“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi
- After conducting fire suppression duties at a structure fire, captain collapses in incident scene rehabilitation – Kansas 2007
- Career engineer dies and fire fighter injured after falling through floor while conducting a primary search at a residential structure fire – Wisconsin 2006
- Fire fighter dies at three-alarm structure fire – New York 2001
- Fire fighter/SCUBA diver dies during training evolution – Indiana 2000
- In 2010, 7 Detroit, MI firefighters were injured while working at a commercial building fire. Most were injured when an exterior wall collapsed.
- In 1988, 5 children died and 13 others injured when a van transporting a children’s softball team lost control and collided with a tractor-trailer on I-20 in Texas