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    Robbery Drill Turns Into Real-Life Trauma For FL Couple

    MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A 72-year-old Florida woman was accidentally shot by her husband during a "robbery drill" the couple staged to practice how they'd respond to an intruder. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says Arnold and Patricia Morris had little experience with guns, and the shooting Sunday was an clearly accidental. Arnold Morris called 911 after the .380-caliber pistol fired, and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Firefighter Missing After Being Swept Away by Floodwaters

    Firefighter Missing After Being Swept Away by Floodwaters
    KANAWHA, WVa - A massive search is underway in Raleigh County for a missing Kanawha County volunteer firefighter swept away in floodwaters early Saturday morning. It happened in the Beaver area when a fire department boat capsized during a swift water rescue attempt. MetroNews has learned the Kanawha County firefighter was in Raleigh County as part of a mutual aid agreement. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Two Visiting FFs Beaten Outside of NY Bar

    Two Visiting FFs Beaten Outside of NY Bar
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Police say they have identified at least two people suspected of jumping out of a van and beat two visiting Canadian firefighters outside an upstate New York bar. Police in Saratoga Springs say the two firefighters from Ontario were talking to two women in a minivan stopped at a downtown intersection outside an Irish pub early ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Fire Captain Dies After Being Crushed By Fire Truck

    NASHVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana fire captain has been killed while making repairs to a fire truck. Fifty-three-year-old Leonard Murray died Friday. He was a member of the fire department in Brown County's Jackson Township. It's near Nashville and about 40 miles south of Indianapolis. WTHR-TV says Murray was crushed to death when someone else accidentally started the truck as Murray ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    More Than One Year Later, Fire Victim Remains Unidentified

    More Than One Year Later, Fire Victim Remains Unidentified
    LOS ANGELES - Halfway up an embankment, below the junction of the 210 and 118 freeways, lay the charcoal remains of a man's life: charred newspapers and encyclopedias, a seared carpet, food cans popped open by intense heat. It was more than a year ago that gusty winds drove a wildfire from the canyons above Sylmar and down to the freeway ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Roof Collapse Sends Four Responders to Hospital

    ROCKVILLE, Md.-- Four firefighters were rushed to the hospital after a roof collapsed on their heads while they were cleaning up after a fire on Wilmart Street in Rockville Wednesday night. The fire broke out on the 1700 block of Wilmart Street at around 7:25 p.m., according to Montgomery County Fire spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt. "Three of the four firefighters will ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    3 Dead as SUV Strikes Ambulance at 100 mph

    3 Dead as SUV Strikes Ambulance at 100 mph
    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. - Three men are dead and two medics safe after a fast-moving sport utility vehicle traveling in the wrong lane sideswipes an ambulance early Thursday. "An eyewitness indicated [the SUV] could have been going as fast as 100 mph," says Mark E. Brady, spokesman for Prince George's County Fire and EMS. "I shudder to think what would have ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    FF Stabbed On Duty; Hunt On for Suspect

    FF Stabbed On Duty; Hunt On for Suspect
    LOS ANGELES - A firefighter is recovering from several stab wounds after being attacked while responding to a medical emergency. The knife wielding attacker remains at large. Charles MacDougal was recently named paramedic of the year. He was set to receive that honor Thursday at the very hospital where he was rushed today. Tuesday, MacDougal came to the emergency room as ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Rescue Workers Help 603Lb Woman Leave Home for First Time in 3 Years

    Rescue Workers Help 603Lb Woman Leave Home for First Time in 3 Years
    BANGKOK (AP) - A 603-pound (274-kilogram) woman believed to be the heaviest in Thailand left her apartment for the first time in three years Thursday with the help of Bangkok city hall and a forklift. Neighbors of 40-year-old Umnuayporn Tongprapai contacted the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority when they learned she needed medical attention to remove a tumor in her right leg. Bangkok's ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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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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    Drunk Firefighter Takes Engine For Joy Ride; Nearly Hits Police Cruiser

    Drunk Firefighter Takes Engine For Joy Ride; Nearly Hits Police Cruiser
    HAMILTON, VA - It wasn't the most inconspicuous of vehicles to choose. But the lure of a fire engine apparently proved too much for a volunteer firefighter in Hamilton, Virginia, who allegedly took four colleagues on a drunken joyride at the weekend. Sean Swanson, 27, was arrested after he nearly crashed into a police patrol car as he sped down the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Woman Set Fatal Fire In Bid for Man's Attention

    Woman Set Fatal Fire In Bid for Man's Attention
    WAYNE COUNTY, TX - Susan Marie Bates told state police she wanted to get boyfriend Timothy Wood's attention when she wrapped herself in a Dallas Cowboys fleece and set the blanket ablaze. The fire was the third that Ms. Bates is accused of setting Saturday afternoon at the rented home she and Mr. Wood shared in Wayne County's Texas Twp. Mr. ...
    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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Former Assistant Fire Chief Snaps, Attacks Dog with Rocks

    Former Assistant Fire Chief Snaps, Attacks Dog with Rocks
    LOS ANGELES - Testimony has begun in the case of a former Los Angeles County assistant fire chief who prosecutor alleged mortally wounded his neighbors' 6-month-old dog because it ran onto his property. The case in Riverside County has received national attention and is being closely watch by animal rights activists. [widget:news__featured_career_fire_captain] The defendant, Glynn Johnson, is accused of beating the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Detroit Firefighter Charged With Creating False Reports

    Detroit Firefighter Charged With Creating False Reports
    The Detroit Fire Department has suspended a 10-year veteran firefighter, who's expected to be charged today with creating a false fire department report after leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Jonathan Britt, 30, of Detroit was put on leave without pay last week when the department learned a warrant had been signed Jan. 6, Fire Commissioner James Mack said Thursday. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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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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    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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    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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Video: Firefighter Killed In Fall Through Church Roof

    Video: Firefighter Killed In Fall Through Church Roof
    MUNCIE -- More than three hours after flames sent a church's sanctuary roof crashing toward the ground, emergency personnel on the scene gathered around a covered body pulled from the still-steaming rubble and saluted their fallen brother. Scott Davis, a Muncie firefighter and former Yorktown fire chief, died Wednesday afternoon while fighting a blaze at the Tabernacle of Praise. Davis, married ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Gang Forces Ambulance Driver to Give Them Ride

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities say criminals hijacked an ambulance and forced the driver to give them a ride to a slum in Rio de Janeiro before taking their patient to the hospital. Officials say armed men stopped the ambulance shortly after it picked up a mental patient in a shantytown in the city's north side. Carrying pistols and shotguns, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -4

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