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    Remembering the Charleston Nine Three Years Later

    Remembering the Charleston Nine Three Years Later
    CHARLESTON, SC - A solemn, subdued memorial is planned for Friday evening to mark the third anniversary of the Sofa Super Store blaze that claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. The Savannah Highway site of the deadly fire will be open for people to pay their respects. Firefighters and families of the fallen will go first, in a private session ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Accused of Making 7 Prank 911 Calls Arrested for Arson

    BOULDER CREEK - A man on probation for arson, who allegedly tried to burn down the Mountain Store in Boulder Creek on Saturday, was arrested Tuesday after making seven prank calls to 911. Three unidentified young men spotted the fire just before midnight Saturday and extinguished the flames sparing the building from significant damage. By the time deputies and Boulder Creek ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    GA Battalion Chief Attempts to Rescue Troubled Youths

    GA Battalion Chief Attempts to Rescue Troubled Youths
    GWINNETT COUNTY, GA - A Gwinnett County firefighter's mission is to save lives in a broader context: He has moved beyond emergency response to early intervention. Battalion Chief Eddie Myers, whose wife is a Loganville private school administrator, recognized a need for positive role models in schools. Two years ago, he created FLAME (Firefighter Lunch and Mentoring Experience), a program that ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Firefighter in EMT Scandal Has Day in Court

    Firefighter in EMT Scandal Has Day in Court
    HAVERHILL -- The man accused of helping his fellow Haverhill firefighters lie about receiving mandatory EMT training may learn his fate today in Suffolk Superior Court. Former Firefighter Jeffrey Given, 41, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting the making of false statements in documents to the state Office of Emergency Medical Services, violating state emergency medical requirements, and ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Finally Some Peace for FF Father of Slain Son

    Finally Some Peace for FF Father of Slain Son
    NEW HAVEN — A 30-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday in the shooting death of a city firefighter’s son. Jermaine Scott, of New Haven, said nothing during a short court appearance. A judge kept his bail at $1 million. The arrest warrant affidavit in the case was sealed. Scott is charged with repeatedly shooting Marquise Baskin on June 19 behind 660 Winchester ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Two Firemen Arrested In Bar Brawl

    Two Firemen Arrested In Bar Brawl
    BROOKLYN - Two firefighters were arrested Thursday on riot and assault charges stemming from a bloody Brooklyn bar brawl, officials said. Firefighters Ryan Warnock and Michael Reilly turned themselves in to the Brooklyn district attorney. They were arraigned Thursday night and released on their own recognizance. They could face up to four years in prison if convicted of first-degree riot, a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million

    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million
    NEW YORK - A 9/11 hero-turned-tax-cheat pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $1.3 million in business taxes from the government. Ex-firefighter Thomas Casatelli, who runs The Kettle Black in Bay Ridge, admitted to swindling the city and state out of five years worth of taxes by filing false returns and paying most of his employees off-the-books. He will serve 90 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Community Lines the Streets to Honor Fallen Firefighter

    Community Lines the Streets to Honor Fallen Firefighter
    OLATHE, KS - From “perfect child” to Marine reservist to Shawnee firefighter, John Glaser of Olathe wanted to help people. In a smoke-filled house last Saturday, he died trying. On Thursday, hundreds of fellow firefighters in dress uniforms joined family, friends and police officers in saying goodbye to the first Shawnee firefighter to die in the line of duty. The somber ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    City Hopes to Halt Hydrant Openings Amid Heat

    City Hopes to Halt Hydrant Openings Amid Heat
    Columbus, Ohio -- City residents caused headaches for firefighters when some opened fire hydrants to cool off amid midsummerlike temperatures on Tuesday. Firefighters shut off about 50 fire hydrants across the city, Battalion Chief Michael Fowler said. Open hydrants are a problem every summer, he said, but the situation came early this year as the high temperature on Tuesday hit 93 ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Father Who Was Set on Fire Dies; Son Charged With Murder

    TAMPA - Ronald W. Harris Sr., the victim burned by his son Ronald Harris Jr., has succumbed to his injuries. Harris died shortly before 6 p.m., Monday. Harris Jr., is now charged with first degree murder and arson. He is scheduled for his first appearance in court today at 1 p.m. As reported Monday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, at ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Three Dead, Four Injured In Virginia House Fire

    Three Dead, Four Injured In Virginia House Fire
    LORTON, Va. - Three people -- two children and an adult -- are dead in Lorton townhouse fire, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue tells WTOP. Another three children and an adult were taken to Washington Hospital's Burn Center. Firefighters are still on the scene of the fire in the 9600 block of Hagel Circle. "We're still controlling this fire. It did ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Chicago Firefighters Get $94 Million in Back Pay

    Chicago Firefighters Get $94 Million in Back Pay
    CHICAGO - Chicago firefighters and paramedics will get $94 million in back pay dating back to June 30, 2007 — bankrolled by debt likened to “borrowing to pay for last year’s groceries” — thanks to a contract ratified Monday. “We’re very concerned. It’s enormously expensive to borrow to pay for operating costs. Future taxpayers are gonna have to pay, not only ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51

    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51
    NEW YORK - Roy Chelsen, a heroic 9/11 first responder, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 51. On 9/11, Chelsen, of Engine 28 in Manhattan, rushed a group of firefighters out of the World Trade Center's north tower moments before it collapsed, saving their lives. Then he stayed on at Ground Zero, spending weeks digging through the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Firefighter Missing After Being Swept Away by Floodwaters

    Firefighter Missing After Being Swept Away by Floodwaters
    KANAWHA, WVa - A massive search is underway in Raleigh County for a missing Kanawha County volunteer firefighter swept away in floodwaters early Saturday morning. It happened in the Beaver area when a fire department boat capsized during a swift water rescue attempt. MetroNews has learned the Kanawha County firefighter was in Raleigh County as part of a mutual aid agreement. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Firefighters Get Preview Of Burn Center They Helped Fund

    Firefighters Get Preview Of Burn Center They Helped Fund
    SACRAMENTO, CA - Dozens of regional firefighters Thursday got a peek at UC Davis' new facility for burn victims – a center they helped get built and a replacement for the facility where some of them were patients themselves. The renamed Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center, which will begin receiving patients in late September, was financed in part by $1 ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Former Battalion Chief Linked to High-Stakes Firehouse Betting Ring

    Former Battalion Chief Linked to High-Stakes Firehouse Betting Ring
    SAN FRANCISCO - A former South San Francisco firefighter has been charged with running a high-stakes sports betting ring, using city phones to wager an average of $500 a week and soliciting colleagues to participate, authorities said. James Anthony Selvitella Jr., 52, a onetime battalion chief, was charged with conspiracy and bookmaking in San Mateo County Superior Court along with four ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    New Plan to Make FFs More Mobile In Light of Staff Cuts

    New Plan to Make FFs More Mobile In Light of Staff Cuts
    SAN JOSE - The San Jose Fire Department is set to close the Communications Hill Fire Station on Aug. 1 and make Station 30 on Auzerais Avenue a "posting station," fire leaders said. The moves are part of a new program to spread firefighters more efficiently throughout the city. Because of city budget cuts and stalled union negotiations, the department is ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Woman Names Baby After Medic Who Saved Her Life

    Woman Names Baby After Medic Who Saved Her Life
    ST. CHARLES, MO - A St. Charles County woman went into sudden cardiac arrest at just 32 years old, but skilled medics brought her back to life. Now those paramedics are getting a surprise from their miracle patient. "It came out as an unconscious female," remembers paramedic Kevin Griffith of the call that came into ambulance station 14 on August 29, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +7

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