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    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash

    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash
    BOSTON - The City of Boston and six truck maintenance shops have been sued for their alleged roles in allowing a 49,000-pound firetruck to go out on the road with faulty brakes, leading it to plunge down a hilltop street two years ago, killing a firefighter and damaging a Mission Hill apartment complex. The lawsuit was filed by Federal Insurance Company, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer

    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer
    NEW YORK - A surfer was clinging to life Friday night after firefighters pulled him from the choppy waters of the Rockaways. The 20-year-old victim got tangled in a jetty off the boardwalk near Beach 92nd St. about 4:15p.m., officials and witnesses said. Fellow surfers swam to help the distressed man, whose ankle tether - a line that ties the board ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Airline Cockpit Fire Forces Emergency Landing

    Airline Cockpit Fire Forces Emergency Landing
    WASHINGTON — Investigators are looking into whether long-known problems with the heating system in a cockpit window of the Boeing 757 played a role in a fire that forced an airliner to make an emergency landing near Washington, federal safety officials said Monday. United Airlines Flight 27 en route from New York to Los Angeles with 112 people aboard made an ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CT Firefighter Finds Late Dad in WWII Footage

    CT Firefighter Finds Late Dad in WWII Footage
    NEW HAVEN — With due deference to rank, city Firefighter Rick Conte believed his deputy chief and longtime friend was crazy. After all, the odds of actually seeing 65-year-old video footage of Conte’s late father, a U.S. Army MP, during a TV documentary on World War II was about one in 8 million, the number of Army soldiers who served in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat

    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat
    NEW YORK - A Long Island town's fire chief and a New York City firefighter were arrested Tuesday for brandishing guns while threatening a pedestrian, officials said. Michael Charles, the Hempstead fire chief, held a handgun on his hip while Brian Schuck, an eight-year-FDNY veteran, toted a shotgun when they harassed a man walking down a Hempstead street Sunday afternoon, Nassau ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Three FFs Injured At Massive Industrial Blaze [Video]

    Three FFs Injured At Massive Industrial Blaze [Video]
    LOS ANGELES - On Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 11:43 PM, 41 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 21 LAFD Rescue Ambulances, 3 Arson Units, 1 Urban Search and Rescue Unit, 1 Rehab Unit, 1 Hazardous Materials Team, 3 EMS Battalion Captains, 8 Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, 1 Division Chief Officer Command Team and 2 Bulldozers under the direction of Deputy ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Hearse Transporting Body Catches Fire, Driver Suspected of DUI

    Hearse Transporting Body Catches Fire, Driver Suspected of DUI
    HERCULES — A hearse delivering a body to a funeral caught fire Friday afternoon when sparks from a front tire flattened in a collision sparked a blaze. The driver was later arrested on suspicion of driving drunk, the California Highway Patrol said. The hearse belonged to Mandel Funeral Services in Vallejo and the driver was identified as 55-year-old Daniel A. Mandel, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Woman Gets Life After Setting Nightclub Dancer on Fire

    Woman Gets Life After Setting Nightclub Dancer on Fire
    A 28-year-old Tarzana woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for setting a nightclub dancer on fire. Rianne Celine Theriault-Odom was found guilty last month of aggravated mayhem and torture in connection with the February 2009 attack on Roberta Dos Santos Busby, officials said. During an argument, Theriault-Odom took a Dr. Pepper bottle filled with gasoline and hurled its contents ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Firefighter Charged With Looting Following Joplin Tornado

    JOPLIN, Mo. — The Jasper County prosecutor has charged one Kansas firefighter with stealing after the May 22 tornado. Prosecutor Dean Dankelson on Wednesday filed a misdemeanor charge of stealing against 25-year-old Matthew W. Page. Page was one of three Baxter Springs, Kan., firefighters dismissed in June for alleged misconduct while responding to the tornado. Fire Chief Les Page, the father ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields
    Age: 42 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Second Assistant Fire Chief Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 05/31/2011 Duty Type: After Incident Time: 12:52 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 05/31/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Flanders Fire Department Company #1 and Rescue 27 Main ST Flanders , New Jersey 07836 Chief: Greg Widzemok ...
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    Massive Tanker Fire Shuts Down DC Highways

    Massive Tanker Fire Shuts Down DC Highways
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The commute along Interstate 270 is always grueling, but a massive gasoline fire on Montrose Road Thursday morning made it worse than normal. So how bad has the commute been? "On a scale of one to 10 for Montgomery County, I'm going to give it a nine," says WTOP Traffic Reporter Lisa Baden. The huge fire on Montrose ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Six Firefighters Injured In Truck Rollover

    Six Firefighters Injured In Truck Rollover
    FARMINGTON, MO — Six volunteer firefighters survived a rollover accident in the Farmington Fire Department's pumper tanker truck, one that the Missouri State Highway Patrol says was caused by another motorist. Investigators say the driver of the tanker were trying to avoid a motorist during a routine fire call. The Farmington volunteer crew had their lights and sirens blaring heading down ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    'Ladder 49' Pays Proper Tribute to Baltimore's Bravest

    'Ladder 49' Pays Proper Tribute to Baltimore's Bravest
    BALTIMORE - I was on leave when it opened, but after the harrowing events of the last 24 hours the next movie on my rental list is "Ladder 49." This salute to Baltimore's firefighters left Roger Ebert "thoughtful and sad" and "surprisingly affected." Stephanie Zacharek, then at Salon, admired "the way it suggests the texture of a firefighter's daily routine. We ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building

    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building
    WAYNESVILLE - A fire in Waynesville early Thursday morning has displaced several families and put two people in the hospital. It could have been a much different story if paramedic Mike McCart hadn't acted quickly to save them. Mike McCart is a jack of all trades. He is not only a paramedic, but a former volunteer firefighter and a member of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Seattle Firefighters Rescue Tangled Window Washer

    Seattle Firefighters Rescue Tangled Window Washer
    SEATTLE - A window washer was rescued by Seattle firefighters Thursday after he fell off his seat and dangled from his safety harness about 65 feet above the ground outside McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. The man was not injured, but "he's being checked out by a medic unit as we speak," Kyle Moore, spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department, said ...
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    FF Killed Trying to Catch Foul Ball

    FF Killed Trying to Catch Foul Ball
    BROWNWOOD, TX - Members of the Brownwood Fire Department in Texas are mourning the death of their co-worker who fell over a railing at a Rangers game Thursday night and died. Shannon Stone, 39, tumbled when he tried to catch a ball thrown by outfielder Josh Hamilton, instead landing on concrete 20 feet below. He was taken by ambulance to a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern

    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern
    ALLENTOWN, PA - Allentown's aging East Side Fire Station is crumbling and sinking into the ground, posing a health risk to firefighters, according to a recent assessment by the city's top firefighter. "The station is literally falling apart at the seams and sinking," Chief Robert Scheirer told the federal government last June. "We are now at the point where the station ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -8
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1