Firemen

  • Mumbai building fire: Fire brought under control, fireman dead July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Eight hours of relentless rescue operations has finally brought under control, the massive fire that had broken out at a business centre in Mumbai earlier this morning. One firefighter has died and six others injured. Navy choppers were used to airlift nine of the firemen trapped inside the building. According...
  • Fire breaks out in Kolkata godowns, eight injured June 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Eight persons received burn injuries when a fire broke out in two godowns in North Kolkata's Cossipore area on Saturday night. The injured were admitted to state-run RG Kar medical college and hospital. 14 fire tenders were engaged to fight the blaze which was brought under control after...
  • Ambushed NY firemen shot dead by ex-prisoner December 25, 2012

    New York: A gunman who spent 17 years in prison for murder ambushed and killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others on Monday near Rochester, New York, as they responded to a house fire he deliberately set, police said. William Spangler, 62, shot and killed himself after a gunfight...
  • Bangalore: 3 hurt in wedding hall cylinder blast September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: All the four firemen trapped inside the marriage hall in Sumanahalli in Bangalore were rescued on Wednesday. Earlier, 3 firemen were injured following a cylinder burst when they had gone to douse the fire in that building. Sources said that they were rescued along with a lady and a child....
  • Govt's top award for firemen bravery: Rs 100 April 19, 2011

    New Delhi: How much reward does a fire fighter get for one of the most difficult relief and rescue operations in recent times? That too in a major air crash, the worst in a decade. Karnataka government thinks that Rs 100 is the best reward! The 85 fire department personnel who...
  • Mumbai firemen protest against shabby treatment July 7, 2010

    Mumbai: Mumbai's firemen came out on the streets on Wednesday to protest against poor equipment, difficult working conditions and performing tasks they aren't trained for. During the 26/11 Mumbai attacks the firemen performed heroic deeds, rescuing Mumbaikars and putting out fires in the face of bullets. But now Mumbai's firemen are...
  • Ill-equipped Thane firemen rushed to their deaths October 20, 2009

    Thane: The six firemen who choked to death on Diwali night on Saturday when they were fighting a blaze in a building in Thane were ill-equipped and breached their own safety norms, a probe has found. The firemen got stuck in an elevator at the fourteen-storied Punarvasu Building apartments at 2330...
  • Six firemen die in Mumbai October 18, 2009

    Thane: In a gruesome Diwali tragedy, six firemen suffocated to death after they battled a blaze in a multi-storied building in Thane on early Sunday, a senior officer said. The victims suffocated due to toxic fumes which engulfed the lift of the 14-storey building in which they were returning after dousing...
  • Terror Strike: German consulate felicitates Mumbai firemen December 6, 2008

    Mumbai: When 27-year-old Satyajit Bhonsale joined the fire brigade two years ago it was just another job. But on 26/11 Bhonsale and his men dug deep to find the hero within them as they rescued scores of hostages stuck at the Taj hotel. "There were bullets being fired, grenades being lobbed...
  • Rs 50: That's all a Mumbai firefighter's life is worth June 14, 2008

    Mumbai: With inflation figures rising every week, what could possibly be the value of Rs 50? Mumbai's municipal corporation – BMC – seems to think Rs 50 is the value of a firefighter's life. Ask Kavita Sangrulakar. The Rs 50-per-month risk allowance could not save her brother Abhay Mohite –...
  • Swiss firemen do a rap number on hoax calls September 29, 2007

    London: They've been getting one too many call. And it's driving them up the wall. It's caused such a flap that now they are turning to rap. They are the firemen in Switzerland. ...