Off-duty battalion chief killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:11:37 GMT
Chief William "Billy" Kocur was described as a man with a rough exterior and a giant heart

Firefighter accused of driving drunk with child inside car

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:08:34 GMT
James Devine is facing child endangerment, negligent driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense, and other charges

Video: Man tries to steal FDNY fire truck at crash scene

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:02:45 GMT
Several firefighters mobbed the rig's door, reaching inside to pull the man out as he struggled with them

Former FEMA director to study responders' response to Irma

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:46:21 GMT
The report will include a detailed critique of the emergency response and other issues to identify lessons from the experience

Experts call for changes in wake of deadly Calif. wildfires

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:37:32 GMT
By last week, fire officials confirmed 42 people had died and 7,700 structures were destroyed

2 firefighters hurt by electric shock at 3-alarm fire

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:28:59 GMT
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a heavy blaze and smoke in the middle of a commercial multi-tenant building

Tenn. train derailment sends 50 cars into building

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:21:51 GMT
Firefighters at the scene were looking for potential hazards; at least two buildings were damaged

Yacht becomes stuck on Hawaii reef, firefighters rescue 5

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:19:30 GMT
Firefighters on shore swam to the vessel when a Coast Guard boat could not get close enough

Maine firefighters battle massive island fire for 36 hours

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:16:11 GMT
Fire Chief Michael Demers said crews had trouble locating the fire at first due to widespread smoke

Law provides cancer coverage to NY volunteer firefighters

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:13:22 GMT
Among the types of cancers covered under the law are lung, prostate, breast, urinary and melanoma if the firefighter meets certain eligibility requirements

Ex-councilwoman's donation helps save 19 cats in house fire

Posted on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Chief Lee Laubach said the contribution was invaluable when a fire struck a home filled with about 50 cats and several dogs

1 dead, 1 missing after fuel barge fire off Texas coast

Posted on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Officials said the explosion happened while a tugboat with the barge was pulling in its anchor

Idaho inmate fighting Calif. wildfires back in custody

Posted on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Angelo Manuel Diaz went missing for three hours after he walked away from the inmate crew

Bridge dedicated in honor of fallen W.Va. firefighter

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
William VanGilder was aboard a fire truck that lost control, ran off the roadway into a field and then rolled over, causing him to be ejected

Rain helps Ariz. firefighters gain control over wildfire

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
A storm dumped rain on the area and authorities said the fire was declared 70 percent contained

Officials: Fire-prone food carts get little oversight from city

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Portland's fire code does not apply to food carts like it does to restaurants and other permanent structures

Oakland struggles with compliance in fire-prone hills

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
The fires in Northern California serve as a sobering and urgent reminder to longtime hills residents unable to shake the fear that another fire could sweep across Oakland

Off-duty firefighter pulls 2-year-old from sinking car

Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:40:45 GMT
Unable to open the car, firefighter Carson Couch punched through the window and grabbed the toddler

Ariz. firefighter recovering after Las Vegas shooting

Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:37:55 GMT
Kurt Fowler was celebrating nearly two decades of marriage at the Route 91 Harvest festival when gunfire erupted

Fire department requests $375K for armored vehicle

Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:35:06 GMT
Bossier City Fire Chief Brad Zagone wants to purchase the vehicle in case of an active shooter situation