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Neighbors report explosion in fire that killed Libertyville Township man
An investigation was underway Thursday to determine the cause of a fire in Libertyville Township on Wednesday night that left an elderly man dead. Authorities identified the victim Thursday afternoon as 76-year-old Kenneth F. Deyo, who was found on the first floor of his home in the Countryside...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Coroner Sheriff Police Autopsy Constable Firefighter Kay Scarpetta Firefighting
Patt Morrison asks: Detective Ed Nordskog on tracking down California's serial arsonists
There aren’t many sounds in Southern California more frightening than a wildfire. And we’ve been hearing them way too often, in a fire season that doesn’t seem like a season at all any more, but a year-round event. There are so many that we have to give them names to distinguish them -- the Sand...
39 points by Los Angeles Times | Arson Fire Fire investigation Firefighting ATF Fire Research Laboratory John Leonard Orr Firefighter Incendiary device
Utah city considers offering fire suppression help
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) - A Utah city might bring in extra revenue by contributing to firefighting efforts throughout the West. The Spectrum of St. George reports (http://bit.ly/2bVLnHX ) that the Cedar City Fire Department presented the idea to the city council this week. Chief Mike Phillips says a Southern ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Utah Southern Utah University Firefighter Firefighting English-language films Cedar City Utah Municipality Local government in the United States
Family, community remembers girl killed in fire
When she spoke, Layona Dragash sounded like a young woman wise beyond her years, but her singing voice reminded of how young she was. Quietly singing Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man," her voice echoed through a small orange speaker Monday night as dozens of friends, family and Lake Station Fire Department...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Family Singing Smoke Firefighting Smoke detector Girl Storey Firefighter
Flint gets $3.8 million for firefighters
Beleaguered Michigan city will get $3.8 million to rehire lost firefighters        
286 points by Detroit Free Press | Finance United States Water supply network Emergency management Desalination Firefighting Water crisis Chicago
Firefighters rescue dog after 20 minutes of mouth-to-snout resuscitation (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Firefighter Andrew Klein got down on all fours and braved the flames and smoke at an apartment fire in Santa Monica to rescue a trapped and frightened 10-year-old on Tuesday. Nalu, a Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu mix was found in critical condition. Read Full Article at RT.com
44 points by Russia Today | Firefighter Fire department English-language films Grateful Dead Firefighting Rainbow Bridge
Harford emergency services director prepares Aberdeen fire leaders for intense changes ahead
Great changes are coming to Harford County's fire and EMS service in the next decade, and the leaders of the Aberdeen Fire Department — like their counterparts throughout the county — must be prepared for it, according to Edward Hopkins, director of the Department of Emergency Services. "Think...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Harford County Maryland Aberdeen Proving Ground Firefighter Aberdeen Maryland Cecil County Maryland Ambulance Driver's license Firefighting
Salisbury’s Nurse Denise saved Duff the rabbit last Friday
In the end, it was all for the love of a rabbit.Salisbury Elementary School nurse Denise Bailey was driving to work last Friday around 8:30 a.m. when she saw the flames streaming from Mike Paine’s barn in Boscawen.After turning around, parking along Route 4 and dialing 911, Bailey said her nurse ins...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Rabbit Firefighting Firefighter Nursing White Rabbit Holger Ernst Flemish Giant
Overnight fire draws crews to northern Harris County storage facility
An overnight blaze at a storage facility in northern Harris County destroyed a truck and two scooters, according to authorities.
13 points by The Houston Chronicle | Harris County Texas Houston News Firefighting Breaking news Greater Houston Fort Bend County Texas Montgomery County Texas
Thursday night's fire not the first for vacant Woodberry warehouse
A four-alarm fire Thursday night at the Schenuitt Rubber building was not the first blaze at the three-story vacant warehouse in Woodberry, which has long been slated for development.More than 120 firefighters and 39 pieces of firefighting equipment were called about 9 p.m. Thursday to 1760 Union...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Firefighter Railway platform Fire protection Fire Interstate Highway System Firefighting Train station Interstate 83
What’s small and yellow and needs to be shoveled out 1,382 times in Concord alone?
You’re probably a little tired of shoveling snow right now, after clearing your driveway and a path to your mailbox and a path to your Monitor tube, but here’s one more target for your attention: the nearest fire hydrant.“Some people make it a big pride thing, to clear their hydrant,” said Concord...
124 points by Concord Monitor | Fire hydrant Firefighter Snow Shovel Firefighting Water Clearing Debut albums
Fire Marshal investigating Westminster chair fire
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that damaged a chair Saturday in Westminster. It took four firefighters from the Westminster fire company about 1 minute to bring the fire under control at a home on the 300 block of Stacy Lee Drive, in Westminster, a patio chair having...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Firefighting State Ed Helms Firefighter Fire protection
Black History Month features firefighters exhibit, Denver Fire Department calls for diversity
Although the Denver Fire Department is no longer segregated, more needs to be done to diversify department demographics and inclusion across all races and genders.
346 points by The Denver Post | African American Black people Racial segregation Firefighting African diaspora Afro-Latin American African American history Race
Greitens appoints fire marshal, emergency management head
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed two new heads of the state's emergency management and fire safety divisions. Greitens appointed Ernie Rhodes to be the director of the State Emergency Management Agency and Tim Bean as the state Fire Marshal in an announcement Wednesday at ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Missouri Native Americans in the United States Firefighting Missouri River Mississippi River Firefighter Colorado Montana
Houston firefighter's death ruled suicide
Jason Hamilton, a 12-year veteran with the fire department, apparently crossed over into oncoming traffic after what officials initially said appeared to be a tire problem.
24 points by The Houston Chronicle | Harris County Texas Firefighter Waller County Texas Katy Texas Greater Houston Fort Bend County Texas Fire department Firefighting
Apartment, hotel fires reported in Aberdeen Saturday
Seven people were displaced, including a 3-year-old child who was briefly hospitalized, after a fire caused heavy damage to their Aberdeen apartment building early Saturday morning.It was one of two fires in the Aberdeen area early Saturday. Firefighters also responded to the Hilton Garden Inn...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Havre de Grace Maryland Harford County Maryland Bedroom Combustion Fire protection Aberdeen Maryland Hotel Firefighting
Man burned in fatal Gary fire remembers December night
Willie Carter said he thinks he must have drifted off to sleep when he heard the 5-year-old boy's voice saying the apartment was on fire.Everything after that feels like a nightmare, the 29-year-old Carter said. Remembering the blaze that killed three children in Gary on Christmas Eve, Carter said...
629 points by Chicago Tribune | Stairway Lil Wayne Coroner Firefighting Jerry Seinfeld
Fire crews battle large industrial fire at NY dealership
SALINA, N.Y. (AP) - A large industrial fire has damaged a car dealership near Syracuse. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/2kw0QqI ) that the fire consumed Hot Rides Auto Sales & Service dealership in the town of Salina around 9 p.m. Thursday. Crews from several fire departments were called in ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Syracuse New York Automobile English-language films The Post-Standard Firefighting Onondaga County New York Mattydale New York Salina New York
Houston Fire Department names new chief
El Paso Fire Chief Samuel Peña has been tapped as Houston's new fire chief, replacing Interim Fire Chief Rodney West, sources said Thursday.
92 points by The Houston Chronicle | Firefighting Fire department Firefighters Firefighter Retirement
2 dogs die in mobile home fire near Nellis AFB
Multiple fire agencies were called to a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon near Nellis Air Force Base. No one was injured, but two dogs died in the fire.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Mobile home North Las Vegas Nevada Clark County Nevada Nellis Air Force Base Las Vegas metropolitan area Firefighting
Former fire fighters have no confidence in Deerfield fire chief 
A vote of no confidence against the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department’s chief by 28 former fire fighters is under review by the town’s select board.A letter, signed by the 28 individuals, was presented to the board by resident and former fire fighter Kevin MacDonald at a meeting last week. The let...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Abuse Firefighter Bullying Fire department Volunteer fire department Verbal abuse Firefighting Fire departments
DFD questions bikini-clad women on fire truck
A car wash says it was holding a charity fundraiser when the firefighters stopped.        
215 points by Detroit Free Press | Firefighter Firefighting Fire department Fire hydrant Diesel engine Fire Truck Volunteer fire department
California wildfire updates: Blaze at Air Force base grows despite aggressive air, ground attacks
California wildfire updates: Blaze at Air Force base grows despite aggressive air, ground attacks Sept. 20, 2016, 11:44 a.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, subjected residents to evacuation orders and resulted in at least one death. Here are some of the fires now burning in California:...
6702 points by Los Angeles Times | Firefighting Fire Kern County California Emergency evacuation San Bernardino County California Firefighter Orange County Fire Authority California
Firefighters' union head, Stephen Cassidy, axed by board
He burned the board — and now he’s out.
180 points by Daily News | Firefighting
California wildfire becomes costliest ever to fight at $200M
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning for nearly two months on California's scenic Big Sur coast has surpassed $200 million in firefighting costs, becoming the costliest to fight in U.S. history, according to date released Monday.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Big Sur Firefighter Cost Costs California Sequoia Fire Firefighting
Fire director says 9 dead in Memphis house fire
Nine people — five children and four adults — died early Monday in Memphis' deadliest house fire in decades, and one other child is fighting for life at a hospital, authorities said. Firefighters were called about 1:20 a.m. to a house in south Memphis and found ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Death Tennessee Firefighter Firefighting Memphis Tennessee Life Fire department Cooke
9 dead in early morning Memphis house fire
One child is fighting for his or her life in a hospital        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Smoke Firefighter Copyright Firefighting Associated Press All rights reserved Memphis Tennessee Fire department
Sparks to swear in new fire chief
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Sparks will officially have a new fire chief this week. Christopher Maples will be sworn into the position Monday afternoon in a badge pinning ceremony with Sparks officials. Maples is replacing retiring Chief Tom Garrison. Maples has been with Sparks Fire Department since November 1995 when ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Nursing pin Firefighting 1990s American television series
Akron firefighters extinguish fire inside Ellet High School
Akron firefighters extinguished a small fire that broke out inside Ellet High School late Saturday night. AKRON, Ohio -- Firefighters extinguished a small fire that ignited inside Ellet High School late Saturday night. An alarm inside Ellet High School went off about 11 p.m., according to the Akron fire department. Firefighters went into the building and found smoke in the hallways. They called for more companies to respond and searched the school, room-by-room, until they found the fire. The fire was mostly contained to one room on the school's first floor, Akron fire department spokesman Brodie Sadowski said Sunday. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and brought in a commercial ventilation truck to blow smoke out of the halls. Sadowski did not know the extent of the fire's damage, or where it started. Investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started. Akron Fire Department extinguishes late-night fire at Ellet High School. #HeyAkron pic.twitter.com/tx6XD3MaqH -- Akron Fire Dept (@AkronFiredept) September 11, 2016  
1588 points by The Plain Dealer | High school Firefighting Flashover Firefighter Building Storey Floor Ohio
Marshall Fire Department adds an arson-sniffing dog named Bingo
A new nose is available for fire investigations in Calhoun and five surrounding counties.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | United States Sheriff Firefighting Volunteer fire department Police Michigan State University Department store Fire
Tampaco packaging factory fire in Tongi claims another life
The boiler explosion and ensuing fire at a factory in Gazipur has claimed another life taking the death toll to 25.
2 points by | Physician Firefighter Gazipur District Firefighting Medical school Injuries Medicine Burn
A 'hero twice over': Lansing marks anniversary of firefighter's death
Lansing Firefighter Dennis Rodeman was struck and killed by a car while collecting donations for a charity on the city's south side.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Firefighter Firefighting Muscular dystrophy Mental disorder Firefighters Muscular Dystrophy Association PASS device Fire department
San Diego backcountry wildfire risk lessening, insurance group concludes
An organization that weighs fire risks has determined that San Diego’s backcountry is safer after years of investments, a declaration that may make it possible for property owners in the county’s rural stretches to buy fire insurance for the first time or to pay lower premiums on existing policies....
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Firefighter Insurance Firefighting Investment Fire Home insurance Better Risk
Death toll in boiler blast at Tongi factory rises to 14
The death toll in the boiler explosion in a factory at Gazipur's Tongi has risen to 14 after firefighters recovered two bodies from the debris.
38 points by | Physician Firefighting Surgery American films Medical school Doctor of Medicine Death Pathology
Firefighter killed when truck rolls over on way to emergency
MERIDIAN, Miss. — Authorities say a firetruck in Mississippi crashed while responding to a call, killing one firefighter and injuring two others.The Meridian Star (http://bit.ly/2ccW8Xh) reports that the crash happened Friday in Meridian, a city near the Alabama state line.Fire Chief Anthony Clayton is quoted by the newspaper as saying that the truck rolled over on its way to an equipment-trailer fire.Clayton did not immediately release the names of the firefighters.___
-1 points by Boston Herald | Meridian Mississippi Firefighting Mississippi The Meridian Star Firefighters Alabama Fire hydrant Lauderdale County Mississippi
Fire reported at Forest Hill kids center
Multiple Harford County fire companies responded to a fire at the Jump On It Fun Center in Forest Hill early Friday afternoon. A working fire in the building at 98 Industry Lane, in the Forest Hill Business Airpark, was reported around 12:45 p.m. Fire companies from Bel Air, Jarrettsville, Fallston,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Harford County Maryland Bel Air Harford County Maryland Fallston Maryland Forest Hill Maryland Abingdon Maryland Harford County Public Schools Jarrettsville Maryland Firefighting