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    Firefighter Injured In Home Explosion Leaves Hospital Feeling 'Fantastic'

    Firefighter Injured In Home Explosion Leaves Hospital Feeling 'Fantastic'
    SACRAMENTO, CA - Scott McKinney, one of four Sacramento firefighters injured when a home exploded in Oak Park on July 5, was released from the hospital Sunday. "I feel fantastic," McKinney told TV camera crews as he left UC Davis Medical Center. "The care was awesome. The hospital took really good care of me." McKinney spent six days in the hospital ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Let Home Burn After Fire Protection Fees Left Unpaid

    FFs Let Home Burn After Fire Protection Fees Left Unpaid
    Here’s a real-life variation on what you might call a lifeboat dilemma, in which you are asked what would you do in this situation, and why. It occurred over the weekend in northwest Tennessee, up near the Missouri line. OBION COUNTY, Tenn. – Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won’t respond, then watches it burn. That’s exactly ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Iraq Veteran Bypassed As Firefighter Candidate

    The Somerville Board of Aldermen approved six new additions to the permanent firefighter reserve list at their Dec. 16 meeting. All full-time, active firefighters must be appointed to this reserve list to get a job with the Somerville Fire Department. Missing from the lineup, however, was the most prominent would-be Somerville firefighter: Iraq veteran Sean O'Brien. Over the summer, O'Brien successfully ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Firefighter: Charles Foster

    Fallen Firefighter: Charles Foster
    Age: 59 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 04/25/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire Incident Time: 23:30 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 04/29/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property Fire Dept. Info: Barton Volunteer Fire Department 5135 Hwy 302 USNG: 16S BD 35 72 Olive Branch , Mississippi 38654 [widget:news__lodd_forum] Chief: ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Family Closely Watching Bear Fire Wildfire

    HOEHNE -- Family members living on the Roberts Ranch just north of the Bear Fire were breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday as huge plumes of smoke from earlier in the week had shrunk to a light haze drifting over nearby rolling hills and mesas. The Roberts family has spent the week watching firefighters from several states battle the wildfire, which ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Brother: Terry Cannon

    Fallen Brother: Terry Cannon
    LOUISVILLE, KY - 33-year veteran firefighter Major Terry Cannon died of a heart attack hours after responding to a residential fire alarm Sunday, January 17th. Cannon, age 52, had been a member of the Buechel Fire Department in Funeral services are pending.
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building

    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Callers to 911 emergency officials in February told of seeing and hearing a fiery plane crash at an IRS office building in Austin, Texas and described a chaotic scene afterward with people running all around. Some callers were frantic and others remarkably calm in the 911 recordings released Monday by the Austin Police Department. "I'm calling about the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Boy, 12, Rescues Three Toddlers in Fatal Crash

    Boy, 12, Rescues Three Toddlers in Fatal Crash
    NEW HARMONY, UT - Twelve-year-old Cory Arnett was on a midday drive Monday with a neighbor and three preschoolers when he started feeling nervous about how fast they were traveling on the poorly maintained dirt canyon road. Beth Donnelly, 23, was driving the 2003 Ford Explorer on Pace Canyon Road. In the backseat were her 2-year-old daughter, Berlin, another 2-year-old girl ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    FFs Rescue 5 Navy Parachutists Stuck in Trees

    FFs Rescue 5 Navy Parachutists Stuck in Trees
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Virginia Beach fire crews rescued five Navy sailors who got stuck in trees while parachuting near Fort Story. At around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, Navy officials say they were conducting a routine parachute training exercise. The Navy would not allow media on the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story where the accident happened, but Navy officials ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Fire Chief Suffers "Critical Medical Episode", Dies on Route to Scene

    Fire Chief Suffers "Critical Medical Episode", Dies on Route to Scene
    THE FORKS, Maine — A man who crashed his snowmobile into a tree in Maine has died — along with a fire department chief who was on his way to rescue him. The Maine Warden Service says Jason Dodge was snowmobiling with his brother Friday night when he crashed into a fir tree on a groomed trail in The Forks, an ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Baltimore Union Blames Serious Injury on Budget Cuts

    Baltimore Union Blames Serious Injury on Budget Cuts
    One firefighter was in serious condition after falling from a second-story window at an apartment fire in Northwest Baltimore late Wednesday. The union has blamed the injury on budget cuts which has caused a rotating closure of firehouses. The firefighter, who also had burns to both hands, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighters Train in Underwater Rescue

    Firefighters Train in Underwater Rescue
    MACON, Ga - Macon-Bibb County firefighter Garin Flanders admits it’s a “spooky, eerie feeling” to dive into what’s often murky darkness and use his hands to search in the water. Flanders started diving about 12 years ago while going on cruises and trips to the coast. After joining the fire department, he saw the firefighter dive team as a way to ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Fire Chief Dies After ATV Accident

    Fire Chief Dies After ATV Accident
    North Franklin Fire District 4 Fire Chief Chet Bauermeister of Basin City, Washington, died Wednesday afternoon while responding to a fire, according to local news reports from the Tri-City Herald. The Herald reports that Bauermeister died when ATV he was operating flipped over backward on a steep slope. Read the rest at the Tri-City Herald.
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Air Ambulance Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether a bird strike shattered a windshield on a medical helicopter that was flying from Aberdeen to Fargo, N.D. The Careflight helicopter from Avera St. Luke's Hospital made a safe emergency landing early Monday at the Fargo airport. The pilot was treated for minor injuries. A paramedic, nurse and patient also ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Suffers Severe Burns When Prosthetic Leg Set on Fire After Losing Bet

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A 47-year-old man's friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff's deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames. Deputies learned that the man and his ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    EMT Couple Injured by Assault Suspect

    NIAGARA FALLS—Niagara Falls couple working as Rural/Metro emergency medical technicians were injured Wednesday morning as they attempted to remove a highly intoxicated woman from her home, police said. Garry and Sara Bluhm attempted to carry the woman downstairs from an upper bedroom after she refused to walk, police said, but the woman resisted, pushing Garry Bluhm into a railing and punching ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Baby Frozen After Surgery Complications Makes Miracle Recovery

    A baby who suffered complications following an intricate heart operation made a miraculous recovery after he was FROZEN for four days. Medics were astounded when 16-week-old Finley Burton pulled through after he was put on an external pacemaker and frozen to stop any shivering disturbing the device. They made the unusual decision to lower his body temperature to just 33.4C as ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    New 911 Program Could Ease Crowded ERs

    New 911 Program Could Ease Crowded ERs
    LOUISVILLE - Hoping to ease crowded emergency rooms and trim ambulance runs, Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has launched a program that aims to screen low-priority calls and divert patients from hospitals into more appropriate health care. Under the program, which started April 19, a small number of the lowest priority calls — such as those for an earache or ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Departments Changing Firefighter Job Requirements

    Departments Changing Firefighter Job Requirements
    SPRINGFIELD - As the Springfield Fire Department prepares to fill some positions that have been frozen for a year, it is changing eligibility requirements to broaden the pool of candidates. Applicants for this summer's Fire Training Academy are now eligible if they meet one of the following qualifications: • Emergency Medical Technician-B certification; • Firefighter I and II certification; • 36 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million

    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million
    NEW YORK - A 9/11 hero-turned-tax-cheat pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $1.3 million in business taxes from the government. Ex-firefighter Thomas Casatelli, who runs The Kettle Black in Bay Ridge, admitted to swindling the city and state out of five years worth of taxes by filing false returns and paying most of his employees off-the-books. He will serve 90 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3

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