Firefighting

Nearly 12 years to the date of the Worchester (MA) warehouse fire, the department lost member Jon Davies in a collapse of a section of a residential “triple decker” approximately 20 minutes after arrival. Joseph Pronesi examines the incident.
Firefighter Fatalities

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention program recently released its report on the death of Cincinnati Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon, who died after falling down an unsecured elevator shaft during a 2015 incident.
Firefighter Fatalities

EXPLOSION of a semi-trailer van containing 13 tons of nitro earbo nitrate (ammonium nitrate blasting agent), 2 tons of 60-percent gelatin dynamite and 99 blasting caps near Bushkill, Pa., during the early morning hours of June 20 resulted in death of six persons, injured 13 others and destroyed three pumpers of the Marshalls Creek Volunteer Fire Department.