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  • How 'Girls Fire Camp" shows young women firefighting is an option September 25, 2023 6:28 pm KCRA Sacramento's Channel 3 Fourth annual 'Girls Fire Camp' shows high school students the life of a Sacramento firefighter The Sacramento Fire Department hosts the event once a year with about 50 participants. Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 8:46 …
  • "Honor Run" supports Denver Police Sgt. Justin Dodge injured in Nuggets parade September 25, 2023 4:56 am CBS 4 - Colorado Hundreds of motorcyclists rallied together Sunday morning for the 10th Annual MC-1 Foundation Honor Run. The annual fundraiser ride benefits Colorado first responders and their families, particularly those hurt or killed in the line of duty. This year, the …
  • ‘Thorough’ or ‘predetermined’? Inside Louisville merger commission's controversial final report September 22, 2023 4:55 pm WFPL - Kentucky The Comprehensive Review Commission was created by the Republican-dominated General Assembly last year when it approved House Bill 314. While there was some support for the commission, Louisville’s Democratic leadership largely opposed the bill. The …
  • BREAKING NEWS – Firefighting crews battle house fire on Elsmere Avenue in Delmar September 18, 2023 11:31 pm Spotlight News - New York DELMAR – Bethlehem Volunteer fire companies battled a fully-involved house fire at 70 Elsmere Avenue this morning. A call from a resident came in at 11:06 a.m. to Bethlehem dispatchers and crews were on the scene within 10 minutes. Arriving firefighters …
  • Tight-knit volunteer fire department turns 75 September 18, 2023 9:06 am The Herald Star - Ohio FIREFIGHTING FAMILY — Current volunteers for the Pottery Addition Volunteer Fire Department and women’s auxiliary group members posed together during the department’s 75th anniversary celebration Saturday. -- Christopher Dacanay POTTERY ADDITION — A staple …
  • Bowden recognized by RFD for leadership September 13, 2023 8:42 pm Clay County Times-Democrat - Arkansas BY JANE GATEWOOD Times-Democrat News Staff “Blame it all on (the late) Reuben Seay,” quipped Nita Bowden who told of Hutie Bowden’s first interest in fighting fire with the Rector Fire Department. She smiled as Hutie completed the story of how he and John …
  • SUPPRESSION GEAR Unveils the VIKCTIM Drag Strap: A Game Changer in Victim Rescue September 13, 2023 3:36 pm WFMZ - Pennsylvania Firefighters from Kansas City Invent Device to Help Rescue Victims PORT NECHES, Texas, Sept. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SUPPRESSION GEAR Inc. is thrilled to introduce the VIKCTIM Drag Strap, an innovative lifesaving tool invented by firefighters from …
  • Heralded as a pioneer, one of Lawrence’s first female firefighters continues to serve her community September 11, 2023 11:02 pm Lawrence Journal-World - Kansas Lexie Engleman is pictured with a composite of numerous Lawrence Journal-World archived headlines and articles featuring her through the years. Digging through archives of old newspapers you’ll find dozens of stories about one of Lawrence’s first female …
  • Organization offers mental health resources for first responders in Michigan September 8, 2023 10:37 am WZZM 13 - Michigan Those taking calls to help police, firefighters and EMS workers process traumatic events or other problems are also first responders. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — While firefighting is one of James Peyton's passions, another is helping his brothers and sisters …
  • We Energies first responders grants, $100K for life-saving equipment September 7, 2023 8:00 pm FOX 6 Milwaukee - Wisconsin BROWN DEER, Wis. - The We Energies Foundation awarded $100,000 to help first responders across Wisconsin purchase life-saving equipment. Officials joined the North Shore Fire Department and several other police and fire departments on Thursday, Sept. 7 to …
  • ‘I remember one thought as we learned another plane was coming’ September 7, 2023 4:05 pm EMS - News New York City was shaken the morning of September 11, 2001, when the first hijacked plane, American Airlines Flight 11, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. Minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., hijacked United Airlines 175 crashed …
  • LIVE BLOG: The world grieves with South Africa in wake of Joburg CBD fire September 1, 2023 11:04 am Cape Argus In the early hours of Thursday morning, a fire ripped through a five storey building in the Johannesburg CBD killing, at last count, 73 people. Follow IOL’s live coverage of the tragedy. Joburg CBD Fire: The world grieves with South Africa A cloud of …
  • LIVE BLOG: Social Development Department cannot be held responsible for the deaths: Lindiwe Zulu September 1, 2023 10:26 am Cape Times In the early hours of Thursday morning, a fire ripped through a five storey building in the Johannesburg CBD killing, at last count, 73 people. Follow IOL’s live coverage of the tragedy. The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, said that her …
  • President calls off address to nation on deadly Joburg CBD fire August 31, 2023 9:44 pm Sunday World President Cyril Ramaphosa has cancelled his address to the nation which was meant to take place on Thursday evening.  This is as a result of the devastating fire that claimed more than 70 lives in Marshalltown, in the Joburg Central District (CBD). The …
  • LIVE BLOG: Joburg CBD fire building was hijacked in 2019 August 31, 2023 5:52 pm Cape Argus In the early hours of Thursday morning, a fire ripped through a five storey building in the Johannesburg CBD killing, at last count, 73 people. Follow IOL’s live coverage of the tragedy. Joburg City Manager Floyd Brink says over 140 foreigners arrested …
  • LIVE BLOG: Joburg CBD fire - A disaster ‘waiting to happen’ as death toll climbs to 74 August 31, 2023 4:00 pm IOL In the early hours of Thursday morning, a fire ripped through a five storey building in the Johannesburg CBD killing, at last count, 73 people. Follow IOL’s live coverage of the tragedy. A Malawian national who was living in the five-story building in …
  • LIVE BLOG: Joburg CBD fire - A disaster ‘waiting to happen’ as death toll climbs to 73 August 31, 2023 1:23 pm Cape Argus In the early hours of Thursday morning, a fire ripped through a five storey building in the Johannesburg CBD killing, at last count, 73 people. Follow IOL’s live coverage of the tragedy. A Malawian national who was living in the five-story building in …
  • 47 people confirmed dead after building caught fire in Joburg CBD August 31, 2023 12:28 pm Sunday World A fire broke out in a building in the Central Business District (CBD) of Joburg in the early hours of Thursday morning leaving 47 people dead.  It’s been confirmed that at least 43 people injured were injured. Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi …
  • City races to find accommodation after 73 people perished in blaze August 31, 2023 12:27 pm Sunday World Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi has confirmed that 73 people lost their lives when the fire broke out in a five-storey building in central Johannesburg on Thursday morning. Among the dead is a baby, said Mulaudzi, adding that more than 50 …
  • Joburg CBD fire claims over 70 lives: Here's what we know thus far August 31, 2023 12:12 pm Health24 Scores of bodies recovered by the Johannesburg Emergency Management Services from the Usindiso building that caught fire on Wednesday night in the Johannesburg CBD. NEWS A fire at a hijacked building in the Johannesburg inner city has claimed the lives of …