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Firefighter

What is this job like? Every year, fires take many lives and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. Firefighters help protect people and property. They are often the first at an…

Borisov, Boiko

(Encyclopedia) Borisov, Boiko boi´k brs´f, 1959–, Bulgarian political leader, prime minister of Bulgaria (2009–13, 2014–16, 2017–). Trained as a firefighter, he joined the interior ministry in…

Cartwright, Alexander Joy

(Encyclopedia) Cartwright, Alexander Joy, 1820–92, American baseball player, b. New York City. He worked as a bank teller and a bookseller, and was a volunteer firefighter with the Knickerbocker Fire…

October 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

Top of Page US News | Science & Technology News | World News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news…

Worst U.S. Forest Fires

Great Balls of Fire 1871 Oct. 8-14, Peshtigo, Wis: over 1,500 lives lost and 3.8 million acres burned in nation's worst forest fire. 1889 June 6, Seattle, Wash.: fire destroyed 64 acres of the…

Fires and Explosions

Worst U.S. Forest Fires Whether you're talking about forest fires or kitchen fires, factory explosions or arson, when fires get out of control, the damage can be devastating. 1666…

Caroline Paul

Caroline Paul is the author of Fighting Fire, a 1998 memoir about becoming one of San Francisco's first woman firefighters. A 1986 Stanford graduate and aspiring filmmaker, Paul took the firefighter…

Red Adair

Name at birth: Paul Neal AdairRed Adair was the most famous firefighter in the world, known for his expertise in putting out oil well fires and controlling well blowouts. After serving in a bomb…