New Orleans fire captain dies of illness during training in New Mexico
A 13-year veteran New Orleans Fire Department captain died Sunday (Oct. 26) while training in New Mexico, according to a department release.
Capt. Troy Magee fell ill while taking part in a training course in Albuquerque, the release states. It does not state the nature of the course, or his illness.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Orleans Times-Picayune
At least four dead after plane crashes into building at Kansas airport
VIDEO: Officials say at least four people are now dead and four are missing after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into the two-story FlightSafety International building at Wichitaâ€™s Mid-Continent Airport. The crash happened around 9:50 a.m. Thursday. It sent up huge plumes of black smoke which could be seen for miles around the city.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSN-TV News 3
Breathing Apparatus A Focus Of Probe Into Connecticut Firefighter's Death
Investigators working to determine how Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell died in a house fire last month have turned some of their attention to his breathing apparatus, examining whether it was working properly and whether his air tank was full when he entered the burning building, sources said. Bell died while fighting a fire inside a Blue Hills Avenue home on Oct.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: hartford courant
Report: Kentucky firefighter made direct contact with high-voltage line during Ice Bucket Challenge
A firefighter who died after being jolted with electricity from a high-voltage line in Campbellsville in August made direct contact with the line, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
Tony Grider, a captain with Campbellsville Fire & Rescue, was critically burned; he died from his injuries a month after the accident.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: lexington herald-leader
New Detroit 'mindset' should minimize Angels' Night arson fires, commissioner says
Detroit is a much different place than in the late-1970s and early-1980s when Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins first began battling blazes within the city.
It's a good change, he says.
Appointed by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in April and entering his first Angels' Night at the helm of the Detroit Fire Department, Jenkins is hoping the city maintains the relatively low number of arson fires reported the last several years.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: mlive.com
Los Angeles County fire chief vows to overhaul hiring procedures
The Los Angeles County fire chief Wednesday said he will overhaul the agency's hiring procedures in response to a Times investigation that found that a large percentage of firefighters given jobs have family ties to the department.
Chief Daryl Osby said the reforms were needed to protect the agency's "core values" and guard against nepotism and cheating in hiring.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles times
Washington fire official defends choice of hospital for shooting victims
Four students critically wounded in Fridayâ€™s shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School were taken by ambulance to an Everett hospital rather than by helicopter to the stateâ€™s premier trauma center in Seattle because it was the best treatment option, according to Marysville Fire District Chief Greg Corn.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: seattle times