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    Maine Firefighter Killed in Crash On Way to Call

    Maine Firefighter Killed in Crash On Way to Call
    SHAPLEIGH, Maine (AP) -- Officials say a Maine volunteer firefighter was killed when he lost control of his vehicle while responding to a call in Shapleigh. The York County Sheriff's Department says 58-year-old David Remington of Acton lost control of his pickup truck on Monday night on Owls Nest Road about a mile from Route 109. Remington, a former Portland firefighter, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Military Firefighters to Be Honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Military Firefighters to Be Honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced today that military firefighters who die while performing firefighting duties will be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located here on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center. Board Chairman Denny Compton stated, "It was an oversight that the military firefighters were not included from the very beginning, and the Foundation's Board of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    University Receives $1M Grant for Firefighter Heart Disease Study

    Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs, but half of those who die while working actually do so from a heart attack. A $1 million, three-year grant to the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will fund research to determine whether medical treatment can help prevent the progression of early atherosclerotic disease in firefighters. Most ...
    Published over 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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    Two Rescues in 24 Hours

    Two Rescues in 24 Hours
    BUFFALO - An elderly woman described as being in a dazed condition was rescued by Buffalo firefighters early today after a fire next door began spreading into her home in the city's Jefferson-Ferry area. The rescue was the second in less than 24 hours by Buffalo firefighters. The first occurred early Sunday morning in Allentown. Fire officials said the woman, whose ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Could You Beat the 44 Second Fastest Dresser Title?

    MACON, GA - It all started with a little trash talking at the fire station. Several months later, Macon-Bibb County firefighter Ellen Kicklighter has been honored as the fastest firefighter in the state when it comes to getting dressed into her fire gear. Kicklighter, a 43-year-old mother of two, beat out other Macon-Bibb firefighters during competition at the Cherry Blossom Festival ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Retraining, New Equipment for Firefighters After Facing Unpredictable Explosion

    Retraining, New Equipment for Firefighters After Facing Unpredictable Explosion
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, VA - When Prince George's County firefighters first came on the scene of a gas-leak-turned-explosion at the Penn Mar Shopping Center in May, they had all the right policies and procedures on the books to tell them how to respond. Problem was, not enough of them knew those policies and procedures existed, according to a federal safety report ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Fairfax Co. Firefighters Collect $561K for Muscular Dystrophy

    FAIRFAX, Va. - If you threw a buck or two into the boots of Fairfax County firefighters over the weekend, you'll want to know just how successful those firefighters were in their aggressive efforts to collect cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department firefighters and public safety workers collected more donations than any fire service organization ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ambulance Stolen While Paramedics Treat Patient Inside

    Ambulance Stolen While Paramedics Treat Patient Inside
    CHICAGO (AP) - Bond was set at $50,000 for a 27-year-old Chicago man accused of stealing an ambulance over the weekend while two paramedics treated someone he apparently knew in the back. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said Jimmy McCoy allegedly jumped into the stopped ambulance and drove off with the emergency lights on. The paramedics then radioed that they're ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Improperly Installed Dryer Caused Home Explosion

    Improperly Installed Dryer Caused Home Explosion
    ROCKVILLE, Md. - Investigators are now saying it was an improperly installed natural gas clothes dryer that caused an early morning explosion. The Montgomery County Fire Department says the dryer was not installed by a licensed professional and began leaking gas into the house. Two people were injured in the explosion. A woman is in critical condition with potentially life-threatening injuries, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Boy Falls Six Stories, Walks Away Unharmed

    MIAMI - Call it the miracle on Miami's North Bayshore Drive. Authorities and witnesses say that a palm tree likely saved the life of Joey Williams, a 4-year-old boy who fell Friday morning from a 17th-floor balcony after chasing a balloon through his apartment home at the Doubletree Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay. The boy opened a sliding glass door, climbed over ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Suspended Amid Hit-and-Run Probe

    Firefighter Suspended Amid Hit-and-Run Probe
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter suspected in a fatal hit-and-run has been placed on administrative duty while authorities investigate the incident. Investigators were trying to determine if the firefighter was behind the wheel of the car when it struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn on Sunday. They said Patrick Quagliariello walked into a Brooklyn precinct hours ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Exploding Ammo Hinders Firefighter Efforts

    Exploding Ammo Hinders Firefighter Efforts
    PERTH AMBOY -- Exploding ammunition in a burning central New Jersey home hindered firefighters Monday. Authorities said firefighters couldn't battle the flames inside the two-story home Monday until they were certain all the ammo had cooled down. Firefighters initially directed water from the outside through a second floor window. A man who lived in the home with his mother was treated ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    MD Firefighter Critically Injured in Fall From Engine

    MD Firefighter Critically Injured in Fall From Engine
    UPDATE 5:02 p.m.: ABC 7's Kris Van Cleave reports that the firefighter is conscious and talking. The fire engine involved has been taken to another location, possibly a county yard in Lanham, to be checked out. Original story 4:07 p.m.: A volunteer Prince George's firefighter was critically injured in a fall from a fire engine while responding to a house fire ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Inside the Mind of the Serial Arsonist

    Inside the Mind of the Serial Arsonist
    In 1991, a fire at a Los Angeles fabric store called “D & M Yardage” escalated to the point of destruction. An employee remembered, “I could hear all the windows bursting open.” It was a family business, fueled mostly by neighborhood customers and regulars. There was no ill will that the owner knew of, it was a safe neighborhood, and yet ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Fire Chief Killed in Silo Explosion

    Fire Chief Killed in Silo Explosion
    SACKETS HARBOR, NY — An assistant fire chief with the Sackets Harbor Fire Department was killed Sunday morning when a silo at North Harbor Dairy exploded after it caught fire. Garrett W. Loomis, 26, Sackets Harbor, was among members of the department responding Sunday to the County Route 75 farm because of a reported silo fire. The farm was the location ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Worker Swept Through Sewer Drain Found Alive

    RAYMORE, MO - A contract worker examining a Raymore sewer drain was swept through the 24-inch pipe this morning — then found alive about 90 minutes later after traveling more than a mile through the system. A city worker and firefighters heard the 27-year-old man scream for help, popped open a manhole and found him about 9:30 a.m., curled up in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2

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