File photo of an ambulance. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Comparing Paramedic Staffing in D.C. to Other Cities

A breakdown of emergency medical call volumes and paramedic staffing in the District and similar departments.


File photo of Gov. Jan Brewer.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Denies Federal Assistance To Ariz. For Wildfire That Killed 19 Firefighters

Gov. Jan Brewer says the federal government has denied Arizona’s request for a major disaster declaration for the wildfire in Yarnell.


An American flag flies at half mast to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew firefighters who died Sunday while battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, AZ. on July 1, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. President Barack Obama called Ariz. Governor Jan Brewer to express is sorrow over the fatalities. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Ariz. Governor To Express Sorrow

President Barack Obama called Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday to receive an update on the state’s wildfires and express his condolences to the families of the 19 firefighters who died in the blaze and to all whose lives have been impacted by the fires.



Fire Burns Much of Arizona Town, Kills 19 Firefighters

Fire crews in Arizona are trying to control a blaze that killed 19 elite firefighters and destroyed 200 homes.


The eyes of a 7-week-old kitten peek out from his spot inside of the car's wheel well. (Photo credit: Prince George's County Fire Department)

Firefighters Rescue Cat Trapped Under Car’s Hood

A group of Prince George’s County firefighters went above and beyond their normal duties Tuesday afternoon when they rescued a cat stuck under the hood of a person’s car.


File photo of firetruk. (Credit: Prince George's County Fire)

Up to $10K Reward Offered in Md. Arson Fire

A volunteer fire company is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the people who set a blaze that left seven firefighters injured.


It took firefighters almost an hour to get a fire under control at a house in Annapolis on Sunday morning. (Credit: Anne Arundel County Fire Department)

Large House Fire Burns Through Md. Home

A house fire in Annapolis required the assistance of nearly 50 firefighters Sunday morning, officials said.


Fiel photo of Seattle (Photo by Dan Callister/Newsmakers)

Missoula Firefighters Sweep Seattle Stair Climb

Missoula-area firefighters swept the top three spots in the 22nd annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb held at Seattle’s Columbia Tower.


A fire rips through the Chatsworth Apartments in Manassas. (credit: Lorri Flint)

Roof Collapses as Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Blaze in Manasass

Firefighters escaped injury as a roof collapsed around them while battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Manassas.


File photo of firefighters. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Large Number Of Area Firefighters Call Out Sick

Nearly a third of all the District of Columbia firefighters called out sick on New Year’s Eve, leaving the city short-staffed on a busy night.