A Columbia Heights (MN) firefighter reportedly fell from the second floor into the basement during a structure fire that left one person dead.
Two firefighters avoided being injured after falling through the floor during fireground operations in Kent, Washington.
Firefighters battling a residential fire Tuesday in the unincorporated community of New Caney, Texas, narrowly avoided a collapse on the fireground.
Be aware of the potential dangers of stalled elevators when removing stuck occupants.
Dillon Dextradeur relates how what appears to be an ordinary response can take many turns and expose firefighters to multiple hazards some of which firefighters can learn about only through education, not training.
Erick Angulo recounts a close call he experienced at a recent vehicle fire.
Buffalo (NY) firefighters of the 4th Battalion 4th Platoon battled a structure fire at 218 E.Delavan Ave. A second alarm was struck to bring the fire under control.
This week, firefighters operating at an underground fire in Pennsylvania experienced a close call as a dozen members were apparently overcome by carbon monoxide, and a Florida firefighter was injured by a falling tree during brush fire operations. Read additional fire news headlines from the past week.
Although the tactic was successful in that a victim was removed, it resulted in a near miss for two firefighters. JONATHAN A. RIGOLO
Joe Pronesti reviews a 2013 firefighter near miss in which Lancaster (PA) Lieutenant Andre Kelley was burned while trying to rescue trapped occupants.