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FDNY ENGINE SLAMMED BY MTA BUS

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:05

More than two dozen people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after an FDNY engine and a city bus collided in the Bronx, officials said.

Firefighters from Engine 46 were responding to medical emergency about 12:15 p.m. in Mount Hope when it turned left from E. 175th St. onto Webster Ave. — right into the path of a BX41 bus.

A video acquired by the Daily News shows that the fire truck — lights and sirens going — had nearly completed its turn when the bus, approaching the fire truck from the left, slammed into its back end.

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RI FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:58

A firefighter was hurt and 12 people were displaced from their homes due to a fire in Pawtucket Friday night, according to authorities.

The Pawtucket Fire Department said flames broke out at a multi-family house on Power Road just after 5 p.m.

The home sustained damage to the first floor, which extended to the attic.

While a firefighter suffered a minor shoulder injury, everyone made it out of the structure safely.

The fire displaced two families, including four adults and eight children. The Red Cross is assisting them.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.

An investigation is underway.

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CANADIAN TANKER STRUCK ON THE APRON

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:56

During yesterday mornings daily truck check the inherent dangers of fire fighting became very real for one of our members. As reported by the Surrey Now-Leader Newspaper one of the fire trucks was struck by a vehicle causing significant damage to the truck. Luckily the fire fighter only sustained what is being reported as minor injuries. We are hoping for a quick and full recovery.

 

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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Window and Door Manufacturer After Employee Suffers Partial Finger Amputation

OSHA - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:00
November 16, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Window and Door Manufacturer After Employee Suffers Partial Finger Amputation
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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Nebraska Staffing Agency Following Heat-Related Fatality

OSHA - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:00
November 13, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Nebraska Staffing Agency Following Heat-Related Fatality
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TILLER ROLLOVER IN MD

Firefighter Close Calls - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:17

A tractor drawn aerial overturned this morning during nasty weather conditions, The Montgomery County Fire Rescue reserve truck was being transported by a local fire apparatus dealer staff. Fortunately no one was injured.

Below are some photos that were shared with us from MCFR.

Nasty weather has arrived-use caution and go slow.

 

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This morning a Washington State

Firefighter Close Calls - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:17
This morning a Washington State Firefighter operating at the Woolsey Fire (Southern California) suffered severe chest trauma after being struck by a vehicle.

According to California Highway Patrol, the Firefighter, that Washington male in his 40s, was hit by a vehicle near Deer Creek on Pacific Coast Highway.

The Firefighter was deployed to California from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue in Washington, to assist in fighting the Woosley Fire. His injuries are reported serious but not life threatening. More to follow.
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NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference featured on popular fire safety podcast

NFPA - Safety Source - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:00
If you’re interested in learning more about how NFPA’s educational messaging is created, how to use the Educational Messages Desk Reference, and details on the newest additions to the document, then you’ll want to listen to an interview
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