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Safety and Survival

“Budget Cuts Cause Reduced Staffing at FDNY Firehouses” FDNY Firefighters Union

There are and will be fewer New York City Firefighters on the job due to city budget cuts, according to their union. The Uniformed Firefighters Association sent a message out on social media Saturday morning that the FDNY has removed the “fifth firefighter” position from 20 engine companies. The union says the reduction in staffing will...
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CLOSE CALL: FIREFIGHTERS “RIDE” COLLAPSE TWO STORIES DOWN AT WORKING FIRE (VIDEO & TRAINING VIDEOS)

Two L.A. City Firefighters are OK  after a close call where they “rode” a collapsing second floor of a two-story office building down to ground level after this structure fire in Los Angeles City this morning. Members responded to a fire at the 51-year-old, 7,400-square-foot structure in the 1000 block of West Sunset Boulevard around 0100. The...
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BELOVED NEW HAMPSHIRE FIREFIGHTER-LIEUTENANT DIES FROM OCCUPATIONAL CANCER

The Nashua community is mourning the loss of Fire Lieutenant Jess Wyman, a revered retired Firefighter from Nashua, New Hampshire. The Nashua Fire Fighters IAFF Local 789 shared her passing while remembering her as a remarkable fire officer, paramedic, nurse, mentor, and leader who touched countless lives. Lieutenant Wyman devoted 26 years of her life...
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ILLINOIS FIREFIGHTER KILLED WHILE WORKING AS A TOW TRUCK OPERATOR/STRUCK ON THE INTERSTATE

While not a Firefighter LODD, this is a tragic reminder of any of us operating on the roadways. Wade Bivins, 57, was struck and killed on Interstate 255 Wednesday. He was a tow truck operator responding to a call for a vehicle that had trouble. Bivins was a volunteer firefighter with Prairie Du Pont Fire...
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TEXAS FIRE DEPARTMENT FIREFIGHTER SAFETY OFFICER, 74, DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

We regret to pass on that Daniel Potts, 74, Safety Officer of the Whitney Fire Department (Texas) died in the Line of Duty on November 24th, 2023. On Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, Safety Officer Daniel Potts was at the fire station, getting in his support vehicle to respond to a residential structure fire. He was...
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Wendy, Catherine and Chief John Norris

FUNERAL DETAILS FOR TEXAS FIRE CHIEF JOHN NORRIS, Who Died In The Line of Duty Following a Working Fire

The arrangements for John Norris, the husband of Wendy Norris and Chief of the Forest Bend Fire Rescue Department are as follows: Chief John Norris Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 2, 2023 Location: New Hope Church-108 W. Edgewood Dr-Friendswood, Texas 77546 Visitation & Service: Visitation: 10:00-11:00 AM w/Service at 11:00 Central Time A reception at...
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