Recall issued after Montana fire-truck crash that killed 6 including fire chief
A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena.
The recall notice says the driveshaft may separate and cause the axle to lock if a double Cardan joint seizes up.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ravalli republic
Wanted: Ebola screeners with EMT/paramedic experience at JFK for $19 an hour
Theyâ€™re looking for the few, the proud â€” and the really desperate.
For a measly $19 an hour, a government contractor is offering applicants the opportunity to get up close and personal with potential Ebola patients at JFK Airport â€” including taking their temperatures.
Angel Staffing Inc. is hiring brave souls with basic EMT or paramedic training to assist Customs and Border Protection officers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in identifying possible victims at Terminal 4, where amped-up Ebola screening started on Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
Pennsylvania Fire Leaves 4 Children, 2 Adults Dead
A devastating fire destroyed a McKeesport home early Saturday morning, leaving a man with burns over half his body and claiming the lives of his wife, his wheelchair-bound father and the womanâ€™s four young children.
The home, on Express Alley, off of Atlantic Avenue, was fully engulfed in flames when McKeesport firefighters arrived at the scene around 7 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Man rescued from burning California home
A woman holding a baby screamed for someone to save her dad from a burning home in Central Fresno, and those pleas were answered.
The fire broke out just before 9 a.m. Saturday on Dakota near Cedar. Beth Lederach called 911 then caught the flames and the dramatic rescue on cellphone video.
The video shows the flames and smoke pouring out of the duplex, and then suddenly a man comes running toward the street carrying the woman's father over his shoulder.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
New digital tool will help Texas firefighters battle building blazes
Firefighters in the Houston region soon will have more information about certain buildings before they arrive to contain the blazes that threaten them.
Using a federal anti-terrorism grant, fire departments in the five-county area have developed a digital database of high-risk structures - those critical to the nation's daily operations, high-rises and some large commercial buildings.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: houston chronicle
Michigan lawmakers end ban on firefighter moonlighting
A clause in a union contract with Grand Rapids city firefighters appears to be outlawed by a bill Gov. Rick Snyder signed this week.
Grand Rapids this year began barring its full-time firefighters from working for other area departments on their days off. State Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, introduced a bill to prohibit the city and the Grand Rapids Firefighters Local 366 union from agreeing to such a policy.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: mlive.com
Seattleâ€™s fire chief stepping aside after 10 years
Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean announced Thursday he will be retiring at the end of the year â€” and this time, he wonâ€™t be swayed to stay as he was when he first tried to retire nearly a year ago.
Dean, who graduated from Seattleâ€™s Franklin High School and has spent his entire 44-year career with the Seattle Fire Department, plans to stay in the city.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: seattle times