North Carolina firefighter injured after ladder truck overturns
PHOTO: A Charlotte firefighter was hospitalized Sunday after, officials said, the ladder truck he was driving overturned â€“ the second time an engine from the same fire company was damaged in a crash this year.
It was also the second crash since Friday involving a firetruck, although the two incidents were not related.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: charlotte observer
Ohio firefighters limited to attend, talk at public events
At times this year, Perrysburg Fire Chief Jeff Klein did not know his firefighters and their trucks were at events. Now, a policy change has been made for next year to ensure that doesnâ€™t happen again.
It has the city administration and the firefighters at odds.
Effective Jan. 1, firefighters can not leave the station for anything other than a fire or emergency call without approval of the chief.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: toledo blade
Vandals cause $50k damage to New York fire company
Volunteer firefighters in Clarksville, Allegany County, were devastated Sunday morning to learn someone broke into the fire hall and vandalized all their equipment.
Someone broke into a window Saturday night at the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company and spray painted vulgar words all over trucks, other equipment and parts of the building.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIVB-TV Buffalo
Off-duty St. Louis firefighters rescue three people from burning car
Three off-duty St. Louis firefighters heading to their jobs saw a vehicle on fire and managed to pull three people from the flames Saturday morning.
The victims were on fire, and the firefighters used a sweater to swat out the flames before giving the driver CPR.
The three victims were in a car that crashed at 7:15 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Tennessee Fire Chief Resigns Over Ferguson Blog Post
Covington Fire Chief Jerry Craig has resigned after a controversial social media post on a blog about the situation in Ferguson, Mo.
Craig said he started to comment on a blog but says he accidentally posted only a portion of what he was trying to say.
Craig apologized saying what was said is not a reflection on the fact that his department is 90-percent White in a city which is more than 50-percent Black.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: my fox memphis
Dispute over washing personal vehicles at Maine fire station leads to deputy chiefâ€™s firing
Two former North Yarmouth Fire and Rescue Department paramedics claim town officials have violated their civil rights.
Jeff Toorish, a lieutenant medic with the department, resigned Dec. 11. Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services Bill Young was fired the same day.
Toorish said Tuesday their departures came when disagreements escalated after the town banned firefighters from washing their personal vehicles at the fire station.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: bangor daily ews
New York firefighter critically injured in house fire, officials say
An Inwood firefighter was in critical condition Friday after fellow volunteers found him trapped in debris in the basement of a burning home in Woodmere, a Nassau County fire official said. More than a dozen departments and more than 200 volunteers responded to the scene on Central Avenue after the fire was reported at 3:56 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: newsday.com