Detroit firefighter hurt after jumping 40 feet from ladder truck bucket
A firefighter was injured Wednesday morning after he jumped about 40 feet from a fire ladder truck bucket when a building partially collapsed.
Fire crews were battling the commercial building blaze near Harper and Hastings at the vacant Fisher Auto Plant when a section of the structure went down, according to the Detroit Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the detroit news
Texas man's guilty plea to 1986 arson murder of sons ends long fight over fire science
A Waco area man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.
Ed Graf pleaded guilty to two counts of murder even as a jury in Waco was deliberating during his retrial.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the dallas morning news
Massachusetts firefighterâs grief: âWorst we could faceâ
Ray Kenyon Jr. never had a doubt about what he wanted to do with his life. A fourth-generation Lawrence firefighter, his heartâs desire was always to follow in his forebearsâ footsteps.
âIâd see my dad come home with burns, injuries, a messed-up ankle,â Kenyan recalled yesterday morning. âIt never deterred me.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: boston herald
Attack hose falls off Ohio firetruck strikes bicyclist and cars
One person was hurt when a Toledo Fire truck lost a hose while driving on an emergency run. The 150 foot attack hose somehow became loose and struck three cars and a bicyclist 4:30pm on Hawley near Indiana.
Fire officials say Engine 9 was rushing to a house fire with its lights and sirens on when the hose became loose and trailed behind.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVG-TV 13abc Toledo
Column: Current PPE not ready for Ebola threat
Ebola is potentially a much more deadly disease than some of the global epidemics we have faced before. Certainly, the hope is that our medical and response infrastructure will contain what should be a small number of exposures and resulting confirmed instances of the disease in our country. Yet, the news coming out of the global health surveillance is that this situation is a possible disaster that could get worse before it gets better, requiring extreme vigilance and preparedness.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firerescue1
Missouri Fire Chief Killed in Accident on Way to Fire
An Alton police officer who is also a firefighter died after a crash on Monday. Eddie Johnson Jr., 45, was on his way to a house fire six miles west of Alton when he lost control, went off the left side of the highway, hit a driveway approach, and rolled his police cruiser several times. He was ejected from the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTV-TV NBC 3 Springfield
Man's previous DUI admissible at trial in LODD death of Pennsylvania fire chief
Matthew Diehl's attorneys argued against the admissibility of his two prior DUI convictions at his November trial for the DUI-related death of Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller, but at a hearing Monday, York County Judge Richard K. Renn barred only one conviction from trial.
Diehl, 33, of Shrewsbury, is to go to trial on Nov.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: York Daily Record