» California's I-80 reopens after crash, brush fire
23/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: A crash that sparked a brush fire forced the closure of part of Interstate 80 in Placer County for several hours Thursday. A vehicle slammed into a power pole on westbound I-80 at Highway 193 in the Newcastle area, knocking powerl...

» It takes nerves of steel to be a tillerman, and a female firefighter lands the job in New Jersey
23/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
On Thursday, Brittani Rawls became Passaic Fire Department's first female tillerman. That's the firefighter who sits in a seat in back and steers the tail end of a firetruck. It's the kind of challenge she relishes, because in a city cra...

» Firefighters in Texas using federal grant to vaccinate homeless, low-income families for the flu
23/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
This is the first year the Victoria Fire Department will administer flu shots for the homeless and low-income families and it’s all part of a long-range plan for the department to have more public health outreach. “Due to COVID-19 we fel...

» Georgia firefighter puts on heels to raise awareness for domestic violence
23/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Tifton fighters are trading in their boots for high heels to show support for the fight against domestic violence. Kiefer Daughtry is an engineer at the Tifton Fire Department, and right before the interview, he traded in his work shoes ...

» Fire truck being raffled off in Pennsylvania
23/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Have you ever heard of a fire truck being raffled off? That's what one Schuylkill County fire company is doing. "We've gotten some messages. I've gotten some messages from people saying, 'what are you guys thinking?' But honestly, it's a...

» A grim anniversary in Delaware: 'I questioned how many of us were going to walk away'
22/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
It was Tuesday, October 21, 1980, and Phillies fans, including New Castle County volunteer firefighters, were anticipating the start of what would be a Game 6 World Series clinching victory. But everything changed around 6:30 p.m. when a...

» Arizona city develops task force to address workplace problems at 911 dispatch center
22/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
The results of a workplace assessment recently completed for Tucson’s Public Safety Communications Department has caused concern among city leaders who are working to address “fundamental problems in the operation of the department.” The...

» With shortage of volunteers at crisis level, some Pennsylvania fire departments let members live in firehouses rent free
22/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
The lounge could pass for a college dorm, ignoring the vintage fire hats, canvass jackets and 1992 training record board hanging on the walls. Half-empty Gatorade bottles and binders sit on end tables next to plush couches the twenty-som...

» CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'
22/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed the amount of time it would take for someone to be considered a close contact of a person with COVID-19. Previous language defined a close contact as someone who spent at least 1...

» Artist in Missouri uses fire helmets as canvas
22/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
A Farmington artist has become nationally known for the unique way in which she uses the helmets of firefighters as a canvas on which to honor them for their courage and sacrifice. Miranda DeOrnellis grew up in Womack and has been painti...

» Florida firefighter speaks out on surviving fall in vehicle from expressway
21/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: A Hialeah firefighter has recalled the night he flew over a barrier and off the Palmetto Expressway after, investigators said, he was hit by another driver, causing his truck to come to rest on its roof along the street below. Ala...

» Missouri: Retirement badge of Clayton's first fire marshal returned to family years after it was lost in Florida
21/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
The daughter of Clayton’s first fire marshal on Tuesday retrieved her father’s retirement badge after losing it in Florida. Jill Halsey, 75, of St. Charles, lost the badge at a Florida restaurant years ago — when, exactly, is unclear. Bu...

» Police officer’s bodycam video shows harrowing rescue of woman from burning car in California
21/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: A Davis police officer recalled the tense moments before rescuing a woman from a burning car. It looks like a scene out of a Hollywood movie as Davis Police Cpl. Pheng Ly’s body camera shows him pulling a helpless woman out of her...

» US is nearing 'rapid acceleration' of COVID-19 cases, expert warns, as daily infections hit about 60,000
21/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
US COVID-19 cases will begin to rapidly accelerate in about a week, a leading health expert says, as the country's daily averages keep climbing toward the summer's peak and several states are setting hospitalization records. The US recor...

» Michigan firefighters destroy $90,000 Mustang Shelby GT500 ... here's why
21/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Firefighters in Dearborn, Mich, destroyed a $90,000 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 last week, but they had a good reason. The department, which is located in the same town as Ford's headquarters, was using the pre-production muscle car donate...

» Church destroyed by massive fire in Oklahoma
20/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: Authorities are currently investigating a massive fire that consumed a church in northeast Oklahoma City late Monday night. Around 10 p.m. on Monday, Oklahoma City firefighters were called to a large fire at a vacant church in the...

» Coffee with a kicker: Nonprofit shop in Maryland will help volunteer firefighters recruit
20/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Second Alarm Brewhouse in Pasadena is pioneering a new business model: Great coffee that helps local volunteer firefighters. The shop has opened its doors in Pasadena and celebrated Saturday. But instead of cutting a ribbon, they cut a h...

» Ohio: Firefighters agree to wage freeze as city deals with pandemic finances
20/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
The city and its firefighters union have come to a contract agreement in which the International Association of Firefighters Local 974 agreed to a wage freeze for the first year of the three-year deal. City Council agreed to the new cont...

» Michigan city opens new $6M fire station with unique training equipment built in
20/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
PHOTOS: The city of Portage’s all-new Fire Station No. 2 went into service this October with a design that takes into account the health and wellness of the firefighters who will use it and offers some unique training opportunities. The ...

» From the chief: Los Angeles Fire Department can wear Dodgers caps
20/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
The Dodgers are headed to the World Series after clinching their third National League pennant in four years Sunday, and all of Los Angeles is celebrating a thrilling 4-3 win over the Braves in Game 7 of the National League Championship ...

» VIDEO: Strong Winds Fuel House Fire In Chicago Suburbs
19/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Damaging winds caused significant damage around the Chicago area Saturday night, and strong winds may have even sparked a fire in the northwest suburbs. Multiple fire departments responded to the massive house fire on Burning Tree Circle...

» Houston firefighter shot with pellet gun, fire truck windows broken during call
19/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
A Houston firefighter was injured while responding to a burning storage unit but not by heat or flames. Investigators said a woman shot him with a pellet gun. Houston Fire Department Engine 82 was at a storage facility about 11:30 a.m. F...

» Volunteer Fire Department In Pennsylvania Receives New Underwater Drone For Rescue Efforts
19/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: A new device for the Crescent Township Fire Department will help to search and rescue as well as search and recovery efforts go quicker. It’s a drone for underwater. The fire department will be one of the first in our area to have...

» Connecticut firefighters' post about stolen flag goes viral
19/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
On Friday afternoon, someone stole a flag, designed to honor fallen firefighters, from a Middletown fire engine. By Saturday night, thousands of people across the state and across the country knew about the theft, thanks to a deftly writ...

» Photo Gallery: Remembering the 23rd Street Fire that killed 12 firefighters in New York
19/10/20 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
On Oct. 17, 1966, 12 firefighters were killed in what was the deadliest day for the New York City Fire Department until the 9/11 terror attacks. Two chiefs, two lieutenants, and eight firefighters lost their lives as they tried to battle...

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