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Volunteer Firefighter Dies, Child Suffers Burns in NC House Fire

The firefighter worked with the Nantahala Fire Department. His nine-year-old was burned. Their names have not been re...

Dog Saves Woman from TN House Fire

The homeowner said at the scene that she was woken up by her dog and then she heard the fire alarms going off.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 17: Planning That Drill

It imperative that the drills be well thought-out, planned, and coordinated to deliver the maximum impact and to keep...

Mother and Child Taken to Hospital After Torrington (CT) Fire

Following a fire that tore through a Torrington home, a mother and her 3-week-old child were rushed to the hospital.

Submit Your Nominations for NVFC's Annual Awards Honoring Volunteer Firefighters

Recognize achievement in your department or community by submitting nominations for the National Volunteer Fire Counc...

Life-Long Rhode Island Firefighter Pens Book

"Boy in a Box" is John Cagno's personal account of his career as a firefighter, which spanned four decades,...

Growing Cost Hinders Completion of Texas Volunteer Firefighter Memorial

Fundraising efforts for an expansion of the volunteer firefighters statue and memorial on the Texas Capitol grounds w...

NIOSH Releases Report on Firefighter Deaths in West (TX) Fertilizer Plant Blast

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality and Investigation Program rece...

NASFM Launches Online Training Program to Help Identify Causes of Fatal Fires

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has launched a free, online training program for the fire ser...

Officer, Firefighter Work Together to Save Handicapped Man from Jackson (NJ) Fire

A police officer who served as a volunteer firefighter and an assistant fire chief rescued a wheelchair-bound man fro...

Firefighters Respond to Houston-Area House Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire that burned a dwelling in the vicinity of Houston, Texas.

Teen Firefighter Saves Philadelphia Police Officer from Burning Cruiser

A teenage volunteer firefighter and his neighbor jumped into action to save a Philadelphia Police officer from his bu...

Firefighter Injured by Stray Bullet at Fire in Wayne County Sheriff's Home

Scott Safety Hosts Annual National Junior Firefighter Academy

Cadets get hands-on experience in real-world firefighting scenarios.

Middlebury (CT) Chief Arrested

Federal authorities arrested Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Perrotti Thursday morning.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Alters Hiring Practice

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors stopped short of stripping hiring power from the county Fire Department i...

50 Fire Departments Receive Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grants

Georgia-Pacific recently announced it will award $235,500 in Bucket Brigade grants to 50 fire departments for equipme...

Traditions Training Drill: Less Expensive Metal Cutting Props

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill fo...

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Florida Gunman Sets House on Fire in Trap for First Responders

A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers.

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Florida Gunman Sets House on Fire in Trap for First Responders

A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers.

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Volunteer Firefighter Dies, Child Suffers Burns in NC House Fire

The firefighter worked with the Nantahala Fire Department. His nine-year-old was burned. Their names have not been released at this time.

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Florida Gunman Sets House on Fire in Trap for First Responders

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