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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

80-year-old firefighter is redefining life after retirement in New Jersey

VIDEO: Bob Halberstadt, an 80-year-old resident of Blairstown, New Jersey, is redefining life after retirement. While many at his age sit back and enjoy life after years of hard work, Halberstadt is just getting started; becoming the oldest volunteer firefighter at Blairstown Hose Company No. 1. "I didn't give it a second thought.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

How the Farmington explosion one year ago changed Maine state law

VIDEO: September 16, 2020 marks one year since the Farmington community experienced an incident that would change life for some forever. An explosion at LEAP Inc. in Farmington killed one firefighter, injured six others, and also injured a building supervisor. Now, Maine state law looks different as a result of an effort to keep Mainers safe in the future.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News Center Maine
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Maryland fire department demonstrates capabilities of new fire boat

VIDEO: For more than ten years now, the Ocean City Fire Department has been able to take their life saving efforts to the water thanks to a larger fire boat they have. However, that fire boat is currently in need of repairs so they have a new vessel that’s allowing them to continue saving lives. “We’ve seen a tremendous response this summer with our fire boat being staffed and being able to provide that rapid service,” says Ryan Whittington, an Ocean City firefighter and medic.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV ABC/CW+ 47 Salisbury
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

New crowdfunding platform exclusively targets first responders and their families

It has been 19 years since September 11 attacks on this country that left thousands dead and first responders feeling the impact to this day. A new crowdfunding site labels itself as a way to exclusively support families of all first responders facing hard times. For Skip and Tammy Danielson, Fund the First is a way to heal financially as their hearts continue to ache.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFYR-TV NBC/FOX Bismarck
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Firefighters Respond To Fire At NE Oklahoma City Recycling Plant

Firefighters are responding to a fire, Tuesday morning at a recycling plant in northeast Oklahoma City. According to authorities, the fire is at Derichebourg Recycling USA near Northeast 4th Street and North Martin Luther King Avenue. Fire officials said the fire was called in by someone that was driving by.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma City
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