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Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths and Fatalities

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Injured Wildland Firefighter is Improving

Daniel Lyon, the injured forest firefighter from Puyallup, was upgraded to serious condition but remained in intensive care Saturday night at the U...

911 Calls Released from Fatal Twisp (WA) Fire

Calls to 911 have been released from the day three firefighters lost their lives.

VIDEO: Winds Shifted Moments Before WA Wildfire FFs Killed

Dispatch records from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office obtained by the Associated Press through a public records request detail the chaos of th...

Humpday Hangout Postscript: A Message from the FCSN

The mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network is to help fire/EMS personnel and their families cope with cancer and to provide cancer aware...

Donate to Twisp River Fallen Firefighters Fund

The families, friends and colleagues of the three firefighters who died in Washington State on Wednesday, August 19, need immediate help. 

Memorial Service for Firefighters Killed During WA Wildfires Scheduled for Sunday

Firefighters Tom Zbyszewski, 20, Richard Wheeler, 31, and Andrew Zajac, 26, died in the line of duty on Wednesday when their fire apparatus crashed...

Firefighters Tested by Washington Wildland Fires

As flames scorch more than 920 square miles across eastern and central Washington, firefighters continue to brave the front lines of treacherous wi...

Join NFFFs Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters 2015

For the fifth year, bells will ring from coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses on Sunday, October 4, 2015 to honor those firefighters who died...

VIDEO: Rundown on WA Wildfires as Updates Continue

Here is complete coverage on the major wildfires that are affecting the state of Washington.

Katy (TX) Firefighter Dies While On Duty

According to officials, the firefighter suffered a gunshot wound at the firehouse on Sunday evening.

Three Firefighters Killed in Washington Wildfire

Three firefighters were killed Wednesday in a fire that forced the evacuation of the small town of Twisp in northern Washington

Firefighters Killed in Twisp (WA) Wildfires Identified

Three firefighters died and four more were injured Wednesday in Washington during a firefight when their vehicle crashed and flames rolled over on ...

Tianjin Fires Create a Heavy Toll for Unsuspecting Firefighters

The young firefighters, their thin frames puffed up by insulated coveralls, some of them barely old enough to shave, rushed to the scene of a modes...

Tianjin Death Toll Continues to Grow

Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled...

Fire Sends Smoke Skyward at Tianjin (China) Site

Fires shot plumes of black smoke into the sky Saturday at the site of a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, where explosions earlier this week ki...

Report: Hartford Firefighter Killed in Fire was Tangled on Furniture

A firefighter killed in a house fire in October became entangled in furniture and could not get out of the building, while firefighters did not hea...

Marking the Anniversary of the Fatal Waldbaum Super Market Fire

August 2 marks the anniversay of the 1978 fire that led to the deaths of six FDNY firefighters in the Line of Duty and injured more than 35, some s...

Firefighter Was Killed While Scouting California Fire

Air National Guard Firefighter Laid to Rest with Full Honors

Hundreds gathered Friday to honor National Guard firefighter Capt. James "Truck" Hicks, 44, who died after fighting a house fire and was ...

South Dakota Firefighter Dies Fighting California Wildfire

A firefighter has died while fighting the Frog Fire, the U.S. Forest Service announced on Friday.

Bill Carey      

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.

Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths


Firefighter Safety Bulletin: Hearing Protection

Firefighting is an inherently dangerous profession, but attempts to secure a modicum of safety for firefighters are always ongoing. This training bulletin from Alex Langbell deals with noise, hearing loss, and hearing protection.

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New York Firefighter Dies from Cardiac Arrest

August 31, 2015

A 40-year-old firefighter on Long Island passed away recently after suffering cardiac arrest.

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