Firefighters

Governor McMaster signs new Firefighter healthcare Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — After serving their communities in times of crisis, firefighters have one more team in their corner: the state of South Carolina. Governor Henry McMaster (R-SC) has signed a bill that will give firefighters state-sponsored health benefits if they get cancer. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says firefighters are nine times more likely than the average…

Bag found by searchers looking for Florida firefighters who vanished on fishing trip

(ABC News)- As the desperate search for two firefighters who disappeared during a fishing trip off the coast of Florida continues into its fourth day, the family confirmed that a bag located by civilian searchers did belong to one of the missing men. Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Florida, firefighter, and Justin Walker, a member of the Fairfax, Virginia, fire department,…

SC firefighters learn new tricks to aggressively attack fires

The training is part of the annual Fire Rescue SC conference in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Firefighters from all over the state come to Columbia to learn new tricks on how to attack fires in a faster and efficient way. Some people enjoy learning lessons while sitting through a lecture, but for some first responders, tackling a situation head-on is a proven way to save more lives down the road. “We encounter some…