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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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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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TEXAS FIRE CHIEF DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOLLOWING WORKING FIRE (Husband of well known Fire Chaplain)

We regret to pass on that Forest Bend Fire Department (Webster, Texas near Houston) Fire Chief John Norris has died in the Line of Duty. Chief Norris is the husband of nationally known Fire Chaplain Wendy Norris. Chief Norris died of a heart attack at home after operating at a structure fire in Friendswood, Texas....
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FDNY MAYDAY AUDIO & VIDEO

Here is some excellent video with audio below from early this morning in NYC. When you listen, you’ll hear a “burst hose line” (causing water issues) as well as a member unaccounted for, (Ladder 29 irons firefighter) and the officer transmitted a MAYDAY for that very reason. The member was quickly accounted for and the...
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FIREFIGHTERS BANNED FROM FIRES & EMERGENCIES REQUIRING SCBAS…..

More than 100 firefighters in Gatineau are currently banned from responding to emergencies where there might be dangerous contaminants after Quebec’s workplace health and safety board (CNESST) found the personal protective equipment for such scenarios is outdated. Testing on masks, used to protect firefighters from contaminants such as gases, smoke and dust, needs to be done every two...
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CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOLLOWING MULTI-STORY FALL AT FIRE

A Chicago firefighter has died in the Line of Duty this morning during an extra-alarm fire at Lincoln Station Bar and Grill, in Lincoln Park. The Firefighter was trapped and eventually rescued from the fire at a four-story building. The Firefighter died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. The Firefighter reportedly had fallen while inside the...
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