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Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths and Fatalities

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Arizona State Parks Win Land for Fallen Firefighter Memorial

The site where 19 Arizona firefighters died battling a wind-driven blaze will become a memorial park.

Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuits Settled with Families

Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire and will implement new wildland fir...

Firefighter Deaths in the United States Declined Last Year

The number of on-duty firefighter deaths in America declined sharply last year.

NFPA's Firefighter Fatality Report Shows 64 On-Duty Firefighter Deaths in 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 64 on-duty firefighter deaths in the U.S. in 2014, making 2014 the th...

Fire Service CSI

It is imperative that fire service students take advantage of learning opportunities to improve personal and organizational readiness for future in...

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Zadroga Act Reauthorization

On Thursday, June 11th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health conducted a hearing on H.R. 1786, the James Zadroga 9...

Green Bay (WI) Firefighter Dies on Duty

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Lt. Michael Miller was found dead at a station house early Saturday morning.

Firefighter Recalls Hotel Vendome Fire on Anniversary

Although it's been 43 years since the Hotel Vendome fire killed nine firefighters, Simon "Dan" Condon can still clearly remember turning ...

Phoenix SOAR Supports Burn-Injured Firefighters and Their Families

The healing journey of a burn-injured firefighter can have its unique challenges – and the healing paths of the firefighter survivor and their fami...

Former Charleston Firefighter Shares Story of PTSD

Thursday marks the eighth anniversary of the furniture store fire that killed nine Charleston firefighters. One firefighter who survived the fire, ...

Toledo Firefighters Remember LODD

Firefighters, their families, public officials, and others gathered today to commemorate Toledo Fire & Rescue Department officers who have died...

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies of Apparent Cardiac Arrest

A 69-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter died recently after apparently suffering cardiac arrest.

New Jersey Firefighter Dies After Participating in Memorial Ceremonies

A 71-year-old firefighter passed away after falling ill while particpating in his New Jersey municipality's Memorial Day ceremonies.

Veteran Fire Corps Crewmember Dies After Medical Emergency

Veteran Fire Corps Crewmember Ian Haxton suffered a medical emergency and collapsed 200 yards from the finish line while participating in the Wildl...

Alabama Firefighter Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Firefighter Who Died in South Dakota Fire was Intoxicated

Nearly two months after two people were killed in a house fire in Brandon comes an announcement about the deadly situation.

Williamsburg (OH) Firefighter Lieutenant Dies

A Williamsburg Township firefighter died Friday night after he suffered a sudden cardiac event during a house fire in Mt. Orab on Saturday

Wisconsin Firefighter Dies After Responding to EMS Call

A 59-year-old Wisconsin volunteer firefighter died after responding to a medical call.

Fire that Killed Cincinnati Firefighter Ruled an Accident

An investigation into the fire that killed 54-year-old Cincinnati FAO Daryl Gordon found that the fire was an accident

City of Houston Joins Families in Suing Owners of Hotel

The City of Houston has joined families of four firefighters who died in a fire in 2013 in suing the owners and operators of the southwest Houston ...
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January On-Duty Deaths in Detail

The good news is no one died inside a burning building. Bill Carey takes a closer look at recent firefighter fatalities.

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Wildfires in the West Could Have Widespread Impact

July 1, 2015 As expected, the 2015 wildfire season has meant more bad news for drought-stricken Western states. As of Ju...

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