The Terrytown Volunteer Fire Department had equipment stolen by a man brandishing a handgun. Although firefighters were at the station, they never encountered the intruder and no one was injured. At one point, the man aimed the weapon at the door leading from the apparatus bay to the station, NOLA.com reports. Authorities say they think...Read More
One FDNY firefighter was treated for minor injuries Tuesday while fighting a house fire in Brooklyn. The nature of the injury was not reported. According to Brooklyn News12, FDNY controlled the fire shortly after arriving. They did have some difficulty due to the layout of the building. Image: Brooklyn News12Read More
By Maki Becker, Buffalo News: An AMR ambulance that had been idling by the maintenance bay had caught fire late Tuesday morning, and then tanks of compressed oxygen inside the burning ambulance blew up, sending shrapnel hurtling through the air in a 100-foot radius, Buffalo fire officials and AMR representatives said. The force of the...Read More
A nasty crash yesterday in Falmouth, Ky., involved five children and a Pendleton County ambulance. WLWT reports that Johnnie McCoy was driving northbound on US-27 and lost control on snowy and icy roads, crashing her Chevrolet into the EMS crew. Medic Cherie Sullivan was unable to avoid the car. They were hit on the drivers...Read More
Use of SCBA in Post Fire Environments The prevalence of cancer in firefighters has received a tremendous amount of well-deserved attention over the last couple of years. This may not be as new as it feels. As early as 1775, doctors in London linked cancer and chimney sweeps together. Chimney sweeps had higher than population...Read More
Jonathan Glover, The Spokesman-Review: Spokane firefighters may soon breath easy again after a recent round of testing determined there are no contaminants in the department’s air tanks. The test results, announced by the city Thursday morning at a news conference, come from health consultant companies Veritox, Inc. and TRI Air Testing, which both found no...Read More
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