VIDEO: It was stepped up training for first responders as they learned to spot human trafficking at airports.
Miami-Dade firefighters are helping combat a sad reality.
“It does exist, it is a daily crime that is hidden right in our backyard,” said Jessica Barriel, of the Miami-Dade Police Department Human Trafficking Squad. - PUB DATE: 1/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami
The Norristown Fire Department will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving the community of Norristown on Jan. 16 with its 5th Annual Smoke Detector Blitz.
In partnership with the American Red Cross and students from Ursinus College, all on-duty fire department staff will conduct a neighborhood Smoke Detector Blitz from 10 a. - PUB DATE: 1/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Times Herald
There will be an update Thursday afternoon after a massive fire erupted at the Carus Chemical plant in La Salle Wednesday morning. Some neighbors have concerns.
The residential neighborhood around the plant appears to have been covered with chemicals. A shelter-in-place was ordered for several hours as a precaution, but has since been lifted. - PUB DATE: 1/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
VIDEO: The Hot Springs Fire Department made a trip to City Hall Tuesday to show the city board of directors one of its newest purchases.
The board approved the $2.2 million purchase of a 107-foot tiller aerial ladder by Pierce Manufacturing Inc. and accompanying equipment in May 2021. The cost was included in the $2. - PUB DATE: 1/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sentinel-Record
VIDEO: EMT firefighter Joseph Solecki is back on the front lines with the Irving Fire Department after the battle of his life.
For 500 days, Solecki had COVID-19 and it was a battle that nearly cost him everything.
“Just amazing, it’s actually nothing short of a miracle,” said Capt. Jeff Judd, with the IFD. - PUB DATE: 1/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth
VIDEO: Fires, crashes, and other emergencies — firefighters see it all.
The Raleigh Fire Department is building a program to provide comfort for both firefighters and fire and accident victims. The goal is to instill hope.
For 25 years, the Rev. Jeffrey Neal responded to emergency calls as a firefighter with the Raleigh Fire Department. - PUB DATE: 1/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
If you ever need to call 911, you will take for granted that the first responders who arrive will have sufficient training and skills to cope with virtually any medical emergency
That wasn’t the case in much of the country well into the 1960s, when Dr. Eugene Nagel helped develop the modern emergency medical system. - PUB DATE: 1/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Ledger - Metered Site
Pennsylvania State Police released a statement on Tuesday after a huge fire destroyed a popular tourist spot in Strasburg, Lancaster County.
The Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn is a total loss with damage estimated in the millions of dollars. "On 1/10/23 at approximately 1149 hours, troopers from PSP Lancaster and Strasburg Fire Department responded to the Hershey Farms Restaurant and Inn located at 240 Hartman Bridge Rd. - PUB DATE: 1/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGAL-TV NBC 8 Lancaster
VIDEO: After several meetings between the city and firefighters, council appearances and even a protest, city officials finally have a pay plan for the fire department.
After a final discussion Tuesday, city officials are addressing their concerns by implementing a pay matrix.
Starting this month, all fire suppression employees will see a pay increase. - PUB DATE: 1/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPLC-TV NBC/CW+ 7 Lake Charles
VIDEO: A new strategy unveiled Tuesday aims to use previous fire investigations to prevent similar fire tragedies from happening again.
U.S. Fire Administrator Lori Moore-Merrell traveled to New York City to honor the 17 lives lost in last year's tragedy at the Twin Parks building.
It was the first stop in a tour of some of the deadliest infernos. - PUB DATE: 1/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York City
Lake Ozark Fire Protection District is working to equip cyanokits on their ambulance and trucks.
The district has one. It’s kept in the ambulance should it be needed.
”I found out that we didn’t have it, and with us being a fire ALS (advance life support) Transport Agency, it’s not only crucial for the citizens we serve, but it’s crucial for our own folks,” said Deputy Chief Marc Carr. - PUB DATE: 1/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTV NBC 3 Springfield
VIDEO: The Union Township Fire Department is closing its Safe Haven Baby Box due to "burdensome" and "outdated red tape" from the Ohio Department of Health, Union Township officials said in a press release.
Under Ohio's Safe Haven Law, a baby box, also known as a newborn safety incubator, allows parents to anonymously surrender a newborn without facing criminal charges. - PUB DATE: 1/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Fire crews in Walker say no one was hurt after firefighters battled a blaze at an apartment complex Monday afternoon.
It happened around 2:30 p.m., and according to a post online by the Walker Fire Department, the fire started on a balcony off Weatherford Dr. NW.
Multiple fire crews could be seen tending to large plumes of smoke and flames at Green Ridge Apartments near the Green Ridge strip mall off Alpine Avenue. - PUB DATE: 1/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WZZM-TV ABC 13 Grand Rapids
VIDEO: Thousands of Californians fled their homes as severe weather continued to batter the state, leaving one dead, a child missing and massive swaths of power outages on Tuesday.
Moderate to heavy rains were expected to continue to hammer much of California on Tuesday as a fresh low-pressure system barreled toward the state as part of a "parade of cyclones" that prompted a string of rescues Monday. - PUB DATE: 1/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
A dozen East Point firefighters will be redeployed after a late-night fire destroyed one of the city's fire stations.
The City of East Point's Fire Department says the blaze broke out shortly before 11:32 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Fire Station #3, which is located on the 3800 block of North Commerce Drive. - PUB DATE: 1/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta
Ocean City paramedics are bringing new equipment into the field to better treat trauma patients.
Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) says the Ocean City Career Fire/EMS Division is getting ready to add ultrasound technology to its crews. Officials say the equipment will help determine the extent of injuries in trauma and medical patients. - PUB DATE: 1/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV ABC/CW+ 47 Salisbury
With all of the benefits of pretend play, one toy company is aiming to inspire young girls with a new line of dolls, fashioned after female firefighters. Triple F, which stands for Fierce Female Firefighters, has launched a line of authentic firefighter plush characters, with the third character coming out this month. - PUB DATE: 1/10/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: GIFTS and Decorative Accessories
VIDEO: A tractor-trailer fire caused delays on Interstate 495 in McLean, Virginia, on Sunday, authorities said.
The truck was at mile marker 43.5 on I-495. All lanes were closed, causing traffic to be backed up for about 1.3 miles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
Traffic was being diverted to Georgetown Pike. - PUB DATE: 1/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV ABC 4 Washington, D.C.
VIDEO: Officials are investigating a fire that broke out in the back parking lot of Pacific Beach Fire Station 21 on Mission Boulevard. According to SDFD, several personal vehicles belonging to firefighters were damaged. Additionally, some lifeguard equipment and an ATV were burned.
The fire broke out around 4 a. - PUB DATE: 1/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGTV ABC 10 San Diego
Jane Clockadile is the daughter of an Abington firefighter and granddaughter of a fire chief. She can trace a long line of firefighters back to her forefathers in the late 19th century, such that her family history and the history of the Abington Fire Department are virtually indistinguishable.
Today, Clockadile is leading an initiative to restore a fire truck purchased new by the town in 1948 for $12,500. - PUB DATE: 1/9/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Patriot Ledger - Metered Site