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VIDEO: Fire tears through roof of New York apartment building, 10 injured, dozens displaced

Ten people, mostly firefighters, suffered minor injuries as a five-alarm fire tore through the top floor and roof of an apartment building overnight in Hamilton Heights. The fire started at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, when most people who live there were fast asleep, CBS2's Christina Fan reported. Firefighters spent hours battling heavy flames on top of the six-story apartment complex on West 141st Street and Broadway.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV CBS 55 Riverhead

Massachusetts: Denis Leary, firefighters remember Worcester 6 on 23rd anniversary

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Many around Massachusetts paused Saturday to remember the Worcester 6. Twenty-three years ago, on December 3, 1999, six firefighters were killed in the Worcester Cold Storage fire. Lt. Thomas Spencer, Lt. Timothy Jackson Sr., Lt. James Lyons III, and firefighters Jeremiah Lucey, Paul Brotherton and Joseph McGuirk died after becoming trapped in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston

6 years later, Ghost Ship warehouse fire in California raises numerous questions

VIDEO: The fire raised numerous questions. Among them is how Oakland conducts its fire inspections and just how many properties have been improperly converted into housing. KRON4 spoke with the area’s city councilman about the challenges that continue to this day. This is what it looked like in 2016 years after when fire raced through this Oakland warehouse killing 36 partygoers.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco

PHOTOS: 2 firefighters taken to hospital after crash in Colorado

Two West Metro firefighters were taken to the hospital after a reported stolen Jeep crashed into the station ambulance, Lakewood Police said. Around 5:40 p.m., Lakewood agents approached a reported stolen Jeep to contact the driver and people inside at W. Colfax Avenue and Reed Street. The driver took off and the agents did not initiate a pursuit.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver

Senator: New Pennsylvania law to help attract, retain junior firefighters

Junior firefighters will now have an earlier opportunity to access the training they need to become full firefighters across Pennsylvania, state Sen. Carolyn Comitta said. Act 155 of 2022 allows junior firefighters, age 17, to train on live-burn, interior firefighter modules. Currently, only those 18 and older are allowed to enroll in this training program.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Mercury

VIDEO: Massive fire burns at Salvation Army thrift store in New Jersey

A massive fire broke out at a Salvation Army store in Union City Thursday night. Newscopter 7 was over the scene as firefighters battled the raging inferno at the Salvation Army thrift store and donation center located at 900 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The fire devoured the roof with shooting flames that destroyed the building.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York City

Fire department in New York welcomes 1947 Mack fire truck back

PHOTOS: It was a symbol of strength, power and durability. The 1947 Mack Model 45S was a pioneering apparatus at the time, and was heavily used in efforts by fire stations across the country to fight blazes — including right here in Oceanside. But this particular Mack truck has returned to the Columbia Engine Company No.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Long Island Herald

Firefighter support networks and resources dedicate January as Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

As we end the year, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network have designated the first month of the new year as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. 348 of the 469 names added at the 2022 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial for line-of-duty deaths were from occupational cancer.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYT-TV ABC 3 Santa Barbara

Bones, bike found near area where former Texas firefighter disappeared 5 years ago

VIDEO: A man out on a hike in Rains County discovered an old bicycle and bones that could possibly belong to a former Dallas firefighter who went missing 5 years ago. The hiker, Michael Ramsey, says he was walking into a part of the woods he had previously believed to be inaccessible because of the swamp in the area.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas

It's a crime: Hoax threats against schools across North Carolina not just pranks

VIDEO: After dozens of reports of active shooter situations on school campuses rolled across North Carolina on Thursday, law enforcement officers issued this reminder: Any threat against a school is not simply a prank. It is a felony. From east in little Washington to west in Brevard County, North Carolina schools were targeted by false threats and deceptive calls.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh

VIDEO: Fire spreads through truck stop in Texas, destroys building

San Antonio firefighters responded to a massive fire at a Flying J and Denny’s along Interstate 10 on the East Side on Thursday morning. SAFD Chief Charles Hood said they initially got a call about a fire in the restaurant’s kitchen at 5:15 a.m. The restaurant is attached to the Flying J in the 1800 block of Foster Road, near I-10.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio

Mississippi fire station destroyed in tornado; no injuries reported

PHOTO: The District One Volunteer Fire Station was hit last night and destroyed. There were no injuries but there were two fire trucks in the station. One of the trucks had heavy damage and the other only had minor damage. Lowndes County Fire Coordinator Neil Austin said that the fire department is a necessity and plans to do what needs to be done to get the station fixed.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBI-TV CBS/MyNetworkTV/CW+ 4 Columbus

Minnesota firefighters surprise kids in hospice with sleds for snow emergencies

VIDEO: A snowy day turned into a day of fun for some kids at a Brooklyn Center hospice home. Crescent Cove is a place where families find help near the end of life and for respite care. On Tuesday, they received a surprise visit from two Brooklyn Center firefighters with a box full of sleds. "When we saw Brandon [Gautsch] and Royce [Wetterhahn] walk up with a box of sleds, we're going - what do they have up their sleeve today?" said Katie Lindenfelser, the founder and executive director of Crescent Cove.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis

Wisconsin woman renovates 1915 firehouse into a home

VIDEO: A regular home just wasn't interesting enough for one Kenosha woman. So instead of the white picket fence or home in a cul-de-sac, she bought a firehouse built in 1915, fixed it up, and has been happily living in it ever since. Rhonda Dutton wanted to find a unique home, just like her sister Terry Evans.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

New Jersey lawmakers want to require training to help first responders fight electric vehicle fires

When a veteran correctional officer crashed his electric car in May, it took firefighters an hour and a half and 30,000 gallons of water to douse the blaze. That was too late for Daniel Sincavage, who died when he got trapped in his burning Tesla after it veered off the road and hit trees as he drove between facilities at Southern State Correctional Facility in Cumberland County.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Monitor

VIDEO: California building blaze in industrial area continues for 4 hours

Firefighters were battling a building fire in an industrial area at 10930 W. Randall Street in Shadow Hills Wednesday morning. The fire was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and was still burning by 6:30 a.m. Two large one-story commercial buildings, a vehicle, vegetation and debris were reportedly involved.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles

Alabama airport unveils new fire trucks designed just for aircraft emergencies

VIDEO: The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport now has its first ever fire station on its airfield. It's called the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building. During Tuesday's ribbon cutting, two new fire trucks were also unveiled and they're unlike any emergency vehicle around. "These types of fire trucks are not really necessary outside of the airport.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 Birmingham

Country Singer Mike Ryan Shares Update After Devastating Tour Bus Fire: 'We’ll Replace What Was Lost'

PHOTOS: Rising star Mike Ryan recently encountered a scary situation on the road when his tour bus caught fire. The independent country singer took to social media to share the devastating news with his followers early Tuesday morning (Nov. 29) alongside three photos of the aftermath of the tour bus fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Music Mayhem Magazine

Texas Bartenders to Be Trained as ‘First Responders’ in Strategy to Reduce Fentanyl Deaths

More than a dozen bars in Texas will soon be stocked with naloxone and bartenders will be trained as “first responders” to administer the medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, Travis County Judge Andy Brown announced on Monday. “Today, I’m excited to share how we are taking life-saving steps that are more inclusive and meet people where they are,” Brown said during a press conference at the Star Bar in Austin.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Epoch Times

CDC: Flu season intensifies with 6M infected in US

Flu season is intensifying in the U.S. with more than 6 million cases confirmed so far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday. The federal health agency said in a weekly update it has already recorded more than 53,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from the flu this season, as of the week ending Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Hill

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