Menu

WFC News

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Oklahoma Assistant Chief Killed in Collapse of Burning Home

The collapse of burning home in Altus claimed the life of an assistant chief with the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department Friday night. Madison “Maddy” Lee Clinton Jr., 54, died after he was pinned when a porch roof collapsed, according to a post from the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association "Maddy was performing suppression operations on a structure fire located in the Friendship Fire Department response area North of Altus," Altus Fire Chief Kyle David shared in a statement posted on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firehouse
Read more
Posted: Aug 13, 2018

For-Profit Firefighters Find Business In An At-Risk Oregon Community

No one was home at a house deep in the woods of Josephine County, Oregon. The people who live here had evacuated days ago along with hundreds of their neighbors. As flames from the Taylor Creek Fire got closer and closer, the firefighters showed up. They came to prepare for the worst so that if the wind picked up, they’d be ready to dash down the driveway and save this house, even if the forest burned around it.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Read more
Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Second suspected arson fire in 2 days levels Yakima warehouse; $20 million in damage

Arson is blamed for a four-alarm fire Saturday morning at a Yakima warehouse that required fire crews from as far away as Kittitas County and caused an estimated $20 million in damage. It was the second time in 48 hours that fire broke out at Fruit Packers Supply Inc.Both fires are under investigation by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Read more
Posted: Aug 13, 2018

California fire chiefs seek $42 million cash infusion to bolster services, staffing

Fire officials on Tuesday will ask the Board of Supervisors to approve a $42 million annual plan calling for more firefighters and new fire stations to plug response holes in the county — with a recommendation of a half-cent countywide sales tax hike to voters next year to fund it. The plan would add about 175 paid firefighters, many of them paramedics, to bolster the county’s current paid firefighting force of 400.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Read more
Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Despite Texas law, firefighters denied workers comp for cancer treatment

On Kevin Leago’s July CT scan, his torso looks like it has been riddled with birdshot. Dark splotches speckle his liver, his pancreas, his spine, marking where his neuroendocrine cancer has spread. The pain in his bones has left the 38-year-old Houston Fire Department senior captain unable to work since the end of May.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
Read more
RSS
12345678910Last

Search News Articles