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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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH

    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH
    BOTHELL, WA - The application states it is a form for nominations to Bothell’s local register of historic landmarks. In this case, what is being nominated probably isn’t normally thought of as a landmark. Still, if you’ve lived in the Bothell area for any period of time, you’ve most likely seen it on holidays, in parades or at other municipal events. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life

    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life
    UNITED KINGDOM - Newborn Sophie Thomlinson weighed 1lb 15oz and desperately needed to go into an incubator to survive but the equipment is too bulky to be kept in his ambulance. With time running out, Rob helped stabilize the premature child by wrapping her in a yellow clinical waste bag normally used for binning hazardous medical supplies. The paramedic then cocooned ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire

    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire
    BAKERSFIELD, CA. - Firefighters continued to battle a stubborn tunnel fire Sunday that broke out when several cars of a freight train derailed near Bakersfield. Several homes were evacuated when a tanker car carrying denatured alcohol burst into flames, authorities said. There were no injuries in the accident, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to a tunnel on ...
    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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    2 Killed In Another DC Metro Crash [Video]

    2 Killed In Another DC Metro Crash [Video]
    ROCKVILLE, Md. - Two Metro workers are dead after an early morning accident near the Rockville Metrorail station. Metro says there will be no Red Line train service between the Shady Grove and Rockville Metrorail stations Tuesday morning. Trains are operating between the Glenmont and Twinbrook. Metro is encouraging riders to use the Twinbrook and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations. Riders should expect ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Patient Among Five Dead in TX Air Ambulance Crash

    Patient Among Five Dead in TX Air Ambulance Crash
    ALPINE, Texas — A patient and his wife were among the dead when an air ambulance crashed shortly after takeoff from a West Texas airport, killing all 5 people on board. The crash happened about 12:15 a.m. Sunday about a mile east of Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, around 200 miles southeast of El Paso. The twin-engine Cessna 421 had just taken off ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Another 9/11 Firefighter Passes Away Due to Illness at Ground Zero

    Another 9/11 Firefighter Passes Away Due to Illness at Ground Zero
    A retired city firefighter who spent two months toiling at Ground Zero died of lung disease Tuesday, his wife said. William Quick, 55, a veteran of 23 years with the FDNY, survived 9/11 - but he could not escape Ground Zero's toxic dust. "He was there when both towers came down," his wife, Lisa Quick, said last night, her voice trailing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Firefighter Found Guilty of Fire Truck DUI

    Firefighter Found Guilty of Fire Truck DUI
    MADISON, S.D. (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Madison has been convicted of driving a fire truck while drunk over Labor Day weekend. Jurors on Wednesday deliberated about 45 minutes before finding 43-year-old Scott Johnson guilty of driving under the influence. Johnson was arrested following a false alarm call. A police officer tested Johnson's blood-alcohol level as being just over the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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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 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Hero Firefighter Dies Saving 3 Kids from Lake

    Hero Firefighter Dies Saving 3 Kids from Lake
    Macon-Bibb County firefighter Michael Dewayne Jones drowned trying to save his two sons and a little girl from Lake Tobesofkee in Georgia, according to WMAZ in Macon. Jones jumped in the lake after he noticed the little girl starting to drown. While saving the girl, his sons, Jarell, 7, and Joshua, 5, got in to the lake and began to drown. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Miracle Boy Survives Metal Hook Through Brain

    Miracle Boy Survives Metal Hook Through Brain
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A North Carolina family is thankful for their 17-month-old son's life after a gruesome household injury. Jessiah Jackson is free of any apparent brain damage after a neurosurgeon removed a metal part lodged two inches into the back of the boy's brain. According to the boy's grandfather, the toddler was standing on a chair outside their home ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FF Captures Video of Cop Shooting Dog on Cell Phone

    FF Captures Video of Cop Shooting Dog on Cell Phone
    FORT PIERCE, FL - Fire Rescue officials in Fort Pierce said a firefighter won't be disciplined for using a personal cell phone to capture the shooting of a dog by Fort Pierce police. Fort Pierce police Tuesday released the video recorded by one of three firefighters stranded in their rescue truck because of the dog. The video shows a pit bull ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    NIOSH Finds Department at Fault for 2009 Death of Firefighter

    NIOSH Finds Department at Fault for 2009 Death of Firefighter
    ST. ANNA, WI - A federal investigation of the Dec. 29 fire and explosion that killed St. Anna firefighter Steven Koeser found fault with the training and decision-making of the St. Anna Fire Department. The investigation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) also faulted the disposal and storage of materials by Bremer Manufacturing Co., the town of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Paramedic Recounts Horrific Scene After Schoolyard Shootout

    NEWARK, NJ - Derron Brice was a Navy Corpsman for eight years and has a Desert Storm ribbon. He has been a paramedic for UMDNJ in Newark for four years. He has seen trauma from gunshots, schrapnel, blunt force; all the things, as he says in paramedic vernacular, make “bodies no longer viable.” He has seen his share of such bodies. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Three FFs Continue to Serve After Surviving Natural Gas Bomb

    Three FFs Continue to Serve After Surviving Natural Gas Bomb
    COLUMBUS, OH - The construction worker who showed up at the Hilltop fire station was nonchalant. He thought an underground gas pipe had been punctured on W. Broad Street and asked firefighters to take a look. Firefighters respond to gas leaks every day, and most don't amount to much. But this one, less than a block from Fire Station 17, was ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FF Defends Stair Climb Title, Breaks Own World Record

    FF Defends Stair Climb Title, Breaks Own World Record
    MISSOULA, Mont. — A Missoula firefighter has won a stairclimbing competition in Seattle for the third straight year. The Missoulian reports Missoula Rural Fire's Kory Burgess won the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb Sunday by running up 69 flights of stairs in 10 minutes, 53.78 seconds, breaking the record he set two years ago. About 1,500 firefighters competed in the event, in which ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Dispute Grows Over Expense of Firefighter Funerals

    Dispute Grows Over Expense of Firefighter Funerals
    BUFFALO - Officials say the city will reimburse the firefighters union for most expenses related to the funerals of two firefighters who died last year, but it will not put up money for alcohol served at the receptions. "It would be foolish for the city to engage in underwriting alcohol- related expenses," Comptroller Andrew A. SanFilippo said Tuesday. The city has ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Climber Killed In Oregon Fall Id'd As Fire-Medic

    Climber Killed In Oregon Fall Id'd As Fire-Medic
    PORTLAND - A 30-year-old Southeast Portland climber who fell off Beacon Rock and died Sunday evening was a firefighter-paramedic who worked in Oregon, Skamania County sheriff’s officials said. Nathan “Nate” Turner fell about 5:30 p.m., according to a bulletin from the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers first believed he’d only suffered a broken arm and leg. Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -3