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    Firefighter Named Mustached American of the Year

    Firefighter Named Mustached American of the Year
    Under the gaze of some 300 enthusiastic hairy and hairless-lipped onlookers, an Orlando, Fla.-area firefighter who founded a mustache-based charity was crowned with this year's "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" award. The firefighter, Brian Sheets, managed to capture about 110,000 of more than a half million votes cast online, to win the title and his stately $3 crown ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Injured FF Falls Through Floor, Rescues Trapped Boy

    Injured FF Falls Through Floor, Rescues Trapped Boy
    Neighbors heard smoke alarms as early as 8:30pm on Sunday night but the LBFD was not notified of a North Long Beach apartment fire until they responded around 1:30am Monday, where they discovered a 2-year old boy that was nearly dead as his mother had left him home alone for several hours. New details and photos have been released by the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    VIDEO: Retired FF Played Role In Fiery Vehicle Rescue

    VIDEO: Retired FF Played Role In Fiery Vehicle Rescue
    BOCA RATON, FL - You can take the man out of firefighting but, apparently, you can't take firefighting out of the man. During Wednesday night's deadly car accident on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton, a retired EMS supervisor helped control the flames in the burning SUV while a police officer shot out a window and rescued the trapped passenger. "I'll be ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    NJ Firefighters, Police Taking a Hit

    NJ Firefighters, Police Taking a Hit
    CAMDEN, NJ - When Camden announced last week that it could lay off nearly half of its police officers and a third of its firefighters next month, the news was surprising only in its scope. After years of cutting in other areas of government and trimming police and fire departments through attrition, cities throughout New Jersey recently have announced a striking ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout

    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout
    STATEN ISLAND - He's lucky to be alive. A man who collapsed at a Staten Island health club was saved when an off-duty firefighter, off-duty EMT and a retired FDNY lieutenant all pitched in and came to the rescue. FDNY Firefighter Ken Labarbera, EMT James Manti and retired Lt. Fred Capetta were exercising at the New York Sports Club on the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    NYFD Brings Early Christmas to Wounded Soldiers

    NYFD Brings Early Christmas to Wounded Soldiers
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A group of New York firefighters rolled into Fayetteville Thursday morning to bring Christmas cheer to wounded soldiers. About 30 firefighters from Long Island arrived at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg shortly before noon to distribute gifts they carried in a U-Haul truck, from laptop computers to iPods, to soldiers wounded in combat. The effort, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Legislation Lowers Firefighter, Police Pensions

    New Legislation Lowers Firefighter, Police Pensions
    Illinois lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that reduces pension benefits for future local police officers and firefighters. The measure also requires greater contributions from municipalities over the next 30 years to catch up with underfunded retirement programs. The Senate voted 46-4 on the bill, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn. A spokeswoman would not say whether Quinn would sign it. Police and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Sea of Blue Bids Farewell to Fallen Firefighter

    Sea of Blue Bids Farewell to Fallen Firefighter
    REHOBOTH -- Family, friends and colleagues of a Rehoboth firefighter who died of a heart attack responding to a call are paying their final respects. The wake for firefighter Ken Marshall Jr. is scheduled Wednesday at the Foley Hathaway Funeral Home in Attleboro. The funeral is slated Thursday at the Community Covenant Church with a burial at nearby Oak Knoll Cemetery. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Accused of Indecent Exposure

    Firefighter Accused of Indecent Exposure
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - A Los Alamos firefighter has been charged with indecent exposure after an incident in Albuquerque on Sunday afternoon. The Los Alamos Monitor says a Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call about a man exposing himself about 1:30 p.m. Sunday near a bridge on Alameda Boulevard. The victim, a woman, was walking and saw a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    CFD Sends 700 Holiday Packages to Soldiers Overseas

    CFD Sends 700 Holiday Packages to Soldiers Overseas
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The Chicago Fire Department loaded up 700 packages to be sent to U.S. troops overseas for the holidays Monday. Firefighters and paramedics dug into their own pockets and raised money to buy products for U.S. troops. Firefighter LeeAnn McKay who organizes the holiday packages says the troops are very grateful. "The military just loves it. They're just so ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Sheriff: Calif. 'Bomb Factory' Will Be Burned

    Sheriff: Calif. 'Bomb Factory' Will Be Burned
    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego County house where a man was operating a virtual bomb factory is so full of dangerous explosive material that it must be burned down, authorities said at a town hall meeting Tuesday night. "There is no viable method to render the property safe," Sheriff Bill Gore told about 300 residents gathered at a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Save Dog That Fell Into 30-Foot Hole

    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- A dog that fell into a 30-foot hole appears to be in good condition after being rescued by firefighters. The Sacramento Bee reports that after 13-year-old yellow Labrador was discovered stuck down the narrow hole around 4:45 p.m. Friday, a firefighter was lowered by rope to pull the dog out. A Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District official says ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Crash Victim Identified as Auxiliary Firefighter

    Crash Victim Identified as Auxiliary Firefighter
    WALTHAM - A 21-year-old auxiliary firefighter from Waltham died Nov. 21 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Lexington. Jonathan R. Lindsay was a lifelong resident of Waltham and worked as an EMT for LifeLine and Cataldo ambulance services. He had been a Waltham Auxiliary Firefighter since age 16. Mr. Lindsay joined the Waltham Auxiliary Fire Department in February 2006 ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    FFs Best Police In Annual Guns 'N Hoses Competition

    FFs Best Police In Annual Guns 'N Hoses Competition
    ST. LOUIS -- When a shoulder injury prevented St. Louis County police officer Steve Park from continuing, the last-bout victory went to St. Louis Fire Department firefighter Chad Vancil and the firefighters claimed a 9-8 team victory in 17 bouts at the 24th Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses Wednesday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. All five metro-east boxers lost their ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Two Firefighters Awarded Valor Award for Bravery

    Two Firefighters Awarded Valor Award for Bravery
    NEW BRUNSWICK - Two city firefighters were awarded the Valor Award by the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation for their bravery during a 2009 house fire, according to MyCentralJersey.com Fire Capt. Ramon Schaffer and firefighter Joseph Carman entered the building already engulfed in flames while searching for a missing occupant. They found the man unconscious in a third-floor bedroom and carried him ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Former FF Sentenced to 3-10 Years for Arson

    Former FF Sentenced to 3-10 Years for Arson
    DOVER, N.H.—A former New Hampshire firefighter is going to prison for at least three years after pleading guilty to setting a series of fires. Forty-four-year-old Stark Liedtke of Alton had pleaded guilty to three charges that he set fires on Berry Road in New Durham in 2006 and 2007. He also pleaded guilty to eight other arson-related charges. In court Tuesday, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    New Bill Would Cover Cancer Costs to FFs Exposed On the Job

    New Bill Would Cover Cancer Costs to FFs Exposed On the Job
    HARRISBURG - Firefighters' work is full of risks. Everyone knows that. What's not so widely known is the risks that come later, after they've hung up their helmets. Consider one statistic: A Cincinnati study found male firefighters 100 times more likely than other men to contract testicular cancer. Because of that and other cancer dangers linked to exposure to toxic chemicals, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Two Firefighters Injured As Fire Destroys Home

    Two Firefighters Injured As Fire Destroys Home
    Two firefighters received minor injuries early this morning while battling a two-alarm blaze in Kansas City, Kan. Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday night, fire crews were called to a house fire at South Minnie Street, near Southwest Boulevard, according to fire officials. The firefighters were injured when the structure around them began to collapse. The walls of the residence fell outward. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Inmate Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty

    Inmate Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty
    GORMAN, Calif. -- A truck carrying a prison inmate fire crew collided with a car on a narrow highway north of Los Angeles on Tuesday, killing one inmate and one person from the car and leaving a dozen people injured, authorities said. The car and truck crashed at 2:20 p.m. on Highway 138 near Interstate 4 south of Gorman, Los Angeles ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    EMT Illegally Fired Over Facebook Rant?

    EMT Illegally Fired Over Facebook Rant?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was fired after she posted disparaging remarks about her boss on Facebook has prompted a first-of-its-kind legal case by federal authorities who say her comments are protected speech under labor laws. The National Labor Relations Board alleges that American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc. illegally fired Dawnmarie Souza from her job as an emergency ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1

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