PA Firefighter Drowns on Family Vacation

Lee Weber, a 38-year-old army veteran, died while with his family in Ohio.
Chantell Cooley and Elizabeth MacWhinnie

Columbia Southern University Receives Community Engagement Award

Blackboard Inc. named Columbia Southern University as one of six international recipients of its Catalyst Award for community engagement.
USAR members at collapse scene

Report Showed Major Damage Before FL Condo Collapse

The oceanfront condominium building that collapsed near Miami had “major structural damage” to a concrete structural slab below its pool deck.

New Top Brass Appointed at FDNY

John Hodgens was named chief of fire operations and Thomas Richardson was named chief of department.

Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

The governor's office declined to comment on the investigation, and state fire officials took responsibility for Newsom sharing inaccurate information. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had not “done our job in educating the public, nor the governor's office” on how to communicate about the efforts, Chief Tom Porter said.

U.S. Wildfire Officials See Increasing Demand for Firefighters

The National Interagency Fire Center said Tuesday that it’s the second earliest it reached what it calls preparedness level 4 on the 1-5 scale since 1990.