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Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Follow Up: 150-foot pine falls on Spokane Fire Department car, Deputy Fire Marshal walks away uninjured

A Deputy Fire Marshal walked away uninjured after a 150-foot Ponderosa Pine tree fell on his car while he was inside. The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday as high winds took down trees across the Inland Northwest. The Deputy Fire Marshal responded to the area of Rockwood Boulevard and 18th Avenue to relieve an engine that had been stationed at the intersection to protect an area where another downed tree was entangled with several power lines and a transformer.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 9:25:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Massive Five-Alarm Fire Tears Through Multiple Brooklyn Buildings

VIDEO: A massive, five-alarm fire broke out in Brooklyn Thursday evening, roaring through four buildings on one block as more than 200 firefighters battled the flames, officials said. The fire started just after 6 p.m. at a building on Montrose Avenue in East Williamsburg, fire officials said, as flames began on the second floor, shooting up to the third floor and going through the roof shortly after.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
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Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Georgia fire captain to deliver Pledge of Allegiance at Biden's inauguration

A Georgia fire captain will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance as part of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris next week. The International Association of Fire Fighters and the inauguration committee asked City of South Fulton Fire Capt. Andrea Hall to do the honors of reading the pledge.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta
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Posted: Jan 15, 2021

State Fire Marshal launches COVID-19 registry to help North Carolina's first responders

North Carolina is the first state in the country to implement a statewide voluntary registry to help combat the spread of COVID-19 among first responders, according to Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal Mike Causey. Causey’s office partnered with RTI International to create a survey on the Fire Marshal website to allow fire departments, emergency service workers, and other first responders to report positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Washington
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Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Retired firefighter from Pennsylvania accused of throwing fire extinguisher at police officers during Capitol riot

VIDEO: A retired firefighter from Chester, Pennsylvania is accused of being the man seen on video throwing a fire extinguisher that hit three police officers at the Capitol during the riot in Washington, D.C. last week. Robert Sanford, 55, was arrested Thursday morning on four federal charges, including knowingly entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, civil disorder and assaulting officers engaging in their official duties.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
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