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    Medical Responder Killed in Ambulance Crash En Route to Scene

    Medical Responder Killed in Ambulance Crash En Route to Scene
    SAN DIEGO — Hours before he was fatally struck by a car while setting up flares around a highway traffic accident, emergency medical technician Esteban Bahena made this post to his Facebook account: “Just transported a patient coming off a jet plane. Love my job.” Bahena, 24, died about 8:30 a.m. Thursday after getting hit on state Route 163 south of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Firefighter Caught in Drug Raid; Arrested

    Firefighter Caught in Drug Raid; Arrested
    QUINCY — A Quincy firefighter is on leave after being arrested in a Braintree drug raid. It’s the second time Patrick J. Ryan, 45, has been disciplined for facing criminal charges. Ryan has been a city firefighter since 1995. He is charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws. Police raided a house on East Division Street in Braintree Saturday that they ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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    New Firefighter Location Technology Unveiled

    New Firefighter Location Technology Unveiled
    WORCESTER - Scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute today demonstrated new technologies that could save the lives of firefighters trapped inside burning buildings. At WPI's annual conference on indoor location tracking for rescue workers, held in Worcester, researchers demonstrated new electronic systems that cut in half the average time needed to track down a lost firefighter. "The technology's actually better than we ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighter Sworn In From Hospital Bed After Crash

    Firefighter Sworn In From Hospital Bed After Crash
    AMITYVILLE, NY - William End wanted to become a firefighter because of friendship. Sunday he got his wish -- but the swearing-in took place in a hospital bed where he lay recovering from a crash that killed one of his good friends in the department. End barely had the strength to lift his new Amityville Fire Department badge, and he choked ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Firefighters Help Revive Toddler Who Fell Into Pool

    Firefighters Help Revive Toddler Who Fell Into Pool
    STATEN ISLAND, NY - A 14-month-old boy was hospitalized on Saturday after falling into a backyard swimming pool at his family’s home on Staten Island, officials said. The boy, Vincent Fougere, somehow wound up underwater in the pool behind his house on Brehaut Avenue in Tottenville shortly after noon, the police said. It was not immediately clear how long the boy ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighter Faces Dismissal Over Car Crash Video

    Firefighter Faces Dismissal Over Car Crash Video
    ATLANTA - An investigation of video taken of a Griffin woman just moments after she was killed in a car accident will continue in hopes of identifying the second voice captured during the recording, officials said Friday. Related A Spalding County firefighter was notified Thursday that he will be terminated for using his cell phone camera to record the image of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Watch: Rare Brazillian 'Fire Tornado' Caught on Video

    Watch: Rare Brazillian 'Fire Tornado' Caught on Video
    BRAZIL - Like a special effect from a Harry Potter film, a tornado of fire rises from the ground as if enchanted. This rare phenomenon then swept through burning fields and stopped traffic in Brazil as bush fires spread across the country. The whirlwind of flame, several metres high, was caught on camera in Aracatuba, in southern Sao Paulo state. It ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday

    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday
    GOSHEN — Glen Arden's oldest resident, S. Delvalle Goldsmith, was honored recently with a surprise 104th birthday party that included a dozen members of the Patterson Fire Department, where Del served as department chaplain and fire policeman for 50 years. Arrangements for the party were made by Lt. John Bodor, under whom Del served while with the department. Along with many ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'

    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'
    HOMEWOOD, IL - Firefighters are used to handling tough situations. Going into a building fully engulfed in flames to rescue people is not done by those who can't deal with adversity. That may help explain how firefighters in Homewood and Chicago Ridge approached the situation of being told their usual way of collecting funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was being ...
    Published over 5 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Tires of Plane Catch Fire in CA Landing

    Tires of Plane Catch Fire in CA Landing
    SACRAMENTO — The tires of a JetBlue airplane caught fire yesterday during a hard landing in Sacramento that sent passengers down emergency slides to escape the aircraft and left 15 people with minor injuries. Passenger Michelle McDuffie said people onboard felt a thud when the plane touched down at about 12:50 p.m. after a flight from Long Beach, Calif., but nobody ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Transgendered Widow of FF Regrets Springer Appearance

    Transgendered Widow of FF Regrets Springer Appearance
    WHATRON, TX - The transgender widow at the center of a court battle focusing on her late firefighter husband's estate apologized Tuesday for her appearance on a tabloid talk show 15 years ago during which she surprised a man who once kissed her with the news that she was born a boy. Nikki Araguz, 35, expressed deep regret for not telling ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FDNY Veteran Accused of Growing 100 Marijuana Plants, Endangering Kids

    FDNY Veteran Accused of Growing 100 Marijuana Plants, Endangering Kids
    NEW YORK - A city firefighter was caught "red-handed" tending more than 100 marijuana plants - each worth $5,000 - in the basement of a Queens house, a prosecutor said Monday. Patrick Murray was not only running an illegal drug operation, but he was also endangering three young kids living above the drug den, exposing them to harmful fumes from powerful ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities

    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities
    BARTLETT, IL — The Bartlett Fire Protection District is placing new signs on ITS fire engines and ladder truck that say “Paramedics,” indicating that even these vehicles designed for firefighting now carry advanced life support capabilities. Fire Chief Michael Falese said these vehicles have the obvious fire suppression capabilities that most people are aware of, but they also have carried fully ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat

    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat
    NEW YORK - A Long Island town's fire chief and a New York City firefighter were arrested Tuesday for brandishing guns while threatening a pedestrian, officials said. Michael Charles, the Hempstead fire chief, held a handgun on his hip while Brian Schuck, an eight-year-FDNY veteran, toted a shotgun when they harassed a man walking down a Hempstead street Sunday afternoon, Nassau ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Immediate Danger Has Passed After 'Catastrophic' Dam Break

    Immediate Danger Has Passed After 'Catastrophic' Dam Break
    Iowa Governor Chet Culver said Saturday night the immediate danger near Lake Delhi had passed after a "catastrophic" dam breach sent water spilling downstream and hundreds of people fleeing for safety, The Des Moines Register reported. Culver praised the quick action of emergency personnel in response to the dam break which sent water downstream from the Maquoketa River into the streets ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer

    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer
    NEW YORK - A surfer was clinging to life Friday night after firefighters pulled him from the choppy waters of the Rockaways. The 20-year-old victim got tangled in a jetty off the boardwalk near Beach 92nd St. about 4:15p.m., officials and witnesses said. Fellow surfers swam to help the distressed man, whose ankle tether - a line that ties the board ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash

    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash
    BOSTON - The City of Boston and six truck maintenance shops have been sued for their alleged roles in allowing a 49,000-pound firetruck to go out on the road with faulty brakes, leading it to plunge down a hilltop street two years ago, killing a firefighter and damaging a Mission Hill apartment complex. The lawsuit was filed by Federal Insurance Company, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields
    Age: 42 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Second Assistant Fire Chief Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 05/31/2011 Duty Type: After Incident Time: 12:52 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 05/31/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Flanders Fire Department Company #1 and Rescue 27 Main ST Flanders , New Jersey 07836 Chief: Greg Widzemok ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    CT Firefighter Finds Late Dad in WWII Footage

    CT Firefighter Finds Late Dad in WWII Footage
    NEW HAVEN — With due deference to rank, city Firefighter Rick Conte believed his deputy chief and longtime friend was crazy. After all, the odds of actually seeing 65-year-old video footage of Conte’s late father, a U.S. Army MP, during a TV documentary on World War II was about one in 8 million, the number of Army soldiers who served in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3