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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Indianapolis firefighters 'stupefied' that motorists keep driving over water supply lines during an actual fire

VIDEO - The house fire was a familiar scenario for Indianapolis firefighters. An electrical appliance sparked a blaze in a two-story home. One person got out, but another was trapped. Crews manning a fire hose kept the flames at bay while other firefighters made their way inside. What happened next, unfortunately, was a familiar scenario, as well.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Indianapolis Star
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Death of Kentucky firefighter creates debate over line of duty deaths

The passing of a Louisville firefighter is creating debate over what counts as a line of duty death. Sergeant Tim Groft, a 15-year veteran of Louisville's fire department, passed away Saturday from an extended battle with cancer. "He served them with honor, pride, loyalty and dedication," Louisville Division of Fire Chief Gregory Frederick said.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Video: ‘Only the Brave’ cast pays tribute to first responders

The cast of an upcoming film highlighting the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots paid tribute to first responders by giving an inside look at the unsung heroes. The cast, including Taylor Kitsch, Miles Teller, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connelly, teamed up to speak of the bravery the Hotshots showed when they battled Yarnell Hill wildfire that blazed through Arizona in 2013.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Chicago Turret Wagon by Steve Redick

This Photo of the Day comes from Steve Redick's archive of photos from a fire in a U-shaped apartment building.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2017

New Lynden Fire engine in service soon

At the funeral of city fire chief Robert Spinner in July, the Lynden Fire Department had a new engine parked outside — a purchase made possible, in part, due to the budgeting efforts of Spinner himself. Now, fresh out of additional shop prep, the engine is almost ready for service, providing an upgrade over a 1997 engine.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2017 7:03:58 PM - SOURCE: Lyndentribune
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