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    FF Resigns After Setting Co-Worker On Fire

    FF Resigns After Setting Co-Worker On Fire
    APOPKA, Fla. -- A central Florida firefighter has resigned after being charged with setting a co-worker on fire during a Christmas party last month. Apopka police say 44-year-old Jason Leblanc has been charged with arson and arson resulting in the injury of another. Police say Leblanc was at a Christmas party Dec. 18 when he poured lighter fluid on 25-year-old Jack ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Off-Duty Fireman Rescues Wheelchair-Bound Woman

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A fire official says an off-duty firefighter pulled over Tuesday when he spotted a Puyallup house fire and rescued the wheelchair-bound woman inside. Central Pierce Fire Assistant Chief Randy Stephens tells The News Tribune that the unidentified woman suffered minor smoke inhalation but was otherwise unhurt. Stephens says the Graham, Wash., firefighter was driving by after picking his ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time

    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time
    SACRAMENTO — Fifty-three days after being pulled from a burning home, Modesto fire engineer James Adams walked triumphantly Tuesday through the doors of the University of California Medical Center. He raised his bandaged hands and smiled broadly while greeting many of the 80 or so who came to welcome him back to the outside world. Adams' life was in peril just ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Retired Firefighter Hits Casino Jackpot, Wins Millions

    Retired Firefighter Hits Casino Jackpot, Wins Millions
    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – A retired firefighter from San Leandro won big when he visited a local casino this week. Dale Valentine was making one of his regular visits to Twin Pine Casino in Middletown on Tuesday when he hit a jackpot of approximately $8,430,301.44 on a statewide California Megabucks slot machine. “Our tribe has been committed to providing great success in ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC

    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC
    NEW YORK — A 6-year-old boy who was made an honorary New York City firefighter during his battle with cancer has been remembered at a solemn memorial service. Little Liam Witt died Jan. 24 after enduring years of radiation and chemotherapy. The firefighters of Ladder Co. 24 and Engine Co. 1 admired Liam's fighting spirit. They gave him his own locker ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Can Public Pension Benefits Be Taken Away?

    Can Public Pension Benefits Be Taken Away?
    COLORADO - State legislators are beginning to challenge one of the ironclad tenets of public pension policy: that states cannot legally reduce pension benefits for current and future retirees. Lawmakers in Colorado, Minnesota and South Dakota voted earlier this year to limit cost-of-living increases they previously had promised to thousands of current and future retirees, who courts historically have protected from ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Oh Deer: 10-12 Point Buck Breaks Into, Damages Home

    Oh Deer: 10-12 Point Buck Breaks Into, Damages Home
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man says it didn't take him long to decide not to mess with the uninvited, antlered guest he found in his kitchen. Belleville resident Mark Page and his wife were sleeping Saturday when the sound of breaking glass and - was that hooves? - woke them up. [widget:follow_us] Page went downstairs to find a 10-to-12 ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Being Transported to Hospital Attacks EMT, ER Tech, and Nurse

    SCRANTON, PA - Police said a Scranton man attacked an emergency medical technician, an emergency room technician and a nurse Sunday evening after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in a fall. After falling down at Keyser Avenue and Oak Street and being transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center, Robert Kitch, 50, 708 N. Main Ave., second floor, punched an EMT ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck

    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck
    JANESVILLE, IA — A volunteer Janesville firefighter has been charged with drunken driving after he allegedly rolled a fire truck while on duty. The Bremer County Sheriff's Office said David Francis Flood, 43, was driving the truck as the department was either responding to or working on a fire in rural Bremer County on March 27. He was charged with operating ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -10
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    FDNY and Marvel Announce Fire Comic Book

    FDNY and Marvel Announce Fire Comic Book
    "Captain America and Spider-Man are all about protecting us from the bad guys. So it makes perfect sense for these superheroes to team up with our fire heroes to save lives through fire safety," said FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano at the press conference held Tuesday at Midtown Comics in Manhattan, announcing the arrival of a comic book created by Marvel and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]

    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Record-busting rainfall in Oklahoma led to a day of dramatic rescues from swift floodwaters, but officials and residents acknowledged the outcome could have been far worse. No one had to be hospitalized Monday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There was just one unconfirmed report of a death, in Lawton on Monday night. Stranded motorists climbed ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation

    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation
    VENEZUELA - A British tourist has been killed by gunmen in Venezuela in a botched robbery attempt. Thomas Ossel, 28, was shot in the armpit after four armed men burst into the guest house where he was staying with his brother Jack, 21, police confirmed. The keen travellers were staying on the popular holiday island of Isla Margarita when the gunmen ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt

    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt
    LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Fire Chief John Spotloe said an inaccessible road thwarted firefighters who responded to a barn fire Wednesday. "When we turned onto Otto Road we were met with a big orange sign which said 'Road Closed,' " Spotloe said after fire destroyed a barn at the Jewel Bucy residence, 7601 N. Otto Road. Jewel and Janis Bucy lost their ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Get Much Anticipated Pink Truck

    Firefighters Get Much Anticipated Pink Truck
    PLATTSBURGH -- The pink firetruck has officially arrived. After months of waiting, members of the Guardians of the Ribbon cancer-support group are now waiting to get their themed truck decked out with graphics before it hits the streets in support of various causes. Jim Garrant, president of local Guardians Chapter 14, hopes the truck will be finished by the end of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life

    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life
    UNITED KINGDOM - Newborn Sophie Thomlinson weighed 1lb 15oz and desperately needed to go into an incubator to survive but the equipment is too bulky to be kept in his ambulance. With time running out, Rob helped stabilize the premature child by wrapping her in a yellow clinical waste bag normally used for binning hazardous medical supplies. The paramedic then cocooned ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire

    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire
    BAKERSFIELD, CA. - Firefighters continued to battle a stubborn tunnel fire Sunday that broke out when several cars of a freight train derailed near Bakersfield. Several homes were evacuated when a tanker car carrying denatured alcohol burst into flames, authorities said. There were no injuries in the accident, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to a tunnel on ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    After Speculation, Doctor Confirms RI Firefighter Is Permanently Disabled

    PROVIDENCE — Former firefighter John Sauro remains permanently and totally disabled from doing his job in the Fire Department, an orthopedic surgeon has concluded after a special examination. But the surgeon recommended additional tests to confirm his finding. The report by Dr. Anthony DeLuise Jr. was submitted Wednesday to the city Retirement Board, which voted to have the additional tests done. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH

    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH
    BOTHELL, WA - The application states it is a form for nominations to Bothell’s local register of historic landmarks. In this case, what is being nominated probably isn’t normally thought of as a landmark. Still, if you’ve lived in the Bothell area for any period of time, you’ve most likely seen it on holidays, in parades or at other municipal events. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    7-Year-Old Dials 9-1-1, Saves Family from Attack

    7-Year-Old Dials 9-1-1, Saves Family from Attack
    NORWALK, Calif. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who called 911 from a locked bathroom while armed robbers threatened his parents hugged and high-fived on Wednesday the sheriff's dispatcher who took his call. The boy, identified only as Carlos, told reporters at a news conference that he remained calm during the ordeal because his mother used to make him practice dialing 911 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6