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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 ...
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    Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Against Ground Zero Mosque

    Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Against Ground Zero Mosque
    NEW YORK - Supreme Court Justice Paul Feinman dismissed a suit filed by Firefighter Timothy Brown with the backing of the American Center for Law & Justice, a Washington conservative group. Feinman ruled that Brown didn't have a leg to stand on legally in his suit that challenged the city's refusal to grant landmark status to 45-47 Park Place, a building ...
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    Fallen Firefighter's Community Comes Together After Tragic Loss

    Fallen Firefighter's Community Comes Together After Tragic Loss
    BROWNWOOD, TX - The shocking images of Texas Rangers fan Shannon Stone toppling over the outfield railing at Rangers Ballpark and later dying last Thursday night have faded from the front page spots they filled in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. But for the family, friends and coworkers of the 39-year-old Brownwood, Texas, firefighter, the sudden feeling of loss lingers. ...
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    Off-Duty Responder Saves Life of Drowning Boy

    Off-Duty Responder Saves Life of Drowning Boy
    BEDFORD - An off-duty New Bedford firefighter and a Cranston, R.I., police officer performed CPR and saved the life of a 3-year-old boy who nearly drowned Saturday in a pond at Myles Standish State Forest. Raymond Ryan, 40, the firefighter, performed compressions while Officer Mallory Reis, who was also off-duty, held the child's head steady and kept his airway open. Lori ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Paramedic Attacked By 9-Year-Old Boy

    AUSTRALIA - UNION officials say they are struggling to find new ways to prevent assaults on ambulance officers following a weekend attack on a female paramedic by a nine-year-old boy. A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman confirmed the paramedic suffered a cut to the head after being kicked by the child while attempting to treat a 21-year-old with a broken foot ...
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    New Hires Could Be Seeing Smaller Paychecks

    New Hires Could Be Seeing Smaller Paychecks
    SAN CARLOS, CA - Four of five San Carlos City Council members said this week they are open to dropping the pay of new firefighters by as much as 10 percent to increase the city's savings when it forms a new fire department in October. If the council decides at its Monday meeting to pay new firefighters that much less than ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Off-Duty FFs Investigated In Bar Fight

    MILWAUKEE— The Milwaukee Fire Department says it's conducting an internal investigation into a bar fight allegedly involving two off-duty firefighters. The victim, 56-year-old Jonathan Loiacano, told WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/oXU5uL) he thinks the firefighters should be fired. Loiacano says he suffered a shattered cheek, broken teeth and other facial injuries at the Fit `N Feather Bar in Greenfield on June 23. He says ...
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    FF Fights Fire, Learns Brother Killed In Same Flames

    SELDEN, N.Y. — A Long Island firefighter says he had a bad feeling as he rushed to a house fire. It claimed the life of a visitor — his brother. Selden volunteer Richie Zdenek tells Newsday that he knew when he saw the fire address Sunday that his brother was often at that house. Before he left home, he checked his ...
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    FF Braves Flames To Rescue Elderly Couple

    NEW YORK - Firefighters rushed through a wall of flames to rescue an elderly couple Thursday after an early morning blaze ripped through their Brooklyn apartment, authorities said. The blaze started just after 5 a.m. in a fifth-floor apartment at 111 E. 21st St. in Flatbush belonging to Manuel and Maria Gonzalez. When a firefighter scaling a ladder spotted the unconscious ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FF Killed Trying to Catch Foul Ball

    FF Killed Trying to Catch Foul Ball
    BROWNWOOD, TX - Members of the Brownwood Fire Department in Texas are mourning the death of their co-worker who fell over a railing at a Rangers game Thursday night and died. Shannon Stone, 39, tumbled when he tried to catch a ball thrown by outfielder Josh Hamilton, instead landing on concrete 20 feet below. He was taken by ambulance to a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -5
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 ...
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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 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 ...
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 ...
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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 3 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 ...
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FF Who Posed For Calendar Takes Own Life

    FF Who Posed For Calendar Takes Own Life
    For Philadelphia firefighters, John "Jack" Slivinski Jr. was family; he followed his father into an elite rescue squad. When he got in hot water for posing shirtless for a charity calendar, his buddies rallied around him. On Sunday, those friends and colleagues were stunned and shaken when news spread of Slivinski's death at 31. The former Marine had been found dead ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -2

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