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Posted: Jan 6, 2021

Firefighters battle 4-alarm apartment fire in Upper Manhattan

VIDEO: Firefighters put out a four-alarm fire that tore through an apartment in Upper Manhattan Tuesday night. According to the FDNY, firefighters responded to of a four-alarm apartment fire at Post Avenue in the Inwood section around 7 p.m. Citizen App video shows firefighters battling the fire. They say the fire was located in an apartment on the top floor of the six-story multiple dwelling at the address.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021

How bad is Los Angeles County's hospital crisis? Paramedic gives frontline view of desperate situation

Tanya Crabbe has been with the Los Angeles Fire Department for 12 years and a paramedic for four. Crabbe says the job has its challenges, but our current COVID-19 surge has her hanging on by a thread. "It's a tremendous amount of pressure. I only have so many resources with my knowledge and experiences and certifications and my equipment, but if the hospital is unavailable, I just don't have the resources that that patient may need," said Crabbe.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021

Man accused of intentionally coughing on South Carolina firefighter arrested

Lowcountry authorities arrest a man accused of intentionally coughing on a Burton firefighter. Shawn Patterson faces charges of assault and battery, and a violation of county ordinance on outdoor burning. The firefighters were investigating a report of an unlawful fire on Patterson’s property. According to documents, Patterson told firefighters to “get off his damn property.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAV-TV NBC/CW+3 Savannah
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021

Fire crew in New Mexico presented with challenge coins for saving couple

VIDEO: An Albuquerque fire crew is being recognized for saving two lives. In mid-December, the crews of Station 16 and Battalion 3 responded to a house fire near Academy and Wyoming. As they were battling the fire, members of the team also went inside the smoke-filled home, found the couple who lived there and brought them out to safety.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRQE-TV CBS/FOX 13 Albuquerque
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021

Florida firefighters get equipment to protect them from coronavirus

Personnel safety is Hillsborough County Fire Rescue's highest priority. So they're getting new equipment to make sure crews are protected. The newest addition to firefighter safety in their cars are Active Air Purification Systems. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is installing 63 of them in fire trucks, ambulances, ladder trucks and other vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV CBS 10 Tampa
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