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    Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.

    Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.
    Name: David Hunsinger, Jr. Rank: Firefighter Age: 24 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 7+ Date of Incident: 04/07/2011 Time of Incident: 1745hrs Date of Death: 04/07/2011 Fire Department: Tar Heel Rural Volunteer Fire Department Address: 269 Tar Heel Ferry RD, PO Box 189, Tar Heel, NC 28392 Fire Department Chief: David Hunsinger, Sr. Fire Department POC: Assistant Chief Robert ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Joint FDNY-NYPD Efforts End In Rescue of Two Children in Haiti

    Joint FDNY-NYPD Efforts End In Rescue of Two Children in Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - A New York rescue squad pulled two miracles from the rubble of Haiti on Tuesday night. One week after the devastating earthquake threw Haiti into chaos, a joint NYPD-FDNY rescue team dragged two children alive from the debris of a two-story building in Port-au-Prince, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. The 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, believed to be ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -6
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    TX Fire Officials, Billing Service Accused of Fraud

    TX Fire Officials, Billing Service Accused of Fraud
    DALLAS - The cash-strapped city of Dallas could owe the federal government $40 million or more if a whistle-blower lawsuit's allegations of fraud involving billing for ambulance services prove true. While the city says the specific amount it may owe the government has not been determined, it acknowledges that it is "fully cooperating" with federal authorities and will "move forward aggressively" ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Mixing EMS, Firefighting Not Always Easy

    TORONTO - Finding ways to cut spending and save money will almost certainly top the to-do list for Toronto’s next mayor. If elected, Councillor Rob Ford has vowed to pursue drastic measures such as reducing the size of city council and shrinking the municipal work force. But it’s a pledge by mayoral candidate George Smitherman that may be the most contentious. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Whoops: Police Officer Sprays Burning Man with Pepper Spray

    Whoops: Police Officer Sprays Burning Man with Pepper Spray
    PORTLAND - A Portland police officer accidentally used pepper spray instead of a fire extinguisher on a man who lit himself on fire downtown near a fur store Wednesday. Portland Police Bureau Chief Rosie Sizer said the officer was at a stoplight at Southwest 12th Avenue and Yamhill Street when she saw a man in flames. When the officer went to ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Firefighter-In-Training Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Firefighter-In-Training Killed in Motorcycle Crash
    CRYSTAL LAKE – He was a firefighter-in-training, but the Woodstock Fire Department still relied on Trent Steckel as a member of the crew. “We knew he would have had a very successful career in the fire service,” Chief Ralph Webster said. Steckel, 24, of Crystal Lake, was killed early Friday in a motorcycle crash. He was scheduled to work a shift ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -6
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    30 FFs, 200 Paramedics Get EMT Licenses Suspended

    30 FFs, 200 Paramedics Get EMT Licenses Suspended
    HAVERHILL — State public health officials have suspended the licenses of 207 emergency medical technicians and paramedics across Massachusetts because they were involved in falsifying training records. That number includes 30 Haverhill firefighters and 35 Trinity EMS ambulance workers, the state said. The suspensions will take effect July 1. Most will be for nine months, but a smaller number will last ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Laid Off Firefighters Get a Second Chance

    Laid Off Firefighters Get a Second Chance
    A few years ago, Brian Jones applied to become a Shreveport firefighter. He didn't make the cut, so he submitted his application to Bossier City Fire Department and was hired. The 25-year-old worked two years for Bossier City before being laid off in December due to budget cuts. On Tuesday, Jones returned to Shreveport Fire Department as a member of its ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Sledder, 62, Hurt When Improvised Rocket Explodes

    Sledder, 62, Hurt When Improvised Rocket Explodes
    INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A 62-year-old sledder looking for a burst of power got it when the homemade rocket strapped to his back exploded, burning him over nearly 20 percent of his body. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was hospitalized in stable condition Monday. [widget:news__firelinks_best] The man was hosting a Sunday night ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Man, Daughter Fall 13 Stories in Chile Quake

    Man, Daughter Fall 13 Stories in Chile Quake
    CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) - When their 13th-floor apartment began to shake, Alberto Rozas pulled his 7-year-old daughter into the bathroom doorway and waited for it to stop. Instead, they fell. Plummeting as their brand-new apartment building toppled like a felled tree, they hugged each other all the way down. Rozas had no idea which way was up until he looked through ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    NY Bus Driver Saves Ten From Burning Home

    NY Bus Driver Saves Ten From Burning Home
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — A transit bus driver is being credited for saving 10 people asleep inside a burning home by pounding on the door. After his heroics, Richard Lucas got back behind the wheel and finished his route. Lucas was driving his Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority bus in South Buffalo around 6:30 a.m. Monday when he noticed smoke coming from the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    TX Firefighter Fired Over Nude Online Photos

    TX Firefighter Fired Over Nude Online Photos
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin firefighter who allegedly posted nude photos of himself online has been fired for conduct unbecoming a member of the department. Fire Chief Mae Kerr on Wednesday put Alejandro Garza on indefinite suspension without pay. A disciplinary memo from Kerr says Garza included information online that identified him as an Austin firefighter. A citizen's complaint in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter

    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter
    Under the blazing sun, they waited. In their crisp blue uniforms and white gloves, hundreds of firefighters in perfect formation outside the funeral home waited. For more than two miles along the hushed street, children on bicycles and old men waving American flags waited. Outside St. John Fisher Catholic Church, in the grassy yards of strangers, hundreds more waited. And when ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    GA Firefighters Rescue Toddler From Bank Vault

    GA Firefighters Rescue Toddler From Bank Vault
    CONYERS, GA - Firefighters worked ferociously for several hours last night to free a 14-month-old toddler who had wandered into Conyers, Ga., bank vault and became trapped. After pumping oxygen into the air-tight vault at the Wells Fargo bank in Conyers, rescue workers and a safe technician were able to reach the crying toddler, who was trapped for approximately four hours. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Firefighter, Policeman Home from Deployment

    Firefighter, Policeman Home from Deployment
    EASTON — Police Patrolmen Anthony Dicarlo and Andrew Salisbury and Firefighter/Paramedic Timothy Vamosi returned from deployments in the Middle East and back on the job last month in their roles as public servants for the town of Easton. Salisbury is a Corporal in the Marine Corps Reserves and spent his second deployment as a military police officer in Iraq providing security ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +10

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