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Gresham Firefighter Spencer Tejedas suffered 45% burns to his body after fire conditions quickly changed
Gresham Firefighter Spencer Tejedas is listed in critical condition
A Milwaukee firefighter suffered burns to nearly 25% of his body during rescues at a well-involved house fire
Step 1: Back out or attempt to isolate yourself in a room behind a closed door if retreat isn’t possible
The Glynn County Rescue firefighters received second-degree burns on their shoulders, necks, ears, hands and arms
Bloomfield police checking on the well-being of a person found a working house fire
A Williamsport firefighter can be seen diving out a window with part of his PPE on fire
A NIST study found increased PFAS concentrations after turnout gear textiles were stressed
A Grand Rapids firefighter was burned while trying to rescue a person reportedly inside
Another firefighter was able to remove the injured firefighter, who received immediate care by EMS personnel at the scene
Investigators say the report on the Surfside collapse that killed 98 people in 2021 might be completed next year
Two reports offer valuable planning information for when residents cannot safely evacuate
FDNY Battalion Chief Daniel Sheridan shares the unforgettable close calls that have given him pause
We MUST check the status of smoke alarms at vacation properties, sleepovers, hotels … anywhere and everywhere our kids stay
During an evacuation, there was a flashover or collapse and one firefighter fell down a flight of stairs, according to Springfield Assistant Chief Matthew Smith
Baltimore County Fire Department crews extinguished the fire that officials say may have contained hazardous materials
With black, turbulent smoke chugging around them, crews assist a firefighter going head first out a broken window
4 were blown off a porch in a possible flashover, Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt said
Manchester Captain Steve DesRuisseaux suffered second- and third-degree burns to more than one-third of his body in a flashover
Boston and Quincy FFs stopped by the rink where Manchester Capt. Steve DesRuisseaux’s son, Jack, was playing in a game
The firefighter was working to help a woman from a balcony when a flash fire ignited and blew him back, causing him to fall and impale his leg on a spiked fence
Louisiana-based U.S. Fire Pumps dug a trench around the facility and installed absorbent booms along the river to prevent residual material from escaping into the village’s source of drinking water
Officials said the fire flashed over when firefighter opened the garage door
Video shows one of the firefighters leaping from the roof of the building to another building to escape
Officials credited the commitment of firefighters, EMS providers, 911 specialists and fire instructors for the lowest number of fire deaths in the city’s more than 200-year history
One of the Indio firefighters is in critical condition and another is in serious condition
Freeport fire officials said they believe a “smoke explosion” occurred in the ceiling area of the fire that damaged or destroyed several businesses
Firefighters must plan the tactical needs for all high-hazard environments in their response area