VIDEO: Five years after over-pressurized gas traveled through underground lines fueling fires and explosions across the Merrimack Valley, new legislation aims to prevent that from ever happening again.
“We proposed new regulations to affect nearly 2.3 million miles of pipelines across the country,” said Tristan Brown, the Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration part of the Department of Transportation. - PUB DATE: 9/14/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
Crews in downtown Los Angeles are battling a massive structure fire Tuesday that's already collapsed the building's roof.
The fire broke out just after 1 p.m. at a building in the 300 block of E. 4th Street. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the building is approximately three stories, with a basement. - PUB DATE: 9/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles
VIDEO: For first responders, an eye in the sky or a canary in the coal mine could mean the difference between life and death.
Units like the Lake County Public Safety Unmanned Response or Drone Team provide just such a service, venturing ahead and providing a first look or acting as a guide on traitorous calls. - PUB DATE: 9/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOIO-TV CBS 19 Shaker Heights
The latest installation coming to the Sigal Museum is going to be about more than just hoses and firetrucks.
“Even if you think you know the story of firefighting, there will be something here to surprise you,” said the museum’s curator of exhibitions, Tim Betz.
The exhibit titled “Forged by Fire: The Heroism, Honor and History of Firefighting,” is scheduled to open to the public on Sept. - PUB DATE: 9/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lehigh Valley Live
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Each year, Merrill and Antigo High School Football compete for a ‘War on 64’ trophy but the rivalry goes far deeper. Merrill Fire Department Chief Josh Klug grew up in Merrill, but has connections in the Antigo Fire Department. Prior to this year’s game Chief Klug called up one of his friends and former colleagues, Antigo Fire Chief Corey Smith. - PUB DATE: 9/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander
VIDEO: Police are searching for a possible serial arsonist in Reseda after at least six fires were reported in the area overnight.
Most of the fires took place around the Reseda Boulevard and Vanowen Street intersection. The first was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, and the rest happened within the following two hours. - PUB DATE: 9/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
VIDEO: Kilgore College held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at their fire academy today. They chose this day to unveil a collection of antique firefighter helmets donated to the college that are now on display at the fire academy.
A lot of things come to mind with the word collection, and firefighter helmets may not be top of the list, but for former firefighter Addy Hadaway it was a no-brainer. - PUB DATE: 9/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler
PHOTOS: A little bug-inspired robot created by a team of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder has the potential to someday aid first responders during disasters.
The robot’s name is CLARI, which stands for Compliant Legged Articulated Robotic Insect. It was built in the image of a bug. It’s tiny, squishable and can shape-shift to fit through different gaps. - PUB DATE: 9/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Camera - Metered Site
PHOTOS: At 9:37 am Eastern Time on September 11, 2001, two fire captains—Michael Defina and John Durrer—from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire & Rescue Department, based at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, were standing on the departures level of the main terminal. They were responding to a minor vehicle accident, but their attention quickly turned toward a low rumble, followed by smoke rising to the northwest. - PUB DATE: 9/12/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Air & Space Museum
A house on West Elm Street in the City of Oneida was destroyed early Saturday morning by an explosion caused by a stolen vehicle crashing into the home.
There were no injuries to homeowners, neighbors or emergency crews. Oneida Mayor Helen Acker posted on Facebook “there were no fatalities.” Police say the crash, which happened around 3:00am, severed the gas line into the house. - PUB DATE: 9/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSYR-TV ABC 9 Syracuse
VIDEO/PHOTO: The City of Hattiesburg has a new fire truck honoring the Hattiesburg Public School District.
The new Ladder 1 vehicle has been named “Purple Rain” and is painted in the purple-and-gold colors of Hattiesburg High School.
The truck was officially dedicated at a ceremony at Station No. 1 Thursday. - PUB DATE: 9/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLBT-TV NBC 3 Jackson
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A skateboarding event in Hollywood turned hostile and violent Saturday night when a crowd began setting fire to property and at least one vehicle.
The skateboarding competition started around 4:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of Cherokee Avenue and became violent around 7:22 p.m. when the crowd began acting up, police said. - PUB DATE: 9/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
VIDEO: It’s estimated that more than 100,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for a kidney transplant with over 3,000 patients added to the list each month.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Knox Company have launched the “Expand Your Legacy – Become a Living Kidney Donor” campaign to raise awareness on the life-changing impacts of becoming a living kidney donor. - PUB DATE: 9/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMC-TV NBC 5 Memphis
VIDEO: The number of first responders who have died from 9/11-related illnesses now almost equals the number of firefighters who died during the terror attacks themselves.
A total of 341 New York City Fire Department firefighters, paramedics and civilian support staff who died from post-911 illnesses are now memorialized at the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association. - PUB DATE: 9/11/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
An arson investigation is underway after a raging inferno tore through a mechanic shop in Miami on Friday morning.
At 5:20 a.m., the City of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue responded to reports of a fire at the scene. Firefighters arrived to find a vehicle fire raging on the exterior of the mechanic shop located near the intersection of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 79th Street. - PUB DATE: 9/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami
VIDEO: As another anniversary of 9/11 sits on the horizon, officials at Seneca East Local Schools are paying tribute.
“As I’m taking my last breaths of life, I realized that my life was over and I did something I hadn’t done in a long time, I closed my eyes and said a prayer,” Joe Torrillo, a retired lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department said. - PUB DATE: 9/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVG-TV ABC/CW 13 Toledo
VIDEO: Ten firefighters from Belgium are spending the week with the Fresno Fire Department.
“We have a small organization in Belgium that tries to bring firefighters to the U.S. to visit the fire department and to do some hands-on training, to do ride along to see how the job is done over here and to make a comparison on how we do it,” said Marc Opstal who is a Battalion Chief in Belgium. - PUB DATE: 9/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSEE-TV NBC 24 Fresno
Whelen Engineering, a global leader in the emergency warning industry for more than 70 years, Richard Childress Racing (RCR), and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have teamed up to honor fallen fire heroes at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on September 9, 2023, at Kansas Speedway.
RCR’s No. - PUB DATE: 9/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: RCR Racing
Fond du Lac County is making use of new, clever technology to get first responders to the right location.
The technology, called “what3words,” converts numeric GPS coordinates into words. The words are then decoded by first responders using the what3words app in the field.
Fond du Lac County Communications Director Amy Haase says this eliminates the risk of typing in a wrong number for GPS coordinates in degrees, minutes and seconds or decimal degrees. - PUB DATE: 9/8/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
PHOTOS: A rapidly spreading fire consumed as many as six rowhomes near Patterson Park.
SkyTeam 11, Baltimore's only news helicopter, reported that firefighters were called Wednesday afternoon to the 300 block of South Robinson Street. Baltimore City Fire Department said commanders on the scene found one two-story row home involved with flames eventually spreading to a total of six homes. - PUB DATE: 9/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV NBC 11 Baltimore