May 25-June 1, 2018
A Chicago firefighter died during a rescue attempt early this week, and the Southeast sustained extensive damage and flooding from a subtropical storm that struck the region.
Read a roundup of some of this week’s major news below, and see more headlines at fireengineering.com/news.
Firefighter Juan Bucio was looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night when he became separated from his partner underwater and was killed. City Mourns Death of Chicago Firefighter | USFA Report
A fire chief in North Carolina says he spoke to a TV anchor and his photojournalist out of South Carolina 10 minutes before they were struck and killed by a falling tree. Downtown Ellicott City (MD) Badly Damaged in Floods | Subtropical Storm Alberto Dissipates, Leaving Behind Death and Destruction
Boston firefighters rescued a mother and child from a two-alarm house fire in the Roxbury section of the city. Firefighter, Mother Describe Rescue From MA Triple-Decker
An explosion damaged a UPS freight hub Wednesday morning in Kentucky’s second-largest city, sending multiple people to the hospital. Fire officials described the blast as an accident.
Two firefighters were injured in an extra-alarm fire on the Northwest Side that spread to several buildings, officials said.
An inferno that ravaged the Southwest Inn on May 31, 2013, killing four and injuring 16 other fire fighters, remains the deadliest ever tragedy for the Houston Fire Department.
No firefighters were injured when a fire apparatus and car collided on a roadway in Indiana.
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