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Multiple patients are being treated at University of Iowa Health Hospitals & Clinics for injuries following an explosion and fire at a Marengo plant, about 80 miles east of Des Moines. The Iowa State Patrol tells KCCI that the explosion happened around 11:20 a.m. on Thursday. Many agencies responded within a 30-50 mile radius.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCCI-TV CBS 8 Des Moines
The Ohio Senate voted down legislation Wednesday that would lengthen the minimum required prison sentence of anyone convicted of killing a firefighter or EMS worker while driving, setting up a possible negotiation session to hammer out differences in the bill with the Ohio House. The decision comes weeks after a Cleveland firefighter was killed in a recent hit-and-run by an allegedly drunk driver.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland.com
In the early morning hours of Dec. 8, 1922, fire tore through Oregon's oldest city. Astoria's fire likely began near 11th Street and quickly spread through the downtown business district. Despite a drizzle of rain and light snow, the blaze jumped from building to building. Within an hour of the first alarm, an entire block turned to ash.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oregon Public Broadcasting
U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal announced that his bipartisan bill to improve disability and retirement benefits for federal firefighters is included in the final version of this year's defense policy bill. He said that puts the benefits bill on the path to becoming law by the end of this month. The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, which had already passed the House earlier this year on its own and is part of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, ensures federal firefighters receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county and municipal firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Santa Barbara News-Press
VIDEO: The City of Montgomery has purchased seven new firetrucks for Montgomery Fire/Rescue, marking a historic moment. It's the largest investment in the department's 125-year history. Mayor Steven Reed and Fire Chief Miford Jordan made the announcement Thursday at a press conference in front of the fire department's headquarters, saying it's part of the city's Montgomery Forward Initiative.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSFA-TV NBC 12 Montgomery
Two volunteer firefighters died after responding to a smoky fire that burned a home in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Wednesday afternoon, according to the coroner. Marvin Gruber, 59, and Zachary Paris, 36, died after being called to the fire in the 1100 block of Clamtown Road in West Penn Township, near Tamaqua, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
The latest 5G technology is improving how police and fire departments respond to calls in Arizona. Officials with Verizon and Verizon Frontline were at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix Tuesday night to showcase the latest tech. Fire crews are better prepared than ever when they head out on a call.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV CBS 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)
VIDEO: It's almost too hot to handle. A calendar shoot full of firefighters and rescue animals, that is. Fairytale Farm Animal Sanctuary teamed up with Winston-Salem firefighters for their 2023 calendar shoot. The brave men and women took photos with sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys and even some ducks.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem
VIDEO: Fentanyl overdoses have claimed the lives of so many people in North Texas. It's a problem that shows no signs of slowing down as multiple law enforcement agencies have reiterated the dangers of this drug. There's a new treatment for combating fentanyl overdose many first responders are using called ZIMHI, which is administered like an epipen through the thigh and provides a stronger dose of naloxone into the body.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVT CBS 11 Fort Worth
San Francisco firefighters fear the “Cancer Sniper.” It's how they refer to the deadly disease that struck down many of their comrades. “You kind of expect, in the back of your mind, to get hit,” said fire department Battalion Chief Matthew Alba. “I didn't expect to get hit at such an early age, but I did.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The San Francisco Standard
Crews have taken control of a massive fire that broke out at an auto parts store in Hialeah. Hialeah and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews arrived at the scene at Rastro Coco Auto Parts, located at 5171 E. 10th Court, just before 1 p.m., Tuesday. The fire has been mostly put out after crews worked for hours to douse the flames.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami
A Nevada fire department that closed one of its stations for an “undetermined amount of time” because of a bat infestation is now preparing to hand that station back over to the state and move to a new building. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said in August that Fire Station 30, which dates back to the 1950s, was a “health and safety risk for crews.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The next time you have an emergency that demands the aid of 911, you may be asked to help dispatchers and first responders by video chatting through your phone. A new software being rolled out throughout parts of Colorado now gives 911 dispatchers the ability to access a caller's cellphone cameras after being given permission by the user.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
PHOTO: An Iowa dog apologized to a local fire department after getting so excited to go to dog camp that she accidentally pulled the fire alarm. Birdie goes to dog camp at Dogwoods Lodge in Grimes. “She just arrived for day camp and was just bouncing around and bounced into the fire alarm, pushed it in, pulled it down and that was it,” said Jessica Tapper, owner of Dogwoods Lodge.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYOU-TV FOX/NBC/CW+ 15 Ottumwa
PHOTOS: A Lawrence firefighter is turning to the public for help after his car and department helmet were stolen in Wilmington. Firefighter Patrick Sweeney told Boston 25 News he parked his car in the back of the Regency Place around 10 p.m. on Sunday night and woke up Monday morning to his Dodge Charger HellCat missing from the lot.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXFT-TV FOX 25 Boston
A massive fire erupted at a Watertown farm Monday. Young's Longrange Farm on Woodbury Road sustained damage after a 2nd alarm fire broke out at the farm Monday evening. Several neighboring fire departments were called to help Watertown Fire battle the blaze, including Waterbury and Woodbury. An eyewitness told Channel 3 he was driving by the farm when he saw the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFSB-TV CBS 3 Hartford
VIDEO: Charlotte Fire Department is adding an electric fire engine to its fleet. The REV Vector Electric Fire Truck has the longest electric pumping duration in the industry, according to department officials, and performs all ground duties. The Vector truck will use regenerative braking to help with battery charging.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte
PHOTOS: Hundreds watched Sunday afternoon as firefighters rescued Santa Claus from the roof of the New York City Fire Museum in Hudson Square. The family event looked to kick off the holiday season with excited cheers as children and adults alike gathered outside of 278 Spring Street to witness the dramatic rescue.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AM New York Metro
VIDEO: Jon Lockwood is the father of two: the daughter he has at home and the firetruck he has at work. “This is my baby,” Jon says with a laugh in front of his truck. As a firefighter with the Iona-McGregor fire district, Jon couldn't be held in higher regard by his peers. “I could compare him to the Michael Jordan of firefighting,” Lt.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBBH-TV NBC 2 Fort Myers
VIDEO: A firefighter's job is grueling, but it's not just physically dangerous. Seeing so much death and destruction is mentally and emotionally wearing. However, in a profession like firefighting, vulnerability can be tough to come by. That's why the San Antonio Fire Department just held a Mental Health Stand-Down Week, to put this tough topic front and center.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
Ten people, mostly firefighters, suffered minor injuries as a five-alarm fire tore through the top floor and roof of an apartment building overnight in Hamilton Heights. The fire started at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, when most people who live there were fast asleep, CBS2's Christina Fan reported. Firefighters spent hours battling heavy flames on top of the six-story apartment complex on West 141st Street and Broadway.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV CBS 55 Riverhead
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Many around Massachusetts paused Saturday to remember the Worcester 6. Twenty-three years ago, on December 3, 1999, six firefighters were killed in the Worcester Cold Storage fire. Lt. Thomas Spencer, Lt. Timothy Jackson Sr., Lt. James Lyons III, and firefighters Jeremiah Lucey, Paul Brotherton and Joseph McGuirk died after becoming trapped in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
VIDEO: The fire raised numerous questions. Among them is how Oakland conducts its fire inspections and just how many properties have been improperly converted into housing. KRON4 spoke with the area's city councilman about the challenges that continue to this day. This is what it looked like in 2016 years after when fire raced through this Oakland warehouse killing 36 partygoers.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco
Two West Metro firefighters were taken to the hospital after a reported stolen Jeep crashed into the station ambulance, Lakewood Police said. Around 5:40 p.m., Lakewood agents approached a reported stolen Jeep to contact the driver and people inside at W. Colfax Avenue and Reed Street. The driver took off and the agents did not initiate a pursuit.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
Junior firefighters will now have an earlier opportunity to access the training they need to become full firefighters across Pennsylvania, state Sen. Carolyn Comitta said. Act 155 of 2022 allows junior firefighters, age 17, to train on live-burn, interior firefighter modules. Currently, only those 18 and older are allowed to enroll in this training program.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Mercury
A massive fire broke out at a Salvation Army store in Union City Thursday night. Newscopter 7 was over the scene as firefighters battled the raging inferno at the Salvation Army thrift store and donation center located at 900 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The fire devoured the roof with shooting flames that destroyed the building.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York City
PHOTOS: It was a symbol of strength, power and durability. The 1947 Mack Model 45S was a pioneering apparatus at the time, and was heavily used in efforts by fire stations across the country to fight blazes — including right here in Oceanside. But this particular Mack truck has returned to the Columbia Engine Company No.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Long Island Herald
As we end the year, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network have designated the first month of the new year as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. 348 of the 469 names added at the 2022 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial for line-of-duty deaths were from occupational cancer.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYT-TV ABC 3 Santa Barbara
VIDEO: A man out on a hike in Rains County discovered an old bicycle and bones that could possibly belong to a former Dallas firefighter who went missing 5 years ago. The hiker, Michael Ramsey, says he was walking into a part of the woods he had previously believed to be inaccessible because of the swamp in the area.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas
VIDEO: After dozens of reports of active shooter situations on school campuses rolled across North Carolina on Thursday, law enforcement officers issued this reminder: Any threat against a school is not simply a prank. It is a felony. From east in little Washington to west in Brevard County, North Carolina schools were targeted by false threats and deceptive calls.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
San Antonio firefighters responded to a massive fire at a Flying J and Denny's along Interstate 10 on the East Side on Thursday morning. SAFD Chief Charles Hood said they initially got a call about a fire in the restaurant's kitchen at 5:15 a.m. The restaurant is attached to the Flying J in the 1800 block of Foster Road, near I-10.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
PHOTO: The District One Volunteer Fire Station was hit last night and destroyed. There were no injuries but there were two fire trucks in the station. One of the trucks had heavy damage and the other only had minor damage. Lowndes County Fire Coordinator Neil Austin said that the fire department is a necessity and plans to do what needs to be done to get the station fixed.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBI-TV CBS/MyNetworkTV/CW+ 4 Columbus
VIDEO: A snowy day turned into a day of fun for some kids at a Brooklyn Center hospice home. Crescent Cove is a place where families find help near the end of life and for respite care. On Tuesday, they received a surprise visit from two Brooklyn Center firefighters with a box full of sleds. "When we saw Brandon [Gautsch] and Royce [Wetterhahn] walk up with a box of sleds, we're going - what do they have up their sleeve today?" said Katie Lindenfelser, the founder and executive director of Crescent Cove.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
VIDEO: A regular home just wasn't interesting enough for one Kenosha woman. So instead of the white picket fence or home in a cul-de-sac, she bought a firehouse built in 1915, fixed it up, and has been happily living in it ever since. Rhonda Dutton wanted to find a unique home, just like her sister Terry Evans.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee
When a veteran correctional officer crashed his electric car in May, it took firefighters an hour and a half and 30,000 gallons of water to douse the blaze. That was too late for Daniel Sincavage, who died when he got trapped in his burning Tesla after it veered off the road and hit trees as he drove between facilities at Southern State Correctional Facility in Cumberland County.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Monitor
Firefighters were battling a building fire in an industrial area at 10930 W. Randall Street in Shadow Hills Wednesday morning. The fire was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and was still burning by 6:30 a.m. Two large one-story commercial buildings, a vehicle, vegetation and debris were reportedly involved.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles
VIDEO: The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport now has its first ever fire station on its airfield. It's called the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building. During Tuesday's ribbon cutting, two new fire trucks were also unveiled and they're unlike any emergency vehicle around. "These types of fire trucks are not really necessary outside of the airport.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 Birmingham
PHOTOS: Rising star Mike Ryan recently encountered a scary situation on the road when his tour bus caught fire. The independent country singer took to social media to share the devastating news with his followers early Tuesday morning (Nov. 29) alongside three photos of the aftermath of the tour bus fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Music Mayhem Magazine
More than a dozen bars in Texas will soon be stocked with naloxone and bartenders will be trained as “first responders” to administer the medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, Travis County Judge Andy Brown announced on Monday. “Today, I'm excited to share how we are taking life-saving steps that are more inclusive and meet people where they are,” Brown said during a press conference at the Star Bar in Austin.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Epoch Times
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Flu season is intensifying in the U.S. with more than 6 million cases confirmed so far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday. The federal health agency said in a weekly update it has already recorded more than 53,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from the flu this season, as of the week ending Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Hill
VIDEOS: A woman was killed when her car was sandwiched between two tractor trailers and went up in flames in a horrific crash that caused delays in both directions on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx. The victim's sedan collided with a tractor trailer, contracted by the U.S. Postal Service, in the westbound lanes at around 12:35 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
VIDEO: The Charlotte County Fire and EMS headquarters is about to become a hot place. Tuesday, the county will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new $9 million Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting training facility. It's a simulator, that looks like a normal-sized passenger jet, sitting on the county property behind the fire administration building.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFTX-TV FOX 4 Cape Coral
VIDEO: We're talking between 40 to 60 fake 911 calls a day, coming into the Summit County Dispatch Center. Team members expect this only to get worse as the season picks up for skiers. Summit County Director 911, Trina Dummer, was more than happy to sit down with CBS News Colorado to get a message out to the public before a big gift-giving holiday begins.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
Ford's latest major recall affects nearly 522,000 of its popular Escape and Bronco Sport mid-size SUVs. The issue involves a fuel leak inside the engine compartment. Affected vehicles include model-year 2020-23 Escapes and model-year 2021-23 Bronco Sports equipped with 1.5-liter engines. The issue is with the fuel injector, which may crack and leak; as a result, fuel or fuel vapor may accumulate near a hot surface on the engine or around exhaust components, potentially causing ignition and an underhood fire, increasing the risk of injury.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cars.com
A marina warehouse in Mystic was heavily damaged in a four-alarm fire late Sunday night. Multiple departments responded around 9 p.m. to Washington Street on the Stonington side of Mystic for the massive fire at the Seaport Marine Warehouse. “It's an older building that's been around as long as I've been here which is 26 years,” said Bruce Flax, president, Mystic Chamber of Commerce.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFSB-TV CBS 3 Hartford
Alabama has become the first state in the nation to add peer support training to its curriculum for new fire school recruits, thanks to funding from the Alabama Department of Mental Health and support from the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama (PFFA). According to reports, 37% of firemen and women have battled post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and firefighters are three times more likely to die on the job than those in other careers.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Cullman Tribune
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A pilot and passenger were rescued from a small plane hours after it crashed into a Pepco tower and power lines Sunday evening near Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md. According to the FAA, the single-engine Mooney M20J departed from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York and crashed in Gaithersburg at about 5:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington D.C.
VIDEOS: In the blink of an eye the Cocoanut Grove, one of Boston's swankiest nightclubs, became an unimaginable inferno — trapping hundreds of panicked victims as they jammed the club's exits. In less than 15 minutes, 492 people were dead and another 166 injured, making the blaze the deadliest nightclub fire in U.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
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VIDEO: Three people—including a 16-year-old girl—were injured in an explosion involving several homes and a ruptured gas line Tuesday in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown. BGE said in a statement that it completed upgrades in October to the gas main that services the same site as the explosion.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
VIDEO: The young boy saved from a burning apartment in Oklahoma City recently met his rescuers. The Oklahoma City Fire Department posted on its YouTube page a video of the 4-year-old boy meeting the firefighters who saved him from the massive fire at Cape Cod Condominiums on Oct. 22. The OKCFD told News 9 that a cigarette or cigar caused the fire outside the apartment complex, which then spread to the building.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma city
VIDEO: One person is at a local trauma center after driving into a parked fire engine at a high rate speed early Tuesday morning in Stuart. First responders were working at a crash on Interstate 95 near mile marker 90 and the fire engine was parked at an angle to protect crews from passing drivers. A driver in the right lane slammed into the back of the engine at a high rate of speed, according to Martin County Fire Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPBF-TV ABC 25 Tequesta
A Thanksgiving assist, courtesy of the Bucks organization. Tis the season for donating meals, and on Tuesday, the Bucks donated Thanksgiving meals to Milwaukee firefighters. Personnel from 29 firehouses came to Fiserv Forum to get their turkey dinners. The meals are donated by Gordon Food Service and prepared by Fiserv Forum Executive Chef Angel Otero and his staff.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
Thanksgiving may be a day for feasting with family and friends. But it also proves to be a particularly dangerous occasion, especially because of cooking-related accidents. One of the key culprits? The increasingly popular ritual of frying your holiday turkey. The Insurance Information Institute reports that “Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for fires caused by cooking,” with roughly 1,000 home fires occurring on the holiday annually.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Market Watch
Firefighters are battling a large fire burning at a home goods warehouse in Huntington Park. The fire was reported at Slauson Avenue and Soto Street in the community south of downtown Los Angeles. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Details about a cause were not immediately available. Firefighters were in defensive mode, meaning conditions inside the building were too dangerous for firefighters to enter the structure.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
VIDEOS: The driver of an SUV that barreled through the front of an Apple Store in Hingham on Monday, killing one person and injuring 19 others, has been ordered held on $100,000 cash bail in connection with the chaotic crash. Bradley Rein, 53, was arraigned Tuesday in Hingham District Court on charges of reckless homicide by a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: It was 42 years ago when fire and suffocating smoke raced through the MGM Grand Hotel killing 87 people and injuring more than 600. That tragedy led to sweeping safety changes stretching beyond the Las Vegas Strip. The fire happened in the original location of the MGM Grand Hotel which is now Bally's Las Vegas – but soon to be renamed Horseshoe.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 Las Vegas
VIDEO: Just recently, Maine native and pro boxer Jason Quirk took home the American Boxing Federation's Middleweight Championship- right here in his home state. “I remember thinking, ‘This is the coolest thing that's ever happened in my life,'” Quirk said. “There was 3,000 people there, at one point they were all chanting my name.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFVX-TV ABC 7 Bangor
PHOTOS: This one isn't going down in flames. Fox News lit an enormous fireproof tree outside their Midtown headquarters on Monday night following last year's devastating arson attack. The 50-foot tall tree was unveiled at Fox Square in Midtown during a tree lighting hosted live by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
PHOTOS: Five workers were injured, one critically, in an explosion and fire at a hemp product manufacturing plant in Grass Valley Sunday afternoon, prompting a day-long evacuation of the entire Sherman County community and hours-long closure of U.S. Highway 97, authorities said. The blast and blaze were reported around 2:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVZ NBC/CW+ 21 Bend
VIDEO/PHOTOS: First responders who raced to the scene after a plane carrying more than 50 shelter dogs crash-landed onto a Wisconsin golf course this week have helped rescue the pets in more ways than one. The large twin-engine aircraft, which was transporting the dogs to shelters in southeastern Wisconsin from Louisiana, crashed on the golf course at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee on Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
In seconds, a tragedy unfolded early Sunday morning, Nov. 20 at Club Q in Colorado Springs. The overnight shooting left several dead and many others injured, with a suspect now in custody. “The initial call for service was received at 11:56 p.m. [Saturday] night. The initial officer was dispatched at 11:57 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
PHOTOS: Firefighters from across 17 Massachusetts fire departments were recognized for their actions on and off the job during the 33rd annual Firefighter of the Year Award Ceremony held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Friday. Awards were given to about 110 firefighters across those departments, including the Norman Knight Award For Excellence in Community Service, Citation for Meritorious Conduct and the Medal of Valor.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive
Training to be a firefighter is difficult, so imagine doing that and studying to become an American citizen at the same time. A new firefighter with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue did exactly that – fulfilling some of his lifelong dreams. HCFR says firefighter Anthony Torres grew up in Havana, Cuba.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV CBS 10 Petersburg
Columbia-Richland Fire says no injuries have been reported in a large house fire reported on Thursday afternoon. According to a department spokesperson, the two-alarm fire was called in around 5 p.m. on Rusty Mill Drive - roughly three miles east of Pontiac in northeastern Richland County. About 50 fire department personnel responded to the fire, which displaced six people.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLTX-TV CBS 19 Columbia
Michael Stanley was a part of the Schenectady Fire Department long before he officially joined its ranks in 1999. Firefighting, in fact, has been a tradition in his family dating back more than 100 years. Like many who answer the call to serve, the 47-year-old Stanley followed in the footsteps of his late father, Robert Stanley, who joined the department in the 1970s before retiring in the early 2000s as a deputy chief, capping off a 32-year career.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Gazette - Metered Site
VIDEO: The Louisville Fire Department has a new tool that leaders believe will keep the waterways safer than ever before. On Thursday WLKY got a first look at LFD's newest rescue boat, during one of the training sessions for one of the three crews that will be manning it. "There's not a vessel close to this within the port," said Louisville major Jonathon Jones.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLKY-TV CBS 32 Louisville
VIDEO: Six years after the wreck that almost took the life of Larry Sprinkle, he was able to thank the firefighter who saved him on a special day for that firefighter. On May 4, 2016, Sprinkle was driving on I-485 during the late afternoon rush, with traffic moving at a steady pace. Then, Sprinkle remembers traffic stopped abruptly.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCNC-TV NBC 36 Charlotte
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears poised to approve certain naloxone products for over-the-counter use, a move that would help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) can save lives when administered soon after the first signs of an overdose from opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone or morphine.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: US News
The Jamestown Fire and Police departments are looking into what caused the former Crawfords Furniture Factory to go up in flames on Wednesday. Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says the old building on Allen Street started on fire some time around 11:30 a.m. Jamestown Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon says the building went up in flames quickly and forced crews from multiple fire departments in Chautauqua County to help.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
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VIDEO: A public art sculpture was placed at Tulsa's Fire Station 33 near 41st and 129th. The City of Tulsa Arts Commission chose artist Joe Norman and the National Sculptors' Guild for this $48,000 project. According to the National Sculptors' Guild, this sculpture is intended to “activate the site and signify the exemplary service of firefighters in a single, free-standing sculpture.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOKI-TV FOX 23 Tulsa
Stellantis is recalling nearly 250,000 heavy duty diesel Ram pickup trucks in the U.S. because transmission fluid can leak and cause engine fires. The recall covers certain 2020 to 2023 Ram 2500 and some 2020 through 2022 Ram 3500 trucks. All have 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines and 68RFE transmissions.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
VIDEO: The Chicago Fire Department demonstrated how a delicious main course could turn Thanksgiving into tragedy. At the Quinn Fire Academy Wednesday morning, firefighters showed how quickly a deep-fried turkey can start a fire if not handled correctly. Every year, fires are started when home cooks overlook safety, fire officials say.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLD-TV FOX 32 Chicago
Parents and medical providers are being called on to be careful with prescription cough medication as overdoses among children are on the rise. Calls to poison control centers in the United States reporting the ingestion of prescription cough medicine by children rose by 158% between 2010 and 2018, according to a study published Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Good Morning America
PHOTOS: Twelve people were injured in a Wednesday morning explosion at a Gaithersburg, Md. apartment building, which sits across the street from Brown Station Elementary School, Montgomery County fire officials said. Officials said out of the injured, 10 people were hospitalized, two with critical injuries and eight with mild to moderate injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
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Browsing the internet can often lead to amazing discoveries, including the discovery of a historical artifact. According to the Long Valley Fire Company, a resident recently discovered a piece of local history while browsing the e-commerce site eBay. A historic badge was recently given to the fire department after it was discovered by an anonymous resident who claimed to be looking for historic items when they came across the enclosed badge.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Long Valley Patch
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The Ventura County Fire Department trains its firefighters by pumping thousands of gallons of water a minute — despite historic drought in California. On Tuesday, the agency demonstrated a water-saving system used at its Camarillo training center to cut back on water use. The department recycles water via two PumpPod devices, which recirculate supplies used in training exercises.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ventura County Star - Metered Site
On her home golf course in Bloomingdale, Patti Valero is far removed from the night her life changed forever. It was 2009 and Valero was riding on her motorcycle when she was hit by a wrong-way drunk driver. Though she doesn't remember how it happened, Valero does remember waking up days later in a hospital.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVT FOX 13 Tampa Bay
VIDEO: Ray Schufford spent nearly 30 years saving lives as part of Dallas Fire-Rescue. But he says his calling came to him during his last years as chaplain. "I felt like God was placing me in a position that I could help so many other people because of the things that I had gone through, personally in my own life, because I could actually speak to whatever they were dealing with," said Schufford.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas
A two-alarm fire has destroyed a building on Leavenworth Street just behind the Wendy's on Lake Avenue. Crews were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. and worked for hours putting out the flames. They are still cleaning up debris. Rochester firefighters say they got the call for a report of heavy smoke and flames coming from a one-story commercial building.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
VIDEO: Dale Melanson wasn't ready to leave the Plymouth Fire Department when a devastating diagnosis of ALS forced him to retire earlier this year. But, part of him did stay - his helmet. Now, it's traveling from department to department across Massachusetts. This week, Braintree firefighters delivered it to the Quincy Fire Department where it rode in the fire truck, even responding to calls.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
A driver is in critical condition after a crash between an 18-wheeler and a box truck left one of the vehicles dangling over the Grand Parkway in Montgomery County on Monday morning. The latter vehicle, the box truck, ended up on the lanes below. Texas DPS said they responded to the crash at about 8:06 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTRK-TV ABC 13 Houston
VIDEO: A new class of men and women are training to join the ranks of the Seminole County Fire Department, and more and more of the recruits are coming from a military background. For the first time, nearly a third of the new class of recruits are military veterans. Robert Garcia says he's building a brotherhood much like what he had in the military, a group that will help him launch a career as a first responder.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 13
The Natural Disasters Expo is a show all about the best when it comes to protecting us from the worst. On the show floor at the Anaheim Convention Center: firefighting gear, ready to eat meals, instant shelter tents and more. The biggest trend: portable backup power. Goal Zero was showing off power banks that use the sun to recharge.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
Six people are dead after two World War II-era military planes collided in midair and crashed at Dallas Executive Airport during an airshow Saturday afternoon, killing all on board, the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday. “We can confirm that there are six (fatalities),” a spokesperson for the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office told CNN in a phone call.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
VIDEO: Dante Farina retired from the Orlando Fire Department in 2019 after 29 years of service. Now, he is back at new recruit training with the Seminole County Fire Department. His spark rekindled after Farina was asked a simple question by a firefighter at another department. "He asked me if I miss the fire service and I said every day.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando
VIDEO: Hayward firefighters caused a multi-car pileup on Saturday but it was no accident and it was all for a good cause. It all went down at the Good Guys car show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds during a benefit fundraiser with a twist -- and a grind and a crunch. They rumbled and rattled in from all over the Bay Area -- die-hard, first-responders braving this demolition derby competition, seeking the thrill of victory and, with luck, the coveted trophy which was basically a welded-together pile of car parts.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
PHOTOS: While watching a female lieutenant with Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service perform a demonstration using a saw outside the Watch Hill Fire Department last Thursday, a smile came across the face of a suddenly excited volunteer with the Union of Hellenic Fire Service Volunteers. The native of Greece, one of 16 who traveled to Rhode Island recentely as part of a comprehensive training partnership, wouldn't have had the hands-on opportunity back home and reveled in the opportunity to lead the physically challenging response.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Westerly Sun - Metered Site
VIDEO: The New York City Council is holding a hearing on e-bikes and battery safety on Monday after recent fires, including one that injured dozens inside a Midtown apartment building and another that killed a little girl in Queens. The fires are prime examples of why fire safety advocates are backing proposed changes to the law, CBS2's Elijah Westbrook reported.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV CBS 55 Riverhead
Firefighters battled heavy flames Wednesday afternoon in a commercial building on Broadway Street in Lowell. While flying overhead, Sky5 could see flames and smoke spreading through the building and bursting through the roof. The roof collapsed in several areas. "There was initially a mayday with a firefighter, but everybody's been accounted for and they're all right," Chief William Charron with the Lowell Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
VIDEOS: An El Paso Firefighter who's not only fighting flames, is also fighting the stereotypes. Jacqueline Manriquez is the focus of this week's Breaking the Bias segment. "At the end of the day, when you bunker up, I don't think you can categorize yourself as a female or a male,” Manriquez said. “You're just categorized as a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDBC-TV CBS 4 El Paso
New details in the arrest of a Forest Service burn boss during a prescribed burn in Grant County last month are raising the possibility that the sheriff who arrested him could in turn be subject to prosecution. On Oct. 19 a prescribed burn being executed by the U.S. Forest Service, with help from Oregon Department of Forestry and contract crews, escaped the burn area, scorching approximately 18 acres of adjacent private land in Bear Valley, about 7 miles north of Seneca.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Blue Mountain Eagle
Engine No. 1 is roaring down Livingston Avenue, lights flashing, sirens blaring, horn honking, engines racing, pulses pounding. And in the back seat, Antonio is wearing his custom-made turnout gear, fire helmet and a big smile. After being sworn in as an honorary member of the New Brunswick Fire Department by Mayor Jim Cahill on Wednesday, Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tap into New Brunswick
VIDEO: Today, the Richmond Hill subdivision looks like a typical south Indianapolis neighborhood. But longtime Hoosiers will never forget what happened here 10 years ago. An explosion in a home rocked Richmond Hill on Nov. 10, 2012, killing Jennifer and Dion Longworth, who lived next door. There were heroes that night, including a family who heard and felt the blast.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
Several residents were forced out of their homes early Wednesday following a fire at a pedicab warehouse, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD). The blaze was reported just before 4:30 a.m. at an alley on the 1400 block of Market Street. There, flames burned quickly due to lithium batteries in the warehouse and prompted officials to evacuate the neighboring Potiker Senior Residents complex, SDFD Battalion Chief Banker said.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego
A recent nationwide study shows Maryland has an alarming level of “forever chemicals” in its waterways. The study, conducted by the national Waterkeeper Alliance, looks at the level of PFAS contaminants in U.S. surface waters. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), often referred to as “forever chemicals,” are manufactured chemicals that do not break down in the environment.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Boston Fire of 1872, which is remembered as the largest fire in the city. The fire began on the 80 block of Summer Street, and would go on to burn through 776 buildings, spanning 65 acres of Downtown and the Financial District. A series of unique circumstances came together to create a perfect storm for the fire to happen and get as bad as it did.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 10 Boston
A weekly report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds numbers to previous predictions of a troubling flu season. The number of hospitalizations reported by Oct. 29 has surpassed every recent year during the same week going back as far as the 2010-2011 season. While not a direct case count, the number of people hospitalized with a virus such as influenza or COVID-19 reflects the health care burden of a disease and shows how many people are being harmed.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNET
One person was seriously injured after an extra-alarm house fire in the Logan Square neighborhood Tuesday morning, the Chicago Fire Department said. The fire broke out in a three-story, single-family home in the 2400-block of North Washtenaw Avenue at about 6 a.m. and spread to several neighboring homes.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Rockland man believed to be the longest serving firefighter in New York State celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday. Things were a lot different 80 years ago when Amiel D'Auria first volunteered for the Chelsea Hook and Ladder Company in Nyack. "We had to be right up in front of everything," said D'Auria.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 The Bronx
VIDEO: The fire that lit inside a Chesterfield Firefighter two years ago launched a mission to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health among first responders who accomplish some of the most stressful and emotional work of any profession on a daily basis. Back in 2020, a close friend of Lt. Kenny Mitchell, who was also a firefighter, took his own life.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond

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