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Two firefighters are dead and two more injured after being shot while battling a blaze in upstate New York on Monday morning.
As first responders moved in to battle the blaze at 5.45 am at 191 Lake Road in Webster, New York, near Rochester, a gunman who spent [...]
Around 4:15pm Japan time (3:15am EST) a fire broke out in a slot machine (pachinko) parlor in a first floor building in the Konohana Ward of Osaka. 4 people were killed, and 19 others seriously injured.
Cross-Niko Niko slot machine parlor, first floor of the six-story Kojima Kensetsu building, in the Konohana Ward of [...]
Rescue workers in Italy are continuing to search for survivors after the country’s worst earthquake in three decades. Families looking for their loved ones have been given hope after a woman was pulled out of the ruble alive.
Italy will today begin burying its dead following Monday’s earthquake, as the number killed rises to 250.
Heavy wind and poor construction hampered Milton, FL firefighters as they fought a blaze that was first reported at 6:50pm yesterday evening. Firefighters reported fire in the roof area making an offensive attack difficult. Some 75 firefighters from fifteen departments responded and one was reported to have been injured. Firefighters were able to prevent the [...]
While as far as we know there are no international standards for firefighting operations at airports, it is interesting to note how similar they all are - after all, all international airlines landing at United States airports have to be approved as having safe aircraft, and there are several things to note about them: they are big, they carry a lot of people, and ignition is always a likely possibility.
With five buildings in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania considered a total loss, critics question whether firefighters acted quickly enough to stop the flames.
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A 200-foot crane collapsed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Friday morning. The New York Fire Department says it has pulled a number of people out of the wreckage.
It happened just after 8:00 a.m. on 91st Street and First Avenue.
Two construction workers have lost their lives in this [...]
April 21, 1878: Firefighter George Reid, of Engine Company 21 in Chicago, is busy unloading hay for the horses that pull their fire engines. As the story goes, he was on the third floor when an alarm rang, and rather than dashing down the flights of stairs, he took the easiest way: down a binding [...]
Patients were being evacuated from the Royal Marsden Hospital today after a blaze broke out on the top floor of the building, London Fire Brigade said.
Eight fire engines and 40 firefighters are battling the blaze on the Fulham Road, central London.
The emergency services were called to the hospital at 1.20pm.
All patients and staff at the [...]
The fire on Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn. Image courtesy of the Daily News.
Nearly three years after two New York City firefighters jumped from a burning building and plunged to their deaths, a 24-year FDNY veteran yesterday became the first to use a widely hailed safety device to escape from a Brooklyn house fire that almost engulfed [...]