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Line of Duty Death: West Virginia Firefighter Killed While Responding to Fire

In what is shaping up to be a bad day for first responders we regret to inform you of another Line of Duty Death.  A Firefighter in Roane County, West Virginia has passed away after his Tanker (Tender) rolled over.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved in this incident as well. ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — “A Roane ...

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Line of Duty Deaths: Firefighter and Police Officer Struck and Killed While Operating at a Crash Scene in Lubbock, TX

We regret to bring you the horrible news out of Lubbock, Texas where a Firefighter and Police Officer were struck and killed while operating at a crash scene earlier this morning.  One Firefighter still remains in critical condition.  Our Thoughts and prayers are with all involved.  More on this horrible situation below. LUBBOCK, Texas – “A firefighter and police officer were ...

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Line of Duty Death: Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed Operating at a Vehicle Crash on I70

More sad news today as we now learn of a second line of duty death. This LODD occurred in the Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania area.  Paramedic Smelser was struck and killed while attending to a injured patient on I70.  More on the story below. Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services – “It’s with great sorrow and pain that we announce the tragic ...

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Line of Duty Death: West Peculiar, Missouri Firefighter Dies After Roof Collapse at House Fire

We regret to bring you the news that a Suburban Kansas City Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty after a roof collapse at a house fire.  More on the story below.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved. “KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: JAN. 5, 1:45 | A West Peculiar firefighter was killed when the roof collapsed. ...

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Line of Duty Death: Summit, Colorado Firefighter Falls From Roof

It is with great sadness we bring you news out of Summit, Colorado where a Firefighter fell to his death at a condo fire early this morning.  More from the Summit FD Facebook page below. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Chicago Fire Engine Crashes into Car After Possible Brake Failure

Engine Co. 122 may have had a brake failure and crashed into a car.  The civilian driving the vehicle and 4 Members of Engine Co. 122 were transported to the Hospital.  More on the Story below. CHICAGO (CBS) — “Four Chicago firefighters and one other person were injured Sunday morning, when a fire engine and a car collided in the ...

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Video and Fireground Audio: 3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago at Former Gatelys Department Store

Video of Chicago Fire Department Companies Operating at a 3-11 Alarm Fire Early Friday Morning.  The video was posted by SRResquire and description is below. “112th & Michigan former Gatelys Department Store Numerous tower ladders and snorkel in operation” Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Video: Menomonee Falls Fire Department (Waukesha County, WI Population Approx. 35,000) Goes Hours With Not a Single Piece of Fire Apparatus in Service

Video above and story below from the Local Firefighters Union about how Menomonee Falls Fire Department (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) Went Approx. 7 Hours Without a Single Piece of Firefighting Equipment in Service.  Then Later They went approx. 15 Hours (That We Know of) With only a Single Piece of Firefighting Equipment.  The Reason? Aging Equipment and Failure to Invest in ...

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Video: With Helmet Cam Footage and Fireground Audio of a Recent 4 Alarm Apartment Fire in Houston, Texas

A very well put together video documenting a recent 4 Alarm Apartment Fire in Houston, Texas.  We brought you raw video of that fire, however in this video you can listen to all radio communications and watch via the exterior and via helmet cameras.  The video was posted by Jon Drew and description is below. “*** 2 part video, first part is ...

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Raw Video: Historical Hotel in Dallas, TX Built in 1904 Destroyed in 4 Alarm Fire

Raw video with no sound of a overnight 4 Alarm Fire in Dallas Texas at a historical hotel that was built in 1904.  The Ambassador Hotel Building was was currently vacant.  The video was posted by WFAA and description is below. “RAW VIDEO: Vacant Ambassador Hotel in Dallas destroyed in fire” Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email ...

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