firefighters

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
net neutrality

Pissed Off by Verizon, Firefighters Join the Fight to Restore Net Neutrality

First responders join a chorus of angry Americans tired of big telecom’s nonsense.
Karl Bode
8.30.18
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
killer bees

A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

"She had them on her face, around her mouth, around her ears, her neck and her hair."
Becky Ferreira
7.18.18
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
firefighting

Wildfires Are on the Rise and Technology Can’t Stop Them

We’re getting better at tracking and predicting fires. But when it comes to the biggest, deadliest blazes, there isn’t much to do but evacuate.
Jacob Dubé
7.20.17
videos

Watch a Turkey Fryer Burst Into Flames (For Your Own Safety)

The National Fire Protection Association strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers, as their safety video shows.
Madison Margolin
11.23.16
nasa

NASA's New Self-Learning AI Could Save First Responders

AUDREY could reveal a newer, smarter generation of artificial intelligence.
Brad Bergan
8.27.16
Washington

To Prevent a Nuclear Disaster, Washington Firefighters Burned a Whole Mountain

"Sometimes, you fight fire with fire."
Sarah Emerson
8.3.16
Photos

Burning Down the Boy's Club with One of LA's Only Female Firefighters

After a rash of discrimination lawsuits and single-digit percentage numbers of women in the force, the Los Angeles Fire Department is attempting to open a notorious boy's club to female recruits. Anh Nguyen is one of them.
Cole Kazdin
3.23.16
News

Canadian Town Issues Apology to Female Firefighter Who Was Sexually Harassed and Ostracized

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