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PHOTOS: The looping and twisting cobalt blue rails of the Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast loomed above the trees. The iconic siren of the ride occasionally blared through the warm September air as maintenance worked on the ride in the closed park. Below the steel supports, firefighters donned in orange and neon yellow wet suits, whitewater helmets and red personal flotation devices hung onto rescue boards through the class-four rapids of the Thunder River ride at Six Flags.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Missourian
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PHOTOS: Inside the garage of the firehouse, a 1956 pumper and ladder combination fire truck from Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department is the newest addition to the Fire Station 4 Airbnb on Rivermont Avenue. The restored truck still runs but didn't fit inside the Glasgow department so the Woodland family opened up his home to it recently.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News & Advance
For 150 years, the people of Lexington have called on the members of the Lexington Fire Dept. to come to their rescue in an emergency. The brave men and women always run toward the danger to save lives. Their sacrifice doesn't go unnoticed, and was formally recognized Thursday by the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Government.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT-TV CBS/CW 27 Lexington
VIDEO: The McAllen Fire Department has added a new upgrade that's extending their capabilities and allowing them to rescue people more efficiently. Fire Station 5 is home to the city of McAllen's newest fire truck. The $1.6 million truck is equipped with new gear, including cameras, lights, and a 100-foot aerial platform, a feature their previous truck didn't have.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRGV-TV ABC 5 Weslaco
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized the New York National Guard on Saturday afternoon, 20 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Hochul spoke at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, and announced that she signed three pieces of legislation to support 9/11 and communications for first responders.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAM-TV ABC/CW 13 Rochester
VIDEO: Nearly two dozen families were forced from their homes early Thursday after a fire spread through a Northeast Dallas apartment building, firefighters say. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said firefighters were first called at 12:50 a.m. to the Oak Meadows Apartments located at 11050 Woodmeadow Parkway.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth
A Los Angeles Fire Department captain severely burned in a May 2020 explosion inside a downtown L.A. warehouse has sued the owners of the building and a vaping supply shop housed there, accusing them of hazardous activity, premise liability and negligence. Victor Aguirre and his wife, Claudia Aguirre, filed suit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against property owner Steve Sungho Lee and his various companies along with the operators of Green Buddha and Smoke Tokes, a smoke and vape shop inside the East 3rd Street warehouse where the explosion occurred.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV 5 CW Los Angeles
VIDEO: For the first time since their heroic act was caught on camera, Wichita firefighters spoke with KSN News about their Labor Day fire rescue at an area apartment complex. Fireman Brian Doffing says apartment fires like this don't always end with the best results for victims, but being able to rescue everyone made this one of the types of calls is exactly what makes their job worth it.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNW-TV NBC 3 Wichita
General Motors is advising some Chevrolet Bolt owners to not park their electric cars within 50 feet of other vehicles to reduce the risk of a potential fire spreading to nearby cars and trucks. The warning follows the Detroit automaker recalling more than 140,000 of the EVs produced since 2016 due to the risk of batteries spontaneously catching fire from “two rare manufacturing defects.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNBC
The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that it was awarding nearly $470 million to New York University Langone Health for research into the long-term effects of COVID-19 to ramp up an unprecedented national effort to study so-called "long COVID." The federal money will be divvied up by NYU to fund more than 100 researchers at institutions around the country, accelerating work to build a sweeping "meta-cohort" encompassing thousands COVID-19 survivors of various ages and backgrounds who are still experiencing symptoms more than a month after their initial infection.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
Firefighters say more than three dozen cars caught fire Wednesday morning at a south side business. Crews used tanker trucks to bring water deep into the auto yard. Once the water supply was established, crews had the fire under control in about 40 minutes. Indianapolis Fire Department crews were dispatched around 1:45 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIN-TV FOX 59 Indianapolis
It may sound surprising in an era characterized by increasingly destructive wildfires, but Stephen Jellie just spent the past year trying to get rid of firefighters. Jellie is the fire chief and city manager of Ogdensburg, N.Y., a town on the Canadian border that's small and getting smaller—10,064 lived there in April 2020, down from 12,375 in 1980.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TIME - Metered Site
VIDEO: A close call for a Texoma country superstar, Reba McEntire, had to be evacuated on a fire ladder from a second-story window Tuesday afternoon. “Oh it was pretty scary, I was worried about who was downstairs and how bad it was,” Coby Scherrill said. Scherrill was touring an historic building downtown Atoka Tuesday afternoon with Reba McEntire for a future project.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXII-TV CBS/FOX 12 Sherman
The Whitehall Township Bureau of Fire will donate a retired fire engine to a volunteer fire company in central eastern Alabama ravaged last spring by a tornado. The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the donation at its Monday night meeting. According to Whitehall Fire Chief David Nelson, the 1990 Mack special edition fire engine placed out of service three years ago will be transported to the Shinbone Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Delta, Alabama.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
VIDEOS: Smoke continues to pour from the yard of the Republic Services Recycling Center in North Las Vegas as firefighters work to put out a blaze that sent black smoke billowing over the northeast valley Monday morning. The large 2-alarm fire at the recycling center just north of Cheyenne Avenue at Commerce Street is still burning.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 News Las Vegas
VIDEO: A 13-year-old Wisconsin boy is being credited with saving his four younger sisters from a house fire while their parents were at the grocery store. He tried to put the fire out himself but couldn't, his dog eventually leading him away. Days after a fire tore through her home with her five kids inside, Kelly Omar searched through the rubble for anything she could salvage.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Valley News Live
The St. Paul Fire Department has proposed a new $600,000 program in the 2022 city budget to embed social workers with firefighters, police officers and other city workers, hoping to improve responses for mental health and people experiencing homelessness. Fire Chief Butch Inks presented the initial plan to the city council last week, but he promised to release full details in the next 30 to 45 days.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis
There are so few women in Daly City's Fire Department that the women's bathroom was converted into a private restroom for male captains. In Alameda County, department-wide communications frequently refer to all firefighters as “he” or “him,” despite the longtime presence of women like Fire Captain Kimberly Larson.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Francisco Examiner - Metered Site
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VIDEO: A raging fire in southwest Atlanta displaced people from about a dozen apartments on Saturday morning. The flames gutted Harvest Oak Apartments at 2989 Delmar Lane. A battalion chief said the call came at 3:40 a.m. and the first units to arrive encountered heavy fire in the center of the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta
Former FDNY commissioner Thomas von Essen told "Fox News Reporting" on Saturday that the 343 firefighters who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks were the "best fire chiefs in the world." Of the 2,753 people killed at the World Trade Center, 343 were first responders from the Fire Department of New York, while another 71 were law enforcement officers from 10 different agencies.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
PHOTOS: Madison County took delivery of a new one-of-a-kind 20th Remembrance of 9/11 Rosenbauer 101 King Cobra Fire Truck on Thursday afternoon. The new $1.4 million truck was delivered after being featured at a national fire chiefs conference recently where it was highlighted because of its one-of-a-kind 9/11 paint job to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 featuring all the names of the New York Firefighters who were killed responding to the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Online Madison
If you worked at or near the site of the building collapse in Surfside, researchers with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine want to examine your toenails. Dr. Natasha Schaefer Solle, a research assistant professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said the nail can reveal cancer risks.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
Most of us remember September 11, 2001 as a horrific day. For the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), however, the horror stretched on. Fires around the World Trade Center Plaza, including two of the biggest in New York's history, took three days to subdue. It took three months to extinguish the smoldering fires in the stories upon stories of rubble, rubble which included more than 90 vehicles and spewed out toxins and hampered the search for identifiable remains.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Harvard Business Review
VIDEO: On Thursday, WALB News 10 was given its first look at the Valdosta Fire Department's (VFD) new mobile medic unit, which residents will be seeing cruising around. A lot of the calls the department gets are medically related, making this addition crucial to VFD's services. The unit will help reach patients in medical emergencies, wherever they are, including on rough terrain or unreachable areas.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WALB-TV NBC/ABC 10 Albany
PHOTOS: Frank Siller had a message about heroism for the students at Blessed Sacrament School Thursday morning: It's all around us. “What do heroes do?” the CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation asked the seventh- and eighth-graders gathered in the rain to greet him upon his return to Staten Island during his “Never Forget Walk.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
VIDEO: The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is now just one day away. The event changed the way crews across the country plan for and respond to emergencies, and that includes here in Wisconsin. There's one system more than 86% of fire departments use when disaster hits in Wisconsin, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, or MABAS.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison
VIDEO: Hundreds of volunteers from across the country are in South Louisiana easing some of the burdens from Hurricane Ida. Many of these volunteers are feeding neighborhoods, but now, one group is dealing with a disaster of their own. Over the last several days, Celebration Church in Terrytown has housed a group of volunteers from Oak Park Church in Mobile, Alabama.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKRG-TV CBS 5 Mobile
VIDEO: Pittsfield firefighters put out a fire overnight at White Terrace Apartments on the intersection of White Terrace and North Street. According to a report sent to 22News from the Pittsfield Fire Deputy Chief Neil Myers, the department received information of the fire on White Terrace around 11:27 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWLP-TV NBC/CW+ 22 Springfield
VIDEO: My dad was a sanitation worker for New York City. His message to me and my brothers was, when you turn 18, take whatever civil service test is available. Lucky for me, it was the Fire Department's. I didn't yet know what I wanted to do for a career, but at Engine 55 in Lower Manhattan, I found something even better: a brotherhood.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TIME - Metered Site
The land passersby see cleared in west Oak Ridge near the Oak Ridge Turnpike will soon host a training center for first responders, including those responding to nuclear emergencies. Morris Hassler, senior director of Global Security & Strategic Partnership for Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), the company which manages Y-12 National Security Complex, recently spoke to the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce about these new buildings, which together will be called the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oak Ridger
Michael Glynn had a long day. He attended a funeral for a beloved retiree of his department, then went to the hospital to be with the family of another retired firefighter. “Speaking to a firefighter that is dying in a hospital bed and their family is being told they have 15 more minutes? That's sad,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin
VIDEO: Reno Breathe Bar in Midtown is offering oxygen naps for firefighters in Northern Nevada. It's a way for the business to say thank you to those battling the fires in our area. “I just really want to make sure the families and friends of these firefighters know we are open for them whenever we can get them in,” said Amy Burkett, owner of the Breathe Bar.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC/CW+ 8 Reno
VIDEO: Michael Silvestri dipped his fingers into the flowing water and made the sign of the cross, from his forehead to his broken heart. The waters here, in the South Pool of New York City's 9/11 Memorial, are like holy water, he said. "It's sacred. It's their graves," Silvestri said. His cross was also a silent prayer for the strength he needed to stand at this memorial for the first time.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Erie Times-News - Metered Site
Fire departments across Massachusetts face a “daunting” task in replacing the foams they use to fight fires caused by fuels or other flammable liquids, one chief told a task force mulling ways the state can address contamination by a class of chemicals known as PFAS. Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of long-lasting, man-made chemicals used for decades in consumer products like non-stick coating and in certain firefighting foams.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWLP-TV NBC/CW+ 22 Springfield
Some scientists have called it "superhuman immunity" or "bulletproof." But immunologist Shane Crotty prefers "hybrid immunity." "Overall, hybrid immunity to SARS-CoV-2 appears to be impressively potent," Crotty wrote in commentary in Science back in June. No matter what you call it, this type of immunity offers much needed good news in what seems like an endless array of bad news regarding COVID-19.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Public Radio
VIDEO: The Las Vegas Fire Department responded and put out a large fire at a vacant warehouse in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday night. The heavy smoke and fire were visible for miles as the two-story building at 1026 S. Main went up in flames shortly after 8 p.m. According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, crews were able to contain the fire from spreading to other structures and extinguished the blaze in less than a half-hour.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 News Las Vegas
VIDEO: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue's newest fire engine hit the streets this week, and it'll likely make you do a double-take. The "Champa Bay" fire truck is professionally wrapped with championship logos celebrating the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVT-TV FOX 13 Tampa
This Sept. 11, Tallmadge Circle will once again be lit up with nearly 3,000 candles to represent the lives lost at the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist act in world history. Since 2003, the Tallmadge Fire Department, with help from local volunteers, have lit 343 red candles for the fire department personnel who died that day, 60 blue candles for police, 55 green candles for military and 2,518 white candles for civilians.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal - Metered Site
There's a volunteer fire chief who is riding is bicycle to answer calls for help because the bridges in his town are out. In a post, the State Fire Marshal talked about what Lockport Fire Chief Armand Autin is doing to serve his Lafourche Parish town. "Because the bridges are out due to Ida, Chief Autin is driving his truck to the closest bridge, then riding his bicycle across the bayou to respond to incidents," the post says.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATC-TV ABC/CW+ 3 Lafayette
For the first time in Graham Fire & Rescue's history, the department has an all-female crew. "It can be a challenge to really have women even be interested in the fire service," said Graham Fire & Rescue Lieutenant Jill D'Len. "Not a lot of women think that it's a career that they can possibly pursue.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
VIDEOS: A house exploded in New Jersey Thursday morning just hours after it was evacuated due to flood waters from Ida, and a person who was traveling in the vicinity was injured by the blast. It happened around 5:44 a.m. on River Road near Whittier Street in Rahway. Several residents posted on social media that they heard or felt the explosion, which was caught on Ring video from a nearby home.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
PHOTOS: This is wrong, Michael Arad thought. It was 2003. Arad was 34, a few years removed from graduate school and working as an architect for New York City's housing department when the call went out for designs for a memorial at ground zero. An open competition would produce a winning design. Architect Daniel Libeskind the designer of the Freedom Tower, had charge of the master plan for the site and had set the design guidelines for the memorial.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ithaca Journal
Clemson recruited Noah DeHond to play football in 2017. The Rochester, New York native played on the offensive line. He was redshirted his freshman year before suffering a neck injury in 2018. He never got a chance to play in a game. “I have no regrets about my time with the football team,” DeHond said.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
PHOTOS: Cairo's first fire engine, a 1936 Dodge fire truck, has found a new home at Grand Island's Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer. It was the first fire engine purchased by the Village of Cairo and belonged to the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department. “They have put a lot of work into restoring it and love it very much, and they're donating it here so we can share it with everybody,” Stuhr Curator Kari Stofer said.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Grand Island Independent
Ask any 10 firefighters to name the best movie about their profession and I'll bet seven or eight immediately would cite the Chicago-set “Backdraft,” which to this day sets the bar for the most impressive staging of raging, roaring, realistic fires, accomplished primarily through practical effects on controlled sets, with the addition of some spectacular blending of visual effects courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Sun Times - Metered Site
VIDEO: Sixty years ago this week, one of the largest aviation disasters of its time happened in Chicago's suburbs when a flight from Midway Airport went down minutes after take-off. Few may remember the tragedy. It was September 1, 1961. TWA Flight 529 was hopscotching across the country. It had just taken off from Midway Airport and was headed for Las Vegas.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGN-TV 9 Chicago
City leaders are working to make every 911 call just a little more efficient. Thousands of calls come in to the dispatch center every day. But what happens when there is a language barrier during that emergency call? “Sometimes, we have trouble communicating and finding out the information we need,” said Ronnie Sturch, Jonesboro E911 Director.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAIT-TV ABC/NBC/CW+ 8 Jonesboro
September 1st marks the start of National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is observed annually in September to give communities resources for individuals recovering from drug abuse. The theme for this year's recovery month is, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVNS-TV CBS/FOX 59 Lewisburg
An 8-year-old boy decided to give his lemonade stand earnings away for a huge cause: a real-life fire truck for his community. Andrea Dembeck, from Danville, Pennsylvania, told FOX News that her third grader Andrew decided he wanted to run a lemonade stand this summer to help the Friendship Fire Company's efforts to get a new ladder truck.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
Health officials are watching another new coronavirus variant, dubbed "mu," which they say has concerning mutations that could allow it to escape vaccine-induced immunity. The variant, also known as B.1.621, was first detected in Colombia in January 2021, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Live Science
More than 70% of New York City firefighters who responded to scenes following Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks have been diagnosed with 9/11 related physical or mental health conditions, according to a new report. The FDNY's report on the health impacts of rescue and recovery workers found that more than 11,300 members have been confirmed with at least one health condition covered by the World Trade Center Health Program, including asthma, cancers post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse disorder.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
VIDEO: The Charlottesville Fire Department has new equipment that can show changes in fire behavior as they happen. Training and EMS Captain Jess Rodzinka says this new training equipment is partially in response to a four percent jump in fires throughout the city, especially in the kitchen. There's been an 85 percent increase in cooking fires.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCAV-TV CBS 19 Charlottesville
VIDEO: The growing vigil for 20-year-old Tiquann "T.J." Davis Jr., near St. Paul's Marshall Avenue bridge, is both a sad and frustrating reminder of what's at stake for the St. Paul Fire Department. "A tragedy occurred here and it's happened in the past," said Steve Sampson, Deputy Chief of Operations for the St.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis
New footage of a burning Bolt EV added more fuel to Chevy's raging battery fire saga this week. Early Monday morning, 20-year-old Jesus Damian's 2017 Bolt EV burst into flames while sitting in a parking lot near his apartment in Sacramento, California. The all-electric vehicle was unplugged and off when the fire broke out.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mashable
We've put together a list of TV specials and documentaries commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. This list will update as new programming is announced. 9/11: One Day In America (9 p.m., National Geographic Channel/Hulu) — This new documentary series offers an in-depth and visceral account of Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News & Observer
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The cause of a fire that destroyed a large boat at Pope's Island Marina Monday evening is under investigation, according to New Bedford Deputy Fire Chief Scott Kruger. Kruger tells 12 News the boat has been deemed a “multi-million dollar loss.” The boat contained 500 gallons of fuel, according to Kruger, which made fighting the flames difficult.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence
Photographer Tom Franklin wasn't even supposed to be in The Record's newsroom in Hackensackthat morning. He'd been in the Dominican Republic for a baseball project and had stopped by to talk to his editor. They were discussing the assignment when someone interrupted with the news that a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Intelligencer
All eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 26 near exit 35 in Spartanburg County were blocked Monday due to a crash involving a semitrailer and fire truck. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the fire truck was in the area putting out a vehicle fire when it was hit by the semitrailer. Troopers said no one was in the fire truck when it was hit.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WYFF-TV NBC 4 Greenville
Dozens of motorcycle riders hit the road on a cross-country ride to honor many of those first responders who died on September 11th. It's something every member of the Fire Hogs motorcycle club, and friends of the club feel strongly about. 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of 9-11...where 343 New York City firefighters lost their lives that fateful day while trying to save others.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
Hurricane Ida has pummeled Louisiana's parishes, strapping hospital and health resources as thousands remain without power. Experts worry Ida's impact will worsen COVID-19 spread in the state's low-lying parishes, where vaccination rates are low – in some only about a third of the population – and cases have surged to all-time highs.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: USA Today
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VIDEO: Several families were burned out of their homes during an early Sunday morning fire in Socorro. It happened overnight in the 10000 block of Mirisa Street, where the multi-family residence was destroyed by flames. Video of the blaze taken by ABC-7 viewer Sixto Ramirez showed the dark sky lit up with an orange glow as fire consumed the home.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVIA-TV ABC/CW 7 El Paso
VIDEO: Several fire departments in the Finger Lakes region showed off their old fire trucks at the Emergency Vehicle & Antique Fire Show in Spencerport on Sunday. The Ionia Fire Department in Ontario County had one of their firetruck that used from the mid-1950s until Hurricane Agnes in 1972 on display.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1
Hurricane Ida carved a path across Louisiana that cuts through a region packed with hazardous-chemical plants, raising risks of an environmental disaster along an industrial strip infamously nicknamed “Cancer Alley.” About two thirds of Louisiana's industrial sites with toxic chemicals were in Ida's path, with the storm predicted to charge through 590 sites that produce or store those hazardous materials, according to an analysis of the U.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bloomburg Green - Metered Site
The Never Forgotten Games return to Redding for their third Cross Fit competition. The chairman of the Never Forgotten Games, Darren Hull, made sure the event went on this year after canceling last year due to COVID-19. The event honors the lives of five first responders from Northern California who lost their lives in the line of duty.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHSL-TV CBS 12 Chico
COVID-19 is the illness that's caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. To date, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided emergency use authorization to three different vaccines to help protect against COVID-19. The vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use in the United States so far use two different types of technology: Messenger RNA (mRNA) and adenovirus vector.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Healthline
VIDEO: Massive flames burned through the roof of a commercial warehouse Thursday night in west Louisville, completely destroying the building that required a large presence of firefighters and first responders. The fire was initially reported just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3100 block of Del Park Terrace in the Russell neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLKY-TV CBS 32 Louisville
Move over Dalmatians, a little baby pig is taking the spotlight at a firehouse in Brooklyn. Penny the fire pig is three months old and was adopted by FDNY firefighter Darren Harris. Penny spends much of her time hanging with her dad and the other firefighters at Engine 239 in Park Slope. She's become somewhat of a local celebrity, as many people stop by to snap pictures with the cutie and feed her snacks.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
VIDEO: Every now and then, the internet opens a portal on a weird new trend. Enter the Milk Crate Challenge. You can find a growing collection of videos on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and the like of people stacking milk crates, trying to climb them like a staircase, and taking terrible falls, because believe it or not, piles of milk crates are not structurally sound.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNET
Firefighters statewide have threatened to quit instead of being vaccinated, but, for some local firefighters – it's more complicated than that. They want to know if their job will change if they ask for an exemption. For the past 20 years, Tim Archer has been on the frontlines. He's also the president of the Spokane Firefighter's Union and says he hasn't gotten the vaccine for religious reasons.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Fire killed 3,700 and injured 16,600 people in 2019. Direct property losses due to fire reached $14.8 billion a year. Firefighters paid a high price for this fire record as well; in 2019, 62 firefighters died on duty. America's fire losses today represent a dramatic improvement from more than 40 years ago.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: American Security Today
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Tulsa firefighters are battling a house fire that broke out Wednesday evening near 81st and Mingo. The Tulsa home has severe damage after the fire. A viewer sent video of the home completely engulfed in flames a little after 7 p.m. Witnesses said the fire spread quickly. Osage Drone 6 captured footage of the smoke flowing from the house and the roof that had collapsed on the home.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma City
When he joined the Worcester Fire Department 2½ years ago, Heath Tisdale knew that he'd be at higher risk than the general public of getting cancer. His chances of dying from the disease would also be greater. Did it give him pause about his career? "Not one bit," he said. "Not at all." Tisdale, Firefighter Casey Gates and Capt.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Telegram & Gazette
PHOTO: First responders on the Northshore hope to use newly developed technology to monitor flooding in real-time. The St. Tammany Parish Fire District No. 4 partnered with the city of Mandeville to place a solar-powered sensor at the intersection of Carondelet and Lakeshore Drive. That sensor records the depth of water in the area.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDSU-TV NBC 6 New Orleans
At first glance, Napa artist Sam Tubiolo seems a quiet, unassuming man with a shy smile. Hidden beneath that façade, however, is a powerhouse of monumental artistic creativity and technical expertise. “I wanted to be an architect when I was in school, but all the math was daunting,” he said with a soft laugh.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Napa Valley Register - Metered Site
Video released by a team of federal investigators shows more evidence of extensive corrosion and overcrowded concrete reinforcement in a Miami-area condominium that collapsed in June, killing 98 people. The National Institute of Standards and Technology also announced Wednesday it will conduct a five-pronged investigation into the Champlain Towers South collapse, which will be led by Judith Mitrani-Reiser.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Public Radio
A fifth alarm that burned through two Jersey City homes brought down a live power line on firefighters, injuring seven of them. The fire broke out between the Irving Street homes just before 3 a.m. this morning and quickly spread. As firefighters arrived, an energized power line came down on their fire truck, shocking at least four firefighters and a captain.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
VIDEO/PHOTOS: At least five planes have made emergency landings on San Diego-area freeways in recent years, resulting in one death, multiple injuries and various amounts of damage. The latest came Tuesday when a single-engine Piper PA-32 landed shortly after noon on Interstate 5 east of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, hitting a Kia sedan and losing part of a wing after it became lodged in the back of an Audi SUV.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSWB-TV FOX 5 San Diego
A large crowd of firefighters took the podium at City Council on Tuesday, pleading for higher pay. Mayor Kelly's budget is currently under review, and one measure focuses on a 24% salary increase for fire cadets. Right now, the starting salary is $32,524 . The increase would bump it up to $40,330. It's an increase that firefighters say is sorely needed.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC/FOX 9 Chattanooga
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Fort Atkinson photographer captured history for his hometown during a warehouse fire earlier this month. On August 10, Spencer Jelinek said he saw smoke from his balcony. Instead of running from the fire, he ran toward it. “It was just a split reaction. ‘I need to go do this,' and I did it,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC/CW+ 15 Madison
Throughout the response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and its ensuing illness COVID-19, fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel have consistently served on the front lines while caring for patients and responding to other calls for emergency service. These fire and EMS personnel place themselves in inherently dangerous positions while caring for patients in austere environments and responding to emergencies unrelated to whether a caller has COVID-19.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
VIDEO/PHOTOS: At least one person was hospitalized, and multiple properties were damaged as a mansion went up in flames in Upper Saint Clair Monday morning. Emergency crews were called to the home, which was still being built on Scarlett Drive, shortly after 11 a.m. “It sounded like this big thud, it must have been some type of explosion in the garage,” said neighbor Bryan Mathews.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPXI-TV NBC 11 Pittsburgh
PHOTOS: Every fire department has its own customs and traditions that have been carried on through the years. Some have different colored badges to distinguish officers or different colored turnout gear, but DeFuniak Springs firefighters wear theirs on their helmets. Stickers in the shape of an extrication tool known as the “jaws of life” can be spotted plastered around the black, empty spaces of their helmets.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Florida Daily News
A Kentucky lawmaker plans to file a bill that would help the families of first responders who died from COVID-19. Rep. Thomas Huff, a Republican from Shepherdsville, said his proposal is a result of the twin tragedy that occurred at the Zoneton Fire Department. Chief Rob Orkies died in December 2020 after a battle with both cancer and COVID-19.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV FOX 41 Louisville
VIDEO: Lucas Oil Raceway brought the heat on Saturday as the racetrack hosted the world finals for Beat the Heat, Inc. But behind the wheels of these drag cars weren't professional racecar drivers. Instead, the “heat” burning rubber up and down the raceway were police officers and firefighters from across the nation.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIN-TV FOX 59 Indianapolis
On September 11, 2001, members of the Islamic extremist group Al Qaeda coordinated four attacks using hijacked commercial airliners in the United States. Two iconic towers fell. The Pentagon sustained major damage. Nearly 3,000 victims lost their lives. Countless more suffered immediate injuries and long-term health issues that are still being felt to this day.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
Multiple houses under construction were damaged or destroyed after Phoenix firefighters battled a second-alarm fire Sunday morning. Arizona's Family cameras show several structures went up in flames near Bell Road and Tatum Boulevard. Phoenix fire crews responded to the area around 9:30 a.m. for reports of a house fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix
Without the remains of the mangled cab in the middle of the photo, it may have been hard to even realize that a fire truck was involved in the Saturday night collision. Even harder to believe is the fact that there were no injuries among the many first responders who were on the scene that night. Nonetheless, the Flint Hill Fire Department wanted to share the image of destruction, not only to remind drivers to use caution but to show how dangerous a firefighter's job can be.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLTX-TV CBS 19 Columbia
A report detailing the city of Waco's response to February's freeze recommends stockpiling fuel and supplies, developing emergency housing plans with designated shelters, investing in snow plowing equipment and arming more city facilities with backup generators. The report details what happened when the unprecedented nine-day weather event caused havoc with the state's power grid, the erratic and long-lasting power outages that put lives in danger throughout Texas and the ensuing water pipe ruptures that spread throughout the city, putting the water system in jeopardy until a combination of round-the-clock work and water conservation measures helped it recover.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Waco Tribune-Herald
Firefighters already provide lifesaving services to people in Volusia County. Now, they're adding another service: scanning for microchips when people find pets they believe are lost. The county's animal services and fire department have launched a program to train firefighters in the use of microchip scanners.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daytona Beach News-Journal
PHOTO: Donnie Speer owns and operates The Big Hole Pizza Company in Wise River, Montana. What started as a creative dream a couple years ago led him to purchasing a retired fire truck with roots in Daviess County — nearly 1,800 miles away. The fire truck, which still reads “Thruston-Philpot Fire Department,” dates back to 1978.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Owensboro Times
Alicia Welch knew she wanted a career that would challenge her mentally and physically, leading her to become a firefighter three decades ago. “I just wanted to help people and have a job where I would have to think and act,” the Lompoc Fire Department's new chief told Noozhawk. A badge-pinning ceremony for Welch occurred Tuesday night during the Lompoc City Council meeting, a week after she started her new job.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Noozhawk
The Edina Fire Department, in partnership with the University of Minnesota, will soon help operate a first-of-its-kind truck specializing in treating cardiac arrests. The fire-truck-sized vehicle, which will use a heart-lung bypass machine to treat patients who are experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest, will be stored and staffed by the Edina Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sun Current - Metered Site
PHOTOS: The dark streets, the shuttered buildings, the nightmare sci-fi future — St. Louis had it all when director John Carpenter featured the city's downtown as the main setting for his 1981 action masterpiece Escape from New York. The mix of devastation and grime wasn't a product of the city itself, but rather the aftermath of a firestorm that had consumed six buildings and left the area near Locust Street and North 21st Street looking like it had been carpet-bombed in 1976.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Riverfront Times
PHOTOS: In a true blast from the past, an antique, 1938 hook and ladder truck that once served the Rome Fire Department for more than 30 years has been returned to the city from a collector in Canada. The bright red fire truck is in “fantastic condition” after years of maintenance and “drives like a charm,” said Deputy Fire Chief Timothy W.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rome Sentinel
AstraZeneca scored a win on Friday as data showed its antibody cocktail is 77 percent effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in high-risk populations. The research found no one who took AstraZeneca's combination, called AZD7442, developed severe COVID-19 or died due to the virus. In comparison, three participants who received the placebo endured serious illness, with two fatalities.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Hill
VIDEOS: Firefighters put out a fire that engulfed two boats at a marina in Dania Beach. 7SkyForce hovered over the scene at 299 Lewis Lane, just south of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Wednesday afternoon. The two boats could be seen fully engulfed in flames as heavy black smoke billowed from them.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami
This year, we will mark 20 years since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. For one retired firefighter, the tragedy and a firefighter's helmet called him home to New York to help. In the heart of the South Bronx is Engine 73, Ladder 42, and in the hearts of firefighters at the Prospect Avenue fire house are the heroes lost on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV 55 Riverhead
Chief Justin McKenzie leads the newly-formed, full time fire department in Fultondale, and he's using flames in a unique way. A master of the grill, McKenzie was recently a contestant on Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games – a show hosted by Guy Fieri in which different cooks compete for prize money.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIAT-TV CBS 42 Birmingham
Even when he works two consecutive 24-hour shifts, Chris Aberle rarely sleeps at the fire station. Sometimes he tries. If he is lucky, he might pick up a couple hours of rest. But lately his shift has been getting calls at night. “No one ever sleeps, you know, even if we had no calls from midnight to 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Penobscot Bay Pilot
VIDEO: Firefighters spent Tuesday afternoon battling a massive blaze at a Lithonia-area recycling facility. It happed at the Encore Recycling center located in the 6700 block of Chapman Road. Before arriving, firefighters said they spotted a large column of smoke. They found a large pile of cars on fire after arriving at the plant.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta

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