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    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe

    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe
    PORTSMOUTH, VA - The Portsmouth Fire Department set out to raise money for one of their own who is fighting cancer while raising three small children by selling $5 fire helmet decals and $10 vehicle decals. The effort is helping Sarah and Matthew Fox pay their bills while Sarah, a 38-year-old paramedic and firefighter, battles cancer, which has spread from her ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Dies During Training

    Firefighter Dies During Training
    SOMERSET, PA - A Somerset County fire department is mourning the loss of a firefighter who was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon from training. Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Co. President Dennis Berkey said John Palomino was taken to Miners Medical Center in Hastings where he died. “He was a really good member,” Berkey said. Berkey said Palomino, who ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Bad Communication Named Reason for LAFD Deaths

    Bad Communication Named Reason for LAFD Deaths
    LOS ANGELES—A new report says poor communications and unexpected fire conditions caused the deaths of two firefighters whose truck plunged off a mountain road last year during a massive Los Angeles County wildfire. Capt. Tedmund Hall and Arnaldo Quinones died on Aug. 30 during the 250-square-mile Station fire in the foothills above Los Angeles. A county Fire Department report issued this ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Widow Rescues Firefighter Benefits

    Widow Rescues Firefighter Benefits
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - A young Volusia County widow's quest to close a legal loophole that would protect firefighter death benefits ended happily Friday -- thanks to a timely save from Orange County sheriff's deputies. Kristen Curry had been lobbying -- for two years -- for a bill that would guarantee full death benefits to firefighters who are killed during a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    NJ Firefighters Experience Simulated Terrorist Attack

    NJ Firefighters Experience Simulated Terrorist Attack
    NEWARK -- As firefighters from the Bayonne, Hackensack and Newark Fire departments sifted through burned-out cars and cracked cement slabs inside the improvised Metro City Tunnel, none of them heard the mechanical cry for help coming from the back of a truck. Stepping carefully over the shifting, wet debris behind them, Newark firefighter Frank Bellina pulled a life-size mannequin out of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Failing Grade Sparks Changes at Calgary 911 Center

    CALGARY - Municipal authorities say they're confident Calgary's 911 call centre is headed in the right direction, following an independent audit of its operations released Thursday. "At least the issues have been identified now and solutions are being put in place," said police Chief Rick Hanson, whose concerns sparked the audit last year. While officials said the city-run public safety communications ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Group Buys One of Nation's First Animal Ambulances

    Group Buys One of Nation's First Animal Ambulances
    MOSS LANDING, CA — In a moments notice, wildlife rescuers from WildRescue of Moss Landing can respond to injured wildlife in one of the nation's first animal ambulances. After raising $5,000 to purchase a used ambulance listed on the Web, WildRescue Founder Rebecca Dmytryk and her team converted the ambulance once used to transport humans. Two months of modifications included fixing ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Amazing Dog Leads Troopers to Massive Blaze [Video]

    Amazing Dog Leads Troopers to Massive Blaze [Video]
    CASWELL LAKES, AK -– German shepherds were bred for intelligence to protect sheep flocks from predators. They are revered for their loyalty and renowned to be sensitive to people’s emotions. While a collie named Lassie may be best known as a dog hero for the saying “Lassie, go get help,” Buddy carried on the tradition set by German shepherds Strongheart and ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +14
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    USFA and NIOSH Begin Study on Cancer in Firefighters

    EMMITSBURG, MD-- USFA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are partnering on a study to examine the potential for increased risk of cancer among firefighters due to exposures from smoke, soot, and other contaminants in the line of duty. This will be a formal epidemiological study with medical oversight. The primary objective of the project is to ...
    Published almost 4 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    TX Mayor Has Fire, Police Overtime on Agenda

    HOUSTON, TX - Overtime pay for police and firefighters cost Houston taxpayers $67 million last year, including 714 employees who each earned $20,000 or more, and four officers who pulled down more than $100,000. A Houston Chronicle analysis shows that most of the money — $50 million — went to the Houston Police Department, long bedeviled by staffing shortages while trying ...
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    Student EMT Tried Desperately to Save Classmate's Life

    Student EMT Tried Desperately to Save Classmate's Life
    BOSTON - A quick-thinking student EMT who tried to save a Bolton high school senior who died Monday after collapsing at track practice said yesterday he struggled mightily to rescue his friend. “I did what I needed to do,” Brad Lewis, a Nashoba Regional High School student EMT, told reporters. “I wasn’t treating symptoms, I was treating my friend. It was ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firetruck Safety Changes Urged by US

    BOSTON - Federal authorities say Massachusetts should enact laws that require firefighters to wear seat belts and be tested on air brake operation before they are allowed to drive firetrucks, according to a new federal report on the investigation of the fatal firetruck crash in Boston last year. The investigation concluded that a fire lieutenant who was killed and two firefighters ...
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    11 Workers Missing After Oil Rig Explosion and Fire

    11 Workers Missing After Oil Rig Explosion and Fire
    NEW ORLEANS -- At least 11 people were missing and seven injured after an explosion and fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. Most of the 126 people were believed to have escaped safely after the explosion at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike O'Berry said. It happened ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip

    FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip
    TWINSBURG, OH - Twinsburg is mourning the loss of one of its firefighters, killed in a hunting accident over the weekend in Jefferson County. Ty Marlin, 46, died when his 15-year-old son accidentally shot him Sunday at the Short Creek Sportsman's Club in Adena. Twinsburg Fire Capt. Steven Bosso remembers the firefighter and paramedic as a person who loved to share ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Veteran Charged With Assaulting Off-Duty Firefighter

    BUFORD, GA — A Vietnam veteran in still incarcerated after an incident where he fired a handgun and assaulted an off-duty firefighter with a walking cane outside of his Buford home Thursday. The man, who police said is considered “50 percent mentally disabled” and possibly suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, reportedly fired his semi-automatic pistol in order to get the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Injured Firefighter Cleared to Return to Full Duty Today

    Injured Firefighter Cleared to Return to Full Duty Today
    MODESTO, CA - Last month, Modesto firefighter J.D. Clevenger said he was eager to return to active duty. "I can't wait to cut another hole in a roof," the 32-year-old said during an interview with The Bee. "The smell of a two-stroke (chain saw) engine will get me over this." He could get that opportunity as early as today, when he ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Boston FFs See Major Pay Increase; Random Drug Tests

    Boston FFs See Major Pay Increase; Random Drug Tests
    BOSTON - A labor arbitration panel has ruled that Boston firefighters must submit to random drug and alcohol testing in exchange for a 19 percent raise over four years, a significant bump that will dwarf the pay increases for other city unions. The decision, released yesterday after a bitter four-year standoff, is largely a victory for the firefighters, who the city ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building

    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Callers to 911 emergency officials in February told of seeing and hearing a fiery plane crash at an IRS office building in Austin, Texas and described a chaotic scene afterward with people running all around. Some callers were frantic and others remarkably calm in the 911 recordings released Monday by the Austin Police Department. "I'm calling about the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Paramedic Hit by Vehicle While Responding to Highway Crash

    Paramedic Hit by Vehicle While Responding to Highway Crash
    TULSA - A paramedic had to be taken to the hospital herself after being hit by a Jeep while responding to an accident near 51st and Harvard. It happened early Friday morning. It started with an accident in the intersection in which the driver of a car t-boned a minivan. While investigators were attempting to move the car and minivan out ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3

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