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Firefighter Funeral: Servicemen Nationwide Pay Respect to Deceased Firemen

The memorial processions for two fallen firefighters who died in a nine-alarm fire last week brought together firemen, police officers, and other civil servicemen from across the nation. The wake for Boston firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, 33, was held Wednesday at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home …

East Harlem Building Collapse: 2 Dead, Many Injured

At 9:31 am EST, New York City firefighters responded to an explosion and building collapse at 1644-46 Park Avenue in East Harlem. Thus far, two people been reported dead, with at least 16 more suffering from injuries. Prior to the …

Minneapolis Explosion Erupts In Apartment Building

There was a New Year’s tragedy today when an early morning explosion resulted in a fire inside a three-story building containing apartments and a grocery store. There have been at least 14 reported injuries with 6 being in critical condition …

Minneapolis Explosion In Building Injures 13

A building that holds apartments and a small grocery store exploded and caught fire this morning, January 1, 2014, injuring 13 people. Six of those people were considered critical, and all were rushed to local hospitals. Robert Ball of Hennepin …

Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13
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At 8:16 AM this morning, an explosion erupted at a Minneapolis building containing apartments and a grocery store. Shortly after the explosion, a three-alarm fire broke out, prompting firefighters to respond to the scene. Upon their arrival at 9:30 AM, …

Ripon Fire Forces 26 People to Leave Apartments

A downtown Ripon fire erupted on Watson Street in the early morning of Wednesday that destroyed three businesses and burned through apartments impacting 26 people. Ripon District Fire Chief Tim Saul spoke about the fire. “It was too far ahead …

Firefighters Honored; Officials Climb 110 Stories

In honor of the World Trade Center towers collapse on 9/11, a ceremony will take place this Sunday. Many law enforcement officials will climb the stairwells of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel to remember all of those who lost …

Colockum Tarps Fire Endangers Homes
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The Colockum Tarps fire has been raging since July burning a path through the vast, open area of Wenatchee, Washington, of nearly 125 square miles. While the actual cause behind this event has yet to be officially confirmed, many are …

Houston Fire Critically Injures 2 Firefighters

Houston firefighters this afternoon responded to a fire at a Bhojan Restaurant in Houston. According to the Houston Fire Department, the blaze injured four firefighters, who were take to hospitals in the area. The call for the fire went out …

Atlantic City Firefighters Use Bible iPad App to Swear in During Promotion Ceremony
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The image you see below is of several Atlantic City firefighters swearing allegiance to Steve Jobs in order to be promoted to the ranks of Battalion Chief and Fire Captain. No, not really. What you’re actually seeing is several Atlantic …

Firefighter’s Helmet Cam Takes Us Through a Year on the Job [VIDEO]

Firefighters have a dangerous job – everybody knows that. But it’s rare to see a first-person account of the daily grind of one of the nation’s bravest public servants. One Detroit firefighter compiled footage from a year of fighting fires …

Killer Left Chilling Note, Said He Liked Killing People
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Nobody really knew what to make of William Spengler after he set his house on fire and then proceeded to kill two firefighters who arrived on the scene. In a new note found by investigators, we now know that the …