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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

One dead in crash involving Kentucky fire truck; 4 firefighters injured

PHOTOS - One person is dead in a crash involving a car and a Louisville Fire & Rescue fire truck. The crash happened on Algonquin Parkway near McCloskey Avenue about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says the fire truck was headed to an emergency with lights and sirens, when it collided with a green car.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Pennsylvania fire chief recounts past flood response efforts at U.S. Senate hearing

Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney testified Wednesday in Washington about why he believes Congress should fully fund two key agencies and invest in weather-related surveillance tools. Delaney, who is also the city’s emergency management coordinator, was one of four panelists to make recommendations to the U.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Citizens' Voice
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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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