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    Firefighter Suspended Amid Hit-and-Run Probe

    Firefighter Suspended Amid Hit-and-Run Probe
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter suspected in a fatal hit-and-run has been placed on administrative duty while authorities investigate the incident. Investigators were trying to determine if the firefighter was behind the wheel of the car when it struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn on Sunday. They said Patrick Quagliariello walked into a Brooklyn precinct hours ...
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    Ambulance Stolen While Paramedics Treat Patient Inside

    Ambulance Stolen While Paramedics Treat Patient Inside
    CHICAGO (AP) - Bond was set at $50,000 for a 27-year-old Chicago man accused of stealing an ambulance over the weekend while two paramedics treated someone he apparently knew in the back. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said Jimmy McCoy allegedly jumped into the stopped ambulance and drove off with the emergency lights on. The paramedics then radioed that they're ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Firefighter Declares Mayday At Maryland Fire

    Firefighter Declares Mayday At Maryland Fire
    EMMITSBURG, MD - A firefighter declared "Mayday" and was rescued by fire personnel who were with him at the scene of a fire in Emmitsburg this afternoon, said Wayne Powell, a retired public information officer for Vigilant Hose Company. "When a firefighter gets in trouble, gets trapped, can't find their way out, they declare 'Mayday,' Powell said. In this case the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Does Seattle Firefighter Deserve $12.75 Million?

    Does Seattle Firefighter Deserve $12.75 Million?
    KING COUNTY, WA - A King County judge said Friday that the "mental picture" she envisioned of a Seattle firefighter awarded $12.75 million for injuries he suffered in an on-duty fall didn't square with secretly shot video later showing him chopping wood and performing other activities. But Superior Court Judge Susan Craighead also sharply questioned a request by attorneys for the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Empty Ferry Ablaze in Baltic Sea After Explosion

    Empty Ferry Ablaze in Baltic Sea After Explosion
    BERLIN — A 650-foot ferry was ablaze in the Baltic Sea on Saturday after an explosion on the upper deck, officials said. Firefighting ships stopped spraying the vessel, fearing that it would capsize and spill around 170 tons of fuel. There were 204 passengers and 32 crew members who were rescued by six ships that moved in to help after the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FFs Let Home Burn After Fire Protection Fees Left Unpaid

    FFs Let Home Burn After Fire Protection Fees Left Unpaid
    Here’s a real-life variation on what you might call a lifeboat dilemma, in which you are asked what would you do in this situation, and why. It occurred over the weekend in northwest Tennessee, up near the Missouri line. OBION COUNTY, Tenn. – Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won’t respond, then watches it burn. That’s exactly ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Off-Duty FF's Gear Swiped While Helping With Rescue

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Officials in Michigan are seeking the return of hockey equipment taken while an off-duty firefighter was helping a woman trapped in a burning car. Ann Arbor battalion chief Robert Vogel says Monday that the bag of gear either was taken from the bed of John Maguire's truck or plucked from the ground nearby where it had fallen ...
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    Firefighter Among Those Trapped In Ferris Wheel

    Firefighter Among Those Trapped In Ferris Wheel
    RACINE - It was a terrifying situation for more than a dozen children: being trapped on a Ferris wheel for three hours. Luckily, one of the people trapped with them was an off-duty firefighter. Capt. Nick Comande of the Racine Fire Department was riding the Ferris wheel at Racine's Party on the Pavement festival with his 9-year-old daughter Rachel. He had ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Elks Lodge Honors Firefighter, Police, Park Rangers for Service and Heroism

    ST. LOUIS - Three police officers, one firefighter and two park rangers were honored by members of St. Charles Elks Lodge 690 at a reception last month for their community service and heroism. Recipients included: St. Charles City park rangers Sgt. Paul Jokerst and Christina Gonzalez, St. Charles Sheriff's Deputy Ron Neupert, St. Charles Police Officer Michael Davis, St. Peters Police ...
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    Firefighter Killed After Being Hit by School Bus

    Firefighter Killed After Being Hit by School Bus
    DERBY, NY - A 49-year-old volunteer firefighter from Derby was struck and killed by a school bus shortly before dawn Monday at an intersection not far from his home. Ronald Wattie, of Revere Drive, had to be freed from under the school bus that struck him at about 6:55 a.m. at Erie Road (Route 5) and Revere in the Town of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Dumped Gas Tank Explodes, Rockets Into MA Home

    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - A 50-pound gas tank dumped in a Massachusetts salvage yard has exploded and rocketed into the air before crashing through solar panels and the roof of a nearby home and landing in a bedroom. Fire department Deputy Chief Thomas Levy says two people were at the home in Bridgewater, a town of about 25,000 residents just south ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Orlando's Longest-Serving Female Firefighter Retiring

    Orlando's Longest-Serving Female Firefighter Retiring
    Barbara Skees, 57, is retiring from Orange County Fire Rescue this month as the agency's longest-serving female firefighter. Skees will have spent 30 years and one month with the department when she retires Oct. 28. During that time, she's gone from one of a handful of women working in the field to one of many – and inspired her son to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Cleveland Firefighters Take TUFF Titles

    Cleveland Firefighters Take TUFF Titles
    CLEVELAND - Cleveland firefighters brought home three titles from the Tennessee Ultimate Firefighter (TUFF) competition held recently at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy in Bell Buckle. Sixteen firefighters from the Cleveland Fire Department competed in the event to benefit the Tennessee Fallen Firefighters Memorial. “I am proud that Cleveland firefighters compete in this event each year,” stated Chief Chuck Atchley. ...
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    Odessa Firefighter Honored at National Memorial

    Odessa Firefighter Honored at National Memorial
    ODESSA, MO. - A Missouri firefighter who died in the line of duty is in the national spotlight. Odessa firefighter Roger Vorwark was working his third fire of the day when he collapsed and died in March of 2009. More than 700 people turned out for his memorial services in the small city of Odessa. Now, Vorwark is being honored in ...
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    Downed Power Line Burns CA Firefighter

    BODEGA, Calif.—Sonoma County Fire officials say a firefighter remains in critical but stable condition at a San Francisco hospital after he either touched or stepped on a downed power line. Fire Marshal Robert MacIntryre identified the injured man Monday as Ben Hakala, a longtime volunteer with the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Ron Albini tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the ...
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    Off-Duty Fireman Rescues Wheelchair-Bound Woman

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A fire official says an off-duty firefighter pulled over Tuesday when he spotted a Puyallup house fire and rescued the wheelchair-bound woman inside. Central Pierce Fire Assistant Chief Randy Stephens tells The News Tribune that the unidentified woman suffered minor smoke inhalation but was otherwise unhurt. Stephens says the Graham, Wash., firefighter was driving by after picking his ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Rescue Teams Attacked With Bricks When Responding At Scene

    UNITED KINGDOM - Firefighters were pelted with stones and bricks when they turned up to put out a blaze in woods. The crew, from Blackburn Fire Station, were attacked by youths after arsonists started a rubbish fire in an area off Fishmoor Drive in the town. Yesterday, the yobs were blasted as ‘stupid’ by Lanc-ashire Fire and Rescue Service, which said ...
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    After Years of Service to Others; FF Needs Help

    After Years of Service to Others; FF Needs Help
    BOWER HILL, PA - Bryan Pritchard of Collier has been a volunteer with the Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Scott for a half-dozen years, giving his time and talents to his community. Now the community can return the favor. A candidate for a kidney and pancreas transplant, Mr. Pritchard, 38, is waiting for the organs to become available. He has ...
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    All In A Day's Work: FF Rescues Woman, Dog from Pier

    BOSTON - A 69-year-old Boston woman and her dog were rescued this morning after the canine became stuck on a narrow ledge off Fan Pier while exploring. Mary Gier of Boston said she had let her dog Sammy off his leash to explore the rocks along the seawall, like the canine had done many times before, when the 10-year-old animal found ...
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    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'

    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'
    HOMEWOOD, IL - Firefighters are used to handling tough situations. Going into a building fully engulfed in flames to rescue people is not done by those who can't deal with adversity. That may help explain how firefighters in Homewood and Chicago Ridge approached the situation of being told their usual way of collecting funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was being ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1

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