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    The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Firefighters

    Firefighters work hard and play hard. If you're gearing up for your summer vacation, but aren't sure which direction to go check out FireLink's top 25 cities list. When it comes to vacationing in the U.S., each city is unique. We thought about places that are good for both families and singles, reunions with both friends and relatives. Which city ...
    Published over 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Missouri Tornado Photo Gallery

    May 22, JOPLIN, Mo. - A massive tornado that blasted a four-mile path across southwestern Missouri slammed into the city of Joplin with cataclysmic force. The tornado Sunday night ripped into a hospital, destroyed neighborhoods and upended cars. An unknown number were killed in Joplin. Officials struggling to communicate without power and cellphone service were leery of putting a hard figure ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    FDNY Medic's Tasteless Joke May Cost Him His Job

    FDNY Medic's Tasteless Joke May Cost Him His Job
    NEW YORK - He got punked -- by himself. An EMS lieutenant with a sick sense of humor is likely to lose his FDNY job thanks to a tasteless joke that violated federal medical-privacy law. Bozo boss Michael Palleschi, 36, posted details online of a 911 call he found hilarious -- a woman complaining of a swollen vagina -- without redacting ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -19
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    Benefit Remembers First FF Killed on 9/11

    Benefit Remembers First FF Killed on 9/11
    NEW YORK CITY - He was the first firefighter killed on 9/11. And Danny Suhr of FDNY Engine Co. 216 will be remembered in his old Brooklyn neighborhood of Marine Park this Sept. 11. The men of 216 were some of the first responders to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and were setting up near the south tower when ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    VIDEO: Firefighters, Police Watch Man Drown

    VIDEO: Firefighters, Police Watch Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews and police could only watch after a man waded into San Francisco Bay, stood up to his neck and waited. They wanted to do something, but a policy strictly forbade them from trying to save the 50-year-old, officials said. A witness finally pulled the apparently suicidal man's lifeless body from the 54-degree water. Interim Alameda Fire ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Flood-Engulfed Victim: Firefighter Saved My Life

    Flood-Engulfed Victim: Firefighter Saved My Life
    SOMERVILLE, MA - An off-duty Somerville firefighter braved a raging flash flood to pull a woman off the roof of her floating car and drag her to safety as a pounding rainstorm hit the Boston area yesterday afternoon. “He saved my life,” said Christine Broderick, 45, of Somerville, who wore a soaked “I’m Purrfect” T-shirt with a picture of a cat. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    FDNY Far Behind In Racial, Gender Diversity

    FDNY Far Behind In Racial, Gender Diversity
    The debate over diversity in the FDNY has focused on one statistic - 91% of the Bravest are white. But in the shadow of the legal battle to bring more blacks and Hispanics into the department lurks another number: 31. That's how many female firefighters are employed by the FDNY, the nation's largest department with about 11,500 members, records show. It's ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Texas Wildfire Aftermath Image Gallery

    Residents affected by the wildfires are finally able to return to their homes to see what, if anything, can be salvaged. Hundreds of firefighters from across the nation have helped fights dozens of blazes burning in the drought-stricken state. Since Jan. 1, wildfires have scorched more than 1.4 million acres in the state and led to the deaths of two ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Civilians Jump from Windows to Escape Blaze; FIrefighter Make Dramatic Rescues

    Civilians Jump from Windows to Escape Blaze; FIrefighter Make Dramatic Rescues
    BRONX - A fire ripped through a Bronx public housing project yesterday afternoon, forcing a woman to dangle a baby out of a fifth-story window while she waited for rescuers to arrive. The blaze broke out at around 2 pm inside a closet in an apartment in the Pelham Parkway Houses and quickly spread through the three-bedroom residence, sending victims to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firefighter, Police Officer Honored as Heroes After Saving Couple from Pond

    Firefighter, Police Officer Honored as Heroes After Saving Couple from Pond
    WESTMONT, IL - A Westmont police officer and firefighter scoffed at being called heroes Tuesday despite diving into a frigid retention pond to save an elderly couple whose car plunged into the water. "I didn't think about what I was doing; I just did it," Officer Jennifer Muska said. "In a situation like that your adrenaline kicks in." Added firefighter Brendan ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firefighter Leprechaun Wins Car on "Let's Make a Deal"

    Firefighter Leprechaun Wins Car on "Let's Make a Deal"
    It had to be the luck of the Irish. Cape Coral firefighter/engineer Ryan Corlew, dressed as a leprechaun in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, picked the right door and won the grand prize on “Let’s Make a Deal” — a 2010 Mustang with a $21,845 price tag. “I couldn’t believe it. The green leprechaun got the gold Mustang,” said Corlew, 38, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Naked Firefighter Might Lose His Job Over Photo

    Naked Firefighter Might Lose His Job Over Photo
    WASHINGTON, DC - They say women love firefighters. And men who can cook. One D.C. firefighter seems to have tried to combine the two -- naked! The Washington D.C. fire and emergency services department has launched a probe after a photo surfaced of a naked firefighter apparently cooking for a party in a firehouse, NBC reported. The photo was turned into ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-EMT Admits to Posting Corpse Photos on Facebook

    Ex-EMT Admits to Posting Corpse Photos on Facebook
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Martha and Ronald Wimmer kissed and embraced in court yesterday after a former emergency medical technician admitted he posted a photo of their murdered daughter's corpse on the Internet last year. And while Mark Musarella, 47, must surrender his EMT license and perform 200 hours of community service, the couple was pained that the Oakwood Beach resident ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Family of Four Rescued from House Fire by Off-Duty Firefighter

    Family of Four Rescued from House Fire by Off-Duty Firefighter
    WARWICK, R.I. - - Four people sleeping inside their home escaped from their burning house on West Shore last night after an off-duty firefighter saw heavy smoke and alerted them. But in addition to putting out the fire, which started in the attic and eventually caused heavy damage there, firefighters had to retrieve the owner of the house who went back ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fire Truck on Tracks Gets Slammed By Speeding Train [Video]

    Fire Truck on Tracks Gets Slammed By Speeding Train [Video]
    DETROIT - A Detroit firefighter’s decision to park a $600,000 ladder truck on train tracks while responding to a traffic accident is under investigation after an Amtrak train slammed into it late Monday morning. One firefighter was treated and released at a metro Detroit hospital after he tried to drive the truck — with No. 13 on its side — off ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Surviving the Flames; Two Heroes Tell their Tale

    Surviving the Flames; Two Heroes Tell their Tale
    MODESTO - After 24 years of fighting fires, Jim Adams had become an expert with the hook. So on New Year's night, with fire raging in the garage of a home on Modesto's Coston Avenue, the 46-year-old Modesto fire engineer climbed onto the roof and began prodding away. He used the rakelike tool to confirm structural stability, looking for the best ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hero Firefighter Enters His Third Tour in Iraq

    Hero Firefighter Enters His Third Tour in Iraq
    LONG BEACH - David Kean had already chosen an adventurous, life-saving career. So what could have motivated the Long Beach firefighter to join an even more unpredictable career more than 20 years ago? "When I first became a firefighter, pretty much everybody at that station with me, with the exception of one guy, had been Vietnam vets," Kean said. "They talked ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash

    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash
    CHARLOTTE - Two members of the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad were killed Sunday in a two-car crash in McDowell County. The victims were returning from McDowell Fire and Rescue College, where they had attended a weekend firefighting seminar, according to the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad. The victims were identified as Jeremy Bolick, 23, and Tommy Wright, 20. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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    EMS Competition & Health Fair in NYC

    EMS Competition & Health Fair in NYC
    When EMS members responded to a call for two cars on the side of the road, they might have assumed there was a minor accident. But instead, there's a woman with no pulse, a burn victim and a hostage that pops out of the trunk of one car. It's not necessarily a typical day on the job. The good news? It's ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2