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    4 Sisters, Including Twins, Rescued from Burning Home

    4 Sisters, Including Twins, Rescued from Burning Home
    [widget:news__wtop] HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Four sisters are in area hospitals after firefighters rescued them from a burning house. Twin 13-year-old girls are in very critical condition, acting Prince George's County Fire and EMS Chief Marc Bashoor tells WTOP. One was transported to Children's Hospital and the other to Prince George's Hospital Center. Another two girls -- ages 4 and 9 -- ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building

    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building
    WAYNESVILLE - A fire in Waynesville early Thursday morning has displaced several families and put two people in the hospital. It could have been a much different story if paramedic Mike McCart hadn't acted quickly to save them. Mike McCart is a jack of all trades. He is not only a paramedic, but a former volunteer firefighter and a member of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern

    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern
    ALLENTOWN, PA - Allentown's aging East Side Fire Station is crumbling and sinking into the ground, posing a health risk to firefighters, according to a recent assessment by the city's top firefighter. "The station is literally falling apart at the seams and sinking," Chief Robert Scheirer told the federal government last June. "We are now at the point where the station ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Massive 5-Alarm Fire Tests Brooklyn's Bravest

    Massive 5-Alarm Fire Tests Brooklyn's Bravest
    BROOKLYN - A massive five-alarm Brooklyn factory fire, spewing smoke that could been seen for miles, was still burning more than 24 hours after it started. About 200 firefighters fought the flames that first engulfed the Rosewood Inc. kitchen cabinet factory in Bushwick at 6 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said. Dark smoke poured from the Evergreen Ave. warehouse overnight, and intense ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Caught Cheating on Promotions Test Gets Promoted

    Firefighter Caught Cheating on Promotions Test Gets Promoted
    ORLANDO, FL - An announcement regarding an Orlando firefighter who was caught cheating on a promotions test has his department in a frenzy: he's getting a promotion. Two years ago, Orlando Assistant Fire Chief Rudy Johnson said he didn't cheat after listening in on radio transmissions for advanced information on the promotions test. Johnson claims that it was broadcast over open ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -5
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Six Firefighters Injured In Truck Rollover

    Six Firefighters Injured In Truck Rollover
    FARMINGTON, MO — Six volunteer firefighters survived a rollover accident in the Farmington Fire Department's pumper tanker truck, one that the Missouri State Highway Patrol says was caused by another motorist. Investigators say the driver of the tanker were trying to avoid a motorist during a routine fire call. The Farmington volunteer crew had their lights and sirens blaring heading down ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Boy, 12, Rescues Three Toddlers in Fatal Crash

    Boy, 12, Rescues Three Toddlers in Fatal Crash
    NEW HARMONY, UT - Twelve-year-old Cory Arnett was on a midday drive Monday with a neighbor and three preschoolers when he started feeling nervous about how fast they were traveling on the poorly maintained dirt canyon road. Beth Donnelly, 23, was driving the 2003 Ford Explorer on Pace Canyon Road. In the backseat were her 2-year-old daughter, Berlin, another 2-year-old girl ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    FFs Best Police In Annual Guns 'N Hoses Competition

    FFs Best Police In Annual Guns 'N Hoses Competition
    ST. LOUIS -- When a shoulder injury prevented St. Louis County police officer Steve Park from continuing, the last-bout victory went to St. Louis Fire Department firefighter Chad Vancil and the firefighters claimed a 9-8 team victory in 17 bouts at the 24th Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses Wednesday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. All five metro-east boxers lost their ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout

    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout
    STATEN ISLAND - He's lucky to be alive. A man who collapsed at a Staten Island health club was saved when an off-duty firefighter, off-duty EMT and a retired FDNY lieutenant all pitched in and came to the rescue. FDNY Firefighter Ken Labarbera, EMT James Manti and retired Lt. Fred Capetta were exercising at the New York Sports Club on the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Massive Tanker Fire Shuts Down DC Highways

    Massive Tanker Fire Shuts Down DC Highways
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The commute along Interstate 270 is always grueling, but a massive gasoline fire on Montrose Road Thursday morning made it worse than normal. So how bad has the commute been? "On a scale of one to 10 for Montgomery County, I'm going to give it a nine," says WTOP Traffic Reporter Lisa Baden. The huge fire on Montrose ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    TX Fire Chief Drops Prerequisites for Prospective Firefighters

    TX Fire Chief Drops Prerequisites for Prospective Firefighters
    ARLINGTON, TX -- In anticipation of what he calls a "retirement bubble," Fire Chief Don Crowson has removed the requirement that prospective firefighters already be trained in emergency medical procedures. Nearly 40 percent of the city's sworn firefighters are eligible for retirement. So to open the doors to more applicants, the department has dropped all certification prerequisites for the first time ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Former Volunteer Firefighter Charged in Arson Killings

    Former Volunteer Firefighter Charged in Arson Killings
    EAST WINDSOR, CT — A former volunteer firefighter in Connecticut has been charged with arson murder in a 1986 fire that killed a local couple. Police say 48-year-old Peter Waraksa set the fire that killed 59-year-old Orie Weeks and his 57-year-old wife, Assunta Weeks, on Oct. 7, 1986. Police Chief Edward DeMarco Jr. and prosecutors say the case file in the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -5
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Chicago Firefighter Dies After 4-Story Fall from Ladder

    Chicago Firefighter Dies After 4-Story Fall from Ladder
    CHICAGO - A Chicago firefighter was killed this morning after a he fell from a ladder while fighting a grease-chute fire at a West Looprestaurant. He's been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Wheatley of Chicago. He was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m. Chicago Fire Department Commissioner spoke outside Stroger Hospital this morning. He said the firefighters were at Avec Restaurant at 615 ...
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    3 Dead as SUV Strikes Ambulance at 100 mph

    3 Dead as SUV Strikes Ambulance at 100 mph
    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. - Three men are dead and two medics safe after a fast-moving sport utility vehicle traveling in the wrong lane sideswipes an ambulance early Thursday. "An eyewitness indicated [the SUV] could have been going as fast as 100 mph," says Mark E. Brady, spokesman for Prince George's County Fire and EMS. "I shudder to think what would have ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Man Testifies He Was Paid $20 to Start Fire that Killed FF

    Man Testifies He Was Paid $20 to Start Fire that Killed FF
    DETROIT - Dorian Dove wept Wednesday as he testified that he was paid $20 to set a house fire that killed a Detroit firefighter. "It shouldn't have happened," said Dove, who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is a key witness in the trial of the man accused of paying for the 2008 blaze that killed 19-year veteran Detroit firefighter ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -4

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