Recent Major Firefighting News: German Firefighter LODD, Texas Flood Deaths

May 27-June 3, 2016

A German firefighter was killed while attempting a rescue during floods in that country, while a number of soldiers died in flooding in Texas. Firefighters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, were involved in a near-miss incident, and a firefighter was awarded the FDNY’s highest honors for a rescue in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

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Firefighter Among Those Killed in Germany Floods

In Schwaebisch Gmuend, a firefighter and a man he was trying to rescue were sucked into a flooded underpass as rainstorms struck southwestern Germany.

Helicopter Rescues Texas Firefighter in Floods

In the Austin area, a firefighter and a driver who were swept away by high water had to be rescued by helicopter. Five Soldiers Killed, Four Missing in Floods

11 Killed in Migrant Worker Accommodation in Qatar

Eleven people were killed in a fire that broke out in housing for migrant laborers working on a tourism project in Qatar, authorities said late Thursday.

Four Dead in South Korea Explosion

Four people died and 10 others were injured after an explosion at a subway construction site on Wednesday near Seoul.

Report: Dallas Paramedic Program Off to Slow Start

Dallas paramedics are making plenty of house calls, but they’re not making much money for the city, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Three Dead Following NJ House Fire

A couple and their adult son were found fatally shot in their burning Fair Lawn home.

Firefighter Wins FDNY’s Highest Honor for Brooklyn Rescue

A firefighter who rescued a hulking man and unconscious woman from a burning building was given the department’s highest award.

After Mayday, Bethlehem (PA) Firefighters Union Raises Safety, Staffing Concerns

A letter from the City of Bethlehem firefighters local union, issued Saturday, claims that the Bethlehem City Fire Department is not adequately staffed.

Report: FDNY Star Flames Out

The New York Post reports on what led elite rescue-paramedic squad member Syndie Molina to burn her department uniform.

32 Injured in Houston Transit Bus Accident

A Houston transit bus hit a pickup truck and slammed into an overhead highway sign, injuring 32 people, one significantly, and sending 28 people to hospitals.

Firefighters Issue Safety Warning on Column Hazard

New Haven (CT) firefighters issued a safety bulletin after a sudden column collapse on the fireground last December, according to a release from New Haven Fire Fighters Local 825.


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