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Officials: Private fire training industry dangerously unregulated -

TORONTO — The recent death of a firefighting student during an ice-rescue exercise run by a private training company has prompted Canadian government officials to call for more ...


6 ways to be a better firefighter this year -

As firefighters, half of us made a New Year's resolution and those will have less than a 10 percent chance of success. In fact, by now many of those resolutions have already fallen by ...


Officials: Private fire, rescue training companies aren't regulated -

TORONTO — The recent death of a firefighter trainee during an ice-rescue exercise has prompted calls for an oversight of the safety training industry that isn’t regulated.

The ...


What advice would you give your younger self before joining the fire service? -

Every old firefighter was once a rookie.

We've all made mistakes that we wish we could go back and fix. Some wish they would have trained more, started younger or took better ...


Firefighter student dies during ice-rescue training -

ONTARIO, Canada — A 30-year-old firefighter trainee died during a training exercise Sunday.


Mo. Supreme Court ruling ends firefighter pension battle -

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from St. Louis firefighters attempting to block an overhaul of their pension system. 

The ...


Texas volunteer firefighter dies in car crash -

Houston Chronicle

PLANTERSVILLE, Texas — A weekend car crash in Plantersville has left a young volunteer firefighter dead and a community in mourning.

Grimes County ...


Officials work to name road after fallen Ill. firefighter -

Morris Daily Herald

MORRIS, Ill. — At just 24, volunteer Morris fireman James Allen lost his life in a residential fire because of a backdraft.

Nearly 30 years later, ...


6 Taiwan firefighters killed in bowling alley roof collapse -

The Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Six Taiwanese firefighters were killed early Tuesday when a burning roof collapsed on them in a bowling alley, media reports said.

Taiwan's ...


What does the brother and sisterhood mean to you? -

One of the greatest things about the fire service is something that cannot be explained to the average person.

Whether you're a rookie or 20-year veteran, you've most likely ...


Woman thanks Pa. firefighters who pulled her from flames -

By Don Spatz
The Reading Eagle

READING, Pa. — The last thing Christine Kramer remembers from Oct. 6, 2013, was going to bed.

The next was waking ...


2 firefighters hurt in mayday call released from hospital -

2 firefighters hurt in mayday call released from hospital -

KCRA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two of the three firefighters who were injured while battling a house fire in Sacramento were released from UC Davis Medical Center.

The ...


Mayday: 2 firefighters trapped in basement, rescued -

The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — No one was home when a south Sacramento house caught fire early Monday morning. But minutes after arriving to battle the blaze, ...


NY firefighter charged with burning historic building -

Newsday

BAYVILLE, N.Y. — A young volunteer firefighter doused a historic Oyster Bay home with gasoline and set it on fire, then a short time later reported the blaze, authorities ...


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