In the Line of Duty

LODD: Worcester Lieutenant Dies Heroically Trying To Save Baby and Another Individual From Fire

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  Article from NBCBOSTON: A Worcester fire lieutenant who died in a 4-alarm fire overnight was responding to a report of a trapped baby and heroically sacrificed himself to get two of his fellow firefighters to safety. Lt. Jason Menard was killed in the fire, leaving behind a wife and four children. The family had been scheduled to leave on a ...

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LODD: Captain Succumbs to Injuries Sustained While Operating at a Four-Alarm Fire

Berwick, Maine: It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Captain Joel Barnes of the Berwick Fire Department. Shortly after the first arriving companies got on scene a Mayday was transmitted. No other information was released about circumstances leading up to the Mayday and subsequent death of the Captain. Four other firefighters were injured and were ...

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Line of Duty Death: FDNY Member Has Passed Away After Falling Off Bridge Per News Sources

For the second time in as many days we regret to bring you dreadful news.  This time it appears a FDNY member has passed away in the line of duty following a fall off a Bridge in Brooklyn.  Details are limited at this point, however he was working at the scene of a crash and may have lost his balance. ...

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Line of Duty Death: Clinton, Iowa Firefighter Killed After Some Type of Explosion While Operating at a Grain Bin Fire

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It is with heavy hearts we bring you the sad news out of Iowa today.  This morning while operating at a grain bin fire some type of explosion occurred injuring two firefighters, one of which has passed away.  Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the Firefighters Family, and the Fire Department Family.  As we get more information we will ...

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LODD: Lieutenant Struck and Killed, Two Others Critically Injured After Semi Strikes Fire Truck

Firefighter Struck and Killed

  Article retrieved from: WDBJ7 “HANOVER Co., Va. (WDBJ7) – State Police say a firefighter was killed in a crash in Hanover County on Thursday evening. They say the Hanover County Fire and EMS stopped at a crash scene on I-295 for another two-vehicle crash. Police say despite having its emergency lights on, one of the stopped fire engines was ...

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LODD: 1 firefighter killed, several others injured, including police officer during sun prairie explosion

Sun Prairie firefighter killed at natural gas explosion

Video:   Drone footage and some ground footage of a major explosion in downtown Sun Prarie.  We are told there were injuries and people have been transported to the hospital.  We will bring you more as we get it.  Below is more on the explosion/fire. UPDATE BELOW: 7-11-2018 UPDATE:  SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — “A firefighter was killed and at least ...

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Chicago Fire LODD: Diver Dies After River Rescue Attempt

Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies

Video and article from WGN9 Chicago: CHICAGO —A fire department diver looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night was separated from his partner underwater and was killed. The Chicago Fire Department said that its “prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio.” It said on Twitter that Bucio “tragically ...

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5 Year Anniversary of LODD Captain Herbert “Herbie” Johnson 11-2-2012

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NIOSH Report and Key contributing factors: Contributing Factors Modified building construction with multiple ceilings and a multi-story enclosed rear porch Horizontal ventilation contributed to the rapid fire growth Fireground communications Lack of proper personal protective equipment Lack of a sprinkler system in the residential rental building. Key Recommendations Ensure that fireground operations are coordinated with consideration given to the effects ...

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LODD: FDNY Firefighter Dies During Fall From Roof at Queens 2-Alarm Fire

Initial reports indicate firefighter may have fallen while trying to exit roof to bucket. More info available as it comes in. Address of the fire was at 1615 Putnam Ave. in Queens. It has been confirmed that the brother firefighter has been critically injured from the fall. This from A city firefighter died Thursday afternoon after a five-story plunge ...

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