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    Police: Son Set Father on Fire; Reason Unknown

    POLK COUNTY, FL - A 58-year-old man is in critical condition this morning at Orlando Regional Medical Center after his son doused him with gas in Polk County and set him on fire, officials say. Ronald W. Harris, Jr., 37, is accused of dousing his father with gasoline on Sunday and using a lighter to ignite the gas, the Polk County ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fire Chief Killed in Silo Explosion

    Fire Chief Killed in Silo Explosion
    SACKETS HARBOR, NY — An assistant fire chief with the Sackets Harbor Fire Department was killed Sunday morning when a silo at North Harbor Dairy exploded after it caught fire. Garrett W. Loomis, 26, Sackets Harbor, was among members of the department responding Sunday to the County Route 75 farm because of a reported silo fire. The farm was the location ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Fire Captain Suspended Over Shady Recruitment Tactics

    Fire Captain Suspended Over Shady Recruitment Tactics
    PHILADELPHIA - Capt. Troy K. Gore, an officer detailed to the Philadelphia Fire Department's recruitment team, was placed on paid leave yesterday over allegations that he proposed a scheme to bring in more minority candidates by doctoring the city's computerized application process. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers announced the move and said he was opening an investigation into an e-mail sent last ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Woman Charged in Accident That Led to Deadly Chain of Events

    Woman Charged in Accident That Led to Deadly Chain of Events
    WINDSOR, Ont. — A 19-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving in a weekend accident that injured five firefighters from the eastern Ontario town of Napanee. The crash, which occurred Saturday afternoon on the 401, set off a chain of events that led to a fatal accident Sunday morning involving some of the same men. The second collision claimed the ...
    Published over 5 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 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Town Welcomes New Station With Open Arms

    Town Welcomes New Station With Open Arms
    GREAT BARRINGTON, MA -- State and town officials, current and former firemen and supporters of the new fire station were on hand Sunday afternoon to observe the official dedication of the building. The guest of honor and main speaker, Mort T. Cavanaugh, fire chief in town for more than 40 years, told the audience of about 150 that "being a fireman ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    FF Risks Life, Saves Woman Stuck in Live Wires

    FF Risks Life, Saves Woman Stuck in Live Wires
    FORT ERIE - A woman is trapped inside a crashed, burning car energized by fallen hydro wires. Every time she touches the car's frame to get out, she gets shocked by the wires' electrical power vibrating through the vehicle. That is the scene volunteer firefighter Captain Robert Puttick arrived to Saturday. Off-duty during the 9:30 p.m. crash, Puttick said when he ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Guns and Hoses: Police, Fire Compete for a Good Cause

    Guns and Hoses: Police, Fire Compete for a Good Cause
    LEXINGTON, KY - Lexington police officer Jackie Newman is supposed to keep the peace. But she couldn't help but stir up a little trouble when it came to picking out a T-shirt to wear to Sunday's sixth annual charity softball game between Lexington police and fire departments. "God made police so firemen would have heroes," read the officer's specially made T-shirt. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Highest Ranking 9/11 Survivor Recounts that Fateful Day

    JOHNSTOWN — Richard Picciotto, the highest ranking firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, spoke Thursday night in Richland Township about how the events that day brought America closer together. Picciotto spoke to about 400 people during a fundraising dinner at Pitt-Johns-town for the benefit of the Richland Township Fire Department ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Suffers Severe Burns When Prosthetic Leg Set on Fire After Losing Bet

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A 47-year-old man's friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff's deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames. Deputies learned that the man and his ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Summit Fire: Look at Rebuilding 3 Years Later

    Summit Fire: Look at Rebuilding 3 Years Later
    SUMMIT -- Fire has a rich, and devastating, history all its own. The Summit Fire ripped through more than 4,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains three years ago, on May 22, 2008, destroying 34 homes and 82 "outbuildings" and more than 160 vehicles. Lasting five days, it also destroyed residents' treasured possessions, animals and so many other things. Three years ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay

    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay
    SHEBOYGAN, WI - A former volunteer firefighter will make an initial court appearance today for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 worth of gear from the Town of Sheboygan Fire Department and auctioning it on eBay. Items reported stolen included two sets of fire gear, 15 pagers, 13 defibrillator batteries, two defibrillators, a dash-mounted two-way radio, a set of vehicle emergency lights ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Are Pregnant Firefighters Being Discriminated Against?

    Are Pregnant Firefighters Being Discriminated Against?
    WASHINGTON, DC - The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department in recent years has developed a bit of an overtime problem. And part of the solution has created an entirely different problem: angry, pregnant firefighters. The root of the problem is that too many firefighters haven’t been on full-duty status, so their colleagues have been collecting time-and-a-half to fill in, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1