Fire Crews Quickly Extinguish Grass Fire in the City of Lapwai, Idaho
LAPWAI, ID - Firefighters from three agencies were dispatched to a grass fire in Lapwai early this afternoon during a period of gusty wind. The Ash Avenue Fire was initially reported at 1:42 p.m. behind a home in the 200 block of Ash Avenue. Crews from the Lapwai Volunteer Fire Department, Nez Perce County Rural Fire Department, and the Nez Perce Tribe Forest and Fire Management Division quickly responded to the scene.
Virginia Beach Fire Displaces 6 People
A fire broke out at an apartment building in Virginia Beach on Sunday evening, leaving six residents without a home. Around 5:45 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a fire at the Linkhorn Park Apartments on Pine Song Lane. Crews arrived to find light smoke and flames coming from a first-floor unit.
Shelton Firefighters and EMS remove unconscious driver from vehicle in Downtown crash.
At approximately 8:35pm on September 17, 2023, the Shelton Fire Department responded to 320 Howe Avenue for a reported crash. First units on scene found one vehicle in the middle of the road with heavy front end damage that had hit and damaged several parked cars. The driver was still in the vehicle and needed medical attention due to being unconscious. The passenger was out of the vehicle and appeared to be unharmed. The driver was removed by Fire and EMS and transported to a local hospital. The cause of the crash is under investigation by Shelton PD.
Vehicle rollover on Coram Road in Shelton, CT.
SHELTON, CT - At approximately 5:00pm on September 8, 2023, the Shelton Fire Department was dispatched to Coram Road at Sunset Drive for the overturned vehicle. First companies on scene found one vehicle on it’s roof and that the driver had self extricated before arrival of PD and FD. The driver was transported by Echo Hose Ambulance to a local hospital and it appeared that no other vehicle was involved in the crash.
Chicago Firefighters Lured into Trap, Forced to Fight for Lives Against Weapon Wielding Assailant
Dramatic standoff unfolds when Firefighters ambushed when responding to routine call. A routine call to a garage fire turned into a harrowing ordeal for two Chicago firefighters when they were lured into a dangerous trap and forced to defend themselves against a knife-wielding assailant. Reports from Chicago reveal a chilling incident that unfolded when firefighters were called to the scene of a garage blaze.
Psychedelic Therapy for Bay Area Firefighters: An UnConventional Mental Therapy & Funding Practice
The motives behind the funding of Magic Mushroom use for Bay Area firefighters. Bay Area firefighters with PTSD and other mental health issues receive unconventional assistance. An undercover soldier is funding their psychedelic trips to ease their symptoms. The San Francisco Bay Area's elite first responder squad is currently present to oversee the proceedings.
Bridging Cultures and Gratitude through Raksha Bandhan Celebration at NE Fort Bend Fire Station #2
On the sunlit Sunday of August 20th, families from Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Richmond, Texas team volunteers came together at Northeast Fort Bend Fire Station #2 to joyfully celebrate Raksha Bandhan. Raksha Bandhan, a cherished Hindu festival, serves as a day when sisters and brothers honor their bond, with brothers solemnly pledging to safeguard their sisters. During this tradition, sisters lovingly tie decorative bracelets called Rakhis around their brothers' wrists, sharing delicious Indian sweets to commemorate the occasion. This year, the festival falls on Wednesday, August 30th.
Supporting Washington Firefighters: What You Can Do
When it comes to supporting Washington State firefighters, there are several effective ways to make a difference. One of the best ways is by making monetary donations to reputable organizations that specifically aid firefighters and their families.
Washington State Firefighter Warning: Drones Above Wildfires
Many well-meaning people have been participating in very dangerous activities with their drones. The dangers of drone interference in wildfire operations are multifaceted and pose significant risks to both aircraft operations and firefighting personnel. When drones fly above wildfires, they can disrupt the airspace and impede the efficiency of firefighting aircraft.
Stanley Volunteer Fire Department status report
Photo byStanley Volunteer Fire Department - Stanley, Virginia. The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) in Stanley, Virginia answered 57 calls for the month of May, reported Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit.
Heroic Efforts By Washington State Firefighters as they tirelessly combat wildfires
Firefighters in Washington State are busy this year with wildfires. One volunteer firefighter in Chewelah, Washington, recently turned out to help with a fire only to find out that it was his own hardware store that was on fire. It must have been heartwrenching for him to know that the fire he was battling was his own shop. How devastating, yet, he knew that his community was right beside him as they battled the blaze. As word spread through the town, the entire town kept an upbeat attitude and gave the family nothing but encouragement that the town would be there for them.
[VIDEO] Lake George, NY Firefighters battle early morning blaze on Mill Road.
LAKE GEORGE, NY - At approximately 2:00am on August 8, 2023, the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire on Mill Road behind the Lyn Aire Motel on Route 9. First companies on scene found a 1 story home heavily involved in fire. The homeowner, Tony Kypreos, made it out of the home to safety, but not before desperately trying to rescue his beloved dog Buckaroo. It was reported that a large propane blast forced Kypreos to end his search due to dramatically deteriorating conditions inside of the home and Buckaroo unfortunately did not make it out. Several local fire departments responded mutual aid including North Queensbury, Luzerne-Hadley, Bolton, Warrensburg, Bay Ridge, Queensbury Central, West Glens Falls, Pilot Knob, Chestertown, South Queensbury and Corinth. The fire is under investigation but believed to be accidental at this time. A Gofundme was set up by Kypreos’ nephew to help him build back after losing everything.
Rotten Pay and Food Stamps: CA Wildland Firefighters Could Leave the Force in Mass
Wildland firefighters are on the front lines of wildfires that rage across the West every year, and with the climate warming and drying, the needs are just getting greater. According to the National Forest Service, if pay increases expire, up to 50% of the 11,000 wildland firefighters in our state could leave the force on September 30th.
Why Ambulance Calls Sometimes Bring Fire Trucks and Police: A Comprehensive Look
When you dial 911 for an ambulance, you expect to see medical professionals rushing to your aid. However, it's not uncommon for fire trucks and police cars to show up alongside the ambulance. This might seem puzzling at first, but it's all part of a well-coordinated emergency response system designed to ensure your safety and provide the best possible care.
Revving Up Change: Exploring the Impact of Pennsylvania's House Bill HB1178
Understanding Pennsylvania House Bill HB1178: Implications and Status Update. The Keystone State's proposed legislation, Pennsylvania House Bill HB1178, aims to modify Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which deals with Commonwealth services and the State Fire Commissioner. It could have far-reaching effects on both emergency responders and the safety of the populace.
Grateful Dog Thanks Firefighters After They Pull Him Out Of 15-Foot-Deep Hole
South Walton Fire District’s Technical Rescue Team (TRT) reacted to a call in Paxton, Florida, regarding a dog that had fallen into a 15-foot-deep hole. They immediately arrived on scene to aid the Walton Region Fire Rescue in getting the frightened puppy out safely.
Chihuahua Takes a Wild Plunge, Rescued from Bathtub Drain in Hilarious Orange County Drama!
In the whirlwind of chaos, a tiny Chihuahua was imprisoned in the treacherous depths of a bathtub drain in Orange County. The calamity spurred the urgent need for a daring and delicate rescue mission to unfold. Panic-stricken cries for help reached the ears of the valiant Orange County Fire Authority, compelling them to rush to the scene of the catastrophe.
Massive 4-Alarm Fire Near Downtown Phoenix Draws Over 100 Firefighters
PHOENIX - Plumes of thick, black smoke billowed into the sky above west Phoenix on August 2nd, sending residents into a panic. Within minutes, sirens wailed as a battalion of fire trucks raced to the industrial area near 31st Ave and Buckeye Road. Gale-force winds whipped the flames into a frenzy, fueling the rapidly spreading blaze.
[VIDEO] West Haven, CT Firefighters battle 2 alarm house fire during heat wave.
WEST HAVEN, CT - At approximately 2:55pm on July 29, 2023, the West Haven Fire Department received multiple calls for a house fire near the water at 505 Ocean Ave. The West Haven fireboat also reporting seeing a column of smoke showing from the distance. A 2nd alarm was called when members arrived to heavy fire showing from a 2 story private dwelling. At one point, firefighters were called to evacuate the structure and commence a defensive attack. Two residents were accounted for, but at the time of this writing two cats are still missing. One firefighter also sustained minor injuries. Members also had to battle extreme temps due to the week long heat wave pummeling the area.