firefighters

Notre Dame

Here's what Notre Dame looks like after a 9-hour fire

Four hundred firefighters managed to save the structure as well as several important pieces of religious art.
Emma Ockerman
4.16.19
News

This Story of an Elevator Plummeting 84 Floors Is an Absolute Nightmare

Thankfully, everyone managed to escape the thing unscathed.
River Donaghey
11.19.18
mental illness

PTSD, Suicide and Despair: The Silent Perils of Being a Firefighter

The most dangerous part of the job can come when firefighters are off the clock.
Cole Kazdin
8.7.18
golf

Meet the Massachusetts Firefighter Who Qualified for the Masters and U.S. Open

Matt Parziale had two idols growing up in Brockton: his father Vic, and Tiger Woods.
Terrence Doyle
2.27.18
New York City Marathon

NYC Marathon Favorite Kellyn Taylor is Also Training to be a Firefighter

Fewer than five percent of firefighters in the U.S. are women. Even fewer than that are elite long distance runners.
Mary Pilon
11.2.17
Books

One Day on the Front Lines of BC’s Out-of-Control Wildfires

A “piddly garden hose” is no match for a 114,000 hectare blaze near Prince George. An excerpt from ‘Chasing Smoke.’
Aaron Williams
10.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Massive Fire Has Engulfed a Residential Tower in London

Emergency service workers are desperately trying to save residents trapped on the upper floors.
VICE Staff
6.14.17
News

Australia and Canada Should Keep an Eye on Wildfire Season Overlap, Says Report

British Columbia and Alberta both have firefighting resource sharing agreements with Australia, where peak fire season usually happens during our winter. As Fort Mac burns, at least one Canadian firefighting chopper is still on its way back from Down...
Sarah Berman
5.7.16
News

Newfoundland Town Issues Apology to Female Firefighter Who Was Sexually Harassed, Ostracized

Twenty male firefighters had quit after their lone female colleague complained about the harassment.
Manisha Krishnan
1.27.16
News

What It's Like to Be a Female Firefighter in California Prison

"I love the cutting, I love the chainsaw, I love being on the mountains. It's one of the places where you feel free. You feel like you're giving back."
Lauren Lee White
11.30.15
News

Sticking Around After the Evacuations During a CA Wildfire

Earlier this month there were 13 fires burning in the San Diego area. During mandatory evacuations, homeowners leave everything behind, knowing they might never see it again. Some stick around to fend off the flames themselves.
John Hibey
5.28.14
Travel

Riding Shotgun to Murder Scenes with Guatemala City’s Overworked Volunteer Paramedics

These unpaid EMTs often arrive to scenes of horrific violence before the police.
Giles Clarke
4.29.14
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