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Multiple Violations Found Prior to Oakland Fire

Inspectors had been in the apartment building three days before fatal fire.

Several Rescues Made After Fire in Waltham (MA) Apartment Complex

Firefighters responded to a large fire at a well known apartment complex in Waltham. The 3-alarm fire fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Windsor Village on Stearns Hill Road. "It was all kinds of flames coming out," Susan Moores, a witness, said. "It was coming up the side of the building.

Virginia Firefighters Shave Heads to Support Colleague's Son with Cancer

A Virginia fire department is coming together in support of a fellow fireman's toddler, who is fighting cancer. The Richmond Fire Department has raised close to $50,000 after 3-year-old Caleb Lambert was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma in February, dad Courtland Lambert told ABC News.

Houston Firefighters Opposed to Pension Reform -- For Now

Houston's pension reform plan got its first hearing Monday in the state House, where rows and rows of current and retired firefighters appeared to voice opposition to the plan.

Hartford Fire Chief Breathes Life Into Diminished Department

Milan or Hartford? That was the choice Reginald Freeman was faced with when the job of Hartford fire chief was offered to him more than a year ago. "I was poised to go to Italy for 14 months," said Freeman, who was the fire chief of Lockheed Martin's aeronautic headquarters in Ft. Worth, Texas, at the time.

One Dead in Oakland Four-Alarm Apartment Fire

A 4-alarm fire quickly swept through an Oakland residential building early Monday, forcing firefighters to make numerous rescues and killing one resident who was not able to escape the deadly blaze, officials said.

Grant will Allow Short Creek (OH) Fire District to Expand Coverage

The Short Creek Joint Fire District has been awarded $300,000 for life-saving equipment. The villages of Adena and Smithfield got the grant award after a second try.

Lake St. Louis (MO) Fire Putting $8 Million Bond to Use

In August 2016, taxpayers approved an $8 million bond issue for the Lake St. Louis Fire Department. Now, the fire chief is showing them the new gear and equipment they've bought with that money. "NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) mandates you don't use it after 10 years and all of our gear is 10 years or older," said Chief Clinton Gussner.

Old Augusta (GA) Fire Apparatus Gets New Mission of Honor

An old fire engine is getting an upgrade to better send firefighters to their final resting place. The 1991 fire engine will soon be used only as a funeral truck. It will be the only one in the Augusta area. Traditionally, a fire engine takes a firefighter's casket to its final resting place.

Ceres (CA) Fire Apparatus in Collision En Route to Accident

A Ceres Fire Department truck was on its way to an injury accident scene on Monday when it was involved in a separate traffic collision. Firefighters were heading to the scene of an accident on southbound Highway 99 at Whitmore Avenue, authorities said. The first accident included a vehicle that had rolled over.


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