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Officials: Crew, equipment didn't cause Va. derailment -
Early reviews found no human error or mechanical failure that could have caused a fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, the National Transportation Safety Board said ...

Active search ends for bodies in Wash. mudslide -
For more than five weeks, crews painstakingly sifted through mud and debris, at first searching for survivors and then for the remains of those buried by the mudslide in Washington state. On ...

Md. fire department recommends safety changes after LODD -
One year ago, volunteer firefighter Gene Kirchner was critically injured battling a house fire; he died eight days later from his injuries. The Baltimore County Fire Department has just released ...

9/11 firefighter dies of heart attack at 59 -
A retired firefighter, who went on to become the head of a specialized team that assisted residents ravaged by disaster, died Monday at the age of 59.

New NYPD fire response protocol bans elevator use -
In a message released following the death of Police Officer Dennis Guerra, who died of injuries suffered after using an elevator to reach a high-rise fire, Chief Banks has advised officers to ...

No felony charges for firefighters in homeless assault -
Two Seattle firefighters accused of beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square on March 15 will not face felony charges, the King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday morning.

Former Minn. fire chief sentenced to 5 years for arson -
Former Fire Chief Ryan Scharber received the minimum sentence. He admitted to setting nine forest fires and has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac.

Special Coverage: FDIC 2014 -

Follow FireRescue1 as we scour the exhibit halls at FDIC 2014 in Indianapolis to report on the newest and most interesting firefighter gear and technology from the ...

Death of Pa. firefighter struck by train ruled accidental -
The death of a Youngwood volunteer firefighter who was hit by a train last month while searching for a missing woman has been ruled accidental by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Former SF firefighter surrenders in DUI rig crash -
A former San Francisco firefighter surrendered Monday to face felony drunken-driving charges stemming from an incident last year in which he allegedly struck a motorcyclist while driving a fire rig.

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