Fresno firefighter critical after falling through roof of burning home
RAW VIDEO: A Fresno firefighter is in critical condition after falling through a roof into a burning home.
The house fire broke out just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Central Fresno. Firefighters were battling the blaze on Cortland and Del Mar avenues when the man was injured. The firefighter underwent surgery on Sunday and was in the burn unit.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
Mississippi firefighter fights for life after flipping firetruck
PHOTO: A firefighter is in critical condition after his fire truck flipped. The accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday along Highway 469 in Rankin County on Sunday afternoon.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol said Benjamin Haskins' truck went off the road and through a fence, hitting a tree and flipping over.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAPT-TV ABC 16 Jackson
FDNY Firefighterâs Account of East Village Blast: âOh Man, Itâs a Big Oneâ
Firefighter Mike Shepherd, 47, of Squad 41 in the Bronx, is a third-generation New York City firefighter, following in the path of his grandfather and great-grandfather. When there was an explosion at a building in the East Village on Thursday, he raced to the scene.
This is his account.
âI was having lunch at a restaurant around the corner, on Seventh Street,â Firefighter Shepherd said.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York times
California lawmaker calls for stricter firefighter EMT requirements
State Sen. Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) called for a new state law Friday requiring all firefighters and other emergency rescuers in California to be certified as emergency medical technicians. His proposal follows a Los Angeles Times investigation that found nearly 1 in 4 firefighters in the Compton Fire Department lacks a valid EMT card, a key credential required by other local fire agencies.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles times
Suspended New York fire chief: 'I'm not walking away without a fight'
Robert Russell, the East Syracuse fire chief suspended by the village, has now been served papers banning him from setting foot in the village's two fire stations or on the property.
Russell also has been told he needs a DeWitt police escort if he wants to retrieve his belongings from his locker in the fire station.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com
New York City gas explosion causes inferno, destroys 4 buildings; 25 injured, 2 people missing
VDIEO/PHOTOS: The East Village inferno sparked by a gas blast Thursday left two people missing, dozens more injured and decimated four buildings along a busy city block now emptied of residents as officials work to dig out in the aftermath of a thunderous afternoon blast.
Four people among 25 hurt were critically injured by the explosion, which set a four buildings on fire and one completely collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york daily news
'Mayday! Mayday!' How a Cincinnati firefighter lost his life
The radio call went out before dawn Thursday from inside the burning apartment building on Dahlgren Street.
The fire was almost out, but something had gone wrong.
"Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! We have a firefighter down!"
Moments later, dozens of firefighters converged around an elevator on the building's second floor, where Daryl Gordon, a bear of a man known for his big smile and big laugh, had fallen down an elevator shaft.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: cincinnati enquirer