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Posted: Sep 17, 2020

IAFF remembers fallen firefighters virtually in wake of COVID-19

The International Association of Fire Fighters is moving its Fallen Fire Fighter Remembrance to a virtual platform. The International Association of Fire Fighters, the largest firefighters' union in the U.S. and Canada, will hold its annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Remembrance virtually on Saturday, Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIBW-TV CBS 13 Topeka
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Posted: Sep 17, 2020

NTSB: No emergency training for crew on dive boat where fire killed 34 in California

VIDEO: Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, according to federal documents released Wednesday. National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the cause of the blaze aboard the Conception remains undetermined but a possible ignition point was phones and other electronics plugged into outlets.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
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Posted: Sep 17, 2020

16 hospitalized after fleeing Texas crane collision

PHOTOS: Diane Stewart is used to the occasional construction noise coming from the work site near her Mueller neighborhood apartment In East Austin. But on Wednesday morning, she heard something that made her pause. “It sounded like pipes falling. It was a loud crash; it made me turn,” Stewart said.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Austin American-Statesman
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Workers Saved After Scaffold Malfunction Left Them Clinging for Life Off New York Building

VIDEO: Two workers stuck 10 stories above the ground after their scaffold malfunctioned were saved in a daring rescue by FDNY firefighters who rappelled down the side of an Upper West Side building, heart-stopping video showed. Terrified onlookers watched after the two workers, who neighbors said were doing facade work on the building at the corner of West 78th Street and Broadway, were left clinging to the building high above the ground around 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Wisconsin town explores regional partnerships, hiring fire chief into open role

The Town of Beloit Fire Department may become part of a collection of fire departments lead by Janesville Fire Chief Ernie Rhodes. The Town of Beloit Fire Chief Hiring Committee interviewed Rhodes Tuesday morning as it seeks to address the vacancy to be left by retiring Town of Beloit Fire Chief Gene Wright.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Beloit Daily News
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