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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

Dramatic video shows Indiana overpass engulfed in flames after tanker truck overturns

An overpass was set aflame after a semitrailer hauling thousands of gallons of fuel overturned in Indianapolis on Wednesday. The tanker hit a guardrail on an on-ramp from Interstate 465 to I-70, which split the tank and overturned the semi, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department. Witnesses told the fire department that the driver of the truck exited the tanker on his own with his clothes on fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

All in the family: FDNY father, three sons, fight fires and promote diversity together

For FDNY Firefighter Robert Thomas and his three sons, fighting fires and saving lives has become a family affair. All four are city firefighters stationed throughout Brooklyn, joining a growing number of the department’s black “legacy” families, where children follow their mothers and fathers into the FDNY.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News - Metered Site
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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

New building, new technology presents challenges for Wisconsin firefighters

The Milwaukee Fire Department is already in training for a building that hasn't broken ground yet. Ascent, an apartment building near downtown Milwaukee expected to break ground in a few months, has a tall timber frame. At 25-stories, it is expected to be the tallest building of it's kind in the world.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

Rhode Island's Station Nightclub Fire: Revisiting the Lessons

On February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in United States history occurred in The Station nightclub. More than two-thirds of the 462 people in attendance were either killed or injured (100 dead, 230 injured). A live band that was using fireworks as part of its act ignited foam insulation that had been installed around and over the stage.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fire Engineering
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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

Florida: Team running the Skyway 10K, carrying the weight of hundreds of fallen firefighters

VIDEO: In its three years, the Skyway 10K has seen thousands of participants. A few have traveled the bridge each year, like friends and firefighters Tom “Bull” Hill and Mike Junge. Hill walks the Skyway to honor firefighters who lost their lives to cancer and PTSD. Hill walked the Skyway in 2018 with a pack covered in the names, shields and objects from firefighters who had died from cancer or suicides related to PTSD.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV CBS 10 St. Petersburg
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