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  • Firefighter injured in accidental shooting on Greenwell Springs Rd.

    August 15, 2016 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An out-of-town firefighter's gun accidentally fired Monday, possibly during a rescue, and injured another firefighter, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the incident happened at 9003 Greenwell Springs Road Monday afternoon. Hicks said details are... more »
  • Firefighters from 4 departments battle apartment fire on Plank Road

    May 29, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters from four different departments battled a fire at an apartment complex on Plank Road. The fire occurred in the 11000 block of Plank Road, which is in the Brownsfield Fire Department's jurisdiction, but crews from Baton Rouge Fire, Central Fire and Baker Fire were all... more »
  • Crews extinguish fire at pipe facility in Zachary

    February 4, 2016 12:26 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters were called to the US Composite Pipe South facility in Zachary just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night. It took the Zachary Fire Department less than 30 minutes to extinguish flames inside the building on Hwy. 61. The cause of the fire, and the extent of... more »
  • Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned firefighter

    November 17, 2015 12:57 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York hospital says a volunteer firefighter has received the most extensive face transplant ever performed. The Mississippi man was badly burned in a fire 14 years ago. The surgery, announced on Monday, took place in August at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Forty-one-year-old Patrick Hardison... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • BR firefighter accused of child rape in Tennessee

    June 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge firefighter Thursday for charges he raped a child in Tennessee. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Roman Bates, 56, Tuesday in New Orleans. He's a captain with the Baton Rouge Fire Department,... more »
  • Louisiana man survives 50-foot fall off Arkansas bluff

    May 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    LONE ROCK, Ark. - A Louisiana volunteer firefighter on a camping trip with some friends says he didn't think twice about helping one of his buddies that fell nearly 50 feet off a bluff Friday. "Average person, that might have killed them," said Galvez Lake Volunteer Firefighter Aaron Kowal.... more »
  • Firefighters rescue duck lodged in fireplace

    April 21, 2015 6:35 AM

    SLIDELL - Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. WVUE-TV reports firefighters in St. Tammany Parish responded to an unusual call Sunday from a home in Slidell outside New Orleans. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a large duck trapped in the fireplace with its head... more »
  • Firefighter memorial honors fallen heroes Play Video

    April 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire departments and families from across the state gathered in the capitol city for a ceremony honoring those who dedicated their lives towards the safety of others. A parade, balloon release and statue dedication were some of the few things the crowd did at a firefighter... more »
  • State police: Speed factor in fatal motorcycle crash

    February 23, 2015 11:20 AM

    BRAITHWAITE - Authorities say a New Orleans firefighter died when he lost control of his motorcycle, hit a sign and then struck a culvert. Trooper Melissa Matey says 25 year-old Corey Smith of New Orleans died from injuries suffered in Sunday afternoon's accident on Louisiana Highway 39 in Plaquemines Parish.... more »
  • Court throws out firefighters' gay pride lawsuits

    December 29, 2014 1:45 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade. The firefighters, Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno, argued that they are Roman Catholics and... more »
  • BRFD: Cause of fire where child died unknown Play Video

    November 7, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they're still trying to find out what started the fire that killed a 2-year-old boy in Baton Rouge this morning. Family members said Marques Veals was found dead in the burned home on 5322 Paige Street after the fire was extinguished. Firefighters said... more »
  • Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

    September 26, 2014 2:09 AM

    PLACERVILLE, CA - A day of light rain has brought big gains against a Northern California wildfire, reducing the number of threatened homes from thousands to hundreds. State fire officials say fewer than 300 structures are threatened by the King Fire east of Sacramento on Thursday night, a figure they... more »
  • Crews make gains on massive wildfire Play Video

    July 23, 2014 2:07 AM

    OLYMPIA, WA - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn't lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned... more »
  • Cause of early Monday fire undetermined

    July 7, 2014 6:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters extinguished a fire in the 200 block of South 12th St. near Charles T. Smith Dr. early this morning. It broke out just after 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. When crews arrived, the kitchen and attic for the home were in flames. The rest of the... more »
  • Firemen's butts help community Play Video

    June 27, 2014 6:03 PM

    GONZALES - Firefighters cooked more than 500 Boston butts as part of the annual "Best Butts on Da' Bayou" fundraiser today. The Gonzales Firefighter's Association uses the event to raise money for their fund, money they then dole out to other charities in the community. "We do it... more »
  • Boston mourns 2 firefighters killed in blaze Play Video

    March 27, 2014 7:17 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Boston residents are mourning the deaths of two firefighters who were killed when a fire driven by strong winds whipped through a brownstone and trapped them in the basement. Tributes began pouring in Wednesday for Lt. Edward J. Walsh, a 43-year-old father of three who had almost... more »
  • New Orleans' 1st woman firefighter dies in Wis.

    September 1, 2013 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says its first woman firefighter has died of complications from cancer. A news release says Kathy Wilkerson died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Her age was not stated. The department says funeral arrangements are pending for Wilkerson. She joined the department in... more »
  • Firefighter's remains identified from 9-11

    July 5, 2013 7:56 PM

    NEW YORK- The remains of a firefighter killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were recently identified after retesting. The medical examiner's office says the remains of Lt. Jeffery Walz were collected before 2002 but retesting only identified them recently. He was 37 and was killed... more »
  • Missing firefighter found in Belle River

    February 21, 2013 3:22 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Searchers found the body of a Baton Rouge firefighter today after he disappeared into the Belle River more than three weeks ago. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Jacob Lewis, 28, was found more than a mile from where he disappeared into the river while docking... more »
  • Fire academy grads following in fathers' footsteps Play Video

    February 15, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After saying the last few words of the Firefighter's Oath, 35 men became the newest members of the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Most are fulfilling a dream they've had for years. But for Josh Gilbaud, that dream goes a little further back "I can always... more »
  • Volunteers from Illinois aid in search for missing firefighter

    February 8, 2013 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A volunteer rescue group from Illinois are helping in the search for a missing firefighter from Baton Rouge. Jacob Lewis fell into Belle River January 30 while trying to get his boat on a trailer. The search for Lewis' body has been unsuccessful. The group... more »
  • Moment of prayer for missing BR firefighter

    February 8, 2013 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a missing Baton Rouge firefighter called today for the community's support in their time of need. Jacob Lewis fell into Belle River January 30 while trying to get his boat on a trailer. The search for Lewis' body has been unsuccessful. Today... more »
  • Woman pulled from fiery wreck

    January 2, 2013 6:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish. State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »

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