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Kentucky Firefighter Injured from Electric Power Line Arcing During Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

A Kentucky firefighter injured by arcing from a power line in an “ice bucket challenge” died today, one month after a power line shocked him and another firefighter when the ladder tower bucket came too close to power lines. Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith reported that 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday, September 20, 2014. Grider […]

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Nineteen Members of Granite Mountain Hotshots from Prescott Killed in Rapid Moving Wildfire Near Yarnell, Arizona

Video from ABC 15 produced when 18 firefighters were confirmed killed while fighting Yarnell wildfire near Prescott, Arizona (ABC15.COM article). A fire that was moving away from Yarnell, Arizona, changed direction when the winds shifted and then headed toward the town — killing 19 firefighters near Yarnell, and destroying about half of the town. The […]

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Memorial Fund After Firefighter Walter Patmon, Jr. Dies Immediately After Fighting Fire on Chicago’s South Side

Walter Patmon, Jr. died after experiencing shortness of breath while cleaning up equipment in a firehouse immediately after fighting a kitchen fire Sunday night at 1520 west 99th Street. Walter Patmon, Jr. was assigned to CFD Truck 40 at Engine 121’s firehouse, 1724 West 95TH. He is survived by his wife and three adult daughters. […]

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Chicago Firefighter Dies, Another Injured While Fighting House Fire on 50th Pl, South Side of Chicago

Captain Herbert Johnson and Commissioner Jose Santiago, Chicago Fire Department. A Chicago Fire Department firefighter died tonight while he was being treated in the University of Chicago Hospitals Emergency Department for injuries he suffered in a house fire. The house fire, initially reported in an attic, was in a 2.5-story home in the 2300 block […]

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    Monday - Overcast with rain, then snow and rain in the afternoon. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 23F. Windy. Winds from the WSW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 60% .


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