On October 13, 2001, a fire in the a building at the Four Leaf Towers apartments in Houston, Texas, claimed the life of Houston (TX) Fire Captain Jay P. Jahnke. Read about the incident and some recommendations from NIOSH.
The San Francisco Fire Department has revealed the circumstances leading to the death of a firefighter during a training exercise last week, noting that restrictions implemented to stem the spread of the coronavirus might have played a role.
Jason Cortez was knocked off a fire escape when water shot out of a valve he accidentally opened during a drill, according to the department.
Family, friends, and first responders gathered to honor the memory a South Holland (IL) firefighter and paramedic who died during a training exercise.
Firefighter Edward “Gary” Minnick, 65, of the Colmar (PA) Volunteer Fire Company died after a medical emergency he sustained on scene.
The lives of 82 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 21 firefighters who died in previous years will be remembered.
Assistant Chief Brendan M. Burns, 45, was reported missing earlier this week.
Dylan Cunningham, 29, of the South Holland Fire Department died after a dive training exercise, according to reports.
Fire Chief Richard “Rick” Todd, 58, of the Salem (WV) Volunteer Fire Department responded to an EMS call where an individual had a known case of COVID-19.
On September 22, 2020, Firefighter/Pilot Ricky Fulton died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting the Schill Fire near Emmett, Idaho