A Houston firefighter has died at Station 27 while performing assigned station duties, according to Chief Samuel Pena.
Kenneth Stavinoha was cutting grass when the medical emergency occurred. He had been part of the Houston Fire Department since 2018.
"We are grateful for Stavinoha's service, unwavering courage as a first responder and his dedication to protecting citizens since joining HFD in January 2018. I offer my prayers and condolences. I also ask our entire city to pray for Stavinoha's family, friends and fellow fire fighters," Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement.
The Houston Fire Department held a procession from the station to the ME's office.
KTRK-TV ABC 13 Houston
A Kunkle Fire Company firefighter who was hit and severely injured by a dump truck almost exactly one year ago has died, the fire department announced Friday.
“We deeply regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Ed Nulton Sr. who passed away Thursday,” the department said in a Facebook announcement. “He wasn’t just a fireman; he was part of our family. Ed was a model part of our department that can never be replaced. His impact on our lives will forever be planted in our minds.”
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Nulton’s death was directly related to the accident that severely injured him Sept. 21, 2018.
According to authorities, the accident took place as Nulton, 62, had been directing traffic at the scene of an accident in Monroe Twp., Wyoming County. A dump truck driven by Jack Husband Jr., of Harveys Lake, hit Nulton, who was wearing a green florescent vest and carrying a lighted wand.
The Citizens' Voice
VIDEO: A massive, four-alarm fire spread to five homes and displaced two families early Monday, Cincinnati fire officials said.
Firefighters responded to Addison and Halstead streets in the Clifton Heights-Fairview-University Heights neighborhood just after 4:30 a.m. Monday. They received a report of a house fully involved.
A woman in a wheelchair was rescued out of one home and a total of at least three homes were initially on fire, including one that has since collapsed, Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston said.
The woman is OK, and no injuries were reported so far, he said.
They ordered firefighters out of the home on Halstead street that collapsed just five minutes before it collapse, he said.
Firefighters also were ordered out of a second building.
WXIX-TV FOX 19 Cincinnati
Two women are smashing the University of Notre Dame Fire Department‘s gender barrier.
Michelle Woolverton and Christi Shibata were sworn in recently as the department’s first-ever full-time female firefighters since its inception 140 years ago. Woolverton, 42, started with NDFD in August and Shibata, 37, in July.
“I never would have thought that my dream was actually going to come true,” Woolverton said, “and it has.”
NDFD Fire Chief Bruce Harrison said he has been “exceptionally pleased” with the work Woolverton and Shibata have contributed to the team so far.
Having the two join the oldest university fire department in the United States has been a blessing, Harrison said. He said the firefighters serve as “good representatives for this fire department,” bringing him optimism for the future.
South Bend Tribune
To stem the tide of declining membership and award volunteers, the state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved legislation last week to expand the use of volunteer relief money for volunteer firefighters.
House Bill 1673 would create the Length of Service Award Program to provide tax-deferred income benefits to active volunteer firefighters, and expand the use of relief funds to include assistance and materials for volunteer recruitment and retention.
The bill, which will head to the House in October, is sponsored by state Rep. Frank Farry, who has served as chief of Langhorne-Middletown Fire Co. for nearly 20 years.
“Our volunteer firefighters work tirelessly to protect our communities, the least we can do is assist them in any way possible,” said Farry, R-142, of Langhorne.