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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/19

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1/19/2017 a high-rise building fire in Tehran collapsed, killing at least thirty firefighters and injuring seventy-five others. The Plasco building, a historic structure in central Tehran, just north of the capital went down in a matter of seconds. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before the collapse. The 17-story-tower, built in the early 1960s, […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/18

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1/18/1856 a Fall River, MA firefighter died while firefighters “were fighting a fire that destroyed a furniture and stove store, a man in a horse-drawn sleigh approached the scene. Suddenly, the horse reared up and ran into a crowd. He was run over in the uproar and critically injured. He was taken to his home, […]
Karl Thompson

3 MEMBERS OF TX FD KILLED IN OFF-DUTY CRASH

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They’re in shock and mourning in Sabine County after three members of a volunteer fire department were killed in a crash there on Saturday evening. Two of them were a husband and wife who were the parents of three children. Daily News & More is reporting that it happened at about 7:00 on Highway 21 […]
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3 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT 2nd ALARM AUTO SHOP FIRE

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BY LLOYD MITCHELL Three firefighters were injured while they battled a two-alarm fire that engulfed an auto repair shop in Brooklyn early on Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to multiple phone calls for a fire at the Car Center Auto Repair Shop, located at 2499 86 St. off McDonald Avenue in Gravesend, at about 3:30 a.m. […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/17

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1/17/1922 a Bloomington, IL firefighter “died from injuries he sustained after he had fallen from an icy roof during a fire call.” 1/17/1962 a Chicago, IL firefighter died while trying to rescue three small children from a burning apartment building at 1418 South Trumball. “Three unattended children had set fire to their apartment with matches […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/16

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1/16/1967 the McCormack Place hall in Chicago, IL was destroyed by a fire and a security guard killed during the National Housewares Manufacturers Association Exhibit. “McCormick Place was the largest convention center in North America consisting of four interconnected buildings and one indoor arena sited on and near Lake Michigan, about 2 miles (3.2 km) […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT WATERTOWN, NY HOUSE FIRE

3 days 17 hours ago
WATERTOWN — A city firefighter was injured Thursday while responding to a house fire on Central Street. He was wheeled from the scene on a stretcher, but his condition remains unknown. Shortly before 11 a.m., the city fire department was dispatched to 243 Central St., for reports of a structure fire. By the time police […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/15

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1/15/1919 the Boston (MA) Molasses Disaster or Great Molasses Flood killed twenty-one and injured 150 when a large a wave of molasses over 8’ tall rushed through the streets at 35 mph after a 2,300,000 gallons storage tank burst in the North End neighborhood at the Purity Distilling Company. A Boston, MA firefighter was fatally […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/14

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1/14/1879 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter was killed when he was caught under a collapsing wall while operating at a fire. 1/14/1880 six firefighters were injured in a three-story frame building fire in Brooklyn, New York. 1/14/1884 a Cleveland, OH firefighter “died as a result of complications and pneumonia that set in from the […]
Karl Thompson

OH MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING STRUCK BY FIRE TRUCK

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CLARK COUNTY — A male has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital after being struck on State Route 235 Monday night in Clark County. Paul Johnson, 38 from New Carlisle was struck by a brush fire truck Monday just before 10 p.m. on State Route 235 near Dalton Drive. Sgt. David Slankar with the Springfield Post […]
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ARIZ. FIRE CAPT. DIES AFTER 10-YEAR OCCUPATIONAL CANCER FIGHT

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By 3TV/CBS 5 A retired Captain with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department has died following a lengthy battle with occupational cancer. A Peoria Fire Department spokesperson said retired Captain David Rehnke died after battling kidney cancer for ten years. Rehnke’s death is considered a line-of-duty death since the cancer was caused from his occupation. Rehnke started […]
Rick Markley

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/13

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1/13/1818 a Southwark Hose Company, Philadelphia, PA firefighter “died in the performance of his duties.” 1/13/1897 a Detroit, MI firefighter died from the injuries he sustained after being electrocuted. 1/13/1914 a Sandusky, OH firefighter was killed while fighting a theater fire on Market Street. 1/13/1933 an Omaha, NE firefighter died after suffering from smoke inhalation […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/12

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1/12/1908 the Rhodes Opera House in Boyertown, PA fire killed 171 during a church-sponsored play in the 2nd floor auditorium when a kerosene lamp was knocked over and extended to a stereoscopic machine fueled by gasoline. Actors hearing the commotion lifted the curtain to investigate and the heavy pole at the bottom of the curtain […]
Karl Thompson

MI FD CITED FOR COVID VIOLATIONS

1 week ago
Michigan has issued eight workplaces, including a school district and fire department, citations totalling more than $25,000 for failing to meet coronavirus safety precautions. In another round of COVID-19 safety fines, the eight businesses were hit with emergency rule and general duty citations for reasons including failing to properly use personal protection gear, lack of […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/11

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1/11/1911 a Bronx, New York (FDNY) firefighter while operating at a single-alarm fire, was killed when he fell five floors, hitting clotheslines on the way down. 1/11/1916 a three alarm fire in the State Street Methodist Church on State and Sixth Streets in Camden, New Jersey around 10:00 p.m. in frigid temperatures trapped firefighters from […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/10

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1/10/1883 Milwaukee, WI the Newhall House fire claims the lives of seventy-one of the 300 residences of the six-story wood frame hotel around 4:00 a.m. The original home of the Milwaukee Chess Club was located on the northwest corner of Main (now Broadway) and Michigan Streets. The six-story Newhall House was constructed by merchant Daniel […]
Karl Thompson

OAKLAND FIRE STATIONS MAY CLOSE DUE TO BUDGET DEFICIT

1 week 2 days ago
By Matt Bigler The City of Oakland faces deep cuts to city services due to the pandemic, and Oakland firefighters are launching a campaign to keep fire stations open amid orders from the city manager and mayor’s office to cut services. The city has asked all departments to cut their budgets by 20% to 30% […]
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/9

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1/9/1912 the Equitable Building in New York, NY at 120 Broadway was destroyed by fire that claims the lives of six persons and a firefighter, slowing the business of the Stock Exchange and several banking houses. However, the contents of the huge vaults were not significantly damaged. The fire apparently started in the rear of […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 1/8

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1/8/1894 a Chicago, IL firefighter died while fighting a fire at the site of the World’s Columbian Exposition. “The fair had closed in October 1893, and many of the buildings were unoccupied at the time of the fire. A number of popular fair buildings were destroyed in the fire, including the music hall, casino, quadriga, […]
Karl Thompson
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