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BC LODD, FF DOWN IN NH, MN LODD’S FUNERAL, FD Policy, What FF’s Want, Loudoun Update

We regret to pass on that  Philadelphia Fire Battalion Chief John Garrow died in the Line of Duty on Monday after suffering a medical emergency while on duty. Chief Garrow spent 32 years with PFD. Our deepest condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace. =FIREFIGHTER DOWN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE-CPR A fire destroyed a home in Kingston,...
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LAWSUIT FILED IN 2022 BURN TOWER ACCIDENT – NORTH CAROLINA

Nearly 18 months ago, an explosion at the Haywood Community College fire and rescue training tower injured an instructor. Now, that instructor has filed a civil lawsuit against the company behind the equipment in the building. The three-story burn tower simulates training exercise for firefighters, including real fires they have to put out. It is...
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NIOSH: Federal Investigation Underway After Expolsion Kills Loudoun County Firefighter (Virginia)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will conduct its own investigation after a house explosion in Sterling killed a Firefighter. Trevor Brown, 45, was one of the Loudoun County Firefighters who responded to a home on Silver Ridge Drive Friday after neighbors reported a strong smell. Brown was outside of the house and...
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Firefighters & Gas Differences – Tips from Training

As you know, last week a CNG vehicle explosion occurred in Los Angeles, injuring nine Firefighters. An FDNY tip has been developed on CNG vehicle fires. An additional FDNY tip has also been developed that discusses fighting fires in an LPG-fueled vehicle vs. a CNG-fueled vehicle. It is vitally important for every Firefighter and Fire Officer to recognize the difference...
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DUI DRIVER STRIKES FIRE APPARTUS IN FLORIDA

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — An SUV driver who hit a fire truck and a parked car Saturday night was accused of driving under the influence, Yolanda Fernandez, community awareness division manager with the St. Petersburg Police Department, told Patch. Tammy Austin, 54, ran a red light on 22nd Street S. around 8 p.m. and hit...
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UPDATE: FIREFIGHTER SEVERELY INJURED IN LOS ANGELES EXPLOSION ON ROAD TO RECOVERY

A severely injured firefighter, who was among several injured when a compressed natural gas tank on a semi-truck tractor exploded last week in Wilmington, was extubated over the weekend and later was alert and able to talk, authorities said. Eight other firefighters injured in the blast were released from the hospital Friday. The lone remaining hospitalized...
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