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NTSB is sending an investigative team to an Amtrak derailment in Missouri that killed 3 people and injured at least 50

A team of National Transportation Safety Board investigators will arrive in Missouri on Tuesday to probe the derailment of an Amtrak train that left at least three people dead and sent surviving passengers scrambling from the wreckage. The derailment occurred as the train, traveling eastbound to Chicago, collided with a dump truck at a crossing near the town of Mendon in north-central Missouri at about 12:42 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN

Related: Deadliest Amtrak crash almost 30 years ago in Alabama when train plunged into river, caught fire

Amtrak’s worst wreck in terms of deaths was the Sept. 22, 1993, derailment outside Mobile, Alabama, when the Sunset Limited plunged off a bridge and caught fire in the pre-dawn hours. Forty-seven passengers and crew were killed and 103 injured in what became known as the Big Bayou Canot rail accident.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Kansas City Star - Metered Site

Washington D.C. firefighters tapped to debut in nationwide training video

VIDEO: From the porch of a vacant row house in Northeast D.C., a film director yelled, “We are rolling … and action!” On his cue, several D.C. firefighters jumped out of their fire truck, bounded up the steps, donned protective gear and lunged into thick fumes. It’s all a simulation of sorts. For the next three days, those directors’ commands will take the place of a real 911 call, as members of D.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-FM 103.5 Washington DC

Community holds paddle-out for fallen FDNY firefighter

A celebration was held at Lido Beach Suday for fallen hero Casey Skudin, a New York City firefighter from Long Beach who was killed in a tragic accident while on vacation with his family in North Carolina. More than 200 people headed out into the Atlantic Ocean for a paddle-out memorial in honor of Skudin.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 The Bronx

South Carolina paramedic loses 125 pounds to donate kidney to 2-year-old niece

VIDEO: As a paramedic, nothing would stop Sara Cathey from stepping up to save a life. As it turned out, the Beaufort EMS worker was able to help one of her own family members. “She brightens my day,” Sara said of her niece, Natalyn. “Makes any bad day good.” It was a devastating day when she found out that 2-year-old Natalyn had a genetic condition that nearly killed her.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAV-TV NBC/CW+3 Savannah

VIDEO: Fire destroys 7 homes under construction in Texas

Fire destroyed several homes that were under construction and threatened at least one that was occupied in a McKinney neighborhood Saturday evening. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots in the Wilmeth Ridge development on Marigold Drive, northwest of Lake Forest Drive and Highway 380. Video shared with FOX 4 showed thick black smoke rising from the seven homes that were under construction.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDFW-TV FOX 4 Dallas

City unveils mural honoring Ohio fire department

VIDEO: Dayton Firefighters held an open house to unveil a mural celebrating the history of the fire department Sunday afternoon. Those in attendance enjoyed the food and were able to check out vintage and modern firefighter equipment. The star of the show was the mural commissioned by the firefighters union, Local 136.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV CBS 7 Dayton

Boston graduates its largest class ever of firefighter recruits

PHOTOS: The largest class ever of Boston firefighters, including one woman, graduated on Friday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The class of 90 recruits come from neighborhoods throughout Boston, and they will be stationed at firehouses around the city. “You can always count on the Boston Fire Department to show up, no matter what the circumstances are — a fire, a medical (call) or just a public service call,” said Marc Sanders, a Boston Fire Department spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Boston Herald - Metered Site

Florida college paramedic instructor celebrates milestone anniversary of exclusive program

For 25 years, students who have gone through Polk State College’s Paramedic Program have received a certification offered by no other paramedic program in the state. Leading this training for its entirety has been Rick Stilp, who was recently honored for his quarter-century of instruction at the College.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Polk State College

Man 'Fabricates' 1917 Fire Truck in New Jersey; Revives a 4th of July Tradition That Began in 1953

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: It's always been a labor of love for longtime Chatham resident Jeff Davis when it came to restoring age-worn pieces of his Chatham childhood and adult life. However, the 72-year-old Davis went above and beyond the call of duty this time to restore/fabricate an iconic Chatham Fourth of July tradition that began in 1953 and was carried on by the late George "Skip" Conlan until his passing in 2019.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tap Into Chatham

Suspect fires multiple rounds, throws incendiary device during standoff in Texas, officials say

VIDEO: A standoff has ended after a suspect opened fire at law enforcement and started a fire at a property in northwest Tarrant County, officials say. Just before 9:30 a.m., the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at a home in the 500 block of Indian Creek Road to serve a felony warrant.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 Dallas

First responders look back at Florida's Surfside collapse one year later; K-9 response team supports those affected

Friday marks the tragic one-year anniversary of the catastrophic condo collapse that killed 98 people. 7News is remembering Surfside. We caught up with the brave rescuers who responded with the focus on how their specially trained canine companions aided in the search for survivors, as well as provide comfort to the grieving families of the victims, and to the search team members who toiled day and night in the rubble.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami

Exclusive Clip: Cardi B & Lilly Singh Train to Be Firefighters on ‘Cardi Tries’

VIDEO: Cardi B is playing with fire … literally. On the newest episode of her Facebook television series Cardi Tries, the 29-year-old rap star teamed up with comedian Lilly Singh to receive real-life firefighting training from the City of Monrovia fire department — letting out a couple terrified screams in the process.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Billboard

Indiana fire department now responsible for beach safety

VIDEO/PHOTOS: So far this year there have been nearly four dozen drownings on the Great Lakes. 19 of them on Lake Michigan. From their perch at the entrance to the beach, lifeguards span the lake Michigan shoreline, keeping an eye out for trouble. It's something they’re trained to do. That training will now be done through the Michigan City Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSBT-TV CBS/FOX 22 South Bend

Firefighters rescue group filming reality show on Arizona mountain; 3 hospitalized

VIDEO: A group of hikers from out of town had to be rescued on Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon trail on Thursday. Firefighters said a large group from a women’s retreat began hiking the trail around 7 a.m. with each person only having one small bottle of water. The heat became too much for them around noon so they called rescuers.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)

VIDEO: Eight people displaced after a house fire in Washington state

A family of six and two other people are without a home this morning after a fire in a Franklin County home this morning. Franklin County firefighters say the fire began around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at the intersection of Metcalf Rd. and Sagemoor Rd. When crews arrived they said the fire had spread to a nearby power pole and crews had to tend to the pole before the house.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima

'Need to be more proactive': Kentucky first responder says new law is step in right direction

Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear ceremonially signed House Bill 562, relating to mental health for first responders. The bill establishes 48 hours of time off for police officers and firefighters following critical incidents. The bill also redefines a critical incident. It includes officer-involved shootings, serious vehicle crashes, the death of a colleague or partner and other circumstances.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS-TV ABC 11 Louisville

Texas EMS to teach Guam EMTs life support techniques this summer

UT Health East Texas EMS paramedics will teach roughly 20 EMTs from Guam this summer about specialized clinical training to become accredited in advanced life support techniques. “They’re going to experience high performance 911 training through UT Health East Texas EMS and receive training from paramedics who are actively working in the field,” said TC Howard, chief operating officer of the School of EMS, which helped coordinate the effort.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTX-TV CBS 19 Nacogdoches

A sacrifice honored: New York remembers firefighter who died 100 years ago in school blaze

One hundred years ago, on a distant Feb. 16 evening, a blaze erupted at the Prospect School. The tragedy that occurred during the blaze has become a part of village lore. And the firefighter who gave his life was memorialized during a Tuesday evening ceremony at the location. It was freezing cold outside when the village’s firefighters responded.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily News - Metered Site

'Moussachusetts' welcomes you: Keep your eyes peeled for mice-sized storefronts, fire station in Boston

PHOTOS: Usually, looking up while walking around Boston is the way to go. But if you find your eyes turned to the ground in the coming days and weeks, be sure to keep an eye out for a handful of delightful mice-sized storefronts that have popped up around the city. AnonyMouse has so far revealed two Boston installations on Instagram — a bookstore and a fire station — but there are a handful more still out there, according to the group.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Boston.com

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