Thank you for visiting our page about events, happenings and fire news from fire departments across the United States (USA). This is the news for Monday, January 31, 2021.

North County Fire / EMS Arlington/Stanwood (WA): Two engines with this agency painted up their apparatus showing their school spirit. Check them out here or if you live/work/play/visit these areas, don’t forget to show your spirit for these great schools!

Credit: NCFE

Stockton Fire Department (CA): On 1/31/2022, at 0445 PT, their Emergency Communications Division received a 9-1-1 call for a dumpster fire in the area of Washington and Aurora Streets.

Credit: SFD

E2 arrived on the scene and a short time later found a dumpster fire impinging on a structure. As firefighters were extinguishing the fire, gunshots were heard, and the Fire Captain of Engine 2 had been struck. Firefighters quickly transitioned to providing EMS care and transported him to the hospital.

Capt. Fortuna, 47, a 21-year veteran unfortunately has succumbed to his injuries and leaves behind a wife and two grown children.

UPDATE | A 67-year old suspect has been detained in connection with the shooting.

Please keep him, his family, loved ones, friends and his communities in your prayers and thoughts. – Ed.

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