News 6 investigation leads to call to expand coverage of cancers for firefighters
When Veteran Orange County paramedic Travis Brown was diagnosed with Bile Duct cancer last year, he was sure he would be eligible for financial help under SB 426., only to find his cancer was not on the list of 21 cancers covered under the legislation signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019.
Firefighter grabbed by crew members as he falls through floor of burning home, goes back to fighting West Englewood blaze
Once firefighters were on the scene, a firefighter fell through the floor, triggering what’s known as a mayday call, but was grabbed as he was falling and was all right, according to the Fire Department’s media office. He was “OK and back on the pipe,” meaning he went back to hosing down the fire, according to a department tweet.chicagotribune.com
‘We are saddened this was a child,’ says family of retired Chicago firefighter after 15-year-old boy charged in fatal attempted carjacking
They waited for him to come out and three of them left the Ford and confronted Williams, 65. He pulled out a revolver from his waistband and exchanged gunfire, police said. Williams was hit once in the abdomen and collapsed. The three got back into the car and sped down Artesian Avenue.chicagotribune.com
Lake firefighter who was pretty messed up arrested on DUI charge, police say
EUSTIS, Fla. A Lake County firefighter who ran over a curb while driving under the influence admitted that he was pretty messed up when he got behind the wheel, according to the Eustis Police Department. Suttons eyes were glassy and bloodshot, he smelled of alcohol and he slurred his words when he spoke, according to the report. Sutton was placed under arrest and taken to the Eustis Police Department where he submitted to two Breathalyzer tests after a 20-minute observation period. He was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Officials with Lake County Fire Rescue said Sutton has been placed on unpaid leave.
Firefighter waiting on coronavirus stimulus check sees $8 million in bank account
An Indiana firefighter was shocked when he saw his bank balance after receiving his federal stimulus money during the coronavirus outbreak. The man accidentally received more than $8 million in his bank account. “Apparently, my account had $8.2 million in it. “I ran the card again, and again $8.2 million,” Calvin said. They didn’t see that amount in his checking account anymore, but did note that his $1,700 stimulus payment was deposited.
Businesses hold car wash fundraiser to benefit St. Cloud fire victims
Cloud community is coming together to help two families who lost their homes to devastating fires last month. Roger Tanna owns Avatar Car Wash. We thought we have to do something, go forward and do something for the families," Tanna said. Tanna decided to hold a car wash fundraiser on Sunday. The car wash fundraiser is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Avatar Car Wash located at 4607 Neptune Road, St.
Firefighter rescued after being trapped for 32 hours in China explosions rubble
A 19-year-old firefighter was pulled alive from the rubble of the devastating explosions in China. New video of Wednesday's explosions in Tianjin shows the devastation. At least 56 people are dead. Katie Stallard with our partners at Sky News reports from Beijing.cbsnews.com
Watch: Firefighter falls through roof of burning building
Watch: Firefighter falls through roof of burning building Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that destroyed several units at a Houston, Texas apartment complex. A section of the roof gave way as one firefighter climbed on top of it. According to the captain, the firefighter was not injured. This video has NO AUDIO.cbsnews.com