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Injured New Haven Lieutenant Donates $50,000 to Scholarship Fund in Honor of Fallen Firefighter

Rankins and Torres were pulled out of the home unconscious. Torres, who was 30, succumbed to his injuries while Rankins was transported to the burn unit at Bridgeport Hospital and put into a medically induced coma as doctors extracted carbon monoxide from his lungs.

New Haven Union Hits City Leadership Over Unsafe Conditions

When asked if the fire may have had a different outcome had there been a chief of operations on the scene Cannon stated, “We were warned to not go there. I’m going there. Yes.”

Critically Injured New Haven Lieutenant Returns to Hospital

Rankins, a popular figure in the community was critically injured in a May 12 fire on Valley Street that killed his friend, fellow firefighter Ricardo Torres Jr.

Injured New Haven Lieutenant Leaves Hospital

Critically Injured New Haven firefighter Lt. Samod "Nuke" Rankins, who turned 29 Saturday, got a hero's departure from Bridgeport Hospital's burn unit Sunday, exiting to hundreds of cheering supporters.

Thousands Gather to Remember New Haven Firefighter

Firefighters, police officers, and citizens pay tribute to New Haven firefighter Ricardo Torres, Jr.

Funeral Service for Fallen New Haven Firefighter

Funeral service for New Haven Firefighter Ricardo Torres, Jr. is scheduled to begin with a procession from fire headquarters to Saint Mary's Church.

Funeral Details Announced for New Haven Firefighter

Instead of flowers, loved ones ask that memorial contributions be made in honor of Torres Jr. to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at firehero.org.

Investigators Examine Hoarding in New Haven Line of Duty Death

Fire investigators are examining whether hoarding was a factor in the New Haven house fire that killed one firefighter and seriously injured another.

“Remember That I Love You”

Critically injured New Haven firefighter Lt. Samod "Nuke" Rankins gave his mother "marching orders" with a pen and pad from his hospital room Thursday.

New Haven Firefighter Remembered for Following Childhood Dream

A New Haven firefighter who was doing the job he had dreamed of as a boy is being remembered as a hero after he died battling a house fire early Wednesday that left a fellow firefighter critically injured.


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