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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Bar Brawlers Want Off-Duty Cops, Firefighters Arrested Too

    Bar Brawlers Want Off-Duty Cops, Firefighters Arrested Too
    NEW YORK - Five men charged with roughing up a cop, a firefighter and a Port Authority police officer in a wild Brooklyn bar brawl are furious cops have not also arrested the off-duty service members. The accused men - including Dan Golden, 23, nephew of Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden - claim they were tossed out of The Kettle Black ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    White House Advisor's Wife Killed in D.C. Car Fire

    White House Advisor's Wife Killed in D.C. Car Fire
    WASHINGTON -- Police and fire officials are still investigating an accident in Southeast Monday morning that left a car engulfed in flames, killing a Washington lobbyist, mother and wife of a senior White House advisor. Ashley Westbrook Turton, director of congressional affairs for Progress Energy, Inc. and mother of three young children, died around 5 a.m. Monday morning outside her home ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Cities Hiring Firefighters & EMS in May

    Departments and companies around the country are looking for qualified firefighters and emergency related personnel. Find your next job by browsing these featured jobs. Need to customize your search by location or keyword? Start your own local search now. Page 2: EMS: Paramedic/EMT View featured jobs >> Page 3: Departments: Firefighters/Chiefs View featured jobs >> Page 4: Fire-related careers View featured ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighting Nightshift Poses Unseen Dangers

    Firefighting Nightshift Poses Unseen Dangers
    EAGAR, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighter Jay Walter knows the sounds of danger in the pitch black of night — the crackling of burning embers, the whoosh of flames whipped by wind, the hair-raising thump of a burned tree hammering down on the forest floor. The 32-year-old from the Phoenix area is a division crew supervisor overseeing hundreds of firefighters working the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Accusing of Killing Teen Also Allegedly Threatened Firefighter

    Man Accusing of Killing Teen Also Allegedly Threatened Firefighter
    NORTH BELFAST, UK - A man accused of stabbing a teenage boy to death also threatened an off-duty firefighter as he left the scene of the attack, it has been alleged in court. Testifying at the Thomas Devlin murder trial, witness Laurence Kelly said two men walked past him on a road, moments before he found the dying boy. Mr Kelly ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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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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    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud

    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud
    TRENTON — The chairman of a state pension board publicly denounced a former Harrison firefighter as a cheat and a fraud Monday for collecting a $2,500-per-month disability pension from New Jersey while working as a full-time firefighter in North Carolina. As Herman Ellis looked on impassively during a hearing in Trenton, the board voted to refer the case to the state ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    MD Firefighters Are A Pet's Best Friend

    MD Firefighters Are A Pet's Best Friend
    WASHINGTON - Three furry felines are alive and purring thanks to rescue efforts by firefighters in Prince George's County this week. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY - Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady says "The rescue of pets and animals in unusual and compromising situations is based on the the level of difficulty and safety of firefighter rescuers." He adds ...
    Published about 3 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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    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51

    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51
    NEW YORK - Roy Chelsen, a heroic 9/11 first responder, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 51. On 9/11, Chelsen, of Engine 28 in Manhattan, rushed a group of firefighters out of the World Trade Center's north tower moments before it collapsed, saving their lives. Then he stayed on at Ground Zero, spending weeks digging through the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities

    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities
    BARTLETT, IL — The Bartlett Fire Protection District is placing new signs on ITS fire engines and ladder truck that say “Paramedics,” indicating that even these vehicles designed for firefighting now carry advanced life support capabilities. Fire Chief Michael Falese said these vehicles have the obvious fire suppression capabilities that most people are aware of, but they also have carried fully ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Motorcyclist Fleeing Cops Crashed Into Ambulance Crew That Treated Him

    Motorcyclist Fleeing Cops Crashed Into Ambulance Crew That Treated Him
    CONWAY, AK - A motorcyclist who crashed his bike while fleeing Arkansas state troopers and local police at high speeds didn’t have to wait long for medical care. Gregory Wallace, 22, led police on a high-speed chase down Interstate-40 and through a heavily congested area near Little Rock, until he crashed his Suzuki Hayabusa into an ambulance, whose crew was the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty

    Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty
    SHAWNEE, KAN. - The Shawnee Fire Department is trying to figure out what caused a fire that killed a firefighter. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Saturday near 75th Court & Pflumm. When crews arrived flames were showing the home was filled with thick black smoke. Fire crews were also told there were possibly two people and a dog ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Paramedic's Trip helps Afghanistan's Children

    SOMERSET, UK - A Somerset paramedic is heading to Afghanistan to help children born with a limb disability. Nich Woolf will be working with Sandy Gall's Afghanistan Appeal (SGAA) to help youngsters who have developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Children in Afghanistan run a higher risk than normal of having the condition, which can mean they need braces to enable ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    11 Workers Missing After Oil Rig Explosion and Fire

    11 Workers Missing After Oil Rig Explosion and Fire
    NEW ORLEANS -- At least 11 people were missing and seven injured after an explosion and fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. Most of the 126 people were believed to have escaped safely after the explosion at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike O'Berry said. It happened ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Crash Victim Reunites With Her Rescuers

    Crash Victim Reunites With Her Rescuers
    VAN NUYS - A Van Nuys woman who suffered serious injuries during a head-on collision on Highway 1 near Lompoc returned this week to meet the firefighters who saved her life by pulling her from the wreckage quickly. Connie Miles had been on her way home after dropping off some Christmas presents in Lompoc on December 18 when a car drifted ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    On-Duty Firefighter Deaths Hit Record Low

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of on-duty firefighter deaths last year in the United States was the lowest in more than three decades. In a report released Monday, the National Fire Protection Association said 72 firefighters died on-duty in 2010. That's a sharp drop from the 105 on-duty deaths in 2008 and 82 in 2009. The group said it's the lowest ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    A Unique Rescue Situation

    A Unique Rescue Situation
    GRAND ISLAND, NE - With almost 30 classes packed into just three days during the 73rd annual Nebraska State Fire School in Grand Island, there simply wasn't time for every volunteer firefighter to take every course that was offered. That's why volunteer firefighters Aaron Pokorny of Madison and Chad Winkelbauer and Paul Leiting, both of Randolph, gathered at 4 p.m. Saturday ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4

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