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Thursday, May 23, 2024

1 person killed, 3 injured in fiery crash in Lauderhill

VIDEO: One person was killed and three others were injured after a fiery crash in Lauderhill Thursday morning. The incident involved two vehicles that crashed around 4:30 a.m. at 1401 Northwest 31st Avenue, Lauderhill Police officials said. Authorities later confirmed that one of the four people involved in the crash has died, while the other three were transported to a local hospital. NBC6 cameras caught the moment a Lauderhill Police officer helped a firefighter break the window of one of the cars to get one of the victims out while the car was still showing smoke from the fire. That person was receiving treatment, officials said. There is no further information on the condition of the remaining three victims at this time or what caused the crash.

EMS Week celebrated in Bay County

VIDEO: This week, the national government is recognizing those who work in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and a nearby hospital is showing its support for these vital workers. EMS Week was established on November 4, 1974, by President Gerald Ford and was initially observed in the first week of November. However, in 1992, EMS Week was moved to the third week of May. This year’s theme is “Honoring our past, forging our future,” and the celebration runs from May 19th-22nd. In Bay County, EMS personnel can visit HCA Gulf Coast Hospital to receive a small gift and a free lunch. The hospital’s efforts extend beyond Bay County, providing lunch and small gifts to first responders in all surrounding counties.
WJHG-TV NBC 7 Panama City

St. Johns County fire chief says 5 new fire stations will add ‘peace of mind’ for residents

VIDEO: St. Johns County will add five new fire stations over the next six years to invest in public safety. The county announced four of the new fire stations will include sheriff’s office substations. St. Johns County Fire Chief Sean McGee said the additional stations can help reduce response times. “The faster we can get there to mitigate a situation, the better it is for the public. The way our county is geographically set up, it makes it tough, in some instances, to get to places fast, specifically, the Flagler estate station that’s coming onboard will really help with those response times in that area,” McGee said. McGee said the county’s current Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is 3x, which means, according to the University of Tennessee, that some of the community is more than 1,000 feet from a water supply but within 5 road miles of a fire station.
WJXT-TV CBS 4 Jacksonville

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Dixie County Fire Rescue mourns the loss of one of their own

VIDEO: Dixie County Fire Rescue officials are mourning the loss of one of their own, Battalion Chief Andrew English. Outside the Dixie County Emergency Operations Center, the flag is at half staff in memory of English. “Andy was a definite craftsman of the trade. When you thought of a true fireman, you thought of Andy,” shared Dixie County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Mandy Lemmermen. Dixie County Fire Rescue units, along with Alachua, Gilchrist and Dixie County Sheriff’s Deputies, escorted Battalion Chief Andrew English back to Dixie County from the medical examiners office in Gainesville. “Not one person could say they didn’t like Andy English, every body loved him,” Lemmermen said.
WCJB-TV ABC 20 Gainesville

Police say arson attack sparked multi-car fire in Miami neighborhood

VIDEO: Neighbors woke up to find multiple cars on fire early Wednesday morning in Miami's Little River neighborhood. A car fire spread to other vehicles in the 40 block of Northwest 76th Street, according to Miami Fire Rescue. Witnesses said a total of five cars were damaged, including two that were completely destroyed. This information has not been confirmed by authorities. No injuries were reported, and a fire investigation is underway to determine the cause.

Playground catches fire at Tampa daycare

Tampa Fire Rescue crews battled a blaze at a daycare on Tuesday night. Crews said they responded to a reported structure fire near East Hillsborough Avenue and North 40th Street around 11:40 p.m. When crews arrived, they found playground equipment on fire at the Academy of Tampa Kids Corner on North 40th Street. Firefighters said they were able to control and extinguish the flames in about five minutes. The fire was confined to the playground. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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