In Case You Missed It: Recent Major Fire Service News

February 28-March 6

A paramedic died while operating on a Pennsylvania highway earlier this week, and among the large fires were also a three-alarmer in Baltimore that struck multiple buildings and a large warehouse fire found by Miami-Dade (FL) crews.

Below are just a few of the major news headlines affecting the fire service this week. For more, go to

OR Mobile Home Fire Kills Three
Authorities say an early morning house fire killed three people near Brookings, Oregon.

Philadelphia LODD Probes Unresolved
Three months after Joyce Craig became Philly’s first female firefighter to die while on duty, three investigations into her death remain unresolved, complicated by a series of errors that occurred.

Report: Chaos in Dallas Firefighter’s Fatal Fall
A Dallas firefighter’s 2014 death while responding to a traffic accident on an icy overpass in Mountain Creek was accidental but preventable, a pair of investigative reports shows

Firefighters Battle South Africa Wildfire
About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa’s city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday. SEE PHOTOS >>

Firefighter Injured in PA Fire
A young firefighter was seriously injured after become trapped along with two other members in a porch collapse at a fire.

Medic Killed by Truck on Icy PA Roadway
Authorities say a paramedic responding to two crashes on an icy Pennsylvania highway was killed after a coal truck struck her and pinned her against a tree.

Fire Strikes PA Sheet Metal Plant
A multi-alarm fire raged at a Willow Grove sheet metal plant near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, sending smoke plumes that could be seen for miles.

Firefighters Escape Fire at UT Station
Nine firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation after a two-alarm fire broke out in their west Salt Lake City station house.

Three Children Die After OH Carbon Monoxide Leak
Three of four children exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide from a furnace in a home died.

FDNY Firefighter Injured by Flying Manhole Cover
A New York City firefighter was injured by a flying manhole cover last night, according to a news report.

FDNY Recalls Telephone Company Fire
Active and retired members of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) gathered at Headquarters on February 27 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Telephone Company fire.

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