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Truck Rams Crowd During Mardi Gras Parade; 28 Injured

One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said.

Four Fires Keep El Paso County Firefighters on Edge

El Paso County fire fighters are breathing a sigh of relief tonight after four fires today were all put out without any serious injuries.

Woman and Infant Killed in Mount Vernon (NY) House Fire

A woman and child were killed when flames tore through their home in Mount Vernon early Sunday. The fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m. at the home on South 13th Street and raced through the top levels. The fire chief says there was heavy fire on the second floor when firefighters arrived.

Two Young Children Killed, Four Injured in Woodlawn (IL) Fire

Two children were killed and four people hospitalized, including another child, after a fire in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood Saturday night, the Chicago Fire Department said. The fire occurred in the 6600-block of South Champlain Avenue at about 10:30 p.m., fire officials said. Two young girls, a 7-month-old and 2-year-old, were found in the basement.

Television Anchor and Volunteer Firefighter Dies During Training Exercise

WJBK reporter and anchor Ron Savage died Saturday, Feb. 25, of a cardiac attack while training with the Milford Fire Department. Savage had been with WJBK's "Problem Solvers" since 1999, and he served as a volunteer firefighter and WMD with the Milford Fire Department.

West Burlington (IA) Fire Crew Loses Firefighter in Vehicle Crash

The Eastern Iowa Fireground Photos is reporting on their Facebook page that firefighter James Franciskovich, 52, and two others were headed to the State Fire School in Ames, Iowa on Friday evening, Feb. 24, when they were involved in a car crash near Pella.

Chief Ryan told authorities that the car they were in hit a patch of ice around 6:30 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol reported that the car rolled on its top.

Leach (OK) Firefighter Killed in One-Vehicle Accident Responding to Fire

Volunteer firefighter Michael Dale Russell, 68, of Rose, was killed after the tanker truck he was driving to a structure fire was involved in a wreck.

Firefighters At Risk Of Cancer Rely On Canines With Nose For Carcinoma

Beyond the danger of flames and collapsing structures is a hidden reality of life in the fire service - cancer. A study from the Center for Disease Control says 68 percent of firefighters will develop cancer at some point, compared to 22 percent of the general population.

Chicago Firefighters Surprise Boy with Terminal Cancer

Members of the Chicago Fire Department paid a special surprise visit to a 4-year-old boy who loves firefighters and has terminal cancer. Firefighters and paramedics from the 11th Battalion gathered at a home in Gladstone Park not for an emergency, but for an urgent request to visit Mason Orchard.

Firefighters and Cancer: Is a Risky Job Even Riskier?

Sitting before the D.C. Council in a crisp blue dress shirt, Preston L. Williams Jr. recounted the day he was first diagnosed with the cancer that was slowly killing him. It seemed to be "the longest day of my life," when "time stood still," the firefighter said in advocating for new health and retirement benefits he wouldn't live to see.


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