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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

New Florida firefighter's dad couldn't attend his graduation, so crew brought the ceremony to him

A new Orange County firefighter had barely started his first shift when his crew gave him a surprise from his father and his new Fire Rescue family Monday night. Firefighter Greg Ferone was among the 41 new OCFR’s recruits who graduated Friday at Valencia College. As part of the ceremony, members of Class 84 were honored with ceremonial pins given to them by family members who served in the military, fire rescue or law enforcement.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

'It Means Something to Me': Ohio Firefighter Saves American Flag From Vietnam Vet's Burning Home

VIDEO: An Ohio firefighter saved an American flag from a Vietnam veteran's burning home, telling "Fox & Friends" Monday that he could not bear to watch Old Glory be incinerated. Allen Skomer, an eight-year Navy veteran and member of the Toldeo Fire and Rescue Department, was battling the early morning blaze Friday when he spotted the flag on the home's front porch.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fox News Insider
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

3 Firefighters, 1 Police Officer Hurt Responding To Fire In Indiana

VIDEO: Three firefighters and a police officer were injured Tuesday night, when a four-alarm fire gutted a 122-year-old building in Hobart, Indiana. The fire started around 9:15 p.m. in a tanning salon at 3rd and Center streets. Flames quickly spread to the apartments above. Everyone inside the building got out safely, but three firefighters were injured while extinguishing the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Chicago
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Man trapped in car for 90 minutes after 5-car crash in North Spokane

It took firefighters more than 90 minutes in below-freezing temperatures to extricate a man trapped in his truck after a five-car collision early Tuesday night in north Spokane that sent three to the hospital. No one had life-threatening injuries, said David Heizer, Spokane Fire Department battalion chief.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 10:19:38 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Ferrara Midmount Platform

Fall River (MA) Fire Department HD-85 mid-mount platform. Inferno cab and chassis; Cummins ISX15 500-hp engine; Honda 5-kW generator.

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