South Carolina fire department mourns death of veteran firefighter
The Columbia Fire Department is mourning the death of one of their own when a 25-year-veteran firefighter died Sunday after falling ill earlier in July.
Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said Firefighter Tyron Weston, 51, fell ill on July 3 and was on his way to recovery when he died Sunday morning. Jenkins said Weston has been a member of the Columbia Fire Department since August 1990.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the state
Cal Fire academy manager fights for his job
The battle ended Monday in a windowless State Personnel Board meeting room on Capitol Mall after 18 witnesses and six days of testimony. Whether former Cal Fire Assistant Chief Mike Ramirez wins back his job after all that depends on how effectively he put Director Ken Pimlott and department leaders on trial.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sacramento Bee
Dog's rescue from house fire caught on cam by Virginia firefighter
VIDEO: The ability to run into a blazing fire is a special skill. Now, we can see just what our local firefighters did to rescue two dogs from a Springfield Home engulfed in flames.
One of the Fairfax County firefighters who made the rescued shared his helmet camera video.
The home at 7707 Carrleigh Parkway was destroyed in a July 19th blaze that started in the evening when no one was home.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV 9 DC
Report faults DC fire lieutenant in delayed response to choking child
A new report obtained first by FOX 5 blames a delayed response by D.C. Fire and EMS to a choking toddler on both technical errors and human mistakes.
The 18-month-old boy went into cardiac arrest and later died after waiting more than eleven minutes for help to arrive.
As FOX 5 first reported back in March, help was in a Tenleytown fire station just three blocks away, but was never put on the call.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV MyFox 5 DC
The way we pay for wildfires could be making them worse
As a frightening story in Monday's Washington Post shows, the American West is burning up. And the sad fact about wildfires is the more the West burns, the less money the federal government has to pay for it.
In fact, the federal government hasn't had enough money to pay for fighting wildfires in at least a decade.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the washington post
North Carolina captain found dead inside fire station
A firefighter died Monday morning at a fire station in Stanly County. Officials said Capt. James Alan Hicks responded to a fire in Stanly County with the National Guard Fire Department Sunday night. He died at the fire station before his shift ended Monday.
An official said an autopsy is pending, but believe he may have died from a heart attack.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
Photo: Firefighter in shorts, tennis shoes battles fire in New York village
A volunteer fire department recently explained why a man, who was dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes, was helping during a large fire last weekend. They did not explain why he was allowed to do so without full PPE.
Lake Placid News reported that the major structure fire consumed one downtown building and damaged another.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firerescue1.com