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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 over 3 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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    Former Volunteer Firefighter Charged in Arson Killings

    Former Volunteer Firefighter Charged in Arson Killings
    EAST WINDSOR, CT — A former volunteer firefighter in Connecticut has been charged with arson murder in a 1986 fire that killed a local couple. Police say 48-year-old Peter Waraksa set the fire that killed 59-year-old Orie Weeks and his 57-year-old wife, Assunta Weeks, on Oct. 7, 1986. Police Chief Edward DeMarco Jr. and prosecutors say the case file in the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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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 about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Four-Legged Friend Rescued from Snowy Storm Drain by Firefighters

    Four-Legged Friend Rescued from Snowy Storm Drain by Firefighters
    LAUREL, Md. - Members from the Prince George's County Technical Rescue Team rescued a dog that fell 25 feet into a snow-covered storm drain. Fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the dog was rescued Tuesday afternoon at Clarke Avenue and Holly Street in Laurel. Brady says a snow plow had apparently dislodged a manhole cover. A Laurel resident nearly fell into ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -6
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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 about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Jury Finds Former Firefighter Guilty of 'Murder-for-Hire'

    James Kornhardt shook his head and whispered to his attorney. "I can't believe it," he said Monday, moments after a federal jury in St. Louis convicted him and a close friend, Steven Mueller, of murder. Across the courtroom, the family of Danny Coleman's wept and then hugged prosecutors. The scene ended a nearly 18-year investigation into a murder plot that broke ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Unmanned Fire Engine Rolls Into Home

    Unmanned Fire Engine Rolls Into Home
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A parked Spokane Fire Department engine with nobody at the wheel rolled into a home where firefighters were making an aid call. Fire Chief Bobby Williams says the truck had been parked about 100 yards from the home Wednesday night. Shortly after medics walked inside, they heard the crash. KXLY-TV reports the engine knocked down porch supports ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2

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