» Video shows moment New York firefighter knocked unconscious from falling AC unit
26/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
An FDNY firefighter was knocked unconscious when an air conditioner fell from a window and struck him in the head while he was battling a Brooklyn blaze on Monday morning, sources said. The shocking incident took place outside a home in ...

» Washington state provides $750K for new ‘floating fire engine’ for South King Fire
26/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
After 36 years of service, a new Maritime Emergency Response Vessel is in the works with the help of a $750,000 allocation from Washington state. Last week, South King Fire and Rescue announced the department received the final contract ...

» 4 firefighters injured in blaze at California retail building
26/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: Four firefighters were injured including one with second-degree burns as crews Monday battled a fire at a commercial building in Chula Vista. Four workers also were inside the Action Footwear retail store in the 600 block of H Str...

» Neptune ambulances cleaned of COVID in minutes; first in New Jersey with new disinfecting system
26/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Minutes — and even seconds — can make a difference in a medical emergency. But the global pandemic has first aid services across the globe trying to figure out how to balance disinfecting for COVID-19 and quickly returning ambulances bac...

» Second vaccine shots postponed for Delaware first responders
26/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Delaware is hitting pause on giving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to thousands of first responders in the state. The move affects an estimated 3,000 to 3,500 people, according to Delaware's Fire Prevention Commission. The men a...

» 1 killed after fire truck in Colorado collides with sedan
25/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: One person was killed and two others badly injured after a Denver fire truck collided with a sedan Saturday afternoon. The fire truck was entering the Broadway and Speer intersection at 1:37 p.m. when it t-boned an oncoming car. T...

» Man Spotted Stealing from California Engine as Crews Fight Building Fire
25/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: While firefighters were responding to a fire at an Ocean Beach bar Friday night, a man allegedly climbed into a fire truck and stole a bag of equipment, according to San Diego police. The fire broke out at a single-story building ...

» Fire department major in Oklahoma faces punishment after driving burn patient to the hospital due to ambulance delay
25/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
A disciplinary hearing was held Friday afternoon for an Oklahoma City Fire Department Major who rushed a young burn victim to the hospital in his fire engine after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance. Firefighters with knowledge about th...

» Garage, equipment at home of Maine contractor burns, estimated $1M loss
25/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO/PHOTOS: The office of the state fire marshal is investigating a fire Saturday night that destroyed a four-bay commercial garage and construction equipment at the home of Lisbon contractor Scott Kelly, president of Centuri Construct...

» Massive fire at Washington state potato plant leads to evacuation of third of town
22/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: A massive fire at a potato plant in Walden brought fears of an exploding ammonia tank, forcing the evacuation of nearly a third of the town for several hours. The fire broke out at the Washington Potato Plant around 5:30 p.m. in o...

» Georgia Fire Captain Leads Pledge Of Allegiance at Inauguration, Spoken And In Sign Language
22/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Andrea Hall, a career firefighter and union leader from Fulton County, Ga., led the Pledge of Allegiance during the inauguration of President-elect Biden. Hall recited the familiar words of the pledge out loud and in American Sign Langua...

» Florida fire department buys technology that shares patient info in real time to hospitals during emergencies
22/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
State of the art technology that can help save lives when seconds count is now in Southwest Florida. A patient’s information can be sent directly to a doctor in real time. We learned how this will help evaluate medical emergencies before...

» University of California Irvine Scientists Working on COVID-19 Vaccine That Would Attack All Strains
22/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
UC Irvine scientists are working on developing a vaccine that would attack all strains of COVID-19 as well as a potential breakthrough that would solve many of the problems related to distributing the medicine, a UCI professor on the pro...

» Honor365 exhibit recognizes first responders, celebrates 20 years since 9/11
22/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Young adults who turn 19 this year were born after 9/11, the day in 2001 when planes flew into the World Trade Center and Pentagon killing around 3,000 people. These teens know it as Patriot’s Day. It has been 20 years this coming Septem...

» VIDEO: Texas fire crews revive dad and daughter in dangerous house fire rescue
21/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Cy-Fair firefighters rescued two people from a house fire overnight after a father was desperately trying to save his family, and the entire rescue was caught on helmet camera video. Northwest Harris County neighbors noticed a garage fir...

» California Firefighters See Red Over Plan to Deactivate, Close Stations
21/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Oakland, Calif., will begin deactivating some of its fire engines and shuttering stations temporarily on Thursday in a budget-cutting move that drew criticism from firefighters and neighboring communities that contract with the city for ...

» Fire engine rolls over on way to kitchen fire in Florida city, no injuries
21/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District confirmed Wednesday one of its fire engines flipped over on the way to a kitchen fire. According to the fire district, firefighters were heading to the scene of a kitchen fire at a hom...

» Health of Ohio firefighters at forefront with new Columbus Fire Station 16
21/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: One final push officially opened the city's newest fire station Wednesday morning. As part of a tradition, Columbus Division of Fire firefighters and paramedics pushed a fire engine inside the garage bay doors of the new Station 1...

» Could Utah become first state to create EMS teams specifically for mental health emergencies?
21/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
A lawmaker’s proposal to make Utah the first state to train emergency medical technicians specifically for responding to mental health emergencies received early support in a state Senate committee Wednesday. SB53 would allow EMTs and fi...

» VIDEO: Part of California Building Collapses in Early Morning Fire, Firefighter Injured
20/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
A firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning at a blaze in a commercial building that houses a Chase Bank branch in the Hyde Park area and burned for 90 minutes before being extinguished. Part of the building co...

» Maine firefighter dedicated to training the shrinking number of firefighters the MAINE-IAC way
20/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
PHOTOS: Waterville firefighter Ryan Johnston embraces the fact that those in his profession cannot work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Johnston, 48, founded MAINE-IAC Training a half-dozen years ago after local fire departments ...

» Rural New Jersey firefighters donate much-needed equipment to rural Alabama town
20/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
Firefighter Hunter Space left his Beemverville Fire Department in Wantage with a pick-up truck full of firefighting gear. After a 14-hour ride, he arrived at the firehouse in rural Vance, Alabama. The trip was to donate the gear his fire...

» Firefighters: 3-alarm fire in Las Vegas caused $25-30M in damages
20/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEOS: Clark County firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in the southwest valley near Fort Apache and Tropicana Monday night. According to Clark County Fire, crews responded to the intersection of south Fort Apache Road and west Trop...

» FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums Band to Perform in Virtual Inaugural Parade
20/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: Amid the pandemic, it’s been some time since the FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums band performed publicly. On Wednesday, that will change when members take part in this year’s Inauguration Day festivities . "It was a great honor to be ask...

» Helmet-cam video shows Pennsylvania firefighters making second story rescue at scene of fatal fire
19/01/21 03:00 from Daily Dispatch: National News
VIDEO: Harrisburg city’s fire department has released video from a firefighter’s helmet camera that shows the rescue of a North 15th Street resident from his burning home shortly after first crews arrived. Chief Brian Enterline said the ...

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