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Surprising Discovery: 1967 Indiana fire truck found in Mexico

PHOTOS: 2020 Indiana University Graduate Olivia Rusk was in Hidalgo Mexico earlier this year as an English Teaching Assistant for COMEXUS Fulbright-Garcia Robles. One day she was out exploring nearby towns. When she got off of a bus, she noticed an old fire truck sitting in a nearby parking lot. “My dad loves old vehicles so I went over to get some photos to send to him,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Times - Metered Site

Behind the Badge: 3 different jobs for Utah emergency responder

VIDEO: You often hear how people get labeled by what they do for work, like “He’s a police officer” or “a firefighter.” For one emergency responder in Springville, that’s harder to do. ABC4 News shares the different hats he wears, in this edition of Behind the Badge. Suiting up for work when you’re Dakota Klauck of Springville, could easily mean three different things.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City

Texas firefighters to honor fallen heroes in 1956 Shamrock McKee Refinery Explosion

First responders from around the area are honoring the 19 firefighters who sacrificed their lives over 60 years ago in the Shamrock McKee Refinery Explosion. The memorial service starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the Moore County Courthouse in Dumas. On July 29, 1956, 19 firefighters rushed into the flames to protect everyone in the Shamrock McKee Refinery Explosion in Moore County.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFDA-TV CBS 10 Amarillo

Illinois firefighters take third place in World Police and Fire Games

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Members of the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) are competing on the world stage. Several local firefighters are at the World Police and Fire Games. According to the Springfield 37 Firefighters Union, first responders from more than 70 countries are competing in the games. Springfield's firefighters -- Captain Bryce McCormick, Captain Eric Jaeger, Captain Phil Johnson and Captain Kainan Rinaberger -- took home third place in the team's ultimate firefighter event.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WICS-TV ABC 20 Springfield

4-alarm fire ravages building in Massachusetts

VIDEO: A four-alarm fire has torn through two mill buildings on Woronoco Road in Russell. Multiple fires at the vacant Strathmore buildings over the last several years prompted the State Fire Marshal’s office to offer a reward back in 2020. Fire officials told Western Mass News that they expect to be here until sunrise Wednesday, working to put out the fire and hot spots on the building which has completely collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGGB-TV ABC/FOX/My Network 40 Springfield

Illinois firefighters take third place in world competition

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Members of the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) are competing on the world stage. Several local firefighters are at the World Police and Fire Games. According to the Springfield 37 Firefighters Union, first responders from more than 70 countries are competing in the games. Springfield's firefighters -- Captain Bryce McCormick, Captain Eric Jaeger, Captain Phil Johnson and Captain Kainan Rinaberger -- took home third place in the team's ultimate firefighter event.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WICS-TV ABC 20 Springfield

University of Arizona, Tucson Fire Department research helps reclassify firefighters' cancer risk

Studies by University of Arizona Health Sciences, in collaboration with Tucson Fire Department, have helped provide evidence that occupational exposure does pose a cancer risk to firefighters. Findings from these studies contributed to a larger body of evidence that led the International Agency for Research on Cancer to reclassify firefighters' occupational exposure from "possibly carcinogenic" to "carcinogenic.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson

Cigarettes fueling rise in Minnesota's preventable fire deaths

Drought conditions around the Twin Cities metro have substantially increased the risk of fires, a problem Minnesota's struggling with this year. Cigarette-related fires, specifically, are on pace to be more deadly any year on average in the last decade. Ralph Swarm died from his injuries in a barn fire in Foreston in May.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis

Montana fire department's historical items are moving to new fire station

The Bozeman Fire Department is getting ready to move to the new Public Safety Center and many of their keepsakes are getting packed up with them. The Bozeman Fire Station downtown off of N Rouse Ave has been home to dozens of firefighters for over 60 years but as the Bozeman community continues to grow the fire station needed to expand as well.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Black Hills Pioneer

Video shows fiery crash; Lamborghini goes airborne in Florida

A Lamborghini burst into flames after running past a stop sign, crashing into a vehicle, and going airborne to collide with a home’s roof and wall. Clarence Middleton said he was in his backyard when he saw “a big truck” flying towards him with “a bunch of debris and dirt flying right behind it.” Middleton ran towards the mangled Lamborghini to help the driver.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami

Maryland Firefighters Build Skills for Firefighting at Sea

PHOTOS: “Every Sailor a Damage Controlman,” goes the adage for seagoing personnel, referring to every Sailor’s responsibility in responding to emergencies aboard the ship. Firefighters at NAS Patuxent River took that to heart when they completed shipboard firefighting training July 13-16, despite being a station on a shore-based air installation.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Southern Maryland Chronicle

Township in Michigan dedicates new firehouse

VIDEO: Alpine Township firefighters have “officially” moved into their new home. While they’ve been operating out of the new Station One since May, the facility was dedicated on Friday. Located on Henze Drive, behind the Alpine Avenue Sam’s Club, the $3 million firehouse replaces cramped quarters and gives the department room to grow.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOOD-TV NBC 8 Grand Rapids

These Are the Five States With No Known Monkeypox Cases

There are only five U.S. states where no monkeypox cases have been detected according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The viral disease has swept across the world in an unprecedented outbreak affecting people in countries outside of West and Central Africa, where it is usually confined to, with no travel links to either.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newsweek

Watch a wind turbine disintegrate in Texas after a lightning strike

VIDEO: A North Texas wind farm is one turbine down thanks to what officials believe was a devastating lightning strike to one of the massive structures on Friday afternoon. Videos from witnesses and firefighters showed the wind turbine generator ablaze and disintegrate in the sky over Crowell, Texas.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIV-TV FOX 26 Houston

Stolen New York fire pickup tracked down with GPS; equipment a ‘total loss,’ officials say

PHOTO: A Syracuse Fire Department pickup truck stolen early Friday morning was found using the vehicle’s GPS heading onto the New York State Thruway, fire officials said. The truck was stolen at about 1 a.m. from in front of a residence in the 100 block of North Edwards Avenue in the city’s Eastwood neighborhood, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jon Seeber said.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Syracuse.com

Firefighter helmet found in Ohio basement returned to family

VIDEO/PHOTOS: The benefits and shortcomings of social media are often debated, but two local families are crediting Facebook with solving a mystery that was decades in the making. The story began to unfold when a couple began cleaning out a storage area in the basement of their new home in Lorain, and discovered an old firefighter’s helmet.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJW-TV FOX 8 Cleveland

Great Oregon Steam-Up puts focus on vintage firefighting

In the 1950s, a group of local farmers felt nostalgic. Before World War II, they tended the land with wheat thrashers and steam engines, but as technology improved, their tools fell out of use and things started to change. Channeling their nostalgia into action, farmers pulled their old equipment out and invited the public in.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Salem Reporter

New state-of-the-art vehicles joins a fire-rescue department in Alabama

VIDEO: The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department (MFRD) showed off some brand new vehicles today. Four firetrucks and three ambulances joined the MFRD’s fleet along with two special additions... a hydration truck and training trailer. The hydration unit is a response to high temperatures. “It is a rehabilitation unit for firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WALA-TV FOX 10 Mobile

Woman jumps into river, riders evacuate through windows after train in Massachusetts goes up in flames

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A packed Orange Line train transporting commuters on a bridge that runs over the Mystic River in Somerville caught fire on Thursday morning, sending hundreds of people scrambling for safety. Video shared with Boston 25 News showed flames shooting from a train car and thick smoke billowing into the air.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston

How rescuers saved trapped Pennsylvania miners in 2002

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brad Hillegass had operated a crane plenty of times but never with the lives of nine men in the balance. That changed July 24, 2002, when nine miners were trapped 240 feet underground at the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County and his job was to safely lift them to freedom one-by-one in a slim, yellow, metal capsule through a precariously narrow shaft dug by rescuers.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TribLIVE

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