Three firefighters were injured while battling a warehouse fire that took nearly 100 firefighters and more than 30 firefighting tools to control.
According to Louisville Fire Department Maj. Bobby Cooper, one of the firefighters was injured after being shocked by a down power line. The firefighter was transported to the hospital and was conscious and alert, Cooper said. - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV FOX 41 Louisville
The victim of yesterday’s Calhoun County kidnapping “could have been anyone,” according to Sheriff Matthew Wade.
Instead, it was a woman known to most area law enforcement and emergency workers for almost three decades as a steady, steadying presence at crime scenes and accident sites.
“She’s a super, super woman,” said Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown about Betty Cobb, 75, who was found Monday, bound with duct tape in the closet of an Anniston home hours after she was snatched from her home on Choccolocco Road in rural Calhoun County. - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AL.com
VIDEO: Several firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped under a CT Transit bus in Stamford on Tuesday.
The incident happened at the intersection of Broad and Atlantic streets about 3 p.m. Officials said they received several 911 calls reporting the incident.
Responding officials said a woman was trapped under the front axle of a tandem-style CT Transit bus. - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain
VIDEO: Firefighters have a dangerous job to begin with, putting out risky and potentially deadly fires.
They don’t expect to deal with gunfire in the process.
A holiday fire call turned dangerous Monday night with first responders dodging bullets after Lauderhill Fire Rescue crews arrived to the scene of a house fire that was possibly started by fireworks. - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
VIDEO: Imagine having doctors, first responders, and paramedics go through real life training before they ever enter the field, without the real life consequences. That’s what students from Roanoke County Fire and Rescue experienced as part of a research study to see how these simulations affect a student’s critical thinking. - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke
VIDEO: Firefighters tonight battled a major emergency blaze in a large, vacant warehouse in Woodland Hills, preventing it from spreading to nearby structures and putting out the bulk of the flames in just over one hour.
The fire was reported at 9:10 p.m. at 6000 N. De Soto Ave., said the Los Angeles Fire Department's Margaret Stewart. - PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
July 4 marked the 150th anniversary of Dallas Fire-Rescue.
On Monday morning at the Dallas Firefighter's Museum, DFR held a sesquicentennial appreciation block party.
One-hundred and fifty years ago, in 1872, one unit of volunteer firefighters was recognized by the City of Dallas. The department has since grown to 2,000 members with 58 fire stations. - PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas
If we told you the Seattle Mariners were sparked from an actual spark, would you know the story?
If we told you the fire of a fanbase was rooted in an actual fire, would you know who to thank?
You have to go back 90 years ago to July 4, 1932.
"Not a lot of people I think are aware of it now," Seattle baseball historian Dave Eskenazi said. - PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Boulder Fire-Rescue is making progress on its goal to upgrade the level of care its emergency respondents can provide in the field.
When 2023 rolls around in just under six months, Boulder Fire intends to have its own in-house advanced life support emergency medical services unit, allowing city personnel to administer life-saving drugs, perform invasive procedures and the full scope of cardiac resuscitation in the field. - PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Camera - Metered Site
VIDEO: Apopka firefighters found a special way to support one of their own who is fighting in the ICU after a serious injury.
Apopka Firefighter Austin Duran was seriously injured on the job Thursday when a 4,500 lbs sand trailer fell on him. His firefighter family came up with a way to show their support for him by creating a workout dedicated to him that they call do together in his honor. - PUB DATE: 7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando
With a wall of flames blocking the front door, Eli Hessler and his 14-year-old daughter safely fled their burning home at Broad and First streets when a massive fire broke out about 2 p.m. Thursday.
Hessler’s wife, Steph, and the couple’s two other children were not home at the time.
Hessler and his family were heartbroken that their three dogs perished in the multiple-alarm blaze that sent up columns of smoke that could be seen six miles away. - PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Williamsport Sun-Gazette - Metered Site
When Denton firefighter Gary Weiland, 42, had his left leg amputated in 2018, he worried whether he could still be an example of strength for his children.
“Physically, it was really hard to take, and mentally, it was even harder,” Weiland said of his amputation. “When I looked at my kids, they looked at me like I was the most pathetic thing they’ve ever seen. - PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Denton Record-Chronicle
June 5, 2019 is a date that may be etched in the minds of Roswell residents forever.
On that day 12 City of Roswell Fire Department firefighters suffered injuries when a warehouse near the Roswell International Air Center exploded.
The firefighters were preparing fireworks for the Fourth of July when an aerial shell was ignited with an electric match, read an investigation from the New Mexico Fire Marshal’s office, leading to the ignition of other explosives in the building. - PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Carlsbad Current Argus - Metered Site
The Springfield Fire Department and Brockton Police Departments have been released from a nearly half-a-century-old consent decree that prioritizes the hiring of Black and Hispanic candidates in Massachusetts police and fire departments.
U.S. District Court Judge Patti. B. Saris released the two departments from the state-mandated decree on Wednesday afternoon, court documents stated. - PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive
PHOTOS: When emergency dispatchers told Minnesota’s Sleepy Eye Fire Department that a man was drowning in corn kernels, the volunteers knew they were facing a farm foe as deadly as a city’s towering inferno.
“It’s just pulling them down like quicksand is what it is,” Sleepy Eye Fire Chief Ron Zinniel told Coffee or Die Magazine. - PUB DATE: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Coffee or Die Magazine
VIDEO: Sunday, June 19 saw the largest fire in 25 years in the City of Las Vegas, and it happened in the middle of the night and in a populated neighborhood. And yet, nobody died.
Call it a miracle, but the new bodycam footage shows just how heroic the work of first responders was that night as they evacuated residents just feet from the relentless flames. - PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is releasing the largest update to its mobile application in a decade, the agency announced today. FEMA is releasing the app at the beginning of a hurricane season that experts predict will be above average and a wildfire season that's already devastating, for example, In New Mexico. - PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
Days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, hospitals, clinics, and even fire departments are preparing to navigate the ruling.
After the abortion ruling, the Port Arthur Fire Department is prepared for an uptick in newborn drop-offs.
According to Port Arthur Fire Chief, hardly anyone uses their Safe Haven resource, but that could change after the Supreme Court ruling. - PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBMT-TV ABC/NBC 12 Beaumont
A portrait filled the last vacancy on the photo wall at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Wednesday, concluding the almost 16-year-long project to memorialize the hundreds killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of 2001.
Antonio Dorsey Pratt's portrait, provided through Voices Center for Resilience, an organization started after 9/11 that is dedicated to remembering the victims, was hung on the wall. - PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
Fireworks on the Fourth of July date back all the way to the nation's founding. On July 2, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife that signing the Declaration of Independence—which would happen in two days—should be met with celebrations that included “illuminations,” the 18th-century word for “fireworks. - PUB DATE: 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tulsa World