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The country's electric car hotspots, mapped

3 days 2 hours ago
Much of the country's electric vehicle (EV) use is concentrated in the "four corners" of California, the Pacific Northwest, the Northeast and the Southeast, according to data shared with Axios. Two glaring exceptions? Colorado and Hawai'i. The data, from mobility analytics platform Replica, is based on estimated EV miles traveled per 1,000 residents at the county level on a typical weekday in the second quarter of 2023.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AXIOS

Missouri fire department braces for chimney fire calls with special bucket of tools

3 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: The Lemay Fire Protection District has responded to so many chimney fires over the years that the department’s firefighters have created their own bucket of tools designed specifically for chimney-related fires. The bucket is made of metal, which gives firefighters a safe place to deposit hot embers.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

Tennessee man who became '90% entrapped' in corn grain bin is rescued

3 days 2 hours ago
PHOTOS: A Tennessee man was rescued from a grain bin after he became 90% engulfed in corn kernels and crews raced to free him, firefighters said. In a Facebook post, the Ethridge Fire Department said that around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, crews were sent to a farm on Henryville Road to rescue a 70-year-old man who owns the farm.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News

Massachusetts city to mark 24th anniversary of 1999 Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. blaze

3 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: Paul A. Brotherton, Timothy P. Jackson, Jeremiah M. Lucey II, James F. “Jay” Lyons III, Joseph T. McGuirk and Thomas E. Spencer: six brave men whose names the city will never forget. Dec. 3, 1999, was a sad day that continues to be recognized each year in Worcester, no matter how hard and painful for the victims' families and friends, the brotherhood and sisterhood of firefighters, and the people of Worcester to remember.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Metered Site

VIDEO: 1 found dead, investigation continues after reported Minnesota house explosion

3 days 2 hours ago
At least one person is dead after a home in South St. Paul reportedly caught fire and exploded Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to a house on Ninth Avenue South near Spruce Street just before 6:20 a.m. “I heard a big loud boom and it shook my house,” Donna Johnson, who lives nearby, told us.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 6 Saint Paul

New Fire Station in Maryland Receives Prestigious LEED Gold Certification

4 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Wednesday announced that the County’s Department of Fire and Rescue Services’ (HCDFRS) Waterloo Fire Station has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This achievement is underscored by the integration of eco-friendly elements, including reflective concrete, low-flow water appliances, a geothermal system for HVAC, energy efficient boilers, EV charging stations and rooftop solar panels.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Howard County Maryland

Vehicles hampered firefighting efforts at destructive house blaze in North Carolina

4 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: Fire hose damage by vehicles disrupted firefighting efforts Tuesday and crews could not save a house, Wesley Chapel Fire Dept. said. “At some point during that process, a vehicle ran over the fire hose,” said Fire Chief Steven McLendon. “They went to turn the fire hydrant on and they noticed the hose had been damaged.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZY-TV FOX 46 Belmont

‘It’s just an honor’: Department in New Jersey appoints first Hispanic fire chief

4 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: It was a historic moment that captivated hundreds in Paterson, N.J., as Alejandro Alicea became the city’s first Hispanic Fire Chief. “It’s just an honor for me and I am humbled by the appointment,” said Alicea. As Puerto Rican flags waved in the halls of the Paterson Fire Headquarters, the longtime firefighter stood tall and stoic as he accepted his newest challenge.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York City

Ohio State troopers release video of fiery I-70 bus crash

4 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: Newly obtained video shows the moments state troopers arrived on the scene of a fiery bus crash on I-70 in Licking County earlier this month. Body camera footage shows Ohio State Highway Troopers arriving on the scene to find the charter bus, which 55 people were on, in flames. The trooper runs onto the bus with a fire extinguisher.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV CBS 7 Dayton

Police and fire departments in one Pennsylvania city to use underwater robot for search and recovery missions

5 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: The City of Chester's Police and Fire Departments are using new technology for search and recovery missions. They're among the first departments in the Commonwealth to have their own underwater robot. Chester Fire Captain Kevin Postlewait went through training with the state-of-the-art robot he says will make his job as a diver easier.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia

VIDEO: Florida ambulance overturns in crash with bus, pickup; 15 injured

5 days 2 hours ago
PHOTOS: Fifteen people were injured Tuesday morning in a crash involving an ambulance, a pickup truck and a small bus carrying special needs students, according to Marion County Fire Rescue. MCFR said they were dispatched to a crash involving the three vehicles around 9 a.m. at the intersection of SW 90th Street and SW 80th Avenue, an area near a lot of neighborhoods and also next to Marion County Fire Rescue Station 21.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando

Drive-thru light display raises money for a volunteer fire department in Maryland

5 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: Let's set the record straight: it's the end of November, and it's definitely not too early for holiday lights. A volunteer fire company opened up its drive-thru display of lights Friday - about a million of them, according to the company. WMAR-2 News got a full tour just before it opened. "We have a little over a million lights throughout the carnival grounds up here," said Scott Warner, public information officer for the company.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore

VIDEO: 3 dead, 1 hospitalized in explosion, fire at Ohio auto shop

5 days 2 hours ago
Three people were killed and one hospitalized after a large explosion and fire at an auto shop in Hillsboro, officials say. Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire Chief David Manning said the victim who was taken to the hospital is in stable condition. The fire started around 4 p.m. Tuesday at Jimbo’s Auto Shop on 502 S.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIX-TV FOX 19 Newport

Made in Arizona, Fido Bags are shipped to fire departments across the country as a lifesaving tool for pets in emergencies

6 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: First responders lacked the tools needed to give pets the best chance of survival in emergencies for decades, but now, a Valley nonprofit is providing those tools to fire and police departments across the country. "We pull out more dogs and cats and stuff than actual humans." Phoenix firefighter Bobby Laufer said.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix

The deadliest nightclub fire in the world occurred 81 years ago in Massachusetts

6 days 2 hours ago
VIDEO: Tuesday marks the anniversary of the deadliest nightclub fire in history, which occurred right in Massachusetts. On November 28, 1942, more than 490 people were killed in a fire at the Cocoanut Grove on Piedmont Street in Boston. The Cocoanut Grove was a restaurant/club that was very popular in the 20s, became less popular in the 30s due to the prohibition of alcohol, but became popular again during the early years of World War II.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWLP-TV NBC/CW+ 22 Springfield

New York bill would require fire safety precautions in e-bike shops

6 days 2 hours ago
Shops in New York state that peddle e-bikes would be required to implement enhanced fire safety precautions under a newly introduced bill aimed at curbing New York City’s e-bike fire crisis. The legislation, which would mandate automatic fire monitoring and Class B extinguishers in e-bike shops, is part of a package of e-bike safety bills proposed by state Sen.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Olean Times Herald - Metered Site

VIDEO: 2 hospitalized with burn injuries after large fire at South Los Angeles construction site

6 days 2 hours ago
Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a fire broke out overnight at a construction site in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The fire at a multi-family residential building construction site was first reported just before 3:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of East Vernon Street.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles

How One Utah City Survived the Great Fire of 1898

1 week ago
PHOTOS: At 4am, gunshots rang through the dark night, as local townsfolk awoke to a most terrifying sight. A large fire had erupted at the top of Main Street, and the American Hotel was engulfed in uncontrollable flames. Park City’s Sheriff, Thomas Walden, had sounded the alarm with three successive shots, and the whistle at the Marsac Mill quickly notified the nearby mining campsite and homesteaders.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Utah Stories

Texas fire departments are fighting stigma and pushing to provide firefighters with mental health help

1 week ago
For more than a decade, Sam Buser watched the lights of fire trucks bounce off the city streets of Houston, heard the roars of burning blazes and stood before the caskets of too many firefighters. He never held a hose or kicked in a door, but, as senior psychologist for the Houston Fire Department, he spent many sleepless nights at fire stations.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Texas Tribune

Fire department in eastern Washington using AI technology to improve safety

1 week ago
VIDEO: Soon, Fire Station 5 in Eagle Ridge is going to be under construction, and thanks to new AI technology “Darkhorse,” the public won’t notice a difference. “Station 5 with our concrete, that company is going to be relocated temporarily. We can model exactly what the outcome of that move will be,” said Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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