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74-year-old woman killed in mobile home fire in Tulare

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 07:03 PM

A 74-year-old woman has died after a fire tore through a mobile home in Tulare on Thursday morning. Investigators say a Tulare police officer was driving through the area of Pleasant and E Street across from Tulare Western High School around 6:30 am. The officer noticed a car with its doors and trunk open parked in the carport of the mobile home.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2022 4:03:32 PM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Fresno

Flag Ceremony Honors LA County Firefighter Killed in Rancho Palos Verdes Fire

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:35 PM

VIDEO: Firefighter Jonathan Flagler was remembered Thursday morning with a flag ceremony at Los Angeles County Fire Station 13 in Vernon. Flagler died while battling a house fire Jan. 6 in Rancho Palos Verdes. He was a 21-year firefighting veteran and the father of two teen boys. The 47-year-old firefighter, from San Clemente, was overcome by smoke at fire inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2022 11:35:10 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles

VP Kamala Harris to discuss California wildfire recovery efforts during San Bernardino visit

Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:13 AM

Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting San Bernardino Friday afternoon for a joint visit with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the growing efforts to combat wildfires across the state. The two are set to announce the allotment of $1.3 billion in disaster relief funding for the U.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2022 6:13:14 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

Firefighters save two Folsom homes from blaze

Friday, January 21, 2022, 03:00 AM

A quick observation by a resident who called 911, combined with fast work by firefighters from multiple districts, saved two Folsom homes from extensive fire damage Thursday afternoon. At 3:29 p.m. on Thursday, units from three different fire districts responded to the 100 block of Barrows Way in Folsom after a resident reported visible flames coming from behind their home.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Gold Country Media

Large house fire in San Jose knocks power lines, disrupts traffic

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:28 PM

Firefighters are battling a house fire at an apparently abandoned home in San Jose. The fire was reported around 8:50 a.m. near the intersection of W Virginia St and Almaden Ave, according to the San Jose Fire Department. The main body was knocked down and the fire is contained to the house. The fire caused downed power lines and heavy smoke.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2022 9:28:18 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco

Three injured after car crashes into Topanga veterinary clinic

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:23 PM

Three people were injured after a car went into the wall of a veterinary clinic in Topanga. Firefighters responded to 5348 N. Topanga Canyon around 8:40 a.m. Thursday after reports of a vehicle into a building. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, an employee who was inside the building was transported to the hospital, their condition is unknown.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2022 11:23:41 AM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles

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Mass. fire departments react to boost in state funding

Friday, January 21, 2022, 07:11 PM

"Grant funding like this — particularly from the state — is needed to keep current with equipment," said Gardner Fire Chief Greg Lagoy

Memorial honors LACoFD firefighter who died in house fire

Friday, January 21, 2022, 06:34 PM

The department remembered Jonathan Flagler as a “devoted husband, father, uncle, friend, and hero" and a "highly respected and esteemed firefighter"

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro to retire after 50+ years

Friday, January 21, 2022, 02:16 PM

Nigro's career with the FDNY began in 1969, and he is one of only six people to have held every rank in the department

Stop the Bleed program's new vendor is North American Rescue

Friday, January 21, 2022, 01:28 PM

Along with a new vendor for their bleeding program, the American College of Surgeons also debuted its branded C-A-T, a "true self-applied, one-handed tourniquet"

Md. firefighter-paramedic dies of COVID-19

Friday, January 21, 2022, 12:30 PM

Robert A. “Bobby” Jones had an “unshakable sense of calm and amazing sense of humor,” said IAFF Local 5184 President Michael Karolenko

N.M. county VFDs to receive $1M in new medical equipment

Friday, January 21, 2022, 11:18 AM

The approval for new AEDs, cardiac monitors and CPR devices follows an inspection showing that most Eddy County fire vehicles lacked working AEDs

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