Hydrochloric acid vapor leak in Frankfurt am Main – firefighters

Locals in Frankfurt am Main were told to keep doors and windows closed following a hydrochloric acid vapor leak in the city’s industrial area. The incident took place in Griesheim Industrial Park on Tuesday morning, according to firefighters. “Doors and windows in the area of Griesheim and [nearby] Nied are to be kept closed,” the […]

Firefighters knelt and prayed outside a North Carolina home where a mother and her baby were killed as Hurricane Florence made landfall

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Firefighters gathered to pray outside the Wilmington, North Carolina, home where a mother and her baby were killed after a tree crashed through the roof during Hurricane Florence on Friday.  At least three other people died Friday. Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, but dangerous flooding and strong winds were expected […]

Verizon throttling firefighters may have violated FCC rule, Democrats say

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt) Senate Democrats yesterday asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Verizon’s throttling of firefighters during California’s largest-ever wildfire. US Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) also sent a letter to Verizon, accusing the carrier of misleading the fire department in its marketing of unlimited data. Additionally, […]

12 fire engines, 80 firefighters called to primary school fire in London

Published time: 4 Sep, 2018 05:17 Edited time: 4 Sep, 2018 06:17 At least 12 engines and around 80 firefighters have been called to a blaze at a primary school in London, the fire brigade said. The incident took place at Hewett Road in the Dagenham area of East London, according to the statement. “Around […]

Verizon stops throttling more firefighters, plans unlimited data “with no caps”

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt) Verizon Wireless today said it has temporarily stopped throttling the data of firefighters and other first responders on the West Coast and in Hawaii and will soon introduce a new unlimited plan “with no caps” and with priority access for first responders. “As of yesterday, we removed all […]

Venezuelan authorities say drones detonated near President Maduro during a speech, but firefighters at the scene say it was just a gas tank explosion

Efecto Cocuyo/Twitter Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro cut a speech short on Saturday after a loud noise kicked off panic in the crowd. Maduro is safe, officials say. Soldiers at the event were seen running out of formation in a video shared online. Venezuela’s government is saying the loud noise was from an attempted attack on […]

Flames of passion: Ohio firefighters suspended over ‘firehouse sex tapes’

In a story that sounds a lot like the plot of a porn movie, two Ohio firefighters have been suspended after being accused of getting hot and heavy in their local firehouse and posting footage of the trysts online. READ MORE: Pornhub celebrates 10yrs online with release of viewers’ dirty-minded habits The amorous pair, Lieutenant […]

Four injured as 120+ firefighters battle 4-alarm blaze at Trump Tower in Manhattan (VIDEOS)

The New York fire department has dispatched dozens of units and over 120 firefighters to tackle a four-alarm blaze that erupted on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in Manhattan. One person suffered serious injuries in the blaze while three firefighters received non-life-threatening injuries, the New York City fire department said. FDNY crews were called […]

Two teams of firefighters spend 6 hours removing ring from man’s penis after cock-up

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 19:56 Two crews of firefighters in Ipswich, England, spent six hours struggling to remove a ring from a man’s penis. They were called to assist at the emergency department of Ipswich Hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning. Initially, firefighters from Ipswich East Station were summoned to the hospital […]

90 firefighters tackle Melbourne blaze as residents evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 11:45 The Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham was evacuated after a fire quickly spread towards houses and a primary school on Wednesday. Australian firefighters said the blaze could have had “devastating consequences” for the community The fire broke out in a nature reserve in south-east Melbourne before spreading towards the Cheltenham […]