4 Kentucky firefighters shocked, 1 critically, while helping with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Four firefighters with the Campbellsville Fire Department were shocked -- one of them critically -- while helping the Campbellsville University marching band with an ALS ice bucket challenge, according to a spokesman for Supporting Heroes, an organization that provides support to family members after emergency responders are injured or killed in the line of duty.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wave3.com
3 of 5 D.C. firefighters unpunished after dying man was refused aid outside firehouse
Three of five firefighters under investigation for failure to render aid to a dying man who collapsed across the street from their firehouse have gone unpunished in connection with the case, which shocked D.C. residents and officials and put the cityâ€™s troubled fire department in the national spotlight.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Washington Times
Cause of blaze that killed Indiana firefighter ruled 'undetermined'
The cause of a business fire that led to the death of a New Carlisle volunteer firefighter has officially been ruled as â€śundeterminedâ€ť by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS).
Jamie Middlebrook, assistant chief for the New Carlisle Fire Department, died of blunt force trauma from a falling roof while battling a blaze Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Elkhart Truth
Teen will face trial for California wildfire
A 13-year-old San Marcos girl accused of setting the devastating Cocos fire was found competent Wednesday to face arson charges related to the May 14 blaze and a second fire that began a day earlier.
In a brief hearing in Juvenile Court, the girlâ€™s parents also learned they could be responsible for restitution costs arising from the Cocos blaze, which burned nearly 2,000 acres, destroyed 36 homes in San Marcos and Harmony Grove and forced thousands to evacuate.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: UT San Diego
Georgia: Savannah Fire among highest rated fire departments in America
The City of Savannah and Savannah Fire and Emergency Services have been elevated to among the highest rated cities and fire departments in America according to the Insurance Services Office.
ISO representatives met with Savannah City Officials on Wednesday to announce the city has achieved the coveted ISO-1 classification.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wtoc.com
Western Governors' Association calls to end "wildfire borrowing"
The Western Governors' Association in a letter last week urged U.S. Senate and congressional leadership, and President Barack Obama, to increase federal wildfire budgets so agencies can stop using fire prevention funds for fire suppression.
The association said the U.S. Forest Service is again on pace to utilize prevention funds for suppression â€” known as "fire borrowing" â€” in a season where Oregon, California and Washington have seen millions of acres of forestland burn.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Denver Post
Texas firefighter stabbed while trying to douse blaze
A firefighter was stabbed Tuesday night while attempting to put out a fire in front of a Yorktown home.
The fire department responded to a report of a truck on fire about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, said Yorktown Police Chief Paul Campos. But when firefighters arrived, they discovered a man burning brush, a couch and a city-issued trash bin in front of his home in the 400 block of West Sixth Street.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Victoria Advocate