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Collision Snarls Traffic on Centennial 

Collision Snarls Traffic on Centennial 

A two-vehicle crash in the intersection of N. Centennial Street and E. Lexington Avenue snarled traffic for about an hour Thursday afternoon.  

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Federal Grant, Matching Funds From HPU Help Fire Department Upgrade Equipment

Federal Grant, Matching Funds From HPU Help Fire Department Upgrade Equipment

When a firefighter enters a burning building, safety is top priority. With a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and High Point University picking up the tab for the majority of the city’s matching portion, the High Point Fire Department will purchase 138 new self-contained breathing apparatuses...

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Fire Department Wins Federal Grant 

Fire Department Wins Federal Grant 

City firefighters will get what officials describe as a vital safety upgrade to part of the equipment they use on the job, thanks to a federal grant of more than $1 million. The High Point Fire Department will use the money to buy a new type of air packs and masks that firefighters use when battling blazes. The device...

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 Driver Crashes Car Into Restaurant 

 Driver Crashes Car Into Restaurant 

Mehmet Cakal’s restaurant suffered extensive damage when a car veered off N. Main Street and plowed into the building Monday morning, but Cakal considers himself lucky. Had he not moved from an area in the kitchen 10 seconds earlier, Cakal could have been seriously hurt or killed when the black Mercedes sports car...

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Fire On Westchester Closes Southbound Lanes 

Fire On Westchester Closes Southbound Lanes 

The High Point Fire Department responded to a fire on Westchester Drive that required a brief closing of the southbound lanes from Lexington Avenue to Robinhood Road.  

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Crews Battling Blaze At High Point Event Center 

Crews Battling Blaze At High Point Event Center 

Crews are at the scene of a fire at an event center in High Point. The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. at 401 Brentwood St. (WGHP) UPDATE: Fire engulfs longtime nightclub building (HPE)

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Photos: The High Point Fire Department Opens Its New Training Facility

Photos: The High Point Fire Department Opens Its New Training Facility

On June 16, 2015 The High Point Fire Department opened the doors to its new Training Tower.     Photos Below From The High Point Fire Department Facebook Page and FEO West McBride [Show as slideshow] ...

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Video: Fire Reported At Recycling Center In High Point 

Video: Fire Reported At Recycling Center In High Point 

Firefighters in High Point responded to a fire reported at Recycling Management Resources which temporarily blocked traffic on Saturday. (WGHP) Even by 5 p.m., more than five hours after the fire had been put out, there was enough smoke in the air to make the firefighters rub their irritated eyes. (HPE) Photos below...

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2015 Product Review : RelicWood.com / Personalized Fire Department Gifts – Keepsake Box

2015 Product Review : RelicWood.com / Personalized Fire Department Gifts – Keepsake Box

2015 PRODUCT REVIEW: RELICWOOD.COM / Personalized Fire Department Gifts – Keepsake Box   When I’m on the internet looking at products relating to the fire service, I like to look at not only Made in the USA, but what is made close to home. In my searches I found a company in Taylorsville NC by the name of...

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Fire Station Thefts Prompt Tighter Security 

Fire Station Thefts Prompt Tighter Security 

Two thefts from High Point Fire Department headquarters have prompted officials to implement new security measures. Earlier this month, someone entered the S. Elm Street facility — which houses Fire Station No. 2 and the department’s administrative offices — and stole cash from a “snack can” in the kitchen...

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NC Fire News

Video: Body Found During W-S Fire Identified

A body that was found during a fire in Winston-Salem Thursday has been identified.


Video: Food Truck Fire Explodes, Greensboro Firefighter Taken To Hospital 

A firefighter was taken to the hospital after being knocked to the ground after a food truck explosion


Greensboro Officials Appoint Interim Fire Chief

The city today named Bobby Nugent, a 36-year veteran of the Greensboro Fire Department, as interim chief.

 


Tanker Truck Overturns In Forsyth County, Spills Chemicals; 2 Fire Fighters Hospitalized Due To Exposure 

Two fire fighters were hospitalized after being exposed to chemicals while responding to an overturned tanker truck.


Video: Crews Respond To Boarding House Fire In Thomasville

Crews responded to the scene of a boarding house fire in Thomasville on Wednesday afternoon


Winston-Salem’s New Fire Chief Sets Goal Of Continued Improvement For The Department 

Winston-Salem Fire Chief William Trey Mayo has worked in the top position with the department for just over five months but by no measure is new to the fire business.


Video: West Market Street Reopens After Fire

West Market Street is closed near Friendway Road due to a fire.


Video: Tractor-Trailer Driver Killed In Wreck 

The driver of the tractor-trailer, L. B. Williams, died on the scene


Video: Volunteer Firefighter Rescued After Serious Wreck 

A volunteer firefighter was one of at least two injured 


Video: Winston-Salem Firefighter Recruits Use Controlled Burn As Training Exercise

It started with small fires in bales of hay and ended with a house consumed in flames, just for the experience

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Video: Special Camera Helps Durham Firefighters Save Man

A Durham man is recovering at the hospital Sunday after firefighters carried him to safety from a burning home.

 


Video: Fayetteville Family Forced Out Of Home By Fire

A Fayetteville family is in need of a place to stay

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Video: Child Accidentally Sparks House Fire

A child accidentally set a house ablaze

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Firefighters Hit The Ice For A Benefit

Firefighters will be “sticking-it to cancer” with a hockey game benefit on Sunday.


Video: Firefighters Struggle With Grief After Fatal House Fire

The mood at the E.M. Holt Fire Department


Charlotte High-Rise Growth Creates Firefighter Challenges

Towering above Charlotte’s recent apartment boom are several high-rise projects


House Fire Displaces Man in Midway

House Fire Displaces Man in Midway

One person has been displaced

Midway Fire & Rescue

 


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US Fire News

Video: Fresno Firefighter Critical After Falling Through Roof Of Burning Home

Video: Fresno Firefighter Critical After Falling Through Roof Of Burning Home

A Fresno firefighter is in critical condition


Phoenix Underpaid 192 Firefighters For Up To 4 Years

Phoenix Underpaid 192 Firefighters For Up To 4 Years

A payroll error that resulted in 192 Phoenix firefighters being underpaid


‘Mayday! Mayday!’ How A Firefighter Lost His Life

‘Mayday! Mayday!’ How A Firefighter Lost His Life

“Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! We have a firefighter down!”


Video: Buffalo Firefighters Rescue Man from Blaze

Video: Buffalo Firefighters Rescue Man from Blaze

A man rescued from a burning East side home


Video: Fire Engulfs Abandoned Philadelphia Store

Video: Fire Engulfs Abandoned Philadelphia Store

 Firefighters were on the scene of a three alarm fire  FOX 29 News Philadelphia...


Photos: Fire Raging Out-Of-Control In Edgewater, New Jersey

Photos: Fire Raging Out-Of-Control In Edgewater, New Jersey

The fire broke out inside the Avalon apartment complex 


Video: Bel Air Paramedic Killed By Utility Truck While Trying To Reach Injured Person

Video: Bel Air Paramedic Killed By Utility Truck While Trying To Reach Injured Person

A Harford County volunteer firefighter was killed


$500K Gift To Fire Dept. Closes Firm’s Chap. 9 Role

$500K Gift To Fire Dept. Closes Firm’s Chap. 9 Role

A global law firm that billed Detroit taxpayers millions 


Video:10 Killed In 4 Separate Fires in SC

Video:10 Killed In 4 Separate Fires in SC

Authorities in South Carolina are investigating 


Video: Boston Firefighters Injured in Four-Alarm Blaze

Video: Boston Firefighters Injured in Four-Alarm Blaze

 Boston and Brookline fire departments responded to a four-alarm fire   


Video: Maine Apartment Fire Claims Sixth Victim

Video: Maine Apartment Fire Claims Sixth Victim

Firefighters work to douse a fire


Audio/Video: Detroit Firefighter Falls from Tower Ladder

Audio/Video: Detroit Firefighter Falls from Tower Ladder

 A Detroit firefighter is in stable condition


Video: Three Buffalo, N.Y. Firefighters, Cop Hurt in Suspicious Fire

Video: Three Buffalo, N.Y. Firefighters, Cop Hurt in Suspicious Fire

Three firefighters and a police officer were injured 


Oakland Rope Rescue

Oakland Rope Rescue

Two window washers had to be rescued


Man Rescued from Fire in Everett, Wa

Man Rescued from Fire in Everett, Wa

Everett firefighters were dispatched


Video: Welding Causes Los Angeles Pier Fire

Video: Welding Causes Los Angeles Pier Fire

A spark from a welder’s torch


Video: 4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

Video: 4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

 Four children were killed and two adults were seriously injured


40% Of DC’s Ladder Trucks Fail Inspection

40% Of DC’s Ladder Trucks Fail Inspection

Forty percent of the ladder trucks in the District of Columbia have been taken out...


San Diego Should Hire More Firefighters

San Diego Should Hire More Firefighters

San Diego should hire more firefighters


Video: Fort Lauderdale’s Firehouse 2 Ranked Busiest

Video: Fort Lauderdale’s Firehouse 2 Ranked Busiest

“No one runs as many calls as we do,”  


Video: Fire Truck Falls Into Hole

Video: Fire Truck Falls Into Hole

Officials with the Summersville VFD


New York’s Bravest Rescue 3 Kids Trapped In Blaze

New York’s Bravest Rescue 3 Kids Trapped In Blaze

Firefighters rescued three children Tuesday  


Video: Arson Investigators Looking Into S. 4th Street Bar Fire

Video: Arson Investigators Looking Into S. 4th Street Bar Fire

Arson investigators are looking into who and what caused a  fire      


Photos: Seattle Home Damaged In Suspicious Fire

Photos: Seattle Home Damaged In Suspicious Fire

A home in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Seattle


Video: Cause Determined in Brooklyn Fire That Claimed FDNY Officer

Video: Cause Determined in Brooklyn Fire That Claimed FDNY Officer

FDNY Lt. killed in high rise fire


Fort Worth Firefighter Hurt in Ceiling Collapse

Fort Worth Firefighter Hurt in Ceiling Collapse

A Mayday was called early Friday morning  


Video: Retired Fire Chief Named FDNY Commissioner

Video: Retired Fire Chief Named FDNY Commissioner

Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Daniel Nigro Friday       


Video: Memphis Firefighters Caught in Collapse

Video: Memphis Firefighters Caught in Collapse

Officials say four Memphis firefighters were rescued from a burning building


Video: Firefighters Fight Flames On Jasper Street

Video: Firefighters Fight Flames On Jasper Street

Firefighters attacked the flames through the front door  


Firefighter Hurt At South Side Fire

Firefighter Hurt At South Side Fire

A Chicago firefighter was hospitalized    


Video: 5-Alarm Construction Project Fire Causes Building Collapse

Video: 5-Alarm Construction Project Fire Causes Building Collapse

An apartment complex under construction


Video: Buffalo Firefighters Make Valiant Rescue Attempt

Video: Buffalo Firefighters Make Valiant Rescue Attempt

Just before 7 a.m. Sunday firefighters arrived on the scene


Video: Fire At Old American Furniture Plant In Martinsville

Video: Fire At Old American Furniture Plant In Martinsville

A huge fire burned for several hours


Explosives Force Kingsport Firefighters to Evacuate | Model City Firefighter

Explosives Force Kingsport Firefighters to Evacuate | Model City Firefighter

The loud air horns blasts and “Everyone Evacuate “   More News and...


Video: Firefighter Critically Injured While Training In Selma

Video: Firefighter Critically Injured While Training In Selma

A Valley firefighter suffered a training tragedy


Video: Firefighter Killed After Falling Off Dallas Bridge

Video: Firefighter Killed After Falling Off Dallas Bridge

  A firefighter with Dallas Fire – Rescue 


Video:  Fire Trucks & Food

Video: Fire Trucks & Food

We all have to shop for food, but what about firefighters doing it while on the clock? NBC-2.com...


Video: Getting To The Bottom of Don Austin’s Resignation

Video: Getting To The Bottom of Don Austin’s Resignation

Buried in this week’s news was the story of yet another    


The Fire Was Nearly Gone, But Then Came The Crash

The Fire Was Nearly Gone, But Then Came The Crash

Detroit firefighters made their way into the house  


$24.2M Federal Grant To Hire 150 Detroit Firefighters A ‘Godsend’

$24.2M Federal Grant To Hire 150 Detroit Firefighters A ‘Godsend’

$24.2 million federal grant  the largest ever awarded  


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