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    Firefighter Caught Cheating on Promotions Test Gets Promoted

    Firefighter Caught Cheating on Promotions Test Gets Promoted
    ORLANDO, FL - An announcement regarding an Orlando firefighter who was caught cheating on a promotions test has his department in a frenzy: he's getting a promotion. Two years ago, Orlando Assistant Fire Chief Rudy Johnson said he didn't cheat after listening in on radio transmissions for advanced information on the promotions test. Johnson claims that it was broadcast over open ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Massive 5-Alarm Fire Tests Brooklyn's Bravest

    Massive 5-Alarm Fire Tests Brooklyn's Bravest
    BROOKLYN - A massive five-alarm Brooklyn factory fire, spewing smoke that could been seen for miles, was still burning more than 24 hours after it started. About 200 firefighters fought the flames that first engulfed the Rosewood Inc. kitchen cabinet factory in Bushwick at 6 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said. Dark smoke poured from the Evergreen Ave. warehouse overnight, and intense ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Former Manhattan DA Quits FDNY Bias Fight

    Former Manhattan DA Quits FDNY Bias Fight
    NEW YORK CITY - Days after the city blasted him as biased, Robert Morgenthau stepped down Tuesday as the court-appointed master overseeing new procedures for hiring firefighters. The former Manhattan district attorney called the Bloomberg administration's accusations "absurd," but said it was in the court's "best interest" to name someone the city didn't have a "grudge" against. Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    NHTSA Investigates Jeep Gas Tank Fire Risks

    NHTSA Investigates Jeep Gas Tank Fire Risks
    The National Highway Traffic Safety administration has opened a preliminary investigation of about 3 million 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees after a petition from safety advocacy group Center for Auto Safety. The CAS alleges in its petition that the placement of the Jeep's plastic gas tank behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper make it a fire risk in a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Best Police In Annual Guns 'N Hoses Competition

    FFs Best Police In Annual Guns 'N Hoses Competition
    ST. LOUIS -- When a shoulder injury prevented St. Louis County police officer Steve Park from continuing, the last-bout victory went to St. Louis Fire Department firefighter Chad Vancil and the firefighters claimed a 9-8 team victory in 17 bouts at the 24th Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses Wednesday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. All five metro-east boxers lost their ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Transgendered Widow of FF Regrets Springer Appearance

    Transgendered Widow of FF Regrets Springer Appearance
    WHATRON, TX - The transgender widow at the center of a court battle focusing on her late firefighter husband's estate apologized Tuesday for her appearance on a tabloid talk show 15 years ago during which she surprised a man who once kissed her with the news that she was born a boy. Nikki Araguz, 35, expressed deep regret for not telling ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Truck Carrying 17 Million Bees Involved in 4-Car Crash

    Truck Carrying 17 Million Bees Involved in 4-Car Crash
    LAKEVILLE, Minn. - Rescue crews were using fire hoses to douse an angry swarm of bees after a fatal crash that involved a semitrailer carrying about 17 million of the insects. Authorities say a truck hauling 7,000 bee hives was involved in the four-vehicle crash Monday on Interstate 35 near Lakeville, about 35 miles south of Minneapolis. Minnesota State Patrol spokesman ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Fallen Brother: Stanley L. Giles

    Fallen Brother: Stanley L. Giles
    LINN VALLEY LAKES, KS - Linn Valley Lakes Fire Chief Stanley L. Giles died Wednesday in a work accident at a Kansas fire station south of Kansas City. Giles, 69, became trapped between a fire truck and a parked car around 2:45 p.m., according to a preliminary online report by the Kansas Highway Patrol. According to the report, Brian Hall, 47, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Two Missing After Small Plane Crashes Into IL Home; 75 Firefighters Respond

    Two Missing After Small Plane Crashes Into IL Home; 75 Firefighters Respond
    BELLEVILLE, IL - Two people aboard a small private plane are unaccounted for after the plane crashed into an airplane hangar and home in the Villa Hills area about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Signal Hill Fire Chief Greg Render. Render wouldn't confirm the two aboard had been killed, but he said no one was recovered from the plane and that ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    TX Fire Chief Drops Prerequisites for Prospective Firefighters

    TX Fire Chief Drops Prerequisites for Prospective Firefighters
    ARLINGTON, TX -- In anticipation of what he calls a "retirement bubble," Fire Chief Don Crowson has removed the requirement that prospective firefighters already be trained in emergency medical procedures. Nearly 40 percent of the city's sworn firefighters are eligible for retirement. So to open the doors to more applicants, the department has dropped all certification prerequisites for the first time ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Caught in Drug Raid; Arrested

    Firefighter Caught in Drug Raid; Arrested
    QUINCY — A Quincy firefighter is on leave after being arrested in a Braintree drug raid. It’s the second time Patrick J. Ryan, 45, has been disciplined for facing criminal charges. Ryan has been a city firefighter since 1995. He is charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws. Police raided a house on East Division Street in Braintree Saturday that they ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -7
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    110 Firefighters Respond to French Quarter Fire

    110 Firefighters Respond to French Quarter Fire
    Investigators are looking into reports that a suspicious person was seen entering a for-sale historic property owned by Regions Bank on the Vieux Carre block that erupted in flame Thursday morning. The blaze gutted the interior of the building and damaged three buildings in total. Parts of the building fell onto Ursuline Street, presenting a major challenge to the responding firefighters ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'

    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'
    HOMEWOOD, IL - Firefighters are used to handling tough situations. Going into a building fully engulfed in flames to rescue people is not done by those who can't deal with adversity. That may help explain how firefighters in Homewood and Chicago Ridge approached the situation of being told their usual way of collecting funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was being ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    After 75 Years of Service, Firefighter Bill Retires

    After 75 Years of Service, Firefighter Bill Retires
    East Syracuse, NY — How often does a volunteer firefighter stay with his force 75 years? Not very often. That’s why there was a big turnout last week when Bill Lewis Sr. officially retired from the East Syracuse Fire Department. The East Syracuse chief, Mike Cramer, said the department’s bylaws had to be changed to grant the retirement, which is the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout

    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout
    STATEN ISLAND - He's lucky to be alive. A man who collapsed at a Staten Island health club was saved when an off-duty firefighter, off-duty EMT and a retired FDNY lieutenant all pitched in and came to the rescue. FDNY Firefighter Ken Labarbera, EMT James Manti and retired Lt. Fred Capetta were exercising at the New York Sports Club on the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday

    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday
    GOSHEN — Glen Arden's oldest resident, S. Delvalle Goldsmith, was honored recently with a surprise 104th birthday party that included a dozen members of the Patterson Fire Department, where Del served as department chaplain and fire policeman for 50 years. Arrangements for the party were made by Lt. John Bodor, under whom Del served while with the department. Along with many ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    A Firefighter's Determination Can't Be Beat

    A Firefighter's Determination Can't Be Beat
    HOUSTON - One year ago, a Cy-Fair volunteer firefighter's life was changed forever. Thomas Shuster lost both of his legs at the hands of a suspected drunken driver. And now, he's telling us about the journey he's taken the past year and his hope for the future. Success comes in the small victories for Shuster. "I've realized that my life changed ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Crash

    Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Crash
    WEST PHILADELPHIA - An off-duty firefighter was killed after the motorcycle he was on collided with another vehicle, police say. The firefighter has been identified as Odell Pommells, a 7-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department. At 6:27 p.m., Ladder 6, Medic 3 and Medic 34 responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lancaster and Wyalusing avenues. There ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Few Remain As 1962 Coal Town Fire Still Burns

    Few Remain As 1962 Coal Town Fire Still Burns
    CENTRALIA, Pa. – Standing before the wreckage of his bulldozed home, John Lokitis Jr. felt sick to his stomach, certain that a terrible mistake had been made. He'd fought for years to stay in the house. It was one of the few left standing in the moonscape of Centralia, a once-proud coal town whose population fled an underground mine fire that ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -4

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