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Firefighters Address Alarming Suicide Rates Video

“Nationwide, 21 firefighters have taken their own lives so far this year” NBC Chicago: “Picture a firefighter, and an image comes to mind of a compassionate, heroic figure, risking his or her own life while defying the external forces which could possibly cause them harm. But some in the firefighting service say that very image, stoicism in the face of ...

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Close Call Fire Fighter Falls Video-2 Alarm Fire Harris County, TX 5/6/2014

Close call for Harris County Texas firefighter as he attempts to make his way out of a fire. It appears that he climbed onto the beam of an already charred roof when it then collapses.  It’s still unclear as to why the firefighter was working inside the structure. Video was shot by helicopter above. Reports indicate the firefighter was not ...

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Fully Engulfed House Fire Buffalo, NY FD 2+ Alarm – 84 Dupont St. 5/3/2014

This from murthad02: “Engine 21 enroute to Dupont & Woodlawn reports smoke showing from Quarters. Upon arrival on scene E-21 has 3 – 2.5 story dwellings well involved and requests Balance of 2nd alarm. Defensive attack is started for 82, 84, & 86 Dupont. B-56 reports a 4th house now involved and has an additional 2 Engines & another FAST ...

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Four Rescued From Boat On Lake Michigan 5/5/2014

NBC Chicago: “Four people were rescued from a tug boat that sank in Lake Michigan on the South Side on Monday afternoon. Crews first responded to the boat just before 5 p.m., according to fire officials. Deputy District Fire Chief Ron Dornecker said the tug boat lost power, possibly from big waves splashing onto the front of the boat. “The ...

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Fire Spreads To 3 Houses In Oak Park, ILL 4-Alarm (Video) 5/4/2014

Audio and video provided by Steve Redick Check out more photos by Steve Redick Click Here   Oak Park Sun Times: “No one was injured in the blaze, which was called in to Oak Park firefighters at 4:17 a.m., Battalion Chief Ron Kobyleski said. The fire was level three-box alarm that brought in crews from 12 communities, and 30 firefighters in ...

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Women Rescued by Chicago Fire Department From Chicago River 5/2/2014

Chicago Tribune: “A diver swam out to the middle of the Chicago River downtown and rescued a woman in her 70s who apparently had jumped in early this morning, officials said. The 79-year-old woman jumped into the river shortly before 1 a.m. near Orleans Street. Passersby said they threw a life preserver to her but she would not take it ...

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NorthBrook, ILL Fire Department Box Alarm House Fire 4/30/2014

Thanks to Tim Olk for submitting these photos from NorthBrook house fire today. View full gallery on Tim Olk’s Website Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Southern Illinois firetruck blows tire and flips over on I-55 04-28-2014

State-Journal Register: “Traffic on Interstate 55 north of Springfield was backed up for hours Monday after a firetruck from southern Illinois blew a tire, careened through the median and a concrete barrier and overturned in the southbound lanes. The ladder truck from the Harrisburg Fire Department was heading north on the interstate about 12:15 p.m. when the accident occurred just ...

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Chicago 3-11 Red-X Warehouse 3600 S. Homan 4-28-2014

Chicago Tribune: “Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire at a Brighton Park-neighborhood building this evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Fire crews were called to the scene about 5:40 p.m. The fire, which was elevated to a 3-11 alarm about 6:15 p.m., was in an abandoned warehouse or factory at 3650 S. Homan Ave., according to the Fire Department. ...

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Grenade in Chicago Firehouse-Bomb and Arson Squad Called to Examine

NBC Chicago: “A Chicago firehouse was briefly evacuated Sunday evening after a woman brought in what officials described as a grenade. The Chicago Police Department’s Bomb and Arson Squad examined the explosive device after the woman brought it to officials at a fire station on the 600 block of West Armitage Avenue, in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Read full ...

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