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    FFs Overcome Winter Hardships to Save House from Fire

    FFs Overcome Winter Hardships to Save House from Fire
    HARDYSTON — Ice, snow and a lack of water did not deter local firefighters from putting out a house fire on the shores of Beaver Lake Wednesday night. The first two fire trucks were stuck on icy private roads leading up to the single-story house, so firefighters hauled hoses some 300 yards through snowdrifts to the blaze, according to Frank Lacatena, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    New Budget Could Restore 13 FF Jobs in Camden

    New Budget Could Restore 13 FF Jobs in Camden
    CAMDEN — A new budget, set to be considered by the city council Tuesday, proposes the rehiring of 47 Camden police officers and 13 firefighters following increased taxation, according to a report on CourierPostOnline.com. The budget, created by Camden Mayor Dana Redd, contains an additional $3.3 million for the police department and $2.2 million for the fire department, after the state ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Struck FF With Vehicle Following Snow Dispute

    ARLINGTON - Police have charged an Arlington man who allegedly struck a firefighter with his vehicle Friday after becoming upset about snow being shoveled from around a fire hydrant to the sidewalk in front of his home. Leo Najarian, 59, of Varnum Street, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police and negligent operation of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Fallen Firefighter Was Always Protecting Others

    BRIGHTON, MI - For career fireman Ed Weber, safety first wasn't merely an on-the-job requirement, it was a practice routinely observed on the home front, as well. Mr. Weber, the former chief of the Birmingham Fire Department and a 30-year veteran of the force, died of brain cancer Jan. 26 at Caretel Inns of Brighton. The Brighton resident was 73. "He ...
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    FF's Son Wins Fight to Get Dad's Name on Monument

    FF's Son Wins Fight to Get Dad's Name on Monument
    POUGHKEEPSIE - More than 60 years after his father died of a heart attack after fighting two fires in the City of Poughkeepsie, a former city man has persuaded state authorities to include his dad's name on a monument honoring firefighters who died in the line of duty. "I'm just thrilled with the news," said Jake Miller, who now lives in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Chicago Firefighters Get $94 Million in Back Pay

    Chicago Firefighters Get $94 Million in Back Pay
    CHICAGO - Chicago firefighters and paramedics will get $94 million in back pay dating back to June 30, 2007 — bankrolled by debt likened to “borrowing to pay for last year’s groceries” — thanks to a contract ratified Monday. “We’re very concerned. It’s enormously expensive to borrow to pay for operating costs. Future taxpayers are gonna have to pay, not only ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Another 9/11 Firefighter Passes Away Due to Illness at Ground Zero

    Another 9/11 Firefighter Passes Away Due to Illness at Ground Zero
    A retired city firefighter who spent two months toiling at Ground Zero died of lung disease Tuesday, his wife said. William Quick, 55, a veteran of 23 years with the FDNY, survived 9/11 - but he could not escape Ground Zero's toxic dust. "He was there when both towers came down," his wife, Lisa Quick, said last night, her voice trailing ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Twelve FDNY Firefighters Injured In Warehouse Blaze

    Twelve FDNY Firefighters Injured In Warehouse Blaze
    A dozen firefighters were injured battling a fire that raged overnight in a Queens warehouse, officials said Tuesday morning. The blaze at 95-20 150th St. in Jamaica was so hard to handle that the Fire Department's response reached a rare eighth alarm. Flames erupted about 6 p.m. Monday, and the inferno was not contained until 4:44 a.m. Tuesday. The building continued ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    4 Sisters, Including Twins, Rescued from Burning Home

    4 Sisters, Including Twins, Rescued from Burning Home
    [widget:news__wtop] HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Four sisters are in area hospitals after firefighters rescued them from a burning house. Twin 13-year-old girls are in very critical condition, acting Prince George's County Fire and EMS Chief Marc Bashoor tells WTOP. One was transported to Children's Hospital and the other to Prince George's Hospital Center. Another two girls -- ages 4 and 9 -- ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Seven Firefighters Injured In New York Blaze

    Seven Firefighters Injured In New York Blaze
    NEW YORK (AP) - A stubborn blaze at a one-story commercial building in New York City took more than 10 hours to bring under control and injured seven firefighters, one seriously. Rich Viglione of the New York Fire Department says the blaze began at about 6 p.m. Monday inside a large metal-works warehouse in Queens. Crews brought it under control early ...
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    Firefighter Responds to Call at Own Business

    Firefighter Responds to Call at Own Business
    CLINTON — Firefighter Dean S. Weeks was on duty last night when the call came in that his restaurant, Tailgaters Grille, just 300 yards from the fire station on Main Street, was on fire. Firefighters at the station this morning were saddened over the loss of what they called Mr. Weeks' dream and passion. “We're heartbroken,” said Firefighter John W. Kobus. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Okla. boy rescued after tongue gets stuck on pole

    WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - In a scene straight from the movie "A Christmas Story," an 8-year-old Oklahoma boy got his tongue stuck to a metal pole after he licked it on a dare. Officials say when rescue crews arrived Tuesday morning, the boy was standing on his tiptoes, trying to wriggle his frozen tongue free from a stop sign pole across ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Talks Stalled for Camden Firefighters, Police

    Talks Stalled for Camden Firefighters, Police
    CAMDEN - Days before Camden lays off as many as half of its police officers and a third of its Fire Department, negotiations between the city and the public safety unions appear to be at a stalemate, with the mayor saying the unions won't accept concessions. "Police and fire have not given up one thing," Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd said ...
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    Volly Firefighter, 26, Dies Post-Training Session

    Volly Firefighter, 26, Dies Post-Training Session
    A volunteer firefighter with the Big Tree Company died Wednesday night after becoming ill during a routine fire training session Monday. Jarrett Eleam, 26, felt ill during Monday evening's self-contained breathing apparatus training at the Big Tree fire hall on South Park Avenue, Hamburg. He was transported to Mercy Hospital by the fire company's EMS unit. After being admitted for observation, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -6
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    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51

    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51
    NEW YORK - Roy Chelsen, a heroic 9/11 first responder, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 51. On 9/11, Chelsen, of Engine 28 in Manhattan, rushed a group of firefighters out of the World Trade Center's north tower moments before it collapsed, saving their lives. Then he stayed on at Ground Zero, spending weeks digging through the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud

    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud
    TRENTON — The chairman of a state pension board publicly denounced a former Harrison firefighter as a cheat and a fraud Monday for collecting a $2,500-per-month disability pension from New Jersey while working as a full-time firefighter in North Carolina. As Herman Ellis looked on impassively during a hearing in Trenton, the board voted to refer the case to the state ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    White House Advisor's Wife Killed in D.C. Car Fire

    White House Advisor's Wife Killed in D.C. Car Fire
    WASHINGTON -- Police and fire officials are still investigating an accident in Southeast Monday morning that left a car engulfed in flames, killing a Washington lobbyist, mother and wife of a senior White House advisor. Ashley Westbrook Turton, director of congressional affairs for Progress Energy, Inc. and mother of three young children, died around 5 a.m. Monday morning outside her home ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash

    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash
    BOSTON - The City of Boston and six truck maintenance shops have been sued for their alleged roles in allowing a 49,000-pound firetruck to go out on the road with faulty brakes, leading it to plunge down a hilltop street two years ago, killing a firefighter and damaging a Mission Hill apartment complex. The lawsuit was filed by Federal Insurance Company, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Maine Firefighter Killed in Crash On Way to Call

    Maine Firefighter Killed in Crash On Way to Call
    SHAPLEIGH, Maine (AP) -- Officials say a Maine volunteer firefighter was killed when he lost control of his vehicle while responding to a call in Shapleigh. The York County Sheriff's Department says 58-year-old David Remington of Acton lost control of his pickup truck on Monday night on Owls Nest Road about a mile from Route 109. Remington, a former Portland firefighter, ...
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    City Wants to Pay FF $500K To Stay Away for Good

    City Wants to Pay FF $500K To Stay Away for Good
    DAYTONA BEACH -- A city firefighter has been offered a deal that would give her more than $500,000 over the next three years, and she would never once have to show up for work. At their meeting Wednesday night, city commissioners agreed to the deal that would put the firefighter on paid leave until she retires. The firefighter, Kristine Gray, signed ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -8

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