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    50 Firefighters Suspended Over Fake Medical Training

    50 Firefighters Suspended Over Fake Medical Training
    BOSTON - The Boston Fire Department suspended 54 firefighters yesterday who were among more than 200 EMTs who state investigators say faked medical training certifications in a fraudulent scheme that came to light last year. While many private ambulance companies planned to fire emergency medical technicians named in the state public health investigation, the Boston Fire Department began its own yearlong ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday

    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday
    GOSHEN — Glen Arden's oldest resident, S. Delvalle Goldsmith, was honored recently with a surprise 104th birthday party that included a dozen members of the Patterson Fire Department, where Del served as department chaplain and fire policeman for 50 years. Arrangements for the party were made by Lt. John Bodor, under whom Del served while with the department. Along with many ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    CT Dept Gets 30 New Recruits; $460K in Gear

    HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Fire Department's latest class of 30 recruits began training Monday, along with $460,000 of new protective firefighting gear for the city's fire force, officials say. The new "bunker gear" consists of a coat made of fire-resistant fabric, pants and suspenders, waterproof boots, a strong helmet with eye protection, gloves, an integrated harness and self contained breathing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Admits to Smoking Pot Each Time He Worked as a FF

    Man Admits to Smoking Pot Each Time He Worked as a FF
    BOSTON - A federal judge in Maine, sentencing a 32-year-old former Boston firefighter on a marijuana-growing charge this week, noted that the man had admitted smoking about 2 ounces of the drug each week during the time he worked as a firefighter, prosecutors said. The comments came when Sean Berte was sentenced Thursday by US District Judge George Z. Singal in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fire Officials Blamed in Blaze That Killed Firefighter

    Fire Officials Blamed in Blaze That Killed Firefighter
    The state fire marshal's investigation into the death of Wharton firefighter Thomas Araguz has found that command staff erred in sending him into an egg farm warehouse inferno last summer since no lives were being threatened. Araguz, a 30-year-old father of two, died July 4, 2010, when he could not find his way out of the blaze at the Maxim Farm ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -6
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    5-Day Search Suspended for Missing Firefighter

    5-Day Search Suspended for Missing Firefighter
    VANDENBERG, CA - At 6 p.m. on Friday, June 25, the five-day search for Sean Daniel Fleming was suspended, according to officials in a press release. On Saturday, June 19, Fleming — a 32 year-old Vandenberg firefighter from Lompoc — parked his vehicle at Gaviota State Beach and took his kayak out into the ocean to fish. When Fleming failed to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Los Alamos Evacuates, Lab Closes as Fire Grows

    Los Alamos, N.M. -- Thousands of residents fled the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a rapidly growing wildfire approached, sending up towering plumes of smoke, raining down ash and charring the fringes of the sprawling lab. The blaze, which began Sunday, destroyed 30 structures south of Los Alamos and forced the closure of the lab while ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Atlantic City FF Honored 42 Years Later for Life-Saving Rescue

    Atlantic City FF Honored 42 Years Later for Life-Saving Rescue
    ATLANTIC CITY — No one ever denied that Leo Hinton was a hero. But on June 25, nearly four decades after his death, he finally received the recognition so many insisted he deserved. Forty-two years ago, the off-duty firefighter walked into a blaze at a hotel in Atlantic City. Dressed in civilian clothes and armed only with a fire extinguisher, he ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    339 Sticks Of Dynamite Found Near GA Wildfire

    339 Sticks Of Dynamite Found Near GA Wildfire
    WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Firefighters battling a wildfire in south Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad was called to detonate the explosives. The dynamite was found Monday in a bunker-like structure at Okefenokee Swamp Park about eight miles south of Waycross, Ga. Park manager Martin Bell said it was left over from the construction of the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

    Top 25 Cities for Firefighters
    As budget cuts threaten to shut fire departments -- it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally for Firefighters. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing at nearby departments and you spend ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Homeless Veteran Who Saved Five in Fire Given a Heroes Burial

    Homeless Veteran Who Saved Five in Fire Given a Heroes Burial
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Ray Vivier had been an adventurer, a Marine veteran who explored the country from South Carolina to Alaska, the father of five children. The 61-year-old also was a man starting to get his life back together after living for years in a shanty beneath a Cleveland bridge. He had struggled with alcoholism, but by November he had a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Man Sentenced In Fake Firefighter Attack

    MARTINEZ, Calif. -- A Northern California man accused of posing as a firefighter to kidnap and rape a teenage girl will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. Thirty-three-year-old Daniel Alfredo Flores of Brentwood has been sentenced to 80 years to life in prison. The Contra Costa County judge who issued the sentence on Friday said Flores had shown ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    NYPD: Teen Used Cell Phone Trick to Trigger Turnpike 911 Hoax [Audio]

    NYPD: Teen Used Cell Phone Trick to Trigger Turnpike 911 Hoax [Audio]
    NEW YORK - The call was coming from inside the van. In a surprise twist to a controversial New Jersey Turnpike traffic stop, police Monday arrested a Queens teen they say made a hoax 911 call from inside the van they pulled over. Rodney Tanzymore, 19, was one of a group of 11 black and Hispanic Queens students on an overnight ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Did CT Firefighers' Oxygen Tanks Run Out?

    Did CT Firefighers' Oxygen Tanks Run Out?
    BRIDGEPORT -- Firefighters. They rush into buildings when everyone else is rushing out. "Maybe there's something wrong with our wiring," said Assistant Fire Chief Manuel Firpi, as he stood Sunday outside the 7-11, the Ocean Terrace firehouse. "It's like a calling, like a priest or a teacher or a medic, not everyone can do the job. There's just something inside you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Body of Missing Firefighter Located

    Body of Missing Firefighter Located
    OAKRIDGE — Lane County and U.S. Forest Service search crews have located and retrieved the body of Steven Dickerson, a 32-year-old Forest Service wildland firefighter, northeast of Oakridge in the Willamette National Forest. There appears to be no indication of foul play in Dickerson’s death, officials said. Dickerson, of Oakridge, had left behind a note indicating that he was despondent, officials ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Kanses Looking for Firefighter Calendar Models

    TOPEKA | The Kansas Firefighters Museum is looking for candidates for its first calendar. The Kansas Firefighter Calendar, 2011 edition, needs firefighters to pose for photos. Proceeds from the calendar will support the organization's Coats for Kids Project and the museum's expansion in Wichita. Any Kansas fireman — active duty, volunteer or retired — is encouraged to submit a photo calendar ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Off-Duty Firefighter Dies in Fall at Beach Rental Home

    PORT ARTHUR, TX - An off-duty Port Arthur firefighter died over the Fourth of July weekend when he fell from a balcony of a house in Crystal Beach. Steven McShan, 24, of Lumberton, was climbing to a third-floor balcony from the second floor of the house when he fell about 40 feet onto a concrete driveway about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, said ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Testifies He Was Paid $20 to Start Fire that Killed FF

    Man Testifies He Was Paid $20 to Start Fire that Killed FF
    DETROIT - Dorian Dove wept Wednesday as he testified that he was paid $20 to set a house fire that killed a Detroit firefighter. "It shouldn't have happened," said Dove, who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is a key witness in the trial of the man accused of paying for the 2008 blaze that killed 19-year veteran Detroit firefighter ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Widow of FF Denied Benefits Due to Transgender Status

    Widow of FF Denied Benefits Due to Transgender Status
    WHARTON, TX — A judge Friday agreed to temporarily bar the allegedly transgendered widow of a Wharton firefighter from spending or collecting his death benefits. State District Judge Randy Clapp ruled after hearing from Nikki Araguz that she received a check for $60,000 on Thursday, about a 10th of the total cash expected because of Thomas Araguz's July 4 death in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -4
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    9/11 Street Sign Named For Seven Fallen Firefighters

    9/11 Street Sign Named For Seven Fallen Firefighters
    NEW YORK, NY - Ralph Gullickson never found his firefighter brother's remains after 9/11. All he has is a street sign honoring him - and now a city atheist group wants to take it away. The Manhattan-based NYC Atheists are demanding the city change the name of a Brooklyn block christened "Seven in Heaven Way" in honor of seven area firefighters ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5