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Recent Major Fire and Rescue News: GA Firefighter Death, Chicago Mayday

February 16-23, 2018

A Georgia fire captain collapsed while exercising and passed away, and a Chicago firefighter had a near miss during an apartment fire. A huge fire burned a New Jersey ambulance squad’s building, and crews worked to rescue residents affected by severe flooding in the Midwest.

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GA Captain Collapses While Running, Dies

Earnest McDuffie, 51, of the Hinesville Fire Department was performing mandated physical fitness training when he fell ill.

Mayday, Chicago Firefighter Rescued from Fire

A Chicago fire captain got separated from his company and was overcome by smoke at a Bronzeville apartment fire Wednesday.

Fire Wrecks NJ Ambulance Squad Building

A fast-moving fire gutted an ambulance squad’s building in Woodstown, destroying five ambulances and causing at least $2 million in damage.

RI Marks 15 Years Since The Station Nightclub Fire

The 2003 fire killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam installed as soundproofing. Station Fire Stays with West Warwick (RI) Firefighters

Two Watertown (NY) Firefighters Injured in Wall Collapse

Two firefighters were injured–one with a possible fractured pelvis and internal injuries–after a wall collapse Monday evening in the city’s downtown. Teens Charged in Fire

Four Firefighters Injured When TX Fire Truck Rolls Over

Four firefighters were taken to the hospital and two other people were also injured after a crash in Tomball on Saturday, according to authorities.

HI Firefighters Rescue Three Trapped on Highway by Flood

On Sunday, a woman and child inside a minivan and a man inside a pickup truck were surrounded by up to three feet of water when firefighters arrived.

Report Claims USAR Teams Deployed to Disasters Underused

A report on the use of FEMA’s urban search and rescue (USAR) teams in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria suggested that the teams were not used to their full potential.

Firefighter Rescues Woman in St. Joseph (IL) Flood Waters

A local firefighter took measures into his own hands to help save a woman from drowning after her car got swept away in flood waters.

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