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VIDEO: 1 firefighter injured in Texas blaze, fire now under control

PHOTOS: One firefighter was injured after a three-alarm fire in south Austin that is now under control, the Austin Fire Department said. No civilians were injured. The blaze started Wednesday afternoon, and AFD said over 120 firefighters were working to extinguish the fire. At 2:20 p.m., AFD said crews responded to the three-story building with a “defensive” fire in the 2900 block of South Interstate 35 service road northbound, the agency said on social media.
- PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin

Maine fire department moves out of station it has called home for 120 years

PHOTOS: After more than a century at the town’s Island Avenue fire station, the department officially moved Wednesday to its new home at the town’s public safety building. The last firefighters to work from the old fire station, at 16 Island Ave. on the island downtown, finished their shift Wednesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Central Maine - Metered Site

Emergency communications operational despite nationwide AT&T outage

Last week, AT&T suffered a nationwide outage that the company believes was caused by “the application and execution of an incorrect process used as we were expanding our network, not a cyber attack,” according to the company’s website. AT&T acknowledged the outage on its site at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday and reported that all service was restored just after 2 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Redstone Rocket

New miniature ambulance truck arrives at Florida fire department

VIDEO: Dunedin Fire Rescue just got a new set of wheels which, they say, will help them respond to calls more efficiently. Firefighters say they’re the only department in the Tampa Bay region with a miniature ambulance. Alex Miller is a firefighter with Dunedin Fire Rescue. He said it's going to be perfect for responding to crowded events where they would have to maneuver through narrow spaces.
- PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV CBS 10 St. Petersburg

VIDEO: Massive fire engulfs old plant in Georgia

Firefighters have been working to put out a "fully-involved" structure fire at an old plant in Polk County that went up in flames Tuesday afternoon. The City of Cedartown said in a social media post that the fire engulfed the old Jockey plant on West Avenue. They asked that residents avoid the area and find other ways to travel.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIA-TV NBC 11 Atlanta

Ribbon cutting held for new fire station in Kentucky

VIDEO: First responders in Jeffersontown are celebrating the grand opening of their brand-new fire and EMS Station. The ribbon cutting for Station 54 happened Monday morning at the new firehouse on Taylorsville Road, near the Gene Snyder. The project has been in the works for about five years. The firehouse will be staffed around the clock.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville

Philadelphia's extensive history of fighting fires is on display at the Fireman's Hall Museum

VIDEO; For those looking for a trip to the city, or Philadelphians planning a day in their community, the Fireman's Hall Museum promotes fun and fire safety! "There's been a lot of sacrifice to make this experience great for all ages...To learn where we came from to where we are today in fire safety," said Firefighter and Curator Brian Anderson.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia

VIDEO: Crews put down raging grain elevator fire in northwestern Minnesota

A raging fire at a northwestern Minnesota grain elevator kept crews from at least 17 different departments busy overnight, closing area schools Monday and triggering a request for residents to refrain from using water. Reports of the fire near the city of Hawley began coming in around 11:30 Sunday night and by the time engine crews arrived the structure was engulfed, with flames leaping high into the night sky.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis

In first-of-its-kind collaboration, Mexican firefighters will train across border in South Texas

VIDEO: The South Texas city of McAllen is offering to train Mexican firefighters in what the mayor calls the first such binational collaboration among fire departments. “This is the first in the country where you have a Mexican fire department coming and training in the United States. So we’re really proud of what we’re doing,” McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos said Monday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTSM-TV NBC 9 El Paso

Volunteer fire department in West Virginia keeps historic engines in use

PHOTOS: The Fire Trucks from Davis Volunteer Fire Department turn heads when they pull up to the scene. Of the current fleet of vehicles at the Fire Hall, three are as comfortable at a car show as they are at the forefront of a call. Davis VFD Chief Alan Cosner and his crew have worked hard to keep their fleet in use, including several antique vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Parsons Advocate

Ohio State Fire Marshal introduces 3Di technology for incident reporting

The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal recently announced the integration of cutting-edge technology into the Ohio Fire Incident Reporting Management System (OFIRMS). The state-of-the-art database management solution, 3Di Engage, is developed by 3Di Systems and serves as a significant upgrade that revolutionizes how fire departments throughout the state manage and report incidents.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Delaware Gazette

VIDEO: Former livestock auction buildings in Illinois burn in massive fire

The former Rock Island Livestock Auction Barn had multiple buildings burn to the ground on Saturday, Feb. 24, but crews were able to save 22 cows and millions of dollars worth of surrounding homes and businesses. Rock Island Fire Department crews were called out at 5:37 p.m. to 534 34th Ave. According to Rock Island Fire Marshal Greg Marty, crews arrived within three to four minutes of the call and found a large fire already burning on the backside of a barn along the railroad tracks.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WQAD-TV ABC/MyNetworkTV 8 Moline

Kansas firefighters 'shaken' after truck crashes into station, feet from where crew was seated

PHOTOS: One person was injured after a crash behind a Fire and EMS station in Independence on Sunday morning. The Independence Fire/EMS Department says crews responded to a motor vehicle accident behind the Fire-EMS station at 11:17 a.m. Sunday. On-duty staff reported via radio a loud explosion sound at the station and found a full-sized pickup had struck the back of the station.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAKE-TV ABC 10 Wichita

Today marks grim anniversary of 1993 World Trade Center terror bombing attack in New York City

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Today marks a grim anniversary in New York City history - on Feb. 26, 1993, shortly after noon, terrorists set off a homemade bomb in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. Six people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and more than 1,000 were injured in the massive explosion and smoky aftermath.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York

VIDEO: Several tractor trailers catch fire in Ohio

Cleveland firefighters worked to put out a fire that spread across several tractor-trailers in Cuyahoga Heights early Friday morning. Fire officials confirmed a number of tractor-trailers went up in flames around 2:45 a.m., but no injuries have been reported. A driver at the terminal told 19 News five trucks had gone up in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOIO-TV CBS 19 Shaker Heights

Fire Captain in Florida puts out fires and puts up art work

VIDEO: Hillsborough County Fire Captain Devon Brady lives a large-scale life. From riding shotgun in a big-engine truck to putting up a huge art installation at a museum, he wants ABC Action News viewers to know that you can do both. “I started out an art major, I went through art school at USF, then I worked at a theatrical design company for about 10 years,” said Brady.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFTS-TV ABC 28 Tampa

Need help with home repairs? Off-duty firefighters in Minnesota are ready to step in

VIDEO: Firefighters are used to being on-call to serve the community. Now those skills are being used while off-duty, to help in a different way. Curtis Smith spent 18 years as a firefighter, mostly with the city of Golden Valley. "About five years ago I just thought, 'These people are so talented.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis

VIDEO: Firefighter collapses while battling fire at New Hampshire farmhouse

A firefighter was taken to the hospital after suffering a medical issue while fighting a house fire Wednesday. First responders performed CPR on him before he was rushed to the hospital. Neighbors say they saw flames coming from the second floor of an old farmhouse on Scotland Road in Kingston, but the entire home turned into a fireball within minutes.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston

AT&T customers report a massive outage, disrupting phone service across America

AT&T’s network went down for many of its customers across the United States Thursday morning, leaving customers unable to place calls, text or access the internet. By late morning, the company said most of its network had been restored. Although Verizon and T-Mobile customers reported some network outages, too, they appeared far less widespread.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Business

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