In Case You Missed It: Recent Major Fire Service News

July 24-31, 2015

The fire service lost two firefighters to apparent medical events–one in Columbia, South Carolina, and a North Carolina Air National Guard firefighter. A New Jersey EMS worker was also killed in an ambulance crash.

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Firefighter Found Dead in NC Station
A firefighter died at a fire station in Stanly County Monday morning.

SC Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill
Columbia Firefighter Tyron Weston fell ill while on shift earlier this month and subsequently passed away.

NJ EMS Official Killed in Ambulance Accident
A woman working with the Spotswood Emergency Services was killed in an ambulance crash Saturday morning.

Four Firefighters Injured Working CA Wildfire
Two state firefighters and two U.S. Forest Service members were injured battling a fire that threatens 150 Northern California homes.

Mayday, Firefighters Injured in NJ Fire
Thirteen families were displaced and seven firefighters injured in a fire yesterday in Union City.

Thieves May Be Targeting GA Firefighters Responding to Calls
Atlanta police are trying to track down thieves who broke into several firefighters cars while they responded to a call.

Suspected Houston Arson Fire Injures Three Firefighters
Arson investigators have arrested a man for allegedly causing a massive fire that injured three firefighters and left dozens homeless Tuesday.

NM Firefighter Resigns Over Mishandling 911 Call
Driver Matthew Sanchez reportedly hung up on a 911 caller after a 17-year-old was shot at a party.

FDNY Recruit Gets Third Shot at Training Academy
A recruit who was unable to complete two fire academies received an $81K-per-year desk job while waiting for another chance to become a New York City firefighter, according to a report.

Fake Palm Trees Fueled Fire at Vegas Casino-Hotel
Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday.

Several Fires Thrust Northern California into Fire Season
Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season.

Envision Healthcare Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Rural/Metro
Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC) (Envision), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rural/Metro Corporation (Rural/Metro) through its medical transportation segment American Medical Response (AMR).

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