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California is training the next generation of firefighters – and they’re all women

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Climate change has helped fuel large wildfires across the country, and fire departments need all the help they can get.  A camper learns how to clamp a fire hose during training exercises at Camp Cinder in ...

Firefighters face windy conditions as blazes grow near Flagstaff, Arizona, prompting hundreds of evacuations

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Three wildfires just north of Flagstaff, Arizona, continue to burn at an uncontrolled rate as weather this week may exacerbate conditions for firefighters battling back flames. The Pipeline Fire, about six miles fr...

1 man dies, 3 firefighters are injured after fireworks explode during a brush fire

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One person died and three firefighters were wounded after a brush fire approached a structure containing commercial-grade fireworks in North Carolina. Firefighters arrived and attempted to extinguish the large fire ...

Arizona firefighters rescue man stuck in gap between shipping container and wall

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Fire crews from Phoenix and Glendale responded to 16th Avenue and Hatcher Road on Sunday afternoon after the man slipped while walking on top of the shipping container, the Phoenix Fire Department said.  FLORIDA DEPU...

Felons turned firefighters find new lives on the front lines

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Camarillo, California John Reyna peeled off protective gear at the firefighter Ventura Training Center (VTC), and reflected on dark days in prison. "The worst for me was having that feeling of letting my family down,...

New Jersey firefighters rappel down elevator shaft in daring rescue of 6 trapped children

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Police and firefighters responded around 5 p.m. to Rockin' Jump, a trampoline park in Wayne, New Jersey, local authorities told the Daily Voice.  NJ TEACHER'S ‘HEROIC’ RESCUE OF STUDENT CHOKING ON BOTTLE CAP CAUGHT O...

Firefighters across the US on mission to donate safety equipment to Ukraine

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A patchwork of collection efforts in at least 10 states has mobilized to send hundreds of sets of firefighting gear — turnout gear — to those battling blazes and combing through debris from Russian missile strikes. W...

MSNBC political analyst calls Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase like ‘arsonists cosplaying as firefighters’

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Wednesday’s episode of "The ReidOut" featured host Joy Reid commenting on the news of Musk’s purchase by calling it akin to a "fox" running a hen house. Giridharadas went one step further by comparing the move to an ...

Fire engulfs Philadelphia-area bowling alley, collapses roof as firefighters battle blaze

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Firefighters responded to Levittown Lanes in Levittown, Pennsylvania, located outside Philadelphia, around 5 a.m., FOX29 Philadelphia reported. As firefighters battled the spreading flames, the inferno was upgraded t...

Indian firefighters battle Delhi landfill blaze as air fills with toxic fumes

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New Delhi Firefighters in India's capital said Wednesday they are close to extinguishing a fire at a landfill site that has been burning for nearly two days, cloaking the area in a toxic haze and choking residents. ...

A fire at an Exxon refinery draws firefighters from multiple departments

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A structure fire broke out at an ExxonMobil refinery in south-central Montana, officials said. Fire departments in Billings and Lockwood, Montana, responded to the scene, the Billings Fire Department tweeted. ...

Deathtraps for firefighters: US cities aim to fix widespread abandoned building problem

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3 BALTIMORE FIREFIGHTERS DIE, FOURTH MEMBER CRITICALLY INJURED IN BLAZE; 'OUR WORST NIGHTMARE,' GOVERNOR SAYS "It's an issue, it’s been an issue. We can’t just roll up on a building and say, ‘There’s nobody in there,...

Texas firefighters have battled 175 fires in the past week that have burned nearly 95,000 acres, officials say

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Firefighters in Texas are working to protect people and homes as 175 wildfires have burned nearly 95,000 acres across the state in the past week, the state's forest service said Sunday. As of Sunday, there were 23 a...

Florida wildfires force evacuation of 1,100 homes as firefighters battle blazes

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There were at least 160 wildfires burning more than 18,500 acres across the state, the Florida Forest Service (FSS) said Monday evening. The Bertha Swamp Road fire, the largest of the blazes, was estimated at more th...

Firefighters work to contain Bay County wildfire in Florida

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Crews are working Saturday to contain the Bay County wildfire that has consumed at least 1,400 acres in the Florida Panhandle, Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference. "Right now, the main focus is, of course...

Florida firefighters pull dog out of 15-foot hole

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Rescue workers in Florida saved a dog that got stuck in a deep hole. Fortunately, the dog was reportedly very friendly and was happy to see the firefighters that descended into the hole.   The South Walton Fire Distr...

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