Alaska fire captain's sudden death shocks family, firefighters
A 51-year-old captain with the Anchorage Fire Department died Friday afternoon after participating in a training activity.
Jeff Bayless, senior captain at the Eagle River station, collapsed during a Rules of Air Management Training around 11:46 a.m., said Fire Chief Chris Bushue at an afternoon news conference.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: anchorage daily news
Footage after Asiana crash brings San Francisco police-fire tensions
San Francisco police investigating the death of an Asiana Airlines crash survivor who was run over and killed by Fire Department rigs concluded that one of the firefighter drivers was lying to them and challenged a high-ranking fire official who didn't inform them about key camera footage of the incident, according to Police Department documents.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: sfgate.com
Arizona firefighter dies during training exercise
An Arizona firefighter died during a training exercise on Saturday.61-year-old Bobby Mollere worked with the Hellsgate Fire Department in Star Valley, Arizona, near the city of Payson. Mollere was taking part in a wildland fire training exercise in Payson on Saturday morning when he reportedly collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV Channel 10 Fox
New Mexico town's volunteer firefighters struggle to respond to medical, fire calls
At times last year, Bloomfield's volunteer firefighters were slow to respond to medical calls and structure fires, according to city officials and documents. Though a $1 million federal grant finalized Monday will pay for firefighters to work 24 hours a day for the next two years, city officials said the firefighters likely won't be able to keep their jobs when the grant expires in summer 2016.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Farmington Daily Times
Lawsuit: FDNY firefighter hurt by slick slide down fire pole
A Brooklyn firefighter says he was seriously hurt after he slid down a fire pole that was too slick, smashing into the floor and fracturing a vertebra in his lower spine, according to a lawsuit.Lt. Christopher Cooke, 50, of Engine Co. 254, was on the second floor of the firehouse one day last March when a report of a blaze came in.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
Colorado man rescued from creek during September floods could sue his rescuers
A Broomfield man who was rescued from his submerged car during the September floods has filed papers indicating he might sue his rescuers and first responders. Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Loveland Reporter-Herald
Shots fired into Philadelphia firehouse
Police are investigating a shooting that sent bullets flying into a Philadelphia firehouse Thursday afternoon.
It was a very close call for firefighters. Gunfire tore through Engine 25 located at Hart Lane near Boudinot Street in Kensington around lunchtime.
Four firefighters were inside the kitchen.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com