Recent Major Firefighting News: NYC Crane Collapse, Deadly MI Fire, NY Near Misses

January 29-February 5, 2016

Fire people were killed in a house fire in Michigan on Sunday morning. A probationary firefighter was injured in a Mayday situation on Staten Island, New York, while firefighters elsewhere in the state had a near miss while responding to a gas call. Read a roundup of some of this week’s major fire news, and see more headlines at

Five Killed in MI House Fire

Five Mexican nationals died in a weekend house fire in suburban Detroit.

FDNY Responds to Deadly Manhattan Crane Collapse

Fire officials say one person is dead and two others are seriously injured following a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan.

Study: Paramedics Face Higher Risk of Assault than Firefighters

A new study led by Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health attempts to quantify and evaluate the dangers paramedics and firefighters face on a regular basis.

Fire at Moscow Workshop Kills 12, Including Three Children

Russian officials say a fire at a textile workshop in Moscow has killed 12 people, including three children.

Mayday During Staten Island (NY) Fire

A Mayday was declared on the fireground and five firefighters were injured Monday night battling a basement fire in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Photos: Injured Probie Leaves Hospital

Firefighters Escape Injury in Henrietta (NY) Blast

Firefighters narrowly avoided disaster when responding to a gas leak at a home Tuesday morning.

Huge Fire Burns Highland Park (MI) Warehouse

Fire companies from multiple departments responded to a massive fire at a warehouse. Photos

Businessman Linked to Site of Chicago LODD Cited for Other Properties

A man involved with the warehouse where a Chicago firefighter fell to his death in December 2015 has received fines and violations from the city at other properties, according to a report.

NFFF Report on 2015 National Fire Service Research Agenda

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) recently shared a copy of its report from the 2015 Research Agenda Symposium.

NYC Firefighter Being Paid While Not Being Assigned to Work

Arnaldo Rodriguez, 40, has been sitting at home for two years while drawing salary, according to a report.


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