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Canton Firefighter/Paramedic Jared Kneale had been a member of the department since 2015
Wyomissing Captain Derrick L. Nester had responded to numerous calls, including a structure fire, and did not show up for his next shift
First responders and fire departments across the country honored the fallen in person and online
Firefighter Joseph Johns served with the Eagan and Eden Prairie fire departments
Memorial Weekend events will honor the 89 firefighters who lost their lives while on duty in 2023, along with 137 firefighters who passed away in prior years
Attorney for one of the families said the city neglected abandoned properties leading firefighters to believe protections were in place
Newark city attorneys move to dismiss the $50M lawsuit from the Grande Costa d’Avorio fire that killed firefighters Augusto Acabou and Wayne Brooks Jr.
Milledgeville Fire Chief Leland Alexander had been injured in a crash in 2023
Fayetteville Fire Department Battalion Chief John Bowen, 35, died six months after being diagnosed with colon cancer
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation service in Maryland will recognize 226 firefighters and their families
Firefighter John Raisler suffered a heart attack during a practice pack test
The Adam Finseth Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in the Emergency Medicine Paramedic or Emergency Medicine Technology programs
The California Highway Patrol said Recruit Jacob Fuerte was in an earlier collision before exiting his vehicle and was not in a hit-and-run incident
Ekron Sergeant Richard Givan was known for his commitment to helping others
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Michael Hoosock also served as a battalion chief for the Moyers Corners Fire Department and medic for Manlius Fire Department
Lawsuit contends Firefighter Benjamin Polson’s PASS device did not go off, alerting firefighters to his location
A fire department recruit was fatally injured while on the scene of a collision on the 101 Freeway
Rostraver Central Fire Department Safety Officer John W. Bunardzya died in his sleep after responding to a call
Jacksonville Station 54 Engineer Heath J. O’Shea had served the department for 20 years
After losing their partners in separate fires, Celeste Flynn, Clara Fenelon and Sara Laird are working together to prevent future firefighter fatalities
Wrongful death lawsuit claims the city failed to properly train, equip Newark firefighters
Firefighter Deo Lall Jr., 38, from Engine Company 153 died while off-duty
Bill moves to create a database on violations stemming from a 2014 fire that killed Lieutenant Edward Walsh, Firefighter Michael Kennedy
Clinton Firefighter Michael Vinson died and another firefighter was injured
Firefighter James C. Ward collapsed while fighting a fire in Scott County
Captain Ronnie Metcalf was a 19-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department
South Bound Brook Fire Department Deputy Chief Craig M. Konkle had responded to a vehicle crash earlier in the day before suffering a medical emergency
The department requested privacy for the family of fallen Firefighter Jonathan Van Oeffelen