Oct
31
2014

POWER LINES FALL ON NY AERIAL – TRAPPING DRIVER

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A firefighter was trapped in the cab of a ladder truck when a live power line fell on it during a house fire Wednesday morning. LoHud.com reported that crews from New York State Electric and Gas responded to remove the wire. The firefighter was not injured. “The electric service to the building fell down right on
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Oct
29
2014

CLAIMS FILED AGAINST CITY OF PASADENA IN DOUBLE APPARATUS CRASH

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Two people injured when a Monterey Park fire engine collided with an Alhambra fire ladder truck have filed a pair of damage claims against the city of Pasadena. Kenneth Thai, 52, lost most of his right leg when Monterey Park’s engine ricocheted off Alhambra’s truck and pushed him into Lu Dumpling House. The heavy vehicle
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Oct
23
2014

MAN DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY HOSE IN TOLEDO

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A Toledo man who was struck by a hose that came loose from a passing fire engine died today in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. A ruling on the cause of death is pending test results and a review of hospital records, said Dr. James Patrick, Lucas County Coroner. “The trauma he had was not
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Oct
23
2014

3 KILLED IN WVA APPARATUS CRASH

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The West Virginia State Police has identified the three victims of a Tuesday night accident involving a fire engine in Barbour County. Joseph Kuzinar, 75, Linda Diane Kuzinar, 65, and Jessica L. Paczek, 38, all from Morgantown, were travelling in a 2010 Honda CR-V and attempted to pull out onto U.S. Route 250 from 4-H
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Oct
22
2014

UPDATE: DETROIT FF JUMPED FROM TOWER LADDER BUCKET

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A Detroit firefighter was knocked unconscious this morning after he jumped from a 40-foot-high aerial ladder bucket as part of the Fisher Body plant collapsed, authorities say. Arson investigators are on the scene as the fire continues to burn on the second floor of the large, vacant industrial building at Harper and Hastings, northwest of
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Oct
22
2014

DETRIOT FF INJURED – FALL FROM TOWER LADDER BUCKET

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A firefighter has been injured on the job on Detroit’s east side. The fire crew was battling a blaze at the old Fisher Body plant at Harper and Piquette. The view from SkyFOX showed a firefighter up in the ladder bucket around 8 a.m. Wednesday when part of the building began to collapse. That’s when
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Oct
20
2014

CRASH KILLS FIRE CHIEF/POLICE OFFICER RESPONDING TO HOUSE FIRE IN ALTON, IL

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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. 
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Oct
20
2014

HOSE FALLS OFF TOLEDO ENGINE COMPANY – STRIKING BICYCLIST AND CARS

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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
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Oct
20
2014

Here’s A Ridiculous Study Of Two Countries As Told In Fire Trucks

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Though they may look identical in every way and no way at all whatsoever, Germany and Canada are in fact VERY different countries. Don’t believe me? Okay first, that’s weird, they are definitely not the same place, but second, here’s how their respective fire departments respond to obstacles in their path. The top video is
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Oct
20
2014

WACK JOB STEALS AMBULANCE IN LA – ENGINE COMPANY PURSUES

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A man undergoing treatment for hallucination inside a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance in downtown Los Angeles stole the emergency vehicle Sunday night, forcing two firefighter paramedics to jump out and an engine company to pursue. The firefighters were treating a patient at about 7 p.m. at Alameda and 3rd streets, when he pulled out
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