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White House launches new effort to prevent opioid overdoses

The White House has launched a nationwide call-to-action to save lives from opioid overdoses -- an election year effort to tackle the opioid crisis. In its Wednesday announcement, the Biden-Harris Administration said it hopes the new effort will help get Naloxone, a drug meant to reverse opioid overdose, into as many communities as possible, increase training and broaden access to the drug.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News

Man and woman killed in Pennsylvania house explosion

VIDEOS: Two people were killed after a house exploded in Crescent Township, Allegheny County. Authorities say the blast was reported shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Units from Crescent, Moon and Sewickley responded to the scene, as well as responders from Ambridge. Two people, 87-year-old Helen H. Mitchell and 89-year-old David L.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh

New York City firefighter and cop ready for boxing rematch at International Battle of the Badges

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Big Apple’s Bravest and Finest are about to come to blows. FDNY firefighter Danny Quinn of Ladder 9 and NYPD Sgt. Jesse Peterford, of the 61st precinct, will slug it out Thursday when they face off in the boxing ring for a highly anticipated rematch during the Big Apple first-ever International Battle of the Badges.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post - Metered Site

Eastern Kentucky first responders grieving death of two colleagues on the same day

First responders in Elliott County are mourning two of their own. In a Facebook Post late Tuesday night Elliott County, Kentucky EMS posted that an EMT and a firefighter both lost their lives on the same day. “It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the sudden and untimely passing of one of our EMTs, Drake Adams.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOWK-TV CBS 13 Huntington

VIDEO: Massive Fire Breaks Out at Equipment Manufacturer in New York

Fire crews from across Steuben County are on the scene of a major fire in the village of Bath. Officials say the fire was under control as of 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. Emergency calls began coming in around 9PM Monday, for a fire at 36 Delaware Avenue, locally known as the former Babcock Ladder Company. The building is currently operated by Clark Specialty, an equipment manufacturer.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 36 Elmira

First female bomb tech makes firefighting history in Ohio

VIDEO: An Ohio firefighter is making history. She’s the first woman of color to be named a bomb technician at the Cincinnati Fire Department. Nykeba Banks is packing on about 70 pounds of gear just in case a bomb goes off. It’s part of what she’s been training to do at the Cincinnati Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1 - Metered Site

Police say 3 children, 2 adults dead after school bus and semitruck collide, catch fire in Illinois

Three children and two adults died after a school bus collided with a semitruck on U.S. Route 24 in Illinois on Monday, authorities said. The fatal collision between the school bus and the semitruck carrying sand happened on the highway at 11:30 a.m., local time, in Rushville, Illinois State Police said during a press briefing.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News

House Approves Oklahoma Bill for Free Cancer Screenings for Firefighters

The Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation that would offer free cancer screenings to all Oklahoma firefighters. House Bill 3573, authored by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, would cover screenings for lung, prostate, testicular, skin, colon and breast cancers for all firefighters, including volunteer firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ponca City Now

VIDEO: Warehouse in California engulfed in flames as crews investigate cause of fire

PHOTOS: Crews responded to a warehouse that was engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District announced. The warehouse is located at 1200 4th St. where heavy smoke was seen coming out of the building’s roof. The warehouse was vacant at the time of the fire, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV The CW/MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco

Fire engine crashes through Rhode Island station

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A West Warwick fire engine crashed through a station on Sunday. Officials said no one was hurt. Station 2, located at 834 Main St., was roped off with crime scene tape. According to West Warwick Battalion Chief Eric Norberg a door on the side of the truck popped open as the fire engine was leaving the station on a call.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJAR-TV NBC 10 Providence

Stolen Missouri Ambulance Recovered Thanks to GPS

VIDEO: One person was taken into custody after an ambulance was stolen overnight in north St. Louis. There was a very quick and sizable response from the authorities after the incident happened. City police were able to track down the stolen ambulance and take a woman into custody. It all happened about 2:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

VIDEO: Firefighters battle heavy flames at old New Jersey cardboard warehouse

Firefighters spent hours battling a huge fire at what is believed to be a former cardboard warehouse in South Jersey. Fire crews responded to the large building along Sykes Lane in Monroe Township, before 10 p.m. Thursday. As SkyForce10 hovered over the scene, thick smoke and heavy flames could be seen engulfing the Gloucester County building.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCAU-TV NBC 10 Philadelphia

A rapper filmed a video at a North Carolina firehouse, now some firefighters are in trouble

Raleigh is disciplining an unknown number of firefighters after a local rapper filmed a music video at Raleigh Fire Station 12. The city previously said it was investigating after the rapper known as CEO Shoutoutt filmed his “Fire Drill” freestyle rap in front of the station on Poole Road. On Thursday, a group that represents local firefighters said those involved had been disciplined and that the group was looking into the matter.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News & Observer - Metered Site

Fire department in Michigan seeks leads on antique fire truck

VIDEO: The Ishpeming City Fire Department is trying to track down an antique fire truck it had decades ago. The department traded in its 1951 Pirsch Pumper in 1995 for a truck the department still uses today. According to Ishpeming City Fire Chief Jason Annala, the truck changed hands several times until it was sold online in 2018 on the Fenton Fire Equipment website.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLUC-TV NBC/FOX 6 Marquette

Evercross EV5 hoverboards are a fire risk — stop using them, feds say

Product safety regulators are urging Evercross EV5 hoverboard users to find another ride, pronto. The product is a fire hazard and led to a blaze that caused substantial property damage to a residential building in New York City in May of 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News

VIDEOS: Fire fills night sky as Ohio building goes up in flames

Crews closed a portion of East 55th Street in Cleveland early Thursday morning due to an overnight fire at a building on Lake Court. 3News' Austin Love reported live from the scene all morning where the flames have since been extinguished. We're told 11 fire companies responded to the incident. While nobody was hurt, the building's roof reportedly collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland

New York governor announces state's new volunteer firefighter stipend program

VIDEO: Governor Kathy Hochul announced that there will be a new program designed to strengthen New York State's volunteer firefighter services. The first training stipend of $10 million will offset the costs of training courses that firefighters are required to complete. “Volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line to protect those in their communities, and it is time that we recognize and compensate them for the work that they have done,” Governor Hochul said.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo

Deadly Connecticut fires have struck ‘one after another after another,’ killing 15 since January

Fifteen people were killed in fires in the first two months of 2024 in Connecticut, making it the most deadly start to the year in at least a decade, according to data from state fire officials. “A couple of years, we’ve had starts like this,” said Roger Nelson, a Bloomfield fire marshal and vice president of the Connecticut Fire Marshals Association.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Haven Register - Metered Site

How Travis and Jason Kelce Helped a Pennsylvania Fire Family Keep Their Relative's Legacy Alive

PHOTOS: Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce are giving back. The brothers recently stepped out to visit Brookline Volunteer Fire Company in Havertown, Pennsylvania, after learning of a late man's fight with cancer. Jess Viola tells ET that the NFL stars visited the fire station, at which her husband and father-in-law are both members, in the wake of her brother-in-law, Brendan McDermott's, death.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight

VIDEO: Missouri fire station, entire fleet of trucks lost in massive fire

PHOTOS: Early Tuesday morning about 5:30 a.m., fire was reported at the fire station in town. “The firehouse has burned. It is a total loss,” Shannon County First Responders state in a release of information. “Devastating way to begin a day, Eminence Area Volunteer Fire Department lost their entire station and equipment this morning,” states Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOAM-TV CBS 7 Pittsburg

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