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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 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Aussie Firefighters Run Across US in 9/11 Tribute

    Aussie Firefighters Run Across US in 9/11 Tribute
    WASHINGTON - A group of sweaty and red-faced runners from Australia and the U.S. arrived on foot at a D.C. fire station Tuesday afternoon as part of a 4,600 mile cross-country journey. The 36 emergency responders are running cross country to honor firefighters, police and EMT's who died in the terror attacks of September 11th. They began their run in Santa ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Charged After Running Over Firefighter With Car

    Man Charged After Running Over Firefighter With Car
    PEWAUKEE - A Pewaukee man was charged with a felony Saturday after authorities said he struck a firefighter with his Mercedes-Benz while trying to drive through a traffic wreck scene. Chris A. Younger, 37, was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety in connection with the incident Thursday. Firefighters said he tried to drive around an area blocked by traffic cones at ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -6
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Man Escapes Ambulance After Cutting Off Own Ear

    Man Escapes Ambulance After Cutting Off Own Ear
    A prisoner had part of his ear cut off in a "calculated" sequence of events so he could escape from an ambulance in Greater Manchester, police have said. Michael O'Donnell, who had been sharing a cell with his brother, is on the run from HMP Salford after his ambulance was held up by masked men on Sunday. Greater Manchester Police believe ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Struck by SUV Driven by EMS Supervisor

    Firefighter Struck by SUV Driven by EMS Supervisor
    FAIRFAX, VA - Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department spokesman Dan Schmidt says a captain responding to the crash as EMS 401 was behind the wheel of the SUV. Engine 404 and Medic 404 from Herndon were already on the scene. The EMS 401 vehicle was described as moving slowly through the area when the collision occurred. [widget:news__wtop] The incident took ...
    Published about 6 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 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas "Todd" Lange

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas "Todd" Lange
    Cause of Death: Exposure Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Other Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 02/05/1978 Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care Death Date: 05/20/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Pittsfield Fire Department 74 Columbus AVE USNG: 18T XN 4353 0145 Pittsfield , Massachusetts 01201 Chief: Robert Czerwinski Initial Summary: Firefighter Lange passed away from ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip

    FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip
    TWINSBURG, OH - Twinsburg is mourning the loss of one of its firefighters, killed in a hunting accident over the weekend in Jefferson County. Ty Marlin, 46, died when his 15-year-old son accidentally shot him Sunday at the Short Creek Sportsman's Club in Adena. Twinsburg Fire Capt. Steven Bosso remembers the firefighter and paramedic as a person who loved to share ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Firefighter Killed After Shift In Three-Vehicle Crash

    Firefighter Killed After Shift In Three-Vehicle Crash
    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis firefighter who had finished with his shift and was about to pull into his driveway was killed Thursday in a three-vehicle accident north of Brownsburg. Duane E. Clark, 35, died in the accident just before 8 a.m. on Ind. 267 just south of Hendricks County Road 900 North. Clark was a nine-year Indianapolis Fire Department veteran who ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -7
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Twelve FDNY Firefighters Injured In Warehouse Blaze

    Twelve FDNY Firefighters Injured In Warehouse Blaze
    A dozen firefighters were injured battling a fire that raged overnight in a Queens warehouse, officials said Tuesday morning. The blaze at 95-20 150th St. in Jamaica was so hard to handle that the Fire Department's response reached a rare eighth alarm. Flames erupted about 6 p.m. Monday, and the inferno was not contained until 4:44 a.m. Tuesday. The building continued ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    EMT Injured in Ambulance Crash

    EMT Injured in Ambulance Crash
    KEENE – Two people were injured when an ambulance transporting a patient slid off of Route 12 yesterday morning. Police did not say whether anyone was seriously injured, but Keene fire Capt. Ron Leslie said everyone was "up and walking around after the crash." He said they were taken to the hospital for evaluation. The Golden Cross ambulance, based out of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Former FF Dog Killer Gets 30 More Days Behind Bars

    Former FF Dog Killer Gets 30 More Days Behind Bars
    COLUMBUS, OH - A former Columbus firefighter who served a 90-day jail sentence last year for killing his dogs to avoid boarding them was sent back to jail yesterday for violating his probation. David P. Santuomo, 44, of Fall Water Court on the Northwest Side, will spend 30 days in jail after Franklin County Municipal Judge Harland H. Hale found that ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1