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    Remembering the Charleston Nine Three Years Later

    Remembering the Charleston Nine Three Years Later
    CHARLESTON, SC - A solemn, subdued memorial is planned for Friday evening to mark the third anniversary of the Sofa Super Store blaze that claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. The Savannah Highway site of the deadly fire will be open for people to pay their respects. Firefighters and families of the fallen will go first, in a private session ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    GA Battalion Chief Attempts to Rescue Troubled Youths

    GA Battalion Chief Attempts to Rescue Troubled Youths
    GWINNETT COUNTY, GA - A Gwinnett County firefighter's mission is to save lives in a broader context: He has moved beyond emergency response to early intervention. Battalion Chief Eddie Myers, whose wife is a Loganville private school administrator, recognized a need for positive role models in schools. Two years ago, he created FLAME (Firefighter Lunch and Mentoring Experience), a program that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    City Hopes to Halt Hydrant Openings Amid Heat

    City Hopes to Halt Hydrant Openings Amid Heat
    Columbus, Ohio -- City residents caused headaches for firefighters when some opened fire hydrants to cool off amid midsummerlike temperatures on Tuesday. Firefighters shut off about 50 fire hydrants across the city, Battalion Chief Michael Fowler said. Open hydrants are a problem every summer, he said, but the situation came early this year as the high temperature on Tuesday hit 93 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Paramedic Hit by Vehicle While Responding to Highway Crash

    Paramedic Hit by Vehicle While Responding to Highway Crash
    TULSA - A paramedic had to be taken to the hospital herself after being hit by a Jeep while responding to an accident near 51st and Harvard. It happened early Friday morning. It started with an accident in the intersection in which the driver of a car t-boned a minivan. While investigators were attempting to move the car and minivan out ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Two Firemen Arrested In Bar Brawl

    Two Firemen Arrested In Bar Brawl
    BROOKLYN - Two firefighters were arrested Thursday on riot and assault charges stemming from a bloody Brooklyn bar brawl, officials said. Firefighters Ryan Warnock and Michael Reilly turned themselves in to the Brooklyn district attorney. They were arraigned Thursday night and released on their own recognizance. They could face up to four years in prison if convicted of first-degree riot, a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter in EMT Scandal Has Day in Court

    Firefighter in EMT Scandal Has Day in Court
    HAVERHILL -- The man accused of helping his fellow Haverhill firefighters lie about receiving mandatory EMT training may learn his fate today in Suffolk Superior Court. Former Firefighter Jeffrey Given, 41, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting the making of false statements in documents to the state Office of Emergency Medical Services, violating state emergency medical requirements, and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Finally Some Peace for FF Father of Slain Son

    Finally Some Peace for FF Father of Slain Son
    NEW HAVEN — A 30-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday in the shooting death of a city firefighter’s son. Jermaine Scott, of New Haven, said nothing during a short court appearance. A judge kept his bail at $1 million. The arrest warrant affidavit in the case was sealed. Scott is charged with repeatedly shooting Marquise Baskin on June 19 behind 660 Winchester ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Community Lines the Streets to Honor Fallen Firefighter

    Community Lines the Streets to Honor Fallen Firefighter
    OLATHE, KS - From “perfect child” to Marine reservist to Shawnee firefighter, John Glaser of Olathe wanted to help people. In a smoke-filled house last Saturday, he died trying. On Thursday, hundreds of fellow firefighters in dress uniforms joined family, friends and police officers in saying goodbye to the first Shawnee firefighter to die in the line of duty. The somber ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    NJ Firefighters Experience Simulated Terrorist Attack

    NJ Firefighters Experience Simulated Terrorist Attack
    NEWARK -- As firefighters from the Bayonne, Hackensack and Newark Fire departments sifted through burned-out cars and cracked cement slabs inside the improvised Metro City Tunnel, none of them heard the mechanical cry for help coming from the back of a truck. Stepping carefully over the shifting, wet debris behind them, Newark firefighter Frank Bellina pulled a life-size mannequin out of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Student EMT Tried Desperately to Save Classmate's Life

    Student EMT Tried Desperately to Save Classmate's Life
    BOSTON - A quick-thinking student EMT who tried to save a Bolton high school senior who died Monday after collapsing at track practice said yesterday he struggled mightily to rescue his friend. “I did what I needed to do,” Brad Lewis, a Nashoba Regional High School student EMT, told reporters. “I wasn’t treating symptoms, I was treating my friend. It was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    Father Who Was Set on Fire Dies; Son Charged With Murder

    TAMPA - Ronald W. Harris Sr., the victim burned by his son Ronald Harris Jr., has succumbed to his injuries. Harris died shortly before 6 p.m., Monday. Harris Jr., is now charged with first degree murder and arson. He is scheduled for his first appearance in court today at 1 p.m. As reported Monday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, at ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Chicago Firefighters Get $94 Million in Back Pay

    Chicago Firefighters Get $94 Million in Back Pay
    CHICAGO - Chicago firefighters and paramedics will get $94 million in back pay dating back to June 30, 2007 — bankrolled by debt likened to “borrowing to pay for last year’s groceries” — thanks to a contract ratified Monday. “We’re very concerned. It’s enormously expensive to borrow to pay for operating costs. Future taxpayers are gonna have to pay, not only ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Spontaneous Combustion Kills 110 Cows, Puts Firefighters on Defense

    Spontaneous Combustion Kills 110 Cows, Puts Firefighters on Defense
    WOODSBORO, Md. --The Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office determined the spontaneous combustion of tightly compacted hay bales caused a barn fire Sunday in the 10200 block of Oak Hill Road. Marc McNeal, chief fire marshal at the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, said a worker in the 75- by 400-foot barn was moving some hay bales when a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Three Dead, Four Injured In Virginia House Fire

    Three Dead, Four Injured In Virginia House Fire
    LORTON, Va. - Three people -- two children and an adult -- are dead in Lorton townhouse fire, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue tells WTOP. Another three children and an adult were taken to Washington Hospital's Burn Center. Firefighters are still on the scene of the fire in the 9600 block of Hagel Circle. "We're still controlling this fire. It did ...
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    Young Firefighter Receives Surgery After Fighting Fatal Blaze

    Young Firefighter Receives Surgery After Fighting Fatal Blaze
    HOMEWOOD, IL - A 21-year-old Homewood firefighter underwent skin-graft surgery Thursday to repair first- and second-degree burns suffered in an extra-alarm fire Tuesday night that claimed the life of a firefighter and an elderly war veteran. Karra Kopas, a part-time firefighter/paramedic and Prairie State College student, was upgraded to fair condition Thursday while recovering in the burn unit at the University ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    CFD Sends 700 Holiday Packages to Soldiers Overseas

    CFD Sends 700 Holiday Packages to Soldiers Overseas
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The Chicago Fire Department loaded up 700 packages to be sent to U.S. troops overseas for the holidays Monday. Firefighters and paramedics dug into their own pockets and raised money to buy products for U.S. troops. Firefighter LeeAnn McKay who organizes the holiday packages says the troops are very grateful. "The military just loves it. They're just so ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Former Battalion Chief Linked to High-Stakes Firehouse Betting Ring

    Former Battalion Chief Linked to High-Stakes Firehouse Betting Ring
    SAN FRANCISCO - A former South San Francisco firefighter has been charged with running a high-stakes sports betting ring, using city phones to wager an average of $500 a week and soliciting colleagues to participate, authorities said. James Anthony Selvitella Jr., 52, a onetime battalion chief, was charged with conspiracy and bookmaking in San Mateo County Superior Court along with four ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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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