 test returns a false-positive result — meaning a person does not have a SARS-CoV-2 infection, yet the test is positive — this disrupts that person's life unnecessarily. However, a false negative — when someone does have an infection, but the test is negative — is more detrimental. This is because treatment is mistakenly deferred, and the individual may infect others as they continue to participate in their regular daily activities.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Medical News Today
VIDEO: Firefighters with the Pasadena Fire Department and Houston Fire Department worked to put out a blaze at an apartment complex located in Pasadena, officials said Tuesday. Officials said the two-alarm fire broke out at an apartment complex located at 4201 Fairmont. According to officials, a building began to collapse as firefighters worked to put out the flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
More than a decade ago, Hartford Fire Department rookie Ashley Shapiro was sitting in the South Green fire station waiting for the next call when his captain dropped a rusty, sickle-shaped blade on his desk. “I hear you like this tool,” Tom Dalton told Shapiro, a history buff who had recently arrived at Engine Company 1 Ladder 6.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hartford Courant
Thomas Pomplin was 28 when he died from the effects of overheating and exhaustion from fighting the Storm's Cedar Tub and Pail Factory fire in Nyack in July 1854. He died eight days later. It is believed that he was the first line of duty death of a firefighter in Rockland County, but because he was black, that designation never happened.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mid Hudson News
When the alarm sounds for an emergency, blood pressure among firefighters often soars, according to preliminary research funded by the American Heart Association and presented at the Association's Scientific Sessions 2021. The meeting will be fully virtual, Saturday, November 13 through Monday, November 15, 2021, and is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific advancements, research and evidence-based clinical practice updates in cardiovascular science for health care professionals worldwide.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News Medical Life Sciences
Emergency response agencies across Missouri now have a goal of clearing an accident scene on state highways in less than 90 minutes. A handful of other states already have something similar in place, like Washington, Florida, and Tennessee. The goal is to have the roadway clear 90 minutes after a first responder arrives on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDAF-TV FOX 4 Kansas City
A person died in a fire that burned a building in Manchester, New Hampshire, Saturday while several more people were rescued, officials said. A firefighter was burned and had to be flown to Boston for treatment, Manchester Fire Chief Andy Parent said. Another person was also taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital for medical treatment.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 10 Boston
Charlotte-Mecklenburg is hosting its second annual diversity, equity and inclusion conference, and the opening speaker is no stranger to breaking barriers. Synthia Kearney never remembers seeing a female firefighter when she was growing up, but today she is the first female battalion chief for the Gastonia Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
VIDEO: It started like any other November day at the Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown until disaster struck in 1996 and a wooden warehouse went up in flames. WHAS11's Sky11 chopper raced to the scene as smoke billowed above. Water did little in the fight against burning bourbon and within minutes, the first warehouse was a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS-TV ABC 11 Louisville
Mental health continues to be a growing concern among first responders. Molly Doyle never knows when that call is going to come. None of them do. It's the nature of being a firefighter. "My job is to drive the engine to whatever call that is," said Doyle, who is a firefighter with the Unified Fire Authority.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City
The crowd deaths at a Houston music festival added even more names to the long list of people who have been crushed at a major event. Tragedies like the one Friday night at the Astroworld Music Festival have been happening for a long time. In 1979, 11 people died in a scramble to enter a Cincinnati, Ohio, concert by The Who.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
VIDEO: It took 100 firefighters about an hour and a half to get the upper hand on a blaze that gutted a Koreatown karaoke bar and pool hall at 207 S. Vermont Ave. on Thursday. The Los Angeles Fire Department said they were actually able to get crews inside the building at first, but the intensity of the fire grew in the attic.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles
VIDEO: A Lubbock native is headed to Chicago in December as he embarks on a new role in the hit television show Chicago Fire. First, he wanted to stop by and learn from his hometown heroes. “I think it's very, very important whenever you can become this character months before,” Ynez Spencer said. “And, I think it's very important to show up ready to go.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
The Seminole County Fire Department says golf carts and other low-emission vehicles are becoming more popular in Central Florida but they are also causing a fire concern. "The big problem we are worried about with hydrogen gas is the explosiveness of the hydrogen gas it has a wide flammable range," said Lt.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando
The North Carolina Department of Justice filed suit Thursday against more than a dozen manufacturers of firefighting foam that contains toxic "forever chemicals," accusing the companies of failing to tell those using the foam how to properly handle it, leading to groundwater contamination at four sites across the state.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Times News
The U.S. has settled into an uneasy, drawn-out exit from the delta surge that took hold over the summer. For many weeks, declining cases and hospitalizations have offered hope ahead of the holiday season, when Americans travel and spend more time indoors, but progress has stalled recently, with cases rising or plateauing in more than 20 states.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAE-FM 90.7 Charlotte
PHOTOS: After a car struck a deer in the early hours of the morning, a tanker truck then collided with the car, causing the truck to overturn and explode, police said. According to police, Marissa Patterson, 18, of Forked River, was driving east on Route 37 at around 3 a.m. when a deer ran out in front of her car.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Jersey Shore Online
St. Paul Fire Capt. Mike Paidar loved helping people and his family is hoping a new determination about his death will allow that legacy to live on. Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington recently concluded Paidar's death from cancer was linked to his work and therefore occurred in the line of duty, making his family eligible for public safety officer death benefits.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Pioneer Press - Metered Site
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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A unique piece of history has returned home to one North Texas town. A 1948 fire engine was recently discovered in a field by landowners in Sweetwater, Texas. Anna Fire Chief Ray Isom says the landowners contacted the department and offered to donate the engine back to the city. “They actually sent photos of it,” Isom said.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth
Mitch Hokanson was making noise on the side of Oasis Rd. and causing drivers to turn their cars around to see what he was creating. Hokanson was in the middle of carving a large fish out of wood with a chainsaw, and this is his twentieth year finetuning his craft. Hokanson creates chainsaw wood art and said he was first taught skills from his artistic mom and learned woodcutting from his dad, but he is also has learned a lot on his own.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding
First responders across Massachusetts are warning residents to avoid a scam text message claiming to be running a t-shirt sale to benefit local fire departments. The texts, fire officials say, impersonate the “friends of” groups of towns' fire departments and offer limited edition t-shirts to support the firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Masslive.com
VIDEOS: Firefighters battled a fire in Everett on Wednesday morning. Heavy smoke could be seen filling the air as crews worked to put out the flames coming from a three-story, mixed-use building on Broadway. The Everett deputy fire chief says everyone inside the building was able to make it out and there are no reported injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHDH-TV ABC 7 Boston
Los Angeles City Fire Department firefighters who commute thousands of miles to work each month could be forced to relocate to Southern California if a residency requirement is imposed in order to keep emergency personnel closer to the city in the event of a major disaster. A report prepared for the Board of Fire Commissioners showed 115 firefighters currently live out of state, including 36 about 1200 miles away in Idaho, 10 about 2000 miles away in Tennessee, 11 about 1300 miles away in Texas, and 15 more than 600 miles away in Utah.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
VIDEO: The Chippewa Valley Technical College is getting a new training experience in virtual reality for its firefighting program “The FLAIM system is a virtual reality or immersive learning system,” Mark Schwartz, CVTC Fire, and EMS continuing education coordinator said. Schwartz says CVTC is the first technical college in Wisconsin to have a VR firefighter simulator.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV NBC 13 Eau Claire
Charlotte Firefighters are waving a red flag about a new change to city policy in how first-responders are dispatched to medical calls. The change was announced last week. It creates a type of response being referred to as a “Sierra Call.” WBTV Investigative Reporter David Hodges says the change comes as MEDIC struggles with staffing issues and to keep up with call volume.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte
A Senate committee passed a bill Tuesday that would stiffen criminal penalties against those who murder an on-duty firefighter. Under the proposal (SB 370), the convicted murderer of a firefighter would face the same consequences as a person who killed a police or correctional officer — life in prison without the possibility of parole.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Florida Politics
A massive four-alarm warehouse fire broke out in Marcus Hook, Delaware County Monday night. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours at the 200 block of East 10th Street. The fire marks the second warehouse fire this week. On Sunday, a warehouse fire occurred in Port Richmond. Although the Marcus Hook fire started Monday evening, crews wrapped up putting out the fire Tuesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
The toughest two minutes in sports will kick off in Fort Pierce on Tuesday. The World Firefighter Combat Challenge Championship is meant to test and showcase the physical demands that comes with being a first responder. "When you're dealing with life and property, and this is what they do everyday on their job, that's the whole fuction about why the firefighter combat challenge was created," said Chris Dzadovsky, Chairman, St.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLX-TV FOX 29 Palm Beach
Some of Maryland's most decorated first responders past and present were celebrated over the weekend with a permanent place in Maryland Fire history. The Maryland Fire Chiefs Association held its first Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday for members previously awarded a number of named commendations distinguishing their service to their communities.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington, D.C.
VIDEO: For an estimated 30 minutes, the Eastern Guilford High School community went about their days, unaware flames were spreading to their school's roof, which in turn, started feeding the fire. Not long after, firefighters were swarming the scene only to learn they were way behind. They never caught up.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point
A potentially faster-spreading "sub-lineage" of the coronavirus Delta variant named AY.4.2 has been spotted by labs in at least 8 states, and health authorities in the United Kingdom say they are investigating a growing share of cases from this strain of the virus. Labs in California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Washington state, plus the District of Columbia, have so far spotted at least one case of AY.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
VIDEOS: Firefighters battled a multi-alarm blaze in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section on Sunday night and saved a neighborhood bar from catching fire. The call came in just before 10 p.m. for a massive fire showing from a vacant three-story warehouse located near the intersection of Melvale and Tioga streets.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
New York City municipal workers have rushed to get COVID-19 vaccinations in recent days, raising the group's overall coverage to 91% through Saturday evening. But progress has stalled among key workforces such as first responders and sanitation workers, and enforcement of the mandate begins on Monday.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Gothamist.com
More than 100 local firefighters and a team of emergency technicians gathered recently at Heiman Holsteins outside Chili for a training exercise tailored to the unique challenges of farm-site rescues. Organizers described the goal of the training exercise as twofold. The first was to prepare emergency workers for situations that only occur on private farm properties.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Country Today - Metered Site
PHOTOS: The antique, horse-drawn steam engine inside the Yantic Fire Engine Co.'s headquarters bay can't match its modern counterparts when it comes to mobility or pure gallon-pumping power, but it sure does look pretty. After a three-year repair and refurbishment process, the department's 1891 Silsby Steam Engine is back home in all its nickel-plated glory, with fresh paint, newly upholstered seats and modern coils of hose.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Norwich Bulletin
VIDEO: AIR11 was over the scene as massive flames engulfed a car service center in Linden, New Jersey early Friday morning. The three-alarm blaze ripped through the Reydel Volkswagen service center on East Elizabeth Avenue, at the corner of Lincoln Street. Large flames were shooting from the roof and thick, heavy smoke could be seen billowing from the building.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
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Between the COVID-19 pandemic, more intense hurricanes, and ongoing wildfires impacting the western U.S., first responders are being challenged more than ever. While first responders are on the front lines during emergencies and face more danger than most people do in their occupations, they don't earn much more.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Statesville Record & Landmark
PHOTOS: Prepare to be scared. Take a walk past the "human sacrifice" and into the "Chop Shop," while the strobe lights, fog and eerie music add to the creepy mood. These are just two of the chilling attractions at the Palm Coast Fire Department's 20th annual Hall of Terror, and because it's free, you can go through as many times as you dare.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daytona Beach News-Journal
George Strait is tipping his hat to first responders in his latest music video. The country music legend premiered “Weight of the Badge” on Thursday (October 28), marking National First Responders Day. It focuses on first responders — police, fire and others — and their families, sharing their personal stories throughout the video.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRWD-FM 107.3 Highland
VIDEO: New technology will change how the Springfield Fire Department completes its investigations. It's called Matterport, and it was donated to the fire department a little less than a year ago. The technology allows fire marshals to go back into a scene through 3D renderings and virtual reality. Matterport consists of a camera that swivels 360 degrees, taking photos to turn into those 3D renderings of a house.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTV NBC 3 Springfield
VIDEO: A massive fire has spread to three homes in Pittsburgh's Perry South neighborhood. The fire broke out early on Thursday morning in the 300 block of Kennedy Avenue. Several fire companies are on the scene battling the flames. According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, the residents of the homes were able to make it out safely.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
With a vaccine mandate for FDNY members days away from kicking in, officials warned fire companies across New York City could close and ambulances could be taken off streets because of worker shortages. Many firefighters and emergency medical workers are still unvaccinated and have no plans of getting the COVID jab.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
Is there a haunted fire station in North Charleston? A couple of firefighters seem convinced an entity named "The Hag" is residing in old Station 6. The city of North Charleston released a video ominously titled "Is this place haunted?" on YouTube today where two fire personnel tell about their encounters with the mysterious spirit.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCIV-TV ABC 36 Charleston
A Delray Beach firefighter is running in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7. He's hoping his run will help bring to light an important issue. Tyler Adams has been with Delray Beach Fire Rescue for 12 years. He's been preparing for a big race that is scheduled to occur in less than two weeks. "I was fortunate enough to be chosen by the "Movember" charity to run the New York Marathon in the 50th anniversary of the marathon," Adams said.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPTV NBC 5 West Palm Beach
The Springfield Fire Department may begin registering new firefighters into the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. In September, Springfield City Council voted to approve an agreement between the Springfield Fire Department and the U.S. Department of Labor. The fire department sought out the program to provide opportunities for firefighters to earn credit while accomplishing their formal fire academy and fire service-related on-the-job training.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTV NBC 3 Springfield
Firefighters were dousing hot spots early Wednesday morning after a four-alarm fire destroyed an auto sales and repair building in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The cleanup effort could delay the morning commute for drivers heading from South Jersey into Philadelphia due to road closures on Route 130/South Crescent Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
Every year, millions of 911 calls involve a person experiencing an emergency related to a mental health or substance use disorder—situations often referred to as behavioral health crises. How these calls are handled can determine whether the incident ends safely, the person in crisis is arrested, or the person is connected to appropriate care.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The PEW Charitable Trusts
VIDEO: It's the most dangerous part of being a firefighter: entering a burning structure blind to look for victims. What if a robot could go in first? As these first responders search for people who might be inside the flames, dangers like toxic gases pose life-threatening hazards. Additionally, burning buildings may be unstable and could collapse on those inside at any moment.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin
For years, fire departments have been using a foam laced with toxic chemicals to fight large, fuel-based fires – a new program in Colorado allows fire departments to swap out their original foam with a safer alternative. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has linked cancer and other medical conditions to the chemicals, known as PFAS, in the firefighting foam and are considered "forever chemicals" that are extremely hard to remove from the environment and the human body once they are introduced.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver
31-year-old Clay Geiger of Lakeland understands the risks of a firefighter but he never imagined a rare cancer would put his life on the brink and a state law would help him pay for the medical treatments to fight it. “I didn't have to worry about bills and mortgage and everything like that,” he said,”I was able to just focus on treatment and getting through it.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
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VIDEO: Parker residents were warned to expect smoky conditions for several hours Monday morning while firefighters and equipment operators work to extinguish a blaze near Twenty Mile Road and South Parker Road. The fire started in hay bales at 11321 Dransfeldt Road. South Metro first sent out a Twitter message about the department's initial response to the fire at 1:31 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
VIDEO: If you're a developer, what's one way to get rid of some houses to clear space for a new project? Let 'em burn. Having bought nearly $17 million worth of real estate in the southern Las Vegas Valley, Richmond American Homes donated houses to the Clark County Fire Department for training. One Friday afternoon last month, after fire crews trained in a house over the course of three days, they stripped the drywall, went outside and watched as the one-story house went up in flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review Journal - Metered Site

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