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Firefighter Injured in Blaze at Eastern Missouri Chemical plant

A firefighter was injured on April 29 during a large fire at a chemical plant in eastern Missouri that forced evacuations in nearby neighborhoods. Fire personnel responded to the scene at the Manor Chemical Plant in Affton, where the fire …

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit Over Delaware Firefighter Deaths

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against the city of Wilmington and several former city officials stemming from an arson that left three city firefighters dead and three others injured. A three-judge panel on Wednesday …

5 Firefighters Injured in South Carolina Industrial Plant Fire

Five firefighters were injured while battling a large fire at a South Carolina industrial plant. News outlets report that the fire began before dawn Monday at the Carolina Poly plant in Chester County. The plant is located along state Route …

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Involving Firefighter Deaths in Delaware

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Delaware’s largest city involving deaths and injuries of firefighters who responded to an arson. The lawsuit sought to hold Wilmington officials liable for the deaths of three firefighters and serious injuries suffered …

47 Residents at Florida Apartment Complex Displaced by Fire

Officials say 47 people have been displaced after a fire at a southwest Florida apartment complex left one building uninhabitable. The Naples Daily News reports that North Collier Fire Rescue crews responded to Bear Creek Apartments on Monday. They found …

Connecticut Bill Would Help Firefighters Claim Cancer Compensation

Connecticut state lawmakers are considering legislation that would presume firefighters who have cancer most likely got it from their jobs, easing claims for insurance or workers’ compensation. The science supports firefighters’ argument, Waterbury Deputy Chief Richard Hart, political affairs director …

More Than 65,000 Firefighters Injured on Job in 2013

In 2013, 65,880 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty, a decrease of 5.1 percent from the previous year. Of those injuries, 29,760 (45.2 percent) occurred during fireground operations, with the leading causes reported as overexertion, strain (26.5 percent) …