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    Ex-Firefighter On Trial For Fraud Charges

    BOSTON - Federal prosecutors trying an ex-Boston firefighter on fraud charges this week plan to graphically chart what they say was the jake’s robust, healthy lifestyle of playing baseball and competing in bodybuilding contests while he was being paid to sit home with a bad back. Albert Arroyo, 49, of Roslindale is accused of applying for tax-free accidental-disability retirement benefits for ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter Killed In Freak Station Accident

    Firefighter Killed In Freak Station Accident
    SALISBURY - A Massachusetts firefighter who was badly hurt when a fire department vehicle he was working on slipped from a jack and landed on him has died. Salisbury fire Lt. Timothy Oliveria suffered internal injuries and broken ribs in the accident on Friday and had been hospitalized in critical condition. Deputy Chief Steven LeSage says Oliveria died Sunday afternoon. He ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: -9
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    Nine Responders Injured In Fast-Spreading Fire

    READING, PA - Nine firefighters and four residents were injured Sunday morning in a fire in an apartment house in Reading, fire officials said. The fire started about 10 a.m. on the second floor of the building at 245 S. 10th St. and quickly spread to the second floor of the adjoining apartment building at 243 S. 10th, Deputy Fire Chief ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Being Transported to Hospital Attacks EMT, ER Tech, and Nurse

    SCRANTON, PA - Police said a Scranton man attacked an emergency medical technician, an emergency room technician and a nurse Sunday evening after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in a fall. After falling down at Keyser Avenue and Oak Street and being transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center, Robert Kitch, 50, 708 N. Main Ave., second floor, punched an EMT ...
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    After Speculation, Doctor Confirms RI Firefighter Is Permanently Disabled

    PROVIDENCE — Former firefighter John Sauro remains permanently and totally disabled from doing his job in the Fire Department, an orthopedic surgeon has concluded after a special examination. But the surgeon recommended additional tests to confirm his finding. The report by Dr. Anthony DeLuise Jr. was submitted Wednesday to the city Retirement Board, which voted to have the additional tests done. ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Marries the Woman He Rescued

    Firefighter Marries the Woman He Rescued
    UK - When Julia Sbardella's chip pan caught fire, the last thing on her mind was marriage. Her only concern was for the safety of her young children as she tried to battle the flames until the fire brigade arrived. But it was an emergency which would lead to her walking down the aisle after she was quite literally swept off ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Climber Killed In Oregon Fall Id'd As Fire-Medic

    Climber Killed In Oregon Fall Id'd As Fire-Medic
    PORTLAND - A 30-year-old Southeast Portland climber who fell off Beacon Rock and died Sunday evening was a firefighter-paramedic who worked in Oregon, Skamania County sheriff’s officials said. Nathan “Nate” Turner fell about 5:30 p.m., according to a bulletin from the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers first believed he’d only suffered a broken arm and leg. Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Fired FFs Brave the Heat to Honor a Good Cause

    Bryan Schwesing donned his fireman's hat and braved the heat and humidity Sunday as he walked down the center lane of Eureka Road near Telegraph in Taylor carrying a boot in hopes of raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As sweat rolled down his face, Schwesing thanked the motorists who rolled down their windows to put dollar bills and coins ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Volunteer Rescues Man Swept Down Falls

    MADERA, Calif.—A volunteer firefighter is being credited with saving a Georgia man who fell into a creek and plunged down a waterfall while hiking in the Sierra National Forest. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says 46-year-old Billy Williams was trying to cross a creek above Corlieu Falls Saturday when he slipped, fell into the creek and plunged down a 30-foot ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Rising Skyline Presents New Challenges to Firefighters

    Rising Skyline Presents New Challenges to Firefighters
    [gate] ATLANTIC CITY — Next year, the city’s skyline will grow taller with the completion of Revel’s 710-foot casino — 200 feet higher than Harrah’s, which is now the city’s tallest building. Only the 781-foot Goldman Sachs Building in Jersey City will be taller in the state. The towering plans raise the question: Can the city’s fire department handle a blaze ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    VID: New Tool Aids Firefighters In Extrication Efforts

    VID: New Tool Aids Firefighters In Extrication Efforts
    NAPA, CA - Firefighters at the Napa Fire Department have begun to use a pair of new cutters to extricate crash victims from crushed vehicles more quickly. The shears, shaped like a giant lobster claw, were purchased this spring with a $5,481 grant from the Fireman’s Fund, an insurance company, through Malloy Imrie and Vasconi Insurance Services LLC of Napa. The ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Charged With Looting Following Joplin Tornado

    JOPLIN, Mo. — The Jasper County prosecutor has charged one Kansas firefighter with stealing after the May 22 tornado. Prosecutor Dean Dankelson on Wednesday filed a misdemeanor charge of stealing against 25-year-old Matthew W. Page. Page was one of three Baxter Springs, Kan., firefighters dismissed in June for alleged misconduct while responding to the tornado. Fire Chief Les Page, the father ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    EMT Cheating Scandal: Another Black Eye

    BALTIMORE - When you cheat, they tell kids in school, you only cheat yourself, but in Baltimore, we've recently learned that's not always true. Sometimes you also cheat the students you're supposed to be teaching when you change the answers on their state standardized tests, and even worse, sometimes you cheat victims of heart attacks, strokes or traumas when you get ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation

    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation
    VENEZUELA - A British tourist has been killed by gunmen in Venezuela in a botched robbery attempt. Thomas Ossel, 28, was shot in the armpit after four armed men burst into the guest house where he was staying with his brother Jack, 21, police confirmed. The keen travellers were staying on the popular holiday island of Isla Margarita when the gunmen ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Is the Chicago FF Test Keeping Women Out?

    CHICAGO — As Chicago prepares to pay $30 million to African-American men who were denied firefighting jobs because of a discriminatory entrance exam, the city was hit Tuesday with another lawsuit, this one on behalf of women who were disqualified because they failed the physical abilities test. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claims that the test, which includes arm ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Video Captures Close Call for UK Firefighters

    Video Captures Close Call for UK Firefighters
    CASTLEFORD, UK - A fire service has released footage of a house in West Yorkshire exploding moments after residents were evacuated, in an attempt to warn copper thieves about the dangers of tampering with electricity and gas equipment. No one was seriously hurt in the incident in Castleford because firefighters had just finished evacuating the whole terrace of properties when it ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Off-Duty FF Pulls Man From St. Louis River

    ST. LOUIS — An off-duty firefighter is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a man whose pickup truck veered into St. Louis' River Des Peres. Authorities say firefighter Steve Nienhaus saw the vehicle enter the river Sunday morning, then quickly swam into the water to save the driver who was slumped over inside the truck. St. Louis Fire Department Capt. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    FF Saves Man's Life On Aniversary of Fallen Comrades

    QUEENS, NY - For ladder 163 in Woodside, Queens, the third weekend in June is always laden with emotion and remembrance as the fire company pays tribute to three firefighters killed in a blaze on Father's Day, 2001. This year, the memory of the dead was honored in the most fitting way: Ladder 163 Firefighter Thomas Adams rescued a man from ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firefighter Creates System to Save Pets from Home Fires

    For years, Firefighter Rick Rickerson has been plagued by a problem. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, each year in the United States, approximately 500,000 pets are affected by home fires; and according to the Live Safe Foundation, around 40,000 of those pets die every year. Unfortunately, Rickerson has been witness to this fact more than most people. As a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Seattle Firefighters Rescue Tangled Window Washer

    Seattle Firefighters Rescue Tangled Window Washer
    SEATTLE - A window washer was rescued by Seattle firefighters Thursday after he fell off his seat and dangled from his safety harness about 65 feet above the ground outside McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. The man was not injured, but "he's being checked out by a medic unit as we speak," Kyle Moore, spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department, said ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This

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