“NFPA 350 Confined Space Fact Sheet” #ConfinedSpace

Chicago Fire was spot on when they titled a recent episode “Carry Their Legacy”. The preview showed the dangers for firefighters in dealing with confined space rescue. History shows that confined space operations are an extremely dangerous activity for the fire service. The danger starts when firefighters don’t recognize the presence of a confined space and … Continue reading “NFPA 350 Confined Space Fact Sheet” #ConfinedSpace

Few Texas Counties Follow Federal Chemical Preparedness Law – (LEPC’s)

by BRETT SHIPP -WFAA Posted on May 14, 2013 at 6:05 PM Updated today at 8:31 PM NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES A statewide survey by News 8 has found a dramatic lack of compliance with a federal mandate that orders counties to operate a planning committee that helps anticipate and respond to emergencies at plants storing … Continue reading Few Texas Counties Follow Federal Chemical Preparedness Law – (LEPC’s)

Updated! – 2 Chicago Firefighters Killed & 17 Injured in Wall Collapse & Fire on Chicago’s South Side

  Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer were among a dozen firefighters putting out a blaze in an abandoned building at daybreak today when suddenly the roof gave way. Steven Ellerson, a 20-year veteran, and others swarmed inside to rescue them. "He heard someone calling for help and he looked for him," Ellerson's brother Maurice Matthews … Continue reading Updated! – 2 Chicago Firefighters Killed & 17 Injured in Wall Collapse & Fire on Chicago’s South Side

Jeff Gordon to honor fallen Police Officers at NASCAR race on September 26, 2010

Sunday, September 26th at the Dover International Speedway, No. 24 Jeff Gordon will race with a special paint scheme, honoring officers killed in the line of duty and raising awareness about officer safety and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. His car will feature PoliceMuseum.org on the rear quarter panels and on a TV … Continue reading Jeff Gordon to honor fallen Police Officers at NASCAR race on September 26, 2010

9/11 responders demand justice from Congress

RT filmed this emotional footage of 9/11 first responders pouring their hearts out at a speech just blocks away from where the twin towers fell. The rally was in response to Congress defeating a federal bill that would have provided billions of dollars in health care for those sickened by toxins released by the collapse … Continue reading 9/11 responders demand justice from Congress

Deal would cover ailing 9/11 workers

After years of fighting in court, lawyers representing the city, construction companies and more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers have agreed to a settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to responders sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center. The settlement was announced Thursday night by the WTC Captive … Continue reading Deal would cover ailing 9/11 workers

Hundreds Gather For Homewood, Illinois Firefighter’s Funeral

It was a send-off fit for a hero. And that's what people are calling Brian Carey. The funeral for the 28-year-old firefighter from Homewood drew firefighters from all over the Midwest. To see all of the fire departments represented at the funeral is to get a sense of what firefighters call "the brotherhood." Hundreds of … Continue reading Hundreds Gather For Homewood, Illinois Firefighter’s Funeral

Injured Homewood, IL Firefighter Says Goodbye To Fallen Comrade

They rushed into a burning house together to save lives. In the end, one would not survive. On Monday, nothing could stop injured Homewood firefighter Karra Kopas from paying her respects to her fallen buddy. Most of the firefighters at Brian Carey's visitation didn't know him, but he was a brother just the same. They … Continue reading Injured Homewood, IL Firefighter Says Goodbye To Fallen Comrade

Fireman, resident die in Homewood, Illinois house fire

March 31, 2010 (HOMEWOOD, Ill.) (WLS) -- Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a suburban fire that killed two people, including a firefighter. Brian Carey, 28, was the first firefighter the Homewood village fire department has ever lost on the job. He was sworn in as a full-time firefighter just seven weeks ago. … Continue reading Fireman, resident die in Homewood, Illinois house fire