Tag Archives: Texas

Webster, TX FX3 Wildland Pumper

A Freightliner M2-106 4×4 chassis     Siddons-Martin Emergency Group – The Webster Fire Department has taken delivery of their new Pierce FX3 Wildland Pumper! This unit is built on a Freightliner M2-106 4×4 chassis with 500 gallons of water, ...

Read More »

Years of Wildfire Experience Help Texas Firefighters Fight Coronavirus

Past experiences help with current response     DJ Simmons, Houston Chronicle with permission WESTPORT (Houston Chronicle) – Years of fighting wildfires has helped the Westport Fire Department to provide quick responses in a town once considered the epicenter of ...

Read More »

NIOSH LODD Report: One Firefighter Dead, Another Burned at Texas Grass Fire

Contributing factors and lessons learned in March 2018 grass fire     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On March 10, 2018, a 68-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was burned during firefighting operations at a grass fire. ...

Read More »

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

Read More »

Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 ...

Read More »

USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Weatherford firefighter stricken while at a wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr., 42, of the Weatherford Fire Department on June 10, 2018. While performing wildland firefighting operations, ...

Read More »

Texas Firefighter Fatally Stricken During Wildfire

Weatherford firefighter dies after assisting at fire     WEATHERFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Weatherford firefighter has died after assisting in firefighting operations in West Texas, the department said Sunday. “It is with great sadness and deepest regrets that the ...

Read More »

Texas Panhandle Wildfire Burns Over 69,000 Acres

Nearly 300 firefighters are on the scene     WAYSIDE, Texas (AP) — Firefighters in the Texas Panhandle are working to contain a wildfire that’s blackened more than 69,000 acres (27923.92 hectares). The Texas A&M Forest Service reports nearly 300 ...

Read More »

Forecasters Warn of Life-Threatening Wildfire Weather

Dangerous conditions in the Southwest and Southern Plains   (Associated Press)   By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters ...

Read More »

Over Two Dozen Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma, Texas

Largest fire has burned over375 square miles     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas. Authorities say one blaze in western Oklahoma is estimated to be nearly 40 ...

Read More »