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USFA: North Carolina On-Duty Death

While on his way to the fire station to respond to a vehicle accident Firefighter Ralph DeBlasi was involved in a single vehicle accident.

North Carolina Firefighter Killed While Responding to Accident

Additional units from the department responded to the scene and extricated their fellow firefighter from the vehicle and assisted EMS with patient care.

Better Funding, Staffing Helps North Carolina County Fire Departments Improve Response Times

In 2015, amid a national slide in volunteerism, Cleveland County had fewer than 400 volunteer fire fighters across its 12 departments. None of the departments had any staffing during the daytime.

Fire Showing from the Second Floor in Durham

Views from the Engine, Quint, and Ladder at this apartment fire in Durham.

Grant Helps North Carolina Fire Department Purchase New PPE and Thermal Imaging Camera

The Ramseur Fire Department has big plans following an announcement of a $16,000 grant award from the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

Short Staffing Causes 911 Delays, Mistakes in Durham

Durham firefighters reported at least 46 dispatching errors or concerns this year, after staffing shortages at the city's 911 center forced Raleigh operators to answer nearly 1 in 10 incoming calls.

USFA: North Carolina On-Duty Death

LaGrange firefighter suffered a heart attack at home.

Gas Crunch from Cyberattack Leads to Frenzy and Fires

In Florida, a 2004 Hummer was destroyed by fire Wednesday shortly after the driver had filled up four 5-gallon gas containers.

North Carolina Firefighter Keeps Brotherhood, Departments Going Strong

His passion is fueled from nearly two decades of service, and he’s found even more ways to give back.

North Carolina Firefighters See Progress on PTSD and Safety Bills

Dozens of uniformed firefighters spent Wednesday at the North Carolina General Assembly lobbying for bills to help them and other first responders.

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