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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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    FF Resigns After Setting Co-Worker On Fire

    FF Resigns After Setting Co-Worker On Fire
    APOPKA, Fla. -- A central Florida firefighter has resigned after being charged with setting a co-worker on fire during a Christmas party last month. Apopka police say 44-year-old Jason Leblanc has been charged with arson and arson resulting in the injury of another. Police say Leblanc was at a Christmas party Dec. 18 when he poured lighter fluid on 25-year-old Jack ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -7
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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 7 years ago | Rated: -5
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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 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Retired Firefighter Hits Casino Jackpot, Wins Millions

    Retired Firefighter Hits Casino Jackpot, Wins Millions
    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – A retired firefighter from San Leandro won big when he visited a local casino this week. Dale Valentine was making one of his regular visits to Twin Pine Casino in Middletown on Tuesday when he hit a jackpot of approximately $8,430,301.44 on a statewide California Megabucks slot machine. “Our tribe has been committed to providing great success in ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time

    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time
    SACRAMENTO — Fifty-three days after being pulled from a burning home, Modesto fire engineer James Adams walked triumphantly Tuesday through the doors of the University of California Medical Center. He raised his bandaged hands and smiled broadly while greeting many of the 80 or so who came to welcome him back to the outside world. Adams' life was in peril just ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]

    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Record-busting rainfall in Oklahoma led to a day of dramatic rescues from swift floodwaters, but officials and residents acknowledged the outcome could have been far worse. No one had to be hospitalized Monday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There was just one unconfirmed report of a death, in Lawton on Monday night. Stranded motorists climbed ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation

    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation
    VENEZUELA - A British tourist has been killed by gunmen in Venezuela in a botched robbery attempt. Thomas Ossel, 28, was shot in the armpit after four armed men burst into the guest house where he was staying with his brother Jack, 21, police confirmed. The keen travellers were staying on the popular holiday island of Isla Margarita when the gunmen ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Off-Duty Fireman Rescues Wheelchair-Bound Woman

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A fire official says an off-duty firefighter pulled over Tuesday when he spotted a Puyallup house fire and rescued the wheelchair-bound woman inside. Central Pierce Fire Assistant Chief Randy Stephens tells The News Tribune that the unidentified woman suffered minor smoke inhalation but was otherwise unhurt. Stephens says the Graham, Wash., firefighter was driving by after picking his ...
    Published about 7 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Oh Deer: 10-12 Point Buck Breaks Into, Damages Home

    Oh Deer: 10-12 Point Buck Breaks Into, Damages Home
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man says it didn't take him long to decide not to mess with the uninvited, antlered guest he found in his kitchen. Belleville resident Mark Page and his wife were sleeping Saturday when the sound of breaking glass and - was that hooves? - woke them up. [widget:follow_us] Page went downstairs to find a 10-to-12 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Two Missing After Small Plane Crashes Into IL Home; 75 Firefighters Respond

    Two Missing After Small Plane Crashes Into IL Home; 75 Firefighters Respond
    BELLEVILLE, IL - Two people aboard a small private plane are unaccounted for after the plane crashed into an airplane hangar and home in the Villa Hills area about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Signal Hill Fire Chief Greg Render. Render wouldn't confirm the two aboard had been killed, but he said no one was recovered from the plane and that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighters Get Much Anticipated Pink Truck

    Firefighters Get Much Anticipated Pink Truck
    PLATTSBURGH -- The pink firetruck has officially arrived. After months of waiting, members of the Guardians of the Ribbon cancer-support group are now waiting to get their themed truck decked out with graphics before it hits the streets in support of various causes. Jim Garrant, president of local Guardians Chapter 14, hopes the truck will be finished by the end of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt

    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt
    LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Fire Chief John Spotloe said an inaccessible road thwarted firefighters who responded to a barn fire Wednesday. "When we turned onto Otto Road we were met with a big orange sign which said 'Road Closed,' " Spotloe said after fire destroyed a barn at the Jewel Bucy residence, 7601 N. Otto Road. Jewel and Janis Bucy lost their ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    EMS Week 2011: Tributes Across the Country

    EMS Week pays tribute to the men and women who are dedicated to provide first response care to your community and are often the difference between life and death. This gallery honors these first responders whose commitment to providing day-to-day lifesaving services helps us all live happier lives. Hear from communities they've helped, tour EMT facilities across the country, and listen ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    VID: New Tool Aids Firefighters In Extrication Efforts

    VID: New Tool Aids Firefighters In Extrication Efforts
    NAPA, CA - Firefighters at the Napa Fire Department have begun to use a pair of new cutters to extricate crash victims from crushed vehicles more quickly. The shears, shaped like a giant lobster claw, were purchased this spring with a $5,481 grant from the Fireman’s Fund, an insurance company, through Malloy Imrie and Vasconi Insurance Services LLC of Napa. The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck

    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck
    JANESVILLE, IA — A volunteer Janesville firefighter has been charged with drunken driving after he allegedly rolled a fire truck while on duty. The Bremer County Sheriff's Office said David Francis Flood, 43, was driving the truck as the department was either responding to or working on a fire in rural Bremer County on March 27. He was charged with operating ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -10
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    Texas Fire Chief's Departure a "Great Loss"

    Texas Fire Chief's Departure a "Great Loss"
    ARLINGTON -- Chief Robin Paulsgrove announced Monday that he'll retire in May after 13 years as Arlington's top firefighter. City leaders credit Paulsgrove's leadership for enhanced firefighter training, emergency preparedness and public education initiatives that have created a safer Arlington for residents and visitors. Paulsgrove has played a key role in public safety planning for Arlington's growing entertainment district, where ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    7-Year-Old Dials 9-1-1, Saves Family from Attack

    7-Year-Old Dials 9-1-1, Saves Family from Attack
    NORWALK, Calif. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who called 911 from a locked bathroom while armed robbers threatened his parents hugged and high-fived on Wednesday the sheriff's dispatcher who took his call. The boy, identified only as Carlos, told reporters at a news conference that he remained calm during the ordeal because his mother used to make him practice dialing 911 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC

    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC
    NEW YORK — A 6-year-old boy who was made an honorary New York City firefighter during his battle with cancer has been remembered at a solemn memorial service. Little Liam Witt died Jan. 24 after enduring years of radiation and chemotherapy. The firefighters of Ladder Co. 24 and Engine Co. 1 admired Liam's fighting spirit. They gave him his own locker ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +15