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    Firefighter Cuffed for Refusing to Move Responder-Protecting Fire Engine

    Firefighter Cuffed for Refusing to Move Responder-Protecting Fire Engine
    MONTECITO, Calif.—The California Highway Patrol is investigating why a firefighter was handcuffed for refusing to move a fire engine from a freeway in Santa Barbara County. CHP Capt. Jeff Sgobba says the incident on Feb. 15 was rare, regrettable and embarrassing. The confrontation took place in Montecito when CHP officers responded to a freeway crash that caused minor injuries. Sgobba says ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time

    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time
    SACRAMENTO — Fifty-three days after being pulled from a burning home, Modesto fire engineer James Adams walked triumphantly Tuesday through the doors of the University of California Medical Center. He raised his bandaged hands and smiled broadly while greeting many of the 80 or so who came to welcome him back to the outside world. Adams' life was in peril just ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    NYPD: Teen Used Cell Phone Trick to Trigger Turnpike 911 Hoax [Audio]

    NYPD: Teen Used Cell Phone Trick to Trigger Turnpike 911 Hoax [Audio]
    NEW YORK - The call was coming from inside the van. In a surprise twist to a controversial New Jersey Turnpike traffic stop, police Monday arrested a Queens teen they say made a hoax 911 call from inside the van they pulled over. Rodney Tanzymore, 19, was one of a group of 11 black and Hispanic Queens students on an overnight ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Brother: Jonathan Siemers

    Fallen Brother: Jonathan Siemers
    Clay Center Fire Chief Jonathan Siemers, 44, died this weekend in the line of duty. It was stated that Siemers was on call for the 24 hours preceding his death answering an alarm call at McKinley Apartments. Assistant fire chief Dallas Cunningham has been appointed interim fire chief as of this morning. Siemers began his career as a firefighter in June ...
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Supreme Court Reviews Familiar Firefighter Bias Issue

    Supreme Court Reviews Familiar Firefighter Bias Issue
    WASHINGTON, DC - Sometimes history seems to repeat itself at the Supreme Court, and apparently settled issues reemerge in slightly different forms. And so there will be a feeling of deja vu at the court Monday morning when the justices turn their attention to an especially familiar-sounding issue: whether minority firefighter applicants in Chicago waited too long to sue when the ...
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    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire

    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire
    BAKERSFIELD, CA. - Firefighters continued to battle a stubborn tunnel fire Sunday that broke out when several cars of a freight train derailed near Bakersfield. Several homes were evacuated when a tanker car carrying denatured alcohol burst into flames, authorities said. There were no injuries in the accident, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to a tunnel on ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Staten Island Thug Arrested After Punching Firefighter, Sister

    Staten Island Thug Arrested After Punching Firefighter, Sister
    STATEN ISLAND, NY - A shoeless Staten Island thug was busted Thursday after he punched his sister in the face and then socked a firefighter who came to her aid, police and fire sources said. Anthony Valentine, 24, choked his sister and then clocked her "in the face with a closed fist" across from the firehouse for the FDNY's Engine 157/Ladder ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fallen Brother: John Coyle

    Fallen Brother: John Coyle
    PRIEST RIVER, ID - Assistant Fire Chief John Coyle of West Pend Oreille Fire District passed away while working at the department's new fire station that is under construction. The apparent cause of death is a heart attack. Incident Location: 4458 Old Priest River Road, Priest River, ID 83856. Donations can be made in honor of Assistant Fire Chief Coyle to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Update: Climber Who Fell 1,500 ft Into Mount St. Helen's Crater Dies

    Update: Climber Who Fell 1,500 ft Into Mount St. Helen's Crater Dies
    The body of a veteran climber who fell 1,500ft into the crater of Mount St. Helens volcano has been recovered today after he spent more than a day in the snow. High winds and low cloud had hampered efforts to reach Joseph Bohlig, 52, who was posing for a picture on the rim of the dormant crater when a snow overhang ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Civilians Jump from Windows to Escape Blaze; FIrefighter Make Dramatic Rescues

    Civilians Jump from Windows to Escape Blaze; FIrefighter Make Dramatic Rescues
    BRONX - A fire ripped through a Bronx public housing project yesterday afternoon, forcing a woman to dangle a baby out of a fifth-story window while she waited for rescuers to arrive. The blaze broke out at around 2 pm inside a closet in an apartment in the Pelham Parkway Houses and quickly spread through the three-bedroom residence, sending victims to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fallen Brother: Donald Mellott

    Fallen Brother: Donald Mellott
    BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP — Fire policeman Donald G. Mellott, 62, was killed Friday while directing foot traffic around an accident scene. He was struck by a car which drove through a coned-off area, state police at Lamar said. Mellott was killed in the crash which happened at 1:37pm in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County. Investigators say Mellott was struck by a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: -6
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Burning Desire to Serve

    A Burning Desire to Serve
    COLLINSVILLE, MO - Collinsville Assistant Fire Chief John Nichols will hang up his fire helmet after 33 years on the job in March. Not only will it be his last day on the job, it will be the first time in about 100 years that a Nichols family member will not be working for the department. His father, Alvin Nichols, served ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    City Worries Over Paramedic Funding

    City Worries Over Paramedic Funding
    SHOREWOOD — Municipal leaders throughout Milwaukee County voiced fears Monday that they would soon be saddled with paying the full cost of paramedic services, either through restructuring county government or through county budget cuts. County Executive Scott Walker later sought to put those fears to rest, vowing to oppose any move that would leave cities and villages without paramedic funding. "You'd ...
    Published over 4 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Emergency Service Plans to Build, Rebuild, Replace Facilities

    Emergency Service Plans to Build, Rebuild, Replace Facilities
    WINNIPEG 0 If you're old, inconvenient or simply out of shape, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service wants to get rid of you. The city's emergency service has unveiled a four-year plan to replace five outmoded or inconveniently located fire-paramedic stations, rebuild two deteriorating buildings in the same location and build two new facilities to serve new suburbs. According to a report ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1

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